The internet is so terrible at my apartment now that I feel like I am back to using dialup connection. That horrible, horrible dial up connection. Way back in 2002 when the fabled ‘internet’ first arrived at my house. It was the time when I thought Opera browser was the greatest thing ever invented, floppy drives were hip items and a day without playing road rash was a day spent without purpose. Once or twice every week I will sit down and spend some regrettable hours listening to that distinctly unique tone of the dial up modem. The idea of internet was new and exciting. The fact that I could download a song in 45 minutes was incredible. Incredible in the fact that the dial up modem had managed to keep its connection for 45 straight minutes. Usually I had to restart or reconnect the modem every 30 minutes or so. Sometimes I think my tendency to multi-task and not focus on one thing at a time came from using that dial up. You see, every page took a few minutes to load and what can you do during that gap other than load more pages? Shifting between tabs that were loading painfully slow was how I learned a lot of keyboard shortcuts, since scrolling the mouse got pretty boring.
Sadly, I am reliving that excruciatingly slow internet connection, here in the U.S of A – easily one of the top 5 technologically advanced nations on the world, if you exclude some Asian countries of course. I can’t find words to describe how painful something as simple as typing a document in google doc can be when dealing with slow connectivity. The page freezes so often and any attempt to refresh only makes it worse. By the time page reloads, I can’t even remember what I was typing, not to mention the fact that the last couple of sentences always disappear since the the connection was lost before google can save the doc. Its aweful; Aweful I tell you.
Ar least gave me something to write about.
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I am on a blog-a-day-for-a-year crusade. Keep me motivated with your comments. Or suggest me some good software architecture books.