I'm typing this on my cellphone.
It's a slow and painstaking process riddled with typos, even on a smartphone, even with the screen tilted sideways for extra typability, but alas my cellphone is currently the only device at home with Internet access, and home is where I normally access the net. Feels strange not having the world at my fingertips... but at least I still have it at my thumbs! Albeit with a crappy connection and not enough processing power to do any real site work or surfing.
So... why am I typing this on my cell? It's not like I volunteered for this unexpected handicap! Somehow our phone line's been severed. Not just for us, but the entire neighborhood, and since 1400 hours - Wednesday, we've been castaways from the world, living with unwantedly primitive technology... and they say wired is the old and primitive; less the new. Nothing as reliable as a wire as long as you don't accidentally chop it off with a bulldozer while tearing down an old unsanitary apartment complex on a nearby hilltop! Which we assume they did.
According to the latest Intel (before week turned to weekend and irresponsible ISPs without care for their customers took a short break) this downtime might last all the way through next week as well! I hope not, but for now I'm making the most of time offline: catching up on games and crappy TV shows... amongst other things.
More details to come soon as I connect with a keyboard! Until soon, I hope.
Update: I just fixed 6 typos, apparently invented two words I can't/won't change, and I am now in fact typing this brief message via keyboard! Though my regular Internet isn't back yet. I realized my phone can be a modem; until they do solve the issue I shall manage with restricted speed and bandwidth caps.
This week otherwise (the one this post ^ was referring to) was filled mostly with games, the first season of Parasyte Maxim, the first season of Transporter (the series - yes there's a series based on the movie), a little work, a little snow and much much aggravation. I wasted rare mounds of free time with plentiful internal ranting and entertainment that wasn't very entertaining, but I actually typed up a post on all this while offline, so more on that soon.
The MySQL database on the site was down for quite a while on Wednesday morning too, I saw it and submitted a support ticket just before my own Internet went down. So the timing could've been worse!