@neauoire This idea that DIY is “privileged” is, pardon me, unmitigated horse shit. Anyone who is poor can tell you: being poor is nothing but DIY AND RETROTECH. If anything, it’s annoying when the more well heeled get into vintage, as it restricts access to older tech.
And if you can’t pay for fancy CS classes or software, options like smolnet / retro become jolly enticing as a good way to learn about infotech and deploy on old computers.
Computing is so sadly broken! I ended with alpine + suckless tools + qemu just to virtualize the OSs I enjoy. We have to do something about it. Something smol, hackable but with good hw support. I cant see a clear path but somethig has to be done.
That's what I found amazing of Project Oberon. Everything from the processor architecture to the UI it's explained in a single book trying to be clear enough to fit into a single human brain.
It is not easy but is the least alien I found in the wild. To me is the only way I found to feel a little less dumb about computers.
Loving all this plan9 crazynes. Learning a lot lately.
Please tell me Oberon will be your next target ;)
Hot off the press: Pubnix Admin Interviews, #3: Ryan Sayre of skylab.org: https://cmccabe.sdf.org/pubnixhist/kraptv.html
History and Future of Public Access Unix Systems
New phase of Pubnix History Project described here: gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/0/~cmccabe/29-pubnix-sysadmins.txt
First interview out soon, will be linked from here gemini://rawtext.club
Molly Brown's automatic directory listings will already replace the default "# Directory listing" text with the contents of `.mollyhead` if it exists. Now, you can set options in the config file to sort the files by name, size or modification time, in ascending or descending order. The final step is to allow replacing the filename of .gmi files (or whatever text/gemini extension is set by the user) with the contents of the first # header in the file. Then, it will be possible to maintain a Gemlog just by uploading the entries - a nice landing page with an introductory paragraph followed by a list of all entries in reverse time sorted order, with their human-friendly titles, will come for free. No more need to manually edit an index.gmi file each time you post. That will be a nice little simplification to my typical workflow!
@cosullivan Thank you so much for posting your five questions and getting person-to-person writing happening in Geminispace! ❤️
@grainloom It may be posible to implement it as part of a terminal multiplexer (tmux, screen...) or window manager; just capturing selection or text sorrounding the cursor and passing it as an argument to any program in a new window.
1589890936 #abundancia #biomateriales #fungi Hojas de damasco secas trituradas, agua filtrada a ojo y una hojita de la huerta en la que empezaba a formarse micelia. Todo a un envase plástico pequeño dentro de un pote de 1/4 de helado y al rincón oscuro donde se da la magia. Primer intento de crecer materiales. Dedos cruzados y paz-ciencia.
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