@djsundog Ahhhh this is so amazing

Brings me back to when I used a Compaq Portable and a serial line to my Linux box to IRC from my bedroom as a teen


Ok that's pretty good. Now can you get mastodon streaming on a fancy three course meal?

@ajroach42 tcpser providing a virtual modem that uses telnet over a serial connection and telnetd providing telnet on localhost plus madonctl for cli masto streaming

Hacking cool stuff for the sake of hacking it is the pure spirit of hacking.

This is beautiful.

@craigmaloney it should - it's only acting as a dumb serial terminal for the linux laptop next to it - I'll install it shortly and give you some video :)

@djsundog I'm sure it'll have some issues with the newer characters on there. :)


@craigmaloney yeah, funnily, there are more than a few unicode characters that end up sending a ctrl+d to TERM.COM and warm booting the Kaypro 😆

@djsundog Man I'd love to get mastodon streaming on my Ti-99. We just got Ti99's online through the use of a raspberry pi over at the atariage forums.

@filmhotdog adding a Ti99 to my basement lab is a must do - I had one growing up and loved it

@djsundog I got one a few years ago as a random flea market pickup and instantly fell in love with the system. The great thing is they are fairly cheap to find and haven't been bitten by the overly inflated retro bug. The community is also very active and friendly, check it out some time. atariage.com/forums/forum/164-

@djsundog whoa! That brings back memories of the Osborne 1, the first "portable" computer I was exposed to. Great find, glad to see a Kapro still running.

@PonderingCreek I still have high hopes for adding an Osborne 1 to the lab, with its wee amber CRT full of magic - I remember how amazed I was that my dad could swap Kaypro diskettes with his friend who had an Osborne (and have been increasingly disappointed in cross compatibility ever since ;)

@djsundog I have yet to see an Ozzie out in the wild during our many flea market crawls... Some day.

I still have the Apple IIc we outfitted with a secondary CP/M board. I fear the floppy disks have probably undergone far to many hot/cold cycles over the years.

@djsundog So cool! There's no TCP/IP stack for it, are you connecting via a serial port? :)

@feoh yeah, currently the Kaypro depends on a serial connection to another machine for its internettery

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