The Life of Josh

Computer Engineer, Security Consultant, and Tech Nerd.



Website for BBS operators

I have always loved BBS’ and have run one forever. I still have┬árunning but I don’t take care of it the way I should. In the near future I’m going to spiff it up so it’s nicer. Anyway I had a thought to build a community for BBS enthusiasts past and present. Today folks run web based forums and I consider those to be the BBS of today. The website is if you want to check it out. If it takes off I’ll keep it going.


BBS Doors tutorial (Part 1)

So you setup a WildCat! (a.k.a. Winserver) BBS and wonder what you’ll do with it. The most fun thing besides conferencing with people is probably Door Games. Ok so perhaps Doors can be more fun that conferences. I wanted to write about my experiences with Doors and offer some tips.

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Haz-Mat III BBS rebuilt and online

Long long ago I used to run a BBS called Hat-Mat II. Before that Haz-Mat, and at one point it was Roadkill. All of them run on the Apple ][GS. I used to love them. So the other day someone pointed me to an old board that is now reachable via telnet. It brought back lots of memories. So I have owned WildCat! 5 for more than 3 years now without doing anything with it. I bought it right after 9/11 when I was in a down mood and thought a BBS might cheer me up. Well I never did anything with it. So since I moved to NJ I have been finding lots of free time. I bought the 6.0 update and some add-ons and have the board up and running. Right now it’s nothing flashy at all. Just works and has some games, but I’m going to get it up and running on FidoNet in the next week or two, and have other plans to make it nice. If you want to see it just…


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