So, interesting twist in my NNTP research. Google has ostensibly buried information on it, as it wants to present NTP (time server), or other totally unrelated stuff. Old references are 404’d because no one has cared about usenet in 20 years.
@octothorpe the internet archive is your friend
@jeffmc Yeah, but the instructions would probably be wrong for modern systems, and I wouldn't be able to ask for help via that channel.
@octothorpe heh, that what was Sidecar.me I developed back in 2011. Used p2p. But we also added voice messages, video messages, etc, as well as chat.
@jeffmc and I can’t for the life of me figure out how I missed the whole sidecar thing.
@octothorpe Our version 2 product was SO much better than the version 1. Version 2 was putting everything that should been in V1, into the product with a Much Much better design.
@jeffmc That reminds me of the old Hotline and FirstClass BBSs. They were 'Mac first' (only??), so they were vastly more sophisticated than their term emu brethren. See, the irony of this convo is that it would probably be better served via Usenet.
@octothorpe Panic did, for a while, but even they couldn’t make it a viable business, long term.
@bobtiki panic had a newsreader?!?
@atomicbird @bobtiki Ah! I totally forgot about Unison! Although at the time, I remembered that there was something about it that didn't fit my needs, although that was a bajillion years ago, so I don't recall. Maybe it had to do with a specific encoding/splitting it didn't do or somesuch. I was a Thoth user.
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