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Well, I have finally completed my move to a brand new fresh built house. And I have a fiber to the house! My current speedtest results show 987MB Upload and 950Mb download. Seventh heaven, I never have to leave the house (except when she decides we are going out to eat/movie/bar)
Is there a beer fridge next to the desk?
If so, you only need to leave to pick up more beer.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Nope. I dislike beer intensely. I DO have Strongbow in the fridge, which is just out the door of the office.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
My fiber is "only" 100 Mbps - I could have it upgraded, but I very rarely come across any server capable of utilizing the full full capacity. Most servers won't give me more than 50-70 Mbps, some are significantly below that.
How often do I have 15-20 simultaneous transfers running, each using 50-70 Mbps? Very rarely. Sometimes I have 4 or 5 transfers, filling up the pipe completely, but I never have an immediate need for all those streams; they are typically videos that I will watch later. If the transfer completes one minute later due to limited fiber capacity, it is perfectly fine with me. I do have friends who laugh: Mine is thicker than yours! - but that is all they get out of it. Their real "need" is perfectly well served at lower speeds. So I have never considered the upgrade to 1 Gbps worth the money. Mine is big enough - it is how you use it that counts.
I am working on a legacy DOS app that I hope to modernize into a Windows app, but it will be in a series of stages. In this stage, I need to write a TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) COM application to monitor some of the activity going on in the app.
I wrote similar TSR DOS apps in the mid-80's, but it has been a very long time. It took some special effort to get a DOS .COM app to compile at all with VS 2019 - no MASM (done under C++), and the Linker doesn't get some of the options that used to be available...
If your friend is interested, I might be able to provide some guidance or assistance on this...
Thanks for the offer, but my friend is not responsible for the situation nor directly involved. The responsible folks are utilizing the time-old method "lots of praying" in lieu of replacing the hardware. When it eventually fails they will be forced to buy a new solution.
I suspect they are ignoring that corollary to Murphy's Law that states, "hardware failure will occur at exactly the worst possible moment".