origins of "kludge"
huw.davies at kerberos.davies.net.au
Thu Mar 31 01:38:22 CST 2005
On 31/03/2005, at 8:06 AM, David H. Barr wrote:
> Oh yeah, now I remember why. Needed something to translate from 8-way
> joystick to keyboard presses for an emulator. Since this is now only
> remotely on-topic; what would you consider to be your most "artless
> hack?" I mean, what klu(d)ge are you most proud of, and yet at the
> same time a bit abashed (-fun- to say) to cop to?
A three phase double adapter.
Even more scary was that the voltages on each of the two sockets
differed by 10s of Volts even though they were wired directly together.
Still I managed to run two VAX-8800s with it (temporarily you
understand). In this case, temporarily might be longer than normal
practice might indicate was prudent :-)
Huw Davies | e-mail: Huw.Davies at kerberos.davies.net.au
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