August 24, 2003

"the most bellish thing on earth".

I used the network simulator ns for a few years, and took part in the discussions on their mailing list. Occasionally, I'd answer a question; occasionally, I'd even get an answer to a question I asked. Eventually, I learned enough to contribute small chunks of code to the simulator.

As a result of the archives of that mailing list, I now get several emails a week from students requesting help with their projects.

One ns-using student in particular sticks in my mind, for emailing me at length, copying to multiple addresses, and then blogging about his disappointment with my response.

To: Jithendriya R
Subject: Re: Hello. Pls help me.

On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Jithendriya R wrote:
> Hi Llyod,
> Dunno how to start.

spelling my name correctly would have been good.

please talk to your project supervisor about your concerns.


Yelling, eh? Kids these days.

Posted by Lloyd Wood at August 24, 2003 08:45 PM
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