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Synchronet does come with some games. They are Very difficult to play today, because they are running very slowly.

I dunno if this is an artifact of tor or of the pi 0w.

There are several multiplayer games, though, and the ones that are menu based appear to be working pretty well.

Alright! I'm working through the steps I need to get Synchronet configured and then I'm going to start experimenting with smtp, , and federation over Tor for my little

I have to do some Masto tonight.

While I'm doing that, I'll probably also go ahead and (start to) set up an server, and maybe rig my to cross post to/from my news server.

I'll put together some documentation for all of that, and experiment with federating.

Then I'll try to find (or write, or find someone to write) a decent (text-only) client for my desktop, a web interface for either the usenet server of the BBS, and a mobile app.

So, I'm looking for a server.

I want something with interactive menus, and either a simple admin UI or decent documentation (both would be great.)

I also want something that is relatively easy to deploy, and open source is a plus.

What are your experiences?

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Any veteran familiar with wanna help me get this thing humming?

If not, I'll figure it out, but it'll take a few days.

Any DOS or Linux programmers wanna help me write some new Door Games (like my ridiculous PBEM card game idea?)

Also Art!

And text files.

I don't even know what modern text files should be like.

Weird, for sure, but beyond that...?

(And I fully expect to see all of you, well most of you, well some of you, with accounts when I open regs.)

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Any veteran familiar with wanna help me get this thing humming?

If not, I'll figure it out, but it'll take a few days.

Any DOS or Linux programmers wanna help me write some new Door Games (like my ridiculous PBEM card game idea?)

Also Art!

And text files.

I don't even know what modern text files should be like.

Weird, for sure, but beyond that...?

(And I fully expect to see all of you, well most of you, well some of you, with accounts when I open regs.)

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Alright, so I've poked around several Telnet BBSs and I have a few thoughts:

1 - Many softwares can be confusing

2 - ANSI Art makes BBSs feel great

3 - I'm way more interested in an active and fun community than I am in a huge file collection, unless I can find a board with a LOT of information on it's files and probably still not even then.

Alright: Here's an article (and a piece of short fiction) about using in a modern office.

ajroach42.com/a-modern-office-

This is the first post in series. Future posts are going to talk about and the scene and software and more stuff about and maybe some walkthroughs for specific vintage computers like the 102

New Post: ajroach42.com/steps-towards-a-

Steps towards a Web without the Internet.

This is a summarization of my ideas on using to power a

Let me know what you think!

(if you don't know what I'm talking about:

-
medium.com/@ajroach42/a-modern

/ - beakerbrowser.com/)

Okay, I'm done clogging your timelines with my nerdshit.

Let me know what you think! Am I overlooking something? Is there a reason this won't work?

Aside from dat's current implementation being written in Node.js, and the lack of ios/android clients, this all looks like a pretty good idea to me.

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Then, if they connect to another , it will bidirectionally update any pages that are available in both places.

It looks like there will be a way to upload content over HTTP, too. That'll be less needed as more browsers are released, but it serves as a nice stop gap for now.

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Included in these pages are applications for chat and video sharing and all kinda stuff.

If those users have or another DAT browser installed they can interact via DAT instead. When they interact via DAT, they can choose to sync pages from this to their computer.

They can publish pages and make them available over DAT while they are connected to the network, or submit the to the BBS so that the BBS will peer them and continue to make them available once they have disconnected.

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Based on my experiments last night and today:

It seems like + a DAT to HTTP bridge is a viable candidate for running this thing *right now*.

Also, it looks like the DAT package has an HTTP bridge built in, that I'll have to look at.

[Short thread, I won't overwhelm your timeline with my nerd shit today.]

@CaptainUnderpants - Fresh off the PCT

@djsundog - I'm pretty sure 90% of the fediverse already follows him.

@TheDoctor - Teaching us how to do weird stuff on the internet.

@enkiv2, @UberGeek, @vilmibm, @crc
- / / folks.

@brokenfingers
- RELENTLESS ENCOURAGEMENT

Okay, Hashtag time because I want to find more people!

I do . I'm working on several s. I'm a big fan of in general, and specifically.

I want to hear your , I want to see your and your .

Uhhh... I guess that'll do for now.

What are your ?