Just slightly maimed.
Ahh. Sweet, sweet internet access. How I missed you.
Some of the more observant of you lot may've noticed my marked absence from the forums and IRC for quite some time.
The intranet of the university at which I'm currently studying is run by the worst bunch of network Nazis I've ever encountered. Thusly, all ports bar those used by internet explorer are blocked when I’m using my student dialup. This includes IRC. MSN, ICQ, AIM, yahoo messenger and most games. I’m also limited to 30 meg a month data transfer and 8 hours a week of time.
I'm really up the faeces estuary with no method of propulsion.
To make matters worse, the only computational devices available to me at home is this 400MHz P2, 128 meg SDram laptop. This means no Natural-Selection for me. Hell, not even Half-Life runs on this chunk of debris. I’ll be polishing off the Starcraft single player campaign while I wait for my parents to crack under my intense barrage of reasons why they need to purchase me a new computer.
This post was just to let people know that I'm still around and will be alive and kicking (Pun intended) when I get a decent ISP. But alas; the closest telephone exchange to here isn’t upgraded for ADSL yet. So I’ll be stuck with dialup for a while at least.
P.S. I’m not sure if this comes under the category of “General discussion”. I’m a bit rusty with this “Internet” thing so if a mod sees the need they could bump it over to off topic without causing me to spitefully rain unholy fire unto their dwelling.
"Show me an operation that is running smoothly and I'll show you someone who's covering up mistakes. Real boats rock." - Frank Herbert