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    From ROBERT WOLFE@VERT/OTHETA to TALLDATA on Sun Feb 7 02:50:00 2016
    hows everybody doing thi new year i hope good and hello fellow bbs users.

    So far so good.
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  • From Doc Havoc@VERT/CAVEBBS to Talldata on Sat Feb 13 15:03:00 2016
    Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Talldata to All on Sun Feb 07 2016 03:23 pm

    Glad to be slowly working back into the BBS scene a bit. Although I've never used one before I'm thinking of trying out a QWK packet program to see if it helps me keep more active.

    How goes your year so far?


    hows everybody doing thi new year i hope good and hello fellow bbs users.


    Regards.
    Talldata



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  • From tracker1@VERT/TRNTEST to Doc Havoc on Sat Feb 13 16:57:37 2016
    Glad to be slowly working back into the BBS scene a bit. Although I've
    never used one before I'm thinking of trying out a QWK packet program to
    see if it helps me keep more active.

    Welcome.. :-) One bit of advice, is on BBSes, it's common practice not to top-reply (as in email chains), but to reply with comments inline.

    How goes your year so far?

    Awesome... how is yours going?

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Doc Havoc on Sun Feb 14 18:07:00 2016
    Doc Havoc wrote to Talldata <=-

    Glad to be slowly working back into the BBS scene a bit. Although I've never used one before I'm thinking of trying out a QWK packet program
    to see if it helps me keep more active.

    I love QWK, though Blue Wave was even better. Reading this from a QWK packet in Multimail. :)
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  • From ROBERT WOLFE@VERT/OTHETA to DOC HAVOC on Mon Feb 15 09:54:00 2016
    Glad to be slowly working back into the BBS scene a bit. Although I've neve
    used one before I'm thinking of trying out a QWK packet program to see if it
    helps me keep more active.

    Welcome back! :)

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  • From Knight@VERT/PHUNC to Vk3jed on Tue Mar 15 03:35:46 2016
    Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Vk3jed to Doc Havoc on Sun Feb 14 2016 06:07 pm

    I love QWK, though Blue Wave was even better. Reading this from a QWK packet in Multimail. :)

    Are you actually just a clone of me? Everything you are saying are thoughts I've had.

    BlueWave was awesome! I have so many memories burned into my head of using that. I remember responding to message
    nets (including NirvanaNet -- nudge nudge Poindexter) with it. And it felt kind of cool sending interbbs messages
    to a user on another BBS while you were offline in the program. Then connected and uploaded your packet, and
    knowing it would make its way across.

    Knight

    Knight

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Knight on Tue Mar 15 22:58:00 2016
    Knight wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Are you actually just a clone of me? Everything you are saying are thoughts I've had.

    Hahaha, spooky. I'd only accept that theory if our interests outside of IT coincide (I am rather unusual for a tech geek ;) ). When I'm not being a geek, I'm out training or competing, either in athletics or the unique fire competitions we have here (that would take a lot of explaining LOL).

    BlueWave was awesome! I have so many memories burned into my head of
    using that. I remember responding to message nets (including NirvanaNet
    -- nudge nudge Poindexter) with it. And it felt kind of cool sending interbbs messages to a user on another BBS while you were offline in
    the program. Then connected and uploaded your packet, and knowing it
    would make its way across.

    Yeah, I loved Bluewave until Y2K kinda killed it. :( Wish the BBS authors would add support for it, because it was an excellent offline format. You can still download the specs for it today. Standardised netmail format and longer subject lines were just two of its advantages. :)


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  • From Knight@VERT/PHUNC to Vk3jed on Tue Mar 15 05:48:03 2016
    Re: Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Vk3jed to Knight on Tue Mar 15 2016 10:58 pm

    Hahaha, spooky. I'd only accept that theory if our interests outside of IT coincide (I am rather unusual for a tech geek ;) ). When I'm not being a geek, I'm out training or competing, either in athletics or the unique fire competitions we have here (that would take a lot of explaining LOL).

    Damn. Well while I'm most certainly not very athetic (though I wish I were and find myself making excuses due to
    how busy I am with everything else), I definitely have a lot of interests outside of IT (and tech in general).
    Curious about the fire competitions though...

    Yeah, I loved Bluewave until Y2K kinda killed it. :( Wish the BBS authors would add support for it, because it was an excellent offline format. You can still download the specs for it today. Standardised netmail format and longer subject lines were just two of its advantages. :)

    That is the very same reason I stopped using it. The only true casualty of Y2K :P

    Knight

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Knight on Tue Mar 15 09:20:10 2016
    Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Knight to Vk3jed on Tue Mar 15 2016 03:35 am

    BlueWave was awesome! I have so many memories burned into my head of using that. I remember responding to message nets (including NirvanaNet -- nudge nudge Poindexter) with it.

    Thanks for the NirvanaNet shoutout!

    I was a hardcore BlueWave user back in the day; my claim to fame was having an email of mine from the BlueWave Fido echo included in the sample welcome packet that comes with the Bluewave Reader. :)

    --pF

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  • From Knight@VERT/PHUNC to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Mar 15 13:57:19 2016
    Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Knight on Tue Mar 15 2016 09:20 am

    Thanks for the NirvanaNet shoutout!

    NirvanaNet was my all time favorite net. My BBS would have been a great addition to it had it not been lesser
    known and occasionally private. But it was so enjoyable to read. And I really had a blast connecting to all the
    other BBSes in the net (&TOTSE, yours, etc).

    I was a hardcore BlueWave user back in the day; my claim to fame was having an email of mine from the BlueWave Fido echo included in the sample welcome packet that comes with the Bluewave Reader. :)

    I vaguely remember that.

    Knight

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Knight on Wed Mar 16 08:03:00 2016
    Knight wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Damn. Well while I'm most certainly not very athetic (though I wish I
    were and find myself making excuses due to how busy I am with
    everything else), I definitely have a lot of interests outside of IT
    (and tech in general). Curious about the fire competitions though...

    It's not too late to start (though might want to start slowly :) ). For me, it's what keeps me sane. I tell people that I take large doses of iron (in the gym) and speed (on the track) for my sanity. :D Yeah, I have multitides of interests too.

    Well, here's me in action on the fire track from a few years ago - I'm a bit faster these days. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPRa42LtTHo

    And I also have some more conventional athletics from just under 2 months ago - all except one of these vids - should be obvious which one!. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHUwx6R4chyATV2JwqTPcTtWhz7Ilv2Bj

    Yeah, I loved Bluewave until Y2K kinda killed it. :( Wish the BBS authors would add support for it, because it was an excellent offline format. You can still download the specs for it today. Standardised netmail format and longer subject lines were just two of its advantages. :)

    That is the very same reason I stopped using it. The only true casualty
    of Y2K :P

    I think pretty much the same story for me. :)


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Vk3jed on Tue Mar 15 16:33:30 2016
    Re: Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Vk3jed to Knight on Tue Mar 15 2016 10:58 pm

    Yeah, I loved Bluewave until Y2K kinda killed it. :( Wish the BBS authors would add support for it, because it was an excellent offline format. You can still download the specs for it today. Standardised netmail format and longer subject lines were just two of its advantages. :)

    QWKE (supported by Synchronet) has those same advantages. I'm not sure how many offline readers support it though. It is backwards compatible with QWK, so it has that advantage over Bluewave.

    digital man

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Digital Man on Wed Mar 16 12:44:00 2016
    Digital Man wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    QWKE (supported by Synchronet) has those same advantages. I'm not sure
    how many offline readers support it though. It is backwards compatible with QWK, so it has that advantage over Bluewave.

    Multimail has some level of support. Not sure how far it goes.


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  • From Knight@VERT/PHUNC to Vk3jed on Wed Mar 16 01:48:18 2016
    Re: Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Vk3jed to Knight on Wed Mar 16 2016 08:03 am

    It's not too late to start (though might want to start slowly :) ). For me, it's what keeps me sane. I tell people that I take large doses of iron (in the gym) and speed (on the track) for my sanity. :D Yeah, I have multitides of interests too.

    I think having some friends that are into it would drive me forward a lot more. Some comradery always helped me get my butt into the gym
    or similar in the past.

    Well, here's me in action on the fire track from a few years ago - I'm a bit faster these days. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPRa42LtTHo

    Holy crap, that's really cool. Looks like fun and is obviously good for you. Are you a firefighter? Or is this just an event that
    supports fire departments?

    And I also have some more conventional athletics from just under 2 months ago - all except one of these vids - should be obvious which one!. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHUwx6R4chyATV2JwqTPcTtWhz7Ilv2Bj

    Which one is you?

    Thanks for sharing the videos...

    Knight

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  • From Knight@VERT/PHUNC to Digital Man on Wed Mar 16 02:07:02 2016
    Re: Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Digital Man to Vk3jed on Tue Mar 15 2016 04:33 pm

    QWKE (supported by Synchronet) has those same advantages. I'm not sure how many offline readers support it though. It is backwards compatible with QWK, so it has that advantage over Bluewave.

    Good to know. I'll have to read up on the specifications.

    Knight

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Knight on Wed Mar 16 22:31:00 2016
    Knight wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I think having some friends that are into it would drive me forward a
    lot more. Some comradery always helped me get my butt into the gym or similar in the past.

    Yes, that helps, though these days, I'm good at self motivation, it's such an ingrained habit. :)

    Well, here's me in action on the fire track from a few years ago - I'm a bit faster these days. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPRa42LtTHo

    Holy crap, that's really cool. Looks like fun and is obviously good for you. Are you a firefighter? Or is this just an event that supports fire departments?

    It's unique to these parts, and yes a lot of fun and really awesome when it goes together. Takes a LOT of skill, strength, speed and power. The cart we pull weighs at least 280 pounds (minimum legal weight), before you add (wet) hose and attachments. I'm significantly faster now, with the additional training I've been doing recentlly. :) I am a volunteer firefighter here, so I am seen at incidents from time to time. :)

    And I also have some more conventional athletics from just under 2 months ago - all except one of these vids - should be obvious which one!. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHUwx6R4chyATV2JwqTPcTtWhz7Ilv2Bj

    Which one is you?

    I'm the guy with the long hair! LOL In the 4x100m relay, I'm the one closest to the camera as we go past. Think I do reasonably well for my age. :) I've since got rid of the excess hair LOL

    Thanks for sharing the videos...

    You're welcome. :)


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Vk3jed on Wed Mar 16 17:35:22 2016
    Re: Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Vk3jed to Digital Man on Wed Mar 16 2016 12:44 pm

    Digital Man wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    QWKE (supported by Synchronet) has those same advantages. I'm not sure how many offline readers support it though. It is backwards compatible with QWK, so it has that advantage over Bluewave.

    Multimail has some level of support. Not sure how far it goes.

    I looked at the Multimail support for QWKE (examing the source) and it's lacking. I started creating some patches to complete the QWKE support, but stopped when I didn't get any response from the current author/maintainer on their mailing list. Someone more recently asked me about that effort, maybe it was last year, anyway, I'll probably look again at multimail again in the future.

    digital man

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  • From Knight@VERT/PHUNC to Digital Man on Wed Mar 16 19:27:00 2016
    Re: Re: how is everybody doing th
    By: Digital Man to Vk3jed on Wed Mar 16 2016 05:35 pm

    I looked at the Multimail support for QWKE (examing the source) and it's lacking. I started creating some patches to complete the QWKE support, but stopped when I didn't get any response from the current author/maintainer on their mailing list. Someone more recently asked me about that effort, maybe it was last year, anyway, I'll probably look again at multimail again in the future.

    Nice!

    Knight

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