I confess to having been considered a raw noobie by my colleagues since I never bothered to commit the PDP11 absolute loader to memory; if I needed to flip it in through the console switches, I'd have to read it from my handy reference card.
But most PDP11s I dealt with came with diode ROMs by that time.
...I never bothered to commit the PDP11 absolute loader to memory...
I wrote my own custom loader (not on a PDP11) to read read programs from cassette tape into memory. I had it hand-written, in hex, on paper and it was entered via switches. I was pretty quick at toggling switches Nowadays not so much -- Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!
COBOL huh? I never wrote anything in COBOL although I did desk debug a program in it once.
quote:A COBOL developer got seriously sick so they froze his body. When they thawed him out, there was a lot of commotion. Apparently they needed this guy back alive and kicking pronto. It was nearing the year 3000. And they were encountering all kinds of Y3K bugs. It seems the Y2K coders only did a patch job 1000 years in the past.