Five days

by Peter Rojas

cablebox.jpgAh, yes, five days without internet access at home, all because someone disconnected the one cable feeding our entire building. Guess it doesn't help that the junction box is easily accessible from our roof -- or that it's just a rusting piece of junk. It didn't help that my EV-DO backup totally crapped out, too -- I couldn't get connected for more than 30 seconds at a time. The solution? I just did something I swore I'd never do: I signed up for Verizon DSL so that I'll always have a backup.