May 29, 2016
At which point, he did something relatively unheard of... he fixed the problem. And, if he described what he did correctly, he fixed it in a way that would require actual manual effort to have it go bad again. So yeah, there's that wrapped.
I'm not going to bother with a Monaco Quals recap... what's the point, since the race is already over? I should still get the F1Update! up tonight, though. Fun race, that. So yeah, I'm thinkin' I'm back!
Posted by: Avatar at May 29, 2016 07:28 PM (v29Tn)
Posted by: GreyDuck at May 29, 2016 09:20 PM (rKFiU)
GD, he's actually one of the regular maintenance guys here at the complex... he was the one that repaired my toilet a year ago... and this was much more of a hardware issue than anything else. I'm pretty sure he was simplifying things, but my apartment was connected to the broadband feed through a shared line with my satellite feed, instead of having its own dedicated line. He fixed that... I envision an old-fashioned spaghetti-board patch panel... and while they still come into my apartment through one coax port, at least now the broadband has one less step to make.
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 29, 2016 10:31 PM (X/kQu)
Posted by: Mauser at May 30, 2016 04:32 PM (5Ktpu)
Speedtest reports Ping of 16ms, 21.13 Mbps down, 2.97 Mbps up. That's basically unchanged... a tiny bit faster than what I've seen in the past, well within the "server isn't busy" range of error.
Real-world testing... I just yarrrrrrrrr'd the newest episode of Haifuri, and got 2.4MB/s on a 327MB file. It took 2minutes, 58seconds, total. Maybe a few seconds faster than in the "old days"... certainly not anything worth mentioning.
So, yeah... probably not any faster. Considering that in 2007 I was still on dialup (holy crap, it's been that long?) and I still remember those bad bad days, it seems plenty darn fast to me!
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 30, 2016 11:07 PM (X/kQu)
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