Update [2007-4-3 10:1:32 by Cloaked User]: For the technically-minded, the router is currently reporting the following connection statistics:
Make of that what you will...
Line Attenuation 54.0 db 31.5 db
Noise Margin 15.8 db 14.0 db
So, I'm going to sort out the wiring inside my house (which looks dodgy, although I have no proof that it actually is), before getting on to either my ISP or BT (or both), but I'm keeping my options open. To that end, I note that I am in a
NTLVirgin cabled street, so the question is, do any of you have any experience of cable broadband? Any useful info greatly appreciated - real-world speed vs advertised, contention ratios, download limits, reliability, customer services usefulness, etc.
In other news, operation self-improvement got off to a reasonable start last night, as I got on with some of the painting. It's going to be a long job, just priming the bannister upstairs took 2 hours, and there's still the one running along the stairs to do (about twice the length), plus at least another coat of paint on top of that. Then there are the doors and door frames, wallpapering to do, more painting... It'd be helpful to take a week off work, but I don't feel that I can spare the holiday time (due to other pressures on it, not work pressures - work can screw itself the mood I'm in right now).
Speaking of work and moods, I'm really not in the mood to be in the office right now. Getting stuff done at home feels far more pressing. Moving desks to a rather worse one yesterday isn't helping, and nor is the rumour that came up in an earlier meeting... The company may be moving out to west London soon, but rumour has it that we're going to keep an office in the centre of town for sales, as it'll be easier for clients. Well, fuck the rest of the staff as long as sales and potential customers are ok, yeah? West London isn't particularly fucking convenient for me either, can I stay in the sales office please?
I know it makes sense, but I can't shake the feeling of being treated like a second-class employee, not worth the expense of a centrally-located office.
No word yet from $girl, but then I've not seen her online at all, so she may just be busy. I'll see how the next couple of days pan out.
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