Interlude: A Pandemic Without Internet Access

Yesterday the internet went down a little before noon. It was out for most of the day. I know a lot of people couldn’t handle this pandemic without internet access. Katie carried on making art. I kept on writing. We put on music that we actually own on MP3, rather than streaming. For our late lunch we turned on broadcast TV for the first time since New Year’s Eve and watched a home show.

Admittedly, I did cheat. I went onto my phone, which uses a different carrier, to see what was going on. Telia, the second largest mobile carrier in Finland and our home ISP, was down nationwide. I don’t know why and, honestly, I don’t care. It works 99.9% of the time, when I need it to. I’m not going to die if it’s out for a few hours. As it’s included in our rent, I can’t even feel that I have a right to be outraged that I’m not getting something I paid for.

Basically, I saw that they were aware, and were working on fixing it, and that was good enough for me. Other people were swearing at them and losing their damned minds. Seriously, how is that constructive? “Maybe they’ll fix it faster if I call them offensive names!” is a strategy that, to my knowledge, has never panned out.

A Pandemic Without Internet Access

  • If you get anything out of these blog posts, consider buying me a coffee. The money goes toward rent and groceries, to offset the time spent blogging instead of doing paying writing work. And please, leave comments, share with other people on social media, and help to spread the world.
  • This week I’m avoiding the outside world by writing about my favorite professional wrestling promotions. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to become a full-time wrestling blog.
  • Wrestling is not fake. It is choreographed and the outcomes are predetermined, just like your favorite scripted televisions shows, action movies, and music video dance routines.
  • I am checking email and Twitter DMs twice a day, once after lunch and once after dinner EEST (UTC +3).
  • The majority of my time is spent writing and reading.
  • Current work in progress: DoubleZero
  • Currently reading: Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  • Currently watching: Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children on HBO Nordic. It’s Sunday, we watch documenaries, and Katie likes true crime.
  • Today is Day 41 in isolation. 

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