Moving and internet access

I've been a bit slow on the old blogging front lately, due mainly to the fact that I've been without an internet connection at home for a month now. Tehmina and I have moved house, and Demon Internet still don't seem able to cope particularly well with moves. They cut us off 3 weeks before we moved, despite promising that they wouldn't ("We'll put a note on your account to disconnect you a few days before you move" ).

When the phone line was connected at our new house, I had to re-order from them (and enter into yet another 12 month contract), only to be informed that there was a "foreign product" that BT Wholesale couldn't identify to them, which would stop us from having our new connection. This is exactly the same scenario from the last time we moved. The "foreign product" was our 'old' Demon account, which they needed to remove themselves (the whole process seems rather arcane), then initiate a new account on the line. It's probably because we have kept our old number and are on the same exchange. So I had to explain this to Demon all over again.


It looks like they've taken my explanation on board, and it looks like we'll be connected next week, gods willing. Moving your BT phone line couldn't be easier. They even send you an SMS when your new line is activated. When will moving with broadband be sorted out here in the UK?

On the positive front, at least it means that there are fewer distractions, and we're getting more of the unpacking done!

On the blogging front, however, it does make it more difficult to update a blog when you can't get online, so I'm sneaking this post on from work ;-)

I've just added the "Share This" WordPress plugin (spotted on Mashable), just in case anyone finds something interesting on here, and wants to share it on some of the more popular social bookmarking sites. Snazzy.

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