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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 but where are the US generals gaslighting us every day into creating military applications for this technology
@sdf tempted to try solving an Advent of Code problem but it has no C compiler.
maybe I can deal with LISP...?
@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?
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
"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