online since: 20 Sept, 2019
An excerpt from The story of Tilde.Club:
A website-managing friend of mine promptly wrote back: "tildes are only ever properly used in front of usernames on shared hosting." Wait, what?
So! Back in ye olden Inter-Net tymes of the 1990s, if you were a (then youngish) nerd like me, you'd get an account on some server called CyberFox.net and your web address would be http://CyberFox.net/~vixen. (You were "vixen.") And you could put some web pages at that address. The early personal web grew up around these little "tilde sites"; that's what preceded blogging.
Note: These "tilde sites" are often purposely styled similarly to the webpages built in the early 90s, paying homage to that era of computing.
For one, I use irc for pure text chat with various communities:
/join #cosmic. I can add other irc servers like, for example, Libera.chat to reach any of their hosted channels, like #dimsumlabs (my local hackerspace in Hong Kong).
screen -S wc weechat. Then, when I log back in, I can do
screen -dr wc(detach and re-attach the screen with session name 'wc').
zsh -i -c "/opt/homebrew/bin/mosh email@example.com -- screen -dr". Having that, I can start iterm2 with the profile "mosh_to_tilde_irc" on bootup by using an applecript I pieced together and posted here as a gist on github.
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