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By RT (Panzer Time!) ·
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I think it's sort of funny how one little observation or question can sprout a huge discussion. For example, I saw a note this morning about the post count for TR. It starts out simple, but then mutates into a discussion of avatars and 404s.
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<a href="http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=270586&messageID=2561625">First Example.</a>

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Or even better: <a href="http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-1035-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=269865&messageID=2555351">the user who wanted to know how to use one monitor and keyboard with two computers.</a> The first reply about using a KVM switch seemed to fit the bill, but soon there were subdiscussions about the difference between a CAT5 lead and a crossover cable, along with all sorts of questions about networking the two computers.

Anybody else find this interesting?

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That...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Us nerds...

is in no small part why I hang around here.

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Of course!

by RT (Panzer Time!) In reply to That...

It's that way with me too. I just find it interesting how absorbed we can get in something so trivial.

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TRIVIAL???

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Of course!

What's trivial about CAT-5 cables and KVMs and avatars? This is important stuff!

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Nothing!

by RT (Panzer Time!) In reply to TRIVIAL???

That's not the trivial part. :)

I mean we take something super simple (hey d00d use a KVM switch [that's the trivial part]) and stretch it out to the farthest reaches of the tech universe.

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Particularly avatars...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to TRIVIAL???

as it can be difficult to home in on just the right username and image - that will give away tantalizing bits of personality without blowing mystery out the airlock.

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?? Tantalizing?? -- really???

by The Scummy One In reply to Particularly avatars...

Hmmm, I must be doin it wrong!

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I'm working...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to ?? Tantalizing?? -- reall ...

on using words that begin with T in sentences today. Haven't figured out tomorrow's letter yet.

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Don't quit

by santeewelding In reply to I'm working...

until you run through titivate and tintinnabulation.

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Now I gotta see those in a sentence

by The Scummy One In reply to I'm working...

A very titivated sentence at that

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Lest the day terminate...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I'm working...

before loose ends are tied:

As a familiar tintinnabulation announced the dawning of a new day, she arose, engaging in her morning oblations with intent to titivate in anticipation of the arrival of the local talk radio host.

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