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Grant Beattie
11/30/05 09:41
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San Juan Capistrano, Ca

#104437 - I also use 666 as a "magic number"
Responding to: Andy Peters's previous message
Ha ha ... good one.

Does everyone put ASCII copyright notices or similar in all of their code? I usually put a version #, part #, date, copyright notice and "all rights reserved" type comment. Easter eggs I guess for prying eyes (not that they'd likely see it after the lock bits are blown). At least it gives the person running the device programmer a chance to verify that they have loaded the correct hex file at burn time.

One time back in the 80's I was looking at someone elses work (was viewing an EPROM for a synthesizer I was tinkering with) and saw a politcal rant in ASCII text. I was really blown away by that. It would be funny to find the original author. I'm sure very few people saw that.

List of 16 messages in thread
Hex numbers that are English words      Grant Beattie      11/22/05 16:08      
   Sheesh      Steve M. Taylor      11/22/05 16:53      
   Seen before      Andy Neil      11/22/05 18:04      
   the old IBM 1100 "minicomputer" did show      Erik Malund      11/23/05 09:06      
   old hat      Andy Peters      11/24/05 22:08      
      more...      José Félix Díaz Ivorra      11/25/05 16:26      
      I also use 666 as a "magic number"      Grant Beattie      11/30/05 09:41      
         a famous story goes something like      Erik Malund      11/30/05 10:39      
            Maybe a little hint then      Grant Beattie      11/30/05 12:12      
               can't hint, that would be a give away      Erik Malund      11/30/05 12:31      
                  Just Some Bytes      Maarten Brock      12/01/05 08:15      
                  Ok, here's the hint      Erik Malund      12/01/05 08:39      
                     Answer please      Vignesh Prasad      12/15/05 10:20      
            convert octal to decimal      Erik Malund      12/15/05 11:08      
               I did not see      Maarten Brock      12/16/05 07:54      
   I see      Maarten Brock      12/04/05 15:31      

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