What were you doing an hour ago?

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What were you doing an hour ago?

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Sometimes, my mind wanders and I wonder what other people I know are doing. And I mean, insignificant mundane things, nothing particularly important.

I started to ask "what are you doing right now?" But the obvious answer is, "reading my post on skirtcafe", so I thought I'd shake it up and pose the question, "what were you doing exactly 60 minutes ago?"

I'll go first, I was eating dinner with Jenn while watching TV. Dinner was Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and a roll. Sweet tea for a beverage.
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I was sitting in my living room watching Texas Game Wardens on the TV, and thinking about what I need to do tomorrow.
So really not much.. :lol:








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An hour ago? I was looking out the window wondering if I'm going to be able to dig myself out of what's descending from the sky at the moment, and beyond that working out whether my latest excursion into retro-computing is going to bear fruit or whether I need to review the design spec to see if I should just stop looking for another 4 KB of mainstore.

A memory-sweep of the first few MB of address space seems to have turned up all that there is to see, and from that I can clearly see the 8KB of ROM, 4 KB of RAM, and 2K of NVRAM (Electrically-Eraseable Random Accessable Memory, formally, but a "Non-Volatile RAM" that doesn't lose its contents when the power quits). The IC (Integrated Circuit) part numbers yield an MC86008 processor but with 8 KB of mainstore. I can't find the other 4 KB of RAM. Foo. My sweep is also now well beyond the 20-bit address bus memory limit (the theoretical maximum is 32 bits, or 4 GB of mainstore; this one, at 20, supports 1 MB). I think I'm going to bin the search if it doesn't find anything overnight.

There was also finishing off the last of the day's work, which I got started on at about 07:00 this morning. Given that it's now 19:40 gives an idea of the insanity.

The retro-computing project is a small embedded comms controller that speaks FORTH internally, and which I've had a hankering to fiddle with for a while now, especially given its long history in the service of science, mainly radio astronomy and spacecraft control. It's a bit of a queer version of FORTH, but that's down to when the thing was created and its designers. FORTH is fun, if odd. It's a stack-based postfix language which looks really odd to the layman, but makes sense if one has ever used an H-P calculator. For instance, to use BASIC, which most everybody knows, one types:

10 FOR I = 1 TO 10
20 PRINT I
30 NEXT

in FORTH, one uses:

0 10 DO R . ." " LOOP

(Or at least that's what the dialect of this device wants; the formal spec states "I" instead or "R". Go figure.)

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10 FOR I = 1 TO 10
20 PRINT I
30 NEXT
in FORTH, one uses:
0 10 DO R . ." " LOOP
(Or at least that's what the dialect of this device wants; the formal spec states "I" instead or "R". Go figure.)



Egads was that some code used on a Commodore Computer at the inception of the Skirtcafe ?

Oh and that Commodore equipment - I have at present:
2 C64
2 5 inch floppy drives
SX64 (the computer in a suitcase with 5 inch screen)
a ton of games and software - getting ready for the landfill or any recycle agency.


Anyway what I was doing an hour ago - multitasking - feeding the dog - watching the news - preparing my own meal - reading a few emails - - -
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Nothing very exciting, just having an after supper nap in my recliner with the weather playing on the TV.
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Isn't it amazing how mundane life is literally forgotten about?

Isn't it such a wonderful feeling to happen upon an old photograph or video recording if something you did say, 30 years ago that you completely forgotten about?
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Early hours here, raining outside, 6 degrees Centipede. Visit to the loo (old people need this more often), decided to watch a couple of you-tube clips, most of which are highly entertaining, quite informative and not too lengthy.

With the continuing grind of domestic lockdown it's nice to watch e.g. a sailing or aeronautical video. Back to bed-y-byes now. Not working tomorrow, so it's DIY chores about the place, dog walking and schooling granddaughter at home.

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After I couldn't find an arbor for a drill polisher, I was looking over supplies to see if I could make one. Nope, didn't have two nuts the same size. (Wearing a skirt, of course.)
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At work, getting spines in humans to work better, and trying to convince people that they need to do things like exercise to help the process, unfortunately a never ending task!

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Good Morning Moon,
Sleeping quite peacefully and now it's time to start another day of fun and frolic here in chilly Scotland.
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It's currently snowing. An hour ago I was in our conservatory looking out at the falling and laid snow while doing a jigsaw. I'm on furlough ( a year ago I had never even heard the word ) so have plenty of time on my hands.
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Oh, in the southern hemisphere it was late morning and I was rebuilding a brick arch. An hour ago from when I opened up this post I was cleaning cleaning mortar off tools and buckets as it was getting dark. Sorry, pretty mundane.
In a mini skirt of course - which has become pretty mundane too; the novelty has worn off but the enjoyment hasn't as there was a welcome breeze while I was up the scaffold.
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Clandestinely photographing a (probably illegal) building site.
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Refitting the hinges (screws came loose) on two cabinet doors in my workshop (in a skirt, of course, 18 inch denim).
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I was thinking "Arg, I did take 10 minutes to vacuum clean my living, the complete vacuum cleaning will take longer than usual"
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