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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear. Except a
creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely
a loose misapplication of the word. Consider the flea!--incomparably the
bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage.
Whether you are asleep or awake he will attack you, caring nothing for the fact
that in bulk and strength you are to him as are the massed armies of the earth
to a sucking child; he lives both day and night and all days and nights in the
very lap of peril and the immediate presence of death, and yet is no more
afraid than is the man who walks the streets of a city that was threatened by
an earthquake ten centuries before. When we speak of Clive, Nelson, and Putnam
as men who "didn't know what fear was," we ought always to add the flea--and
@kas I like your gopher server's formatting, nice and clean and how did you implement the TLS certificate?
The idea of something better than what is, is destructive. You are here, but you think you should be over there. Why?
@kas Yep, sure is.. But still works fine for me. And at the end of the day isn't that what it's all about?
Sheraton Skyline Hotel at London Heathrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheraton_Skyline_Hotel_at_London_Heathrow
Today is Sweetmorn, the 24th day of The Aftermath in the Year of Our Lady of Discord 3185.
@freemor (re: PFT) Sadly, the templates are all in “HTML 4.01 Transitional”, so it needs some updating.
My experimental gopher server now supports TLS over port 7070: gophers://port70.dk:7070/1/ – now I just have to think of some content…
@kas Nice, the world can not have enough static site generators. I have been using one for years (blazeBlogger)
PFT – static website generator written in Perl ⌘ https://dacav.roundhousecode.com/pages/pft.html
Felt an earthquake this morning! My loft bed is very sensitive to vibrations, so it started shaking pretty hard after I heard a weird noise, like an explosion from far away. M5.4 50km from here
twtxt feels a little like launching simple digital bottle notes into the vast oceans of the Internet
First baby steps in compiling the Mu memory-safe systems language: empty function; primitive stmt; function call.
Today is Setting Orange, the 23rd day of The Aftermath in the Year of Our Lady of Discord 3185.
@freemor (re: DDG) Ah, the lite version! Yes, there it is. Actually I saw the ‘sl_*’ thing on the full DDG in w3m, but I didn't expect it to be an image file. Sneaky, indeed.
I still call BS on it. and so does ublock Origin which blocks the GIF from being pulled so Clearly I'm not the only one leary of it.
digging deeper with developer tools show this header coming with the GIF: https://help.duckduckgo.com/duckduckgo-help-pages/privacy/atb/
in searching around I have seen them say that things under /t/ are for tracking engagement. But that is BS since they just served me the page with the beacon on it.
@kas got to ddg.gg/lite , Do A search , View source , nav. to bottom of page , See <img src="/t/sl_l"/>
@freemor (re: DDG) Can you give us a URL for a page that has such an image? I can't seem to find it here.
I also am on my third attempt at installing 98SE, because I keep having driver issues. I have to wait 30 minutes for the ethernet driver to be sent over infrared again each time; at least everything is ready on the webdav folder
I moved the WebDAV server i was running on my main rig to a more permanent place on my actual server. I now have a LAN-only shared folder on port 98 to share things between old windows laptops
Still no reply from DockDuckGo Re: the 1x1 web beacon. Not good DDG folks this is a valid question.
The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that
The individual feels connection based on its sphere of experience and desire. A connection to itself. Is connection to oneself connection?
DuckDuckGo has a 1x1 pixel GIF (classic web beacon) on the bottom of all my search results. Looks like a tracking attempt to me. E-mailed them to ask why.
Today is Prickle-Prickle, the 22nd day of The Aftermath in the Year of Our Lady of Discord 3185.
@johanbove, I haven't had Windows installed since I tried out Windows for Workgroups (v3.11?) way back when (and decided it was a load of crap, compared to my Amiga), but thanks for letting me know about Gopher Browser.
@kas [re: gopher client] If you happen to be on Windows, then Gopher Browser for Windows by Matt Owen is pretty nice, otherwise I use Lynx indeed for gopher.
Now running a WebDAV server in Docker on my main machine to serve files as a shared folder on Windows 98; works really well!
Infrared update: Wifi drivers have failed, but Ethernet works so I finally got an alternative to infrared for sharing files
Infrared update: I got the sound and motherboard drivers in, so I get the nice startup sound but still no USB :/ trying to send ethernet and wifi drivers.
@kas (re: infrared) aaaand it just failed! let's try again, because I have no other way of sending drivers to the win98 laptop because it lacks USB, ethernet and wireless drivers…
@kas (re: infrared) very slowly, it's at 86% after over 47 minutes of transferring, but it works! I heard XP screaming a few times about loosing the connection, the sound it makes when this happens is really scary
Currently transferring 72 MB of drivers from an IBM ThinkPad T23 running XP Pro to a T42 running 98, over infrared. First time ever using infrared!
[Gopher client] UMN Gopher segfaults with an “address boundary error”. Bloody hell! :(
[re: w3m sucks at gopher] w3m can actually fetch the index if given a double slash at the end (gopher://$host//), but doesn't know how to render the page. :|
Are there any gopher clients left that are worthwhile testing (haven't tried the UMN gopher client yet)?
[Gopher client] w3m, when compiled with ‘--enable-gopher’, handles valid gopher:// URLs as badly as cgo. This sucks.
NetSurf doesn't complain over being given a gopher:// URL – and also says “Loading…” – but nothing ever happens. That doesn't really count as a gopher client, does it.
[Gopher client] ELinks has a neater display than Lynx, but also doesn't handle some UTF-8 well.
[Gopher client] Dooble is a QT webbrowser that natively supports gopher:// URLs. It thinks everything is ISO-8859-1, though, so UTF-8 looks horrible, and I can't seem to find a place to force UTF-8.
[Gopher client] The dillo gopher plugin actually works very well and looks good. However, the git repo is available over Secure Scuttlebutt only, and it sucks that dillo is a graphical web browser.
[Gopher client] Firefox extension OverbitNX seems to just hand over gopher:// requests to gopherus-sdl, which looks worse than awful (and doesn't handle UTF-8). Uninstalled.
@kas nice thing about twtxt is you can just go edit the file and add the stars :) (I know you know this but for me editability is one of twtxts killer features)
Should I have added stars (n out of 5) to the mini previews of some of the gopher clients I've tried? None of them exceeds 3/5, and the lack of a good client could be one of the reasons that we don't see a revival of the protocol.
[Gopher client] Gopherus is a tad too MS-DOS'ish for me, and it handles UTF-8 even worse than does Lynx.
[Gopher client] DDwarf (written in freebasic!) seems to work well, overall, but the colour scheme sucks big time. Haven't investigated if it's customisable.
[Gopher client] CGo handles UTF-8 well, but it fails miserably if given perfectly well-formed and valid gopher:// URLs. Can't remember if it's a line cutter.
[Gopher client] Gild handles UTF-8 well and doesn't mangle long'ish lines (as do Lynx and VF-1). Navigation sucks, though.
[Gopher client] VF-1: Works well, even if it's a bit slow. Cuts off lines after the 67th character, but handles UTF-8 well.
[Gopher client] Lynx: Fast, but cuts off lines after the 67th character and handles some UTF-8 (e.g.: “”) poorly.
We substitute our moment-by-moment awareness for the search. But the object of the search is the moment-by-moment awareness. It is the thing that we already possess.
@freemor, w3m is sooo nice, but there's one thing it cannot do that lynx can: gopher ;)
@johanbove Lynx is nice and I always have it install but w3m is my new fav. Tabs are a wonderful thing
How long will it take to travel to Copenhagen with public transportation? ⌘ https://benna100.github.io/copenhagen-commute-times/
It may seem like a high goal; to be aware, liberated, enlightened or whatever. But you attack life as it is, and separate it into the menial and the meaningful. It is a movement of violence.
for branch in `git branch -r --merged | grep -v HEAD`; do echo -e `git show --format="%ci %cr %an" $branch | head -n 1` \t$branch; done | sort -r