Poor connections

All my cvs and irc access in the last 2 months has been via WLAN hotspots, because

  • I work at the offices of a very big slow-witted german corporation that doesn’t allow use of the real internet through its proxy.
  • To get DSL at home, after numerous dull and time-consuming problems, Austria Telekom tell me they need to replace a telphone pole, but refuse to give an even approximate date for it, while subtly refusing to say that it will never happen.

Now my WLAN antenna seems to be broke, so stuff is stranded on my hard disk. I am not enjoying this. In August I need to find a new place to live. That might makes things better or worse.