In which I suck the Internet from the very walls!

After a few weeks of radio silence, I finally have consistent home access to the mother of all time-sucks.

I went with Current, that company that somehow squeezes Internet access from the electric lines. I have no idea how they do it, but they do, and so far the service has been, um, serviceable. Every now and then I have to wait a while for a page to load, but I'm learning to think of those short interruptions at built-in break times, perfect for refilling my coffee cup or plucking my eyebrows.

The ease of setup is impressive. The photo above shows the contents of my installation kit (including a handsome mouse pad). The modem is the transformer-sized black thing on the left. I plugged it into the wall, connected the Ethernet cable to it and the computer, and signed in to the Current website. That was it!

I wonder if I'll miss reading books ...

UPDATE. I think I figured out the reason for the occasional stutters in service: I was plugging in to a faulty socket. With some rearranging of plugs, the issue seems to be resolved.


"Hot as balls" is a misnomer

Because the testicles, residing outside the body, are actually several degrees cooler than the rest of the body.

That's all. Carry on.


Overheard in the cruise ship gift shop

"I have a tank top with 'Aruba' on it, but I never wear it. I just don't feel like I can support Aruba after what happened - after they didn't help find that little girl."