[Self-interest] OurSelf trial now without invite!

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Wed Nov 25 18:06:31 UTC 2020

Mario Wolczko wrote on Tue, 24 Nov 2020 22:17:27 -0800

> I wonder if there's anyone reading this who remembers trying it out (kjx or Jecel, perhaps?).

I am pretty sure I didn't try it.

The day Self 4.0 came out was a holiday in Brazil (Carnaval) so I
couldn't go to the univerity. But I was able to connect to a Sun 4
machine from home using a 300 bps modem and rsh. I downloaded Self into
the remote machine and ran it, with a tunnel from there to a X11 server
on my home Linux PC (4MB 40MHz 386). I had to hold the mouse button for
15 seconds or so to have a menu pop up but I was able to play around
with the cool new Morphic GUI.

Given the huge bandwidth limitations, I don't think the latency to a
Sunlabs machine would have been a problem for me.

-- Jecel

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