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I’m back!

Internet came back in fits and starts last night, and then the blue light finally steadied. By that time, I had used 922 of the 1024 megabyte data allowance on my phone. Whew! That was close!

I know it’s a very tired observation, but I don’t believe how hard it was to go without internet just for two days. I mean, I was reading a book and I’d think, “must look up that word” or “I wonder if I can order some of that thing that online?” It was honestly like losing one of my senses.

But now I’m back! Looking up words I really ought to know already! Ordering stupid junk from Ebay! Meme-ing and shit-posting!

Feels good, man.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 3, 2019, 9:49 pm

We ought to start calling it “cracknet.” The withdrawal is just as painful… when my provider screws me out of connectivity for even a half hour, I feel like I have lost touch with the world.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 3, 2019, 10:03 pm

“O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
Our Stoaty is returned to us.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: July 3, 2019, 10:29 pm

Welcome back to the borg collective, SWeasy :+)

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: July 3, 2019, 11:26 pm


What a lovely picture of a cute and cuddly furry little forest creature taking a selfie.

I can sympathize with you, Ms Weasel. I got into a lot of trouble over data sharing on a Verizon family account. I had no idea just how much data a Windows 10 computer demands.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: July 3, 2019, 11:52 pm

One of my fascinations is how quickly and seamlessly the whole internet thing has permeated and transformed our lives. Although when I think about it, the internet has been around s (for me anyhow; earlier for others, I’m sure) since 1995, so perhaps 20 years really isn’t that fast, I guess.

But… 20 years ago it was hard to get a pizza delivered and if you wanted anything besides a pizza, well… Home delivery was pretty much dead. And for some reason, I remember reading about how it was (going to be) possible to order a pizza using your computer, and I also remember thinking, “Well’s where’s the advantage in that?”

Today, I ran out of coffee, and couldn’t be assed to leave the house. Since Amazon has two-hour Service here, I had it nicely in time for my after-dinner cup. Brave new world, indeed.

For all you Socialists in the audience: do you think a Socialist system would have created Amazon Prime?

Comment from Mitch
Time: July 4, 2019, 1:55 am

I dunno, anymore I’m kind of sour about the internet. Supposedly we’re more “connected” but all I see is a distinct lack of human connections in our “In Real Life” lives. I don’t think this is a good thing.

“For all you Socialists in the audience: do you think a Socialist system would have created Amazon Prime?”
Have you taken a look at Bezos’ politics lately? And all the other folks that own / run the rest of the companies that fundamentally own / run The Internet these days? Team Capitalist Pigs isn’t doing so well.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 4, 2019, 2:04 am

Team Capitalist Pigs isn’t doing so well.

Well, socialism for you and me, Aristocracy for them. I shouldn’t be at all surprised to discover life in a village full of serfs was probably rather socialist/communist in nature.
You can have this, but not that, you can go here, but not there, you can marry these, but not those.
If the village council didn’t stop you, chances are the boss up in the big house would.

And that’s what we have on the net.
Wait till they ‘electric car’ all of us out of traveling and ‘work from home’ us.

Not that much different than the village cobbler or miller.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 4, 2019, 3:45 am

Glad note: Hurrah for restored connection!

Sad note: I was very sorry to read that Christopher Booker has passed away. Delingpole has some good things to say about him today.

Comment from dissent555
Time: July 4, 2019, 5:47 am

Yea!! There be weasels!

On another topic – RIP Arte Johnson.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: July 4, 2019, 6:54 am

Then I shall celebrate your return by choosing Arte Johnson in the Dead Pool!

Comment from Deb's Tablet
Time: July 4, 2019, 10:59 am

Stoaty—I hope you get some Hot Dogs and all the fixings today. Fireworks started going off in my neighborhood before midnight last night!

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 4, 2019, 2:22 pm

Weasel, just tell Uncle B you’re celebrating Guy Fawkes day.

Make sure you shoot your AK47 straight up in celebration because you know, those rounds, they just sort of vanish when they get to a certain altitude.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: July 4, 2019, 4:07 pm

Happy Independence Day!

Do they have a 4th of July in the UK?

Comment from Mitch
Time: July 4, 2019, 4:55 pm

“Do they have a 4th of July in the UK?”

I’m certain that they skip right to July 5th on their calendars and shove a generic “bank holiday” somewhere else to make up for the missed day.

Comment from Jon
Time: July 5, 2019, 5:06 pm

Yeah, I remember how it was before, and I’m still as hooked to the cracknet as most anyone else.
Had my intertubes connection go on the fritz because of bad wiring recently and it was doubleplus ungood. Thankfully fixed now.

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