The Dartmouth internet link was hosed for most of the day, which is just ducky since I chose today to bring my Mac from home and download >100MB of updates. Thanks! 300 bytes per second until like 3pm.
Here is some insanity. Brett (upstairs OS X user) wanted to test a chat client with me, because it's supposed to support encryption. Anyway he keeps emailing me to say "hey where are you? I IM'd you, you didn't respond" and I'm like "yes I DID!!!" over and over. This is so fucked up. See below
But wait there's more. I sent emails to a bunch of people today, including you guys, and no one fuckin replied and I was like "what a bunch of assholes" only now I realize that I cannot send email off the Dartmouth network. I can receive, but not send. And I can send and receive to other Dartmouth/Blitzmail users. I called the machine room guys and they tell me I'm full of shit. 9 or 10 different recipients on different servers all over the country didn't receive my email, but there's no problem here! Right, bullshit. So I tried to call Vinny since he never got my email, but a) cell phone battery is dead, b) I got an "all circuits are busy" message when I tried to call on the landline. Total telecommunications meltdown.
nu11dev1ce: hi btofel: seeing this now? nu11dev1ce: I was still in the AIM client, I could see your IMs but apparentl you couldnt see mine nu11dev1ce: yes I see that nu11dev1ce: are you seeing this? nu11dev1ce: hi... nu11dev1ce: can you see this btofel: hmm... nu11dev1ce: yes... btofel: no luck huh? nu11dev1ce: can you see this? nu11dev1ce: lol btofel: test test test nu11dev1ce: YES YES YES AIM: btofel has logged offjesus!
AIM: btofel has logged on btofel: can u hear me now? AIM: btofel has logged off fuck! btofel did not receive previous message because of error.: btofel is not available. AIM: btofel has logged on btofel: can u hear me now? nu11dev1ce: yes! nu11dev1ce: yes nu11dev1ce: yes btofel: i am running the plain old OS X aim client now though nu11dev1ce: can you hear me? nu11dev1ce: ok nu11dev1ce: lol btofel: but most importantly i took away the damn block fire set on your screenname nu11dev1ce: lol! btofel: ok back to fire , i'll see how that goes, hold on AIM: btofel has logged off btofel did not receive previous message because of error.: btofel is not available. AIM: btofel has logged on btofel: hey can you hear me from Fire? btofel: just have that other person aim me if you can't AIM: btofel has logged off AIM: btofel has logged on AIM: btofel has logged off btofel did not receive previous message because of error.: btofel is not available. btofel did not receive previous message because of error.: btofel is not available. btofel did not receive previous message because of error.: btofel is not available. btofel did not receive previous message because of error.: btofel is not available. AIM: btofel has logged on btofel: hey well Fire is really giving me problems nu11dev1ce: yes I see you, sorry I'm too slow! 50 things happening at once lol nu11dev1ce: LOL btofel: I am going back to Fire to try one more time nu11dev1ce: it was randomly quitting on me before, but it seemed happier if I quit AIM first btofel: nu11dev1ce: ok btofel: quitting aim client now AIM: btofel has logged off AIM: btofel has logged on nu11dev1ce: hi nu11dev1ce: hi nu11dev1ce: hi btofel: wahoo! nu11dev1ce: you can see that? btofel: yes btofel: ok btofel: let's try this GPG thing btofel: here comes my public key, ready btofel: ? nu11dev1ce: did you get mine? nu11dev1ce: ok btofel: no but i may not have been "ready" btofel: try again nu11dev1ce: no but I emailed it to you this morning lol btofel: you did? btofel: ! nu11dev1ce: LOL! We are in alternate dimensions or something btofel: yeah! btofel: no really I never got mail from you. was it to my ists addr ĄPublic key sent to btofel nu11dev1ce: LOL yes btofel: nu11dev1ce: I swear to god. I checked sent messages and it was there btofel: who know where it went then, let me check my deletes nu11dev1ce: did you get it just now in Fire? It says "ĄPublic key sent to btofel" after I pasted it in. btofel: no but let me try to encrypt this windows now and see if your name appears on the list nu11dev1ce: ok but...if you dont have my key, how can it encrypt? btofel: yeah well I thought maybe they forgot to notify me btofel: plus not sure how it will link it to your screen name btofel: ...? nu11dev1ce: lol ok nu11dev1ce: send me your key? btofel: ok nu11dev1ce: so we can both attempt? lol btofel: it said it sent btofel: did you get it? nu11dev1ce: no ROFL nu11dev1ce: email btofel: ok btofel: looking for that nu11dev1ce: mbates@ists btofel: oh i thought you were resending via email, i know your addr nu11dev1ce: ok -- I will email you my pub key, and you email me yours. btofel: ok mine is off btofel: i george still there? he's my ride into town nu11dev1ce: yeah nu11dev1ce: I got yours, importing and setting trustlevel... btofel: ok well i gotta get going. wife is waiting and all that. more again tomorrow > AIM: btofel has logged offMeanwhile, simultaneous IM session with Lee, who acted as translator while Brett and I were in a black hole. And while this was all happening, Lee and I were trying to figure out why email is fucked on the whoopis machine...still working on that right now...anyway so two conversations intertwining (and now I know why whoopis mail was fucked...it wasn't. Problem is at Dartmouth) (but Lee was also getting screwed by AOL so multiple concurrent unrelated problems -> psychological break)
smashingmoby1016: this is weird, how could you get mine but i can't get your reply? nu11dev1ce: yeah I dunno. Could be that Dartmouth is having trouble sending? I am not seeing everything in the mail log on whoopis nu11dev1ce: that I should be seeing nu11dev1ce: can you see this, by the way? God everything is broken today. smashingmoby1016: the IMs? yeah nu11dev1ce: ok lol thanks smashingmoby1016: no, i have no idea what you're saying smashingmoby1016: duh nu11dev1ce: LOL nu11dev1ce: I am trying to do this test with a friend, cuz this chat client is supposed to support encryption but we can't see each others IMs apparently nu11dev1ce: I keep IMing him and he keeps emailing me saying like "where are you? I IMd you" smashingmoby1016: LOL! smashingmoby1016: want me to try IMing him maybe? nu11dev1ce: yeah rofl tell him you know me LOL he just emailed me again he's like "problems?" I'm like "DUDE I IM'D YOU LIKE 50 TIMES" LOL smashingmoby1016: LOL! nu11dev1ce: I just asked him if he's even getting my emails lol! this is like marco polo or something smashingmoby1016: SmAsHiNgMoBy1016 [4:48 PM]: hi, I'm a friend of Marion's. Can you see this? btofel [4:48 PM]: yes nu11dev1ce: no marco polo works better smashingmoby1016: LOL! nu11dev1ce: ok...W T F smashingmoby1016: should i try the private chat room thing? nu11dev1ce: um I think this client doesn't support it. I am starting to think this client is a steaming pile of poop, actually. smashingmoby1016: LOL smashingmoby1016: btofel [4:50 PM]: buggy client I think I think she is being blocked because i hit block by accident btofel [4:50 PM]: and the UI on this won't show that she is blocked but is still behaving as if it was. smashingmoby1016: btofel [4:50 PM]: let me see if I can purge the prefs nu11dev1ce: LOL! nu11dev1ce: "What chat client do you use?" "Oh, I use SmashingMoby1016 it works really well" duh smashingmoby1016: LOL! nu11dev1ce: btofel: test test test nu11dev1ce: YES YES YES AIM: btofel has logged off nu11dev1ce: lol smashingmoby1016: LMAO wtf nu11dev1ce: that was from a couple mins ago, maybe he is trying to fix the block thing nu11dev1ce: lol smashingmoby1016: oh lol smashingmoby1016: 'no! WAIT!' nu11dev1ce: lol! nu11dev1ce: btw I just asked Bill to send us each a test email to our whoopis accounts, to see wtf the problem is. He's not on the Dartmouth net so it ought to help narrow down the problem. nu11dev1ce: can you see this? duh j/k nu11dev1ce: CAN ANYONE HEAR ME? duh nu11dev1ce: is there anybody...out...there... (pink floyd) smashingmoby1016: LOL sorry, had to do something that i thought would only take second smashingmoby1016: I'll check my mail nu11dev1ce: LOL! nu11dev1ce: I dont think he's sent it yet smashingmoby1016: ok nu11dev1ce: or maybe he didn't see my IM DUH! smashingmoby1016: LOL! smashingmoby1016: did he respond to it? nu11dev1ce: ...not yet smashingmoby1016: oh...I'll IM him smashingmoby1016: just in case smashingmoby1016: ok well HOPEFULLY he's just afk nu11dev1ce: ok cool thanks nu11dev1ce: yeah he just replied to me, cool nu11dev1ce: OMFG btofel allocates roughly 4 seconds to me to respond then he signs off. WTF lol smashingmoby1016: LOL nu11dev1ce: I am TOO SLOW lol smashingmoby1016: lol! nu11dev1ce: hey did you get Bills email? smashingmoby1016: oh yeah, one sec smashingmoby1016: yup i got it nu11dev1ce: ok...I got it too...it would appear that Dartmouth blows dead rats. smashingmoby1016: LMAO smashingmoby1016: ok, just got this:btofel [5:08 PM]: frickin piece o crud Fire app that is, she is blocked, the damn program has squirreled that info away forever nu11dev1ce: LOL nu11dev1ce: rofl that almost sounds like a haiku smashingmoby1016: so what are you trying to fix now? lol nu11dev1ce: god...everything trying to find out if Bill got my reply (email) -- he didn't. wtf? why is everything different every day? smashingmoby1016: lol, yeah, weird smashingmoby1016: did you finally talk to btofel? he said he got you unblocked nu11dev1ce: yeah now we're trying to do the encryption part smashingmoby1016: ok cool smashingmoby1016: 'cept looks like he just signed off nu11dev1ce: yeah he just walked down here, laughing. He has to leave. we will try again tomorrow...lol! thanks for the help btw. smashingmoby1016: np smashingmoby1016: argh! Bill didn't get my reply either nu11dev1ce: yeah we're working on it...something is hosed lol smashingmoby1016: lol smashingmoby1016: brb AIM: smashingmoby1016 has logged off AIM: smashingmoby1016 has logged on smashingmoby1016: so how ya doin'? nu11dev1ce: f--k email lol smashingmoby1016: LOL! smashingmoby1016: so what are you doing now then? nu11dev1ce: still trying to figure out why email is messed up. Bill is helping. smashingmoby1016: oh, thought you had just forsaken it nu11dev1ce: LOL nu11dev1ce: no I'd like to! smashingmoby1016: oh nu11dev1ce: still struggling...it might be ok now, at least for my account, dunno about yours smashingmoby1016: ah nu11dev1ce: I'm not on crack, am I? You WERE able to send and receive mail a few days ago...right? I don't understand how this stuff can just randomly alter its own behavior. LOL smashingmoby1016: yeah, majorly odd... smashingmoby1016: wait a sec, it couldn't have anything to do with adding my PT IP to your server would it? I guess that wouldn't matter, you're just telling the server a number... nu11dev1ce: no that shouldn't matter except when you're at PT. I just sent you another test email, this time from MY whoopis account (bypass Dartmouth altogether) -- can you see if you got it, and if so, reply? smashingmoby1016: hold on a sec, now OUTLOOK is acting crackheaded! ahhh! nu11dev1ce: LOL! nu11dev1ce: ALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN...RUN AWAY smashingmoby1016: LMAO smashingmoby1016: ok I got the email! now i'll reply nu11dev1ce: ok nu11dev1ce: this is EMAIL fachrissakes. It shouldn't be THIS HARD. smashingmoby1016: LOL, ok sent a reply nu11dev1ce: ok waiting smashingmoby1016: 'outlook is unable to connect to your outgoing (SMTP) mail server.' nu11dev1ce: omfg wtf nu11dev1ce: ok hangon smashingmoby1016: k nu11dev1ce: ok friggin try again JESUS lolHelp me.