Tag Archives: internet

the internet is 30yrs old

12 Mar

london 10.56am 9.6C cloudy (forecast to rain heavily at about 11.30am) tuesday 2019

added. 11.12am light rain now.

i got an email from steve telling me of a freebie tonight. it is a  free truffle burger in brick lane. east london. i emailed him back to say i got this foot fracture and cant make it. much as i would like to. i am housebound till this foot gets better.

today google doodle celebrates 30yrs of the internet. i have only yesterday said how much i like the internet. though it has given rise to lots of fake news and spreading of hatred and fear. but you could argue that itself is not the reason for the spread, it is the people who uses it… and also for those who cannot keep a level head and notice fake news when they see it. perhaps it just reinforces your own prejudices, so that people find it easy to search and find anything that will confirm their prejudices. 

i would say on the whole, it is a good thing. and it is up to you to make good or bad use of it.  i thought it has been here longer than 30yrs. just goes to show  it has pervaded our lives so much that i had the impression  it has been here longer than it has. 

 

looks like my internet is back

14 Aug

london 9.38am 18C cloudy tuesday 2018

the BT engineer for the phone came quite early today and at first seemed to have fixed my phone, the dialing tone came on, but after he left, we found my internet connection went down again, after coming back on for a short time when he fixed it. but as soon as he left the flat, it went off. i called the talk talk helpline to ask them to call the engineer back, and they were quick to get him, and i was told he is now fixing the outside connection. it seemed the problem was outside the flat…in their connection box .

anyway now the internet is back and my chromebook is working again…but i cannot get any incoming calls on my landline. i can make calls from it , or at least when i test it by calling my mobile from it, i can get the ringing from my mobile. but whether i can hear anything if i were to answer it, i dont know, as i have not answered it. fortunately i dont care much for that, so i shall let them try to fix it and let them take however long .

got my internet back and that is all that matters. lets hope it does not break down again. 

added. i just realised why i am not getting incalls on the landline. it is because when it went down, they diverted all incoming calls on it to my mobile. so no wonder when they tested it and called me on the landline to test it, they said there was an engaged tone. no wonder, because i was using my mobile then. well i hope they remember that and take down the divert calls. and things should get back to normal. 

how i spend my day whilst waiting for the foot to heal

26 Mar

london 2.12pm sunny day 14C sunday 2017

when i woke up , it was such a sunny blue sky day, i felt like going out. and so decided to go to the paddington library, even though yesterday i thought i shall skip it. so now i am at the library. what surprised me was how nice people are ,asking me if i am ok, and one man even offered to give me a helping hand when i was hobbling to the library. its very heart warming. 

5.55pm sunny 13.6C highest was 14.4C so i wonder where is that heatwave (up to 19C they promised).

i got back , in one piece, as it were. quite happy that i was able to do it, without damaging anything. simon was back just before me, and he said he got very worried when he did not see me at home, thinking i had been whisked off to the hospital by an emergency.

i showed him the foot, the swelling was still there and not seem to have got smaller. though granted i have been on my feet all this time, so it might just be blood pooling in that foot.

its only 2days and antibiotics need a full 5days to work. so i suppose i must give it time, and it might turn it round and cure it. otherwise i shall have to make another appointment. i sincerely hope there wont be any need and that come 5 days i shall see clear signs of the infection clearing up.

i have much cause to thank the bus system. it saves me from doing a lot of walking. it is a short walk to the 88 bus stop, and that takes me south over the vauxhall bridge to vauxhall, where i change to the 36, and that takes me north and goes over the vauxhall bridge again, and that takes me quite a long way to paddington and beyond to a bus stop close to the library. so i take two buses where normally it would just be the one. it was really very necessary, because i find walking is exhausting.

i think it helps to be active, it will encourage blood flow into the foot, and that would bring the antibiotics to the germs. i think in the old days, the advise would be to rest the foot, prop it up, and lie on the bed, or divan all day and not exert yourself. maybe they still advise it, but i am of the opinion that it is dangerous to rest it completely. once u can move it without too much pain, u should do so and increase the activity as it gets better.

times like this makes me realise our feet really do a lot of work which we take for granted. our body is really amazing. we just take it for granted until something goes wrong. than we really appreciate it  healthy.

in the meantime, i shall occupy my time by surfing the net, reading other people’s blog in the wordpress community  and peeking into their lives. and watching tv, and reading my books. it is very nice to do so.

 there is an interesting one by tom holt, about a world where magic is sold and demons can enter that world and they are hunted by a govt department , and this magic salesman has demons after him. i am at the point where he does not know why the demons are after him. 

‘Dot London’ domain name auction will boost charity – Technology – News – London Evening Standard

14 Jul

‘Dot London’ domain name auction will boost charity – Technology – News – London Evening Standard.

london 11.08am tuesday 2015

someone in my block of flats have put a copy of the standard in our hallway, and i picked it up this morning as i get on my way to the library. i read it in the library and saw this article  about 50 domain name (name).london. the money will go to  the standards dispossessed fund.

the rooms.london and blog.london sounds nice.

but will it make anyone money? i cannot see it myself, but then i dont have a business mind.

the technical people writing computer codes for the internet are very clever.

22 Mar

london sunday 2015

i have noticed something. been playing with the posting page, and found a button labelled full screen, and when enter it, found that i can type on it and it is all big size text, even though when i get out of full screen and look at the page again, it is very small font, their default size.

they are very clever these people at wordpress, i mean the technical staff, to be able to make it so that we can change the size to our preference, whilst not affecting what everyone else gets.

amazing what they can do these days.

oh just remembered something. i think this is me rediscovering the wheel, haha. i bet everyone knows this allready. ah well, but still, it is rather exciting to find out. haha that eureka moment is a very exciting moment, even if all the world knows of it allready. hehe.

the end of internet explorer

18 Mar

london wednesday 2015

it seems microsoft is dropping the name and cooking up a new name for its web browser when it introduces the new windows operating system (the so called windows 10, skipping windows 9 haha) later this year. i suppose those of us who use internet explorer when we first used a computer will have some nostalgia for it, but i think we also have moved on , like me, and have left it behind. in my case i defected to chrome. haha.

i think the thought of moving on to windows 8 if i buy another windows lalptop did it for me.

now i am so used to starting up and closing down so quickly, with my chrome laptop, i cannot imagine putting up with the slowness of windows ever again. 

password and username

26 Oct

london

I was at the library this morning, the charing cross branch, as it is the only one that opens on sunday morning. i tried to get online but find i could not. and it was not the first time this happened. i thought it was the fault of the new provider that the library has changed to. 

but a young guy came and sat next to me, and i was able to see his screen and saw he got online. so i asked him how he did it. i repeated the procedure… you are given a 4 number password and then he pointed out to me my username, which was my email address which the system had added a suffix 3 without warning me. 

i did not see that before, and in the past, I merely entered my email address without the suffix. each attempt to get a new password generates a new suffix for the email address, it seems.

well, well, well. !! i thought i was quite savvy about the internet, but this one is a new one on me, that they can change the username without warning me.