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June 2nd, 2005
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not dead...
today--server crash; "not dead yet," creative on-site Sun guy willing to get the job done while account reps wrangle over "waivers" and paperwork...re-learning my Sun-fu...'tis a goodness. Some people think I'm "just an MS weenie" because I took all their MCSE and MCSD tests; I cut my teeth on UNIX. My first computer was an Apple [ II+, that is ... pre ctrl-reset hw mod release; soldered that in; pre lower-case chip--dad helped me solder that in]. I've programmed an iron core memory spaceborne on-board computer. In the CHS-1's assembler. By hand.1

Anyway, that shot my day, as I had a full day of work to do on my other program. Didn't get home until 9. Ate. Did some book-keeping chores. Got to talk to prettypammie, but not Quinn...

Had/have to do performance review inputs, but my brain was/is fried and I can't do it justice.

Skimmed back on the LJ flist...wish I could comment as much as y'all deserve.

We have an earthen driveway for the house. Gravel tomorrow.

1No, I did not fly up and flip cores...I mean I hand-simulated the behaviour of my assembly code...paper...pencil...sweat...did I mention the deadline to get the code written and peer-reviewed before the 2nd to last pass before the event? [only an idiot plans to use the last pass. things happen...]

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Date:June 2nd, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)

My firsts

  • First Unix: 7th Edition on a PDP-11/34
  • First computer used: TRS-80 at my high-school
  • First computer programmed: Z80 assembler, by hand, before I'd ever touched a computer
  • First computer owned: Amiga 500 (couldn't afford my own before then)
  • First Sun used: Sun-3/60, shared from VT100 connected via terminal server
  • First multiprocessor computer owned: This Sun E450, as soon as I can find an affordable 2nd processor for it. :-)
[User Picture]
Date:June 2nd, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
I seem to remember *someone* I dated winning a supercomputer for our high school. I'm pretty sure that wasn't with MS.
[User Picture]
Date:June 2nd, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)

good point...

that was Fortran/77 with custom vector extensions for the ETA-10P.

I can't even REMEMBER what they called their operating system, except that IIRC, it was built on a Mach microkernel core. I also recall it wasn't the most stable pole in the tent...
[User Picture]
Date:June 2nd, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
We would still love to get to see you sometime. We are free most evenings. *hugs*
[User Picture]
Date:June 2nd, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
.... I bask in the glow of your geekness
[User Picture]
Date:June 3rd, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)

I may be geeky...

but you have cool userpics...
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