[rescue] FW: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100
gaz.god at gmail.com
Thu May 1 19:39:34 CDT 2008
Thanks bill now I've got to clean the coke i was drinking off my keyboard :D
On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 1:17 AM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 04:57:56PM -0700, Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:
> > It was always astonishing to start powering the modems back on at
> > 3:30-4AM on a Sunday and see them start to fill up almost as quickly
> > as they finished initializing. "Don't these people have lives?" asked
> > the guys who were there flying on caffeine patching SunOS4 kernels at
> > 4AM on a Sunday... ah, 1995. Back when you could actually get a tan
> > from the Blinky Lights(tm) in the racks and racks of modems, and four
> > T1's were more than enough bandwidth for 25,000 dialup users...
> In '96, ioNET had a remote office in Tulsa (we were in OKC) and had one
> up there who did sales, tech support, etc, for all our Tulsa users. By
> time we had the US Robotics modem banks (what was it, six or eight modems
> on a card? Fed the box with an ISDN PRI).
> The Windows-based remote control software for the modem banks let you
> manually toggle the LEDs for each line, independent of the actual state of
> the connection.
> We got bored one day, and went about doing things that bored geeks will
> Two hours later, we got a call from our buddy in Tulsa, who had looked
> to see the LED matrix on the modem bank spelling out "HI JEFF" 8-)
> The "glory days" of the ISP business were great.
> Bill Bradford
> Houston, Texas
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