[lug] FSCK: last run 4237 days ago

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Tue Sep 29 12:41:18 MDT 2015

Why would I find DOS applications and TSRs on a Linux disk? :-)

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com>

> 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.
> SteveT
> Steve Litt
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