I have Internet again. Sort of. It is slow. It is kind of funky. I keep getting internal http 500 errors. It still takes an eon to load a page. But I can load a page (when not getting the error). We'll see how long this lasts. So the guy finally came at nearly 6, leaving me trap-o-rama'ed in my apartment for the afternoon. He did a variety of testy things with a lot of whatchamallits. Eureka, he tells me: your modem is bad. Really? Interesting.
In fact, very interesting because if so then could you please tell me why you people have given me 3 (yes, 3) modems in the past 5 weeks (since I first got service) and all of which have managed to die? Hmmm? I had a modem in the States (in fact, G-d help me I still have that modem here with me in Israel --I found it over the weekend and have no idea how it got packed along). I used it for two years and it was always a happy and working little modem. Why do your modems go on strike?
I have a theory but psst don't tell anyone: it is that there is something wrong with the phone line and it is frying my modems. It is also frying my splitters or whatever you call them. I'm on splitter #2 already, after all. And, while I'm paying for the great 2 whatever it is's to be really fast (pshaw you convinced me when I thought about the cheaper 1.5) my connection is slower than the dial-up I used back in the ice age.
At least this modem is smaller and cuter.
One of the good things about having a net connection is that now I feel famous. That's cos Lisa mentioned my blog in her very kewl post over on the GVO site. If you head over there make sure you follow the link to Ari's post on why he made Aliyah. But make sure you aren't consuming food of any kind when you do --there is half-chewed up cracker now between my s and d on the keyboard and they just don't wanna work anymore. Hmmm, maybe I should call bezeq to come fix them --I could use another new modem maybe :)