Dedaparamaxxaginos Productions presents . . .

The History of the BBS User

A Musical Drama in -V- parts

Introduction

This is the first in a series that may go as long as five parts. This file and the other files in this series deal with really young computer users with modems, and the dangers of such a combination.

While I, Dedaparamaxx, actually wrote this file while ROARING drunk, it has prompted the sequels that you can find wherever Dedaparamaxxaginos Productions files are sold.

I, myself, don't think this is the funniest of them. In fact, looking back on it, I really don't even think it's very GOOD. But too many people liked it for me not to take notice.

So, what did I do? I formed Dedaparmaxxaginos Productions. We started out with a staff of two and now have a staff of six. We're very proud of our work and have gone on to write other things BESIDES the DEAD?.DOC series.

Even if you don't like this file, you are encouraged to read the other DEAD files in this series (to date, there are two others) because *I* find them to be a WHOLE lot funnier than this one.

Of course, you may like this one too, who knows :)

And now, on with the show.

PART I

Dear SysOp:

I am a new uzer. I am ate yearz
old and I have just gotten my
first modem. I like to download
lotsa files as long as you don't
hafta upload in return.
Pleez give me access on your bord.

  Joe Blow.

Dear Joe:

I have given you minimal access in
the kiddie file and message
areas. We suggest that you learn to
spell and learn your proper place
in this community before attempting
higher levels of access.

 SysOp

Dear SysOp:

I kant figure out how to D/L 
[note user's discovery of BBS
abbreviations]. I have tried to use
XModem with no sucsess, and then
I tried ZModem and everything went
kablooie. Please help me so that I
can download your good filez.

  Joe Blow.

Dear Joe:

You're an idiot, but we like you.
We think you have potential.
I'll tell you what I'm going to do. 
I'm going to teach you how to use
the file section, but you're going
to learn to use it by UPLOADING
[imagine teary-eyed face cringed
with fear at this prospect]. Next
time you log on, page me to chat
and I'll show you how to upload a
file.

  The SysOp

Dear SysOp:

Okay.

  Joe Blow

[ Transcript of first chat with SysOp follows ]

Select [M, F, E, C, P, G]: P

Paging your SysOp! . . . . . . .

The SysOp is here!

Hello, Joe!

NO CARRIER [ Joe hangs up, torn with fear ]

[ Transcript of second chat with SysOp follows ]

Select [M, F, E, C, P, G]: P

Paging your SysOp! . . . . . . .

The SysOp is here!

Hello, Joe!

[ Long pause ]

Heelo.

Do you want me to show you how to upload, now?

[ Another pause ]

Yes.

Okay...I'll walk you through it.

Exiting chat ...

Select [M, F, E, C, P, G]: F

Select [U, D, C, L, F, S]: C

Change to which area? 1

Changing to upload area (1).

Select [U, D, C, L, F, S]: U

Select a protocol

<X> XModem
<Y> YModem
<Z> ZModem

The SysOp is here!

Okay, Joe. Tell your program you want to 
upload by pressing PgUp when you want to 
start the transfer.

Exiting chat ...

Select [X, Y, Z]: X

Enter filename to upload: APROGRAM.ZIP

Begin your upload procedure...

1 file(s) transfered successfully!


The SysOp is here!

See, that wasn't so hard, was it?

Nnno.

Well, to download, you do the same thing
in reverse.

Okay! Cool!

By the way, what was it you uploaded, anyway?

I don't know...I got it from one of my friends.
It's something called a virus.

NO CARRIER

Dear Joe: I looked at the program you uploaded. If you ever upload a virus again, I'll kill you slowly, and your little dog too. You have a lot to learn, kid. The mildly pissed SysOp

PART II (one year later)


Dear SysOp:

I uploaded those files you asked me for. My upload
ratio is now better than my download ratio.
Can you pleez let me in on some of the better file 
areas?

  Joe

Dear Joe:

Okay. I think you deserve it. I'm going to let you
into some of the other file areas.

By the way, don't upload anything that has the words
"cracked by" on it anymore. I could get
in big trouble.

By the way, a protocol is a way to transfer files,
not a matter of etiquette.

 The SysOp

Dear SysOp:

Okay. I just thought you might like that game.
Something about those Amazon Women just appeeled to me.

Joe

Dear Joe:

You skip school to call here, don't you?
Can't you call somewhere else for a change?

  The SysOp

Dear SysOp:

You mean there are other BBSes out there? Why didn't
you tell me about them before?

  Joe Blow

Dear Joe:

You never were this annoying before. Try the "Weirdo's
Hideaway", 555-6543.

  The SysOp

[ The user does not call for 7 weeks, as he discovers other BBSes ]

[ Eventually, he decides to call back and batch upload all the warez ]

[ That he collected on his leech festivals ]


Dear SysOp:

I learned how to phreak last week!
It's a lot of phun and you don't have
to pay when you download philes 
[it is obvious that the kid has been 
calling California boards, where they 
spell all "f" sounds with "ph"].
Among the warez I'm uploading to you is a
program called Code Thief.
It will help you phreak too!

  Joe

Dear Joe:

Phreaking is a bad business.
Don't you think they can figure out
where those calls you are making
are coming from? They can. I
suggest you stop before you get 
yourself and your parents in trouble.

  Your SysOp

Dear SysOp:

What's wrong with phreaking? It's not like
it's illegal or anything.

  Joe.

Dear Joe:

You're so full of shit, you stink.

 Your SysOp

Dear SysOp:

One of my friends that I met on a board 
in California [ see! we told you ] had 
something happen to him called 
"getting busted." What does 
that mean?

  Joe

Dear Joe:

It means that he was arrested. Probably 
for phreaking. He'll probably tell the feds
that you phreak too in order to get a lighter
sentence. You're fucked, kid. In fact,
I'll probably delete you from here in case the
feds start sniffing around.

  The SysOp.

[ When the kid logs on next, he sees the following message ]

Two four six eight, who do we appreciate?

NOT YOU, NOT YOU, YEAH!

Your access has been lowered to sub absolute 
zero. You are nothing. You can do nothing. 
Don't ever call here again or we'll shoot you
with lime jello and throw you in a bathtub with
Roseanne Barr.

NO CARRIER

Just kidding.

NO CARRIER <click!>

PART III


[ About a month later, the kid calls the board under an assumed name ]
[ By assumed name, I mean that the SysOp can do nothing but assume ]
[ that it's the little leech. ]


Dear SysOp:

I am a new user and would like lots of
access so I can upload and download.
I don't use message bases because I think
they're stupid.

  Joe Blow

[ the kid realizes his mistake in putting his real name and tries in ]
[ vain to use the message editor so he can remove his name and put ]
[ in his alias ]

***

[ He fails miserably and winds up with: ]

Joe Blow Assumed Name How the Hell???? NO CARRIER

W d
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 a do
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Dear Joe:

You haven't learned anything
in the past two years have you.
You're an asshole. If you have
a dog, I hope it dies.

  Fuck you.

Dear SysOp:

What do you mean? I am a new modem user. 
I have never called a BBS before.

Assumed Name.

Dear Assumed/Joe/Whatthefuckeveryournameis:

You're a little liar. Go to hell and don't
ever call here again
or I'll rape your sister.

 Eat me.

Dear SysOp:

My sister's only 5 years old.

[ SysOp breaks into chat ]

The SysOp is here!

That's all the better. I'll bring my shoehorn!!!

[ Line noise, SysOp is screaming into phone with the wind of the big ]
  [ bad wolf ]
NO CARRIER

PART IV,

in which the kid stops calling the board for a time to lay low. In the interim, the feds have come to his house to question him. He cracks under their interrogation and spills everything. The little shit names the BBS he has been calling for the last two years as his favorite computer hang out. How stupid. He must be a cabbage or something.

After cracking under the pressure of the FBI he calls the SysOp to warn him and to make ammends. He fails miserably. NO CARRIER.


[ After several attempts at logging on under his real name (which has ]
[ been locked out of the system) he uses the name John Smith (how ]
[ original...remember the cabbage?) and leaves a message to the ]
[ SysOp ]

Dear SysOp:

I just thought I'd warn you that someone
tipped the feds off about your board and
that they'll be coming to question you
about your illegal activities. 
Maybe you should go into hiding.

  Joe Blow,
 Shit...how do you edit a line...fuck fuck fuck.

Dear Joe:

You little prick!!!!!! 
What the hell did you tell them. 
I don't run no illegal board.
I think I'll shoot you AND rape your sister and
kill your little dog, too. 
As a matter of fact, I'm on my way. 
Shit, there's a knock at the door.
It BETTER not be the feds.

Fuck you eat me suck my dick you little fucker.

PART V,

in which the kid and the SysOp make a court appearance and exchange heated words.


The courtroom is filled with credit card frauders and phreakers, much to the SysOp's dismay because it makes him look bad. The only thing that keeps going through his mind (driving him nuts) is "Good morning, the worm, your honor." He wishes he had a shotgun so he could shoot the kid. He does, however, have his shoehorn.


PROSECUTOR:

- Mr. SysOp, you have a user on your BBS system named Joe Blow, is this correct?

SYSOP:

- No, I used to, but I locked the little shit out.

DEFENSE:

- Objection your honor, he's a little prick, not a little shit.

JUDGE:

- Sustained. Mr. SysOp, I will kindly ask you to keep your answers truthful.

[ Welcome to hell. How DO you like it??????? ]

KID:

- I'm not either of those things!

JUDGE,
PROSECUTOR,
DEFENSE,
SYSOP,
in unison : YES YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!

[ the kid shuts up ]

KID:

- He sells stolen credit cards!

JUDGE:

- Is this true, Mr. SysOp?

SYSOP:

- Absolutely not! The kid's a liar!

PROSECUTOR:

- Your honor, we would like a recess to build a case against Mr. SysOp.

SYSOP:

- WHAT? You're going to believe this little fucker?

DEFENSE:

- OBJECTION!

JUDGE:

- Sustained! The court has already established that the little fucker is a little prick.

DEFENSE:

- Your honor, we move for a mistrial!

JUDGE:

- Fuck you, this court is in recess.

[ The trial drags on and the kid's parents are finded copious amounts]
[ of money, and the SysOp goes to jail for credit card fraud because ]
[ the kid couldn't think of anything else to say about the SysOp to ]
[ save his ass. ]

EPILOGUE

Two years later, the SysOp got out of jail, but was promptly sent back on charges of raping a seven-year old girl, shooting the kid, and killing a little dog. He was sentenced to die in the electric chair, but went with a big grin on his face.

The kid went to hell, where all little leeches eventually go. His sister went to hell too, and sold shoehorns for a living.

THE MORAL

SysOps: THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU! Don't let nine-year-olds on your BBSes! Ban the little leech!

This message was brought to you as a public service by someone who KNOWS!

CREDITS

Dedaparamaxxaginos Productions (lack-of-good) Management Staff

  • Dedaparamaxx: Head writer, head dum kopf, head head.
  • Imaginos: Master of cows and demented thoughts.
  • Morgan Bluejeans: Cyberspace expert, maker of "big funnies."
  • Tempus Fugit: Latin scholar, possessor of "outrageous French Accent."

Sometimes, but not all times, staff writers

  • Jeff the Riffer: Evil! Evil! Evil!
  • Diskwiz: Cyberspace engineer, editor-in-sleep.

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