Article: 7400 of alt.hackers From: email@example.com (Michael Lea) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Lucky hack Followup-To: alt.hackers Date: 17 Feb 1995 13:34:12 -0500 Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA Lines: 19 Approved: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-ID: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Host: access3.digex.net Summary: i wish it were not wintery! Keywords: nope, nope, nope, and nope Status: RO
ObLuckyHack: The folks in the library at the school I work for wanted their floppy drives switched so the 3.5" drive was a: and the 5.25" drive was b:. No problem, says I. I open up the box and it turns out that the 5.25" drive has a card edge connector and the 3.5" has a male pin set connector (what are the real names for these things?). And, predictably, the cable that was in there did not have the right connections on it so I could swap the drives. So I search around for awhile and can't find the right cable...so I decide to just swap the 3.5 drive out and put in one with a card edge connection. Except the only 3.5 drive I can find is one that a disk came apart in. Hmm...so I pour all of the disk parts out, and open up another machine in the computer lab to test it on. VIOLA! Inside that machine was a cable with exactly the connections I need on it. You can figure out the rest... (i'm so happy, it made my day.) --mikelea -- The secret is that there is no .sig!