“Alright, since women have invented writing, we men must discover fire so we can burn this.”
Alas, it is sometimes more of the Grand Guignol, especially overseas. This is not something new; it has gone on for generations.
“FYI-while Dorian crept up the East coast, A typhoon in the Pacific hit several countries, recorded sustained winds of 225.Gusts in a couple of countries over 280.”
Is that miles or kilometers? It makes a BIG difference. This was a category 4 storm.
“My first computer consisted of the fingers on my hands, and for larger numbers, my toes as well.”
When I first went to Australia, I noticed most young people wore thongs (AKA flipflops) in place of shoes. It did not take long talking to them before I realized it was so they could count to 20.
“I still us .bat files sometimes, but I had forgotten that edlin existed.”
You forgot edlin??!!! Oh, you lucky, lucky person. The memory still makes me shudder.
“And plugged into a portable TV and a cassette recorder.”
My uncle tried to design boats on his Texas Instruments computer. Didn’t matter how he modified his designs, the computer always flipped them over.
“My first computer was a slide rule.”
I keep one in my desk drawer in case electronics are ever repealed.
My favourite OS was DOS 5.1 (Dos 5.0 was buggy). It could do almost anything early Windows could do and do it faster, on older hardware, and without crashing.
When I was first introduced to Windows 3, I couldn’t go ten minutes without crashing the system. Still using Windows 7 because 8 was so bad they skipped 9 and 10 is spyware.
Next stop Linux.
Slip a little bourbon into his coffee.
One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you, don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice, when she’s ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you’re going to fall
Tell ‘em a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call
And call Alice, when she was just small
When the men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know
When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red queen’s “Off with her head”
Remember what the dormouse said
Feed your head, feed your head