[windows2000] Re: [OT] Quarterly Review Metrics

  • From: Bill Beckett <Bill.beckett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 15:29:56 -0400

Yes, my 300 baud modem came out the same week as fire.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Hooper [mailto:jennifer.hooper@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:52 AM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: [OT] Quarterly Review Metrics


Oh dear... And I thought I'd been around.  My first BBS's were at college on
a 1200 baud modem... Then I began running one, then another, then all the
way up to a 32 line Galacticomm BBS.  I went to work for a company that
thought it would be good to use it as a support system for their software,
but turned out they made more by charging kids like us for the the chat and
gaming aspects.  We went to the first OneBBSCon at the Broadmoor in Colorado
Springs, and we saw the first 24.4 Zoom modems... We bought 32 of 'em on the
spot.  <laugh>  

When I was poking around on Google Groups, I found a bunch of posts I made
way back in 1992 from my BBS trying to get Linux 0.92 up and running on a WD
FAST7000 SCSI controller.  Jeeeez...it makes you really realize just how far
we've all come in just 10 years.  

Jen  

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Beckett [mailto:Bill.beckett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 8:38 AM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: [OT] Quarterly Review Metrics

I actually did start out on a 300baud modem. Paid $300 for the 14.4 when it
came out...yeah I was blazing then!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Malczewski [mailto:jmalczewski@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:30 AM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: [OT] Quarterly Review Metrics


Oh, don't get me wrong..  Like I said, I've got about 20 years of training..
I started with 110 baud acoustical modems when I was 6 years old...   LOL

I remember the old WWIV bbs's..  Those were great!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 9:54 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: [OT] Quarterly Review Metrics


On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 09:42:02 -0400, Jeff Malczewski wrote:

>Old?!?  I'll be 28 tomorrow!!

In IT you're stone-age. ;-)

I'm 32 this year, and some of the more computer-litterate phd-students here
at the dept gaze at me in awe when telling them I've used 2k4-modems for
quite a few years doing FidoNET and BBSing "back in the days". Then took the
step to the twice-as-fast 4k8 modems and so on. 8-) Broadband is as common
as air to them. It's not more than about ten years ago, maybe less. 8-)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 2:49 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: [OT] Quarterly Review Metrics
>
>
>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 15:29:09 -0400, Jeff Malczewski wrote:
>
>>Indeed...  I have one "muppet" that I'm supposed to be able to
>>delegate stuff to, but if someone comes and asks me, I usually just do 
>>it myself,
>for
>>the same reasons that Glenn lists..  It just takes FAR too long to
>>explain to people how to do the job that they were hired to do.
>
>I second that!
>
>The Assnt Sysadmin I have now though is pretty good, in the meaning
>that he doesn't try to do things he doesn't know about, ie he knows 
>when to stay clear and ask for help and/or support. To bad his 
>admin-tasks are 2ry to his real job as a PhD-student...
>
>>What happened to all the self-started and self-motivated learners??  I
>guess
>>they all get promoted to positions like mine and don't remain
>>"muppets"... Hence, the "muppets" that are left aren't very useful...
>
>It's a generational thing. Do you ever see middle-aged sysadmins
>sniffing your firewalls or trying ceaselessly to connect to your 
>servers, except when trying out the security? Script-kiddies and their 
>teen-friends however are a different matter...
>
>Anyway, you're getting old. ;-)


BW,

Sorin

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