Time for a new ISP?

Homer: Welcome to the internet my friend, how may I help you?

Comic Book Store Guy: I’m interested in upgrading my 28.8 kilobyte internet connection to a 1.5 megabyte fiber optic T1 line, will you be able to provide an IP router that’s compatible with my token ring Ethernet LAN configuration?

Homer: [Staring stupidly at Comic Book Store Guy]

Homer: Can I have some money now?

Did anyone else realise that the Comic Book Store Guy from the Simpsons has a Masters degree in folklore mythology. OMG!!!!!11 he must have lost some weight and be that big dude from Mythbusters. They even speak the same precise language – ‘nerd’ American.

Anyway, Dodo is shitting me. They do not have PHP support and I want to shift my blog to WordPress. I used to have a personal page up and running on the Dodo servers, but that has been much neglected since I started blogging and I took it down today.

Comic Book Store Guy: Last night’s ‘Itchy and Scratchy Show’ was, without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Rest assured, I was on the internet within minutes, registering my disgust throughout the world.

Yeah, bloody Dodo. I am looking at getting a 1.5mbps broadband account with TPG. I want broadband and they support PHP. It will only cost me another $20 per month compared to what I pay at Dodo (roughly $30). Set up costs are pretty killer (about $140). So it will take a few paychecks worth of saving. Plus I will need to get permission from the rental dudes or at least check to see if I need permission, but that shouldn’t be a problem as I don’t physically do anything to the property.

I normally have my computer running all the time. This annoys the hell out of my mum who has to ring my mobile first when she calls me. Even if I exceed my bandwidth allocation of 20 gigs with TPG I get throttled down to 64kbps, which is actually better than what I am currently getting with Dodo (30kbps up to 46 kbps on a good day). And my mum can call me whenever she wants. Oh dear. Love ya, mum.

Not good.

Today is a bad day.

A very very bad day.

My computer at home died and I may have killed it.

I have been having a recurring problem with it shutting down, so I figured out all the little Windows XP tricks for sussing out what the problem couldbe. I got a couple of blue screen error pages that told me either there wasa hardware/driver problem where something was setting up at infinite loop ofsome description and the other problem was a writing to the RAM which tellsme I have some bad RAM.

Anyway so this morning I decided to clean the bugger, all the fans andheatsinks had heaps of dust and shit on them. So I did.

This is not my actual computer, although it very well may be after I get a new one. Yep, I’ll fuckin burn it.

Now it doesn’t reboot. I am not sure what I have done. Because I don’t have real computer skills and I can’t afford to fix it I am going to be in at the CCR from now on.

Eventually I will have to buy another computer (minus DVDRW drive, Zip drive, peripherals which will all be taken over from this oldbusted one). My brother bought a pretty sick computer over Xmas for only $1500, so I will probably spend as little as possible to get something of similar quality tothe number I have now. Probably cost around $700-800.

Man this is fucked.

Doesn’t it know I have a fuckin thesis to write? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!