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To all y'all,

The year 2017 has been and will continue to be extraordinarily CHALLENGING and BUSY for me. Blog entries will likely be even more infrequent than usual until all projects and issues are completed or resolved.

Thanks for stopping by. I really do appreciated it.

Best wishes,


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Birthday!

My good friend Steve in Minnesota celebrates his 60th birthday. Steve and I go back many years to the Fidonet Bulletin Board days and 2400-baud modems. Evolution to 9600-baud was awe-inspiring. We both have Tennessee roots and deep-seated affection for that state.

Cook up some home brew for me, Steve; I can fall off the wagon occasionally. Maria and I will get up there someday soon.


Steve said...

2400 baud? That was several steps up from 110 baud . . .

I remember moving from 1200 baud to 2400 baud. I thought it was a pretty useless improvement . . . at 1200 baud I can read the text scrolling on the screen, but at 2400 baud I had to pause it to keep up. What a hassle.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

I was 300-baud when I first signed on to Sonka's TBBS local BBS (pre Fidonet). I was on a Commodore-64 computer... had to use half-duplex because things were so slow on my end.

Hex40, it has been a long ride.