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Thursday, June 01, 20061149171000

Leaving On a Jet Plane (Again)

Naerly a month after boarding a plane in Omaha, I'm about to leave Zhongguo Beijing. After a pretty good day, the country seems to want me gone, too. I haven't been arrested or reeducated in remotest Tibet, yet, but the PRC's inane blocking of gmail (corresponding with an incredibly slow-down of my secure proxy) has made it extremely frustrating and difficult to attend to some last minute chores. Add to that the iTunes decision not to let me download track 4 of That Hideous Strength (probably just another tech snafu, but still aggravating), and I'm less than a happy camper. Oh, and wae-up is probably at four tomorrow. Great.

I received word from one reader that Blogspirit was not letting him post comments. If you are having technical difficulties with this site, please email me, and I'll respond once I'm back in the United States, and free from Communist censorship and unreliable (yet greatly appreciated) web proxies.

Update: Mere seconds after posting this the multi-hour embargo of gmail was lifted. Hurrah! Score another one for the power of blogs! ;-)

Update 2: Mere seconds after posting this, the multi-hour embargo of gmail is back on. Boo! Score another one for the power of one-party rule. :-(

09:10 Posted in Beijing 2006 | Permalink | Comments (3) | Tags: planes


Have a great flight. Very interesting series. Blog journalism continues to advance.

Posted by: Dan Nexon | Thursday, June 01, 2006

FYI, your syndication feed is totally hosed - instead of nicely-formatted text, it's full of XML junk which makes the text unreadable. I'd be grateful if you could take a look, many thanks!

Posted by: Roland Dobbins | Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dan, thanks! As the most popular post was on breakfast cereals [1], the future of web journalism appears to be morning meals!

Roland, I sent your message on to the blogspirit admins, and it is now fixed.

[1] http://tdaxp.blogspirit.com/archive/2006/05/19/chinese-breakfast-cereals.html

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Sunday, June 04, 2006