Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #8 (part 12)

A summary for those that haven’t been keeping up with this series:

I found a bunch of 5.25″ disks at a thrift store a number of years ago. I finally got around to acquring a 5.25″ disk drive and extracting the contents a while back. Since then I have been posting the contents here.

Based on the contents, at least some of these disks were apparently once owned by someone named Connie A. Buys who used to run the “Close Encounters” Special Interest Group (SIG) on Delphi in the mid 1980s.

A specific definition of this SIG was found in a previous document on one of the disks: “This SIG, known as “Close Encounters”, is a forum for the discussion of relationships that develop via computer services like the Source, CompuServe, and Delphi. Our primary emphasis is on the sexual aspects of those relationships.”

Everything was text based from whatever terminal program you used to dial in to Delphi’s servers. Many of these disks have forum messages, e-mails and chat session logs. All of this is pre-internet stuff and I don’t know if there are any archives in existence today of what was on Delphi in the 1980s. In any case, much of this stuff would have been private at the time and some of it is quite personal.

I’ve been splitting up the contents of this disk (descriptively labeled “File Disk”) since it contains a number of documents, some of which are pretty long. A 5.25″ floppy disk can still hold an impressive amount of info when it is just text. (see the previous parts here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).

The contents of this post includes the contents of a document called OMNITERM.RCV. It appears to be a raw log of a terminal session where Delphi was dialed up, the current users in the “Close Encounters” group were listed, and some mail was read and written. Some of it looks a little odd because the edits are shown as they happened so you see everything as opposed to the final edited e-mail that was sent.

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OMNITERM.RCV
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6597|Jyu
DISCONNECT
*dt 3561115x
DIALING...t 3561115
RINGING...
ON LINE ORIG
~x|
UNINET PAD 3EC0 PORT 00
service : gvc


*u001 000 connected to 61703051


Username: CABUYS
Password: 

            You have 1 new Mail message.




Hello CABUYS

Welcome to DELPHI
Copyright (c) 1985
General Videotex Corporation


Logon at   :  2-NOV-1985 17:51:35
Last Logon :  2-NOV-1985 15:03:59



*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Close Encounters - The Intimate Side
   of Computer Telecommunications
       (c) 1985 SLG Associates
*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*


There will be a conference tonight at the usual
time.  I have no planned topic but am open to
suggestion(s).

ENCOUNTER> w

Close Encounters Members online:

CABUYS        

ENCOUNTER> ent *

 2-NOV 17:52  Connie - Sig Manager (CABUYS)
 2-NOV 17:40  Willie Boger (WIL1)
 2-NOV 17:34  John - Asst. Manager (JOHNMYSELF)
 2-NOV 16:36  greg (SCOT)
 2-NOV 16:13  Bob (RBS)
 2-NOV 16:01  PATRICK MCINTYRE (OSPAT)
 2-NOV 14:49  HAL (PAKWAX)
 2-NOV 14:35  Santiago (PARAGUAY)
 2-NOV 14:34  Lee Veal (LVEAL)
 2-NOV 13:58  John Peterson (JOHNP)
 2-NOV 13:50  Frank Curl (MACULA)
 2-NOV 13:47  Elizabeth (WILLARD)
 2-NOV 13:31  pegasus (MARS)
 2-NOV 13:24  Steve Mencik (SMENCIK)
 2-NOV 12:03  Lin Koeppel (DORA)
 2-NOV 12:03  Marti (ILLUSION)
 2-NOV 10:14   (BERTUS)
 2-NOV 09:02  mark sarisky (SARISKY)
 2-NOV 08:26  Joe - SysOp (JOEY)
 2-NOV 07:20  B. Robbins (TEVA)
 2-NOV 06:42  Bob (FRIED)
 2-NOV 06:13  Jon (DAVROS)
 2-NOV 03:20  LARRY (KB6HFQ)
 2-NOV 02:53  karen winnett (HOTLACE)
 2-NOV 02:25  Stan Krute (STANKRUTE)
 2-NOV 02:23  CHRIS (CDVARN)
 2-NOV 02:19  Rod (RODM)
 2-N*OUTPUT OFF*
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ENCOUNTER> ma


You have 1 new message.

MAIL> 
    #1           2-NOV-1985 16:08:53                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::WIL1        
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   


Okay, just get me some info soon, if you don't mind.

Willie (WIl1)

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MAIL> 

To:     
Subj:   very important I think!


Enter your message below. Press CTRL/Z when complete, or CTRL/C to quit:
Darling,

I was in computer room for                                                                                  As I walked into the computer room after getting home from work today, I
noticed a white noteb               three-ring binder on the floor near the closet door.

I picked it up and it has all             a lot of stuff in it about WCPX-TV, Orlando.
Looks mighty important to me!!!

Hard to believe for the first time you forgot something here!  

I love you!!

Love,
Connie
^Z
New mail on node BOS1A from CABUYS       "CONNIE"

MAIL> s

To:     rodm

Subj:   working Sunday


Enter your message below. Press CTRL/Z when complete, or CTRL/C to quit:
Honey,

I'll be working Sunday in the office too.  Not sure for how long or what time
I/   'll even get there. sigh.

By the way, we'll have to postpone any trips to the Laundromat for a while 
 because I finally gave up and bought a used washing machine that should
 hold me for a while - at least until I have            am better able to buy a
new one.

Love,
Connie
^Z
New mail on node BOS1A from CABUYS       "CONNIE"

MAIL> s

To:     rodm

Subj:   testing something

Enter your message below. Press CTRL/Z when complete, or CTRL/C to quit:
I'm testing something out on you! 

   I Love You!
   Lick Kiss Nibble Lick Hugs and Squeezes Lisses
   /s rodm I Love You!!!
   /s johnmyself I Love You!

End of test! 
 

Love,
Connie
^Z
New mail on node BOS1A from CABUYS       "CONNIE"

MAIL> rean   d newmail

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MAIL> read newmail

    #1           2-NOV-1985 17:55:30                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   very important I think!


Darling,

As I walked into the computer room after getting home from work today, I
noticed a white three-ring binder on the floor near the closet door.

I picked it up and it has a lot of stuff in it about WCPX-TV, Orlando.
Looks mighty important to me!!!

Hard to believe for the first time you forgot something here!  

I love you!!

Love,
Connie

MAIL> 

    #2           2-NOV-1985 17:57:01                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   working Sunday


Honey,

I'll be working Sunday in the office too.  Not sure for how long or what time
I'll even get there. sigh.

By the way, we'll have to postpone any trips to the Laundromat for a while 
 because I finally gave up and bought a used washing machine that should
 hold me for a while - at least until I am better able to buy a
new one.

Love,
Connie

MAIL> 

    #3           2-NOV-1985 18:03:13                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   testing something

I'm testing something out on you! 

   I Love You!
   Lick Kiss Nibble Lick Hugs and Squeezes Lisses
   /s rodm I Love You!!!
   /s johnmyself I Love You!

End of test! 
 

Love,
Connie

MAIL> s

To:     rodm

Subj:   another test 

Enter your message below. Press CTRL/Z when complete, or CTRL/C to quit:
Honey,

Just in case you don't know it:

I Love You! I Love You!! I Love You!!! I Love You!!!! 
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So there! 

Love,
Conneie 
^Z
New mail on node BOS1A from CABUYS       "CONNIE"

Press RETURN to return to reading your mail

MAIL> 

    #3           2-NOV-1985 18:03:13                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   testing something

I'm testing something out on you! 

   I Love You!
   Lick Kiss Nibble Lick Hugs and Squeezes Lisses
   /s rodm I Love You!!!
   /s johnmyself I Love You!

End of test! 
 

Love,
Connie

MAIL> 

No more messages

MAIL> read newmail

    #1           2-NOV-1985 18:06:56                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   another test 

Honey,

Just in case you don't know it:

I Love You! I Love You!! I Love You!!! I Love You!!!! 
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So there! 

Love,
Conne ie

MAIL> 

No more messages

MAIL> ^Z

ENCOUNTER> w

Close Encounters Members online:

CABUYS        

ENCOUNTER> ma

MAIL> s

To:     rodm

Subj:   lost disk found!

Enter your message below. Press CTRL/Z when complete, or CTRL/C
 to quit:
Honey,

I can't believe this!

This morning I looked everywhere for that missing disk! I couldn't find it!

I looked again when I got he   ome because I thought a file I needed might be on
it and again could not find it!

Just *not*      w* I realized the B drive was not closed - yet there was a disk in it
and you                     and I feel so silly because that      e disk I was looking for was in there!

I might            ust not be fully awake even it   f it is the end of the day!

I Love You! I Love You!! I Love You!!! I Love You!!!! I Love You! I Love You!! I Love You!!! I Love You!!!! 

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Love,
Connie
^Z
read newmail
New mail on node BOS1A from CABUYS       "CONNIE"

MAIL> 
    #1           2-NOV-1985 18:10:10                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   lost disk found!


Honey,

I can't believe this!

This morning I looked everywhere for that missing disk! I couldn't find it!

I looked again when I got home because I thought a file I needed might be on
it and again could not find it!

Just *now* I realized the B drive was not closed - yet there was a disk in it
and I feel so silly because the disk I was looking for was in there!

I must not be fully awake even if it is the end of the day!

I Love You! I Love You!! I Love You!!! I Love You!!!! I Love You! I Love You!! I
 Love You!!! I Love You!!!! 
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 Love You!!! I Love You!!!! 
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Love,
Connie

 MAIL>  



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