[CentOS] Re: Curmudgeoning (was Re: Problems with writing Dual
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Aug 29 17:23:52 UTC 2008
on 8-29-2008 9:04 AM Bill Campbell spake the following:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008, William L. Maltby wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 17:27 -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:
>>> I still have a Tandy 4000, 386-16 no cache, that is used occassionally to
>>> program EPROMS. This same machine ran Xenix for years before being abused
>>> by installing DR-DOS on it.
>> For shame, for shame! You should have known better! ;-)
>> Regardless, I was getting readdy to discard these when I saw your post.
>> If you need some spares, I've got 1 each 360KB and 1.2MB 5.25" floppy
>> drives that still worked last I used them. One might have come out of a
>> TRS-80 I had when they were a "hot" item - I'm not sure. Also a box full
>> of media for them (a couple hundred?) untested but some may still work.
> I too have a room full of old stuff including floppy drives, EISA
> network and SCSI cards, 3 Telebit WorldBlazers and 1 TrailBlazer,
> Xenix 2.3.4 and SCO 3.2v4.2 boxes that still boot if necessary.
> Being a pack rat does occassionally pay off. I got an e-mail from
> a person who had bought my old Hawke DL-9 Formula Ford to go
> vintage car racing, and I still have the original paperwork when
> I imported it from England, letters from the designer, etc. which
> provides provenance going back to the factory. I raced this car
> from 1972 through 1977 on the east coast, and now it's about two
> hours north of me in Surrey B.C. -- small world eh?
> FWIW, I even have lug nuts for a Lotus 41-C Formula car in my
> tool box dating back to 1968 which predates any of my computer bits.
Ok... You win! ;-P
The oldest thing in my toolbox is an axle nut wrench for a 65 VW that my ex.
had. Funny that the ex has been gone for 20 years, but the tool is still in my
toolbox. But then the tool didn't jump from "car to car" like the ex did!
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!
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