General Computer Textfiles

Your one-stop shop for all files of a "computery" nature, that cover how to rebuild a piece of computer hardware to do something it was never meant to do, or to see someone go really deeply into a computing subject that would cause most people to yawn and look for the snack table. Since BBSes were on computers, it was natural for people who used BBSes to focus on all aspects of these wonderful machines. The evidence of their interest and their experimentation resides below.

Of course, nearly ALL textfiles are computer-related in some fashion, and some subjects might fit here but fit even better in another section. For example, you should most definitely check out the programming and apple sections as well, as you might not agree with what I decided should go where.

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ASTRESEARCHTechnical Bulletins from AST Research
CYBERSPACEFiles Concering the Idea of "Cyberspace"
DOCUMENTATIONDocumentation Files and Instruction Sets
HARDDRIVESHard Drive Technical Information
PRESSRELEASEPress Releases by Companies Long Forgotten
1003v-mm 4347
Information on the Western Digital 1000v-MMx Series
1006v-sr 4347
Information on the Western Digital WD1006V-SR1 and 2
1080mods 3610
Amiga 1080 Monitor Modifications
1105.txt 2468
How to Boot with DR DOS (October 31, 1991)
144_ctrl.txt 6819
Zaphod Beeblebrox' Notes on using PC 1.44mb 3.5" Drives with Atari STs and STEs
144disk.txt 6178
Edited Textfile about 3.5" Diskette Formats, from Kevin Maier of IBM Corporation (May 10, 1989)
144meg.txt 13288
How to Upgrade your Atari ST Floppies to 1.44mb 3.5" Drives, by Robert B. Pegram
1541.tri 12170
Two Rarely Used 1541 Disk Drive Functions, by Peter Weighill (September 1993)
154xb 8693
JUMPERS: Adaptec AHA-1540B
16550a_n 5842
Information on the 16550a UART
1991-12 42275
What is ISDN Good for? By Mitch Kapor of the EFF (December 10, 1991)
1pt4mb.inf 5035
Notes on the Use of 1.4mb Drives in AT Compatibles
2310-12 4347
JUMPERS: Adaptec ACB-2310,12
2496 4891
How to upgrade your US Robotics 2400 Baud Modem into a 9600 Baud Modem by Death Bringer 06/07/1991
24to96x.txt 7424
Complaint about a file purporting to convert a 2400bd Modem to 9600 baud; claims it's a Hoax
25mgupgd.txt 13929
A 2.5 Meg Socketed RAM Upgrade for the 1040ST by Barry Orlando (Decmber 28, 1988)
286 6326
A Review of Compaq DeskPro 286 by Bob McDuffee
286-2 2828
Part 2 of the Review of the Compaq DeskPro 286 by Bob McDuffee
28_8khst.txt 9335
US Robotics Announces the Last Modem You'll Ever Buy (Press Release, June 8, 1992)
2ndrs232.txt 7725
How to Get a Second RS232 Port For Your Atari (July 15, 1987)
2w93358a.txt 4445
Guide to PGP Operations in a Secure Environment
386486.txt 5589
A Low Cost Performance Boost for Your 386 PC
400top.txt 12870
The SatisFAXtion Modem/400: Solutions to Common Problems
401bugs.txt 7387
Two Suspected Bugs in MS-DOS v4.01 by William S. Ataras III (June 5, 1991)
450baud.txt 7296
On the Topic of 450 Baud, by Scott Loftesness, May 28, 1983
486vs040.txt 15981
CISC: The Intel 80486 vs. The Motorola MC68040 from Advanced Microprocessors by Daniel Tabak (Scribed by Mike, July 1992)
4chan8bi.asc 8688
Plans for a 4-Channel 8-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter for PC from Francis J. Deck
4dostips.txt 3297
4DOS Specific Information and Tips
500hacks.txt 46075
A Do It Yourself Guide to Computer Repair and Modification of the PC and Amiga 500 from Lewin Edwards
500mm.txt 6983
Disk Storage Reaches Molecular Level, from Video Computing November/December 1988 Issue
68040.txt 12653
The New CISC Micorporcessor offers RISC Performance
86bugs.lst 13776
Harald Feldmann's 86BUGS List (November 3, 1994)
87.set 15313
Information about the 8087 and 287 Coprocessors
8bitcomp.txt 24445
The Designing and Building of an 8-Bit Computer: A Personal Story, by Mark Balch (1990)
8chan12b.asc 6047
Chap 12-Bit ADC for IBM PC by Francis J. Deck
8meg_exp.txt 8158
An Amiga 8meg RAM Expander, by John Kamchen (1991)
9600.inf 19072
The Long, Painful Road to a 9600 Baud Standard
9600data.txt 30848
A Comparison of High Speed Modems Compatibility/Features/Differences/Prices (March 3, 1991)
9600info.inf 19119
9600 Baud Modems: An Overview
a4000 6725
A Scared Amiga Beta Tester lets the Cat out of the Bag about the Amiga 4000
a5000.txt 11864
The First Reports of the Amiga 5000
a500_1mb 8312
Directions on How to Convert your Amiga 501 Cartridge to Chip RAM
aboutems.txt 27370
Memory Expansion in80x86-Based Computers Under MS-DOS by John Wilson of Hyperdyne
abrash.lst 20429
Roll Your Own Minilanguages with Mini-Interpreters, by Michael Abrash and Dan Illowsky (1989)
accel.txt 3948
An Amiga 500 Processor Accellerator Project, by Leslie Ayling
act-13.txt 63155
The Amateur Crackist Tutorial Version 1.3 by Specular Vision
adapter.txt 18556
How to Connect a PC to a VideoCrypt Decoder, by Markus Kuhn (June 19, 1994)
add5.25drive.txt 3576
How to Hook a 5.25" Drive to your Amiga, by Les Ayling
add512kb 2438
How to install a 1mb Chip into an Amiga 500 on the Mothercard
addcard.txt 2291
Hack to Allow an Amiga 1000 or Amiga 500 to expand its 86-pin slot to 100pin
addictio.txt 7589
The Tragedy of Online Addiction, by Steve King
addrive.txt 8357
Generic 3.5 Inch Double Sided Disk Drive for the Atari 520/1040 Series
aids.txt 1571
The AIDS Trojan Horse Program Marches On (March 1990)
all-help.tec 36845
All the Help Scripts from the DESQview 2.26, QEMM 5.0, Manifest 1.0, QRAM 1.0, etc.
alsnutt1 2182
Big Al's Norton Utilities Tech Tips Volume 1 Number 1 by Al Hansen (1990)
alt-bin.txt 49521
Notes on Decoduing UUENCODEd .GIF Files
ami-chts.txt 182700
Large Collection of Amiga Video Game Cheats
ami-init.txt 4080
The Amiga Boot Sequence and Errors
amiga_technical_info.txt 43685
USENET Postings: Amiga Technical Information (1989)
amihist.txt 19261
Notes of RJ Mical Speaking about the Rise and Fall of Amiga Computer
amiport.txt 10617
More Ports for your Amiga: An I/O Expansion Board
amscsi.txt 6497
Building a SCSI COntroller for the Amiga
anderson.asc 130304
Kermit for OS/2 by Brian R. Anderson (1990)
anderson.lst 5622
C Customized Memory Allocators by Paul ANderson
andrson2.asc 135168
Kermit for OS/2 by Brian R. ANderson (1990)
anetwork.txt 3363
Making a Simple Atari ST to Atari ST Link
anonymit 34657
The Joy of Handles, or Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me But Have No Right to Ask, 1992
antiarq.txt 1257
Getting Rid of the ARQ Flashing by Mr. Fone
anywhere.txt 4142
DOCUMENTATION: The Anywhere Scroller Version 1.00
appendix.txt 3866
A Listing of Modem And Information Standards
apple.txt 7253
The Text of the Apple-Microsoft Agreement
arcsuit.txt 56430
Court Complaint from System Enhancement Associates and PKWARE (July 6, 1988)
arthayes.txt 30471
General Introduction to HAYES Modems and Compatabiles by Ignaat Simons
ascii 7504
Folklore: The Original Uses of the Unusual ASCII Codes, by Douglas Jones (June 2, 1994) 1040
A Short List of ASCII Character Set Definitions
asm.txt 101753
The 8086 Family Architecture
asmstr.asc 23451
Structured Programming Column by Jeff Duntemann (February 3, 1989)
asp3404.txt 274371
Catalog of Products from the Association of Software Professionals (October 4, 1990)
asp5202.txt 1219432
Catalog of Products from the Association of Software Professionals
asp5301.txt 1292374
Official Catalog of Products by Association of Shareware Professionals (Contents)
asp804.txt 1933029
Official Catalog of Products by Association of Shareware Professionals (Contents)
asp9301.txt 2212930
Official Catalog of Products by Association of Shareware Professionals (Contents)
asp9501.txt 1978185
Official Catalog of Products by Association of Shareware Professionals (Contents)
aspbbs.dlm 42717
List of Association of Software Professionals Directory
atamnesa.txt 2595
Hey! These IBM ATs have batteries inside and they're failing!
auping.asc 15046
Making the move to Modula 2 by J.V. Auping and Chis Johnston
author.lst 96222
A List of Email addresses of 255 Reachable MS-DOS shareware and PD authors (December 17, 1995)
autpub.frm 5138
Application to Join the Association of Software Professionals
autstd.txt 13029
Association of Software Professionals Membership Requirements
award.txt 2346
Award BIOS Drive Type Table
ayers.lst 29009
An Object-Oriented Logic Simulator by Kenneth E. Ayers
babel92a.txt 79153
Babel: A Listing of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms by Irving Kind, 1989-1992
babel94a.txt 105377
BABEL: A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms by Irving Kind Version 94A (1994)
backdoor.txt 12384
Collection of Back Doors to computer games, by George Knochel
bartle-m 450025
Interactive Multi-User Computer Games, a Report by Richard Bartle, 1990
basunix.hac 15360
Basic UNIX Use by Lord Lawless
bat&conf.txt 7401
Tricks to Use with Batch Files
batch.txt 51183
Batch Files for Efficiency: Getting Real Work Done
battery.txt 26055
Rechargeable Batteries and Laptop Computers
bauer.lst 10217
Optimizing in a Parallel Environment by Barr E. Bauer (199)
bb 12057
Beta Bits by Tim Conner, Jr. (1986)
bbsnoise.txt 3251
Your System Has Noise, by Bill Noel
begunix.txt 337256
A Beginner's Guide to UNIX, from the Denver Office (September 16, 1991)
being.txt 38959
Being in Nothingness: Virtual Reality and the Pioneers of Cyberspace, by John Perry Barlow
best.cps 11430
Get the Best out of JRCOMM and your DUALST 14.4kbps on your Amiga, from The Spirit (May 19, 1991)
bev105.res 10421
The Hack Report Volume 2, Number 3 (March 7, 1993)
biblio.lst 28958
Bibliography of PC Interrupt Fuctions by Ralf Brown (February 11, 1996)
bibliog.txt 24448
Laptop and Portable Computer Books
bill 8784
Bill Gates Interview from PC Magazine 16647
Description and Call to Arms on H.R. 1035 4123
AMI 286 and 386 BIOS New Release Notes (December 15, 1988) 6288
AMI 286 and 386 BIOS Release Notes (February 25, 1989) 4264
AMI 286 and 386 BIOS Release Notes (March 30, 1989)
biprint.txt 9485
Making your PC Parallel Port Bi-Directional by Mark F. Bower (IBM PC) ((July 1991)
bitsbaud.txt 10112
Bits, Baud Rate, and BPS: Taking the Mystery Out of Modem Speeds, by Michael A. Banks
blt6 21816
Techniques for Off-Line Mail Reading, by Robert Dionne (May 6, 1990)
blum.lst 18024
Bidirectional Associative Memory Systems in C++, by Adam Blum
boost.txt 1670
An Audio Booster on the Amiga 500, by Chucky of Sargon
bootfromdf1.txt 6757
Saving DF0: by Booting up from DF1: by Les Ayling
bowling.asc 11641
Real-Time Modeling with MS-DOS by David Bowling
bradbery.asc 12901
Porting Fortran Programs from Minis to PCS, by John L. Bradberry
bright.lst 3200
Getting a Handle on Virtual Memory, by Walter Bright
bugrep.txt 1582
Bug Report Form for PKWARE
buildit.doc 59591
Building an IBM Compatible, or How to be a Real Clone, by DJ Elliott (January 1991)
buildit.txt 33024
The Obese Agnus: The New 500 Board and Other Recent Experiences by Andrew WIlson (July 23, 1989)
buy386 7996
The Developer's Guide to Buying a 386
buyguide.txt 25636
PC Gaming Sound Cards: A Buyer's Guide v0.34 by Dave Masten (November 4, 1994)
c64topc.txt 5646
How to Connect a Commodore 64 Compatible Printer to an IBM PC Compatible Computer (March, 1995)
cache.txt 5795
Disabling Write Caching in DOS 6 6100
Comparison of different Long Distance Carrier performance
cart.txt 8192
Turning an Atari ST's Cartridge Port into a Read/Write Port
cascade.txt 6784
Information from Cascade Electronics about Being Ripped Off
caution.txt 4613
Doublespace in DOS 6
cbm_dead.txt 2610
Eulogy on Commodore as it Goes Under (From Down Under)
cd-rom 93046
An Introduction to CD-ROM Technolgy by Andy Poggio (March 1988)
chaos.txt 2432
Chaos, Strange Attractors and BrainMaker Plots
cheap144disk.txt 2996
Making a Cheap 1.44mb Disk!
cheats 40275
A Very Large Collection of Amiga Cheat Codes
cleankey.txt 9856
How to Clean the IBM PC Keyboard by David R. Bivens
clinton.sgi 38608
Remarks by the President and Vice President to Silicon Graphics Employees, Feb. 22, 1993
coemail 12431
Formulating A Company Policy on Access to and Use and Disclosure of Electronic Mail on Company Computer Systems, by the Electronic Mail Association, October 22, 1990
colors.32k 9679
Getting an Atari ST to Display 32,768 Colors by Barry orlando (September 9, 1989)
colr.txt 8448
Guidelines for Effective Color Terminal Usage, from Tektronix
comdefs.hum 5121
Grab-Bag of Geeky and General Humor 4175
An Overview of PC Hardware's LPT/COM/IRQs
compdev.txt 12301
Some Thoughts on the Development of Personal Computers by Duane Bristow
comphorror.hum 164912
A Fantastic Collection of Computer Horror Stories
compiler.tut 8576
Compilers and How They Work: An Overview, by Lou Morgan
compuser 9572
The Gospel according to CompuServe! (Their position)
conclus.txt 17859
The Conclusion of the Courts in the INSLAW Software Case, January, 1992
config.txt 34499
Your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT by Barry Simon, 1986
convmem.txt 1078
JZig's Guide to Freeing Conventional Memory (On a PC) 11392
Copy Protection: A History and Outlook 10880
Copyrighting Public Domain Programs
courierv34man.txt 346655
The Courier V.34 Manual, by U.S. Robotics (1994)
cpsranno 2259
Upcoming Conventions of Computers, privacy and Freedom (1994)
cpucmp14.txt 31839
Performance Comparison: Intel 386DX, Intel RapidCAD, C&T 38600DX, Cyrix 486DLC by Norbert Juffa
crtstuff.txt 51493
The Quest for the Ultimate Display System by Steve Gibson
defrag.txt 2291
Defragmenting a Doublespace Drive in DOS 6
designer.txt 9653
Sapphire Designer Notes, by Tim Campbell
diagnose.txt 18306
An introduction to Troubleshooting your IBM PC by Jerry Schneider of the Capital PC User Group
diagrams.txt 36835
Listing of Different Drives and Controllers for TheRef
disks1 15882
The Technology of Magnetic Disk Storage by Steve Gibson
disks2 16889
A Hard Disk Drive for Steve's Dream Machine by Steve Gibson
disks3 28492
The Logical Structure, Organization and Management of Hard Disk Drives by Steve Gibson
dma.asc 18432
DMA Techniques for Personal Computer Data Acquisition
docwaste.txt 1033
George Gutman's Call for lack of spaces in DOC files
dodont.txt 12638
How To Get The Most Out of Your New PC
dos-user.s-g 3605
The PC User's Guide to UNIX
dos6tips.txt 1957
DOS 6 Tips and Tricks: Review
dos_err.txt 3456
Dos 2.0 Has Problems with Redirection of I/O
doshist.txt 41430
The Development of DOS
dosmem.txt 13205
The PC Memory Management Overview
dosmnual.txt 42543
PC/MS-DOS: The Essentials, by George Campbell
drives.txt 5060
Driving Us Crazy, but For a Reason (Hard Drive Overview) by Alan Brenden
dvinter.1st 8430
The DESQview Interrupt List, Release 90.3, 07/15/90
dvscript.txt 2432
Creating and Using Scripts with DESQview
ea.iff.85 63215
EA IFF 85: The Standard for Interchange Format Files by Jerry Morrison of Electronic Arts (January 14, 1985)
earlybst.txt 6529
Timo's Subjective Choices of the Best Public Domain and Shareware MS-DOS Early Material (September 13, 1995)
echtutor.txt 17437
A Tutorial on the New Phenomenon of Fido Echomail
eight.lws 14297
The Adventures of Lone Wolf Scientific: The House Where Andrew.BAS lived, by Michy Peshota
email 21201
A Large Suggested Summary of Policies on Electronic Mail
equip.txt 45113
Hints on Purchasing a Laptop Computer
errors.txt 8182
A List of Errors by Hard Drives Under DOS
esdi.txt 8326
Basic Installation Procedure for ESDI Drives by Ruan Ramsey (July 3, 1992)
essays.txt 263347
Art in the Age of Digital Dissemination: Class Essays from an Art and Technology Course, 1993
execnois.txt 3889
If You Are Getting Garbage On the Screen (Modem Diagnostics)
ext-ram.txt 14198
An Extended RAM Tutorial for MS-DOS by Raymond Dunn
fangrev3a500 3372
Making a Faster Agnus Chip, by Hans Van Der Werf (October 30, 1989)
faq.txt 52582
FAQ: OS/2 Frequently Asked Questions List: User's Edition Verison 2.0 (April 25, 1992)
fbi.sys 5192
Summary of FBI Computer Systems, by Ralph Harvey of Full Disclosure
fcc.txt 12545
Computer and Software News Part 1 by Tim Elmer
fd_ref42.lan 36874
A Large Floppy Drive Directory Version 4.2 (October 1, 1991)
fd_ref42.por 23264
Floppy Drive Directory by TheRef Version 4.2 (October 1, 1991)
fdd 11750
teria, by Bud Leroy
fileid.txt 18022
Information on Why You Should Use FILE_ID.DIZ
filename.txt 21870
File Names and Extensions: The Keys to the Kingdom
flop.txt 3194
Using Doublespace on Floppy Disks in DOS 6
floppies.txt 15744
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know Abut Floppy Disks by Ted Jensen
format.txt 2510
Photo/Digital Specifications for GIF Files
forums.lst 20327
A Complete List of Public Forums on Online Services by Ed Girou of the CompuServe Practice Forum (June 1, 1993) 6068
Must We Declare an Electronic Declaration of Independence
freenet.cap 13691
The Concept of Community Computing
fricc 2296
The FRICC Policy on Interocnnectivity and Resource Sharing
ftp2uk23.inf 71087
Notes for PC/MSDOS users at UK JANET sites (April 27, 1992)
ftxt 19014
Information on FTXT: A Text Standard for IFF Files from Steve Shaw and Jerry Morrison, Electronic Arts (November 15, 1985)
fyi-8 253367
The Site Security Handbook, a guideline for computer systems, July 1991
galileo.txt 93697
The STS-34 Press Kit (Exploratory Spacecraft)
gameport.inf 3231
Specifications for the IBM/PC Game Port Connector (April 6, 1990)
genderol 25452
Gender Issues in Online Communications by Hoai-An Truong, 1993
genlock.txt 19649
The Genlock Circuit Operation Description
gfxhints.txt 30197
Some Hints on Improving your Computer Graphics
gifstd.txt 31874
The GIF Specification
glossary.lst 35647
Glossary of Computer Terms
glossary.txt 3311
Yet Another Computer Glossary
gnu 23949
The GNU Manifesto by Richard Stallman (1985)
hack_pom.txt 2215
Casey at the Byte (Parody of Casey at the Bat)
hacktest.txt 8497
The Hacker Test Version 3.0: Another 'Adventure in Software' from SuperNova Software by Rich 'Crash' Lewis, Jr. (1992)
hallfame.txt 100594
The Freeware Hall of Fame by Rey Barry (June, 1992)
handles.txt 33215
The Joy of Handles (or, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me but Have No Right to Ask)
hayes.txt 322645
Technical Reference for Hayes Modem Users, Version 1.0, November 1990
hd.txt 28948
Hard Disks: The Essential Accessory
hd_mfr41.dir 23897
Hard Disk Drive Manufacturer Directory (January 3, 1991)
hd_ref41.lan 404370
Hard Disk Drive Directory Version 4.1 (January 3, 1991)
hd_ref41.por 309167
Hard Disk Drive Directory Version 4.1 (January 3, 1991)
hd_ref43.lan 692412
Hard Disk Drive Directory Version 4.30 (May 1, 1993)
hd_ref43.por 587412
Hard Disk Drive Directory (May 1, 1993)
help.txt 3737
The DOS 6 Help File
hint89.txt 2945
Configuring Autoexec.bat and Config.Sys Files (December 1, 1991)
history.txt 17081
A Little PC History: Where We've Been with No Idea Where We're Going!
hoagco.cis 37883
Transcription from Compuserve of Various Information by Hoagland Mars Mission
hoagland.let 29828
Letter from Richard Hoagland (December 1, 1989)
honey.txt 4144
Honey, Can the Computer Do This? By Wayne Garrison
how2mnp.txt 30321
How to do MNP Modem Protocol
hsdiag.res 6557
The Hack Report Volume 2, Number 5 by Lee Jackson (April 10, 1993)
i4004.txt 3213
Before the Great Dark Cloud: Information on the Intel 4004
ibm.fu 6757
OS/2 Is Still Vaporware (June 4, 1988)
itcfree.800 3563
Information on the ITCnet Toll Free Communications Network by Jack Reece
jadu13.rvw 3983
REVIEW: Just Another Disk Utility Version 1.3 (October, 1989)
jargn10.txt 1128344
Eric Raymond's Jargon File, Version 2.9.10, July 1992
jrquiet.txt 468
Silencing the pesky IBM PCJr hard drive 6120
Karpov vs. DEEP THOUGHT: The Overview, by Darren Bedwell
kcah-1 32102
KCAH Volume 1
kcah-2 17440
KCAH Volume 2
kildall.txt 11552
The Gary Kildall Legacy, by Sol Libes (1996) 3056
Killer DOS Stalks Software
language.lis 390367
The Language List, Version 1.9, Jan. 13, 1993: Collected information on about 2000 computer languages, past and present
licence 12488
The GNU General Public License Version 1 (February 1989)
lrplan.txt 2924
The Long Range Plans of the University of Pittsburgh for their Computing Facilities
mac2tel.v2.txt 8864
How to Get Digitized Macintosh Sounds Into a Modem
mac_oscillators.txt 28179
A Macintosh Crystal Oscillator Speedup, by Marc Schrier (April, 1994)
maccrack.txt 7038
A Collection of Macintosh Unprotect Schemes
mactricks.txt 5942
Some Mac Tricks for Novices by Steve J. McAllister (February 28, 1995) 2825
Really Angry Complaining Letter
manners.txt 7464
Computer Etiquitte, by Mel North
manyhint.txt 15640
ATARI ST Guaranteed Cheat Codes and Strategies
may-bust.txt 6617
Busted! By the Leviathan
mdic150.txt 136696
The Modem Dictionary, by R. Scottt Perry, 1993
mdic200.txt 155549
The Modem Dictionary Version 2.0 by R. Scott Perry (1993)
mism16.hac 28288
The Kromery Converter/Free Electricity by John Bedini, Eike Mueller, and Tom Bearden
mism18.hac 42496
The New Tesla Electromagnetics and The Secrets of Free Electrical Energy (Part 1) by T. E. Bearden
mnemonic.txt 6705
An interesting Collection of Helpful Mnemonics
modem.txt 2016
Some Modem Specific Information: AT Command List
modemlif.hac 11074
The Modem Life: Is it Really Worth it? By The Nomad
modprobs.txt 13312
Modem Communication Problems by Graham Newton
morph.txt 9597
Several People Discuss that new Morphing Technology, 1991
mrdos1.txt 9381
If You Have Never Used Computers Before... An Introduction
mrdos2.txt 5753
If You Have Never Used Computers Before... An Introduction (Part II)
mrdos3.txt 8562
If You Have Never Used Computers Before... An Introduction (Part III)
mrdos4.txt 5527
If You Have Never Used Computers Before... An Introduction (Part IV)
mrdos5.txt 8148
If You Have Never Used Computers Before... An Introduction (Part V)
mrdos6.txt 11242
If You Have Never Used Computers Before... An Introduction (Part VI)
mrdos7.txt 10060
If You Have Never Used Computers Before... An Introduction (Part VII)
msbbs.txt 35293
Microsoft Windows Version 3.1 Windows Driver Library (December 9, 1992)
msdos.txt 8827
Some MS-DOS Specific Information
muck.txt 12965
The MUCK (Multi User Coding Kludge) Commands List
muck_edi.hel 1457
The MUCK MUF (Programming Language) Reference
muf161.txt 3044
The Fabulous Microsoft Undocumented Features Volume 1 Number 6
net_horm.txt 19189
Net Hormones: Infection Control assuming Cooperation among Computers by David Stodolsky
newkbdhack 18258
A New Keyboard Hack for the Amiga, by Dana Peters 4117
PC New Technology Digest
noise.txt 7717
The Modem Noise Killer, Alpha Version
noise_1.txt 6020
Creating a Modem Noise Killer
ohs-rcs.txt 58850
Information on the Orbital Manuvering System
opcodes.lst 32788
Undocumented Instructions and Documented Instruction of Processors, by Potemkin's Hackers Group (October 23, 1994)
opt_wagr.txt 8561
Mathematic Formulas: Optimal Wagering by Michael Hall, 1991
org-anal 67829
Organizational Analysis in Computer Science by Rob Kling (June, 1993)
p6fact.txt 1921
An overview of the P6 Processor
paging_g.ame 4275
The Paging Game, by Jeff Berryman describing how Memory Paging Works 4499
Paranoia Runs Through Computer Community, by John Dvorak
password.txt 11460
Some Very Good Advice about Choosing a Password
pause.txt 1858
Making a pause on the 68000, by Chucky of Sargon
pc1hrdsk.add 4388
Some Solutions for Old PC's and Hard Disks by Paul Vojta (February 28, 1988)
pc869kb.txt 9847
What is High Memory, and Why do I care, and How Can I Use It? By Cy Atkinson
pcg102b.txt 15745
The PC Gazette Volume 1.02 (Section b) (April, 1986)
pcgnet 20716
The I/O Port: Communications with the PC Gazette (August 21, 1986)
pcjrmem.txt 4224
Altering the IBM PC-JR 128 Memory Module to 512K by David James (July 20, 1986)
pcjrtopc.txt 3712
Instructions to Convert an IBM PCjr Color Monitor to a Standard DB 9 Connector
pcl100.txt 20296
List of HP Printer Escape Sequences (1988)
pentium.txt 15939
Intel Pentium(TM) Processor Technical Backgrounder
perstest.txt 9361
Mind Reader: Do Personality Tests Pick Out Bad Apples?
phoenix.txt 2377
Phoenix BIOS Drive Type Table
photoscn.txt 6901
Photographing TV and Computer Screen Images
piracy.txt 8451
Software Piracy: An Alternate View, by Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (March 5, 199)
pntq&a.txt 10377
The Pentium Processor Q&A, March 22, 1993
ports.lst 128622
XT, AT and PS/2 I/O port addresses (November 6, 1994)
presizer.faq 5860
FAQ: The Partition Resizer
privacy.txt 5474
The Rise of the CPSR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility)
qf921124.txt 8101
QFACTS: The Representation of Facts and Information
r4300i.txt 24340
R4300i Microprocessor Technical Backgrounder
raspeed.res 4949
The Hack Report, File Test Results, Volume 2, Number 6, May 29, 1993
rbrown.txt 22307
A List of Public Domain/Freeware/Shareware by Ralf Brown (1994)
reagen.asc 7936
Ram Disk Driver for UNIX by Jeff Reagen (May 2, 1990)
realaq.asc 8351
Real-Time Data Acquisition by Mike Bunnell and Mitch Bunnell
realhack.txt 11485
The Meaning of "Hack" from the Jargon File
regan.lst 11153
LZW Revisited by SHawn M. Regan (January, 1990)
rehabots.txt 3290
Robotics for Rehabilitation from Epitomes-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
remote.asc 11486
Remote Connectivity for Portable Terminals Part I by Dan Troy
remove.ada 20668
One Man's Crusade to Remove Ada From the Planet
renaissance.txt 22619
The Electronic Renaissance: A Course in the Ether, by Ellis L. "Skip" Knox (1990)
replies 79819
Why Do Fans Blow Out? A List of Replies (April, 1993) 9508
A really whiny complaint about how users suck
response.txt 5623
Why Live in the Past? (The ARC and ZIP Fight) 5120
Copyright Information for Computer Software Hacks
ripscrip.txt 166212
The RIPscrip Graphics Protocol Specification (May 12, 1993)
rm-rf 8879
The RM -RF Story, by Mario Wolczko (The Recovery of a UNIX System) 28003
A Guide to the Dungeons of Doom by Michael C. Toy and Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold
rpgrules.txt 3230
The Rules of Role-Playing on the Galactic Net
rs232.txt 21260
A Practical Guide to RS-232 Interfacing, by Lawrence E. Hughes
scavenge.txt 38319
DOCUMENTATION: Scavenger-Dialer Version 0.61
script.txt 12079
How to use uSu Script Formats, by Cyberglitch
scsi.txt 9003
Basical installation Procedure for SCSI Drives by Ryan Ramsey (June 22, 1993)
scsidefs.txt 113040
An Introduction to SCSI Definitions
sea.txt 12928
SEA vs. PKWARE: Shareware Company Threatens BBS World that Gave it Life
secret.txt 1217
A Windows 3.1 Secret
secrets.jok 2167
Users' Guide to Little-Known Facts About Computers (Humor)
serial.txt 5207
Programming the Serial Port
share.txt 55380
The Shareware User's Guide to Shareware, Public Domain, Freeware and Commercial Software
sharew.txt 4373
The Definition of Shareware, by Paul Mayer, Author of GRAB Plus
sharewr.inf 5813
What is Shareware? By Richard Martin (January 1994)
smus 47165
SMUS IFF Simple Musical Score by Jerry Morrison of Electronic Arts (February 5, 1986)
softshop.txt 63378
software.txt 16512
Software for Laptop Needs: A Listing of Shareware Vendors
stereo.txt 8320
The Atari ST 520/1040 Stereo Modification
stips.txt 9714
Submissions and Tips and Tricks for DOS Booting v1.23 by Scorpio
stratari 29583
People Are Talking (About Atari ST Stuff) by Joe Mirando
supdev.txt 5654
Supported Devices for Various DPT Drivers (November 21, 1991)
support 7873
Programmer's Technical Reference for MSDOS and the IBM PC Version 2.2a
taeis.lng 63557
A Collection of Artifical Languages from the Taeis Worlds 18515
The Tao Of Programming, Short Version. 27266
The Tao of Programming, Translated by Geoffrey James (Formatted)
tcad 11547
Computer-Aided Design of Tesla Coils, by Toby Grotz
tec001.txt 1803
STAC Technical Note: Third party defragmentation programs and STACKER 2.0 and 1.x (February 20, 1992)
tec002.txt 4131
STAC Technical Note: QEMM386 and OPTIMIZE (September 18, 1991)
tec004.txt 1396
STAC Technical Note: Backing up STACKER drives (February 20, 1992)
tec005.txt 2564
STAC Technical Note: Miscellaneous STACKER Notes (May 24, 1991)
tec006.txt 2403
STAC Technical Note: LoadHI Information with Stacker (July 9, 1991)
tec007.txt 1886
STAC Technical Note: Removing STACKER (May 24, 1991)
tec008.txt 3285
STAC Technical Note: Stacker Coprocessor Installation Checklist (February 20, 1992)
tec009.txt 1572
STAC Technical Note: Stacker and Disk Cache Programs (May 24, 1991)
tec010.txt 2476
STAC Technical Note: Performance Differences Between Stacker Software and CoProcessor Versions (February 20, 1992)
tec011.txt 2355
STAC Technical Note: Scheck and Stacker Space Reporting (February 20, 1992)
tec012.txt 2073
STAC Technical Note: DR DOS and STACKER (February 20, 1992)
tec013.txt 2131
STAC Technical Note: Miscellaneous DOS and BOOT Issues with STACKER (June 26, 1991)
tec014.txt 4864
STAC Technical Note: DOS5 Information (June 18, 1991)
tec015.txt 2674
STAC Technical Note: DOS 5.0 Information (June 28, 1991)
tec016.txt 4129
STAC Technical Note: QEMM386 OPTIMIZE and STACKER Version 1.x (February 20, 1992)
tec017.txt 3907
STAC Technical Note: MAXIMIZE by Qualitas Corporation (September 6, 1991)
tec018.txt 3214
STAC Technical Note: Windows 3.0 in Enhanced Mode and Stacker (September 18, 1991)
tec019.txt 1266
STAC Technical Note: Finding SSWAPed Drives in C
tec020.txt 2002
STAC Technical Note: Installing STACKER on an IBM PS/1 (February 20, 1992)
tec021.txt 5550
STAC Technical Note: Installing 386MAX and BlueMAX on a STACKER System
tec022.txt 5341
STAC Technical Note: Using Stacker and QEMM by Robert Ngan
tec023.txt 9441
STAC Technical Note: Upgrading to DR DOS 6.0 with STACKER Installed (February 20, 1992)
tec024.txt 2383
STAC Technical Note: STACKER 2.0 Device Driver Memory Requirements (February 20, 1992)
tec026.txt 1818
STAC Technical Note: Stacking the Harddrive on a Floppyless Notebook Computer (February 20, 1992)
tec027.txt 2932
STAC Technical Note: I Stacked my PS/1 Before I reconfigured the Way It Starts, Now What? (February 20, 1992)
tec028.txt 1812
STAC Technical Note: Stacking the Hard RAM Drive of a Palmtop (February 20, 1992)
tec029.txt 3861
STAC Technical Note: Stacking Up the HP 95LX Palmtop Computer (March 6, 1992)
tec030.txt 2963
STAC Technical Note: QEMM386 Optimize and Stacker 2.0 (March 6, 1992) 3145
An Archive of Writings and Files Related to Steven K. Roberts, the Techno-Nomad
techtip.txt 4090
Some Tech Tips from the Micropolis BBS
teletype.his 28523
History of Morkrum Company - Ancestor of Teletype Corporation
the_dark.er_ 448695
Extremely Large Ranma 1/2 Fan Fiction Story
theory1.hac 28850
Wireless Transmission of Power: Resonating Planet Earth by Toby Grotz
theory2.hac 3560
Tesla Coil Theory Information
tips.txt 42380
Computing Tips, Tricks and Traps plus Comments Regarding Environmentally Safe Computing
tips0792.asc 25771
TIPS by Craig S. Stevenson of The Bertha BBS (July 1, 1992)
tjhelp.txt 7637
Tips and Tricks fromT & J Software (August 7, 1994)
travel.txt 18107
Information on Travelling with a Laptop Computer
trivia.1 13294
Questions and Answers from the Second Computer Bowl, at the Boston Computer Museum (April 1990)
trivia.2 14616
Questions from the Third Annual Computer Bowl in San Jose (April 26, 1991) 13312
Mark Garvin explains how a trojan horse got him
tsprog.inf 10957
A List of Program and Other Packages by Timo Salmi (February 25, 1996)
twxhist.txt 16883
A History of Telex and Fax (Very Complete)
udcnew.txt 46480
The Universal Data Converter, by Hannibal Lecter of Delamo Labs, Inc.
udp.txt 2887
Installing a DPT Controller with User-Definable Parameters
ultra.txt 10212
Gravis Ultrasound Tech Specs: The Unofficial Dox, by Tran of Renaissance and Joshua Jensen (December 1992) 4401
Collection of Funny Commands You can Enter in UNIX
unixsec.txt 157190
Improving the Security of your UNIX System by David Curry (April 1990)
unravel.txt 27343
The Unraveling Universe from Time Magazine
ut.sof 7939
The University of Toronto Acceptable Use Policy on Computer Software
v42bis.txt 12106
A Layman's Explanation of High Speed Modems, by Stan Simmons April 4, 1991
vcbackup.txt 8064
How to Back-up your PC VisiCalc disk
vendlist.txt 3703229
The Vendor Phone List and Other Miscellaneous Info by Dan Kyburz (July 18, 1996)
vendors 3275
VENDORS: Mapping of the First Three Bytes of an IEEE Mac Address Into Venfor's Name
vguide.txt 118853
A Disk Vendor's Guide, by the Association of Shareware Professionals (March 15, 1993)
vidtrix.txt 3800
Tricks You Can Do With Your Video Camera
viewers.txt 11245
Information on Different Picture Viewing Programs (October 5, 1991)
visio.txt 8234
Visiophones: French High Tech Security by Pierre Marie Bourniquel 10306
Bringing Theatre into Virtual Worlds
wacky 3042
Introduction File for the FidoNet WackyNet Network
weird2_1.txt 101705
The high weirdness by email v2.1
weirdstf.ans 33410
The Weird Stuff Source List, 08/01/1993
weiskamp.lst 15441
An Icon Editor by Keith Weiskamp and Loren Heiny
wellman.hac 77936
The Complete Guide to the WELL (Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link)
whatis.txt 4274
What Is a Modem? (Introduction File)
win31.txt 19333
General Compatibility Issues with Windows 3.1
winthere.asc 3537
Winthere, a Program to Test for the Presence of Windows 3.0 by Ben Meyers (1990)
xdi.tec 8904
XDI Specification for DESQview: Quarterdeck Technical Note by Daniel Travison
xga.doc 6887
How the XGA Graphics Settings are Achieved
xmodem.txt 6005
The Xmodem Protocol in General, by Lightning House Software
xt-640k.upd 6940
Upgrading an Old IBM PC/XT to 640k, by Tony Movshon (March 2, 1988)
xt286.txt 7296
Some Highlights of the New PC XT Model 286
xtformat.txt 3456
Modifying the FORMAT Utility on an IBM-XT running Dos 2.0
yapnet 4532
Overview of the Yapnet Echomail
youth 2468
Introduction to YouthNet: A Communications Network for the Young and Young-At-heart
zoom 14561
Overview of the Hayes AT Command Set for the Zoom Modem
zork3.txt 1549
How to Backup and Unprotect Infocom's Zork III Game for IBM PC

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