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It’s an archive of a post I put on a newsgroup from 1994 (link – search for ‘Darrick Rochili’ on the page). Man, I remember those days when internet connection was scarce, and I was scouring BBS’ for files to download, connected via Telix and MS-DOS. I remember buying my very first modem (forgot the brand), a 14.4 K for $400 Australian.

Then I went to a summer class at the local university, Univ of Wollongong, and we were all given email and internet access. No browsers back then, only dos terminal connections. The only fun was IRC (text based), searching for warez sites and trying to crack unix password files :)

Then came the time when I was introduced to the first ever Netscape browser, damn it was a rush. Trying to get it to work was hours of frustration with SLIP, Trumpet Winsock and damn old Windows 3.1.

Oh boy, I suddenly feel quite old :)


Date: 4 Dec 1994 04:41:16 +1100
From: (Darrick Rochili)
To: comp.protocols.tcp-ip
Subject: Having more than one session using SLIP

Hello, could anyone help me with this. I want to get more than
one session when I’m logged in the internet, which uses UNIX.
I’m using msdos and telix. Do I have to get a software for it ?
If anyone knows how to do this, please reply and let me know.

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It’s very interesting to hear the conversations going around these days. I notice that the younger generation (ie. about 20 – 25 and below) tend to speak using the words in the title a lot.

For example, this morning while I was on the train trying to nap before coming to work (left office at 9 pm last night, application rollout that was supposed to take 2 hrs max ended up taking 4 hrs, thanks to one of IE’s ‘features’ :) ). I sat next to and diagonally across two people who were having a conversation, and to my amazement when one of them talked, she used the word ‘like’ twice or three times in a single sentence. Throughout the conversation, in every sentence she had, I noticed that again and again.

I’ve noticed this quite a lot in conversations around me, sometimes it’s the word ‘like’, sometimes it’s ‘u know’, and lots of times there’s ‘ummm…’s here and there, and just makes me wonder why this has become such a habit in society? Like is it something we learn at school ummm, u know, maybe like ummm … words we use to fill in the blanks when we’re not too sure what to say? Umm… probably because it’s like a filler while we try to come up with something to say, u know?

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- Interested in searching Yahoo and Google at the same time? Try YaGoohoogle. It searches both engines simultaneously and displays the results side by side.

- GMail boosted it’s storage space to 2GB. Way to go Google!

- Today’s the deadline for me to submit my preferences for my next placement. I’m down to these positions:

  • Knowledge Management IT Intern
  • ITSM Analyst
  • IT Project Coordinator
  • Coordinator, Project Management Office
  • Application Architect
  • IT Security Architect

Anybody wanna lend me their opinion on which to choose? Still too blurry on what I’m gonna choose.. probably gonna go down to the last minute of the day before I submit my choices :)

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Whoa… I just got news this morning that there was a stabbing in my building last night about 10 pm. The building was apparently sealed off so nobody could get in or out.

Scary thought (no this is not an April’s fool joke)

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