From third world to first in 1mbps

Posted by Littlebear on Aug. 7, 2016, 8:46 p.m.

So I haven't blogged in a long while (theres a good reason for that comming up), it's now 03h21 in the morning and I'm all awake and ready to burp my new little baby boy. It's been two weeks in and about 4 hours sleep each night so I feel paranoid and sleep deprived, at least the hallucinations haven't started yet, Frodo says the hallucinations only starts when I put the ring on.

We got 1mbps uncapped Internet installed this week so you guys will be hearing(reading allot more from me), sucks to be in your shoes but looks like I'm here to stay lol. That said I'm looking forward to socialise with you guys a bit more.

On the game making front everything has ground to a halt for now(with above mentioned bany and all), I'm still desperately working on Void dungeon to release end of this year and hopping to get back into the grove asap.

Ok guys that's all there is from me, stay safe and enjoy all you do.

Tldr; Got a new baby boy, got new slow internet and still working on Void dungeon.

Ps. Sorry no pics or vids for this post.


Mega 3 years, 11 months ago

Congrats on the baby, and good luck with the long broken nights you'll be experiencing as a result :P

Also, be wary of the "uncapped" accounts, they're actually capped pretty hard. 1mbps caps at around 50GB of use, 2mbps at 100GB. The second you hit that, your connection is disabled altogether until the rollover.

I'm lucky enough to have a 2mbps uncapped connection at the moment, but it can cause its fair share of headaches when it feels like it. Case in point: Telkom was hitting us with a timeout on our account because of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update downloading, for the vague reason that "It's Peer to Peer traffic".

S3xySeele 3 years, 11 months ago

Ah yes, evil peer-to-peer traffic. Bad Mega.

Don't even think about touching an MP3…

StevenOBrien 3 years, 11 months ago

Tldr; Got a new baby boy, got new slow internet
Congratulations on getting your internet back! (oh and your newborn!)

Littlebear 3 years, 11 months ago

@Mega Hehe thanks he's a handfull. I'm not using telkom lines directly, have wireless but I don't know where they plug in though, dont know if I can even hit 50GB with this speed :/

@Steven lol thanks hoping to be more productive now.

flashback 3 years, 11 months ago

At 1mbps down, you could max a 50GB cap in ~4.74 days of continuous downloading.

Littlebear 3 years, 11 months ago

@flashback mmmm I should probably swith my pc off at some point then huh :/ but steam compels me to download!

Mega 3 years, 11 months ago

@Littlebear: I'd phone them and ask if they have a special "Night Surfer" meter. In my case, Telkom doesn't count usage between midnight and 6AM, If that's the case, set Steam to only auto-download during those times.

Most of the wireless providers I know of use Telkom eventually, but take the trouble of line rental and such out of your hands; they're also somewhat more lenient than Telkom, Mweb and WebAfrica over their uncapped accounts. I'd look at their website or phone them to find out what their Fair Use Policy is.

Littlebear 3 years, 11 months ago

@Mega Thanks I think I'll do that