Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: Bye, bye, Yahoo
- On 12 Sep 2013, at 12:47, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote:
>If I don’t regularly check on my mail server it might crash. I need to get around to figuring out /why/. The problem is that the daemon isn’t exiting…it’s just…stuck in some sort of I/O state doing nothing.
> On 09/11/2013 08:14 PM, Wesley Furr wrote:
>> What I like about Yahoo is that it gives people options...for those that
>> actually want to read messages via the web, they can...and the rest of us
>> can get them by email.
>> The biggest problem I have with web forums is that I never can remember to
>> go check them out. I enjoy visiting the forums at www.vintage-computer.com,
>> but they are difficult to keep up with. First I have to remember to visit,
>> then I have to log in to attempt to track what I've seen and what I
>> haven't...I say "attempt", because if my session goes idle, then it sets
>> *all* the read flags so I have no idea where I left off in the various
>> sub-forums. I guess if I kept up with it every day, it wouldn't be a big
> I have the same issue with web fora. I look at it (as an embedded
> developer) as the difference between "polled" and "interrupt driven"
> I/O. I have to "poll" a forum to see new traffic, while email just
> shows up in my mail spool. I have to "poll" THAT for new traffic, but
> I'm in the habit of doing that every few minutes anyway.
>I don’t recommend it. A lot of things that didn’t happen the way they should have is why I have too much free time.
> Phones, on the other hand, are fully "interrupt driven", which is why
> I despise them. I usually don't have coverage where I spend most of my
> time anyway so it's generally not a problem.
>> That said...I want to know your secret to having too much time on your
>> hands. :-)
> You and me both!
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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