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...a sweatshop of moxie

Friday, May 26, 2006


Dear All:

I am one UNHAPPY camping blogger, right now.

As you might've read in the previous posts comments section, Renato kindly transmitted my lack of connectivity -- something which has happened since last Friday.

I'm not sure what is happening, but it takes FOREVER to load any page, whether graphics-heavy, or old-fashioned ones, like the low-graphics Google.

Fortunately, I have an ISP chappie coming this Friday, an appointment I've waited for 5 days to have.

Just to highlight my frustration in its starkest terms, guess how long this deucedly simple post took to load and compose?

30 minutes.


(I didn't help that this week, my father was unwell and today was at hospital, so my usual forays to the university labs, have necessarily been very much at the back of my mind)

Apologies, my friends. I will try to sort this out soon. I miss you all much.

P.S.: Ehud Olmert's speech rocked. And the Press Conference last night with Tony, was bang on. Sigh. I hate not blogging.

4 PM EDT UPDATE: Yay! I'm back online, and there is a tremendous improvement in the connectivity rate -- super fast now. However, remember my Norberto story? Well, the techie who came to my place was another "The Cuban-American" -- but this time such a rude person, that I'm off to Fourbucks to get a caffe latte to calm myself down. What a jerk. He told me MY computer is old. Old! Well, yes it is. So? So is his mama. Don't get me started.

More later!


  • Hang in there Victoria! Take good care of your Dad, we'll be checking in faithfully for your return! YOU rock!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Fri May 26, 08:27:00 am GMT-4  

  • [scribbles]For...some things...slower is NOT better....Right! I'll remember this at 'crucial moments', shall we say.

    By Blogger Ron, at Fri May 26, 09:29:00 am GMT-4  

  • 3 words Virus or Spyware!!!

    try these spots for fixes:

    www.grisoft.com AVG virus scanner works well and is FREE!!!!

    www.lavasoftsupport.com Ad-Aware spyware detector also FREE!!!!

    Hope you dad feels better!!!


    By Anonymous MrWhipple, at Fri May 26, 01:14:00 pm GMT-4  

  • It may be a problem with blogger. I've been working on a post since last night and haven't gotten it uploaded yet.

    People complain about blogger sometimes, although since it's free, I don't feel I should knock it.

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Fri May 26, 05:25:00 pm GMT-4  

  • How's Dad?

    When my 'pooter began getting slow - and I know I put a lot of garbage on it, so I foul things up - I asked somebody online what I could do, short of buying a new one that was empty. He recommended CrapCleaner, SpyBot Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware. All to go with whatever Anti-virus I have. So I got the Crap Cleaner, and SpyBot Search & Destroy to go with the others that I had.

    Bingo! 'Pooter runs as fast as it should, the registry gets repaired, the garbage is cleaned out, and the 'pooter is happy.

    By Anonymous benning76, at Fri May 26, 08:55:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Hi Vicky,

    Nice to read your stuff again and like always you're having connection problems *good memories hehe*.

    My best wishes to your father as always.

    By Anonymous Peter, at Sun May 28, 06:59:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Prayers going out for your father! And you!

    We will await your return!

    By Anonymous Darrell, at Mon May 29, 01:26:00 am GMT-4  

  • Vicky is still having a few problems but she should be back and running soon.

    News of her new album and tour to follow!

    By Blogger Renato, at Mon May 29, 11:16:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Vittoria!

    As I'm sure you know, you only have... nine days left to get that connection working.

    Please thrash the cable company into submission before then.

    By Blogger JSU, at Wed May 31, 06:17:00 am GMT-4  

  • Oye, Renato, enough already! We need Victoria back!!! I find I am starting to get irritable throughout the day!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Wed May 31, 07:25:00 am GMT-4  

  • Speaking of nine days, I *think* I will be all set with apartment and internet connection by the 8th. So veeb better hurry up.

    Now if I could only get this pesky thesis thing to go away...

    By Blogger Jim, at Wed May 31, 09:11:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Bueller? Bueller?

    By Blogger JSU, at Thu Jun 08, 03:01:00 am GMT-4  

  • We're starting to get worried! I hope your Dad is doing well... MORE prayers in the meantime...

    By Anonymous Darrell, at Sat Jun 10, 01:01:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Victoria: We really are growing concerned here in Sundries-land.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Sat Jun 10, 03:28:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Vic is OK, but having computer issues. I trust she'll post an official update soon.

    By Blogger JSU, at Sat Jun 10, 10:02:00 pm GMT-4  

  • JSU, please tell her to hurry up! We are worried!

    Hey, and thanks for the update!

    By Blogger benning, at Wed Jun 14, 07:41:00 am GMT-4  

  • Heck, it's getting so that even the trolls like me will post with desperation.
    Miss you Victoria and hope all is better with your father as well!

    By Blogger ZWarrior, at Thu Jun 15, 12:03:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Victoria, I hope everything is OK ... .

    By Blogger reader_iam, at Sat Jun 17, 10:53:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Hope you get the puter fixed soon.....PLEASE!!! Missing the insightful goodness that is normally here!!!

    By Anonymous MrWhipple, at Sat Jun 17, 10:55:00 pm GMT-4  

  • If you are going to take a month's "holiday" you can, at least, give a person a heads-up! You are down to a "slimy mollusk,"
    I'm afraid... Oh well! I'd bet you'd be tasty with butter and garlic!

    By Anonymous Darrell, at Mon Jun 19, 12:22:00 am GMT-4  

  • Victoria, come back to us! We miss you so...

    By Blogger Ron, at Mon Jul 03, 12:19:00 am GMT-4  

  • I'm thinking something more serious than computer issues is now keeping you away.

    Take care, with whatever.

    By Blogger reader_iam, at Tue Jul 11, 12:44:00 am GMT-4  

  • Do you need a hand?
    I suppose I should have asked that before (almost) two months elapsed, but who knew? I heard that public libraries have computers available for this sort of thing, if that's the issue. If you are tied up, try to send us a sign or signal. Your traffic is up, with gawkers looking for fresh words. Who knows? A bit longer and you might make become a mammal after all.

    The point of all this is I miss you. Happy?

    By Anonymous Darrell, at Sat Jul 15, 12:15:00 am GMT-4  

  • We have grown worried, Victoria. I hope you are fine. :(

    By Blogger benning, at Wed Jul 19, 04:05:00 am GMT-4  

  • Like a well-manicured MacArthur, Vic will return.

    (But don't ask me to pin down a date.)

    By Blogger JSU, at Mon Jul 24, 05:13:00 am GMT-4  

  • JSU, I hope you are right! I am worried about what may be going on with her as she has been away for two months! Hope she is ok!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Mon Jul 24, 08:25:00 am GMT-4  

  • Good news!!! Victoria should be back soon! She just got a new computer yesterday! I know this as she posted a comment on Babalublog last night when we were celebrating fidel castro's poor health! July 31st will be remembered as a great day; Victoria resurfaced and fidel could be dead!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Tue Aug 01, 10:01:00 am GMT-4  

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