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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter weather

This was taken through the window just before 5pm on Good Friday. See how the daffodils have grown in eight weeks. The hailstones didn't last long and ten minutes later they had all melted.

My connectivity problems have yet to melt away. Since returning from holiday we've had a connection speed of around 100kbs instead of our usual 4-5Mbs. It also has a habit of disconnecting suddenly. I'm managing to get to visit blogs but many time-out before the photos load. Video-clips are impossible to view. It is actually quite interesting and revealing to discover which blogs load quickly and which take simply ages. Some of the extra widgets added to a few blogs make for a lot of extra loading time.

I've got draft posts for several days ahead and until I get back up to speed, Per Stromsjo from Stockholm is continuing to do the actual posting.


Per Stromsjo said...

That's a good point. When forced to use a connection with limited capacity it becomes painfully evident how costly some of those widgets are. Same story of course with extra large thumbnail photos, video clips or even music which kicks in when you least expect it.

Happy Easter, Gerald and everyone.

Shoshana said...

I get invious of bulby plants. My husband buys me some and I have no idea how to plant them...I buy them every year though. This time, I might actually plant them. Maybe.

marley said...

We had a really heavy snow flurry this morning. You could hardly see ahead of you. As soon as it started it finished! Nothing like nice easter weekend weather here!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I bet you are upset, to say the least with your service, I suppose my blog loads fast, none of that side stuff on my blog

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Our dafodils are just poking out the ground, about5 or 6 inches high, we can still get heavy frost for about 3 weeks yet.
I am down in Vancouver visiting the kids and the daffs are out here.

Urang Awak said...

Dear Mr. G,
I am really sorry to hear about the connection and happy that you have someone to help!!! Yee a friend in need is a friend indeed!
I am always be your blog's fan

Happy Holiday Gerald!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I got caught in such a storm yesterday Gerald.. not fun when hailstones are hitting a shaven head.. boy they hurt.

Jilly said...

Looks like spring, Gerald. Lovely. Sorry to hear about your problems. Bash Brit. Telecom on the head! Good for Per posting for you.

Jaycee in Alberta said...

I love daffs...their presence means that we're not too far away from the "good" weather of Summertime. Here in Red Deer, flowers do not appear until at least May...Oh how I miss the UK's mild climate!!

Deslilas said...

Easter under the snow that's not so bad !

Ackworth Born said...

O my you thought that was wintry, you should see it this morning

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