Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for the ‘Internet Stuff’ Category

Spam, Spam, Spam

I have changed the comments policy here following a change in the spam monitoring service provided by Askimet, WordPress’s spam protection service. Whereas I previously saw very little spam in the comments, in the last two days, I have had literally thousands of spam comments to clear out. Both from here and from my email […]

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Password Pain

My internet connection has just been restored after 26 hours of down time. This was caused entirely by China Telecom, my provider. At 8 am yesterday morning, while I was working on something very important, my internet died.  I was cut off. Several attempts to reconnect failed. I was being told the system did not […]

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Norwegian Spam

I get a lot of comments here which you never see. Utter nonsense and obvious spam. And the occasional troll. They never get through. This one, however, amused me in its going the extra mile in complete stupidity. Such dedication in turning English into incomprehensible word salad should not go unmarked. “Comment: I liked up […]

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Website Wiped

Today, I finally did something I have been planning to do for a couple of years. I deleted all the Liuzhou Laowai website apart from the blog and a couple of small side routes. Should you try to access any page on (other than /wordpress) you should see something like this. I have also […]

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China NoCom

This could all have turned out very differently. I was having visions of spending time at the keyboard lambasting all and sundry for their corporate incompetence, tax avoidance, general annoyance etc. I would have worked the orange imbecile in somehow, too. A total breakdown in civilisation etc. I had to move house. Always a load […]

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writing abiolities

Anyone who runs a blog or website, and I do both gets all sorts of garbage in the email. Askimet, the anti-spam organisation catches most, but occasionally a few get through. Most are just annoying or boring, but occasionally one amuses me. They still get deleted though. This one, received today,  amused me for its […]

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Top Visits

Here, for anyone interested is a list of the most visited pages on this blog (other than the home page) since it was moved to this server in 2011. So, it doesn’t include visits from Dec 2004 – Sept 2011. Hence I haven’t given the visit count figures. The only difference I think including them […]

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Internet Inactivity

I don’t know what’s going on, but today my internet connection has been abysmally slow. It went pear shaped around noon and has been shit ever since. It was intermittently bad over the weekend, but today it has been next to useless. And I have work to do. Never mind, China Telecom are still able […]

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Vegetarian Coincidence?

The post which plagiarized mine has been reviewed by the site owner and deleted. The “author” has been banned from that site. I have therefore deleted this post and accompanying comments. I am grateful to all who gave their support, opinion and feedback – and to the site owner who did the right thing. I will always […]

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Holiday Drill

New Year’s Day is an official holiday in China. One day. But, as always, the locals find ways to extend it and convince themselves they have three days off, so they are also taking the 2nd off work, but will have to work Sunday to “make up”, a favourite phrase of theirs. (The third “day […]

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