• QWK Readers for FreeBSD

    From Atroxi@VERT to All on Sat Aug 22 16:02:00 2020
    Hello,

    I've been recently sucked into this thing called FreeBSD mostly because I wanted to know if I can port most of the stuff that I do there. Luckily, I was able to port mostly everything that are essential to me, such as my e-mail reader, RSS feed reader and other productivity stuff. However, one thing that I wasn't able to find an alternative for was MultiMail for FreeBSD. I looked around whether there's anyone who bothered porting that to the BSDs but it seemed that no one did. I also found atp which is this qwk reader that I've never heard about though I wasn't able to install it due to some weird conflicts with another program that I have already installed. Either way, I was wondering if there's anyone out there who might be able to suggest any applications that I can try out just to fill that void in my BSD box.

    Thanks in advance!
    Atroxi

    ... Whatever happens, happens.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    Synchronet Vertrauen Home of Synchronet [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net
  • From Atroxi@VERT to Atroxi on Sat Aug 22 21:14:00 2020
    Atroxi wrote to All <=-

    Hello,

    I've been recently sucked into this thing called FreeBSD mostly because
    I wanted to know if I can port most of the stuff that I do there.
    Luckily, I was able to port mostly everything that are essential to me, such as my e-mail reader, RSS feed reader and other productivity stuff. However, one thing that I wasn't able to find an alternative for was MultiMail for FreeBSD. I looked around whether there's anyone who
    bothered porting that to the BSDs but it seemed that no one did. I also found atp which is this qwk reader that I've never heard about though I wasn't able to install it due to some weird conflicts with another
    program that I have already installed. Either way, I was wondering if there's anyone out there who might be able to suggest any applications that I can try out just to fill that void in my BSD box.

    Thanks in advance!
    Atroxi

    ... Whatever happens, happens.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52

    So, I'm actually officially stupid. I don't know how and why but somehow I managed to overlook the mmail package in the FreeBSD repositories. Please disregard the prior message, I'm really sorry for just blabbering this without actually doing a hard enough search.

    And here I was thinking that I would just have to suck it up and learn to use NNTP stuff and when literally when I looked for MultiMail FreeBSD the freebsd.org page showed up with the mmail package.

    Stupid. Absolute stupid.



    ... You want to delete me right? Yeah, you sure do. You slut.
    --- MultiMail/FreeBSD v0.52
    Synchronet Vertrauen Home of Synchronet [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net
  • From Atroxi@VERT to Hakuchi on Wed Aug 26 16:23:00 2020
    Hakuchi wrote to Atroxi <=-

    Atroxi wrote to Atroxi <=-

    Stupid. Absolute stupid.

    Best way to learn it to make mistakes :D

    Certainly, I really felt stupid that after I posted in here and did some casual searching that the package that I was looking for some time now was actually ported to FreeBSD.

    FBSD was my daily driver for a long time late 90's and about first
    decade of the 2K ... Then I got old and have been toying with different toynix distros, but for pat 5 years or so I have been rather pleased
    with Pop!_OS. Although I'm writing this on ArcaOS ... liking the whole look'n'feel and the smell of nostalgia :)
    Have ArcaOS, OpenBSD and Haiku intalled on this "retro-thingie" X60s ThinkPad. ... Einstein's relativity work is a magnificent mathematical garb which ascinat

    Yeah, a lot of people are saying nice stuff with Pop! OS. I haven't tried that personally, as I'm not that much of a fan of prebuilt stuff. I don't even know if I'll stop at FreeBSD, but so far I'm quite pleased at how organized stuff are. Perhaps I will go deeper into the rabbit hole and install OpenBSD, though I don't see any reason for it right now. In general, however, it was quite easy to port the scripts that I have written in Linux over here which made the hop much more pleasant.

    X60s IS retro, it's quite funny how hard getting one of those thick laptops around my area. Whenever I ask about it on used computer shops, people always get shocked and ask why I'm looking for such an antique piece of computer and not their new, slightly used, sleek laptops. Perhaps they just don't get the appeal of Thinkpads.

    ... You want to delete me right? Yeah, you sure do. You slut.
    --- MultiMail/FreeBSD v0.52
    Synchronet Vertrauen Home of Synchronet [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net
  • From Hakuchi@VERT to Atroxi on Wed Aug 26 21:56:00 2020
    Atroxi wrote to Hakuchi <=-

    Yeah, a lot of people are saying nice stuff with Pop! OS. I haven't
    tried that personally, as I'm not that much of a fan of prebuilt stuff.

    I do feel you. But since I first got their laptop that came with it I thought to test it out and here I am :)

    I don't even know if I'll stop at FreeBSD, but so far I'm quite pleased
    at how organized stuff are. Perhaps I will go deeper into the rabbit
    hole and install OpenBSD, though I don't see any reason for it right
    now. In general, however, it was quite easy to port the scripts that I have written in Linux over here which made the hop much more pleasant.

    FBSD is good, but for some reason I found out that OBSD have matured rather well and I do like it. Basically I could install it as a daily driver since it has all I need.

    X60s IS retro, it's quite funny how hard getting one of those thick laptops around my area. Whenever I ask about it on used computer shops, people always get shocked and ask why I'm looking for such an antique piece of computer and not their new, slightly used, sleek laptops.
    Perhaps they just don't get the appeal of Thinkpads.

    People think they do need all the shiny new hotness or whatever ... If anyting doesn't break, I have basically all the hardware I'll need for the rest of my life. If not newer camera body, but that is different :D


    ... "When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet." - Philip K. Dick
    --- MultiMail/OS2 v0.52
    Synchronet Vertrauen Home of Synchronet [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net
  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Atroxi on Wed Aug 26 06:42:00 2020
    Atroxi wrote to Hakuchi <=-

    X60s IS retro, it's quite funny how hard getting one of those thick laptops around my area. Whenever I ask about it on used computer shops, people always get shocked and ask why I'm looking for such an antique piece of computer and not their new, slightly used, sleek laptops.
    Perhaps they just don't get the appeal of Thinkpads.

    I grudgingly got rid of my T42 and replaced it with a T410. It's
    chunkier than an ultrabook-form factor newer Thinkpad, but it still
    has a full-travel keyboard. With it, I feel like I'm working on a
    portable desktop compared to an ultrabook.

    The older ones are easy to work on, too - remove a couple of screws
    and the keyboard slides up and out, giving you access to the logic
    board and making replacements easier.



    ... Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
    --- MultiMail/XT v0.52
    Synchronet realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Aug 28 14:25:08 2020
    On 8/26/2020 6:42 AM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote:

    I grudgingly got rid of my T42 and replaced it with a T410. It's
    chunkier than an ultrabook-form factor newer Thinkpad, but it still
    has a full-travel keyboard. With it, I feel like I'm working on a
    portable desktop compared to an ultrabook.

    Depending on where I am going, I'll bring a keyboard and mouse with me
    to use with a laptop. I really hate all laptop keyboards, though some
    are better than others.

    I like the Unicomp/Model-M style keyboards the most, but they're too
    annoying for people around me, and on calls. Now I'm mostly using das keyboards w/ cherry mx brown switches. I've got a couple generic brown keyboards, but most of the generics no longer use real browns and they
    don't feel quite right.

    --
    Michael J. Ryan
    tracker1 +o Roughneck BBS

    ---
    Synchronet Roughneck BBS - coming back 2/2/20
  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Tracker1 on Sat Aug 29 07:39:00 2020
    Tracker1 wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I like the Unicomp/Model-M style keyboards the most, but they're too annoying for people around me, and on calls. Now I'm mostly using das keyboards w/ cherry mx brown switches. I've got a couple generic brown keyboards, but most of the generics no longer use real browns and they don't feel quite right.

    Preach. I have a model M that's been with me since 1991, and can't use
    it in the house; my home office is right off of the main television
    room.

    I have a chiclet keyboard on my desktop now, think I've been turned by
    the new laptop keyboards. I should find a quieter mechanical keyboard;
    I've just gotten spoiled by wireless keyboards and haven't found a
    wireless mechanical keyboard (yet).



    ... Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
    --- MultiMail/XT v0.52
    Synchronet realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Aug 31 07:19:37 2020
    Re: Re: QWK Readers for FreeBSD
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Tracker1 on Sat Aug 29 2020 07:39 am

    I have a chiclet keyboard on my desktop now, think I've been turned by
    the new laptop keyboards. I should find a quieter mechanical keyboard; I've just gotten spoiled by wireless keyboards and haven't found a wireless mechanical keyboard (yet).

    They're all over, now.

    I have a Logitech G910 that's about 5 years old now. I yank all the keys off and clean it out every few months, and, other than a couple of the LEDs having gone bad, it works perfectly.

    DaiTengu

    ... Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away.

    ---
    Synchronet War Ensemble BBS - The sport is war, total war - warensemble.com
  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Aug 31 07:21:46 2020
    Re: Re: QWK Readers for FreeBSD
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Tracker1 on Sat Aug 29 2020 07:39 am

    I have a chiclet keyboard on my desktop now, think I've been turned by the new laptop keyboards. I should find a quieter mechanical keyboard; I've just gotten spoiled by wireless keyboards and haven't found a wireless mechanical keyboard (yet).

    They're all over, now.

    I have a Logitech G910 that's about 5 years old now. I yank all the keys off and clean it out every few months, and, other than a couple of the LEDs having gone bad, it works perfectly.

    (The G910 is not wireless, but there are a few logitechs that are, with similar switches)

    DaiTengu

    ... Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away.


    Mike

    ---
    Synchronet War Ensemble BBS - The sport is war, total war - warensemble.com
  • From Tracker1@VERT/HAVENS to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Aug 31 12:07:43 2020
    On 8/26/2020 6:42 AM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote:

    I grudgingly got rid of my T42 and replaced it with a T410. It's
    chunkier than an ultrabook-form factor newer Thinkpad, but it still
    has a full-travel keyboard. With it, I feel like I'm working on a
    portable desktop compared to an ultrabook.

    Depending on where I am going, I'll bring a keyboard and mouse with me
    to use with a laptop. I really hate all laptop keyboards, though some
    are better than others.

    I like the Unicomp/Model-M style keyboards the most, but they're too
    annoying for people around me, and on calls. Now I'm mostly using das keyboards w/ cherry mx brown switches. I've got a couple generic brown keyboards, but most of the generics no longer use real browns and they
    don't feel quite right.

    --
    Michael J. Ryan
    tracker1 +o Roughneck BBS

    ---
    Synchronet Roughneck BBS - coming back 2/2/20
    Synchronet Havens BBS havens.synchro.net
  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Aug 31 18:00:04 2020
    On 8/29/2020 7:39 AM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote:
    I like the Unicomp/Model-M style keyboards the most, but they're too
    annoying for people around me, and on calls. Now I'm mostly using das
    keyboards w/ cherry mx brown switches. I've got a couple generic brown
    keyboards, but most of the generics no longer use real browns and they
    don't feel quite right.

    Preach. I have a model M that's been with me since 1991, and can't use
    it in the house; my home office is right off of the main television
    room.

    I have a chiclet keyboard on my desktop now, think I've been turned by
    the new laptop keyboards. I should find a quieter mechanical keyboard;
    I've just gotten spoiled by wireless keyboards and haven't found a
    wireless mechanical keyboard (yet).

    Cherry MX Browns are generally the most liked by touch typists for
    mechanical switches (tactile bump, less noisy), though preferences will
    vary. There are a lot of fake "brown-like" and if you're looking at a keyboard under around $80 US, it's probably fake browns that aren't the
    same.

    There are some newer wireless mechanical keyboards, many of the good
    ones are using an RF adapter that isn't bluetooth and tends to perform
    better if you go that way. I don't have enough personal experience on
    that side, I've been wired for a long time now. One occassion of
    driving to a store halfway across town at 3am for batteries with a
    looming deadline was one time too many for me.

    --
    Michael J. Ryan
    tracker1 +o Roughneck BBS

    ---
    Synchronet Roughneck BBS - coming back 2/2/20
  • From Atroxi@VERT to Hakuchi on Thu Sep 10 14:39:00 2020
    Hakuchi wrote to Atroxi <=-

    Atroxi wrote to Hakuchi <=-

    Yeah, a lot of people are saying nice stuff with Pop! OS. I haven't
    tried that personally, as I'm not that much of a fan of prebuilt stuff.

    I do feel you. But since I first got their laptop that came with it I thought to test it out and here I am :)

    Yup, if it does the job and you're happy with it there's no reason to switch isn't it? I tried FreeBSD just because I was getting bored with Void Linux and I was quite surprised that until now I haven't removed FreeBSD on my laptop. It's unfortunate actually that steam doesn't work as well as on linux than on here because that's the only thing that's keeping the Void Linux install on my desktop box.

    I don't even know if I'll stop at FreeBSD, but so far I'm quite pleased
    at how organized stuff are. Perhaps I will go deeper into the rabbit
    hole and install OpenBSD, though I don't see any reason for it right
    now. In general, however, it was quite easy to port the scripts that I have written in Linux over here which made the hop much more pleasant.

    FBSD is good, but for some reason I found out that OBSD have matured rather well and I do like it. Basically I could install it as a daily driver since it has all I need.

    Man, I'm really curious with OpenBSD now. I don't know if it would make sense for someone like me to run it. I don't really "study" computers on an academic level and are not, currently, interested in deeper operating system stuff. I heard that if you want to learn more about how operating systems work that you should try using OpenBSD because the codebase is smaller and the community are helpful in teaching you stuff around it.

    X60s IS retro, it's quite funny how hard getting one of those thick laptops around my area. Whenever I ask about it on used computer shops, people always get shocked and ask why I'm looking for such an antique piece of computer and not their new, slightly used, sleek laptops.
    Perhaps they just don't get the appeal of Thinkpads.

    People think they do need all the shiny new hotness or whatever ... If anyting doesn't break, I have basically all the hardware I'll need for
    the rest of my life. If not newer camera body, but that is different :D

    Man, cameras are a different thing, isn't it. I don't understand it, but I can sure see it's a different beast.

    ... "When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet." - Philip K. Dick
    --- MultiMail/OS2 v0.52

    ... The number you have dailed...Nine-one-one...has been changed.
    --- MultiMail/FreeBSD v0.52
    Synchronet Vertrauen Home of Synchronet [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net
  • From Hakuchi@VERT to Atroxi on Fri Sep 11 20:54:00 2020
    Atroxi wrote to Hakuchi <=-

    Void Linux and I was quite surprised that until now I haven't removed FreeBSD on my laptop. It's unfortunate actually that steam doesn't work
    as well as on linux than on here because that's the only thing that's keeping the Void Linux install on my desktop box.

    Don't have a clue about Steam on FBSD or any other BSD ... I know it runs ok
    on GNU, but that's about it. I don't game, you see. Well not like that I don't :D

    Man, I'm really curious with OpenBSD now. I don't know if it would
    make sense for someone like me to run it. I don't really "study"
    computers on an academic level and are not, currently, interested in deeper operating system stuff. I heard that if you want to learn more about how operating systems work that you should try using OpenBSD
    because the codebase is smaller and the community are helpful in
    teaching you stuff around it.

    Well ... OBSD is surely it's own puffy-thing. Even for people who aren't
    really interested or curious about how things are done "the proper way", can see the beauty of proper code and such. Of course it's not developed for users. It's done by the devs for themselves. But one of the most secure thingies OOB that is out there.
    If something, I would like to see Qubes-like OS made with OBSD and with the same attitude towards security and code integrity and robustness.


    ... 0101110 01000011
    --- MultiMail/OS2 v0.52
    Synchronet Vertrauen Home of Synchronet [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net