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Getting My Geek on in 1994

August 20, 2011

I just discovered that a web page that I created in the spring of 1994 is still live. It’s geek in at least four ways. First, who created web pages in 1994? Second, the actual source of the page is my awk script that converts from a custom nroff format to HTML. Third, the page documents code that I wrote to give an ancient some digital sound capability — I repurposed an analog plotter board to instead drive an audio amplifier. Fourth, this page is part of a project where I tried to cleanly document everything I knew about the highly specialized hardware and software in the lab before moving to Seattle. That included fully documenting a custom real-time UNIX-derived operating system. I created a lot of web pages & web systems that spring. That was great geek fun.

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