Limiting Users <OT>
Sun Mar 18 22:44:55 PDT 2007
On Sun, 2007-03-18 at 22:09 -0600, Alma J Wetzker wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-03-17 at 09:16 -0400, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> >> On Saturday 17 March 2007 00:33, Ric Moore wrote:
> >>>> I didn't think so. I can check if you want.
> >>> <howls with laughter at the thought>
> >>> All I need to do is poll my friends to see if anyone has all 7 floppy
> >>> disks intact to install Win3.1!!! God! I LOVE it!
> >>> <howls and falls out of my chair>
> >> Hey, I can probably come up with those too!!
> >> (wanna come and pick through my barn??) :-)
> > Got any old big iron in there?? cp/m machines? Ric
> I have a Vector MZ. S-100 bus, Z80 CPU, not sure the hard drive still
> spins though. It has those weird monitors. The ones powered by the
> DB-25 cable. The ones that will toast any real terminal connected.
> I also have a Novell S-net, and an Altos 8600. (The SASI drive is toast
> and it uses an 8" floppy. It was built for Xenix, but I don't have an
> OS for it. [Maybe there is a version of BSD for it...])
Vector! Altos (had three of 'em) Yum!! There's no slot for the handcrank
on that drive? When I lived in Helena, we had one guy by the name of
George Cord, who could fix anything. He was one of those former Vietnam
military trained corpsmen who could take an oscilloscope and ACTUALLY
diagnose and FIX most problems. You know the type, when you walk up to
his bench, he's always enveloped in a cloud of smoke composed of
soldergun fumes and PallMalls. Plus, he was originally from the East
Coast, so he got shit done. <cackles> I had three IMSAI's and if you
shut it down without unmounting the 8 inch boot floppy it would spike
the boot sector. Every time. George would wave a chicken foot at it,
wave his hands hoovery hoovery and bang the keyboard in a flurry of
stacato typing and I had a working boot disk again. Pure techno-voodoo
magic to me. Back then a ten-spot would make him happy, or I would buy
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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