Thank you ;-)
My group is moving offices soon and everyone is tossing out stuff so
it doesn’t have to be moved.
Treasures uncovered so far:
* “VMS Forever” and “I (heart) My VAX” bumperstickers (watch for it on ebay.com
* Desktop-VMS 1.0 and 1.1 CDs — Circa 1989 ‘ease of use’ VMS distro. Just pop
the CD in the drive and it leads you through creating a VAX cluster of VAXstat
ion 3100s. Included of number of DECwindows-based (X11 with DECW$ toolkit) sys
tem management apps designed for the VMS newbie.
* Compaq 1998 project plan for “Linux Investigation” — Mostly produce install
docs for ProLiant 1850R & AlphaServer 800 for the Linux 2.2 kernel.
* Andy Goldstein’s 5-May-1988 memo to VMS V5 Development Team about the Kevin M
itnick breakin and the procedures on how we were going to verify 100% of the co
* LaTeX-generated printout of “Real Programmers write in Fortran” about Mel the
* LaTeX-generated printout of “Real Programmers Don’t Use PASCAL”
* Bunch of Perl Journals (RIP)
* Marketing glossies for MailWorks for UNIX (aka OSF/1, aka Tru64)
* Christmas holiday card from the Microsoft MCIS Product Team
* Christmas holiday card from Red Hat
* Unopened(!) Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet Bro
wser for Windows 95 (required 386DX, 8MiB memory, 1-3MiB disk, 14.4 bps or fast
* Bunch of 2400b Scholar Modems
* External 100MiB SCSI disk (MAC connectors)
* Addy’s birth announcement web page (April 1998) printed out in color on high
Can’t wait to see what gets uncovered today!
I had (still here — Sippin’ Starbucks and surfin’ wirelessly) some
free time during the Intel Developers Forum and took some walks about
the city with Bob, the Guatemalan worry doll that href=http://www.nozell.com/griffin">Griffin made for me.
Tuesday I walked over to city hall to see all the folks waiting to get
married before the court ruling baring same-sex marriages. Quite a
lot of people queued up and a bunch of press. Alex Chiu (?) was there
getting his word out too. Lunch was at the excellent Cha-Am on Folsom
Wednesday I took a cable car over to Fisherman’s warf and had a crab
sandwich for breakfast. Yum! Bob also saw Alcatraz. Last night I
saw Matrix:Revolutions at the IMAX at the Metreon. They have a cool
kiosk that beams to your palm pilot info about all the stores in the
Today IDF is closing and it is unclear when I’ll have some free
On Monday I was on flight to SFO and one of the passengers walks down
the aisle with his little daughter is wearing a yarmulke, the long
sideburns, and the undergarments of an observant Jew. Oh, and he was
wearing a T-shirt that said “People don’t know that I’m a Lesbian”
I’m demoing at
Forum in href="http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCA0987?from=search_10day">San
Francisco this week. Stop by href="http://www.hp.com/solutions/linux">HP’s pod and look for the
“ProLiant Blade system architecture for Solaris Migration” — href="http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/index-bl.html">
Blades, GNU/Linux, href="http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/msa1000/index.html">
SAN storage, cluster file
deployment/management products on Linux or href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">anything you want to talk
Heritage Scrapbooking: Getting Started, presented by Karen Lamberton (6
Researching Ship Passenger Lists and Immigration Records, presented by
Arnold Lang (3 Apr 2004)
OCGS Annual Meeting — There will be NO program (1 May 2004)
…your laptop’s disk.
Because they may suddenly and completely fail you.
Well, I’ve started to use unison an
with the large disks at work and at home. For example, here is
what my ~/.unison/laptop-to-workstation.prf looks like.
# Unison preferences file root = /home/marc root = ssh://root@WORKSTATIONNAME.zko.dec.com//BACKUPS/laptop ignore = Path .unison ignore = Name unison.log ignore = Path mnt ignore = Path .mozilla ignore = Path .nautilus ignore = Path .thumbnails
For the moment, I’ve borrowed my wife’s Compaq Armada M700, squeezed
the W2k parition down and installed debian/sarge on the 4G partition
left over. Field service should be returning the nice Evo N610c in a
day or two. Hey, it gives me the opportunity of completely
documenting the steps of messing with the preinstalled WinXP Pro and
adding debian and SUSE to a Evo N610c.