The Unofficial and Unauthorized Edmonton UFie GT thread Well here it is by popular demand the social function of the season By popular vote the GT will be held on March 31 At the Boston Pizza on Whyte Ave.
I propose that we meet there between 19:00 and 19:30 (7-7:30pm) local time.
Traditionaly* attendees wear Floppie disks, to identify themselves to each other. I would like to hear if we should continue this tradition or do we have suggestions for other tags.(eg. network cards, CPU chips etc) Let’s hear from folks on what they would like. Also if people intending to show up could E-mail me before next Monday (March 28) 15:00h Ufie time (16:00/4pm local) so that I can reserve a table or tables for us. The gathering will be IRL so leave your modems at home. Digital cameras, laptops with webcams and cellphone cameras are all welcome.
*Historic note: the first recorded occurance of wearing Flopppies dates back to Nuke The Whales BBS Gt in 1985 held at Albert’s Pancake in Calgary. In Attendance were;
Sysop – Ed The Plankton
Aide – Zarquil Zonar
Aide – Zaphod B
Aide – Barroness
Aide – Ambushbug (Amby)
User – Starlight
User – Melvin C. Thudpucker
User – Fantasy
User – Rabbit
Now, I don’t know WTF “Hieraco” is, but he has quite a number of things wrong. Most obvious being that none of the Calgary Citadel BBS GTs involved wearing of floppy disks as a means of identifying each other at the venue of choice.
He did get one of the BBS names correct. Ed the Plankton did in fact run a Citadel called “Nuke The Whales”. The timeline is a bit off though. I would say that NTW’s era was more around 1989-1992. 1985 is definitely way too early.
As for myself, I ran “Arkham Asylum” under the alias of “Ambush Bug”. The BBS ran entirely from ram on my Amiga A1000, with the permanent message store on an external 400KB 5.25″ floppy drive. The only time the floppy was accessed was during boot up and when new messages were posted or arrived via the shared rooms feature (far superior to FidoNet’s “echo” technology).
The BBS was running C-68 (v2.14) at 2400 baud (CA 403 277 4117) C-68 (v2.14) and linked to Chaos II (Edmonton), Test System (USA), and local Citadels : Poopsie (Channel 23), Nuke The Whales, and another local one run by Xepol the Lost Wanderer.
Meeting at a pancake place? Hmmm. That probably would have been Phil’s, although a larger number of the Get-Together (aka GT) events were at Victoria’s on 17th Ave, where I distinctly remember Doc Atomic in his trademark white lab smock playing vinyl lp’s on his battery operated (heavily modified) portable turntable.
“The Happy Hiker” and Doc Atomic
Last time I heard anything about you, you were being posted to a permanently-docked-ship over in Halifax or something like that. Appears now you have recently relocated to Sweden?
Time to post.