Ignacio Torres Masdeu

2016 wk.08: hello gopher

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Yesterday I read a tweet by Charles Stross:

The MetaFilter gopher server is back after 15 years of downtime!!! gopher://gopher.metafilter.com

But I did remember that Gopher support had been dropped in Firefox 4.0 so I looked for a client. I knew that sdfeu actively supports Gopher so I headed there to do a quick check.

And I should not have got into that rodent hole for in three minutes I had already found an Emacs mode to browse Gopher.

With that solved it was simply a matter of time having my site served by Gopher as well. And guess what, it does not look so different from the HTML rendering.