internetlessness

I have been suffering from internetlessness of late, not out of choice but due to circumstances here. we have been upgrading the servers and network security at work and the result is that alot of browsing choices have been shut down including the ability to connect my laptop to the corporate network. Fortunately in the near future is the possibility of an open wifi network around the farm which will be a very welcome cure to this case of internetlessness. With this microwave mast to connect us to the fibre optic cable in Embu town better days are being heralded and I can’t wait for the much heralded submarine cable to land in Mombasa.

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In the meantime I have been forced to rely on my trusty Nokia phone to keep in touch with the interwebs using Opera mini (does any Nokia user really ever use the Symbian browser on their phones, I find it really really cumbersome and drains the memory on the phone after a few links!) the trusty gmail app and twibble for my twitter updates. Anyone who has done phone browsing for a long period of time will be aware of the toll on the thumb and phone keyboards, I desperately need a new phone but can’t make up my mind over the several options available. Coupled with that is the difficulty in commenting on Blogger posts, google need to simplify their interface if I even come across word verification I don’t even bother.

This internetlessness has mad me realise how depedent I am on the web for my day to day interactions, I mean I don’t think I have gone 2 straight days without some sort of web interaction be it email, facebook, twitter or blogs. The only thing I’m not too keen on is chat! There was one weekend the Zain GPRS network was off in Embu and I was literally on edge the whole weekend with the need to check the net for updates. Maybe too many of my friends are on the net rather than those I interact daily but considering the remoteness of my location it’s not a surprise.

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