Monday, March 20, 2006

Why Rogers Sucks

There are some serious problems cropping up with this here homepage / blog. It seems I've become the most popular person on the internet, and so too many people are visiting this site. Rogers is a horrible internet service provider, and can't handle a few hundred people visting per day. Thus, it shuts down every once in a while.

So I need to switch to a better place to host this. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm thinking of Blogspot...but that stupid banner at the top is annoying.

I also just got an invite to Google Pages. It's easy to use - I created this beautiful web site in just 5 minutes - but also seems very limited in what it can do. So that won't do either.

You know why else Rogers sucks? I tried downloading a file through Bittorrent the other day, and it was extremely slow. The thing with Bittorrent is it's supposed to be I did some research and found out that Rogers selectively looks for Bittorrent downloads and slows them down.

What? I don't remember reading anything about purposefully slowing down certain files when I signed up for Rogers. And they didn't let me know that they started doing this. Is it legal to just suddenly cripple a large part of my internet access without telling me?

It's not like I was even doing anything illegal (at that time). I just wanted to download a patch for a game which I own.

Luckily I found away around it (use uTorrent with encryption), but it really sucks that Rogers would try to control what I can and cannot do with the internet connection I pay for. I really should switch to Bell, but I'm lazy.

Well, this post was probably really boring to read, but I had to get that off my chest I guess.


Harry J. Sachz said...

my page is hosted with google's blogspot... i just eliminated that top banner from the top with some [noembed] tags.. a quick search on google (ironic huh?) will show a few tutorials on how to do it...

now i just need to find out how to get rid of ads on tv...

Phronk said...

Whoa, that's a good idea! I think I'll do that sometime soon. Thanks Sachz.

To get rid of ads on TV, get a PVR. Pause each show for 10-15 minutes before you start watching (or just watch them after they air). Then just fast forward through commericals. At least crappy Rogers did one thing right by offering PVRs.