26. May 2011 Once there was a brilliant chess program called SARGON II, written by husband and wife chess programmer team Dan and Kathe Spracklen. My good friend Tomaz (greetings to Slovenia!) owned a copy of the program for the Video Genie TRS-80 clone and we played it in front of a blurry TV. Those were the days!
This reminds me btw. that I need to write about Scott Adams adventures too!
Scott Adams Adventures
26. May 2011 When computers started to be used at home. everything was still very basic. One had a keyboard for input, a TV or computer monitor for output, a tape for storage and no such distracting stuff as mice, tablets, headsets, wireless LANs, Harddisks or multichannel surround devices.
26. May 2011 This little fellow here kills me! I use my 2006 MacBook for work every day and, as with all IT equipment, the first thing to fail usually is one of the fans. Generally the Macbook is a fairly quiet computer, some say you can easily go to sleep next to it. Since a year or so however it makes increasing amounts of noise, especially when running CPU intensive applications like the SDR applications I currently work with.
I blasted it with air already a year ago which seemed to help but now the noise was back so I disassembled it again to see what can be done.
Me and the Mac
26. May 2011
I used to be a PC guy from day one. Well, not really. My computer career started in 1979 where I bought a PET2001 system. Yes, that was the one with the chicklet keyboard. It came with the unbelievable Memory capacity of 8 Kilobytes and had a builtin tape drive to store data. Awesome design and sturdiness, no home computer was as sturdy as this.
Ah, when I remember, those were the days. Printers were to expensive so I modified a Siemens T100 teletype, a monster of a machine, heavy enough to sink the Titanic, into a makeshift printer for my PET. It took hours to print something, literally. Good thing the box only came with 8KB!
Then came the TRS80 and then came the long age of PCs. Beautiful expandable architecture, weak CPU though but they had the smell of Mainframe systems. I recall reading a book in our school library which said that everything above a memory capacity of 64KB was a Mainframe. So now I had a mainframe in my home!
26. May 2011
This framework can speed up your work when writing ABAP/4 programs as it already contains several functions which are often needed.