The Last Working Day Before Christmas

Well, the Friday before Christmas is a day that gives all Classified Staff at the university off, leaving only Faculty and Students. Most Students are gone because it is right in the middle of Winter break, and most Faculty are gone for the same reason. This leaves me as the sole tech support worker in my office on Friday afternoon, while all my Classified Staff co-workers have the day off, and my Faculty manager has gone home already, and my student co-worker is home sick. I’m sitting here waiting for someone to break something so I can fix it. Ironically, since my customers live by the same rules as we do, they are all off today as well…

Luckily I discovered DOSBox for Linux. I am now going through memory lane and playing all my old favorite “Abandonware” DOS games from the days of the old 386. I discovered that my all time favorite, “Tony and Friends in Kellogg’s Land” is still floating around the internet and still just as fun as ever. Who would have thought that with all of Windows’ backwards-compatibility and whatnot, I actually finally got this game to work using a DOS emulator under Linux? Good luck trying to get it to run properly under Windows XP.

Well I’m off to do some more DOSing and waiting for phone calls that will never come!

4 Comments

FredDecember 22nd, 2006 at 13:12

Well, on Windows you could possibly install DOSbox in a Cygwin instance or so — but I am not sure if that can rightly be called “getting it to run” 😉

ZachDecember 24th, 2006 at 03:22

Wait I got a problem. My AOLs aren’t working. Do I have an outdated version of the internet?

TrabbaMarch 27th, 2007 at 06:00

Testing pic, sorry jabba (feel free to delete this comment)

TrabbaMarch 27th, 2007 at 06:02

hmmm, nope

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