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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number V        May, 2010
    Notes from the Z1C - Reminder..............................(1)
    New and Returning Members..................................(2)
    Region 13 Election.........................................(2)
    Old School Toolbox: Be your own boss!......................(3)
    Slightly Crusty SysOp......................................(5)
    While You're At It, Check Your Settings....................(5)
    Electronic Publishing FDN..................................(6)
    FidoGazette BBS List.......................................(7)
    Info (Where to Send Articles)..............................(8)
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number V        May, 2010

    From the Z1C
    Region 14 nodes who are not connected to an echomail feed should
    contact myself at 1:261/38 ( janis @ filegate .  net) or Ross Cassell
    at 1:123/500, or Bob Seaborn at 1:140/1.  You should connect to the
    following regional echos:

    Once you are connected either netmail me at 1:261/38, or say HELLO in
    the R14_CHAT echo.  Hopefully we'll get an election for a new RC going
    there soon -  If that doesn't work out, I'll be appointing the new RC.

    **  All R14 nodes should take a look at the suggested R14 election
    policy draft recent posted in R14_CHAT.  We're looking for
    modifications, and whether to use it or not.  Your input is requested.
    Thanks to all who are helping "lost" members get reconnected.. our
    usual suspects that I know are helping out are Ross Cassell, Bob
    Seaborn and Richard Webb.  Thanks again for providing links  to these

    Additionally, these are the results of polling various R14 members from
    my system:
    **Present                                 1:282/1055  Robert LaPrise
    **Present                                 1:282/1045  Richard Vonzel
    **Present                                 1:298/5     Jon Justvig
    **Present                                 1:300/2     Bob Ackley
    Connected, message sent - no reply        1:282/1050  Nicholas Boie
    **Present                                 1:288/34    Gaylen Hintz
    1:300/5     Brad Hansen Information received from Rob Starr about Brad.
    Waiting to hear from Brad.

    Note:  My mailer reports No Carrier on a Binkp Connection that is down. 
    Most of these are Internet nodes, not telephone nodes.  My mailer knows to
    switch to the correct type of connection.
    Status                                     *To Be Deleted* 
    No Carrier                                 1:282/1040  Steve McGrath
    Down                                       1:289/49    Kim Palmer 
    Connected once earlier, but now it's dead  1:289/51    Christopher S Wilson                                                          
    No Carrier                                 1:298/2     Todd Wilson
    No Carrier                                 1:298/3     Keven Coots
    Domain not found/                          1:298/4     Charles E Pratt
    No answer                                  1:298/6     Gordon Jones
    Domain not listed/host not found           1:299/14    Aleksander V Galiyev Pvt
    Domain not listed/host not found           1:2800/18   Todd Boyd
    No contact info                            1:2800/22   R Sharp (PVT)
    No contact info                            1:2800/24   Tom Davidson (PVT)
    550 - Invalid mailbox: ViperUSA@kc.rr.com  1:2800/5750 Viper
    Still Busy constantly                      1:2809/0    Mark D Winton
    No info available                          1:2809/5    Brett Miller (PVT)
    Domain not listed/host not found           1:2905/2    Jay Hodges
    Domain not listed/host not found           1:2905/10   Barry Davis
    Domain not listed/host not found           1:298/6     Gordon Jones
    *The above nodes will be removed unless we hear from you.
    Election for a new R14C will take place either when we have some more
    members present, however I may decide to appoint an RC without an

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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number V        May, 2010
    New and Returning Members
    From http://www.filegate.net/zone1/ and other mirror sites such as

    New SysOps:
    Robert Ridigns     Auckland, New Zealand Zone 3
    Returning SysOps:
    Dmitri Afanassiev  Richmond Hill, Ontario R12
    Shawn Rapp  Coquille, Oregon      R17

    Welcome Back!                 		
    Region 13 Election

    by Michael Luko, R13C
    A proposal to change the references of "50%+1" to "greater than 50%" in
    the election policy has been made.  The reasoning is mathematical. 
    Example 9 votes are received.  5 are in favor, 4 against.  Even though
    a majority are in favor, the 50%+1 (4.5+1) or 5.5 votes would be
    required.  But only 5 have been received.  The "greater than 50%" would
    take care of the event of an odd number of votes, since 5 would be
    greater than 4.5.

    Discussion and debate regarding the above proposal has been taking
    place in the R13_ELECTION echo and will continue through 5-7-10. 
    Voting on the proposal will take place from 5-8-10 through 5-14-10
    23:59 DST.

    Send the info (sample ballot) below to Robert Wolfe@1:13/2.

    Name: Node number: 
    Password: [to remain anoymous in the public confirmation and results] 

      [Yes, if in favor of the "greater than 50%" change"] 
      [No, to keep the existing "50%+1" wording]

    In addition the proposal above were are about to being the process of
    the Regional Echomail Coordinator Election.  The REC would be in charge
    of maintaining a list of the regions nodes and keeping track of
    echomail and netmail flow.  Linking nodes that may need feeds to
    echomail especially the region 13 echos to an uplink.  Also the REC
    gets to vote in the FTSC election.  Also from what I have been told in
    the past the REC would fill in as Temp RC should there be a extended or
    permanent absence of the RC.  Here is the time table for the REC

      1. Announcement of the election: April 22nd through April 28th
      2. Declarations of Candidacy: April 29th through May 12th
      3. Questions to the Candidates: May 13th through June 2nd
      4. Vote: June 3rd through June 9th
      5. Announcement of the results: within three days of the end of
         the vote, or by June 12th

    If you need access to the regional echos please let me know and I
    will setup you up with a feed.

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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number V        May, 2010

                       The Old School Toolbox

                       By Richard Webb, 1:116/901

                        Be your own boss!

    Points  can  be more than just super users that automate the retrieval
    of netmail and their favorite echoes.  POint systems can be used as
    system management tools.  Old school fidonet connection methods provide
    you some ready made backup options, depending on what you want, at no
    additional expense to you, especially when that point system and its
    boss can both operate using a standard modem and the public switched
    telephone network, as well as over the internet.

    Oops! don't have a regular landline connection in your house because you've
    gone to all cellular technology?  Get one!  The life you save, as they
    say, might be your own, or somebody very close to you.  Want to know
    why?  See Mike Luther's statements in last month's issue.  When you
    need it, you *need* it!

    I've  already talked in this column about a backup mail feed for your
    net using old school modem connections.  But you can benefit quite a
    bit by setting yourself up as a point from your own system.

    Start with what you know.  You're  familiar  with  binkd  or email
    tunneling to move your mail.  Easy enough to meld that with your
    portable computing device of choice.  As I understand it at least one
    fidonet mailer is set up to run on such devices, maybe others can be as
    well.  Our colleagues in Zone 2 have been pointing the way quite
    literally as I understand it, with a lot of points and even nodes that
    are cellular connected.  As your own point you can have your boss send
    you updates of files you need while on the go, as well as have an easy
    painless interface for moving data between systems, and some peace of
    mind knowing that you can have access without the higher security risk. 
    After all, you're system's sitting there waiting for the next binkd
    connection, telnet user looking to play a door game, etc.

    So  the  above is probably a no brainer, something you might already
    even do.  But, even then you might like to have that key piece of
    information that you've got on the home machine, and you're away on
    business for a few days.  All you need to do is dust off that old
    regular pots modem.

    No, we're not talking about dedicating a separate phone line with its
    expense, or even distinctive ring, etc.  I'm talking here about setting
    up your favorite mailer to only answer the phone at a specified time of
    day, maybe the small hours of the morning.  Just to be clear, I'm not
    even thinking that you might post this information in the nodelist. 
    Your point system on your on-the-go computer can know about it though,
    and any other systems you choose to pass it along to.

    So, play a little game of "what if" with me for a moment  or two. 
    You're out of town on a business trip.  MEanwhile, for one reason or
    another you learn that you seem to have an internet outage and your
    system isn't accessible.  But, you'd sure like to have some information
    that's sitting on one of your systems at home.

    Your  home network can communicate among its systems, but no internet
    connection.  Let us say that while planning for your extended trip you
    got that old USR modem or Hayes from the drawer, dusted it off, and got
    it connected, and working.  You've put up your favorite pots mailer and
    configured it to only answer the phone during the small hours of the
    morning.  So, late that night while you're snug in your hotel room bed
    your laptop with cellular modem, or from your hotel room's phone dials
    home, you get what mail you could from the fidonet, and generated a
    good old fashioned wazoo file request for the file you want, which of
    course you made available to you and you only.  Thanks to password
    protected sessions this is easy enough to do.

    If  your binkd or telnet mailer's still up, even better, use that
    broadband connection from your hotel room and your familiar fido
    software to retrieve files from yourself as well as manage your email
    while on the go.  But, when that nasty brown stuff hits the fan, you've
    got a backup plan.  OFfload those important files from your laptop,
    even if your internet connection crumps.

    But   what  about  the  binkd  mailbox  system  and  regular outbounds? 
    Aren't they considered a bit incompatible?  Not so fast.  There are
    ways to let your pots connection see your point's outgoing mail in its
    binkd mailbox.

    Again, let's say that you usually connect with your point to your node
    back home using binkd.  But, there's no internet connection possible
    right now.  HOw to get that mail.

    Various sysops have thought about this, and have  their  own homegrown
    solutions.  Ask around.  Or, if you really feel adventurous, remember
    that pots mailers have some interesting capabilities that few explore. 
    In binkleyterm it's called a function request, Frontdoor calls its
    similar capability fd server.

    How  they  work:  These  functions,  no  matter what they're called,
    enable the requesting system to invoke a process on the host if
    password and other data points match.  For binkleyterm systems you
    define these along with parameters for file requests in your okfile. 
    If at the end of the process there are files to be sent, they are. 
    It's very simple to have a batch file look at your binkd mailbox and
    build a flo file indicating that these should be sent.  If you're a
    binkleyterm user there are some good examples you could use to build
    this in the binkley docs.

    Using these functions you  can  let  your  pots  mailer  see various
    binkd mailboxes.  Just write a batch file which will be invoked by the
    function which generates either a netmail file attach if using a
    dynamic mailer such as fd, or a .flo file listing the files to be sent
    in the appropriate outbound for a binkleyterm system.

    There  are  other  good  uses  for points, whether it be you yourself,
    or another party.  Usually when we talk about points in fidonet over
    the years it seems they're discussed as more of a "super user" concept,
    i.e.  a user that doesn't want to have to go through all the log on
    stuff, but wants to automate the transfer of his mail and files.  But,
    a point can add additional utility and capability you maybe haven't
    thought of.

    There's a point off my system you've never heard of, nothing unusual,
    points aren't listed in your nodelist.  But, even if you're a total
    echomail junkie you've never carried on a conversation with this point
    op in echomail.  He's never participated in a geekfest argument about
    whether slack is better than Debian, discussed the merits of xp versus
    Vista, or Mac vs.  windows.  He's honestly not interested in echomail. 
    He has an ancient 386 that another radio friend donated him.  It's got
    a 9600 baud internal modem in it.  I found out from a mutual friend who
    paid him a visit one day what comm port his modem is on.  He's got a
    binkleyterm, professional point, and an old Panasonic dot matrix
    printer hooked up to this box.  It's also got pkzip just in case he
    wants it (grin).  I wrote a cute little batch file which runs it all
    for him.  Plug it into the phone line and turn it on, that's all he has
    to do.  Autoexec brings it up for him, automagically.  No muss, no
    fuss, no pain.

    What's he use it for?  If  we've  got  a  lot  of  important
    information that needs to be transferred, and radio conditions are
    poor, I can use a relay station on the air to tell him to plug that old
    box into the phone line and let it answer the phone in the next few
    minutes.  Then, I send him a text file with the important info.  His
    binkleyterm happily answers, I dump the text file, his batch file finds
    the text file, and prints it out for him.  OF course, I must give the
    text file I send a name the batch file is going to look for, but that's
    done easily enough.  Should I find my old friend is going to be
    covering some on air duties I'll get word to him to turn it on and plug
    it into his phone line.

    He doesn't have one of these nice calling plans like we have where he
    lives, so I don't make him place the call.  He doesn't have an internet
    connection out there in the country, and doesn't really have a desire
    to tackle the computer world's learning curves.  I think we've used the
    system three times in the last two years, but, we've used it.  He
    doesn't want any echomail, he doesn't want to use the email even.  But,
    when there's a lot of information he's going to need he sure
    appreciates having it printed off legibly without having to wonder if
    it got to him accurately through two or three relay stations, combined
    with any errors he may have introduced while copying rapidly with a
    pencil.  He's even semi retired from his radio duties, but when he
    finds he's going to fill a couple afternoon hours in the chair he sure
    likes having that point system and that old Panasonic dot matrix
    printer.  The automation I built for him works, it prints his text file
    he gets, and he's a happy camper.  WHen the printout finishes printing,
    he throws the switch and the box goes back to sleep, until needed
    again.  when it reboots it nukes that text file we sent last time, then
    waits for that incoming call.  Then suddenly, he's got mail.

    Next time, keeping that email flowing in and out, even  when your local
    internet is kaput.


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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number V        May, 2010
    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 :)

    Barbecue Pulled Beef
    By Janis Kracht
    Pulled beef (or Shredded Beef) is so easy to make.  It's a favorite
    over here, served with fries or potato salad, green beans or your
    favorite salad.  For a quick lunch, we have Pulled Beef on rolls.
      4-5 lb. chuck steak
      1 tablespoon barbecue rub (see below)
      3 tablespoons oil
      2 onions, chopped
      1 clove garlic, minced
      1 cup ketchup
      1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
      3/4 cup spicy chili sauce
      1 cup beef broth or vegetarian beef broth
      1 tablespoon minced garlic
      1/4 cup brown sugar
      1/4 cup molasses
      1/4 teaspoon cayenne
      1 tablespoon chili powder
      1 teaspoon salt
      1/4 teaspoon black pepper
      2 tablespoons lemon juice or juice from one lemon
      lemon zest from one lemon
      2 tablespoons dijon mustard or other spicy prepared mustard
    Preheat the oven to 325F.  
    Rub the barbecue rub on the meat on all sides (see below).  On the
    stove top, brown the chuck steak in 1 tablespoon of the oil in a dutch
    oven.  Set aside.  In a separate sauce pan, saute the chopped onions
    with the rest of the oil.  Add the rest of the sauce ingredients except
    for the meat, and simmer for 20 minutes.  When the sauce is done, pour
    it over the meat in the dutch oven.  Cover the dutch oven tightly and
    place in the oven for 4 hours.  After the first two hours, turn the
    roast over.  When done the meat should be very tender and separate
    easily.  Remove the meat to a large platter.  Shred the meat with two
    knifes or a meat fork and a knife.  Pour some of the sauce over the
    shreded meat to keep it moist.  Reserve the rest of the sauce, and
    serve with sauce.  For a quick lunch server on rolls with additional
    Barbecue Rub:
     1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
     1 teaspoon paprika
     1 teaspoon chili powder
     1/4 teaspoon cayenne
     1/2 teaspoon salt
     1/4 teaspoon pepper
     1/2 teaspoon thyme
     1/2 teaspoon oregano
     1 teaspoon garlic powder 
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number V        May, 2010
                       The Slightly Crusty Sysop
                       By Sean Dennis  1:18/200

    First of all, I'm sorry that my columns have been spotty at best
    showing up in the FG.  It's not that I've not wanted to write but more
    that I've been busy dealing with my personal life and its various
    problems.  Thankfully, I now have a job and things should ease up soon. 
    This will give me more time to concentrate on working on my BBS and
    other BBS-related projects.

    Spring has sprung here but it's starting to want to become summer
    already.  We've already had summer-like temperatures in late March and
    early April; this generally means that the summer is going to be quite
    hot and miserable in my part of the world.  At least I know what to
    expect later on this year.

    Speaking of new things, I've found that Facebook is a good tool to use
    when it comes to working with BBSes.  I know, sounds strange coming
    from me, Mr.  Stick-In-The-Mud when it comes to any sort of new-fangled
    BBS technology, but social networking does have its advantages.  I've
    found it's a fast way to get out the word if there's a problem with
    your board or if you're taking it down to work on it.  I've also
    discovered several BBS friends from the past who have shown up in
    Facebook and I've had a chance to reconnect with some good friends from
    the "good old days".

    Facebook has become a way of quick communication amongst many people,
    even my own family.  I recently discovered several members of my
    extended family on Facebook, quickly adding them in, even though we'd
    not seen each other for twenty years or more.  There's a lot of BBS
    sysops on Facebook running around and we tend to stick together (for
    better or for worse).  A lot of us discuss BBS-related stuff amongst
    ourselves as well as just everyday happenings.

    While I'm not saying Facebook would ever replace BBSing for me, it is a
    good way to keep up with BBS friends who are no longer involved with
    BBSing.  Heck, I've managed to con^H^H^Htalk some BBS friends of mine
    into restarting their BBSes!  Can't hurt to have some of the old-school
    crew around, eh?

    If you're not a member of Facebook, check it out.  As always, be
    careful what you share online about yourself, but I have never had any
    problems with my Facebook account.  You can look for me on there (I'm
    not hard to find).

    As always, your comments about my column are welcome, but flames are
    not.  You can contact me via netmail (preferred) at 1:18/200 or via
    email at sean@nsbbs.info as well as in the FIDOGAZETTE echo.


    While You're At It, Check Your Settings...
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38
    It's not news that all information you enter in Facebook's site is
    shared amongst a LOT of people...  given the settings that Facebook
    has recently added, at least you can and probably should take a look at
    what the default is set for on your account.  Some of these changes
    have really just been made in the last week or two.  
    You can be as selective as you like, or as open as you like - it's up
    to you.  
    Once you are logged in, look at the right hand corner of the screen. 
    There are options shown:
    [								Home  Profile  Account ]
    Click on Account, then Privacy.  Go through each option and decide if
    you'd like that particular option visible or shareable to only
    yourself, friends, or "anyone", etc.  If you select Custum from the
    drop down menu, you can specify only certain people that can have
    access by specific name. 
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number V        May, 2010
    By Richard Webb

    These file echoes serve as an outlet for the publication of electronic
    books and periodicals which are not forbidden distribution via such
    channels.  COpyrighted works are welcome so long as the author and/or
    publisher state that electronic distribution is permissible.  See
    epsubmit.zip available in the ep-adm file area for further information.

    The echo ep-2hq is the officially recognized channel to the fdn
    coordinator for the submission of files germane to these file echoes.

    At this time we are only accepting machine readable formats for
    distribution in the EP-FDN.  Yes, we know this excludes adobe acrobat
    format, as there is no possible way that the coordinator can verify the
    suitability and legality of distributing such files.  However, we can
    accept ascii as well as some other word processor formats.

    The FDN coordinator suggests that someone who can verify legality and
    suitability of pdf books and periodicals might wish to coordinate a
    file distribution network dedicated to this and other proprietary
    formats that are not readily machine readable.  Since the ep-fdn
    coordinator has already engaged in a few discussions with folks via
    email and netmail questioning this policy and doesn't wish to take the
    time with the back and forth on the issue of the Adobe format and its
    limitations a brief explanation is in order.

    As one who must use text to speech and access technology due to
    blindness oftentimes adobe format files are only readable by the blind
    when they are printed out, then scanned with high quality optical
    character recognition software then being deployed on the resulting
    file created by said scan.  This wastes a lot of paper, and a lot of

    For those in this position running unix linux or other operating
    systems than windows there is no accessibility plug-in for the acrobat
    reader, and the so-called accessibility plug-in for windows does not
    consistently give the desired results on all acrobat files.  This being
    the case, it is suggested that someone else maintain a pdf publishing

    We distribute files worldwide which are considered intellectual
    property.  Many different laws and rules govern the disposition and
    handling of intellectual property.  Therefore we must ensure that all
    materials submitted will not violate copyright laws.  Since the
    coordinator resides in the United STates, and is one who makes his
    living thanks to intellectual property he has some familiarity with
    U.S.  intellectual property and copyright laws.  Staying within the
    bounds of these requirements can reasonably assure sysops distributing
    ep-fdn files that they will not run afoul of copyright rules and
    regulations in their homelands.

    The ep-fdn consists of the following file echoes:

     ep/ep-ascii electronic publishing ascii files such as faq files, etc. 
     which don't fit other categories.

     ep/ep-mag electronic periodicals in ascii or machine readable format

     ep/ep-adm ep administration area

     ep/ep-book Electronic books

     ep/ep-2hq Back channel area for submissions to fdn coordinator

    For more information contact the ep-fdn coordinator, Richard Webb at
    fidonet 1:116/901 via routed netmail.
    Email ep.coord@116-901.ftn.wpusa.dynip.com

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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number V        May, 2010
	!!!        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.......Prism BBS
	Software.....BBBS LiI v4.01 Flag #
	OS...........Linux (Gentoo)
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, 
	             and file areas.            
	             telnet access offers full features 
	             of the standard bbs such as doors,
	             qwkmail, BWmail,Files, etc.       
	             [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).
	System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
	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.
	             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.

	System.......Lionsden BBS
	OS...........Windows XP
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
	             telnet access offers full features
     		     of the standard bbs such as doors, 
     		     qwkmail, Files, etc.
	             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.......Christian Fellowship
	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
	Software.....Virtual Advanced
	OS...........Windows XP
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First call access to doors, files and
  	             message reading.  Message posting requires 
	             Thanks to VADV-PHP you can access almost 
	             everything the BBS has to offer from the
	             web, with the exception of door games.


	System.......Roach Guts BBS 
	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



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    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 
    BinkP or Telnet: 1:261/100 filegate.net port 24555 via binkp 
    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.

    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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