A different way of installing Fedora

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX caf at omen.com
Fri Sep 27 22:44:49 UTC 2013

On 09/27/2013 01:43 PM, Gavin Flower wrote:
> On 28/09/13 05:18, Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
>> On 09/27/2013 01:05 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2013-09-27 at 22:06 +1200, Gavin Flower wrote:
>>> <snip>
>> I do find the 'who's been
>>> using computers longer?' competitions that seem to be ensuing on all
>>> sorts of lists lately a bit tiresome :)
>> Why tiresome?  It is a bit interesting.  Way better than some of the 
>> vitriol showing up on the lists.  I remember programming a RemRand 
>> steel drum memory computer using a teletype and punched paper tape.  
>> I also remember seeing a U-2 in use running a single application 
>> (civilian payroll) at a Navy facility.
>> None used Fedora.
> Yes,it great to find not everyone here is a "Johny-Come-Lately"! :-)
> Some people start programming young these days!  I'm coaching an 11 
> year old in Java, he has his own Linux box.  He got into Java by 
> himself when he was 10, despite neither of his parents being in IT.  
> His mother is a friend of my wife's, and he suddenly phoned up in 
> February asking if I could help him.  I have introduced him to 
> PostgreSQL & SQL, and later I think I will also get him into C and 
> other languages.  I was 18 before I had a chance to write programs - I 
> think he will better than I ever was, before he is 18!
> Cheers,
> Gavin
First computer I ever laid eyes on was the duplex SAGE computer at Truax 
Field in Madison.
An impressive beast indeed it was.

First computer I ever programmed was in the fall of 1962.  We submitted 
our little Fortran programs
on coding sheets and gout our output (usually an abend) a few days later.

First computer I ever laid hands on was an IBM 1620.  First computer I 
programmed in assembly
was a 4000 character IBM 1401 after my app was kiched off the 1620.

First computer I ever interfaced was a PDP-8s at Tektronix, about 1969.

First computer I designed was a 6800 based comms processor.  I designed 
and programmed
its hardware development system as well.

And that wasn't the end of it.

      Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX   caf at omen.com   www.omen.com
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
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