robocopy <source> <target> /MIR /sec /XD "<exclude folder>" /MT /NP /DCOPY:T /COPY:DT

/COPY:copyflag[s] :: what to COPY for files (default is /COPY:DAT).
                      (copyflags : D=Data, A=Attributes, T=Timestamps).
                      (S=Security=NTFS ACLs, O=Owner info, U=aUditing info).

/DCOPY:T :: COPY Directory Timestamps.

The History of Development of Norton Commander

Norton Commander for DOS is the original line of Orthodox file managers that exists in five major versions: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0. Only the last one has an additional sub-version (nc 5.5). All versions are still used (mostly by DOS enthusiasts) and are often posted on the abandonware sites. […] It was probably one of the most popular file manager of the DOS era, which along with Xtree remains one of the few programs which managed to transcend their DOS roots and Norton Commander descendants (OFM managers) now exist on all popular OSes. The first version of NC (1.0) was designed and written by John Socha in 1984-1989. We provide a short biographical notes about him later in this chapter.

Hi-Eddi – Mein erstes Malprogramm ;-)

Hi-Eddi ist ein sehr bekanntes Zeichen- und Mal-Programm für den hochauflösenden Grafikmodus, das in den Computerzeitschriften 64’er und Happy Computer Mitte der 1980er-Jahre zum Abtippen als Listing des Monats erschien. Im Gegensatz zu den meisten damals käuflichen Programmen, die im Multicolor-Modus arbeiten (mehrere Farben, aber nur halbe Auflösung), ist Hi-Eddi konsequent als Zeichenprogramm mit maximaler Auflösung von 320×200 Punkten konzipiert. Die Farbfähigkeiten sind nur ein „Nebenprodukt“ und deshalb nicht so ausgeprägt.


SoftICE is a kernel mode debugger for DOS and Windows up to Windows XP. Crucially, it is designed to run underneath Windows such that the operating system is unaware of its presence. Unlike an application debugger, SoftICE is capable of suspending all operations in Windows when instructed. For driver debugging this is critical due to how hardware is accessed and the kernel of the operating system functions.

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The Art of Code – Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie – programmer, musician, and creator of the Rockstar programming language – for an entertaining look at the art of code. We’ll look at the origins of programming as an art form, from Conway’s Game of Life to the 1970s demoscene and the earliest Obfuscated C competitions. We’ll learn about esoteric languages and quines – how DO you create a program that prints its own source code? We’ll discover quine relays, code golf and generative art, and we’ll explore the phenomenon of live coding as performance – from the pioneers of electronic music to modern algoraves and live coding platforms like Sonic Pi

A look back at memory models in 16-bit MS-DOS

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We called it RAID because it kills bugs dead. The history of defect tracking in the Windows team goes back to Windows 1.0, which used a text file.
After Windows 1.01 released, a bunch of people in the apps division got together and threw together a bug tracking database. Because hey, a database, wouldn’t that be neat?

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