IT HURTS TO BE THROTTLED on the internet, especially when you've had high-speed connectivity at your beck and call. I've gone from desktop connectivity above 100 megabits per second at work to mobile phone dribbles at less than 56k from home. My download monitor tells me I'm pulling down more than 10 times the amount I upstream and that's just reflecting the podcasts that I draw into my Nokia E90 (at left) several times a day. I kept little journals several years ago that remind me of the tactics that served so well back in dial-up land. One sage piece of advice I followed was from a smart ex-Iona employee who told me that I had to keep things coming down as aggregated content while upstreaming things that were produced in something other than a web browser. Translated, that means I produce most of my blog posts and Flickr photos as emails and I read most of my content through a mobile phone aggregator. I need to snap the screens of these things because the 2008 revision of my 2004 dial-up experience would be good to share with students who may have the same connectivity problems next semester.
Sent mail2blog using O2-GPRS Typepad service while seated in a locked-down McDonald's wifi zone.