Tuesday, March 30, 2010
My computer connection at home went down yesterday around noon. Well, it didn't go down. Sometimes it connected. Then it did not connect; it connected partially; then my Google certificate was fake; then my Gmail connection could not be trusted. After seven hours, I gave up and watched "Zoolander" starring Ben Stiller as a male model brainwashed by the fashion industry to kill the new Prime Minister of Malaysia because he promised to get rid of child labor.
So now I am over at the renown Querini Stampali, the scene of many previous Internet blocks. I arrived about 1PM. First my brand new password did not work. I switched computers. The computer that was working fine before I sat down suddenly lost its signal. I switched again. My password was not correct. I asked to speak to the person in charge. I had to wait until 2:00PM. I read the International Herald Tribune and learned that President Sarkozy of France was meeting with President Obama of the USA.
I won't repeat the entire story, but part of it included me hollering in the library that I would make a scene so they could call the police and file a denuncia against me. More confusion. It then turned out that my password wasn't blocked; it was my account itself. The next reason was that I had typed the password incorrectly. Then yet another computer went down. I got it up and running again myself. My account and password suddenly functioned. But when I signed in, the clock needed to be reset and YOU COULD ONLY DO THAT IF YOU WERE A TECH WITH A PASSWORD.
Anyway, as you can see, I am now sitting at a functioning computer, and apparently the clock at the previous computer magically reset itself for the next person. Of course, the first thing I wanted to know was why this happened, so I googled "President Sarkozy" together with "President Obama." I suggest you try it yourself. Those who are up on current events will understand immediately what is going on.
NOTE TO OBSTRUCTERS: I was planning on writing something else entirely; nothing to do with politics at all, but whenever you waste my time in such a fashion, I always want to know why!
Ciao from Venice,
Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog
Posted by Venetian Cat - Venice Blog at 4:21 PM