CopperSpice Experiments – Pt. 19

My first real computer job was midnight computer operator for Airfone Inc. There I learned respect for automated update procedures and bare metal backups. I’m not talking about that hokey Microsoft stuff that reboots your computer in the middle of a critical process. I’m talking about batch scripts run in a controlled manner as part […]

The 486SX

It’s not just COVID-19 vaccines receiving large quantities of disinformation. Even the 486SX has its own Holocaust Deniers. I couldn’t believe this popped up again months ago. Image by Michael Schwarzenberger from Pixabay The time honored (and correct) tale of the 486SX was that the original units were 486DX chips with a defective math co-processor. […]

The CUTE Journey

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Every now and then you will find yourself needing to install a really old Ubuntu version. I stumbled into this with CUTE and Scintilla. You see, the RedDiamond project really needs to jump ship from QPlainTextEdit. The syntax highlighting available in that module is horribly inefficient. If you never have more than a couple thousand […]