Rant of the Day

Somebody’s gotta stop Telekom’s monop­oly of broad­band ser­vices here in Kuch­ing. Through­out this week, I’m have been expe­ri­enc­ing crawl­ing speeds on my 512/256kbps DSL. Speed tests show that my down­load rate is worst than the typ­i­cal 56kbps dial-up… and any­one could tell that by the time it takes for pages to load alone. Yes, I know Streamyx is doing upgrades on the con­nec­tion with the US (from 24 March 2005 to 28 March 2005) but heck, even non-US sites took for­ever to load. What’s really piss­ing me off is that my bit­tor­rent down­loads which are crawl­ing at 2-5kbps and worse still, com­pleted down­loads were fre­quently cor­rupted. I had to down­load the 105th episode of the Naruto series 6th times before giv­ing up. (170MB avi x 6 tries @ 2-5kbps) and thats pure gayness..

To add fuel to fire, my PC started to hang fre­quently these days (hasnt hap­pened before). It’s almost 4 years old and my guess is that it has reached it’s final days and may depart soon (which I hope that’s not the case). How­ever, I dont rule out the pos­si­bil­ity of a virus infec­tion, though not likely. Any­way, I will have to for­mat my HD and see if the prob­lem per­sists. For­mat­ting means the grue­some task of back­ing up files and rein­stalling pro­grams which takes days. Now if you’d excuse me, I got shit­loads to do..

by shenghan in Internet, Rants on 27th March, 2005 at 8pm, Sunday, March 27th, 2005 08:45 pm GMT +8


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  1. eKLim said

    I agree…

  2. ember said

    Glad to hear im not the only that thinks so. Hon­estly, if Jar­ing or Time comes over here, I’ll grab it..