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January 19, 2019

Crisis: My modem seems to be broken (it was: a new one works on Jan 21, 2019)



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Introduction:

This is a Nederlog of Saturday, January 19, 2019. 

1. Summary

This is a crisis log but it is a bit different from how it was until 2013:

I have been writing about the crisis since September 1, 2008 (in Dutch, but since 2010 in English) and about the enormous dangers of surveillance (by secret services and by many rich commercial entities) since June 10, 2013, and I will continue with it.

On the moment and since more than three years (!!!!) I have problems with the company that is supposed to take care that my site is visible [1] and with my health, but I am still writing a Nederlog every day and I shall continue.


My modem seems to be broken

It is Saturday January 19, 2019, early in the morning, and my modem seems to have broken down yesterday.

I do not know the reason but it is almost certainly my modem, for the rest works as before. Even the modem looks as it should do, but there is no connection with the internet.

All I know is that it worked OK yesterday and then stopped, but the stopping was a bit gradual: I either use e-mail or Firefox, and first the e-mail fell out but Firefox still worked, and then Firefox also stopped and that is basically it.

Also, it looks now as it should when it is working (one light on, not blinking), but no connection, and also my ftp can´t make contact with the internet.

Well... that is it.

It is on the moment too early to call my provider, and besides it is weekend.

I do not know how long this may last but I´ll do my best - and yes, I know you will see this message only after I have got a working modem again.


Note
[1] I have now been saying since the end of 2015 that xs4all.nl is systematically ruining my site by NOT updating it within a few seconds, as it did between 1996 and 2015, but by updating it between two to seven days later, that is, if I am lucky.

They have claimed that my site was wrongly named in html: A lie. They have claimed that my operating system was out of date: A lie.

And they just don't care for my site, my interests, my values or my ideas. They have behaved now for 2 years as if they are the eagerly willing instruments of the US's secret services, which I will from now on suppose they are (for truth is dead in Holland).

The only two reasons I remain with xs4all is that my site has been there since 1996, and I have no reasons whatsoever to suppose that any other Dutch provider is any better (!!).
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