Some ISP can be a pain. It amazes me how many idiots are out there setting up ISPs around the world. Theres one particular group of people I can not stand to be around (don’t know if anyone can relate), but it’s the group that use to use a little NT, and now they have XP and a T1, and they suddenly become an all powerfull cyber god. I’m not sure about the rest of the world (though I here there is some wonderful infrastructure around Europe), here in the US, there is some very wonderful networks and lots of fiber, but most is dark. I wish the world would change when it comes to business practices, especially in IT. Everyone seems to want to hire these new college grad who went and got a CS degree. I met one CS grad who didn’t know what cat-5 was, and another one who didn’t know how to install windows 98!
Oh well, perhaps someone, with some money and skills, will set the standard one day.