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    ==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=Contents=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
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    Contents...................................................(i)
    Editorial..................................................(1)
    News from the Z1C.......FTSC ELECTION .....................(2)
                      ......FTSC Election Schedule.............(3)
    New and Returning Members..................................(3)
    Dr.Debug...................................................(4)
    Food.......................................................(4)
    Slightly Crusty SysOp......................................(5)
    New UPDATED! Fidonet Compatible Software List
      BBS/Mailers/Utilities List...............................(6)
    FidoGazette BBS List.......................................(7)
    e-Ministries by Jon Justvig................................(8)
    Info (Where to Send Articles)..............................(9)
    
       
       
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    Editorial
    =========
    
    Sean Dennis did a complete reworking of the Fidonet Compatible Software
    List, what agreat job!  Thanks Sean!  It's not only good to have some
    help, but it's also good to see lists like this being updated. 
    
    Speaking of updated.. hopefully the new look on
    http://www.filegate.net/ works for you.  I'm not done with all the
    pages by anymeans, but I'm working my way through the Contents: section
    first.. from there the rest should be able to be handled easily with
    the CSS file I'm using.  If you notice any messed up links, etc., 
    feel free to contact me :)
    
    Also (again) updated this past week was the driver for my mcs9865
    driver for my US Robotics modem..  Once I had everything going
    smoothly, I started having some problems with the connexant modem still
    being installed even though it wasn't being "used"..  It was probably
    an upgrade to some other software that caused the problem..  I renamed
    the connexant driver file to hsf-old and the problems went away (g).

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    Notes From The Z1C ==================

    FTSC Election =============
     
    All RCs and RECs are asked to please take note of this election.  Make
    sure you have the FTSC_PUBLIC echo turned on.  Your participation is
    appreciated!
                         
    These are two messages from the FTSC Chairman, Michiel van der Vlist:

    fido.FTSC_PUBLIC message #3127 from Michiel van der Vlist to All. 
    Entered on 31st October, 2010 at 22:00, 95 lines.

    Subject: 2010 FTSC election, call for nominations
    =================================================

    Hello All,

    An election for FTSC standing members starts on Sunday 31 of October
    2010 at 20:00 UTC.

    As per FTA-1000.002 the number of FTSC members should be no less than 7
    and no more than 30.  Of the present 17 members, 9 of them had their
    term expire this year.  That leaves room for a maximum of 30-(17-9)=22
    new members to be elected.


    From FTS-1001.005

    3.2 FTSC Standing Members -------------------------

    FTSC members are appointed for a two year renewable term.  [50 % of
    appointments on initial formation of the FTSC shall be for a 3 year
    renewable term, to ensure continuity of the Committee on expiry of the
    terms.]

    To be selected as a FTSC member, an individual must be a Fidonet node,
    and should be actively involved in Fidonet.  Examples include having
    put out a Fidonet-related product or having updated a product in the
    preceding two years, or having experience as a Coordinator, Echomail
    Coordinator or mail or file Hub.

    Standing members may be nominated Fidonet-wide by all of the following
    methods:

    1. Any RC or REC.  2.  A nominating committee established for the
    purpose by the FTSC.  3.  A nominating committee established for the
    purpose by the ZCC.

    A nominating committee may not consist of any current member or officer
    of the FTSC.

    Standing members are appointed on the basis of a vote by all RCs and
    RECs who are nodelisted as holding those positions at the time the
    nominations are published.  A successful candidate must receive
    approval by a majority of votes.

    Publication of the nomination and the voting procedure, and posting of
    RC and REC votes, shall take place openly in the FTSC_PUBLIC echo, and
    voting shall close three weeks after publication of the vote.

    In accordance with FTA-1001 3.2.2, I hereby appoint a nominating
    committee that consists of the FTSC members who's term ended this year
    and who have indicated to be available for another term.

    These are:

    Fred Riccio            1:132/174 Alexey Vissarionov 2:5020/545 Carol
    Shenkenberger 1:275/100 Stas Degteff 2:5080/102 Vince Coen 2:250/1
    Dieter Ringhofer 2:2476/14 mark lewis 1:3634/12


    The status of RC's and REC's will be determined by nodelist.304 for Z2
    and for the other zones by nodelist.302 as issued by the ZC in the zone
    where they reside.

    All RCs, RECs and members of the nominating committee are hereby
    invited to nominate members.  Nominations may be posted in the
    FTSC_PUBLIC echo or in netmail/e-mail to the FTSC adminstrator. 
    (2:2/20) administrator at ftsc dot org) Nominations received by netmail
    or e-mail will be posted in FTSC_PUBLIC.

    Nominations start at Sunday, 31 October 2010. 20:00 UTC and end at
    Sunday 14 November 2010, 20:00 UTC.

    Nominators are advised to sound out prospective nominees before filing
    a nomination.  There is little or no point in nominating someone that
    has not shown interest and expressed willingness to accept.  Members of
    the FTSC appointed nominating committee may self nominate,

    Michiel van der Vlist FTSC Administrator

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    Notes From The Z1C ==================
        
    FTSC ELECTION SCHEDULE ====================== Fido.FTSC_PUBLIC message
    #3128 from Michiel van der Vlist to All.  Entered on 31st October, 2010
    at 22:04, 42 lines.

    Subject: 2010 FTSC election, time frame
    =======================================

    Hello All,

    2010 FTSC standing member election, time frame

    Submission of nominations: Sunday, 31 Oct 2019, 20:00 UTC - Sunday, 14
    Nov 2010, 20:00 UTC

    Acceptance of nominations by candidates: Right after nomination -
    Sunday, 28 Nov 2010, 20:00 UTC

    Candidates MUST accept in FTSC_PUBLIC in order to qualify, with the
    exception of self nominees.

    Candidates MAY campaign in FTSC_PUBLIC right after accepting their
    nomination.  Everyone may challenge the candidates.

    Submission of votes: Sunday, 14 Nov 2010, 20:00 UTC - Sunday, 28 Nov
    2010, 20:00 UTC

    Contesting of votes: Sunday, 28 Nov 2010, 20:00 UTC - Sunday, 5 Dec
    2010, 20:00 UTC

    If no contest: installation of new members: Monday 6 Dec 2010.


    Michiel van der Vlist FTSC Administrator
    
    =#=



    New/Returning SysOps: ====================
    
    Made it in the nodelist - Hey welcome :)

    Bob Burba                  R11 Dayton, OH  USA Den Gusev Z2 Vorkuta,
    Russia

    

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     =========
    |Dr. Debug|
     =========
     
    If you're looking for an interesting news site regarding a variety of
    Operating systems, check out:
    
    http://www.osnews.com/    
    
    some interesting articles there :)
    
	
    =+=
    
    -=-=-=-=-=- 
    F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!  
    -=-=-=-=-=- 
    By Janis  Kracht, 1:261/38
    
    Want to contribute something here?  Send your submission to fidogazette
    'at' filegate.net or email janis at filegate.net, or janis kracht at
    1:261/38 (binkp filegate.net) and it will get published here in the
    next issue :)

    About Cooking Pumpkins =====================
    
    Our garden beds are usually overrun with this delectable food, and so
    throughout the fall we find ourselves making pumpkin soup, pumpkin
    bread, pumpkin pie and more.  Here are a few ways to cook a pumpkin to
    use in recipes that call for canned pumpkin..  you will be amazed at
    the difference in the flavor between home-cooked pumpkin and
    store-bought canned pumpkin.
    
    Tip: Pick smaller pumpkins for pies and cakes. Save those gigantic ones
         for Halloween displays and Jack o'Lanterns.  In your supermarket
         these are probably called "Pie Pumpkins".
    
    Cook it In the Oven: Carefully slice the pumpkin in half, crosswise
    with a sharp knife.  Scoop out the seeds and strings with a spoon and
    reserve the seeds to make salted pumpkin seeds later.  Turn the pumpkin
    halves upside down on a non-greased cookie sheet, and bake at 325F for
    35-40 minutes, or until the pumpkin shell collapses and the pumpkin
    flesh feels soft.
    
    When done, let cool and then either peel the skin off the pumpkin half
    or scoop it out of the shell with a spoon.  Place the pumpkin in the
    blender about 1/2 cup or so at a time to make a smooth puree. 
    Typically a small pie pumpkin will make about 2 cups of pumpkin,
    cooked.
    
    Cook it in the Microwave: You can cook the pumpkin the same way as
    above in the microwave in
    about 1/3 the time (or less depending on the power level of your
    microwave).  Cut the pumpkin in half, scrape out the inside strings and
    seeds, and place on a large microwave safe plate or platter with a rim. 
    If your microwave isn't big enough for the two halves, do them one half
    at a time.  Cook on HI power for about 9-10 minutes and then test for
    doneness.

    Holiday Pumpkin Bread
    =====================
    This pumpkin bread is so good, you'll want to make several!  When my
    husband took this to work as a treat for co-workers, one of the fellows
    insisted on bringing home a piece for his wife to taste.  She then
    contacted me and begged for this recipe.
    
    Preheat oven to 350F
    
    1 cup vegetable oil
    3 large eggs
    2 cups canned pumpkin, or fresh Pumkin, see About Cooking Pumpkins, above.
    3 cups sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground cloves
    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    3 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    1 cup roughly chopped raisins
    
    Beat the eggs and the oil until well mixed in a large bowl. Beat in the
    sugar.  Stir in the pumpkin.
    
    In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and
    baking powder, and salt.  Mix well until combined.
    
    Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin, sugar and oil mixture all at
    once, and beat slightly to combine all ingredients (use a wooden spoon,
    not a mixer for this).
    
    Stir in the walnuts and raisins.  Grease and flour a large 10" tube pan
    with removable rim.  Pour the batter into the pan and bake at 350
    for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
                
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    The Slightly Crusty Sysop Sean Dennis 1:18/200

    It's getting nice and cold out here in the mountains this time of year. 
    This is when I can actually go out and get things done in the yard
    since I can withstand being outside for more than ten minutes at a
    time.  The leaves are changing colors causing the hills around me to
    come alive in a bright symphony of reds, oranges, browns and everything
    in between.  The holiday season is quickly coming upon us and one can
    feel it when you're out and about dealing with people.

    As part of a new season, I recently changed my BBS back to running
    Maximus/2 and christened my BBS with a new name: Paragon BBS.  My BBS's
    telnet address has changed (paragon.darktech.org) but the feel of it is
    still the same.

    This is the time of year when people start posting more and more mail
    on the BBS networks and a time of more activity in the BBS scene in
    general.  However, there aren't a lot of users left, so it's indeed a
    pleasure when a non-sysop calls your BBS to enjoy the fruits of your
    labor.  We sysops like to do as much as we can to attract callers and
    for our regulars, we like to go out of the way to do special things for
    them to keep them calling.

    Is there a point, though, where sysops have to know when to say when? 
    Is there such a thing as doing too much for a user?  Have we tried to
    be everything to everyone in a desperate attempt to get users to call
    our BBS?  I think I'm guilty of this just as much as any other sysop if
    not more.  The past two BBS software changes I've done was because of
    something a particular user of mine wanted.  I went through
    considerable time and effort to keep things up and running.  Sadly, I
    recently had to change BBS software due to some problems (which weren't
    my fault) and I informed everyone that certain features would not be on
    my board anymore.

    I informed this user and I've yet to hear back from them.  I think I
    angered them because I wasn't going to do things just for them; rather,
    I was going to run my BBS the way /I/ wanted it.  I did put up a few
    doors that the user had requested, which was of no concern to me, but
    now I'm wondering because of the single feature I didn't put in if I've
    lost that user forever.

    I know this seems trivial to some, but this user'd been a very regular
    user of my BBS for a while and was even able to help diagnose problems
    with the BBS which is a rarety these days.  I just can't understand
    people sometimes-if they can't get their way on a BBS, they basically
    tell you to shove off and act like a spoiled brat.  In today's BBS
    scene, I guess it's easy to cherry- pick systems you want to call, but
    does a user know how much time and effort goes into setting up and
    maintaining a BBS?

    This is a moot point, I'd gather, since it seems that user's moved on,
    but it incenses me that after all I'd done for them and bent over
    backwards, I get discarded like yesterday's trash.  Thankfully, there
    doesn't seem to be too many users like that these days but it's just
    the idea of being used, if you will, that angers me.

    I don't know if this is a common occurance anymore and I know I've been
    made fun of in the BBS scene for my propensity to change BBS software,
    but you know, it's a hobby.  It's something to be enjoyed, cherished
    and to brag about...not to be a chore and a worry.  To be very honest
    with you, as of late, I've been considering shutting down my BBS simply
    because it seems that there are nothing but spoiled users these days
    (oddly enough).  But after all of these years, it's very difficult for
    me to get BBSing out of my blood.  I've made lifelong friends in the
    BBS scene who have helped me out in so many ways that it would be a
    crying shame if I just closed down and disappeared.  As you can see, I
    get perplexed sometimes about "should I stay or should I go".

    So what do you feel about this?  Is it right to go all out to keep a
    single user or do you get things the way you want them and get snubbed
    by your user- base?  Should you keep going for the users or should you
    keep going for your- self?  There's many questions but it seems there's
    few answers.  I still enjoy running my BBS and being delightfully
    quirky about what I like and don't like to do with my system.  I
    consider my BBS to be a form of self-expression.

    Enough rambling for this month.  I hope everyone enjoys the start of
    the holiday season.  I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving already (who
    doesn't?) and the enjoyable giving spirit that goes with it.

    As always, your comments are welcomed but your flames are not.  If
    you'd like to comment on my column, please netmail me at 1:18/200
    (preferred) or via email at sean@kd5col.info.  If I like your comment,
    I'll publish it in my column sometime.
    
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                             BBS Software List

                          Updated 31 October 2010
                             
                     Maintained by Sean Dennis (1:18/200)
                Editors Emeritus: Robert Couture, Janis Kracht

              M=Mailer  T=Tosser  B=BBS  D=Door  C=Comm/Terminal
              P=Points  E=Editor  I=Internet  U=Utility  #=Info
              F=TIC/SRIF Processor
              
              *=Software is available and may be registerable, 
                but no longer supported or updated.
                
              @=Website is operating but is no longer updated.
              
              ?=Software's updating/support status is unknown.
              
              O=Software is open source.

           This list contains BBS-related software that is available
           for registration (not necessarily supported), open source
           software and actively developed/supported software by its
           author.  Software listed may be available for DOS, Linux,
              OS/2 (eComStation), Windows (16 or 32 bit) and OSX.
              
     .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.
     |Software: Author     |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes      Help Node|
     `- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -'

      ==> FRONT-END/INTERNET MAILERS
     
      Argus                |MI*? |http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/argus/
                           |     | v3.210 on Mar 29 2001

      BinkleyTerm XE       |MO*  |http://btxe.sourceforge.net
                           |     | 2.60XE Beta-XH7 on Oct 22 2000

      BinkD                |MI?  |http://2f.ru/binkd/
                           |     | maloff@corbina.net
                           |     | v0.94 on Jul 24 2000 (Outdated)
                           |     |http://www.filegate.net/r50/aftnbinkd/

      FIDO-Deluxe IP       |MPUI |http://www.fido-deluxe.de.vu 2:2432/280
       Michael Haase       |     | m.haase@gmx.net
                           |     | v2.4 on Sep 26 2003

      FrontDoor, FD/APX:   |MITPC|http://www.defsol.se          2:201/330
       Definite Solutions  |?    | sales@defsol.se                
                           |     | v2.26SW & v2.33ml FD, v1.15 APX

      Husky Project        |MTPUI|http://husky.sourceforge.net/
                           |O?   | v1.9 RC2 on Apr 20 2010
      
      Taurus               |MI   |http://www.fidotel.com/public/forums/
      (based on Radius)    |?    |  taurus/index.htm
                           |     | v5.0 Jun 12 2006
                           |     | 

      T-Mail               |MI   |http://www.tmail.spb.ru (Russian only)
                           |?    | v2608 on Dec 12 2001
            
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     ==> MAIL TOSSERS 
     
      Crashmail II         |TO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | 
     
      FastEcho             |T    |http://www.softeq.de/Products/FastEcho/
                           |     | fastecho.html
                           |     | v1.46.1 on 13 Nov 2007
                           |     | Registration keys are free and available
                           |     | by request from the author
                           
      Fidogate             |TUI? |http://www.fidogate.org
                           |     | v4.4.10 on Aug 27 2004
                           |     |

      FMail                |TO*? |http://fmail.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.60 on Mar 8 2008
                           |     | Source code only!
    
      Squish               |T*   |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                           |     | v1.11R2 on Jan 1 2009
                           |     | Source code available in the Maximus BBS 
                           |     | archive: http://maximus.sourceforge.net

     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> BBS SOFTWARE
     
      BBBS                 |BICTM|http://www.bbbs.net             2:22/222 
                           |     |  b@bbbs.net                     
                           |     | v4.01 on January 28 2007   
                           
      EleBBS               |BO*? |http://www.elebbs.com
                           |     | v0.10.RC1 on Jun 9 2002
                           
      Enthral BBS          |B    |http://enthralbbs.com          1:250/501
       Linux/BSD/OSX       |     | v0.429/Alpha on 14 October 2010
                           |     | Fidonet filebone SCENEENT

      Ezycom BBS           |BT   |http://www.ezycom-bbs.com      3:690/682
                           |     | v2.15g2 on Nov 16 2009

      GT Power             |B    |http://www.gtpowerbbs.com/                     
                           |     | v19.00
                           
      Hermes II Project    |BT   |http://www.hermesbbs.com/
       Macintosh-based     |     | malyn@strangegizmo.com
                           |     | v3.5.10b3 

      Maximus BBS          |BO*  |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                           |     | v3.03
                           |     | Source code available at:
                           |     | http://maximus.sourceforge.net/

      MBSE BBS             |BIO? |http://mbse.sourceforge.net   2:280/2802
                           |     | mbroek@users.sourceforge.net
                           |     | v0.92.0 on Oct 16 2007

      Meltdown BBS         |UIO  |http://meltdown-bbs.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.0b on Apr 26 2004
                                 
      Mystic BBS           |BO*  |http://www.mysticbbs.com
                           |     | v1.07.3 on May 13th 2001

      RemoteAccess BBS     |B?   |http://www.rapro.com             1:1/120
                           |     | bfmorse@rapro.com
                           |     | v2.62.2SW

      Renegade BBS         |B    |http://renegadebbs.info        1:129/305
                           |     | v1.10/DOS on 3 Oct 2009
     
      Spitfire BBS         |B?   |http://www.buffalocrk.com/
                           |     | mdwoltz@buffalocrk.com          
                           |     | v3.6 on Aug 20 1999

      Synchronet BBS       |BTIO |http://www.synchro.net         1:103/705
                           |     | v3.16 on 31 Dec 2006

      Telegard BBS         |B*   |http://www.telegard.net
                           |     | v3.09g2-sp4/mL on Dec 19 1999

      WildCat! Interactive |MTBEI|http://www.santronics.com
       Net Server, Platinum|     | sales@santronics.com
       Xpress: Santronics  |     | 
       Software, Inc.      |     | 
                           
                                                      
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     ==> TIC PROCESSORS/FILEFIX/SRIF
     
      Allfix               |FIUT |http://www.allfix.com/          1:140/12
                           |     | v6.00g19 21 Apr 2009
     
      NEF/pk               |F    |http://nefpk.8m.com/
                           |     | v2.45b2 on 5 March 2000                     
                           
      TinyTIC              |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     |                               1:120/544
      
      VIReq                |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     |                               1:120/544
     
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     ==> BBS DOORS/UTILITIES
     
      Cheepware            |DU   |http://kd5col.info/cheepware.html
       Sean Dennis         |     | sdennis72@gmail.com            1:18/200
                           |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE 
                           

      DDS (Doorware        |D@   |http://www.doorgames.org     
       Distribution System)|     | ruth@doorgames.org
       Ruth Argust         |     |

      Jibben Software      |D*   |http://www.jibbensoftware.com/
                           |     |  bbs-door-games.cfm
                           |     | scott@jibben.com
                           |     | 1995-99 Release dates

      John Dailey Software |DU?  |http://www.johndaileysoftware.com

      Shining Star         |D*   |http://www.shiningstar.net/bbsdoors/
                           |     | nannette@shiningstar.net
                           |     | Doors are still registerable via website
                           
      Sunrise Doors:       |D    |http://www.sunrisedoors.com
       Al Lawrence         |     | al@sunrisedoors.com
                           |     | Tel: (404) 256-9518

      T1ny's Software      |DU   |http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/tsoft/
       Shawn Highfield     |     | shighfield@gmail.com          1:229/452
                           |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE
                                                      
      The Brainex System   |D    |http://www.brainex.com/brainex_system/
                           |     | stanley@brainex.com
                           |     | 1994-99 Releases

      Trade Wars           |D*   |http://www.eisonline.com/tradewars/
                           |     | jpritch@eisonline.com
                           |     | v3.09 (DOS-32) in 2002
                           
      Vagabond Software    |DU*  |http://http://vbsoft.dhakota.org
                           |     | d@dhakota.org 
                           |     | Last update: Apr 11 2008

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     ==> POINT SOFTWARE
                                
      CrossPoint (XP)      |P?   |http://www.crosspoint.de (German only)
                           |     | pm@crosspoint.de
                           |     | v3.12d  on Dec 22 1999

      FreeXP               |P    |http://www.freexp.de (German only)
                           |     | support@freexp.de
                           |     | v3.42 on Jun 27 2010
                           
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> SYSOP MAIL EDITORS 
     
      GoldEd+              |EO*? |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on Apr 29 2010

      SqEd32               |E    |http://www.sqed.de            2:2476/493
                           |     | v1.15 on Dec 15 1999
                           |     | Website is in German and English

     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> INTERNET UTILITIES
     
      JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
      
      Internet Rex         |UI?  |http://members.shaw.ca/InternetRex/
                           |     | telnet://xanadubbs.ca         1:342/806
                           |     | v2.29 on Oct 21st 2001

      TransNet             |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
                           |     |  transnet/index.html
                           |     | transnet@ressl.com.ar
                           |     | v2.11 on Sep 13 2007

      Ifmail               |UIO  |http://ifmail.sourceforge.net
                           |     | crosser@average.org         
            
      MakeNL               |UO   |http://www.filegate.net/coordutl/
                           |     | v3.2.9 on Feb 1 2010
                           
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES/BBS LISTS
     
      Telnet/Dialup BBS    |#    |http://www.telnetbbsguide.com   1:275/89
       Guide               |     | Maintained by Dave Perrussel
                           |     | This is probably the most updated BBS
                           |     | list on the Internet for a general
                           |     | BBS list.
                           
      Synchronet BBS List  |#    |http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html
                           |     | Maintained automatically
                           |     | This list is specifically for
                           |     | Synchronet-based BBS systems and is
                           |     | automatically updated nightly. 

      The BBS Corner       |#    |http://www.bbscorner.com
                           |     | This website is more than just files,
                           |     | it's an encyclopedia of knowledge for
                           |     | BBS sysops and people who want to
                           |     | become sysops.  This site is run by
                           |     | the same person who does the Telnet
                           |     | BBS Guide.
                                                     
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

      File Archives:

       http://archives.thebbs.org
       http://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)
       http://www.simtel.net 
       http://www.bbsfiles.com 
       http://hobbes.nmsu.edu (OS/2 specific)
       http://www.filegate.net/ (FTP access via port 60721)
       http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/

      Note: Most also provide FTP access (use ftp instead of http above)
      
      The BBS Software List is published monthly in the FidoGazette.
            
      If you have corrections, suggestions or additions to the information
      above, please contact Sean Dennis with your information via the
      FIDOGAZETTE echo, netmail at 1:18/200 or email at sean@kd5col.info.
                  

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	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
	!!!        G A Z E T T E   B B S   L I S T        !!!
	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
	By bbslist @ filegate.net    
    	
	Send updates, changes to address above or to janis @ filegate.net.


	System.......Christian Fellowship
	FidoAddress..1:266/512
	Phone........1-856-933-7096
	Software.....PCBoard 15.3
	OS...........Windows XP pro
	C/B Verify...Manually via email or voice 
	             usually within 24 hours.
	Access.......Read only until verified. Once 
	             verified write access to Msg bases, file 
	             areas, chat and doors/games.
	Telnet.......cfbbs.dtdns.net or cfbbs.no-ip.com

	 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

	System.......Lightning BBS
	FidoAddress..1:311/2
	Software.....Virtual Advanced
	OS...........Windows XP
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First call access to doors, files and
  	             message reading.  Message posting requires 
  	             validation.
	Telnet.......lightningbbs.com
	www:.........http:/www.lightningbbs.com/index.php
	             Thanks to VADV-PHP you can access almost 
	             everything the BBS has to offer from the
	             web, with the exception of door games.
	             
	 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-	             

	System.......Lionsden BBS
	FidoAddress..1:224/303
	Phone........613-392-8896
	Software.....Sunchronet
	OS...........Windows XP
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
	Telnet.......lionsden.darktech.org
	             telnet access offers full features
     		   of the standard bbs such as doors, 
     		   qwkmail, Files, etc.
	www:.........http:/www.lionsden.darktech.org 
	             You will redirected to a menu where you can 
	             choose one of three sites.  The first one is 
	             private and requires PW to get into.
	FTP..........FTP://lionsden.darktech.org Files only

	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

        System.......Paragon
        FidoAddress..1:18/200
        Phone........423-926-7999
        Software.....Maximus
        OS...........OS/2 Warp 4.52
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......Manual verification for full access
        Telnet.......nsbbs.darktech.org
        www:.........http://kd5col.info
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
                                            	      
	System.......Prism BBS
	FidoAddress..1:261/38
	Phone........607-655-5652
	Software.....BBBS LiI v4.01 Flag #
	OS...........Linux (Ubuntu)
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, 
	             file areas, all features of the BBS.
	Telnet.......filegate.net
	             telnet access offers full features 
	             of the standard bbs such as doors,
	             qwkmail, BWmail,Files, chat, group chat,
	             etc.       
	www:.........http:/www.filegate.net:8080/bbbs
	             web interface is limited to reading messages 
	             and replying online, or downloading messages 
	             in qwk packets, but not uploading them,
	             file download access, guest account.
	FTP:	     filegate.net, port 60721. 
	             public access to file areas (please 
       		     note change of port for public access).
	             
	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

	System.......Roach Guts BBS 
	FidoAddress..1:396/60 
	Phone:.......337-433-4135
	Software.....Maximus on Port 23 (primary)
	             Synchronet on Port 24 (temporary)
	OS...........Windows XP
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                     message reading.  Message posting requires
       		     validation.
	Telnet.......roachguts.com

	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 	 
      
	System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
	FidoAddress..1:14/400
	Phone........none
	Software.....sbbs 3.15a (very beta)
	OS...........win. (xp pro. sp3)
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
	Telnet.......time.synchro.net:24 or time.darktech.org:24
	             or timewarpfuture.dyndns.org:24
	             telnet access offers full features 
	             of the standard bbs such as doors,
	             messages or file area etc.
	www:.........http://time.synchro.net:81 
	             Web interface is limited really to reading messages 
                     and replying online, or downloading messages in qwk 
                     packets, but not uploading them, and file download access. 
                     SBBS files available.

	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
      
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     -    e-Ministries    -
     -   by Jon Justvig   -
     -  October 30, 2010  -
     --------------------------------------------------------------------

     Issue #: 2

     In the last issue, we went over the first four days of God's
     creation.  The first day He created light out of nothing.  This is
     one of His finest creation.  Without it, there is no real beauty,
     just total darkness.  Nothing can hide in His Light and everything
     will be exposed.  So keep on pressing on to total goodness!  During
     the second day of His creation, he created water with a seperation.
     This seperation we know as clouds and a mass of water which well
     come to in a little bit.  Have you ever wondered how the sky is blue
     and our ocean is so lovely with a good look upon it?  If only all of
     our water was so pure!  We're still missing something.  The Earth,
     our mother which we step out onto every day.  The third day He
     created the Earth, dirt, grass, seed, trees and everything in
     between.  Finally, we have seperation in seasons, our wonderful
     spring, summer, fall and winter!  From the Light he had created, He
     made the moon and stars to watch over the night.

     We'll continue where we last off last time.  Open your Bible up to
     Genesis chapter 1, verse 20.  Remember, we're reading from the King
     James Version.  Your text may different between versions.  Lets
     read...

     [KJV] Gen 1:20  And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly
                     the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that
                     may fly above the earth in the open firmament of
                     heaven. 
     [KJV] Gen 1:21  And God created great whales, and every living
                     creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth
                     abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl
                     after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

     [KJV] Gen 1:22  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and
                     multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let
                     fowl multiply in the earth.
  
     [KJV] Gen 1:23  And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

     [KJV] Gen 1:24  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living
                     creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing,
                     and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

     [KJV] Gen 1:25  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind,
                     and cattle after their kind, and every thing that
                     creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw
                     that it was good.
 
     [KJV] Gen 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
                     our likeness: and let them have dominion over the
                     fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and
                     over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over
                     every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 

     ...here we have it.  All the wonderful from rabbits, squirrels,
     birds, butterflies to eagles, cats, dogs to cows, horses to sharks
     and dolphins!  God has quite an imagination, doesn't He?  These 
     living creatures could have never been made by mistake.  There's
     still missing besides all Light, darkness, Heaven and Earth...

     [KJV] Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of
                     God created he him; male and female created he them. 
 
     [KJV] Gen 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be
                     fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and
                     subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the
                     sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every
                     living thing that moveth upon the earth. 

     [KJV] Gen 1:29  And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb
                     bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the
                     earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of
                     a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 

     [KJV] Gen 1:30  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl
                     of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon
                     the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every
                     green herb for meat: and it was so. 

     [KJV] Gen 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and,
                     behold, it was very good. And the evening and the
                     morning were the sixth day.

     ...the creatures could have made all the Earth theres, but this is
     where you and I come in.  God created man and woman!  What an idea
     God had when He created everything before He created us.  These
     creatures for food and enjoyment, additional food from the fruit of
     of the trees and from the ground.  We were put here to be in charge
     of our mother Earth.  Not only were were created, but we were
     created in His image.  Every aspect of Him do we have!  We are all
     members of one body, His body.  How do our arms work without our
     muscles, or our feet without our legs, our heart without our brain?

     Think about God's creation as we end this time.

     If you've enjoyed our meeting, remember to ask your SysOp to carry
     MINISTER, an echo with FidoNet if he/she doesn't already.  Remember
     also to keep your head up high.  May God bless you and keep you!

     *** This conclude this issue of e-Ministries provided by Jon
         Justvig.
     
     
    
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    INFO:
    
    Fidogazette is published by Janis Kracht, Editor, with the help of
    Richard Webb 1:116/901 (Old School ToolBox), and Sean Dennis 1:18/200
    (The Slightly Crusty Sysop).  If you have an idea for a column or a
    series of articles, please contact me :)
    
    New! 
    Email subsriptions via www.filegate.net, but of course you can always
    link into your uplink and use Tick or a tick compatible program:
    
    
    
    
    Where to Send Your Articles

    Unlike most editors, I surely do not  mind running my mouth when
    there is a sparcity of articles for the 'zine.  I'd MUCH rather
    you sent in material but I think until someone starts a
    discussion you feel like commenting about, you evil dullards
    (just kidding!!!) will no doubt complain about "no issues" (grin)
    So I will fill these issues with my meanderings and thoughts and
    hopefully we will grow into something of consequence here :)
    Don't be offended.. write an article!

    If you WOULD like to submit an article and prove me wrong about
    the dullard aspect of you guys and gals , feel free to drop
    your article off at:

    By email attach to address: janis @ filegate.net 
    Fidonet attach:     Janis Kracht at 1:261/38     Modem: 607-655-5652 
    1:261/100 filegate.net port 24555  via binkp or telnet mailer  
    (don't send articles as routed attaches, send them direct to filegate.net).
   
    Standard binkp port only supports BinkP (24554).

    Give it a title, sign your name and network address if you have
    one and send it along!

    Don't worry about the format, I can take anything you send me
    and mutilate it further as you can see above.  Linux is nice
    that way (g).  Spell checking your own work will help though
    (something I'm typically guilty of (g)).
     
     To send reviews or recipes to the Food section, email or netmail Janis
     as above.

     New email address for submissions to Dr.Debug:
     To send a question to Dr. Debug, email a question to drdebug @
     filegate.net or post in the fidogazette echo!  :)

     To send a listing to the fidogazette internet bbs list, send your bbs
     listing to bbslist @ filegate.net or post it in the fidogazette echo! 
     :)
	
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