• Subject: Re: Ping to test a connection to see if it's alive?
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 07:10:58 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

I remember once writing a program to convert .pcx or some extension to
a bitmap so I could send it to a laser printer.  I ordered the manual on the
file specs from some company (Hewlett packard I think it was) and started
going through it.

It was giving the header description, and something like the 6th byte or so
was always ASCII 42.  According to the manual, it was 42 for "It's deep
philosophical meaning".

Got quite a chuckle out of that one.


Jim Langston

PaulMmn wrote:

> 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

[Snip] (Yet another electron bytes the dust)

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