Re: Topten help!
Article: 8897 of alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Shutko) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Topten help! Date: 19 Oct 1995 12:54:59 -0500 Organization: Washington University Lines: 34 Sender: email@example.com Approved: Emacs Liberation Front Message-ID: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: firstname.lastname@example.org In-reply-to: email@example.com's message of 18 Oct 1995 20:16:57 GMT X-Newsreader: Gnus v5.0.6 Status: RO
>>>>> "CT" == Christopher Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: CT> Hammond Andrew (email@example.com) wrote: >> What's wrong with tcsh's sched or cron? Or don't you run UNIX on >> your home box? If you're at all CS oriented, you might want to >> consider dedicating a little HD space to set it up. CT> I would. But not enough ram. Not enough disk space. Not enough CT> time. And no nice CD-ROM drive (or one that isn't nice) to CT> install it from. And I don't want to install from disk. Gee. You have less than two megs of RAM? I'm sorry! But you don't need a CD-ROM to install Linux. You can make do with lots of disks (which I did in the first place), but a much nicer method is to NFS mount wuarchive.wustl.edu and nfs install from there. It is slower than CD but just as easy, and you don't have to pick up a drive somewhere. I've done t a few times. ObCalculatorHack: I found out on my (now defunct) Casio FX-5000f calculator that there was a way to use the line editor to edit memory. The FX-5000 allowed you to string programs by doing a Prog 1:Prog 3 type thing. If the second Prog was actually a syntax error (ie, Prog 3:Prog X) the calculator would barf and when you hit a cursor to edit the error, dump you into the editor with a lot of funny characters. A little investigation showed that you could look at most of the calculators memory in that buffer, and edit it. Overwriting things was safe, but deleting or inserting characters messed the program memory up enough that a hard reset with a pencil on that back button was necessary to be able to clear the now horribly munged programs.