Thursday, November 27
Well, I've finally got the internet set up at home now. Hurrah. Although, I did have to answer the door in just a towel this morning to let the man from BT in. Incidentally, I'd just like to take this moment to praise the employees of BT that I've had contact with in the last week. They were very, very polite and helpful, and were able to sort out all of the relevant problems that I was having, telephonically speaking. Well done BT.
It took approximately 4 hours for my housemates to abuse the internet though. It's set up on my computer, and I'm quite happy to let them loose on it, to do whatever they want online. The one rule I did lay down was that nobody was to install any programs at all on this computer without my express say-so. I told them this last night, and left a note on the keyboard when I went off to uni this morning. Cue finding on my return WinMX already installed and downloading various tunes. I was not happy. Firstly, because WinMX is shit anyway (Kazaa Lite is much better), and secondly because they directly abused my trust. I promptly uninstalled it, and a little later I'll get Kazaa Lite put on to the system.
Another thing: I'd completely forgotten just how slow a 56k connection is. I've got used to a T3 connection at uni, with pages loading instantly. Alas, no more. I've spent this afternoon going round a few of my favourite sites, caching their images into my Temporary Internet Files folder. I reckon to make things run pretty quick I'm going to need to have about 5 gigs of files in that folder. Oh well, I've got a shitload of space anyway...