--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDTnoweb4u*12489780035
--> Waiting for carrier.
CONNECT 115200
--> Carrier detected.  Waiting for prompt.
Authorized use only-Unauthorized use is Prohibited-Sprint-IP
--> Looks like a login prompt.

64 bytes from 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…

April fools day joke on telcodata.


Search for a non-existent exchange. I'm going all Network Solutions on people for this one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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?