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[Aug. 26th, 2007|02:49 pm]
Nate Bunnyfield
Yes, I am aware there are a select few that will get this...

Whenever I download a file larger than a gigabyte these days, I have flashbacks to when it took an hour to download a megabyte with Zmodem.

And I'd have to do something offline while it downloaded because I hadn't gotten a PPP account yet.

Yeah, I kinda miss watching the ANSI status bar and CRC/Checksum mismatch error count.

[User Picture]From: six2
2007-08-26 11:03 pm (UTC)
My god, no one has mentioned Zmodem in my presence in as long as I can remember.

I started at 2400 baud, but only because I was poor. I dialed in to free gopher access, which I hacked to telnet into TradeWars 2002 games.
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From: natebunnyfield
2007-08-26 11:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I had a Hayes 2400 through middle school until I "borrowed" a U.S. Robotics 14.4 from my dad's employer.

The name U.S. Robotics still scares me. +++ATH0

Getting around limited net access is still one of my favorite video games.
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[User Picture]From: six2
2007-08-27 12:12 am (UTC)
I ran a WWIV BBS and sysoped for some friends. In some ways it was more interesting than my use of the internet now, at the very least it was more personal.
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From: natebunnyfield
2007-08-27 02:06 am (UTC)
Some of my favorite people were WWIV sysops.
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From: nemp
2007-08-27 03:25 am (UTC)
TW2002! I remember when I was part of a little cartel on our local BBS, ganging up on others, mining the hell out of everywhere, always on the lookout for secure topology, cloning planets, and having business meetings after AP Chemistry. How nerdy is that? One time I accidentally overflowed the number of credits a player could own and instantly turned 4.3 billion to negative 4.3 billion. Oops!
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[User Picture]From: six2
2007-08-27 03:28 am (UTC)
People still have games going on out there, mostly through web telnet clients.

They even tried to make a modernized MMORPG version, but it never materialized.
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2007-08-27 07:58 am (UTC)
A year or so ago, I actually had to remember some of the old terminal controlled modem commands and x/y/zmodem protocols for something at work. There was a old piece of comm equipment we needed working from that era. Weird flashbacks to a misspent youth.
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