A pretty good week

This week was a pretty good week. It was a bit hectic, some good things happened, some bad things happened, but overall it was a good week.

I’ve got my first non-work related speaking engagement tentatively scheduled. I have a new employee starting on Monday. I have a consultant coming in for a week on Wednesday. I’m looking for a new office space because I’ve out grown the old one so quickly. I’m juggling all sorts of things in the background, and to top it all off, I received a nice little envelope in the mail from Verizon.

The Verizon envelope would normally be junk mail of some kind and not worth mentioning. This one is a notification that I signed up for last year telling me that Verizon Fios is available in my neighborhood. I’m already scheduled for installation at the end of this month. It’s fiber optic broadband for my house.

Instead of the ‘pokey’ DSL connection of 1.5Mbps downstream and 384kbps upstream, I’m getting 20Mbps downstream and 5Mbps upstream. Quite the upgrade.

It does give rise to all sorts of new thoughts about how technology based startups are going to change in the future as this sort of bandwidth becomes widely available for a mere $49.95/month. The much touted ‘Joost‘ and Apple’s plans for movie downloads are certainly no exception. These companies stand to make mountains of cash as these new high speed networks roll out across the country.

I’m not sure I can wait two weeks for that sort of bandwidth. *drool*

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