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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Sparky49, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Sparky49

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    http://6502.org/users/dieter/timeline/timeline.htm

    Why is it the good websites die so young?:(

    I understand that priorities change in people's lives, but I can't help feel a bit sad that there are so many projects which are left unfinished, undocumented on the internet.

    We should try to remember to store as much useful information as we can about our projects. You never know what someone will find useful, or interesting, or inspiring.

    There are lots of examples of websites where the "next update" never came.

    :(

    Sparky
     
  2. MrChips

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    Been there, done that.

    My first μP project was probably an RCA1802.

    Built MC6809, MC6805, MC68000 systems from scratch. HW, SW and my own assemblers.

    Then when MCUs came along there was not much point in building bus systems.

    Worked on HC05, HC11, MSP430, AVR, PICs, MC9S08, DSP56F807.

    The latest is STM32F407 and Raspberry Pi.

    The thing to remember is that we all have to go sometime and when we do go our dreams go with us. What ever you worked on will be assigned to the dustbin. When I go there there will be a lot of unfinished projects for sure.
     
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  3. Sparky49

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    Totally agree, which I why I think it is important that we try to put as much information online for those left behind.

    Life is short - it's later than you think! :p
     
  4. MrChips

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    Yes. Have your own web site.
    But who is going to keep it up and running after you are gone?
     
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  5. Georacer

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    Who was this guy? What was his story?

    Can anybody guess what he means when referring to "hackers who destroyed his CPU projects"?
     
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  6. Sparky49

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    Or put details on AAC. ;) :D
     
  7. Georacer

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    Jrap, Dave, for the love of god, please include the AAC inheritance in your will!
     
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  8. MrChips

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    Good point.
    I am still hoping to keep Tony van Roon's site alive.
     
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  9. nerdegutta

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    That is a really really good site!
     
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