From August of 1994 until January of 2016 my Internet connection was put to shame by carrier pigeons flying at about one hundred times the speed. The reason? On the ground floor of the building I live in the resident bank hogged 98% of anything squeezing its way through any of the available cables.

Then, in December, my router broke and I got a new one.

The rewiring lead to my asking the landlord if the bank was actually still in need of the hardware switch limiting my access. The answer was a (totally) surprised “… uh … let me … not since 2004!

One day later I upped my connection to such staggering up- and download speed that I don’t yet know what to with it. Maybe I’ll program my own social network.

Life’s good.

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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