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Loser! - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
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Loser!
I nearly orgasmed over finding this page which belongs to the former admin of an ISP I used in Minnesota. I'm not thrilled that I found "him" per se, although it's sort of nice to know he's still alive. What I am thrilled about is that he has links to audio files in the .au format of a modem establishing a v.FC connection and a v.34 connection, both at 28.8k. That, my friends, is nostalgia.

Some days I radiate so much geek radiation that I need to be put into a fifty-five gallon drum and deposited in a concrete bunker for some unfortunate archeologist to rediscover a thousand years from now. Unfortunately for him the drum rusted through, I escaped and now he's glowing like a road flare. The moral of the story, kids, is don't give a shit about the past... you'll just dig up something that makes your skin grow interesting new lesions and causes your teeth to fall out.

Current Mood: bouncy bouncy
Current Music: Neil Young - Change your mind

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nonethewiser From: nonethewiser Date: August 14th, 2002 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
... what are you smoking and where can I find some?
yakko From: yakko Date: August 14th, 2002 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
His "fast busy" is NOT a real fast-busy. It's the "Hey, Mr. DUMAS, you forgot to hang the phone up!" signal. :o)
frostyw From: frostyw Date: August 15th, 2002 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Modem negotiation sounds grate on me now. I turn off the speaker whenever I dial out because I'm sick of it, and they're usually loud. It's all those damn Internet service provider commercials that thought using the sounds made their commercial undeniably cool.
ronbar From: ronbar Date: August 15th, 2002 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I think you hyperextended your metaphor.
feren From: feren Date: August 17th, 2002 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Whiner.
captain18 From: captain18 Date: August 15th, 2002 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
The moral of the story, kids, is don't give a shit about the past... you'll just dig up something that makes your skin grow interesting new lesions and causes your teeth to fall out.

Or worse, cause you to fill up a good-sized basement room with things like multiple Commodore 64s and TI-99/4As, and every now and again, boot up your old Lt. Kernal HD to see your old BBS, frozen in time, just as it was in 1992 when it went down.

There are two reasons people build 5,000+sqft houses:
1) To show off their income/class level.
2) They have the same disease I do and need room to house all their nostalgia.
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: August 15th, 2002 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
*screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaams*
captain18 From: captain18 Date: August 15th, 2002 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, you knew what you were getting into when you said "Yes"...
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: August 15th, 2002 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
but it keeps getting worse...
feren From: feren Date: August 17th, 2002 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
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Worse... or better?
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ronbar From: ronbar Date: August 18th, 2002 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)
What are you planning on doing with that Aim-n-Flame?
chebutykin From: chebutykin Date: August 15th, 2002 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey... I like my lesions!
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