I can deal with the fact that sometimes when I use your crappy "Triple Play" phone service to call my relatives who live about 45 minutes away, there's a constant clicking sound which makes it sound like they live on the moon.
I have even gotten over that one time I was on the phone with a Dell customer service representative all the way over in India and was involuntarily disconnected from him after a THREE HOUR troubleshooting phone call.
But the interweb is sacred... You cannot mess with a blogger's interweb connection. We were basically twitching all day knowing that there were all sorts of great Bronx stories and events just waiting to be rounded up for our faithful readers, yet we could do nothing but sit at our desk and stare at our lifeless computer.
You really let us down today, Optimum.