It's a new tilde.day and there are more tildes than you can shake a tilde at!


While I spend some time in IRC, I spend more time on the command line tinkering with this or that. If you want to interact with me, it's easiest to shoot me an email [username]@tilde.team. I also run a smaller, slower, quieter pubnix at https://rawtext.club


Testing out pisg for automated analysis of ~team IRC usage:


Some History

Tildes like tilde.team or tilde.town are a modern version of an old style* system called public acccess Unix systems (of course, "Unix", should now be replaced more often with BSD or GNU/Linux). These are sometimes called "pubnixes". I wrote a history and commentary on public access Unix systems, now run as the Public Access Unix History Documentation Project. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to contribute: https://github.com/cwmccabe/pubnixhist

* How old? The first pubnixes were created in 1982, well before Gopher and the WWW.


Some stuff I'm working on or reading about these days...