Monday, May 12, 2008

HoWL! BBS (reason enough)

To anybody bored enough to actually read this blog and/or my main website, ...

It should be obvious enough that the ultimate goal of all this is to simply prove that I have been a subject of interest to *any* past or ongoing local or federal investigation.

That's all.

It's really quite simple.


Anyway ...

To that above stated end, a large part of my ongoing literary efforts have involved writing at length (and quite redundantly) about the various reasons why, over the years, I might have possibly garnered the notably envious title of, "Person of Interest!".


Keeping it fun and all ...

But really, ...

This is serious.

Howl BBS

The fact that I've made countless FOIPA requests to the FBI/Department of Justice over the past six years not withstanding ...

What's really incredible is that said agency claims ZERO files on record pertaining to my being a person of interest to any closed or ongoing investigations, EVER!

It's actually quite silly.

I mean ...

In the late 80's and early 90's, I was *ONLY* the full time system administrator, owner of all hardware and daily maintainer of one of the most popular hacking/phone phreaking sites on the local intrawebz!

I held that post for well over three years.

The hardware and software necessary for the daily function of site/BBS were all housed at my personal residence.

I built the entire thing.

And, it should be mentioned, my BBS (HoWL!) had over 400 regular and devoted local callers (some of whom, unfortunately, went on to be convicted in federal courts for crimes as varied as the most lame of computer hacking events all the way up to the counterfeiting of USA Treasury Notes; don't hold it against them, they were young, after all :-) ).

I'm not making up a thing, here and the details of the above should be easily obtained by anyone bored enough and driven enough to seek the public records.

And the Feds claim to have not a single file on record regarding myself as a person of interest in ANY closed or ongoing investigations!!?

I don't think so ...



Anyway ... here's some more detailed banter regarding my role as administrator of HoWL! BBS, pulled from my main website,


"During the late 1980's and early 1990's, I was the system administrator and owner of Howl BBS, a very popular Houston-based computer bulletin board system (BBS) dedicated to the rapidly expanding (at the time) culture of hacking and computer networking in general.

Furthermore, Howl was in large part dedicated to the discussion of literary matters and we, on a semi-regular basis, published an electronic magazine ('zine) called, Tamer Shrew. You can follow the provided link to see all such zines produced by those involved with Howl.

Some of the most well known and talented hacks and virii creators in the Houston and Texas area called Howl BBS on a regular basis; there were, as well, many out of state calls.

Howl was split in it's content direction, roughly, between the discussion of subjects related to computer hacking and phone phreaking and, because I was in college for creative writing at the time, all things literary, especially poetry.

This is in large part, why it's absurd that now, in my late 30's, the FBI is claiming to have no records of myself as a person of interest, when I knew for a fact, and based on the testimony of others, that in my early 20's such agencies were regularly survielling and participating in Howl BBS due to it's association with such topics as computer hacking and phone phreaking, not to mention the local authorities who, at that time and considering the infancy of the internet and 'cyber-crime' in general, were sort of in a race with the federal agencies to see who could develop enforcement and investigative protocols the quickest.

Suffice it to say, Howl BBS was high on the list of local Houston boards that factored into both ongoing federal and local law enforcement investigations and, since I built the damn thing and owned the hardware it was run on, it goes without saying that I became a member of that list as well.

The point here is that Howl BBS factors into the investigation as a very real kernal of truth in the agencies efforts towards creating computer crime spin within my current circumstances. Howl was not a criminal bulletin board.

Howl was not used to distribute or otherwise make available the tools with which one could hack or phreak, it simply distributed text based information regarding such practices; furthermore, Howl BBS, to my knowledge and since the BBS software and hardware changed ownership on several occasions, was never employed to distribute illegal software or pornographic material of any kind.

Howl BBS was a great thing. I miss it and those that were members of our brief community … Xann, Nils, and even Homer™, (that bastard!).

Pardon me, I'm getting all misty-eyed..."


Read the entire bit here: HoWL BBS!!


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