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@hairylarry they didn't move to the orange screens until the Kaypro 16/2 if i recall correctly (the first that could run msdos) - the II, 4,and 10 all had the green screens and ran CP/M

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I've been uploading selections from my Public Domain collection to Peertube.

You can see them here peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

I'm going to upload a few more things that don't fit in to my podcasts (old sitcoms mostly) and then call it a day for now.

I might talk a little bit about some of the things I've uploaded, and stuff in a minute.

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the question is not "can i afford to have a probably not-fully-functional kaypro taking up space"

the question is "can i afford not to"

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could fit a cluster of raspi in the space of one of those floppy drives

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If you're into working with humans, free software & cryptography, and you love the idea of helping news organizations break their biggest stories based on submissions by whistleblowers, you may want to come work with me! New opening at Freedom of the Press Foundation just went up - boosts appreciated:

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

#nonprofitjobs #securedrop

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@craigmaloney How about if you buy it you can do whatever you like with it full stop.

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I wrote the first program I ever got paid for on a Kaypro II. Show more

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@dogtrax @tellio @Algot @hairylarry I was using ipad, no problems. I had to expand the text boxes to see my typing, but that worked.

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@hairylarry Awesome! Thank you for joining the mailing list. It's a very low traffic list. If you have any suggestion/ideas for anonradio you can always email anonradio-l@sdf.org and all of us on the list will receive the email 😁

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@Algot @tellio @dogtrax @hairylarry I finally found the ‘add to this story’ button....everything has worked so far. not sure i agree with the left/right split.....maybe make it a different colour or something?

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@hairylarry Good on you :)

There's lots of us CS folks here in the fediverse, and in niu.moe in particular but most of them green between the ears, and could use a dose of history now and again. It's hard to express how valuable it is having a few old wizards around :)

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@hairylarry Or you can have things like the supervisor processes of Elixir or watchdogs elsewhere, which monitor other processes and restart them in a sensible way if they fail.
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Do you feel trapped by the ?

There is a vibrant rebooting of the just a step away: Search, Activism and Campaigning openworlds.info - activism.openworlds.info - campaign.openworlds.info

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It's called Graceful Recovery.

When an error happens it can crash your program. That's not graceful.

You can trap or preempt the error and figure out the best way to report the error and continue the program.

That's Graceful Recovery.

On Collab during development I would open a file to read or die. If the file didn't exist program execution halted.

So I have been adding code to check for the file's existence before I open it. If it's not there I post an error message and continue.

Graceful

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i hate all code written by other people, especially the worst person of them all, Me From The Past

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@ajroach42
I don't think we've settled for ease of use as much as we've settled on "increased engagement"... How to keep peoples eyeballs glued to your product.

Gopher is very easy to use, more so than a typical website today... But a gopher hole gets you where you need,and then you're done.

Most websites have a goal of keeping you there longer.
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I finished writing the user interface for Collab. Create user, encrypt passwords, Log In, Log Out, change username, change email, change password, and email verifications.

All using text files on a linux file system for the data.

The only thing I have to keep hidden are the email addresses but I hide all my user data with index.html redirectors and .htaccess deny commands. So no open text files in the user directories.

Tomorrow I hope to update my users to the encrypted passwords and deploy.