The Starband installer came late last week, and installed two-way satellite Internet. Even though we're only a few miles south of town, we don't have cable, DSL, or any other way of connecting except dial-up. It's painfully slow to do blogging without broadband, so satellite became the only option for high-speed, always-on Internet.
So $700 worth of installation later, and with a hefty yet unreasonable fee of $59 a month, I get uploads of about 40K, downloads of about 600K, and 2-4 second latency with every web request. Still, it beats dial-up by a long way.
After a bit of experimenting, I got Starband working with Microsoft Wireless Base Station, using Windows XP Internet Connection Sharing. Now I can seamlessly log in with my laptop!
Not promising a dramatic increase in my blogging, but the chances of getting online more than a few times a month is improving!