Playing more with modems over SIP. I have 300/1200 working very well in to the SDF dialup line. So I decided to just set the modem to max speed and let the chips fall where they may.
It did not go well. 😆
My latency (Im on LTE) to my SIP service is
--- sip.anveo.com ping statistics ---
25 packets transmitted, 25 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 69.469/142.080/296.463/65.996 ms
My plan was to use my mini staycation to clean and organize. Hasn't been going well because I keep coming across forgotten things I want to play with. One of those things is a Z80 "softcard". Popped a CP/M image and kermit on my SDfloppy II and it fired right up. I was soon reminded of the reason I never got much use out of it. It can't seem to deal with anything faster then 300baud on the serial port with out dropping bits. 🤔
I missed the news about Floodgap releasing a Firefox beta plugin that restores direct Gopher support. No more having to use the proxy service! 👍
If you collect old phones or computers with modems then I consider having one of these old Panasonic "key" PBX system's a must. 308, 616, 824 all work out of the box with no programing and even support rotary dial. They can be found cheap/free abandoned in many telco closets now that everyone is VOIP
I never knew linux's AX25 package had something like inetd. I may need to dust off my TNC's to play with this.
Around 8min mark Tom explains how you could basically connect most unix programs to packet radio. Connecting an irc client to packet might be fun.
Having fun tinkering with old computers, old cars, old telco gear and any other junk i find. 8bit4life
"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