• Subject: Re: Ping to test a connection to see if it's alive?
  • From: PaulMmn <PaulMmn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 00:01:43 -0400

One time I called IBM's Level 1 about a Token Ring problem.

The looker-upper mumbled through a few references, then started to laugh.

I asked her what was so funny.

She mumbled something like, "Oh, those developers...."

Then quoted me from LORD OF THE RINGS:

        "One ring to rule them all
                One ring to find them
        One ring to rule them all
                And in the darkness bind them."     (or something like that)

--Paul E Musselman

>Hey, don't be sorry about it.  I got quite a chuckle from it actually.
>There's been a few times when I've been going through a program and I've
>gotten a chuckle out of someone's choice of a variable name or a comment 8-)
>I've been known to do a few myself sometimes.
>Jim Langston
>Rob Berendt wrote:
>> Sorry about that destination.  It is a required field that is not used.
>>Go figure.  Hence the inspiration for the name.
>[SNIP] (Send your money to the orphaned electron fund)

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