For reasons that escape me, my dialup connection has become incredibly unstable and slow. Earlier this evening, I actually managed to connect for a minute at 2.4 Kbps. I’m allegedly now connected at 49.2, but Talking Points Memo has been loading now for about three minutes.

I can’t figure out what in the world is going on with my computer. The modem is generally one of the more reliable– or at least standardized– pieces of equipment in a personal computer. And it’s incredibly frustrating to not be able to get online, or to be on long enough to open my mail client and then get disconnected. Grrr….