Afterword

ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

MoLHR website down


This morning I discovered that www.molhr.gov.bt is down. Although frustrating for users of eGov services, these things happen, and a quick fix would be expected.

The catch is that a fix won't happen unless the website admin is aware that there is a problem. There are various services that provide alerts and notifications when your website is down. Some will even notify you by a tweet or SMS (for example, the free DingItsUp service, although SMS is unavailable in Bhutan).

We alerted the IT dept at MOLHR, so hopefully the website will be up and running soon.