Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Vaccinators

Expose of the recent agitprop campaign by Jennifer Hibben White. All orchestrated by mass media and promoted with millions of dollars behind it. "A mother's concern."

Remember, the reason these people have so much money and it has corrupted them so utterly is the success of selling their death injections to begin with.

This planet won't be a sane place until we have a Nuremberg for vaccine manufacturers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

IE6 - The Thin Client Choice Since 1998

Kwanstainia Needs Regime Change

They're lunatics, says Paul Craig Roberts.

Reagan was an amazing man who initially gave the impression he himself was a raging warhawk, which succeeded in bringing Russia back to the bargaining table and restarted diplomacy between the two countries after Jimmy Carter had lost everyone's respect.

All that is history now. This brave new world we live in now was fashioned by morons who do not realize they are stock characters from Oswald Spengler in a nation that is about to Kevorkian itself. Pray it does not take everyone else with it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

QNX4 OS 1 Meg Floppy

This page has the original demo disk for QNX4 all-in-one operating system.

I have the complete Eclipse-based development environment, library and tools for QNX4 when it was open source on a CD-ROM. Definitely a target for Vault-OS using its POSIX-compliant libraries for ANSI C compilation.

It is possibly the most impressive OS for its size out there. If you look at the full featured browser that comes with it you will be stunned they fit all that onto one floppy. Even tiny versions of Linux don't have that toolset. Windows CE fits into a similar size but it is pure crap compared to this watertight, reliable distributed true multitasking system.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shortly Before the Grand Minimum

Somebody preserve these images for posterity.

UPDATE : Ice Age Now!!!

It is all fun and games until the real snow starts to fall. You don't open the door to see it blocked by snow at that point, the roof collapses while you are sleeping.

There are numerous transitional points in climate history preserved in ice cores where up to seventy stories (!) of snow fell in a single night on certain points in the Northern hemisphere.

It happens radically in colossal bursts at the end of the Holocenes. Years before it occurs there would be strange omens like this "spring" in Kwanstainia.

Snow tunnels should be a viable strategy ... until next year when they'll be digging tunnels for oxygen, not bike path access.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Why DR-DOS-32 Is A Great Idea

Imagine being ten years into the apocalypse and discovering your computers are infected by the NSA

Don't kid yourself. Their stuff runs on every machine out there according to Edward Snowden and both Apple and Microsoft have fully cooperated in seeing to their unrestrained access.

Will never happen with a version of DOS running your server and your clients running simple browsers. Don't hook up to the internet and your intranet will stay absolutely pure forever.

My book on Vault-OS will tell you a dozen tricks you can use to make your simple DOS network run ten times faster than anything you have ever seen. Once you get rid of all that spook overhead you would be amazed at just how fast TCP-IP is.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

HP 9000 Superdomes Falling From Sky

I started work at a new site today.

Looked over in the corner. Now know the entire HP 9000 Superdome series by heart. Recognized a top-of-the-line model gathering dust. Could glance at the back and see it was fully stocked with all accessory boards and several processors. Looked like one hardcore machine.

Had to mention it.

"You want that, mate? It is fully kitted out, we don't know what to do with it. We replaced it with an even newer version now as our server. It is stacked, so fast you wouldn't believe it. We were going to yank the drives out and toss it."

I don't know what I did to deserve all these blessings but I am grateful.

Another one?!? This Neanderthal idiot leads a charmed life!
You think you're better than me?!? Do you think you're better than me?!?

Ember VS Angular

Got a call yesterday from a client who let me go too early. I didn't object even though I knew they would need me longer than 6 months. They saw it was all running, figured they could save money on my hourly by cutting me and replacing me with some poor guy who could barely spell his own name who fell out of a sea container at the docks last week.

"Our new start is having trouble understanding all these CSS namespaces. How are you supposed to intuitively figure out what 'data-ds-nsmagnode' means without documentation?" they asked over the phone.

"I told you guys this when you were discussing architecture. Everybody talked over top of me at the meeting like I wasn't there and shut me down like I had nothing to say on this subject. I wasn't angry about it, I just stopped participating. I warned you that handlebars in Ember are a million times easier to comprehend looking at the code from a cold start knowing nothing about it. Those Angular advocates at your company basically said that I was not qualified to decide on what implementation library was to be used and didn't even listen to me," I told him back. I felt I should be charging this guy just for providing free consultation.

"But you said you could use anything we decided on," he replied.

"I did say that and then I implemented the app using Angular. I'm not an advocate or technology booster, I am a consultant. I bill by the hour and the customer is free to ignore my advice. So far only one company has taken it and they have never called me back, probably because their application has run flawlessly ever since," I offered.

"Well we have a lot of things we need to do with this and now we are finding it is really difficult to decipher the application for maintenance," he said back to me. "Are you available for another 3 months to come back and maintain your work?" he said this petulantly, like I had let him down somewhere by leaving when my contract ran out and wasn't renewed. Yet only a few weeks earlier I had walked out of the company without anyone so much as bothering to wave goodbye to me. My use to them was at an end, so they thought. I believed some people had distinctly sneered at me when I was leaving. Serves me right for thinking I deserved that kind of hourly rate.

"I'm busy at another site indefinitely," I told him,"but trust me when I say your nightmare has only just begun. Wait until your new start understands enough of the code to figure out how difficult it is to build unit tests for that don't break the instant the code is modified in any way. Angular is the most popular library out there but the truth be told it just isn't very well designed. Nobody listens to me anyway so don't feel personally bad about it. You ignored me the same way everybody else does."

I am more certain than ever that I want VOS to use Ember.js for its primary page delivery mechanism. I had been meaning to start this weekend but didn't get further than tearing out the PHP library embedded code and verifying the built-in CGI still worked.