[TUHS] Non-US Unix Activities

Lawrence Stewart stewart at serissa.com
Sun Apr 9 03:28:08 AEST 2017

> On 2017, Apr 7, at 4:53 PM, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
> On 2017-04-07 4:23 PM, Robert Swierczek wrote:
>>>>>> Yes!  I am very much interesting in getting my eyes on that early B
>>>>>> version of AberMUD (and any other B code for that matter.)
>>>>> It's a few inches thick, I'll dig it out and post sample code photos from
>>>>> it, somewhere.
>>>> That would be wonderful, but I would really like to bring that
>>>> software back to life again.  Does anyone know of an inexpensive and
>>>> non-labor intensive solution to this?  I imagine a fanfold printout
>>>> should be fairly easy to scan given the proper scanner.  I don't know
>>>> how or if the scanner should be taken to Alec's printout or
>>>> visa-versa.
>>> Yes, a full duplex ADF scanner, like the Fujitsu fi-4530 I own, can do it,
>>> but you would need to guillotine off the perforations (take it around to
>>> your local printer, who has the right guillotine).
>> Heck, I would settle for a decent camera on a tripod and a well lit
>> flat surface you can drape the printout over, then take a video as the
>> source scrolls by.
>> OK, maybe that is worst case, but isn't there an easy solution that
>> does not include cutting anything (those fanfold binder covers can be
>> easily dis/re-assembled.)
> Yes, there's always SOME way to avoid it, but obviously significantly more work. Just depends what the priorities are... Preserving fanfold seems like a strange priority, wouldn't it be more practical bound book-like anyway?
> Or, similar to your suggestion, load it into a compatible printer (so that it can be sprocket fed), with some kind of takeup spool, then form feed pages through, snapping each one between feeds.
> —T

Adapt the panorama mode of a camera to work when you pull the paper past its view?

This reminds me of a tale.  At my MIT lab around 1975 we had a Xerox 3100 (maybe?) copier we used to copy 11x17 hardware schematics.  It pulled the original and output paper, slightly offset, past opposite sides of the image drum.  I don’t know what possessed me to try it, but I found it would continuously copy fad-fold printer output onto fan-fanold paper, while advancing the copy counter only once.


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