#428: The Download


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Downloading, or uploading, regardless of whichever one you’re doing, always seems to take a long time. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the best Internet connection on this futon and as a result of that, I don’t have the fastest speeds when it comes to managing files and game downloads. I struggle when it comes to figuring out exactly how long a certain game will take to download, mostly as a result of having an Internet connection that’s unstable and uncertain most of the time. No one ever seems to know when it’s going to work or if it will fluctuate wildly before I start the next download on it.

At my old place in Stamford, downloads were almost immediate. The speeds were great, thanks to Optimum being leagues and leagues better than Comcast when it comes to Internet speeds. I appreciated having Optimum as our service provider for awhile, for as long as that ended up lasting, because it was seriously worth the price we paid for it. $45 a month for that amount of service? I know it goes without saying, but sometimes when I think about how different our service is now versus the service we had before, it makes me wonder exactly whether our current service is worth whatever we’re paying.

I mention all this because I’m currently downloading FF XIV onto my laptop so that I can play from home. I took my computer with me to Northford, but I still don’t want to really use it unless I have to. It’s different using it there versus using it in Stamford, and the difference stood out to me enough to write a blog post about it, even though I know this probably wasn’t the most interesting thing in the world to read about.

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