Return from Summer Break 2010
My host Arnulf Christl took three weeks summer break and was off line until August 23rd (2010-08-23). He did not read any emails, no newsletters, no mailing lists, no Twitter, no LinkedIn, no Xing, no Wiki RSS and so on. Cooling off took about two weeks.
Now lets see how long it will take to get him up to speed again, he looks sort of quite relaxed.
I have been away for three weeks because Arnulf was also gone, so nothing much happening here. So I went travelling a bit. As interstellar communication is still having issues with distances above 10ly I also celebrated a terrestrial digital absence (the longest in a decade and surprisingly highly fun and relaxing). The issue is that Space is not empty (as in "a vacuum") but but just in an unorganized state of potentiality making coherent transfer of conventional information practically impossible. (Reworded: No terrestrial Facebook on Alpha Ursae Majoris) Depending on where you want to go it might take a few deviations through worm and black holes to get there and these are known to be prone to sporadic fluctuations in connectivity. Whatever. Next week I'll be back in Europe (too much air traffic for high speed low orbit approaches there which is why we typically land in Canada or Patagonia and then limp on with local travel means).