Ugh Xfinity fail in Roanoke

No dice from Comcast for high speed internet in Roanoke.

So, do we get high speed internet today? NO.

The implementation of Xfinity, unfortunately, proves unfeasible due to the exorbitant expenses incurred in running the necessary lines, both above ground from power poles and below ground. At a staggering $42 per foot, with a distance of 440 feet, the cost proves prohibitive. Furthermore, the signal strength would be too weak to be of any practical use. Sadly, we must continue our search for a viable solution.

As the family is increasingly tethered to the digital realm, the search for reliable, high-speed internet access has become an urgent pursuit. In this quest, Digital Subscriber Line, or DSL, emerges as a viable, if temporary, solution.

Unlike its analog ancestor, dial-up, DSL harnesses the existing copper telephone lines to transmit data at a brisker pace. Capable of delivering internet speeds ranging from a modest 256 kilobits per second to a staggering 100 megabits per second, this technology offers a measure of flexibility.

But it’s not only its adaptability that makes DSL an attractive option. Its wide availability, particularly in areas where cable or fiber-optic infrastructure is yet to be established, ensures that a more broad swath of the population can access its benefits.

However, as with any technology, DSL is not without its limitations. The speed and reliability of the service are contingent upon the proximity to the central office and the condition of the copper lines. And while DSL may offer a palatable option for everyday internet use, it may not be able to keep pace with the demands of high-bandwidth activities such as streaming or gaming.

DSL may not be a permanent solution to our problem of internet access, but it is possibly a viable one, especially for this area where other options are not yet available.

January 23, 2023 at 03:54PM

Uh oh, Sisto got hold of the Necronomicon! What is that goof up to this time?

He does a lousy job of memorizing in general, and I fear his pronunciation is weak at the best of times. Might be wise to give his home dimension a bit of a wide berth for a little bit.

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January 23, 2023 at 03:33PM

Got my first birthday prezzies in the mail today, Thanks, Mom! (I’m a groundhog baby, but these arrived nice and early)

Along with this delightful Medieval Ash, I also got a sampler collection red, yellow, blue, green) of filament for my 3d printer and a sweet collection of accessories for the printer too, some stuff to deploy valves, cutters, etc!

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Week 3 of AIM

It has been two weeks since I embarked upon my journey as an employee of A.I.M. and I must confess, the experience has been nothing short of extraordinary. This high-tech facility, which operates at the forefront of technological innovation, is run by an Artificial Intelligence of indescribable capability. The automaton, whose identity remains undisclosed, serves as the Chief Executive Officer, and I have been left in awe at its ability to manage the company’s operations with a level of efficiency that is truly remarkable.

My days here have been filled with encounters of the most peculiar nature, and I have been privy to projects that are nothing short of groundbreaking. Yesterday, I had the privilege of working with a team of scientists who are in the midst of developing a Quantum Portal. The concept of traversing other dimensions, accessing alternate realities, is a notion that once belonged only in the realm of science fiction, but now, it is a reality that is being brought to fruition by the brilliant minds at A.I.M.

Furthermore, I have come to learn of a secret underground laboratory where the scientists are working on a time machine, the implications of which are staggering. The ability to manipulate time, to journey through the annals of history and gather data that was previously out of reach, is a prospect that is both exhilarating and unsettling.

In conclusion, working at A.I.M. has been a journey of discovery, a voyage into the unknown, and I am honored to be a part of this revolutionary organization. As I continue to explore the cutting-edge technology and revolutionary ideas that are being developed here, I can only anticipate the many more extraordinary experiences that lie ahead.