May 11th, 2005

Did you BBS? BBSしたか。

Did you BBS?

(this question was posed in the BBOARD, and this was my reply)
I used to BBS in the LA area as a kid. We had a 1200 baud modem and a Leading Edge 8088 with the monitor upgraded to CGA and I got some BBS numbers from my friends. The most popular BBS at the time was called Baud Town. That is where I first got a taste of chatting, door games, and posting.
As I got into it more I started going to more obscure BBSes, where you had to have 3 friends recommend you, etc. That is when I got into ASCII and ANSI art, and pirating games (which were more often than not, shareware games anyway, like One Must Fall, Commander Keen, and Solar Winds).
I still remember one, Wizardry, the number was (818) 222-4444.

Later on we got a 386 and a 9600 baud modem and I found out about this REALLY BIG BBS, it was called Kaiwan, but you had to pay monthly for it. I did and soon discovered things like elm (what is this email thing?), rn (usenet? this is a HUGE BBS!), and other things UNIXy, but I had no idea it was a UNIX box, or even what a UNIX box was, until years later in college where I encountered something called "the Internet" and I never went

(Feel free to post your BBS experiences, too!)





Perserverence 我慢

天気: 晴 行事: 赤来中


Journal for 2005-5-11 Wed..
Weather: Sunny Plan: Akagi JHS

I felt a little under the weather today. I didn't have any problems when I was teaching class, but I think there might be another problem. I haven't been feeling motivated lately. I want to study Japanese, work on game programming, I want to do a lot of things, but I'm not doing anything. I think I might be depressed, but I don't know why. Oh well. As the Japanese say, "I will perserve."

Today's Kanji
Meaning (意味): face

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji
Japanese Reading (訓読み):
Reading Romaji
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation
顔面かんめんkanmenface (of a person)
紅顔こうがんkouganrosy cheeks
拝顔はいがんhaiganmeeting (with another person)

Trevor Lalish-Menagh