pslam writes: Poll: What is the oldest timestamp on a file you created and still have on your computer? * 2005-Present * 2000-2004 * 1990-1999 * 1980-1989 * My files grow backwards in time. * I created the epoch, you insensitive clod!
I'm currently upgrading one of my PCs and copying its data across. I've always been careful to keep backups of all my old filesystems — all the way back. It turns out the oldest file I have without an obviously bad timestamp is (this is not porn, honest): -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1071 1984-11-28 01:07./c-temp/utils/hot50/red.com But my favorite is: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 57600 1986-10-31 16:12./Games/oldie/digdug.com
But I thought — what about a file I actually created? Turns out that's: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 32768 1992-11-06 09:27./bc4-prj/source/keyboard.asm (Yep, using Borland C 4, corruption somewhere in the years padded it to 32KB)
Guess when I was younger I didn't mind getting up to code at 9am in my spare time. How about a poll? I'd love to see what other people keep over the years.
Even if you don't run this poll, I suspect your data center will be thundering 'find' scripts as you try this out yourself:)
christian.einfeldt writes: "Linux installfests apparently are expanding from an emphasis on serving individual users to mass network installs serving non-profits and schools. In the past, installfests have often been held as part of Linux User Group meetings, and involved individual new computer users bringing their computers to a small meeting to have Linux installed on their machines. But now there is an apparent trend visible in Linux installfests toward mass network installs supported by greater corporate or municipal involvement in Linux installfests. In many cases, the newly-installed Linux computers are being given to end user institutions such as schools. For example, a recent installfest in Austin, Texas, was put on by two non-profits and was supported by the personal participation of upper management at AMD and nFusion. The majority of the eighty-three machines were PXE-booted and mass-installed at that event over an ad hoc network. Likewise, at last year's LinuxWorld expo in San Francisco, 350 Linux computers were mass-installed over a similar PXE network in a mass installfest put on in a partnership between the non-profit Alameda County Computer Resource Center and the for-profit Untangle and IDG firms. The machines were donated to San Francisco Bay Area schools. Similar installfests have been held in Chile and India, to name just a few."