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Don’t Accept Cookies From Strangers

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[For Kryten]


1 Kryten42 { 02.06.08 at 3:31 am }

LMAO OK… That was funny! LOL 😀

But… I *LIKE* accepting cookies from strangers! And companies I dislike intensely! (The list is a long one!)

Because I modify the contents and give them back and mess up their database! LOL

Nobody ever asks me what I replace my data with though! 🙁 *sigh*

2 LadyMin { 02.06.08 at 11:07 am }

Nobody ever asks me what I replace my data with though! 🙁 *sigh*

Awwww, come on. Tell us. You wouldn’t be putting M$ info in there would you? 😀

3 Bryan { 02.06.08 at 3:43 pm }

Unicode can certainly make the possibilities expansive.

The only problem I would have with doing that is that if they have a MS server, it’s like kicking a puppy – poor, defenseless thing.

4 Kryten42 { 02.06.08 at 5:04 pm }


Yeah Bryan, But I happen to know Bill gates from the old days when he was just your typical geek wannabe putz with a Mom who happened to be a Snr exec at IBM.

He’s still a putz, but a wealthy one. I used to like using his details, but I figured Bushmoron was more deserving of all the junkmail. LOL

5 Bryan { 02.06.08 at 10:22 pm }

One of the funny things that people don’t get about that “started in a garage” is that in California you have to be upper middle-class at a minimum to have a garage.

I ran into Bill and Paul Allen a lot in the early days at meetings of the San Diego Computer Society when they were hawking something new and wonderful. One of my clients, a traffic engineer, actually had one of their traffic counters.

If Gary Kildahl had married a business major instead of an attorney the computer world would likely be very different, but that’s a long story.

6 Kryten42 { 02.07.08 at 12:16 am }

Oooh… Now ya did it! LMAO

Want some memories? 😉 Try these…
(I put spaces ‘ . ‘ in to kill the live links so your filter wouldn’t trip. Sorry!) 😉

www . ctyme . com/dri.htm

www . mackido . com/History/History_DrDos.html

For anyone who believe that M$/Gates invented the computer mouse (or Apple for that matter), refer them here:
sloan . stanford . edu/mousesite/MouseSitePg1.html

www . imsai . net
www . seasip . demon . co . uk/index.html
retrotechnology . com/herbs_stuff/s100.html

Here’s the sanitized press release version of Gates history! Get the barf bag’s ready! LOL

americanhistory . si . edu/collections/comphist/gates.htm

For a more accurate version:

www . dooyoo . co . uk/misc-systems/the-microsoft-monopoly/395352/

And lastly, but by no means least… anyone who wants to understand Gates and why he’s a total git, should study this letter. 🙂
www . blinkenlights . com/classiccmp/gateswhine.html

That should give you all something to amuse yourself for a bit. 😉


7 Bryan { 02.07.08 at 2:58 pm }

Hell, I lived through it, as I started when Gary’s CP/M was what everyone used for micros and you wrote your own drivers if you wanted to use a floppy [8-inch], cassette tape being the standard.

Actually, the early Microsoft basics for CP/M were pretty good code, and their Z-80 card and CP/M for Apple II were nice products.

Then Bill got greedy.

8 Kryten42 { 02.07.08 at 5:41 pm }

I think it’s pretty obvious from Bill’s 1976 letter that he’s always only been in it for the money.

I built an Altair 8800, then my next one was a project kit from Heathkit (I forget what it was called). 🙂 Then a couple S-100 boxes, Apple 2, TRS-80…. My fave of all those old PC’s was a BBC B+! It was awesome for an engineer geek like me! LOL Extremely hackable and upgradeable (ended up with 3 processors, 128KB RAM, 2 double-sided 5.25″ FDD’s) it even had great graphics and a speech synthesizer, and networking! I still have all the software for it and manuals. 🙂 It had all the programming languages, I learned most of them. 🙂 Comal, BCPL, Basic, Fortran, Pascal, Forth, PL/1, Prolog, Lisp, various assemblers (Z-80, 6502, 6800)! LOL

Was a lot more fun in those days. 🙂 Partly why I was kinda drafted into intel for a while, was that myself and 2 uni friends hacked into the Uni’s brand new Digital (DEC) VAX 11-782 mainframe (which was considered totally secure). LOL We even modified the students recors system so that if our accounts were deleted, all the records would be purged (we didn’t change any records, we were top students anyway, we just wanted to make sure we had access to the mainframe!) Ahhh… the wildness of youth! 😉

We also proved that the 782 was a waste. It was essentially 2 780’s in tandem with a comm’s bridge. But they wasted a good part of their capacity just talking to each other! Better to have 2 standalone 780’s. So, we figured out how to split them, and made some interesting discoveries which the DOD took an interest in. 🙂

I have used so many different computers, it fills a page on my resume. 🙂


9 Bryan { 02.07.08 at 10:40 pm }

I came in from the other direction, writing a program to deal with an intel problem. We couldn’t get a programmer cleared to work on the data so they set us manuals and we had to learn on our own.

Then, after I got out I worked on IBM 360/370s, Data General Novas, Digital PDP 8&11s, before I started rolling my own. My Dad actually built boards, but I stayed with S-100s, before moving over to the Apple and then 80x86s.

I prefer typing to burning myself with a soldering iron, but I can fix them if I have to, and have a friend who was a Navy and then NASA tech if I need a scope.

These days it’s cheaper to swap boards.

10 hipparchia { 02.08.08 at 2:46 am }

tyeping, i hatez it. i’d rather jab hot soldering irons into my eye sockets. the day they come out with affordable voice recognition software that isn’t flummoxed by my accent this keyboard is history.

meanwhile, i’ve been outsourcing as much of the typing on my blog as a i possibly can. you’d think with as many workers as i’ve got available that the output would higher, but every time i turn my attention to something else, they alt+tab to ebay, looking for deals on catnip mice and sushi.

11 Bryan { 02.08.08 at 3:12 pm }

I sort of know the guy who wrote PawSense, we were in the same news groups and lists for a while. It was something that people didn’t know they needed.

Yes, good voice recognition software would be a boon for a lot of people, but we don’t seem to be getting closer, even after all these years. It’s like language translation software, good ideas that keep moving further from realization.