I want to maim someone …

First off, 2 apologies;

  1. To whoever reads this,

2) To Streamline (my web hosting company) for stressing their servers, you’ll find out why in a minute.

Now for the main reason of this post:

Telewest.

More specifically, their “high speed broadband”.

Or lack thereof.

If the connection didn’t work at all; a phone call would tell me that XYZ is broken and they are working to fix it.

If the connection was slow; a phone call to complain that it was slow when we pay £30 a month for “high speed broadband”

These, however they maybe an inconvenience, I can cope with.

What I can’t f**king well cope with is an internet connection that emulates a yo-yo; one minute high speed, next minute crawling; one minute working, next minute not working.

I was downloading at the incredible “high speed broadband” rate of 120Kb/s earlier today. I was happy that it did (finally) do what we pay for.

What I am incadescent with rage is what I am pulling now; 1.2Kb/s.

This, under normal circumstances would not be a huge problem at 2am.

Except I am trying to upload work.

Open mc, login, copy files across … nope, times out.

Open mc, login, copy files across … nope, times out.

Open mc, login, copy files across … nope, times out.

Open mc, login, copy files across … one file gets copied, times out.

Open mc, login, copy files across … one file gets copied, times out.

Open mc, try to login, times out.

Repeat this a few times (the files are only 20Kb each) and tell me you wouldn’t be ready to go down to the Telewest offices with a tank, a few high explosive shells and a canister of sarin.

I want my own server with ADSL from an ISP that is competent. Please.

Think of the children. :-P