[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Apr 22 13:22:18 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 01:35:16PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> My suggestion for one big shop was to covert *back* to batch processing
> of data files, and use an SQL server that was updated every 24 hours for
> ad-hoc stuff.

A company where my dad worked did batch processing.  I got him to get
database dumps (from their minicomputer's flatfile databases) and use
access and excel for adhoc stuff.  When they went to a SQL server for
their main stuff, he still would dump all the data to an Access file for
use in ad hoc queries.
> I wish colleges still taught things like that.  I'd love to go back and
> work on a project like that.

> I think I learned more working on timesharing systems than I ever
> learned working on a personal computer.

One could always do it on ones own.  I believe I have some dead tree
articles at home from old magazines instructing one on constructing and
programing their own 68000/68008 computers.  I'm not sure I have the
articles on building a time sharing system on these chips though.

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