R.O.U.S.

  • Haakon Dahl posted an update in the group Group logo of R.O.U.S.R.O.U.S. 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    The “other” Public Access Unix site, grex.org, finally validated my account and sent me a welcome e-mail. Looks like grex.org is back in business!

  • Haakon Dahl posted an update in the group Group logo of R.O.U.S.R.O.U.S. 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    The Sorry State of Public Access Unix
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    My beloved sdf.org seems to be on hard times. I have no idea what the funding picture is, but they are in the throes of an upgrade for which THEY are the single largest test site — NetBSD 8. It’s not pretty, and it’s pretty lonely.
    I looked into some others, namely grex.org, which has not returned my mail or upgraded my initial toy membership to something useful, and arbornet.org, which will not even go past the first screen of new user account creation.
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    Public Access Unix is a good thing in and…[Read more]

    • It would really amazing if Project Gutenberg or Wikipedia or more technical resources like the OEIS were on gopher. The real challenge for gopher is the accumulation of enough information to become attractive. I’d also imagine a more easy to use to gopherspace creator for phlogs and similar items would open it up to more people. It is already quite simple.

  • OmegaPaladin posted an update in the group Group logo of R.O.U.S.R.O.U.S. 2 months ago

    Haakon, I was poking at SDF, and it says that if a current SDF user recommended me, they can validate me. You might want to look into that.

  • Haakon Dahl posted an update in the group Group logo of R.O.U.S.R.O.U.S. 2 months ago

    *The Lesson of Vi*
    The most important thing to know in unix is not how to find help. It is knowing how to quit the program. Use help to learn how to quit.
    In emacs, you quit the program with ^C^X.
    In pico, you hit ^X.
    In Pine, you hit q.
    In vi, you have to have a button installed under your desk, left of the gun and below the humidor.

    • It is not for nothing that the middle two letters of the word *evil* are “vi”.
      (Yes, I use vi, and may or may not be evil.)

  • Haakon Dahl posted an update in the group Group logo of R.O.U.S.R.O.U.S. 2 months, 1 week ago

    Omega, John, Temp, Cyrano, Modus: Nobody has sent me e-mail. I feel very put out. Soon I will live the Dime experience.

    Who has been able to start an account so far?

    • I am waiting for my check to arrive and my validation (and ARPA status) to be granted. I do not believe probationary users can send email.

    • Hmm. SO it would appear. I have a test account there “capybara@~”, and I cannot seem to mail from it. OTOH, there are signs of b0rkenness abounding there — SDF is in the throes of beta-testing the world’s largest and newest NetBSD installation. Welcome to version 8, apparently.

    • I’m not sure if it got through, but I tried sending one to you just now.
      It might be a good idea try sending an email to one of us:
      mdpq@sdf.org

    • Got your mail! Responded over there.

    • Sent you an email. Going to play with that later.

  • Haakon Dahl posted an update in the group Group logo of R.O.U.S.R.O.U.S. 2 months, 1 week ago

    Here’s an elegant, easy way to get started over on the SDF server. It will step you through everything. https://ssh.sdf.org/

    Once you get logged in, fire up your email by typing the word pine. Send me a mail — haakonda@sdf.lonestar.org

  • Haakon Dahl posted an update in the group Group logo of R.O.U.S.R.O.U.S. 2 months, 1 week ago

    I don’t know about them other fellas, but that one in the middle is definitely Richard Stallman.