@garpu Made even harder when half the people you invite say "What do I need another social network for?"? And then you want to shake them until their head falls off?

Or is that just me?

@garpu Turns out, WWIV has been opensourced and is still under active development.

@garpu I ran a single-line WWIV bbs called The Undiscovered Country back in the [muttermutter]s. Later, as it started to die, I switched to Wildcat! and renamed to Muon Stream. That lasted about a year.

Projects I do NOT need to be tempted into right now: building my own BBS system from scratch, just to learn a new language.

So I kinda wanted to, you know, build a modern take on an old school style BBS. Something more accessible, easier to manage for users and sysop, and using more modern tech.

To begin with, I needed a name, and a UI. The name is Innisfree BBS. The UI is inspired by WWIV.

“Y’know, you blow up ONE sun, and suddenly everybody expects you to walk on water.”

The only star grouping I can find, that has enough stars with proper names for all of the atomic pis, is Ursa Major. Unfortunately I’m already using two of those names, Mizar and Alcor. So unless I want to rename those two machines, I’m going to have to find some other way of organizing things. Maybe group them into smaller asterisms.

Still trying to find someone who wants a first gen Yoga Book with Windows. Kinda surprised the market for “hey, I’d love a cheap hand-me-down laptop” isn’t more vocal.

How much money would I have to offer to get someone to finally actually build an iOS app for Ghost? Cause I really want one.

Do you use tail -f ?
Love those annoying "are you watching" messages on Netflix?
Ever thought.. gee I wish I could combine both these things?

You wish has come true with tailflix!


Here's my new portable computer. The case was finally printed successfully so I was able to make sure all the electronics actually fit. The cables need a lot of wrangling so I might look for some shorter ones. The list of components is on my blog:


This was a fun custom deck to make. I'm happy to have a sturdy little computer with a mechanical keyboard that I can take with me.

It's problematic trying to burn incense in the same room where you keep a prosumer-grade air filtration system.

Why arguments against a 70% marginal tax rate for income over $10 million is absurd (look at all that money they'd STILL have):

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