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    Editorial......................................2
    New/Returning SysOps...........................3
    Surge Protectors, Lightening 
    and How to Survive a Blast.....................4
    How We Survived a 24-hour Blackout.............5
    Old School ToolBox.............................6
    Cooking: Even SysOps have to Eat...............7
    Configuring a Networked Printer with Win7
    and An Older Computer Via Your LAN.............8
    10 Things You Can Do to Pop Off the
    Filter Bubble..................................9
    Region 13 Coordinator Election - Time to vote..10
    BBS SoftWare List..............................11
    FidoGazette BBSList............................12
    Info (How to Submit an Article)................13
    
    
    
    
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    Editorial
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    Deadware, Shareware and Just-Plain-Broken-ware
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38
    
    I noticed in the IREX echo a brief discussion regarding Irex and it's
    shortcomings, notibly not much support for versions of Irex other than
    the Windows version.
    
    It would seem Windows users of Irex don't have many problems..  but
    from I hear, that is not neccessarily true of the OS/2 version of
    Irex nor is it true for the Linux version.
    
    Michiel van der Vlist's comments in the IREX echo about Irex and IPV6
    were also met with silence..  my guess is that further development of
    Irex and IPV6 will not be forthcoming in the future...  at least
    Charles Cruden, author Irex, hasn't mentioned anything anywhere that
    I've seen.
    
    I for one am very grateful that the software I run on <<Prism, BBBS/Li,
    is still being updated.  There are of course other products still being
    updated:
    
      Mailers:  BinkD project
      BBS Software: Synchronet
      MBSE BBS with built-in binkp for Linux
    
    Truly, I don't what is planned by any of these authors regarding
    IPV6..  I also know that nothing is critical at this point.  How long
    that will be true remains to be seen.
    
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    Returning Nodes:
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    R11Nicholas Boel   Pewaukee, WI
    R11Matt Kraner Canton,   OH
    R15Randy Hendersen Wayne,OK
    
    Zone 2
    R50Artem Kozhevnikov Gatchina, Leningrad
    
    Zone 3
    Thomas Kanara Auckland, New Zealand
    
     Welcome back :)
    
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    R11 Rod Barnhart  Columbus, OH
    R17 Dean Galloway Ashford, CT
    
      Welcome!
    
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    From the Echos
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    Surge Protectors, Lightening and How to Survive a Blast
    By Mike Luther, 1:117/100
    
    Originally Posted in the Z1C echo, by Mike Luther
    
    
    Joe ..
     
     
     JD> I just changed the mains breaker box last year, and 
     JD> had it inspected (a must).  
     JD> I installed a surge protector at the breaker box, 
     JD> which also did not trip, and 
     JD> the only antenna on the A/V receiver, is an inside 
     JD> wire  It is fed from the 
     JD> Sat reveiver, and that is working just fine as is the
     JD> TV, all of which were
     JD> hooked up (plugged in) to the same surge proteced bar,
     JD> which also did not trip. 
    
     JD> The two battery backup units (I have 3) got fried and took
     JD> the computers
     JD> attched to them with them.  Fried the MB on both.  You
     JD> can see a blown whatever
     JD> it was next to the CPU fan connecte, so more then likely that
     JD> CPU while working, is not to be trusted.
     
    What so few people, even that ham radio folks seem to understand is
    that lightning is *NOT* electricity as such.  It is a radio wave
    issue.  What happens is that 'all' lightning which is cloud to
    ground, really for the most part ground to cloud, is attempting to
    dissipate itself across the surface of the ground.  It does *NOT* go
    inside wires, metal; whatever.  It goes only on the surface.  As such
    what this means is that, the as NEMA defined normal protection with
    surge protectors, even at your main breaker box, and all the plug-in
    stuff, do *NOT* protect at all from a major strike issue.
     
    Because lightning is a radio wave issue and it has a frequency or a
    wavelength, we are faced with the normal quarter wave high voltage
    with low current point on the 'antenna' and then a quarter wave later
    with low voltage and high current!  A 'normal' lightning stroke at
    some point in the life span of the stroke has a frequency of about
    1MHZ or a quarter wave of about 250 feet or so.  But at a major point
    in the stroke, the wavelength is about eight or ten or twelve feet! 
    Plus, in that it is only going on the SURFACE of whatever is
    conducting it, even if your protective device such as a surge
    protector or MOV varistor or whatever has shunted it to GROUND
    wiring, may not even remotely favor going to the ground rod at all! 
    You see, a ground rod, driven into the ground at the meter point is
    *NOT* even a bit able to spread the lightning radio pulse to the
    surface of the earth!  The ONLY way to do this, is to fan out a
    radial wire grid from the SURFACE point on the ground rod, on the
    SURFACE or right along the SURFACE of the earth out like spokes on a
    wagon wheel, just like the radials on a vertical antenna!  These must
    be at least eight or ten feet long or so - say at least eight or more
    of them.  So that they will spread the energy of the strike to the
    SURFACE of the earth where it absolutely MUST go.
     
    Now that is also affected by the quarter wave reasonance point for
    the metal grid which is conducting whatever to wherever.  Which in
    MANY cases for a house or building, actually shunts the majority of
    the strike plasma energy INTO the building with no dissipation grid
    present and in the worst possible way you could imagine, on the
    SURFACE of even the green ground wire on your protection device for
    computers, instead, to the INSIDE of every power device plugged into
    that protector!  The normal way for this to be even worse, is that
    *ANY* switching type power supply for modern computer work is such
    that this ABSOLUTELY takes the complete strike effect down the GROUND
    side of the system to the circuit boards!  Thus blowing everything up
    inside your printer, your computer, your phone system, your hi-fi,
    your wonderful flat screen TV, your cookstove burner control;
    whatever.  If you understand what I am saying here, now you can see
    why, even on the same power wire source in a house, at times the TV
    will blow up, but eight or ten feet down the same power line, the
    Hi-Fi will not!  Quarter wave phase reversal stuff, all set into
    place by the strike being on the outside of the GROUND wire that is
    connecting all to safety?  Yeah, right...
     
    As well, since lighting is a plasma conducted radio wave, it also
    generates EMP pulse issues, which, radiate outward from the bolt
    traveling in the sky in what we see as lightning.  OK, your entire
    wire grid in a house or building which has no faraday or metal
    shielding design on the outside wall surface, picks up the pulse
    which can spike the wave into the whole wire circuitry in a building,
    with absolutely no conduction from, for example, the power line
    coming into it, or the phone line, but, for example from your TV
    antenna, or HAM antenna, or even your metal flag pole next to your
    building on the wall there!
     
    Seriously, protection from lightning strikes is a VERY serious and
    special engineering project.  I've been a specialist at this since a
    VERY long time ago when I was chief engineer at WTAW radio here in
    College Station, Texas at the home of Texas A&M University in the
    1950's to 1960's.  I've been a NARTE Certified Master
    Telecommunications Engineer since 1986 having had to really study and
    learn all this just to protect us professionally back then.  As well
    as my own remote HF ham antenna location for my W5WQN sites since the
    1960's.  Which since I really did the work to protect the equipment,
    even though I get at least two or three direct hits every year, I
    have never lost any gear from powerline or antenna line strike
    issues, nor pulse stuff for any other than a few phone line modem
    damage issues.
     
    Take EVERYTHING to ground at EVERY tower.  Spike around it with these
    little radial wires to spread the hit to the surface.  Take EVERY
    antenna line to a proper protection device at that ground center
    point and then take it only inside ypur building from a below the
    surface line into the house.  Put the radial wire grid around the
    outside of the NEMA ground rod.  Put a solid wire ground loop at the
    surface around the whole house or building you wish to protect.  Take
    any lightning rod protection to this ground loop which also has wire
    surface dissipation radials.  In my experiece this will end your
    damage issues as you saw you took.
     
     
    Mike Luther N117C at 1:117/100   NARTE E1-02468 since 1986
    
    -@- Maximus 3.01 Origin: BV HUB CLL(979)696-3600 (1:117/100)
    --> Sleep well; OS2's still awake!  ;)
    Mike Luther Mike.Luther@ziplog.com Mike.Luther@f3001.n117.z1.fidonet.org
    
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           How We Survived a 24-hour Blackout
               By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38
                   
    It was 8:50 PM, EST, when the storm moved toward our little village.. 
    Careening toward us was a storm that took the shape of a horned
    devil..  it's two long orange horns jutting out on either side of the
    storm like flames..  it's tips curled in a bit, looking to
    essentially cup our village if it had continued in the path the "map
    in motion" displayed.
    
    I figured I had a little time to see if it was going to change it's
    path and hit us head on..  We'd been lucky in the 12 years we've been
    in Windsor.  It's not really a heavy-storm area, and it's certainly
    not often that one sees tornados here or even receives a tornado
    'watch'.  Even during snow/blizzard warnings for Binghamton (the
    nearest large city), our little village escaped the worst since we're
    tucked in behind some mountains, and in a little safe valley :)
    
    Violent thunderstorms had been predicted Thursday night though - Ron
    and I didn't like the idea at all..  we'd already lost two UPS
    battery backup external units in a previous storm.  We knew we'd
    either have to take our chances with sudden power loss against our
    Windows and Linux systems, or take the systems down before the worst
    hit us.  Needless to say, my hand was ready to pull the phone jack
    out of the modem, and swipe the power supply cord from the modem as
    well.  I mean, there's important stuff and there's important stuff :)
    
    My USRobotics Courier had already lived through some 17+ years of
    nasty weather, but I wasn't going to take chances with that baby,
    given that any problems it developed in this stage of it's life would
    reduce it to a very funny looking planter or coaster.  There'd be no
    servicing it from USRobotics, I was sure of that.  If it needed to be
    replaced with a new modem, it would have to go on the list of "crap,
    we have to get one of these when there's enough money" list..  Not
    that they're that expensive, but right now is not a good time. 
    Certainly I'd have to wait a month or longer, or horrors (!)
    reinstall the internal HSFModem in this Dell 531S system..  I'd had
    enough of that one months back!
    
    So I watched the weather map.. and watched the local weather stations
    online.. and sure enough those darned horns moved just to the right
    enough to engulf our village.. I could see it coming.. I pulled the
    plugs on the modem, but left the system going, with the telnet and
    binkp nodes running.  By now it was 9PM, and I knew my linux bash
    scripts would not run the nodelist/nodediff processing until 11:45PM.
    
    Maybe I'd have time to let them run and at least get them out to the
    major Fidonet Stars that I meshed echomail and files with.
    
    Well, it wasn't to be.. boom.. a really nasty loud deep lightening
    strike hit somewhere..  and poof, our electric power was gone.  No
    big deal we figured then..
    
    Typically this area has an incredibly fast response time by NYSEG
    (New York State Electric and Gas) when the power goes out..  part of
    that I'm sure is the not too distant mile-wise Hotel/Resort structure
    from the 50/60's in Sullivan county.  The borchst belt (as we
    called it in my youth) would never tolerate long delays in getting
    power reconnected (Performers back then were people like Jerry Lewis,
    Red Buttons, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, George Burns and Gracie Allen,
    Rodney Dangerfield, Buddy Hackett, Danny Kay, Zero Mostel and more
    more more)...  Even closer right in this area, IBM's earlier
    (and still somewhat) presence assured us that whatever outages we'd
    get, would not be terribly long.
    
    Boy were we off with this storm :(
    
    What had hit the area were massive winds (no one is sure yet if a
    tornado touched down, but I'd think that if one had, we'd know by
    today, Tuesday, May 31st), interspersed with powerful lightening
    strikes across at least a 5 county area.. Over 20 miles of electrical
    lines were ripped from their tethers, and 36 electric poles were
    ripped from the ground.. several thousands of customers, we'd learn
    later, had lost their electrical power.
    
    Our telephones are electrical 'portable' devices, not the old regular
    desktop telephones.. so until we could dig up the one ancient telephone we
    had "somewhere", we couldn't even call the electric company to find
    out how bad the outage was.  We lit candles around the house so we
    didn't trip over the dogs and cats, and mostly read as much we could
    in the dim light.  Finally we had to give that up, so we turned on
    the bedroom light figuring when the power came back in an hour or so,
    we'd wake up and "continue" on :)
    
    Well, we slept soundly until about 7AM.  Still no juice.
    
    At least in the daylight, we were able to locate that phone.. being
    the lazy dog I am, I simply plugged the modem line into it.. at least
    with the way the phone lines are layed out in the house, I could sit
    and call NYSEG to hear how bad it was going to be..  At this point,
    about 10/11 hours into the outage, was the longest ever we'd gone
    with out electric.. we truly kept figuring, "any moment now" haha
    
    Calls to NYSEG were met with recordings only.. First they stated
    briefly that the storm was very intense, the damage was heavy and
    people should not expect electrical service to return for at least
    another day.  With subsequent calls, the message changed for the
    worst:  
    
    "All NYSEG Customers should expect to be without power for 3-5 days,
    given the intensity of the damage from this storm"
    
    omg  :)  Unconnected!  Unable to read the news Lol.. My NODELIST! :)
    Well, I figured if they'd get things together sometime that day, I
    could still manually kick out a nodelist with a few changes to my
    makenl CTL files..
    
    Great.. In the midst of this somewhat despairing situation, the modem
    line, now plugged into my working telphone, rang..  It was Richard
    Webb, who was calling to see if weather reports he'd seen for our
    area had knocked out my system or modem.. I tell you, I was more than
    thrilled to hear from a fidonet person at this point :) :)  (thanks
    again Richard :))  I knew Richard had other feeds for echomail, so I
    asked him to contact some people and put a post in Z1C for me.
    
    As the day went on, I figured it was time to salvage what I could of
    the fresh meat we'd bought on Thursday..  so I emptied the contents
    of my freezer's large ice-cube maker into a large garbage bag.
    
    I dragged down the three huge heavy stock pots from my hanging Pot
    Rack, and lined them with garbages that I stuffed with shopping bags. 
    I layed one smaller garbage bag of ice across the bottom, put the
    meats in there, and topped them with another bag of ice, and then
    more garbage bags stuffed with shopping bags.. Close-fitting lids
    were place on top of all.
    
    For lunch we ate a lot of sausage that I figured was better cooked
    than not :)  My gas range luckily does let me light it with a match
    when the elecricity is out.. I've had some that won't do that, so if
    this range had been like that, I'd have been out of luck. 
    
    I moped around a bit.. decided it was better to read than rot in our
    misery so I dug up some sci-fi books I'd been in the midst of
    reading..  Then Ron and I played some games of backgammon (Meanie Ron
    beat me at 2 out of 3 games..  geez ).
    
    I made some no-bake cookies just because I could:
    
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1 cup oatmeal
    1/4 cup butter
    pinch salt
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    2 Tb. cocoa powder
    
    Boil in a pan for about 3 minutes, then spoon out on to tin foil. 
    Eat when coo.
    1/2 cup raisins
    
    I figured if we could have no electric for more than another day, I
    needed chocolate! :)
    
    Ok, we'd given up on the power coming back 'fast'.. by now we figured
    it would be an eternity..  and then at around 9pm suddenly on Friday
    night, with a loud boom, our power came back.  I didn't quite trust
    it..  I waited another half hour before I put my linux box back up.. 
    then went through the routine of getting my external IO card with
    serial ports re-configured..  plugged my modem back in, and went on
    to quickly put the remaining meat in the 'fridge which hadn't been
    opened the whole time we'd lost power..  Amazingly the meat was still
    cold..  those cubes had saved us :)

    The next morning though, we were out again.. As Ron had figured, it
    would be easiest if NYSEG isolated our area, and then got us power.. 
    Saturday morning's outage was only for a few hours, as NSEG then
    probably connected us to the rest of Broome County.  I was a little
    upset, but hey.. it's held steady since :)
    
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                     The Old School Toolbox
    
                    By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
                      Email and the panopticon
    
    Most people go under the assumption that their email is private. 
    They assume, often quite wrongly that nobody else can/will access
    their communications with others.  They discuss the most intimate
    details of their lives with family and friends.  Unless they work
    somewhere that requires them to use encryption and other
    safeguards they just operate under the assumption that their
    private email is just that.
    
    I prefer methods of exchanging email which immediately retrieve
    any mail for me from the server on which it resides, then deletes
    it.  Once that information is within my custody, within my home
    or office it's mine.  Others have no right to view it or in any
    other way manipulate/handle it in any way without a warrant
    signed by a judge at that point.  Chances are pretty darned good
    it contains nothing of a criminal nature, but it's communication
    to/from me to other parties, and scrutiny, whether that be by
    marketing consultant or cop is unwelcome.  You want to see it,
    get that warrant, signed by that judge, then enter my domicile or
    office.
    
    I also take my responsibility as a router of traffic seriously. 
    I recall back in the days when the great Fidonet debate on
    encryption was occurring legal experts told SysOps that if you do
    not view private mail other than what's necessary to ensure
    technical compliance, or preferably not view it at all then
    you're in the position of common carrier.  That's the position I
    take regarding netmail to/from other systems not destined to me
    personally.  Netmail to/from any other users of my system is
    moved from my primary netmail area to a secondary area, which I
    do not view.  I encourage users to utilize netmail if they wish,
    and delete any received messages.  Yet being a pots only system
    I'm not overwhelmed with users, and that's fine too.  Still,
    netmail passing through is just that, passing through.  Any
    logging of it is headers which are kept for statistical analysis,
    and other than statistical analysis sent to downlinks not
    utilized for anything else.  Yes I see some of this analysis
    product too, but then it tells me which downlink received and/or
    sent how many pieces of netmail over the period.  Who it was
    to/from and what it contained is no business of mine.  I may look
    at the header logs with the intention of solving any problems in
    the handling of mail, but reliability and technical compliance
    are the goal.
    
    But, then for those of us in the U.S, there's been that little
    problem with your email and the fourth amendment to the
    constitution.  All somebody need do was show up at your internet
    service provider's server farm or office, shake somebody's hand
    and ask nicely to view the contents of your email.  The courts
    did not recognize the usual fourth amendment protections. 
    However, in December of last year a judge ruled differently.
    
    If those rulings stand in higher courts that gives you protection
    from the man with the badge and official bona fides, but, it does
    nothing to protect you from the unscrupulous types who would
    utilize your information for other nefarious purposes.  Recently,
    in a couple of echoes we've had discussion of spammers accessing
    gmail accounts by hacking passwords of users to then send spam to
    everybody in that user's contact list.  Hotmail users have seen
    the same sort of activity recently.  I've told every associate of
    mine who uses gmail or hotmail to remove my addresses from their
    contact lists using those services.
    
    So, how do you protect yourself and still use them?  First, if
    the email service you intend to use doesn't offer pop3 and
    capability, just say no.  If the service offers regular pop3 and
    SMTP access you can then use your favorite email application, and
    store your address book information on your local system.  Put it
    out there in the "cloud" and it's no longer secure.  Protect your
    data.  Would you allow somebody to just waltz into your home or
    office and start rummaging through your desk drawers?  I'd sure
    hope not.  So treat the net in the same way.  Insist on utilizing
    services that allow you to maintain total control of your
    information.
    
    In most reasonably free societies a fundamental "right" is the
    right to be let alone.  This is the one right which is quickly
    being eroded, not just by governments, but by commercial
    interests that make money from selling data.  Who shops at
    Target?  Who's got a fatal disease, or doesn't have?  Who doesn't
    have, but might be interested in ...
    
    Many think the solution lies in more laws.  But, laws have
    loopholes, deliberately created exemptions, etc.  That still
    leaves the ultimate responsibility with the user.  I'll talk more
    about that next month in the final installment in this series.
    
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      F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!
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      Want to contribute something here?  Send recipes, articles, reviews
      etc. to janis@filegate.net, or fidogazette@filegate.net.
    
    This issue, we have two recipes submitted by Sean Dennis:
    
    
    Lasagne Cupcakes
    MM'd by Sean Dennis, 1:18/200
    
    I was browsing the Web a few days ago when I stumbled upon this
    interesting recipe.  It's called "Lasagna Cupcakes" and while
    I haven't made this yet, this might be a good appetizer or a
    kid's meal.
    
    MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06
    
          Title: Lasagna Cupcakes
     Categories: Main dish, Appetizers, Italian, Seandennis
          Yield: 6 Cupcakes
    
          1 c  Marinara sauce
        3/4 lb Ground beef
         12    Wonton wrappers
          8 oz Shredded mozzarella
          3 oz Parmesan cheese
          4 oz Ricotta cheese
               Basil for garnish (optional)
    
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
    
    Brown beef and season with salt and pepper.  Drain.
    
    Cut wonton wrappers into circle shapes using a biscuit cutter or
    using the top of a drinking glass.  You can cut several at a time.
    
    Reserve 6 tablespoons of Parmaesan cheese and 6 tablespoons of
    mozzarella for the top of your cupcakes.  Start layering your lasagna
    cupcakes. Begin with a wonton wrapper and press it into the bottom of
    each muffin tin.  Sprinkle a little Parmaesan cheese, Ricotta cheese
    and mozzarella cheese on the wrapper.  Top with a little meat sauce
    and marinara sauce. Use around 1-2 teaspoons of all of the
    ingredients on each wrapper depending on your personal preference.
    
    Repeat layers ending in marinara sauce.  Top with reserved Parmaesan
    and mozzarella cheese.
    
    Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are brown.  Remove from oven
    and let cool for 5 minutes.  To remove, use a knife to loosen the
    edges then pop each lasagna out.
    
    Garnish with basil and serve.
    
      From:
      http://quick-dish.tablespoon.com/2011/03/31/lasagna-cupcakes
    
      MM'd by Sean Dennis on 17 May 2011.
    
    MMMMM
    
    
    Low-Cal Macaroni Bake
    By Sean Dennis, 1:18/200
    
    If you're looking for a simple, satisfying dish for dinner, this
    macaroni bake is good.  I've made this myself but left out the
    dill weed and parsley.  This dish is easy to prepare and even
    easier to eat!
    
    MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06
    
          Title: Macaroni Bake, Low cal
     Categories: Main dish, Low-cal
          Yield: 5 servings
    
          2 c  Macaroni, cooked
          1    Onion, chopped
          2 tb Margarine
        1/4 c  Flour
          2 c  Skimmed milk
          2 ts Dill weed
          2 ts Parsley
        1/8 ts Garlic powder
        1/2 ts Pepper
          2 c  Low fat cottage cheese
        1/3 c  Bread crumbs
          1 pn Paprika
    
    Preheat oven 350F.  Saute onions in margarine, add flour.  Stir in
    milk, little at a time until thick.  Add spices.  Add cheese. Add
    macaroni. Pour into shallow pan.  Top with crumbs and paprika.  Bake
    45 minutes.
    
    MMMMM
    
    ==#==
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    Configuring a Networked Printer with Win7 and An Older Computer
    Via Your LAN
    Sean Dennis
    
    Today, I decided to set up my old, but very reliable, Panasonic
    KX-P2624 (24-pin, 136-column) dot-matrix printer on my BBS
    machine, which was rather easy under OS/2 since there is a driver
    for the printer.  I then wanted to share the printer with my
    32-bit Windows 7 Enterprise box that I use personally via my LAN.
    That is when I discovered setting up an older networked printer
    was a whole different kettle of fish on Windows 7 than with
    Windows XP.
    
    At first, I tried the usual network setup, but oddly enough, as
    soon as I clicked "OK" to have Windows set up a printer, Windows
    spat out a rather cryptic error:
    
    Cannot connect to printer error 0x0000086
    
    That certainly wasn't the result I was hoping for.  I started
    looking around Google using the numeric error above for searching.
    I discovered two things: first, Panasonic said to use Windows 7's
    "EPSON LQ Series 1(136) INBOX Driver" for my printer.  This printer
    can emulate an Epson LQ or an IBM ProPrinter.
    
    Second result I found: in order for this to work, I had to go into
    Control Panel, select "Add A Printer", then create a "Local Port"
    using the printer's UNC (Universal Naming Convention)* address.
    
    That would look like "\\computername\sharename" (no quotes) if you
    were going to type it in.
    
    So I did that and selected the driver that Panasonic recommended.
    The computer whirred away as it was doing its thing and then I saw
    the "print a test page" screen pop up.  Things were going well so
    far.  I clicked on "Print test page" and to my surprise, the printer
    fired up and printed out a Windows test page.  I wasn't too pleased
    with the rotten-looking printout, but hey, I'm just using this printer
    to dump code out on and print out text documents.
    
    After some more research, I discovered that using the "Local Port"
    option is the preferred method to connect a printer to Windows 7
    that is physically connected to another computer running an older
    version of Windows (or OS/2 in my case).
    
    I hope this will help someone else that might be attempting to do the
    same thing with an older printer.  My Panasonic printer might be old,
    but it works great and is very cheap to use since you can find ribbons
    very cheap online.
    
    * = For more information about UNC, check out this webpage:
        http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windowsnetworking/g/unc-name.htm
    
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    10 Things You Can Do to Pop Off the Filter Bubble
    by Janis Kracht, 1:261/38
    
    In the Fidogazette echo, I recently posted portions of Eli Pariser's
    Q&A column regarding his new book, _The Filter Bubble_
    
    You can see the entire Q%26A file here: (wraps)
    http://www.amazon.com/Filter-Bubble-What-Internet-Hiding/
    dp/1594203008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8%26qid=1305553500%26sr=8-1
    
    PLEASE go to http://www.thefilterbubble.com and listen to Eli Pariser's
    speech at the TED confernence!
    
    Then read through Eli's 10 Things You Can Do list below.
    If you go to the site , you can find any links referenced in this text.
    
    http://www.thefilterbubble.com/10-things-you-can-do
    From Eli Pariser's blog
    
    ===  10 Things You Can Do  ===
    By Eli Pariser
    
    So you want to pop your filter bubble — to see the neutral,
    un-filtered, un-personalized web. How do you go about it?
    
    Unfortunately, there are no magic bullets: The ad companies and
    personal data vendors that power and profit from personalization are
    far more technologically advanced than most of the tools for
    controlling your personal data. That's why The Filter Bubble calls on
    companies and governments to change the rules they operate by -
    without those changes, it's simply not possible to escape targeting
    and personalization entirely.
    
    But that doesn't mean all is lost. Here are 10 simple steps you can
    take to de-personalize your web experience. They won't work forever,
    but for now they'll take you out of your own personal echo chamber.
    
    1. Burn your cookies. Cookies are one of the easiest ways for
    companies to track you from site to site. When you visit a site that
    uses cookies (almost all of them do these days), the site stores
    identifying data on your computer. With permission, other sites can
    then access that data and use it to change what you see. So if you
    want to see outside the filter bubble, erase your cookies regularly
    (Google provides helpful instructions here) - and disable the
    "tracking cookies" that are a common way for ad networks to learn
    about you:
    
    In Chrome, go to Preferences > Under the Hood > Content Settings (You
    can also see all the cookies on your machine here.)
    
    Firefox: Preferences > Privacy > Use custom settings for history
    
    Safari: Preferences > Security
    
    Internet Explorer: Internet options > Privacy
    
    2. Erase your web history. Those who remember their web history are
    doomed to repeat it. Much of Google's search personalization (though
    not all) is powered by your web history - the list of sites you've
    visited via Google. By default, if you're logged in Google tracks
    this for you, compiling a list that can be years long. To remove this
    data store:
    
        Go to the Google homepage
        Click your username in top right and go to "Account settings"
        Click "edit" next to the "My Products" header
        Click "Remove Web History Permanently"
        
    3. Tell Facebook to keep your data private. More than any other
    company, Facebook has made a massive amount of previously private
    data public. On a number of occasions, the company has changed data
    settings so that what was once private is now public (for example,
    the pages you Like were private but are now mandatorily public). And
    while these changes aren't clear to users, they make it possible for
    companies like Rapleaf to build and sell profiles of you to whomever
    they want. So, the primary thing to remember is: Never tell Facebook
    anything you don't want the whole Web (and world) to know about you.
    To add additional protections, set your Facebook privacy settings all
    the way up. (Facebook explains how to do that here.) If you're logged
    into Facebook, it may also transmit information about you to other
    websites - you can turn off Instant Personalization by following the
    steps here.
    
    4. It’s your birthday, and you can hide it if you want to. One of the
    biggest challenges for personal data vendors like Experian, Acxiom,
    and Rapleaf is figuring out who is who. Say you've got the list of
    John Smith's Facebook Likes, and you want to match that with, say,
    his voting records. How do you go about it, given that there are
    thousands of John Smiths out there? As it turns out, one of the most
    common "keys" for identifying particular people is your birthday. The
    number of John Smiths who share your birthday is far smaller - often
    there's just one. So, keep your birthday to yourself when you can.
    Take it off your Facebook profile - or even just take off the year,
    which makes it much less useful. Revealing it rarely results in
    better services, but for data miners, it's gold. (By the same token,
    always using "firstnamelastname" as a username also makes it easy for
    companies to match data about you from many different websites. Plus,
    it's way less fun than something like "Dragonmachine38")
    
    5. Turn off targeted ads, and tell the stalking sneakers to buzz off.
    If you'd rather not be followed around the internet by merchandise
    you're vaguely interested in, the major ad networks offer a
    relatively easy opt-out. You can quickly alert many of them in one
    place here (this is a voluntary restriction, so undoubtedly there are
    other ad networks that don't abide by these rules.) You can also turn
    this off in your browser:
    
     Install Google's 'Keep My Opt-Outs' extension for Chrome
     Enable IE9's 'Tracking Protection' option
     Enable Firefox's 'Do Not Track' option
     Safari's 'Tracking Protection' will be released this summer
     
     6. Go incognito. This one's easy: most recent browsers have a
     "private browsing" or "incognito" mode that turns off history
     tracking, hides your cookies (and deletes the new ones when you
     close the window), and logs you out from sites like Google and
     Facebook. By opening a page in this mode, you can more easily see
     how different your cookie-driven personalized version is. There's a
     catch, though: Since many companies (including Google) use data that
     doesn't live on your computer to personalize, you may see different
     sites than a friend even in incognito mode.
     
     7. Or better yet, go anonymous. Sites like Torproject.org and
     Anonymizer.com allow you to run all of your browser traffic through
     their servers, effectively removing some of the signals that come
     through when you're in incognito mode.
     
     8. Depersonalize your browser. If you're using one of those sites,
     you've turned off your cookies, and you're in incognito mode,
     there's no way that anyone could tell who you are, right? Not so
     fast. As it turns out, every request to download a web page reveals
     a lot about how your computer is configured - and many of those
     configurations are unique. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
     makes it easy to see how unique your settings are here. And they
     give some good guidelines on how to make your settings harder to
     track here.
     
     9. Tell Google and Facebook to make it easier to see and control
     your filters. While both companies provide nominal tools to access
     your personal information and manipulate your filters, they mostly
     fall far short of actually useful. This is partly because many of
     the engineers we've talked to don't believe that this is something
     people really care about. You can let them know by getting in touch
     here:
     
     Google: http://www.google.com/publicpolicy/feedback.html
     Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/help/?topic=suggestions
             
    10. Tell Congress you care. Lobbyists for the big personalizers and
    data vendors are telling Congress the same thing: consumers don't
    really care about this stuff, and it's not worth seriously
    regulating.  Your letter to your Senator or Representative can help
    counteract this trend and demonstrate that we are paying attention
    and want action.
    
    Write Congress here:
             
    House:  
      https//writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
    Senate: 
      http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
    =#=  
                     
                        
                    
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    Region 13 Coordinator Election - Time to vote
    Michael Luko, 1:266/512
    
         In early May I posted in the R13_Election echo,
    my background information and plans that I will carry
    out if re-elected to the Region 13 Coordinator position.  I hope
    you have had a chance to read it. If not you can find a copy of
    that information below. If you agree with my plans to promote
    growth to region 13 just I have done in the past now is the time
    to support me by your vote.  You heard right! Every system node
    operator in region 13 has an opportunity to cast a vote and 
    participate in the Region 13 coordinator election. The voting
    period runs from Friday, 6-03-11, and ends on 6-9-11 at 11:59pm. 
    
         You can support me by netmailing your vote addressed to
    Robert Wolfe@1:13/2. Your netmail should include your name,
    node number, password of your choice for confirmation and to remain
    anonymous in the vote tally, and your vote for Michael Luko.
    
    Example:
    To: Robert Wolfe@1:13/2
    Subject: Regional Coordinator Election Vote
    
    Body:
    System Operator: (your name)
    Node Number: (your node number)
    Password: (password of your choice)
    Vote: Michael Luko
    
         If you have any question regarding my background, plans
    or the voting process itself just give me a yell. Thank you once
    again for your time and now for your vote of support.
    
       ====> Michael Luko <====
    Sysop, Christian Fellowship BBS (856) 933-7096
    Telnet: cfbbs.dtdns.net or cfbbs.no-ip.com
    Netmail: Michael Luko@1:266/512
    Email: Michael.Luko@verizon.net
    
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Personal Info:
    
     Name: Michael Luko
     Sysop, Christian Fellowship 1:266/512
     Net Coordinator - Net266
     Regional Coordinator - Region 13
     Age: 42
     Email: Michael.Luko@verizon.net
    
    Background:
    
     Been a member BBS in fidonet since April of 1997.
     Took over as NC for Net 266 June of 2005.
     Cleaned up Net 266's node list segment.
     Assisted with the regionalization process in 2006.
     Expanded Net 266 to include all of New Jersey and Delaware.
     Currently serve and perform duties as RC13.
     Function as a regional POTS netmail gate for systems that need it.
     Provide echomail feeds for those who need a feed.
     Help new sysops with getting their system setup and promote growth.
    
    Duties to continue to perform if re-elected as RC13:
      1. Provide NC's with any help the may need or request.
      2. Let NC's handle their network matters unless asked to become
         involved.
      3. Promote growth to the region by directing potential BBSs to
         their Networks within our region.
      4. Provide Fido Nodelist's Nodediff's and Fidonews to any node
         that request it.
      5. Maintain the Independent node list segment and process
         Network segments, sending the regions segment to the Zone
         Coordinator.
      6. Ensure smooth operation of the region and the networks that
         make up the region as per policy 4.
      7. Act as Temporary NC for a network that is without one,
         and rise up a suitable NC from within that network.
      8. Provide Netmail routing for the region.
      9. Maintain contact with NC's within the region and the ZC1.
     10. Webmaster and host the Region 13 website.
     11. Appoint and support the election coordinator.
     12. Perform all other specific RC duties policy4 mandates.
     13. Poll region for FTSC feedback votes and cast an official
         vote representing the region during the FTSC Elections.
     14. Will abide by the terms and conditions of approved regional
         policy, so that it can be maintained in perpetuity for the
         benefit of the members of the region as stated in section 6
         in the R13 election policy.
    
    Action Plan:
      1. Seek out NC's for net 129 and 261 even if from a new member bbs
         with proper teaching and coaching on my part. Net 261 is in 
         the works. 
      2. Seek out BBSes that are with in our region and invite them to
         be part of fidonet and link them up with the NC that covers
         their location.
      3. Continue to maintain and update the Region 13 website with
         the current nodelist, nodediff, fidonews and gazette. 
    
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                                 BBS Software List
    
                          Updated 4 March 2011
                            
                    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/
    
     D'Bridge             |MTCPE|http://www.nickandre.com        1:1/130 
                          |I    | v3.59 on March 4 2011
    
    
     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 %26 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
           
    +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
    ==> 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.      |     | 
                          
                                                     
    +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
    ==> TIC PROCESSORS/FILEFIX/SRIF
    
     Allfix               |FIUT |http://www.allfix.com/          1:140/12
      Bob Seaborn         |     | v6.0.22 on 26 January 2011
    
     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
    
    +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
    ==> 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
    
    +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
    ==> 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
                          |     | NOTE: Unstable versions released often
    
     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/
                          |     |                               1:120/544
                          
     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
                          
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    ==> 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.
                                                    
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     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.......Capitol City Online
    FidoAddress..1:2320/105
    Phone........502-875-8938
    Software.....GT Power
    OS...........OS/2
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                 new user questionnaire
    Telnet.......cco.ath.cx
                 telnet access to GT Power BBS - same as dial-up
    www:.........http://cco.ath.cx
                 This site runs Synchronet under linux.  Requires
                 separate user registration.  Has same message
                 areas as dial-up/telnet bbs.
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    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
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    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.
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    System.......Lionsden BBS
    FidoAddress..1:224/303
    Phone........613-392-8896
    oftware.....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
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    System.......Paragon BBS
    FidoAddress..1:18/200
    Phone........423-434-0851
    Software.....Telegard/2 v3.09.g2-sp4/mL
    OS...........OS/2 Warp 4.52
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......Partial access on full call; manual verification for
                 full access
    Telnet.......paragon.darktech.org, kd5col.info/goto.html
    www:.........http://kd5col.info
       
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    System.......Prism BBS
    FidoAddress..1:261/38
    Phone........607-655-5652
    Software.....BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Dada-1
    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).
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    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
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    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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    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 :)
    
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    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... lacking that, I will fill these issues 
    with my meanderings and thoughts and hopefully we will grow into 
    something of consequence here :)
    
    Write an article!
    
    If you WOULD like to submit an article, feel free to drop
    your article off at:
    
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    attaches.  They will fail somewhere along the path before getting here.
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    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
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      To send a question to Dr. Debug, email a question to:
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      or post in the fidogazette echo!  :)
    
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      listing to:
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      or post it in the fidogazette echo! 
    
    	
    	
    
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