Rant: My internet is down
Thursday, December 27, 2012

I was supposed to write something else, but then my internet decided to fail on me today. It's not like I am not connected to the internet, I am. However, it seems to me that there are simply some servers/websites that I couldn't access properly. (12PM 28/12/12 GMT+8)

Websites like Facebook, Twitter and MSN is totally down for me. Google works intermittently. Other websites are just a hit and miss thing. I'm pretty darn sure someone tripped over some wires over at Starhub and caused this weird ass problem. However, as I am very generous, I decided to give them a day of grace before contacting them about it. Hopefully everything will be up and smooth when I wake up tomorrow, else I would have to go through the horrible experience of listening to, "Your call is very important to us, please wait while we connect you to a trained professional." over and over again.

Oh what sweet lord decided to screw with my internet? I'm writing this post only through tethering my phone.

The funny thing is that I could still torrent relatively well, going as high as 1MB/s. So I know that I am connected, I have checked everything I could and I'm 99.99% sure that the fault is not on my network.

Thing is, even without internet, I still have a decently good home network. I have been testing some stuffs around. I still have my massive media collection which doesn't require internet to enjoy. So it wasn't unbearable. And I finally got around to the offline task of tidying up my table.

Of course, the books lying on my table totally slipped my mind. I should probably get around reading them. Being "offline" for a day is certainly interesting. Can you imagine using your computer without the internet?

On a random note, I am positive that I could host a Counter Strike 1.6 servers and play with my friends as I am still connected to Singapore after all. Oh, the weird perspective you get when you study networking too much. Meh.

Life is just boring without the internet.

EDIT:
So everything magically restored as of 12AM 29/12/12. Don't know what went wrong, but at least I have my internet back and I don't have to make that dreadful call after all.

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