Autoexec.bat: the tee-shirt


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/02/autoexec-bat-the-tee-shirt.html


#2

Brilliant! Made my day.
Off to order one…


#3

As a matter of personal organization, I’ve always kept my .bat files in

C:\belfrey


#4

I’m just happy that there are still people who know what autoexec.bat means.


#5

I figured 2016 had killed them all!


#6

Such puns must not be rewarded. Ecrasez l’infame!


#7

OK, yeah, I want one ^^’ .


#8

Adam is awesome.


#9

How about Config.sys ?
You are old if you remember:
Autoexec.bat
Config.sys
IRQ’s
DIP switches


#10

Dude, FreeDOS 1.2 released on Dec 25th; all things DOS haven’t been this happening in ages!


#11

What about the morass of different memory flavors? HIMEM, conventional memory, extended memory, expanded memory, upper memory area, etc.

One forgets how much of a luxury it is to be able to say “eh, the freaky legacy stuff in the first 16MBs is freaky but ultimately irrelevant; the only thing that matters now is whether my GPU is going to carve a hole in my available physical memory or whether its address space can be remapped to avoid overlapping my RAM; of which I have a copious supply.”


#12

SYS 64738

(yes, BB, this is a complete sentence if you happen to be a Commodore 64)


#13

Let me guess… It has a graphical interface now? Seriously, what’s new in the world of DOS?


#14

Ah. Brings back memories of that special boot floppy that loaded memory managers and rearranged and repositioned things just right so you could play X-Wing. But which didn’t work for Tie Fighter.


#15

I like this guy’s Shakespeare shirts:

I also like the state capital shirt, for no real reason.

This one is probably my favorite:


#16

Hah. Want. Even though I haven’t touched windows/dos since… 1999?


#17

Name the platform (and what actions these commands cause):

Call -151
3D0G
POKE 16636,0

#18

that’s why “the olds” put little stickers on the front of the screen over their webcams, so the bats don’t hit their windows.


#19

IIRC thats Apple II but cant remember the functions.


#20

We have a winner.

Call -151
Enter the system monitor, where you can program in assembly.

3D0G
Return to the BASIC prompt, for Integer BASIC/AppleSoft (MicroSoft BASIC!)

POKE 16636,0
Click the speaker once. Put it in a loop to make music.

(looking forward to the corrections from those with even more of these burned into their brains)