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I set most of this stuff up on this very machine, on this same Workbench installation, in the mid-1990s.

It didn't start off on the X-surf card..that came much later.

It originally connected to a FreeBSD machine and routed to the Internet over a SLIP link using the built-in serial interface.

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Calling around with Comm Term 3+.

This is what I used BITD before most boards supported ANSI or even PETSCII.

In the early days..most of the boards I called were usually running on Z80-based TRS-80s or clones, such as LOBOs, and were straight-up ASCII.

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So,earlier tonight,I was downstairs BBSing, as one does on a Thursday night, and just before I went back upstairs,I thought, "eh..one quick game of Asteriods II on the Amiga before I go up.".

It's favorite Asteroids-a-like on *any* system

You just never know how these "quick" gaming sessions are going to go.

I obliterated many rocks and enemies, and 10 levels and 856,750 points later realized that I'd gotten into the elusive "zone",and it wound up not being a quick game at all.

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Videos are starting to get posted from VCF Midwest.

*This is not my video*, but it features a lot of the same stuff that I had in my photo set.

youtube.com/watch?v=kdYQbRnL2U

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Overhead view of the downstairs retro station.

Not the prettiest setup, but very fun and functional.

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A good night of BBSing and gaming on the downstairs machines tonight.

In other news..the TRS-80 M4 throws a hell of an RF interference pattern at the Intellivision when they're both on.

Part of the experience.

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Well..I gotta say, I did not expect this to "just work"!

A new charger and it seems to be fully functional.

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The NeoGeo core was released for the MiSTer FPGA today.

To my surprise Nightmare in the Dark actually runs really well right off the bat...

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Try the BiTZ0NE BBS - its brand new and fun!
ssh bitzone@tty.livingcomputers.org

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The M3SE, by Bartlett Labs. It gives my TRS-80 model 4 Hard drive emulation with multiple boot partitions, VGA out (which lets me hook up a second monitor), Ethernet with a full tcp/ip stack, including telnet client and server, ftp client and server, dhcp, ntp.
Since installing this the model 4 is one of my favorite machines to hit BBSs with via the telnet client.
FWIW, I don't usually keep the second monitor hooked up. That's just a little over the top.

bartlettlabs.com/M3SE/index.ht

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Picked up a Macintosh Powerbook 1400c/166 this weekend. It seems to be in excellent physical condition.

This model is capable of running system 7.6.1 - 9.x.

I don't have a charger yet, so I'm not sure if it's going to need some work yet (seems like it will need at least a charger and new battery, but it's a nice looking little machine.

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I moved my Nextcloud instance from a Pi 3B+ to a Pi4B last night. It was not as straight forward as you might think, mostly because of the SSL bits.

It probably still would have been pretty simple, but I also have a Shaarli install on there that I had to move, which has it's own FQDN and associated certificate. That complicated things a bit..but it's all done and everything is humming along nicely now.

Also, HOLY CRAP..what a difference the Pi4 makes, especially with the Nextcloud instance!

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