July 10th, 2002

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DSL Woes

So yesterday I sang the praises of the convenience of Verizon's online option in setting up DSL at my new apartment (1 more day!) They ran a quick check and told me that they could hook up DSL to my phone line, and had me give them my credit card information, etc. (By the way, I chose Verizon's DSL because I'm getting a Verizon phone line and I figured it'd be easier this way.) So after I enter in all my information and have a good night's sleep, I get this email:

Thank you for your request for Verizon Online DSL service. We’re sorry, but after completing a thorough test of your phone line we found that we were unable to provide this service at your location. However, the availability of DSL service is increasing all the time and we may be able to provide you service at some point in the future.

So why perform a "check" on my phone number and say it's fine?! I'm wondering if maybe it's because the phone isn't set up yet. That happens tomorrow. I'll call them and see.
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Glenn comes in late. When he gets here, it's already 75 degrees outside. He opens both bay doors, saying "we'd better let the cool air in before it gets too hot outside!" Glenn forgets that we've got air conditioning blowing so hard in the back room of shipping that I have to wear a jacket while sitting at the computer. Glenn forgets that when we open the bay doors, we not only have to sit out there and monitor to make sure no bad guys get in (I won't even get into that... but it's not Glenn's fault), we also are letting the 75-degree air in and the 65-degree air out.
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Cory wants me to switch to a Mac. I'm tempted, since I just reformatted Windows anyway so I don't have much on there, but I must get more opinions. And there's no need for YOU to reply, Joel, because I know what you'll say. ;)