The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Thursday, 14 April 2005]

Go Speedracer

When I was in college, I had a 1,200 Baud modem. With a 1,200 Baud modem, you literally see the text coming down the line draw on the screen, like a teletype machine.

Right now I’m in class at the University and for some reason decide to do a speed test at DSLReports while my students work on their projects under my benevolent gaze.

Go Speedracer

Now that’s cooking with gas! Kudos to the ASU networking team.

Soundtrack: People typing HTML

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