Old farts and new Linux

Neil Cherry ncherry at comcast.net
Mon May 3 19:09:12 UTC 2004

Keven Ring wrote:
> duncan brown wrote:
>> John Nichel said:
>>> Same here....I still have the 800XL.  Did you spend the $350 on the
>>> EXTERNAL 5-1/4" floppy drive, and notch your disks too?  *L*
>> wow.  i remember doing that.  i completely forgot, but now it's coming
>> back, lucidly.  i spent an entire afternoon after school with an x-acto
>> knife (or something very similar) modding discs that the library was 
>> going
>> to throw out.
>> -d
> Duncan, you work too hard...  Single-hole hole punchers worked great for 
> this task - cut out a semi-circle instead of a whole hole.. :) Sure it 
> wasn't square, but it worked like a charm, without the possibility of 
> slicing the disk [or your hand]...
> Now, for the 3.5" floppies, it was a little more difficult, because a 
> hole-puncher left a much larger hole than was required.  For this task, 
> I found that a swiss-army knife with a leather-punch tool to be 
> effective [albeit a little slow].

A switch work much better, so did the the double firmware and another
6810 (for the 1050). 180K, could hold dozens of programs!

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