Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This so goes on my CV

Today's sysadmin skills involved rescuing some ALGOL code from an 8" floppy, accessed from CP/M on an RM380Z:

Amazingly although the disk hadn't been accessed in over a decade (though was stored in a Cool Dry Place^{TM}), everything worked first time.  The little jobby with a keyboard and built-in screen on the left is a Cambridge Z88, being used as an emergency VT52 terminal in this case.

5 comments:

Christian Brunschen said...

So, that will go under the heading if 'Information System Archaeologist' ? :)

leeg said...

I think that the productisable synergistic paradigm is "modernising legacy architecture" ;-)

Michael Williams said...

That's not a Z88. It's a new MacBook. Keyboard gives it away. ;-)

leeg said...

I had a similar thought meself...

Mick Bramley said...

Wow, I'd forgotten about to RM380Z, iirc it had a bigger brother a 480Z, I think this is what we has at school along with a couple of CBM PET's. Ahh, I remember those days, I miss my BBC Model B, I regret ever having sold it.