Yohannon (yohannon) wrote,

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Puzzling Evidence (Continued)

So I've been doing a lot of fiddling around with Perl CGI's for the website, and discovering that I'm chaffing under the limitations imposed on me by my current ISP. It's not their fault... they've been great. It's just that I've been trying to get some dynamic content stuff going on (don't worry, it's a geek thing) and it's been frustrating the hell out of me that I can't do certain things.

I wanted to let people on my mailing list know what was going on, mostly because one of the problems I've been having is that the software I've been using didn't like being moved to a new machine. I mentioned, off-hand, that I was having issues with my current provider, mostly as an aside to flesh out a "mea culpa". Imagine my surprise when I received an email a day or so later with an offer that can only be described as almost numbing in it's generousity.

Fellow geeks will understand what I'm about to say more than anything, and why it took at least two or three email exchanges before I could believe they really WERE offering me what I thought they were. Apparently a couple that have been on the list since '97 run an ISP, and want to give me an account with no quotas. Not disk. Not bandwidth. Not mailboxes. None.

What's a good non-geek way to describe this? Well, it's sort of like getting a free lease on a Hummer, AND having the gas paid for.

As Roni has put it, it's a lot like the universe is finally trying to send me a sign. I should go for it.

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