@swhall05 Way back in the stone age, a fellow SW developer was in charge of writing the driver for SCSI devices. He quickly became known as “Scuzzy Bob”. To his credit, he owned it.
Trivia: SASI predated SCSI and was pronounced “Sassy”. And yes, Scuzzy Bob had previously been Sassy Bob.
@DVDBZN@heartny Fortunately (or not!) Meh still sells things with mini-USB. The expensive Sonicare toothbrush sold last week is apparently a current model, yet it uses mini-USB for charging (not micro, or USB-C which many complained about.).
@phendrick Yeah I am that old. Believe it or not, we built a semi-auto parts carousel using a Commodore 64 with a CP/M interface cartridge (couldn’t afford an Apple 2). We remade it with a PC using RS-232 2 years later.
@caffeineguy I could make the argument that common usage has made it an accepted term for the port in question (you knew what I meant, after all), but instead, I think I’m just gonna go with “phbbbbbbt.”
I’m.thinking that flight of yours from Hawaii to Australia wasn’t your most fun flight ever.
I also got sunburnt on that beach and got sand in my clothes and then had to get onboard a flight to Asia (we were originally told to expect a far longer delay, so I had thought I’d have time to change clothes).
My flight was no doubt better than yours tho. Was on a Charter flight. Back in the days when lighting up was allowed.
Lots of weed on board (from other passengers, not from me) that would need to be used up or ditched before disembarking.
Hmmmm. I wonder what happened to all that flightboard weed?
@ybmuG Until last year I used an Okidata dot matrix printer for invoice and statement printing, 1099s, W2s and such. Of course I had to dig up a serial to parallel bridge. Then serial ports became obsolete and I had to dig up a USB to parallel bridge if I wanted to keep using the old Okidata. I finally got to the bottom of the pallet of NCR invoice forms and retired the pin printer. I’m confident that old printer had squeezed through more than 40,000 pages in its lifetime because that’s how many of those NCR invoices I bought.
Idk, I still have all the ports that are still in use. I guess it would be nice to have a VGA port on my monitor, y’know, for backup in case the other two ports or cables aren’t available for whatever reason.
@CharlieXray@Kidsandliz@Kyeh This sounds like what my colleague is going through. Every few weeks he will have to go in for another round of treatment. For as long as his body continues to react to the medicine. He’ll be doing this the rest of his days unless a cure is found.
I just wanna say, I miss SCSI, for various reasons (maybe mostly illogical, but back in the day it was the way to hook up some stuff to run fast), but I decidedly do NOT miss most of the others: your serials, your parallels, your PS2s, your shit-ton of flaky proprietary bullshit ports and miscellany of bullshit dongles and whatnot. Fuck all of that dumbfuckery.