[Coco] "I had a Dream".

Stephen H. Fischer SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Tue Dec 22 13:37:46 EST 2015


I have determined tentatively that there are only two (2) files added since the snapshot in Feb. 2015.

My plan, which may fail due to no "workers" following my instructions available, is to move the files under my "orders" first to new folders, then move those folders to the partially prepared folders that Luis created and then to the final places. Using the snapshot only. 

New uploads will not occur to MM until the new snapshot is finished and downloads will be frozen at one point, perhaps forever as MM has no download limits. It will remain for files that we wish to keep that should not be available for download. Let archive.org handle the load. 

That was my plan at one time with Luis but I never started because he cannot read English but Spanish only. Then I grew very unhappy with his programming and then stepped communicating with him.

My DSL line speeds posted in a message before precluded my doing the operations directly. 

The new image would be posted on archive.org first for those "I want it ALL", "I want it NOW", and at "four times light speed" which is in progress with the bad copy.

It would be impossible to meet all the requirements of Dennis and others in the final cleanup. All hard links will be broken!

If there are no workers, then I will have no part. 

I could do the job alone given a snapshot on a Segate 1TB USB drive which I have two so far, but then the "Workers" will not be part of the process checking my instructions, asking questions and making suggestions.

Bill has said he is too busy, others have said they would and nothing happened and no one has stepped up with the knowledge that I have. (I am over qualified.)

I would be just as happy continuing watching B&W TV from 1950.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dennis Bathory-Kitsz" <bathory at maltedmedia.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 3:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] "I had a Dream".

> 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
> site.)
> 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.
> Dennis
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