The Rf-ResQ was one of my projects at SimWave. It’s an eight channel filter/combiner for use with wireless microphones.
Having a graphical FTP program (such as Filezilla) open can be handy when you are accessing a remote device via a terminal. Not only can you quickly get familiar with the directory structure, but you can do some file system operations such as creating directories, searching, and even editing files with the convenience of a graphical interface but without running a GUI on the remote device.
The AGC was one of the first major uses of integrated circuits.
Some of the routine names and comments are funny, as are some of the issues people are raising.
Some background info:
This great podcast goes into considerable detail about the development of the hardware and software for the onboard computers used in the Apollo program.
The development process was a bit different in the mainframe days, when you didn’t get to run things from your terminal and get immediate feedback. One interesting bit is that the keypunch operators acted as a sort of syntax checker. You don’t need to really understand code to spot an unclosed parenthesis.
And I live close to a nuclear power plant.