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 Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Broadband-less: Blimey, and to think I once thought not having any comments up and running on here was traumatic. Not compared to this. I've been completely internet-less since some mysterious time in the early hours of Monday morning. End of the world at the very least. Of course, the minute you suddenly find you can't get internet access the first thing you want to do is to log on to your service provider status page to see if there's a problem, which of course you can't do because there is. Eventually I discovered that another internet company had conspired to bugger up the Demon ADSL connections to 203 separate telephone exchanges, including mine. It's been terrible - I've had to get myself a life instead. I actually did some 'working at home' without any online distractions. I rediscovered teletext. I went out to the cinema (Ghost Ship, not bad I suppose, for a Monday anyway). I even nearly did some ironing, but that would have been taking things too far. But this morning I can finally stop twitching, because after 24 hours in the reality wilderness my online connection to the rest of the world has at last been restored. I know I've missed my 5000th visitor (sorry if that was you) but did I miss anything else?

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