[TUHS] Floppy to modern files for Usenet maps

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Jul 10 11:34:14 AEST 2019

On Tue, 9 Jul 2019, Larry McVoy wrote:

> Indeed.  Bringing up X11 when I knew nothing about graphics drivers was, 
> um, interesting.  It did teach me to just try #ifdef-ing out the code 
> that didn't work, sort of a prune the tree approach, that helped me 
> later in life.  Things don't have to be perfect, a working window system 
> that fails in some corner case I don't hit is better than nothing by a 
> long shot.

Back in the 80s, our idiot of a manager just dumped an Xterm on us, 
expecting us to get it to work ASAP for a demo..

Oh the fun we had, seeing as our knowledge of "X" at the time was confined 
to knowing how to spell it...  I even told him that, and he wasn't amused 

-- Dave

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