For those of you who were hoping my absence as of late was caused by a cannibal attack or something worse, I’m afraid the true story is far less exciting. In short, our internet has been out for the last week. Some emails came and went from time to time, but other than that we were free from the terrors of Facebook, Wikipedia, and Books-a-Million.com for nigh on six days.
(That being said, if you did send me an email last week and have heard ne’ern a word from me, chances are I never got it…)
Many a thing has happened between then an now, and the next few days I’ll bring you back up to speed. But for now, I will simply leave you with this posting from a week ago, a small taste of the optimistic spirit that so permeated our little society in lieu of the world wide web:
Internet is still offline and will most likely be all of tomorrow as well. We suspect failed equipment, and it is taking us some time to arrange for replacements to be sent up from Madang.
Of course we aren’t barring the possibility that the world has actually ended and there is nothing but a frayed and burnt cable at the other end of the internet. In that eventuality it’ll take a little bit longer to bring the world back online.
But who needs internet when you’ve got this:
And – better yet – this?