[TUHS] Floppy to modern files for Usenet maps
katolaz at freaknet.org
Wed Jul 10 02:53:35 AEST 2019
On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 09:28:04AM -0700, Mary Ann Horton Gmail wrote:
> I've succeeded in copying the files from floppy. Thanks to everyone for the
> great suggestions!
> I used a USB-to-serial adapter, combined with PuTTY and the usual serial
> tools (DB-9 to DB-25 adapter, gender changer, and null modem). I even dug
> out my AT&T PC 6300 MS DOS manual for details on writing BAT files (although
> the main script had a bad habit of exiting after the first file got copied).
> I wound up calling a 3 line script separately for each file to be copied
> over, and using PuTTY's scrolling history to save the files.
> I've collected these and other old Usenet maps here:
> I hope to display these (and hand out a few copies!) in Seattle this week.
> Does anyone have anything put together that can easily do the "leroy" thing
> described here:
> and produce the graphical map it contains?
if nobody has a "leroy" at hand, I could give it a go using a slightly
more modern graph drawing stuff (starting from the same files). Just
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