Re: Nice Text (No Icky Text)

Keith Rohrer (
Sat, 29 Mar 1997 21:02:26 +0000 (GMT)

> On Wed, 26 Mar 1997, Steffen Grunewald wrote:
> > "mdean writes"
> > |> SOLUTION: Since we dont want a graphical or text bootup --- how about a
> > |> blank screen bootup, or a bootup where the loading of individual drivers is
> > |> indicated by the sound card making various noises ... a train whistle for
> > |> hd, a church bell for terminals, etc ...
> > How would you indicate failed sound sub-system initialization, then ?
> The keyboard lights flash it in Morse? :)
No, no, too technical. You just make the hard drive seek at the
resonant frequency of the speakers. If hard drives weren't so wimpy
these days, you could have the machine waddle over to the trash can and
try to fall in; maybe the floppy's big enough to make it back away
in terror?