Re: phantom files
- From: Karl Larsen <k5di@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:00:32 -0600
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 12:04 PM, Erik ChristiansenI started with pads of 8 1/2 by 11 lined paper. As I wrote the
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 04:46:37PM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:I started with a PDP 11 UNIX system. At the time I had no idea what
Karl Larsen wrote:
that meant though. Then went on to a os9 minicomputer. At about that
time I started working for a company making c64 software in basic and
6502 assembly. After that computer fad died. I moved to dos and then
windows until the blue screen of death drove me to the edge. I had
tried Linux before but it was so hard to use that I never installed
it. At about this time Mandrake starting working well for newbies, so
I installed that. Then it got really bad and I jumped ship to Ubuntu
after having a brief stab at running a Gentoo box (worked well and had
the fastest startup of any system ever until I tried to update the box
and never recovered from that mistake). So all in all I can't say that
I am a from windows or dos but I did walk that path for a few years.
Proposal, or Paper it was many pages of paper with some pages longer
than others. I had to "cut and paste" and used lots of sticky clear tape
to put it together. This went to the Secretary who had a typewriter and
she/he would type very fast a first rough draft. This I would cut and
paste as appeared necessary. Then a second rough draft came back quick
and a lot less cut and paste.
Usually the second went to the final. I had to proof read this and
any changes just had to be made. Then it went out.
At home I had a Radio Shack Level 1 computer. It had not much
capability but it did work and I found a C compiler for this tiny thing.
I wore out 5 inch floppies putting in one and start. Then another with
the compiler and some very basic libraries. Then another with all the
things I was working on. I bought another floppy drive and more RAM (it
came with 16k).
Then a Commodor-64 which had good software written for it's 64,000 K
of RAM. It was sure fun to play with and even had an EDITOR program! I
bought one for work as well and soon after 10 more. We had a lot of tape
cassett's and they made their way around. Problems too which I think
were un-known then RAM write problems.
Then I bought for home a cheap copy of the IBM PC Pheonix BIOS. I
loved it. Even bought a Giant 40 MByte Hard Drive and replaced the 1 MHz
CPU with a After-Market 10 MHz zoomer! I bought several real IBM PC's
for the business and a printer and a lot of expensive software.
I was sent a cd-rom with Slackware Linux by a college friend who
went into IT. Had heck getting it loaded but when done I loved it. Used
it at home a lot and then on my work computer.
Since then I have become 73 years old and I still love Linux and use
it. Sold the Company and they were by then all using Linux :-)
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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