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wiskow
May 20th, 2009, 07:01 PM
As many of you already know, I'm in the U.S. navy, and I'm currently stationed in California where I work with TV broadcasting for the military. I've just been informed that I'll be getting sent to Afghanistan on a temporary assignment to work at the receiving end of the TV signals that we send out from here. I'll be leaving on 7 June, and I won't be back until 14 February 2010. As a result of this, both Cottonwood and Borderline BBSs, as well as the Cottonwood website, the ACUG website, and my personal website, will all be offline while I'm away. I'll be shutting everything down on 5 June. But, 8 months later, when I get back, everything will be back up and running again. I'm very grateful for everyone's support, and I look forward to catching up on things in the "Commodore world" upon my return next year.

wiskow
May 23rd, 2009, 12:19 AM
Just a quick update... I've managed to find an alternate location to host my web pages, so those will all remain up and running while I'm away. I've already moved them, and everything seems to be running smoothly. I added a notice to the top of the main page about the BBSs being down while I'm gone.

linuxlove
May 25th, 2009, 03:37 PM
I wish you well and hope you come back safe to enjoy your vintage computers once more.

wiskow
January 10th, 2010, 04:23 PM
As of today, 10 January 2010, both Cottonwood and Borderline BBSs are back up and running. Thank you everyone for your support while I was away, and I hope you'll all continue to give your support by calling my boards. :)

Call Borderline BBS at +1 (951)242-3593.

"Call" Cottonwood BBS at cottonwood.servebbs.com:6400.

Old Tech... Still alive and well in 2010!

Ole Juul
January 10th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Welcome back!

BTW: what's that other article called "Cottonwood & Borderline BBSs & website - temporary closure " about? I'm asking because I don't have permission to read it. :)

MikeS
January 11th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Yeah, I'd heard you were coming back a little earlier; welcome back, Andrew, and hope those stacks of 15?1 disk drives are all still spinning...

wiskow
January 12th, 2010, 03:02 PM
Welcome back!

BTW: what's that other article called "Cottonwood & Borderline BBSs & website - temporary closure " about? I'm asking because I don't have permission to read it. :)

I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to. Are you saying that you don't have permission to read the older messages in this thread? If that's the case, I started this thread last year to let everyone know that I'd be taking my BBSs offline while I was on a military assignment to Afghanistan. I'm not sure why you wouldn't have permission to read the older messages. It looks like there have been some changes made on these forums while I was away; perhaps that has something to do with it?


Yeah, I'd heard you were coming back a little earlier; welcome back, Andrew, and hope those stacks of 15?1 disk drives are all still spinning...

Yes, the old drives are still running. I'm always "tweaking" the setup, but I currently have Cottonwood running on two 1581s and two 1571s. Borderline continues to run on a CMD hard drive. I may be getting a Lt. Kernal hard drive soon, and if that happens, I'll be setting up Cottonwood to run on that.

Ole Juul
January 12th, 2010, 04:07 PM
wiskow: Are you saying that you don't have permission to read the older messages in this thread? If that's the case, . . . I haven't noticed that to be the case. It was just the link that was posted there which requires permission. The title also has some left-over bits of html in it, so I think it's just a little problem with the forum code. Not a big deal. :)

BTW, I gave you a small mention (with link) on my Voxigo blog (http://voxigo.wordpress.com/) in an entry called "The BBS Lives! (http://voxigo.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/the-bbs-lives/)".

wiskow
January 12th, 2010, 06:56 PM
BTW, I gave you a small mention (with link) on my Voxigo blog (http://voxigo.wordpress.com/) in an entry called "The BBS Lives! (http://voxigo.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/the-bbs-lives/)".

Thanks! :)