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Sunday, November 23, 2008 - Foscue Creek Park, Demopolis AL

Mist at dawn - Foscue Creek Park, Nov 22, 2008
Mist at dawn - Foscue Creek Park, Nov 22, 2008

My frustrations with a slow connection

In general I've been quite pleased with Verizon's Broadband plan in the year or so I've been using it. It has it's limitations like all cell based services but over all the coverage has been pretty good in my travels about the country. I haven't encountered too many areas with painfully slow or no access. Foscue Creek Park is in one of those areas.

Service here is in Verizon's extended network and of course there is no EVDO high speed access. That's usually ok - but here the connection is slower than I usually encounter in areas lacking EVDO coverage - slow to the point of frustration.

When I called a friend a couple of days back I discovered my cell service suffers from an annoying latency problem. I'm not tech savvy enough to know, but I'm guessing that latency may be slowing my internet access.

In any case, the lousy connection here is interfering with the online activities I've come to rely on since upgrading from my old dial-up service. I miss having access to audio and video now that I've gotten used to listening to or watching those videos you find all over the web these days. But more than that I miss listening to my favorite radio stations on the iPod Touch I picked up this fall.

Most frustrating.

Night camp

Site 45 - Foscue Creek Campground, Demopolis AL

I Ain't What I Was

I ain't what I oughta be, I ain't what I'm gonna be, but I ain't what I was.

Sign over a Western bar, admired by Martin Luther King, Jr

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