caveguy at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 16 12:02:17 CST 2009
On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:08:21 -0500, John Floren wrote:
>On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Bob Bradlee <caveguy at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:32:50 +0000, Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ wrote:
>>>If you've got a manual that describes these specialised grpahics modes,
>>>then it's just a small matter of programming. All you need then is a
>>>student with a computer, a rainy weekend, some pizza and a bag of weed.
>> Dont forget a case of Bawls and mabe a second pizza.
>I didn't think anyone actually drank Bawls when doing programming...
>always struck me as more a 16 year-old's "HEY GRAB A BAWLS AND LET'S
>PLAY COUNTERSTRIKE DOOD" drink. Personally, I prefer beer or Coke.
>"I've tried programming Ruby on Rails, following TechCrunch in my RSS
>reader, and drinking absinthe. It doesn't work. I'm going back to C,
>Hunter S. Thompson, and cheap whiskey." -- Ted Dziuba
As for Bowls, you may be correct, I have never tasted the stuff.
I do know they sell it by the case at Microcenter, and the current generation like it.
Programmers choose their own lubricants.
I have always found Hunter S. Thompson's choice tends to lead to circular logic.
I switch between a Ginsing Green Tea mix and a dark local brewed Rootbeer myself ...
The problem is, some of the early graphic terminals were mated to their applications
at a very low level. A lot of assumptions were made in the low level communications
with the "terminal smarts".
It was common for service people to come across compatibility issues swapping out monitors.....
oh! if you want to be able to run ...... then you have to have ....... roms installed or it will never work right!
It is more than a weekends task, even with, as the origional poster commented, "a bag of weed".
We are drifting far from "ebay idiots".
Back under my rock .....
The other Bob
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