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	T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume III number  X	December  2009
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     Editorial:.................................................(1) 
     The Old School Toolbox:....................................(2)
     FidoGazette BBS List.......................................(3)
     Dr.Debug Answers Your Questions............................(4)
     BBS GamesCorner............................................(5)
     Food.......................................................(6)
     Game Solution..............................................(7)
     Info (Where to Send Articles)..............................(8)
    
    
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    Editorial 
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    We hope everyone in the USA had a very Happy     Thanksgiving!  Onward
    to the Christmas and Hanukkah Holidays :) Forgive the short (and late
    :() issue this month as I actually try to keep up with all of it
    (smile).
    
    I've also been trying to implement qwk uploading of msg. packets in
    the web interface of BBBS.. so if you see strange messages laying
    about the PDNECHO and BBBS.ENGLISH echo, it's me (grin).. if ANYONE
    has gotten this to work, please let me know :)

        
               
        
    
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    | The Old School Toolbox|
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    By Richard Webb, 1:116/901

    
                Is Your Favorite Echo an Orphan?  Part III.

     If  you're  not  a system or point operator but have decided
     that you wish to moderate  a  backbone  echo  your  learning
     curve  isn't  quite  over yet at this point. You're going to
     wish to acquire and make use of  the  FIdonet  nodelist.  If
     you're   a   Silver   Xpress  offline  reader  user  SX  has
S     capabilities to utilize the nodelist  and  perform  lookups.
     Other  qwk readers might not offer this capability. However,
     looking up systems  in  the  raw  nodelist  using  a  garden
     variety  ascii  file  editor  or  viewer  can  be a bit of a
     daunting process. You'll want  to  take  it  in  bite  sized
     chunks. You can't just type the address of the system you're
     looking for into the window that pops up on your text editor
     or  viewer when you use its search capabilities. But, it can
     be done with a bit of diligence.

     If you're using earlier versions of windows than XP or Vista
     you  might be able to make use of a handy batch file written
     by Paul Quinn from the batpower echo. IF your friendly  host
     sysop  carries  the bfds file echo you can download it there
     as NL_SERCH.ZIP and then acquire the other programs it needs
     to  operate.  However,  if  you're running later versions of
     windows it won't run in a dos box for you as it requires the
     use  of  environment  variables,  something  you  don't have
     available to you.

     So Paul's handy nodelist searching tool won't work for  you.
     You  can still find out where that new echo poster is hosted
     if he/she doesn't appear to be a sysop. You'll need the  raw
     nodelist,  and  a bit of patience. To illustrate, let us say
     that a poster from my system is of concern  to  you  in  the
     conference  you  moderate.  so,  you  decide  to look up the
     fidonet address he's posting from  to  see  who  the  system
     operator is, etc.

     As  I  noted  earlier, you can't just type in 1:116/901 when
     you bring up your editor or viewer's  search  function.  THe
     nodelist   isn't   laid  out  to  facilitate  that  sort  of
     searching. You know I'm in zone 1 however, and  if  you  too
     are  in  zone  1  then the nodelist you acquired is going to
     present z1 systems to you  first.  So,  here's  what  you're
     going to do.

     When  you bring up your editor or viewer's search capability
     you will type in host,116, and then invoke  the  search.  At
     the  end  of  the process you'll be looking at the entry for
     the net coordinator for net 116.

     Once you've found this you can then just move down the  list
     until  you find 901, which is my node. A bit cumbersome, but
     it can be done. Recent postings in fn_sysop have  advertised
     web  accessible nodelist search tools as well. Ask around if
     that's your preferred method.

     If that's a bit tedious for you, and you've got a day or  so
     to   wait,   you   can  always  send  a  routed  netmail  to
     "nodefinder" minus the quote marks of course, at my  FIdonet
     address. Place the address of the system you want info about
     on the subject line, and a bit of junk text in the  body  so
     that  message  processors downstream won't choke on an empty
     mail and kill it. THen await the  results.  IF  it's  in  my
     nodelist it will come back to you, in a human readable form.
     Again, ask your  sysop.  He/she  may  have  tools  available
     through the bbs which can accomodate you easily. But, if you
     must do it yourself you can retrieve the info from your  raw
     nodelist,  it's  just a bit cumbersome. We're not quite done
     with  our  discussion  of  moderator   tools.   THere's   an
     additional tool which you'll want to possibly utilize before
     doing that nodelist lookup. After all, contacting the system
     hosting  the  offender  might  not get you positive results.
     When that happens,  it's  time  for  you  to  institute  the
     dreaded feed cut.

     Next  time we'll discuss how to look at the hops that twit's
     message took from its originating  system  to  yours.  AFter
     all,  if  the  twit  himself  happens to be the sysop of the
     originating system then asking him/her  to  cut  the  twit's
     access  isn't  going  to  get you anywhere. SO, you've gotta
     move up the chain. This is where a co-mod who is a system or
     point  operator  can  be  a good bit of help to you. Failing
     that, enlist the help of your host sysop. Depending  on  the
     software  in  use,  maybe he/she can toggle some settings to
     let you see  normally  hidden  control  information  in  the
     messages  you  read,  or retrieve the info for you. It never
     hurts to ask. If you're downloading mail packets using  BLue
     Wave  and  the  Blue WAve mail door this control information
     can be provided you with the messages you download. I'm sure
     Silver  Xpress  users  using companion mail doors can do the
     same. However, if you're using .qwk packets you're going  to
     need  the cooperation of your host sysop or a co-mod who's a
     sysop or point. You need to trace the route that  offender's
     messages  take  to  yours  and find the node feeding his/her
     host system. We'll delve into that topic in  the  next,  and
     final installment in this series.

     As  we  all  know,  building  and  maintaining anything will
     occasionally require the use of tools that can be classified
     as  implements  of destruction. That sledgehammer or pry bar
     can help us get that section of wall  removed,  but  if  not
     wielded  with  care  we  can do quite a bit more damage than
     intended, possibly even compromising the structural  support
     of the building. The feed cut is similar to these tools, and
     this is why it should only be used when  other  attempts  to
     solve a problem have been tried and were found lacking.

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	!!!        G A Z E T T E   B B S   L I S T        !!!
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	By bbslist @ filegate.net    
    	
	Send updates, changes to address above or to janis @ filegate.net.
    	      
	System.......Prism BBS
	FidoAddress..1:261/38
	Phone........607-655-5652
	Software.....BBBS LiI v4.01 Flag #
	OS...........Linux (Gentoo)
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, 
	             and file areas.            
	Telnet.......filegate.net
	             telnet access offers full features 
	             of the standard bbs such as doors,
	             qwkmail, BWmail,Files, etc.       
	www:.........http:/www.filegate.net:8080/bbbs
	             [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. 
	FTP:	    ftp.filegate.net, port 60721
    		    public access to file areas (please 
    		    note change of port for public access).
	             
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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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	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

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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.......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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     Dr. DeBug Answers Your Questions!
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     By dr.debug @ filegate.net
    	
	To ask a question, send an email to dr.debug @ filegate.net or send a
	netmail to 1:261/38.
    
    HTML Problems!
    1)How can I stop Search Engines from indexing my site?
    ======================================================
    	
    Meta tags are used to give detailed instructions in regard to a web
    page to the Search Engines and browsers.
    
    Many times, you may have a web page that you don't want the Search
    Engines to index, such as your site's download pages or..  maybe the
    robots are slowing your system to a crawl :(
    
    To help with this problem, add one of the following META tag codes
    between the HEAD and /HEAD tags of your HTML.
    
    The following META tag tells the Search Engine robots not to index
    this page and not to follow any links within the page:
    
    META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW"
    
    The following META tag tells the Search Engine robots not to index
    this page, but follow any links within the page:
    
    META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX,FOLLOW"
    
    2)How can I protect my email address from Spammers on my page?
    =============================================================
    
    Although it's very difficult to protect yourself from receiving spam
    email, there is a way you can still display your email
    address on your web site and protect it at the same time.
    
    Instead of displaying the usual mailto:you@yourdomain.com email link
    within your web page, use the following code within your HTML:
    
    A HREF="mailto:you & # 64 ; yourdomain.com">Contact Us /A
    without the spaces that you see above between the ampersand, the pound sign, 64 and
    semicolon.
        
    When someone clicks on this link, it will display your email address
    correctly.
    
    Change the email address in the example above to your email address
    that you would like to display.  Using this code, you can protect your
    email address from spam bots.
    
        
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    Holiday Crossword
	
    


    					   
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    4 	  	Made popular by Francis of Assisi
    6 	  	Used for wreaths
    8 	  	Jan. 2nd
    9 	  	Used to be filled with led, now made from plastic
    10 	  	When two meet here, they kiss
    11 	  	Native plant from Mexico
    	  	
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     1 	  	Glass, metal, wood or ceramics balls-figures
     2 	  	Song written by James Lord Pierpont
     3 	  	Decorative wreath or cord
     5 	  	Festival of lights
     7 	  	Christmas pudding 																																			
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    F  O  O  D      Even sysops have to eat!
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    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 :)

    Two of our favorite appetizers:
    
    Nellie's Baba Ghanoush
    (Eggplant Appetizer on Pita Bread)
    ======================
    Preheat over to 400F
    
    1 medium eggplant
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 tablespoons sesame paste
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 teaspoon  salt
    2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
    
    Cut 1 large eggplant in half lengthwise.  Prick with a fork and place
    cut sides down on a foil lined cookie sheet.  Bake 25 minutes or until
    tender when pierced with a knife.  Remove the eggplant peel with a
    small knife.
    
    Chop the eggplant and combine it with lemon juice, sesame paste, olive
    oil, the minced garlic and the salt.  Puree the eggplant mixture until
    smooth.  Add the parsley and serve with toasted pita bread.

    Crab Meat Dip
    =============
    Preheat oven to 350F
    
    12 ounces cream cheese
    1/2 pound crab meat or 1 large can of crab meat (about 7 ounces)
    2 teaspoons green onion
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    
    In medium size bowl, combine all ingredients.  Place in a round or
    loaf baking pan.  Bake 350X for 50-55 minutes.  Serve with crackers or
    French bread.
    
    Optional:  Garnish for holidays with green peppers and pimento in the
    shape of a Christmas Holly.  Cut 2 small slices of pepper and place on
    the dip in a V shape.  Curl up pimento and place inside the V.
    
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    Holiday Crossword Solution:
    
    

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                        NATIVITY A
                         M N     R
                    C  EVERGREEN L
                    H    N L     A
                    A  P T EPIPHANY
                  TINSEL   B     D
                    U  U   E
                    K  MISTLESTOE
                    K      L
                    A  POINSETTIA
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    INFO:
    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 (bg), 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 a question to Dr. Debug, email a question to
     dr.debug @ 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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