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lapintada
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
must have been a bitch just to upload the picture!
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
haha, I have evdo on my phone. But without a reliable internet connection, my home phone reroutes to my cell, so I wouldn't be able to get any phonecalls at all if I used it as my primary connection.
ex_calicoey
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
Uh, when you're done with that, the Smithsonian would like it back...
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
it's v.90 baby. none of that silly ancient v.32 stuff
ex_calicoey
Aug. 9th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
What was I thinking? You're not old school at all!
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
totally not, this is high tech stuff.
ex_calicoey
Aug. 9th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
What, pray tell, drove you to such a desperate high tech act?
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
DSL modem failure prior to recieving the replacement.
niteshad
Aug. 9th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
Wait...you're saying that you don't have a hot spare sitting around someplace? Dude, you loaned me a DSL modem while I was waiting for mine to arrive in the mail. What happened to that old tank of a Westell?
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
All I'm sayin is I had dialup backup ready to rock, and reconfiguring my network to do pppoe was extra effort.
bjserven
Aug. 9th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
egads!! that takes a real trooper to endure that harshness.

on the other side of that coin, I had half expected you to have an elaborate antenna rigged on your roof to pick up stray wifi signals from the neighborhood as a backup.
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
This is much more legal, and just as free.
bjserven
Aug. 9th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
i am sure you could get one of the neighbors to agree that "in the unlikely event of a network outage, it is groovy for paul to piggy back", or whatever tickles their fancy.

aye, but is free Merit really worth the hassle? *hairball*
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
Who said anything about Merit? I'm dialing into my own RAS.

I have a portmaster 3 on an ISDN circuit all to myself.
bjserven
Aug. 9th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
i figured as much. i just had to take a stab at Merit. (I found some documentation with their name on it in my filing cabinet the other day which was from a 1997 NANOG meeting). sorry.
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
oh, and it's on a static IP, on dialup.
bjserven
Aug. 9th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
sweet.
santiagon
Aug. 9th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
Yikes. And I thought that a 56k upstream was bad.

You brave, brave man.
noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
haha, and I'm sharing it with my servers and ladymace as well.


It's brought us closer together too, as there are plenty of ways to kill time while pages download.
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noweb4u
Aug. 9th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Is it?
I love USR modems. They're rock solid.

broadband is pretty cheap these days. Who is your local phone provider?
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