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Brad Fitzpatrick

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sleep, take 2. [Aug. 9th, 2000|03:12 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
i'm going to try and sleep again now because @home (my cable internet connection) has slowed to intolerable speeds. i did accomplish a few things, though: my inbox page now shows mail from the correct mail server (and I published the source), I cleaned a bunch of LJ code, and I added some dumb functionality to the userinfo page: a little thumbs-up icon next to paid-account users' user names. also, you can lookup users by their userid number now .... like, who was LiveJournal user 10,000? ... oh, look ... it's Gothic Chic. How nice.
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2000-08-09 06:58 am (UTC)

Can't use

I can use your source for the inbox. Error Message: Cannot reach server within 5 sec, maybe it is dead...

Why? And what is the requirement for the code to work?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-09 11:08 am (UTC)

Re: Can't use

you can't use my source exactly, smart guy ---- you have to change some things like your pop3 server, your username, your password...
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2000-08-09 07:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Can't use

I did change all those setting... ;-)
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From: demo
2000-08-09 08:54 am (UTC)

HEH

hah that Bette Danse person is owning your inbox! sucker.
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-08-09 10:59 am (UTC)

Did you receive this letter?

Brad. You mentioned your @home service has slowed down. I also have ATT@Home. Did you receive this letter?
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Dear AT&T@Home Subscriber,

We are writing to inform you of changes to your AT&T@Home service.

In an effort to proactively manage overall network performance, AT&T@Home
will be deploying 128 kbps upstream rate management in your market during
the month of August. This is an initiative that has already been completed in
several AT&T@Home markets and will be completed nationwide over the
course of the next several months. This initiative will set the upstream data
transfer rates for all AT&T@Home customers to 128 kbps. The good news is
that, for the vast majority of our subscribers, the implementation of this
upstream rate management technique will in no way affect your use or
enjoyment of the service. Indeed, not only will your downstream rates be
unchanged, but you may notice an increase in the overall performance of the
service.

To be clear, upstream traffic is data that is sent from your computer to the
Internet and would include requesting a URL like www.excite.com in your
browser or sending e-mail. Downstream traffic is data sent from the Internet
to your computer and is the result of your requests to the Internet. Receiving
the contents of a specific web site like www.excite.com or downloading files
from the Internet are examples of downstream traffic. The vast majority of
Internet traffic for any residential service is on the downstream path and high
downstream rates are what make web pages come up quicker and file
downloads occur faster.

The need for this network change is tied directly to the usage patterns of a
small minority of our user base. The availability of unprecedented bandwidth in
the residential cable Internet market has prompted some users to engage in
activities that are inconsistent with our current residential service and require a
disproportionate amount of network resources. They are, in essence, creating
a less than optimal experience for the vast majority of our subscribers. By
setting the upstream rate to a specific level, we are taking steps to level the
playing field and minimize the impact felt from those who are not using the
residential service as it is intended.

Please refer to the links at the end of this message for more information on
acceptable uses of the AT&T@Home residential service. We are aware that
some of our users may require different levels of service and are consistently
striving to provide the type of service to meet the needs of our entire customer
base. We are hopeful that we can develop additional product offerings to
better suit those needs.

We continue to make every effort to deliver the best service at the best price
possible for residential cable Internet service and we thank your for your
understanding and support in this matter.

Sincerely,

AT&T@Home
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-09 11:16 am (UTC)

Re: Did you receive this letter?

I didn't .... very interesting though.

Of course, I don't even check the @home email account .... don't even know what it is, actually.
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-08-09 01:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Did you receive this letter?

Just go to your "member services" and you set it up there. I believe you're allowed up to 7 accounts.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-09 01:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Did you receive this letter?

I don't know where "member services" is. When they installed it they gave us the filter, the modem, and we kicked them out and did the rest ourselves.

We wouldn't let them change our homepage or mess with our email accounts. I run my own server for all the family's web pages and email stuff....
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-08-09 01:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Did you receive this letter?

LOL.. I let them do their thing, then went in and changed their settings to mine... in essence to bypass their proxy server junk.

http://home-members.excite.com/m_accounts/overview.html

this should take you there if you want.

later.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-09 01:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Did you receive this letter?

heh, thanks. :-)
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From: ibrad
2000-08-13 10:49 pm (UTC)

@home things.

All of the [worthless] @Home crap is right here... (if you don't have @home, the link won't work)

Mine's jsut as fast as usual though.

and, heh, can you believe LJ has 10,000 users? wow.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-14 12:31 am (UTC)

Re: @home things.

Actually, I have @home and the link still doesn't work. You lose! :-P

Wanna know why? I didn't let them fuck with my DNS, mail, or web settings ...... Just using them for packet routing. :)
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From: ibrad
2000-08-14 07:43 am (UTC)

Re: Re: @home things.

Hmm.. I mostly understand about half of that I think. ::boggles::

They didn't "fuck" with any of my web, dns, etc either. I just use their services. http://www/ should work, as it is an 'internal' website, and cable internet altogether is just large bandwidth shared over a lan-type-setting. but i would suppose dns has something to do with it.

But what is wrong with @Home's stuff? I don't visit ther little "website" content thing.. I don't have any other DNS servers to choose from,, and their mail is just nice unlimited pop mail.

And if you don't use *their* DNS servers.. what/whose do you use?

...and why?

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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-14 08:33 am (UTC)

Re: Re: @home things.

The reason http://www/ works for you is your computer asks @home's DNS servers for 'www' and it gives you one of their machine's IP addresses.

I don't use theirs. You can use anybody else's DNS servers in the world..... there are millions to choose from. I chose to use my own, since I set it up and know it's good. @home's are pathetically slow, as are @home's SMTP and POP servers. You don't know how bad @home is until you use some fast servers for your core services. Big bandwidth isn't too fun if you have 3 second latency on DNS lookups.
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From: ibrad
2000-08-14 08:42 am (UTC)

Re: Re: @home things.

well, @home pop mail *is* slow, but not much goes to it. few people know my @home email addy. i usually give out my itools (@mac.com) addy. *shrug*

brad brad brad... it seems like you reply to my COMMENTS faster than my emails. :P
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[User Picture]From: emptyk
2000-08-09 11:31 am (UTC)

cool!

I've been obsessed with LJ numbers, for quite some time now. That whole 10,000 LJ user was driving me crazy. Did that person get a prize?

Thanks for making this better and better!
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-09 11:37 am (UTC)

Re: cool!

I was considering it, but no .... she didn't.
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2000-08-09 12:57 pm (UTC)

Re: cool!

Brad, the person we really should be waiting for is number 31337. hehe
maybe that person will be cooler.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-09 01:00 pm (UTC)

Re: cool!

heheh.... yeah.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-08-09 01:06 pm (UTC)

Re: 853

oh, you're cool anyway, leanora! ;-P
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2000-08-09 11:33 pm (UTC)

Re: 853

Heh.. I am under 200.
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From: ibrad
2000-08-13 10:50 pm (UTC)

Re: 853

bleh, 1462 here.

hmm, bradfitz should have a thingy where it shoes like a list of the people who like, just signed up today or something.
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