Due to some recent interest in having a Commodore-run dial-up BBS for people to call, I've decided to put up Borderline BBS, running on Color 64 v7.37!
This BBS operates 24 hours a day, starting NOW! It operates at 300/1200/2400 baud, and features 40/80 column operation, ASCII/ANSI/PETSCII support, message bases, file transfers, and online games (Master's Empire 5.4, Stock Market, and Horse Racing!).
So dust off your old Commodore modems and give Borderline BBS a call at (951)242-3593. For international callers, the country code is 1.
Oh... And before anyone asks... Cottonwood BBS and Cottonwood II *are* still online, accessable via Telnet. So yeah, I'm running 3 BBS's simultaneously now on *real* Commodore hardware... *Someday* I'll sleep.
I came up with a PETSCII art ad for Borderline BBS, designed using Kaleidoscope on my C64. This is actually an edited version of the last "frame" of the animated intro graphic that you'll see if you call... Anyway, here's the ad for your viewing pleasure:
I just wanted to post a quick reminder to everyone that Borderline BBS is still up and running 24/7. It's still the only Commodore-run dial-up BBS anywhere. So dust off your old modems and check it out! Blazing along at speeds up to 2400 baud!
Man I wish there were more of these. Its so sad that dial ups are gone these days. Ive toyed with this idea myself. But the cost of an additional line, for the return seems hard to justify. Maybe we should go around town and put up some flyers that read "Have a computer with a modem? Put it to use!" or some such. Folks today probably would NEED instructions on how to call a local BBS... shame...
Most underused piece of equipment on my PC = modem.
Actually, because I'm in the military, the amount of pay I get (I'm considered "poor") qualifies me for a discount on utilities, including telephone. I got the lowest cost phone line available, with outgoing calls only allowed to local numbers (don't really need outgoing calls anyway, since all calls to the BBS are *incoming*), so I end up only paying $5 a month for the phone line. Not too shabby, eh?
I'm happy to announce that Borderline BBS is now running on a CMD hard drive instead of the 1581 and seven 1571s that it's been running on for some time now. This means that the file transfer section is vastly bigger now, with plenty of room for additional files to be added. It also means that I'll probably be saving a bit on my electricity bill.
Check out the "new and improved" Borderline BBS by calling +1(951)242-3593. For more information, visit the Cottonwood/Borderline website (the URL is in my signature, below).