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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
8:28 pm
CN and themanor
were my home for a very long time.  I'm surprised that there's still interest in these things.  Spodding was how I spent most of my high school years and has brought me many good friends.

cancerperson fades into space....
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
10:36 pm
Hey all -- I've just found this comm and am in the midst of a nostalgia attack! I haven't been on talkers for years now but have got to check -- did anyone here hang out on Forest, Underworld or Amnesia House around 1994-1997?
Monday, April 14th, 2008
10:32 pm

Current Mood: curious
Friday, January 5th, 2007
4:21 am
Amazingly I've only just managed to find this.

So... anyone from Surfers?

deeJay, Dizzy, tND, Jaq, Liviy, Lurker, nebby, nightshyfte, Phlebas, Spire, Maxx, Tictac, Badguy, Legna, MrWhite, Nairn, Narenek, Acidburn, Blob, ybanrab, nefilim, crest/trustnoone, Calis, vimto?

1994 - Just now actually
That is from 04:22:58 UTC - Fri, 05 January.
His total login time is 157 days, 3 hours, 36 minutes and 7 seconds.

Where did the time go?
Friday, September 29th, 2006
2:31 pm
Is there anybody there?

gwendraith aka mouse

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, March 4th, 2006
9:23 pm
Codes? What does your haunt run?
Owing to the low amount of activity here, I figure I'll try to start something. What code does your haunt run? I know there are a lot of ewtoo users here. Talk a little about it, or customizations that have been made. I'll start things out by pointing you to my code - it's my own deal call CAMS (Cotharyus' Advanced Mush Server). It might not be better than anything else, but it's different.

For the code:

For the talker:

What do you run?
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
7:37 pm
I'm Cotharyus. If you've seen me around, I'm Cotharyus. Unless it was way back in the day (prior to 1997) and then I was Cutter. Past hangouts include (but are not limited to) Hotel, Twilight Zone, Dreamers, Wilderness, Surfers ...and probly some places I don't remember anymore. In fact I'm sure of it. Oh well. Current hangouts include Retro Chat (run by former Dreamers admin, where I coded), Twilight Zone, where I've been pretty much the whole time it's been around, and Wilderness, which is a resurection of the first talker I ran, possibly interesting only because it runs a rather unique NUTS feeling code. If anyone's intrest is sparked, ask questions. After all, typed conversation is a specialty around here...
Friday, January 13th, 2006
3:06 pm
Snowplains 10th Birthday Meet
Snowplains will be 10 years old on Saturday the 18th February 2006!

To celebrate the admin plan to go to the pub (in Ipswich)! We'd like as many old or new Snowplains spods as can to join us :)

For more details see: http://www.snowplains.org/meets/ips0206.html
Thursday, January 6th, 2005
12:04 pm
was bouncing around in my interests...
...and thought I'd look up "spodding" for the heck of it.

I started spodding in 1995 at Surfers (was Meerclar then). I bounced around to various places eventually like Dreamscape, Foothills and Resort (am kix there, tho not on often). I spent a couple years on MBA4 (as paisley) and currently am admin at kama (as kix) which is back after a number of years offline. I didn't think I'd get all spoddy again, but I have. At least now I'm not avoiding my homework when I do it. heh.

Where do you hang out?
Thursday, December 23rd, 2004
12:34 pm
The Night Before Christmas: A Mars Story
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the port
Not a spodling was talking, not a flame or retort;
The modems connected to servers with care,
In hopes that Spod Nicholas soon would be there;

The techies all wrestled MarsCode in their rooms,
With visions of grandeur. (At least, one assumes.)
And Kleo in her mischief and I, with my baud,
Had just setting down for a long winter's spod.

When out in the port there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my room to see what was the matter.
As fast as a flash all my fingers they flew,
For a list of those logged in giv'n to me by WHO.

The glow of the monitor, pale on my face,
Showed names for the newest spod logged in this place.
Yes, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a Mars-Coded sleigh and eight Puppet reindeer,

With a little old coder, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Spod Nick.
More rapid than broadband his friend tells, they came,
As he greeted his fellows, saluted by name.

"Lo Sidey! Lo Fruvous! Lo David and Gushie!"
"Lo Ghostie and BigG! Lo Kleo and OD!"
"From northpole.org I am giving this call!"
"Now idle on! Idle on! Idle on all!"

As packets that before Cisco routers do fly,
And find destination ports hence by-and-by,
So to each spod's Friends chan the text fairly flew,
From each little reindeer, and Spod Nicholas too.

Within milliseconds he went to each room.
A brief visitation from this you-know-whom.
As I rushed to type 'home' with a grin on my face,
I saw ol' Spod Nicholas @tel to my place.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! His fingers, how fast!
His title, how witty! His prefix, a blast!
His merry description was pleasantly seen,
In colorful bright ANSI red, ANSI green.

He was cheery and quick, a right jolly old spod,
And I laughed when I saw him, even though he is odd.
The Officer channel stayed perfectly clear,
Which gave me to know, I have nothing to fear.

No shouts nor emotes; he went straight to his work,
Putting things in my rooms; then he turned with a jerk,
He emoted a smiley with a dash for his nose,
And prepared himself for his connection to close.

He sprang to the port, to his team gave a whistle.
Disconnected as fast as an angry cruise missile.
But I heard him exclaim, as he finished his laud.
"Merry Christmas to All! And to Mars a good spod!"
Thursday, December 16th, 2004
6:14 pm
tap, tap, tap...
Is this thing on?

Who all's here and paying attention?

Sunday, August 1st, 2004
9:54 am
Hi people,

Surfers is having issues with its DNS servers. This is nothing new, but this time the outage has gone on for long enough for most people's cached copy of the record to expire. I'm trying to contact the person responsible, but almost all his e-mail addresses use the same lame nameservers, so this is proving Fun.

In the interim, Surfers can be reached on: surfers.spods.co.uk  4242 (or  4242). Could people pass the message on, if they'd be so kind? Don't go posting this to the news of other talkers without the consent of an SU or preferably Admin of the talker concerned, though.

My apologies for taking up a minute of your life if you have no interest in this whatsoever. :)

Dan / ~furry
Friday, July 23rd, 2004
3:19 pm
Poking Around

Hello all you spodlings! One bored evening spent looking at my friends' interests and my friends' friends' interests, and before you know it, someone is interested in spodding. ``Hey!'' I say to myself, ``Self, you're interested in spodding, aren't you?'' To which I respond, ``Sure!'' (I'm telling you, I was really bored that night.) So I add `spodding' to the list of interests, and then look at all the other people who are interested in spodding as well. Many of the names are vaguely familiar. Plus, there's this nice LJ community all dedicated to spodding. How cool is that?

Of course, like the other spods I know on Mars Base Alpha 4, you are all idle! Bah.

And while I'm at it, can I suggest light text on a dark background for this community? With lots of plain ANSI colors for everything? After all, every spod I've seen prefers typing that way. *grin*

Friends: Maeuschen says "At any rate, I thought I'd poke my head in and say hello."
Friends: Maeuschen wavels.
[Maeuschen has lost his connection] [Captain] [Friend]
Sunday, January 4th, 2004
3:59 pm
Meet thoughts
Some thoughts following on from something moopet brought up this morning...

Last night, there was a relatively impromptu meet in a pub in London. As I understand it, it was ostensibly something adamosity "organised" by virtue of mentioning in his own LJ that he'd be in the pub at a certain time, and anybody else who wanted to turn up was welcome. Then, on Friday night, gillianj posted mail to her friends on Surfers mentioning that she'd be there. In the end, a lot of people turned up (who I am not going to lj-name-tag here) - far more than I was expecting, much closer to a mini-pub-meet.

The point of all this was that it wasn't particularly well-advertised; why wasn't a news post made so that people who either weren't on gillianj's friends list, or who don't read adamosity's LJ, also able to come along if they liked? Are we that cliquey that we'd prefer not to meet anyone who isn't already on a friends (or friends-of) list? Back In The Day, dj_alexander used to organise meets by posting a pub, a date and a time to Surfers news. You might cynically think that you'd be unlucky to get much response, or if you did it would be ridicule - but surely if we can get fifteen plus people into the same pub at the same time in as under-advertised a manner as this, then it should be possible to get people who *gasp* haven't all met each other before to turn up by posting to news? A

This mostly applies to Surfers - Your Talker Of Choice™ May Vary, but all comments welcomed.
Monday, May 19th, 2003
5:31 pm
Yes, while I remember this community exists, let me plug something too. I've done a generic browser-based talker client at webspod.mopemansions.org which will let you connect to talkers even if you can't get out past your company's firewall to anything except web pages as it's all done as a proxy service. Other people have done these before, I know. Just an alternative, which, while not perfected, has a bunch of features you don't get elsewhere and it looks kinda pretty.
And while the server may not stay there forever, it's free, downloadable code so anyone can set it up and play with it if they like.
4:47 pm
This will scare a lot of people who aren't used to this community having posts in it... ;-)

Basically, it's a plug for my Ew-2 Quotes Database, although at the moment due to the talkers I hang out on it's mostly full of Surfers and Manor quotes. Anyone can submit a quote, however, so feel free to immortalise anyone else's idiocy.

There's also an experimental rss feed, which means if you add ew2_quotes to your friends list, you should see new quotes as they're added, or at least within half an hour or so. In theory. I hope. :-)
Wednesday, January 8th, 2003
2:15 pm
question here...
ok so i want to learn coding to be able to do and ewtoo talker. can any of you fine people point me in the right direction. of at least where to start.
Sunday, December 22nd, 2002
9:26 am
The horror, the horror!

For various reasons, am a bit run down and full of the cold at the moment, and like the old fogey I'm fast becoming, ended up falling asleep in front of the television last night...

...only to wake up during BBC2's I Love Toys programme during the segment on My Little Pony and be confronted by Hope and Blimey (of Surfers, etc).

Programmes like this should come with a health warning.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002
11:36 pm
It seems that I know an awful lot of you and didn't realise you all had LJ's. Some of your LJ names don't map to talker logins and I don't know some of you but if you think you know me comment and I'll add you to my friends list.

If I don't know you: "Hello, I'm Stuart and I tend to go by the name 'Static'".

Current Mood: amused
Monday, November 4th, 2002
1:50 pm
Anyone ever try to install connect4
I can't get the damn thing to compile. . . I have this strange feeling that DOWIN is actually supposed to be CONNECT4, but if I do that I get parse errors all over the place . . .
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