[TUHS] Floppy to modern files for Usenet maps
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
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