list rules [was: Reconfigure after changing Video Card]

Michael Haney thezorch at
Sun Aug 1 09:03:27 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 4:42 AM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-08-01 at 18:23 +1000, Stephen Michael Kuhn wrote:
>> Um, Ric, you ARE FREAKIN OLD. Sorry. Didn't anyone at the "Home" tell you that
>> today? Like, possibly before you had your nappies changed and your bag
>> emptied? :)
> Heh, yeah, I get called that. BTW, we called the BBS "The Home for
> Wayward Computers". I found that you could get "GrandMa" phone lines for
> $8 a month. Unlimited calls in, 25 cents for every call out. Great for
> multiline BBS's. You can probably still get those. I had 8 lines just
> for the BBS. I didn't charge a dime either. Linux is great for anyone's
> BBS chores. Ric

I used to visit this BBS inspired by the Far Side comics using an
Apple IIe and an 800 baud modem.  There was another one, I forget the
name, that had a MUD in it based on the movie Alien.  This was back
near the end of H.S. in 88/89.  In 95 a guy worked for on the HP
support help desk was an active member of something called FurryMUD.
>From the description of it he gave, it was essentially a text-based
Second Life ... long before SL was born.  You could own land, build
your own private environment, and script items.

There are people who still use text-based BBSes.  They're all
accessible via the Internet now.  I don't know of any that still use
dial up anymore.  Several MUDs are still active too.  I remember this
one called Realms of Despair.  Last I looked it was still going strong
with lots of active members.

Michael "TheZorch" Haney
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for it in the endeavor of science. " ~ Carl Sagan

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