In the height of the British summer, we are having some cold weather and, for the last few days, heavy thunderstorms. I’m no fan of the sun, but the thunderstorms cause connectivity problems for me, and that disconnects me from the Internet for a while. Sometimes, I don’t notice for a while, other times it will hit me right in the middle of a download, and then I tend to notice immediately.The problem is that the disconnect can be for long enough that I’m completely out of contact. Yesterday the storms were so bad that I was unable to call on the mobile phone because the normally strong signal wsa unavailable. I can cope with intemittent connectivity, unless it affects my work, and it’s then that you realize just how reliant you are on being connected. Somehow, I need to put a backup plan in place.