Jima (neojima) wrote,
Jima
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Taking the Information Superhighway to, err, the rest stop

PRESS RELEASE

We at Minty Green Media are proud to announce the latest in Broadband Technology. Most consumers have at least heard of FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Some of the more well-versed of you are familiar with FTTP (Fiber To The Premises). Today we bring to you an all-new concept: FTTTP!


Fiber To The Toilet Paper


FTTTP


To save others and myself some time, I'll pre-emptively answer some questions.

1. Yes, this is a joke.
2. Yes, that link light is on. The fiber is lit.
3. I was bored, and wondered how far my longest fiber optic cable went. It can actually reach from my computer room on the ground floor to my pile-o-boxen in the basement...the long way (those who've been to my house can somewhat understand how far that is). So if I needed to (cat5 b0rk4g3 in the wall), or, for whatever sick reason, wanted to connect the machines downstairs with fiber, I could. (I'd just have to deal with phemale killing me. Minor detail.)
4. The joke only occurred to me after I put the transceiver down on the nearest open surface (i.e., a roll of TP).


Now I'll sit back and wait for the venture capitalists to start calling. *crickets chirping*
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Now you can read your logs while making logs. *Ducks*

Regarding the minor detail at the end of #3, yes, it is only a MINOR detail. Now, run it along the walls (or string it several inches from the ceiling?) and then maybe she won't try to kill you, as then it would be out of the way...
Now you can read your logs while making logs. *Ducks*

Nah, I think that's more big_shooter's style. *smirk*

Regarding the minor detail at the end of #3, yes, it is only a MINOR detail. Now, run it along the walls (or string it several inches from the ceiling?) and then maybe she won't try to kill you, as then it would be out of the way...

I suspect it'd still be too much of an eyesore, and I don't believe it's quite long enough to go elegantly along its route.

Oh well. T'was just a proof of concept; I'd want something more useful for a permanent use. (Besides, we've got WiFi up in here...)
A discussion on "IPv6 in your living room" [1] brings to mind that the network connection in the picture above was almost certainly IPv6-enabled. I've had v6 connectivity at home since at least 2002 -- possibly earlier -- thanks to Hurricane Electric's IPv6 Tunnel Broker service [2].

1. Courtesy of John Curran of ARIN, speaking at the gogoNET Live! conference in San Jose, http://twitter.com/Command_Info/status/29599577161

2. http://www.tunnelbroker.net
There's always someone dumping on IPV6.
Always.

That's why there are pedantic bozos like me around to correct everyone's misconceptions and FUD about it. ;-)