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A technical note - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
September 1st, 2003
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A technical note
When I'm at work1, I run ICQ, AIM, and MSN. Some of you know the problem of my disappearing from the other end without warning. The nature of my role here (at work, that is) is such that I am often yanked for 'quick' questions to other desks or other rooms. Very often, those quick questions turn out to be great time-sinks, and my natural inclination to help and to solve problems often completely overrides the vague memory of a conversation I was having.

In other words, I'd like to apologize to those of you who have experienced this, and to assure you that it is most certainly not because I took offense to something you said, or something like that. I don't do that. (I mean, I may sometimes take offense, but I don't pull the silent elk shtick when I do.)

I'm working on it. I try to have enough time to type a 'gotta go' or a 'backson', or at least to set the Away flag, but I don't always get to, because I don't always realize in time that I'm about to be whisked away from my desk.

That said, if you suspect this is what happened, and you really need to follow through on something, try my sillyfone. I try to lug it around with me around the office, and I'll answer it unless I'm in a Terribly Important Meeting, in which case it will be turned off (and I am likely to forget it off, unfortunately...)

Thank you for your cooperation.

1 How do you know whether I'm at work? At work, I use ICQ #33915646, which would then be online, whereas my home ICQ account (199957) would not be. When I'm home, ICQ #199957 would be online and available, whereas 33915646 would be Away or N/A.

Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Berry Sakharoff -- Eliphelet [acoustic version]

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From:mux2000
Date:September 2nd, 2003 07:12 am (UTC)

A technicatl question

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How do you write in that funny little font? And what's the code for the "1" remark? Or is there a way to write above the line?
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From:ijon
Date:September 2nd, 2003 07:36 am (UTC)

Re: A technicatl question

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The <small> and <sup> tags are your friends, respectively. Just view the source, man. :)
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From:wildernesscat
Date:September 2nd, 2003 10:30 pm (UTC)

off-topic

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Hey Asaf! What happened to the Ben Yehuda project site? Is it only me, or is it really unreachable? Regards!
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From:ijon
Date:September 3rd, 2003 08:25 am (UTC)

Re: off-topic

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Works for me. Might have been an internet hiccup.
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From:emblemparade
Date:September 8th, 2003 03:55 pm (UTC)

TRILLIAN!

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Yo, I strongly suggest you use Trillian, which lets you connect to all 3 networks (plus IRC and Yahoo) and has a small footprint. I actually shelled out the cash and bought the Pro version coz I was so happy about it. And now I'm in the beta for lovely Pro 2 which also supports Jabber.
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From:talash
Date:September 9th, 2003 05:21 pm (UTC)

miranda

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I tried Trillian and didn't like the interface at all. Miranda is slicker, open-source, uses _very little_ ram and can work with all those networks too. And I just *love* some of the plugins.

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