• No time like the present

    From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to All on Wed Jan 13 17:53:53 2021
    Hello All,

    I'm sorry for my absence. Besides the insulting netmails+ I have received from some sysops in Micronet, looks like things are okay here.

    For those that don't know, in addition to my disability involving my right foot, I was diagnosed with a raging peptic ulcer in November.

    My physical energy is about zero. Most days it's all I can do to get out of bed let alone have the energy to do much besides surviving. I have also discovered that I cannot tolerate cold anymore which in my current living situation means it's difficult for me to run around and do things physically and in this case it means working on my BBS.

    I did manage to get my KVM switch working on my BBS machine and my (currently running Linux) shack computer so now I have regular physical access to the BBS instead of just through VNC (very slow with ArcaOS).

    I have lots of things planned for the BBS including some plans that might shock some of you who have known me over the decades ... but I'll talk about those plans at the right time.

    I am still monitoring the BBS and Micronet. I still know what's going on as does Andrew.

    If you don't hear from me a lot, just assume no news is good news. I am currently waiting to hear from Social Security about my claim. If that goes through, there will be some good changes going on for me.

    Hope 2021 is treating you all well so far.

    Later,
    Sean


    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Bob Roberts@618:300/36 to Sean Dennis on Wed Jan 13 15:18:14 2021
    For those that don't know, in addition to my disability involving my right foot, I was diagnosed with a raging peptic ulcer in November.

    Best of luck Sean. Hope you feel better and recovery comes quickly.

    I have lots of things planned for the BBS including some plans that might shock some of you who have known me over the decades ... but I'll talk about those plans at the right time.

    I for one welcome our new insect overlords.

    Bob Roberts
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  • From Gamgee@618:250/24 to Sean Dennis on Wed Jan 13 21:17:00 2021
    Sean Dennis wrote to All <=-

    I'm sorry for my absence. Besides the insulting netmails+ I have
    received from some sysops in Micronet, looks like things are okay
    here.

    Great to hear something from you, and "okay" seems pretty OK most of
    the time.

    If you don't hear from me a lot, just assume no news is good
    news. I am currently waiting to hear from Social Security about
    my claim. If that goes through, there will be some good changes
    going on for me.

    Fingers crossed and best wishes that things turn around quickly! Take
    care.



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  • From Tiny@618:500/32 to Sean Dennis on Thu Jan 14 08:47:06 2021
    Sean Dennis wrote to All <=-

    I'm sorry for my absence. Besides the insulting netmails+ I have
    received from some sysops in Micronet, looks like things are okay
    here.

    I meant to get around to sending you insulting netmail, but figured
    the iron fist needed a rest. ;)

    Hope 2021 is treating you all well so far.

    We're back in lockdown. Thankfully I'm getting an hourly wage
    right now driving the transit on demand passengers. (Local bus
    company no longer runs the bus on routes that have less then 20
    passengers an hour). Yesterday I drove 6 passengers in 9 hours.
    Thank god for BIL's netflix account that lets me download episodes
    at home. :)

    Shawn

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  • From August Abolins@618:510/1.1 to Sean Dennis on Thu Jan 14 08:15:00 2021
    Hello Sean!

    ** On Wednesday 13.01.21 - 17:53, Sean Dennis wrote to All:

    I have lots of things planned for the BBS including some
    plans that might shock some of you who have known me over
    the decades ... but I'll talk about those plans at the
    right time.

    Hmmm. Sounds interesting. What could possibly be so shocking?


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  • From Zip@618:500/27 to Sean Dennis on Thu Jan 14 19:38:14 2021
    Hello Sean!

    Glad to hear from you!

    On 13 Jan 2021, Sean Dennis said the following...
    I'm sorry for my absence.

    No need to apologize!

    received fromsome sysops in Micronet, looks like things are okay here.

    Yep!

    I did manage to get my KVM switch working on my BBS machine and my (currentlyrunning Linux) shack computer so now I have regular physical access to the BBSinstead of just through VNC (very slow with ArcaOS).

    That's nice!

    I have lots of things planned for the BBS including some plans that
    might shocksome of you who have known me over the decades ... but I'll

    :-O

    If you don't hear from me a lot, just assume no news is good news. I am currently waiting to hear from Social Security about my claim. If that goesthrough, there will be some good changes going on for me.

    Keeping my fingers crossed then!

    Hope 2021 is treating you all well so far.

    Thanks, yes, things are fine here in snowy Sweden. :)

    (Actually winter has just begun "for real" here, i.e. we finally got some snow that would stay for more than one day...)
    Take care,

    Best regards
    Zip

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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to BOB ROBERTS on Thu Jan 14 14:36:00 2021
    I for one welcome our new insect overlords.

    Simpson's fan??

    Mike


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  • From Warpslide@618:500/23 to Zip on Thu Jan 14 14:28:57 2021
    On 14 Jan 2021, Zip said the following...

    I have lots of things planned for the BBS including some plans that might shocksome of you who have known me over the decades ...

    :-O

    I have my bets placed on a new virtual reality BBS with interactive HD ANSI art... ;)


    Jay

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  • From Bob Roberts@618:300/36 to Mike Powell on Thu Jan 14 16:17:15 2021
    I for one welcome our new insect overlords.
    Simpson's fan??

    You don't win friends with salad.

    Bob Roberts
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  • From mlong@618:250/29 to Sean Dennis on Fri Jan 15 05:45:21 2021
    Hi Sean, I'm hoping things get better for you and that you have a great 2021. --- SBBSecho 3.12-Linux
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  • From Warpslide@618:500/23 to Bob Roberts on Fri Jan 15 10:49:01 2021
    On 14 Jan 2021, Bob Roberts said the following...

    I for one welcome our new insect overlords.
    Simpson's fan??

    You don't win friends with salad.

    Dental Plan!

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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to BOB ROBERTS on Fri Jan 15 16:14:00 2021
    I for one welcome our new insect overlords.
    Simpson's fan??

    You don't win friends with salad.

    No you do not! :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Bob Roberts on Fri Jan 15 08:43:00 2021
    Bob,

    Simpson's fan??

    You don't win friends with salad.

    Maybe you can with donuts. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to August Abolins on Wed Jan 20 15:06:04 2021
    August Abolins wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Hmmm. Sounds interesting. What could possibly be so shocking?

    I say this more tongue-in-cheek.

    Let's just say that I have finally done something with my BBS I swore for decades I'd not do, heh-heh.

    Later,
    Sean


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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Bob Roberts on Wed Jan 20 15:16:14 2021
    Bob Roberts wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    You don't win friends with salad.

    "Beef: the West wasn't won on salad." (bumper sticker)

    Later,
    Sean


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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Thu Jan 21 09:10:00 2021
    Sean,

    Let's just say that I have finally done something with my BBS I swore
    for decades I'd not do, heh-heh.

    I could say a snide remark, but discretion is the better part of valor.
    Plus, with friends like us (BBS Sysops and Ham Radio Operators), you don't
    need any enemies (hi hi).

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Thu Jan 21 09:15:00 2021
    Sean,

    You don't win friends with salad.

    "Beef: the West wasn't won on salad." (bumper sticker)

    Now you've got me hankering for a grilled chicken salad. :P

    Daryl

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