$UPDATE20230317 - After a foolish experiment with trim on the
RPoD ssd, it went down for a week while I was
out of town. Sorry about that.
$UPDATE20221231 - Power outage downed the site. fixed some
formatting in the server information file.
$UPDATE20220401 - Increased security. Wrote script to restart
gopherd after checking if down. Increasing
$UPDATE20210902 - Took RPoD down today and copied everything over
to a new Raspberry Pi 4 with a 256GB M.2 SSD in
a fan cooled case. It took some doing. I may be
tinkering with designing a more portable gopher-
hole. Time will tell.
$UPDATE20210705 - Messed up my crontab while editting it a few days
ago, which led to extended downtime for the site.
$UPDATE20210310 - Rewrote the gophermap.cgi for my phlog. Got rid
of the archive pages, switching to one long list
to the beginning of time. Truncated entry titles
at 50 characters to stop line wrapping on most
$UPDATE20200722 - Minor maintenance on the logging of Xylophar for
the host count on the SERVER INFO file. Rebooted
server for the first time in a couple of months.
$UPDATE20200510 - I took RPoD down tonight at 1800 UTC-6 and
performed a backup with dd to an external drive.
This took several hours.
$UPDATE20200201 - Loads of minor tweaks to Xylophar and the RPod
Gopher=>HTTP Proxy. Bugs were found and killed.
There are some RPoD specific additions to the
Proxy such as the (c) notice on the phlog, that
are not present in the git repo.
$UPDATE20200126 - Xylophar was "getting stuck" this was pegging the
CPU on RPoD, degrading performance. Added a SUB to
the Xylophar sourcecode to shell "kill -9 $$" and
called it as the last command in all spots where
the gopherd should be finished. Worked like a champ!
$UPDATE20200123 - https://leveck.us now points directly to this
gopherhole using the RPoD Gopher=>HTTP Proxy. The
robots.txt file will prevent (ethical) bots from
$UPDATE20200120 - Added http redirect support to Xylophar and
upgraded RPoD to this new version.
$UPDATE20200116 - RPoD has been migrated to Xylophar as its gopherd.
$UPDATE20190927 - NO UPDATES NO MOSH NO CORE NO TRENDS NO FUN
$UPDATE20190913 - Reversed the moku-pona change from the last SL
entry... after moving moku-pona fully to the
$UPDATE20190911 - Did some remodeling. Improved the formatting of
the Palm Doc version of the Phlog. Changed the
moku-pona instance to check on the hour, but
not to touch the gopherhole unless there is an
$UPDATE20190902 - Added a Plucker file collection in the Document
Collections section. Infused my moku-pona with
gopher.black's sites.txt (cat'd with mine, sort'd,
uniq'd, manually deduped). It'll settle down once
again after updates naturally occur.
$UPDATE20190831 - Added a Palm Doc version of the phlog, yeah
I know it mangles source code I have posted.
I still think it is cool. Also added a feed
version of my Twitpher (not atom, like that
website for microblogs).
$UPDATE20190625 - Imported, sorted, and uniq'd a sites.txt
from another moku-pona instance. I forget
who's it was, but thank you for the
infusion of phloggers! Consequently the
local moku-pona instance is a mess today.
It'll resume normalcy in time.
$UPDATE20190123 - Upgraded my moku-pona install finally. curl'd
The update pages from the two major
circumlunar.space sites into my sites.txt. Moved
the other circumlunar.space links to the
$UPDATE20190119 - Modified the Phlog gophermap to only display
current year. All prior years are available
via a link to Archives at the top of that menu.
All links still work, files have not moved.
It was just getting a tad cluttered.
$UPDATE20181218 - https://leveck.us once again mirrors the
phlog. It uses mod_markdown for transformation.
$UPDATE20181201 - Cleaned all extra, superfluous software
off of RPoD, increasing performance. Added
photograph of my (current) complete PDA
collection to the PDA_Collection section.
$UPDATE20181130 - Updated RPoD's storage from 32gb to 256gb on
its main drive. Continued hosting expansion
is assured for some time to come. Also setup
cron'd rsync backup of the gopher chroot.
$UPDATE20181001 - I am seeking Palm Device donations. If you are
interested in finding a home for your device,
please write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
$UPDATE20180929 - Changed a couple of gosher configuration items
and got moku-pona to work with my phlog.
$UPDATE20180809 - RPoD is now runing in chroot using gosher as the
server! Report bugs to email@example.com
::IMPORTANT:: I Moved My Phlog -- update your
Took down the leveck.us www site. The world wide
web increasingly represents all I hate.
$UPDATE20180708 - Complete reorg of main gophermap. Everything is
still here, just restyled, moved, consolidated.
Major redo of phlog - wiki style links leaving
landing page added. Comment system added (guestbook
$UPDATE20180704 - Started streamlining, deleting, combining links &
sections on the main gophermap to start figuring
out a good starting point for the ongoing gopher +
$UPDATE20180630 - Added Asatru Section. Contains the 8chan Asatru
trove and the text version of the RPoD Asatru Wiki.
$UPDATE20180607 - Did a lot of work to the www blog frontend of the
phlog. All text, fast, uses same text files as
the phlog so no upkeep. https://leveck.us
$UPDATE20180605 - added a plaintext only (type 0) view of my phlog
Diggie Dog on Android dislikes my type 1 format
pick your view below...
$UPDATE20180517 - symlink from phlog to /var/www/html/blog.
https://leveck.us now displays a blog version of
the RPoD Phlog.
$UPDATE20180419 - added sourcecode for my note/task app to the
software projects section. added an RPG character
backstory creation guide to the games section.
$UPDATE20180325 - purchased 1436.ninja, pointed all local selectors
to it. gopher.leveck.us and rpod.leveck.us still
$UPDATE20180318 - added a twitpher as /~leveck on gopher.leveck.us
$UPDATE20180316 - added GAMES section
$UPDATE20180312 - Guestbook was broken too, completely rewrote it.
now uses /bin/sh, par, tac, and sed for urldecode.
preserved old entries.
$UPDATE20180311 - Moved some content around, removed the forum as
the code is broke AF. This should be rewritten as
initially I did not know what I was doing. The
gophermap in that directory is a symlink to the
main gophermap so as not to break links.
$UPDATE20180307 - Implemented search/filter on my phlog. Since I am
not archiving it, and the listing could become
burdensome, this is a nice alternative. I may end
up linking directly to current year from my main
gophermap. We'll see.
$UPDATE20180304 - In the last couple days got a gopher server up &
running on my VPS. This is hosting the music
related gopherhole. gopher://namtaraum.productions
$UPDATE20180212 - Changes to PDD (my phlog engine) and the script
I use to write my phlog. Also relocated the atom
feed script for the phlog to RPoD and modified it
I did change the IDs. I apologize if this messes
with your feed reader (look at me assuming people
subscribe to my feed).
$UPDATE20180211 - After a protracted absence, I am back. Yesterday
I posted a link to the Project Gutenberg rewrite
and am seeking testers to poke holes in it to
improve the code which is a WIP.
$UPDATE20180116 - New logo. Started work on the Gutenberg rewrite.
The parsing code will be interesting...
$UPDATE20180106 - https://leveck.us is no longer merely a proxy
for the gopherhole. It is now a plain looking
personal page that links to the gopher proxy
in addition to other things.
$UPDATE20171217 - Redid the site completely, after an email con-
versation with Christopher Lohman. Split each
section into its own gophermap. Put them into a
directory named SECTION. The main gopermap just
$UPDATE20171216 - Added GOPHER SEARCH section, included Contrition
and The Gopher Lawn.
Added GOPHER ENTRY POINT section. Added link to
the Gopher Project.
$UPDATE20171212 - Backed up gopher and http servers to private
git repos. > 61,000 files between the two, the
vast majority in /var/gopher
$UPDATE20171211 - Added q to PROJECTS - SOFTWARE. This is my DIY
console www reader. It uses curl/html2text/
perl/less to give you a very fast, distraction
free web viewing experience. Perfect for using
with ridi feed reader. get that thru the Rico
link in the BOOKMARKS section.
$UPDATE20171209 - Changed the site header again. I love the ornate
ASCII skull motif, but simple seems more
$UPDATE20171204 - Added pinout diagram I made of Adafruit USB to
TTL Serial Cable to the RASPBERRY PI section.
Made the RPoD DocumentStore sourcecode available
on the DocumentStore page. Also added some more
description to the links in the LOCAL CONTENT
section. Updated the site_information document.
$UPDATE20171202 - Added site_information text file in SITE INFO
section. Added sitelog atom feed via https.
Added sliderule section. Updated stagit-gopher
I have taken to mirroring useful projects from
other git servers to my own in addition to only
hosting my own code. Part of my file hoarding
$UPDATE20171201 - Created favicons for a variety of platforms. So
regardless of where you save a link to leveck.us,
there will be a nifty icon.
$UPDATE20171129 - stripped the main gophermap of loose text. This
involved some editting of the site's mySQL
database -- I stil need to write a front end for
that. phpMyAdmin is perfectly usable, but it is
not convienient. My mySQL server is not accessible
outside my home network so I have to run
phpMyAdmin via VNC. Another project...
$UPDATE20171126 - wrote a new phlog script, it so greatly simplifies
writing a phlog entry that I now have extra time
on my hands...
Also mirrored some vim plugins on my gogs server.
Also uploaded to my git the sitelog atom script.
They, and the phlog script have been updated via
stagit. look in the [PROJECTS - SOFTWARE] section.
$UPDATE20171125 - updated my bookmark stash script, implemented
password protection on the webserver, uploaded
to git server, updated stagit
*** implemented atom feed for this SiteLog
implemented a weekly dd based backup of RPoD2. I
can run manually in case of big changes. On my next
set of off days, I want to craft a sollution that
only copies files I specify and only uses standard
commands so I am not tied to any software package
that may or may not be maintained.
$UPDATE20171124 - updated LevPherCMS to 0.21, did some minor optimi-
zation to code, compiled, installed. Posted to git,
ran stagit. Section codebase finally released.
$UPDATE20171123 - wrote myself a bookmark stasher in bash, uploaded
the code into my git. NOTE, the live code omits
piping to ~/bm, but I do not want to include my
live file location, so screw it, you get the idea...
TODO: create an atom feed for this sitelog
$UPDATE20171120 - added gallery, just a place to put images.
by the suggestion of Tomisino on mastodon, also
hosting the phlog atom feed via gopher now.
$UPDATE20171119 - fixed the atom feed script now properly escaped in
CDATA tags and functional in all clients I tested
with. my phlog is syndicated at:
$UPDATE20171118 - wrote an autogeneration script to turn my phlog into
an atom feed. It may not be 100% compliant, this is
very much a fast and loose, embrionic state bit of
code at the moment... It lives on sdf, and another
script on RPoD runs it via ssh and scp's the atom
feed to a public http directory which is linked to on
the phlog page. NOTE: lynx sometimes chokes on type h
pointing to https, so I point to http and let my
$UPDATE20171115 - due to the unicode header art not showing correctly
on some of my test clients/ devices, went back to
straight ASCII also inspiration from here:
got me thinking trad is the way to go.
$UPDATE20171111 - fixed the slashdot feeds slicing
$UPDATE20171106 - added slashdot feeds. haven't been a /. regular
since the 90s, but they have tech content all in
line and curl-able...
inspired by the image upload on 70chan, wrote
a document uploader in bash, using curl. my wife has
termed it "an all text nerd pinterest" -- I'll take
that. also phlog entry announcing it, and new link
to 70chan, along with new chan section.
$UPDATE20171105 - phlog entry, wrote auto phlog shorty script:
chmod 0644 $nof.post
$UPDATE20171104 - phlog entry, added Solene link, backend stuff
$UPDATE20171103 - uploaded and linked new Cavernlord song
$UPDATE20171102 - modified LevPherCMS, added section table, ability to
sort sections. *not* currently ready to release.
TODO: add section view where only display section
which is hotlink. an aweful lot of reshuffling and
resorting, new section, etc.
$UPDATE20171101 - OC skull ASCII art head/foot.
$UPDATE20171029 - ported stagit-gopher to standard \t delimited
gophermap gen'd static pages pointing to the gits on
https://leveck.us/git, added them to projects
section. Pointed gutenberg link at the live
**************** DECIDED TO START KEEPING A SITELOG