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OK paper/plastic cups & stirrers for takeaway... I'm sure those can be sourced locally too.
Actually you would be rather surprised by how that is not the case. Last time I looked, there was one straw/stirrer manufacturer left in the US, and I have no idea if they are still in business. And I think they were making paper straws and were getting swamped with orders because CA (or maybe just SF) banned plastic straws.
But take all that with a grain of salt, as I recall it was something I read or saw.
Canada? wooden stirrers, paper cups? they've got plenty of tree farms.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
From the onset it is clear you will find (or conceive) anything you can wrong with StarBucks. It's kind of a "thing" in certain political circles (left and right).
And why not condemn them? They set such a bad example!
- part time employees earn sick leave
- part time employees earn vacation time
- part time employees earn equity in the company (stock)
- so much damn promotion from within, too!
- and that social responsibility crap by paying the growers
Doesn't taste like coffee? Artificial? Because you want to believe that. After all, they're a large successful company and there can be nothing they do that isn't suspect or outright evil. More so if it's an . . . American company!
So find any nuance for a complaint you can and be content in the club! Pat each other on the back! Go to your local cafe pretend you are a true gourmet! Knowingly nod your heads at one another! You are, after all, "IN" with the "IN" crowd.
Since I commented on attitude w.r.t. Starbucks, it doesn't matter whether you drink you instant or not - just that you'd consider that a preferred option. Actually, as you label your comment a 'straw man', that in fact emphasized my point.
Holy Moses, batman I haven't thought of Brief editor in decades. It was one of the best ones I can remember (at the time - early 80s). Now I want to find a current implementation.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
I too did miss it for several years - but Notepad++ isn't too bad as a Windows replacement.
(I never tried any Windows version of Brief)
If I'm not mistaken, the Brief installation floppy is still down in my basement. But is it readable? If it is, will Brief run in a command.exe window? And wasn't that installation floppy a 5.25" one? Then I would have to fire up that old Win98 machine as well (for 3,5" floppies I have a USB drive ... but modern Windows refuse to read floppies without a proper format code in the boot sector, so sometimes I have to fire up Win98 for those).
Maybe I will spend this weekend to see if I can get Brief on the air again!
I miss BRIEF, too. There's nothing like hammering out code in a hurry in a MsDOS application once you get the quirky keyboard mapping embedded into your brain. I'm probably the last guy on the planet that misses WordStar, too.
There are some BRIEF re-creations out there, but Notepad++ works well for me with lots more support than BRIEF ever had.
BTW, remember when MS Excel and Word used to be fairly snappy? Now the latest iterations of these products seem so "leisurely" when typing, not enough to slow my work but text appears on the screen slower than on old machines with slower CPUs.
No, your not! I use the WordStar control sequences daily. I have an AutoHotKey script that makes all my editors/IDEs/word processors use the Wordstar control sequences. I also use an old ZDNET utility called TradeKeys to remap the CAP LOCK key as the control key. Heh, nobody at work likes trying to use the editors on my machine.
I believe that the Vax had a CPU instruction for swapping bytes (and for swapping halfwords as well). I wonder if that instruction was ever used for correcting this kind of typing error. (The instructions, in particular the halfword swap, was made for handling certain legacy PDP-11 formats, where 32 bit fields were stored with the two 16 bit PDP words in the opposite order of a Vax 32 bit word.
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