The original "Ink BBS" ran during the late 90's when the first telnet bulletin boards started popping up after the introduction of the INTERNET. I ran this system from my home in Kapolei, Hawaii on a Pentium based full-tower PC computer. During this time, we had the 1st generation high-speed internet provided by Timer Warner Cable's Road Runner service. The high speed era was on a rise and made it much more favorable for ANSI artists to continue creating long scrolling art pieces.
It wasn't till mid 2013 after my son Gabriel was born that I launched Ink 2 BBS. This new Bulletin Board System is housed in an HP Intel Core Duo (I3) computer running a 32bit version of Windows 10. I decided to run Mystic Bulletin Board Software as it was one of the more popular packages that sysops were running and had one of the most robust and user-friendly feature sets. This would allow endless possiblities in customization and expandiblity. Mystic BBS software has continually evolved throughout the past years and the BBS community has grown because of it.
It's currently running on a blazing fast fiber internet connection provided by Frontier Communications with a total storage capacity of 3 terabytes. There are many door games to play and several message networks to join in on.