this is going to be a great way to learn more about gopher.
i'm trying to make some stuff up: gopher://tilde.club/1/~bdeshi/www5
eager to see what kind of hole others dig. (is that a valid analogy?)
and happy 2020 everyone!
On Tue, 2019-12-31 at 20:21 -0500, Bradley Gannon wrote:
I saw that many of you made (or are even currently making) it snow on
pages. Well done. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to make it
being that I approach CSS in much the same way a ferret approaches a
of shuffleboard---that is, incoherently and more or less according
chance---but at the last moment I managed to find a post online that
simple enough for me to understand. The results are about as bad as
expected (complete illegibility), but alas, it's only exactly what I
for. I doubt it will last through the week on my page.
Well, ~club, here we are. The year of middle-distance predictions is
us. How many of us will turn out to have been wrong about what we
we'd be doing with ourselves in 2020? I remember reading an article
magazine about 15 years ago that claimed we'd all be rid of cables by
because long-distance wireless charging would be ubiquitous. This
similar drivel will fall to the slowly-advancing bulldozer blade of
this year. A shame, really, since the only thing 2020 did wrong was
round number for futurists to pluck out of the timeline.
But! It's not all bad. New years mean new opportunities for
growing, and all that stuff you learned on PBS. This week, I propose
we look forward into the new year by pulling something out from the
and taking it with us.
I'm not familiar with gopher, but some light reading has revealed
it's a way of organizing information on the Internet that sort of got
lunch eaten by the Web. Many of you have more grey in your beards
(visible or not) and know first-hand what gopher is like. In any
~club, your task this week is to do something with your gopher space
on tilde.club. A "hello world" will suffice, but I encourage you to
what you can to make it interesting. When you do, be sure to post it
so we can all check it out!
Since I don't personally know much about gopher, I haven't even
see if anyone is using it on this server. I haven't seen anyone
it, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you've already
something going over there, great! I'll see you there. If not, then
encourage you to take this small step with me.
To the gopherhole!