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Eye of The Hurricane BBS

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Formed back in the days of dial up madness as BudMan’s Cave BBS on TriBBS. Due to the Hurricane Season of 2004 that hit Florida severely and left my system powerless for near a month, I decided that Eye of the Hurricane BBS was foremost fitting for my
domain after I moved to pinellas county, FL: “The original Destination for the strongest hurricane (Charlie)” and changed to Synchronet at the same time in able to modernize my BBS.

Today, Eye of the Hurricane BBS is a network share that includes such links: (GatorNet Amateur Network Home Page) (It’s the X-Net and The X-Leagues Home page)

All of which are operated and maintained myself.


Eye of the Hurricane BBS hosts over 100 doors and has nearly 20 message groups (including FIDO) for a BBS fixation!



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Toast House BBS

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Toast House BBS was a one-node Wildcat! system that operated in St. Louis, Missouri from September 23, 1992 until November 1, 1998. It was a member of the Fidonet (1:100/560), Toadnet and Intellec echo networks. The BBS sysop, Toastmaster, also known as Lawrence Gordon, was a proficient PowerBASIC programmer and authored a number of bbs utilities for Wildcat! and TriBBS bulletin board software platforms. He also moderated the PowerBASIC echo on Fidonet. Toast House was known for its unique experimental bbs within a bbs, running a complete TriBBS Fidonet node bulletin board off Wildcat! as a door to support his TriBBS program development. The TriBBS system was known as Roast House BBS and operated as Fidonet 1:100/561. Lawrence Gordon also worked with programmer Harvey Parisien to implement FrontDoor compatibility to Harvey’s Ppoint Fidonet point software. Toast House’s local user forum, The Zodiac Lounge, became very popular in the St. Louis BBS community and was echoed to a number of other local bulletin boards. In the mid 1990s, with the introduction of Windows 95, the popularity of local dialup bulletin boards began to wane as people began to discover the world wide web on internet. By 1998, it was evident that the days of dialup were numbered, and so, sadly, on November 1, 1998, after sending it last packet of echo mail, Toast House closed the doors at 12:03 a.m. Toast House continued as a mail only system for the next month and then completely shut down on November 30, 1998. On September 23, 2002, as a commemorative gesture to the great days of the bbs, Toast House went online again for 24 hours. No one called. Toast House’s permanent home is now in a series of Iomega Zip Disks. Toast House Forever… or until my backup becomes totally obsolete and unusable, whichever comes first. Lawrence Gordon -> Toastmaster <-

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Pleasure Dome BBS

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013


“A Distinctively Adult Bulletin Board System”

Virginia’s Award Winning BBS
Best Adult BBS In The USA  1990-1991-1992-1993

Best BBS In Virginia 1990-1991-1992
Best BBS In North America, 1992
– Boardwatch Magazine

EFF Online pioneer Award Nominee – 1992


from “The Joy of CyberSex”, by Robinson & Tamosaitisis,
ISBN 1-56686-107-1 © 1993 Brady Publishing


Fasten your safety belts – you are now entering the Pleasure Dome!  This BBS features access to most of the national adult conferences in the 50 states.  GIFs, stories, and animations are yours to enjoy all day but user interaction is the focus at night. (Hint: Download during the day so that you can stay “up” all night!)  A swinging good time awaits you!

Billed as the “Home of the Cybergasm,” Pleasure Dome, founded in 1985 by Tom Terrific, a 6’3″, blue-eyed, 39-year-old divorced swinger, is the South’s digital party central.  Pleasure dome is asylum ot ThrobNet, a nationally echoed adult conference including steamy topics from “Sex Toys” to “Swingers” to “S&M.”  The Pleasure Dome has more hardcore national adult conferences than any other board in the country, also carrying KinkNet, LiteNet, VoyagerNet, StudNet Gay Network, RIME, SwingNet, AdultNet Canadian, Perverts Anonymous, NixPix Net, Friends and Lovers, 18plus, WildNet, LateNite, PlayNet, FemNet National Lesbian Network, SleazeNet, LampNet, PlayNet, HotNet and GonzoNet.

“Chats and messaging are the major “thrusts” of my system pants Tom Terrific.  Pleasure Dome is here to provide a meeting place for like-minded people.  We have parties once or twice a month – regular parties and swing sessions.  Sometimes, our ‘regular’ parties turn into swinging good times!”

Tom Terrific enforces some socializing rules, “Although we offer a substantial library of over 2,000 GIFs, animations and stories, I close the file area down from 7pm to midnight to promote user interaction.  If a guy is busy downloading, he is not available for chatting.  We have over 33 percent women on this board.  I want to keep my ladies happy!”  According to Tom Terrific, 73 percent of his membership is college educated, 39 percent are single, 61 percent married, with 73 percent straight, 18 percent bisexual, and 9 percent gay.  Drawing over 40 percent international and national callers, Terrific cites the busiest local conferences as “Paradise Cafe” and “Females Only.”

Tom Terrific is his own best customer, having met his wife-to-be, “Buttons,” on Pleasure Dome. “She’s definitely the woman of my dreams,” says Terrific.  “We live the swinging lifestyle together.”  “Buttons” enjoys her lifestyle, saying “I enjoy being able to be with the one I love and still do as I wish sexually.”

What makes the Pleasure Dome a good meeting ground for swingers?  “Its a place where they can congregate without hassles, and talk openly.  Because of the security and the fact that it is ‘safe’, you can talk openly with anyone, and if the chemistry is amiss, you don’t have to meet,” says “Buttons.”  If you are wondering what some of the swinging members look like, ask if they have a GIF file on-line.”  A lot of members, including myself, are putting pictures of themselves online now.”  Just how many lovers does a swinger have in a year’s time, anyway?  “Last year, I had about 36 lovers, many of them couples,” states “Buttons.”  “Condoms are a MUST with any man I sleep with.”


That was one of many articles written about the World renown Pleasure Dome BBS.  Running WILDCAT! software for maximum safety, stability and security, Pleasure Dome, a 10-line BBS, started as a meeting place for local swingers.  However, as word of the quality of files, security of the system, and the involvement of the sysop, Tom Terrific, spread, it continued to grow beyond any expectations.  The BBS was the subject of many newspaper articles, news broadcasts and the sysop was even interviewed for an article in Playboy Magazine.

Tom was very active in the BBS community, serving as President of the Virginia SysOps Association, and speaking at ONEBBScon about the liberties local telephone companies were taking with hobbyist BBSs around the nation.  Additionally, Tom was one of the first nominees for the Electronic Freedom Foundations’ Online Pioneer Award.  He was also an early member of the Association of Online Professionals.

The system was sold in 1994, and the new owner tried to convert its huge base to a gay-only BBS, which let to a mass exodus of users and the closure of the board in 1995.

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After Hours BBS

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

After Hours BBS

After Hours-4After Hours BBS started out in 1996 as a new hobby and other then a few years it has been online up to date. We are a friendly    bunch of people that mostly hang out around the door areas. All of our online doors are registered and we also have some of  the best door league at even I play in myself.

 We also have some p eople that enjoy the local and the networked message echos. The file areas are a great place being I am  always looking for new files to add to the BBS. Come join us in a game, chat room and upload a file or two while you look over  our file areas too. Like stated before we have been around a log time, a lot of blood, sweat and tears has went into the bulletin board service. We hope you find it as home sweet home and much as the others that come by daily.

 Stop by anytime, you can logon to the site from here: After Hours BBS

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