Friday, July 3, 2009

My Misadventures with Prepaid Mobile Broadband

I'm back home at New Farm after the last week at Chelmer catsitting. They only have dial up there so I thought I'd have a go at prepaid Broadband. I went with Three. What a disaster! Prepaid Mobile Dial-up is a more accurate way of describing it. I made so many calls to their call centre, presumably in India [1] before I was able to get some sort of service happening. Prior to that I was using my friends' dial up. And I can say that the dial up was many times faster than the so-called broadband and had the added advantage of staying connected. When I could finally make a connection, Three would keep dropping out. So there was no way I could have blogged at all - even my gmail would only work on basic html and then only sluggishly.

So much for blogging from the Bible and Critical Theory Seminar next weekend.

[1] I have no complaints about the service I received from the workers. They bent over backwards and did their best, and never lost it even though I'm sure I must have been rather adamant at times. I hope they are getting decent wages and conditions too, something not always the case when the big multi-nationals are concerned.

1 comment:

  1. Why should anyone care about this fake Ark of the Covenant when a much more important holy relic has already been discovered in Stephan Huller's book, the Real Messiah:

    Huller went to Venice and proved that the Throne of St. Mark in the Basilica San Marco dates to the beginning of Christianity. His book proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Christianity started in Egypt and derives its teachings from the worship of Isis, Osiris and the pagan gods of Egypt.

    This is a real historical object, i.e. it is not a fake. You can see it with your own two eyes the next time you go to Italy. It is also being made into a TV documentary for a US Cable network.

    Again, why waste your time with this 'Ark of the Covenant' nonsense when it is completely fake.

    The book costs about $18 but you can get it sometimes for less than that. Maybe if you are still sitting on the fence check out his blog instead at

    It's really cool.