My Substitute Reality -You're just jealous cause the little voices only talk to me-

Monday October 25, 2010


Filed under: Cool Stuff,Geek,Internet — don @ 12:39 pm

I’ve had DSL since about the time DSL was available.  I think I first got it from Pacific Bell back in 1994 or 95.  At that time everyone else was using dial up and my DSL was 1.5 MB/S which was screaming.  I’ve kept DSL since then and have upgraded the speed twice to where I’m now at 6 MB/S.

I don’t have anything against the DSL but I decided it’s time to get rid of the land line and since that’s how DSL comes into the house I am going to get rid of it too.  I don’t see any need to continue paying for a home phone when everyone has a cell with unlimited calls between each other and free long distance.

What I’ll replace it with is Time Warner RoadRunner Cable Internet service.  They have a 10 MB/S and a 15 MB/S and since the company pays for it I’m getting the 15.

The installer will be out on Saturday so I’ll let you know how it goes.

This should help the Netflix streaming a little but the VUDU will be the most helped.  If you haven’t heard of VUDU it’s similar to Netflix in the home streaming but it’s pay per view and it’s also high def.  I doubt we’ll use it much but with the price of movies these days it’s a lot cheaper to just wait and stream the high def to the LCD TV.


  1. You’ll probably be faster than me. I am currently nominally 12 MB/S, with bursts up to 20. Your nominal 15 will probably be faster.

    I’ll have to look into VUDU.

    Comment by Daryl — Wednesday October 27, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

  2. Is akismet not working any more?

    Comment by Richard — Monday January 24, 2011 @ 8:31 am

  3. I think it is but maybe not. I haven’t gotten many of these comments.

    Comment by Don — Monday January 24, 2011 @ 9:04 am

  4. I just checked and there was an update to Akismet that I hadn’t applied yet. Let’s see how this does.

    Comment by Don — Monday January 24, 2011 @ 9:08 am

  5. Maybe I need to apply the update too. I get a few spam comments through each week. Annoying!

    Comment by Donna — Friday January 28, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

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