I'm reading through the old news archives from 1976/1976, and all of the things people did with V6 to fix bugs and extend obvious deficiencies ... and wondering if I can find enough evidence on TUHS/Unix Archive/PUPS to reproduce this stuff on my -11/34s.

Whatever the situation with the Assembly versus the , the FAQ does mention the -11, which I am in favor of!


Unix V6 on the PDP-11/34A is up again for the first time in over a year! 

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login: elb
% ls
% cat hello.c
main(argc, argv)
int argc;
char **argv;
printf("Hello, Unix user!\n");
% cc hello.c
% ./a.out
Hello, Unix user!

"we're looking for a fast mover, a quick starter, someone who hits the ground running, just as soon as the nine month interview process concludes."

From a retrocomputing chat ... I love this!

"Leap year is only every 4 years, they can just unplug it and move the jumper, it'll be fine."

anybody in pdx-van wants to play with irix or hpux or ios ? (And more, if one wants to run linux or freebsd, dual or triple boot on the former)

pass along freebies to a good caring retrocomputing home, dm if interested in any ...

Logitech is discontinuing the Harmony line; they say they'll continue to support it "as long as people are using it" (which seems unlikely to me, I see no reason I won't be using mine in a decade or more). I wish I could find the hope that they would open the protocols and firmware when they finally abandon it, but we all know how that will go.

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To be clear, this isn't the only reason I'm disappointed. It's just so ... big an complicated. I've had a few times lately where there's some issue I'm trying to solve, and I just can't figure out why it's not working, and there are too many / too confusing of moving parts. Like I used to be able to mount the NFS with krb5p from my NAS and now I can't, and as far as I know nothing changed. Why? Magic, I guess. (That might be FreeBSD's fault? Probably Kerberos.)

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I'm pretty disappointed in lately (have I complained about this recently?). I remember the 90s when it was a pain to get things running (but it was SO much better than the competition that it was warranted), but I've been spoiled by totally fantastic environments Just Working for a couple of decades now. Yet then comes along something like this: gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xs

I mean, I think it's TECHNICALLY 's fault, but nonetheless it's my Linux laptop and environment that's painful.

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OK, so ... Loading a file in the filesystem in my takes FOR EVER. The culprit is projectile, because emacs -Q is fast and emacs -Q after loading projectile is slow. Adding /keybase to vc-ignore-dir-regexp doesn't seem to fix it.

Any suggestions on how I can find out what part of projectile is so slow, and how to fix it?

I find it amusing that one of the arguments for in the kernel is that a modern language will increase the developer pool.

There have to be like ... three or four orders of magnitude more developers than rust developers out there.

I mean, I understand what they're saying, and I don't entirely disagree, but it sure does seem early for that claim.

Another violation of the principle of least surprise:

In a function returning ([]byte, bool), this is legal:

value, ok := data[key]
return value, ok

This, however, fails to compile with "not enough arguments to return":

return data[key]

12 megabyte hard drive. 512 gigabyte NVMe for scale.

"Smart" switches are annoying. You can't do a regular dumb light switch off too fast. Well, I mean, you probably can in the sense that at some point it will experience catastrophic failure, but it's not going to just not switch off because it didn't notice you toggled it. Yet I frequently have to double flip my kitchen light because I hit it too fast. So annoying. (I think it's a GE, it's momentary both ways.)

#TIL The 555 timer can implement arbitrary digital logic. pmonta.com/555-contest/logic/l Now someone needs to implement a RISC-V ("risk five") CPU with 555 chips and call it RISC-VVV ("risk five five five"). 🤣 #electronics

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