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One you have installed this infobeast you have to feed and care for it, which is detailed in this weighty 2 volume tome

Informix is...chunky

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The installation guides are slim and unassuming in order to lull you into a false sense of security.

Don't let that fool you. This is a bit more than `apt install informix`

Note the Order of Installation. Thou shalt not deviate from The Order lest you wind up in Sysop Purgatory

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OK let's look at some more Old Computer Books...

Check out the Tower of Database Power

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The Complete AutoCAD reference really *is* complete at least as of 1993. Probably still mostly valid today too

The Student Manual reads a lot like a textbook (for CAD in general not just how to use AutoCAD specifically) and indeed it was listed as the textbook in the syllabus for the course I took

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The cover art is exceptionally good by computer manual standards. I'm diggin' this Airport in the Sky.

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Wow look at these license terms...

"You may not...use this program outside of the US or Canada"

I wonder if BSA agents followed people who went on a trip to Mexico with their luggabe PCs to make sure they didn't open AutoCAD

Since this is a student edition I will probably have to go back to school to run this, or I'll get visited by a man in a dark suit and sunglasses

Well at least the license is concise and clear πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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"READ THE LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY **BEFORE** OPENING..."

This is Pandora's Box of Magnetic Media.

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Let's see what else there is here...

Oh excellent found the manuals AND the box for the Autocad Release 10 Student Edition (for MSDOS) to go with those disks that were still kicking around too!

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What *is* a File Manager, really? :blobthinkingcool:

Before Widows became whimsical with its explorers and wizards it was all about business with all these Managers.

File Manager
Program Manager
Printer Manager

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The more thicc windows got the more thin the printed manual got.

It was even illustrated nicely and covered the applets like paint!

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Very well then...

Oh hey look I found the manual to go with my Windows 3.0 install floppies!

(Yes three point zero)

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Good evening everyone.
May I present to you...

USB zero!

USPol, COVID 

So this happened. I'm surprised it took so long TBH

The is a solid unit. The back cover seems to be like 5 times as thick as what my old Samsung phones had back in the day!

Also: smol dip switches, pogo pins!

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(This is not an ad so sorry if it sounds like one, I'm just having fun with this thing)

This smol PLC is a very good boi.

This company is known for its cheap PLCs like the $69 Click (nice!), good for people to learn industrial automation but the programming software is a little craptacular.

This here is even better. The CPU module is basically an Arduino MKR that is a bit ruggedised and you can just use Arduino IDE and it's very open!

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