Lakes Entrance road trip and Optus Wireless Broadband

10:30am 26th January 2008

Well it's the time of year when road trips are the in thing, so some friends and I as well as my brother and his girlfriend jumped into a van and a car and headed over to Lakes Entrance. It's a 4 hour dive, but thanks to a bunch of unnecessary stops including one at an SES managed stop off for drowsy drivers where they serve free tea, coffee and Milo. We eventually arrived at 2am, and the owner of the flats where we are staying was waiting up for us.

I have access to the Internet via Optus Wireless Broadband. I've tried the service a few times already, but it proved to be too much of a hassle to be worth it. The new USB modems however make it a snap. The software and drivers are all on the USB device itself, which has a standard USB mass media storage device. It's literally plug in, wait a bit, connected.

Anyway, I'm hoping to be back in Melbourne on Tuesday. Hopefully tomorrow we'll catch some fish when we visit the local jetty, it'd be nice to have some lemon baked flathead that we caught ourselves. Here's to hoping!