O/T Re: [Techtalk] Re: Tip for buying old hardware :-)

Brenda Bell k15a-list-linuxchix at theotherbell.com
Fri Feb 21 22:15:13 EST 2003

Quoting Jessica Smith <crystalsinger at mail.com>:

> Earlier, Brenda and Vera were engaged in their own version of the
> Four 
> Yorkshiremen sketch:
> Luxury! We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in
> the 
> morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at
> the 
> mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat
> us 
> around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

Oh dear, you're making me feel guilty (a little :)

But if the whole truth be told, my luxury started when my husband
accepted a position in NH and I thought I was going to have to give up
a job I loved in CT.  Turns out they were willing to use me as a
telecommuting guinea pig and telecommuting does have special hardware
requirements, yes?  It has now been five years and I'm still
telecommuting (different company), but you really don't want to hear
what my custom home office and network look like (brag :)

To my credit... I remember Trash 80's, VisiCalc, System 3, Realia
Cobol (the original) and RDS (Informix version 1)... I'm older than
Moses.  I earned my luxury with much pain an suffering :)


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