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..