Tuesday, November 13, 2018
I can only wish we could flush our troubles away
“I have some bad news,” said Bunny.
“Come here.” She then led me to the master bathroom. “Flush the toilet.”
“Okay.” I flush the toilet. Water comes gushing out between the bowl and the tank on the left side, which is just a tad higher than the right side. “That doesn't look right … ”
“Do you think that instead of loosening the nut, we can try to turn the bolt instead?”
“It's rubber coated, but it does have two flat sides. Let me grab a wrench and see what happens … ”
Two hours later …
Between me loosening the right side a few turns, and Bunny tightening the left side it was level. Or at least, the bubble in the level was just inside the line.
“Okay, fill the tank … here goes nothing … ”
Water again comes gushing out between the bowl and the tank.
“You know, maybe some liberal use of caulking is in order … ”
So tonight I'm gonna blog like it's 2002
[Note: If you can't load the following links, then try using The Floodgap Public Gopher Proxy to follow the links. —Editor]
I've been browsing gopher the past few months, and I was very surprised to see an old post on transclusion being referenced on an article about hypertext on gopher I was also referenced in a general post just a few days ago. Finding these links isn't easy.
With HTTP, the server is usually given the page the link was clicked from (the so called “referrer page”) and I can scan the logs to find outside links to my pages (like this page from Lobsters). With gopher though, I have to come across them since the protocol does not include the referring link. In a way, it's even more private than HTTP.
Then again, I could always do a search.
Regardless, I'm not trying to scan gopherspace looking for links back to me. I am honestly following a bunch of phlogs. Reading these I am reminded of what blogging was like back in the early 2000s—technically minded folk talking about whatever and not trying to corner some niche market so they can get advertising revenue. It's quite refreshing actually.