I got up very early Hong Kong time this morning to see the Olympic opening ceremony live at a very late UK time yesterday – can you follow the logic in that?. I very much enjoyed the show and, after my blog yesterday mentioning Tim Berners-Lee, I was delighted to see him present, involved and lauded during the show. At about the ‘G’ of the Countries marching into the stadium, I went out onto the roof deck to take photos of dawn. For the first day in 6, the rain had stopped and the skies were clearing. Inspiration on the TV, inspiration in the atmosphere above – if I can stay awake for the rest of the day it should be a good one!
Thanks to some altruistic and gifted individuals in the world of technology and software; Tim Berners-Lee showed the way ahead when he invented the internet and ‘gave it away to the world’ – plus my ability to follow an idiot’s step-by-step guide – I was able to connect my phone to my laptop, download some software and then watch live BBC TV over the internet from today. The Olympics is what I really want to watch and coverage in Hong Kong doesn’t appear to be available on free-to-air, it’s only available from one cable provider, you have to sign up to a 24 month contract, the rest of their programming is rubbish and I don’t even have a TV here yet. Here’s the weather forecast for tonight’s London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, the backdrop to which is yet more rain here in Hong Kong.