Ok, so it’s not really that exciting for anyone but me I guess. I decided to make a change in my hosting service. My plan is to eventually offer a virtual terminal to log into BBS’s that are up on the web using something like an iPad. Or at least not having to install any terminal software on your PC. That’s my plan at least.

My old setup did not allow sockets out that I knew of. So I actually found a cheaper way of doing it. Now lets hope it doesn’t crash the server. It shouldn’t as my website does not get much traffic thankfully. I also plan to limit the number of people that are on consecutively. And if all goes well, I will also virtualize my favorite BBS, Color64. I have heard rumors there was a version out there that could be chained together to allow for multiple users to chat and play games. If I could get that source code I would be in heaven. As it stands, I would like to get the Network64 code working so I could encourage other people to run a BBS.

I know what you are probably thinking. What’s the point? Well the point is I miss BBSing. And since the web isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, it seems the most logical spot to start. iOS has changed so much that I don’t even know where to begin. But getting it running on the web means Raspberry Pi’s, Mac, PC, Linux, iOS, and yes Android can all play around with BBS’s. Well that I am learning a ton along the way!

So if you are returning user to my blog, please use the lost password feature and have your password reset. I found out the hard way that the password file didn’t stay the same. 🙂 Either that or I wrote the wrong password down. Either way, new server, new passwords for all!

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