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Hmm. While the tone of the comment isn't helpful, the content is useful. A long time ago in a job far, far away... I implemented an algorithm from a master's thesis in a piece of code. I documented the source pretty thoroughly - thesis title, author name, institution, dates, institution identification numbers, and so on. After having been the victim of plagiarism(*), I despise people who fail to attribute sources.
(*) The quarter I took a class called Real-Time Programming (I got A's) my final project listing was missing from the cabinet where instructors returned projects. A couple quarters later I got called into the department chairman's office. Someone had taken the RTP class and turned in a program 99% identical to mine. The instructor remembered my code because I was the only person in class who used assembler macros. At first they asked if I had given or sold the code to someone. I told them that my listing had gone missing when I took the course, which the instructor remembered. The last I heard, the person who did all of this was expelled from the university for the quarter and on probation for the remainder of his time.
Probably in 1980 (or +- 4 years) had a user complain because the computer would not accept Feb 29 as a valid date. We had been using the software involved for about 3 years at that point. When we looked at the source code we found this comment.
"Thirty days hath September.
All the rest I can't remember.
Except February which never works right anyway."
There was no code to handle leap years! The quick fix was to change days in February to 29 so we could run the advertisement in the Newspaper on that date and have time to implement a correct routine.
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!
The same over here (Flanders, 60 km from the coast) - it's also quite intense, whistling winds, the building shakes, it feels like a real storm ... And the bad thing is that it won't stop until monday midday ... what a mess...
It's done. After hours of reading my own schematic, counting pins and stripping wires. The Zwölf is on the breadboard. Almost. First it's time for a smoke test to check the voltages and the clock. Only after that I'm going to install the processor.
Right now it's just the bare minimum. The processor (the empty socket for now), 32k EEPROM, 32k RAM and two logic ICs to latch the uper half of the address lines and decode the chip select for the memories.
Here it is![^]
Am I glad that the CDP1802 is not a 64 bit processor.
Ok, I take bets. It's still a little light on the I/O side. It can only blink on a single LED or give smoke signs.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.