• hope y'all don't mind if..

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to All on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 03:01:00
    Hello!

    Primarily using this echo to field-test OpenXP.

    I've participated in C_K echo many many years ago (OS/2, FMail,
    FleetStreet). I had even set up a Frontdoor/APX system for my mom. C_K
    and MEMORIES were two of her favourite hang-outs.

    Then, I dropped out of Fido-world for a number of years after my OS/2
    harddrive with the mailer system crashed and when other life's
    circumstances came along.

    Now.. there are new circumstances to deal with, but somehow a renewed
    interest in fidonet has emerged.


    Regards,
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.36
    * Origin: /|ug's Point, Ont, Canada (2:221/1.58)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to August Abolins on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 05:12:05
    SGID: 2:221/1.58@fidonet d7100521
    EPLY: 2:221/1.58@fidonet d71004c1
    ID: OpenXP/5.0.36 (Win32)
    HRS: ASCII 1
    Hello!

    [...]

    Now.. there are new circumstances to deal with, but somehow a renewed interest in fidonet has emerged.

    The Internet can be and often is wearing on the brain and the stuff you read there can't be trusted. With Fidonet, the discourse is different in that we can agree to disagree, so in that manner it is like havine a conversation amongst friends because we belong to the same club and can and will remain friends.

    ...At the end of the day it gets dark.


    Regards,

    Roger

    --- D'Bridge (SR41)
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna (1:3828/7)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ROGER NELSON on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 12:46:00
    Roger,

    ...At the end of the day it gets dark.

    Unless you're in the Arctic Circle in summer, when it becomes "The
    Land Of The Midnight Sun". :P

    Daryl

    ===
    OLX 1.53 What are turkeys thankful for?? Vegeterians.
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Win32
    * Origin: FIDONet: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (1:19/33)
  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to August Abolins on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 11:50:16
    Hello August,

    Primarily using this echo to field-test OpenXP.

    I've been reading your testing in POINTS. I like apps that run on the terminal so I may have to try OpenXP again some time. I forget the reasons but the last time I looked I couldn't figure out what was going on.

    Now.. there are new circumstances to deal with, but somehow a renewed interest in fidonet has emerged.

    Yep, I've had to drop out too a couple of times.. circumstances.. All systems are go here currently and RL seems favorable to that these days.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Alan Ianson on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 18:36:00
    Hello Alan!

    ** 03.04.19 - 11:50, Alan Ianson wrote to August Abolins:

    I've been reading your testing in POINTS. I like apps that run on the terminal so I may have to try OpenXP again some time. I forget the reasons but the last time I looked I couldn't figure out what was going on.

    Oxp has a bit of a learning curve, especially in the editor if you want to copy chunks of text and move things around. The menu structure also takes
    a little getting used to for finding things.

    The program includes a "user guide" (not a manual) in the /docs directory.
    The guide is designed to just get you through the steps up to your first poll. But there is extra help in the POINTS echo.

    The terminal look gives the feeling of visiting a BBS. That's not totally
    a bad thing. But I am not sure if I will stick with oxp though. I have been spoiled with the newsreader solution in Thunderbird.


    ..I've had to drop out too a couple of times.. circumstances.. All
    systems are go here currently and RL seems favorable to that these days.

    Currently a new "circumstance" has just popped up. No hydro power since 2:30pm. It is now 6:30pm. Laptop reports roughly 3.5 hrs battery left. Dinner is cold. House is getting cooler. Currently 61F. High winds
    outside.
    Regards,
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.36
    * Origin: /|ug's Point, Ont, Canada (2:221/1.58)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Roger Nelson on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 18:49:00
    Hello Roger!

    ** 03.04.19 - 05:12, Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins:

    The Internet can be and often is wearing on the brain and the stuff you read there can't be trusted.

    It's fine for seeking quick technical helps. For just conversation, it doesn't work very well.


    ..With Fidonet, the discourse is different
    in that we can agree to disagree, so in that manner it is like havine a conversation amongst friends because we belong to the same club and can
    and will remain friends.

    Well said.

    ...At the end of the day it gets dark.

    ..and cold, in my case. No hydro for over 4 hours sincce 2:30pm I may
    just have to hunker down under some heavy blankets in bed and just wait it out.
    Regards,
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.36
    * Origin: /|ug's Point, Ont, Canada (2:221/1.58)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to Daryl Stout on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 17:12:54
    On Wed Apr-03-2019 12:46, Daryl Stout (1:19/33) wrote to ROGER NELSON:

    ...At the end of the day it gets dark.

    Unless you're in the Arctic Circle in summer, when it becomes
    "The Land Of The Midnight Sun". :P

    I know. I was thinking of the phrase politicians are so fond of using nowadays
    and improved it. (-:

    -3F in Utqiagvik, Alaska


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Martha Byrne
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ROGER NELSON on Thursday, April 04, 2019 16:52:00
    Roger,

    ...At the end of the day it gets dark.

    Unless you're in the Arctic Circle in summer, when it becomes
    "The Land Of The Midnight Sun". :P

    I know. I was thinking of the phrase politicians are so fond of using nowad
    and improved it. (-:

    It's always darkest before the dawn...but a total eclipse?? :P

    Daryl

    ===
    OLX 1.53 I've repeatedly said to you, to not be redundant.
    --- SBBSecho 3.07-Win32
    * Origin: FIDONet: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (1:19/33)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to August Abolins on Friday, April 05, 2019 05:06:27
    On Wed Apr-03-2019 18:49, August Abolins (2:221/1.58) wrote to Roger Nelson:

    ** 03.04.19 - 05:12, Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins:

    The Internet can be and often is wearing on the brain and the stuff you read there can't be trusted.

    It's fine for seeking quick technical helps. For just
    conversation, it doesn't work very well.

    I use it myself instead of The Internet Movie Data Base (I'm somewhat of a movie buff), since the latter has gone off the rails.

    ..With Fidonet, the discourse is different
    in that we can agree to disagree, so in that manner it is like havine a conversation amongst friends because we belong to the same club and can
    and will remain friends.

    Well said.

    Thanks.

    ...At the end of the day it gets dark.

    ..and cold, in my case. No hydro for over 4 hours sincce 2:30pm I
    may just have to hunker down under some heavy blankets in bed and
    just wait it out.

    Wow! I couldn't take that.

    -7F in Utqiagvik, Alaska

    s
    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Cheryl Ladd
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to All on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 02:37:00
    Hello!

    Primarily using this echo to field-test OpenXP.

    I've participated in C_K echo many many years ago (OS/2, FMail,
    FleetStreet). I had even set up a Frontdoor/APX system for my mom. C_K
    and MEMORIES were two of her favourite hang-outs.

    Then, I dropped out of Fido-world for a number of years after my OS/2 harddrive with the mailer system crashed and when other life's
    circumstances came along.

    Now.. there are new circumstances to deal with, but somehow a renewed interest in fidonet has emerged.

    Regards,
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.36
    * Origin: /|ug's Point, Ont, Canada (2:221/1.58)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to August Abolins on Friday, April 05, 2019 17:01:27
    Following up a message from Roger Nelson to August Abolins:

    On Wed Apr-03-2019 18:49, August Abolins (2:221/1.58) wrote to
    Roger Nelson:

    ** 03.04.19 - 05:12, Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins:

    [...]

    ...At the end of the day it gets dark.

    ..and cold, in my case. No hydro for over 4 hours sincce 2:30pm I
    may just have to hunker down under some heavy blankets in bed and
    just wait it out.

    Wow! I couldn't take that.

    -7F in Utqiagvik, Alaska

    The coldest place in Canada I've found was in Saskatoon. It is oftem colder there than Alaska. I almost went there about 10 years ago to visit a friend.


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Paula Devicq
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to August Abolins on Friday, April 05, 2019 17:16:36
    On Wed Apr-03-2019 02:37, August Abolins (2:221/1.58) wrote to All:

    Primarily using this echo to field-test OpenXP.

    I've participated in C_K echo many many years ago (OS/2, FMail, FleetStreet). I had even set up a Frontdoor/APX system for my mom.
    C_K and MEMORIES were two of her favourite hang-outs.

    Then, I dropped out of Fido-world for a number of years after my
    OS/2 harddrive with the mailer system crashed and when other
    life's circumstances came along.

    Now.. there are new circumstances to deal with, but somehow a
    renewed interest in fidonet has emerged.

    Welcome!


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Kate Todd
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Roger Nelson on Friday, April 05, 2019 18:32:00
    Hello Roger!

    ** 05.04.19 - 05:06, Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins:

    ...At the end of the day it gets dark.

    ..and cold, in my case. No hydro for over 4 hours sincce 2:30pm I
    may just have to hunker down under some heavy blankets in bed and
    just wait it out.

    Wow! I couldn't take that.

    -7F in Utqiagvik, Alaska

    Is that temp indoors? I bet your ambient air is much warmer.

    I've had about 50-55F indoors when hydro is out for longer periods.
    That's about when my body says "can't function, go to bed"

    Are you actually connecting from Utqiagvik? I bet you are the most
    northerly caller.


    Regards,
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.36
    * Origin: /|ug's Point, Ont, Canada (2:221/1.58)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Roger Nelson on Friday, April 05, 2019 21:57:00
    Hello Roger!

    ** 05.04.19 - 17:01, Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins:


    -7F in Utqiagvik, Alaska

    The coldest place in Canada I've found was in Saskatoon. It is oftem colder there than Alaska. I almost went there about 10 years ago to visit a friend.


    The phenomenon of the "polar vortex" can bring some fairly nasty bitter
    cold much further south than expected. In general, the weather patterns
    are quite varied of late.

    Anyway... got my hydro-power back after 8:30p the other night. The inside temp was about 57F by then.



    Regards,
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.36
    * Origin: /|ug's Point, Ont, Canada (2:221/1.58)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to August Abolins on Saturday, April 06, 2019 07:34:06
    On Fri Apr-05-2019 18:32, August Abolins (2:221/1.58) wrote to Roger Nelson:

    Hello Roger!

    ** 05.04.19 - 05:06, Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins:

    [...]

    -7F in Utqiagvik, Alaska

    Is that temp indoors? I bet your ambient air is much warmer.

    Outisde.

    I've had about 50-55F indoors when hydro is out for longer periods.
    That's about when my body says "can't function, go to bed"

    That's not too bad.

    Are you actually connecting from Utqiagvik? I bet you are the most
    northerly caller.

    No. I get those temmps from my cell phone, which is pretty accurate. When in doubt, I check its temp at their site.



    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Brenda Strong
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to August Abolins on Saturday, April 06, 2019 07:58:42
    On Fri Apr-05-2019 21:57, August Abolins (2:221/1.58) wrote to Roger Nelson:

    ** 05.04.19 - 17:01, Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins:

    [...]

    The coldest place in Canada I've found was in Saskatoon. It is oftem colder there than Alaska. I almost went there about 10 years ago
    to visit
    a friend.

    The phenomenon of the "polar vortex" can bring some fairly nasty
    bitter cold much further south than expected. In general, the
    weather patterns are quite varied of late.

    I had planned to go in the Summer because I can't take cold weather. I'm still
    kicking myself for not going.

    Anyway... got my hydro-power back after 8:30p the other night. The
    inside temp was about 57F by then.

    57F is still not too bad. Forties and Thirties would have had me trembling.


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Kirsten Dunst
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Roger Nelson on Saturday, April 06, 2019 09:00:00
    Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins <=-

    57F is still not too bad. Forties and Thirties would have had me trembling.

    I went to my family's cabin this week, it was 33F, but shoveling
    several cubic yards of snow to get to the front door kept me warm.



    ... State the problem as clearly as possible
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  • From August Abolins@2:221/360 to Roger Nelson on Sunday, April 07, 2019 05:12:53
    In a post between "Roger Nelson : August Abolins", on 4/6/2019 12:34 AM

    I've had about 50-55F indoors when hydro is out for longer periods.
    That's about when my body says "can't function, go to bed"

    That's not too bad.

    True.. but anything below 55F is starting to require a heavy sweater, a coat, warm footwear, and maybe even a hat. Indoors, that can seem ridiculous. :(


    Are you actually connecting from Utqiagvik? I bet you are the most
    northerly caller.

    No. I get those temmps from my cell phone, which is pretty accurate.
    When in doubt, I check its temp at their site.


    Have you lived in Utqiagvik before? Just wondering why you have the interest for that location.

    I wonder who *is* the most northerly/southern user.

    .../|ug

    --- Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 (Windows/20100228)
    * Origin: - nntp://rbb.fidonet.fi - Lake Ylo - Finland - (2:221/360)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to Kurt Weiske on Sunday, April 07, 2019 04:45:13
    On Sat Apr-06-2019 09:00, Kurt Weiske (1:218/700) wrote to Roger Nelson:

    Roger Nelson wrote to August Abolins <=-

    57F is still not too bad. Forties and Thirties would have had me trembling.

    I went to my family's cabin this week, it was 33F, but shoveling
    several cubic yards of snow to get to the front door kept me warm.

    Maybe so, but I'll bet the sweat you worked up doing that wasn't good for you.


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Lorie Griffin
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to August Abolins on Sunday, April 07, 2019 05:01:19
    On Tue Dec-26-2000 16:52, August Abolins (2:221/360) wrote to Roger Nelson:

    In a post between "Roger Nelson : August Abolins", on 4/6/2019
    12:34 AM

    I've had about 50-55F indoors when hydro is out for longer periods.
    That's about when my body says "can't function, go to bed"

    That's not too bad.

    True.. but anything below 55F is starting to require a heavy
    sweater, a coat, warm footwear, and maybe even a hat. Indoors,
    that can seem ridiculous. :(

    That must be a very damp cold you have there -- worse than here.

    Are you actually connecting from Utqiagvik? I bet you are the most
    northerly caller.

    No. I get those temmps from my cell phone, which is pretty accurate.
    When in doubt, I check its temp at their site.

    Have you lived in Utqiagvik before? Just wondering why you have the interest for that location.

    No. I was born and raised in the southern United States and cold weather and I
    don't get along at all.

    I wonder who *is* the most northerly/southern user.

    That was probably a friend of mine in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, but I haven't heard from him in many years so I presume he is gone. All of my emails
    to hum have gone unanswered.


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Maura Tierney
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna - (1:3828/7)
  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Roger Nelson on Sunday, April 07, 2019 13:43:00
    Roger Nelson wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    I went to my family's cabin this week, it was 33F, but shoveling
    several cubic yards of snow to get to the front door kept me warm.

    Maybe so, but I'll bet the sweat you worked up doing that wasn't good
    for you.

    I spend way too much time sitting in front of a keyboard -- getting
    out and shoveling snow at 6900 feet feels good, occasionally.

    Very Occasionally.

    --- MultiMail/XT v0.51
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  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to Kurt Weiske on Monday, April 08, 2019 10:29:24
    ZUTC: -0700
    SGID: 1929.coffeekl@1:218/700 210fa10a
    EPLY: 1:3828/7.0 ca9bc130
    ID: Synchronet 3.17c-Win32 Mar 1 2019 MSC
    ID: SBBSecho 3.06-Win32 r3.105 Mar 1 2019 MSC 1800
    Roger Nelson wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    I went to my family's cabin this week, it was 33F, but shoveling
    several cubic yards of snow to get to the front door kept me warm.

    Maybe so, but I'll bet the sweat you worked up doing that wasn't good KW>RN> for you.

    I spend way too much time sitting in front of a keyboard -- getting
    out and shoveling snow at 6900 feet feels good, occasionally.

    In my case, that's all I can do since my knees don't work anymore.


    Regards,

    Roger

    --- D'Bridge (SR41)
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LoUiSiAna (1:3828/7)