Concerning the apparent blocking of satirical website ntscmp.com by PCCW's ISP Netvigator, Mister B sent an email last week to Netvigator's Technical Support. Other than the auto-reply to acknowledge receipt, Netvigator has not yet responded in any meaningful way.
On 18 September 2006, Mister B emailed Hong Kong's Office of the Telecommunications Authority. The email address, by the way, is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 19 September 2006, Mister B received the following from OFTA:
Mr [Bijou],The content of Mister B's email to OFTA was adapted from that published on ntscmp. The satirical ntscmp.com (Not the South China Morning Post) continues to be inaccessible to this Netvigator subscriber.
Thank you for your email below.
We are now looking into the matter you raised and will reply to you as soon as possible.
Should you have any enquiries about our handling of your case, please feel free to contact Mr Danny xxxx at 2961 xxxx (and then press 3 for English, follow by 7, 2, and wait for the voice instruction to enter the first 7 digits of your case reference number)
(Miss xxxx xxxx)
for Director-General of Telecommunications
You may have better luck: ntscmp.com
No good? Try this proxy: browesatcollege
You can also find ntscmp's letter: here
What else? The very excellent Roland Soong (ESWN) today reports that he finds himself in the middle of an "internet storm in which I do not possess precise informatin." (sic) Further on, he has some very pertinent questions. According to ESWN, the "NTSCMP Affair" has now also been picked up by the very active local Chinese-speaking online community on various forums and blogs. Highly recommended read: EastSouthWestNorth
Maybe Richard Li's PCCW Netvigator and his dad Li-Kashing's HGC Broadband are stricken by some sort of technical problem. Mister B would be alarmed if this is something more sinister: the extension of the techniques of the GFW (Great Firewall of China) to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. If that is the case, paramount leader and bridge player Deng Xiaoping, he of "One country, two systems", will have reason to spin in his grave.