Hermes II BBS SysOp

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    Macintosh computers, web design, tropical fish, poetry, Bible study
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  1. Greetings friends, I posted the following message a few other places online, but I wanted to post it here as well, just in case someone here can assist me. Recently, I have been discovering some very cool command line ASCII and ANSI tools, such as jp2a, imagemagick, libcaca and toilet. Unless you are into ASCII and ANSI graphics, and are involved in running a BBS, these little programs will probably be of little interest to you. However, if you are knowledgeable of such things, right now I am having a problem figuring out how to export an ANSI graphic from toilet to a text file on my hard drive. I can't figure out if the file is even being created, and if so, where it is being exported to on my hard drive. According to one Debian user on the mewbies.com website, the graphic should be exported to the "working directory", which in the case of a Mac OS X user, I assume means the Home folder. However, I see nothing being created there. If you are familiar with toilet, please let me know. I have looked at the man page, but while it briefly discusses the --export parameter, it does not specifically say where the graphic is exported to on an OS X machine. Thanks so much!
  2. Hi guys! This message thread looks like it has been dead for a great while, so maybe I can reinvigorate it. I don't use WWIV, but I do use the latest version of the Hermes II BBS, which was an early clone of WWIV. Also, Hermes II is Macintosh-based BBS software. I have been running my Macintosh-based BBS -- the Armageddon BBS -- on and off since early 1994. About two weeks ago, I put it back online again, after struggling with setting up both SheepShaver and Basilisk under Yosemite. I now have both emulators fully operational, and my Hermes II BBS is once again available for anyone who may be interested. In fact, just a few days ago I compiled the latest source -- Hermes II 3.5.11 -- from the GitHub website, and I dare say that I am now the only one who is running Hermes II 3.5.11. It was a challenge to compile it, until I received help from Michael Alyn Miller, who is the current owner of Hermes II, and its most recent developer. Anyway, if you are interested in the history of my BBS, please visit its official home page here: http://www.armageddonbbs.com If you would like to learn how to compile the latest version of Hermes II yourself, using SheepShaver under Yosemite, please go here: http://www.armageddonbbs.com/hermes-ii-bbs-compilation-guide.html Finally, if you actually want to telnet to my BBS, then use this in the Mac OS X Terminal, or in any terminal for that matter: telnet:// 202.128.4.177 It would really be great if there were more Macintosh SysOps around. Let's not let this ancient tech go quietly into the night without a fight. I won't! How about you?