The First Crack


My God! I feel like I’m cracking out of a shell!

I have been without any measurable Internet bandwidth for the last three months. I suspected that the local Costa Rican monopoly ICE was capping the use of their so-called “unlimited” high-speed Internet access. After twice denying it, they finally admitted that; if you went over 3 GB you wouldn’t have as much bandwidth but, they still denied that it was “capping.” Go figure!

Anyway my physical location here in Costa Rica is in a “hole”, electromagnetically speaking.

I’ve been waiting to try this new outfit here in Costa Rica called Movistar. They were claiming to give 10 times the speed. Well, they do, which means I now have a remarkable 200 Kbps which is just about 10 times the 15 Kbps I was getting with cabletica. Nothing like the Meg I was used to working with, but it keeps me workable. The problems arise when you’re trying to edit a blog with a spotty, extremely low bandwidth Internet connection. Things become impossible. I couldn’t even listen to the radio without buffering; edit a website? No way!

I know this is probably going to take a while to straighten out but, it looks like I might be able to do it after all. I’ve had a lot of insights these past few months and number of things have changed in my life; some worth sharing some not. I plan to try to put up some regular posts to see what areas I would like to pursue.

My new connection with the EPGSIG and with Mark Siegmund and his blog Tet-World (both on Facebook) is promising a bunch of insights from the direction of Buckminster Fuller as well as from Hesse’s The Glass Bead Game; a nice convergence with my own areas of interest.

So, excuse me while I rummage around in here; it appears rather like a musty attic and could use some heavy duty cleaning up.

Let’s see, where shall I start?

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