[SATLUG] Puppy Linux

country glenn.toothman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 14:09:04 CDT 2008


Now THAT list brings back memories hahahaha




On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:01 PM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Geoff wrote:
> > ed wrote:
> >>
> >> I ran TGoA from '91-'98, finally shutting down when I hadn't seen a
> user
> >> for a month.  Meanwhile, I'd also setup TGoA III on the web.  Its kinda
> >> crest-fallen lately, but still out there.  I don't remember which mail
> >> tosser I used with TGoA BBS.  Do you remember which one you used?  Do
> >> you remember the 387net Gatherings?  Do you remember HDDs that cost
> >> $1/MB?
> >>
> >
> > Good ol' google...  I found an old message of mine, that had the
> > origin and tear line on it, still...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 1.  Jeff Edmonson
> > View profile
> > <
> http://groups.google.co.ke/groups/profile?enc_user=Q-e2wSUAAADH2-sTO-c-2I3EzSETqDKhVz3WsrcLHuXoz1mxE6ZfMg8ENtkwPjbmWEhuSBvUmfk
> >
> >
> >
> >      More options Apr 16 1995, 2:00 am
> >
> > Newsgroups: *misc.consumers*
> > From: *jeff.edmon...
> > <
> http://groups.google.co.ke/groups/unlock?msg=babdd91bee26433a&_done=/group/misc.consumers/browse_frm/month/1995-04%3F
> >@realpro.uucp.netcom.com
> > (Jeff Edmonson)*
> > Date: *1995/04/16*
> > Subject: *Greetings from TEXAS!*
> > Reply to author
> > <
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> >
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> >
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> >
> >
> > The Electronic Avenue BBS, in San Antonio, TX is now Proudly carrying
> the
> > HOTROD echo!
> >
> > Regards,
> > -Jeff
> > SysOp - Electronic Avenue BBS
> >
> > --- GEcho 1.00
> > * Origin: Electronic Avenue BBS*(210)333-0060 San Antonio, TX
> (1:387/510)
> >
> > =================================================
> Google comes through again.  I wasn't lucky enough to find one of my old
> netmails, but I found this link.  They have my dates wrong by over half
> (as are yours), but it is some validation...
>
>
> http://209.85.207.104/search?q=cache:4lX1mGAeuiQJ:bbslist.textfiles.com/210/+The+Gardens+of+Avalon+BBS&hl=en&gl=us&strip=1
>
> >
> > Of course, that machine ain't around no more.  but, as you can see
> > there, GEcho was the tosser, FrontDoor was the mailer, and SuperBBS
> > (when I brought it down) was the actual BBS.
> Nor is mine...sigh...
> >
> > Holy crap, when I think of how much time I spent making colorized
> > high-ascii menus in 'TheDraw'...
> Didn't we all.  My crowning ASCII tho, was an Orca for Shannon
> Blackburn's BBS.  BTW:  Remember the "Godfather?"  He and I had the same
> tech support while I was still a computer novice...
> >
> > You kidding me?  My -first- PC was a True-Blue 4.77/10MHz IBM XT w/the
> > FULL 640k of ram and a (then) -new- half-height 20*MEG* MFM hard-disk
> > drive, with a (then) new dual-sided 5 1/4" floppy drive!  Oh, and
> > nothing but the latest in graphics... Hercules mono-chrome card with
> > extended graphics, and an amber monochrome monitor.  I remember
> > playing 'Leisure Suit Larry' on that thing and then complaining about
> > the lack of graphic detail when I 'upgraded' from the Hercules mono
> > card to CGA.
> My first home computer, in '91, was a Packard Bell 386SX/8mhz turbo 12 -
> WITH the Turbo button...  :)  It had 64KB 32-pin SIMMs RAM when I
> started (4MB when I finished with it) and an early .25 pitch VGA
> monitor.  I added an Okidata MicroLine NLQ (dot matrix) printer.
> Together, my rig cost @ $2400.00 off the shelf.  I fried the thing in
> '93 when I spilled milk on the keyboard.  I replaced it with a 486/66DX,
> used my old PB's HDD, and continued the BBS.
> >
> > It was 1985, I was working in Houston/Clear Lake City for Raynor
> > Computer systems near NASA, at their on-site maintenance installation
> > at Baker & Botts in One Shell Plaza, downtown Houston, fixing
> > computers, and printers, in a shirt/tie/slacks, while the 'preppies'
> > were running around with collared polo t-shirts with alligators on
> > their left-breast pocket, designer jeans and Nike tennies.
> >
> > That machine cost me around $1000 ~ $1200... in 1885.
> >
> > {snip}  These days, I work an average of around 6 months a year and
> > still drag down $36~40k/yr, and I'm not sitting in some monkey suit
> > and tie, not doing the same old boring ass routine day in/day out, and
> > I get to do all the travel I want.  I love what I do!
> I work more months, but fewer days/week, like 3-4.  I'm teaching applied
> computer sciences for CE at PAC, and I also love what I do!
> >
> > Today, people are -giving- away 1+GHz systems.  *sigh*.  I bought a
> > 17" LCD Flat-screen monitor off of craigslist here in San Antonio a
> > couple of months ago, for $50.  Works 'great'.
> I know what you mean...
> >
> >
> > just old, I guess...
> >
> Like most of us, I think.  I've only seen one person at SATLUG under 40,
> and he's a teen.  Where'd the middle go?
>
> Cheers!
> Ed
>
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