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Recently I've been catching up a bit on my to-fold list:

- T-Rex, design by Inoue Takaya
- Snail, design by Jun Maekawa

Also added some boars a while back after moving a few things around. The ones below are designs by Seiji Nishikawa (black) and Marc Vigo (brown).

Due freezing rain in Ottawa for May Day.

Fuck my actual life.

This is an Nexus 7 2013 with a broken digitizer. It works okay if you use USB OTG or Bluetooth with a mouse and/or keyboard though, so it's turned into my little retina second display.

A tiny keyboard would set it off nicely. The laser cut cardboard case also has a nice ~30 degree kickstand integrated.

The fun part is going to be soldering up those switches -- as pictured it's just inert.

The local Starbucks is not ready for my laser cut tiny computer aesthetic.

Understanding of any particular computer program ranges between the following two states.

- I understand this completely.
- How has this ever worked?

@insom a) Thanks :-)

b) Yes it's all tagged by me, so it's a bit subjective.
Here's the full table:
tilde.town/~nossidge/tildevers

and c) When you're on tilde.town, you can search users from the terminal:
~nossidge/code/tildeverse/bin/tildeverse -l -u ^imt$
~nossidge/code/tildeverse/bin/tildeverse -p -t poetry

These folks better get a move on, it's bad luck to still have your Christmas decs up on May Day.

a murder of crows, a parliament of owls, a shitload of ducks

I will accept ANY money from ANY lobbying interest group. It will all cancel out and I can continue working to make the sun illegal.

why do i have to wait until i die to have a carved stone

me: commercial opens with your car driving through the redwoods
car exec: ok..
me: and we cut to Matthew McConaughey behind the wheel
exec: mm ok like where this is going
me: and he pulls up to the woods and gets out and starts grabbing handfuls of dirt and leaves
exec: ...
me: and rubbing dirt all over himself and moaning and putting leaves in his mouth
exec 2: wait lets hear this out

Set up this thrift store find double cassette deck and recording some tunes from the Internet archive to tape. I think this is the start of a developing a retro problem.

@vilmibm @eft Yup modern browser support is a shame, especially as it's _such a tiny protocol_ it seems to me like it would not be burden to keep support working.

Other options:

There's a new promising one here for GTK3 -- notabug.org/rain1/gopher

VF-1 is Python3 and CLI, pretty nice - -github.com/solderpunk/VF-1

You can build an old Mosaic on modern Linux: github.com/alandipert/ncsa-mos

The original curses client ships on Ubuntu in universe, too: packages.ubuntu.com/cosmic/gop

I have successfully defeated sql for the night. I am sure that tomorrow it will be back for revenge.

Hot take: gopher is not a failed attempt to invent the WWW, but its own crystallization of a coherent philosophy -- to present jump links between text files, without all the other bollocks. That makes it as valuable today as it was 25 years ago.

Oh well. That would have been too perfect. I think I might have a newer (but still 16bit) mIRC to try out.

Pretty much the two ultimate objects of desire are:

IBM PS/2 with the amazingly nice red toggle switch, running WFWG 3.11 with an NE2000 network card.

Apple Mac SE/30 with the carry handle and an internal SCSI drive. Maybe a SCSI Zip drive hanging off the external SCSI port.

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