re: The 1 hour challenge, can you survive it? VIEW POST

re: Ha ha ha, well... Where I live, the electricity cuts off for at least a few seconds every day. And internet is sometimes just not there for hours, ...

This fascinated me. I had a realization. I better damn well be grateful for having solid internet, and not having to worry about it.

It's good to get a reminder of how good I have it. I wish I could share in the good internet and power source with you.

I think it's great that you have learned to overcome this and adapted.

In a way, it seems it's almost a gift, because you are able to break away and focus on other parts of life as well. The internet can be so addicting, especially now since tv, movies and music are just a simple part of it.

It brings up another great point, why it's important to build "offline" mode in to your apps.

Thank you so very much for you reply.


Thanks for the thoughtful response! It definitely is almost a gift, it helps to build up strength in a way, and also helps consider the people who —for any reason— have it harder. Some people have slow computers, slow or non-existent internet connections, etc. I know I have it easy, I'm lucky I can work from home and work freely, but it definitely is a lot harder for others. I remember reading that in a big tech company (can't remember which) all of the developers had to switch down to 2G for one full day each week so that they wouldn't forget the users who don't have blazing-fast developed-city connections or devices.

For me, I think of it as if I was living in the mountains. It's normal, or even to be expected, that you won't have such great services if you're living in a remote area. I am about an hour away from the closest moderately-sized city in a developing country, so... I'm glad I have any internet at all! 😅

wow that sounds like a nice setup then. Remote without a lot of people and being able to work at home. Ya, I totally get being blessed to have your internet at all. I mean i feel blessed having mine for sure. Thanks again for reminding me to be considerate of those without fast internet.

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