I spoke prematurely when I said my DSL was restored. It wasn’t. It worked for several hours, then it died a slow death. After four calls to AT&T Tech Support and countless reboots and power cycles, AT&T finally decided to send a technician to check the line outside the house. That turned out to be fine as well. So, it was time to check internal line and the modem. Well, it turned out to be the modem. I can’t believe AT&T was going to charge me $69 for a replacement modem. I turned it down and decided to look online for a replacement. I found one at Amazon for $29. I’m on dialup now. Yuck. It’s painful.
Well, I have been using phone dialup the last two days due to the DSL problems in the house. On dialup, I was connecting at neck-breaking speed of 56kbs. Whoa. I have forgotten how spoiled we’ve become with our high-speed internet connections. Going back to dial up was very painful. It is like watching grass grow, paint dry or watching golf on the tube. That’s how slow it was, but I’m glad I’m back with the high-speed connection again.
I was browsing the BigSoccer forums reading the US Mens National Team when a popup came up saying that Firefox has been upgraded to version 184.108.40.206 and restart is needed. I clicked “Later” since I didn’t want to reboot at that moment. Firefox reminded me that the upgrade will be completed in the next restart.