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  • 08:34 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2018-01-10 Encrypted Gopher . . . . Alex Schroeder Maybe we should use TLS after all. I just noticed that there is a Perl 5 library called Protocol::TLS::Server. Then again, since I'm using Net::Server, I should probably take a closer look at Net::Server::HTTP which has support for SSL.


  • 21:33 UTC (diff) (history) 2018-01-14 Counterspells . . . . Alex Declaring the intent to counterspell or delaying actions makes me uneasy: another round lost, more time lost at the table. I think for spell duals what we need is a kind of *bullet time* where all the spells go off at the same time, all of them cancelling each other as far as possible.… [en]
  • 19:12 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-14 Productivity . . . . Alex Wow, what a great post on how keeping a detailed todo list can get you down: gopher:// Tags: [[tag:Productivity]]
  • 08:23 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-14 NOYB . . . . Alex NOYB plans to use the new EU data protection regulation (GDPR): targeted and strategic litigation to maximize the impact on the future of your right to privacy, but also PR and media initiatives. Tags: [[tag:Privacy]] [en]


  • 17:20 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2017-12-30 Gopher Wiki . . . . Alex Stuff I need to check: * `` links * gopher links [en]
  • 16:59 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-13 No Google Plus . . . . Alex A while ago I discovered Mastodon and loved it. I didn't worry too much about tracking. Everything and everybody was new. Posts were shorter. And I basically switched. I'm no longer a big Google+ poster. I had joined Google+ because of all the other RPG people. The Old School Renaissance (OSR)… [en]



  • 22:16 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-11 Wall of Text . . . . Alex These days I often start the Gopher client on my phone or tablet when I want to read something longer, stranger, and I visit the Phlogosphere. And I’m starting to notice a pattern, comparing the posts over there with my own. I’m an obsessive linker. And they are not because links aren’t easy to… [en]
  • 09:52 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-11 UTF-8 Gopher . . . . Alex Schroeder If you use lynx to browse Gopherspace, you will run into UTF-8 problems. Here's an example where the search returns a selector containing an Umlaut. It is displayed correctly in the terminal. But when you follow the link, it doesn't work: Why? Because lynx doesn't send those bytes: ~~~ $ tail -n… [en]
  • 06:33 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-01-10 Encrypted Email . . . . Alex Heh. My days of running my own mail server are over. It was simply too much of a hassle. I had it working for my Raspberry Pi for a while (Raspberry Pi als privater Email Server) but there were so many things to consider: * get ipv6 right * get exim4 config right * get SpamAssassin config right *… [en]


  • 15:49 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-10 Encrypted Gopher . . . . Alex Schroeder Thinking... [en]
  • 08:58 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-10 Encrypted Email . . . . Alex Schroeder I can only read encrypted mail when I'm at home where my secret key is. Sometimes this is maddening. That's how used we have become to IMAP. Remember POP3? You could only read email on one machine. Once you downloaded your mail, it was gone from the server. And that's another reason why I think… [en]


  • 17:44 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2018-01-09 Code No Joy . . . . Alex Apparently spending a day at the office helped me fix the code!
  • 10:35 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-09 Code No Joy . . . . Alex Schroeder Yesterday evening I came home, made food, watched some episodes of *Avatar: The Last Airbender* with my wife, and decided I had about an hour or two to work on the Gopher Wiki code. Issue 15 was still bothering me. I rewrote the code from Mojo::IOLoop back to Net::Server. But now a different part… [en]


  • 18:00 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2017-11-16 How to Mastodon . . . . Alex A brief introduction to Mastodon
  • 10:00 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-08 Forth . . . . Alex Schroeder Some links. Easy Forth. A basic introduction to Forth with inline repl to play with while reading. Starting FORTH. The classic Forth tutorial and textbook. An old book. Thinking Forth. More about programming philosophy than Forth. Another old book. The link lists multiple books. Scroll down until… [en]



  • 21:21 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-01-05 Why Gopher . . . . Alex Text-only news sites are slowly making a comeback. Here's why. Talking about löw bandwidth and disaster areas. * * * [en]
  • 09:32 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-01-04 Black Screen . . . . Alex Actually, it's worse. I am currently exchanging emails with their support. After the message shown above I never got another message. I flashed an USB drive and tried to boot from it, but no success. The problem is that the laptop never gets into the BIOS stage. When I press the power key for a… [en]
  • 09:08 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-05 Why Gopher . . . . Alex I think this simplicity is worth going back to. [en]


  • 06:55 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-04 Black Screen . . . . Alex it looks like my laptop is bricked [en]
  • 06:51 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2017-11-14 Firefox 57 . . . . Alex I decided that my system had become too cumbersome to use because I needed to login in to Google every time I wanted to read my mail. Hah. That's what I get for ramping it up. So, about:config cleaned up, and reinstalled the add-ons: * Decentraleyes * Form History Control (II) * HTTPS Everywhere *… [en]


  • 12:02 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on Alex Schroeder . . . . Alex Deleted
  • 08:05 UTC (new) (history) 2018-01-03 Gopher Mode . . . . Alex Yeah, I've been working on Gopher stuff over the holidays. 1. a Gopher server wrapper around Oddmuse wiki (and this site is running it, see gopher:// 2. a proposal of a new item type to write to a Gopher server with examples based on -> netcat (en), i.e. nc 3. improvements… [en]


  • 09:49 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2017-12-23 New Laptop . . . . Alex What I've seen twice in the last few days, now: at night, I close the laptop lid when the laptop is on batteries, sending it to sleep, plug it in, and the next morning I unplug the laptop, carry it elsewhere and open the lid, and the *ventilators* come on and blow like crazy and nothing seems to… [en]



  • 09:51 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2017-12-27 Gopher Server . . . . Alex On the Gopher web (what’s the name to use here, do we like the -verse suffix?), all the encoding problems of the early web are coming back. Latin 1 instead of UTF 8? No content negotiation? Not even encoding labeling? What are we going to do? Surely limiting ourselves to Latin 1 for menu texts is… [en]



  • 22:19 UTC (new) (history) 2017-12-27 Markdown for Campaign Wiki . . . . Alex I'm experimenting with letting users switch between the default (Wiki Creole) and Markdown on Campaign Wiki. You start a page with "#MARKDOWN" on a line of its own and that switches some stuff around. Most of the text formatting rules still apply – you can still use bbCode, for example. But it… [en]
  • 19:43 UTC (new) (history) 2017-12-27 Fonts . . . . Alex Schroeder Noto [en]
  • 09:55 UTC (new) (history) 2017-12-27 Gopher Server . . . . Alex The wiki is available (read-only) as a -> Gopher (protocol) (en) server. This is weird, but it works. Try it. lynx is a good Gopher client: lynx gopher:// or: lynx gopher:// Tags: [[tag:Oddmuse]] [[tag:Gopher]]


  • 12:12 UTC (new) (history) 2017-12-26 Toki Pona . . . . Alex Wasting time (according to my wife) learning about a language practically nobody else speaks, -> Toki Pona (en). It consists of about 120 words and sounds fun. This better than doing sudoku but I agree, learning Arabic or Japanese might be more useful. Oh well, we can’t do useful things all the… [en]


  • 15:12 UTC (new) (history) 2017-12-24 Borg Backup . . . . Alex The new laptop uses PureOS, a Debian variant, and thus will not use the Apple Timemachine backup disks. What else to use? I asked around on Mastodon: > What do you use to backup an entire GNU/Linux laptop to an external disk? Ideally it would be a bootable backup, of course, but that's not… [en]



  • 20:42 UTC (new) (history) 2017-12-22 What I like about the Old School . . . . Alex I was talking with /ghost bird/ on Mastodon about the OSR, trying to describe what I like about it. I like the spirit of doing it yourself. Making your own house rules. The sheer uncontrolled mass that is Links to Wisdom makes me happy. Over a thousand links! I like the part that is not related to… [en]