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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
radios recently....


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 <cenbe@kolabnow.com> wrote:
>> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/gopher-when-adversarial-interoperability-burrowed-under-gatekeepers-fortresses
>> --
>> Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
>> "After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."

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