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Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


evol262 posted:

fglrx mostly works these days, but the open radeon driver is good enough that you only need fglrx for CAD work, essentially.
Both drivers have awful multi-monitor support.

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Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


Paladine_PSoT posted:

AT E1Q0V1X4 &C1 &D2 S0=0 S11=34

Don't forget M0 we don't want to wake up the baby with 100 decibels of modem-dialing. Unless you're a scrub who didn't have an external modem with a volume control.

hihifellow
Jun 17, 2005

seriously where the fuck did this genre come from


College Slice

Paladine_PSoT posted:

AT E1Q0V1X4 &C1 &D2 S0=0 S11=34

Had to break out hyperterm to troubleshoot a 56K used for electronic billing and was surprised to see I still remembered the commands.

AT Z
AT DT 8675309
AT H

edit: just realised I had those reversed

hihifellow fucked around with this message at Nov 13, 2013 around 21:56

evol262
Nov 30, 2010
#!/usr/bin/perl

Misogynist posted:

Both drivers have awful multi-monitor support.

That depends on whether or not you consider Twinview more or less awful than essentially supporting xrandr.

Agrikk
Oct 17, 2003

Do not ingest.

Paladine_PSoT posted:

AT E1Q0V1X4 &C1 &D2 S0=0 S11=34

Oh holy hell and gently caress you for bringing this poo poo back to my active brain.

I remember spending loving days on modem strings when trying to set up a PPP stack on windows 3.1, because I wanted to launch gopher while mudding dammit!

Dial ISP via PROCOMM. Contact how-to BBS for PPP information. Hang up. Try PPP connection (that fails). Hang up. Dial ISP via SLIP connection. Contact How-to BBS for different PPP configuration stuff. Hang up. Repeat.

"Kssshhhh-weeeeeeeee-drrrrrrrkkkkkk-sssshhhhhhhh-TICK."



Also Crescenthawks Revenge was a loving awesome game.

Agrikk
Oct 17, 2003

Do not ingest.

gently caress yeah. Wensense is blocking the edit page due to Adult Material. But Quote still works.

I'd love to know what triggered this time.

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


My local ISP started with dial-up shell accounts so you could login as 'bobm' and you got a UNIX shell. Then one day they started to offer PPP internet access, so you could use Windows Dial-up Networking, and just change your login to 'bobm@ppp' and after you connected you could start Netscape or whatever.

Once I dialed in from Procomm at a friends house (he was still stuck with DOS) and I used 'bobm@ppp' and was treated to a Matrix screensaver-like explosion of extended ASCII characters all over the screen.

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



Bob Morales posted:

Don't forget M0 we don't want to wake up the baby with 100 decibels of modem-dialing. Unless you're a scrub who didn't have an external modem with a volume control.

S0=0 shuts off the modem speaker

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



Fil5000 posted:

Didn't you also need "T4" or something in there? I'm sure mine used to have it in.

Yes, you do. I wrote that post from memory rather than Googling.

By which I mean memory in my brain.

Conventional memory, if you will.

Khisanth Magus
Mar 30, 2011

Vae Victus

MrBling posted:

Fiddling with EMS and XMS and trying to free up enough memory was more annoying than setting IRQ/DMA.

Oh god I remember having to do this. Was so aggravating.

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


Paladine_PSoT posted:

S0=0 shuts off the modem speaker

You sure?

Mn : Speaker Control
Sn : Select a Specific S Register

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



Bob Morales posted:

You sure?

Mn : Speaker Control
Sn : Select a Specific S Register

That's right, M1 was volume 1, it would take 0 through 4 with volume off. S0=0 meant don't answer the phone.

hackedaccount
Sep 28, 2009


I'm hiring someone to support sound cards on old DOS systems, paying $90/hour, e-mail jeff@amazon.com


It's taken me a while to learn this lesson but today it finally hit home: Trust no one in IT until they prove themselves. Cleaning up after nice people who seem smart is a massive pain in the rear end.

stubblyhead
Sep 13, 2007

That is treason, Johnny!

Fun Shoe

Bob Morales posted:

PC speaker has always been 'just a buzzer'. And there was never 'PC speaker music'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmoDLyiQYKw

Agrikk
Oct 17, 2003

Do not ingest.


Are you nerds really debating the proper command for a technology that no one has used in twenty years?

Awesome!

Zamboni Apocalypse
Dec 29, 2009


Agrikk posted:

Are you nerds really debating the proper command for a technology that no one has used in twenty years?

Awesome!

I'm just surprised that no one has noted that you could get some rather impressive music by way of abusing the hell out of your floppy drive's stepper motors.

Or was that just the Amiga crowd doing that?

(Couldn't find the GIF quickly.)

hihifellow
Jun 17, 2005

seriously where the fuck did this genre come from


College Slice

You mean kind of like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfHHLfbjNQ

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it




Phantom of the floppera

n0tqu1tesane
May 7, 2003

She was rubbing her ass all over my hands. They don't just do that for everyone.

Grimey Drawer

Paladine_PSoT posted:

I wonder if PWM still works natively... Mute doesn't effect the onboard pc speaker, so I just got an idea for a hilarious prank.

You can use powershell to play music/make sound using the PC speaker:

http://jeffwouters.nl/index.php/201...and-some-music/

Fil5000
Jun 23, 2003

HOLD ON GUYS I'M POSTING ABOUT INTERNET ROBOTS


Lum posted:

Yes, you do. I wrote that post from memory rather than Googling.

By which I mean memory in my brain.

Conventional memory, if you will.

Apparently mine's been kept in UMB.

TWBalls
Apr 16, 2003
My medication never lies

What the hell? I get an email from SolarWinds telling me that I can add users to my existing license with a signficant discount. So, I ask them to give me a quote for an additional user. I get a quote for (after a 20% discount) $200.00!

gently caress you, buddy. I just bought my license in March with a 20% off e-coupon and got it for $79.20. In what world is taking something that originally cost $99.00, jacking the price up to $250.00* and offering a 20% discount off of this inflated price a 'significant discount'? Needless to say, I seriously doubt my co-worker is going to jump on that offer.


*Looking through my emails, the price increased back in July.

MisterOblivious
Mar 17, 2010


underlig posted:

User brings it to me 30 days after he first told me about it, i reset it, update it, call Apple who wants me to give them a cc number before they'll fix it, then they tell me it went out of warranty 8 days earlier.

The "genius bar" workers have a bit of discretion when it comes to slightly-out-of-warranty replacement. It might be worth having the guy bring it in and asking if they can fix the month-old problem.

Varkk
Apr 17, 2004




Pissing me off sales reps who don't actually understand the product they are selling. We have a client who got convinced they could save a ton of money by switching their internet/phone/mobile provider. So without consulting us they signed the contract and then brought us in to the loop.
So I contact the person who sold them the package to get the relevant details (account details for the routers, what the new static IPs will be etc). She had no idea what an IP was or why you would want a static one, didn't know what an Exchange server was. Then she was unable to tell us which account was tied to which line or even which location. Finally sorting most of it out they can't tell me what the static IPs will be for the lines until the switchover is made and they connect for the first time. We don't know when the switch is happening other than it has a target of Friday. I was talking to a few of their workers and apparently Fridays are the worst day of the week for them to have an interruption to their internet access.
Best part is that after having to add on all the 'optional extras' to their internet account (like static IPs etc) for their business to run, they are not going to be making any real savings on their bills. And they now get to be billed for a few hours of our time to get it all running again like it was before they changed provider.

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



n0tqu1tesane posted:

You can use powershell to play music/make sound using the PC speaker:

http://jeffwouters.nl/index.php/201...and-some-music/

Holy poo poo the next time my test lead goes into the server room, remote powershell and I are going to have a party. I just need to find out where in the room the machines are so I can do the theme from jaws circling around him.

Demonachizer
Aug 7, 2004


Agrikk posted:

gently caress yeah. Wensense is blocking the edit page due to Adult Material. But Quote still works.

I'd love to know what triggered this time.

Quote != edit but sometimes it is all you got.

Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


Dick Trauma posted:

AdLib for life...

I built a Covox Speech Thing and used that until I 8-bit Sound Galaxy cards turned up. (Couldn't/wouldn't afford a Sound Blaster)

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


Paladine_PSoT posted:

Holy poo poo the next time my test lead goes into the server room, remote powershell and I are going to have a party. I just need to find out where in the room the machines are so I can do the theme from jaws circling around him.

That would be drat awesome!

EDIT: Lum's remix of that fox song is STILL rattling around in my head. Please make it stop (it was clever but is such an ear worm)!

D34THROW
Jan 29, 2012

RETAIL RETAIL LISTEN TO ME BITCH ABOUT RETAIL


Paladine_PSoT posted:

Holy poo poo the next time my test lead goes into the server room, remote powershell and I are going to have a party. I just need to find out where in the room the machines are so I can do the theme from jaws circling around him.

It would be wonderful if you could get video of that.

ookiimarukochan
Apr 4, 2011

DON'T BE A CUNT AND I PROBABLY WON'T LAUGH AT YOU WHEN YOU GET RAPED.

PROBABLY.


Crowley posted:

(Couldn't/wouldn't afford a Sound Blaster)
It was - IMO, more than young enough that it was really my parents paying - worth getting a legit Creative Labs card just for the hours of entertainment that Dr Sbaitso provided.

Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


ookiimarukochan posted:

It was - IMO, more than young enough that it was really my parents paying - worth getting a legit Creative Labs card just for the hours of entertainment that Dr Sbaitso provided.

I thought sound cards was for chumps. Games worked fine without it and I just didn't see why I should dole out $10 for a Covox.

Then one of my friends called me frantically and told me I had to come over NOW. When I got there he put me right in front of his computer, closed the curtains, turned up his (awesome) stereo, and put on Dune II. The intro blew me away, and I just had to swing by the local electronics pusher and buy the components for a Covox.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbe7DWi4xHw

HalloKitty
Sep 30, 2005

Adjust the bass and let the Alpine blast


Crowley posted:

I thought sound cards was for chumps. Games worked fine without it and I just didn't see why I should dole out $10 for a Covox.

Then one of my friends called me frantically and told me I had to come over NOW. When I got there he put me right in front of his computer, closed the curtains, turned up his (awesome) stereo, and put on Dune II. The intro blew me away, and I just had to swing by the local electronics pusher and buy the components for a Covox.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbe7DWi4xHw

Sounds great for such a tiny circuit, wish I'd known back then!

Pinball fantasies PC speaker (turn down, whiny noise)
Pinball fantasies Covox thing

HalloKitty fucked around with this message at Nov 14, 2013 around 13:24

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


Agrikk posted:

Are you nerds really debating the proper command for a technology that no one has used in twenty years?

Awesome!

Maybe you need to go re-live DOS and modems

http://www.masswerk.at/googleBBS/

Dick Trauma
Nov 30, 2007

God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Clapping Larry

Our corporate HQ is small, about ten people. We have a much larger site in Hollywood, and now people with offices over there are coming to corporate to "work" so they can be seen by the CEO. So they are perched at counters, camped out in the conference room, constantly asking whether or not someone will be in so they can take their office, asking for AC adapters because they're too dumb to bring their own.

You have offices, you fucks. I set them up for you. Now go and work in them!

The icing on the cake: the CEO is on vacation for a week.

GargleBlaster
Mar 17, 2008

Stupid Narutard

DEVICE=MATSHITA.SYS

Made me giggle when I was 10.

Still makes me giggle when I'm 31. Growing up is for losers

Lum posted:

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5

Don't you 'SET' me!

guppy
Sep 21, 2004

sting like a byob

I called one of my users to follow up on something from earlier in the week; his secretary answered, as expected. She immediately launched into a description of her problem. If you are now confused, you know how I felt. I didn't know she had a problem, she didn't call me or ask if she could ask me a question while I was on the phone, and I had called about something completely unrelated. She began describing her hitherto-unknown problem -- that she didn't know how to use a Word feature, basically -- before I could actually tell her why I'd called.

Not really an issue, and I was able to help her, but seems awfully rude.

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



GargleBlaster posted:

Don't you 'SET' me!

Get back in your DMA channel!

Zamboni Apocalypse
Dec 29, 2009


GargleBlaster posted:

DEVICE=MATSHITA.SYS

Made me giggle when I was 10.

Still makes me giggle when I'm 31. Growing up is for losers

I may grow old, but never up.

Powdered Toast Man
Jan 25, 2005

TOAST-A-RIFIC!!!

Well, I have now seen a Harris SS7 switching system I'm pretty sure was older than me and is still in production.

mewse
May 2, 2006



guppy posted:

I called one of my users to follow up on something from earlier in the week; his secretary answered, as expected. She immediately launched into a description of her problem. If you are now confused, you know how I felt. I didn't know she had a problem, she didn't call me or ask if she could ask me a question while I was on the phone, and I had called about something completely unrelated. She began describing her hitherto-unknown problem -- that she didn't know how to use a Word feature, basically -- before I could actually tell her why I'd called.

Not really an issue, and I was able to help her, but seems awfully rude.

The words "While you're here" are pretty deadly

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Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



guppy posted:

I called one of my users to follow up on something from earlier in the week; his secretary answered, as expected. She immediately launched into a description of her problem. If you are now confused, you know how I felt. I didn't know she had a problem, she didn't call me or ask if she could ask me a question while I was on the phone, and I had called about something completely unrelated. She began describing her hitherto-unknown problem -- that she didn't know how to use a Word feature, basically -- before I could actually tell her why I'd called.

Not really an issue, and I was able to help her, but seems awfully rude.

Telepathic ticket filing is now a thing in her head. You WILL be blamed for failure to respond when she thinks of a new problem from here on out. Enjoy.

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