[TUHS] I made a tar tape

Ed Bradford egbegb2 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 06:13:57 AEST 2020

When I left BTL in 1983, I made a tar tape. A number of years later I
translated the tape into a file. Only recently have I wandered through it.

I don't know how many people remember Ron Hardin in the Columbus BTL
location. He was one of the smartest guys I ever met. There are lot of Ron
Hardin stories. One of his creations (as far as I know he authored it) was
a program to create Memorandums For File -- technical memorandums. My tar
tape scooped up festoon. To this day it compiles and runs happily on
Windows 10. It was written in 1978 or thereabouts. Here is an example

bin$ festoon.exe
No Worthynesses
.AU "C. C. Festoon" CCF Headquarters 1584734291
A restriction had been being amicated by a convenience at the inclusion.
.hy 1
On this occasion,
no team responsibilities could have polyesced a renewed emphasis.
A friction had penated an activation.
At the present moment in time,
an undue number of good progresses being collected together with the
populations were being proportionately fideated by
the fact that there was a data stream which was transenniesced by an
issuance being joined together with these team re
because natural basises have been veriating a partitioning.
The supplementary work should be conclusively quinquepolyated by a well
defined interfacing.
A sophisticatedness by a schedule is operated by a nature in conflict with
a correspondence under some serious discussi
It is within the realm of possibility that the effectiveness had
vicfacesced a schedule,
but there was not a necessary background information which is being
testesced by a strong interest,
and a statistical accuracy was tempoesced by the preparation.
It should be noted that a joint partnership very repeatedly aidioated this
publication of a centralized organization.
Due to the fact that there is a simplification which simply enniesced a
a new technology is fluxesced from monorogatities.
It is of the utmost importance that an insurance could be putated by an
A major advance centered about a deficiency octocessates an important
An effectation would extramicroate to the situation.
A complete revision gravated a direction.
Inasmuch as there was not a potential usefulness that cedeates by the
timely delivery,
a consideration centered around a technique was monofortated by an
There is a not unclear meterdom which had risiesced an occasion.
A clamstress of this enclosedness is cludescing the hemidormity.
To arrive at an approximation,
a large quantity had been chromated by a strong feeling.
that idea sharing was lusated by a current proposal.
Anytime that the final outcomes had been very firmly unpathesced by not
unphilaible reasonable compromises,
no serious concerns might be being sacrated by internal establishments for
the basic objectives in back of a full utili
As a consequence of the fact that a total effect might vacate an easily
situational beneficial assistance,
the apparent provisioning being effectuated by a continuing difference can
have protenesced a realization of an underly
ing purpose.
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A rationale had fortated attachments.
this assumption had nilcoresced the continuing study.
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There is not an impediment which neoated a restriction,
A couple utilizations could morsate a great similarity at considerable
but an input is primescing the concept activities,
and a growing importance was hemicisesced by that beneficial assistance.
In the same connection,
these extremenesses are rather usefully ultralucesced by directions.
.NS 0
C. R. Glitch
S. A. Hobble
R. S. Limn
M. Shayegan

Ed Bradford, Ph.D. Physics, retired from IBM
BTL 1976-1983

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
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