January 29, 2012
AnyNowhere — daily chat log — back (to logs index)
01:31, Kristos> Make sure to read the comments below that document. Funny!
03:11, Logicalerror whispers: I use only the Altair 8800 for programming.
03:13, Malkom whispers: Seen the Hangman game on that site? Recursive folders ftw.
03:18, Cryoburner whispers: I use only a steam powered analytical engine for programming.
03:19, Logicalerror whispers: Oh yeah!? Well mine is all gears!
03:19, Logicalerror whispers: And as a backup I have an abacus ready.
03:20, Cryoburner whispers: Programming on an abacus is kind of hard though.
03:21, Logicalerror whispers: Not if it's a hexadecimal chinese abacus. And to further help, I have a stone slate! Can't get more retro than that! Can you?
03:23, Cryoburner whispers: I can count to one on a stick.
03:24, Logicalerror whispers: I cant count to zero with the air.
03:24, Logicalerror meant: can
03:26, Logicalerror> I found this cool kit, but I don't see where to buy it.
03:26, Logicalerror> http://www.altairkit.com/
14:32, E_net4> It's so cute. :)
14:34, Logicalerror> I need another Altair so I can play multiplayer between them.
15:08, E_net4> RS232 is the real deal for multiplayer.
15:09, E_net4 whispers: Whoever thought TCP/IP could work wasn't thinking straight.
15:19, Logicalerror> I found an Altair emulator and am learning how to use it.
15:43, E_net4> Ok. Let me know when you manage to do something pretty. :P
15:44, E_net4> Another fun thing to do is grab a digital/logic design simulator, like Logisim, and build a processing system from scratch.
16:42, Logicalerror> I can add two numbers, but I don't know how to check the answer.
16:49, Selbio whispers: if Logicalerror adds two numbers into an accumulator but does not display its content, does it really make a sum?
17:02, E_net4 whispers: *phylosoraptor*
17:24, Logicalerror whispers: No it does not. It makes an electric impulse. Only my mind interprets it as a sum.
18:21, Cryoburner whispers: Maybe it makes two electrical impulses. That would kind of be a sum.
20:23, Cryoburner> Hey Peterpaul!
20:24, Cryoburner whispers: Who doesn't have a chat frame open...
23:13, Logicalerror whispers: No one doesn't have the chat frame on.