Slightly dissatisfied

The university Internet service has intermittent problems with DNS and
quality of connection. I’m beginning to wonder how much trouble it
would be to move elsewhere and sign up for Internet service with one
of the commercial providers. I wonder when it would be feasible to
consider that, since I’ve already paid the confirmation deposit for
this term’s lodging.

VOIP quality is really bad. I can hear my parents perfectly, but my
voice is really choppy and delayed on their end. I think it’s because
we’re allocated asymmetric bandwidth, which doesn’t match my usage
pattern. I upload nearly as much as I download (and none of that
infringes anyone’s copyrights! =) ).

Still, it’s good that I’ve got a confirmed slot for the term. That
allows me to enjoy my time in Toronto instead of scrambling to find an
apartment…

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