i have been using a lot of broadband it seems

11 Dec

london 6.41pm 7.8C dry night tuesday 2018

i had been out and got back just now. it is a pleasant night out, dry and chilly but hardly any wind so quite pleasant really. i went to the age uk canteen in tavis house, to meet ian, and it was still light at 3pm, by the time we got out at about 5pm it was dark.

i received an email from talktalk saying i have for the second month, exceeded my broadband’s line capacity.  14x in the month i had exceeded the capacity of the wiring to handle the broadband it seems. presumably  so that it slows the wifi down though they did not spell out how it affect the viewing.  i asked simon if he noticed anything when he viewed it, but he said no.

talktalk suggests i pay an extra £5a month to go fibre which will give me 10x more, it seems and at speeds of 30 to 40Mb.  what they dont seem to realise is that i dont have fibre. it is copper wires coming into my flat. so what is the use of subscribing to fibre? fortunately they did say at the end of the email that there is no obligation to upgrade to fibre. 

luckily simon says he does not notice any slowing down of the service at present, so i shall ignore them and leave it be. if it ain’t broken there is no need to fix it.

i asked him how come we are using so much broadband, he said he downloads a lot of iplayer and catch up tv, and chose the HD option to see it…  and it seems HD(high definition) uses a lot of broadband. also he says he download a lot of stuff onto his laptop to watch later and delete afterward he has seen it.

in a way i am glad talktalk has kept to their promise of giving me unlimited broadband, and not complaining about that to me or terminating my contract. some providers place a limit on the unlimited broadband.

nowadays with so much stuff being played by iplayer and catch up tv, our use of broadband has really increase a lot. in the past i only used to use about 40Gb a month. 

talktalk dont tell me how much i actually used now,as they stopped measuring it so i dont know how much i have been using. 

 i got a notification from wordpress asking me to grade how much i would recommend wordpress to others. i said i would recommend it 100%, and it was only when i click that and sent it that i realised i am still using the old editor and have not tried the new one… i might change my mind about recommending it to anyone if i tried the new editor. haha. but i have a feeling i will continue to use wordpress really, and try to work round the new editor, because i think wordpress is the best there is amongst the  websites providing us bloggers with a platform.


4 Responses to “i have been using a lot of broadband it seems”

  1. anexactinglife Sunday December 30, 2018 at 11:26 am #

    I hate the new editor! I hope they don’t take away the old one.

    • alifesgayventure Sunday December 30, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      oh dear, i have not been forced to use the new editor yet, but it does bodes ill if in future they insist. but what is it about the new editor that you dont like? no one has put their finger on what exactly that they dont like about it. so please tell me. in my optimism, i was hoping that no matter how bad i could get round whatever it is , or become familiar with it and so able to do it without having to think too much about how to do it.

      • anexactinglife Sunday December 30, 2018 at 11:38 am #

        In the new editor, each paragraph of text has to go in a separate box, and each photo has to go in its own box. When I write a post, I write out the whole thing in Word, then copy and paste it into WordPress. So it would be slower to cut and paste each paragraph into its own box. I suppose I could get used to it, but not without grumbling, haha!

  2. alifesgayventure Sunday December 30, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    i have not used the new editor, so from what you say, every time you start a new paragraph, it opens a box. and does it mean you can type for as long as u like in one box provided u do not start a new paragraph… is that it? then why not do that so your thoughts are not interrupted by having to chose an option for the box when it comes up . one continuous long paragraph …. then after u have written it all down, and you want to break it up into paragraphs just to make it easier to read for others, then you can create the boxes.
    is it automatic, a new box appears without u having to select any option?, if so then it wont interrupt your typing… but if not, then you can do like is said, type away without any paragraph, until you have completed the post, then select and break it up into paragraphs using their box.
    for those who copy and paste, i suppose if u do not paragraph the word document, then copy and paste it will transfer the whole document into one box. right? then u can break it up with the boxes just to make it easier for others to read. i have hardly noticed any difference in your posts , comparing the latest ones where presumably using the new editor with the old posts. visually it looks the same.
    i wonder if what i suggest will solve this new box paragraphing that the new editor imposes on us.

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