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A 80' Apple II BBS [message #343838] Sat, 03 June 2017 00:41 Go to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

A 80's Apple II BBS is on air:

a80sappleiibbs.ddns.net:6502

The BBS is running on a real Apple IIe with a Doudisk. The Software is GBBS Pro V1.2.

The goal is to have a BBS in the style of the 80's.

Enjoy!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #343842 is a reply to message #343838] Sat, 03 June 2017 02:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: James Davis

On Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:41:18 PM UTC-7, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> A 80's Apple II BBS is on air:
>
> a80sappleiibbs.ddns.net:6502
>
> The BBS is running on a real Apple IIe with a Doudisk. The Software is GBBS Pro V1.2.
>
> The goal is to have a BBS in the style of the 80's.
>
> Enjoy!

You should get it put on the vintage computer bbs list: http://www.vintagecomputerbbslist.com/
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #343963 is a reply to message #343842] Sun, 04 June 2017 00:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Thanks for the link!
I posted a message to get it listed.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #343966 is a reply to message #343838] Sun, 04 June 2017 08:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: skipperdoodle1947

There is also an 80s BBS mailing list, though it is not very active.
It is 80sBBS@yahoogroups.com

I am can't remember if you need to be given membership to the mailing list or not.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #343967 is a reply to message #343838] Sun, 04 June 2017 08:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: skipperdoodle1947

There is also an 80s BBS mailing list, though it is not very active.
It is 80sBBS at yahoogroups (dot) com

I am can't remember if you need to be given membership to the mailing list or not.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #343982 is a reply to message #343967] Mon, 05 June 2017 05:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Thanks for that information - I'll check that.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #343992 is a reply to message #343982] Tue, 06 June 2017 12:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Added the first VisiCalc sheet from the book "Doing Business with VisiCalc" to the download section.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #343996 is a reply to message #343992] Tue, 06 June 2017 17:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Denis Molony

On Wednesday, 7 June 2017 02:34:24 UTC+10, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> Added the first VisiCalc sheet from the book "Doing Business with VisiCalc" to the download section.

Has this book been scanned, or are the spreadsheets available anywhere? I'd like to use them to test my Visicalc emulator.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #344002 is a reply to message #343996] Wed, 07 June 2017 02:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Hi Denis,

well, most of them I had sent to you in an email on disk images some weeks ago.

But you can also get easy an account on A 80's Apple II BBS.

After verifying your account you'll have access to the download section.

You can use:

An Apple II:
using f.e. ASCII Express Pro with the WiFi232 or tcpser on a PI makes you able to download the sheet's from the BBS.

or a modern machine, f.e. a MacBook:
using Terminal - Logon - X for Downloads - select the sheet you want - A for ASCII download - Return and the download starts - copy and paste the downloaded text into the .dsk you want to use.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #344004 is a reply to message #344002] Wed, 07 June 2017 03:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Denis Molony

On Wednesday, 7 June 2017 16:30:38 UTC+10, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi Denis,
>
> well, most of them I had sent to you in an email on disk images some weeks ago.
>
> But you can also get easy an account on A 80's Apple II BBS.
>
> After verifying your account you'll have access to the download section.
>
> You can use:
>
> or a modern machine, f.e. a MacBook:
> using Terminal - Logon - X for Downloads - select the sheet you want - A for ASCII download - Return and the download starts - copy and paste the downloaded text into the .dsk you want to use.

Ah, I didn't realise what book they came from. Thanks again for that, they are all working now.

Could you tell me how to connect to the BBS using terminal? I've never tried that before. I tried telnet (as a wild guess), but it gave me an error.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #344005 is a reply to message #344004] Wed, 07 June 2017 04:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

There are different ways to Logon A 80's Apple II BBS with Terminal on a Mac:

1.)
- open "Terminal"
- then press "⇧⌘N" for new command
- a window opens
- write "open telnet://a80sappleiibbs.ddns.net:6502"
- press Return

2.)
- write into Notes "telnet://a80sappleiibbs.ddns.net:6502"
- mark this
- click with two fingers on marked
- select: open URL
- allow Terminal to open
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #344046 is a reply to message #344005] Fri, 09 June 2017 01:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Added the next VisiCalc sheet to download section: A calculating recipes book.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #344217 is a reply to message #344046] Thu, 15 June 2017 09:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

VisiCalc sheet - House purchase comparison - now in downloads.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347448 is a reply to message #344217] Tue, 04 July 2017 12:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Added a Timemaster II H.O. to the System. Now A 80's Apple II BBS with real time.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347706 is a reply to message #347448] Fri, 07 July 2017 10:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170707/idc37lyr.jpg

Thank you all for making such a great BBS!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347818 is a reply to message #347706] Sat, 08 July 2017 18:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Jeff Ramsey

Thank you for hosting such an awesome bbs! I signed on this morning for the first time. I'm user #88! And my bulletin is #103!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347853 is a reply to message #347818] Sun, 09 July 2017 01:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Hi Jeff, saw your Bulletin. Great that you logged on with your Apple IIe!

Welcome on board!
Thanks for being a member of A 80's Apple II BBS!
Enjoy the board.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347896 is a reply to message #347853] Sun, 09 July 2017 18:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Jeff Ramsey

I have a few questions about how your connections work.

1) What hardware does your Apple II use to connect to the Internet?
2) Does it support multiple simultaneous users?

Reason I ask is that I was dreaming up things to do with this Laser 128 (IIc clone) that I recently acquired. One idea that I came up with was to to setup a MUD. If I setup a MUD, I will want it to be telnet based, and I would need to workout the networking connectivity.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347919 is a reply to message #347896] Mon, 10 July 2017 05:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

> 1) What hardware does your Apple II use to connect to the Internet?

A 80's Apple II BBS has the following components:

All built till 1985:
Apple IIe enhanced.
GBBS Pro V1.2 DOS3.3.
Disk interface card.
Timemaster II H.O..
Super Serial Card.
Apple Duodisk.

Necessary modern components:
A fan to cool the System.
Raspberry PI Model B.

The SSC is connected via an Serial to USB adapter to the PI, which is connected via WiFi to the router. Tcpser is running on the PI and emulates a Hayes Modem with 2400 baud (GBBS Pro V1.2 DOS3.3 allows in it's basic version max. 2400 baud - this is fine because A 80's Apple II BBS is a beginning 80's BBS-which is also the reason why I use 5.25 disks and no hard drive (CFFA)).

> 2) Does it support multiple simultaneous users?

No, not so far. GBBS Pro V1.2 DOS3.3 offers 1 landline connection in it's basic version. But for the future I want to work on different modifications. Maybe there is a possibility to open the system for more members at the same time. My goal is to open a second line to the board with a real landline dial-up.

But I really want to offer a BBS with software and hardware of the beginning 80's - so there are limitations in doing too much.
At first I tried to use Networks II as BBS software. I set up a BBS with that great software, but the problem is that Networks II only accepts the Hayes Micromodem II and that had not the later AT commands that tcpser needs. Moreover I see no possibility to connect the Micromodem II card to the PI. So the result would have been a BBS that is only reachable via landline AND only with a few modems that can work with 300 baud which is the maximum that the Micromodem II offers.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347946 is a reply to message #347919] Mon, 10 July 2017 14:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: James Davis

On Monday, July 10, 2017 at 2:11:51 AM UTC-7, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
>> 1) What hardware does your Apple II use to connect to the Internet?
>
> A 80's Apple II BBS has the following components:
>
> All built till 1985:
> Apple IIe enhanced.
> GBBS Pro V1.2 DOS3.3.
> Disk interface card.
> Timemaster II H.O..
> Super Serial Card.
> Apple Duodisk.
>
> Necessary modern components:
> A fan to cool the System.
> Raspberry PI Model B.
>
> The SSC is connected via an Serial to USB adapter to the PI, which is connected via WiFi to the router. Tcpser is running on the PI and emulates a Hayes Modem with 2400 baud (GBBS Pro V1.2 DOS3.3 allows in it's basic version max. 2400 baud - this is fine because A 80's Apple II BBS is a beginning 80's BBS-which is also the reason why I use 5.25 disks and no hard drive (CFFA)).
>
>> 2) Does it support multiple simultaneous users?
>
> No, not so far. GBBS Pro V1.2 DOS3.3 offers 1 landline connection in it's basic version. But for the future I want to work on different modifications. Maybe there is a possibility to open the system for more members at the same time. My goal is to open a second line to the board with a real landline dial-up.
>
> But I really want to offer a BBS with software and hardware of the beginning 80's - so there are limitations in doing too much.
> At first I tried to use Networks II as BBS software. I set up a BBS with that great software, but the problem is that Networks II only accepts the Hayes Micromodem II and that had not the later AT commands that tcpser needs.. Moreover I see no possibility to connect the Micromodem II card to the PI.. So the result would have been a BBS that is only reachable via landline AND only with a few modems that can work with 300 baud which is the maximum that the Micromodem II offers.

Couldn't you run multiple virtual Apple II's (AppleWin/Emulator Tasks?) on the Apple II Pi to Service multiple BBS users (e.g., like a Server) and not even need any real Apple II computers/hardware?
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347948 is a reply to message #347946] Mon, 10 July 2017 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

> Couldn't you run multiple virtual Apple II's (AppleWin/Emulator Tasks?) on the Apple II Pi to Service multiple BBS users (e.g., like a Server) and not even need any real Apple II computers/hardware?

Yes, of course I could use emulators - but this is not what I want.

As the name "A 80's Apple II BBS" says - I want to offer a REAL Apple II BBS running on a real Apple II using real 5.25 disks. All authentic, original, pure real Apple II! :-)

Therefore are all used hardware parts made before 1985!

There are a lot of very good BBS systems out there that are running on emulators or linux systems. They are great and I like them!

But my goal with A 80's Apple II BBS really is to offer a special profiled BBS. A BBS as they were also running at the beginning of the 80's - the great Apple II time. A BBS that gives the people a place to talk, to download great stuff like VisiCalc sheets that are still very useful and to enjoy this unique atmosphere of the Apple II.

Apple II Forever!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347949 is a reply to message #347948] Mon, 10 July 2017 16:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We may have the chance to download the latest Apple II warez there!

ugly.pirate
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347952 is a reply to message #347949] Mon, 10 July 2017 16:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael AppleWin Debu is currently offline  Michael AppleWin Debu
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On Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:32:47 PM UTC-7, Antoine Vignau wrote:
> We may have the chance to download the latest Apple II warez there!
>
> ugly.pirate

And ironically pirates were responsible for _preserving_ software that would otherwise have been lost.

0 day warez? Phfft. Where is my 30 year warez? :-)
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347954 is a reply to message #347952] Mon, 10 July 2017 17:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michael 'AppleWin Debugger Dev' wrote:
> On Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:32:47 PM UTC-7, Antoine Vignau wrote:
>> We may have the chance to download the latest Apple II warez there!
>>
>> ugly.pirate
>
> And ironically pirates were responsible for _preserving_ software that
> would otherwise have been lost.
>
> 0 day warez? Phfft. Where is my 30 year warez? :-)
>

Phfft. Where is Dr Tom Charles Turley? :-)
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347955 is a reply to message #347954] Mon, 10 July 2017 18:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

https://s24.postimg.org/l0by1oedh/documenta_BBS_Kopie_2.jpg
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347957 is a reply to message #347954] Mon, 10 July 2017 18:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:02:07 AM UTC+10, D Finnigan wrote:
> Michael 'AppleWin Debugger Dev' wrote:
>> On Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:32:47 PM UTC-7, Antoine Vignau wrote:
>>> We may have the chance to download the latest Apple II warez there!
>>>
>>> ugly.pirate
>>
>> And ironically pirates were responsible for _preserving_ software that
>> would otherwise have been lost.
>>
>> 0 day warez? Phfft. Where is my 30 year warez? :-)
>>
>
> Phfft. Where is Dr Tom Charles Turley? :-)

Phfft. Where is Quantum Cat? >:-P
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #347961 is a reply to message #347948] Mon, 10 July 2017 19:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: James Davis

On Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:05:59 PM UTC-7, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
>> Couldn't you run multiple virtual Apple II's (AppleWin/Emulator Tasks?) on the Apple II Pi to Service multiple BBS users (e.g., like a Server) and not even need any real Apple II computers/hardware?
>
> Yes, of course I could use emulators - but this is not what I want.
>
> As the name "A 80's Apple II BBS" says - I want to offer a REAL Apple II BBS running on a real Apple II using real 5.25 disks. All authentic, original, pure real Apple II! :-)
>
> Therefore are all used hardware parts made before 1985!
>
> There are a lot of very good BBS systems out there that are running on emulators or linux systems. They are great and I like them!
>
> But my goal with A 80's Apple II BBS really is to offer a special profiled BBS. A BBS as they were also running at the beginning of the 80's - the great Apple II time. A BBS that gives the people a place to talk, to download great stuff like VisiCalc sheets that are still very useful and to enjoy this unique atmosphere of the Apple II.
>
> Apple II Forever!

Cool! Sorry, I forgot that you already said something similar above. CRS!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #348049 is a reply to message #347961] Wed, 12 July 2017 02:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A 80's Apple II BBS - Topical Topics - where to find them:

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170712/j3y2l9gt.jpg
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #348959 is a reply to message #348049] Sat, 22 July 2017 00:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: toddholcomb6

I can't connect for the last several days. Is the system down?
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #348960 is a reply to message #348959] Sat, 22 July 2017 01:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

No, it is running.

But please excuse the discomfort!

I had problems with a client that should start tcpser when it stopped working. The client starts tcpser but sometimes with a long delay.

At the moment I'm on vacation - will be back at the beginning of the next week. From here I check the BBS with my IPhone and I saw that tcpser was down and then started again.

Excuse the trouble - all this makes me very uncomfortable - A 80's Apple II will run without breaks next week again perfectly all right!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #349445 is a reply to message #348960] Wed, 26 July 2017 12:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

I'm back from holiday - all problems are solved!

BBS is running perfectly all right!
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #349719 is a reply to message #349445] Sat, 29 July 2017 09:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

Tested the Disktransfer with two Hayes Micromodem II fromm the disk:

Visicorp_Apple_II_disk_utilities_for_internal_use_only - wrote Bulletin #116 about on A 80's Apple II BBS.


https://archive.org/details/Visicorp_Apple_II_disk_utilities _for_internal_use_only
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #350112 is a reply to message #349719] Sun, 06 August 2017 09:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A 80's Apple II BBS is now running for two month's. In that time we got more than 550 calls and our member's wrote more than 130 bulletins!

Thank you for making such a great Apple II BBS!

Therefore the BBS is running on a real Apple II with real 5.25 disks we had to archive the first decade of bulletins.

Top Topics on the bulletin board can always be found in system news - just press "$" from the main menu.

Here is a short overview:

Top Topics on A 80’s Apple II BBS at Bulletin #:


Host a BBS with WiFi232?
Starting at Bulletin #15 f.

Paul Rickards, maker of the WiFi232, on „host a BBS with the WiFi232“
Bulletins #23 #36

Will WiFi232 production be stopped - article in Juiced.GS?
Starting at Bulletin #26 f., #40

French law to disconnect
Starting at Bulletin #37 f.

Visicorp Apple II Disk Utilities for internal use only
Bulletin #57

WiFi232 production
WiFi232 host a BBS
Telnet with just a serial cable
Starting at Bulletin #58 f.
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #351056 is a reply to message #350112] Sat, 19 August 2017 03:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Apple IIc Mobile With WiFi - project report at bulletin #91 f.

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170819/sqqqcx23.jpg
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #351446 is a reply to message #351056] Sat, 26 August 2017 05:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

How To Set Up A BBS

Article about:

Internet-modem for your Apple II

Internet-Adress for your BBS

now in the General Files Section on A 80's Apple II BBS - telnet: a80sappleiibbs.ddns.net:6502

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170826/fjlyzt4e.jpg
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #351991 is a reply to message #351446] Wed, 06 September 2017 15:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170906/gxxsk489.png
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #353252 is a reply to message #351991] Sun, 24 September 2017 01:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A 80's Apple II BBS - now running on 4 real 5.25" disks!

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170924/lxn2b7ex.jpg
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #353274 is a reply to message #353252] Sun, 24 September 2017 10:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Bobbi

Four disks!! I hear Asimov is short of storage if you can lend them some ;)
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #353386 is a reply to message #353274] Mon, 25 September 2017 12:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: 6502enhanced

I'll send them a mail! ;)
Re: A 80' Apple II BBS [message #353394 is a reply to message #353386] Mon, 25 September 2017 12:42 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12:08:39 PM UTC-4, 6502en...@gmail.com wrote:
> I'll send them a mail! ;)

Who hosts the Asimov ftp? I'd love to know a bit about the history but don't find much online.
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