Need byte-splitter utility

From: Bruce Lane <>
Date: Tue Apr 1 10:18:00 2003

Hi, Joe,

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On 01-Apr-03 at 10:29 Joe wrote:

> Well put Bruce! Some of the people on this list think that it's
>necessary to re-invent the wheel everytime that you want to do something.
>IMO you're a lot better off using existing software/hardware/whatever and
>spending your time on more productive pursuits. I CAN write code in BASIC,

        I figured that out, yes. In fact, I've found a number of utilities that come very close to what I want to do. The situation, though, was rendered academic when the manufacturer of the device I was trying to do the EPROM for chose to send me a pre-made update.

        In retrospect, that's probably better. It seems that the latest code for the SCSI bus analyzer I got is, by itself, larger than would normally fit into a 27C010 device. However, it seems that the engineers behind it pulled some goofy tricks (utilizing gaps in the original code image) to make everything fit. The downside of that is, of course, that the only reliable source of updates is an exact binary image of the updated EPROM, something that they did not have on their FTP site.

>Assembly, several machine languages, Fortran, Pascal, APL and Cobol but I
>chose to leave it to the ones that enjoy it and are experts at it.

        Right. I don't particularly enjoy it. Never have, never will. I'll do it when needed, and I certainly take pride in my work, but there are limits. ;-)

        Keep the peace(es).

Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
Blue Feather Technologies --
ARS KC7GR (Formerly WD6EOS) since 12-77 --
"I'll get a life when someone demonstrates that it would be superior
to what I have now..." (Taki Kogoma, aka Gym Z. Quirk)
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