The Effect of Hurricane Sandy on the Internet

Commenting Thursday – 2011 June 9

This email, which bounced because the number of retries was exceeded, which itself indicates a temporary failure of the mail system somewhere, but in fact shows the spam filter stuff in action. The mail system has identified my email as possible SPAM. Apparently if you include words about a drug your email will automatically and . . . → Read More: Commenting Thursday – 2011 June 9

Pinging the pacific from Malaysia

Here is the path followed from Kuala Lumpur to the Federates States of Micronesia: it goes: KL, Singapore, Osaka, San Francisco, Hawaii and then satellite to Micronesia.

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Censoring the Internet

I was reading a post over at ZDnet on the Government’s Internet Filter proposal. And thought that some people are still trying to impose their views on everyone else. But perhaps this is not a very good approach from a free market point of view. So while I am against the proposal in . . . → Read More: Censoring the Internet

The internet is a common carrier

People spend a lot of time about whining about the internet. But really they miss the point all together. The internet is a transportation system and the common carrier rules that apply to it are similar to that of any transport system so I will use some analogies with common transport systems which . . . → Read More: The internet is a common carrier

Links to 2009-11-22

It has been quite a week. I put in several links and then decided that they are boring. So here is what is left.

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due process

One of the important keystones in a modern society is proper and due legal process. These things have been put in place with slow development over a thousand years as a result of painful lessons learned. So I wonder why we then have politicians and lawmakers, not to mention a whole host of hangers on, . . . → Read More: due process


Does it not seem that people say they dislike people because of their personal preferences are prejudicial? I often see this when I see comments about not liking people because of their profiles on the net, especially in conjunction with the work place.

Why fight a losing battle to control the Internet?

Brian Yap, a writer at Klue magazine writes:

THERE will always be people who try to impede or halt progress… risk prosecution under the Sedition Act… Not surprisingly, voices that don’t get much access to the mainstream media have been the quickest to take advantage of the immediacy… I . . . → Read More: Why fight a losing battle to control the Internet?

Tallinn Eesti

city wall

I arrived in Tallinn on the morning of the 12th of June. I headed out to the suburbs to stay at the Youth Hostel. The hostel was a large building but I think the half dozen staff out-numbered the guests. They did not have any hot running water. They only . . . → Read More: Tallinn Eesti