Sunday, May 16, 2010

Story of a trader

Back when men were men and specialists were specialists.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Strawberry Perl 5.12 is out

I've downloaded on my test system, we'll see about moving it to production in a few days.

Download gopherspace!

Circa 2007.

So I decided I would. I wrote Gopherbot, a spidering archiver for Gopherspace. I ran it in June 2007, and saved off all the documents and sites it could find. That saved 40GB of data, or about 780,000 documents. Since that time, more servers have died. To my knowledge, this is the only comprehensive archive there is of what Gopherspace was like. (Another person is working on a new 2010 archive run, which I’m guessing will find some new documents but turn up fewer overall than 2007 did.)

Download and seed the torrent, it's a good bit of public service.