I wrote a utility function to parse RFC822 dates/times sent by the IMAP server,
which then converts them to a UTC time.
In this video, I hook it into the IMAP parser and add a resource string for the
local timezone offset setting, so these UTC times can then be converted to a
local time and displayed in the message list.
I recently read about using a jump instruction as an LDEF resource to allow
keeping the list definition function in the main program executable/project, so
in this video I implement the technique for the message list.
In this video, I get the list of messages displaying again and fix a bug that
occurred when closing a mailbox.
I provide a quick summary of creating LDEF procedures in THINK C for drawing
custom list cells, which I will expand upon on in a future video.
Returning to the development of my IMAP client, in this video I add
functionality to fetch the default mailbox name from the resource file (later to
be moved to a preferences window) and then eventually locate a crash in the IMAP
protocol parser from a bogus memmove.
In this video, I create a new GUI application from scratch, create a resource
file and add an image to it, and then display that image in a window.
I also cover using THINK C's debugger to inspect a struct.
Then, my Mac dies.
I've been writing an IMAP client for and on my
over the past many weeks.
Taking inspiration from
excellent YouTube videos documenting his development of the Serenity operating
system, I thought I'd start screencasting some of my work.
This video is the first of hopefully many and presents a quick introduction to
System 6, HFS resource forks, THINK C 5.0, and a look at some of the progress
of my IMAP client so far.
Now that my Mac 512Ke is able to use
for native TCP/IP, I wanted an easy way to do PPP between it and an OpenBSD
server on my network.
I initially did this with a physical serial cable, but was later able to do it
over TCP so I could retain the use of my
The Cidco MailStation is a series of dedicated e-mail terminals sold
in the 2000s as simple, standalone devices for people to use to send and receive
e-mail over dialup modem.
While their POP3 e-mail functionality is of little use today, the hardware is a
neat Z80 development platform that integrates a 320x128 LCD, full QWERTY keyboard,
and an internal modem.
After purchasing one (ok, four) on eBay some months ago, I've learned enough
about the platform to write my own software that allows it to be a terminal for
accessing BBSes via its modem or as a terminal for a Unix machine connected over
The Dolch PAC 64 is a portable, rugged Pentium-powered PC from the mid 1990s.
It was usually used (and can usually be found on eBay) as a "portable network
sniffer" complete with multiple network cards supporting multiple media types.
Back in 2015, I
created a BBS
that worked in a web browser via WebSockets.
After getting an old Mac earlier this year, I wanted a way to access the BBS from
the Mac as natively as I could.
Adding telnet and SSH frontends to the BBS was not too difficult, but being able
to login from my Mac took a bit of work.
posted on thursday, april 2nd, 2015
last updated on saturday, march 28th, 2015
Although it fooled nobody, yesterday for April Fools' Day,
Lobsters users that normally saw a boring
list of story titles and links were greeted with a BBS-style
interface to the site complete with story and comment browsing,
private message reading and sending, and a multi-user chat area.