It's depressing. The more Mark
and I look into DSL and/or
ISDN providers, the worse it looks. I started looking for companies that
codes, but most of them seem to be large companies with entrenched
bureaucracies that charge exhorbatent
for anything out of the ordinary, or virtual ISPs which don't
exactly exist anywhere but are run by a guy out of a closet in Saranac,
I did find one company that seemed promising,
Flips.Net, out of West
Palm Beach, Florida. I called, but had to leave a voice mail message. I
even filled out the web form for DSL and have yet to hear back from them.
MP3Board is currently
getting sued by the RIAA
for copyright infringement by distributing MP3s. MP3Board has turned around
and sued AOL because their
MP3Board wants AOL to share some of the liability for music piracy if
MP3Board is found guilty. MP3Board's reasoning is that piracy wouldn't be
happening as much if AOL's subsidiary hadn't created Gnutella.
story about the ongoing shenanegans about
Need I say more?
problem with the
I wrote for her
It seemed that the email interface somehow failed and bounced
her entry back to her.
Upon investigation (and clarification) it seems that email sent from her
job bounces back, but not from her Yahoo account. Her job uses Microsoft
Exchange and for the life of me, I can't replicate the exact error.
I did update the code I wrote to strip out signatures from email (like the
type that Yahoo always add to the bottom of messages) so they don't show up
in the journal. Easy enough to add.
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