Much to my surprise, I found my DSL had been turned on yesterday — a week before it was scheduled for activation. I was quite surprised that SBC had seen fit to grace me with an early service date given that they had screwed up the schedule and couldn’t find a way to override the dates in their system. I think it goes without saying that I’m happy to have DSL again. Dial-up internet access sucks no matter how you cut it. For someone like me who sends and receives tons of e-mails on a daily basis and does quite a bit on the web, dial-up significantly cramps my style.