• Hi all...

    From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to All on Tue Sep 29 12:09:45 2020
    Hey gang,

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some conversation going. I'd like to get some moderators on some of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far. Any takers?

    On another note, today is a blessing. A new day, better than yesterday, tomorrow looks positive!
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    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Bryan Handfield@316:36/8 to Jon Justvig on Wed Sep 30 19:03:00 2020
    -=[ On 09-29-20 12:09, Jon Justvig wrote to All below: ]=-
    -=[ Re: Hi all... ]=-

    Hi Jon Justvig!

    Hey gang,

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some conversation
    going. I'd like to get some moderators on some of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far. Any takers?

    Hey hows it going?

    Replying from Edmonton, Canada.

    Cheers,
    Bryan
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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Jon Justvig on Thu Oct 1 19:23:42 2020
    On 29 Sep 2020, Jon Justvig said the following...

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some conversation
    going. I'd
    like to get some moderators on some of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far. Any takers?

    I'll help! ;)

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too quiet.


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  • From Ogg@august@kolico.ca to Black Panther on Mon Oct 5 18:14:04 2020
    On 10/1/2020 9:23 PM, between "Black Panther": Jon Justvig:

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some
    conversation going. I'd like to get some moderators on some
    of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far.
    Any takers?

    I'll help! ;)

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been
    way too quiet.

    It *is* a "whisper"net after all. LOL


    --
  • From Nelgin@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to Black Panther on Fri Oct 9 12:12:27 2020
    Black wrote:
    On 29 Sep 2020, Jon Justvig said the following...

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some conversation going. I'd
    like to get some moderators on some of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far. Any takers?

    I'll help! ;)

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too quiet.

    I posted in a few, no responses. I give up.
  • From Arelor@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Tue Oct 6 12:14:32 2020
    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Black Panther to Jon Justvig on Thu Oct 01 2020 07:23 pm

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too quiet.Agreed. What about this one?JJ has started a Tradewars2002 game at net298.net. Join, build a trade empire, improve your ship, blow the freaking Ferrengi that are pursuing me for my money, build a corporarion with your friends, betray your friends for the money!Then use the money to buy lotta weapons and kill more Ferrangi.PS: I am looking for people to build a Xenocidal party whose objective is the total erradication of Ferrangi from the known Universe. Who is in?

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Thu Oct 1 17:58:00 2020
    Jon,

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some conversation
    going. I'd like to get some moderators on some of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far. Any takers?

    I thought I was already on some of them. However, I'm not checking the
    BBS for QWK Mail or much else every day...I've got other things outside
    the BBS taking priority and concern.

    On another note, today is a blessing. A new day, better than
    yesterday, tomorrow looks positive! ===

    I think of the one "today isn't your day...and tomorrow isn't looking
    good, either". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Black Panther on Fri Oct 2 01:28:00 2020
    Dan,

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too
    quiet.

    There are other things in life besides BBSing. Besides, the moderator
    needs time to sleep. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Arelor@316:36/8 to Nelgin on Sat Oct 10 06:09:56 2020
    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Nelgin to Black Panther on Fri Oct 09 2020 12:12 pm

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too quiet. Ne> I posted in a few, no responses. I give up.Well it is hard to get a conversation rolling. Specially since there are many other networks that are more active.A marketing dude used to say that in order to attacrt people you have to offer tghem something distinctive that only you offer. So if you want to start attracting traffic here you need to offer something other networks lack.Maybe get a play-by-post RPG going or something.

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Sat Oct 10 08:51:00 2020
    Hi Daryl,

    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some conversation
    going. I'd like to get some moderators on some of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far. Any takers?

    I thought I was already on some of them. However, I'm not checking
    the BBS for QWK Mail or much else every day...I've got other things outside the BBS taking priority and concern.

    You are Daryl. I was speaking of more moderators for more of the echoes
    here on WhisperNet. You've been doing a great job despite everyday
    situations.

    On another note, today is a blessing. A new day, better than
    yesterday, tomorrow looks positive! ===

    I think of the one "today isn't your day...and tomorrow isn't looking good, either". <G>

    Sounds like either the Presidental election or the weather...

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Ogg on Sat Oct 10 09:03:00 2020
    ... Ogg scribbled to Black Panther in the sand ...

    On 10/1/2020 9:23 PM, between "Black Panther": Jon Justvig:

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some
    conversation going. I'd like to get some moderators on some
    of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far.
    Any takers?

    I'll help! ;)

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been
    way too quiet.

    It *is* a "whisper"net after all. LOL

    Shhh... this is the library. :)

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Sat Oct 10 09:04:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Black Panther in the sand ...

    Dan,

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too
    quiet.

    There are other things in life besides BBSing. Besides, the moderator needs time to sleep. <G>

    As I sip my cup of coffee... :)

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Nelgin on Sat Oct 10 09:05:00 2020
    ... Nelgin scribbled to Black Panther in the sand ...

    Black wrote:
    On 29 Sep 2020, Jon Justvig said the following...

    What's up everyone doing? Good I hope. Lets get some conversation going. I'd
    like to get some moderators on some of these echoes in this network. I have a couple so far. Any takers?

    I'll help! ;)

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too quiet.

    I posted in a few, no responses. I give up.

    I replied to some of the messages and I think a few did too. Don't give up, you're a winner! :)

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Arelor on Sat Oct 10 09:06:00 2020
    ... Arelor scribbled to Nelgin in the sand ...

    A marketing dude used to say that in order to attacrt people you have
    to offer tghem something distinctive that only you offer. So if you
    want to start attracting traffic here you need to offer something other networks lack.

    Maybe get a play-by-post RPG going or something.

    That'd be awesome. Wanna DM? I'll play a rogue.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Ogg on Sat Oct 10 12:55:08 2020
    On 05 Oct 2020, 06:14p, Ogg said the following...

    I'll help! ;)

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been
    way too quiet.

    It *is* a "whisper"net after all. LOL

    That's right, sorry. whispers 'i'll help'... ;)


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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Arelor on Sat Oct 10 12:56:42 2020
    On 06 Oct 2020, 12:14p, Arelor said the following...

    reed. What about this one?JJ has started a Tradewars2002 game at net298.ne n, build a trade empire, improve your ship, blow the freaking Ferrengi tha

    I haven't played Trade Wars in over 20 years... I'd have to relearn how to
    play it first... ;)


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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Daryl Stout on Sat Oct 10 12:59:10 2020
    On 02 Oct 2020, 01:28a, Daryl Stout said the following...

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too quiet.

    There are other things in life besides BBSing. Besides, the moderator needs time to sleep. <G>

    Really! Wait. There's other things in life besides BBSing! When did this happen? ;)

    With everything happing in our personal lives these last few weeks, I really haven't been sleeping much, so I've been spending more time on the BBS.

    Other than last night, which I slept very well, I had 4 hours of sleep in 3 days... :(


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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Nelgin on Sat Oct 10 12:59:58 2020
    On 09 Oct 2020, 12:12p, Nelgin said the following...

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too quiet

    I posted in a few, no responses. I give up.

    I think Jon had some system issues to get fixed, as I'm just getting the messages now...


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  • From Arelor@316:36/8 to Jon Justvig on Sat Oct 10 13:09:10 2020
    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Jon Justvig to Arelor on Sat Oct 10 2020 09:06 am

    ... Arelor scribbled to Nelgin in the sand ... Ar>> A marketing dude used to say that in order to attacrt people you Ar>> have to offer tghem something distinctive that only you offer. So if Ar>> you want to start attracting traffic here you need to offer Ar>> something other networks lack. Ar>> Maybe get a play-by-post RPG going or something. JJ> That'd be awesome. Wanna DM? I'll play a rogue.Do you know of any system that is actualy good for play-by-post?Maybe Gumshoe would do the trick. Of the Gates of Ishtar.

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Sat Oct 10 14:36:00 2020
    ... Black Panther scribbled to Ogg in the sand ...

    On 05 Oct 2020, 06:14p, Ogg said the following...

    I'll help! ;)

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been
    way too quiet.

    It *is* a "whisper"net after all. LOL

    That's right, sorry. whispers 'i'll help'... ;)

    Hey! I heard that! ;)

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Sat Oct 10 14:37:00 2020
    ... Black Panther scribbled to Arelor in the sand ...

    On 06 Oct 2020, 12:14p, Arelor said the following...

    reed. What about this one?JJ has started a Tradewars2002 game at net298.ne n, build a trade empire, improve your ship, blow the freaking Ferrengi tha

    I haven't played Trade Wars in over 20 years... I'd have to relearn how
    to play it first... ;)

    The game is pretty much the same as it was 20 years ago. An often response
    I get from people lately. I'd suggest you give it a try. telnet://net298.net Instant access and ready to play on first login.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Sat Oct 10 14:40:00 2020
    ... Black Panther scribbled to Daryl Stout in the sand ...

    On 02 Oct 2020, 01:28a, Daryl Stout said the following...

    There are other things in life besides BBSing. Besides, the moderator needs time to sleep. <G>

    A SysOp's job is never done. :)

    Really! Wait. There's other things in life besides BBSing! When did
    this happen? ;)

    BBSing is my reality.

    With everything happing in our personal lives these last few weeks, I really haven't been sleeping much, so I've been spending more time on
    the BBS.

    Be sure to break away and get some sleep. It's been known to rejuvenate the body with rest.

    Other than last night, which I slept very well, I had 4 hours of sleep
    in 3 days... :(

    Is that from working a lot or just not able to sleep? Noting slept very
    well, it sounds like you needed it.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Sat Oct 10 14:41:00 2020
    ... Black Panther scribbled to Nelgin in the sand ...

    On 09 Oct 2020, 12:12p, Nelgin said the following...

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too quiet

    I posted in a few, no responses. I give up.

    I think Jon had some system issues to get fixed, as I'm just getting
    the messages now...

    Thanks for that, yeah, my system was doing some strange things. For the
    most part, I've been identifying things and sorting out issues. Glad the messages are getting in/out.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Arelor on Sat Oct 10 14:46:00 2020
    ... Arelor scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Jon Justvig
    to Arelor on Sat Oct 10 2020 09:06
    am
    ... Arelor scribbled to Nelgin in the sand ...

    A marketing dude used to say that in order to attacrt people you
    have to offer tghem something distinctive that only you offer. So if
    you want to start attracting traffic here you need to offer
    something other networks lack.

    Maybe get a play-by-post RPG going or something.

    That'd be awesome. Wanna DM? I'll play a rogue.

    Do you know of any system that is actualy good for play-by-post?

    Maybe Gumshoe would do the trick. Of the Gates of Ishtar.

    I could set up a local echo for people to play on the board. I'd play
    and we could probably get some more to play too. At least, we'd really
    only need four people.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Jon Justvig on Sat Oct 10 20:54:08 2020
    On 10 Oct 2020, 02:36p, Jon Justvig said the following...

    That's right, sorry. whispers 'i'll help'... ;)

    Hey! I heard that! ;)

    No you didn't... I whispered it quietly... ;)


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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Jon Justvig on Sat Oct 10 20:55:22 2020
    On 10 Oct 2020, 02:37p, Jon Justvig said the following...

    I haven't played Trade Wars in over 20 years... I'd have to relearn h to play it first... ;)

    The game is pretty much the same as it was 20 years ago. An often response I get from people lately. I'd suggest you give it a try. telnet://net298.net Instant access and ready to play on first login.

    I'll have to do that when things calm down over here...


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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Jon Justvig on Sat Oct 10 21:24:44 2020
    On 10 Oct 2020, 02:40p, Jon Justvig said the following...

    Other than last night, which I slept very well, I had 4 hours of slee in 3 days... :(

    Is that from working a lot or just not able to sleep? Noting slept very well, it sounds like you needed it.

    There's a lot happening right now. My wife's mother has been battling cancer since around the first of the year. She has taken a severe turn for the
    worse, and is now in the hospice program at my sister-in-law's house in St. Louis. Yesterday, my wife flew to St. Louis to spend the weekend with her parents, before something happens.

    Overall, they have both had good lives, as my fater-in-law is 88 and my mother-in-law is 87.

    We're not sure what is going to happen with any funeral arrangements with all of this virus stuff happening... Not even sure they are going to be allowed
    to have a funeral...

    So, just a lot on my mind, and not being able to sleep. I've been trying to submerse myself in updating the BBS, and creating MPLs, and whatnot... It
    helps during the day, but at night, lying in bed, your mind wanders to everything that's happening...


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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Sun Oct 11 01:36:00 2020
    ... Black Panther scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    On 10 Oct 2020, 02:36p, Jon Justvig said the following...

    That's right, sorry. whispers 'i'll help'... ;)

    Hey! I heard that! ;)

    No you didn't... I whispered it quietly... ;)

    Then why are we whispering? ;)

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Sun Oct 11 01:39:00 2020
    ... Black Panther scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    On 10 Oct 2020, 02:37p, Jon Justvig said the following...

    I haven't played Trade Wars in over 20 years... I'd have to relearn h to play it first... ;)

    The game is pretty much the same as it was 20 years ago. An often response I get from people lately. I'd suggest you give it a try. telnet://net298.net Instant access and ready to play on first login.

    I'll have to do that when things calm down over here...

    Would love to have some more players. There's currently three or four
    regulars on it right now and I just put it on-line within a couple weeks
    ago. I'd like to say my BBS is returning to how it was when I first
    started; with lots of regulars and players playing games.

    On another note, there is also League-316 which I have registered BRE,
    FE and TAL and eight participating boards in the league. That, and don't forget LORD. I plan on bringing InterLord back to League-316 which I will probably get to tomorrow if I don't find myself busy doing other things,
    which isn't uncommon for me. :)

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Sun Oct 11 01:49:00 2020
    ... Black Panther scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    There's a lot happening right now. My wife's mother has been battling cancer since around the first of the year. She has taken a severe turn
    for the worse, and is now in the hospice program at my sister-in-law's house in St. Louis. Yesterday, my wife flew to St. Louis to spend the weekend with her parents, before something happens.

    That is very troubling news. Today will mark the day that my mother-in-law passed away. It's hard on my wife and I've been here to comfort her and
    she really appreciates it. I still miss my late-dad and my late-brother
    along with all my other family and friends I had along the way. It's tough losing a loved one. Even though when you're miles apart and don't know
    about what's going on with someone like that, there's that sense that
    something is wrong. My condolenses on the family.

    Overall, they have both had good lives, as my fater-in-law is 88 and my mother-in-law is 87.

    That is a great length of years for a couple like that. I'm sure they've
    been really blessed to have a great son-in-law.

    We're not sure what is going to happen with any funeral arrangements
    with all of this virus stuff happening... Not even sure they are going
    to be allowed to have a funeral...

    Yeah, this virus stuff has made everything 1000 times worse. I think things are going to get better after all this election stuff is over and people can start living life better than they did before.

    So, just a lot on my mind, and not being able to sleep. I've been
    trying to submerse myself in updating the BBS, and creating MPLs, and whatnot... It helps during the day, but at night, lying in bed, your
    mind wanders to everything that's happening...

    That's understandable. Things like this can be very upsetting and make the mind 'race' on different things and cause anxiety and depression. I'm glad that you've been able to make use of the daytime. I find myself up during
    the night as well, but for no particular reason. Some nights I sleep fine, some nights I don't sleep at all. Some say I have strange sleeping habits
    or the days/nights I have are messed up, but really, it's not all that bad.
    The time I spend at night if I'm not sleepy, I try to do something
    productive or find something entertaining to do until it's time to get some sleep.

    I wish you well.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Arelor@316:36/8 to Black Panther on Sun Oct 11 18:55:31 2020
    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Black Panther to Arelor on Sat Oct 10 2020 12:56 pm

    On 06 Oct 2020, 12:14p, Arelor said the following... Ar>> reed. What about this one?JJ has started a Tradewars2002 game at Ar>> net298.ne n, build a trade empire, improve your ship, blow the Ar>> freaking Ferrengi tha BP> I haven't played Trade Wars in over 20 years... I'd have to relearn how to BP> play it first... ;)If you are familiar with Rogue, Trek, or any early BSD game, then Trade Wars is a piece of cake.There are even strategy guides online nowadays haha.But the best strategy is to build a corporation that kills Ferrangi. They blew the ship of the sysop up. Now it is time for vengeance.

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  • From Arelor@316:36/8 to Jon Justvig on Sun Oct 11 18:58:15 2020
    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Jon Justvig to Arelor on Sat Oct 10 2020 02:46 pm

    Do you know of any system that is actualy good for play-by-post? Ar>> Maybe Gumshoe would do the trick. Of the Gates of Ishtar. JJ> I could set up a local echo for people to play on the board. I'd play JJ> and we could probably get some more to play too. At least, we'd really JJ> only need four people.By system, I mean an RPG system. You know, Runequest, Dungeons and Dragons, etc.I have played games online over voic chat, but never via play-by-post, so I don't know how things like die rolls would be done. Also, number-crunhing heavy systems would not work.

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Arelor on Sun Oct 11 19:21:00 2020
    ... Arelor scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Jon Justvig
    to Arelor on Sat Oct 10 2020 02:46
    pm
    Do you know of any system that is actualy good for
    play-by-post?

    Maybe Gumshoe would do the trick. Of the Gates of Ishtar.

    I could set up a local echo for people to play on the board. I'd play
    and we could probably get some more to play too. At least, we'd really only need four people.

    By system, I mean an RPG system. You know, Runequest, Dungeons and Dragons, etc.

    I have played games online over voic chat, but never via play-by-post,
    so I don't know how things like die rolls would be done. Also, number-crunhing heavy systems would not work.

    Ahhh.. Well, perhaps I could create a sub-board called "Play-to-Post" and
    we can have a D&D going on there. If you're interested let me know. There
    is also Legion RPG on my board that's similar to D&D, roll-dice to win, that sort of thing. You're welcome to play.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Arelor@316:36/8 to Jon Justvig on Mon Oct 12 17:32:42 2020
    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Jon Justvig to Arelor on Sun Oct 11 2020 07:21 pm

    Ahhh.. Well, perhaps I could create a sub-board called "Play-to-Post" and JJ> we can have a D&D going on there. If you're interested let me know. There JJ> is also Legion RPG on my board that's similar to D&D, roll-dice to win, JJ> that sort of thing. You're welcome to play.Hahaha, I am afraid I am wasting too much time on Doors already.If I ever figured how to run a play-by-post game I would give it a try, but I am not sure how it would work.IRC with a dice bot sounds more reasonable. For the record, I wrote one in perl once. I must have it somewhere.

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Arelor on Mon Oct 12 19:02:00 2020
    ... Arelor scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    we can have a D&D going on there. If you're interested let me know. There is also Legion RPG on my board that's similar to D&D, roll-dice to win, that sort of thing. You're welcome to play.

    Hahaha, I am afraid I am wasting too much time on Doors already.

    As long as you're having fun and enjoying the time you spend on what you do,
    I don't see any harm in it. Glad and thankful for the time you've spent so far!

    If I ever figured how to run a play-by-post game I would give it a try, but I am not sure how it would work.

    I was thinking of starting a message base to do play-by-post, but that might take too much time and sway people away from it for waiting too long for
    each player and the DM to get results.

    IRC with a dice bot sounds more reasonable. For the record, I wrote one
    in perl once. I must have it somewhere.

    You're welome to the Late Night Network, SSL, irc.phatstar.org:6679 to start
    a game or two.

    If you have an dice bot around somewhere, that'd be great. dicebot roll eightteen sided dice! :)

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Jon Justvig on Mon Oct 12 19:00:42 2020
    On 11 Oct 2020, 01:36a, Jon Justvig said the following...

    Hey! I heard that! ;)

    No you didn't... I whispered it quietly... ;)

    Then why are we whispering? ;)

    That's right. If we Whisper, it won't Echo through the Net... (I know, I'll send myself to my room...)


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  • From cr1mson@316:36/1 to Black Panther on Tue Oct 13 02:34:06 2020
    On 12 Oct 2020, Black Panther said the following...

    On 11 Oct 2020, 01:36a, Jon Justvig said the following...

    Hey! I heard that! ;)

    No you didn't... I whispered it quietly... ;)

    Then why are we whispering? ;)

    That's right. If we Whisper, it won't Echo through the Net... (I know, I'll send myself to my room...)

    Unless perhaps you have the microphone turned up... You can come out of your room now... :)

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Tue Oct 13 18:49:00 2020
    Jon,

    I thought I was already on some of them. However, I'm not checking
    the BBS for QWK Mail or much else every day...I've got other things outside the BBS taking priority and concern.

    You are Daryl. I was speaking of more moderators for more of the
    echoes here on WhisperNet. You've been doing a great job despite
    everyday situations.

    While I have autoposts, I hadn't logged on in several days...so I
    have a fat QWK Packet (1600+ messages). :P

    I think of the one "today isn't your day...and tomorrow isn't looking good, either". <G>

    Sounds like either the Presidental election or the weather...

    Really. I think I'm going to vote for Bill The Cat and Opus The Penguin
    from Bloom County...and say TTTHHHPPPBBBTTT to the rest of them!! <G>

    Daryl
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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Tue Oct 13 18:50:00 2020
    Jon,


    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been way too
    quiet.

    There are other things in life besides BBSing. Besides, the moderator needs time to sleep. <G>

    As I sip my cup of coffee... :)

    You can drink some for me...I never acquired a taste for it.

    Daryl

    ... Stewardess Trainee: "Where does this door gooooooooooo??"
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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Black Panther on Tue Oct 13 18:51:00 2020
    Dan,

    There are other things in life besides BBSing. Besides, the moderator needs time to sleep. <G>

    Really! Wait. There's other things in life besides BBSing! When did
    this happen? ;)

    Do you, Sysop, take this BBS, to be your lawfully wedded spouse??

    Well, it's in the bedroom, but I'm the one getting screwed. :P

    With everything happing in our personal lives these last few weeks, I really haven't been sleeping much, so I've been spending more time on
    the BBS.

    I've done that when insomnia hits.

    Other than last night, which I slept very well, I had 4 hours of sleep
    in 3 days... :(

    I'm having a hard time staying awake right now.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Tue Oct 13 21:56:00 2020
    Jon,

    We need to get some conversations going on here. It's been
    way too quiet.

    It *is* a "whisper"net after all. LOL

    Shhh... this is the library. :)

    The librarian fell asleep in the restroom. :P

    Daryl

    ... Are dog biscuits made from collie flour?
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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 14 12:34:58 2020
    On 13 Oct 2020, 06:50p, Daryl Stout said the following...

    As I sip my cup of coffee... :)

    You can drink some for me...I never acquired a taste for it.

    Coffee is my lifeblood. I'm almost to the point where I should get the
    caffeine drip via an IV. :)

    ... Stewardess Trainee: "Where does this door gooooooooooo??"

    That almost had me spitting coffee on my keyboard... ;)


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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 14 12:37:04 2020
    On 13 Oct 2020, 09:56p, Daryl Stout said the following...

    Shhh... this is the library. :)

    The librarian fell asleep in the restroom. :P

    Lock the restroom door! We'll have a party!! ;)


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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 14 17:47:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    I thought I was already on some of them. However, I'm not checking
    the BBS for QWK Mail or much else every day...I've got other things outside the BBS taking priority and concern.

    Yeah, gotta have priorities.

    You are Daryl. I was speaking of more moderators for more of the
    echoes here on WhisperNet. You've been doing a great job despite
    everyday situations.

    While I have autoposts, I hadn't logged on in several days...so I
    have a fat QWK Packet (1600+ messages). :P

    omgz, that probably takes away :P

    I think of the one "today isn't your day...and tomorrow isn't looking good, either". <G>

    haha.

    Sounds like either the Presidental election or the weather...

    Really. I think I'm going to vote for Bill The Cat and Opus The
    Penguin from Bloom County...and say TTTHHHPPPBBBTTT to the rest of
    them!! <G>

    sounds good...

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 14 17:47:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    As I sip my cup of coffee... :)

    You can drink some for me...I never acquired a taste for it.

    The best thing in the morning is a Word to God and a cup of coffe!

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 14 17:48:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    Shhh... this is the library. :)

    The librarian fell asleep in the restroom. :P

    And forgot to flush, but shhh... I'm not gonna tell anybody else!

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Black Panther on Wed Oct 14 21:47:00 2020
    Dan,

    Coffee is my lifeblood. I'm almost to the point where I should get the caffeine drip via an IV. :)

    I've got a graphic in one of the BBS file areas, showing things like
    coffee, Coca-Cola, or whiskey, as an IV drip. :P

    Or the woman is having her blood work analyzed, and the doctor tells
    her:

    "The red spots are red blood cells. The white spots and white blood
    cells. The brown spots are coffee. We need to talk". <G>

    ... Stewardess Trainee: "Where does this door gooooooooooo??"

    That almost had me spitting coffee on my keyboard... ;)

    At least you didn't mess in your underwear. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Black Panther on Wed Oct 14 21:48:00 2020
    Dan,

    Shhh... this is the library. :)

    The librarian fell asleep in the restroom. :P

    Lock the restroom door! We'll have a party!! ;)

    The question is, "do you stall for time??" <BG>.

    Daryl

    ... I loved her butt I left her behind.
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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Wed Oct 14 21:52:00 2020
    Jon,

    I thought I was already on some of them. However, I'm not checking
    the BBS for QWK Mail or much else every day...I've got other things outside the BBS taking priority and concern.

    Yeah, gotta have priorities.

    Plus, some days, I don't feel like logging on. And, if there are thunderstorms in the area, that means no computer work at all. While
    I have the means to get the BBS into the cloud, I've had other tasks
    to take care of first before doing that. But, once I can get the BBS
    into the cloud, it won't go offline for thunderstorms, power, or
    internet outages.

    While I have autoposts, I hadn't logged on in several days...so I
    have a fat QWK Packet (1600+ messages). :P

    omgz, that probably takes away :P

    Considering I hadn't downloaded a packet in a week...and there are
    several autoposts (recycling on a 90 day basis), that post every 3-4
    days.

    Really. I think I'm going to vote for Bill The Cat and Opus The
    Penguin from Bloom County...and say TTTHHHPPPBBBTTT to the rest of
    them!! <G>

    sounds good...

    There was a comic strip from Bloom County years ago, that I had been
    looking for, for several years...and finally found it. Opus The Penguin
    goes into a Burger King, and wants a Herring Whopper With Cheese (but,
    hold the head (I guess he wants onions) <G>). The caricature of the
    cashier looked almost like yours truly, who worked for Burger King for
    5 years in central Arkansas 40 years ago. :P

    That file is in one of my file areas, but I forget the name offhand.

    Daryl

    ... Every minute seems like sixty seconds.
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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Wed Oct 14 21:54:00 2020
    Jon,

    The best thing in the morning is a Word to God and a cup of coffe!

    I'll pass on the coffee. I had been drinking diet green tea, but my
    doctor said "that was too much caffeine"...so, it's back to flavored
    water. However, if I eat out, I order sweet tea instead of soda.

    I always voice a prayer before I go out on errands, and before the
    meal. But, I think of where the Sunday School teacher asked her kids
    class if they pray before eating...and one little girl piped up "We
    don't have to...my Mom is such a good cook!!" <G>.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Wed Oct 14 22:04:00 2020
    The librarian fell asleep in the restroom. :P

    And forgot to flush, but shhh... I'm not gonna tell anybody else!

    Or like the cartoon from Gary Larson's "The Far Side". This guy is
    coming out of the restroom...and all of a sudden, lights flash, bells
    ring, and sirens sound...as the sign flashes "DIDN'T WASH HANDS!!" <G>.

    Daryl

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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Daryl Stout on Thu Oct 15 13:02:12 2020
    On 14 Oct 2020, 09:47p, Daryl Stout said the following...

    I've got a graphic in one of the BBS file areas, showing things like coffee, Coca-Cola, or whiskey, as an IV drip. :P

    I should stop over and check out your BBS. I don't think I've been there yet...

    Or the woman is having her blood work analyzed, and the doctor tells her:

    "The red spots are red blood cells. The white spots and white blood cells. The brown spots are coffee. We need to talk". <G>

    At least it was coffee, and wasn't so full of something else, her blood was brown. :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Black Panther on Thu Oct 15 20:29:00 2020
    Dan,

    I should stop over and check out your BBS. I don't think I've been
    there yet...

    I don't recall if you're already in there or not, as I do the QWK Mail
    and logons via another computer. But, if you want to get pre-approved,
    send an email to wx1der@gmail.com -- and I'll tell you what I need to
    get you started. I'll give you Visiting Sysop access, since I know you
    run a BBS already.

    At least it was coffee, and wasn't so full of something else, her blood was brown. :)

    Never thought of that...but I think that applies to the politicians. :P

    Daryl

    ... You have diabetes, the doctor said sweetly.
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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Daryl Stout on Fri Oct 16 10:42:14 2020
    On 15 Oct 2020, 08:29p, Daryl Stout said the following...

    I don't recall if you're already in there or not, as I do the QWK Mail and logons via another computer. But, if you want to get pre-approved, send an email to wx1der@gmail.com -- and I'll tell you what I need to
    get you started. I'll give you Visiting Sysop access, since I know you
    run a BBS already.

    I did try connecting to the address given in the origin line, and was unable to connect. There may be bad weather in your area, so I'll try again later. I have sent you a brief email.

    At least it was coffee, and wasn't so full of something else, her blo was brown. :)

    Never thought of that...but I think that applies to the politicians. :P

    It sure does... ;)


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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Fri Oct 16 16:34:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    Jon,

    Yeah, gotta have priorities.

    Plus, some days, I don't feel like logging on. And, if there are thunderstorms in the area, that means no computer work at all. While
    I have the means to get the BBS into the cloud, I've had other tasks
    to take care of first before doing that. But, once I can get the BBS
    into the cloud, it won't go offline for thunderstorms, power, or
    internet outages.

    I'm on-line most days. Usually on Mystic Relay Chat (MRC). I've heard a
    lot of stories of storms ov there in Arkansas. How have the storms been
    in the last few days? Now being autumn, it will most likely be maybe a
    little rain and just getting colder.

    That'll be great to get your BBS on-line 24/7. There's been a lot of down
    time due to storms for you; this I've heard from you.

    Considering I hadn't downloaded a packet in a week...and there are several autoposts (recycling on a 90 day basis), that post every 3-4
    days.

    Thanks for moderating some of the echoes on WhisperNet, helping keeping the network alive. I appreciate it. The network seems to be growing a little
    each day.

    There was a comic strip from Bloom County years ago, that I had been looking for, for several years...and finally found it. Opus The Penguin goes into a Burger King, and wants a Herring Whopper With Cheese (but, hold the head (I guess he wants onions) <G>). The caricature of the cashier looked almost like yours truly, who worked for Burger King for
    5 years in central Arkansas 40 years ago. :P

    lolz.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Fri Oct 16 16:36:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    Jon,

    The best thing in the morning is a Word to God and a cup of coffe!

    I'll pass on the coffee. I had been drinking diet green tea, but my doctor said "that was too much caffeine"...so, it's back to flavored water. However, if I eat out, I order sweet tea instead of soda.

    I love sweet iced tea myself. We did manage to get favoring for water as
    well that's sugar free. Not bad for sugar free.

    I always voice a prayer before I go out on errands, and before the
    meal. But, I think of where the Sunday School teacher asked her kids
    class if they pray before eating...and one little girl piped up "We
    don't have to...my Mom is such a good cook!!" <G>.

    That's cute.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

    ... What is mind? No matter! What is matter? Never mind! - Homer S.
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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Fri Oct 16 16:36:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    The librarian fell asleep in the restroom. :P

    And forgot to flush, but shhh... I'm not gonna tell anybody else!

    Or like the cartoon from Gary Larson's "The Far Side". This guy is coming out of the restroom...and all of a sudden, lights flash, bells ring, and sirens sound...as the sign flashes "DIDN'T WASH HANDS!!" <G>.

    haha... keep 'em clean.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Black Panther on Sat Oct 17 14:17:00 2020
    Dan,

    I did try connecting to the address given in the origin line, and was unable to connect. There may be bad weather in your area, so I'll try again later. I have sent you a brief email.

    Not sure what the problem is...and I replied via email. I may have to
    look at getting an alternate DYNDNS service, like I had in years past,
    before funding issues had me remove that one.

    Never thought of that...but I think that applies to the politicians. :P

    It sure does... ;)

    If there was a true Pinocchio effect, we'd have so many big schozola folks, that Jimmy Durante would've been jealous.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Sat Oct 17 14:20:00 2020
    Jon,

    I'm on-line most days. Usually on Mystic Relay Chat (MRC). I've heard
    a lot of stories of storms ov there in Arkansas. How have the storms
    been in the last few days? Now being autumn, it will most likely be
    maybe a little rain and just getting colder.

    We have had tornadoes in the dead of winter.

    That'll be great to get your BBS on-line 24/7. There's been a lot of
    down time due to storms for you; this I've heard from you.

    I may also need to check on an alternate DYNDNS service. One of the
    Sysops couldn't connect with tbolt.synchro.net, and to my knowledge, I
    have all the needed ports open.

    Thanks for moderating some of the echoes on WhisperNet, helping keeping the network alive. I appreciate it. The network seems to be growing a little each day.

    A little growth is better than none.

    cashier looked almost like yours truly, who worked for Burger King for
    5 years in central Arkansas 40 years ago. :P

    lolz.

    Having worked in fast food for nearly 10 years of my life, I know what
    they have to deal with.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Sat Oct 17 14:21:00 2020
    Jon,

    I love sweet iced tea myself. We did manage to get favoring for water
    as well that's sugar free. Not bad for sugar free.

    To me, plain water is just too bland.

    I always voice a prayer before I go out on errands, and before the
    meal. But, I think of where the Sunday School teacher asked her kids
    class if they pray before eating...and one little girl piped up "We
    don't have to...my Mom is such a good cook!!" <G>.

    That's cute.

    One that was better, was with Art Linkletter's "Kids Say The Darndest Things". This young girl said when she got older, she wanted to get married, and have a bunch of kids. He then asked her what she wanted to be, and she
    said "A nun". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Sat Oct 17 14:22:00 2020
    Jon,

    Or like the cartoon from Gary Larson's "The Far Side". This guy is coming out of the restroom...and all of a sudden, lights flash, bells ring, and sirens sound...as the sign flashes "DIDN'T WASH HANDS!!" <G>.

    haha... keep 'em clean.

    I understand that the year 2021 has the same dates as 1999 (I think)...
    so, they're re-releasing that old "Far Side" calendar.

    Daryl

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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to Daryl Stout on Sun Oct 18 18:57:10 2020
    On 17 Oct 2020, 02:17p, Daryl Stout said the following...

    Not sure what the problem is...and I replied via email. I may have to look at getting an alternate DYNDNS service, like I had in years past, before funding issues had me remove that one.

    I was able to get on there, but you had an event coming up, so I only had about 5 minutes... I'll try again and hope to get in there after the events.


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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Sun Oct 18 20:11:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    Jon,

    I'm on-line most days. Usually on Mystic Relay Chat (MRC). I've heard
    a lot of stories of storms ov there in Arkansas. How have the storms
    been in the last few days? Now being autumn, it will most likely be
    maybe a little rain and just getting colder.

    We have had tornadoes in the dead of winter.

    Weather is so unpredictable sometimes.

    That'll be great to get your BBS on-line 24/7. There's been a lot of
    down time due to storms for you; this I've heard from you.

    I may also need to check on an alternate DYNDNS service. One of the Sysops couldn't connect with tbolt.synchro.net, and to my knowledge, I have all the needed ports open.

    I just checked and was able to connect to your node for WhisperNet.

    Thanks for moderating some of the echoes on WhisperNet, helping keeping the network alive. I appreciate it. The network seems to be growing a little each day.

    A little growth is better than none.

    Tis true, and with a little more growth, things begin to bloom. Thank you
    to all that have contributed thus far.

    cashier looked almost like yours truly, who worked for Burger King for
    5 years in central Arkansas 40 years ago. :P

    lolz.

    Having worked in fast food for nearly 10 years of my life, I know
    what they have to deal with.

    Working fast food was pretty good for me when I worked for Long John Silvers ...since then they closed two of the restaruants. Only one I know of that still exist here where I live.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Sun Oct 18 20:13:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    Jon,

    I love sweet iced tea myself. We did manage to get favoring for water
    as well that's sugar free. Not bad for sugar free.

    To me, plain water is just too bland.

    Water is good for you. It cleans out the toxins. It might not taste that great compared to something sweet. I've been cutting down a lot on sugar
    and caffeine lately.

    I always voice a prayer before I go out on errands, and before the
    meal. But, I think of where the Sunday School teacher asked her kids
    class if they pray before eating...and one little girl piped up "We
    don't have to...my Mom is such a good cook!!" <G>.

    That's cute.

    One that was better, was with Art Linkletter's "Kids Say The Darndest Things". This young girl said when she got older, she wanted to get married, and have a bunch of kids. He then asked her what she wanted to be, and she said "A nun". <G>

    Haha.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Sun Oct 18 20:13:00 2020
    ... Daryl Stout scribbled to Jon Justvig in the sand ...

    Jon,

    Or like the cartoon from Gary Larson's "The Far Side". This guy is coming out of the restroom...and all of a sudden, lights flash, bells ring, and sirens sound...as the sign flashes "DIDN'T WASH HANDS!!" <G>.

    haha... keep 'em clean.

    I understand that the year 2021 has the same dates as 1999 (I
    think)... so, they're re-releasing that old "Far Side" calendar.

    That's interesting.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Arelor@316:36/8 to Daryl Stout on Mon Oct 19 17:51:00 2020
    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Daryl Stout to Jon Justvig on Sat Oct 17 2020 02:20 pm

    That'll be great to get your BBS on-line 24/7. There's been a lot JJ>> of down time due to storms for you; this I've heard from you. DS> I may also need to check on an alternate DYNDNS service. One of the DS> Sysops couldn't connect with tbolt.synchro.net, and to my knowledge, I DS> have all the needed ports open.I know it does not help, but the Opennic project operates a dynamic dns service for free. The drawback is it only works in Opennic's name space.I use it for some personal projects and it works fine. IN the end of the day I place anything remotely important behind static IPs, though.

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Tue Oct 20 13:25:00 2020
    Jon,

    We have had tornadoes in the dead of winter.

    Weather is so unpredictable sometimes.

    Tell me about it.

    I may also need to check on an alternate DYNDNS service. One of the Sysops couldn't connect with tbolt.synchro.net, and to my knowledge, I have all the needed ports open.

    I just checked and was able to connect to your node for WhisperNet.

    Good deal. When I try to poll your system, it doesn't connect...so the connect info at this end may be messed up.

    A little growth is better than none.

    Tis true, and with a little more growth, things begin to bloom. Thank
    you to all that have contributed thus far.

    Glad to do so. The BBS, square dancing, and ham radio, are the only
    hobbies I have left.

    Working fast food was pretty good for me when I worked for Long John Silvers ...since then they closed two of the restaruants. Only one I
    know of that still exist here where I live.

    Personally, they have too much breading on their food.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Tue Oct 20 13:26:00 2020
    Jon,

    To me, plain water is just too bland.

    Water is good for you. It cleans out the toxins. It might not taste
    that great compared to something sweet. I've been cutting down a lot
    on sugar and caffeine lately.

    I'm drinking the flavored water...as there's no sugar, caffeine, etc., in
    it.

    class if they pray before eating...and one little girl piped up "We
    don't have to...my Mom is such a good cook!!" <G>.

    That's cute.

    The Lord had to smile on that one.

    married, and have a bunch of kids. He then asked her what she wanted to be, and she said "A nun". <G>

    Haha.

    The look on Art Linkletter's face was priceless!!

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Black Panther on Tue Oct 20 13:38:00 2020
    Dan,

    I was able to get on there, but you had an event coming up, so I only
    had about 5 minutes... I'll try again and hope to get in there after
    the events.

    Yeah, I saw you got in. I did multiple logons today, trying to fix a
    glitch with a door...it's still screwed up. But, when you start getting
    tired, it's time to quit.

    Daryl

    ... What do people in China call their good plates?
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  • From cr1mson@316:36/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Oct 20 22:34:14 2020
    On 20 Oct 2020, Daryl Stout said the following...

    Jon,

    I'm drinking the flavored water...as there's no sugar, caffeine, etc., in it.

    Tis' am I.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to cr1mson on Wed Oct 21 07:54:00 2020
    Jon,

    I'm drinking the flavored water...as there's no sugar, caffeine, etc., in it.

    Tis' am I.

    Does that mean we're both into heavy drinking?? <G>

    Daryl

    ... Don't raise the bar!! It's too hard to get the drinks!!
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  • From Ktulu@316:973/11 to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 21 19:27:28 2020
    There is?!? Aside from food & sleep and taking care of the kids, and keeping the wife happy with her to-do list what else is there? There's plenty enough time in a day for BBSing.

    Ha! Who am I kidding?



    There are other things in life besides BBSing. Besides, the moderator needs time to sleep. <G>

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  • From cr1mson@316:36/1 to All on Sat Oct 24 08:58:54 2020
    What's new everybody?

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

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  • From Black Panther@316:36/17 to cr1mson on Sat Oct 24 03:21:48 2020
    On 24 Oct 2020, 08:58a, cr1mson said the following...

    What's new everybody?

    New York
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    ...
    ;)


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  • From Paulie420@316:36/17 to cr1mson on Sun Oct 25 10:28:08 2020
    What's new everybody?

    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig

    I'm going to begin adding WhisperNet today.
    Just jumped over to Castle Rock to peruse the Net;
    it rocks.

    Here I go. Will see ya'll from my BBS shortly. w00t w00t.

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Ktulu on Thu Oct 22 17:48:00 2020
    There is?!? Aside from food & sleep and taking care of the kids, and keeping the wife happy with her to-do list what else is there? There's plenty enough time in a day for BBSing.

    Ha! Who am I kidding?

    Well, at least I have a brother Darrell, and another brother Darryl. <G>

    Seriously, my brother's name is Dana...he was named after actor Dana
    Andrews, and I was named after directory Daryl Zanick. In an episode of
    "The Flintstones", he was known as "Daryl Zanrock". <G>

    My late wife and I met on a BBS run by the local college...so, when she became a user, then Co-Sysop, then spouse, on my dial-up BBS, we were truly "Married With Modem". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to cr1mson on Sat Oct 24 21:28:00 2020
    What's new everybody?

    Yesterday was chaotic. First, we had thunderstorms in the area
    much of the day (some severe). But, of more concern, I had been
    experiencing possible symptoms of a DVT (deep vein thrombosis,
    blood clots in the leg), with numbness and pain in the legs. So,
    I had called my PCP, and the nurse said "you need to go to either
    Urgent Care or the Emergency Room".

    Well, I felt well enough to drive (so I avoided ambulatory and
    taxi fees)...and the ER was packed. I got there at 5pm, but it was
    3am this morning before I was released.

    In telling of my symptoms, they felt I was at a moderate risk for
    a DVT, so they decided to do an ultrasound of both legs, and the
    scrotum (testicular pain can also be a precursor of kidney stones)...
    plus, a CT scan.

    So, they drew blood, and wanted a urine sample. They give women a
    cup to pee in, but for the men, it's basically "a test tube" (are you
    kidding me??!!). They then added an IV for more blood, and then for
    the CT scan.

    They took me back for the ultrasounds of both legs, and the scrotum.
    The gel was WARM, but it was a bit messy. :P At least the female nurse specialist was good looking <eg>. Then, the CT Scan, with the IV...I
    got "a nice warm feeling", but thought I was going to pee and poop on
    the table.

    The diagnosis was severe epididymytis, which is common for males
    who have had vasectomies done. They gave me a prescription for
    doxycycline, but I wasn't about to go to the 24 hour Walgreens
    Pharmacy at 3am to get it. I picked it up before lunch today.

    At least it wasn't a blood clot, as those can be deadly.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Black Panther on Sun Oct 25 14:00:00 2020
    Dan,

    What's new everybody?

    New York
    New Jersey
    New Mexico

    You forgot New Ditty and New Monia. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Bob Roberts@316:36/39 to Jon Justvig on Mon Dec 7 15:00:21 2020
    To me, plain water is just too bland.

    Water is good for you. It cleans out the toxins. It might not taste that great compared to something sweet. I've been cutting down a lot on sugar and caffeine lately.

    Since lockdown in March or so I've managed to eliminate all soda from my diet... okay with very minor exception when we splurge and get In 'n Out Burger. But I digress.

    I am however drinking Seltzer Water, such as La Croix, which has a small bit of flavoring. I've found that the bubbles in the water make it more "interesting" and I will drink it as a replacement for Soda or other sugar drinks.

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  • From Warpslide@316:36/37 to Bob Roberts on Mon Dec 7 21:14:17 2020
    On 07 Dec 2020, Bob Roberts said the following...

    I am however drinking Seltzer Water, such as La Croix, which has a small bit offlavoring. I've found that the bubbles in the water make it more "interesting"and I will drink it as a replacement for Soda or other
    sugar drinks.

    We got a soda stream a few years back. At first we were buying the sugary syrups and making our own pop (soda) at home, then I read the ingredients and nutrition labels and saw how much sugar I was drinking.

    I wasn't really crazy on their sugar free stuff, and their Italian soda flavours were not that great. Now all I do is juice a few lemons and pour the juice into an ice cube tray (also do limes every now & then to switch it up) and just have plain sparkling water with a couple of lemon (or lime) ice cubes in it.

    Like you said, the flavours make it more interesting and I am indeed drinking more water. I've experimented with some other flavours like pineapple juice ice cubes and it just wasn't that great. Watered down cranberry juice isn't that bad though. I've been meaning to try the Pom brand pomegranate juice.

    Jay

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  • From Nelgin@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to Bob Roberts on Mon Dec 7 21:37:44 2020
    Bob wrote:
    To me, plain water is just too bland.

    Water is good for you. It cleans out the toxins. It might not taste that great compared to something sweet. I've been cutting down a lot on sugar and caffeine lately.

    Since lockdown in March or so I've managed to eliminate all soda from my diet... okay with very minor exception when we splurge and get In 'n Out Burger. But I digress.

    I am however drinking Seltzer Water, such as La Croix, which has a small bit of flavoring. I've found that the bubbles in the water make it more "interesting" and I will drink it as a replacement for Soda or other sugar drinks.


    I gave up carbonated drinks when I broke my ankle in about 2000. I had a
    splash here and there when a bartender makes a random shot but otherwise,
    water (or beer!)
  • From Bob Roberts@316:36/39 to Warpslide on Tue Dec 8 12:30:58 2020
    We got a soda stream a few years back. At first we were buying the sugary I wasn't really crazy on their sugar free stuff, and their Italian soda flavours were not that great. Now all I do is juice a few lemons and pour the juice into an ice cube tray (also do limes every now & then to switch it up) and just have plain sparkling water with a couple of lemon (or

    So are you using the Soda stream to make the sparkling water? How long does the water stay fizzy last once you "gas" it?

    I've thought about a Soda Stream, but never got one. I've heard during COVID that there is a shortage of the gas cannisters, and going back and forth to the store or whatever to deal with them seems like a pain.

    I usually drink a can or two of seltzer water a day. I'll switch around brands to get some variety in flavors. I like the ones that are essenced i.e. very little flavor. I'll also drink regular plain sparkling water.

    I like your idea of making ice cubes from the juice to add to the water. I might try that.

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  • From Nelgin@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to Bob Roberts on Tue Dec 8 15:58:34 2020
    Bob wrote:
    We got a soda stream a few years back. At first we were buying the sugary
    I wasn't really crazy on their sugar free stuff, and their Italian soda flavours were not that great. Now all I do is juice a few lemons and pour
    the juice into an ice cube tray (also do limes every now & then to switch
    it up) and just have plain sparkling water with a couple of lemon (or

    So are you using the Soda stream to make the sparkling water? How long does the water stay fizzy last once you "gas" it?

    I've thought about a Soda Stream, but never got one. I've heard during COVID that there is a shortage of the gas cannisters, and going back and forth to the store or whatever to deal with them seems like a pain.

    I usually drink a can or two of seltzer water a day. I'll switch around brands to get some variety in flavors. I like the ones that are essenced i.e. very little flavor. I'll also drink regular plain sparkling water.

    I like your idea of making ice cubes from the juice to add to the water. I might try that.

    We had a Soda Stream back in the 80's when I was a kid. I seem to remember
    some of the flavors were pretty nasty. Coke just didn't taste like coke. I
    seem to remember there was a pink Gremlins flavored one.
  • From Warpslide@316:36/37 to Bob Roberts on Tue Dec 8 16:52:24 2020
    On 08 Dec 2020, Bob Roberts said the following...

    So are you using the Soda stream to make the sparkling water? How long doesthe water stay fizzy last once you "gas" it?

    Yup, using the soda stream to make the sparkling water.

    The bottles are quite thick and have a lid, so they stay pretty fizzy. We
    tend to use one or two bottles during a meal so we never really have the issue of them going flat. We just fizz when we want to drink it.

    The colder the water, the better it fizzes, so we keep the bottles filled with still water in the fridge and then just carbonate when we want.

    I've thought about a Soda Stream, but never got one. I've heard during COVIDthat there is a shortage of the gas cannisters, and going back and forth to thestore or whatever to deal with them seems like a pain.

    We have 3 canisters in total, one in the machine now, one empty and one full.

    We've exchanged one during covid so far ($22 w/ tax), was just a normal transaction and no issues finding one. We usually just exchange at Wal-Mart.

    I usually drink a can or two of seltzer water a day. I'll switch around brandsto get some variety in flavors. I like the ones that are essenced i.e. verylittle flavor. I'll also drink regular plain sparkling water.

    We have two sizes of bottles, the larger ones we use at dinner for the two of us or I'll buzz up the smaller one if it's just me.

    Pro Tip: If you do buy one, open the box and look for the expiry date on the bottles. The bottles themselves expire (assuming because they're constantly being pressurized) - We bought a machine once and the bottles had 3 months to go until expiry. The bottles should last 5 years from date of manufacture, so that means that machine was on the shelf for almost that long.

    Jay

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  • From Warpslide@316:36/37 to Nelgin on Tue Dec 8 17:32:35 2020
    On 08 Dec 2020, Nelgin said the following...

    We had a Soda Stream back in the 80's when I was a kid. I seem to remembersome of the flavors were pretty nasty. Coke just didn't taste
    like coke. Iseem to remember there was a pink Gremlins flavored one.

    Woah, I had no idea Soda Stream has been around that long!

    It looks like it was founded in 1903 by the London gin distillers, though home machines were not introduced until 1955.

    Jay

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  • From Bob Roberts@316:36/39 to Warpslide on Tue Dec 8 15:52:25 2020
    Woah, I had no idea Soda Stream has been around that long!
    It looks like it was founded in 1903 by the London gin distillers, though home machines were not
    introduced until 1955.

    So you can make a Gin Fizz?

    I always assumed it came out in the 2000's.... thats when I started to hear about it.

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  • From Warpslide@316:36/37 to Bob Roberts on Tue Dec 8 19:41:11 2020
    On 08 Dec 2020, Bob Roberts said the following...

    So you can make a Gin Fizz?

    I like Gin & Tonic, I still buy tonic water for that though. Though the Soda Stream makes a vodka soda really easy.

    I always assumed it came out in the 2000's.... thats when I started to hearabout it.

    Exactly! I thought this was a new thing.

    Jay

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  • From xapkinstaller@316:36/30 to Jon Justvig on Wed Feb 17 19:23:15 2021
    Hello. Thanks for the details.

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  • From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to Ktulu on Sat Jul 24 00:19:39 2021
    Re: Re: Hi all...
    By: Ktulu to Daryl Stout on Wed Oct 21 2020 02:27 pm

    Hi Ktulu!

    There is?!? Aside from food & sleep and taking care of the kids, and keeping the wife happy with her to-do list what else is there? There's plenty enough time in a day for BBSing.

    There is entertainment such as gaming. :)

    Ha! Who am I kidding?

    Hmmm!

    There are other things in life besides BBSing. Besides, the
    moderator needs time to sleep. <G>

    I do need my sleep, however, I think sleep is overrated.

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Sat Jul 24 14:13:00 2021
    Jon,

    I do need my sleep, however, I think sleep is overrated.

    Sleep and I have a loving relationship. But, L. Armclock, and N. Somnia
    are trying to break us up -- the jealous whores!! <G>

    But, sleep isn't for beauty's sake...I gave that up long ago.

    However, the tagline below applies. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Havok@316:36/41 to Daryl Stout on Mon Aug 9 09:33:15 2021

    Hay Daryl

    How you feeling and are you keeping your nose clean as of late?

    Hope all is good...


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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Havok on Sat Aug 14 22:57:00 2021
    How you feeling and are you keeping your nose clean as of late?

    Hope all is good...

    Actually, no. :(

    I had to be ambulatory to a local hospital on July 29. I had moderate discomfort between my throat and my heart...like I was going to vomit.
    Yet, I wasn't nauseated, wasn't short of breath, etc. Yet, when I got to
    the Emergency Room, my heart was racing at a blistering 155 beats per minute...known as "atrial flutter".

    I had never heard the term before...but knew of atrial fibrillation
    (AFIB) and ventricular fibrillation (VFIB). My Mom died of congestive
    heart failure and AFIB just over 2 years ago...and VFIB killed my wife
    14 1/2 years ago (she had a defective aortic heart valve since birth)...
    she was only 48 when she died.

    I didn't marry until I was 43, but I never dreamed I'd be a widower
    at 47. I never remarried, and we never had kids, so I'm the last of
    my line. At this stage of life, folks have too much baggage, such as:

    1) They can't manage money (credit cards)
    2) They let their kids treat them like crap (cussing them out, etc.).
    3) They or their kids are in trouble with the law, are convicted felons,
    etc.

    I basically don't want, or need that extra drama in my life.

    In the hospital, they tried 2 medications through the intraveneous
    feed, but that only lowered the rate temporarily. So, they put me on
    "a cardiac drip", and admitted me for 4 days. They now have me on a
    blood thinner (to prevent formation of a blood clot that could cause
    a fatal heart attack or stroke), and a medication to stabilize the
    heart rate and blood pressure. They also did a chest X-Ray, and an echocardiogram in the hospital. It got the heart rate down to 74...
    and like in golf, 74 for 18 holes is much better than 155!! :P I was
    released on August 1.

    The other day, I had a chemical stress test, and an echocardiogram at Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic. This is much quicker than the treadmill
    stress test, but produces the same result. Right after they inject that chemical, it's like a snake had bit you!!

    You get chest pain, short of breath, feel like you have a fever, your
    pulse starts racing, and you might get nauseated...all as if you were
    having a heart attack. At least I did not get nauseated, and the readings stabilized real quick. They did have "a crash cart" nearby, in case I had suffered a heart attack, but thank The Lord it wasn't needed. When I was
    in the Emergency Room, the blood work did not show any sign of a heart
    attack. So, apparently, I caught this mess in time.

    The results got in on the patient portal that night, but I couldn't
    find a way to view them. So, I have to wait for the cardiologist (he
    isn't the one with the get will cards <G>) to contact me next week,
    and let me know what the results were. I'm supposed to have a follow-up
    visit with him on August 25. Right now, I don't know if I'll need surgery
    for a pacemaker, or if there was any blockage that needs to be removed
    with bypass surgery.

    I never thought I'd be a heart patient...even though I'm classed as
    obese class II, but I know folks whose body mass index is much higher
    than mine is. In fact, I've lost weight since I was in the hospital.

    Daryl

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  • From Havok@316:36/41 to Daryl Stout on Sun Aug 15 07:57:26 2021
    I didn't marry until I was 43, but I never dreamed I'd be a widower
    at 47. I never remarried, and we never had kids, so I'm the last of
    my line. At this stage of life, folks have too much baggage, such as:
    1) They can't manage money (credit cards)
    2) They let their kids treat them like crap (cussing them out, etc.).

    I know this one myself, during my divorce the ex told me you wait I'm going
    to hurt you for the rest of you life, I thought at the time lady soon as I'm
    done paying you 2400 a month I'll forget all about you. But now I know what
    she had planned have not talked to my three kids in over 14 years. I have
    reached out but told I was never there for them. Even after car loans, college tuition x3. So when asked I state never had kids.


    3) They or their kids are in trouble with the law, are convicted felons,

    Lucky never been there.


    etc.
    I basically don't want, or need that extra drama in my life.
    attack. So, apparently, I caught this mess in time.

    Yes Daryl
    I think you did, better eatting and as much lack of stress and you can! agreed! At this point we better da*mm well look after our self!

    As stated before, I'm not ready to say Goodspeed for you or me!


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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Havok on Sun Aug 15 11:43:00 2021
    reached out but told I was never there for them. Even after car loans, college tuition x3. So when asked I state never had kids.

    It's so sad that so many marriages end so quick with divorce...which is a
    vow tied with a slipknot. I've heard of folks get married on a Friday, and
    they are filing for divorce on a Monday. Or, they get married on New Years
    Eve, then get divorced on Jan. 2, just to show they were married the previous year on their tax forms.

    3) They or their kids are in trouble with the law, are convicted felons,

    Lucky never been there.

    You are.

    I think you did, better eatting and as much lack of stress and you
    can! agreed! At this point we better da*mm well look after our self!

    I'd like to stay on "this side of the grass" for awhile. It's like the
    joke where the preacher is talking to this group of senior citizens and
    elderly folks in Sunday School. He asks them "Why do you believe that The
    Good Lord has allowed each of you to live to such a ripe old age??". One elderly woman piped right up "To test the patience of my relatives". <G>

    As stated before, I'm not ready to say Goodspeed for you or me!

    Thank you, sir. :)

    Daryl

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  • From Havok@316:36/41 to Daryl Stout on Mon Aug 16 08:16:51 2021
    It's so sad that so many marriages end so quick with divorce...which is a vow tied with a slipknot. I've heard of folks get married on a Friday, and they are filing for divorce on a Monday. Or, they get married on New Years Eve, then get divorced on Jan. 2, just to show they were married the previous year on their tax forms.

    With me it's not that I'm excluded it's my Mom that is 90 and the call her Sue
    not Grandmother, that's when you know their is more to play then just me. I
    can handle me but what did my Mother have to do with it.

    As for you and me I hope we both stick in there for a long, long time!


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