Last updated by Steven Libis & Associates on 09/18/2004
March 6, 2001. Sometime between March 1 to March 5, 2001 Tripod deleted my account/web site. As per their useage agreement that I signed to get their free space, they are not required to notify me that they don't like what I am doing, or give advance notification (or notification of any kind) about my removal from their site. So I was quite taken by surprise when I tried logging in one day and no longer had a web site.
The last stats Tripod gave me were 9,000+ visitors per month. Since my site is so popular, I have decided to keep it going, in spite of this major setback. I continue to work on modifying the web site for relocation to FreeServers.com. Modifcations to this web site include removal of all web pages no longer needed, including QWK networks that have ceased to function or have merged into larger networks, the radio show which ended in 1998, the Tripod search engine, Guest Book, ...
The music site I helped with decided go with CommandLine.net to host their new ChromeOxide.com. I wish them the best of luck.
November 23, 1999. One of the user groups I attend regularly is the LANet (Los Angeles Novell User Group). I have now taken the next step, and have gone from being a member, to being on the board of directors. I will be the Vendor Coordinator for the year January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000. If your company has a product that you think would be of interest to the group, please let me know, and we can see about your doing a presentation for the group.
October 22, 1999. The Earthquake City BBS web site hit the big time! And I didn't even know it.
Tripod stats showed that this web site had more than 4,000 unique visitors last month (September 1999). Because of that, Tripod has increased my web space from 11mb to 50mb.
And now a brief comment about the search engine available on this site.
PicoSearch indexes this site whenever I request it (normally about once per
month). Therefore you won't be able to find the newest additions to this site
using it. However, it displays the results much nicer. Not only does it show
you what page it found the item on, it also displays the surrounding context.
And, you can click on the link to get there.
September 19, 1998. I added a web site map link to the top of each of the pages for Earthquake City BBS.
September 19, 1998. To add a bit more consistency between pages, I have added a What's New to this page so that changes to this page can be highlighted.
I recently started using Linux to keep my UUCP account going after I started having problems with the DOS software I was originally using.
As I come across information to make using windows easier, I will be posting it to my Windows hints, tips and tricks page.
From January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000 I was the Vendor Coordinator for the LANet (Los Angeles Novell User Group).
From January 1997 to May 1998 I was co-hosting a monthly computer radio show on KPFK 90.7 FM Computers By Candlelight. It was on the air, the first Saturday of the month, from 1am to 3am.
Earthquake City BBS (Wildcat v4.20ml) was opened to the public as a one line BBS on January 1, 1995 on a single stand alone machine. It got its name from me trying to start it about 1 year earlier, but I was interrupted by an earthquake. The BBS has grown over the years to the current 4 line configuration running on Novell NetWare v3.20 server with internet e-mail, games, ....
Some of the software I have written to support the BBS is available on this site for download.
I currently support the hardware and software for a number of organizations including: Paul H. Libis (my brother), Attorney at Law (shameless plug). Our computer network equipment includes CD rom drives, tape drives, printers, Novell NetWare v3.20 network. We are running a variety of OSes including DOS with Desqview (DOS multi-tasking software), Windows 95, Windows 98, Red Hat Linux.
They had a Novell v3.11 network at both locations, a CD Server at one location and a number of modems to connect with each office and with their clients.
Desktop operating systems included Desqview (DOS multitasking), which was run on most machines for more than a year. Later they upgraded the hardware so that Windows 3.1 (multitasking) could be used.
The office also served as a beta site for Franklen Accounting Software that they used. I worked closely with the programmer (hi B.J.) in finding bugs, and creating work arounds until the bugs could be fixed.
StarTech, makers of various hardware and software products including StarView Server Sharer (monitor/keyboard/mouse sharing device) (which I use).
Lan-Aces, Inc. makers of Office Logic groupware (e-mail, chat, calendar, to-do lists, in/out board, phone message database, ...) (DOS/Win 3.1/Win 95/Win NT) combination product. There is a download available (free, demo, 30 day trial, shareware, ...).
I am using 1and1.com to host Earthquake City BBS web site. I am happy with their service and performance, so I am posting an affiliate link for them.
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