[nSLUG] Citywide

Joel Maxuel j.maxuel at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 22:06:43 ADT 2016

I use City Wide for internet and MagicJack for VOIP.  Never experienced
latency as a problem for the phone, only lower volume (from both ends -
from what I say and to a lesser extent, what I hear from the other party).

My beef with CityWide (and I never had this problem with Eastlink, even
though they are one and the same), is that I use a VPN on a subnet (that my
HTPC attaches to), and City Wide has been systematically blocking the
server/port combinations.  Thus, I have to research new combos from the VPN
provider up to every week.

Joel Maxuel

"One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
 - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 3:12 PM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:

> Richard   wrote:
> > ***   It's the 21st century, people -- *everything* is crap, now!!
> Ah-ha!  I knew there was a reason why I pursued a 2,000 year old craft
> with 150 year old tools, lived in a 150 year old house with (mostly)
> 90+ year old technology, excepting 40 y.o. phones and 10 y.o. computers.
> And a 10 y.o. browser.  I'm always shocked and appalled when I see the
> crap that a new browser renders.  Last off: An article with 80K of
> text, backgrounder on epigenetics research.  The web doc as delivered
> was 1.6M, mostly js, style sheets and irrelevant graphics/icons sent
> in-line.  So, 95% crap.  And someone worked very hard to make it so.
> I inherited a recliner chair that my parents bought new circa 1968.
> When we retired it circa 2011 due to irreparable mechanical failure,
> the Naugahide looked a little tacky with some duct tape repairs.  The
> new replacement, now about 5 years old, still operates but the
> faux-leatherette-ish upholstry looks far worse than the old one ever
> did.  The only guarantee we got with it was that the saleslady
> guaranteed that it would *not* last 40+ years.
> ObLinux:
> Still trying to figure out how or why (large) writes to a 150G SATA HD
> (replacing an 80G IDE HD) succeed in hogging memory and stalling X,
> while HD reads and reads/writes between USB sticks do not.  Grovelling
> over Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt for 2.4.33 kernel without much
> success.
> - Mike
> --
> Michael Spencer                  Nova Scotia, Canada       .~.
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> mspencer at tallships.ca                                     /( )\
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