All posts for the month April, 2006

A file describing convention first introduced by JP Software's 4DOS.


  • A platform-independent method of storing additional information.
  • A great aid for when file names are limited; character restriction, length restriction.

Supporting software:

  • QuickView -- To my knowledge this is the only application which used descript.ion files for true metadata; image preview caching. It was a really slick thing to do too.

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Software > Programming >

(on Wikipedia)

Ruby is a true object-oriented programming language renown for its ease for comprehension and maintainability. It can do most of the things other programming languages can do, but the programmer has more fun.

Now at the end of 2016, when I look at my very old notes from 2007 I wonder.. Is Ruby's hayday over?.

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TODO - there are a lot of other notes in deep archives

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Software > DOS >

(on Wikipedia) (Klaus Meinhard's Homepage)

  • The official DOS version is abandoned.
  • An an open source version was released for FreeDOS, but it appears to be abandoned.
  • The Windows version was called 4NT, but later renamed to TCC/LE


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Entertainment > Games >

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I loved this game a lot, and wrote down a whole lot of different codes for various combinations of things. I went through the game just far enough to get all kinds of cool stuff, but didn't go through to start fighting bosses and whatnot. I wrote all this down on pieces of paper, then gave away the entire lot of stuff.

If I had only kept the codes then I could just buy back another set of stuff, or use emulators or the like. Maybe when I get a Nintendo DS again I'll be able to buy this game again (see and I'll just play it over and over to get some good codes again.