dial-up

I came home. Yehaw, I am home! Damn, I am home, where I have no decent net-access. The situation of internet access in Hungary is ridiculous or catastrophic. Depends on where you live. Generally there is broadband connection, which is limited to 15 Gbytes of data-transport per month. Or one can chose ADSL. Seems nice? Well, it isn’t. ADSL and Broadband are available in around 10 big cities. (However big my hometown is, there still isn’t any ADSL.) As a result 90% of the Hungarian citizens have no other choice but dial-up. It wouldn’t be that bad if it weren’t darn expensive. Monthly fee towards the ISP is 16$ for a full-time access. Sounds good? Hehe, well the problem is with the telephone fee, which is: 280$ per month if you play only after six pm. (Consider that an average wage in hungary is like 500-800$ per month!) And our politicians always whine that no one is buying on the net, the number of net users shrink, etc.

Why is this so? Well, because we have only one telephone service we can ‘choose’ from. {Matáv} (Hungarian Telecommunications) is the only telephone service provider available. Ubernice.

To help people the Government has recently started to do something. They offered money for Matáv to decrease some of its fees. Well this resulted in some new configurations subscribers can chose from. A 15-hour-net-pack (10$) and a 40-hour-net-pack (34$) was established. Yes, one can surf 40 (!) hours for ‘only’ 34$!! Wow.

I don’t know what I will do. How am I supposed to play Anarchy Online this way? Damn it. :(

Tennis

Monday. Most people don’t like this day very much. I hated Mondays when school was on its way. However now I am not at home. I am currently visiting my cousin in {Budapest} (capital of Hungary). So Monday means nothing else but a brand new day for making a website, watching TV and strolling in the nearby forest.

About the development of my site. I asked for an offer from a local web services provider ({services.hu}) and I hope sesam.hu can soon be online first on a subdomain while I am waiting for my domain contract to be accepted.

Yesterday I watched a {tennis match} (Is it called a match? Or a game? I don’t know…). Dukic vs. Venus Williams. Venus won easily to my great sadness. I liked Dukic more. I have an unexplained dislikness towards the Williams sisters. During the match Venus played tennis like a robot, without a smile, without a single emotion on her rock-like face. She played awesome of course, reached balls no one can, etc. But still…
Dukic was more like a human. She started good. However to beat a Williams one needs to play tennis without a single mistake. And even playing so can’t be enough. So Dukic’s good start wasn’t enough either. Dukic played her best, and lost. But she smiled anyhow, and thats why I liked her more. It must be a real menthal stress to live with the fact that however great her efforts are they are still in vain. I hope someday someone will beat the Williams sisters. For – like Bilbo’s long life and wealth – their supremity is unnatural, and being so one day it must be payed for.
Go, Go Dukic! :)

The Beginning

Well. This is the very first journal entry. ;) It is hard to start something, but there must be a beginning, so be it. When I am writing this sesam.hu is only a concept yet. I have visited the {website of Ragnar Tornquist}, decided to create a webpage on my own, started to design it, and I have a couple of html files now. I haven’t even registered the domain name yet. Hehe. I have no money for it. 19-year-old people never have enough money in my opinion.

I have much to do so this is all for the first time. The next entry will be easier to write. At least I hope so.