• bbsfiles' doug dead

    From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to All on Sat Nov 27 13:05:19 2021
    why didnt anybody tell me he died? https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2021/09/death-announcement-doug-rhea-ntrpg-con.html
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to All on Thu Dec 2 08:26:05 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to All on Sat Nov 27 2021 01:05 pm


    why didnt anybody tell me he died? https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2021/09/death- announcement-doug-rhea-ntrpg-con.html



    okay are we arguing too much in here or does nobody care
    that this dude died horribly?
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to MRO on Thu Dec 2 12:21:16 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to All on Thu Dec 02 2021 08:26 am

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to All on Sat Nov 27 2021 01:05 pm


    why didnt anybody tell me he died? https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2021/09/death- announcement-doug-rhea-ntrpg-con.html



    okay are we arguing too much in here or does nobody care
    that this dude died horribly?

    I might be too new to the scene, but this guy's namke does not ring a bell.

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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Arelor on Thu Dec 2 14:38:05 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Arelor to MRO on Thu Dec 02 2021 12:21 pm

    I might be too new to the scene, but this guy's namke does not ring a bell.

    This was his site, I wonder if some of these reg key generators are just gone now. He was nice when I interacted with him, but I think he kept alot under the hood that might be lost.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180823041902/http://www.bbsfiles.com/main.html

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Thu Dec 2 17:03:00 2021
    why didnt anybody tell me he died? https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2021/09/death- announcement-doug-rhea-ntrpg-con.html

    okay are we arguing too much in here or does nobody care
    that this dude died horribly?

    I care, although I don't know that I ever interacted with him directly. It
    is sad.


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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to MRO on Thu Dec 2 17:26:00 2021
    why didnt anybody tell me he died? https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2021/09/death- announcement-doug-rhea-ntrpg-con.html

    okay are we arguing too much in here or does nobody care
    that this dude died horribly?

    Dude - you must have known him much better than I - while I enjoyed bbsfiles.com, I didn't really known the chap; but I know he was loved in the BBS community.

    It sounds like his sickness was long-lived and - do we really need to describe that as horribly and... I just think that his legacy and name deserves a bit more than your flippant attitude towards his death.

    Excuse me for speaking up; and I suppose this tone is normal from you - but remember, I'm just some no one who won't be around in 5 years.



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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Thu Dec 2 19:29:36 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to All on Thu Dec 02 2021 08:26 am

    okay are we arguing too much in here or does nobody care
    that this dude died horribly?

    I'm sure most of us care, to different degress and for different reasons.
    I'm not clear what your point is.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Thu Dec 2 23:38:53 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: The Lizard Master to Arelor on Thu Dec 02 2021 02:38 pm

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Arelor to MRO on Thu Dec 02 2021 12:21 pm

    I might be too new to the scene, but this guy's namke does not ring a bell.

    This was his site, I wonder if some of these reg key generators are just gone now. He was nice when I interacted with him, but I think he kept alot under the hood that might be lost.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180823041902/http://www.bbsfiles.com/main.html


    yeah he was out to make a buck for most of his run, so he did have stuff that wasn't released on his site. basically what he did was get code gens and serial numbers from prominant people in bbsing and put it all in one place. he organized it. then he would make money from selling keys and use it to pay authors who wanted to give up their source.

    i probably do have everything from his site, it's just thrown in with everything else.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Thu Dec 2 23:40:12 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: The Lizard Master to Arelor on Thu Dec 02 2021 02:38 pm

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Arelor to MRO on Thu Dec 02 2021 12:21 pm

    I might be too new to the scene, but this guy's namke does not ring a bell.

    This was his site, I wonder if some of these reg key generators are just gone now. He was nice when I interacted with him, but I think he kept alot under the hood that might be lost.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180823041902/http://www.bbsfiles.com/main.html

    ---TLM

    well maybe i do have all his stuff except for when there isnt a code
    added in the archive.

    https://i.imgur.com/UQowrSo.png
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Thu Dec 2 23:42:26 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Thu Dec 02 2021 07:29 pm

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to All on Thu Dec 02 2021 08:26 am

    okay are we arguing too much in here or does nobody care
    that this dude died horribly?

    I'm sure most of us care, to different degress and for different reasons. I'm not clear what your point is.
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    well i heard someone posted on the bbs facebook group and it was crickets and it was the same thing here.

    just seems weird to me.

    i saw this happen with eli sanford and his people, also.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Thu Dec 2 22:48:45 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Thu Dec 02 2021 11:42 pm

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Thu Dec 02 2021 07:29 pm

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to All on Thu Dec 02 2021 08:26 am

    okay are we arguing too much in here or does nobody care
    that this dude died horribly?

    I'm sure most of us care, to different degress and for different reasons. I'm not clear what your point is.

    well i heard someone posted on the bbs facebook group and it was crickets

    I and others responded on Facebook. Seemed an appropriate level of reaction to me.

    and it was the same thing here.

    just seems weird to me.

    i saw this happen with eli sanford and his people, also.

    I never spoke with either of them personally, so I don't have too much to say about it, but I seem to recall at least speaking a few kind words. And I remember reading others reaction too. Maybe we're in different FB groups. <shurg>
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to The Lizard Master on Fri Dec 3 03:25:25 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: The Lizard Master to Arelor on Thu Dec 02 2021 02:38 pm

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Arelor to MRO on Thu Dec 02 2021 12:21 pm

    I might be too new to the scene, but this guy's namke does not ring a bel

    This was his site, I wonder if some of these reg key generators are just gon now. He was nice when I interacted with him, but I think he kept alot under the hood that might be lost.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180823041902/http://www.bbsfiles.com/main.html

    ---TLM


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Digital Man on Fri Dec 3 03:27:44 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Thu Dec 02 2021 07:29 pm

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to All on Thu Dec 02 2021 08:26 am

    okay are we arguing too much in here or does nobody care
    that this dude died horribly?

    I'm sure most of us care, to different degress and for different reasons. I'm not clear what your point is.

    I think his point was that mro thinks this guy was important enough to talk about him, and nobody was talking about him, which was kind of disgraceful for the BBS community :-)

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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to MRO on Fri Dec 3 08:33:50 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to The Lizard Master on Thu Dec 02 2021 11:40 pm

    I might be too new to the scene, but this guy's namke does not ring a bell.

    This was his site, I wonder if some of these reg key generators are just gone now. He was nice when I interacted with him, but I think he kept alot under the hood that might be lost.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180823041902/http://www.bbsfiles.com/main.h tml

    ---TLM

    well maybe i do have all his stuff except for when there isnt a code
    added in the archive.

    Oh wow, do you happen to have a reg code for Rebel Kingdom by any chance? It's not a very popular game, but I always enjoyed it and had a reg code for it that was lost at some point.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/DMINE to MRO on Fri Dec 3 08:19:00 2021
    MRO wrote to Digital Man <=-

    well i heard someone posted on the bbs facebook group and it was
    crickets and it was the same thing here.

    just seems weird to me.

    i saw this happen with eli sanford and his people, also.

    As I dig more and more into the history of PCs, in general, there are many people who are "unsung heroes" and die in obscurity.

    Ex:
    Dennis Richie passed away about the same time Steve Jobs did.
    Dennis' contribution to our world today was FAR greater than Steve Jobs, yet Jobs' death was all over the news and Dennis' death barely got any notice.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Fri Dec 3 09:22:15 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Thu Dec 02 2021 11:42 pm

    well i heard someone posted on the bbs facebook group and it was crickets and it was the same thing here.

    just seems weird to me.

    I hadn't heard of Doug (I had only used bbsfiles a few times). But cancer is always a bad way to go.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Fri Dec 3 13:05:58 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Thu Dec 02 2021 10:48 pm


    i saw this happen with eli sanford and his people, also.

    I never spoke with either of them personally, so I don't have too much to say about it, but I seem to recall at least speaking a few kind words. And I remember reading others reaction too. Maybe we're in different FB groups. <shurg>

    oh you've talked to them on irc i'm sure and in msg bases.
    i dont use facebook anymore, i'm just going by the person who posted it in sean's group.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Arelor on Fri Dec 3 13:07:32 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Arelor to Digital Man on Fri Dec 03 2021 03:27 am

    I'm sure most of us care, to different degress and for different reasons. I'm not clear what your point is.

    I think his point was that mro thinks this guy was important enough to talk about him, and nobody was talking about him, which was kind of disgraceful for the BBS community :-)


    they enjoyed taking what he had to offer, but when he was gone they didnt give a shit and moved on. it's a very impersonal thing.
    i talked shit about the dude and i'm mourning him more than these people.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Fri Dec 3 13:09:30 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: The Lizard Master to MRO on Fri Dec 03 2021 08:33 am


    Oh wow, do you happen to have a reg code for Rebel Kingdom by any chance? It's not a very popular game, but I always enjoyed it and had a reg code for it that was lost at some point.


    never heard of it. whats the filename.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dr. What on Fri Dec 3 13:11:11 2021
    Re: Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Dr. What to MRO on Fri Dec 03 2021 08:19 am


    Ex:
    Dennis Richie passed away about the same time Steve Jobs did.
    Dennis' contribution to our world today was FAR greater than Steve Jobs, yet Jobs' death was all over the news and Dennis' death barely got any notice.


    you can chalk that up to steve jobs' excellence at marketting himself and apple. jobs was a mentally ill asshole.

    most people dont even know who dennis ritchie is, but we all owe him a lot.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Fri Dec 3 13:15:44 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Fri Dec 03 2021 09:22 am

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Thu Dec 02 2021 11:42 pm

    well i heard someone posted on the bbs facebook group and it was crickets and it was the same thing here.

    just seems weird to me.

    I hadn't heard of Doug (I had only used bbsfiles a few times). But cancer is always a bad way to go.

    Nightfox

    his fucking intestines ruptured. pretty painful
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Fri Dec 3 11:47:05 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Fri Dec 03 2021 01:15 pm

    his fucking intestines ruptured. pretty painful

    Ah, that's a pretty bad way to go. :(
    The link you posted only mentioned he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and he beat the odds until now.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dr. What on Fri Dec 3 12:19:19 2021
    Re: Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: Dr. What to MRO on Fri Dec 03 2021 08:19 am

    Dennis Richie passed away about the same time Steve Jobs did.
    Dennis' contribution to our world today was FAR greater than Steve Jobs, yet Jobs' death was all over the news and Dennis' death barely got any notice.

    Dennis Ritchie may have preferred it that way. I don't know.

    I definitely noticed and noted on Dennis' death (glancing at the copy of K&R on my desk now), but I don't know that he wanted the kind of fame and adulation that Steve Jobs received during his life and after.

    Dennis and many other relatively unknowns are definitely technical pioneers and the technically-inclined will continue to learn of and credit their contributions for decades to come. But it's kind of like "famous" physicists or mathemeticians, it's really their peer community that mostly recognizes their achievements and mourns the loss, often quietly.
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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to MRO on Fri Dec 3 15:12:07 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to The Lizard Master on Fri Dec 03 2021 01:09 pm

    Oh wow, do you happen to have a reg code for Rebel Kingdom by any chance? It's not a very popular game, but I always enjoyed it and had a reg code for it that was lost at some point.


    never heard of it. whats the filename.

    RK950.ZIP 428K 01-31-1995
    Rebel Kingdom On-Line Door Game for most BBS
    Programs. Rebel Kingdom is
    a medievil RPG where you build your kingdom
    while destroying your opponents.
    The game takes place in the 16th century. You
    build your Kingdom by harvesting
    crops, investments, gambling and capturing land
    from your enemies. Includes a
    complete on-line Door Sysop Maintenance section
    as well as many other features
    For a complete look at what is available from
    Digital Interface Software
    you can reach us at DATA: (503)563-5482 2400 to
    14.4k, VOICE: (503)563-5481
    or on FidoNet at 1:3418/8

    Thanks!

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Sat Dec 4 00:20:13 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: The Lizard Master to MRO on Fri Dec 03 2021 03:12 pm

    RK950.ZIP 428K 01-31-1995
    Rebel Kingdom On-Line Door Game for most BBS
    Programs. Rebel Kingdom is

    there's probably no reg code generator for that game.

    check the dink crack packs. i dont think there is a code, though.
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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to MRO on Sat Dec 4 08:01:53 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: MRO to The Lizard Master on Sat Dec 04 2021 12:20 am

    Rebel Kingdom On-Line Door Game for most BBS
    Programs. Rebel Kingdom is

    there's probably no reg code generator for that game.

    check the dink crack packs. i dont think there is a code, though.

    Thanks, I'll give a look again at some point. I had a reg code from Doug, but it was a timed one for some reason and it "timed out," but I haven't really looked at it in years. I forget what the restriction was for unregistered, but I remember it being annoying.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Sat Dec 4 09:29:00 2021
    his fucking intestines ruptured. pretty painful

    I worked with someone 18 or so years ago that this happened to. Unlike
    Doug, to my knowledge, they were not fighting cancer and didn't have any
    other known pre-existing health issues that lead to it.

    She had been in the office just the day before, so we were all pretty
    shocked.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Sat Dec 4 13:16:37 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: The Lizard Master to MRO on Sat Dec 04 2021 08:01 am


    there's probably no reg code generator for that game.

    check the dink crack packs. i dont think there is a code, though.

    Thanks, I'll give a look again at some point. I had a reg code from Doug, but it was a timed one for some reason and it "timed out," but I haven't really looked at it in years. I forget what the restriction was for unregistered, but I remember it being annoying.

    the reason was he wanted to make a buck.
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  • From Dr. What@VERT/CFBBS to Digital Man on Sun Dec 5 10:36:00 2021
    Digital Man wrote to Dr. What <=-

    Dennis Ritchie may have preferred it that way. I don't know.

    I'm sure he did prefer it when he was living.

    But we also need to set the history books straight. Otherwise people will keep thinking that it's people like Jobs who are the innovaters.

    I still find people who think that Jobs invented the first GUI. It's funny how upset they are when I point them to Wikipedia's entry on the "Mother of all Demos".

    I definitely noticed and noted on Dennis' death (glancing at the copy
    of K&R on my desk now), but I don't know that he wanted the kind of
    fame and adulation that Steve Jobs received during his life and after.

    Most of us in computers noted Dennis' passing. But the general public didn't.


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  • From mlong@VERT/INREALM to MRO on Tue Dec 7 22:13:42 2021
    really sad to hear this. i last interacted with him in february. i had installed a great many doors from his site and got reg codes from him for free. unfortunately i think as more people pass on, most of these doors will become crippled and lost to time

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to mlong on Wed Dec 8 04:47:38 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: mlong to MRO on Tue Dec 07 2021 10:13 pm

    really sad to hear this. i last interacted with him in february. i had installed a great many doors from his site and got reg codes from him for free. unfortunately i think as more people pass on, most of these doors will become crippled and lost to time


    think of this as an opportunity. those people with the time and ability can reverse engineer most of these doorgames.

    it just isnt about ability, though. they have to know what makes the doorgame successful.

    with lord i think what made it successful is the many in game modules you can install and all the cool addons. you can really build the game into something better and fun for the users. the clone doesn't have that. it just looks and works someone what the original game.
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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to mlong on Wed Dec 8 09:06:08 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: mlong to MRO on Tue Dec 07 2021 10:13 pm

    really sad to hear this. i last interacted with him in february. i had installed a great many doors from his site and got reg codes from him for free. unfortunately i think as more people pass on, most of these doors will become crippled and lost to time

    Yeah the Rebel Kingdom even from the site rip has that same key I bought from him and it just says "sorry, this key has timed out." or something along those lines.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Wed Dec 8 13:36:49 2021
    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: The Lizard Master to mlong on Wed Dec 08 2021 09:06 am

    Re: bbsfiles' doug dead
    By: mlong to MRO on Tue Dec 07 2021 10:13 pm

    really sad to hear this. i last interacted with him in february. i had installed a great many doors from his site and got reg codes from him for free. unfortunately i think as more people pass on, most of these doors will become crippled and lost to time

    Yeah the Rebel Kingdom even from the site rip has that same key I bought from him and it just says "sorry, this key has timed out." or something along those lines.

    you bought a key that expires? you got fucking scammed.
    look in those dcp packs

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