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       Friday, January 18, 2019 at 01:52
       A Quick Update, Thanks and Comments on Perl
       Just a quick phlog post as I've  been insanely busy at work and left
       with no energy to phlog lately.
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       Monday, December 31, 2018 at 16:43
       More Republic Updates
       Work on the Republic and the greater circumlunar.space universe
       Zaibatsu sundog visiblink has setup an XMPP server for use by all
       circumlunar.space users.
 (TXT) gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.space/~visiblink/phlog/20181228_XMPP
       This is  a really great idea,  thanks to visiblink for  setting that
       up.     I've   tested    connections    from    the   Republic    to
       xmpp.circumlunar.space and they work great, using mcabber.
       New  user requests  continue  to come  in. I  added  two more  users
       yesterday to bring the total up to seven.  I've updated the republic
       gopher homepage  to reflect the  new additions to  the gopher-verse,
       and  I'll also  setup a  moku-pona page  similar to  the one  on the
       Zaibatsu to show recent updates, once more of the gopher holes start
       to be populated with updates.
       On the  email front, the republic  now allows email (TLS  on port 25
       required) to and  from the the bigger pubnix  domains, including SDF
       (sdf.org, tx0.org, freeshell.org), grex.org,  and tilde.team, and of
       course  internal email  between  any  circumlunar.space servers  has
       always been  allowed. This is  thanks to Solderpunk's rework  of the
       postfix config on the Zaibatsu.
       My  next priority  is to  update the  user orientation  and setup  a
       shared VC  repo so that  interested users can assist  in maintaining
       the help documents. I envision something similar to SDF's tutorials,
       albeit on gopher, not the www.
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       Friday, December 28, 2018 at 14:16
       New Users and a Quick Update on the Republic
       The Republic  had four new  user requests  this week (three  of them
       yesterday and today), as I set them up you'll see their gopher holes
       come online. Lntl was the first, and he has already started updating
       his  phlog. The  others will  be linked  from the  Republic's gopher
       homepage in the next few days. Welcome all!
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       Solderpunk  and  I  have  also  worked  on  getting  finger  servers
       configured on Zaibatsu  and Republic.  FreeBSD's finger  daemon is a
       bit  more secure  as  far as  providing the  ability  to hide  login
       database info  (particularly the  remote IP address  of a  user), so
       I've opened up finger requests from  SDF, grex and tilde.team. I can
       open up access from other pubnixes by request.
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       Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 15:55
       Registration is Open for The Republic Server
       Registration is now open  at republic.circumlunar.space! And just in
       time  as the  flagship zaibatsu  server is  now full  and no  longer
       accepting new users.
       Solderpunk  and I  have  completed integration  of  his 'telem'  bbs
       client, so  now users on  both servers can  read and reply  to posts
       made by users  on the other server. As I  noted before, inter-server
       email and a private IRC network  are also online.  I spent some time
       writing up some  new user documentation and so we're  as ready as we
       will ever be.
       If you  would like an  account on the  new server, which  comes with
       shell  access and  500MB of  disk/gopherspace,  email me  at my  SDF
       address, slugmax@sdf.org. Full instructions are here:
 (TXT) Signup for a Republic user account
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       Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 16:26
       FreeBSD and Republic.circumlunar.space Update
       The new republic  server is running FeeeBSD 11.2.   I haven't worked
       with FreeBSD in a long while and I'm enjoying getting my hands dirty
       again - I used to run my  personal email server on FreeBSD, way back
       on version 6 (or thereabouts).  I later migrated my server to Debian
       where it  has run  for years,  although my last  upgrade just  a few
       months  ago was  to  Devuan, as  I  could not  stomach  a switch  to
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       Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 03:11
       Coming Soon - Republic.circumlunar.space
       Solderpunk and  I have been  discussing adding  a new server  to the
       circumlunar.space universe (hereinafter called  the verse). It would
       be similar  in nature to his  own server zaibatsu.circumlunar.space.
       At first it  will offer gopher hosting and shell  access, with local
       email  (just  among the  circumlunar  servers),  and fairly  quickly
       thereafter a  shared or federated  bbs, so  that users can  post and
       read bbs (gboard) updates from users on other servers in the verse.
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       Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 02:25
       Email Providers and Pubnix
       Cdmnky talks about email providers. I tried protonmail briefly but
       deleted my account, it seemed to me to be a bit gimmicky, and less
       than useful without direct imap support.
 (TXT) gopher://sdf.org/0/users/cdmnky/phlog/2018/C0
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       Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 03:51
       Cannabis now Legal in Canada
       Well today cannabis became legal in Canada. Here in Quebec, it's
       legal to possess up to 30 grams for anyone 18 or over. Of course the
       news has been full of warnings with stories focusing on side effects
       and kids. I sense a bit of discomfort from certain professionals
       talking about legally using a psychoactive drug, but I think it will
       all be fine. My own experience as a paramedic has shown me the evils
       of alcohol abuse, but I don't see any reason to fear cannabis, which
       generally makes people mellow and hungry. Not really a recipe for
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       Monday, October 08, 2018 at 16:49
 (DIR) Tomasino talks about maps and bugout bags.
       Paper maps are undervalued as a resource. I've been steered wrong
       (literally) by google maps many times, due to new construction or
       just plain bad data. The heavy and ongoing construction around
       Montreal is a prime example. I've never been sent off course by a
       decent map, even in cases of construction blockage it gives you a
       large overview and sense of your position that those small
       smartphone screens just can't match. And of course topo maps are a
       necessity for extended wilderness treks. When we travel we always
       have maps of the areas we are traveling to in the glove box, as a
       As for bugout bags, I've been remiss since moving and have not put
       together what we had in place before. But this mention of it spurs
       me to do just that, especially with winter fast approaching.
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       Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 22:24
       Systemd and Gopher Tags
       I'm so fed up with systemd. I wrestle with it at work where we have
       nothing but RHEL7 servers. At home, I tried recently to install
       gophernicus on my home workstation, Debian 8 (Jesse) - the first
       release they switched to systemd. Somehow the installer sets up a
       listening gopher server on IPv6 only, and the systemd interface is
       completely broken. I don't even want to spend the time to debug it,
       the CLI interface and config file layout is so awful. I think I'll
       install Devuan and say goodbye to systemd. 
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