Regardless of whether or not you celebrate it (I don’t), every MetaArapa user of SDF got a terrific Christmas gift in the form of MetaArray IVb becoming available the day before Christmas Eve! If you aren’t an SDF user (or if you are but never read your email or bboard) the MetaArray IV is the next version of the beefier shared service users can access for a small yearly fee. I’ve used the MetaArray for years for hosting this website and doing some programming.
After updating my SDF site to Hugo’s spiffy Terminal theme yesterday I had mentioned on Mastodon that I hadn’t actually put any new content on the site in quite a while. I got a good recommendation from another SDF user to maybe put something together about how I made the site. The goal here won’t be to replace Hugo’s own documentation, but to supplement it and provide an SDF-specific spin where necessary.
If you happened to be unaware, it’s the 30th anniversary of SDF! I joined SDF back in December 2013 when someone at work made a shell account there in order to quickly test something outside of our network. I decided to check it out, spending some time playing with shell scripts and chatting with people in COM. I still remember first setting up my account and hopping into COM from my netbook at a local coffee shop.