Moving

Sorry for my lack of posts recently. Most of you probably don’t care because most of you probably don’t exist (I’m not sure how many people read this). Since Saturday I’ve been in the process of moving to a new apartment. I finally finished yesterday morning but there was a “mix up” with out internet provider and it looks like we won’t have internet at our apartment for another week. I put mix up in quotes because it really is a case of someone there being a real idiot and not an actual mix up.

I do have some things I want to post in the coming days. A review of The Maze Runner book, some new favorite songs, my thoughts on the Ray Rice scandal (maybe) and pictures of the new apartment but all of these things will likely have to wait until next week when I get internet.

I want to take this time to remind myself in the future to not move unless I absolutely have to. My wife and I moved this time “just because”. We wanted a new place. But moving sucks. It’s horrible. I want to stay at this place unless we absolutely have to move for space reasons or job reasons.

– Jacob

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American Internet Sucks

American internet sucks!  I spent four years at a college that although it provided me with a great education and wonderful memories it also had some of the crappiest internet access I’ve ever experienced.  And during all my years there if my biggest problem was not being able to watch Teen Mom 2 one day or taking a few extra minutes to load a YouTube video then I would say I had it pretty easy even if it was annoying at the time.

But I’m recently learning more and more about American internet and how much it sucks compared to the rest of the world.  In Hong Kong you can get 500 mbps for around $25 US dollars a month.  That is way faster than the internet you can get here in America and I pay about $40 a month for my access at home.  Um…why?  There are even some areas in America where you cannot get internet access.  I didn’t even know that was a reality in this day and age.

This interview with Susan Crawford, former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation is where I got a lot of my information and was shocked by a lot of what I heard.

As for right now there is no online petition or anything that I know of where you can sign to help increase awareness or demand more, but hopefully in the near future there will be and we can see a change in internet availability in America.

-Jacob