06/20/2011 - Relocating
The BBS will be down for a few hours on the 21st due to relocating equipment.
Should resume normal service before 5pm.
06/02/2011 - Galactic
This game was totally won by Dragon congrats! Too bad your membership
expired or you would have won 15 days.
Top 20 Roster List
Player Score Kills Pl Empire Sz
Dragon 59033980 4284147 40423.670m
Goofy 22062637 1079 64 17625.000m
Jashk 20778380 638 83 16759.310m
MrModrick 5595842 449 70 5040.450m
Cromerica 1782607 395 13 241.420m
Toxick 1149771 238 4 386.080m
Opus 701730 159 1 200.000m
Facepalm 21277 12 0 0.000m
Metacognitionist 500 1 0 0.000m
Daniel Gentry 500 1 0 0.000m
Bill The Cat 10 2 0 0.000m
02/18/2011 - New phone
number for modem access
503 646 2407 is the new line.. should connect at up to 33kbaud. Dialout
should be improved performance as well.
10/16/2010 - Galactic
By popular demand (and it looks like overpopulation on some planets causing
bugs) GE has been reset. Here is the final roster, congrats to Jashk
winning a free 15 day extension on his membership!
Top GE Roster
8/31/2010 - ISP Change
New internet provider.. should be better performance
- Paypal doesn't want our business I received notice tonight that Paypal is intending on holding
payments for 21 days. They will not release funds for some transactions
without proof of delivery. And even then if I could show proof of delivery,
they will hold the funds until they get around to releasing them. The proof
would have to be a FED-EX UPS or USPS delivery. With no
Any future payments made by this method will be delivered to accounts
when funds are released. I strongly suggest you use Google for card payments
or simply mail in a money order
if you want your membership in a timely mannor. I have received a few
payments since this email and they were not held. If you insist on using
paypal, it is at your own risk.
1/23/2010 - No news
is good news
2010 looks like it's going to be a busy year for thekeep.net. I'm planning
some expansions of server hardware, multiple majormud games, and some
other surprises. GE reset coming up Sunday AM as well
10/8/2008 - New Dialup
I have installed a new dialup line the dial up number for the BBS is
10/6/2008 - Tele-arena revival!
Tele-arena has a new bunch of players all eager to play. Sign up and
1/2/2008 - Hippie Gnu Ears Welcome to 2008, please keep your hands and arms within the
vehicle at all times.
moar funny pictures
11/18/2007 - Dial up returns
The KEEP has returned to modem access. Only one line for now,
so if it's busy then keep trying it.
503 336 1463
10/15/2007 - Mod 9
Mod 9 installed! Thanks to all that donated.
- Back up! Finally! The BBS computer kicked the bucket, couple that with me moving
last weekend = down time!
I have now replaced the computer, you should
have not lost any days during the down time.
9/16/2007 - More new things to come
Some changes going on around here, stay tuned.
And yes as some people
just found out, I am serious about the BBS and the system rules/policies.
- New Paypal Policy
All paypal payments must be made with accounts with a confirmed
address. This is to prevent fraudulent chargebacks on our account.
as always, payments should be made with an instant-payment
method; e-checks and other non-instant payments will be posted when
they _clear_ not before. If you want your paypal payment to post immediately
it must also fund immediately. We offer paypal as a courtesy service
to our customers for convenience.
7/28/2007 - Players wanted
Looking for some serious Galactic Empire junkies for our game, see
the website for more information. Also openings for Tele-arena addicts,
and other online gamers.
5/3/2007 - GE reset
GE has been dead for a while. Time for some new blood. Congrats to Glomaster
for top score, too bad your membership isn't current or you'd get some
free days.. Prizes for winning games are only awarded to paid members
in good standing. Scoreboard is in the GE forum..
- GE reset this Friday
To celebrate the largest shopping bonanza of the fall, you get a new
GE game to play. While the others are spending money you can spend
11/20/2006 - This is just cool Check out this comic
- This is how I play guitar in my head
7/21/2006 - Seems
to be all better
Server's fixed. Thank you all for your patience during the gameserver's
anurism. New server. I'll probably have to reset GE again, Chime in in
the GE forum
7/19/2006 - BOOM!
Game server's network server is down. Down DOWN drive died.. backups
got a little tweaked got everything but one file, the GE ships file..
SO game's got no ships, but if you go in you can make more.
6/23/2006 - GE Reset!
Warm up your interceptors! congrats to Captain for the win!
5/4/2006 - Networking
groups on the net for The KEEP BBS
I just set up two groups one on my space and one on frapper
- Paystone account funding issues and alternate payment methods Some members have brought to my attention that it can take up to
10 days for US customers to fund your paystone account directly from their
bank account. This is NOT entirely true, if you follow their instructions
you can also drop funds off
within 2-3 working days. Since there's pretty much a BOFA
anywhere sounds to me like a time saving solution
If you REALLY want your membership payment to
arrive here overnight there's always westernunion.com or fed-ex for a money
Also I have had a number of
members enter the payment info into their bank's billpay system and having
it issue a bank check. This seems to work quite well. I am
perfectly happy to receive
payments that way. But it does take a few days to arrive here through
the mail. But you can set this up to pay automatically so you don't have
11/30/2005 - Replacement
CC processing system
I have a new pay system called paystone in the rates section which seems
to be the best of the lot so far. I have set up links for the typical
memberships. If you have any problems or questions let me know.
- Thanksgiving and GE Reset Happy Thanksgiving (yeah ok I'm a couple days late)
Galactic Empire will be resetting December 4, 2005 at 6am.
11/10/2005 - PIRATE RADIO
If you like rock n roll and 80's music check out our friends at Pirate Radio.
can listen now with winamp or other aacplus players: Cool new banner below with
10/18/2005 - Paypal
doesn't want our money
Again paypal has locked out my account even though I've had lots of positive
business coming through. Other methods of payment will be required until
this is resolved. I really am sick of Paypal and their games.. SO I'd
love to find another way for people to pay for accounts.. lmk if you
have suggestions. Western union works but I think they charge a _lot_
- Another year older
I haven't been updating the news much, since frankly there's been little
new going on here except for the usual games on the bbs and other than
that no real changes or announcements. Though finally someone has bothered
to kick me out of the castle in Excalibur. (yay!)
I wanted to take a minute and thank everyone that has supported
The KEEP since it started in 1983 and encourage those that are here
now to continue with our online community and are considering becoming
us. The KEEP will continue to be here. Anyway enjoy the BBS and if
you have something to say email me, I am usually checking my email
from wherever I am at.
3/14/2004 - GE Reset imminent!
Ge will big-bang on 3/17/04 at 5am, get your interceptor warmed up!
3/1/2004 - PIRATE RADIO
If you like rock n roll and 80's music check out our friends at Pirate
Radio. You can listen now with winamp or other aacplus players:
3/9/2004 - New tourist class limits I have been evaluating changing tourist (demo) accounts to a
longer time limit.
After a week without limits I've found it has made little difference in
system usage.. I have set the tourist class to a 7 day demo period, with
1 hour call limits.. unlimited calls per day. Previous tourists were 30
days of 2 hours per day, 30min call limit. Feedback is appreciated.
3/3/2004 - Power Outage We were without power for about 24 hours.. back up about 3pm
pacific time today.. :(
2/10/2004 - Firewall problems FIXED!
If you have had trouble getting online, or staying online the problem
turns out to be my firewall router, which has decided to finally give
up the ghost. It has been replaced, and things look a lot better from
my end. Email me if you have problems staying online or reaching the BBS.
1/11/2004 - MajorMUD full reset
At the request of the current players of mud I have completely reset the
12/27/2003 - Down time
There was a lot of down time today when the system failed to come back
up after cleanup @ 5am.. I believe majormud is the culprit so I installed
the "Version O" update to see if that fixes the problem. It
took all morning to convert/update and now everything looks ok.
12/10/2003 - Ecount.com email issues
Anybody having problems signing up for Ecount.com please call 877-ECOUNT-5
(877-326-8685) and let them know. They are having some email server issues
and they ask that you call and they will send out the verification emails
via another server when you do.
11/20/2003 - Galactic Empire Reset scheduled for 12/4/03
Warm up your interceptor.. Whelen looks like the obvious winner (again)
and gets a free 15 day extension of his membership on 12/4 unless someone
beats him by then.. Email if you have comments/concerns or use the GE
11/17/2003 - Pirate Radio Returns on the net
My favorite radio station in LA in the late 80's is back.
11/15/2003 - Paypal down again
Yep you guessed it. Paypal and I are arguing again. Have to use another
service (ecount preferred) or mail a money order for the time being. Sorry
for the probs. Paypal hates me :(
10/9/2003 - Crosswordz fixed
Just a quick note to let everybody know that the crosswordz game (just
like scrabble!) has been reset and it now will store games for longer.
I found it was deleting unstarted games too quickly it will now hold them
for 15 days.
If you would like to join a game type /go crosswordz anywhere online
9/1/2003 - MajorMUD 1.11n installed
Yep.. its been updated.. lots of things changed
8/25/2003 - Crashes resolved
It was a combination of brownouts due to A/C and a power supply in a server
here that was too old. It died. So I built another pc for that server
and moved the A/C to another circuit. Result: no more crashes.
8/20/2003 - Trivia fixed
I have reset the trivia module and fixed the database errors. Thanks for
8/20/2003 - Game server crashes
I have determined the problem to be power related. I have to purchase
a new battery backup for the servers. I will do what I can to keep them
operational in the meantime. Sorry for the problems.
12/11/2002 - Payment options update!
I am now accepting paypal payments again. Why? Well probably because Ebay
bought them and now I have no choice but to use them for my Ebay auctions
so I figure I might as well use them for the BBS too.
6/4/2002 - I no longer accept paypal payments Paypal has decided that their policies are more important than
my business, so I am no longer accepting payments via their service.
I accept payments via c2it and billpoint, egold and probably other services.
If you are using one and I don't seem to support it, please email me and
let me know and I'll see what it takes to join up.
5/9/2002 -Save the world These guys are trying to light up parts of the world that have
no electricity. A very commendable effort. Click here for their website:
5/5/2002 - New Format
The KEEP's web page has a new look. Comments? Feel free to post
me an email on the BBS.
5/5/2002 - Galactic Empire Reset is coming up! The current game is ending at the end of May. I am hosting an
online chat in the teleconference at the end of the month to discuss changes
to the game settings, galaxy size and the addition/modification of ships.
For more information check out the Forums
5/5/2002 - Gaming news
An interesting open-source (read: FREE) game that is a cross between deathmatch
and the old arcade game Battlezone has been produced. It is available
for many platforms, including windows, linux etc..
I highly recommend it for a bit of fragging in the afternoon check it
out at their homepage: http://www.bzflag.org/
5/5/2002 - Dreamcast Emulation
Like some of you I own a dreamcast and frankly found that it can be frustrating
not having any new games since Sega dumped it. Then I discovered
that there's lots of developers on the internet making new games! And
emulators too! I particularly enjoy the Quake port that they have
developed and there is even DCMame! for more information check out this
quality web site: http://www.megagames.com/dc/dc.shtml
5/5/2002 - MAME cabinets now available, MP3 jukeboxes on their
As some of you know I own http://www.arcadeshopper.com/
and I am a buyer/seller/trader of arcade games and pinball machines.
What you may not know is that I am developing new arcade emulation cabinets
for home or business use. They are amazingly nice (if I say so myself)
and support over 3000 video games from just one cabinet. There are two
and four player capable cabinets available now. I am developing other
cabinet styles such as cocktail and cabaret styles.. And my MP3
jukebox will be available soon as well! A full featured jukebox
just like they had at the corner pool hall but instead of CD's or 45 RPM
records it plays MP3 files from an internal hard disk drive. For
more information consult my web site at http://www.arcadeshopper.com/
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