If the material on this site seems a bit empty or imprecise these days, it’s because I’m completely offline now. I’m at my new location, and many of the amenities (read: Internet access) are still spotty.
Life offline isn’t as bad as I had anticipated. After all, I do still technically have access to news, etc., while at work or from public sources.
But judging by my previous experience in getting Internet service started, I am anticipating a delay of anywhere from two weeks to a month, before I’m fully online and running top speed.
But this time I had the benefit of preparation, so I’ve made sure to download a lot of distros — for both upper- and lower-end hardware — to give me something to do, and something to write about.
And of course, I was lucky to have friends with large DVD collections, so I have borrowed some of theirs to keep me occupied.
Perhaps the oddest part of my new arrangement is the lack of open network connections. Perhaps that’s just bad luck, but for those who were about to suggest piggybacking off a local network, pickings are slim.
And most of those appear to be encrypted. Wireless encryption is nothing intimidating, but no, I won’t be cracking my new neighbors’ networks, just to check my e-mail.
Like I said, I can get online at the office and take care of whatever needs attention, through the course of a normal work day. And that’s enough for now.
P.S.: Written at 150Mhz, because the Mebius has a USB port and I can move this file off that way. Floppy disks? Well, the office machine doesn’t have a floppy drive. To me, that’s a shortcoming.