• there is no competing with a lion that has no proboscis at all

    From Maurice Kinal@1:261/38 to Nancy Backus on Fri Sep 28 15:33:38 2018
    Hey Nancy!

    Ah.... but I don't hear you volunteering, either... ;)

    That is because I haven't done a crossword puzzle in decades so volunteering to
    give it up would be of no consequence to this particular cause.

    You mean that it becomes an increasingly challenging workout...?

    I think it is more of a challenge due to my increasing stupidity with time rather than it actually increasing in challenge. That is my best guesstimation
    of the situation but again it might be that it is too close to make a good call.

    You just don't have the same autonomy this way....

    How so?

    And what is this new project....?

    A new and hopefully improved and improving terminal based server thingy.

    -={ '<Esc>:read !vi --version | head -1' starts }=-
    VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Sep 24 2018 20:44:24)
    -={ '<Esc>:read !vi --version | head -1' ends }=-

    Still no need for crying as shown above. Note the compile date which coincidently coincides with what would have been "99 Bottles of Beer" start date for the previous customized OS for this machine which was formally known as "Little Mikey's Brain" in Fidonet circles. Some things are far too good to abandon.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-3
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Oct 1 15:48:44 2018
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 28-Sep-2018 15:33 <=-

    Subject: there is no competing with a lion that has no proboscis at all

    And what, if anything, is that supposed to mean....? :)

    Ah.... but I don't hear you volunteering, either... ;)

    That is because I haven't done a crossword puzzle in decades so volunteering to give it up would be of no consequence to this
    particular cause.

    Theoretically, you've been doing other mind-stretching exercises in your various projects, making up for the lack of crosswords... Or, your mind
    has already atrophied because of the lack, I suppose.... In any case,
    no need for me to volunteer.... <G>

    You mean that it becomes an increasingly challenging workout...?

    I think it is more of a challenge due to my increasing stupidity with
    time rather than it actually increasing in challenge. That is my best guesstimation of the situation but again it might be that it is too
    close to make a good call.

    Hard to say.... I suppose it could go either way... and maybe some of
    each.... ;)

    You just don't have the same autonomy this way....

    How so?

    Calling someone else's bbs adds the extra layer, and if something goes
    wrong there, you aren't in a position to even try to fix it....

    And what is this new project....?

    A new and hopefully improved and improving terminal based server
    thingy.

    So something to enhance your neighbors' wireless experience....?

    -={ '<Esc>:read !vi --version | head -1' starts }=-
    VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Sep 24 2018 20:44:24)
    -={ '<Esc>:read !vi --version | head -1' ends }=-
    Still no need for crying as shown above.

    Ah, an update to VIM....

    Note the compile date which coincidently coincides with what would
    have been "99 Bottles of Beer" start date

    So I note.... ;)

    for the previous customized OS for this machine which was
    formally known as "Little Mikey's Brain" in Fidonet circles.

    While I won't mourn the loss of the Bottles of Beer countdown, I do
    kinda miss the other countdown to the next virtual toasts.... that was
    also only on "Little Mikey's Brain", wasn't it...?

    Some things are far too good to abandon.

    VIM, you mean....?

    ttyl neb

    ... A rumour without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

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