Ireland lagging in broadband league

No surprise there then speaking from dial-up land. My poker career is going to *HELL*.

Firewire

Just ordered a new laptop from Dell. Was impressed by how fast it took for them to deliver it to the west of Ireland. Now looking at transferring my files from my old laptop to the new one using my external hard drive and then discover that there is no firewire port on the new laptop. I had assumed that it would be part of the normal configuration. My options are to either do the transfer using my usb mp3 player as a hard drive, order a new external hard drive that uses usb or get a firewire pcmcia card. This is irritating as I am nowhere near a tech shop and can’t just drop by and pick one up somewhere.