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My college apartment mate in the late 90's collected old computers. Among them he had a SGI setup for 3D rendering which still worked and did a better job at it than machines that were years newer. Another machine had a hard drive with a diameter similar to the side of to the case, not even sure who made that one.
Also taking up space was an old VAX that he bought at auction when the University upgraded. Big as a fridge, took 3-phase power, so unfortunately we were never able to power it up but it was working during said auction. Wasn't even that useful for a conversation piece.
My (our) first PC was an IMSAI 8080. Some friends and I bought it in California during a 3 month motorcycle trip from Anchorage, AK to California. 48K RAM, 4 floppies made double sided with a hole punch, and a teletype and punched tape reader from an auction. Added a 10 MB, 14 inch dual platter HD from a PDP-11 (took my several months to design and build to interface board then write the assembly code for CP/M). Heh, happy days!
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 am going to grill 2 or 3 gilthead and a big bowl of salad, maybe some pieces of home made garlic bread on the grill too.
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Well - maybe eggplant parmesan (Trader Joe's pre-breaded eggplant are amazing). On the other hand, the garden's gone crazy this year (lots of rain and extreme heat) - so maybe a pound of fresh cherry tomatoes, assortment of hot peppers, garlic, onions, herbs sauteed into sauce and poured over rotini. Of course, with cheese melted thereupon.
Or - fried rice heavily laced with ToFurkey Sausages (think pepperoni - almost indistinguishable, except for the grease). Another place to put the far-too-many hot peppers.*
* I have seventeen assorted types (mystery-seeds: you know when they grow). No Habanaro this year - next year they get grown deliberately.
Embedding a Flash application (I know) training module into an application.
I slowly realize, to my horror, that it will be impossible to directly implement the SCORM API directly in my SPA code. Even though they're all written in the same language, they simply will not talk to one another. I need to create...an adapter.
So we have a Flash app, with a JS adapter, with a JS adapter, with a JS adapter, with a JS engine, which talks to my C# back end, with a SQL back end, and whatever meta-language reality is written in. I skipped a few, I know.
I plan to be hung over tomorrow.
"Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity."
- Hanlon's Razor