• idle

    From Benny Pedersen@2:230/0 to All on Fri Aug 10 15:10:48 2012
    Hello All!


    Regards Benny

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  • From Ed Vance to BENNY PEDERSEN on Sun Aug 12 22:18:00 2012
    Hello All!

    I'm here Benny and glad to see you here too!

    I normally use SLMR to read BBS messages but often have to use MultiMail
    DOS when a interesting message is over One Hundred Forty+++ lines long.


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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Ed Vance on Tue Aug 14 00:49:04 2012
    Hello Ed,

    EV> I normally use SLMR to read BBS messages but often
    > have to use MultiMail DOS when a interesting message
    > is over One Hundred Forty+++ lines long.

    I used to really like SLMR, especially back when I used
    it with a BBS that let me add and drop echos while off-line and processed them along with my replies when I next polled. It's one of the few programs that makes me think I should set up a DOS VM.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Andy Ball on Tue Aug 14 13:00:35 2012
    Re: idle
    By: Andy Ball to Ed Vance on Tue Aug 14 2012 12:49 am

    It's one of the few programs that makes me think I should set up a DOS
    VM.

    My main desktop is a Windows 7 64-bit system. I run my BBS in an XP VM and use that VM (with it's 16-bit DOS VDM) to run my old DOS environment. I use Qedit, MultiMail/BlueWave and OFFLINE in DOS.

    When doing BBS stuff, I prefer working in a DOS window in the VM over running in the host. I've never liked using Windows text editors, and prefer a full-screen window, fixed-width text, and the old Wordstar command set.

    kurt weiske / kweiske at realitycheckbbs dot org
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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Kurt Weiske on Tue Aug 14 22:54:54 2012
    Hello Kurt,

    KW> When doing BBS stuff, I prefer working in a DOS window
    > ...and prefer a full-screen window, fixed-width text,
    > and the old Wordstar command set.

    I got used to many of those key bindings in Wordstar and
    Newstar (a multiuser word processor for Concurrent CP/M-86). I still use them today in joe, a text editor for unix and Linux systems.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From NANCY BACKUS@1:261/1381 to ED VANCE on Fri Aug 17 13:14:00 2012
    Quoting Ed Vance to Benny Pedersen on 08-12-12 22:22 <=-

    I normally use SLMR to read BBS messages but often have to use
    MultiMail DOS when a interesting message is over One Hundred Forty+++ lines long.

    I try to keep my messages from getting too too long, a habit from the
    days when it mattered to bbs software as well as olr software... I've
    been using Bluewave for most of my bbs'ing tenure... I was using
    something else at first that never did manage to make viable reply
    packets, so not of particularly good use to me... one of my first bbs
    sysops pointed me to BW, and I've been happily using it ever since. :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From NANCY BACKUS@1:261/1381 to ANDY BALL on Fri Aug 17 13:19:00 2012
    Quoting Andy Ball to Ed Vance on 08-14-12 00:54 <=-

    I used to really like SLMR, especially back when I used
    it with a BBS that let me add and drop echos while off-line and
    processed them along with my replies when I next polled. It's one of
    the few programs that makes me think I should set up a DOS VM.

    By the time I'd run into SLMR, I was already well into using Bluewave,
    and saw no need to change. Using BW with a BW door, one can also add
    and drop echos from offline to be processed with the next reply packet.

    ttyl neb

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  • From NANCY BACKUS@1:261/1381 to KURT WEISKE on Fri Aug 17 13:23:00 2012
    Quoting Kurt Weiske to Andy Ball on 08-14-12 13:07 <=-

    It's one of the few programs that makes me think I should set up a DOS
    VM.
    My main desktop is a Windows 7 64-bit system. I run my BBS in an XP VM
    and use that VM (with it's 16-bit DOS VDM) to run my old DOS
    environment. I use Qedit, MultiMail/BlueWave and OFFLINE in DOS.
    When doing BBS stuff, I prefer working in a DOS window in the VM over running in the host. I've never liked using Windows text editors, and prefer a full-screen window, fixed-width text, and the old Wordstar command set.

    I'm still a DOS holdout, not using Windows at all on my computer. :)
    My text editor is MicroEMACS, which, while it doesn't use the old
    Wordstar command set (I'd used that previously on my sister's computer
    before we got set up), it uses a fairly easy to remember command set
    (plus help is at one's fingertips, real help... <G>)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Nancy Backus on Sat Aug 18 23:50:26 2012
    Hello Nancy,

    NB> By the time I'd run into SLMR, I was already well into
    > using Bluewave and saw no need to change.

    I was really happy with SLMR but moved to a BBS that had
    more echo conferences than SLMR could cope with so I reluctantly moved to Bluewave then. I kept SLMR around though and even used it with another BBS occasionally. It probably says something that until you mentioned it, I had forgotten that Bluewave even existed.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From Ed Vance to ANDY BALL on Sun Aug 19 22:01:00 2012
    Hello Ed,
    Hi Andy,

    I normally use SLMR to read BBS messages but often
    > have to use MultiMail DOS when a interesting message
    > is over One Hundred Forty+++ lines long.

    I used to really like SLMR, especially back when I used
    it with a BBS that let me add and drop echos while off-line and processed the
    along with my replies when I next polled. It's one of the few programs that AB>makes me think I should set up a DOS VM.

    That's an idea.

    I'm using SLMR on a XP box, what OS are you running?

    A month or so ago I played a DOS Game CD through DOSBOX.
    That was my first try using DOSBOX and it worked.


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  • From Ed Vance to KURT WEISKE on Sun Aug 19 22:11:00 2012
    Re: idle
    By: Andy Ball to Ed Vance on Tue Aug 14 2012 12:49 am

    It's one of the few programs that makes me think I should set up a DOS VM.

    My main desktop is a Windows 7 64-bit system. I run my BBS in an XP VM and us
    that VM (with it's 16-bit DOS VDM) to run my old DOS environment. I use Qedit
    MultiMail/BlueWave and OFFLINE in DOS.

    When doing BBS stuff, I prefer working in a DOS window in the VM over running
    in the host. I've never liked using Windows text editors, and prefer a KW>full-screen window, fixed-width text, and the old Wordstar command set.

    Kurt,

    I looked at SLMR's TAGLINES.MR file in XP's Notepad and it really messes
    up the High ASCII and ANSI Art Taglines.

    I use the Courier New font in Notepad because I read a long time ago
    that it was a Fixed-Width Windows font.

    Do you know of another Windows Font to use in XP's Notepad that would
    display true ANSI and High ASCII characters? Thanks.


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  • From NANCY BACKUS@1:261/1381 to ANDY BALL on Mon Aug 20 21:05:00 2012
    Quoting Andy Ball to Nancy Backus on 08-18-12 23:55 <=-

    By the time I'd run into SLMR, I was already well into
    using Bluewave and saw no need to change.

    I was really happy with SLMR but moved to a BBS that had
    more echo conferences than SLMR could cope with so I reluctantly moved
    to Bluewave then. I kept SLMR around though and even used it with
    another BBS occasionally. It probably says something that until you mentioned it, I had forgotten that Bluewave even existed.

    Probably not much more than that one tends to stay with their first
    loves, especially if they work well (enough)... :) One does tend to
    get used to the way things work in one's favorites... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Ed Vance to ANDY BALL on Thu Aug 23 13:40:00 2012
    Hello Nancy,

    By the time I'd run into SLMR, I was already well into
    > using Bluewave and saw no need to change.

    I was really happy with SLMR but moved to a BBS that had
    more echo conferences than SLMR could cope with so I reluctantly moved to AB>Bluewave then. I kept SLMR around though and even used it with another BBS AB>occasionally. It probably says something that until you mentioned it, I had AB>forgotten that Bluewave even existed.

    Andy,

    I never heard that SLMR had a problems with a echo conference list.

    I've used it when on several other BBS's and never saw that come up, but
    thanks for telling us about your experience's.

    I never used Blue Wave but I've seen its name in Origin Lines since the
    mid 1990's when I began using SLMR.


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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Ed Vance on Mon Aug 27 12:58:24 2012
    Hello Ed,

    ASB> I was really happy with SLMR but moved to a BBS that
    > had more echo conferences than SLMR could cope with
    > so I reluctantly moved to Bluewave then.

    ED> I never heard that SLMR had a problems with a echo
    > conference list. I've used it when on several other
    > BBS's and never saw that come up...

    It wasn't an issue until my home BBS (The Alchemist in
    Tetbury, Gloucestershire in England) closed and I moved full
    -time to The Chameleon BBS in Yate. Chameleon was part of
    several Fidonet technology networks and so it carried more echos. It was also interesting in that it ran on several networked Atari ST computers.

    I think I'll see if I can get SLMR working today.

    Regards,
    - Andy Ball

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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:230/0 to Ed Vance on Fri Aug 2 19:52:48 2013
    Hello Ed!

    12 Aug 2012 22:18, Ed Vance wrote to BENNY PEDERSEN:

    I'm here Benny and glad to see you here too!

    while back it was a new linux kernel, but seem to be old now :)

    I normally use SLMR to read BBS messages but often have to use
    MultiMail DOS when a interesting message is over One Hundred
    Forty+++ lines long.

    so nearly just one sms msg size ?, seems my nokia phone can do 160 chars
    sms, but my huawei 4G router can do sms with 610 chars, so much for openstandards on sms :)

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    Regards Benny

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