On 12/31/19 8:21 PM, Bradley Gannon wrote:
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!
For the uninitiated, gopher is a pre-http protocol that was created at
the University of Minnesota:
~tomasino has a lovely intro site set up at https://gopher.zone
worth a look.
Our gopher homepage shows users that have created a ~/public_gopher
directory and changed their main gophermap. To view it, open your
favorite gopher client (try "lynx gopher://tilde.club" if you're just
starting) or open it in a web proxy:
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.
There's also some additional info on our wiki here:
Gopher aficionados tend to gather in the #gopher channel on irc as well,
which is a good place to ask questions.