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martin
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:58 pm    Post subject: Every cow a netizen

Knutby, the place we live is 60 miles north of Stockholm, 25 miles east of Uppsala, 25 miles west of Norrtälje, at least 25 miles from any other point of reference and surrounded by cow country for many, many miles in all directions. It's sortof in the middle of nowhere. A couple of hundred inhabitants in the middle of nowhere.

And now it's been announced: we're getting broadband in the form of ADSL, up to 8 MBit downstream, 800 kbit upstream, end of this year (2004). That's heavy. That's great. With a little wi-fi, I'll be able to, literally, sit among the cows in the field behind the house and surf among the great unwashed. I'm finally getting closer to my ultimate dream: a farm with lots of odors and high-speed Internet up the attic, in the basement, in the orchard and in the barn.

I'm going to spend the rest of the year grinning.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:36 am    Post subject:

Yes, yes, yes! Since yesterday evening, I'm a happy user of ADSL. 8 Mbit as promised (I think; it's hard to use that much, since the servers are the limiting factor). Right now I'm downloading the .NET 2005 visual studio beta just for fun. It's a 3.5 Gb DVD image and rolls in at a steady 300 kbyte/sec, so it should take 3 hours or so. Not that I need it; it's just a kind of celebration. I don't think I'll risk installing it anywhere...

Now the grinning starts.
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Johan Marechal



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Location: Brugge (Belgium)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:54 pm    Post subject:

martin wrote:
Yes, yes, yes! Since yesterday evening, I'm a happy user of ADSL. 8 Mbit as promised (I think; it's hard to use that much, since the servers are the limiting factor). Right now I'm downloading the .NET 2005 visual studio beta just for fun. It's a 3.5 Gb DVD image and rolls in at a steady 300 kbyte/sec, so it should take 3 hours or so. Not that I need it; it's just a kind of celebration. I don't think I'll risk installing it anywhere...

Now the grinning starts.


Welkom in de adslwereld Smile
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