Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Silly mistake

A bit off-topic this post, but bear with me! I'm only three weeks away from shipping out to New Zealand for flying training, so things should pick up then.

For ages - probably almost since I moved to Hamble - I've been having sporadic problems playing on Xbox Live. It'd work fine for a while, then for tens of minutes or hours at a time the lag would be so bad that it was unplayable or we'd be kicked.

Naturally, I suspected that the cheap Be internet we're given was rubbish, or that the phone line was poor or that someone was downloading massive files. "Who's downloading porn!" became a familiar cry here. Only recently did I shout this and get the response "No, but I'm uploading my files to Mega".

Poo. I'd totally forgotten that we could saturate uploads. And I used to work in telecoms!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Pottering along

It's been a while since I last made a post here, but there's a reason for that - ground school isn't all that exciting! Still, it's for a good cause, and I should be off to New Zealand for flying training at the end of February - there should be more interest in that...

There's a brief summary of what's been going on below, but otherwise I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year.