From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Mon May 30 11:10:22 2022
The FidoGazette Volume 18 Number 11 30 May 2022
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Table of Contents
1. EDITORIAL ................................................ 1
A Second Chance .......................................... 1
A Call For Content ....................................... 1
2. NET HUMOR ................................................ 3
Thought Of The Week ...................................... 3
3. GOOD NEWS ................................................ 4
Stray Dogs Wait For Free Meals ........................... 4
4. FIDOGAZETTE BBS LIST ..................................... 6
5. FIDONET SOFTWARE LIST .................................... 9
6. FIDOGAZETTE INFORMATION .................................. 16
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I recently had two heart attacks within a month and had three stents
put into my heart. I was going to have open heart surgery but due to
other factors it was decided to do the stents. It's been very nice to
breathe again without effort though spending over a month in two
different hospitals to get the doctors to figure out what to do with
me was not fun at all.
During this, I had my last remainig teeth pulled out of my mouth so
now I am toothless and cannot get dentures due to a lack of income.
This is not ideal and I will be working with what I have to eat. I
have a blender and a slow cooker and will be making use of those to
I want to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes
during this rather trying time for me. I fully intend on sticking
around and am working on making myself healthier. I lost 20 pounds
(9.1 kg) while in the hospital and if I can lose 20 more pounds, I
will be at a healthy weight for my height.
I haven't been able to do much for quite some time and now I can. I
hope to stick around for a lot longer.
Sorry that there's not more content in this issue...I can always use
content from you though!
Once again, I am putting out a call for content for the FidoGazette.
It doesn't have to be fancy; just something that either pertains to
Fidonet or something that Fidonet sysops would like to read about. I
am always happy to help with editing, proofreading, or what-have-you.
If you want to contribute an article, the FG Submission Guidelines are
published weekly on Wednesdays and are available via WWW, FTP,
I am always available via netmail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if
you have any questions about an article.
While I enjoy publishing the FidoGazette, it is here for you, the
sysop, and not just for my pleasure. <G>
Stray Dogs Know This Shop Prepares Free Meals, So They Wait Patiently
For Their Turn
BY Anna Mason
April 10, 2022
Gerardo Ortiz's mother taught him to always help those most in need.
So when a hungry, stray dog appeared at his restaurant, Ajilalo, one
night hoping for a scrap of food, Ortiz did what many other people
would not do.
Instead of chasing her away, the young Peruvian gave the overjoyed dog
a meal. Unsurprisingly, the unloved animal appeared the following
evening, and many more afterward.
Word must have gone round about the tasty, free meals. Since that
first night six years ago, other dogs have shown up at that place of
kindness in the city of Lima, and Ortiz never fails to feed them and
provide them with water.
"I love to help animals and people-it fills my soul," he said. "We
won't take anything with us when we leave this world, so let's share
what little or however much we have-and let's respect the animals, end
"My inspiration was always my mother and still is," he said. "She does
the same with people and dogs. We also bring homeless people to our
place and provide them with food."
The small restaurant does a good trade in typically Peruvian
meat-based dishes, including anticucho, rachi, and mollejitas, plus
sweetbread. "We share with them the food we sell, and sometimes there
are people who donate croquettes and we also share them," Ortiz said.
For this passionate chef and small business owner, sharing what he has
with others is the best feeling.
With increasing numbers of strays on Peru's streets, one of the
patrons of Restaurant Ajilalo has adopted six dogs herself. When Ortiz
and his team have enough, they donate food to her, too.
Ortiz, who aspired to run his own business since he was young, says
his mother encouraged him to help due to her own concern for abandoned
dogs in the country's capital.
"Ever since I was a child I loved animals-my mother instilled that in
me. As a child, I fed the dogs that passed by our home," he said.
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Princesa, the very first dog with the hungry look who showed up six
years ago, sadly died of cancer. But not before she was adopted by an
animal lover in the neighborhood, and given a comfortable home.
"She always arrived at the same time", said Ortiz, remembering her.
"She was practically the one who took care of us, and all our clients
Ortiz and his staff's acts of kindness have attracted followers on
social networks keen to reach out and commend their good deeds. Even
his customers are full of praise seeing how the restaurant staff feeds
the hungry canine visitors.
"Thank God we have always had the full support of our customers," he
At the moment, Restaurant Ajilalo is running out of rented premises,
but Ortiz is gradually working toward purchasing his own building.
"With effort and dedication, I know I will achieve it," Ortiz said
BBS Name: Central Ontario Remote
Sysop name: Mick Manning
Fidonet AKA: 1:229/307
BBS Software: Mystic
Telnet address/Phone #: centralontarioremote.com:2323
Desc: Home of the musician's network, BluesNET.
BBS Name: Imzadi Box
Sysop name: Anna Christina Nass
Fidonet AKA: 2:240/5824
BBS Software: Synchronet
Telnet address/Phone #: box.imzadi.de
Desc: Small BBS with several games and message networks.
FTN hub of WeedNet (Zone 420)
BBS Name: Outpost BBS
Sysop name: Sean Dennis (digimaus/KS4TD)
Fidonet AKA: 1:18/200
BBS Software: MBSE BBS
Telnet: bbs.outpostbbs.net ports 23 or 10123
Desc: The home of Cheepware, The Micronet Information Network,
the FidoGazette, and the Ham Distribution Network SDS. A
MBSE BBS Dev Team test system.
BBS Name: Palantir BBS
Sysop name: Dan Clough (AKA Gamgee)
Fidonet AKA: 1:123/115
BBS Software: Synchronet
Telnet address: palantirbbs.ddns.net
Desc: Multiple echomail networks, old-school filebase and several
CDROMs online. Lots of Doom/Quake/Duke stuff. Many local
and BBSLink doors. New callers welcome!
Desc: When you build a BBS on a Pi, you have a PiBBS!
BBS Name: Phoenix BBS
Sysop name: Andrew Leary
Fidonet AKA: 1:320/219
BBS Software: MBSE BBS 1.0.8
Telnet address/Phone #: phoenix.bnbbbs.net:2323
Desc: Home of MBSE BBS and FidoNet New England Region 16.
BBS Name: <<Prism BBS
Sysop name: Janis Kracht
Fidonet AKA: 1:261/38
BBS Software: BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
Telnet address/Phone #: filegate.net:2030
Desc: Home of IFDC FileGate Project. Files from PDN, Util*Net,
Win_FDN and more.
BBS Name: Star Collision BBS
Sysop name: Bjorn Wiberg
Fidonet AKA: 2:201/137
BBS Software: Mystic BBS
Telnet address/Phone #: scbbs.nsupdate.info:61023
Desc: Star Collision BBS was founded in 1993, closed in 1997, and
re-opened in 2019. It will focus on echomail conferences
and file echos for the time being, with more to come in the
BBS Name: Roon's BBS
Sysop name: Daniel Path
Fidonet AKA: 2:371/52
BBS Software: Maximus/2
Telnet address/Phone #: bbs.roonsbbs.hu:1212 +36-1-4454412
Desc: pure retro 90s bbs, original hardware and software :)
BBS Name: thE qUAntUm wOrmhOlE
Sysop name: Christian Sacks (MeaTLoTioN)
Fidonet AKA: 2:250/5
BBS Software: Mystic BBS v1.12 A47
Telnet address/Phone #: bbs.erb.pw:23
Desc: Mystic door development, experimental and educational, thE
qUAntUm wOrmhOlE is the home of qUAntUm RaDio!, tqwNet and
tqwCTF. Lots of door games and utilities, some traditional,
some highly experimental.
BBS Name: The Rusty MailBox
Sysop name: Alan Ianson
Fidonet AKA: 1:153/757
BBS Software: BBBS
Telnet address/Phone #: trmb.ca:2030
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Desc: An old school BBS. File and message areas including
Fidonet, fsxNet, Metronet and Cybernet.
BBS Name: The Thunderbolt BBS
Sysop name: Daryl Stout
Fidonet AKA: 1:2320/33
BBS Software: Synchronet
Telnet address/Phone #: wx4qzbbs.ddnsfree.com
Desc: Arkansas' longest running Ham Radio/Weather BBS. Note that
the BBS is offline during maintenance, or when
thunderstorms are in the area. Over 350 doors, over 700
message areas, and over 10,000 files. Free Usage, G/PG
content. Christian Related material is online for those who
If you would like your BBS to be listed, just use the template below
and send it to me in a message in the FIDOGAZETTE echo or via netmail.
*=Software is available and may be registerable,
but no longer supported or updated.
@=Website is operating but is no longer updated.
?=Software's updating/support status is unknown.
O=Software is open source.
This list contains BBS-related software that is available
for registration (not necessarily supported), open source
software and actively developed/supported software by its
author. Software listed may be available for DOS, Linux,
OS/2 (eComStation), Windows (16 or 32 bit) and OSX.
Telnet/Dialup BBS |# |http://www.telnetbbsguide.com 1:275/89
Guide | | Maintained by Dave Perrussel
| | This is probably the most updated BBS
| | list on the Internet for a general
| | BBS list.
Synchronet BBS List |# |http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html
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The BBS Corner |# |http://www.bbscorner.com
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