• 2020 version of BBS Documentary

    From MeaTLoTioN@1337:1/101 to All on Sat Dec 19 23:27:54 2020
    Hey y'all,

    There is a new kid in town and he's been getting resources to make a modern take on the bbs documentary that Jason Scott created back in early 2000's.

    The guy is called Alistair Ross, goes by hyjinx and he is going to premiere this documentary tomorrow (20/12/20 @ 7.15pm UTC).

    This documentary also features some interviews with current SysOps from boards all over the globe, couple to mention; aNACRONiST from aBSiNTHE, StackFault from The Bottomless Abyss, oh... and yours truly makes an appearance too =)

    The video premieres on YouTube;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0OwGSX2IiQ

    This is very exciting, and the previews that some of us have seen lately are extremely good, the quality is top notch.

    Go check it out and give him a sub and a like for his efforts as this is definitely something that will help bring this niche into 2020's and beyond.

    Hope y'all enjoy it, I am so looking forward to it.

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  • From Bob Roberts@1337:3/135 to MeaTLoTioN on Sat Dec 19 16:02:34 2020
    Re: 2020 version of BBS Documentary
    By: MeaTLoTioN to All on Sat Dec 19 2020 11:27 pm

    The guy is called Alistair Ross, goes by hyjinx and he is going to premiere this documentary tomorrow (20/12/20 @ 7.15pm UTC).

    I've subscribed, so hopefully I'll get some sort of reminder to watch it!

    Bob Roberts
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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to MeaTLoTioN on Sat Dec 19 19:15:43 2020
    Hey y'all,

    There is a new kid in town and he's been getting resources to make a moderntake on the bbs documentary that Jason Scott created back in early 2000's.

    The guy is called Alistair Ross, goes by hyjinx and he is going to premierethis documentary tomorrow (20/12/20 @ 7.15pm UTC).

    The video premieres on YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0OwGSX2IiQ

    I'm pumped to see [the rest of] the documentary tomorrow. :P I'm excited because I can show folks what BBSes are without them having to invest in an 8-hour documentary... which I loved, but isn't very practical for 'everyone else'...

    So happy this releases tomorrow, and like MeaTLoTioN said... please give hyjinx a SUB and LIKE on youtube. He really deserves it!!



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  • From acn@1337:1/108.1 to MeaTLoTioN on Sun Dec 20 21:50:00 2020
    Am 19.12.20 schrieb MeaTLoTioN@1337:1/101 in TQW_BBSGEN:

    Hi,

    The guy is called Alistair Ross, goes by hyjinx and he is going to premiere this documentary tomorrow (20/12/20 @ 7.15pm UTC).
    [...]
    The video premieres on YouTube;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0OwGSX2IiQ

    I've just watched the video and I really like it!

    I think it's a great way to introduce someone new to BBSing and to show
    what BBSes are and have to offer.
    It's also nice to have some of the sysops and also the users talking about their motivation for this hobby.

    Being produced today has the advantage that it shows Telnet BBSes and how
    to access them, also in conjunction with Web Browsers -- and how many
    BBSes work together, eg. for games or chat.

    I really am looking forward to the next parts and will advertise the
    series :)

    Regards,
    Anna

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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to acn on Mon Dec 21 06:15:48 2020
    I've just watched the video and I really like it!

    I think it's a great way to introduce someone new to BBSing and to show what BBSes are and have to offer.
    It's also nice to have some of the sysops and also the users talking
    about their motivation for this hobby.

    Being produced today has the advantage that it shows Telnet BBSes and
    how to access them, also in conjunction with Web Browsers -- and how
    many BBSes work together, eg. for games or chat.

    I really am looking forward to the next parts and will advertise the series :)
    Anna

    I agree, Anna. I thought that it was going to be a bit different, BUT its a great video to share with people to get them INTO BBSing. I'm going to use it as a resource to show others what BBSes 'are' and a start on how to get on them. I do wish that he would have had a little more info about the terminal softwares needed to access boards; some people will have a hard time compiling Syncterm - and Netrunner is much easier IMO...

    Heck tho, I've never installed Syncterm in Windows - maybe thats much easier.

    Anyway, the Back to BBS documentary was awesome - AND I love that Quantum Wormhole and Bottomless Abyss were so prominent. Mine, simply because of its name that starts with "20", was in the telnet BBS list onscreen... cool. :P



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  • From Bucko@1337:3/102 to paulie420 on Mon Dec 21 13:41:38 2020
    On 21 Dec 2020, paulie420 said the following...


    Anyway, the Back to BBS documentary was awesome - AND I love that Quantum Wormhole and Bottomless Abyss were so prominent. Mine, simply because of its name that starts with "20", was in the telnet BBS list onscreen... cool. :P

    As was Dan Kelly from Absinthe, his BBS is truly a work of art!! Run on a
    Amiga with CNet. The stuff he is doing over there is what BBS'n was always about modifying your board to do what others aren't.. One of these days I
    will get my thinking cap back on and cut my boards down to only a few and
    start redoing all of them!

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  • From MeaTLoTioN@1337:1/101 to paulie420 on Mon Dec 21 20:10:14 2020
    people will have a hard time compiling Syncterm - and Netrunner is much easier IMO...

    Heck tho, I've never installed Syncterm in Windows - maybe thats much easier.

    I made a full write up on how to compile step by step syncterm for linux, and windows just has standalone binaries I believe.

    https://www.erb.pw/how-to-install-syncterm-for-linux-from-source/

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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to Bucko on Mon Dec 21 14:49:56 2020
    As was Dan Kelly from Absinthe, his BBS is truly a work of art!! Run on a Amiga with CNet. The stuff he is doing over there is what BBS'n was alwaysabout modifying your board to do what others aren't.. One of these days Iwill get my thinking cap back on and cut my boards down to only a few andstart redoing all of them!

    aBSINTHE is my favorite BBS of all time, let alone Amiga systems.



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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to MeaTLoTioN on Mon Dec 21 14:51:39 2020
    I made a full write up on how to compile step by step syncterm for
    linux, andwindows just has standalone binaries I believe.

    https://www.erb.pw/how-to-install-syncterm-for-linux-from-source/ Christian aka MeaTLoTioN

    Not speaking of your how-to, but the issue with building Sync is all the different Linux systems out there - sometimes a user adding build-essential or devel-tools isn't enough.

    Don't forget SDL and the libncurses-dev/libncurses5w-dev. :P



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  • From Bucko@1337:3/102 to MeaTLoTioN on Tue Dec 22 14:02:05 2020
    On 22 Dec 2020, MeaTLoTioN said the following...


    I made a full write up on how to compile step by step syncterm for
    linux, and windows just has standalone binaries I believe.

    https://www.erb.pw/how-to-install-syncterm-for-linux-from-source/

    I used it the other night to compile Syncterm on one of my Linux machines. Works great with ANSI but Commodore CG is a dud.. I get a half screen and no keyboard input allowed. Have you tried CBM CG with it? It works great with Windows, but can't seem to get it going in Ubuntu...

    Al

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  • From MeaTLoTioN@1337:1/101 to Bucko on Wed Dec 23 06:55:59 2020
    screen and nokeyboard input allowed. Have you tried CBM CG with it? It works great withWindows, but can't seem to get it going in Ubuntu...

    I will see if I can get it to install on my Ubuntu PC. If I can I will let you know how I did it... no guarantee's I can though lol.

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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to MeaTLoTioN on Wed Dec 23 00:10:46 2020
    screen and nokeyboard input allowed. Have you tried CBM CG with it? I works great withWindows, but can't seem to get it going in Ubuntu...

    I will see if I can get it to install on my Ubuntu PC. If I can I will
    let youknow how I did it... no guarantee's I can though lol.

    While I don't know all those buzzwords, I do connect to some 40column C64/C128 BBSes and I work under Ubuntu mainly... I have a pretty good 'get syncterm' compiled under Ubuntu routine:

    sudo apt install libsdl2-dev libsdl1.2-dev libncurses-dev libncursesw5-dev build-essential

    wget http://syncterm.bbsdev.net/syncterm-src.tgz

    tar xvzf syncter...
    cd syncter.../src/syncterm
    make SRC_ROOT=/home/blah/syncter.../src
    sudo make install
    which syncterm
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    This get me loaded in SDL mode, which for me runs all the terms I use; I *think* its fully supported after those prereq's. However, I'm still 'intermediate' and if I sent you down a rabbit hole that doesn't work for ya, sorry. :P



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  • From Bucko@1337:3/102 to MeaTLoTioN on Wed Dec 23 17:01:15 2020
    On 23 Dec 2020, MeaTLoTioN said the following...


    I will see if I can get it to install on my Ubuntu PC. If I can I will
    let you know how I did it... no guarantee's I can though lol.


    Thanks bud, appreciate it.. If you can't then I will post a message in the Synchro message base on Fido.. Just trying to do away with Windows on my machines.. LOL Down to 2 machines which have Windows, and a couple of VM's
    with Windows...

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  • From Bucko@1337:3/102 to paulie420 on Wed Dec 23 17:02:36 2020
    On 23 Dec 2020, paulie420 said the following...


    While I don't know all those buzzwords, I do connect to some 40column C64/C128 BBSes and I work under Ubuntu mainly... I have a pretty good
    'get syncterm' compiled under Ubuntu routine:

    sudo apt install libsdl2-dev libsdl1.2-dev libncurses-dev
    libncursesw5-dev build-essential

    wget http://syncterm.bbsdev.net/syncterm-src.tgz


    I will give your setup a try Paulie. I think it is missing some prerequisites on my side ANSI boards are fine, just my CBM boards are not.. I will let you all know...

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  • From tallship@1337:3/116 to MeaTLoTioN on Mon May 31 22:03:55 2021
    On 22 Dec 2020, MeaTLoTioN said the following...

    I made a full write up on how to compile step by step syncterm for
    linux, and windows just has standalone binaries I believe.

    https://www.erb.pw/how-to-install-syncterm-for-linux-from-source/


    Thanks for that! I'll make a SlackBuild for that and maybe a .deb too and put them in Vger's software repo at:

    gopher://vger.cloud:70/1/software_repo

    You can also d/l the latest version of The GAP BBS there too. I got what I could from Kenny's website after he passed away and before it went offline.

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