[rescue] Crashing Microsoft

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Thu Mar 25 15:46:40 CST 2004

On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 03:56:21PM -0500, Samuel Kopel wrote:
> On a historical note: Flight Simulator and Turbo Pascal were the first
> pieces of software I owned. About a year later my family got our first IBM
> PC.

I miss the Turbo Pascal IDE.  I wish I could find something similar (character-
based, non-GUI) that would use VI as an editor and let me work on Perl, etc.

vim and its syntax highlighting is as close as I've found.

I remember my Pascal instructor walking up behind me in college.  "Bradford,
you type too goddamn fast."

Bunch of 486-20s (yes, 20s).  Dell desktop machines with a LCD that showed
you what track the floppy drive was on.. anybody else remember those?  The
fileserver was a VAX 4700 running VMS 5.5-2 and then OpenVMS, using Pathworks
and LAT so the PCs could act like VT100s.

Then, we got the first batches of Gateway P75s and P90s in...


bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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