Stephen J. Carden
programmed for 20+ Years for the Federal Government until I retired in 2010
because of Health Reasons!
married to the most wonderful woman in the world Tammy!
I have two
love to work on the Atari 8-bit. I have built many upgrades for the Atari 130xe.
I have also written BBS Express Professional, TCPIP Express BBS, RealDos, and
many other utilities. Of all the computers systems out there that I have
programmed I like the Atari 8 bit the Most.
am in the process of building a web site (where you are now). The web site
is linked to my BBS System. Right now all my Atari 8-bit computers are
networked with my ILS Multiplexer. The BBS Nodes are also linked to my
intranet by means of the Tucker SIO2PC and APE Software. I have written code
to Move files and data from the Atari BBS System Network to any place on my
intranet in the pc file system. And the Atari get information from APE in
the form of mounted ATR files. The Atari800win run on the Windows Files
Server that runs my WEB site. I have a program that runs on the emulator
that does my file movement between the pc and the Atari. The Atari can move
file(s) from the Atari to anywhere on the file Server or intranet.
Express run on most of the Atari Slaves to answer internet calls to my BBS.
Having more than one BBS on the internet is a BBS Sysop dream. Our users can
call out BBS without huge phone bills. While the internet is a source of a
huge amount of information. We can also have conversations with other Atari
users all over the world! Way back in the 1980ís I could only talk to
Atari Users in
. The expense of calling
was more that any sysop could afford. Since the internet, I have been able
to share my love for the Atari 8-bit computer will fellow Atari 8-bit
computer lovers. I have also been showed by our friends in
how much fun it would be to enter a contest.
of the most fun I have had programming was when I have *WASEO* talk me into
doing a multi language version of RealDos and enter into a contest with the
ABBUC users group. *WASEO* (Michael) put together a wonderful programming
team where I could focus on programming. This Team which I was lucky to be a
part of did the most complete upgrade. We place, what I though really well
considering it was a Disk Operating System. But Most of All that contest
version of RealDos was the most fun I have had programming in a long time.
That contest gave me the want to keep producing programs for the Atari.
the last 20 years I have started on many hardware project that ended up in a
shoebox because of a lack in time. Now I am pulling those shoebox out to put
those hardware project together. But Now I can publish what I have on my web
site with pictures and text, even video so that my piers can see what I have
done. Maybe my piers also want to build that same project I just did.
focus of the ILS WEB Site it to provide proven hardware upgrades. This means
any hardware upgrade to the Atari 8-bit in the reviews section of this web
site has been built and tested by me or a person I trust. I would also like
to help anyone who wants to learn how to program the Atari they need only
contact me and I will help them all I can. For the longest of time I did not
have the time to devote to my Atari 8-bit hobby. Since I programmed at work
I also would find myself burnt out on programming. It took me almost a year
after I retired to start programming for the Atari again.
started programming the Atari 8-bit when I purchased a Omnimon Operation
System. I then picked up a Mac/65 cart and did a ton of programming for the
Happy 1050 drive. I then started doing contract programming for Atari
Corporation. I then purchased a copy of 850 Express and started a BBS. Later
I purchased a copy of BBS Express Professional from Keith Ledbetter and
started programming for BBS Express Professional. Keith and I became friends
and started sharing source code after he found out. Keith introduced me Mike
Gustafson when I was having a problem with SpartaDos. Mike shared a ton of
source and knowledge on programming. Because of Mike and Keith I learned a
ton on the operation of dos and the Atari Computer. Keith Ledbetter and
Chris King and I started on the Term Program Express Cart. The Keith decided
to sell BBS Express Professional and Bob Klaas purchased it and we teamed up
and wrote BBS Express Professional 3.n to 5.0d. This is when Mike Holman
purchased ICD entire Atari 8-bit line. Mike Holman also purchased Keithís
part of the Express Cart. Well Mike Holman started using Bob Klass credit
cart machine selling products he had not purchased. That is when I sold my
part of BBS Express Profession to Bob Klaas. Later BBS Express Professional
was sold to Lance Ringquest. I no longer provide support for BBS Express
provide support for TCPIP Express BBS (internet Version) and RealDos.
I love to build and fly Blade 400 3d model helicopters. While I have had great
luck in building them I have not master flying them.
. Maybe I can get my wife to video me flying
one of my helicopters and I will put it up on the web site.
Very Important Atari 8-bit Users I
owe a lot to!
This web site owes
it's existence to two people. Atari User know of a really super Atari User. When
My original lightning strike took out almost all my Atari Equipment and
most of my IBM Clone equipment along will a bunch of support stuff. The
Lightning Strike did $10,000.00 dollars worth of damage in my office and
contents. I had in one of my cat5 wires 5 feet of wire was vaporized. I took a
direct strike to my office. It took me two years to fix or replace my 8-bits and
PC's. Mr. T Rahbar came and rescued Inside The 8-Bit BBS and its supporting web
site. So I just want to tell you Thank You from the bottom of my heart!
While the web site was
down another super supportive Atari 8-bit uses came to the rescue and kept our
web site on line in his server farm until we could rebuild. This allowed my
users to still see a presents of my software products. Thank You Slor!
Atari 8-bit people are
the finest people in the World. I want to Thank every Atari user who has
registered shareware software.