[TUHS] /dev/drum

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Tue Apr 24 09:49:34 AEST 2018

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> Well, this would never do, of course, as it required us to take down our 
> Unix box (one of the first in Oz) to run RSX, so my then-boss wrote a 
> program (in FORTRAN) so we could do it under Unix; said LV-11 actually 
> spent most of its time plotting biorhythm charts with a program written 
> by said boss (who also gave me my first taste of grass, and I hated it).

One minor detail that I forgot: it was the (mostly male) computer
operators who asked us to plot both their biorhythms of their (mostly
female) partners, and themselves, to see if they were compatible...

I think we (not me) began charging their department per plot, as that
thermal paper was pretty pricey...  Hey, it was all funny money, after 

This was the 70s/80s, man...

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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