[DFW.pm] Hi!

A.J. Maurin coyo at darkdna.net
Thu Oct 17 00:02:34 PDT 2013

I was just reading up on perl, since one of my friends suggested perl 
would be a great alternative to writing complex bash shell scripts 
loaded with embedded awk and sed scripts.

I love ruby's regex, so my friend asked, "why dontcha just use Perl? 
Perl's basically a level 80 version of bash, sed and awk."

So I explored perl.org, while i had tabs open on openbsd and ppp dial-in 
with usb modems.

Did you know? It's surprisingly trivial to configure openbsd with usb 

USB TrendNET dialup modems work out of the box with openbsd, by way of 
the umodem driver, if I recall correctly.

Since PPP works both ways, you can create point to point dialup 
connections, just like people used to do back in the day for dialup 
bulletin board systems. Some BBS's are still online!

Honestly, with things like facebook and twitter, we should just go back 
to using UUCP-based Usenet. Usenet does all the same things, except 
better. You can attach binary files, you can publish and subscribe to 
news, except your data is probably a lot more secure and private. You 
can use pgp file encryption for your publications so only users with the 
secret key can read them.

There are so many things the kids these days just don't appreciate anymore.

I hope they have vacuum tubes and analog computers at DMS. I never got 
to see them.

On 10/17/2013 1:29 AM, John Fields wrote:
> Alex,
> Lucky for you Dallas can satisfy all your culinary loves. :)
> How long are you in town?
> We meet on the 2nd Wed of every month, at the DallasMakerspace.org 
> facility.
> If you are just popping through, give us a shout and I'm sure we can 
> arrange at least a dinner to say hello.

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