From many, many years ago, ancient truth.
The Tao of Comms
* Keep in mind the Four Noble Truths:
1. Comms is constant suffering.
2. This suffering is caused by craving. The lust for reliable high-speed comms deflects the soul from Nirvana.
3. The cessation of suffering is not possible.
4. There is no fourth Noble Truth.
* Some ask whether two comms systems can ever be identical. The true sage knows that even one comms system can never be identical.
* If a comms problem seems too difficult to solve, stop. Clear your mind and reflect a while in quiet meditation. You will then realise that your original perception of difficulty was in fact a gross underestimate.
* All comms problems can be solved by the application of one of the two great techniques:
1. Random trial and error
2. Methodical trial and error
* Remember the Eightfold Path to connection:
1. Male, 9-way, DCE
2. Female, 9-way, DCE
3. Male, 25-way, DCE
4. Female, 25-way, DCE
5. Male, 9-way, DTE
6. Female, 9-way, DTE
7. Male, 25-way, DTE
8. Female, 25-way, DTE