I am in Beijing, and I find that the Great Firewall of China blocks this blog! I'm a real person now!!
It's not as sweet as writing a book that gets banned, or having a fatwa on one's head, but it feels nice to know that perhaps one picocent is being wasted in the Chinese monitoring system in blocking this content.
I wonder how the Great Firewall of China works. They allow rsync-over-ssh out so clearly one can move encrypted content in and out. It also seems costly to do realtime checking, for latency-sensitive applications. The videoconferencing at the World Bank's Beijing office was a lot worse than that in their Delhi office - perhaps this was the latency introduced by the checks?
-- Ajay Shah http://www.mayin.org/ajayshah firstname.lastname@example.org http://ajayshahblog.blogspot.com <*(:-? - wizard who doesn't know the answer.