Another spot to tell odd news …
Another spot to tell odd news …
I think it’s my Chinese Year of the Gremlin. Yesterday some node belonging to our giant service provider broke near us. We have had no net access for two days. My new big beautiful monster sits mute. After another hour on the help line, they said the phrase no one in the modern era likes to hear (especially on a Friday): that’s ”four working days”. But with some creativity and determination I now have that tiny mouseless lap-top working in an odd corner with a wireless-thingy-modem balanced on a tissue box on a windowsill. Still, it’s better than the dumbphone.
Hope your techno stars are lining up and the electrons are behaving in your house.
The Monster is in the house. I haven’t actually laid a finger on it, but I’ve been introduced.
It is currently being fed with special monster baby food — heavy windows, slow drivers, stuff like that — it is pacified with shiny plastic discs and drip-fed digits from far-distant lands.
At a hundred-billion-tera-flops a gargle-second, it’s learning fast. A lot seems to be going on.
In the meantime, sorry for the silence. I’ve been working as fast as I could on a tiny coaster-sized array of pixels with unfamiliar software, no mouse, and no ability to load up pictures to my usual storage site, or read my usual emails (except one at a time with 14 keystrokes of complexity and a 20 second wait for the next – I gave up). I dream of graphs I can’t make. I reboot the old machine, and sometimes feel normal for a half hour. Then it goes.
Space-time is being warped in my head. Things I used to do in five minutes take me all day.
Some futurists have waffled on prophesizing about the coming integration of hominid brains and silicon chips, blah-de-blah. I always thought they were bonkers. But I was wrong. [...]
Assuming the site survived the maintenance and switch you’ll be able to see this post.
Yes, incredibly, I am on a real holiday. Happy Easter to you all. I am at the beach again.
The site will be going on a holiday too. So sometime this break unfortunately we’ll be offline. Sorry about that.
Do book those Delingpole tickets.
Plenty to discuss…
Let those comments flow.
If anyone is coming up from Albany before Christmas and could bring a parcel to Perth, I’d most appreciate it.
Please email: joanne AT joannenova.com.au
I need to do some testing, so odd things may come or go… but hopefully it will all be working properly soon.
Thanks for your patience, but do keep commenting!
PS: New star ratings added for blog articles. Thanks for your enthusiastic clicking, but seriously, surely I need to do more than write two lines to earn eight stars!
We now have inline comments and a not-very well sorted out Menu system.
Please report problems and experiment on this thread.
PS: As new etiquette for the nested comments, please resist the temptation to queue-jump threads by just replying to the first comment (except for this thread).
PPS: Some entertaining comment-gremlins turned up (instead of trolls).
Well, we had nested comments on this site for a few hours
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