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Path: athena.cs.uga.edu!emory!ogicse!uwm.edu!cs.utexas.edu!uunet!looking!funny-request From: denelsbe@cs.unc.edu (Kevin Denelsbeck) Newsgroups: rec.humor.funny Subject: Lessons Learned From Comp 4 Keywords: computer, funny Message-ID: [S317.5889@looking.on.ca] Date: 17 Oct 91 10:30:04 GMT Lines: 97 Approved: funny@looking.on.ca I recently finished up teaching Comp 4, the computer literacy course here at UNC, during a compressed summer session. Comp 4 is an introductory class that assumes NO knowledge of computers …

Awesome UNIX chdir program

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Path: athena.cs.uga.edu!emory!swrinde!zaphod.mps.ohio-state.edu!uunet.ca!xenitec!looking!funny-request From: baur@mdcbbs.com (Steve Baur) Newsgroups: rec.humor.funny Subject: NEED HELP FAST !!!!!!!!! Keywords: original, computer, smirk Message-ID: [S425.63b1@looking.on.ca] Date: 12 Jul 92 23:30:04 GMT Lines: 58 Approved: funny@clarinet.com This composition is original, although the subject is not. ————————— Cut Here——————————— Newsgroups: comp.unix.questions Subject: NEED HELP FAST !!!!!!!!! From: cs245@cs.somewhere.edu (The Unknown Hacker) Date: 7 Apr 92 12:55:45 EDT Organization: …

A Day in the Life of a SysAdmin

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from: tfarrell@lynx.dac.neu_dot-edu (Thomas Farrell) Newsgroups: comp.unix.admin, alt.sysadmin.recovery subject: Re: I need a job… Date: 4 May 1995 00:29:51 GMT Organization: Northeastern University, Boston, MA. 02115, USA Magneto (magneto@news.epix-dot_net) wrote: : Why do I get the feeling that alot of you guys are sorry you became : Sysadmins? Personaly I would love the job. Or what I’ve seen of it so …

Computer Folklore from usenet net.rumours

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From: ajs@hpfcdc.HP.COM Sat Nov 10 14:40:39 1990 From: ajs@hpfcdc.HP.COM (Alan Silverstein) Subject: Re: “The Devouring Fungus” at a bookstore near you > …a collection of anecdotes and stories about computer technology and > the people who spend their time working with computers… This is the > first time I have seen anyone collect so many of them together, and in …

The Evolution of a Programmer

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From High School to CEO High School/Jr.High 10 PRINT “HELLO WORLD” 20 END First year in College program Hello(input, output) begin writeln(‘Hello World’) end. Senior year in College (defun hello (print (cons ‘Hello (list ‘World)))) New professional #include <stdio.h> void main(void) { char *message[] = {“Hello “, “World”}; int i; for(i = 0; i < 2; ++i) printf(“%s”, message[i]); printf(“\n”); …

Me and My PDP11

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From: lape@me.chalmers.se (Lars Persson) Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers Subject: Me and my PDP… (long) Message-ID: <ByM0CI.5EJ@news.chalmers.se> Date: 2 Dec 92 02:02:41 GMT Organization: Chalmers University of Technology Lines: 234 Way back in the old days when terminal bells went BZWT and computers were REAL computers and not some pizza-box like thingy with an oversize TV-set on top, I became system manager for …

VAXen Don’t Belong Everywhere

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gopher://wiretap.area.com/00/Library/Techdoc/Lore/vaxen.not” obrien@aero.UUCP Newsgroups: rec.humor.funny Subject: VAXen, my children, just don’t belong some places Message-ID: <2844@looking.UUCP> Date: 1 Mar 89 11:30:05 GMT Lines: 277 ( I’ve never heard of the “WAR_STORIES” notefile; if you want to get back to the original author you’ll have to go through “haroldh@think.com”. I’m enclosing everything just as it reached me.) Mike O’Brien The Aerospace Corporation …

Old Iron at Home

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Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers,comp.sys.dec Path: spies!sgiblab!swrinde!sdd.hp.com!crash!ryptyde!scott From: scott@ryptyde.cts.com (Scott McClure) Subject: Old Iron at Home Stories (List) Organization: Ryptyde TimeSharing, San Diego, CA Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1993 04:21:43 GMT Keywords: old iron, pdp, dec, hp, mini Lines: 1245 Greetings all, Here are the stories I recieved in response to my post about those brave souls who have actually taken “Old Iron” …

The Story of Mel

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The Story of Mel Source: usenet:utastro!nather, 21 May 1983. Maybe they do now, in this decadent era of Lite beer, hand calculators and “user-friendly” software but back in the Good Old Days, when the term “software” sounded funny and Real Computers were made out of drums and vacuum tubes, Real Programmers wrote in machine code. Not Fortran. Not RATFOR. Not, …

The Loginataka

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(This was originally a Usenet response to some eager newbie questions.) Speak, O Guru: How can I become a Unix Wizard? O, Nobly Born: know that the Way to Wizardhood is long, and winding, and Fraught with Risks. Thou must Attune thyself with the Source, attaining the arcane Knowledge and Conversation of the System Libraries and Internals. Yea; and such …