I am just listening to episode 1632 now and learned about this community. I figured I better get in before someone else took my username. I have been too busy to hang out in IRC lately and so this is another outlet for me.
Welcome here! We have a really fun Introductions thread going where people tell a little bit about themselves and say hello. I hope you’ll consider writing a bit about yourself and sharing it there!
I’ve been lurking around since the TWiT Cottage days and Leo’s first use of a Logitech web cam. I even watched him in Vancouver when he did Lab with Leo. He was live streaming that show’s tapings if you knew how to find it and I would have side visits with people like Sean Carruthers.
I only saw his Call for Help in Toronto afterwards in reruns on Rogers cable.
However, I first encountered Leo because I used his Mac Dialer program back in the late 1980s. I was big into the BBS scene back then.
No one ever takes my username…
Certainly glad to have you here. I think this will be a great place for all of us to hang out and share memories and of course ideas on tech.
Glad to see ya here
If I click my name to see the quick profile popup, it only shows a couple of lines of the longer description that I wrote. Can curious folks ever even see the rest? The … isn’t a clickable target to reveal more… I thought it would be! Am I missing something?
You click the profile picture in the quick popup to read more, not the ellipses.
Plus another step after that… you then have to click on “Expand…” This could be better. Also, the three dots is a standard and is used even here on this platform! It’s right there next to the “Reply” at the bottom of each message in a list. This would be a good thing to change so that it goes straight to that expanded profile page for a given user. Clicking on the avatar is not intuitive.
Thanks for posting that info. Very informative
BBSes? I even hosted one for a while on my own computer when it was winding down. Now that BBS lives as a Wordpress site: https://warpsixbbs.wordpress.com I also used Leo’s software that he wrote back in the day… QDial! LINK: https://macgui.com/usenet/?group=109&start=240&id=6
CORRECTION: QDIAL v. 1.2, not Mac Dialer. See my other reply for a link to the binary.
Holy crumpets! Now if you could only find the QDial source. I guess I could disassemble it. It was written in ASM.
Of course it totally wouldn’t work today. It used the vertical blank interval which only happens on CRT displays.