* Pinned Post *Sticky

Going to pin this post (if it lets me) so that folks can more easily find the links. You can access the BBS by using your telnet client and visiting telnet://bbs.shadowscope.com or telnet://shadowscope.noip.us If you want an EASY way to get to it from your web browser you can access it from this blog or […] →Read more

Site Updates

Seems like the only time I post at all the last couple of years is when I’ve updated the site. I’ve temporarily changed from the comic based theme here to retrogeek. Not sure if I like this or not but as most of my stuff the last couple of years has to do with the […] →Read more

Upgrades

Had a few minutes of downtime earlier. Just finished adding another network drive as I was running out of space for my Plex server. I now have 11 terabytes of network space (4 of that is free). Should be good for another couple of years. Going to take the BBS down again later this evening […] →Read more

Google Wifi

Power went out in the storms last night briefly. When it came back on apparently my mesh network didn’t start operating again. I was able to get out but apparently the BBS was unavailable. Didn’t realize that until this morning. I’ve reset it and everything should be good to go now. →Read more

Downtime

Due to the severe weather that’s supposed to move through this evening and into overnight I will be taking down the BBS and any other internal servers for the evening. Depending on when the storm moves through it may be tomorrow evening before I come back online (Have to leave for work around 6ish.) The […] →Read more

A how-to on getting DOSBox to work with Mystic BBS (Windows version)

Maskreet over at Throwbackbbs.com has this pretty good write-up that’s been up at least a couple of years. I needed it earlier this week and his site was temporarily down so I’ve decided to mirror it here. Everything below is courtesy of him: Written by maskreet 12/3/2014(updated 1/19/2018; newest DOSBox SVN) First of all, if […] →Read more

New Content on the Board

Added a bunch of lit packs today as well as several hundred old BBS mods and art packs. Still need to separate the art packs into different sections at some point. Also have added email validation. Expect that the next time you log in. If you don’t have a valid email address, update it from […] →Read more

BBS Screenshots

Here are some example screenshots of menus on the board. Thanks mostly to Luciano Ayres at https://www.ansigarden.com/ for the awesome menus. There’s no way I could have such a good looking BBS without them. I am OK at Ansi/Ascii and can edit existing stuff but my work pales in comparison to most of the great […] →Read more