Man, after all the build-up to the launch of the Shenzhou-5 capsule yesterday, I was expecting dancing in the streets, parties in Tian’anmen Square, and all kinds of fun reactions.
Instead? Nothing. A whole fat lot of stinking nothing. The TV coverage was dull – I mean, yeah, they had interviews with the designers of the Changzheng (“Long March”)-2F rocket that did the lifting, and I got to learn the words for ‘booster rocket’ and ‘insulation paneling,’ but it wasn’t anything even near “interesting” – and there was no real reaction that I could see other than a half-hearted “Yay, Motherland. We’re proud to be Number Three.”
Oh, and hi. I’m still moving everything over to the new server, which is as advertised not blocked in China. Still have to figure out why this design works fine in Mozilla but not in IE, and fun stuff like that. I’m doing it in between midterms, to add to the delay. Give me a few days and it’ll be right as rain.