Well...It kinda does explain everything. I try to live by it. > -----Original Message----- > From: Jim Langston [mailto:email@example.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) > > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to > MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: > firstname.lastname@example.org > +--- > +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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