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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Down and Out in Thimphu and Paro

While you wait for a website to load,
Orwell's memoir  makes a great read.
One of DrukNet's servers (, IP address was out-of-order this morning. The server hosts many websites, including RTC (, DDC (, T-Bank ( and hundreds more.

The operation of the server was restored at 9:40am. I could not find any explanation for the outage on DrukNet's website (

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