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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2022-12-01, 09:08

Fun read about a kid who ran a BBS.

Great memories!

https://arstechnica.com/information-...old-bbs-sysop/

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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2022-12-01, 09:32

I just read that (from my RSS feed) and though back to the days when I ran a WWIV BBS. My story wasn't far from his actually! I originally called other boards with a 2400 baud modem. Eventually I got my mom to get me my own phone line. Then I set my computer up 24/7 hosting a BBS. I networked with WWIVLink, WWIVnet and FIDOnet!

I have no copies of it that I can find. I know at one point I had the core saved to 3.5" floppies. I'm going to have to dig to see what I can find.

Becoming a paid sysop with WWIV is what got me introduced into coding actually. Turbo C++ IIRC was what we used to compile the edits for the BBS code. My board got shut down when I joined the Navy.

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Apparently I'm a digital hoarder.

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turtle
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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2022-12-01, 10:02

It is alive!

WWIV 5.7.1
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