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Re: Backwards Message Hack

Article: 7378 of alt.hackers
From: (Bruce Tomlin)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: Backwards Message Hack
Date: 13 Feb 1995 21:14:37 -0800
Organization: San Antonio, TX
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John William Chambless ( wrote in alt.hackers:
>obPatheticHack: writing a finger daemon that:
>5. does a "", logs that info, AND
>   sends it back to the fingerer.

Which is really pathetic if the other site is running a finger daemon
too.  This creates a finger-loop, resulting in pissed-off admins.


I found an Apple II 3.5" drive at a thrift store for 6 bucks the other
day.  I tried to get it to work with this old Laser 128 in yet another
attempt to get ProDOS running, and it didn't work.  So I took it out and
took the raw drive guts out (not that extra board that lets the drives be
daisy-chained).  I took the plug out of my Mac's external drive (itself
a story for another ObHack) and stick it into this drive.  Presto, it
worked!  It's only 800k, but for six bucks I can't complain, plus I can
hack it into being a "real" external drive for the Mac.

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