An interview I did with R.U. Sirius a few years back was linked to from HN and upon further investigation I found this was because someone posted The Guy I Almost Was (1998). It's a great comic and worth a read (or reread) if you've never seen it, http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/almostguy/
New XBAND news! Last time I announced anything, it was just that I had gotten a Genesis game playing over a local phone setup. Today I'm announcing a public XBAND server that anyone can connect to. Gameplay over the internet is still laggy, but most of the other features are available for use.
If you aren't familiar with XBAND, it was an early network multiplayer service for the Genesis and Super Nintendo, letting you play in real-time with players across the country, all through a 2400 baud modem. It also had two newspapers, a way to exchange mail, a friends list, player rankings, and a few other community features.
Launched in 1994, it was completely reliant on servers that were shut down in 1997, but are now revived for 2020 and beyond. Since landlines are almost completely gone these days, we've come up with a few alternate ways you can use to connect, if you have an XBAND modem. We'd love to see you on the network!
Info on the Retrocomputing.Network site: https://retrocomputing.network
Announcement video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl1WqCEwpMU
These screenshots generated via the newspaper functionality in the XBAND OS.
Happy holidays! A fresh scan of Mondo 2000 Issue #17 is now available online for your viewing pleasure, https://archive.org/details/Mondo.2000.Issue.17.1997
There's booting from a floppy and then there's booting from vinyl
So we know it's possible to build records from the pre-microprocessor days so if at any point distributing software for something like #CollapseOS (or maybe the OS itself) becomes an issue, it's possible to cover some bases with a 45 RPM 10" record
I'm sure the EPROM can be replaced with hardwired functionality
I wrote a guide to getting your terminal or vintage computer online with a '90s Lantronix device, https://famicoman.com/2020/08/22/get-your-vintage-computer-online-with-a-lantronix-uds10/
Finished migrating https://famicoman.com to Hugo and removed over a decade of WordPress cruft. I finally feel like I can blog again without being burdened by my platform.
Now playing with ham radio, Free/OpenBSD, retroputing, PBX, meshnets, gopher, BGP. Write for n-o-d-e.net, 2600, Lunchmeat, Exolymph, NeonDystopia.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko