Subject: Wet snow! and perhaps coffee Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 09:35:01 -0500 (EST) Greetings. Disaster weekend! A double storm with wet snow weighed down on tree branches, with the usual consequences: power outages, happy kids, no wait for breakfast at Daisy's, slippery roads, WFCR off the air (?!), and the inevitable OIT router outage (i.e., you can dial into their server but from there go nowhere) that this time took less than 24 hours to fix. Our own wonderful networks of workstations complied with Lamport's dictum ("A distributed system is one in which I can't use my computer because another computer I had never heard of is down somewhere," paraphrased). Ah but the beauty, the beauty of the snow laden branches. Especially when they suddenly dump a few pounds of the stuff on you, exactly down the collar. What to do? The usual: grit your teeth and charge forward in the great Yankee tradition of rising to adversity. Or something like that. If our (far Southern) Coffee Czar survived, and he manages to get a powered outlet or two, you can expect the usual fragrant brew of gourmet coffees wafting invitingly from the lounge. And if the not-so-southern Bagel Bab- er, Baroness was able to dig herself out (probable, after college in Pittsburgh!) there should be bagels. And the first order of business of emergency workers always is to restore vital facilities: hospitals and donut shops, so no problem there. So come on down and sympathize with our own emergency workers -the folks of CSCF, formerly RCF- who will be doing long shifts and need the coffee too. -- To stop receiving MMC e-junk send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.