• Parler

    From Brian Rogers@1:142/103 to All on Thu May 6 10:57:49 2021
    I see Parler is down again... this time they claim it's due to feature enhancements however it's been over 2 days now. Has anyone heard otherwise?
    Did they lose their host provider again? <G>
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Linux
    * Origin: SBBS - Carnage! Hartford, Ct (1:142/103)
  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.2 to Brian Rogers on Sat May 8 10:07:47 2021
    I see Parler is down again... this time they claim it's due to feature enhancements however it's been over 2 days now. Has anyone heard otherwise? Did they lose their host provider again? <G>


    Seems to be ok today.

    They didn't seem to be down for too long at all!
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Linux
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757.2)
  • From Brian Rogers@1:142/103 to August Abolins on Sat May 8 13:40:00 2021
    Hello August;

    August Abolins wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Seems to be ok today.

    Yes it does seem to be up, but it's not accepting logins or new
    users prorperly so it seems. Not that big a deal, a BBS is more fun and
    more pleasant to use anyway :)

    ... Got my tie caught in the fax... Suddenly I was in L.A.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    * Origin: SBBS - Carnage! Hartford, Ct (1:142/103)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Brian Rogers on Sat May 8 20:44:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Saturday 08.05.21 - 13:40, you wrote to me:

    Seems to be ok today.

    Yes it does seem to be up, but it's not accepting logins or
    new users prorperly so it seems. Not that big a deal, a BBS
    is more fun and more pleasant to use anyway :)

    And an offline reader or a point system such as OpenXP, and the
    whole conversion business is much nicer than any social-media
    platform.

    definition: BBS == more social, less media.

    --
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.49
    * Origin: (2:221/1.58)
  • From Brian Rogers@1:142/103 to August Abolins on Sun May 9 08:20:00 2021
    Hello August;

    August Abolins wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    And an offline reader or a point system such as OpenXP, and the
    whole conversion business is much nicer than any social-media
    platform.

    Back in the ol' DOS days I used Blue Wave but I'm finding MultiMail to be
    just as decent for what I want it for. QWK packets I find are the way to
    go for threaded conversations.

    definition: BBS == more social, less media.

    Abso-freakin-lutely :-)

    Cheers!

    -Brian

    ... MultiMail, the new multi-platform, multi-format offline reader!
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    * Origin: SBBS - Carnage! Hartford, Ct (1:142/103)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Brian Rogers on Sun May 9 10:13:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Sunday 09.05.21 - 08:20, Brian Rogers wrote to August Abolins:

    And an offline reader or a point system such as OpenXP,
    and the whole conversion business is much nicer than any
    social-media platform.

    Back in the ol' DOS days I used Blue Wave but I'm finding
    MultiMail to be just as decent for what I want it for. QWK
    packets I find are the way to go for threaded
    conversations.

    You could set up OpenXP as a point off your own system. The reading/editing/search experience is much better than managing
    individual QWK packets.

    I built a lil' site for it including screenshots:

    http://openxp.kolico.ca/


    --
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.49
    * Origin: (2:221/1.58)
  • From Daniel Juarez@1:275/89 to August Abolins on Sun May 9 12:59:00 2021
    August Abolins wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    You could set up OpenXP as a point off your own system. The reading/editing/search experience is much better than managing
    individual QWK packets.

    I built a lil' site for it including screenshots:

    http://openxp.kolico.ca/

    How does it handle ANSI posts?


    ... Anything not nailed down is a cat toy.
    === MultiMail/DOS v0.52
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: Diamond Mine Online BBS - bbs.dmine.net:24 (1:275/89)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Daniel Juarez on Sun May 9 16:24:00 2021
    Hello Daniel Juarez!

    ** On Sunday 09.05.21 - 12:59, Daniel Juarez wrote to August Abolins:

    I built a lil' site for it including screenshots:

    http://openxp.kolico.ca/

    How does it handle ANSI posts?

    Internally, it does ok with some of the high-ascii symbols to
    render things like this:










    ۰ ۰ ۰ ۰۰ ۰


    ͻɻɻ˻ɻ
    ι͹ĺμͻ
    ɹɹɹʹͼɼκκ
    ȼʼͻ̼ͼ
    ĺ

    Another sysop who DOES use OpenXP describes how they render
    ANSI (including the colour stuff) in their Linux system here:

    :::::::::::
    :: START ::
    :::::::::::

    To: /FSXnet/FSX_GEN (gcubebuddy)
    From: acn @ 21:3/127.1 (Imzadi Box, Karlsruhe DEU)
    Subject: Re: How to setup the bash shell for ANSI
    Software: OpenXP/5.0.49 (Linux) (x86_64) / OpenXP 5.0.49
    Path: 21:4/106!3/127 100 4/106
    Date: Tu 27.04.21, 15:18 (received: 27.04.21, 17:15)
    Size: 675 Bytes
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Am 27.04.21 schrieb gcubebuddy@21:4/129 in FSX_GEN:

    Hallo gcubebuddy,

    Hi y'all, i was wondering if anyone knew how to set up the default bash shell in Ubuntu, to be able to see ANSI art / menus for when you use syncterm at the command line, or if your using simple telnet?
    i was just curios if anyone had been successful at it?

    Have a look at "cp437":
    https://github.com/keaston/cp437

    This converts the output of the following command to codepage 437.

    I'm using this in OpenXP to view messages that contain ANSI graphics and
    it works with most ANSI messages.

    Regards,
    Anna

    -+- OpenXP 5.0.49
    + Origin: Imzadi Box Point (21:3/127.1)

    ::::::::::
    :: STOP ::
    ::::::::::

    Then, it's a simple matter to define a macro in OpenXP to
    launch the necessary command to the current message.

    HTH!


    --
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.49
    * Origin: (2:221/1.58)
  • From Brian Rogers@1:142/103 to August Abolins on Mon May 10 08:09:00 2021
    Hello August;

    August Abolins wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    You could set up OpenXP as a point off your own system. The reading/editing/search experience is much better than managing
    individual QWK packets.

    I built a lil' site for it including screenshots:

    http://openxp.kolico.ca/

    Ahh you're using Windows. I'm on linux. MultiMail works just fine for me
    here on Linux. My paths are set just fine and it's quite speedy :) If I
    was on windows I'd give it a shot.

    ... Internal Error: The system has been taken over by sheep at line 19960
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    * Origin: SBBS - Carnage! Hartford, Ct (1:142/103)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Brian Rogers on Mon May 10 08:41:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Monday 10.05.21 - 08:09, Brian Rogers wrote to August Abolins:

    I built a lil' site for it including screenshots:

    http://openxp.kolico.ca/

    Ahh you're using Windows. I'm on linux. MultiMail works
    just fine for me here on Linux. My paths are set just fine
    and it's quite speedy :) If I was on windows I'd give it a
    shot.

    OpenXP is available for Linux too! You didn't notice the side
    panel where it says:

    Get OpenXP..
    ..HERE! - Includes Windows or Linux program/source and Quick-
    Start guide) OTHER:unzip.zip

    ..and links for each.

    Maybe you have a 16:9 monitor screen, and that part was a bit
    cut off from below?

    --
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.49
    * Origin: (2:221/1.58)
  • From Brian Rogers@1:142/103 to August Abolins on Mon May 10 16:32:00 2021
    Hello August;

    OpenXP is available for Linux too! You didn't notice the side
    panel where it says:

    I saw that after I posted yes. It took me 6 months to get back where I am
    now, I don't think I wish to risk changing at this point especially where MultiMail has me exactly where I wish to be :)

    ... So easy, a child could do it. Child sold separately.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    * Origin: SBBS - Carnage! Hartford, Ct (1:142/103)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Brian Rogers on Mon May 10 18:13:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Monday 10.05.21 - 16:32, Brian Rogers wrote to August Abolins:

    OpenXP is available for Linux too! You didn't notice the
    side panel..

    I saw that after I posted yes. It took me 6 months to get
    back where I am now, I don't think I wish to risk changing
    at this point especially where MultiMail has me exactly
    where I wish to be :)

    Noted, and appreciated.

    I had assured myself that I was going to settle with a GUI-
    based point system. No one was going to convince me otherwise.
    Then upon a casual mention of OpenXP by someone, I took a look.
    Wow. After exploring OpenXP for a bit, the GUI-based ones seem
    more tedious and with much less features.

    And I looked at Multimail for a bit too. It seemed far too
    limiting for me. Managing/switching between different QWK
    files to search for a message or to remember where I saw one of
    interest got old for me fast.

    OpenXP stores everything in a database much like a BBS itself.
    Searching, marking, holding, is very easy.

    We all look for and expect different things.

    --- OpenXP 5.0.49
    * Origin: (2:221/1.58)