Finally online with Speakeasy DSL, today marking two weeks since we were suddenly knocked off our previous provider (don’t you think it might make sense to provide the customer with new equipment before disconnecting their previous service?). Two weeks of dialup is more than enough to drive home just how badly you never want to return to the Pleistocene.
The funny thing is that Speakeasy still didn’t get the modem to us as promised today — screwup #17 meant it wasn’t going to arrive until Saturday. On a tip from an Activations specialist, I tried one more time to sync the old Alcatel and whoa – it locked in (I had stopped looking for sync days ago). A few minutes later had a nice cocktail of static and DHCP addresses on the home network. 1.5/768 — not only is it great throughput, but latency seems SO much lower than it was with the old provider — I’m guessing better DNS caching. Zoom zoom. We’re drunk on bandwidth.
Despite the fact that I got off to a very bad start with Speakeasy, the people there have been incredibly gracious and supportive and apologetic. And the services rock. My acct came with one static IP, which I used for the router. I wanted an additional static to run a domain from home, went to their site, ordered it online, and it was available immediately — beautiful.
betips.net has been successfully transferred into the hands of Chris Simmons at BeOS Journal. Chris has been great and I have confidence the site will be in good hands with him. I feel much better about having it maintained by someone who still uses and promotes BeOS.