The Circumlunar Universe is a confederation of independently
       administered but tightly interconnected public-access unix servers,
       offering a place for creative, social and technical undertakings on
       a non-commercial basis to anybody who is interested in distributed
       digital communities built on traditional text-based technologies.
       Participants in these communities call themselves sundogs.
 (TXT) Want to know more?  Read the Circumlunar Universe FAQ
       The Circumlunar Universe consists of colonies and outposts:
       Circumlunar colonies represent stable, long-term projects intended to
       attract significant userbases.  Colonies offer unix shell access, and
       are a place to call $HOME.  Users on one colony can interact with
       users on any other colony by exchanging email, chatting via a common
       IRC network, or posting messages on a bulletin board whose contents
       are mirrored across all colonies.  You are in some ways "closer" to
       the users on your own colony, but for the most part you are joining
       the same community no matter which colony you join.  If it helps, you
       can think of them like the pubnix equivalent of Mastodon instances.
       Current colonies:
 (DIR) Mare Crisium Soviet Socialist Regency
 (DIR) Mare Serenitatis Circumlunar Corporate Republic
 (DIR) Mare Tranquillitatis People's Circumlunar Zaibatsu
       Circumlunar outposts are experimental projects run by individual
       members of colonies.  They offer fewer services than colonies, and
       generally do not come with the same expectations of long term
       availability, regular maintenance or transparent administration.  An
       outpost might literally be a RaspberryPi in somebody's basement.  It
       might disappear next month, or it might run smoothly for years.
       Outposts are a way for colony members to practice system
       administration, experiment with interesting ideas, and provide
       additional services to their fellow sundogs.  If you are a colony
       member with an idea for an outpost, please contact solderpunk.
       Current outposts:
 (DIR) The Red Consensus
 (DIR) Ryumin's Dome
 (DIR) Gemini server
       Friends and allies
       The Circumlunar Universe is one facet of an expanding universe of
       small public access unix servers (dubbed "micropubnixes" by Zaibatsu
       sundog cmccabe) and networks.  Admins of Circumlunar Colonies are
       encouraged, but not required, to facilitate close relations with these
       friends and allies, e.g. by allowing outgoing SSH connections to other
       pubnix servers, accepting incoming finger connections from other
       pubnix servers, permitting email exchange, etc.
 (DIR) Colorfield Space
 (DIR) Cosmic Voyage
 (DIR) Medialab
 (DIR) Raw Text Club
 (DIR) Typed Hole