I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my internet connection. I’ve been cruising along with a 20meg down/876k up for a while and thought I’d take a look to see what was available. My ISP offered 40m down/5meg up. Yes, there was a price increase, but it isn’t that much. I order it last week, and they turned it on overnight. Regular pages aren’t that much different, but oh, what a difference it makes with downloads. I’ve got the openSUSE 12.3 install dvd going as I write this, and the download speed has doubled from yesterday. It bounces between 4.8 and 5.2m throughput. Amazing. Most I had with the old setup was 2.2meg and that was on a good day. I think I’m going to really like this new speed.
Now I’m off the play some more.
Several months ago, I tried to get my blog setup at home as I used to have it when we lived overseas. The problem is the modem wouldn’t properly transfer port 80 to the computer and the page looked horrible. I tried everything I could think of. I wrote to Centurylink to see if they had some ideas. They told me that the setup was wrong. Unfortunately I’ve been running WordPress for years, and never had one bit of trouble like this. I doubt others do either. As a last resort, they sent a new modem. No change. Same old stuff. So I decided to close it down, and move it to a hosted site.
So far I like it. Looks just like my old site, and hopefully I’ll be more active. Got a few stories to tell from here in Northern Colorado.