<slightly OT> Linux Counter updated!!

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 23:18:23 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 08:32 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 24 September 2011 03:23, Ric Moore<wayward4now at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 09/23/2011 08:52 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> In the 1980s and early 1990s I learned /dozens/ of sets of key
>>> bindings. I was a master of WordStar 3, 4, 5, 2000&    Express,
>>> WordPerfect, LocoScript, DisplayWrite, MultiMate, Word for DOS, Word
>>> for Mac, Word for Windows, WriteNow, Nisus, The Last Word, Tasword,
>>> Pc-Write, XYWrite, Samna Word Pro and I am sure more that I forget.
>> You forgot conjuring up little scripts to get dBase to print out a report,
>> command line. :) Ric
> :¬D I can thankfully say that I always avoided databases.
> OTOH, my CONFIG.SYS&  AUTOEXEC.BAT files were works of /art/, I tell
> you. 620K free conventional RAM with a network stack, CD drive, mouse
> /and/ SoundBlaster drivers, no worries. Two network stacks were a
> challenge, mind...
I had a friend in Helena Montana that made a living writing DOS bat file 
scripts and he wrote a utility that would automate generation of complex 
bat files. My head hurts remembering all of those config files when I 
later switched to DOS.

I used dBase to maintain my territory records and royally jerked off my 
District manager who thought it was evil to turn in a monthly report 
printed out instead of done laboriously by hand, like everyone else had 
to. He bitched so much that I offered to quit if I didn't achieve at 
least 10% over forecast. I ran dbase, listed the lowest 10% of my 
customers in terms of net dollar worth, sent them packing to my 
competitor, which kept him so busy I could cherry pick his good accounts 
that felt they were being ignored. I was 30% over forecast that year, 
third highest in the US in sales increase. dBase and my Spin Writer were 
my friends. And, I did this with CP/M! :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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