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Reflections from a Swede in Norway.

Here you will find my small graffiti board where I write about things I come to think about.

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Fidonet

Published: Sunday 2003-12-07.

Fidonet, a hobbyist computer network that has been around since the middle of the 1980s, is not quite dead, even if it can often seem that way. Software is still being developed for it, even if the pace isn’t even remotely in the vicinity of what it was back in the good ol’ days.

A nice program I learned about yesterday is JamNNTPd, which allows me to read Fidonet in a news reader. Even if it of course has been done before (several times), this does it in a way that I have never seen before — instead of converting to news format and sending it to a news server it uses a Fidonet database (in JAM format) and reads/writes directly to this format. In my opinion, this is the best solution yet, at least as a local BBS solution.

And it means that I finally can read Fidonet in Opera’s e-mail client M2 in a comfortable manner!

Only 17 days left to Christmas. I really should start buying gifts.

Today’s chocolate advent calendar figure: Leprechaun.

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