• Subject: Re: Ping to test a connection to see if it's alive?
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 8:40:03 -0500

Third line is:

One ring to bring them all

Got the whole poem memorized.




PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com on 10/19/99 01:24:47 AM
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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
PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com




>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.
>
>Regards,
>
>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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