The undersea fiber-optic cables that snapped during the quake in Taiwan has screwed us all up here in Makati. I have clients left and right calling me, asking me if there was anything I—bambit, a mere mortal—could do to speed up their connections. I can’t do anything but to answer, as politely as I can, that it is in the hands of the huge fix-it gang currently dragging up the cables with a hook, segment by segment, trying to figure out where exactly was the snap.
The China Internet people have worse problems, from an ISP’s standpoint. And would you believe, there are actually people who don’t know that there was an earthquake in Taiwan? I will not name names — but someone called me last week complaining about the Internet slowness, and that they had called their ISP who said it was because of an earthquake in Taiwan, and so asked me if that was true or just another excuse. Not very good publicity for the ISP (which, of course, will also not be named).
There are utilities that will allow you to download websites at schedules you set, so you can view them locally on your computer. You might wanna try that . . .
hee hee …