August 27, 2002

2002 August 27 Links [5:29 pm]

(entry last updated: 2002-08-27 17:35:10)

Well, I did have DSL when I got home last night. Unfortunately, in spite of assurances to the contrary, Verizon was incorrect when they told me that I would not need to make any changes in my network setup. As an early adopter, I had a static IP address; with my move, they shifted me over to their current PPPoE setup - no warning, no announcement, no nothing. Moreover, when I politely asked the technical service rep how I might make a formal complaint to Verizon Online, he gave me a telephone number and a menu option (#4) code that led me to someone ready to CANCEL my service.

So, in addition to my work, this has been a day of figuring out what I need to do to set up a PPPoE/IP masqueraded setup for my home network.

In spite of this, I guess I have to give Verizon the benefit of the doubt following the publication of this interview by Declan McCullagh of Verizon’s associate general counsel. I have been adding some links (see the 20 Newest Links link to the right.) And I’ve been thinking about the roots of the Winer-Lessig debate - while Larry has decided to take on Charlie Cooper for his screed of a couple days past. I hope I’ll have something worth reading about tomorrow…..

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