Monthly Archives: May 2000

Back In Spokane

I’m back! Of course the original things that I had started to post earlier got trashed when I tried to find that one last link to add to my content and went to a page that hosed IE5. Not cool, but thankfully I didn’t lose too much.

The trip to Washington DC was great. It was my second time in the last nine months and having some previous experience made it that much more enjoyable.

Yesterday Mary and I decided to spend our last day in DC visiting Arlington Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Kennedy Center. What we didn’t realize at the time was that we would be walking into the heart of Rolling Thunder, the parade featuring thousands of motorcycles in the culminating event of the annual Ride For the Wall. It was without a doubt the loudest and most impressive parade I’ve ever seen.

Early Morning Annoyances

Sheesh! The police haven’t completely left yet. About a half hour or so ago some girl and guy decided to get into a very loud, obnoxious, and most likely drunken fight out in front of my apartment building. This was especially annoying since the courtyard completely amplifies any reasonably loud conversation; this was beyond loud and reasonable. Thankfully someone in the building finally called the police and not just one, but four of Spokane’s finest burst onto the scene in their patrol cars (guess it was a slow night). That quieted things down quite a bit, save for occasional radio chatter; at this point there are still a couple police cars on scene.

Axodys DSL Day

Today is officially Axodys DSL day in celebration of my return to high speed connectivity. Hopefully Damien is having good luck getting setup today as well. Back in August of 1998 when I first signed up with USWest for DSL I also took a day off from work just so that I could be at home when UPS delivered my Cisco 675. I didn’t actually have to do any real configuration at the time, I just plugged it into the wall, set TCP/IP to DHCP and magically I was online. Actually, now that I think about it, I originally received a Netspeed Speedrunner and later had that upgraded to the Cisco 675 model. Externally the two modems were identical because Cisco bought out Netspeed in April of 1998.

Here’s a nice listing of DSL related sites and also one with some specific Cisco 675 configuration information.