-

Internet: The Next Generation

Posted by hllf on Aug 21, 2009 in Technology

Well, if I had any doubts as to the coolness of FiOS, they were certainly wiped today. I got FiOS about two weeks ago, and I have enjoyed the service so far. The phone, well, is just a phone; nothing overly special. The television service is nice, their set-top boxes have a decent interface, and the HD selection is excellent. But the Internet, now that can blow you away.

Earlier today, I was uploading a fully compressed (we’re talking `gzip-9′ for you geeks out there) file from a server in my house to a DreamHost server, and I uploaded the 3.1 gigabyte file in 18 minutes and 17 seconds. That’s a blazing 24.2 megabits per second. And we’re talking upload speed here! My service is 25 megabits down, 15 megabits up. And I am getting 24.2 up…I couldn’t be more impressed. With my old business class cable modem through Time Warner, I was lucky to get a megabit per second upload speed.

I intend to do a more thorough review of FiOS later, but for now, let’s just say that I couldn’t be happier. I have never been a fan of Verizon in the past, but they sure did an amazing job with FiOS, and they blow AT&T’s U-verse right out of the water; it’s not even close.

 
-

Book Review: Jericho’s Fall by Stephen L. Carter

Posted by hllf on Aug 21, 2009 in Books

I finished reading this novel about a month ago, but I just now got around to posting my review. You can check it out on my Goodreads page by clicking here.

I have not had a lot of luck with the last several books I have read, so I am going back to one of my favorite series: The Camel Club series by David Baldacci. Those four books are excellent and will keep me occupied for a while.

Copyright © 2019 hllf All rights reserved.