Transcript for those who can't access twitter for some reason:
A tildeverse-builder named Mike Buchholz (email@example.com) offered to take over http://tilde.club AND the backlog of 10,000+ people who asked for accounts. I said, that would be a blessing!
If you had an account, it still works. If you asked, they'll be in touch.
9:21 AM - 13 Sep 2019
I've had the strange experience, since Mike asked to take on this responsibility, of learning that http://tilde.club kicked off a scene called the tildeverse, with many sites, servers, and its own github. https://tildeverse.org
I wasn't aware that it had self-organized to this degree. Mostly I've felt guilty about http://tilde.club , which grew so fast and with so much interest that it needed a lot of time and love that I could not provide. It's great to see it was a spark for so many new things.
Replying to @ftrain
Hopefully have backlog taken care of this week and other new sign ups available within the next week or so.
I mean some have waited four years another week is no big deal.
In college, if you would finger me, you would see an ASCII-art animation of the iconic motorcycle jump shot from Terminator 2 for 10 seconds.
Love it even more because I recognize Paul Ford's name from his article "What is Code?" , which is how I first became aware of him.
"What is Code?" blew me away when I read it, bringing together both software development and the humanities (writing) and I sent links to just about every academic I called "friend" to, well, not much response.
So glad to find out Ford's tilde.club experiment blew up in a good way!
EDIT: add comma and missing direct object.
> finishing them is fine too. Be a disaster! Make a disaster!
I like this attitude.
Isn't there a theory that most web services today are just versions of standard Unix tools?
Live listings of active MUDs: http://mudstats.com/
The Reddit MUD community: https://www.reddit.com/r/MUD/
$> telnet ourserver.com 25
MAIL FROM firstname.lastname@example.org
RCPT TO email@example.com
SUBJECT: Hi its me President Clinton
Such a simpler time. Today I haven't the foggiest idea what it would take to invoke an email server correctly in a way that would definitely deliver the message. Probably a lot.