One of the silliest things a blogger can do (imho) is to blog about why you’re not blogging. I’ve had “blogger’s block” now and then, but have always resisted the temptation to write a “I’m still alive” type of post. Until now. Sort of.
Last Thursday, at around nine in the morning, my ADSL connection was disconnected. My modem was unable to reconnect, and when I contacted my ISP I was informed that there were problems with Tele2’s digital TV system that could also affect other services. So I waited for a few hours. But when I phoned them again, those problems had been long fixed. Yet I was still offline.
I took a day or two to get through to a tech support person, and then another couple of days to a knowledgeable one. I guess that’s what you get when you go for the cheapest ADSL provider out there. I was planning to make minced meat out of Tele2’s tech support in my next post, but other than their slow pace they’ve been helpful enough. And since this is the first severe outage since I joined them I really can’t complain (which is too bad really, I really enjoy writing that kind of blog post)
Tomorrow, an engineer from KPN is going to look into what’s wrong. It turns out the actual physical line has issues, so there’s very little Tele2 can do about it, as they simply provide services over lines that KPN maintains.
It’s funny how much my life has been disrupted over the last couple of days. I’ve been unable to reply to blog comments, Twitter has come to a grinding halt for me, and email is piling up. Sorry about all this. I’m not dead. Just offline. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering… I’ll have two separate broadband accounts starting next week. If anything, this has proven I can’t do without my daily dose of online, so I’m going for redundancy.