Usenet Withdrawal :-(

I’m annoyed. For some rea­son Ham­ster quit work­ing on either of the PCs I like to use, and I can’t get my usenet fix. Or I could get it if I were will­ing to switch to a news­read­er that will han­dle mul­ti­ple news servers, or to set up mul­ti­ple copies of Agent for the three news servers I use, but I’m too stub­born. And since I pull most of the same groups from two of those servers sim­ply to get pret­ty much all the arti­cles post­ed to those groups, it would be a real PITA to read them in sep­a­rate news­read­ers, anyway.

I was run­ning Ham­ster from the Win­dows serv­er we had set up, but we’ve replaced that with the Lin­ux box run­ning Sam­ba. And I know that there are prod­ucts that will do what Ham­ster does, prob­a­bly bet­ter, on Lin­ux. Like Suck. But I’m def­i­nite­ly a Lin­ux new­bie. And every time I start read­ing about con­fig­ur­ing Suck, my eyes cross and my brain wan­ders off to explore such vital top­ics as, “Should I paint my toe­nails?” or, “I won­der if I can reach that cob­web on the cathe­dral ceil­ing with the vac­u­um hose if I stand on the stepladder?”

And it seems that Suck can only han­dle one news serv­er, too, so I think I’d need to run three instances of it. I think. I could be read­ing some­thing all wrong.

Does­n’t some Lin­ux geek want to come to my house to play? sam­bear will feed you, I’m sure (he likes to feed peo­ple, he’s a Can­cer). I’ll do your laun­dry? Be ador­ing? We’ll game with you? Something?

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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