24Hour Connectivity

Finally have a reliable 24-hour dialup from World Online (WOL). It costs about Rs.2,000 (~4,000 yen) per month, plus phone charges (you get charged per call for ISP numbers, regardless of how long you are connected) which is appalling compared to Tokyo’s $21/month for 12Mbps DSL, but is a great deal here.

I get a lowly, but consistant 3-4KB/s which is ok for browsing and email, but not enough for all the updates and bleeding edge software I absolutely *must* download.

Hope we get enough business to be able to afford DSL soon (or the ISPs reduce their DSL charges).