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I am back Jack

Hello Folks,

long time of absence due to personal reasons.
I also set up two Linux environments and two Windoze systems and even played around with Win10 in the meantime.
To make a long story short: I've decided to go forward into the past.
I'll still be using Linux to make a living, but specially my Win10 experience (I got tiled nightmares now!) convinced me, that MacOS 8.1 shall be it for my own, "private" IT needs.

I am just now discovering FileMaker and once more I am flabbergasted about the broad functionallity the software engineers put into their product over two decades ago.
And the UI is worlds beyond what we have to endure with FIORI based interfaces these days.

Nope, I'll grow old and die with MacOS 8 and maybe some Amiga by the side.
Tiles belong in the bathroom and not on my desktop. Smile

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Welcome back to the gang! Smile

I can very much relate to your feelings about tiles and while I'm stuck on Win 10 in my day job, I throughly enjoy the simple elegance and customization of the classic Mac OS. So enjoy your time at the Garden and upload a piece or two of your software treasures Smile

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I am just now sucking dry a mysterious ftp software archive I discovered on the net.
But it has almost modem like bandwith limitations and thus it'll take me many weeks to finish this.
Its almost 350GB of vintage software for C64, Amigas, Ataris and Apple.

Let's see and wait what comes of it.
Now top on my wish list: Corel Draw 68k Wink

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Is it by any chance an FTP version of this website?

http://mirrors.pdp-11.ru/

Lotsa interesting software there.

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Nope, "my" server is located on some pacific island domain.
But thx for giving me another site to suck. Wink

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Nice site with lots of useful stuff.Any other FTP site that has useful software?

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I'll reveal you the one I am torturing at the moment, once I am done with it.
At that speed I think lonesome me is all they can handle right now.

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Way to go, guys! There's just so much software still to be archived here, especially some good (niche) shareware stuff that deserves not to be forgotten!

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Yeah, but its trickle download speeed. No kidding, I am sucking on tbis b1tch for three weeks already.
I imagine some lonesome dude's backwater PC hooked up to a pacific island chain's telephone network, and I am gobbling up the entire nation's bandwith.
They all scream "bloody murder" and I can only hope nobody finds out who is doing it to them, until I am done sucking. Wink

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rofl

This was gold.

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Ooops, "The server can not be reached..."
You didn't squeal on me boys, did u?

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Without the URL, I'm not sure how we would be even able to. Perhaps that island country is now ISP-less. Tongue

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They actually pulled the plug on me. But after a day's wait I am back, doing my vampire thing on them.

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You sure tried a fresh IP already? Good luck.
Admins and leechers, an old story.

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Hey, I take my pride in leeching and I am a stubborn bandwith sucker They keep disconnecting that server, and I keep coming back at it Smile