Monday, January 14, 2013

I’ve discovered that nighttime is the best time for the internet, best meaning when it is fastest and least plagued with bugs. I discovered that by accident, caused by the times (frequent) when I wake up with ideas that I feel I have to get up and work with. That usually occurs around three or four o’clock in the morning. Most days my little internet setup is very speedy at that time—downloads rapid, attachments easily loaded, emails off quickly.

Why is that?

I’m not sure, but I have a suspicion as to the reason. It’s very simple—there are fewer people using the internet at that hour of the day and therefore things flow more smoothly. It’s rather like driving on the parkway at that same time of day rather than at the height of rush hour. That’s a very unscientific theory and I’m sure there are other factors that have a part in the matter, atmospheric conditions being an obvious component, but I think it’s pretty solid as a theory.

Actually, I am rather amazed as to how well the internet works at any hour. Imagine the thousands—perhaps millions of transmissions that are being processed at any given time—words, photos, music, jokes—some of them even worth while. And, of course, advertising. Where would we be without that?

Anyway, I find my internet works better at three or four o’clock in the morning rather than during regular business hours. There’s only one drawback and that is my ability to be awake, up and working with any consistency at that hour. Oh. Well. I suppose there are a few minor drawbacks to anything.

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