Saturday, July 18, 2009


Eventually, I'm assured, I'll have both phone and internet at my fingertips once more. In the meantime, as a temporary measure, they've given me a black dongle to play with. Oo-er missus, etc.

The dongle is quite impressive at first sight. You just plug it into your laptop and hey presto you're online. No wires, no modem, no bother. In theory I could take my laptop for a fishing trip to Loch Lomond, or on a walking holiday through the Peaks (were I mad enough) and still be in touch with the world.

In practice the dongle is such a feeble little affair that even as I type this I get messages warning me that I'm being disconnected. If I press 'publish' and this post actually appears it'll be a miracle.

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