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My Favorite Editor is the Butterfly, What's Yours?

Started by Rick C April 14, 2020
https://xkcd.com/378/

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On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote:
> https://xkcd.com/378/ >
XEDIT. Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the inodes by hand, with magnets. ;) Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 http://electrooptical.net http://hobbs-eo.com
On 15/04/2020 11:26 am, Phil Hobbs wrote:
> On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote: >> https://xkcd.com/378/ >> > > XEDIT.  Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. > > Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the inodes > by hand, with magnets. ;) > > Cheers > > Phil Hobbs >
Well, we had it *tough*... (Vale Tim Brooke Taylor) -- Cheers, Chris
On 4/14/2020 21:26, Phil Hobbs wrote:
> On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote: >> https://xkcd.com/378/ >> > > XEDIT.  Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. > > Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the inodes > by hand, with magnets. ;) > > Cheers > > Phil Hobbs >
TECO. Before these newfangled hard disks. -- Best wishes, --Phil pomartel At Comcast(ignore_this) dot net
On 15/04/20 17:09, Phil Martel wrote:
> On 4/14/2020 21:26, Phil Hobbs wrote: >> On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote: >>> https://xkcd.com/378/ >>> >> >> XEDIT.  Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. >> >> Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the inodes by >> hand, with magnets. ;) >> >> Cheers >> >> Phil Hobbs >> > TECO.  Before these newfangled hard disks.
5 channel paper tape, before these newfangled interactive terminals.
On 15.4.20 19:51, Tom Gardner wrote:
> On 15/04/20 17:09, Phil Martel wrote: >> On 4/14/2020 21:26, Phil Hobbs wrote: >>> On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote: >>>> https://xkcd.com/378/ >>>> >>> >>> XEDIT.  Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. >>> >>> Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the >>> inodes by hand, with magnets. ;) >>> >>> Cheers >>> >>> Phil Hobbs >>> >> TECO.  Before these newfangled hard disks. > > 5 channel paper tape, before these newfangled interactive terminals.
Yep - small edits with a hand punch. I learned reading the Elliott 803 error messages from the hole patterns. -- -TV
On 15/04/20 18:00, Tauno Voipio wrote:
> On 15.4.20 19:51, Tom Gardner wrote: >> On 15/04/20 17:09, Phil Martel wrote: >>> On 4/14/2020 21:26, Phil Hobbs wrote: >>>> On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote: >>>>> https://xkcd.com/378/ >>>>> >>>> >>>> XEDIT.  Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. >>>> >>>> Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the inodes by >>>> hand, with magnets. ;) >>>> >>>> Cheers >>>> >>>> Phil Hobbs >>>> >>> TECO.  Before these newfangled hard disks. >> >> 5 channel paper tape, before these newfangled interactive terminals. > > Yep - small edits with a hand punch. > > I learned reading the Elliott 803 error messages from > the hole patterns.
Deleting a character was trivial, inserting one usually required cut and tape. There was the aggravation of figuring out whether a particular 5-bit code was "in" letter or figure shift. I strongly recommend visiting TNMoC, at sometime in the indefinite future, to see and hear a working 803. And to discuss its implementation with the staff, while looking at the schematics :)
Phil Hobbs wrote:
> On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote: >> https://xkcd.com/378/ >> > > XEDIT.  Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. > > Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the inodes > by hand, with magnets. ;) > > Cheers > > Phil Hobbs >
> > XEDIT. May its name be cursed :) -- Les Cargill
On 2020-04-24 23:25, Les Cargill wrote:
> Phil Hobbs wrote: >> On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote: >>> https://xkcd.com/378/ >>> >> >> XEDIT.  Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. >> >> Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the inodes >> by hand, with magnets. ;) >> >> Cheers >> >> Phil Hobbs >> > > > > > XEDIT. > > May its name be cursed :) >
My 28-year-old son is a confirmed VIM bigot. Editor loyalties clearly aren't hereditary. ;) Cheers Phil Hobbs
Phil Hobbs wrote:
> On 2020-04-24 23:25, Les Cargill wrote: >> Phil Hobbs wrote: >>> On 2020-04-14 14:18, Rick C wrote: >>>> https://xkcd.com/378/ >>>> >>> >>> XEDIT.  Followed by xx by Blair Thompson, https://www.tangbu.com. >>> >>> Of course in my day we used to defrag hard disks by editing the >>> inodes by hand, with magnets. ;) >>> >>> Cheers >>> >>> Phil Hobbs >>> >>  > >> >>  > XEDIT. >> >> May its name be cursed :) >> > > My 28-year-old son is a confirmed VIM bigot.   Editor loyalties clearly > aren't hereditary. ;) > > Cheers > > Phil Hobbs
Reason almost doesn't factor into choice of editors anyway. :) For its day, XEDIT was pretty great. -- Les Cargill