ok. so i’ve contacted a local reseller of pac bell dsl, dock.net, as recommended by the sales guy here (we actually sell DSL here, to businesses). anyway. talked to a very nice lady named heidi, whose direct extension i now have (w00t!).
the bad news: there is no way to switch me without me cancelling my current DSL and letting the service be turned off. it will then take approx. five business days to get me back up and running. Heidi says she can hook me up with a *shudder* dial up account in the interim, which means that i’ll have to dig up that modem which only works with the (ancient, crashy) windows box.
this means five days of my only internet being dialed up from a 350mhz K6 with like a fourteen inch monitor. five *business* days.
just kill me now.