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December 21, 2003

The glories of technology ....

Well, the www is supposed to speed up communictaion. Mostly, I guess, it does, but every now and then, it seems to revert to runners with cleft sticks. Yesterday was such a day. Could I get into the server and page I need to access to do any blogging? Not a chance!

Time out message after time out message. The reason seems to be that, as I am located in the UK and the server is in Oz, the signals must adopt one of three routings. Undersea cable to Oz, satellite ditto, or undersea or satellite through the US and then on to Oz. The cable to Oz was busy or out of action, the satellite link wasn't coping to well either, so it was all going the long way. Too slow by half.

Ain't technology wonderful?

Posted by The Gray Monk at December 21, 2003 05:44 PM