options-display tab-colors wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
I have just had a look at the 2009 package and was wondering how to toggle
between balck and white backgrounds, I am used to black but it seems to be
white by default.
Show off.... Back in the 80's we use to do the top dawg awards by doing a drawing without the monitor turned on. This was popular because some of us started on systems with storage tubes (oscilloscope). We had to draw without seeing the results on the screen until we did a refresh. These refreshes took anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes so those who could draw without seeing were very valuable. Back then we were working on million dollar mainframe systems with one megabite of ram on full sized boards populated with 16k of ram each. Late in the evening we had to take out each board and push the chips back in to get the system working after about 6 hours of heating up.
You know none of this really impressed the girls. Telling stories like this was a sure fire garantee of never getting a second date. Maybe this has all changed and I should start using my assets. I could only hope that the women would listen to my stories and not look at the extra 100 lbs and receeding hairline.
This thread makes me laugh every time i read it. Matt, if you can seriously do that, then that IS cool.
Benson, that's a great story. Me being 'new', i like hearing about 'how it used to be'. The amount of RAM you mention is hilarious by todays standards.
If you have any more stories i'd love to hear them!
I think after reading your post some of the problems we whine about today pale in comparison. Thanks for making me appreciate what we have.
Thanks. Twenty three yeas of AutoCAD and 5 years of mainframes before that sure gets you a string of stories. I am really glad that I got hooked up with AutoCAD. Way back then you were considered an expert and potential consultant if you could get a plot out. The problem is that you lost all of your design or drafting duties because everyone needed you to get their project printed. Well my stand-up act of 20 year workarounds does not feed the bulldog and I am in the same boat as everyone else when it comes to trying to apply the new releases. Stick with it and in twenty years you will have stories about 2D CAD and why we needed to have colors on the screen in the first place. Those kids will ask you what a screen was as they view thier floating images in front of them.