O.B. / Red Sector Incorporated,
Tristar & Red Sector Incorporated,
Fantastic 4 Cracking Group
Added on May 21st, 2005 (11588 views)
Tell us something about yourself.
Not much private info due to my activities, sorry. Just Oliver, born 1974, German born, now in Daytona Beach/FL.
What handle(s) did you use and how did you come up with it/them?
See the Fairlight Mag and Cactus Mag for long interviews. The handles I used were mainly Lazyness and O.B.
What group(s) were you in?
Red Sector, Tristar & Red Sector Inc., Success, Brainbombs, Insiders, Pussy Posse, Arcade+Deadline, F4CG, Scoopex, Razor 1911 (Not sure about this one. I found an auto-tape cracker which I apparently programmed... Haha! I am getting old!), and Wonderland.
What roles have you fulfilled?
H/P, the first Euro Bluebox on the C64, cracker and a few demos which I can send you for your page.
How long were you active for?
Tell us about those years and how you got into the scene in the first place.
I might do that later, but the sun is burning on my back... No really, I can do that, but since that is a long story I only do that if you insist on knowing my view.
Describe a typical day for you in front of the computer.
Mail exchange, fiddling around with either the C64 or with Linux.
Did you personally invent any special techniques or tools to make things easier for you?
Like three or four auto-crackers, Bluebox and frequency converter (later the filter usage kit), Visa Card calculator, PBX scanner, intro editors, warp 25 backward loader, TPA-encoder (like Copshocker, but with 128 bit encoding), oi-tyree virus, Cbase mods plus extensions and backdoors, extended expert cartridge ROMs and a sound editor for five voices with a friend. I still have all source codes if someone wants it.
When you look at what you did back then, what are you most proud of?
Making the scene a friendly place (not like what asses like Irata do), running a BBS for more than 10 years, co-running the RAZOR1911-EHQ BBS, having been a member on Fear and Loathing BBS German HQ, the Taiwan Bluebox, the multi box and having made new friends.
Who were your heroes on the scene and why?
Basti of Warriors of Darkness because he was just a friendly guy, TK of Elite because he was the one who taught me how to use AT&T cards, Joe Cool of Trianon for being a good mate, Robin of Shining 8 for being a friend, Grey Eminence of TRSi+Insiders for doing work for me and giving me a home, AVH of Radwar for always being friendly and fair, Nightwriter of TRSi for being like a father to me :-), Arrogance of SCS+X-Ray for being my "arroschnuffel", Solar of F4CG for being trustful, Ninja of The Dominators for being normal, Weasel of Illusion for being "wieselchen" and Gadget of Pussy Posse+Action for being nice, normal and friendly.
What, for you, was the coolest thing ever invented on the C64?
Warp 25 loader, BBS programs like C*base and the AT&T card calculators.
Did you go to any copy-parties, meetings or tradeshows?
In your opinion, what was the scene all about?
Friendship. It was much friendlier than it is now.
What were the particular highlights for you?
Demo: TV Coolness, Success-Dominators-Brainbombs party, me and five other guys rebuilding Red Sector Inc. on the C64 without Irata, my phone conferences and the PP-phone conferences (PP=Phreakers' Paradise).
Any cool stories to share with us?
As above, only if you insist.
Are you still in contact with any old C64 people today?
When did you get your C64 and do you still have it lying around somewhere?
Must have been around 1984/85. Today I have six C64's including one SX-64 and one self-made PC64 (includes PC for connecting modem and hard drives on an IDE bus).
Was the C64 really as special as we like to think it was?
It still is!
When can we expect to see some new C64 output from you? :)
Should have been out this year, but I am enjoying the sun too much. A demo next year maybe...
Do you have a message for your old contacts and/or anyone reading this?
Come on people, stop behaving like assholes and spoiling old friendships out of nothing!
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