Thursday, October 23, 2008

Internet in Mexico Part 2

Yesterday after 3 days of calling for help to fix our internet connection, a service car pulls up in front of the office. He does his routine and tells me that he will tell the people to come and do maintenance on the connection point tomorrow. (see photo)
Today they should be here, but there is no sign of the maintenance people.

Yes we have internet, but it works as the indicator light on a mexican car, on/off/on/off/off/off/on/off-off-off-off-off/on, no correct the last one to OFF.

The speed is half of what we pay for and there is zero speed in upload. Its bad to have 0 speed in upload cause its almost impossible to send an e-mail out from here.

Story continues, who knows it might never end, remember where I

NB: It took only 4 attempts to upload this tiny photo..
Correction, I had to do it from home, jejejeje

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One relaxing quiet coffee at Starbucks...

Sitting at Starbucks sipping my coffee relaxing watching traffic and people passing by. Suddenly a big pickup very old comes along, "bang" and his front wheel comes off. Traffic caos is immideately and another car gets hit cause he did not pay attencion. Watching the surroundings, people is very calm about the whole event since this is, after all, a common thing here.
The only upset person is the car who got hit since he didn't saw what was coming.

Finally the transito shows up with a digital camera, and will hopefully solve the mess.

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Mobile Blogging from here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Just a reminder to all of us out there wondering...

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.

What could be better than love, while passing through life, with a spirit of happiness surrounding your soul and path towards the end. Better to go with a smile than nothing at all.

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Internet in Mexico

With the company Megacable we pay for 4Mb/s. For 2 days now we have barley had 0.5 Mb/s. The process to get hold of anybody to fix this is a marathon race waiting forever and ever for someone to answer the phone. After 45 min they tell us to measure the Internet speed at 3 given sites on the www, and mail them the result. How sick is that, when the complaint is no Internet at all most of the day, how the hell do they expect us to mail them and measure the speed. Beats me, but this is how it is her, everything is slow and everyting is better to do tomorrow or next week.

Quote from "The little Zen companion"

The Zen master said, "Who binds you?" The seeker of liberty said, "No one binds me." The Zen master said, "Then why seek liberation ?"

Zen Mondo

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Discover music 1

Judith de los Santos
Mexican artist>

Winner of 2 LA Music Awards: "Rock Singer/Songwriter of the Year" and "Rock Vocalist of the Year". Also nominated for "Best Album of the Year" (All of the Above). Voted Best Female Artist by the International Acoustic Music Awards.

Check her out, awesome music for the fainted hearted.

If you like her you also should check out Maria Mena, a norwegian singer/songwriter. Her latest album "Cause and effect" is great.

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Windows Vista

I had Vista installed via bootcamp on my Mac in early 2006 when Apple released it's first intel lineup. I experienced at that time unexpectedly crashes and blue screen when leaving my computer on during the night. After some time I could not take it anymore and installed XP instead and it worked flawlessly. With the Toshiba PC I just set up with Vista Ultimate, the same problem occurs. I guess they haven't fixed this bug and they probably never will.

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Mobile Blogging from here.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

First post from my iPhone

Mobile Blogging from here.

So this is the first from my iPhone.
Today has been a good day, working on Veros new Toshiba Laptop.

As usual with PC, the hardest work is to reinstall all drivers for Vista. Without refrences and almost impossible to find anything regarding this specific laptop, I had to use all the trick in the book to resolve which hardware was installed inside to find the correct drivers. Luckily I found a technical specification sheet deep buried on a site from Argentina, and could start the search for the drivers.

Now I know why I love Mac and OS X so much, it's simple and you never have to search for hours to find anything.



Blogging is up again due to blogging directly from my iPhone.
As the name it will be about anything between heaven & earth.

Currently blogging from Mexico, and the places where I can find internet accesses while on the GO.