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Archive for November, 2007

I {Love|Hate} Serial Ports or….. Life in the slow lane


I just got me a brandy-new US Robotics Sportster V.92 external modem with the RS-232 interface. Remember that antique icon of the last century, the external modem? Time to step into the WayBack machine and get re-acquainted. Lightning is a B***H This all came about a couple of weeks ago when lightning hit one of […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 29th, 2007 under Computing | 2 Comments »

Requiem for a Friend


Wednesday at 4:45 in the evening my best friend Bob died in my arms. I lost the best buddy I ever had. I’m a big enough man to admit that I’ve cried like a baby. About 4:30 I was taking a nap when I was awakened by a howl of pain. Bob was struggling to […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 22nd, 2007 under Pets | 10 Comments »