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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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@dokuja Hey thanks for giving it a shot, out of curiosity would you mind sharing which phone provider you used?

@junkman hah! I do not but I was planning on seeing if I could connect it up to sdf at some point. We'll put it on the list ;)

@natalie what provider are you using? Would be good to know in the chance I can sign up and do my own testing or see if others have the same problem with the same provider.

@natalie Damn! Thanks for testing though, I really appreciate it. Not quite sure if this is just a "voip is lousy for modems" issue or a hardware issue on my end. There have been times when I've had to try dialing a few times before connection is successful but those are few and far between.

@natalie let me know if you can try again. I just checked and it was almost like the ata locked up or something. Asterisk sent the call over but no ring on the line

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.

@junkman It's down right now but the dogemicrosystems guide has tips for ATA configuration, dogemicrosystems.ca/wiki/Dial_

I think that's really the only bit of that page I used as I am running Win Server right now, though I do want to switch things over to Linux at some point.

I'm using a Granstream HT504 myself so I imagine it isn't too big a jump for a 7XX model.

@junkman Yeah I've got speeds of 33.6kbps with few issues. I haven't tested any POTS lines, it is all VoIP. I've been doing Verizon voip to voip.ms and my friend has been testing Google Voice to voip.ms and we usually get something close to that. I think all I did on the ATA was make sure to prefer G.711 and turn off any echo cancellation. It might just be luck that there isn't much lag in the connection.

@alexbuzzbee I love that mental image. I actually might do it at some point because it seems so funny.

@alexbuzzbee You could always get a voip line or a magic jack or something if you truly wanted to fall down this rabbit hole. Your life will be prone to latency issues, happy modem sounds, and hundreds of feet of silver phone wire. You may or may not one day think it is a good idea to buy a fax machine or answering machine. You'll wake up in a cold sweat wondering where your punchdown tool is.

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