Nerd Cred Time
May 20, 2022
Nerd cred time! That one time in 1990 that I asked my friends at the Singapore Microcomputer Society for a recommendation letter.
Throughout the 80s, I was a very active member of the Singapore Apple Users Group (or AUG(S) as they liked to call themselves), which later became part of the SMS. I created a tiny CMS and published their newsletter articles on 3.5″ disks with a custom bootloader/reader that booted in under one second from powerup on an Apple ][—complete with keyboard navigation and paginator. I was pretty proud of that.
I acted as a co-sysop for the SMS BBS. I also ran my own BBS, which I wrote from scratch using Apple BASIC and ran on my Apple //e, which detected when you used ProTERM, and would offer you MouseText-based iconography and keyboard navigation.