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by commodorejohn
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gone.. tired..
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: Gone.. tired..

I don't put any stock in algorithmic analysis of writing style. One of those made the rounds on the Comics Curmudgeon some years ago, and a couple dozen of us tried it and it told damn near every single one of us that we write like David Foster Wallace.
by commodorejohn
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gone.. tired..
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: Gone.. tired..

Don't let ivelegacy's idiocy get you down, you're a valued member around here.
by commodorejohn
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 779
Views: 26100

Re: your latest purchase

Ah, nice :D Is it all up and running?
by commodorejohn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 779
Views: 26100

Re: your latest purchase

Good gravy, what were you supposed to use that for?
by commodorejohn
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP Visualize C200 - evil non-standard DVI connector!
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: HP Visualize C200 - evil non-standard DVI connector!

Yeah, I've got an adapter en route, so I should be able to get it up and running this weekend, I 'spect.
by commodorejohn
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 1064

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Well that's awesome. Glad they're going to a good home, and that guy's goal gets a major thumbs-up from me.
by commodorejohn
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP Visualize C200 - evil non-standard DVI connector!
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: HP Visualize C200 - evil non-standard DVI connector!

Thanks! Looks like adapters are available, albeit not cheap; we'll see how this works from there.
by commodorejohn
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP Visualize C200 - evil non-standard DVI connector!
Replies: 5
Views: 266

HP Visualize C200 - evil non-standard DVI connector!

So I picked up a PA-RISC workstation at the VCF and it looks like a pretty good deal - however, when preparing to hook it up for testing, I discovered that some evil little troll in the Proprietary Connectors Division had provided the installed video card with some kind of connector that looks exact...
by commodorejohn
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: A curious proposal

Teaching novice programmers on Javascript is how you initiate the End Times.
by commodorejohn
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 1064

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

I think the IRIS was running the large display, but I could be mistaken.
by commodorejohn
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 1064

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

As reported, got to meet smj and japes and ran into classichasclass again. Also played a bunch of old Japanese home computer games, picked up a breadbin C64 (I have my 128D, but I've been wanting something with a 6581 again,) an HP Visualize C200, and an OpenGL reference book, and finally caught the...
by commodorejohn
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Whats it like living in japan?
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Whats it like living in japan?

"Meanwhile, in Neuromancer..."
by commodorejohn
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: A curious proposal

Indeed! C is just assembly language for the impatient.
by commodorejohn
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: A curious proposal

I'm with spiroyster, C is where it's at. Every time I learn a new language, I find myself learning about all its fancy features and gradually coming to realize that it's simpler without them. In other words, the more unnecessary cruft you drop from a language, the more it comes to resemble C ;)
by commodorejohn
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 30
Views: 1111

Re: A curious proposal

INTERCAL.

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