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31 Dec 2000 (updated 1 Jan 2001 at 17:54 UTC) »

I remember the message nets that BBSs once had. Dreamnet, WWIVnet, Fidonet. Through the years 1993-1995, I posted thousands of messages to such networks. I miss them. I could never really get into USENET however.

Recently, I've ran into interesting webboard sites. MrBill's site is a prime example. The software that it's operating it is free, and is powered by PHP. A simple premise--what if one could link webboards together. Implementation wise, this could probably be accomplished through a simple client/server architecture, or even email. (Which is how the nets of yester-yore were handled.)

I have always found mailing-lists cumbersome. Without a good procmail setup and an intelligent mail reader, it's very one dimensional, and hard to keep up with. A webboard net offers the same functionality in a two dimensional form.

I'm also starting to truely appreciate Zsh.

Ruby is neat language.

Grr, tap-to-click on this touchpad has to go...

Eagerly anticipating this next semester--filled with actual courses--computer communication, and system software.

Currently considering writing an IRC interface to a MySQL database, as having a stable calc-like bot seems to be a major problem for a channel that I currently frequent. I'm also the proud owner of a brand new Sony VAIO, and there appears to be a test driver in FreeBSD 5.0-current that needs work.

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