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24 July 2008 @ 05:43 pm
I know, I KNOW! (Batch 11)  
It's only been a million years (or a month or two more than one year) since I've posted an icon post. I know. And if you ask me, I've gotten much better at it. =)

I bring 20 Twilight icons!

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-Hotlinkers go to a Special Hell that is no fun for anyone.
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Jo Ann: Garfield Computer Download 7 Hrs.yeuxdebleu on July 25th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
I used to live in NYC, but that was before the Internet really took off. Now I'm in a very rural area of NH and sometimes I feel like I'm living in a third-world country. There is no cable here either. Everyone has either DishNetwork or DirecTV. The phone lines aren't even fiber optic, so no possibility of DSL. It's a bummer. I work one day a week and have a satellite Internet connection there, so I make notes to myself of videos and large picspams to check out at work. It's better than not being able to see them at all.

You're so lucky you've never had to live with dial up. People who haven't really can't imagine how miserably slow it is.

/rant>
The Icon Bynicon_byn on July 25th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
That is really surprising. I'm not far off, in Maine, in a small town, but almost everyone I know has Time Warner Cable/Roadrunner...
Jo Ann: I Love My Computeryeuxdebleu on July 25th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
Oh! You're a neighbor. Cool. Well, I'm up in the northernmost part of NH. There are towns on either side of us (13 miles west and 20 miles east) that have Time Warner Cable/Roadrunner, but everywhere in between still has dial up.

You probably know that Verizon has sold their New England coverage to Fairpoint Communications out of Vermont and Fairpoint has made a lot of promises about everyone in NH being able to have Broadband soon. I'll believe it when I see it.

I travel occasionally and every time I do, I haul out my laptop and overdose on the wi fi connections at hotels.
The Icon Bynicon_byn on July 25th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Fairpoint? Are jerkfaces.

We had them for telephone service...we got screwed over MAJORLY. They displease me.
Jo Ann: Summer Girl on Beachyeuxdebleu on July 25th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Do you no longer have Fairpoint? I thought they had taken over Verizon everywhere in Maine.

I just looked up your town. It's almost as small as the town I live in...although ours is really just a village and I live five miles outside of it. The population is 524. But you're not very far from Portland, which is great. When I travel I fly in/out of Portland and we drive over there to eat when we're suffering from lobster withdrawal symptoms. *g*
The Icon Bynicon_byn on July 25th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
We switched to Vonage a year or so ago.

Oh, jeez, 524? I don't know if I'd be able to stand that!

Portland is great. I don't go there often enough, really, but it's about as big a city as I could probably handle, being a country girl, myself.

Oh, lobster; I have such a craving!
Jo Ann: Flowers: Child Collectingyeuxdebleu on July 25th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Oh, jeez, 524? I don't know if I'd be able to stand that!

Yeah, it's small all right. No stores or other businesses, just a volunteer fire department and an elementary school. I grew up on a big farm (crops, no animals) in Ohio and went straight to NYC after college. So I'm used to the country, but it was still a pretty big adjustment moving here after many years in NYC. We ended up retiring here because we're hikers and the White Mountains are wonderful for that. But I do miss the amenities of NYC a lot of the time. Even the nearest movie theater is a 60-mile round trip. Yeesh!
The Icon Bynicon_byn on July 25th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
Oh dear LORD do I feel young now. I'm just going off to college in the fall!

I definitely couldn't imagine living in a place as big as New York City. I'm privy to a moderate-sized town or small city. Big cities scare me.
Jo Ann: Color Me Happyyeuxdebleu on July 25th, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
Oh dear LORD do I feel young now. I'm just going off to college in the fall!

LOL And I feel old....well, not really, just joking. But you were born the year my husband and I retired and moved to NH. O_O However, the nice thing about meeting people on line is that age is meaningless. I have a 14-year-old on-line friend in Ireland, several other teenagers as well as people my own age and older. I am very young at heart, like the same music, movies, books and really never feel old. I'm too busy to ever feel old. *g*
The Icon Bynicon_byn on July 25th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
That is what is wonderful about the internet. I have friends who are my age, some that are younger, and a LOT that are older. I've always been more mature online (when I was 13, people thought I was in my 20's), and you do seem very young at heart. I'd have never expected you to be old enough to even be married!

Sometimes I forget that it's not just teenagers and twenty-somethings that use the internet. XD
Jo Ann: Dog Who Me?yeuxdebleu on July 25th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
...and you do seem very young at heart. I'd have never expected you to be old enough to even be married!

WOW! Thank you! Most of my younger friends are really surprised, too.

Sometimes I forget that it's not just teenagers and twenty-somethings that use the internet. XD

Oh definitely not! I know only a couple of people in my age range who don't spend time on line at least for shopping and researching. And I've turned quite a few into rabid bloggers. LOL
The Icon Bynicon_byn on July 25th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
It's probably just a result of having parents who aren't exactly the most computer-literate people. I just set up a gmail account for my mom, and I'm going through the troubles of trying to help her figure out how to use it, first of all. XD My dad hasn't touched a computer since probably 2000, when we randomly got Elf Bowling in our e-mail. XD

Clearly I just don't know the right people. =P
Jo Ann: F You've Got Mailyeuxdebleu on July 25th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
I had used computers at work (Word, Excel,) but I never had the Internet until 2001. I was very interested in all the hype about the LOTR movies and wanted to be able to go to TheOneRing.net. But I knew nothing about HTML, blogging, didn't even know how to save or post photos back then. There's still a lot I don't know about Windows and the guts of computers because I'm not a "techie," but I sometimes am amazed at what I've learned.

My husband is a computer security consultant and very handy to have around if I have computer problems. ;>D