Hello terminal hackers!
We had a really great turnout for the promo last week. Over 600 of you successfully plumbed the depths of SOTSS and claimed 5 extra bonus gigs. Some of you found the bonus gigs program but got the DEVICE BUSY error. That was a bit of rate limiting we put in to prevent abuse. If you never got bonusgigs to work, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll hook you up.
For the rest of you who found SOTSS a little daunting, don’t worry. We’re sorry that you felt left out, and we have plenty of prizes left in our promo bag!
Here’s the solution for those of you who who were wondering:
There are two ways you can get started off. The more obvious way is that you can
load help and then run
help to view the help. From there you can manually load the various programs listed, including the backup program. The less obvious way is to
load autoboot.bak, which will load all the items in the help automatically.
Then you can run
backup to dump all the programs to the terminal. Inspection of this dump reveals a bonusgigs program. Load this program and run
bonusgigs username, where username is your SpiderOak username. That’s it.
Thanks for playing!