Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Off topic: I was at the supermarket...

This has absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter of this blog.  But regardless...

I was in line at the local supermarket yesterday morning.  All of a sudden, the cashier's computer started to receive an update.  It was coming down the pipe at approximately 20kb per second, far slower than one would expect on a LAN connection.  Fairly slow for the times.
Then the computer rebooted.
80486 flashed on the screen during the POST.
The file was unpacked at a DOS prompt by PKUnzip.
The files went in to a subdirectory of C:\PC-DOS


  1. Unfortunately I had plenty of time to notice these things

    It all brought me back to my first job, under-aged (and therefore unpaid) computer consultant. :)

  2. BTW, have you had a chance to glance over the chibur I posted on Birkat HaChamah? I must admit it looks fairly anti-climactic without the part 2 that I have not posted.