Future of cctalk/cctech

Boris Gimbarzevsky boris at summitclinic.com
Fri Jun 19 21:05:29 CDT 2020

Agree that current mailing list format is best as simple, low 
bandwidth and can always post links to images or other large 
files.  I still use Eudora as my email client and have text only 
emails.  Seems to perplex a lot of people I deal with when I can't 
read their emails, but it seems somewhat wastefull to use 1-2 Mb to 
send a message that only needs 200 bytes at most (once one strips off 
all zero-information fluff from the email).  Run my own mailserver as 
well so can email myself massive attachments when email is only way 
of getting data off a remote machine.

Images take up a lot of space and are best dealt with via 
links.  I've run my own webserver/ftpserver since 1999 and find 
that's the easiest way of sharing large files with people.  While 
it's nice having high resolution photos like those that Samsung 
phones creat, they're in the 3-5 Mb size range.  If I need to put a 
lot of photos on a web page, I'll use the free Photo Studio program 
(written by John Hawkins) which creates a web page with a series of 
thumbnails with full image available by clicking on thumbnail and can 
set size of thumbnail image.  Rather old, but works fine for simple 
web pages where all one wants to do is serve up a set of images.

Remember 15 years ago that online documentation was sparse but have 
found most DEC manuals are online and C64 stuff a lot easier to find 
than it used to be.  Being rather paranoid, I've downloaded manuals 
for all machines I have and keep a duplicate copy of everything.

Not sure how many people are on cctalk/cctech, but keeping everything 
text only would be best way of minimizing bandwidth for whoever hosts it,

Boris Gimbarzevsky

>On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 3:31 PM Maciej W. Rozycki via cctalk <
>cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > Sure, there's always `uuencode' when you do need to post that non-text
> > piece (which I guess will keep the eyes of Luddites away from it too).
> >
>Or an http, https, ftp, or gopher url to somewhere else hosting the image.

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