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40th Lisa anniversary last week: download Apple Lisa OS Software version 3.1 source code files

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/30

I missed this because there is no RSS feed for [Wayback/Archive] Art of Code – CHM* (there is an email [Wayback/Archive] Art of Code Subscription, but [Wayback/Archive] Email is so last century • The Register).

Anyway: the Apple Lisa turned 40 last week and to celebrate that, the Lisa OS Software got released to the public through the Computer History Museum. That is: after you accept the [Wayback/Archive] Download Apple Lisa source code files: APPLE ACADEMIC LICENSE AGREEMENT Lisa OS Software version 3.1, or just download [Wayback]

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Some more Compuserve memories

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/20

Some years ago, I wrote CompuServe’s forums, which still exist, are finally shutting down on 20171215.

Getting older and various people passing away made me relive some of the CompuServe memories where I used to be [Wayback/Archive] “100013,1443”.

Semi-offline access software like TapCIS and later OzCIS and OzWin helped lessening the bill of mainly getting to the CompuServe forums BPROGA that hosted Turbo Pascal (and later PASCAL for Borland Pascal plus Delphi), BORGMBH (Borland Germany)  and PCVENB (for Turbo Power Software: a back then – large supplier of tools and libraries – later acquired by a casino software company) learned to know a few TeamB members and other (now) oldies like Neil J. Rubenking.

TeamB members coming to mind: Pat Ritchey, Kurt B. Barthelmess, Rudy Velthuis, David Nottage, Steve Fischkoff, Nick Hodges, Steve Schafer, Paul A. LeBlanc and others (I wish someone had a full list of past members).

Some links:

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steven ”italian elon musk” monacelli on Twitter: “Master thread of recent suspensions of left leaning accounts under Elon Musk:” / Twitter

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/16

For my link archive:

[Wayback/Archive] steven ”italian elon musk” monacelli on Twitter: “Master thread of recent suspensions of left leaning accounts under Elon Musk:” / Twitter

Oh, and there was this Mastodon fear from uncle Elmo [Wayback/Archive]:

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Thinking about you today Paweł

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/13

Today it is 5 years ago that Paweł passed away. For me it is hard to believe that I’m still around and this post feels like yesterday: R.I.P. Paweł Głowacki – you will be dearly missed, not just in the Delphi community

Thinking about you today Paweł!


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Isotopp’s classic IT book collection

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/26

This is too cool!

PSTN, ISDN, data communication, networking, Sendmail, Postfix, Exim, C, C++, Unix, Linux you name ancient but relevant stuff and it is there.

  1. [] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “Ich hab hier diese …… “
  2. [] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “Exotische Sprachen sind exotisch. Aus dem Postscript-Buch hab ich immerhin noch eine Signature bekommen. … “

Some pictures below the signature.

The isotopp and PostScript explanation is in my post How isotopp became the online handle of Kristian Köhntopp.

Via: [] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “Weird Books: … “


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