Join us on IRC: irc.mpcclub.info:8887 (#altair)
(Note that this might not be running 24/7)
The Altair is currently offline while I test a beta update to the FDC+ firmware. It'll be back up again (although the video stream might not for bandwidth/financial reasons)
Since people on Mastodon and aNONradio took so much interest in my Altair 8800, I decided I want to allow people to be able to connect to it and mess with it sometimes, and maybe we could have a nice stream party or something!
Simply connect via the Millsaps Computer Club unix server as follows:
ssh email@example.com -p 422
Enjoy! There's a queueing system, so if you've been connected (not counting queue time) for more than 15 minutes and other users are in line, you'll be booted. But feel free to reconnect as many times as you'd like! Just don't hog the queue :)
If you want to connect and get the live output of the serial connection in your terminal (no queue for this, obviously), then simply login as 'altair-log':
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -p 422
Telnet is also available! Simply telnet to mpcclub.info and either use port 8080 to join the queue or port 8081 to watch the log file.
telnet mpcclub.info 8080
A few extra notes:
- Press Ctrl-A, Ctrl-X (^A^X) to quit the session
- Ctrl-C (^C) breaks the currently running program
- If you get in and you can't type anything, there might be a program already running. Break it (^C)!
- You can output to the data LEDS using the OUT command! The device address is 255 and you can output any 8-bit value (0-255) to it using `OUT 255,VALUE`, where VALUE is your integer. You can also use HEX with the prefix "&h".
Get ready to throw some swords
A Zork guestbook is available as a sector on a real 3.5" floppy on Sector Disk! You can add to the guestbook by editing sector 1977. You can view it on the web [ here ]. To edit it, log in to the 'zork-guestbook' account.
ssh email@example.com Password: takeleaflet
Please read the 'README' file once you've logged in. :)