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Egosurfing the past

Today, I have been ego-surfing Google's Usenet news archive, pulling out old articles I'd written, along with rants and poetry. Some weren't that bad, too. So I'm going to be occasionaly reposting pieces here - starting with pieces written in the Scary Devil Monastery (aka alt.sysadmin.recovery) back when I was Technical Manager for UK Online...

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flick
Jul. 8th, 2003 07:56 am (UTC)
These are great, dear!

[giggles]
the_gardener
Jul. 8th, 2003 07:57 am (UTC)
As a matter of morbid interest, does UK Online still exist?
sbisson
Jul. 8th, 2003 08:07 am (UTC)
Yup - now part of the Easynet group!
the_gardener
Jul. 8th, 2003 08:29 am (UTC)
In other words, it's been taken over and now exists largely as a domain name because changing the name would be too much trouble for its customers -- just as my own ISP, Global Internet, was absorbed by another and now exists only as domain name for its customers.
sbisson
Jul. 8th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)
Re:
No, it's still run out of the old brewery in Shepto Mallet. Easynet have been surprisingly kind to my little baby, so I am happy that it's still goinf strong. Last time I looked a couple of my old boxen were still running as web servers too...

Easynet really only run the core mail infrastructure and the routing. Which are the hard bits!
the_gardener
Jul. 8th, 2003 09:18 am (UTC)
Ah. That's different from Global Internet, then -- the recorded greeting on their customer support line still gives its name, but its former offices in West London were vacated some time ago. So I've no idea of its geographical location now!
flick
Jul. 8th, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
They're my emergency dialup - never had any trouble with them!
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