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The Cable Guy

Heya,

Yeah well, what quest would be complete without some photos of the wizards. 😉

The Cable Guy. Quite a nice Canadian indeed!

And a wizard HAS to have an apprentice! So here that young man is.

🙂

Stuart

Cable and Storm!

Yeah well,

A storm hit us as soon as I posted that thread to Whirlpool. When it finished our Cable worked! Wierd BUT W00P!

Check out some pics from the storm:

Album

Notably:

Lightning Strike 1
Lightning Strike 2

Pretty friggin awesome. And not bad for $70. 😉

NOW… We’ve got CABLE! 🙂 W00P!

Check the extended entry for full results but in summing up:

— telstra.com ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 29.853/32.748/35.462/2.231 ms
[stuart@poohbox stuart]$

— optushome.com.au ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3003ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 31.763/32.347/33.727/0.822 ms
[stuart@poohbox stuart]$

— pacific.net.au ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 51.910/53.157/54.927/1.137 ms
[stuart@poohbox stuart]$

— aussiewebhosting.com ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3028ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 8.382/11.744/16.309/2.957 ms

— rackshack.net ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3001ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 219.777/220.297/220.875/0.615 ms
[stuart@poohbox stuart]$

From bigpond: 08:11:36 (593.05 KB/s) – `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′ saved [33255278/33255278]
From pacific.net.au: 08:20:41 (529.33 KB/s) – `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′ saved [33255278]
From kernel.org: 08:23:39 (273.25 KB/s) – `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′ saved [33255278/33255278]

Stuart

Complementary ping test:

To telstra.com:

[stuart@poohbox stuart]$ ping telstra.com
PING telstra.com (144.135.18.10) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 144.135.18.10: icmp_seq=1 ttl=245 time=34.2 ms
64 bytes from 144.135.18.10: icmp_seq=2 ttl=245 time=35.4 ms
64 bytes from 144.135.18.10: icmp_seq=3 ttl=245 time=29.8 ms
64 bytes from 144.135.18.10: icmp_seq=4 ttl=245 time=31.4 ms

— telstra.com ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 29.853/32.748/35.462/2.231 ms
[stuart@poohbox stuart]$

To optushome.com.au (Telstra’s competitor):

[stuart@poohbox stuart]$ ping optushome.com.au
PING optushome.com.au (211.29.132.28) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from content.syd.optusnet.com.au (211.29.132.28): icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=33.7 ms
64 bytes from content.syd.optusnet.com.au (211.29.132.28): icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=31.8 ms
64 bytes from content.syd.optusnet.com.au (211.29.132.28): icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=31.7 ms
64 bytes from content.syd.optusnet.com.au (211.29.132.28): icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=32.0 ms

— optushome.com.au ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3003ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 31.763/32.347/33.727/0.822 ms
[stuart@poohbox stuart]$

To pacific.net.au:

[stuart@poohbox stuart]$ ping pacific.net.au
PING pacific.net.au (210.23.129.38) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from pop1.pacific.net.au (210.23.129.38): icmp_seq=1 ttl=242 time=54.9
ms
64 bytes from pop1.pacific.net.au (210.23.129.38): icmp_seq=2 ttl=242 time=52.5
ms
64 bytes from pop1.pacific.net.au (210.23.129.38): icmp_seq=3 ttl=242 time=53.2
ms
64 bytes from pop1.pacific.net.au (210.23.129.38): icmp_seq=4 ttl=242 time=51.9
ms

— pacific.net.au ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 51.910/53.157/54.927/1.137 ms
[stuart@poohbox stuart]$

Aussiewebhosting.com:

[root@gateway root]# ping aussiewebhosting.com
PING aussiewebhosting.com (203.46.20.69) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from host1.ausat.net (203.46.20.69): icmp_seq=1 ttl=249 time=12.1 ms
64 bytes from host1.ausat.net (203.46.20.69): icmp_seq=2 ttl=249 time=16.3 ms
64 bytes from host1.ausat.net (203.46.20.69): icmp_seq=3 ttl=249 time=10.1 ms
64 bytes from host1.ausat.net (203.46.20.69): icmp_seq=4 ttl=249 time=8.38 ms

— aussiewebhosting.com ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3028ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 8.382/11.744/16.309/2.957 ms
[root@gateway root]#

Rackshack:

[stuart@poohbox stuart]$ ping rackshack.net
PING rackshack.net (207.218.223.142) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from www.ev1servers.net (207.218.223.142): icmp_seq=1 ttl=43 time=220 ms
64 bytes from www.ev1servers.net (207.218.223.142): icmp_seq=2 ttl=43 time=219 ms
64 bytes from www.ev1servers.net (207.218.223.142): icmp_seq=3 ttl=43 time=220 ms
64 bytes from www.ev1servers.net (207.218.223.142): icmp_seq=4 ttl=43 time=220 ms

— rackshack.net ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3001ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 219.777/220.297/220.875/0.615 ms
[stuart@poohbox stuart]$

And finally some speed tests:

[stuart@poohbox tmp]$ wget http://files.bigpond.com:4000/software/linux/kernel/linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2
–08:10:41– http://files.bigpond.com:4000/software/linux/kernel/linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2
=> `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′
Resolving files.bigpond.com… done.
Connecting to files.bigpond.com[144.135.23.54]:4000… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 33,255,278 [application/x-tar]

100%[====================================>] 33,255,278 593.05K/s ETA 00:00

08:11:36 (593.05 KB/s) – `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′ saved [33255278/33255278]

[stuart@poohbox tmp]$

From pacific.net.au:

[stuart@poohbox tmp]$ wget ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/kernel.org/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2 –passive-ftp
–08:19:39– ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/kernel.org/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2
=> `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′
Resolving mirror.pacific.net.au… done.
Connecting to mirror.pacific.net.au[61.8.0.17]:21… connected.
Logging in as anonymous … Logged in!
==> SYST … done. ==> PWD … done.
==> TYPE I … done. ==> CWD /linux/kernel.org/linux/kernel/v2.6 … done.
==> PASV … done. ==> RETR linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2 … done.
Length: 33,255,278 (unauthoritative)

100%[====================================>] 33,255,278 529.33K/s ETA 00:00

08:20:41 (529.33 KB/s) – `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′ saved [33255278]

[stuart@poohbox tmp]$

From kernel.org:

[stuart@poohbox tmp]$ wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2
–08:21:39– http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2
=> `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′
Resolving www.kernel.org… done.
Connecting to www.kernel.org[204.152.189.116]:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 33,255,278 [application/x-bzip2]

100%[====================================>] 33,255,278 273.25K/s ETA 00:00

08:23:39 (273.25 KB/s) – `linux-2.6.0.tar.bz2′ saved [33255278/33255278]

[stuart@poohbox tmp]$

Oh yer… 🙂

Stuart

Cable

Yep, we’re still waiting. 🙂 SO, I begun my rant:

Bigpong from Helstra

I should have known it was too good to be true. 🙁

Stuart

Cable

Hahaha.

Yeah well, the “Cable Guy” (cool movie :)) came today. Hooked us up and all then realised that Telstra’s (*cough* Helstra *cough*) entire network statewide appears to be out. Funny that. SOO, I’m on dialup until it comes back. Can’t say it isn’t a tad frustrating looking at a flashing cable modem and having to download via 56K still. Soon I hope, SOON!

Stuart

Internet Banking boo boo :(

Yeah well,

This sucks. St George doesn’t appear to be non-Windows friendly. When running in Mozilla it tells me I need Internet Explorer. SO, not to be outdone, I installed IE on Linux and this was the result. Major bummer. 🙁

Some would say “Why don’t you just switch banks?”. Yeah well St. George gives you a free Visa compatible card even if you just open a standard Savings account. For someone like me (an under 20 computer guy who wants a Visa card so he can buy stuff on the Internet) that makes their offering REALLY enticing. Especially considering my other 3 bank accounts are standard EFTPOS cards and the [tight-arsed] banks (READ: The big ones) refuse to give me a credit card, even when I ask for one with no credit! I’m like WTF?!

Oh, and then there’s Bendigo. I spoke to the manager and he wanted my entire financial history for 3 friggin years. I was like “Man, I’m not asking for a house loan, just a low credit Visa card”. His response, “It’s procedure”.. Yeah well, here’s my procedure -> __|__ 🙂

This kinda reminds me of XDude’s infamous flash video about him attempting to cash a cheque from Warner Bros at a Canadian bank. He did what I did, went to a smaller bank and BAM they actually give a flying fsck about you! 🙂

Stuart

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