--> Modem initialized. --> Sending: ATDTnoweb4u*12489780035 --> Waiting for carrier. ATDTnoweb4u*12489780035 CONNECT 115200 98 --> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt. Authorized use only-Unauthorized use is Prohibited-Sprint-IP Username/Login: --> Looks like a login prompt. 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=532 ttl=244 time=290.0 ms
(18:14:03) noweb4u: would you pay to use ricochet?
(18:14:04) SmarterChild: You think I should pay to use ricochet?
(18:14:09) noweb4u: of course
(18:14:09) SmarterChild: Oh.
(18:14:35) noweb4u: so would you pay to use ricochet?
(18:14:35) SmarterChild: Wow, that's fascinating. Maybe!
(18:19:05) noweb4u: How much would you be willing to pay for mobile internet access?
(18:19:06) SmarterChild: I'm just not sure…
Search for a non-existent exchange. I'm going all Network Solutions on people for this one. 😉
Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of support. It's not the deaths themselves that were as shocking as the crushing blow of multiple ones within such a short timeframe. I'm gonna be okay, I just needed to be alone.
As I said earlier today to a friend of mine – the idea of instant global communication is amazing. I'm not sure if IM is the best method of communicating a death in the family, but I figure as long as it comes from a relative or close friend, it's definitely not tasteless, and it keeps the phone lines free for those who are more directly affected to hear a sympathetic voice at the other end. I've always been a fence sitter as far as internet usage for various meatspace things, but I think this is a good use of instant messaging. What do you guys think – is it okay to communicate death in the family over IM?