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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Now It Gets Interesting...

Note - from June 24th 2009, this blog has migrated from Blogger to a self-hosted version. Click here to go straight there.

So let's tick the list items one by one...

High speed internet? Check. (Check - and how - 24Mbits/sec makes downloading episodes of "Stargate Atlantis" a breeze!)

Operational PC? Check. (It's a piece of crap, but for the moment ├ža suffice).

Cable TV with 100 channels, all of which are crap? Check.

More importantly (from a selfish point of view) we now have Residential Parking in the 7th arrondissement. If there'a anything that says "I am not a tourist" it is having one of hose little yellow cards in your window So while SUV-driving dills pay €2 an hour to park, us residents (dare I say, us Parisians) pay €2.50 per week.

I have still got to install the old RantDrives (the HDDs from my old PC) to complete the setup of this manky old PIII-500 that I picked up for €45 - we won't get a decent machine until the next 10% fall in Dell.s TV offer comes into effect. At present it's €499 for a PIII-3GHz machine with 512Mb RAM, an 80 Gb HDD and a 19" TFT screen. In a month or so that will fall again, and then we will be in like Flynn (who apparently whoever Flynn was, he was 'in' quite often and with some alacrity).

Oddly though, the fact that we changed our 'abonnement' from FranceTelecom to 'freebox' means that our phone line no longer works (we had it operational for a whole 48 hours). I am hoping that it is jsut a hiatus until the new 'freephone' line number comes into effect, which will probably be Monday.

Monday, it begins... we will be back into full swing. I get an ache in the loins just thinking about it...