• Subject: RE: Ping to test a connection to see if it's alive?(life, the universe, and everything)
  • From: Joel Fritz <JFritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 09:59:18 -0700

Well...It kinda does explain everything.  

I try to live by it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Langston [mailto:jlangston@conexfreight.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 7:11 AM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Ping to test a connection to see if it's alive?
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> Regards
> 
> 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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