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Havens BBS

Havens BBS is back online. Let see. I ran it from 95 – 98 I think? I don’t rightly know. I just know I had a lot of fun back then. I was really on the right track. Then “the bitch” ruined my life. She wanted to stay home and make babies. I had to put my computer career on hold. That lasted 20 years. Well..better late then never. I have a lot of catching up to do but I love doing it. Check it out or if you’re a point and click person start at


Someone Blow the Dust Off!

Someone blow the dust off this server. I’m here to post something. I never knew a site could be so slow. I feel like I’m living in the 90’s logging onto websites over a phone line. Anyway, it took me so long to get here I forgot what I wanted to write about… … … … Oh yea! My BBS. A few months ago I decided to put up another BBS. Same one I ran in the 90’s only on a modern system. The board is called “Havens BBS”. You can reach it by telnet to port 23 or you can use The board is connected to many “nets” such as Dovenet, Retronet, and Micronet among others. It’s great to be back to running a BBS. It can be frustrating sometimes but nothing feels better when I can get it to work. I’m running Synchronet BBS for Linux on a Ubuntu Server. It has some glitches but nothing I can’t handle. The ANSI screens can be difficult as I am not an artist. All in all it’s been a rewarding experience so far. The user base is no where near the way it was back in the 90’s but considering the timeline I can’t believe the amount of people there are still using a BBS.

Slow Slow Slow

I can’t believe how slow this site is. Does anyone visit http sites anymore? Well it is a free site so I guess I shouldn’t complain. I’m just not motivated to work on the site. It’s painfully slow. I don’t dare use any new plugins. I just don’t have the patience to wait for them to load. Ok..I’m done bitching. Have a nice day.

NFL Playoffs!

So the Playoffs are here. It seems like yesterday I watched the season opener. I’m watching the Colts and Texans right now. The Colts have jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter already. I’m rooting for Andrew Luck. It would be great to see him go to the Super Bowl. Later on we have Dallas and Seattle going at it. It’s hard to believe both teams are in the playoffs after the horrible start they both had. I’m going with the Kansas City Chiefs going to the Super Bowl.

Should I meet her?

So I’ve been communicating with a woman on Plenty of Fish and she wants to meet me for coffee. The thing is I’ve never met anyone Face to Face without first video chatting. I normally use Skype or Google Talk but she told me she doesn’t have a camera for her computer and wouldn’t know how to work it if she did. Without even thinking I asked if she would like to meet me for a cup of coffee at a Starbucks nearby. She said Yes. Yikes! What did I get myself into?

Suppose I meet her and she’s ugly as sin? Suppose she’s not the age she claims she is and lied about it? What if … What if … Blah Blah Blah. The more I think about it the more anxious I get. Should I call it off? Does her looks and age really matter? We have so much in common I feel like we’ve known each other for years. Yet she really is a stranger to me. What if she’s drop dead gorgeous? I know I’m no catch. Maybe she’ll just laugh and leave me with the bill. I’m having an anxiety attack just thinking about it. Look everyone in Starbucks is laughing at me. Maybe I’ll just not show up at all. Wait…Maybe She won’t show up! Oh man this is bad.

These are the things that go through my BB Brain when I think about meeting a woman Face to Face . I’ve been divorced and single for over 15 years. I’d really like to meet someone but my anxiety disorder can really be paralyzing at times. How will I ever meet someone if I’m afraid to take a chance? I’d love to meet that special woman but I’m my own worst enemy.

Back in the day I had no trouble meeting girls. It was easy. All I had to do was go out to one of the many bars on Long Island. I would bye the girl a drink and ask her she if she would like to dance. 3 or 4 drinks later we were in the backseat of my Chevy Nova. This idea of meeting for coffee is completely foreign to me! I mean what do I say after “Hi, how are you? How do you like your coffee?” Then what? With my luck she’ll tell me she doesn’t drink coffee. Holy Crap! Why are we in Starbucks?

The problem is I gave up “bar hopping” years ago. I gave up the booze too. It’s easy to chit chat once I’ve have a few drinks. After a few more I become John Travolta on the dance floor. “You can tell by the way I use my walk I’m a woman’s time to talk”Staying Alive. Oh Yea baby! Let’s do the “Bump”. Am I giving away my age yet?

Anyway I’d really like to hear a females perspective on this. If I ask a man he’d just say “Just talk to her that’s all” or “You just need an escape plan”. I love it when the advice is “You can meet women at the grocery store ya know”. How does that work?? “Excuse me but that’s a nice steak your looking at. Are you going to cook it or is someone else?” How lame does that sound? Or ” I see you picked out some very nice eggs. How do you like your eggs sunny side up or scrambled?”. Oh yea, that’ll get her attention.

So the jury is still out on meeting this woman for coffee. Should I meet her or not?Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?

I messed up!

I messed up my access to this blog fooling with the settings. I knew it was a mistake to change things. Now I’m stuck using the WordPress interface and cannot use OpenWriter. Oh well. It’s not the end of the world. This blog is old and slow so I’m going to let it fade into the sunset. I’ll check back now and then just to see if it’s still alive. Who visits here anyway??

That’s about all folks.

A New Post from WordPress

This post come from the wordpress account. Already there’s a problem saving drafts.


    Updated this blog site. The site is hosted on a really slow server so it’s painful to do any adminstrative tasks. I’m finding out a lot of WordPress is a hook and bait scheme. Most of the themes and plugins cost money. One needs to be careful not to get hooked and reeled. They give you a limited page for free but when you start to add the “cool” stuff you will need to use your credit card.

    I started another WordPress page Click here. It’s more secure then the older pages I have. Security has become a big deal so I don’t know if users even visit http sites. The new page is a https site hosted on WordPress and has the latest version of WordPress.

No internet access on Haven Manor. That didn’t last long. There was a major outage in the area but that was 2 days ago. I’ll hope for the best but I don’t think I’ll have it back anytime soon. I’m using the Hotspot connection from my phone. I won’t be working on the web stuff too much. I need to keep my data usage down.

Daily Rant

This is a new post from OpenLive.  My site hosted by WordPress is much faster then motd. That’s probably because the servers are swapping back and forth and checking users and permission. Posting directly to WordPress is a nicer experience.


Open Writer is working fine. This is an avatar I use a lot on the Web. Synchronet is being modernized and now has avatars too. I perfer using the BBS for social networking but I still keep a few WordPress sites updated.

Forward Progress

The blog in setup and I can begin to post. I am using OpenWriter. This is just a post to test the site.

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