A Day in the Life

Every day a different life,

A different job, a different strife.

With every day that I get old,

A new piece of me retold.

Location: River Grove, Illinois, United States

Saturday, September 10, 2005


I would like to add this article to the previous post. When I first came to this apartment, we did not have an internet connection. It took the good people at Sky Networks almost a week to drag their fat asses over here and set it up. Even when they did, it ran sluggishly. I have gone through several days where the internet has literally "crapped out" for no apparent reason. Since I have gotten to school, I have not been able to enjoy one full game of Warcraft. That's all I'm asking for: just one FULL game. I joined two today before I lagged out. The first lasted 2 minutes 30 seconds. The second game lasted a whopping 4 minutes 45 seconds. This is what I found on the Sky Networks website when I checked it out.

"Sky Networks has worked with several local landlords to provide dedicated high speed internet access to many apartment buildings in the Champaign - Urbana area. Our network provides your building with a dedicated - always on - connection at T1 speeds... over 30 times normal modem speed. Our system is similar to what students are familiar with from the dorm networks -- just plug in your network adapter and go."

I have many, many problems with this. First off, I'm not sure what "dedicated high speed means", but our speed has never been close to high. And dedicated! WTF does that even mean!? Again, they use the term "dedicated", this time right next to "always on". That's just plain old bull! It was off most of Friday. Then, immediately after that, it says "connections at T1 speeds". For anyone reading this that doesn't know what T1 means; it's computer jargon for very good. Another blatant lie. I think you all get the point. (Anger level: 30/10)

For anyone at a UofI apartment who has even considered getting internet with Sky Networks, now you know. I have warned you. The reason we got it was because with Comcast we needed a wireless router, which I now realize is a worthy investment for real internet. I'm going out now; I don't even want to see a computer for the rest of the day.


Blogger George said...

Nick, where are these pictures of your no-haired self that we were promised several posts back????

4:48 PM  
Blogger maggie said...

Hurray for Nick postage. Your now the only one who updates semi-regularly and need updates since they allow me to live the college life through you. I also would garner great pleasure from pictures of a bald Nick

10:54 PM  
Blogger HKNorla said...

Ok, I've got the picture on my phone, and I'm trying to figure out how to get it somewhere else. I tried emailing it to me. I tried sending it to other phones. No good.

6:40 PM  
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