Thursday, August 23, 2007


There are lots of things to adjust to about being back in Africa but the one that makes us the most crazy is our slow internet connection.

Byron went on a website today that measures the speed of your connection. We scored 10 KB per second. The average in the U.S. is 4,000 KB per second.

10? Ten? TEN? The site says we're better than 1% of the world here at our house. That means that 99% of the people in the world who have internet have a faster connection than I do!

Tonight we went on the site again and it was a bit faster... 130 KB per second. But we already knew it was slightly better at night.

Supposedly, the norm in this city is better than what we're getting at our place so we're going to investigate and see if we can't get our server to pick up the pace a little for us.

Ten. Can you believe it?


Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

Pole pole , rafiki. It truly is an African way of life. Hope your computer frustrations are short-lived!

Brian said...

mine is 34kb, which I thought was fast, wish I lived in America!!! well maybe not