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Incoming email to my work is down. We can send outgoing email, we can send amongst ourselves, but we can't receive anything from the Internet. While it's been a blessing that we have no spam, it hinders my work with a vendor that I'm trying to work out an agreement with. *sigh*

BTW, the things that some Bozos do to get fame... (link)

It is true? Would economic theory suggest that it is a better investment to execute the creators of worms, viruses, and trojans than murdered? You decide. (link)


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May. 27th, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
It's utterly amazing how much e-mail has become such a part of our lives in the past 5-10 years.

I still remember my feelings about what a wonderful tool it made for my tech support back in '94.

Wow, I just realized...recently, I must have passed my 10-year Internet anniversary.

BTW, for your picture on this post - have you ever seen Bonaduce and Timothy Busfield together?

(Busfield; local Sacto product.)
May. 28th, 2004 03:07 am (UTC)
When I started in 1994, the company was using PROFS on our IBM mainframe. Shortly after, we started implementing MS Mail to limited numbers of clients. It was considered a non-critical service. We've since upgraded to several iterations of Exchange, all continuing the falacy that this was a non-critical service.

That started to change when we got hit by Melissa and LoveLetter. Now that we are on a version that integrates with Active Directory, email is finally considered a Tier 1 application, which means company ciritcal, and expected to be up ... well, constantly.
May. 28th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
And such an application requiring 24/7 is on a M$ platform. :-)

Actually - I'm finally getting impressed with XP and W2K3. Cheri, who's been stuck with WME forever (it seems like), likes XP on her new 'puter.

Intel still needs to figure out that marking memory read-only is a good thing, though; IBM (and others) had it in S/360.

Ah, give me z/OS-z/VM-z/VSE-TPF/ESA (what? No z/TPF? ) for truly mission critical stuff.
May. 28th, 2004 03:08 am (UTC)
On, it's eerie how much Bonaduce and Busfield look at times!
May. 28th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
Busfield is marked IMHO by first impressions. Unfortunately, my first impression was in the whinefest thirtysometing.

Best marketing tie-in product I ever saw - a maternity T-shirt with "zerosomething".
May. 28th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
I suppose that's true, becuase the first time I consiously remember that the person I was watching was Busfield was on The West Wing. I never saw 30something so no harm no foul there...
May. 28th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
I like (liked?) his work on TWW.

He's a nice guy, from what I've seen of him around here. He has a theatre company up here - lives up here, good to the community.

But that whole thirtysomething still works against him, in my mind at least...
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