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Back to old protocols and up to old tricks

I've been meaning to post this for a little while. On the bulletin board at work there's a poster which must have been pinned up there for 20 years straight. It's an ad for the U Maryland computer network Gopher system. If you've been online for less than 15 years you probably haven't even heard of Gopher, but it was an early document retrieval system which is almost completely gone nowadays, going the way of FidoNet, supplanted by newer protocols and technologies. I used to use it around 1992 or 1993 because AOL had a Gopher portal available if you knew where to look for it. But it's a total blast from the past to see a flyer up for it, quite faded from years of fluorescent lighting. Hm...I wonder if I could still access the U Maryland Gopher?






I've been a right bastard on the road since I've gotten my plates and reg, chasing people down with their brights on, giving more fingers than a traveling Ginsu salesman, etc. It's nice not having to drive in fear of the fuzz.

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mordant
Apr. 4th, 2010 08:16 am (UTC)
you used to be able to finger coke machines, which i thought was exciting
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  • 16 Mar 2012, 14:58
    I have a friend who just got a late-model Civic and it's pretty impressive. I'm definitely keeping it on my list of possibles...
  • 16 Mar 2012, 14:57
    I will try to hit up MFF if I can - with me it's always down to the last minute deciding whether I can afford the tickets & reg & room, and if I can sneak away from work to make it happen.. But I'm…
  • 16 Mar 2012, 14:53
    Hm I honestly dunno if I still have a copy of that sero here... I had to mail one copy off to the state back in October when they sent me a reg suspension notice. I've been on 'borrowed' time since…
  • 16 Mar 2012, 14:53
    Consider a used Civic. The current year model is a piece of crap, but I adore my 2006 and only one problem (battery) has occurred.
  • 16 Mar 2012, 01:56
    I don't talk or interact with you anymore but that's not a good enough reason for you to get fucked on getting your truck repaired. I can beat that price sight unseen. also if you have your signed…
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