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#1 Thank you, Fred. You go above and beyond for us.
Posted by Barbara 2012-03-25 11:15||
#2 Great job, seems to be working well. I love that photo. I remember when I thought the guy hanging the tape was fat and the girl at the console just right. Actually I think she's still just right, but I give the tape jockey a bit more respect.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-03-25 11:31||
#3 I wonder if she could use a shoeshine?
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2012-03-25 11:46||
#4 Is that guy with the zebra tie and spreadsheets always just hanging around?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-03-25 11:48||
#5 Code, Fred, code! ;-)
It's not spreadsheets, Besoeker. That's a print-out, and they're probably discussing debugging the bloody punchcards neatly stacked on her desk...again.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-03-25 11:55||
#6 I'm doing my first testing using Chrome, so let me know if something doesn't work on Safari or Firefox.
I do the bloid on a Windoze machine, so I guess it's got a copy of IE on it, so I can test that...
I don't have IE9, though. Can't stand Vista or Win7, so I likely won't test on that...
Posted by Fred 2012-03-25 12:17||
#7 I'll bet you think that fellow orbiting in the background at the reel-to-reel has nothing better to do as well.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-03-25 12:18||
#8 Looks like a CDC 70 or 74. Although, from what I remember, the operator would have been freezing in a short outfit like that if the terminal was in the same room as the main processor(s). They kept those rooms pretty chilly and dry.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-03-25 12:45||
#13 Definitely a Control Data machine of 1970s vintage, probably a 6000 or 170 series. The 'double eye' console design is very distinctive. It was an operator's console, meant for monitoring the flow of 'jobs' (time-shared card decks, whee!). Normally not used as an interactive terminal in the current sense - that would imply user privileges beyond those available to most mortals back then.
Posted by Nero 2012-03-25 17:29||
#14 Prof tried to protect the class account from infinite 'do' loops by requiring outside data input (from paper tape) every x ms. Neglected to account for malicious students taping the ends of a punched paper tape together....
Posted by Glenmore 2012-03-25 17:51||
#15 Ow! I was going to comment that IE 10 beta in Windows 8 CTP does not seem to work too well at Rantburg. Had to jump on my Win 7 desktop to send this comment...
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-03-25 18:01||
#16 In my databases I tend to use a element that stores the display order and then cluster(ed index) the table on this element.
Fast to display and you can come up with your own sorting rules.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-03-25 18:03||
#17 I was trying to avoid adding a field to the table. I hate doing that, do it too often, and I end up with dead columns when I come up with a better idea. I always hate to drop them because of the certainty I've used them somewhere and forgotten about it...
But that's the only solution I can see at the moment.
Posted by Fred 2012-03-25 18:07||
#18 I do the same thing, but I use float8 to finely tune the order.
It works and Pg's order routines leaves much to be desired.
#19 Turns out I had the field anyway. I'd just forgotten it was there...
Posted by Fred 2012-03-25 19:33||
#20 Lets not visit indexed views for a while then...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-03-25 19:58||
#21 My old Dell laptop running xp finally secumbed to a glass of coke. So it and Skunky Glins*** were replace by a netbook running W7. Seems like every few days Firefox updates and I lose display formats for several of my regular websites until the next update. And yet my old desktop running xp has no problem with the same sites, same fox updates.
'Burg always looks ok except with the tiny screen on the notebook and my failing eyes I use the magnify feature a lot which messes up everything.
Posted by manversgwtw 2012-03-25 21:30||
#22 Sad to see Skunky go. You can reset your cookie to him just by typing it in the Your Name box.
Kinda miss old GrinsSlupert****, too. Wonder what happened to him?
Posted by Fred 2012-03-25 21:59||