Thursday, May 25, 2006
EDM 68 My Computer
While this is NOT one's typical computer, for those of us who live far removed from urban centers (and competitive Internet servers), we often depend on satellite systems to give us Internet access that is FAR superior to dial-up -- often our only alternative.
Last week, we lost our satellite connection -- we're not sure what went wrong, and it will be a week (or so) before we can have it repaired. So for a week we've been on dial-up -- and the excruciating slowness of downloading and uploading. FRUSTRATING!
We've got our fingers crossed that a new satellite service will be able to install a new system for us. Our broken satellite (and the service it came with) has been fraught with difficulties for the 18 months we've had it installed. We're hoping this new service, one without a dial-up prerequisite, will be faster -- though more expensive -- and more reliable.
We are hoping!
So, I've sketched my satellite -- my CONNECTION!