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April 25th, 2010 (12:42 pm)

Demon customers, such as myself, have been mostly without internet for 24 hours or more, I gather. I still hadn't been reconnected when I left the flat just after 11am. I'm currently at Little Chef on the A34 northbound at Family Farm services, just north of the junction with the B4027 Glympton-Wheatley road (the pre-railway main London-Worcester route, bypassing Oxford); this internet connection comes to you courtesy of that establishment.

Doctor Who - The Time of Angels - good, better than I expected in fact. More when I am back online properly.


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Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 25th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the advice - I never experienced any outages this bad when I was with Freeserve/Wanadoo/Orange, though my sister has had periods of several hours without internet in London. At least they provided more informative updates on the situation from their helpdesk than Demon have this weekend.

Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: April 25th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)

While investigating the library of my nerdy boyfriend, I was amused to note that the prologue to the novelisation of DW and the Crusaders says that Susan stayed behind on Earth to marry David Cameron. Did you know this? Ponder says it's a typo or memory failure, but surely that is too mundane an explanation.

Edited at 2010-04-25 12:21 pm (UTC)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 25th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)

As zelanite has no doubt told you, on television Susan's boyfriend's name was David Campbell, but it had gone through several changes in development, having been David Soskin for a while when the future Britain was going to be more obviously multiethnic (the character of Jenny having been Saida at one point).

Perhaps, though, Samantha Cameron is Susan in a new incarnation? Her tattoo could be a Time Lord criminal brand as some fans (including the authors of The Discontinuity Guide) have speculated her grandfather's is (see the shower scene in Spearhead from Space).

Posted by: ooxc (ooxc)
Posted at: April 27th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)

I haven't done a review yet, but I'm developing a theory that Amy is Jenny's daughter - realize that "Watch and learn"by itself was too obvious/good to be true - but there are other hints. I didn't know that Jenny had appeared anywhere else in the 'verse - please explain?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 27th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)

I'm thinking of Jenny from The Dalek Invasion of Earth rather than the one from The Doctor's Daughter; but your theory regarding the latter one is interesting.

Posted by: Elaine of Astolat (ladyofastolat)
Posted at: April 25th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)

We lost (Demon) internet access at 8.30 yesterday morning... but got it back at about 4.30 in the afternoon. Strange that it affects different people in different ways. Though we've been with Demon now for 14 years, and have very seldom had problems.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 26th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)

Interesting... Demon have less and less focus on home customers, so as a home user and a fairly recent recruit I was, perhaps, at the back of the queue; though I have no idea how these things work.

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: April 26th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)

I shall keep my fingers crossed for a speedy return!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 26th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)

Internet is back now, having been restored when I was at Little Chef.

Posted by: ooxc (ooxc)
Posted at: April 27th, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
Ten Dr Who  Time Lords gun

I've been hunting for your contribution, but had your name wrong.
I've been without connection for more than a few mniutes since Friday - but that's not as unusual on Ynys Mon as elsewhere

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 27th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)

Thanks - I've been busy but hope to write the review today.