Monday, December 21, 2009

JD's Guide to the world wide web

Looking for the signal!

Maybe I'll just enjoy my margarita!

Hard at work on the Sea of Cortez.

As you've probably noticed we have intermittent wifi. We thought an explanation is in order as to how the intertubes work in the Baja. First of all you go to the restaurant across the road from the campground. They send for the woman next door at the market, makes sense so far? She comes and ignores you for a while. After a sufficient period of time she gets on your computer and does some voodoo Mexican thing and goes away again. About this time you get hungry and order breakfast. You can see where this is going eh Bob? Magically tea and breakfast appear about the same time as the intertubes lady - remember her - who asks for some Pesos. That the intertubes is more expensive than breakfast is not lost on you. After you pay the lady she informs you that the wifi isn't actually working and seems genuinely surprised when you do connect with the web. So if the solar flares are just right and no one unplugs the black box duhicky we have the internet sometimes as strange as it seems sitting on the beach in Mexico.

1 comment:

  1. Aren't you glad I schooled you in the basics of Mexican business practices last year JD, as painfull as it was at the time. Now nothing suprises you!