My major problem with ISPs – well I say “ISP”, what I actually mean is “Monopolised Telecommunications Network”, but that’s a bit of a mouthful – is that they can let you down when you need them the most.

My ISP (Internet Service Provider, for those who don’t know) has been messing me around for weeks. I’ve been, practically cut off, for most of last week; which was a shame, as I didn’t get a chance to watch a lot of Desert Bus for Hope. that, and talk to any of my friends based in Japan, or check emails, or buy my final Christmas gifts.

As a side effect, I’ve been a little lacklustre on the posting this past week. Although, not much has happened. Not much aside from snow and reading, that is.

Remember a few weeks back, when I posted an image of a pile of books? Well, thanks to my ISP, that pile of books has dropped to 4. Although, more were added at one point.

I think this is a testament to the boredom that can be achieved with a modern lifestyle. Even with housework, food and other things to occupy my time – including video games – I still found the time to sit, relax and enjoy a good book or two.

I managed to clear “The Playbook” in less than an hour and a half, which was pretty good going. I started “Parasite Eve” yesterday and I’m already one third of the way through it. It’s quite engrossing, and very detailed – especially the surgery scenes. I recommend this one to anyone who isn’t a little squeamish. Also, it’s Japanese Horror (think “Ringu” but with Science as opposed to hocum, mythology and psuedo-Science)

I’ll post a pic of the new, shorter pile of books for you all to peruse, later.

Have fun,


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Jamie is a .NET developer specialising in ASP.NET MVC websites and services, with a background in WinForms and Games Development. When not programming using .NET, he is either learning about .NET Core (and usually building something cross platform with it), speaking Japanese to anyone who'll listen, learning about languages, writing for this blog, or writing for a blog about Retro Gaming (which he runs with his brother)