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Things I have done this week

  1. Not posted since Monday
  2. Made my first phone call on our BT line in months
  3. Used the internet on my Mac for the first time
  4. Ordered 2MB broadband from PlusNet (should be active end of next week)
  5. Not been on a night out
  6. Attended a talk with the vice chancellor
  7. Got to keep my PDA for another couple of months
  8. Upgraded to iTunes 6 and was totally underwhelmed
  9. Was re-elected as a union councillor
  10. Played around with my new phone
  11. Unblocked a toilet while drunk
  12. Watched and reviewed American Pie presents Band Camp
  13. Remembered just how damn slow dial-up is
  14. Upgraded to Firefox and Thunderbird 1.5 beta 2
  15. Watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on More4 every day, and mostly enjoyed it
  16. Not had a curry


  1. Naughty Neil. Not done #5 but did #11? Sounds fishy to me.

  2. All students drink at home. It’s the law.

  3. I need to upgrade to TB Beta 2.

  4. PlusNet – bad move, very bad move. If you want to do anything except web and email prepare for slower speeds than dial-up.
    MinusNet is rapidly becoming the worst ISP in the UK (yes, worse than BT, AOL or Tiscali)
    See the many, many, many problems via google groups:

  5. That’s strange. I was with PlusNet until I moved out of my old house in June and I’ve had nothing but praise for them. I know they’ve seen an increase in subscribers but I can’t imagine their service has detoriated that much in the time since.
    They also seem to be quite active in the newsgroups and forums answering legitimate complaints. I know they now cap certain types of traffic at peak time but then I tend not to download lots of stuff and almost never use Usenet so I don’t think it’ll be a problem. Tiscali’s tech support line is terrible so there’s no way I’m going back to them