[TUHS] In Memoriam: J.F.Ossanna

WIlliam Cheswick ches at cheswick.com
Thu Nov 29 05:03:26 AEST 2018

> On Nov 28, 2018, at 12:08 PM, Paul Winalski <paul.winalski at gmail.com> wrote:
>> a version of azel was maintained all the time
>> i was at bell labs. we used it to predict
>> eclipses, transits, occultations etc. when
>> we first got a voice synthesizer, the day's
>> predictions were spoken at 5pm in case
>> there was anything interesting.

Was this the source or inspiration for astro(1)?  Ken’s astro was run daily to announce
things in the Unix room, and in my home up until recently to time turning on the lights in the
evening.  (My home still does the Unix-room style astro announcements, but in the morning
at 8:05).

It is available in the Plan 9 for Unix stuff (https://codeload.github.com/9fans/plan9port/zip/master <https://codeload.github.com/9fans/plan9port/zip/master>)


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