I love Hillbillies. I went to school with one, and there’s nothing like a physicist that’s one hundred percent hillbilly. They are often some of the best people, and I have enjoyed being around them. And, I genuinely like the Taiwanese version of the Hillbilly. Most of the time. Unfortunately, this is not one of them.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with a YEE HAW attitude are terrible at service or providing. And it seems that, down here in Tainan, the local office of our ISP is run by hillbillies with a little too much Yee Haw in attitude and technical skill.
They have successfully knocked us off of the Internet for several days, for reasons that are so trivial that my head is about to explode. And no, even though it’s their own fault, they will not fix it until their Yee Haw technician stumbles into the office and blinks blearily at his work schedule, on Monday. He probably knows the way to our apartment building by heart, since he’s been here so often, messing up the Internet connection of every single apartment in our building at least once over the past few weeks.
This might be the THIRD TIME for us.
And, who knows?
His name might actually be Mr. Yee. I have seen some very interesting Chinese names here in Taiwan – some of which should not be repeated near English-speakers.
I am only able to write all this because of a loaned – but unstable – connection. I’m not even sure if any of what I am writing will actually post to the Omega Shock website – let alone the lengthy tome that I was preparing to inflict upon you all – which makes me sad, since I had so very much of the best in bad news to share.
We’ll see if I can get some of it up.
For the moment, enjoy the blissful peace of a Little ignorance.
Yours in frustration,
PS. Wonders of wonders, it actually made it on.