19 Mar 2014 11:37 AM
Telkom technician called, said he had restored ADSL access, but it is so slow
as to be useless. It has displayed “connecting” on smtp for 20 minutes,
without sending any of the 2 weeks’ worth of accumulated e-mail. At this rate
downloading the incoming mail would probably take another 2 weeks. When tthis
message gets out, we’ll know it’s working again. He said another technician
would have to come to fix the voice line.
Yesterday I turned on the TV to watch the news and see what was going on in
the world. As usual, Al Jazeera and Russia Today were much more
informative than the other news channels, and it seemed that there
were violent protests in Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela, with
those in Ukraine having some nasty fascist overtones. Russia Today
had an interview with one of the monks who had been standing and
praying between protesters and the police, and he said that the
thing that saddened him most was that people did not want peace any
more, they wanted violence.