Of course, this connection is about as fast as a sleep deprived tortoise suffering from a hangover.. but something has got to be better than nada, right? right?
Slowly "fixing" this laptop, removing spyware, installing that other browser and tidying up things. Full service resumes this weekend, yo. It's taken long enough. Aargh. I had almost forgotten what popup ads looked like till now. It hasn't been a pleasant memory to dredge back up again.