• helllooo?

    From syrinxcultist@1:282/1059 to All on Sun Nov 26 23:20:37 2017
    ghost town?

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  • From robert wolfe@1:116/18 to Daniel Kidd on Mon Nov 27 21:54:04 2017
    On 11/27/17, Daniel Kidd said the following...

    maybe it is related to real names?? ;)


    oopsie... redid my msgs bases and left that off... sorry

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    Now it looks right :)

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  • From Joacim Melin@2:201/120 to syrinxcultist on Tue Nov 28 08:58:21 2017
    ghost town?

    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to syrinxcultist on Mon Nov 27 06:30:10 2017
    Hey syrinxcultist!

    ghost town?

    You've got to be kidding.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Don't cry for me I have vi.
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  • From syrinxcultist@1:282/1059 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Nov 27 10:26:27 2017
    Hey syrinxcultist!

    ghost town?

    You've got to be kidding.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    I'm getting nothing =/

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to syrinxcultist on Mon Nov 27 13:05:38 2017
    On 2017 Nov 27 10:26:26, you wrote to Maurice Kinal:

    Hey syrinxcultist!

    ghost town?

    You've got to be kidding.

    I'm getting nothing =/

    maybe it is related to real names?? ;)

    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey
    Do you manage your own servers? If you are not running an IDS/IPS yer doin' it wrong...
    ... Free protein if they're fresh enough, and who'd call the cops?
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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to syrinxcultist on Mon Nov 27 19:25:47 2017
    Hey syrinxcultist!

    I'm getting nothing =/

    Don't overthink it.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Don't cry for me I have vi.
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    * Origin: Little Mikey's Brain - Ladysmith BC, Canada (1:153/7001)
  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to mark lewis on Mon Nov 27 19:27:10 2017
    Hey mark!

    maybe it is related to real names?? ;)

    A certain last name to be more precise.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Don't cry for me I have vi.
    --- GNU bash, version 4.4.12(1)-release (x86_64-silvermont-linux-gnu)
    * Origin: Little Mikey's Brain - Ladysmith BC, Canada (1:153/7001)
  • From Daniel Kidd@1:282/1059 to mark lewis on Mon Nov 27 17:21:03 2017
    maybe it is related to real names?? ;)


    oopsie... redid my msgs bases and left that off... sorry

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Daniel Kidd on Tue Nov 28 00:08:30 2017
    Hey Daniel!

    AHA!!! So you are Kidd(ing)! :-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Don't cry for me I have vi.
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    * Origin: Little Mikey's Brain - Ladysmith BC, Canada (1:153/7001)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Daniel Kidd on Mon Nov 27 20:50:42 2017
    On 2017 Nov 27 17:21:02, you wrote to me:

    maybe it is related to real names?? ;)


    oopsie... redid my msgs bases and left that off... sorry

    hehehe, it is cool, man :)

    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey
    Do you manage your own servers? If you are not running an IDS/IPS yer doin' it wrong...
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  • From robert wolfe@1:116/18 to Joacim Melin on Tue Nov 28 07:01:18 2017
    Joacim Melin wrote to syrinxcultist <=-

    ghost town?

    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

    --- NiKom v2.3.1
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    Not a clue. I haven't even seen RHEL 8 on the testing availability listing yet.

    ... PCDOS&MSDOS&CP/M&WINDOWSI'LLFIDDLEWITHOS/2WOULDN'TYOU
    ___ MultiMail/Linux v0.50

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  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30 to Joacim Melin on Tue Nov 28 10:21:45 2017
    Hello Joacim!

    28 Nov 17 08:58, you wrote to syrinxcultist:

    ghost town?

    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

    Based on their previous releases, probably not until 2019 or 2020, at least.


    Mike


    ... "Jingwe Bewws" - J. Fudd Pierpont
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  • From Joacim Melin@2:201/120 to Mike Miller on Tue Nov 28 23:49:59 2017
    Hello Joacim!

    28 Nov 17 08:58, you wrote to syrinxcultist:

    ghost town?

    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

    Based on their previous releases, probably not until 2019 or 2020,
    at least.

    Good to hear, just got settled with CentOS 7.


    --- NiKom v2.3.1
    * Origin: Delta City (deltacity.se, Vallentuna, Sweden) (2:201/120.0)
  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Mike Miller on Tue Nov 28 17:23:20 2017
    Hello Mike,

    On Tue Nov 28 2017 10:21:44, Mike Miller wrote to Joacim Melin:

    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

    Based on their previous releases, probably not until 2019 or 2020, at least.

    Holy crap. CentOS 7 was released in 2014??? That's way worse than even Debian's
    release timeline. I tend to prefer the latest stable releases of software, rather than a stable release from 2-3 years ago. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... "Не знаю. Я здесь только работаю."
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: thePharcyde_ distribution system (Wisconsin) (1:154/10)
  • From Daniel Kidd@1:282/1059 to Joacim Melin on Tue Nov 28 18:15:41 2017
    ghost town?

    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

    Hurray!

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  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30 to Nicholas Boel on Tue Nov 28 23:58:51 2017
    Hello Nicholas!

    28 Nov 17 17:23, you wrote to me:


    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

    Based on their previous releases, probably not until 2019 or
    2020, at least.

    Holy crap. CentOS 7 was released in 2014??? That's way worse than even Debian's release timeline. I tend to prefer the latest stable releases
    of software, rather than a stable release from 2-3 years ago. ;)


    RedHat backports a lot of new features into packages, and there are always repositories out there with more "updated" software. At work we use CentOS specifically because it is stable, and well tested. If we need newer versions of software/packages, we'll find a repository for them, or we'll create our own.

    I don't think I'd want to manage 750+ machines running Gentoo or Arch :)


    Mike


    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20161221
    * Origin: War Ensemble - warensemble.com - Appleton, WI (1:154/30)
  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30 to Joacim Melin on Wed Nov 29 00:02:30 2017
    Hello Joacim!

    28 Nov 17 23:49, you wrote to me:


    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

    Based on their previous releases, probably not until 2019 or
    2020, at least.

    Good to hear, just got settled with CentOS 7.


    That's what I run my BBS on.


    Mike


    ... "Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life..." o/` o/`
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20161221
    * Origin: War Ensemble - warensemble.com - Appleton, WI (1:154/30)
  • From Joacim Melin@2:201/120 to Nicholas Boel on Wed Nov 29 08:09:56 2017
    Hello Mike,

    On Tue Nov 28 2017 10:21:44, Mike Miller wrote to Joacim Melin:

    Not at all. Anyone know when RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 will be out?

    Based on their previous releases, probably not until 2019 or 2020, at
    least.

    Holy crap. CentOS 7 was released in 2014??? That's way worse than
    even Debian's release timeline. I tend to prefer the latest stable releases of software, rather than a stable release from 2-3 years
    ago. ;)

    CentOS is so far behind on certain things, like PHP and Nginx, it's rediculous.
    No wonder people are doing all kinds of workarounds to get the latest stuff.


    --- NiKom v2.3.1
    * Origin: Delta City (deltacity.se, Vallentuna, Sweden) (2:201/120.0)
  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Mike Miller on Wed Nov 29 14:06:12 2017
    Hello Mike,

    On Tue Nov 28 2017 23:58:50, Mike Miller wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    Based on their previous releases, probably not until 2019 or
    2020, at least.

    Holy crap. CentOS 7 was released in 2014??? That's way worse than
    even Debian's release timeline. I tend to prefer the latest
    stable releases of software, rather than a stable release from
    2-3 years ago. ;)

    RedHat backports a lot of new features into packages, and there are always repositories out there with more "updated" software. At work we
    use CentOS specifically because it is stable, and well tested. If we
    need newer versions of software/packages, we'll find a repository for them, or we'll create our own.

    I don't think I'd want to manage 750+ machines running Gentoo or Arch
    :)

    Oh no, definitely not. I'd probably go the CentOS route as well if I were managing that much. However, for a few machines at home.. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... "Не знаю. Я здесь только работаю."
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: thePharcyde_ distribution system (Wisconsin) (1:154/10)
  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Joacim Melin on Wed Nov 29 14:08:20 2017
    Hello Joacim,

    On Wed Nov 29 2017 08:09:56, Joacim Melin wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    Holy crap. CentOS 7 was released in 2014??? That's way worse than
    even Debian's release timeline. I tend to prefer the latest
    stable releases of software, rather than a stable release from
    2-3 years ago. ;)

    CentOS is so far behind on certain things, like PHP and Nginx, it's rediculous. No wonder people are doing all kinds of workarounds to get
    the latest stuff.

    Agreed, and while that is completely fine for large production scales, I prefer
    not having to work around anything and just get the latest stuff when it's released. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... "Не знаю. Я здесь только работаю."
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: thePharcyde_ distribution system (Wisconsin) (1:154/10)
  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30 to Nicholas Boel on Thu Nov 30 12:07:19 2017
    Hello Nicholas!

    29 Nov 17 14:06, you wrote to me:

    RedHat backports a lot of new features into packages, and there
    are always repositories out there with more "updated" software.
    At work we use CentOS specifically because it is stable, and well
    tested. If we need newer versions of software/packages, we'll
    find a repository for them, or we'll create our own.

    I don't think I'd want to manage 750+ machines running Gentoo or
    Arch
    :)

    Oh no, definitely not. I'd probably go the CentOS route as well if I
    were managing that much. However, for a few machines at home.. ;)


    I run Gentoo on my "dev box", which I use for all my devops-y work. It also runs SEXPOTS to forward landline callers to the BBS. (Although one of these days I'm going to switch it over to mgetty and ifcico, I just don't have a good
    way to test it, since I can't call myself)

    My BBS runs on CentOS 7 mainly because I wanted it on something stable, and I I
    can manage the OS in my sleep (and after long days at work, I often do!). Years
    back I ran Synchronet on Gentoo, and that was ... well, less fun that I wanted it to be.


    Mike


    ... Quark! Quark! Beware the quantum duck!
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20161221
    * Origin: War Ensemble - warensemble.com - Appleton, WI (1:154/30)
  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Mike Miller on Fri Dec 1 10:40:06 2017
    Hello Mike,

    On Thu Nov 30 2017 12:07:18, Mike Miller wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    Oh no, definitely not. I'd probably go the CentOS route as well
    if I were managing that much. However, for a few machines at
    home.. ;)

    I run Gentoo on my "dev box", which I use for all my devops-y work.
    It also runs SEXPOTS to forward landline callers to the BBS. (Although
    one of these days I'm going to switch it over to mgetty and ifcico, I
    just don't have a good way to test it, since I can't call myself)

    My BBS runs on CentOS 7 mainly because I wanted it on something
    stable, and I I can manage the OS in my sleep (and after long days at work, I often do!). Years back I ran Synchronet on Gentoo, and that
    was ... well, less fun that I wanted it to be.

    I ran Gentoo for upwards of 10 years or so. And I agree. While Synchronet on Gentoo works great, it was usually Gentoo you had to worry about. Especially trying to run the ~ unstable architecture. That was a dumb idea that I fought for years. Once I went with the stable arch it was actually quite a bit better,
    although I'm one to constantly upgrade - and that is always a pain in the ass with Gentoo (ie: it's dependency situation is still something I cringe at to this day - try to upgrade one thing and it wants to pull in 40 dependencies and
    take 2 hours to compile). After taking a look at LFS and realizing that things like gcc only requires glibc, when Gentoo would want to update your entire system (obviously to re-compile with the latest gcc, but who needs to do that for every package?).. I tired of it and went another route until I get the time
    (and patience) to do an LFS install. I probably wouldn't use it as my server OS, but there's never a time to stop learning. ;)

    Now I run the BBS on Arch and update whenever I feel like it. Takes no time at all and everything has been surprisingly stable for a few years now.

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... "Не знаю. Я здесь только работаю."
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: thePharcyde_ distribution system (Wisconsin) (1:154/10)
  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30 to Nicholas Boel on Sat Dec 2 00:52:27 2017
    Hello Nicholas!

    01 Dec 17 10:40, you wrote to me:

    Hello Mike,

    On Thu Nov 30 2017 12:07:18, Mike Miller wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    Oh no, definitely not. I'd probably go the CentOS route as well
    if I were managing that much. However, for a few machines at
    home.. ;)

    I run Gentoo on my "dev box", which I use for all my devops-y
    work. It also runs SEXPOTS to forward landline callers to the
    BBS. (Although one of these days I'm going to switch it over to
    mgetty and ifcico, I just don't have a good way to test it, since
    I can't call myself)

    My BBS runs on CentOS 7 mainly because I wanted it on something
    stable, and I I can manage the OS in my sleep (and after long
    days at work, I often do!). Years back I ran Synchronet on
    Gentoo, and that was ... well, less fun that I wanted it to be.

    I ran Gentoo for upwards of 10 years or so. And I agree. While
    Synchronet on Gentoo works great, it was usually Gentoo you had to
    worry about. Especially trying to run the ~ unstable architecture.
    That was a dumb idea that I fought for years. Once I went with the
    stable arch it was actually quite a bit better, although I'm one to constantly upgrade - and that is always a pain in the ass with Gentoo
    (ie: it's dependency situation is still something I cringe at to this
    day - try to upgrade one thing and it wants to pull in 40 dependencies
    and take 2 hours to compile). After taking a look at LFS and realizing that things like gcc only requires glibc, when Gentoo would want to
    update your entire system (obviously to re-compile with the latest
    gcc, but who needs to do that for every package?).. I tired of it and
    went another route until I get the time (and patience) to do an LFS install. I probably wouldn't use it as my server OS, but there's never
    a time to stop learning. ;)

    I'm running into one of those stupid emerge issues right now on my devbox. too
    many things unmasked and it doesn't want to update properly. Meanwhile I can just "yum -y update" on my BBS machine without worrying that it's going to break.

    "You built a new computer, throw Gentoo on the old one" I said. "It's got a fast CPU, Gentoo will work great!" I insisted. "You'll keep it up to date, just
    emerge once every few days or so!" I thought.

    Yeah...



    Now I run the BBS on Arch and update whenever I feel like it. Takes no time at all and everything has been surprisingly stable for a few
    years now.

    I tried to toss Arch on my laptop at one point, and I just couldn't get it to run right. It booted, but X wouldn't come up, and I didn't want to do Gentoo-levels of tinkering with it to make it work, so I gave up. I think I'm too old to learn a new distro...


    Mike


    ... You will be told about it tomorrow. Go home and prepare
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20161221
    * Origin: War Ensemble - warensemble.com - Appleton, WI (1:154/30)
  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Mike Miller on Sat Dec 2 08:54:16 2017
    Hello Mike,

    On Sat Dec 02 2017 00:52:26, Mike Miller wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    I'm running into one of those stupid emerge issues right now on my devbox. too many things unmasked and it doesn't want to update
    properly. Meanwhile I can just "yum -y update" on my BBS machine
    without worrying that it's going to break.

    Yeah, those were a pain tracking down the problem too! I honestly can't say that I miss it one bit, really. While the idea is nice, I'd now rather wait for
    the time to try an LFS build if I'm going to go back to compiling everything.

    "You built a new computer, throw Gentoo on the old one" I said. "It's
    got a fast CPU, Gentoo will work great!" I insisted. "You'll keep it
    up to date, just emerge once every few days or so!" I thought.

    Yeah...

    HAHA. But sometimes that "once every few days" overlap each other when you have
    to compile for 8 hours (so you walk away), come back 12 hours later and the compile broke somewhere, so you have to track it down and recompile everything that didn't compile all over again. Yikes, as I said I don't miss it. lol

    Now I run the BBS on Arch and update whenever I feel like it.
    Takes no time at all and everything has been surprisingly stable
    for a few years now.

    I tried to toss Arch on my laptop at one point, and I just couldn't
    get it to run right. It booted, but X wouldn't come up, and I didn't
    want to do Gentoo-levels of tinkering with it to make it work, so I
    gave up. I think I'm too old to learn a new distro...

    So you tried installing X after you rebooted into it the first time? Arch doesn't come with X preinstalled. The best instructions are on the wiki. I think it's as simple as:

    pacman -S xorg <desktop or window manager of choice>

    Then if you want to use 'startx' you'd have to install xorg-xinit as it doesn't
    come with the base xorg packages. Same goes for something like xdg, gdm, kdm, etc if you want a graphical login.

    That aside, if you're looking for an Arch-based distro that comes with all the extras, you could try Manjaro or Antergos. I gave Manjaro a looksee in a VM and
    it was great. Definitely a nice usable desktop OS. I just have no need for X so
    I stick with Arch itself these days. My main desktop is Windows 10, mainly because of gaming. I just use Putty or VMWare's detachable console program to access my Linux servers.

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... "Не знаю. Я здесь только работаю."
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: thePharcyde_ distribution system (Wisconsin) (1:154/10)
  • From Joacim Melin@2:201/120 to Nicholas Boel on Sat Dec 2 18:06:23 2017
    Hello Mike,

    On Sat Dec 02 2017 00:52:26, Mike Miller wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    I'm running into one of those stupid emerge issues right now on my
    devbox. too many things unmasked and it doesn't want to update
    properly. Meanwhile I can just "yum -y update" on my BBS machine
    without worrying that it's going to break.

    Yeah, those were a pain tracking down the problem too! I honestly
    can't say that I miss it one bit, really. While the idea is nice, I'd
    now rather wait for the time to try an LFS build if I'm going to go
    back to compiling everything.

    "You built a new computer, throw Gentoo on the old one" I said. "It's
    got a fast CPU, Gentoo will work great!" I insisted. "You'll keep it
    up to date, just emerge once every few days or so!" I thought.

    Yeah...

    HAHA. But sometimes that "once every few days" overlap each other
    when you have to compile for 8 hours (so you walk away), come back 12 hours later and the compile broke somewhere, so you have to track it
    down and recompile everything that didn't compile all over again.
    Yikes, as I said I don't miss it. lol

    Now I run the BBS on Arch and update whenever I feel like it.
    Takes no time at all and everything has been surprisingly stable
    for a few years now.

    I tried to toss Arch on my laptop at one point, and I just couldn't
    get it to run right. It booted, but X wouldn't come up, and I didn't
    want to do Gentoo-levels of tinkering with it to make it work, so I
    gave up. I think I'm too old to learn a new distro...

    So you tried installing X after you rebooted into it the first time?
    Arch doesn't come with X preinstalled. The best instructions are on
    the wiki. I think it's as simple as:

    pacman -S xorg <desktop or window manager of choice>

    Then if you want to use 'startx' you'd have to install xorg-xinit as
    it doesn't come with the base xorg packages. Same goes for something
    like xdg, gdm, kdm, etc if you want a graphical login.

    That aside, if you're looking for an Arch-based distro that comes
    with all the extras, you could try Manjaro or Antergos. I gave
    Manjaro a looksee in a VM and it was great. Definitely a nice usable desktop OS. I just have no need for X so I stick with Arch itself
    these days. My main desktop is Windows 10, mainly because of gaming.
    I just use Putty or VMWare's detachable console program to access my
    Linux servers.

    Or you just install Fedora or Ubuntu and shit just works. :D


    --- NiKom v2.3.1
    * Origin: Delta City (deltacity.se, Vallentuna, Sweden) (2:201/120.0)
  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Joacim Melin on Sat Dec 2 20:00:24 2017
    Hello Joacim,

    On Sat Dec 02 2017 18:06:22, Joacim Melin wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    That aside, if you're looking for an Arch-based distro that comes
    with all the extras, you could try Manjaro or Antergos. I gave
    Manjaro a looksee in a VM and it was great. Definitely a nice
    usable desktop OS. I just have no need for X so I stick with Arch
    itself these days. My main desktop is Windows 10, mainly because
    of gaming. I just use Putty or VMWare's detachable console
    program to access my Linux servers.

    Or you just install Fedora or Ubuntu and shit just works. :D

    Shit just works with any distro I've used. If you're referring to having a desktop environment/window manager just work when you boot it up, then sure. I use Linux as servers though, so I don't need any of that GUI stuff. So my "Linux" just works also. ;)

    When you can get Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, the Battlefield series, or the Call of Duty series to work on Fedora or Ubuntu, let me know! Gaming is the only thing keeping me running Windows on a higher end machine these days.

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... "Не знаю. Я здесь только работаю."
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: thePharcyde_ distribution system (Wisconsin) (1:154/10)
  • From Mike Miller@1:154/30 to Nicholas Boel on Sat Dec 2 22:05:14 2017
    Hello Nicholas!

    02 Dec 17 08:54, you wrote to me:


    That aside, if you're looking for an Arch-based distro that comes with
    all the extras, you could try Manjaro or Antergos. I gave Manjaro a looksee in a VM and it was great. Definitely a nice usable desktop OS.
    I just have no need for X so I stick with Arch itself these days. My
    main desktop is Windows 10, mainly because of gaming. I just use Putty
    or VMWare's detachable console program to access my Linux servers.


    I'll have to give it a shot again some time. The idea of learning a new package manager and distro just sounds exhausting, though.



    Mike


    ... If corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil . . .
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20161221
    * Origin: War Ensemble - warensemble.com - Appleton, WI (1:154/30)