• Insurance And More

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jun 25 10:18:00 2020
    Barry,

    The problem is they were probably in the right: policy has to
    specifically state the event is covered, and deductions, and the like.

    Of course, that's in "the fine print", and as my late wife noted,
    "printed with ant feet".

    Upsetting, yes,

    What was your first clue??

    Step #1 is the usual reboot. Sometimes stuff gets stuck; rogue signal interpreted as supposed to be a command but isn't, so the processor
    gets confused. As for the router having only so many ports, half-presuming Ethernet -- stick a hub on it. Or the IP addresses it hands out? Depends on configuration but anywhere from the remaining of
    the 256 addresses per network set to the address group assigned to the device.

    I tried that, but switched the cable to another available port, and it worked. I had to get a serial to USB converter for the US Robotics v92
    56K external fax modem...then plug it into the USB slot, for the Fax
    software to recognize it. Now, whether I can get faxes on the line,
    remains to be seen. If I can, that'll be great...and remind me of when
    I was still on dial-up...using that modem with BGFAX for:

    1) BBS Callers
    2) FIDONet or GT Power Netmail Runs
    3) Faxes

    The nice thing with this, is that they can send all the junk faxes
    they want...no paper is wasted. Unfortunately, the Canon MG-2100 printer
    I had quit working, so I swapped out the same model that was on my late
    Mom's computer (where the BBS is now). If I have to send a fax, I go to
    the local FedEx in west Little Rock.

    There have been times when I've been tempted to get the script-reader 'tech' off-track!

    Lead me not into temptation...I'll find my own way. <G>

    As for the "something doesn't seem right"...what was your first
    clue??!!

    (Ended up missing was the router.) Was also told the signal was too
    low: OK, quite possible. "Little things" weren't making sense:
    especially that LED being off where the Ethernet cable plugged in.

    Well, with getting the fax modem set up correctly, the FAX/ARQ light
    flashes, so I know it's ready for calls. Whether or not it'll take FAX
    calls remains to be seen.

    anyone want to repair a rotary phone?!
    Press 1 now, please. <G>

    I think Nancy said she has one. Still good for answering. :)

    I saw a cartoon with a big rotary phone, and these 2 small cellphones
    "came for a visit". The small phones saw the big rotary phone, and
    exclaimed "Hi, Grandma!!" <G>

    10 is a lot easier to mentally figure out than stuff like 12 inches to
    the foot!

    Except for those who run out of fingers and toes. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 26 15:53:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!


    The problem is they were probably in the right: policy has to
    specifically state the event is covered, and deductions, and the like.
    Of course, that's in "the fine print", and as my late wife
    noted, "printed with ant feet".
    Upsetting, yes,
    What was your first clue??

    Boith BTDT and dealing with customers.


    Step #1 is the usual reboot. Sometimes stuff gets stuck; rogue signal interpreted as supposed to be a command but isn't, so the processor
    gets confused. As for the router having only so many ports, half-presuming Ethernet -- stick a hub on it. Or the IP addresses it hands out? Depends on configuration but anywhere from the remaining of
    the 256 addresses per network set to the address group assigned to the device.
    I tried that, but switched the cable to another available port,
    and it worked. I had to get a serial to USB converter for the US
    Robotics v92 56K external fax modem...then plug it into the USB
    slot, for the Fax software to recognize it. Now, whether I can
    get faxes on the line, remains to be seen. If I can, that'll be great...and remind me of when I was still on dial-up...using that

    Yes - I haven't needed to FAX anything (either direction) in I don't
    know how long. Seems like PDF would be so much better but then there's
    also the issue of the telephone companies generally being stubborn and
    only guaranteeing their lines' data rate to 9600 baud. That is old information, and only for voice/data lines - don't know about the DSL.


    The nice thing with this, is that they can send all the junk
    faxes they want...no paper is wasted. Unfortunately, the Canon
    MG-2100 printer I had quit working, so I swapped out the same
    model that was on my late Mom's computer (where the BBS is now).
    If I have to send a fax, I go to the local FedEx in west Little
    Rock.

    Probably some free/begware FAX utilities out there. <Hi Curious Kitty!>
    OK, so Googled "sending a FAX online free": free app utility -- looks
    like for cell phones and computers, though I'd be a hare wary of that
    type of app, especiallyh when in the legal and medicate information
    arenas. GMail will do (@FAX).



    (Ended up missing was the router.) Was also told the signal was too
    low: OK, quite possible. "Little things" weren't making sense:
    especially that LED being off where the Ethernet cable plugged in.
    Well, with getting the fax modem set up correctly, the FAX/ARQ
    light flashes, so I know it's ready for calls. Whether or not
    it'll take FAX calls remains to be seen.

    Publish your contact and find out!!!


    anyone want to repair a rotary phone?!
    Press 1 now, please. <G>
    I think Nancy said she has one. Still good for answering. :)
    I saw a cartoon with a big rotary phone, and these 2 small
    cellphones "came for a visit". The small phones saw the big
    rotary phone, and exclaimed "Hi, Grandma!!" <G>

    Yup!



    Barry_Martin_3@
    @Q.COM



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 28 01:12:00 2020
    Barry,

    What was your first clue??

    Boith BTDT and dealing with customers.

    You're suffering from fat fingers again, I see. <G>

    Yes - I haven't needed to FAX anything (either direction) in I don't
    know how long. Seems like PDF would be so much better but then there's also the issue of the telephone companies generally being stubborn and only guaranteeing their lines' data rate to 9600 baud. That is old information, and only for voice/data lines - don't know about the DSL.

    Well, with the setup, the program found the fax modem, and the FAX/ARQ
    light is flashing (waiting for fax). I never had that before, that I can recall...so, now I have to wait and see if it'll work.

    Probably some free/begware FAX utilities out there. <Hi Curious
    Kitty!> OK, so Googled "sending a FAX online free": free app utility -- looks like for cell phones and computers, though I'd be a hare wary of that type of app, especiallyh when in the legal and medicate
    information arenas. GMail will do (@FAX).

    There was a utility with BGFAX called MAKEFAX. You could create a
    "fax work file" in the MS-DOS Editor, then use MAKEFAX to create the
    outgoing fax. I don't recall the name of the utility, but it was with
    the US Robotics installation CD.

    it'll take FAX calls remains to be seen.

    Publish your contact and find out!!!

    (501) 502-3560 -- just the fax, please. <G>

    I had to log back on to the BBS, to find the bulletin with the number.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 29 11:10:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!


    What was your first clue??
    Boith BTDT and dealing with customers.
    You're suffering from fat fingers again, I see. <G>

    Need to practice my keyboard landings. Bad enough when I try to auto-
    correct some Linux commands: it's 'systemctl', not 'systemctrl'.


    Yes - I haven't needed to FAX anything (either direction) in I don't
    know how long. Seems like PDF would be so much better but then there's also the issue of the telephone companies generally being stubborn and only guaranteeing their lines' data rate to 9600 baud. That is old information, and only for voice/data lines - don't know about the DSL.
    Well, with the setup, the program found the fax modem, and the
    FAX/ARQ light is flashing (waiting for fax). I never had that
    before, that I can recall...so, now I have to wait and see if
    it'll work.

    "Dear Diary: Today I spent all day waiting for a FAX to arrive. So far disappointed, but not giving up hope!"


    Probably some free/begware FAX utilities out there. <Hi Curious
    Kitty!> OK, so Googled "sending a FAX online free": free app utility -- looks like for cell phones and computers, though I'd be a hare wary of that type of app, especiallyh when in the legal and medicate
    information arenas. GMail will do (@FAX).
    There was a utility with BGFAX called MAKEFAX. You could create
    a "fax work file" in the MS-DOS Editor, then use MAKEFAX to
    create the outgoing fax. I don't recall the name of the utility,
    but it was with the US Robotics installation CD.

    I vaguely recall using something similar ages ago with the store. One
    of the ladies in the office needed something done - we're friends so I volunteered. No e-mail capabilities at the store for low-level
    individuals at the time but she was able to FAX, I just had to figure
    out how to receive a FAX with my modem - not too difficult. Made
    whatever updates, digitally FAXed back to the store FAX.....



    it'll take FAX calls remains to be seen.
    Publish your contact and find out!!!
    (501) 502-3560 -- just the fax, please. <G>

    I'll have to see what I can do here later. May end up looking all
    squished together: my upload is 150 Mbps last I checked, FAX is around
    9600 baud (so 9600 bps). (150 Mbps is 150,000,000 bps.) All my data
    will be clamouring to get through all at once!



    I had to log back on to the BBS, to find the bulletin with the
    number.

    <chuckle> That's like me with my cell phone: I have used it
    occasionally to call back home but no need to call to me -- easier to
    get ahold of me/us via the landline, so what's the number of the cell?? Started needed it for waiting outside due to COVID-19.



    BarryMartin3@
    @MyMetronet.NET

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jul 1 19:22:00 2020
    Barry,

    You're suffering from fat fingers again, I see. <G>

    Need to practice my keyboard landings. Bad enough when I try to auto- correct some Linux commands: it's 'systemctl', not 'systemctrl'.

    Well, without fat fingers, how do you pick up the food and the
    silverware?? <G>

    "Dear Diary: Today I spent all day waiting for a FAX to arrive. So far disappointed, but not giving up hope!"

    Really. For some reason, Xfinity internet has been real erratic of late...even if weather wasn't an issue. So, that zaps the BBS, so to
    speak, until the internet returns.

    I vaguely recall using something similar ages ago with the store. One
    of the ladies in the office needed something done - we're friends so I volunteered. No e-mail capabilities at the store for low-level individuals at the time but she was able to FAX, I just had to figure
    out how to receive a FAX with my modem - not too difficult. Made
    whatever updates, digitally FAXed back to the store FAX.....

    I had gotten several faxes years ago with BGFAX...most were "junk".
    But, being they were saved to files, no paper was wasted.

    it'll take FAX calls remains to be seen.
    Publish your contact and find out!!!
    (501) 502-3560 -- just the fax, please. <G>

    I'll have to see what I can do here later. May end up looking all squished together: my upload is 150 Mbps last I checked, FAX is around 9600 baud (so 9600 bps). (150 Mbps is 150,000,000 bps.) All my data
    will be clamouring to get through all at once!

    Well, the line is through a VoIP feed with T-Mobile...even though I'm
    using a US Robotics 56K Fax Modem. The analog lines are all but gone,
    having migrated over to VoIP.

    <chuckle> That's like me with my cell phone: I have used it
    occasionally to call back home but no need to call to me -- easier to
    get ahold of me/us via the landline, so what's the number of the cell?? Started needed it for waiting outside due to COVID-19.

    At least I have that memorized. <G>

    I updated files from Synchronet today, and it overwrote a bulletins
    menu, its control file, and a logon screen...I had to rebuild them.

    Daryl

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