Date representation as YY/DDD or YYYY/DDD

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jun 4 23:30:36 UTC 2009

On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 01:08:28 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:
> I actually know a blind man. But he has to use windoze+putty to be able to 
> use FreeBSD - because textreader software works only that way.
> There are no braile style text terminals IMHO.

I've seen them, used in conjunction with DOS. But that was
many years ago. They hooked somewhere into the GPU's output
pipeline (after the GPU, prior to the CRT). A slider on the
side allowed to select which text lines to put on Braille,
one or two lines.

	ABCDEFGHKL ----+ up/down
	YXCVBNM,.-     |
	:.:..:.:.: <---+

The Braille output was 1x80 or 2x80. For outputs with less
colums, 1x40 or 2x40, an additional horizontal slider was

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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