God Bless the Link Light

By Deane Barker on March 27, 2003

So I’m in New Orleans at this convention with a little Toshiba laptop running XP Home. To my horror, I have no development platform (XP Home won’t run IIS). That hasn’t stopped me from coding as I have EditPlus and I can upload from dial-up the hotel, but still.

This morning I went network hunting at the convention center, Cat 5 cable in hand. I tried five RJ-45 jacks before I got a link light. Pure joy. The hotel had a DHCP server, and I was online in about 10 seconds. I’m writing this cross-legged on the floor in the corner of a huge meeting hall. I’m staying here until I’m discovered.

It’s been 10 minutes, and I’ve downloaded Apache 2, PHP 4.3, Perl 5.6, Soap::Lite, HTML::Template, and MySQL 4. Life…is…good.

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Comments

  1. I love your site! The layout is excellent and easy to browse and the color scheme works really well.

    I know what you mean about going network hunting. When I went to Europe this past summer with my friends, our group ended up being heavily computer geeks – everybody was involved in some kind of science field.

    By day we were eager students soaking up culture – and by evening and night we were desperate, internet deprived junkies searching high and low for tiny hole in the wall places that would satisfy our cravings.

    cyaz

    sid

  2. LOL – just picturing you sitting indian style in the corner of the Great Room giggling to yourself in excitement…again LOL

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