i've since expanded my page with my "research" on gopher :)
gopher has a really simple and plain syntax (if a bit archaic)
and then gophernicus has added some more bits to it.
On Fri, 2020-01-03 at 01:38 +0600, bdeshi wrote:
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:
> Dear ~club:
> I saw that many of you made (or are even currently making) it snow
> 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
> of shuffleboard---that is, incoherently and more or less according
> chance---but at the last moment I managed to find a post online
> simple enough for me to understand. The results are about as bad
> expected (complete illegibility), but alas, it's only exactly what
> for. I doubt it will last through the week on my page.
> Well, ~club, here we are. The year of middle-distance predictions
> 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
> in a
> magazine about 15 years ago that claimed we'd all be rid of cables
> 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
> be a
> 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
> 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
> 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
> ~club, your task this week is to do something with your gopher
> 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
> 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
> 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!