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    nelson-l  echo $newRAM;
    added Thu April 24 2003 at 1:43 AM
    SO I sent an email to my family letting them know about the latest update... and Jacob read RandOMnesS... and the family grapevine started. BTW, "cool bro" in any comments is Jacob... I'll see what I can do about finding a better picture of him, but it would probably require cutting a pasting. Which means effort. Which means it's not going to be immediate.

    ANYWAY... This entry was going to be about nelson-l, not about Jacob. Although, sometimes it seems like it's one and the same. Jacob writes about half the messages on nelson-l. But it's cool, cause it means I get email. And real email is cool. I always get about 20 messages that are just junk every day. That doesn't even count the emails that Hotmail automatically filters out as Junk Mail. But every once in a while, when I see that there's 15 new messages, I open my Inbox, and I see 8 messages from real people. And there is much happiness.

    Last year sometime, my Dad decided that he wanted some way to keep the family in good communication. So, he signed up for a Yahoo! group to act as a listserve. And thus nelson-l was born. Jacob sends an email complaining about work about 2-3 times a week. Eliza sends email asking mom a question or asking dad when he's taking her to dinner next. About once a week, sometimes less, sometimes more, mom gets on and comments on everything. I'm sure that David gets the emails, but he doesn't usually comment much on them unless they are adressed directly toward him. Dad tends to check his email every day, and usually has some advice that says something to the effect of that we should hang in there. I have a hard time categorizing myself, because, well, I'm me. But of late, my only messages to nelson-l have been "Jo-Pete's website is updated, visit ".

    Today, Eliza said that she didn't intend to read my webpage to find out the latest details, that she thought that if there was anything important, I should tell her myself. My reply was that pretty much, if she wants to know what's going on with me on a day-to-day basis, she can read what I have to say here. If something major happens, I'll call Mom. She can tell everybody even faster than nelson-l.