There is this weekly thing going on in the ~ mailinglist, and it’s pretty awesome. Once a week ~bradley sends out a message and invites everyone to go and do some challenge each week.
This way I found the following message in my ~ mail this week:
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 20:21:43 -0500 (EST) From: Bradley Gannon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Weekly Webpage Workshop #5 User-Agent: Alpine 2.21 (LFD 202 2017-01-01 Dear ~club: I saw that many of you made (or are even currently making) it snow on your pages. Well done. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to make it happen, being that I approach CSS in much the same way a ferret approaches a game of shuffleboard---that is, incoherently and more or less according to chance---but at the last moment I managed to find a post online that was simple enough for me to understand. The results are about as bad as expected (complete illegibility), but alas, it's only exactly what I asked for. I doubt it will last through the week on my page. Well, ~club, here we are. The year of middle-distance predictions is upon us. How many of us will turn out to have been wrong about what we thought we'd be doing with ourselves in 2020? I remember reading an article in a magazine about 15 years ago that claimed we'd all be rid of cables by now because long-distance wireless charging would be ubiquitous. This and similar drivel will fall to the slowly-advancing bulldozer blade of time this year. A shame, really, since the only thing 2020 did wrong was be a round number for futurists to pluck out of the timeline But! It's not all bad. New years mean new opportunities for learning, growing, and all that stuff you learned on PBS. This week, I propose that we look forward into the new year by pulling something out from the past and taking it with us. I'm not familiar with gopher, but some light reading has revealed that it's a way of organizing information on the Internet that sort of got its lunch eaten by the Web. Many of you have more grey in your beards than me (visible or not) and know first-hand what gopher is like. In any case, ~club, your task this week is to do something with your gopher space here on tilde.club. A "hello world" will suffice, but I encourage you to do what you can to make it interesting. When you do, be sure to post it here so we can all check it out! Since I don't personally know much about gopher, I haven't even checked to see if anyone is using it on this server. I haven't seen anyone mention it, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you've already got something going over there, great! I'll see you there. If not, then I encourage you to take this small step with me. To the gopherhole! Bradley
While I was already working on my own gopher site, I had also already broken it again so I took it upon myself to do the following:
- Get my gopher site fixed.
- Make sure it mirrors my http ~
- Get a cool logo
So since I wasn’t able to get spaces to work properly in a linking line, I just gone and
s/\ /\./g’ed on the logo. It doesn’t look as good as with the spaces, but this works.
Go check the gophersite out: