Dec 28 2007

Rough Fix

Published by at 2:14 pm under All General Discussions

Through the gracious assistance of Merlin, I have tried to reconstruct The Strata-Sphere posts that were lost in the drive crash. I probably got them out of order, I didn’t have date or time info to work with. Also all links by AJ back to his own posts were left out, too many were broken or no longer valid.

I am working with our provider to find out how we can avoid losing days of posts/comments in the future.

Thanks for your patience.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Rough Fix”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    Just for info they were forwarded in chronological order from top to bottom in the message. Oldest first.

    Trying to test all the links internal to the posts can be done and I can cut and paste what the links are, but to then say which text was used to host the link would be a nightmare.

    I expect you get only text and not html mail to this address and my reader only saves the html of the post itself. The blog top links to other postings stay on the blog.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    The reader I am using can also handle email if I do the setup for it. However it then hands off the actual mail sending to Outlook.

    I looked at the capability that exists for forwarding the posts but what it does is remove all the formatting of the posting and links graphics etc go away.

    But it does automatically attach the full url of the original post.

  3. lurker9876 says:

    Thanks, Merlin!

    P.S. Had no idea Merlin was a code name for OS/2. I do know that Skyway was a code name for a part inside RS6000 (now defunct) when I was working on a demonstration package for the original RS6000 announcement in San Fransisco. That was a fun trip!

  4. MerlinOS2 says:

    Since I am much older than you are I had some fingers into the older lab computer IBM manufactured for a short time I believe it was called the IBM 9000 and was based around a Motorola 68000 processor.

  5. MerlinOS2 says:

    Heck you can place me in the same room with DEC PDP-8 and PDP-11 stuff and System 2020. Not to mention more than passing runs at System 32 ,34 and 36 stuff.

    I still remember punch cards , vacuum column tape drives and removable disk packs which have not a single thing in common with hot swappable drives. Even had some cases where punch tape readers were used for input.

    Any older and you would be talking stone tablets.

  6. MerlinOS2 says:

    Way to long ago to recall exactly but the first computer I even had a chance to go see was an IBM 650 at the Watson Lab back around 1955-57 time frame if memory serves.

  7. crosspatch says:

    oops, meant AJ might be INTERESTED in this