I'm happy to see you've been delivered some good news for a change! The worst experiences come from trying to use a harddisk the new PCs no longer connect to. But I got a USB-driven device that has hookups for various types of harddisks. Even if it's from a laptop, my Ubuntu-powered desktop can read it now. It's sure to be a godsend to anyone who wants me to help migrate their files from an old PC to a newer one.
"Glass Tiger for life!
It had been a few weeks since I'd signed up with my telecom provider for high-speed internet, but my DSL modem had yet to show up in the mail. I called them to inquire about that, and they told me it had been sent but the delivery had been refused. Having no explanation as to how that could be, but knowing that my dial-up connection was about to dry up, like, any day now
, I asked them to please, please re-send my DSL modem For Great Justice.
Afterward I continued to pirate adult entertainment videos with my newer computer, and happened to notice that my download speed was a bit higher than usual. A look at the modem's entry in Device Manager revealed that this was a Winmodem V.90 and it was bringing in data at ~4.8 KB/sec, but the best was yet to come. I updated the modem driver and now, lo and behold, it was listed as V.92, capable of bringing in data at a screaming 5.6 KB/sec. That amounts to an increase of ~12-15% in speed over my previous modem, which is quite noticeable on dial-up. If I'd realized that it could be this good I'd have bought a new Winmodem years ago!