Thursday, December 28, 2006

Google Talk is the only survivor after the earthquake!

After the South China Sea earthquake, at least 6 international cable connected with China is damaged. In China, we cannot login with Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo Messenger. We still can use Google Talk and Tencent QQ, but friends in foreign countries cannot login with Tencent QQ for it has no server outside China. So, Google Talk become the only choice, if you want to chat with foreign friends.

How about Skype? It's a P2P client. Yes, I can login with my Skype, with a very unstable connection. It disconnects every few seconds, and connects after another minute. I cannot chat with this unstable connection, so I gave up using Skype.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Internet is so slow here after the earthquake...

The Internet connection is quite slow in China, because at least 6 of the international cables connected with China were damaged yesterday night, during the earthquake in South China Sea. And it is heard that it needs a few days to repair these cables.

I cannot open almost any of the pages from foreign websites. I cannot login with my Windows Live Messenger. Anyway, Google's services, especially those have Simplified Chinese user interfaces, are accessible here, although they're a little bit slower than normal. Maybe because Google have some mirror servers in China.

I can login with my Google Talk, and I can open my Google Mail, so I'm still connected with my foreign friends.  Some friends outside China start asking me why they cannot visit some Chinese websites, and I just tell them the truth.

I hope those cables could be repair as soon as possible, because this slow connection makes me really frustrated, for "refresh" and "retry" are my "favorite" buttons now.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Mobile Blogging with Opera Mini 3.0

After upgraded to Opera Mini 3.0, I found out that it can upload photos to blog. I registered an Opera Community account instantly, and took a photo to upload. After uploading the photo, I entered some text for title and content and clicked submit, and the post has been published. It's great!

I was dreamming about an easy way for mobile blogging, and I think Opera Mini 3.0 would be just the right way. It's easy enough to use, and just take a little time to publish a post with one photo. In one day, I can publish 2 or 3 posts without interrupting my jobs or wasting a lot of time.

Oh, I nearly forgot to tell you the name and address of my mobile blog. It's called Cat in Mobile. And you can subscibe to its RSS feed.