[lug] FSCK: last run 4237 days ago

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Tue Sep 29 11:27:16 MDT 2015

On Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:00:34 -0600
Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:

> I was just laughing at how long it's been since I accessed this disk.
> It's kinda like the people boasting about 1000+ day uptimes except in
> this case it's downtime sitting on a shelf somewhere.

Imagine the photos you'd find on this disk. All the women would have 8"
barettes in their long hair. With shoulder pads. As files get back to
1500 days old, you'll start to see men wearing legwarmers.

You might find letters to the editor. They'd probably talk about Star
Wars (not the movie). Go back far enough, they might discuss the USSR's
Yury Andropov's likelihood of nuking us. Back around 1000, they might
discuss tearing down the Berlin Wall.

DOS programs will update the text-mode screen by writing to the B800
block, because the BIOS method was just too slow. 1000 line sets of
functions will be written to do what an 80x66 array could have done,
because 80x66 bytes was just too much RAM to use as data.

You might even find some assembler programs implementing TSRs.

It's like breaking into King Tut's Tomb.


Steve Litt 
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