Sandy Bridge Posted February 5, 2022 Share Posted February 5, 2022 Just now, I was trying to link to a recipe in the Cooking thread, where the recipe is hosted on a Gopher server, and learned that sadly the Invision Community Board software we're running doesn't support Gopher links. So, no recipe link for you! But then I realized, that could be a topic of its own. Who's still running Gopher? I was a latecomer to Gopher, and didn't start surfing on the Gopher net until 2015. But since then I've occasionally checked out the latest Gopher sites at the Super Dimensional Fortress since then, and have found a few worthy of bookmarking. The recipe site I was trying to link to (gopher://sdf.org/1/users/sanjuro) is good enough that I wrote an archival program to grab them all in case the Gopher server went down... thankfully it's stayed up since then, and OMG it just added a new Soul Food category! (And yes, I may have a penchant for writing archival programs...) I kind of like Gopher though, it's not commercialized like the World Wide Web is. There's more of an old-school, personal feel to it. No ads, no flashy graphics, just content through the medium of text, and maybe an attached file in some cases. Anyone else using Gopher? Any favorite browsers for it? I've been using SeaMonkey with the OverbiteFF extension on my main machine (although Firefox with OverbiteWX is probably the easier for trying it out), and Netscape Navigator 4.08 on my old-school machine, which supports it natively. Desktop: Core i5 2500k "Sandy Bridge" | RX 480 | 32 GB DDR3 | 850 Evo + HDDs | Seasonic 650W | Noctua Fans | 8.1 Pro Laptop: MSI Alpha 15 | Ryzen 5800H | Radeon 6600M | 16 GB DDR4 | 512 GB SSD | 10 Home Laptop history: MSI GL63 (2018) | HP EliteBook 8740w (acq. 2014) | Dell Inspiron 1520 (2007) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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