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BBS web interface back up
Aug 13, 2007 11:48 PM
Posted by Steve Blinch
Looks like a number of folks have been stumbling across my web-based BBS interface, but found that it was down for the past month or so! Sorry. I've corrected the problem and it's back up again here.

If you've not tried it, and you fondly remember the days of dial-up BBS systems -- flamewars on FidoNet, hours wasted playing BRE and LORD, deliciously (painfully?) slow overnight Zmodem file transfers -- then you may want to give it a try. In short, I've cobbled together a frankenmonster of DOSEmu under Linux, some BBS software, and some PHP and (AJAX-ish) JavaScript code to build a realtime, web-based interface to a real 1990's-era DOS BBS resurrected from backup floppies.

It requires only a browser (no Java applets, no Flash, no telnet) making it ideal for the nostalgic-yet-lazy amongst us. :) Enjoy.
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