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23 June 2005 @ 06:56 pm

Um, we just got connected to Broadband Internet.

This is, after eight years of being on dialup.


I'm downloading an album from album_love and it's taken 40 seconds to download 34% of it.
I was used to leaving the computer on overnight in order to try and download a full album. And considered myself very lucky if it actually did download in that time.

I'm actually really quite overwhelmed by all this.


The catch is we have a 2gig* download limit, which I have been sworn to, under the penalty of... well, never being able to use this ;) - to NOT use all of that limit each month 'cos Dad needs it for the new business. Which is principally why he's installed it (after about 3 years of begging to have it, haha). Although I have just discovered that there's an option of paying $ 10 per extra gig downloaded, which I'm thinking I might just have to succumb to ;)

*edit: actually, we have 10gig a month (in actual fact, 20 - it's 10 during the day and 10 at night after midnight but anyway), Dad just said he said MY limit was 2. haha. I'm wearing him down ;)

Anyway, I'm really overawed by this.
(In case anyone is wondering, it's a 1.5mb speed. And it just took 5 minutes to download that album, as opposed to 5 hours. WOW)

haha, I'm a dork ;)

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d-elicatehandsdown on June 23rd, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)
Haha, I was the same when we got broadband, usually I walk off, get a drink, a cookie, go to the letterbox, whatever, when my friends page loads, now I barely have time to blink before it's all there, image overload and all. And the first time I downloaded music, my god. I went download happy!
    scarlet's walk: ipod !!kisstheviolets on June 23rd, 2005 09:40 am (UTC)
haha, that's what I'm doing now too! I'd bookmarked all these pages with albums & music I wanted on them and was hoping I'd get to download them before they expired, and now I'm getting them in like minutes!! It's insane. It's actually scaring me, Dad's laughing at me 'cos I'm practically cowering from the speed of it all ;)
ex_lambkin76 on June 23rd, 2005 09:57 am (UTC)

awesome !
hope I get broadband before next semester
fingers crossed
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on June 23rd, 2005 10:21 am (UTC)
oh, it's SO AWESOME... I seriously can't believe it.
ex_lambkin76 on June 23rd, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
hehe yeah they have it at uni and it's so crazy fast, it still spins me out
Can't wait!!

enjoy babe!
grace and elegant treenesstree_woman on June 23rd, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)
Ain't it great? Congrats.
Catherine Earnshawgiantessmess on June 23rd, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
awwww. i want broadband.
dialup sucks for those off us with tragic tv obsessions. want to be a cool geek and download. sigh.
*love* a letter is on your way, my dear xo
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on June 24th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
aww, I understand your pain!
Mind, with my download limit (I already used a quarter of it last night, going crazy tesying out how fast I could download things), I have to be careful with downloading shows & the like... hmm, might be something to do at the end of the month when it doesn't matter if I use up all the remaining limit ;)
outsidetherain on June 23rd, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't know what to do without my broadband connection! We've fortunately had one for three years and it's FABULOUS. =D
art, crafting & domestic bliss!sagiegirl on June 23rd, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember the first time we got a cable modem. I was in disbelief and I loved every second of it!
elizabethlizzi_barth on June 23rd, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
aw i'm jealous... my internet is sloooooowwww =\
miss fae to you.soakedinstars on June 23rd, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
gack..you unfriended me ):
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on June 24th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
it's nothing personal... I just can't keep up AT ALL :(
miss fae to you.soakedinstars on June 24th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Okayy.. but I still want to keep you on my friendslist, if that's ok. (:
♥Lokaha Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu♥jupitersiren on June 23rd, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
I was in heave when going to dsl. Such love!
Trilliantrillian42 on June 23rd, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
*snickers* It's been YEARS since I've put up with dial-up. I can't even imagine trying to download music with it!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on June 24th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
hehe, I must say that my little dialup modem has done REMARKABLY in the past few years... I've downloaded several gig worth of stuff on it, and while it wook FOREVER, it got there in the end *beams*
Crystalcrystalina on June 23rd, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
yay! :) we had cable internet then went back to dial-up for four months after moving a couple of years ago, and josh couldn't stand it. now i can't imagine having dial-up.
signora oriente: hearts ; toriplathsrevenge on June 23rd, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
oh, how exciting! i remember getting broadband a few years ago when it was super-new, and it was awesome. WHAT was i supposed to upload for you, jade? i am so sorry. i have felt so ridiculously undependable lately, which i wrote in the last bit of your letter last night. which i am sending tomorrow when i have a bit of money for postage. since you have broadband, i can upload what you wanted to ysi. let me know!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on June 24th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
I think it was Patrick Wolf's albums... if you don't mind. I'd love to hear his music :)

Thankyou, honey!
signora oriente: hearts ; toriplathsrevenge on June 24th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
i thought that might be it! i will upload the two of them either tonight or tomorrow. can you upload the beekeeper for me someday/eventually when you get a chance?
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on June 24th, 2005 03:52 am (UTC)
certainly -- I shall upload it for you this weekend.
Thankyou bella!

I'm trying to work out how to do one of those cd list things, but as I have something like 500 albums, I don't know a short way to do it, eeep!
jenny renee [Chucky] ♥backofbourke on June 24th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)
The only fast internet I get to use is when I'm up at my college :)
Lenachocchip on June 24th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)