Posts Tagged ‘internet’

Mi conflicto (de palabras) con Telmex

May 28, 2011

I’ll write this post in Spanish because it is meant to reach an important goal: get fully back internet in my home. I am having a fight with Telmex and I have to win. It’s important for my work.

Escribo este blogpost preocupada, porque llueve en Barranquilla. Eso significa que las citas se cancelan sin anunciar. Lógico, porque la ciudad se vuelve intransitable por los arroyos. Estoy preocupada porque estoy esperando un técnico de Telmex, el tercero en dos semanas, para solucionarme un problema con el internet y el teléfono. El problema es que la señal viene y se va. Nunca sé cuando sirve el internet. Cuando viene, trago de las bits y bytes de la señal como si estuviera sin agua en un desierto. Hay que aprovechar.

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When your smart phone isn’t smart

January 30, 2010

Much of my attention this week was dedicated to my mobile phone, which wasn’t functioning well. I bought Nokia‘s smart phone E71 in December and was quite happy with it. Until the emails stopped arriving. Fortunately my phone company Comcel‘s helpdesk was very willing to help. But then the problem returned and worse. My email account was ‘deconfigured’. And Comcel’s helpdesk stopped being helpful… (more…)

Yoani Sánchez can’t leave Cuba

October 14, 2009

Cuba’s most famous blogger, Yoani Sánchez, is going to celebrate her Maria Moors Cabot Prize at her home in Havana. The Castro government doesn’t allow her to leave the country to receive the prize. Neither can she travel to Brazil where she was going to present her book, Cuba Libre, and speak in Congress. (more…)

Now it is Iran, tomorrow Cuba?

June 17, 2009

Interesting the protests which are going on in Iran after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reelected. It is possible that they will go on for quite a time. And even Twitter plays a part, now that the government has severely limited the possibilities of journalists to do their work. The Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez draws a parallel between Cuba and Iran.

Iranian women, painted in 1669

Iranian women, painted in 1669

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Cubans don’t have access to internet

May 10, 2009

Through  Twitter I saw a You Tube Video showing how a Cuban in a hotel in Havana tried to get access to internet. (more…)