• Tasks While Downloading

    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to All on Thursday, July 16, 2020 00:06:51
    Ahhh, the lure of free software, the natural curiosity of the
    slightly unknown...seems we spend the majority of our waking online
    hours waiting for the dreaded DOWNLOAD. Might as well make use of
    the time.

    Of course, savvy users have already figured out it ain't hard to
    keep two platforms busy at once, kind of like the guy spinning
    multiple plates on sticks, the more the merrier - and busier!

    But the other 99% of us, relegated to one computer at a time, should
    consider the following things to do during a download to pass the

    Buff your mouse pad
    Make a list of other things to download
    Play a percussive beat on your thighs in time with your modem
    Count to 500 in "click" language
    Go outside and actually breathe fresh air (don't overdo!)
    Do a pushup for every blue bar on the progress meter -- 11% Done!
    Name the presidents
    Play "Dark Side Of the Moon" side one
    Relace your shoes
    Read every classified listing for "Programmers"
    Carefully clean your mouse rollers and track ball
    Hone your monitor's picture to ridiculous perfection
    23% Done!
    Fill out all of your registration cards in triplicate
    Alphabetize your diskettes
    Alphabetize your CD-ROMs
    Re-alphabetize your diskettes and CD-ROMs together
    32% Done!
    Cut your fingernails
    See how may other words you can make from "download"
    Make a sculpture out of your fingernail clippings
    Play "Dark Side Of the Moon" side two
    Time to windex that monitor again!
    44% Done!
    Might as well balance the old checkbook
    Weed out the rolodex
    "This would be a good time to register your software" (done that!)
    52% Done!
    Solitaire Solitaire round 2
    Solitaire round 3 (no cheating this time)
    65% Done!
    Think of good domain names to pre-buy
    Peruse the Egghead mailer again
    67% Done!
    Re-label file folders in all caps
    Penny rolls, penny rolls, penny rolls
    73% Done!
    Color code your extra cables
    78% Done!
    Find all celebrities that share your birthdate
    83% Done!
    Nerf basketball to 100!
    94% Done!
    100 situps
    98% Done!
    Get ready....
    Connection Terminated - Start Over!
    Find a pistol...
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Win32
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