[Coco] This tickles me....

Boisy Pitre boisy at tee-boy.com
Fri Oct 24 23:40:29 EDT 2008

On Oct 24, 2008, at 7:53 PM, Chuck Youse wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 21:54 -0500, George Ramsower wrote:
>> I'm fairly sure this stuff wouldn't happen as often if we could  
>> keep the
>> subjects in line with the directive of this list group.
> Actually, when I do bring up things that are on-topic - usually me
> asking detailed questions about NitrOS-9 - they're more often than not
> ignored.  I don't know if it's because no one knows the answers, or if
> those in the know don't care to respond.  I'm still waiting for any
> insight as to why V.PAGE isn't used in the Coco version of OS-9, and  
> if
> anyone thinks it's unwise to appropriate it for Multi-Pak slot
> information.  Funny how Boisy, King of NitrOS-9 Hill, only seems to  
> pipe
> up to turn on that Cajun charm and call for my ejection from the list
> (Jesus would have done the same, I'm sure), or defend one of his
> wares.

Hey Chuck, I see you're still taking pot shots.  You have a real chip  
on your shoulder about anything related to Christianity or Republicans.

Don't deviate.  Stay on topic.

> I was just beginning to inventory my Coco crap to either off-load on
> e-bay or chuck (I'm proud that my nickname is a common slang term, I
> think only guys named Richard really have me beat on that one).  I've
> got tons of Coco crap in my lab and in my tiny midtown apartment -  
> just
> seems that the Coco has become a gigantic waste of space and time, and
> the remnants of the Coco community just aren't all that dynamic any
> more.  There remains much interesting work that can be done with our
> 8-bit buddy, especially on the NitrOS-9 side in terms of  
> consolidation,
> clean-up, and even "Coco 4" type development, just for pure hack  
> value.
> But sadly there is only a very small audience for such things.  The
> greatest base seems to be people playing games in emulators, which is
> unfortunate.

I have to agree with you on this.  Despite your asinine posting  
behavior, you do ask some of the most detailed technical questions of  
anyone on this list.

V.PAGE... I don't have any particular insight as to why it seems to be  
ignored in NitrOS-9.  I suspect it's part of the same philosophy that  
Microware had with OS-9 Level One's floppy driver which didn't take  
advantage of double-sided drives: hard-code to the common case to save  
space and make things work faster, etc.

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