[nSLUG] The tide turned in Armdale Cove...

Joe Dunn me at joedunn.com
Thu Aug 28 14:39:57 ADT 2008

>> And DOS 5.0 for playing Civ I.

Hey Mike, just wondering, doesn't work in wine? (i'm a huge Civ nut also)

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca>wrote:

> Jon wrote:
> > ...I haven't used it since XP and I no longer remember where
> > anything is.
> But, hey, Windoes is *intuitive*.  Everything is, like, *obvious*,
> right?  You don't have to learn all those complicated incantations
> that aren't intuitive, right?  If you want to print something, you
> just click on the thingie that looks like an open can of beans.  If
> you want to go on the internet, you click on the thingie that looks
> like a 4-barrel Holley carburetor and select "Other..." from the menu.
> It's just soooo easy and obvious....
> Er, sorry, I think maybe I've strayed into the wrong tent.... :-)
> I confess to having one copy of Windoes 3.1 because it supports the
> Kodak proprietary software that interfaces with my extremely simple
> Kodak DC-40.  And DOS 5.0 for playing Civ I.  Otherwise I've been
> all-Linux for nine years.
> > ...net result of making me look like an idiot most of them time when
> > talking about computers...
> Yeah.  I remember once talking someone through a somewhat arcane
> MS-DOS 5 problem, keystroke by keystroke, over the phone and getting
> street cred as a Wizard.  Now I don't even know how to turn my wife's
> Win 98 computer off in the correct way.
> ObLinuxTech: Is there a straightforward, preferably command-line, way
> to convert one of the standard date formats produced by /bin/date
> (say, "Thu Aug 28 13:07:54 ADT 2008") to the canonical <seconds since
> 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC> format?  Is this what mktime(3) does
> (assuming that you have tediously and explicitly filled in a struct tm
> yourself)?  Not the current date, you understand, but any arbitrary
> date string as one might appear in a log file.
> - Mike
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