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Tuesday May 24, 2005
12:43 PM

Old (bad) habits die hard

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When I first started use.perling, I ordered my slashboxes on the opening page with "Recent Journals" near the top. Then something happened, the slashbox order changed, and for a while, I couldn't re-order them. But it worked again when I tried it a couple of days ago (thanks, pudge), so I put "Recent Journals" back near the top.

Well, I'd gotten used to the old (unchanging) position, and now after I bring up the front page, I scroll down and wonder where the recent journals box went....

Reminds me of something strange that happened to me a few years ago. Before Unix, I was using VMS and TOPS-10 (among a few others). With those DEC operating systems, you could abbreviate commands, and the command to look at a file's contents was TYPE, which you could abbreviate to TY. When I first switched over to Unix, I set up an alias so ty would run more (less didn't exist then...). The habit got ingrained, and I've kept that alias all these years.

The strange incident happened when I had to do something on VMS a few years ago. I was staring at the keyboard trying to remember how to look at a file's contents.... I had grown to associate ty with Unix, and had forgotten its original source....

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  • It's really great to watch a recent Mac user on a Windows. He keeps hitting the corners of the screen with the mouse and he makes strange faces, wondering why no action is taken O:-)

    BTW, I'm talking about Exposé [apple.com].