Playing with ReGIS and SIXEL graphics…

I managed to get PATHWORKS running on a Windows NT 4.0 VM last night and noticed that it came with Excursion, a rather good X server for Win32.

Anyway, I used that to log into RHESUS, launched a DECterm and ran gnuplot with ReGIS as output. The results are quite nifty I’m sure you’ll agree:

Here’s another one with ReGIS and SIXEL (DEC-specific bitmap format graphics), still in DECterm:

News service somewhat live

As announced earlier, I was in the process of setting up a news service on B4GATE.

I am now satisfied that it works and am more than happy to set up feeds to members.

The current list of newsgroups is as follows:

uuhec.admin               General UUHECNET admin issues
uuhec.hardware            Discussion re: retro hardware
uuhec.uucp                General discussion about UUCP
uuhec.dec                 Discussion about DEC hardware
uuhec.vms                 OpenVMS forum
uuhec.unix                UNIX/Linux etc forum
uuhec.waffle              Waffle BBS discussion
uuhec.random              Random banter
uuhec.decnet              DECNET networking forum
uuhec.hecnet              Forum for members of the hobbyist DECNET, HECnet
uuhec.mac                 Macintosh (OS X) discussion 
uuhec.mac.classic         Classic Mac (System 1-9)
uuhec.8bit                General 8-bit retrocomputing forum
uuhec.8bit.cbm            Commodore 8-bit retrocomputing forum
uuhec.8bit.cpm            CP/M and 8080/Z80 retrocomputing forum
uuhec.8bit.apple          Apple I/II/III retrocomputing forum

uuhec.test                Test area for people setting up systems

Chat service launched

Guys,

I’ve enabled Google Talk for the UUHEC.NET domain, I suggest I set up accounts for all of us, it’s a nice little service, based on Jabber, so you can use any client you wish (i.e. it’s not limited to Google Talk). Personally I’m using Adium, being a Mac user.

Please drop me a note if you want an account, I’ll then set this up for you.

If you already have a Jabber/Google Talk account, I can be reached at admin (at) uuhec.net

Sampsa

News service to launch soon

Guys,

I’ve managed to get a provisional news over UUCP setup configured on B4GATE, and will be taking this live very soon.

Initially we will only offer UUHECNET internal groups, at the moment I am suggesting the following topics:

  • uuhec.admin General admin issues, eventually gated to and from this mailing list
  • uuhec.hardware Discussion re: retro hardware
  • uuhec.uucp General discussion about UUCP
  • uuhec.dec Discussion about DEC hardware
  • uuhec.vms OpenVMS forum
  • uuhec.unix UNIX/Linux etc forum
  • uuhec.waffle Waffle BBS discussion
  • uuhec.random Random banter
  • uuhec.test Test area for people setting up systems

I am open to suggestions about more topics, drop me a message if you want a feed set up.

Sampsa