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  • Hello

    From Gate Keeper@VERT/THEGATEB to All on Wed Jul 30 18:42:00 2014
    Hello everyone. Just wanted to post something and introduce myself.


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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Gate BBS - Cherryville, NC USA
  • From ROBERT WOLFE@VERT/OTHETA to GATE KEEPER on Thu Jul 31 06:36:00 2014
    Hello everyone. Just wanted to post something and introduce myself.

    Welcome aboard!!!

    ... Beware Romulans baring GIFs.
    --- Wildcat! v6.4.454.2 (Nov 17 2011) with 367 taglines!
    ■ Omicron Theta BBS * Memphis, TN * winserver.us
  • From Gate Keeper@VERT/THEGATEB to ROBERT WOLFE on Thu Jul 31 16:54:00 2014
    Re: Hello
    By: ROBERT WOLFE to GATE KEEPER on Thu Jul 31 2014 07:36 am

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to post something and introduce myself.

    Welcome aboard!!!

    ... Beware Romulans baring GIFs.

    Thanks. Takes some getting used to since i've been running WWIV since 1980.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Gate BBS - Cherryville, NC USA - gate.wwivbbs.com
  • From Khelair@VERT/TINFOIL to Gate Keeper on Thu Jul 31 03:30:34 2014
    Re: Hello
    By: Gate Keeper to All on Wed Jul 30 2014 18:42:00

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to post something and introduce myself.

    How's it going, Gate Keeper? I am the keymaster.
    -=-

    "It is no measure of good health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." -- Jiddu Krishnamurti

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Tinfoil Tetrahedron BBS telnet or ssh -p 2222 to tinfoil.synchro.net
  • From Nitestryker@VERT/GRUDGEDU to Gate Keeper on Thu Jul 31 18:39:30 2014
    Re: Hello
    By: Gate Keeper to All on Wed Jul 30 2014 06:42 pm

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to post something and introduce myself.


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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Gate BBS - Cherryville, NC USA
    Hello Gate-Keeper I am nitestryker Nice to meet you !!!

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  • From ROBERT WOLFE@VERT/OTHETA to GATE KEEPER on Thu Jul 31 05:59:00 2014
    Thanks. Takes some getting used to since i've been running WWIV since
    1980.

    I think I can totally understand that :)

    ... This message written with recycled electrons.
    --- Wildcat! v6.4.454.2 (Nov 17 2011) with 367 taglines!
    ■ Omicron Theta BBS * Memphis, TN * winserver.us
  • From Classcoder@VERT/THEBBSTX to Kirkman on Fri Aug 29 17:49:00 2014
    Re: Hello
    By: Kirkman to Vistascan on Fri Mar 14 2014 01:30 pm

    Welcome! I was a teen during the peak of BBSing, so I think it's awesome the are still sysops and users keeping things going.
    I'm a teen during the peak of social media, yet I'm a sysop :P (Just started my BBS two days ago, reading through DOVE-Net)

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Brenham Bulletin Service (THEBBS) - thebbs.classcoder.com
  • From Kirkman@VERT/GUARDIAN to Classcoder on Sat Aug 30 15:35:08 2014
    Re: Hello
    By: Kirkman to Vistascan on Fri Mar 14 2014 01:30 pm

    Welcome! I was a teen during the peak of BBSing, so I think it's
    awesome
    the are still sysops and users keeping things going.
    I'm a teen during the peak of social media, yet I'm a sysop :P (Just
    started my BBS two days ago, reading through DOVE-Net)


    Congrats on launching the board and joining the fraternity of sysops!

    I'm curious: do any of your friends know about BBSing? How do you explain
    it to them?

    Even back in the day, I had a hard time getting non-BBSers to understand what it was all about. Nowadays it's somewhat easier (it's like a tiny social network that lives in your computer, but with a text-only
    interface), but people are more likely to respond "Why would you be interested in THAT?"

    --Josh

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    BiC -=- http://breakintochat.com -=- bbs wiki and blog

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  • From Rose@VERT/PNLTYBOX to All on Mon Apr 17 12:51:00 2017
    Hello out there!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Penalty Box | Peoria, IL | http://pbox.no-ip.org
  • From Lord Time@VERT/TIME to Rose on Tue Apr 18 09:24:14 2017
    Hello out there!

    ■ Synchronet ■ The Penalty Box | Peoria, IL | http://pbox.no-ip.org

    hi back :)


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    Rob Starr
    Lord Time SysOp of
    Time Warp of the Future BBS
    Telnet://Time.Darktech.Org:24 or
    Telnet://Time.Synchro.Net:24 (qwk or ftn & e-mail)
    ICQ # 11868133 or # 70398519 Jabber : lordtime2000@gmail.com
    Yahoo : lordtime2000 AIM : LordTime20000 Astra : lord_time
    X-Box : Lord Time 2000 oovoo : lordtime2000 Skype : lordtime@tds.net
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    ■ Synchronet ■ Time Warp of the Future BBS - Home of League 10 IBBS Games
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Rose on Wed Apr 19 08:55:00 2017
    Rose wrote to All <=-

    Hello out there!

    Hello Rose! :)


    ... Bite here. Then turn and examine.
    --- MultiMail/Win32 v0.49
    ■ Synchronet ■ Freeway BBS in Bendigo, Australia.
  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Rose on Tue Apr 18 16:43:00 2017
    Hello out there!

    Hello!


    ... DalekDOS v(overflow): (I)Obey (V)ision impaired (E)xterminate
    --- MultiMail/IBMPcDos v0.43
    ■ Synchronet ■ CAPCITY2 * capcity2.synchro.net * 1-502-875-8938
  • From Robert Wolfe@VERT/OTHETA to ROSE on Tue Apr 18 09:15:00 2017
    Hello out there!

    Hi there! :)

    ... It it ain't broke, let me have a shot at it.
    --- Wildcat! v7.0.454.5 (May 15 2016), Editor Mod v2.0
    ■ wcQWK 7.0 ≈ Neptune's Lair - Olive Branch MS - winserver.org:2323
  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to ROSE on Wed Apr 19 02:20:00 2017
    ROSE wrote to ALL <=-

    @VIA: PNLTYBOX
    @MSGID: <58F500BC.18150.dove-gen@192.168.2.102>
    Hello out there!

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    = Synchronet = The Penalty Box | Peoria, IL |
    http://pbox.no-ip.org

    Hello in there!

    :-)



    ... It's nice out - I think I'll leave it out!
    --- MultiMail/Darwin v0.49
    ■ wcQWK 7.0 ≈ Neptune's Lair - Olive Branch MS - winserver.org:2323
  • From Alex Sherman@VERT/THEGATEB to All on Tue Nov 7 12:14:51 2017
    Hi. I've recently got into retro-computing and this is my first day using BBS's. I found this BBS on telnetbbsguide.com
    This is my first post :U

    -Elaek

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    ■ Synchronet ■ The Gate BBS * thegateb.synchro.net * Cherryville, NC USA
  • From nblade@VERT/RPGCIRC to Alex Sherman on Wed Nov 8 01:41:00 2017
    Welcome back to BBSs.

    - Jeff

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A35 (Linux/32)
    * Origin: RPG Circus BBS
  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Alex Sherman on Tue Nov 7 20:53:04 2017
    On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 12:14:51 -0500, "Alex Sherman"
    <alex.sherman@VERT/THEGATEB> wrote:

    Hi. I've recently got into retro-computing and this is my first day using >BBS's. I found this BBS on telnetbbsguide.com
    This is my first post :U

    Welcome to the world of BBS's. No two boards are the same so be sure
    to look around and everything that's available. You'll soon find some favorites.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ End Of The Line BBS - endofthelinebbs.com
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nelgin on Tue Nov 7 21:41:29 2017
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nelgin to Alex Sherman on Tue Nov 07 2017 08:53 pm

    Welcome to the world of BBS's. No two boards are the same so be sure

    except if they are synchronet bbses!
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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to Alex Sherman on Wed Nov 8 07:58:01 2017
    Re: Hello
    By: Alex Sherman to All on Tue Nov 07 2017 12:14 pm

    Hi. I've recently got into retro-computing and this is my first day using BBS's. I found this BBS on telnetbbsguide.com
    This is my first post :U


    Welcome to the wonderful retro world of BBS'ing this was a first experience of being on line for many of us back in the day.
    Most BBS's back then were a single phone line and local only unless you wanted to rack up long distance charges.
    Today's BBS's have multiple nodes and tons of hard drive space,

    "... Taglines: the toilet-stall walls of BBSdom."

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    ■ Synchronet ■ the Outwest BBS - outwestbbs.com Telnet - outwestbbs.com:23
  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to MRO on Wed Nov 8 10:24:25 2017
    On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:41:29 -0600, "MRO" <mro@VERT/BBSESINF> wrote:

    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nelgin to Alex Sherman on Tue Nov 07 2017 08:53 pm

    Welcome to the world of BBS's. No two boards are the same so be sure

    except if they are synchronet bbses!

    Ouch!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ End Of The Line BBS - endofthelinebbs.com
  • From Elaek@VERT/CPUGOD to nblade on Thu Nov 9 10:39:05 2017
    Welcome back? This is my first time actually! I got interested in them after playing through 'Digital' and after watching a couple of youtube videos on
    the tech I decided to check it out myself. So far i've found a couple of
    BBS's that I like. Been exploring for me every day :)

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Computer God!!! - Get Involved - W est Jordan, Ut. telnet://cpugod.synchro.net
  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Elaek on Thu Nov 9 15:00:08 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Elaek to nblade on Thu Nov 09 2017 10:39:05

    Welcome back? This is my first time actually! I got interested in them after playing through 'Digital' and after watching a couple of youtube videos on the tech I decided to check it out myself. So far i've found a couple of BBS's that I like. Been exploring for me every day :)


    Does that include YouTube videos by LGR, by chance? His vidoes on BBSes brought in a lot of users to Diamond Mine BBS when I was there a few months ago.

    Question is, though: how many stayed or how many played with it for a few days and then quit?

    -jag
    Code it, Script it, Automate it!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ MtlGeek - Geeks in Montreal - http://mtlgeek.com/ -
  • From Elaek@VERT/CPUGOD to Jagossel on Thu Nov 9 15:20:46 2017
    Does that include Youtube videos by LGR, by chance?

    Yes! It does, that was the last video I watched before I just ended up downloading SyncTerm.

    I think i'll be sticking around for a bit though, this is a lot more
    enjoyable than mindlessly scrolling through reddit.

    I've recently discovered MUD's. Haven't been able to really *understand* how
    to really work it yet, but i'll keep trying until I do ha ha.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Computer God!!! - Get Involved - W est Jordan, Ut. telnet://cpugod.synchro.net
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Jagossel on Thu Nov 9 17:32:32 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Jagossel to Elaek on Thu Nov 09 2017 03:00 pm

    Does that include YouTube videos by LGR, by chance? His vidoes on BBSes brought in a lot of users to Diamond Mine BBS when I was there a few months ago.


    he sounds like he's trying to copy that old youtuber howto guy kipkay
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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Elaek on Thu Nov 9 19:52:30 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Elaek to Jagossel on Thu Nov 09 2017 15:20:46

    Does that include Youtube videos by LGR, by chance?

    Yes! It does, that was the last video I watched before I just ended up downloading SyncTerm.

    SyncTerm is a really good client for different modern platforms (the top 3 maybe?): different connection methods, proper rendering of the font for the CP437 characters, and the ability to download files. The problem is that I'm not on my PC often (busy with work and family) and I'm on my phone more than anything else. So, I just use Limbo, fire up a FreeDOS "VM", and use MTCP's Telnet cliemt. It works, just not able to download files with it.

    I think i'll be sticking around for a bit though, this is a lot more enjoyable than mindlessly scrolling through reddit.

    I'm glad to hear that! DOVE-Net is the more active conferences, and surprisingly, FidoNet is still around and a little active (when I was still on Diamond Mine).

    Well, welcome aboard! I hope you have an enjoyable and pleasent with the BBS you're on.

    -jag
    Code it, Script it, Automate it!


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    ■ Synchronet ■ MtlGeek - Geeks in Montreal - http://mtlgeek.com/ -
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Jagossel on Thu Nov 9 21:36:27 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Jagossel to Elaek on Thu Nov 09 2017 07:52 pm

    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Elaek to Jagossel on Thu Nov 09 2017 15:20:46

    Does that include Youtube videos by LGR, by chance?

    Yes! It does, that was the last video I watched before I just ended up downloading SyncTerm.

    SyncTerm is a really good client for different modern platforms (the top 3 maybe?): different connection methods, proper rendering of the font for the CP437 characters, and the ability to download files. The problem is that I'm not on my PC often (busy with work and family) and I'm on my phone more than anything else. So, I just use Limbo, fire up a FreeDOS "VM", and use MTCP's Telnet cliemt. It works, just not able to download files with it.


    did you try my.ftelnet.ca or the ftelnet app on the android store
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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to MRO on Fri Nov 10 06:01:45 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Jagossel on Thu Nov 09 2017 21:36:27

    did you try my.ftelnet.ca or the ftelnet app on the android store

    I have, and I wasn't too thrilled about fTelnet. It was too wide and the keyboard fTelnet provided was very awakward to use. The font didn't look quite right to me.

    Using Limbo, FreeDOS, MTCP Telnet, and Hacker's Keyboard is as close to the real thing as I get. It renders the font correctly and it feels more natural. The one major drawback is how slow it can be at times. If I need to get in there real quick, ConnectBot works with the CP437 encoding; however the fonts are way off in ConnectBot.

    -jag
    Code it, Script it, Automate it!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ MtlGeek - Geeks in Montreal - http://mtlgeek.com/ -
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Jagossel on Fri Nov 10 09:07:58 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Jagossel to MRO on Fri Nov 10 2017 06:01 am

    did you try my.ftelnet.ca or the ftelnet app on the android store

    I have, and I wasn't too thrilled about fTelnet. It was too wide and the keyboard fTelnet provided was very awakward to use. The font didn't look quite right to me.

    I rarely use the fTelnet keyboard. Unless you're using it on a mobile device, there's rarely a need to use its keyboard. Otherwise, I think fTelnet works very well. I don't think it's too wide (it's just wide enough to render an 80x25 character console, and it looks good).

    Nightfox

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From nblade@VERT/RPGCIRC to Elaek on Fri Nov 10 16:38:00 2017
    Sorry, when I first responded I somehow read into it that you were comming
    back to BBSs. Of course on a second read, I could see that was not the case.

    So, welcome to BBSing. While not quite the same as when I was doing it back by Modem in the early 90s, it is still a unique experience. So I hope you enjoy it.

    One thing for sure if you ever want to setup your own BBS these days that telnetable (or ssh=able) it certainly is easier than it was back in the day. Way more tutorials and information online on how to do it.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A35 (Linux/32)
    * Origin: RPG Circus BBS
  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to nblade on Fri Nov 10 15:02:02 2017
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: nblade to Elaek on Fri Nov 10 2017 04:38 pm

    One thing for sure if you ever want to setup your own BBS these days that telnetable (or ssh=able) it certainly is easier than it was back in the day. Way more tutorials and information online on how to do it.

    Setting up a mailer with a BBS was a challenge - writing a batch file to call the mailer, and the mailer using DOS errorlevels to run events was tricky. I think I had to run some events manually for months until I got all of the pieces talking to each other.

    Getting the modem, FOSSIL and physical serial port was always fun.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Bigbangnet@VERT/MTLGEEK to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Nov 10 20:02:07 2017
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to nblade on Fri Nov 10 2017 15:02:02

    Re: Re: Hello
    By: nblade to Elaek on Fri Nov 10 2017 04:38 pm

    One thing for sure if you ever want to setup your own BBS these days tha telnetable (or ssh=able) it certainly is easier than it was back in the day. Way more tutorials and information online on how to do it.

    Setting up a mailer with a BBS was a challenge - writing a batch file to cal the mailer, and the mailer using DOS errorlevels to run events was tricky. I think I had to run some events manually for months until I got all of the pieces talking to each other.

    Getting the modem, FOSSIL and physical serial port was always fun.


    Ohh gawd, serial ports. IRQ`s and com ports. Sweet memories. I can`t remember how many times I rebooted my pc to figure out if my modem and my mouse wasn`t conflicting.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ MtlGeek - Geeks in Montreal - http://mtlgeek.com/ -
  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Nightfox on Fri Nov 10 20:42:46 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Jagossel on Fri Nov 10 2017 09:07:58

    I rarely use the fTelnet keyboard. Unless you're using it on a mobile devic there's rarely a need to use its keyboard. Otherwise, I think fTelnet works very well. I don't think it's too wide (it's just wide enough to render an 80x25 character console, and it looks good).

    That's the problem. The desktop versio of fTelnet is fine, it's the mobile version that I didn't care for.

    -jag
    Code it, Script it, Automate it!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ MtlGeek - Geeks in Montreal - http://mtlgeek.com/ -
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Bigbangnet on Sat Nov 11 09:57:23 2017
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Bigbangnet to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Nov 10 2017 08:02 pm

    Ohh gawd, serial ports. IRQ`s and com ports. Sweet memories. I can`t remember how many times I rebooted my pc to figure out if my modem and my mouse wasn`t conflicting.


    for wingcommander privateer i had to move a jumper on my sound card.
    then move it back when i was done because of other conflicts.
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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Jagossel on Sat Nov 11 09:58:25 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Jagossel to Nightfox on Fri Nov 10 2017 08:42 pm

    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Jagossel on Fri Nov 10 2017 09:07:58

    I rarely use the fTelnet keyboard. Unless you're using it on a mobile devic there's rarely a need to use its keyboard. Otherwise, I think fTelnet works very well. I don't think it's too wide (it's just wide enough to render an 80x25 character console, and it looks good).

    That's the problem. The desktop versio of fTelnet is fine, it's the mobile version that I didn't care for.



    you mean the web version is fine? that will run on your phone the same.
    i agree it was hard to use the app's keyboard. i was trying to visit a bbs the other day and kept mistyping when trying to type in the system password.

    maybe bbsing isnt meant for phones.
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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Jagossel on Sun Nov 12 18:44:25 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Jagossel to Nightfox on Fri Nov 10 2017 08:42 pm

    I rarely use the fTelnet keyboard. Unless you're using it on a mobile
    devic there's rarely a need to use its keyboard. Otherwise, I think
    fTelnet works very well. I don't think it's too wide (it's just wide
    enough to render an 80x25 character console, and it looks good).

    That's the problem. The desktop versio of fTelnet is fine, it's the mobile version that I didn't care for.

    Yeah, I think the mobile keyboard does take up quite a bit of space, but that's probably more an issue of mobile devices rather than the app itself. I had a smart phone with a real keyboard once (the screen slid to the side to reveal the keyboard underneath) - I wish more smartphones had a real keyboard like that so you didn't have to use an on-screen keyboard so much.

    Tablets have a similar issue (though with a bigger screen, an on-screen keyboard doesn't use up as much of the space). You can pair a bluetooth keyboard with a tablet, and even with a smartphone too, but pretty much nobody is going to carry a bluetooth keyboard around with them for their phone..

    Nightfox

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Sun Nov 12 18:50:34 2017
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Bigbangnet on Sat Nov 11 2017 09:57 am

    for wingcommander privateer i had to move a jumper on my sound card.
    then move it back when i was done because of other conflicts.

    I used to play that as well. Several years ago, I ran across an open-source re-creation of Wing Commander Privateer, available for Windows, Linux, and OS X:
    http://privateer.sourceforge.net/
    It looks and plays pretty much just like the original.

    Nightfox

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Sun Nov 12 18:52:14 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: MRO to Jagossel on Sat Nov 11 2017 09:58 am

    That's the problem. The desktop versio of fTelnet is fine, it's the
    mobile version that I didn't care for.

    you mean the web version is fine? that will run on your phone the same.
    i agree it was hard to use the app's keyboard. i was trying to visit a bbs the other day and kept mistyping when trying to type in the system password.

    The fTelnet Android app is more like a regular telnet app in that it can be configured to connect to any BBS (as opposed to the web version, which is typically set up on a BBS's web site to connect just to that BBS).

    Nightfox

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 00:43:45 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Jagossel on Sun Nov 12 2017 06:44 pm

    I rarely use the fTelnet keyboard. Unless you're using it on a

    That's the problem. The desktop versio of fTelnet is fine, it's the
    mobile version that I didn't care for.


    I use an android app called Rterm it uses chinese special characters but is still readable on my phone.

    "... What if there were no hypothetical situations?"

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    ■ Synchronet ■ the Outwest BBS - outwestbbs.com Telnet - outwestbbs.com:23
  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 05:55:56 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Jagossel on Sun Nov 12 2017 18:44:25

    Yeah, I think the mobile keyboard does take up quite a bit of space, but tha probably more an issue of mobile devices rather than the app itself. I had smart phone with a real keyboard once (the screen slid to the side to reveal the keyboard underneath) - I wish more smartphones had a real keyboard like that so you didn't have to use an on-screen keyboard so much.

    I really miss having a cell phone with an actual physical keyboard. I had a Kyocera Rise a few years ago that I had Turbo DOSBox and AIDE on it.

    Sadly, I think the latest trend is to not have a physical keyboard and use glass for the screen. I hate glass in general, and phone I have now has two cracks running across the screen; seems to be getting worse.

    -jag
    Code it, Scrip it, Automate it!

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    ■ Synchronet ■ MtlGeek - Geeks in Montreal - http://mtlgeek.com/ -
  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 08:47:23 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Jagossel on Sun Nov 12 2017 06:44 pm

    Tablets have a similar issue (though with a bigger screen, an on-screen keyboard doesn't use up as much of the space). You can pair a bluetooth keyboard with a tablet, and even with a smartphone too, but pretty much nobody is going to carry a bluetooth keyboard around with them for their phone..

    I'd like to find a folding bluetooth keyboard with a stand; I've been toying with using my phone as a laptop replacement, input is the only thing holding me back at this point.

    Need to edit a doc? Google Docs works fine.

    Crappy coffee shop wi-fi? 3G works fine in a pinch.

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    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Denn on Mon Nov 13 15:05:22 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Denn to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 2017 12:43 am

    I use an android app called Rterm it uses chinese special characters but is still readable on my phone.

    That reminds me, I've heard BBSes are still relatively popular in China - Probably in part due to China's censorship laws, and perhaps BBSes can fly under the radar there.

    Nightfox

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 18:55:51 2017
    Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Sun Nov 12 2017 06:50 pm


    for wingcommander privateer i had to move a jumper on my sound card. then move it back when i was done because of other conflicts.

    I used to play that as well. Several years ago, I ran across an open-source re-creation of Wing Commander Privateer, available for Windows, Linux, and OS X:
    http://privateer.sourceforge.net/
    It looks and plays pretty much just like the original.


    it's actually better than the original in a lot of respects.
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    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 18:56:39 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Sun Nov 12 2017 06:52 pm

    The fTelnet Android app is more like a regular telnet app in that it can be configured to connect to any BBS (as opposed to the web version, which is typically set up on a BBS's web site to connect just to that BBS).



    you can goto my.ftelnet.ca and punch in any address and use it.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Jagossel on Mon Nov 13 18:57:41 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Jagossel to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 2017 05:55 am


    I really miss having a cell phone with an actual physical keyboard. I had a Kyocera Rise a few years ago that I had Turbo DOSBox and AIDE on it.

    Sadly, I think the latest trend is to not have a physical keyboard and use glass for the screen. I hate glass in general, and phone I have now has two cracks running across the screen; seems to be getting worse.


    yes, i too miss the keyboard. i type like shit on glass.
    i was going to get that blackberry with they keyboard but it was overpriced junk.

    get a tempered glass screensaver.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 18:58:13 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Denn on Mon Nov 13 2017 03:05 pm

    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Denn to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 2017 12:43 am

    I use an android app called Rterm it uses chinese special characters but is still readable on my phone.

    That reminds me, I've heard BBSes are still relatively popular in China - Probably in part due to China's censorship laws, and perhaps BBSes can fly under the radar there.


    yep, they are. i've been on them. been a year or so, though.
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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to Nightfox on Tue Nov 14 08:41:23 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Denn on Mon Nov 13 2017 03:05 pm

    That reminds me, I've heard BBSes are still relatively popular in China - Probably in part due to China's censorship laws, and perhaps BBSes can fly under the radar there.


    Because of the cyber attacks from China and Russia I block those two contries right at my router.
    BBS'ing is pretty big in Japan and I have logged into some of those BBS's

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  • From Derision@VERT/AMIGAC to Elaek on Wed Nov 15 01:59:50 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Elaek to nblade on Thu Nov 09 2017 10:39:05

    Welcome back? This is my first time actually! I got interested in them after playing through 'Digital' and after watching a couple of youtube videos on the tech I decided to check it out myself. So far i've found a couple of BBS's that I like. Been exploring for me every day :)

    It's an interesting dynamic, calling the boards. I find myself checking Facebook less and less the more time I spend on the boards. It's more, er, I suppose people with the same general outlooks or histories, so it's kind of a much more focused and enaging world than the whole normal social media scene.

    I feel like I just typed a bunch of words that don't actually connect to anything else, but I think the idea got across there.

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  • From Bigbangnet@VERT/MTLGEEK to Jagossel on Sat Nov 18 10:04:15 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Jagossel to Nightfox on Mon Nov 13 2017 05:55:56

    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Nightfox to Jagossel on Sun Nov 12 2017 18:44:25

    Yeah, I think the mobile keyboard does take up quite a bit of space, but probably more an issue of mobile devices rather than the app itself. I h smart phone with a real keyboard once (the screen slid to the side to rev the keyboard underneath) - I wish more smartphones had a real keyboard li that so you didn't have to use an on-screen keyboard so much.

    I really miss having a cell phone with an actual physical keyboard. I had a Kyocera Rise a few years ago that I had Turbo DOSBox and AIDE on it.

    Sadly, I think the latest trend is to not have a physical keyboard and use glass for the screen. I hate glass in general, and phone I have now has two cracks running across the screen; seems to be getting worse.

    -jag
    Code it, Scrip it, Automate it!
    well your phone is bluetooth so how about a bluetooth keyboard. that should work

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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Bigbangnet on Sat Nov 18 18:20:45 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Bigbangnet to Jagossel on Sat Nov 18 2017 10:04:15

    I really miss having a cell phone with an actual physical keyboard. I had Kyocera Rise a few years ago that I had Turbo DOSBox and AIDE on it.

    well your phone is bluetooth so how about a bluetooth keyboard. that should work

    Good point. It's not quite the same as having the whole packages, unless there's a foldable bluetooth keyboad and phone cover... that'll be close enough.

    -jag
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  • From Derision@VERT/AMIGAC to Bigbangnet on Tue Nov 21 01:16:30 2017
    Re: Re: Re: Hello
    By: Bigbangnet to Jagossel on Sat Nov 18 2017 10:04:15

    well your phone is bluetooth so how about a bluetooth keyboard. that should work

    I've used a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android phone. Also used a bluetooth mouse with it. Both work surprisingly well!

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