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...or, more accurately, growing pains of the University of Alabama's
computer system--where SCREEN-L is housed.
 
You may have noticed that yesterday (Thursday, 2/9) there were no
SCREEN-L messages.  There were plenty waiting to go out, but I couldn't
get to them because I couldn't get through, via dial-up, to
UA's computer.  After letting my modem dial for 35 minutes, I gave up.
 
Ah, for those lazy, pastoral days when SCREEN-L was born!  Back in
1991 there was never a busy signal.  Ah....
 
<snapping back to the present>
 
User demand has outpaced UA's computer resources, which may result
in occasional aberrant behavior for SCREEN-L.
 
This is just a note to let all SCREEN-Litarians know what's up when
a day or two might pass with no SCREEN-L messages (or digest).  Usually
it's just a bit of a traffic snarl on the Infobahn.
 
For the most part SCREEN-L has been served excellently by UA--which
distributes and then stores all of the thousands of SCREEN-L messages
at no charge.  If UA1VM (UA's mainframe computer) had a back, I'd
give it a little pat right now...
 
P.S.  SCREEN-L membership is now over 700!  Thanks, everyone, for
participating!
 
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          One of the things which distinguishes ours from all earlier
          generations is this, that we have seen our atoms.
                                     --Karl Darrow
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| Jeremy Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [log in to unmask] |
| SCREEN-L Coordinator                                                   |
| Telecommunication & Film Dept * The University of Alabama * Tuscaloosa |