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I got 2/3 of my Gandalf short haul working! Now I can theoretically do RS232 over miles of two-pair. Still want to fix the third modem but that might be tricky.

If you have a TTY/TTD device and want to give it a try, I have one set on auto-answer mode at 484.996.1337. Feel free to leave a message!

Here is a photo of me connecting to it via a baudot-compatible modem.

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Discovered this service recently, a finger-based social network

happynetbox.com/

finger aw@happynetbox.com

If you need a finger client and have rustc installed, you can use this: git.alexwennerberg.com/misc/tr

NIST still offers a dial-up service that will give you the current time.

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Updated dialup.world with info for what I'm doing! I'm sure I'm doing something incorrectly but it all sort of works.

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Tonight I ported @neauoire@merveilles.town 's Uxn VM to the MegaGRRL hardware (my ESP32-powered VGM player). Seemed like it would be fun, and it was :)

Here is a little demo...

Had to lower the screen resolution (not enough RAM for full screen framebuffers!), but it has sound, output through the YM2612's DAC register. D-pad emulates a mouse. Also had to do a bodge to the drum-rack example to get it working on the lower resolution.

Third modem in the pool! I don't think I need three modems for the ISP, maybe I'll dedicate one to fax later.

Don't know how I had so many missing/incorrect words in the last toot, but I think it still makes enough sense.

Previous thread on the project is here, mastodon.sdf.org/@Famicoman/10

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An update to my dial-up ISP project. I got a two node modem pool working a PCI card to add more serial ports. Instead of my Verizon line, I patched these modems into my PBX running asterisk with a Grandstream ATA with 4 internal lines. The PBX takes incoming calls from a new voip.ms number and uses a basic hunt group to connect to caller to the next free line.

Got a dialup modem? Feel free to give a call and let me know what OS you are using, how it goes. Details at dialup.world

Had this for years, never any idea what it was. Decided to open it and turns out it is a 40 meg SCSI drive. I have a friend with SCSI gear that should be able to image it, so I'll add that to the to-do list.

If you spend a few days playing with modems it feels natural that you eventually create a dialup ISP.

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