Category Archives: BBS

“MuffinTerm”: A Great New Terminal App for BBSing on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Readers can find quite a few posts on this blog about my enjoyment of modern-day BBSing — “dialing in” to online Bulletin Board Systems that can still be found out there on the net. I consider BBSing to be a … Continue reading

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Configure Your Mac to Allow Vintage Computers to “Dial In”

As regular readers are aware, I enjoy spending time logged in to a few personal favorites of the myriad telnet bulletin board systems that are presently online and serving as discussion communities for their users. As often as I can, … Continue reading

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BBSing in the Snow Is the Best Way to Login

I logged into my first dial-up electronic Bulletin Board System in the spring of 1986 at the house of a friend I was visiting. His family had an Apple IIe setup with an Apple Modem 1200, the kind that sat … Continue reading

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A Quick “Heads Up” for My New BBSing Resource Page

Just a quick post here to point out my new BBSing Resource Page which I’ve posted to serve as a basic resource for readers wanting to give BBSing, a frequent topic here of late, a try. On the page, I … Continue reading

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‘Twas No Post, But Poetry! (At 300 Baud)

It is not every day that BBSing moves a man to poetry…. But, there are occasions where it does, as reddit user u/droid_mike proved this past weekend as r/Retrobattlestations‘ BBS Week IV competition drew to a close. The competition rules required … Continue reading

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Quickie: A Little PETSCII BBS Fun on a Saturday Morning

Just quickie here. I thought I’d take the Amiga 1000 out for a spin on a few Commodore 64 / PETSCII bulletin board systems this weekend. Thanks to @AmigaL0ve for providing links to two Amiga terminal programs that are up … Continue reading

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BBSing on a Virtual NeXT Cube, Thanks to “Previous 2.0”

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately spending time BBSing with many of my vintage systems. One of the systems in my collection that I have not yet used to login is my NeXTstation Turbo Color slab. Its a … Continue reading

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Modern-Day BBSing on the Epson PX-8 CP/M Laptop, Circa 1984

Regular readers and those who follow me on twitter have seen me talking a lot about my new hobby: spending time online logged in to telnet Bulletin Board Systems or BBSs around the net. Here on the blog I recently … Continue reading

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Four Colors Into Sixteen: Terminal Innovation on the Atari ST

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the growing telnet BBS world lately and it’s really been a blast. I’ve been “dialing” in to my favorite BBSs by way of Paul Rickard’s WiFi232 Internet Modems (which I covered in … Continue reading

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The Wonderful WiFi232: BBSing Has (Literally) Never Been Easier

Over the past year or so, I’ve been loading up SyncTerm and logging in to various telnet-accessible BBSs here and there — nothing too consistent. But, thanks to a piece of kit released by Paul Rickards, over the past month … Continue reading

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