I'm now in the process of switching to a self hosted server for this fediverse stuff.

My new account is @crc@toot.forth.works

#programming #forth 

I've finally managed to get a version of Retro's VM working under OpenBSD using system calls instead of linking with libc.

This has eluded me for a long time; I'm pleased to finally be able to proceed on this front as I'd prefer to avoid using libc when possible.

Next step is to figure out how to rewrite the NASM assembly in AT&T syntax so I can just use the standard toolchain on OpenBSD & FreeBSD...

morning #tea 

Taking @vazub suggestion, this morning is dedicated to oolong.

At 8:30, I'm 14 oz in, with a second pot ready to go. I'm drinking a roasted oolong (# ZO20, from Upton Tea) My stock on this is a little past its prime, but it's still enjoyable.

(I'm overdue to order in a fresh batch of tea; I'm nearing the end of most of my varieties, other than some of the shóu.)


Today is a green tea day.

I started with genmaicha. I always enjoy this, though I initially had the water too hot, burning the tea slightly. Subsequent steeps were better.

Total: 25 oz.

Since lunch time I've been steeping sencha. It's good, but I find it to be more troublesome with steep times if I want to avoid bitterness.

Total: 20 oz.

I was planning to also have hōjicha, but discovered that my tin was empty. I'll check my reserves at home as I thought I still had plenty of this.

@technomancy Andrew is just playing the martyr, getting us to write better governance frameworks in a way he'd never have been able to achieve from the outside.


Today is a day for darker teas.

I started the morning off with a nice ceylon. Brewed 28 oz of tea total. It was pretty weak near the end, so I'll probably not do the last steep next time.

Now onto a shóu to start the afternoon...

I've setup forth.chat for those looking for channels on


Today's is a Chinese green from Upton Tea. I'm enjoying it; it has a pleasant astringency and a light vegetal taste.

It's been too long since I was drinking tea daily. Time to get back to that I think. I still find it relaxing to prepare and drink.


freenode just k-lined all of IRCCloud. Again, intentionally and permanently.

Despite all of the stupid things they've done lately, I stayed connected to there and Libera/OFTC in hopes they'd come to their senses and stop imploding. Guess that comes to an end.

freenode, irc 

Following up on the ongoing Freenode disaster:

They've blocked irccloud (which I use as a bouncer), and my home IP addresses, so I currently have no access to Freenode. If you see a 'crc' there, it's not me. I'm currently reachable on Libera, OFTC, and Hackint.

For Retro Forth users who are using IRC: would we prefer to keep using the channel or switch the channel to ?

Background: I'm registering Retro as a project with Libera and need to make a decision regarding the channel name. On Freenode, we had been using for 18 years, but this has occasionally caused confusion.

I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as freenode, is in fact, Lee/freenode, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, leenode. leenode is not an IRC network, but rather a hollow shell of an IRC network being destroyed by Andrew Lee. Many IRC users connect to a ruined version of the freenode network every day, without realizing it.

i guess at this point the only people still using freenode are either fully on board with andrew lee declaring himself malevolent dictator for life, or not up to speed with what's going on

@kline @crc He saw that some people didn’t think he was poison and is correcting them the only way he knows how.

andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

So freenode just tried to take over my IRC channel and redirect to another one. I've removed the forwarding and private flags they turned on, but have no idea what their next move will be on this.

Anyone trying to discuss retroforth on irc should join in libera, oftc, or hackint instead at this point. (I'm working on a bridge across these currently to facilitate easier conversation across servers).

Finished setting up a new FreeBSD box.

retroforth.org is now running on it, with access via http, https, gopher, and gemini.

I'm running under the vger gemini server for now since my Forth implementation isn't done yet.

Given the situation w/freenode, I've setup retro and forth channels on libera.chat.

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