Then I remember that I'm being migrated from O2 to Sky and that they sent an email about some configuration changes that would need to be applied today. As I'm using a real email client and not webmail I can pull up the email... to discover that it contains a link to the settings which of course I can't use. Someone didn't think that through at all.
But I do have another Internet connection - a Vodafone 3G dongle that I bought many years ago. More importantly, the price plan it is on is £15 for 1GB of data that does not expire. I've only had to top it up maybe twice since getting it, and having the always-available data is extremely handy. So, fire up the laptop, plug it in, connect to Vodafone... and get presented with a top-up page. For a dongle that has upwards of £10 credit on it and so should be good for 700MB or so. WTF?
It turns out (after phoning up Vodafone to find out what's going on) that about 5 months ago everyone with a pay-as-you-go dongle was moved onto a new price plan, where you have to buy data in various-size packs that expire after 30 days. Given that I tend to use the dongle very infrequently, this move is extremely unhelpful. It probably means that every time I want to use it I'll have to top up with another £5 of data that I'm hardly going to use (current usage of the 250MB that I've just had to buy: less than 10MB). Seriously, WTF Vodafone? Your old price plan was actually useful, unlike this stupidity.
Right, who sells 3G dongles that have sensible data plans?