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[koko] the Ides of March 2020
March 15, 2020
[tbt] childhood amateur radio projects
November 21, 2019
[koko] (welcome to …) eight Jurassic O.S. on 1992 Dell 486D/50
September 26, 2019
[koko] reviving timbl's WorldWideWeb browser
July 1, 2019
[koko] exploring NEXTSTEP 486
July 1, 2019
[koko] prolonging JAWS
July 1, 2019
[koko] sustaining Dell UNIX
July 1, 2019
1992 JAWS demo for Stewart Cheifet
May 17, 2019
a plug for TUHS (just sayin...)
November 27, 2018
Let's start at the very beginning... 801, ROMP, RT/PC, AIX versions
March 8, 2017
NeXT, give Steve a little credit for the Web
October 8, 2011
U.S. Patent 6,212,547 — It's not over 'til it's over, but ...
Febuary 2, 2011
Definitely better than being there — IMTC annual meeting over the Internet
November 3, 2010
Mainstream Videoconferencing available again
February 14, 2008
A brief history of Dell UNIX
January 10, 2008
tl;dr sustaining Dell UNIX
      -> prolonging JAWS
         -> exploring NEXTSTEP 486
            -> reviving timbl's
               WorldWideWeb browser


just keepin' on keepin' on  permanent reference link

"Genghis Khan and his brother Don
Could not keep on keepin' on"
(1971) "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" - Bob Dylan

koko: sustaining Dell UNIX

Dell SVR4 User Guide
Dell SVR4 User Guide

July 1, 2019 -- just keepin' on keepin' on: Dell UNIX originally ran on hardware from almost 30 years ago, with almost all peripherals dependent on the (now long defunct) ISA bus. Though such hardware is still available on eBay, from recyclers and others, the door is closing on sustaining Dell UNIX on bare metal. Thanks to Antoni Sawicki's Qemu/Bochs & Virtual Box efforts, perpetuating Dell Unix on virtual machines is much more practical. However, SLIP will never cut it for network access when even 10BaseT seems painfully slow. For several years I've been intending to try to get an Ethernet driver for a card supported by Virtual Box emulation, probably an AMD Am79c970.


koko: prolonging JAWS

video clip, Charlie with Andy Grove, Comdex 1991

July 1, 2019 -- just keepin' on keepin' on: The JAWS machine will always have special sentimental value to me because of the Andy Grove experiences, the Steve Jobs experiences, demoing JAWS on Computer Chronicles, etc. My instance of that machine has also been of practical value for my testimony at a hearing in a patent matter, and in preparing Windows 3.11 machines for other patent matters.


koko: exploring NEXTSTEP 486

installing NEXTSTEP 486 3.2 on JAWS

July 1, 2019 -- just keepin' on keepin' on: Working with the JAWS machine brought me back to thinking about NEXTSTEP 486 being developed on that machine. I only know part of the story first hand. Andy Groves and Steve Jobs were friends. Between the two of them, it was decided that NeXT should create a 486 version of NEXTSTEP and that JAWS would be the best development platform. If I recall correctly, it was late December 1991 that Steve, Avie Tevanian and a few other NeXT folks came to Michael's conference room and told Michael, Glenn Henry, probably Dennis Jolly, some other Dell folks and me about their plans. Glenn and I went to hear Steve announce NEXTSTEP 486 and demo on JAWS at NeXTWorld in January 1992. Dennis was the primary sales VP providing impetus for joint Dell/NeXT efforts -- Dennis and I would routinely go to the (in)famous NeXT headquarters in Redwood City to discuss our joint plans.


koko: reviving timbl's WorldWideWeb browser

July 1, 2019 -- just keepin' on keepin' on: With working NEXTSTEP 3.2 in hand, I wondered if I could find sources for the original browser that Tim Berners-Lee wrote when he invented the World Wide Web at CERN, and if I could, could I get that browser working. Success!

Tim Berners-Lee WorldWideWeb on NEXTSTEP 3.3 on JAWS


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