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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Tuesday September 03, 2002
07:18 AM

Net connection

[ #7493 ]

My connection to my home server ( et al) went down at about 10am this morning. It didn't come back up (DSL, so sometimes it just goes away but comes back eventually). So I figured it was the DSL box needed rebooting. Since I only work 2.5 miles from home I figured I'd just go home at lunchtime and reboot.

As I pulled into the street I saw why I had no connection. Our telegraph pole was lying on the back of a flatbed truck, with them digging a hole for a new one.

Apparently it'll all be back to normal in a couple of hours or so (though I bet then I have to reboot the DSL router again!). Meanwhile it's kinda wierd getting through the day without IRC. Every time I want to discuss something random with someone (preferably with more intelligence than the guy I sit next to) I kind of stop as I'm tabbing towards XChat and think to myself: "Bugger".

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