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O T - I miss daylight savings! 20-May-2014 At 11:51:00 AM White Trash
On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>On 20/05/2014 martym wrote:
>>On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>>>In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called
>>>shift, not daylight shaving :)
>>how did you operate on computers?
>We ran the batch jobs that were scheduled (on paper, no electronic scheduler
>here), loaded tapes, disk packs (massive thing, probably stored something
>huge like 1 Mb of data), kept the paper up to printers, made sure the printers
>were kept vacuumed clean so they didn't catch fire, etc. The Saturday night
>shift got to print the week's GL trial balance - usually 24 boxes of 4
>part stationery and the next shift got to decollate (split it up). That
>was at the now defunct Try Another Airline. I was on the new system which
>only took up about 20% of the building while most of the building was occupied
>by the live old reservation system.

so no scalpels or hacksaws then?

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