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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Censorwhatty?

This is by no means an explanation for my negligence of blogging duties, but I can't access Blogger right now. In order to even publish this, I had to use a proxy site to enable instant posting of emails to this blog (yes, I just linked to myself). [EDIT: Apparently that failed as well, so I'm using the proxy site to post this.  If there end up being three copies, that's why.]

I've had issues with accessing Wordpress blogs for a while now (thankfully I can usually see the one I actually post to, and yes, I just linked to myself again), and can only read them via an RSS reader. Now the same thing is happening with Blogger sites, and I can't view pictures (which is especially unhelpful for ... most of the blogs I keep up with). I gave up on seeing embedded videos ages ago.

YouTube has been unavailable in China for weeks now, and there's no sign of that changing any time soon.

It's a little less than two weeks until the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre* (or 'Protest', if you prefer). Coincidence?

Meantime, I'm going to see pandas in Sichuan province next week (a little over a year after the earthquake hit there), and the week after, my mum is coming to visit. Yay! The weather is in the high 20s, and looking to get warmer. Thankfully M&S is here to supply clothes that fit me. And Jaffa Cakes.

 
Random cute craft picture.  Thanks, Dave.  I would like to make this.  
*I picked a BBC link that I can't see, so my apologies if it's not the best.  

3 comments:

josephine said...

I don't know how I'd manage to live in a place with that much blatant censorship. I am nearly in tears over it now. :(

josephine said...

I don't think I could live in a place with that much blatant censorship. I am nearly in tears over it now. :(

Wendel said...

It's even a pain to publish other people's comments. :\

Thanks for your thoughts, though, Jo.