[ILUG] <Highly OT> Windoze gaming problem
gavin at fiachra.ucd.ie
Mon Jan 14 15:21:33 GMT 2002
On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> Was it sean.odonnell at sentia.ie who wrote on Monday 14 January 2002 10:23:
> > find a smaller mail client to run in the background,
> > something like popcorn, (its tiny). Failing that
> > think about switching isps
> Thanks for that - the popcorn download is 180K. I'm slow to switch isp
> providers. I get 2 phone lines and free internet access with this shower, for
> little more then the tv stations I had already. They also have a cable modem
> service, but want £50 (?63.50¢) a month for the thing, which I can't justify
> to myself - yet.
I'm sure you could arrange a regular ping with the scripting host or maybe
download wget for win32 and get it to download something small every 5 mins.
Actually, leaving the ping going all the time would have very little network
load I would have thought. Anyone know what that would use?
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