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  • Re: My 1st BBS in 1988 ru

    From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to VK3JED on Tue Apr 18 10:24:00 2017
    VK3JED wrote to NIGHTFOX <=-

    Yes, hardware updates were fun back then. I built my first PX, an 8088
    XT clone. Over the next several years, that PC was upgraded incrementally, until it ended up as a Pentium 90. All of the cards had been through a couple of upgrades as well, and I always had 4 serial ports, each on separate IRQs (for modems and other serial devices).
    Even had to route IRQs by wire jumper and soldering irons at times. :)

    In a way, I miss the fun of building and upgrading PCs. It's not the
    same these days.

    Oh man - more and more memories. :-) I had forgotten about IRQ and
    having to set jumpers! :-)

    I had a hand me down 8088 monochrome dual floppy my sister gave
    me. I put a modem in it and used it for all five of the BBS's
    in Jackson at the time.




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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wed Apr 19 19:32:00 2017
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Oh man - more and more memories. :-) I had forgotten about IRQ and
    having to set jumpers! :-)

    Yeah, assigning IRQs was a real artform back then. :)

    I had a hand me down 8088 monochrome dual floppy my sister gave
    me. I put a modem in it and used it for all five of the BBS's
    in Jackson at the time.

    Cool. :)


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to VK3JED on Thu Apr 20 10:43:00 2017
    VK3JED wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Oh man - more and more memories. :-) I had forgotten about IRQ and
    having to set jumpers! :-)

    Yeah, assigning IRQs was a real artform back then. :)

    And blew the minds of people that had NO CLUE what you
    were talking about. :-)

    I had a hand me down 8088 monochrome dual floppy my sister gave
    me. I put a modem in it and used it for all five of the BBS's
    in Jackson at the time.

    Cool. :)

    Yeah - good memories for sure. :-) That machine was also my
    first 'real' exposure to the Internet. The local Community
    College set up a 'freenet' - you could dial into it, then
    Telnet, ARCHIE, FTP - whatever. They gave you three hours a
    day!

    My first webpage was just text, cause I had no graphics
    capability at all. Saw my own page on a 386 once when I
    drove to the college. :-)

    I still remember getting an email to jla4268@jacksonfreenet.org
    from a guy that said I needed to add graphics to my page - LOL




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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to JIMMY ANDERSON on Fri Apr 21 19:47:00 2017
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Yeah, assigning IRQs was a real artform back then. :)

    And blew the minds of people that had NO CLUE what you
    were talking about. :-)

    LOL sure did! :)

    Yeah - good memories for sure. :-) That machine was also my
    first 'real' exposure to the Internet. The local Community
    College set up a 'freenet' - you could dial into it, then
    Telnet, ARCHIE, FTP - whatever. They gave you three hours a
    day!

    Nice, my first Internet experience was through a UNIX shell account. :)

    My first webpage was just text, cause I had no graphics
    capability at all. Saw my own page on a 386 once when I
    drove to the college. :-)

    I still remember getting an email to jla4268@jacksonfreenet.org
    from a guy that said I needed to add graphics to my page - LOL


    Hahaha. :)


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