Doc’s Place Online | From The Fidonet Days Into CyberSpace!
This domain DocsPlace.org which was registered in 1998 was my Computer Bulletin Board System (BBS) access point, which allowed the public dial-up Internet access to the worldwide Fidonet network, operated by hobbyists utilizing dial-up modems. After a 32-year milestone, the Wildcat V5 which allowed both www and Telnet access was retired! ☹️ It was the most advanced BBS software of its kind!
This is a personal website that offers opinions on many subjects. One is politics. I’m 72 years old and have been around the block many times and am self-educated in many trades, with mastering the www as my current learning adventure!
An original Floridian is often called a Cracker, and Florida is a Cracker State. I’ve got many cracker stories to tell. One I recently published is about James Earl ‘Doc’ Webb, who founded Webb’s City and made St Petersburg, FL, world-famous in the 50s-’60s!
I am battling a particular but non-life-threatening health issue. Last May my church was having a blood drive, so after the service I tried donating my blood but fell out of the bloodmobile hitting hard on my left side. But soon afterward I was unable to walk without falling. For 8 months I had rehab but was still falling. Recently I was diagnosed with nerve damage by an EMG test. But otherwise, I’ve lost nearly 100 pounds and feel great. Life goes on and around. I’m 72 years old and hope to make it to 100! Or as Ronald Reagen once said, If you’ve got your health you’ve got everything! 🙏