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Discovered this service recently, a finger-based social network

happynetbox.com/

finger aw@happynetbox.com

If you need a finger client and have rustc installed, you can use this: git.alexwennerberg.com/misc/tr

@aw The mindblown bear was exactly the appropriate ASCII art to be displayed from the article.

@aw I like Finger. I just wish the name wasn't so juvenile. Another old computing term that doesn't work well today.

@oppen @aw Yeah, oldschool things. Should look to get up mine running.

@oppen this was exploited to good effect in elif batuman's "the idiot". A great novel. early unix systems were a big part of the plot, but the author isn't a tech person

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Perhaps a “whom” or “where” would be a more appropriate command.

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