EarthLink's deal to run cable modem services seems to have expired, so there went my backup plan from the Regional Cable Monopolist. The site claims I could get 75 Mbps DSL from them, but:
A) 12-month contract. Bah.
B) Contractual equipment fees. Humbug.
C) No I can't. Regional Phone Monopolist tells me quite clearly that the lines to the building aren't capable of high speed DSL ($40/mo 5Mbps lolsob).
When can we rise up and take the wires back from these monopolistic landlords?
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.