Thursday, November 30, 2006

((No Internet, take two))

My internet connection is technically set up. All the wires are there and the cable modem and router and all that stuff. Problem is: it’s not working. There have been intermittent connection issues for the past couple of weeks which have grown steadily worse to the point where I’m pleasantly surprised if I can play WoW for half an hour without a crash. I don’t dare attempt to run an instance for fear I’ll d/c in the middle of some nasty fight and won’t be able to come back on for another fifteen minutes. The cable company is sending someone out this Saturday to take a look at it and test the lines and signals.

In the meantime, I am reading George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones. It’s a great read and I’m enjoying it immensely. Unlike Salvatore, you get a feel that any character can be killed at any time and no one in the book is invincible. It’s well-written and the characters with all their differences and flaws seem much more realistic than Drizzit or some of the other popular fantasy characters. If you’re into reading fantasy novels and want a book a little more focused on realism than magic, you may want to give A Game of Thrones a try.

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