Re: good gopher article by Cory Doctorow
Really appreciate you doing that, Paul. I learned quite a bit; I hadn't
realized that screen-scraping was such a thing in Gopherspace back then.
I recently purchased a DEC vt420 and a DEC vt510 off eBay. Once I got
it hooked up to a Raspberry Pi and working (turns out there is a lot of
bugginess in modern support for XON/XOFF terminals), of course the first
thing I did was fire up gopher and run it in its natural habitat. I had
never owned an actual serial terminal before, and only rarely used one
in a library back in the day.
I, uh, may have also tunneled Gopher over long-range low-power LoRa
I tunneled TCP/IP over it. Ping times around 500ms, throughput around
30Kbps. It's as if it's 1995 again around here. (I did do some
optimization and running TCP/IP over PPP instead of AX.25 made some
improvements there later.)
It seems the first thing I want to test on a new link is Gopher.
On Sat, Feb 22 2020, Paul Lindner wrote:
> A+++ would advise again :)
> ... and thanks to all the folks keeping Gopher going.
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM Glenn Holmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
>> "After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."