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Re: Gum website update

Yeah, hey, even my Comcast digital/fiber or whatever is like $40 a month but a web site is attached to it but I don't use that.
I've never seen anything for ten bucks and DSL.
Jack F

On Sep 6, 2008, at 1:12 PM, Judy Seigel wrote:

On Sat, 6 Sep 2008, Diana Bloomfield wrote:

No, it really doesn't "all depend," Don. You show me a *flat* $10/ month DSL connection (and one that is more than a short-term introductory offer), and I'll be the first to step up and say I was wrong, and you're brilliant. But I'm here to tell you that you will *never* find a $10/month *flat rate* for a DSL connection-- not in *any* universe.

I haven't had dial-up in years, and would certainly give up using a computer if I had to go back to one, so it's no big deal to me. I just think a misleading statement like that ought to be corrected. So there. :)
I second the motion, Diana... and -- hey Don -- some things have to be "taken seriously" or we're all captive consumers. I'd rather use a paper cup and a piece of string than feel *compelled* to use anyone's "system." And, for the record, I'm still on dial-up (nyah nyah), though I do have another service I don't understand, but it seems to be a combo of Mac's mail program and daughter's router. She's 2 floors overhead and both her father and I (also visiting dignitaries) can log on for free with the password, and "download" and "attach" to our heart's content.

But here's a question: When you say "download," do you mean download an image onto your desktop, or just view the images on the website? In my experience, viewing is different (immediate) from downloading.

I'll add BTW, that we used to have several possible wii hosts nearby, for instance, "Two Big Fags" (or maybe that was "Three") and Apt 15, that weren't password protected and very handy in emergencies, but now the daughter's connection seems (knock-on-wood) trouble free.

HOWEVER, though it's handy for attachments, images, et al, that Mac Mail program makes me want to sell my Mac stock... it's stupid beyond belief, and beyond all patience, non-intuitive, clunky, clumsy, and generally tiresome, awkward & annoying to use. If I had to do daily text on it, I'd go back to snail mail. Pine on Panix is intuitive, efficient, logical, simple and quick. (I'm told, btw, that techies use it -- it figures.) In comparison every other mail program I've ever used is a kludge.


I will add that I have a lightening fast DSL connection here, but even so-- some websites that are posted here on this list are slow to download for me (not speaking of the two that were just posted, however). So unless it's something I seriously want to view, I know I don't wait more than about 10 seconds, if that, for something to come up. I move on (and I suspect others do as well). For those folks, I'd think about making your images smaller, or doing whatever it takes to shorten that download time. As usual, my 2 cents. :)

On Sep 6, 2008, at 12:32 PM, Don Bryant wrote:

That all depends Diana. But whatever! Complaining about download times is
pass. This is DSL universe now.
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Bloomfield [mailto:dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 11:58 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Gum website update
While I agree that DSL accounts are now relatively inexpensive, and I
could/would never go back to dial-up-- that $10 per month requires
that you are already a customer of whatever service is offering it
(AT&T, for instance), along with some other attached strings. There
is a "DSL lite," too, that is just as good as the regular DSL, in my
experience. But to say that you can get a DSL account "for as little
as $10 per month now" is slightly misleading. "DSL lite" costs are
probably closer to $25-30 a month; our regular DSL is closer to $40/
month. As usual, there are some additional hidden costs-- no matter
what service you're choosing.
On Sep 6, 2008, at 11:32 AM, Don Bryant wrote:
DSL accounts can cost as little as $10 per month now. Time to get off
Don Bryant
-----Original Message-----
From: Katharine Thayer [mailto:kthayer@pacifier.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:35 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Gum website update
Actually, just FYI, the second link has none of his tricolor gum work
on it that I can see, and the first link has an impossible download
time; I gave up after about 15 minutes as it was just started to
download the second image. So I may not use either link, but thanks
for the info regardless.
On Sep 6, 2008, at 12:09 AM, Katharine Thayer wrote:
Thanks, Chris!
On Sep 5, 2008, at 11:22 PM, Chris Nze wrote:
Just some link to keith taylor work
you can also add these one from livick even if he do not work any
more in gum
At 03:49 06/09/2008, you wrote: