2002-03-23 01:54 PM Manual type
We have opened a trouble ticket with our vendor to correct an open circuit issue in the Central Office. Our vendor has given a commit of 03/25/02 by 11:00 for resolution. An additional update will be provided by that time. We apologize for this additional delay and thank you for choosing Covad.

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2002-03-23 01:51 PM Open Trouble Ticket
A trouble ticket has been opened with our vendor on March 23, 2002 01:51:54 PM. Additional information will be provided by our vendor no later than March 24, 2002 02:50:09 PM. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

24,300 feet?!?! I'm only 19,510 feet from the CO!

Our vendor has advised that they have completed delivery of the data line for this order, however the line has not passed Covad's initial testing. We have sent the order to have a trouble ticket opened to reearch an excessive loop length issue (24,300 ft). An additional update will be provided once that has been done (24-48 hours). We apologize for this additional delay and thank you for choosing Covad.

Also and I are now Skywarn trained storm spotters. w00t!

It did not have to be this way. At the same time that the Shafer Commission issued its report, the Bain Commission in Holland issued a report that made similar findings and recommendations. In Holland, they followed the advice of their experts. Thirty years later Holland has half the per-capita marijuana use as the U.S., far fewer drug-related problems and spends much less on drug enforcement. With statistics like that, it's no wonder that most of Europe is going Dutch. Just last week a British Commission issued a Shafer-like report, indicating that the U.K. is moving in the Dutch direction.

It is not too late for the U.S. to move to a more sensible path. We are approaching three quarters of a million marijuana arrests annually. Every year that the U.S. fails to adopt a policy based on research, science and facts we destroy millions of lives and tear apart millions of families.


I now own 3 working NES systems. If anyone in the detroit area wants one for like $10 bucks, I'll sell them one at cost. I only need one.

It's missing adapters, video cables, and controllers, but the decks have A/V jacks (no dongles needed) and the power needed can be supplied by an adapter at radio shack.
Controllers are easy to find.

Learning Experience

So I learned that Mountain Dew mixed with Green Apple Puckers kicks ass.
I also learned why you don't drink without drinking other things at the same time (preferably water).
Ugh. I feel like I was hit by a truck, and then it backed over my head a few times for good measure.

The network is growing

woo. Now I'm two hops in my own apartment..
noweb4u@eevee:~$ traceroute www.timmins.net
traceroute to www.timmins.net (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 gengar.wireless.dtw.techapartment.net ( 30 ms 8 ms 5 ms
2 isdn.dtw.timmins.net ( 21 ms 14 ms 9 ms
3 annex-1-8.pntc.coast.net ( 36 ms 32 ms 38 ms
4 pigpen.fissiontech.com ( 78 ms !A 77 ms !A 77 ms !A

And yea, they're all seperate machines. No sleight of hand tricks here. The !A is the router upstream of my webserver, it's firewalled quite well :->
!A means traffic Administratively Prohibited. 🙂

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