[Coco] "I had a Dream".

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz bathory at maltedmedia.com
Tue Dec 22 06:38:18 EST 2015

On Sun, December 20, 2015 10:20 pm, Stephen H. Fischer wrote:
> The task is to organize the MM CoCo files.

That would be ideal only because there is new material constantly being added.

> As Dennis is running a business along with hosting the [CoCo] list (Yes this
> list) and the CoCo files that have been just dumped in a pile for years and
> have piled up with no order then it is reasonable that he has backup's in
> place and has much more to lose than the CoCo files.

Actually, the CoCo FTP site is organized generally (but no database). There
are about 1560 items from the past few years that are in the 'newly received'
directory. (There are also a couple of web directories for 6803 data sheets
and the "Learning the 6809" content. These are not duplicated on the FTP

You are right, I have an automatic backup of everything. My server hosts about
35 domains, many of them -- aside from my own -- fairly important. Vox Novus,
Composers 21, Vermont Composers Consortium, Paideia Institute, Kalvos &
Damian, Westleaf Edition, etc., are all current. So everything is ghosted.

> We are in the process of getting a copy of that file to burst the archive and
> see if it is a good copy of the MM CoCo files. We do not wish to download the
> entire MM CoCo files as Dennis has said that is a NO NO.

As I mentioned the other day, downloads have slowed. I have a monthly cap,
about 50% of which is used each month. So yes, four full downloads will indeed
hit it.

The original idea (with the previous person who was helping) was to organize
what was there actually there via FTP. It was partly done, so unfortunately
there are two 'newly received' directories -- one partly organized but not
interfiled with the previous structure, and another in which all new content
is unceremoniously dumped.

I was hoping that someone could organize it directly, as I certainly doubt the
archive.org file has everything. I move new files from 'incoming' to 'newly
received' regularly, and remove content from existing directories on request
from copyright owners.


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