I am here on the Island of Koh PhaNgan. Will go to the beach in about one hour. I have walked around for the last hour looking for an internet cafe to connect. No luck so far. Hard to explain the mentality, but Thailand culture is not the real helping kind unless it is obvious how, or involves women.
Well, I have lived without it for years, I can live a week without it.
I have not found any techie types.
The Island has changed and they are building lots of room here. The prices are about the same.