I have a picture which is something more like a lab notebook for my various hacking projects. The requirements are roughly
- access from various places where hacking might happen; an idea for a project can happen at work, but I don't want my personal laptop with me at all times.
- some kind of permanence, as suits a lab notebook. Various things this might mean:
- version control with timestamping
- no revisions allowed at all (this seems extreme: one wants to separate a polished presentation view from the underlying archival lab notebook. One can revise slides for a talk without altering the historical record of the lab notebook)
- ability to archive into a big .tgz for burning to disk as necessary
- flexible project documentation
Some projects to comment on here
- work on CADR emulator and MIT-released Lisp machine code
- make it work on Mac OS X/PPC for my laptop
- make Chaos emulation work on Mac OS X
- fix some Y2K-type issues, site configuration
- create Chaos layer in OpenMCL or more portable Common Lisp, to develop gateways to things like
- regular e-mail
- other retro people running Chaos emulation
- support versioning file system semantics (e.g. blah.type~version~) on a UNIX FILE host.
- build a world from the MIT-provided code, alllowing bootstrap
- Apple II file transfer (extend ADT = Apple Disk Transfer) to include 140k, 800k ProDOS and Macintosh HFS floppy formats
- Possibly, an Apple II compatible USB peripheral interface, to allow easy transfers to a Mac/PC with USB connection
- Mac OS X support for foot-pedal shift & mouse-click operations
Interesting that [for Wordpress] Netscape 7 on Windows gives me little editing widgets on my post that Safari on Mac OS 10.4 didn't give me (as I recall.) Perhaps I should check, try to add that capability.