So I'm in my hotel room using an analog dialup connection to an Austrian Earthlink POP that is flakey. I've got a Sony-Ericsson phone that isn't doing gprs properly and I've got a Siemens phone that whose gprs is working, but I don't have the right cable. My VPN client isn't working so I can't read my email... I have connectivity blues... I've taken a lot of pictures and have a lot of blog material, but with the tiny screen on my Sony C1MRX and this tiny pipe... blogging is a totally different experience. Anyway, these are all excuses for why I haven't written much the last few days. Anyway, it's been hectic. So IF I can get gprs working in Menorca, I should have a whole week of relaxing island peace where I can blog to my heart's content and catch up a bit. If I don't, I'll be on the beach trying to forget about my blog... Eve is supposed to be arranging a gprs phone that works in Menorca, so I'm crossing my fingers.

Sorry for this boring blog entry. It is my obligatory, "I'm still alive" entry.


Finally! I am connected. Trying to get gprs working when no one really know that much about gprs in a Spain on the weekend when I don't speak Spanish was VERY difficult. Finally, a combination of the Spanish Vodaphone sim chip that Eva got me, the Nokia D211 I bought at the Barcelona airport and an id/password from John at Jazztel got me hooked up. What a hassle! Thanks to Zai, Thomas, Martin, Stefanie and everyone else bothered about this.

Now I am sitting in the back on Martin's house here on the North side so I can get the best reception of the GSM signal. Anyway, I'll compose an entry and upload some pictures soon.

Maybe I'm spoiled by gprs is really slow...

So here is a picture of the view from where I am sitting. It took almost 30 minutes to upload so I hope you enjoy it!

Leave a comment

About this Archive

This page is an archive of recent entries in the Business and the Economy category.

Books is the previous category.

Computer and Network Risks is the next category.

Find recent content on the main index.

Monthly Archives