All I have to say is goodbye 56K Internet service!

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January 25, 2005, 8:56 PM

This is the day I’ve been waiting for! Tomorrow we abandon our 56K Internet service, in favor of CABLE.

And guess who’s setting up the whole thing. You guessed it – me. I’m also doing all the shopping for it. Wednesday morning, I’m going to Adelphia’s office in Staunton, then going to the Staunton Wal-Mart to get all the equipment. I’m getting a cable modem, wireless router, PCI cards for the big computers, PCMCIA cards for the laptops, etc. And then when it’s all finished, high-speed Internet will finally have arrived.

Let me tell you… having high-speed Internet will be VERY nice. Uploads will be a breeze. No longer will uploading a major update take hours. This is going to be SO nice. I’ll also finally be able to give my Online Store the revamping that it’s so badly needed for some time.

It’s also interesting that after all this time we’re finally getting rid of Velocitus, formerly RICA (Rockingham Internet Community Access), after eight and a half years with them. But you’ve got to go for bigger, better, and faster. Still, it’s weird to leave this company, since I hosted Schumin Web on there for two years. Five megs seemed like such a huge chunk of Web space back then.

Let me just say that I’m excited. And I’m also going to be dissecting not just one, but two computers. I’m dissecting my computer, and also Dad’s computer.

Oh, and while we’re talking about computers, Dad’s getting himself a new Dell computer. And do you know what that means for me? It means I’m scavenging some parts out of his old computer and doing something I’ve wanted to do for a long time: dual monitors. I’m yanking the video card out of his old computer, and putting it in mine. I’m also taking the monitor and hooking it up. I think one word describes it. And that word is “SWEET!” I love new computer toys. I’m also finally disconnecting the Web Cams from the computer, which I never did even though it’s been more than a year since I last operated them.

Categories: Computer, Internet