I Went Crazy Today And Did Some Insane Things

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  1. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I used to have some of those - but since I had not opened them in decades, I donated them to my nephew.
     
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    Used to be essential reading, along with the SunOS/Solaris/HP-UX/Irix manuals for comparisons when I was working on the Linux filesystem (locking) and C library.

    Still have *all* the O'Reilly X11R3/R4/Motif volumes too - long time since I programmed GUIs at that level!!
     
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    I still love the O'Reilly stuff. The only one I did not care for was "Practical Unix and Internet Security"; great info, great reference, but OMG was it dry. Maybe it was just me.
     
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    I go out from time to time, but 99% of the time it's for groceries. I went to record store the other day and did a curb side PU of an album I ordered (Melody Gardot's "Sunset in Blue" - fabulous, BTW). I then headed over to a French bistro on the other side of town for PU of one of their killer roast beef sandwiches, and proceeded to drive home along a very trendy and usually busy stretch through downtown Toronto. Site seeing, I guess.

    It's just my wife and I (and the pooch) at home, and there's lot's of room. I take the dog out for a walk every day, make the odd curb side PU at a local hobby shop.

    People ask me what my hours are? My response: I'm not working when my eyes are closed. Every now and again, I jump in the car and drive out to the country with my camera just to get out, see the sites, and maybe snap a few photos. Living the dream.
     
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    You guys are missing Elements of Programming style.

    I kept all my X11 stuff, and IRIX discs. Just in case.

    My wild man move was camcelling satellite radio, because I'm not in the car hours a day any more.
     
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    Nothing crazy about you putting pants, now you didn't and did the rest of the list, then you might be crazy, or ...... maybe a true non-conformist:confused:
     
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    You're right. For some reason I never bought Kernighan & Plauger, but here's another batch just for the hell of it.....

    At one point I "owned"(*) all of these at home for porting Linux....

    HP 9000/720
    HP 9000/B132
    HP 9000/C110

    SGI Indy
    SGI O2
    SGI Octane 2

    Sun 3/80
    Sun SparcStation 2
    Sun SparcStation IPX
    Sun SparcStation LX
    Sun SparcStation 4 or 5
    Sun SparcServer 10
    Sun SparcServer 20
    Sun Ultra 30

    In a fit of sense/madness I threw them all away!

    (*) scavenged from work

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    I suspect I still have the Motif 1.1 source code on 1/4" tape somewhere :eek:
     
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    I miss the SGI and Sun systems. My all time favorite was the DigitalUnix on the Alpha servers - a perfect blend of SYS-V and BSD.

    Ahh, the good old days.

    I lean more into Debian and the variants these days.
     
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    One job was working on a system that included a blown out Reality Engine 2 and about 20 PCs into 10 10 foot video screens. Best VR environment ever. Even at relatively low resolution, it beat the heck out of any headset system existing today.

    When you can make former fighter pilots fall out of their chairs, literally, it's pretty good stuff.
     
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    I haven't left the county since October...and I am feeling it. We have airfare credits from a cancelled vacation to Florida that I can't convince my wife to use & will soon expire. I need a change of scene.
     
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    I went to the dentist yesterday. I am suffused with a deep sense of accomplishment. Today I plan to tie my shoes just so, no matter how long it takes.
     
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    I cut my teeth on a pair of HLH (High Level Hardware) Orions, running pretty much pure BSD 4.2, then we got Sun 3/60s with SunOS to use as terminals. In the computer science lab there was a triple cluster of VaxStation IIs with graphic heads, running Ultrix and X10!! MIT and IBM were so p*ssed off with DEC for releasing X10 commercially, because X11 was already on the way and seriously incompatible. Loved the hockey-puck mouse and the VT220 style keyboard on those DEC terminals.
     
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    Oh, the old VT terminals. Fond memories. I liked the VT420 that I used to use; I though 48 x 132 mode was sooooo cool. I used to know a lot of the escape code for the VT control set by heart. Ah, the good old days.
     
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    I was also using VMS a lot in those days - I cut my teeth on VMS and later converted to UNIX. Memories.
     
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    The VT420 was the evolutionary peak :) Great terminal.

    I'd like a couple of those for the basement. I have two Raspberry Pi 4b's in the basement running Ubuntu Server with serial consoles - currently going through USB-Serial converters into a laptop. Real VT terminals would be old-school cool!
     
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    A subset here, too... mostly I'm a hardware guy, but still write Perl sometimes for tool scripts, and reg exes are a common theme. That K&R C is a 1978 (first) edition, purchased in 1982 or '83. We should start a guitar book thread, tho.

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    I feel a bit like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. Day one - repeat.

    BUT - you can leverage this. IF it's the same day then schedule into 'your day' the guitar practice stuff you've been neglecting. Then the 'repeat' plays to your advantage. Wax on, Wax off (just stick to maybe less of the second part!)
     
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    I keep putting off going for a haircut. Pretty shaggy right now.
     
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