A Brief History of Alcoholiday
Alcoholiday BBS! Est. 1995, reborn in 2001, and born yet again in 2015. Running Mystic on a Raspberry Pi 2, a dozen message nets, three stylish themes (custom art by Blocktronics, Impure and more). "The online cyber keg party."
Alcoholiday is not an "art board" per se, but a board that appreciates good art -- both of the "Amiga ASCII" and CP437 ANSI variety. Our main theme is called "Danger Girl" and is inspired by deadly women of comic books.
"The West Gate" is Alcoholiday's more mystical alter-ego, based on the symbolism of Freemasonry, and is available as a theme at login. We also have an "Xpress" theme that is purely ASCII-based and aspires to emulate Amiga BBS software such as AmigaExpress.
Alcoholiday has very few file areas, as we believe the spirit of the traditional bulletin board is within its message bases. However we are an official Blocktronics and iMPURE distribution site, and we do feature a handful of unique file bases for retro esotericism.
We suggest Netrunner or Syncterm for the best experience. Both clients will automagically change fonts so ASCII resembles its traditional Amiga font, and ANSI blocks are represented properly. Learn more or connect in your web browser.
Be sure to follow Alcoholiday on Twitter @alcoholidaybbs as I post all sorts of BBS-related stuff there.
Video: Mysticguy's Review of Alcoholiday BBS
- * ArakNet (10:101/5)
- * AgoraNet (46:1/166)
- * ZeroNet (911:1803/0)
- * DoRENet (44:100/1)
- * DOVE-Net
- * Survival Net (9:91/18)
- * fsxNet (21:1/113)
- * FidoNet (1:123/525)
- * WWIVnet-FTN (11:1/202)
- * VKRadioNet (432:1/103)
- * RetroNet (80:774/8)
- * Spooknet (700:100/3)
Home of several Python scripts by Zero Reader:
- * Solar-Terrestrial Data
- * Raspberry Pi System Info
- * Google Trends (ported to Python from Frost's original script)
- * TopBox (The weekend's top-grossing films)
- * Local weather/Moon phase conditions
- * Trump Tweets (For fun... not a political statement)
- * RSS Robot for dumping RSS feeds into message bases
- * Drunken Quotes
- * And more...
In this day and age, why run just one BBS? I have several alternatives in the works. Stay tuned!