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FF Sparks (Casual)


So, I got home. The sore throat hasn't faded, my voice is still all scratchy and faint, and towards the end of the workday, I felt really yicky. Am still feeling yicky, for that matter. kieri and brent2005 are off to the sports bar where they can play trivia (I loathe the food there, so this is a good night for them to go). I'm gonna get myself some soup and some crackers and some tea and settle down to read a few more chapters of The Peshawar Lancers by S.M. Stirling. Maybe watch a little Kenshin, too. Basically, things which can be done wrapped in a blanket on the couch or in one of the comfy chairs.

In addition, my DSL situation has become more complicated. The order got totally messed up so now, two weeks later, I finally find out they've put it through but that they did so for the old number and made up a contract for the OLD house. I'm irritated. In order to move my DSL to the new house, they already made me cancel my service agreement ($150 penalty) and said they'd credit that towards setup of a new DSL. Now I might have to cancel a SECOND service agreement in order to get the DSL here at the right house? Waugh! Not thrilled...and, for the moment, still stuck on dialup. Worse, it would be at least a week before the line check could be done (assuming they corrected my order /immediately/, which is unlikely in the extreme), and then another 20 days before equipment can be shipped (PLEASE can't I just use my old DSL modem?!), and another 20 before the line was active.

So I'm looking at my DSL in, what, MARCH?!

Augh. To steal a page from a fictional alter-ego, tonight's manta will be:

I have tea and a book, I will not rain vengance upon Earthlink...
I have tea and a book, I will not rain vengance upon Earthlink...
I have tea and a book, I will not rain vengance upon Earthlink...


You realize these are the people who thought for over a year that I had DSL with them when I didn't, after I cancelled my order because they were too damn slow, yes?
The Peshawar Lancers by S.M. Stirling

Bought that two days ago. Should really dig it out of Tai Chi bag and read it... ^^;
Well, we always knew Earthlink + Qwest is a ticking time bomb ready to happen, but March? Uggh.

I'm still trying to figure out the having to switch DSL modems because you change physical addresses part. WTF? It's gotta be some idiot leasing procedural thing or something.
All customer service begins to look like QWEST in time.

AND Washington just rewarded QWEST, after it lost a class action law suit last year in Washington State dealing with overcharging and poor service, with allowing it to sell you long distance in this market in addition to the other shoddy phone products.
but then I'm a complaining git.

With AT&T cable* available to me, I severed all relationship with QWEST, direct and indirect back in November 2001.

* not perfect either but what corporation is?



I still think you should just suck up the $150 penalty and switch to some other service. You'd have broadband back faster, you wouldn't be stuck in the contract any longer, and so on.