May 062006

In a final desperate act of “let’s get some hard evidence to show Charter,” I spent a couple hours today writing and fine-tuning a Cocoa app for my Mac that pings out onto the ‘net every few seconds and tracks the times at which pings start and stop being returned. This way, I can map out when my connection fails and then when it comes back online, down to a fairly small margin of error.

It’s been running for 45 minutes now and has currently 8% packet loss. It hasn’t actually cut off completely yet; that’s when I’ll get the most useful output out of it. Right now, my log shows up and down every few seconds or minutes, which doesn’t help much.

Time to get some sleep. Here’s hoping it doesn’t crash during the night…

 Posted by at 11:56 PM