Several sessions with Telstra service techs later, and an overnight “watch” was able to convince them that sure enough, my modem had been in yoyo mode. Their remote-end tests, and the ones also done on behalf of NBN infrastructure all suggested that the network side of the wall socket was “fine”, and that the problem… Continue reading Touch wood: network up for more than an hour!
Talk about leaving things to the last minute. Well, not entirely, the organizing and booking are all in hand (touch wood). There’s some data-wrangling still to go. The NBN seems to have chosen this moment to go into yoyo mode: we’ve had a new IPv4 address assigned at least half a dozen times in the… Continue reading Oops, where did the time go? Off again in 30-ish hours
Made it. As expected, Iceland Air couldn’t print boarding passes for the two Qatar legs of the journey, although they could check our luggage all the way through. That’ll be why we couldn’t do the online check-in, either. Not much of a “partnership” really, IMO. We had a bit more time in Stockholm Arlanda to… Continue reading Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
The day of our departure from Greenland was a long, drawn-out affair that turned out to be the day before the day of our departure. The plane that was due to pick us up had mechanical problems and, instead of heading from Nuuk to Keflavik as planned, had done an emergency landing at a Greenland… Continue reading Back on the internet, but not yet home
Sticking to the plan of spending our time in Reykjavik gently, with intense slacking-off punctuated by the gentle exercise of strolling, I didn’t get out for a walk, yesterday until about four. Good work! Emerging into the still bright light, the wind was brisk and a little cold, from the North. Whitecaps in the harbour.… Continue reading A walk west, to the Grótta Island Lighthouse
The forecast was for a clear night and strong-ish aurora activity, so we booked the last couple of seats on an aurora-spotting service that would take us to a good viewing spot away from the lights of the city. Downside of last minute preparations was that the pick-up time was earlier than we had hoped,… Continue reading Spot of Aurora photography last night
As we had decided to skip lunch, the better to appreciate our dinner reservation at Ox, we breakfasted heartily and then headed out to see if we could get to the little traditional cottage that we had seen around to the east when we arrived. The answer turned out to be “no”, because it’s actually… Continue reading A nice long walk along the waterfront
Three flights later, here we are in Reykjavik! Actually we’ve been here for a couple of days, now, but the first was quite a blur of sleep-deprived crazyness and movement, followed by catatonic slumber. There were some ups and downs on the flights. On the long, 15-hour first leg to Doha, we found that I… Continue reading Bit of blogging from Reykjavik
This blog is now available in IPv6 flavour, for those who prefer it, thanks to the magic of the nbn. Pictures might load a little quicker too. Let’s hope it’s also reliable: still too young to be able to tell from experience. Not that it matters greatly on this trip, as the expected total lack… Continue reading Last minute infrastructure upgrade
One two. One two… Warming up the systems for another adventure. Still a little way off yet, blast-off at the end of August. Where to? A couple or five days in Reykjavik by way of re-adjusting to the northern hemisphere and being close to the main game, which is a week and a half off… Continue reading Is this thing still on?