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Ninjasbane  (NJB)  (1985 - 7 June 1989)

Ex member of :
Crypt (23/9-2006 -> 16/12-2006), Vendetta (1987 -> 2011), Weird Hell-Bent Operators (1987 -> 1988)
Functions :
Fullscreen Graphician, Hacker, Organizer, Phreaker, Sysop
Founder of :
Vendetta

Handlestory :
The handle was created in response to the billion or so "Ninja" handles on the BBSes in 1985 (as a joke). I had previously used "Mr. Sharpy" on Apple II and IBM BBSes from 1980ish-1985, taken from an electric pencil sharpener.

I haven't used "Ninjasbane" since I left the scene as I knew it back in 1989, (I outgrew it) and have since been known as Agony, Felon, Kingnine, among other nyms.

Pointless navel gazing and self reflection to follow:

1. In retrospect, despite how clever I thought the name Ninjasbane was (Ninja's Bane), no one else thought it was all that clever. In fact, most people didn't even know how to pronounce it correctly. I got "Ninjas Bay-Knee" a lot.

2. I spent most of my teenage life on the telephone. I learned how to phreak in 1985 at 14 and I didn't stop until I was eighteen. I talked to a lot of people. A LOT. From local crews in various states to the upper echelons of the "scene", from dudes I met on Q-Link to late night Alliance conferences with Euros, I met some great (and many not-so-great) people in my tele-travels. I miss many of whom I remember, regret forgetting the ones I forgot, and wish I had spent more time documenting everything. I also wish that more North American sceners were active (or at least a little curious) in today's scene.


Trivia :
I was a freelance artist for many minor US and Canadian groups.

Most of my graphics are lost to the annals of time. Some were good, some were bad, and some were never shared. But the ones listed below were "saved", for what that's worth.

I retired from phreaking on June 7, 1989 (my 18th birthday) and slowly lost interest in the Commodore 64. I bought my first PC in 1994 and ran a low-traffic BBS for a while.

Rejoined the scene in 2006 and left again in 2014.


Other handles used by this scener :(Display all info for all handles)
Jon(Currently used handle)
Earthshaker(1991 - 1991)
Justice(1988 - 1989)
Mr. Sharpy(1982 - 1985)
The Thought Cop

Country :
United States

Sysop on BBS :
The Wave HQ (Co), Deadlock (Main)

User on BBS :
5150, Avenger's Island, Deadlock, ICE Headquarters, Indiana Hell, Popoos Corner, Quantum Link, Red Sector A, Station Elite, The Archives, The Lighthouse, The Wave 1, The Wave HQ, The Wild West, Wrestlemania


Releases released :
DownloadSpuds ... 1987 Graphics
DownloadCode Hacker V1.0 ... 1985 Tool

Credits :
DownloadMagic Eye Rambo by Vendetta ...  2011 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadThe Do-It-Yourself Rambo Revisited GFX Compo Entry Kit +Docs by Vendetta ...  2011 Misc.  (Graphics, Concept, Docs)
DownloadAdventures in Narnia: Dawn Treader +7DG by Avatar ...  2011 Crack  (Original Supply)
DownloadThe Phantom Birthtro 2010 by KrionyX ...  2010 Intro  (Graphics)
DownloadCarbonite by KrionyX ...  2009 Demo  (Graphics)
Download2007 by Insiders ...  2007 One-File Demo  (Graphics)
DownloadKwanzaa is for Lovers (And Friends) ...  2006 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadZombies Demopart by Richard ...  2006 One-File Demo  (Graphics)
DownloadThe Crypt Experience by Crypt ...  2006 One-File Demo  (Text)
DownloadMeganova +7HDM [pal/ntsc] by Wanderer ...  2006 Crack  (Graphics)
DownloadOrdeal +2FP by Wanderer ...  2006 Crack  (Graphics)
DownloadShaker ...  1990 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadThor Rag by Noble Order of Thieves ...  1989 One-File Demo  (Graphics)
DownloadVendetta Logo by Vendetta ...  1988 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadFaith ...  1988 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadSpuds by Ninjasbane ...  1987 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadMCS Intro by Midnight Cracking Services ...  1987 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadNEPA Winter Demo Screen ...  1987 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadTFO Intro Screen by The Furious Ones ...  1987 Graphics  (Graphics)
DownloadMidnight Cracking Service Intro by Midnight Cracking Services ...  1987 Graphics  (Graphics)

Attended :
ECCC Chicago Expo 2011

User ratings :  
As Fullscreen Graphician:awaiting 5 votes (4 left)   See votestatistics
As Hacker:awaiting 5 votes (5 left)
As Organizer:awaiting 5 votes (5 left)
As Phreaker:awaiting 5 votes (5 left)
As Sysop:awaiting 5 votes (5 left)
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