579 reputation
514
bio website mathscitech.org/articles
location London, United Kingdom
age
visits member for 1 year, 8 months
seen Apr 13 at 23:49

Apr
13
revised How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
added 65 characters in body
Mar
25
comment How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
@JasonAller: That works! Oddly, the comp.lang.forth.mac gz file only has posts back to Feb of this year. Unfortunate that comp.lang.forth was not there... What partial match did you use to find clfm? My various searches failed to reproduce what you found.
Mar
25
comment How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
@JasonAller: Neat. How did you obtain the listing? The directories aren't themselves browseable. Is there a search tool somewhere?
Mar
25
comment How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
@JasonAller: Very interesting! Though identifying which storage file(s) contain comp.lang.forth postings doesn't seem easy to do...
Mar
25
revised How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
added 128 characters in body
Mar
25
revised How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
Better formatting
Mar
25
revised How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
Reworked the questions
Mar
25
answered How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
Mar
25
comment How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
Google groups appears to have them (search for /88 in comp.lang.forth). Could google groups be used as a news server avoiding the awkward web interface?
Mar
25
comment How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
@MichaelFrank: I see. Do the retention limits increase if it's text only? (I'm interested in the comp.lang.forth archives) Is it possible to use Google Groups as an NSP to point my newsreader to?
Mar
25
revised How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
Added what I've tried.
Mar
25
comment How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
@JourneymanGeek: So this is an issue with the newsserver I'm using (eternel september) and not the newsreader (Agent 7)?
Mar
25
asked How to access Usenet postings from the earliest days of Usenet? (i.e. the 1980s)
Mar
11
comment Windows file manager with last visited folders history
(+1) should help you towards getting sufficient rep to participate more fully.
Mar
10
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
4
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
9
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
1
comment Fill in Excel template with data from SQL sever
Ah, missed the link! As a potentially useful summary: If the connection is successful, you'll see available tables > Choose a table. You'll then see an Import Data dialog box. Select how you want to view the data in your workbook... (table, pivot, etc.) > Properties... gives access to the Definition tab where you can write specific SQL the Command Text edit box. Clicking OK will pull back a table to the location you specified, including header row.
Nov
1
comment Fill in Excel template with data from SQL sever
Does this not address just one of the two parts? i.e. it describes how to make a connection but doesn't explain how to get the results of the query into a data range in Excel?
Aug
18
awarded  Yearling