Keeping my mind occupied without the Internet is not that difficult… but you need to learn how to live in this situation.
Day 15. About 10 days to go… I have a lot of time and no worries. You should test this offline vacation idea for yourself. I’m reading Fiódor Dostoiévski much faster than when I need to read and answer a lot of emails and messages. Thanks for your comments in the blog (if any), and I hope I’m not being criticized that much in our social media channels.
Day 16-18. The sun is in the sky! What a wonderful time to be in Chile enjoying the country, the museums, the monuments, the beaches and the fields. I’m pretty confident I’ll make it, but you never know. My only online moments are to share these experiences with you. I’m lucky it’s not a harder challenge: Vacationing from all technology. That would be hard. With the ‘Internet of Things’ all round, this type of personal experience could be harder and harder in the future.
Day 19. Alive! Man, I’ve learned a lot of Spanish as I need to keep talking with anyone around me. By talking to people, instead of reading about it online, I’m connected to the world, understanding what is going on, how things are done here in this foreign country. I’m learning a lot and also resting and enjoying life a lot.
Day 20. The computer start doing weird things: The time has changed (of course, this is not that good, old CMOS battery!), and two paid apps were not recognized and locked access to themselves . I might be offline, but my apps want to phone home!
Day 21-22. I’ve noticed (in a friend’s phone) the first two parts of this article were published. Thanks! Although, by this time, no comments at all… Even my forum friends do not seem to talk that much. Maybe what I am doing is not that special?
Tomorrow I’ll send some new pictures for Deborah to publish in this last part.
Day 23-24. It’s time to restore the computer conditions so I can have Internet again. That means, in my case, restore the automatic online backup services, startup items, some Windows services I’ve got disabled and, of course, Avast Antivirus. Restarting the computer will prepare it for connection tomorrow (I hope).
Day 25. Wo0h00! New life! My computer has been connected again. Wow! A new Avast Antivirus version. I was shocked when I discovered that only 3 of my Windows applications were updated, compared to more than 30 in my smartphone. Man, the world is turning mobile, no doubt. After I update my Windows to Insider Preview 14271 version released some days ago it will be time to read about what I missed and, perhaps, write another blog article.
Thanks for supporting me in this (weird) offline experience. It’s good to be connected again.