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A Sudden Discovery! [Apr. 24th, 2014|04:38 pm]
Professor Liddle-Oldman
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IT got around to me, and i found out why I haven't been able to log in from home for the last week. My VPN was upgraded.

To show how unprepared to deal with this I was, I'm not even sure what the hell a VPN is. Very Personal Network? Virtual Python Nest? Vile Putrid Nastiness?

Anyway, they upgraded me. They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it does.
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[User Picture]From: rolypolypony
2014-04-25 11:30 am (UTC)
Well, at least you know the problem, even if you don't know what the problem means?
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[User Picture]From: liddle_oldman
2014-05-21 09:34 pm (UTC)
And they fixed it, even though i don't know what they did...
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[User Picture]From: rolypolypony
2014-05-22 11:28 am (UTC)
Yay!
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[User Picture]From: buscemi
2014-04-25 07:23 pm (UTC)
Your acronyms are more entertaining, but here's what I found.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network

(I won't claim to understand how it works, though.) ;)
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[User Picture]From: liddle_oldman
2014-08-13 03:20 pm (UTC)
I figure it works like everything else nowadays -- you push the keys, which cause little rods to poke the data gnomes, who grumble and get to work, sulkily and reluctantly. I can't blame them.
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[User Picture]From: bill_sheehan
2014-04-27 08:59 pm (UTC)
VPN is a TLA (Three-Letter Acronym).
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[User Picture]From: natevw
2014-05-02 01:25 pm (UTC)

I still don't know what the hell it is/does/means but I'm glad you got it fixed .

-Nate
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[User Picture]From: liddle_oldman
2014-05-05 01:29 am (UTC)
It's basically the phrangle-hoobie that lets me talk to my companies network. Or something.
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[User Picture]From: natevw
2014-05-05 03:53 am (UTC)

I see ~

Sort of like the hamstring pull on the giddyap gear in a 1939 La Salle Opera Coupe then ? .

-Nate
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[User Picture]From: liddle_oldman
2014-05-21 09:35 pm (UTC)
No, because soaking it in benzene wouldn't do a damn thing.
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[User Picture]From: natevw
2014-05-22 03:35 am (UTC)

Soaking it in Benzine would make _me_ happy.....

-Nate
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