jbone at place.org
Mon Dec 20 11:35:20 PST 2004
Per JK's Verizon rant.
As Harvey Fierstein would say, "oh sweetie --- don't get me started!"
Oh, the telecom woes I've had these last four weeks. Oh, my gawd. I
am so f*cking sick of SWB, TW, Sprint, and the whole lot of them that I
can hardly contain myself. It's enough to make me want to go offline
indefinitely, until the truly decentralized solutions arrive. But:
MUST. HAVE. PACKETS. :-/
I have literally had daily tribulations -wrt- my DSL and vox situation
for a month now. Sometime in early November Jen decided to call and
have our DSL service moved from a second line (where it had happily
lived for 2.5 years) onto our main line, and shut the second line down
--- to save $30 / month. Without checking with me first. If I value
my time at, oh, let's say $100 / hour --- I've easily racked up enough
expense resulting from this to have paid that freakin' $30 / month for
the next 10 years. AAAAARGH!!! I've spent at least 8 hours a week on
the phone with SWB, several hours a week reconfiguring routers, I've
replaced a DSL modem (twice), etc. etc. etc. AAAARGH!
I used to be a Bellhead, in spirit at least. Now I long for the day
when the last phone company expires.
So JK: +1. Yes, Virginia, the phone company is stupid. (And evil ---
that much stupidity is inherently evil.)
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