This lovely change of cool weather has had one VERY annoying drawback. Since the clouds have arrived my internet service has slowed to less than a crawl.
On a normal day we here in Australia shake our fists jealously at you people out there in fast internet countries. In many places ours is dismally slow most of the time and I often think I can tell when one of the rats in the internets-generating wheel goes off for a toilet break.
I won’t be so silly as to say that the internet is never fast, sometimes I can actually watch a YouTube video without having to pause it and wait for it to load first but that is a rare occurrence. Generally any page loading stops when my email checks for new messages though, so I can’t really say too many nice things about it….*
I had no inspiration for a blog post this morning as it is
nearly 10am well after 11am and I have had to disconnect and re-connect so many times already that I am ready to turf the laptop through the front window!
I did come up with the search term “inefficient phone service” and was rewarded (eventually) with this article from 1925 bemoaning the phone service that was too deplorable for words.
Hmmmm…. are the same people still running the shop all these years later? It sure sounds like it!
*I have complained about the bad service to them and was told that we needed to be closer to the aerial to get it to work better.
Our house is near the top of one hill, the aerial is on the top of the next. We have camped deep in the bush, miles from anywhere and had far better service. Sorry Telstra, it’s not me, it’s you 😦