Sometimes I forget just how well text compresses
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:41am

and probably decompresses. It can be fairly quick too.

Might be something that's doable still... The biggest issue is figuring out the best format for the story storage and then everything else would fall in to place. Good design here means lots of good compatibility later. Kinda like how Word used the same format for over a decade before switching to docx.

Even my grandpa had to drop AOL/Net zero for something more modern... They didn't have anything fast available in his neighborhood, so he eventually went to a cellular modem set up. I wouldn't be surprised if they *still* don't have wired high-speed access. My mom's new place doesn't.

That Fujinet thing looks cool. Not too bad for $80. I bought an Apple II USB Disk image reader (I forget what it's called, store your disk image files on USB drive and the card will read it) that's a pretty neat upgrade. Remote printer access? Could it print to a modernish "laser" printer? (Dr Evil air quotes there.)

  • That thread was a fun trip down memory lane - Erik_, Tue Sep 13 2022 9:50am
    Your write up idea was good. My ideas thrown back were pretty horrible though. Haha. One idea that did eventually become a thing in Wry Mono was the game stats. I liked the worry about Dial up users.. I forgot how late dial up was still common. I think I even still had an account in 2006. "Grabbing... more
    • Sometimes I forget just how well text compresses- Puckdropper, Thu Sep 15 2022 4:41am
      • for transmitting over a REST request. I've started working on a Perl program(s) now that it's been my current language of fixation for the past few months. Once it gets a bit more polished, I'll make an actual post about it. Anyway, it works like: * Server has a bunch of text data documents that... more
        • I can see why exactly that works - Puckdropper, Thu Sep 22 2022 5:23am
          Your machine is much faster than the network, so it's going to be much faster if it can do the work rather than wait for the data to be transmitted. Sometimes I wonder if Internet traffic could be more compressed so the CPU does the work rather than the other CPU or programmer. It could really help... more
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