A France Télécom engineer just turned up to my house, unbidden, and switched on the broadband connection. Just like that. After three years of them telling me I couldn't have it.
I'm so happy I think I'm going to faint. Or lie down. Or download tons of mp3s from the Hype Machine.
UPDATE: And now let us all celebrate my re-connection to the hive mind by listening to some stupidly catchy twee Texan indie-pop, courtesy of stupidly catchy twee Texan indie-popsters Voxtrot. Particularly recommended for fans of Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Lucksmiths et al.
Voxtrot - Trouble (mp3)
Ooh, I feel another podcast in the making...