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#1451 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 6, 2019 5:35 PM

Glad to know its still around. Every time I try to connect, I can't...



#1452 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 6, 2019 6:39 PM

Does anyone know where I can find the latest version of Nebula?

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Posted Tue Apr 9, 2019 6:30 AM

Sorry ST Guild is still up.. but WOW.. is it slow.. as in no callers.. maybe its having connection issues??

 

James

 

I wonder why the SysOp doesn't post on his BBS. That's probably one of the reasons why things are slow around there.

 

As for slow connections... I just logged off Bates Motel. As you noted in the message base, the throughput varies from pretty fast to a crawl. It's really strange. It's probably not the software since other systems that run ST Express! perform fine.

 

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Posted Tue Apr 9, 2019 7:02 AM

I got my Atari 800XL about 6 months ago. Enjoyed playing with some basic programming and a couple carts that were included in the sale. Last night I hooked it up to my main system with SIO2PC (got one of those nice USB devices from AtariMax). Watching my Atari and old CRT TV run through different programs and connect to a BBS through it... brought me back to the old days hanging out with my grandma while she was connecting to QLink on our Commodore 64

Now just gotta get BBS Express set up and start running my board off of the Atari

#1455 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 9, 2019 10:07 PM

Wow, These people are STUPID. I just posted by BBS address address on a 'Social Media' site. Every reply I got thought I was a 'bot' or a bad guy 'hacker type'.

 

What is wrong with these people?

 

Simply search for what Telnet is and how to do it. Problem solved. Do they not understand?

 

These people are SICK.



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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:51 AM

Wow, These people are STUPID. I just posted by BBS address address on a 'Social Media' site. Every reply I got thought I was a 'bot' or a bad guy 'hacker type'.
 
What is wrong with these people?
 
Simply search for what Telnet is and how to do it. Problem solved. Do they not understand?
 
These people are SICK.


Trying to educate people and introduce them to a side of the internet they’ve likely never seen before? You evil bot! I’ve not experienced that much hate from posting a telnet address, however the people don’t seem to understand that a terminal program is needed.

#1457 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:02 AM

Were you posting it in a computer group or just a "regular" discussion group?

 

Like, were these people who should have known better?  Or "muggles"?  (Please forgive the Harry Potter reference....)



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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:54 AM

I am having trouble connecting to the THUNDERDOME!

 

It would be great to see it again!



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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:59 AM

if you have to install something and it's not a game or from a popular site, or an app store etc... they think it's going to be malicious or a big problem... I don't think most of these folks even use anything other than internet appliance level stuff and some free (but expensive) games....


Edited by _The Doctor__, Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:59 AM.


#1460 Captain Kiwi OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:02 AM

Thunderdome... at work I was once asked how to handle a hypothetical conflict between two employees... I answered thunderdome... two go in only one comes out. The boss was not impressed

#1461 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:23 AM

I am having trouble connecting to the THUNDERDOME!

 

It would be great to see it again!

Thought that's been down for years.



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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:43 PM

I thought he put it back up after a fashion....



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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:12 PM

Thunderdome... at work I was once asked how to handle a hypothetical conflict between two employees... I answered thunderdome... two go in only one comes out. The boss was not impressed

 

Bah, I liked it.  :)



#1464 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:17 PM

I thought he put it back up after a fashion....

If he did, it missed my radar... Let me know and I'll put it back on the list.



#1465 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:47 PM

Hey Jon. @flashjazzcat. Your message thing is full here. Please telnet to my board and Feedback me. Important things to discuss.

Thanx.



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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:03 PM

I thought he put it back up after a fashion....

That's what I thought too...

 

A few years ago the start-up partition went corrupt and couldn't find the motivation to recover it again.  Apart from that, my life was also messed up back then and even got no internet for quiet some time so a running BBS would be pointless without ways to connect to it.

 

Now my life is sorted my time is limited due to work.  To top it of, I'm in the middle of moving to another house, which started last Christmas and is still far from finished so a working BBS will not be for tomorrow :-)

 

(I wish I was just collecting stamps in stead of Atari computers, comics, and cars...)



#1467 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:51 PM

So a little bad news.....

 

Just like in 2015, we had a bad storm today.

 

Just like in 2015, that storm seems to have taken out my UVerse.

 

Just like in 2015, that storm seems to have taken out the computer running SFHQ BBS (at the time, it was my non-flaky Falcon, this time, my cherished MSTE that ran the BBS back in the day).

 

This time I also seem to have lost my TV as well, but frankly, I'd rather have lost my MSTE.

 

Funny though, the 800xl running TVAG was locked up, but it rebooted fine.

 

I'm not sure what the future holds for these BBS's  I don't think I can bear (or afford) to lose another one of my machines.

 

Obviously TVAG will be down until my internet connection is restored, assuming the UDS-10 survived.  At that point I'll make a decision.

 

SFHQ.... who knows.



#1468 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:57 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss Tillek.



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Posted Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:08 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss Tillek.

Thanks man... I really appreciate it.



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Posted Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:23 PM

So a little bad news.....

 

Just like in 2015, we had a bad storm today.

 

Just like in 2015, that storm seems to have taken out my UVerse.

 

Just like in 2015, that storm seems to have taken out the computer running SFHQ BBS (at the time, it was my non-flaky Falcon, this time, my cherished MSTE that ran the BBS back in the day).

 

This time I also seem to have lost my TV as well, but frankly, I'd rather have lost my MSTE.

 

Funny though, the 800xl running TVAG was locked up, but it rebooted fine.

 

I'm not sure what the future holds for these BBS's  I don't think I can bear (or afford) to lose another one of my machines.

 

Obviously TVAG will be down until my internet connection is restored, assuming the UDS-10 survived.  At that point I'll make a decision.

 

SFHQ.... who knows.

 

 

That's a real bummer! The worse part is that the message bases were starting to pick up too. It has been exciting to log onto both of your BBSs knowing that there probably will be some new messages to read. I hope you manage to keep at least one of your BBSs going.  Also your Atari BBS list website is real useful too (especially now that it can give us the current IP address of a particular system). Hope you can keep that up too.

 

-JP


Edited by JohnPolka, Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:24 PM.


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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:04 PM

I have been running lightning arrestors on coax since the 80's, ham radio taught me that I'd better. Surge suppression, and battery back up, as well as spike/lightning protection on everything else.  After all that I learned another lesson.... static is bad, wiped out a good portion of stuff connected to the lan that way, spark from me to the cable to the devices... bad bad bad... sooo.. now I run shielded coax, and keep the humidity high enough to prevent such terrible things, and some silly apc ethernet protection... what else can you do? I'd like a shot at buttering the toasted hardware. I sometimes get lucky.



#1472 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:51 PM

Just to update.... My internet connection is back up and I have the firewall re-configured for the proxy (for accessing BBS's through the SFHQ page that some BBS's use, The Basement being one of them) so if you use that page to access those BBS's, they're good to go.

 

The TVAG BBS is still down as I can't seem to get the new gateway to recognize the Lantronix boxes. The Lantronix device installer sees the two UDS devices, but not the MSS-100 (which was on SFHQ).



#1473 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:22 PM

The Veteran Adventurer's Guild is back up (though a test call or two wouldn't hurt just to confirm that it's taking calls from outside the network).



#1474 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:30 PM

Wow - talk about bad luck! Sorry to hear about that Tillek.  :(



#1475 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:43 PM

So far, lost a Mega STE, 42" TV, Roku box (the higher end one), the U-Verse gateway, the network switch is faulty (some bad ports), potentially damaged the MSS-100.

 

Not really sure how the other equipment survived (or if anything else fried that I haven't noticed yet).   I'm hoping the SFHQ hard drive is ok, but until I get around to hooking it up to another system, I can't be sure.

 

I don't think SFHQ will be coming back unless I can somehow fix the MSTE.

 

The lightning strike actually blew the AT&T box cover off so hard that it flew across the driveway (about 6-7 yards) and broke a window in the building next door.  (Fortunately, the landlord owns both).

 

Neighbor across the hall from me lost 2 TV's and her Spectrum box... neighbor upstairs lost a TV, her PC and her AT&T gateway too.






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