NYSERNet goes to T-3 reflector

Jean Armour Polly (jpolly@nysernet.ORG)
Tue, 20 Dec 1994 12:09:49 -0500


We are happy to announce that our new T-3 Internet connection is up and
that our reflector at nysernet.org (192.77.173.2) is running on it. We have
increased the number of concurrent connections allowed, and invite you to
stop by.

NYSERNet is a member of the Cornell CU SeeMe alpha and test site team.
Because of this, we think it is important to offer a public connect
reflector so that our affiliates, and others, may test their video
connections. I believe we are the second or third oldest site, after
Cornell.

Yes, that is me you see there. I usually forget that CU-SeeMe is on, since
it is buried behind all the other applications on my Mac. However I get
email all the time asking why I sit in front of a camera all day. I do a
lot of public speaking and presentations and am used to a lot of strangers
looking at me. Doesn't bother me a bit. I do like to get email though, like
the video equivalent of amateur radio QSL cards. :-)

We used to have a camera out a window so that people would see movement on
a local highway. Since audio came to CU-SeeMe this was not enough. When I
am not here, the camera is trained on a bird mobile, the warm drafts
arising from my computer make it move. A moving image is important for
people trying to connect and test. The 24 hour feed is useful for testing
from other time zones, and we leave it on as a public service.

Jean Armour Polly jpolly@nysernet.org
Director of Public Services and Internet Ambassador
NYSERNet, Inc. 200 Elwood Davis Rd.
Suite 103 Liverpool, NY 13088-6147
315/453-2912 ext 224 FAX 315 453-3052
Co-moderating PUBLIB and PUBLIB-NET since 1992
The Internet Lists for Public Librarians
http://nysernet.org/staff/jean/