Luckily I am back at work after a fantastic two weeks off (yay for being a teacher), as I currently have no access to the internet apart from my smart phone (at home)…. AND IT IS TERRIBLE, I TELLS YA!
The dire situation arose like this;
I recently moved to a new place with a good mate, this move took place the Friday leading to my school holidays. Pretty much in my mind things were supposed to go a certain way…
- Move to new house, remember to bring food
- Set up couch and TV, buy beer fridge
- First thing Monday, ring up a ISP and sort out some sweet internets for all my gaming and online needs (lol.. ‘online needs’.. this is strictly PG, I promise)
- Enjoy two blissfull weeks of bachelor-esque glory with beer, video games, and a monumental amount of WoW play time
- Eat a few burritos
Pretty much my holidays were set, who doesn’t like holidays??! it is truly a great perk of being a teacher (as most people bring up), and trust me when I tell you: regardless of what anyone else says, they are justified. I ran into one very painful wall while trying to fulfill my plans.
Those dang ex tenants (and also crappy systems set in place by ISPs)
The previous tenants had not cancelled their line to the house, there was no internet available for me to mooch off (totally illegal, but I was getting desperate) yet the line was still there. This meant that I would have to give proof of my occupancy, and wait for that to resolve with the other ISP. This took THREE WEEKS. I cannot understand (nor do I want to) the complete fuck around this must have been. A total shit-storm of communication. I talked to one polite gentleman about everything about two weeks ago, and he assured me that everything would be sorted by the 29th of July. I rang up on the Friday before this just to make sure everything was running smoothly.. but no, my hopes and dreams were to be dashed again.
My Friday conversation eventuated in a different employee telling me that the line was ready that day (hooray, right? WRONG!). They now had to apply for an ADSL line.. which would take another 5-7 working days.. and considering that would most likely not be processed until the Monday I had hoped everything would have been done and dusted… you can understand my frustration.
I would say I am addicted to the realm of ‘online’, and I am not ashamed. I use Steam, I avidly play World of Warcraft, and I also use the web like most people – shopping, social networking, information, YouTube-ing funny cat videos while drunk, etc.
I have missed my raiding, not to mention the amount of Hunter changes I have had wanted to write about!!!
With 5.4 about to hit, and the final raid of the expansion, I am hoping to have some better coverage on this site, HOPEFULLY with the return of some hunter videos with awesome tips/tricks.
I bet my logs have been destroyed by now.. FOUR WEEKS OFF, DANG IT!