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Back into it.

August 02, 2022 — ~poindexter

Tweaking my tilde sounds slightly naughty, but there it is. Wish I would have known about tmux when I was working on a shell account for most of my online explorations.

I'm watching a great online presentation on running Gemini, thinking about keeping a gemini capsule for text and my web site as a photoblog.

Back to the tilde

November 01, 2021 — ~poindexter

It's been a while since I've been on here, been busy working on a home lab, multiple projects at work and a kitchen renovation. Been intriguied by sectordisk.pw, a microcommunity on a floppy disk.

Welcome to Sector Disk! This is an online community of users 
on a single 1.44MB floppy disk! Every user owns one or more 
of the 2880 512-byte sectors on the disk and can edit them 
either in a shell or by uploading them via SFTP.
The idea of running a tilde on a Pi Zero W is interesting, too.

I remember BBSes back in the day that ran on 2 1.44 meg floppies, it can be done.

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November 01, 2021 — ~poindexter

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tags: keep-this-tag-format, tags-are-optional, example

Back from a rest

April 02, 2021 — ~poindexter

Back from a couple of days away from the computer, digging out a good ten feet of snow from our front porch, and spending a couple of days with no internet access.

Still looking to find some time to learn more AWS, set up my reverse proxy at home, and wanting to play with nextcloud at home.

tags: no-tags

Adobe gripes

March 23, 2021 — ~poindexter

I bought a new computer and finiahed loading most everything on it. All that’s left is Photoshop. I have purchased copies of CS, CS2 and CS3. Alas, Adobe has decided to take the activation servers down, with some lame excuse of the servers being too old. Really? Fortunately, they have their subscription product available!

At one point, Adobe released CS2 installation media that would bypass the installation servers, but have since removed them. I have the CS2 installers, but CS3 is just prettier.

I’d like a non-subscription photo editing tool to do basic editing tasks and is compatible with actions and presets. Is that so wrong?

If Adobe released CS3 installation media that will work without activation, please let me know.

tags: adobe

Microsoft 365 versus Google Workplace

March 18, 2021 — ~poindexter

I’m working on a blog post to compare implementing Getting Things Done, both in Microsoft 365 and Google WorkSpace (The suite formerly known as G Suite).

I’ve done GTD before with Outlook and found Outlook to be an effective tool.

Integrating GTD with Google Tasks, Keep and Calendar will be something new for me. I’ll immerse myself in G Workspace for 30 days and write something up.

tags: M365, G-Workspace, Getting-Things-Done

Today’s lesson - tmux

March 15, 2021 — ~poindexter

All the time I’d used shell accounts and used Linux systems I’ve opened multiple terminals. I’m playing around now with a full screen Windows command prompt, a close-to 24 row/80 column screen using a big Windows TTF font, and am using tmux to create multiple virtual windows.

From the shell prompt, enter tmux - this will put a status bar at the bottom of the screen. To create a new screen, hit ctrl-b c (for “create”) a screen, then ctrl-b n (“next”) or ctrl-p (“previous”) to cycle through the screens. I have weechat running in one window, ALPINE in another, and am writing this blog post in a third window.

I wish I’d spent time time learning how to do this when my internet access was dialing into a shell account.

tags: tmux

Taking a walk down memory lane

March 14, 2021 — ~poindexter

I've just recently discovered tilde.club, and I'm having way too much fun. This reminds me of the communal UNIX systems from my youth, combined with my first experiences with an ISP account and a public HTML space, long before people had heard of social media.

My first web sites were all hand-hacked using vi, then later blogger uploaded to a Linux box at my house, and finally a web-hosted Wordpress blog. I have a Personal Blog, a Side Hustle, a BBS, a streaming radio site and a toy camera blog all running, so why start another one?

...Because, it's fun to rediscover your roots, and remember a time when there wasn't a Facebook, or Friendster, or even MySpace, and the Web was made up of people who were trying things out for the first time.

I'm using PINE, command-line IRC clients and tin to read usenet news (and have SPAM-free usenet groups available), just like I did back in 1995 on my old shell account. Simpler times, revisited.

Now, the only question is going to be whether I want to publish content via a web server, Gopher, or Gemini a new protocol (to me) that looks like HTML Light or Gopher 2.0 - take your choice of poorly-suited metaphors.

tags: welcome