Got home, and the internet was flaking as usual. Called comcast. They suggested it's probably the three-year-old cable modem flaking out. We can get a new one. Turns out, I can drive up to 128th and Aurora and get one /right now/. I got home with it and got it activated /three minutes/ before the OReilly/Stewart debate was scheduled to start... and, of course, the website was crushed under the traffic. So I still didn't get to watch. Been catching up on TDS/TCR instead.
Interesting thing about the new cable modem.. it's got phone ports. I have phone service on my cable line, whether I want it or not. I've been trying to figure out what, if anything, I could put on a dialup bbs to make it worth running.