about 4952A

From: Lyle Bickley <lbickley_at_bickleywest.com>
Date: Thu Mar 18 09:19:56 2004


On Thursday 18 March 2004 03:16, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> These things are lots of fun, especially when you are trying to debug
> protocol bugs on sync modem lines. At Software Results, we programmed
> one to emulate an IBM Mainframe and I/O controller (SNA PU Type 5?)
> to test signon bugs. The real problem was having to send RR (Receiver
> Ready) packets. There was enough RAM in the HP to get as far as the
> SNA BIND, then it just looped.

Having worked with SNA, I can appreciate that even getting to a SNA BIND was a
pretty big deal ;-)

> Ethan Dicks, A-130-S Current South Pole Weather at 19-Mar-2004 00:09 Z
> South Pole Station
> PSC 468 Box 400 Temp -73.8 F (-58.8 C) Windchill -102.1 F
> (-74.5C)
> APO AP 96598 Wind 6.9 kts Grid 135 Barometer 680.5 mb (10607.
> ft)

Gosh, its pretty darn cold at the South Pole today. I was in Labrador for a
year and the worst it got was about -55F - although we had one day at -45F
and winds of 115 mph - and I thought that was bad....

Lyle Bickley
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
Received on Thu Mar 18 2004 - 09:19:56 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:37:04 BST