Whistlin' Dixie! Ontopic, Really!

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Fri Feb 25 21:33:03 2005

Rumor has it that Vintage Computer Festival may have mentioned these words:

>Wimp! On days when I'm sick I communicate directly with the SMTP port.

Pfft... that's easy... POP3 is even easier! However, if you can start
blathering IMAP, then I'd have a bit more respect for your abilities. ;^> [1]

>Otherwise, I normally whistle bits down the ether!!

Otay -- here's the ontopic part:

Tell us your stories about what abilities you could *whistle* into a
classic modem!

Me: Cheapest 300 baud Radio Shack on the planet (nomenclature to the
ether.... prolly still have it in the attic *somewhere*) -- I could
accurately whistle Q, R, space and <mumble>...

My college roommate at the time was a bodybuilder. Most of his friends were
drunks; I was neither. That was the first time my "Geek Talents" were a
*hit* at a party... we even made a fair bit of coin one nite.

[[ Oh, the voice synthesizer was fun that nite, too... ;-) ]]

>This message took me 3 hours to submit.

So you *obviously* have better lips than me... your wife _must_ be proud
(and pleased)!!!

On to happier times,

[1] Assuming, of course, you're *not* using utilities for the Base64
encoding... otherwise, that'd be cheating!

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   | Anarchy doesn't scale well. -- Me
zmerch_at_30below.com.         |
SysAdmin, Iceberg Computers
Received on Fri Feb 25 2005 - 21:33:03 GMT

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