« on: January 31, 2013, 02:33:34 AM »
LOL! Same here. Wonder how many of us has 300 baud acoustic modems...I've been using this nick since the time of dial-up BBS' at mindblowing speeds of 2400bps. I couldn't think of a better one at the time, but it stuck and has been with me since.
As for the avatar picture, it's an HDR of the Ebonite Skull Bowling ball that I use for my other hobby, bowling.
Wow, you came late to the game. We started at 300 -- using an acoustic coupler! I remember watching one line at a time scroll in and dreaming of the rumored 9600!
I had one of them 300 baud thinga-majigs too. The one where you put the reciever on the "modem". But my nick only came in to existence when at 2400bps I started to run my own BBS. And indeed, the lure of US Robotics modems, and later Zyxel's (when they were still good)... I was the first BBS in Finland to run 28.8k lines. My local phone company told me it wouldn't be possible, but I ordered the modems from Zoom in the US anyway, and they were good. Ah, the good old days. (Time might be polishing the memories in to a slightly more golden shine than what the actual situation was, but it is fun to reminisce.)