i called net-venture today and got us hooked up on their cable modem service through click. they’re sending someone out on thursday to install the modem and *cough* configure my *cough* pc. just saying yes was easier than saying, “uh, look, we use macs, and uh, my day job is managing a network of 200 macs distributed over hundreds of miles and more than a dozen facilities. so, i can just do this on my own, thanks.” besides, the last time i got boastful and uppity with an isp about an install i was smacked around by their completely non-standard (read: whacked) setup and wound up calling for help. (“yeah, it’s me, the arrogant prick. yeah, i can’t get my dsl to work.”)
anyway, the new line should be working on thursday. dsl until then.