A nice lie-in
Today has seen a nice lie-in with thoughts of how I can mess around with the code behind this blog. Today has also been a day of erratic connections and problems with various e-mail accounts. My friend the Reveller
has had similar problems.
I have four e-mail accounts and my ISP is Indosat. He probably has more accounts but uses Indo.net. Some send but do not receive and some receive but do not send. If you’ve had similar problems, write to me
; I’ll read your missive but I’ll reply from another address.
Isn’t it time our ISPs paid some attention to the needs of their paying customers rather than their profit-taking shareholders?
One thing I have achieved is to paste in the code for a site counter. It’s probably not the one I’ll stick with but, as I’ve said before, I’m on a steep learning curve with this posting to the Net stuff. Still, if you’re reading this then the adage that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks just ain’t true.
I must also take this opportunity to thank the Living In Indonesia
and All Quiet In The East Stand
sites for adding a permanent link to my ramblings.
Occasionally I want to rant. The front page of today’s Jakarta Post has pre-empted me on one issue, the lack of playspaces for children and adults alike. Right on Stevie; unlike our ‘public servants’, you’re not blind to the reality
Finally, the saddest news for me today concerns the bus disaster in West Sumatra. Local residents will be aware that an ALS bus traveling from Medan to Jakarta was swept away by a landslide
on Friday night.
Rapacious rapists of the local forests with probably few or no local ties are totally responsible, as they were responsible for the devastation of Bukit Lawang this same rainy season.
ALS is one of the few long-distance bus companies in this country to provide a measure of security ~ their drivers travel with, rather than on, speed. My brother-in-law returned to Medan with ALS last Monday. It’s possible, but largely immaterial, that he went on this same bus. I know Panti where the 13 survivors, out of 57, are hospitalized. It’s a small friendly town, a centre for the marketing of local produce including some very fine coffee.
These people are not responsible. I hope the authorities arrest the arrogant, greedy bastards who are and, apart from bringing the full might of the judicial process against them, confiscate their ill-gotten ‘gains’.
I’m an eternal optimist, but …………