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  • BBS on Laptops

    From Flavio Bessa@VERT/ABUTRE2 to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Aug 30 13:48:00 2016
    Poindexter Fortran wrote to Matthew Munson <=-

    Me, too - then I moved into a house without a garage. Our only storage
    is a interior storage room about 30 feet by 8 feet with a sloping
    ceiling. It also houses the BBS.

    I tossed out most of my old crap; I probably should toss the Celeron
    when it dies, too. Right now, the BBS is running on an old laptop,
    which has the added benefit of me being able to take the laptop out and move it into my office to work on it when I need to. :)

    I believe that a BBS is the best usage for that old laptop you
    weren't using anymore :)



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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Flavio Bessa on Wed Aug 31 08:16:00 2016
    Flavio Bessa wrote to Poindexter Fortran <=-

    I believe that a BBS is the best usage for that old laptop you
    weren't using anymore :)


    My only concern is the fan; I don't think laptop fans were made to run
    24/7 for any length of time. THinkpad parts are cheap, if the fan does
    die I can swap the BBS over to a VM and pick up a new fan for a couple
    of bucks on eBay.



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  • From Captain Obvious@VERT/SHADOW9 to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Aug 31 16:30:00 2016
    My only concern is the fan; I don't think laptop fans were made to run 24/7 for any length of time. THinkpad parts are cheap, if the fan does
    die I can swap the BBS over to a VM and pick up a new fan for a couple


    Yeah, that's exactly what happened with mine. Had to move it from my old
    laptop to my personal desktop (for now) although I am planning on putting it
    on a low-end PC and sticking it back in my basement with all my HA stuff
    pretty soon.
  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Aug 31 16:52:04 2016
    Re: Re: BBS on Laptops
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Flavio Bessa on Wed Aug 31 2016 08:16 am

    Flavio Bessa wrote to Poindexter Fortran <=-

    I believe that a BBS is the best usage for that old laptop you
    weren't using anymore :)


    My only concern is the fan; I don't think laptop fans were made to run
    24/7 for any length of time. THinkpad parts are cheap, if the fan does
    die I can swap the BBS over to a VM and pick up a new fan for a couple
    of bucks on eBay.


    i had a laptop as my main computer that was always on for like 3 years.
    what i did was cut a wire that regulated the fan speed so it ran full speed all the time. the code that was supposed to raise and lower the fanspeed as needed was borked. also i got one of those clip on fans but i doubt that even helped.

    it was a gaming laptop so it got hot sometimes. i took off the cover on the bottom sometimes. a regular laptop should be ok
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Flavio Bessa on Thu Sep 1 20:31:00 2016
    Flavio Bessa wrote to Poindexter Fortran <=-

    I believe that a BBS is the best usage for that old laptop you

    weren't using anymore :)

    Definitely one good use for it. :)


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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Captain Obvious on Thu Sep 1 08:35:48 2016
    Re: Re: BBS on Laptops
    By: Captain Obvious to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Aug 31 2016 04:30 pm

    Yeah, that's exactly what happened with mine. Had to move it from my old laptop to my personal desktop (for now) although I am planning on putting it on a low-end PC and sticking it back in my basement with all my HA stuff pretty soon.

    I've been on a cleaning binge lately; I tossed a bin full of EIDE and PATA drives now that I tossed the old EIDE BBS box; tossed any router less than single-band N, an old DSL router, a bunch of broken laptops and more.

    When the laptop fails I'll probably go to a VM permanently.

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  • From Nighthawk@VERT/ABUTRE2 to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Sep 6 01:31:00 2016
    Poindexter Fortran wrote to Flavio Bessa <=-

    Flavio Bessa wrote to Poindexter Fortran <=-

    I believe that a BBS is the best usage for that old laptop you
    weren't using anymore :)


    My only concern is the fan; I don't think laptop fans were made to run 24/7 for any length of time. THinkpad parts are cheap, if the fan does
    die I can swap the BBS over to a VM and pick up a new fan for a couple
    of bucks on eBay.

    That's true, and anyway this is going to happen, regardless your
    computer is a laptop or a full fledged desktop. All fans have
    MTBFs. ;(

    And Thinkpad fans are cheap.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Nighthawk on Mon Sep 19 12:59:18 2016
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    and prosper... `-.__________,' Always UnionNET Addicted!

    Just noticed your signature says Flavio Bessa but your username says Nighthawk. Was that intentional?

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Captain Obvious on Sun Oct 9 21:21:49 2016
    Re: Re: BBS on Laptops
    By: Captain Obvious to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Aug 31 2016 04:30 pm

    I've sent you QWK netmail about this issue, but apparently Mystic doesn't support it? Anyway, your BBS is cross-linking FidoNet SYNCDATA with DOVE-Net SYNCDATA. When you can confirm you have this fixed and don't have *any* of the DOVE-Net conferences linked with FidoNet or other networks, let me know and I'll restore posting privileges for your SHADOW9 QWKnet account here on Vertrauen.

    Thanks,

    digital man

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Mon Oct 10 00:16:22 2016
    Re: Re: BBS on Laptops
    By: Digital Man to Captain Obvious on Sun Oct 09 2016 09:21 pm

    Re: Re: BBS on Laptops
    By: Captain Obvious to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Aug 31 2016 04:30 pm

    I've sent you QWK netmail about this issue, but apparently Mystic doesn't support it? Anyway, your BBS is cross-linking FidoNet SYNCDATA with
    DOVE-Net SYNCDATA. When you can confirm you have this fixed and don't have *any* of the DOVE-Net conferences linked with FidoNet or other networks,
    let me know and I'll restore posting privileges for your SHADOW9 QWKnet account here on Vertrauen.

    Thanks,


    didnt he use a real email address to sign up with that account?
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  • From Nighthawk@VERT/ABUTRE2 to Nightfox on Sat Nov 5 15:44:00 2016
    Nightfox wrote to Nighthawk <=-

    Just noticed your signature says Flavio Bessa but your username says Nighthawk. Was that intentional?

    Yes, that's my name. ;) I use the same signature for boards that do use and do
    not use real names.

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    Live long ` ∙._ _ _ _~~~~~| fcbessa@gmail.com
    and prosper... `-.__________,' Always UnionNET Addicted!


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