We’ve been using the same cable modem—a Motorola Surfboard 3100—since 2000, and it seemed like it was starting to go a bit batty in its dotage, requiring reboots every month or so. Time to agonize over spending the money on a new modem. Since, of course, the reboots could be simply due to Cox—”My friend in the digital age”—having problems, a new modem might be $75 wasted. But what the heck, might as well give it a shot.
One Linksys cable modem purchase later, it was time to see if anything had changed.
Here’s the verdict from speedtest.net about the Internet connection with the old modem:
Not too shabby.
And here’s the result with the new modem:
Holy Docsis, Batman!
The moral of the story is that if you’re using a Docsis 1.1 cable modem, it might behoove you to get with the program and get a Docsis 2.0 modem…
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.