Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
I was not even surprised when I read on Solderpunk's Phlog that he
reads pet84rik's phlog, because they are both interested in similar
things: fountain pens, mechanical watches, film photography.
That's two out of three for me, because I just haven't find enough
time to dive into the world of fountain pens. But I shoot film more
than 20 years and I still have some cameras (beLOMO Vilia, Zenit TTL,
Fokaflex and even Polaroid), even though last few years I shoot more
with my "retro" DSLR - Sigma SD9, which makes very specific, almost
As for mechanical watches, that is quite a new topic for me, as my
first brand new mechanical watches arrived just today - Seiko
SRPB067J1. Until now I had two cheap mechanical watches from India,
which I bought to make sure I like the ticking after years with
quartz/digital/smart watches and I _do_ like it. In fact my wife
bought me 3x2 watch box, so I am on the very beginning of a collection
with one place occupied and five empty.
But there are more topics in which there seems to be interest in
gopherspace, I can relate to:
I also like tinkering with various UNIX-like operating systems (as
pet84rik and many more do). I have a computer collection which
contains machines from 8-bits up to 64-bit PowerPC workstations and
Unix is important part of both computer history and present - I've
been Unix/Linux/BSD guy since 1998 and I can't imagine it otherwise.
And there is even 4th area of interest, which seems to be quite common
- HAM radio. I am a not full proper HAM yet, as I do just free bands:
CB and PMR446, but even there it's almost the same - portables,
contests, trying to make longer and longer QSOs with QRP.
Since I read gopherspace / phlogosphere more often thanks to Bongusta!
(I shouldn't be too proud about my own creation, but it seems to
connect people, so I am), I discovered that it is more like club for
people, who have similar hobbies. And that's great.
Of course there is infinite number of people with these interests
in the world of world-wide-web, but there you have to get through
thousands of uninteresting, boring or just stupid websites to find one
which is about what you like. On gopher it seems to be no problem
- pick any phlog and you'll find there almost for sure something you
do, like and enjoy. Such a happy place!