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Remember the 90s?

Fri May 29 17:00:53 UTC 2015

I'm losing the battle against nostalgia today... making myself sick.

Remember when the WWW was young and there were still open SMTP relays out there?

Remember when 500MB was a lot?

Remember when people would record that night's episode of ER on a VCR?


@tilde_fortune twitter bot

Mon Oct 13 15:51:02 UTC 2014

In the end it was too easy to set this up. THANKS UNIX. I was planning to have to learn (more) python and choose a python Twitter library etc but in the end I just used TTYtter.pl called from a shell script. I even got to use TR(1) to strip newlines, woo-hoo!

So the bot is made up of:

It's a demonstration of the power of the Unix Philosophy of small well-defined tools that can be joined together easily.

Tweeting fortunes is fun but I'm thinking about creating a better source of tweets:



Mon Oct 6 14:03:43 UTC 2014

Can you Find-the-spam?


Campaign for a Non-Browser Specific WWW

Mon Oct 6 13:54:07 UTC 2014

This page is still here, like a time capsule!


X Terminal Screenshot Nov. 1998

Sun Oct 5 22:37:01 UTC 2014

Terrible resolution. I don't know how I took this screenshot. It was a high resolution grayscale X Terminal in the university labs. Looks like I was viewing my friend Hans' home page. Also from the xload at the top looks like picard was very busy.

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