IRC client, then returning to work on the BBS adding a serial module to join the
console and telnet inputs to allow calls through a modem.
I got stuck for a while trying to figure out why writes to the serial port would
hang the machine.
posted on monday, february 21st, 2022
last updated on saturday, march 26th, 2022
Since recording a handful of
C Programming on System 6
videos, I've occasionally wanted to live-stream the more casual daily
programming being done on my Macintosh Plus.
After getting all of the pieces together, I now have a working self-hosted
A bug in
caused it to crash during a commit, which corrupted the repo beyond repair.
I quickly came to realize that using resource files as a database for Amend and
my new BBS was a bad idea.
I NIH'd the problem and created my own file format that will be a bit more
resilient to crashes and partial writes.
It's been almost a year since my last
A few weeks ago I started working on a small revision control system to handle
my C projects developed on my Mac and it's now at the point where I can at least
manage commits to the tool itself.
Returning to the development of my IMAP client, I add SOCKS5 support to be able
to connect through a network proxy, particularly the one I made that is able to
convert TLS-encrypted data from my real mailserver into plaintext that the
Mac's slow CPU can support.
I quickly ported OpenBSD's diff(1) but there wasn't any interface to select
files or scroll through the output.
I've since added a proper GUI with the ability to select files or folders, and
in this episode I walk through the GUI and filesystem code and then add a
proper Edit menu.
I also make a formal release of the code and binary available for download.