People need to know that they do NOT HAVE TO PAY for having a website, shell access, gopher site, free radio shows...
AND you do not have to pay by selling your soul and attention by advertizing!
Free - as in freedom/freespeech AND free as in free beer for decades are available at
https://sdf.org/ and at
Yes, they solicit donations, but not ravenously upon your attention span.
You can have a website. You can be a radio DJ with a scheduled show!! Come on! Boost!
@gemlog I made an account at SDF, but, uh...it doesn't seem like I can do much?
@IceWolf What do you do after you log in? Are you used to a *nix shell?
For my part, I only use it to 'chat' using the 'com' command during live shows on anonradio.
We could do it now though, if you like.
I will login and type 'com' and then join anonradio.
@gemlog I am definitely used to a Unix shell! But this doesn't seem like a regular shell.
@IceWolf i'm not saying about anything. I'm a linux guy myself, but this is a bsd shell.
@gemlog Huh? Shell shouldn't matter Linux or BSD. (: Anyway, I can't even do things like echo environment variables. Or run things by path!
I'm pretty sure this /isn't an actual shell to begin with/.
@IceWolf It is restricted. I don't even know what.
Maybe you are in something else.
@gemlog Says I'm on "otaku". Should I be sshing to something other than tty.sdf.org?
If you ssh to sdf.org then you are on that. If you ssh to tty.sdf.org then you get randomly assigned to a server.
@gemlog OH! Okay!
Welp. On "sdf" now...same wonky non-shell.
I think having an actual shell is locked behind having a validated account. :/
@IceWolf other than I can't tunnel, my login seems just like at home or on a vps.
What are you seeing?
@gemlog I'm in this weird psh shell, and that's it.
@IceWolf just for sport what happens if you exec 'com' as a command and try to join the anonradio room. can you do that?
@gemlog Tried that...not sure if it worked? com is very weird. (: I'll start it up again.
@gemlog Tried to send a message, think com locked up!
@IceWolf Sometimes the bsd servers do seem to lockup, but in this case it was me just not responding to you. sorry about that.
@gemlog No worries!
@IceWolf I see 'siverwolf' was in chat in my other monitor! So sorry! I didn't notice, but you were there.
My very bad for mis-leading you that what you were doing was not working.! :-(
@gemlog Oh, oops. Guess that accidental 'w' sent. :P
So that is how to send messages, then! Is there no confirmation that they went through?
@IceWolf And, yes, someone validated my account a couple of years ago.
@gemlog Ahhh, okay! I think that explains it.