• Im New

    From Lucas Macdonald@VERT to All on Wednesday, January 03, 2024 00:00:31
    Hello Everyone.
    This is my first time using a BBS service.
    A little about me, Im currently in high school and am going into the computing science proffession,
    I love working with old computers and Os's ( My favourite is Windows XP ) and I collect old video game consoles and have almost every one. :)

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to LUCAS MACDONALD on Wednesday, January 03, 2024 09:15:00
    Hello Everyone.
    This is my first time using a BBS service.
    A little about me, Im currently in high school and am going into the computing
    cience proffession,
    I love working with old computers and Os's ( My favourite is Windows XP ) and collect old video game consoles and have almost every one. :)

    Welcome to BBSing. I first started using BBSes when I was a senior in HS
    and eventually got into IT as a profession. Back then, a computer club at one of the local high schools even ran their own BBS.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Lucas Macdonald on Wednesday, January 03, 2024 13:08:05
    Re: Im New
    By: Lucas Macdonald to All on Wed Jan 03 2024 12:00 am

    This is my first time using a BBS service. A little about me, Im currently in high school and am going into the computing science proffession, I love working with old computers and Os's ( My favourite is Windows XP ) and I collect old video game consoles and have almost every one. :)

    Welcome!
    I always thought BBSes were interesting and fun to use, and I still enjoy running one.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Lucas Macdonald on Wednesday, January 03, 2024 20:46:47
    Re: Im New
    By: Lucas Macdonald to All on Wed Jan 03 2024 12:00 am

    Hello Everyone.
    This is my first time using a BBS service.
    A little about me, Im currently in high school and am going into the computing science proffession,
    I love working with old computers and Os's ( My favourite is Windows XP ) and I collect old video game consoles and have almost every one. :)

    Welcome Lucas! Windows XP (or what I sometimes call Windows NT 5.1) was a major success for Microsoft, for sure. An important OS in the history of Windows.
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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to Lucas Macdonald on Wednesday, January 03, 2024 20:25:00
    Re: Im New
    By: Lucas Macdonald to All on Wed Jan 03 2024 12:00 am

    I love working with old computers and Os's ( My favourite is Windows XP )

    Hi Lucas! Windows XP introduced the Windows Preinstallation environment which could USB boot a small copy of Windows similar to Linux live. It was also one of my favorites.

    Welcome to BBSing.

    FCKGW-RHQQ2-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nopants on Thursday, January 04, 2024 06:29:00
    Nopants wrote to Lucas Macdonald <=-

    FCKGW-RHQQ2-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8

    Hey! I've used that key before!


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  • From Thumper@VERT/THEWASTE to Lucas Macdonald on Wednesday, January 03, 2024 10:23:00
    Lucas Macdonald wrote to All <=-

    @VIA: VERT
    Hello Everyone.
    This is my first time using a BBS service.
    A little about me, Im currently in high school and am going into the computing science proffession, I love working with old computers and
    Os's ( My favourite is Windows XP ) and I collect old video game
    consoles and have almost every one. :) ---

    COOL! Welcome to the world of BBS's.


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  • From Bf2k+@VERT/TACOPRON to Dumas Walker on Thursday, January 04, 2024 21:32:55
    Re: Im New
    By: Dumas Walker to LUCAS MACDONALD on Wed Jan 03 2024 09:15 am

    Welcome to BBSing. I first started using BBSes when I was a senior in HS and eventually got into IT as a profession. Back then, a computer club at one of the local high schools even ran their own BBS.

    I started running my BBS when I was 29... but that was in 1984. It's still running...

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Bf2k+ on Friday, January 05, 2024 06:27:00
    Bf2k+ wrote to Dumas Walker <=-

    I started running my BBS when I was 29... but that was in 1984. It's
    still running...

    26, here. I had a close group of friends all the same age or a little
    younger on the BBSes, and we talked about first jobs, first apartments,
    first breakups, first realization that there was more to life than
    school and what we knew.

    I wish I'd saved the messages from back then. I'd like to get to know
    that kid again.


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  • From Phigan@VERT/TACOPRON to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, January 05, 2024 12:17:17
    Re: Re: Im New
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Bf2k+ on Fri Jan 05 2024 06:27 am

    I wish I'd saved the messages from back then. I'd like to get to know
    that kid again.

    Hah, this reminded me of the lyrics in Scooter's Nessaja tune.. https://youtu.be/ru7x9oivrwE

    just the pitched up voice part :)

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  • From Tiny@VERT/TINYSII to poindexter FORTRAN on Saturday, January 06, 2024 07:58:00
    I wish I'd saved the messages from back then. I'd like to get to know
    that kid again.

    I have my homebrew software and data disk for my C64 BBS I wrote as a
    teenager. I think 13-15.... at 15 I discovered girls and stopped coding
    for a few years while I pursued them. ;)

    Having said that I highly doubt the floppy is still good, and I'd have to
    see if any of the 64's in my closet will run. It's on my long list of
    things I want to get to.

    |09S|11hawn


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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Tiny on Monday, January 08, 2024 03:50:30
    Re: Re: Im New
    By: Tiny to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Jan 06 2024 07:58 am

    I have my homebrew software and data disk for my C64 BBS I wrote as a teenager. I think 13-15.... at 15 I discovered girls and stopped coding
    for a few years while I pursued them. ;)

    Having said that I highly doubt the floppy is still good, and I'd have to see if any of the 64's in my closet will run. It's on my long list of things I want to get to.

    I bought a zoom floppy a while back basically you plug a 1541 into a USB and it becomes a drive. I backed up all my work and floppies. The sooner you do it the better because magnetic media isn't forever.

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  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to poindexter FORTRAN on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 01:52:00
    I wish I'd saved the messages from back then. I'd like to get to know
    that kid again.

    Oh.. trust me, you don't. I once found some of my old uSENET posts from the 90s (thank you Google, you fuckers!) and also some of the articles I published in old demoscene disk magazines.

    The only benefit I had from that is that I was more eager to forgive all the stupidness and lack of eloquence and other irrational nonsense when I heard my own 18-21 son communicating.

    Other than that.. yeah... my right then to think and communicate the way I did... it's just embarrassing to realize the beginnings of that long journey continually moving on, since.

    -h1

    ... Xerox Alto was the thing. Anything after we use is just a mere copy.
  • From Tiny@VERT/TINYSII to The Lizard Master on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 06:20:08
    I bought a zoom floppy a while back basically you plug a 1541 into a
    USB and it becomes a drive. I backed up all my work and floppies. The
    sooner you do it the better because magnetic media isn't forever.

    That sounds handy! I'll look into that.

    |09S|11hawn


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to hollowone on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 06:06:00
    hollowone wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I wish I'd saved the messages from back then. I'd like to get to know
    that kid again.

    Oh.. trust me, you don't. I once found some of my old uSENET posts from the 90s (thank you Google, you fuckers!) and also some of the articles
    I published in old demoscene disk magazines.


    I did find an old .PST file from a company I worked at from 1997-1999.
    For some reason, I thought composing HTML email using OCR A fonts was
    "edgy".



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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Lucas Macdonald on Tuesday, January 09, 2024 14:41:00
    Lucas Macdonald wrote to All <=-

    Hello Everyone.
    This is my first time using a BBS service.
    A little about me, Im currently in high school and am going into the computing science proffession, I love working with old computers and
    Os's ( My favourite is Windows XP ) and I collect old video game
    consoles and have almost every one. :)

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    = Synchronet = Vertrauen = Home of Synchronet =

    Welcome to the show that never ends Lucas! I started my first BBS in 1986, running on a C64 and a single 1541 disk drive (a whoppping 170K of storage). Worked my way up to Synchronet and consider it to be one of the finest BBS programs out there. Very well supported both by the developer and user base!

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  • From Elf@VERT/ECBBS to LUCAS MACDONALD on Thursday, January 11, 2024 12:17:00
    Quoting Lucas Macdonald to All <=-

    Hello Everyone.
    This is my first time using a BBS service.
    A little about me, Im currently in high school and am going into the computing science proffession, I love working with old computers and
    Os's ( My favourite is Windows XP ) and I collect old video game
    consoles and have almost every one. :)

    Welcome! It is great to see new people connecting to the BBS. I also am pleased to see your interest in old computers and operating systems.
    They can be fun! :-)

    ~Elf

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    http://lifeseven.com/1990s


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