Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Are you a tortoise or a hare?

S, recently one of our techie geek guys at work told El 3atal about a new site. It's called speedtest (http://www.speedtest.net/) and you can use it to test the speed of your internet connection. To what end, you may wonder. Well, first it's just really cool. Second, if you're paying for a 512 line and only getting 110 download speeds, there's something wrong. And third, if you're having trouble communicating with someone, you can have them test as well and see how their connection performs. For instance, I asked Memebean to do this because we always ahve trouble with our Skype connections. We can't do video and El 3atal and I have been blaming it on her end. However, her speedtest was smokin'. We could only dream of having connection times like that (ours is a 512 and speed test had her connection at download speeds of 9000. Man, wishin' I had those speeds. So, now I have to come up with another scapegoat to blame for our lack of ability to video for her. Ahh well. Anyway, if you haven't tested your connection yet...

Happy zooming!

4 Comments:

At 8:57 AM , Blogger MemeBean said...

I keep trying to leave a comment, and I'm not having any luck. The problem with the pic is user stupidity. I don't know how to go in there and fix it. I wish I could. I'm scared to lose the sound if I do something stupid, so I tend to do nothing. Hmmmmm. So much for MemeBeans.

 
At 11:53 PM , Anonymous Samer Marzouq said...

As far as I know internet connections in Jordan are shared, not dedicated, so you will never get 512 if you are paying for 512.

 
At 2:50 AM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Memebean, well, you finally got the pic working and the kids are absolutely loving it!

Samer, amazingly, ours got speeds of around 400. And, I've tried it several different times and days. So, we're not far and given the shared nature and the number of people on-line, I was quite impressed...

 
At 12:30 AM , Anonymous kinzi said...

Hi Momma bean! Welcome to Jordan Planet!! Now won't forget to check El 3atel's site to see your latest stuff.

 

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