Wednesday, June 29, 2011

MIssing Link

MAJOR connectivity issues at the Billabong this morning, which is perhaps a blessing, as it means all thoughts of blogging can be set aside for the celebration of a glorious winter day in Melbourne.

After golf it may be possible to load the Google homepage in less than three minutes, which has not been the case so far. Pity, too, because Jo Chandler of the the Phage is manifesting disgust at her paper's decision to publish sceptic Bob Carter's thoughts on Monday.

Apologies for the lack of a link, but trying to open another page would be too much of a gamble.

LATE-AFTERNOON UPDATE: Here's a tip to keep your computer happy and speed those bytes and wotnots down the wire: When you have finished a nice feed of streaky bacon, googs, toast, jam and tea, do not place the empty brekkie plate on top of the router. This blocks the ventilation holes and leads to overheating, slow performance and many hasty words about the slackards at the ISP.

The plate has been washed, the router cooled and the Billabong is once again part of the 21st century.

As to the afternoon's expedition to Yarra Bend, 98 for 18 holes. Not bad for a duffer, but even allowing for several magnificent drives and a 25-metre putt to claim the 17th, it was not an altogether happy day. More on this after dinner, which definitely will not conclude with another plate being left on the router.


  1. Once again advanced technology is stymied by humanity. There is definitely a lesson there but I need to get my hands on some advanced technology to figure it out....

  2. Never locate your router in the middle of the dinner table; despite what one may have heard, there are no efficiencies to be so generated.