Re: mailing list vs "the futur"
On Tuesday 04 September 2018 11:09:07 Dan Purgert wrote:
> Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 September 2018 07:42:53 Dan Purgert wrote:
> >> Dave Sherohman wrote:
> >> > On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 01:35:35PM -0000, Dan Purgert wrote:
> >> >> [*] Please you one last holdout using our ancient FTP service,
> >> >> let's move to the 21st century and use SFTP, please?
> >> >
> >> > Last week, we decommissioned an ancient server and then got a
> >> > call two days later from an academic complaining that his web
> >> > site had disappeared. One of my predecessors had set him up with
> >> > an arrangement where he FTPed his files to this ancient server,
> >> > then the actual web host ran a daily cron job to scp files into
> >> > production.
> >> Aren't academics grand? :)
> >> > We somehow managed to convince him that the easiest solution
> >> > would be for him to use SFTP directly to the web server instead,
> >> > and thus my last FTP user fell.
> >> Well, at least he was okay with change. Many academics aren't (and
> >> it's a right pain to deal with them - 'son, I've had tenure since
> >> The War*')
> >> *OK, maybe not quite that long ... :)
> > Depends on which war.:) I had a round with the air force at EAFB in
> > the early 60's.
> We were flying a bombing mission to Daiquiri at 1800, coming in from
> the north ...
> (Also wasn't "The War" specifically WWI?)
It may have been, but that war has survivors you can probably count on
one hand, missing a finger or 2. Over in '17 or so, and I wasn't even
born till '34. So The War to me was WW-II. (or later) I can remember my
grandfather as he turned off the battery powered radio on Dec. 7th, 1941
after the news, with tears flowing like a river as he knew the
declaration of war would come as soon as a quorum was assembled the next
morning, if not before. Born in 1898, he lived thru that war so had
first hand knowledge of the word war.
Yeah, I'm an old fart, now gimme the discount. :)
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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