The Surewest dude showed up first thing with a new VOIP adapter box. And, of course, he couldn't just plug the thing in and bloody leave, he had to look at the line and suchlike, which meant downtime. I used my doohickey so I could stay working, and it's now getting 4G :o) ~5.6Mb/s down, ~700Kb/s up, 65ms latency. I reckon I could play Warcraft over that :o)
As it doesn't look like I can just go and buy a new band for the vacuum cleaner, I've ordered a couple. 10 days shipping? Are they walking here to deliver it themselves?
After work, I threw some paint over the welds on the Vanagon exhaust. Gwen and Walter came over to pick up a spare wireless router, and play with Tilly. After they left, I went out and reinstalled the exhaust. It doesn't seem like it's leaking any more :o)