• Remembering Willie Wilson

    From Michael Sprague@1:396/45 to All on Wed Apr 16 15:22:08 2014
    I have been checking as many dial-up bulletin boards as I am able to find. I am
    pleased to find the ABLED echo conference as I remember a former moderator named Willie Wilson. I had sat down with him many times, in fact, for a beer and had visited his apartment, where he explained the reason that he had no need to replace the burned-out light bulbs.

    I will return soon to see what's happening here.

    ~Michael

    Michael SpragueM J Sprague

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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Michael Sprague on Wed Apr 16 18:01:16 2014
    Hi Michael,

    I have been checking as many dial-up bulletin boards as I am able to find. I a
    pleased to find the ABLED echo conference as I remember a former moderator named Willie Wilson. I had sat down with him many times, in fact, for a beer and had visited his apartment, where he explained the reason that he had no need to replace the burned-out light bulbs.

    Glad you found Marc's dialup line.. that's cool. I lost my modem node recently
    when my older computer system died this month.. hopefully I'll have Prism BBS's
    phone modem back up at some point in the future..

    I will return soon to see what's happening here.


    Hope to see you here again :)

    Take care,
    Janis

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  • From Daryl Stout@2:341/200 to MICHAEL SPRAGUE on Wed Apr 16 19:42:20 2014
    Hello, Michael...

    I have been checking as many dial-up bulletin boards as I am able to find. I MS>pleased to find the ABLED echo conference as I remember a former moderator n MS>Willie Wilson. I had sat down with him many times, in fact, for a beer and h MS>visited his apartment, where he explained the reason that he had no need to MS>replace the burned-out light bulbs.

    There are some dial-up BBS's still around, but the amount is a small
    fraction of what they once were.

    Even though I myself have been fully disabled for 10 years now, and
    run the only BBS left in Arkansas (that I know of), I unfortunately,
    don't have dial-up access for 2 reasons.

    1) When construction crews were working out here several years ago, they
    sliced the underground cables like a knife through butter, even though
    they were clearly marked. They left the holes uncovered overnight, and
    it poured rain, ruining the cables. The resulting line noise made it practically impossible to get a decent voice call...never mind a data
    call.

    2) The cost of a "vanilla" phone line, when I'm on a fixed income, and
    have many other bills to deal with.

    I don't recall Willie Wilson in here, but it has been quite awhile
    since I've seen a post in this echo.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@2:341/200 to JANIS KRACHT on Wed Apr 16 19:42:20 2014
    Janis...

    Glad you found Marc's dialup line.. that's cool. I lost my modem node recen JK>when my older computer system died this month.. hopefully I'll have Prism BB JK>phone modem back up at some point in the future..

    If cost and noisy phone lines weren't an issue, I'd consider having
    dial-up access on the BBS. But, it's not feasible for me to do so right
    now.

    Daryl

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  • From Michael Sprague@1:396/45 to Janis Kracht on Fri Apr 25 18:25:10 2014
    Prism -- I would like to hear about that. I found a list of dial-up BBSs at a Web site named The BBS Corner. I have been trying them one-by-one. Prism,Windsor, NY, was on their list last year but not this year. Wishing you luck in getting it going again. I too will be checking the Abled Echo again.

    Michael SpragueM J Sprague

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  • From Michael Sprague@1:396/45 to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 25 18:31:24 2014
    I understand what you are saying about the "vanilla" phone line. Happily,phone service here in the Pittsburgh area is still good. About Willie Wilson,I believer he was the founder of the Abled Echo, some time around 1984.

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  • From Allen Prunty@1:2320/100 to Michael Sprague on Thu May 5 15:29:06 2016

    I have been checking as many dial-up bulletin boards as I am able to find. I am pleased to find the ABLED echo conference as I remember a former moderator named Willie Wilson. I had sat down with him many times, in fact, for a beer and had visited his apartment, where he explained the reason that he had no need to replace the burned-out light bulbs.

    I remember Willie and I think I remember you too.

    Great to reconnect with old friends.

    Allen
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  • From Marc Lewis@1:396/45 to Allen Prunty on Tue May 17 13:45:08 2016
    Hello Allen.

    <On 05May2016 15:29 Allen Prunty (1:2320/100) wrote a message to Michael Sprague regarding Remembering Willie Wilson >

    I have been checking as many dial-up bulletin boards as I am able
    to find. I am pleased to find the ABLED echo conference as I
    remember a former moderator named Willie Wilson. I had sat down
    with him many times, in fact, for a beer and had visited his
    apartment, where he explained the reason that he had no need to
    replace the burned-out light bulbs.

    I remember Willie and I think I remember you too.

    Great to reconnect with old friends.

    Allen, haven't seen you around in ages! I'm glad to see you're still around FidoNet. Stop by sometime.

    Best regards,
    Marc
    Sursum Corda! BBS - Huntsville AL
    256-895-4786

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  • From Allen Prunty@1:2320/100 to Marc Lewis on Wed May 18 23:06:24 2016
    Allen, haven't seen you around in ages! I'm glad to see you're still around FidoNet. Stop by sometime.

    Had to do a double take on this as there are two Marc/Mark Lewises...

    Double the fun eh?

    I will drop by... trying to raise the LiveWire out of the ashes
    (Literally) last time I had it online the BBS Computer burned my whole
    home office room.

    Allen
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Allen Prunty on Thu May 19 02:36:22 2016

    18 May 16 23:06, you wrote to Marc Lewis:

    MarcL>> Allen, haven't seen you around in ages! I'm glad to see you're
    MarcL>> still around FidoNet. Stop by sometime.

    Had to do a double take on this as there are two Marc/Mark Lewises...

    nope, there's only one of each and both are distinctly different from each other ;)

    Double the fun eh?

    not as much now as there used to be when there were numerous others in the network... at one time there were at least four or five in Z1, i think a couple
    in Z2 and i know of one that was in Z3...

    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey

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  • From Allen Prunty@1:2320/100 to Mark Lewis on Thu May 19 12:14:18 2016
    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey

    I had to look at the other Marc's signature for a minute and wonder
    where the monkey went. Bad thing about having a brain injury is I
    literally feel like that crazy start up noise in Windows 95 when I first
    wake up.

    Whirrrr....rrrr..rrr ding ding ding then maybe all the other programs
    will load while the rest of the system slows to a crawl.

    Allen
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  • From Marc Lewis@1:396/45 to Allen Prunty on Fri May 20 11:52:00 2016
    Hello Allen.

    <On 18May2016 23:06 Allen Prunty (1:2320/100) wrote a message to Marc Lewis regarding Remembering Willie Wilson >

    I will drop by... trying to raise the LiveWire out of the ashes (Literally) last time I had it online the BBS Computer burned my
    whole home office room.

    Oh my goodness! What on earth happened? Did the computer actually catch fire? Hopefully nobody was hurt!

    Best regards,
    Marc

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  • From Allen Prunty@1:2320/100 to Marc Lewis on Sun May 22 23:21:44 2016
    Oh my goodness! What on earth happened? Did the computer actually catch
    fire?
    Hopefully nobody was hurt!

    Not sure if it was the computer or the monitor... (sorry it took me so
    long to reply my .qwk door isn't cooperating).

    It was an old pentium system that ran the BBS. I had another newserver
    set up on a mac mini (lost it too). Days before it went up the hard
    drive started to make death threat noises and i was going to upgrade the system. It went up whiles I was at work... thankfully my neighbor saved
    my cats.

    At the time I was working crazy double shifts at the Jail... and I just
    didn't have the time, energy or drive to put it back together.

    Now I am disabled so I literally have all the time in the world to set
    things back up. Problem is I'm limited as to how much quality computer
    time I get. It triggers nausea, vertigo and headaches.

    Allen


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