Stop, start, restart …

I don’t know why … but I just tend to stop doing things for no reason at all – take blogging for example.
I won’t give reasons that I am too busy working nowadays and stuff … because, I can, if I want, take some time out for blogging everyday …

But then, every now and then, I just tend to stop it – and it takes a great deal of effort to start back – but once it has started, I am sure it will go the distance…

This did not really prompt me to write the blog, but its worth talking about anyways.
The story is about a little 6 year old boy who fell into a very narrow well type structure and was stuck there for more than 50 hours before the rescue team managed to dig a tunnel from a parallel larger well and rescue him …

The child was going to be saved eventually and would be unharmed – everybody knew that, but what was really sickening was how the media made such a fuss about it with all the sensationalising, that it was worse than the hundreds of soaps doing the rounds on air these days.

A couple of news channels, showed nothing else but 11 hours of continuous footage of the scene while the army was trying to rescue the child.
The child was ofcourse rescued eventually and as I had predicted, got quite some amount in cash … and I do believe, will get all his education and stuff sponsored eventually.

Then there was the other thing recently about the Govt. banning quite a few blog sites in the wake of the Mumbai terror blasts.
They originally wanted about 17 sites to be blocked, but as the technology to do this does not exist, the ISPs ended up blocking the entire domain and so, all the blogger sites … this one included.

Apparently a couple of blogs were being used by SIMI activists to plan other attacks.
In my opinion, all this mess happens due to pure idiots existing in the Govt Technology dept who would not know the difference between an operating system and a web browser.

On the plus side, it turned out to be great business for proxy sites (esp. kproxy) and a lot of people ended up learning inadvertently, about proxies and how blocking of sites is just not possible in most of the cases …
So much for sheer stupidness and tonnes of revenue loss …

Anywho, this was just a wake up post for me … nothing to really muse about in that sense …
But now that I am up and atom, should have better things to muse about soon … :)

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