is anyone else experiencing frequent excruciating slowdowns and the odd drop here and there?

Yeah, it’s completely down for me.

host253:~ miguel$ traceroute
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 host249 ( 8.005 ms 6.257 ms 6.177 ms
2 ( 7.039 ms 7.93 ms 6.372 ms
3 ( 6.1 ms 6.51 ms 6.568 ms
4 * * *
5 * * *
6 *

Which kind of sucks, because I just clicked “book ticket now” on a travel site.

Now I guess I have to … gasp … use the phone and TALK to a real person.

Seems to be coming back…

It has been being retarded for me since yesterday around 5pm… odd

Must be a telus problem…

Down again, seems to stop at the telus gateway. A little birdy tells me that Telus is replacing some equipment that’s gone flaky.

Maybe they should put more money into their equipment than on supporting pet stores.

they can’t. they’re too busy giving away the store buying internet customers away from existing ISPs !
(and buying up cell phone co’s)