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It's raining. I'm blah.

by rickydoo In reply to The geek of Crackertown

So I'm spending the day catching up on paperwork, email, playing games and surfing TR.<br />
I notice the article "It's time to dump Google" and try the experiment
suggested: type in a non-profit and compare Google to other search
engines.  Brighter Futures is a small non-profit organisation
local to teensy little Breton and even teensier neighbour Buck
Creek.  It came in second and fourth in two of the suggested
alternative engines (this was my first use of and and first in Google.  So much for that rant.<br />
<br />
I moved on to the bee-with-an-itch session about Net neutrality that
seemed to muddy the water the participants purported to be filtering
for us.<br />
I'm no expert but I do understand the basics behind QoS,
prioritisation, and subscriber service levels, being a contracted
installer for Wild Rose wireless Internet in Brazeau county. 
After going through articles by both George Ou and David Berlind, then
surfing through many of the subsequent posts, I have decided that:<br />
a) I know more about these subjects than <em>some</em> people who actually <em>have</em> opinions on this subject,<br />
b) it is possible to <em>feel</em> brain cells dying inside your own skull and<br />
c) these articles and posts not only confused even more on the subject, but I'ym purty sher ilost ikyu poyntz 2...<br />
<br />
Yeesh! I not only have no opinion yet, the opinion I was forming before
I read these posts got squished like silly putty under a bratty little
sister's foot.  But that's a whole 'nuther therapy session...<br />
<br />
So I move on to the downloads and find "10 threats your users should ignore" by Debra Littlejohn Shinder <em>mcse mvp lmnop etc</em>.<br />
I hope TR doesn't mind me passing it on to my repair service customers
and newly installed subscribers, it'll save me a lot of explaining to
them about hoaxes, and save a few bucks of cellphone charges too.<br />
<br />
I also found "Internet Penetration".  It wasn't the sexy
cybernovel I was expecting, but definitely interesting.  And
thorough.  And waaay more than I'm willing to do for ANYONE. 
My philosophy: Trust in the firewall.  The firewall is good.<br />
<br />
That's all I've got to say bout that.<br />
Rickydoo <em>pg*<br />
<em><br />
*Professional Geek<br />

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