Sysop meetings at Shakey's Pizza - nothing beats in person meet ups!
EDIT: It just dawned on me - how amazing is it that now that long distance calls are generally free (at least here in the US) that lots of people don't get the significance of "local call". What at time.
Yup! I wonder what happened to Dave James and some of the other heavyweights from the local sysops. A few still have boards that are Internet accessible. I hadn't thought about it for years now but my first Intel PC was a cast off from Dave's bbs - a 33 MHz 386DX that had DIP and SIMM memory - 4MB of each. A beast back in those days. Was in a AT case - I still miss the big red on/off switch in the back right corner of the AT cases. Such a satisfying thunk when you turned the machine on or off.
Was not too surprised to see Joe Barr (Austin) in there. He died in 2008 and Linux Journal, where a lot of his writing was published, is gone now also.
from the early days of the internet:
a host is a host from coast to coast,
and noone will call a host that close,
unless the host that isn't close,
is busy hung or dead.