Author Topic: Remembering 9-11  (Read 1376 times)


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Reply #15 on: September 12, 2019, 05:49:32 AM
My last job was in the section of the Pentagon that got hit. The fluorescent strips along the floor and around the door handles to aid evacuation were a constant reminder. When I’d go outside to check my phone or get fresh air, I’d be right by the memorial, and every couple months I’d visit the memorial chapel down the hall, which has a book honoring the victims. They were everyday GS, contractors, and military, just like me.

I was TDY, but I have many friends who were in the building that day.

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Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 04:00:39 PM

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Reply #17 on: September 17, 2019, 04:10:08 PM
I didn't have home internet in 2001.

Being able to Google shit better than your clients is a legit career skill.

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Reply #18 on: September 17, 2019, 07:26:53 PM
I do not miss dial-up.  :notme:

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Reply #19 on: September 17, 2019, 10:07:08 PM
I had dialup.
First got it in 93 or 94, IIRC. Started with AOL, then Erols. Also had Compuserve in there somewhere.

I watched the OJ Simpson white Bronco chase text updates roll in on the news feed on the same Leading Edge 486SX25 that I had to buy a math coprocessor for to play Falcon3.0.

Frakk me, I'm old  :(

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Reply #20 on: September 19, 2019, 09:14:47 AM
I remember at Waldenbooks, we sold CompuServe kits...this would have been 1991 or so. I never got that until I bought my 1200 baud modem for about $100 or so that year. I stuck with BBSs, even after moving to Houston, and didn't discover AOL until '95 or so. I definitely don't miss dial-up, blocking the phone line, and it taking six minutes to download a 100kB file.