Friday morning the mail server on which I get my notification from Gather went bust, however I didn't notice it until I came home from work, so I called my colleague at work to make a fault complain. But since this was Friday night, there is no way this would be solved until after the weekend.
My cell phone has been so quiet since then. Every time I get a mail I will normally get a notification message on my cell, but nothing – just silence since. This really made me feel completely out of the loop, and made so much harder keeping up with comments, new articles and mail receive from all of you.
I realized just how much we truly depend on the internet highway and effortless form of communication.
This made me think of the poem I made, when I first joined Gather, because I wasn't able to sleep, because I woke up every time I received a text message notification.
Since I've joined Gather
I have had to weather
The battle to sleep
Because at anytime day or night a message would "beep"
My mail server sends a text message to me,
Every time I receive a mail from my friends at Gather to see
You guys don't rest
Life has been added a little zest
But I will not miss out on anything
Waking up at all hours to that little "ding"
Alas I've had to create a new profile
On my cell phone called sleep
Silencing that little bleep
And messages can now come in a pile
But ahh, modern technology is a joy
The messages that you sent, will no longer with me toy
As I once again can rest and have a good nights sleep
Not noticing that joyous bleep
I wonder if I'm becoming addicted, that I have had this empty feeling all weekend long. The mail server is now on the way to being restored; however the notification text message is still not working. That could turn out to be a blessing as I so far have 150 unread messages in my mailbox, and they keep ticking in….
You guys sure are the most active people, I have met, albeit only virtually. But I have to say I did miss being a part of Gather this weekend.