<slightly OT> Linux Counter updated!!

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 01:46:25 UTC 2011

On 25 September 2011 00:18, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Oh, bravo! :¬D

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