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Subject: Re: [motm] A very BAD day

From: The Old Crow <oldcrow@...>
Date: 2000-05-16

Now you know why I write embedded systems firmware for machines that
have maybe 32K of ROM ∗max∗ and refuse to write desktop apps. This is
also why my PCB CAD is Tango v1.08 circa 1989: runs fine under DOS on a
386 laptop and 386 laptops are dirt cheap on ebay. If a lose one, just go
on to the next. (I have Accel EDA but rarely use it). Most of my
microcontroller assemblers are written in x86 assembler and are
command-line only. I can take my entire devkit with me in one Targus
case, including the ICE-pod and/or device programmer.

We don't ∗need∗ all this crap that has been foisted on us ever since M$
spat out Windoze 3.1.


p.s., I'll scan the picture story of Bob Pease solving a computer problem
that JH noted from Pease' troubleshooting book.