A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:
To connect, ssh email@example.com
If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!
The tutorial has been updated and expanded - enjoy!
@SDF Hope I didn't mess something up. Used LOGOUT and got back to dot prompt but couldn't figure out how to shut down the ssh session. Hope it kicks me off to let someone else use my line.
@cs ^BS will return to the monitor and then you can type LOGOUT or KJOB
hope killing my SSH session did it and didn't tie up the line any further than letting my poorly piloted lunar lander run for far too long lol
This is GREAT 🤩
hello & salutations to you too, passing at 0b1011101111110111111001111011000 in the timestream. my buzzword of the day is 1,2,5, "TOTAL MONITORED CONCEPT".
thank you for being such a fine 5,1,2, "RESPONSIVE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITY".
@SDF halp I can't get out
@robjloranger type ^]q
@SDF but where are the US generals gaslighting us every day into creating military applications for this technology
@SDF Very nice!
@sdf tempted to try solving an Advent of Code problem but it has no C compiler.
maybe I can deal with LISP...?
@sdf also don't wanna hog the line too long
@sdf tried logging in and it just echoes "WHAT?" every time. entered "LOGOUT" and that did the same. pressed Ctrl-] and ran logout there, and now it's just hanging. Did I mess something up?
I hope I logged out correctly, Termux seems to have frozen when I typed K
OK not the most sophisticated code (and I had to remember how to write proper "old school" BASIC), but according to that date I would only be 7 😆
Oh, that was you... I overwrote that program... but I'm sure it's simple enough to recreate.
This is what happened to me:
YOUR IMPACT CREATED A CRATER 870.9618 FEET DEEP.
AT CONTACT YOU WERE TRAVELING 3088.711 N.MILE/HR
@SDF the computer cheats
@SDF I'm fangirling so hard right now!
Que chulo. Me recuerda la serie original de Star Trek. Y encima, funciona de verdad.
@SDF : That's so damn cool!
@SDF This is *incredibly* cool!
@SDF thanks so much for making this possible! Tried it today and had some fun with BASIC! 😻
@sdf modern things we take for granted: clock seeded random number generators.
@SDF Holy! That’s a dream come true! Next step, a computer science museum in my Quebec
"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