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Re: Fresh royalty - cnb


That IS an impressive history!

One of my favorite VAX machines to work on, VAX8650

Oh well, I had the first of those in the Netherlands to configure and integrate.
Imagine, for 2 weeks a brandnew 8650 was _MY_ PC (as in truely my Personal Computer) !

--- only, I still did not get your name. Is it really that big a secret?


Have one on me.

Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
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Re: Fresh royalty - cnb


Congrats with your new title.
You make me feel young again (but hey, I started on PDP11/34 and then HP3000).

BTW : cnb = ?Chris?...

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Congrats from Flanders.
Keep on foruming.

Kris (aka Qkcl)

BTW, I guess the nick 'cnb' means 'crash and burn' (see Merijn's post).
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
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Re: Fresh royalty - cnb

Congrats from San Diego.

I remember working with PDPs and typing in the boot sequence for UD-33 controllers to format new disks. At the end, it was a good week when a disk didn'st fail somewhere.

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? Reach me at first_name + "." + last_name at sysmanager net
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Re: Fresh royalty - cnb

Yes the Nic comes from Crash and Burn.

I got from my Moto-Cross days when someone from Dirt Bike Magazine took a photo of me riding with a cast on my broken foot and caught me in another endo (end-over-end) during my heat. They posted it in their column 'Crash and Burn'.

It also applies to a very young FE working a PM on an 11/70 when DEC first put the 871 breakers in the open area under the cabinet door in the rear and if you step just close enough with (my) big feet, you can cause quite a panic for the system manager running month end.

Been there - Done that.