My computer went into a let's-fart-around mode this afternoon and the only way I've managed to get it stabilised is by re-installing Windows. Has anyone else noticed how difficult it is afterwards to reset the appearance back to the familiar visual comfort zone?
Other folk trying to reset their image include former dictator Suharto and three of his children.
Accused of embezzling billions of dollars,
(they) demonstrated their generosity by donating five cattle to Aceh's main mosque on the occasion of Idul Adha, the Islamic holy feast of sacrifice last week.
Apparently, Suharto also donated two cattle to East Jakarta's Cipinang jail, where prayers were led by radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Baasyir, who is on trial for terrorism.
. And quick off the mark.
From elsewhere, I've received a copy of the Travel Impact Newswire which reports on a press conference held by the Tourist Authority of Thailand on January 4th 2005 and the efforts being made to restore the tsunami-damaged travel industry in Thailand.
What's important now
(Jan 4th) is for TAT to resume marketing in the main markets of Asia, Europe and the US. For Europe, the governor
(of TAT) plans to go to Sweden herself because so many Swedish tourists lost their lives. She will express her sympathies and condolences to the Swedish people and families and request them to not abandon Thailand as their destination of choice.
. After the event.
Former president Megawati Sukarnoputri, who lost office only three months ago, says the high number of casualties from last month's earthquake and tsunami in northern Sumatra was partly due to the government's failure to warn the public of the dangers of natural disasters.
At least SBY isn't spending his political capital in shopping malls like she did.