Harvie Powis: Howdy undefined rich-c: sorry Harv, clicked a tad too fast! rich-c: trust you like this better Harvie Powis: The same thing happens to me rich-c: well, let's say it;s my first time with this particular error - but I have LOTS of others! rich-c: so, what minor adventures have you had lately? Harvie Powis: This is a particularly clumsy way to communicate
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: yes, and when you have about three differnt threads crosstalking at once, it gets quite hairy Harvie Powis: Not many adventures this week
changed username to Chick Pea rich-c: oh, well I got delivery of a Syquest EZ135 I bought off eBay Chick Pea: hi there rich-c: hello Marie Chick Pea: how r u? Harvie Powis: Hello Chick Pea rich-c: bought it for the nine discs that came with it, for Frances to use on hers rich-c: doing fine, Rie - and you? Chick Pea: good
moved to room Meeting Place Harvie Powis: Is that a zip drive?
changed username to Scarlett Rose
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: be handy though if I could put the drive in my machine to let her transfer information Chick Pea: hello my dear doodle bug
changed username to Dr.D. Scarlett Rose: hello my chickpea rich-c: hi Rich and Rin Chick Pea: how r u? Harvie Powis: Hi doc Dr.D.: Here at last, after system reboots...hi everyone. rich-c: yes, Syquest were a competitor of Iomega Dr.D.: Tonight I am wearing my winter coat and hat in this basement...which is still too cold. Scarlett Rose: i'm super fantastic....how r u? rich-c: my problem is, all four of my IDE connections are already in use Chick Pea: good? Harvie Powis: Or should I say "what's up doc" ? Chick Pea: super fantastic???????? i think u have something to explain rich-c: still havent bought a heater, Rich? Dr.D.: Nahh, Richard. Scarlett Rose: work is great is all rich-c: hey, give it a shot, they aren't THAT expensive Chick Pea: ohhhhhhh ok then Dr.D.: As for what's up with this doc, I guess I shoulda made that left turn at Albuquerque :-) Scarlett Rose: tomorrow I'm filling in as "2nd in command" at a meeting over at the Leg Chick Pea: that's cool Dr.D.: I know...but we had some bright sunshine today that warmed things up for a while. rich-c: anyway, Harv, I'm not even sure my BIOS would support a fifth IDE port Scarlett Rose: I thought so...I am quite excited Dr.D.: Rin is 2nd in command...uh oh, was there a coup at the Ministry? Harvie Powis: You can add a PCI IDE card Scarlett Rose: naaa.....I just happen to be the only one available rich-c: no, but perhaps there should have been...
moved to room Meeting Place Dr.D.: Well, at least they are giving you the job...it would be a definite vote of no-confidence were you the only one there and they *still* wouldn't let you run things.
changed username to Pamela rich-c: the question is, will the BIOS accept it if there are four such device already? Dr.D.: Hi Ms. V... Chick Pea: hi pam rich-c: hello daughter Pamela: wow, the Canucks are taking over tonite Scarlett Rose: hi Pammie Pamela: hello everyone Dr.D.: Hadn't noticed that before, I am the lone Yank. Harvie Powis: Hello Pam Dr.D.: Be nice to me, I didn't vote for W. rich-c: yes, with the Slopsemas away and Harvie and Rie to reinforce us, we're doing well Pamela: Hi Harvie rich-c: you'll have to wend an email and call Guy in quick, Rich Pamela: Rin, got some bed news for you - if you can acquire a twin mattress, we can provide the foundation for it Dr.D.: I imagine that Guy will be along around 10 PM as usual. Scarlett Rose: so what you're saying is I'm sleeping on the floor Pamela: no, good news Chick Pea: lol rich-c: that depends on what happens between now and Feb. 28, Rin Dr.D.: We had some major snow meltage today, I can see the (albeit brown) grass in most of the front yard now. Scarlett Rose: oh B-E-D news Pamela: not bad, bed Scarlett Rose: ok now i get it Pamela: d'oh rich-c: oh, we had a water main break, I phoned it in Saturday morning
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changed username to james rich-c: phoned it in again Sunday afternoon Dr.D.: Well, with no bed, it would be bad, and you would be on the floor. Logically speaking, that is. Scarlett Rose: lol Pamela: what's logic got to do with it? james: good morning Pamela: Hello James Harvie Powis: Hello James Scarlett Rose: good point Pam james: how is everyone? rich-c: good morning, james Pamela: cold, thanks
(Scarlett Rose winks) Dr.D.: Haha Richard, just yesterday afternoon I was walking past the 1905 John D. Rockefeller Physics Building here and saw a pipe burst in the tile roof. Scarlett Rose: hi James rich-c: we're all picking on the one Yank present ;-) Dr.D.: Water shooting out from 3 stories up like a giant drinking fountain. Dr.D.: I ran into the building to the Physics Dept. Office to tell someone. Scarlett Rose: cool Pamela: neat Chick Pea: pam u have ur wish jason and i r comming down ur way rich-c: oh joy - ours just bubbled out of the ground and sent a young creek along the road
moved to room Meeting Place Dr.D.: The secretary had seen the water streaming down outside her window, but not figured out what it was.
changed username to FloridaBob rich-c: the Works Dept. finally turned up this afternoon Pamela: really, Rie? For a visit? rich-c: I was a long way from impressed Pamela: Hey Bob! FloridaBob: MATES........we is here mon Pamela: you made it Chick Pea: yeppers Scarlett Rose: hi-lo Bobs Chick Pea: march 20 FloridaBob: how ya'll are?????? Pamela: when, Chickpea? Chick Pea: 19 Harvie Powis: Howdy Bob Pamela: of Feb? Dr.D.: Shouldn't you be basking, Bob? Or do you have wireless internet out to your laptop on the beach? :-) james: a little tired rich-c: hey Robert - on from the sunny south - how about that? james: lol Chick Pea: we'll be there the 19 and leave the 21 Chick Pea: no March rich-c: don't you dare tell us what the weather is down there ;-) Pamela: cool - are you bringing Aunt Cynthia? FloridaBob: "made it" is an understatement.........last Thurs took us an extra 9 hrs to get here Scarlett Rose: they coming to paint FloridaBob: no wireless Dr FloridaBob: HI ALL FloridaBob: ok,,,,snow to our armpits here Pamela: oh, I can't wait to see that - Marie with a paint brush Dr.D.: Then a looonnnng CAT5 cable out from the hotel... Chick Pea: i love to paint FloridaBob: nope, simple plug in line @ 28.8 from the condo Pamela: you lie, Bob Chick Pea: erin ur mom was telling my that jay's stepbrother dies Scarlett Rose: she's a pretty good painter FloridaBob: Dr D....basks yesterday and ll got a little red in 1 hr time rich-c: so why did it take you nine exxtra hours to get htere? Scarlett Rose: huh what? Chick Pea: yeah Chick Pea: she just told me that
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Dr.D.: You'll be brown as a nut. I remember as a kid all the "rich" kids going to Florida over Christmas break and coming back so brown and tanned...a real contrast to us pasty pale NE Ohioans left indoors. FloridaBob: plane trouble in GR, missed 1 plane out in memphis........weather delay to Atlanta; late arrival of plane INTO Atlanta; then flight cancelled Daniel Bienvenu: Yes, it's me! Pamela: your ex, Rie? Pamela: Hi, Daniel rich-c: bonjour, Daniel Chick Pea: yeah Daniel Bienvenu: Allo! Scarlett Rose: i'm confused jays stepbrother? FloridaBob: finally got another out and got into Fl @ 9:45PM after leaving home @ 6:45AM Chick Pea: remmerb his mom got remarried? FloridaBob: hi DFaniel Scarlett Rose: oh ok.....wow Pamela: wow Bob, you could have driven faster : ) Scarlett Rose: how'd you find out? FloridaBob: flyin SUCKS FloridaBob: almost Pam Chick Pea: ur mom told me just now Chick Pea: she 's on msn Scarlett Rose: hi Daniel Scarlett Rose: ahhh Dr.D.: Hello Daniel. Pamela: Marie, are you bringing Aunt C with you on the 19th? Chick Pea: they didn't say how they just said it was sudden Scarlett Rose: wow Scarlett Rose: hmm Chick Pea: no jason's car only really sites 2 ppl Pamela: oh - gotcha Pamela: brb, gotta get some heat Chick Pea: it's hard to get more then that in it Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Pam, Rich, Dr.D, Bob, james, Miss Scarlett, Col Mustard & cie! Scarlett Rose: wow I incite mystery.....hmmm :-) Dr.D.: Haha Daniel, that is the best joke in English that I have ever heard you make! Bravo! Harvie Powis: Hello Daniel rich-c: Bob, how about shipping some of that Florida heat up here? Dr.D.: I should have thought of that one myself. Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D: thank! Chick Pea: doodle bug i just realized somethign Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Harvie! FloridaBob: will try, but it only moves so fast......and that is slow Chick Pea: you will not be here for my b-day agian Scarlett Rose: and that is? Daniel Bienvenu: it's the second time we meet? FloridaBob: can't tell you the temps here or you will throw me out.......
(FloridaBob winks) Scarlett Rose: i'll be in town next weekend though Chick Pea: i know Chick Pea: you and i will have to party then rich-c: oh, I''ve been sunburned in Ft.L on Xmas Day - 95 in the shade Dr.D.: I've flown around the world in a plane Scarlett Rose: I'm considering skipping out early so I will have time on Thurs. Dr.D.: Fought revolutions in Spain... Harvie Powis: Perhaps the third Daniel, this is the third week in a row I have remembered it's chat night rich-c: btw Bob, which ISP are you using for your connection? Dr.D.: Anybody up for some Bunny Berigan? :-) Dr.D.: Hopefully not packet-switched seagull :-) Daniel Bienvenu: I didn't have time to program connect four... but I programmed a new version of my graphic editor ICVGM. rich-c: what's a Bunny Berrigan? Scarlett Rose: LOL Dr.D.: A 30s trumpet player. FloridaBob: Netzero sucked, so i signed up for Highstream.net...........$9 US a month FloridaBob: covers all the US Daniel Bienvenu: 3rd time, yes... i remember now Dr.D.: He had a famous vocal/instrumental piece that had some of those lines in it... rich-c: never heard of them, Bob, but maybew I ought to Dr.D.: Your bit about being sunburned on Xmas Day reminded me of it. Pamela: I don't remember much about that trip FloridaBob: don't know if they have any in CA or not........goto www.highstream.net james: sorry, spaced out. was on the phone Pamela: s'alright James Scarlett Rose: so r u definitely coming up that w/e chickpea? Chick Pea: that's up too you rich-c: know a fair bit about music from then, but not that one Chick Pea: pretty sure as of now james: hey, can everyone here try www.colecoshop.com ? Pamela: where are you going to put them Erin? Dr.D.: The song is from 1936, "I Can't Get Started", a Gershwin tune. Chick Pea: mum said to get you to pop over to msn Chick Pea: at ur place pam Dr.D.: What is it, James? Scarlett Rose: on my floor Pamela: oh sure, Rie Pamela: funny joke rich-c: thought I had the whole Gershwin canon pretty well memorized, but that one escapes me Chick Pea: we have a blow up mattress Scarlett Rose: i'm assuming that's a love song Dr. D? james: it's the website i'm working on in conjunction with some coleco developers for selling new homebrew games Chick Pea: eirn Dr.D.: Lyrics by Ira, music not by George, maybe that's why. james: did it come up? Pamela: d'uh, I'm so dumb - we'll save the old bed for you Erin Chick Pea: ur mum wants u over on msn Scarlett Rose: yes Rie Scarlett Rose: :-( Chick Pea: she's waiting for oyu she said she gets to confused on here Pamela: Marie, ask her to come here Dr.D.: Too many simultaneous threads, I know it is hard to follow sometimes... rich-c: if I recall Ira worked with a number of composers, not just George Pamela: she needs to practice more is all Chick Pea: she said she gets to confused james: @dr d, did the site come up? Dr.D.: But my kids can do homework watching TV or listening to the radio, which I can't do. Pamela: ask her to come here anyway, just for a minute Dr.D.: I can only do mindless stuff with TV or radio on. rich-c: Pam, personal chitchat is more appropriate on MSN anyway Pamela: not the point Dad Harvie Powis: Rich, you know that one " I'm so broken hearted cause I just can;y get started with you..." Dr.D.: I haven't looked James...let me open another browser window. Daniel Bienvenu: james: www.colecoshop.com ... it's working :) Pamela: give me a good book and I can tune out the world Dr.D.: That's the one, Harvie. Dr.D.: One point for Harvie! rich-c: I just tried it and got a 404 FloridaBob: nice header James......but no content, eh????? Dr.D.: So what's the site going to be? Chick Pea: so pam how close r u to erin once she moves? Scarlett Rose: she can see into my bedroom Chick Pea: what?????? Scarlett Rose: lol FloridaBob: just visited the Highstream sitek Richard....and it appears it is only in the US Chick Pea: well at least that way i don't have to worry so muck about you rich-c: @bob - if there's an ISP with POPs all over the US for $9/mo that could be useful in my travels Dr.D.: Then put up something nice to look at, Rin. Dr.D.: Maybe a nice poster or something. Pamela: one floor down and one apartment over, Marie Chick Pea: oic Pamela: that is, Erin is one down and one over Scarlett Rose: that's what I was thinking FloridaBob: this is the one.....OR Netpenny.com they start @ $5 US and if you use more time it is a penny aminute Chick Pea: so when jason and i get into the building i'll run over to the window to tell you were there rich-c: nice for the apaprtment management Pamela: or keep her curtains closed : 0 Scarlett Rose: or paint the window a nice opaque colour rich-c: they don't have to advertise vacancies any more, just tell Pamela Chick Pea: lol Dr.D.: Mirror tile... Pamela: you can call me Rie - I'll be home, I think Scarlett Rose: i like that Chick Pea: i'd rather yell out the windaow Pamela: no, that goes on the ceiling, Rich Dr.D.: Eeewwww Dr.D.: TMI Pamela: don't do that, you'll get us all kicked out! Scarlett Rose: Pamela?!?!?!
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changed username to Wonald Chick Pea: lol Pamela: hewwo, Wonald Daniel Bienvenu: who can receive a 400K file? I writed a new version of my coleco programming doc and i don't want to send it in the adamcon mailing list and receive tons of negative feedback because of the filesize. Wonald: allo Scarlett Rose: i'm just expressing my shock and outrage Chick Pea: lol Scarlett Rose: to the suggestion Dr.D.: I can, Daniel.
(Scarlett Rose winks) Pamela: right Chick Pea: nice pam Pamela: so how are you Ron? Daniel Bienvenu: @apk.net? Wonald: able to sit up and take nourishment, thanks\ Harvie Powis: Hello to the west coast contingent Pamela: did you get the flu too? Dr.D.: Yes, Daniel. rich-c: so where have you been? we've been worried sick Pamela: we noticed you've been absent for a couple of weeks Dr.D.: Either that or Elmer Fudd-itis. Wonald: Hey! Harvey... howz goin? FloridaBob: www.Netpenny.net $4.95/month.......for 495 minutes/month then a penny /minute up to 414.95 top charge/month in over 30,000 US cityes Wonald: worried? nah - I wouldn't Scarlett Rose: hi Ron Wonald: I would leave ya'll Pamela: how is your Mama? Wonald: just tied up with other types of retirement living Dr.D.: Hello Ron. james: sorry, was on the phone again james: so it didn't come up for you rich? Wonald: she has good days and bad. She's ok today, thanks Pamela: that's allowed, James FloridaBob: glad to see THE MITCHELL alive and well.....and MUM?????? james: ok, must still be propagating through the dns trees Pamela: it's good to hear that she's recovering james: pam, i had the flu a couple weeks ago james: has set me back 25 make-up classes rich-c: no, I got a 404 on colecoshop - it is a www., isn't it? Dr.D.: Does your Mom have the flu, too, Ron? Wonald: we take it one day at a time Pamela: oh no, you too James? james: @rich, yes Dr.D.: http://www.colecoshop.com/ resolved okay for me. Pamela: TWENTY FIVE??? james: yeah, had a fever of 39.8 Wonald: no - that is not one of her problems.... at least not this week Dr.D.: Um, that could be fatal... FloridaBob: got to blow this popstand now, guys and gals.........will see ya'll NEXT Wed.....IF the plane only takes 20 hrs to get home...... james: well i have almost 90 students now, so even taking a few days off sets me back a lot
FloridaBob left chat session james: i'll be working 7 days a week for the next couple months most likely Dr.D.: Say hi to Judy for us. rich-c: see you Bob, glad you got on Pamela: wow, he disappeared in a hurry Pamela: are Miyuki and Case okay? Harvie Powis: Somebody tripped over the cable Dr.D.: Maybe too many Canadians tonight for him...but I can take it :-) Pamela: that's okay Rich, we've decided to make you an honourary Canadian
Wonald changed username to Ronald Ronald: so much for Elmer Fudd james: lol Dr.D.: I will endeavour to use the proper spellings, then. james: doing fine, yes james: and it seems we'll be having another boy Dr.D.: Colour me Canadian for tonight. james: anyway, i gotta jet Pamela: oh, cool! james: @dr. d, you're an honourary canadian by association :D Scarlett Rose: tee hee Pamela: don't work too hard James, you'll make yourself sick again Dr.D.: No mysteries left in the world...I never wanted to know, made sure we didn't know, in advance. james: oh, probably james: dr. d, did the site come up for you? rich-c: just retried your website, james - still no joy Chick Pea: pam so should i ask you or should i ask erin for directions when it comes time? Pamela: don't you dare. Take care of yourself Dr.D.: Yes. Dr.D.: Nice red logo banner. Pamela: Ask me - Erin gets lost going to the corner : ) james: @rich, it takes 24-48 hours for it to propagate everywhere Chick Pea: lmfao Scarlett Rose: oh shut up james: anyway, time to *poof* rich-c: guess my ISPs DNS isn't onto it yet Chick Pea: heheh Pamela: nite James rich-c: nite james Ronald: was it something I said James? Dr.D.: No catfights on the chat, gals... james: i'll try to come on once i get into the office Pamela: I love pulling your tail Erin james: oh, hey ron. didn't see you come on! Ronald: yep... here I is Scarlett Rose: hmmmm.....tail.....tail.....? james: yeah, haven't seen you in awhile. james: ok, i'll be back in 1/2 an hour if i can Ronald: been tied up Pamela: okay James Ronald: Wednesday nights.... and it's going to continue for a while I'm afraid Dr.D.: Is the ferry strike over with, Ron? I hadn james: ron, didn't know you were into that ;) rich-c: you sure have, Wednesdays and Fridays Dr.D.: hadn't heard. james: *poof* Harvie Powis: Kinky in your old age Ron? rich-c: sorry, Saturdays
james left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: and me, i will be back (maybe) in one hour. Daniel Bienvenu: bye Ronald: Yes... ferry strike is over. Parties will agree to binding arbitration Dr.D.: Bye Daniel. Pamela: 'kay, Daniel rich-c: OK Daniel see you Pamela: bye for now Daniel Bienvenu: bye Scarlett Rose: bye Daniel Dr.D.: Still snow on the Island? Ronald: night Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session Pamela: still gotta get you and I a compass, Rin rich-c: really? I thought the strike had been settled weeks ago? Ronald: Nope. We're back to green and dry. last of the snow disappeared at the beginning of this week Pamela: will have to see if my dollar store has them on keychains Dr.D.: Something for the little kids to remember, I hope. Dr.D.: Enough to make snowmen or at least throw snowballs? Ronald: Oh it was. We had enough for all the winter things.... but it was really only here about a week Pamela: Colour us jealous, Ron Dr.D.: We had robins here, a whole flock of them, on Groundhog Day. Ronald: we get just enough to remind us of what you guys have to go thru Pamela: we've had snow, ice, freezing rain, freezing temps Scarlett Rose: so long as the compass works Dr.D.: Silly things, they have to be freezing. Dr.D.: Why do you need a compass, Rin? rich-c: we have a very enduring supply of snow here - some dates back to December ;-) Pamela: I've taught her how to get around in Toronto, Rich Scarlett Rose: Pam obviously has no faith in my abilities Dr.D.: A compass is required? Pamela: but she needs to know which direction she's facing first Chick Pea: i can say for a fact that erin and i were there for 5 days and we never got lost!!!!!! Dr.D.: From what I saw, all it requires is speeding and chutzpah :-) rich-c: all you really need to do is memorize the grid (concession lines), Rin Pamela: well I can't tell her to walk north if she doesn't know where north is Scarlett Rose: see he has it figured out Harvie Powis: A GPS is in order ladies Pamela: it's easier when you're driving Marie rich-c: yeah, what's your exit number from 401, Pam? Chick Pea: i didnt' drive at all in toronto erin got me around on teh subway Pamela: all you really need to know in Toronto is that Yonge Street is the dividing line of the city. Dr.D.: Pity the Pittsburghers, all triangular blocks (3 rivers, remember?) and all one-way streets. Pamela: no idea Dad -it's Weston Road Scarlett Rose: i've almost got it figured out.....I just have to know where Queen's Park is in relation to where I am Ronald: brb Scarlett Rose: see......i can work the subway rich-c: right - from your new place, it's south-east - a fair piece Scarlett Rose: i'm not entirely useless Pamela: and she's very good at reading the signs rich-c: wait till Pam spells out all the optional routes for you ;-) Pamela: now if you could just find your way to Queen's Quay : ) Pamela: I already have Dad Pamela: scared her silly Scarlett Rose: ....you're all nuts Scarlett Rose: lol Pamela: yeah, yeah - we love you too Chick Pea: yes erin ur the only normal 1 Pamela: watch it Rie, or I'll bring you to Toronto via Thunder Bay : ) Chick Pea: ha ha ha' Scarlett Rose: not normal....just *special* Chick Pea: i can get my self to toronto Chick Pea: it where the appt Chick Pea: i got erin and i ther esafe last itme Chick Pea: nobody died Dr.D.: There is a great physics/math joke involving "normal", but it isn't funny if you don't know the technical meaning of the term. Pamela: that's always a bonus, Marie Chick Pea: lol Pamela: and what speeding, Rich? Chick Pea: when i'm driving it is Pamela: I didn't see any speeding - did you Erin? Dr.D.: You drove faster on those roads than I would have were I back home. rich-c: it's a Toronto survival thing, Rich Pamela: Heck Rich, I can drive that route in my sleep - probably have a couple of times : ) Dr.D.: Clevelanders are more likely to run red lights and make illegal left turns than they are to speed around. Ronald: back Scarlett Rose: *Erin is silent so that she will not get hit* rich-c: the sane driver in Toronto is toast Chick Pea: eirn Dr.D.: I like my toast with strawberry jam :-)
(A dog howls in the distance) Pamela: ping! rich-c: with respect, Rich, not MORE likely - maybe even not AS likely Ronald: Prefer to jam with my keyboard, and a drummer and guitarist Chick Pea: be nice eirn i bring you everywhere when ur down here Dr.D.: Haha Ron. Scarlett Rose: yes my chickie peep Dr.D.: Next ADAMcon that I can drive to, I will bring my sax, you can play keyboards, we'll do some blues. rich-c: thought you just programmed teh drummer and guitarist on one of the other computers, Ron Pamela: I'll bring my fiddle! Dr.D.: Well, you can use MIDI for backing tracks. Scarlett Rose: ....if you need vocals..... Ronald: yes Dr.D.: Or even a whole band...like my _Gong Show_ music. Chick Pea: i'l sing Harvie Powis: You can play " I just can't get started for richard rich-c: that a promise or a threat? Ronald: hey....that sounds like a plan Dr. D Scarlett Rose: i love you Chick pea.......no you won't..... :-D Dr.D.: I can do the overture to Carmen and Rin can be the diva. Pamela: no, the Phantom Chick Pea: thanks doodle bug Scarlett Rose: i can try diva Dr.D.: Ptui on Phantom, no disrespect to Torontonians (or whatever the term is), I don't like the musical. Scarlett Rose: I'm ready for my close up..... Pamela: but she sings it really well Dr.D.: Phantom for me is Lon Chaney :-) rich-c: oh, that was just some Anderew LLoyd Webber thing we imported for teh tourist trade Dr.D.: You should hear the Spike Jones version of Carmen... Chick Pea: eirm ur mum is upsetting me Pamela: so why is "the Stranger" running thru my head? rich-c: yes, but Spike Jones was a real and talented musician Dr.D.: Narrator: "Carmen enters. She's a beautiful girl who weights about 300 pounds. She's supposed to fill out the role of the soprano. She not only fills it out, she overflows it." Ronald: One of my problems is I've got more music in my head that I have technical proficiency for Scarlett Rose: i am now curious re: Carmen - Spike Jones version Ronald: need another life to catch up Pamela: ya got that right Scarlett Rose: LMAO Chick Pea: i'm really not in the mood rich-c: Spike Jones was a musical parodist of huge originality and skill Dr.D.: "Carmen hits a note so high that she cracks the record....<skip>...the record...<skip>...the record... Chick Pea: anyways i beter jet Pamela: gotta run, Rie? Scarlett Rose: alrighty my chickpea....have a good night Pamela: nite, Chickpea Dr.D.: Good bye, Chick-Pea. Pamela: say hi to Aunt Cynthia for me rich-c: nite Rie Ronald: may the force be with you Chick Pea Pamela: this is nuts, I can't get Billy Joel out of my head Dr.D.: Live long and prosper. Chick Pea: goodbye dr.d Chick Pea: night every1 Pamela: sweet dreams, Rie Ronald: Go ahead with your own life and leave me a lone Harvie Powis: Bye-Bye Dr.D.: ??? Ron Pamela: exactly Ron Chick Pea: u 2 pam
Chick Pea left chat session Ronald: I don't care any more whatcha say, this is my life Ronald: :) Dr.D.: Ah, Billy Joel. Dr.D.: Sorry, BJ is Joan's dept. Ronald: Winnipeg, 1979 rich-c: sorry, that's a generation off for me Pamela: Buffalo, 1979 Ronald: And a boss who used to whistle that tune Dr.D.: Frostbite Falls, 1962. Ronald: he was a good boss Pamela: Whatsamatta U? Dr.D.: We love silly moose and squirrel. Pamela: I can't believe I'm getting all these Ronald: The U of O Ronald: or as my son used to say, the U of Zero Ronald: University of Ottawa Pamela: bop Jeff Dr.D.: My favourite was the Ruby Yacht of Omar Kayam. rich-c: I dunno - maybe he preferred Carleton Ronald: what.... Last Chance U? Pamela: no, that's Ryerson Ronald: you got a pulse, and you're admissible Dr.D.: There's always the Sam Houston Institute of Technology... rich-c: that sounds more like York Ronald: "ROTFL" Pamela: I'll take Starfleet Academy, thanks rich-c: how about Bob Jones U? Harvie Powis: Or out ron's way Simon Fraser University Ronald: Time Travel 101 Ronald: right Pamela: home of the giant clamshell Dr.D.: I think it was in a 3 Stooges movie, the Stooges were supposed to be in college and on the football team...their opponents for the season were State, Tech, State Tech, U Tech, U State, Tech State U, etc. rich-c: no, that's at UBC with teh rest of Reid;s stuff Pamela: was it? Anyway, that was one incredible piece of sculpture Ronald: When Jeff got his Masters at UBC, the roll of names called was mostly Ronald: Asian..... Wong, Chin, Yu, and then.... Ronald: Jefferry Mitchell Ronald: ....stood out like a sort thumb Pamela: have you seen Reid's collection, Ron? Ronald: negative Pamela: it's a must see Ronald: there are many I must see Ronald: the list is lojng rich-c: you haven't? I'd have thought it was your sort of thing Ronald: \long Ronald: long Pamela: it's one of the things I remember most about our last visit out there Ronald: so what, precisely, is Reid's collection? rich-c: I should talk - I've never even been on the grounds of the CN Tower Pamela: along with giant Swatch watches Dr.D.: My chat window has gone blinky... Harvie Powis: Me Niether Rich Pamela: it's a collection of Native Canadian - Haida, I think - carvings by Bill Reid, who carved the bronze whale outside the Vancouver Aquarium Pamela: his work is incredible Dr.D.: I need to disconnect and reconnect...hold a sec.
Dr.D. left chat session rich-c: he did small stuff in ivory and jade as well as very major pieces, including an exquisite war canoe Ronald: Ok.... now it all comes back to me, said the blind man as he peed into the wind Pamela: what's the title of the clamshell piece Dad? rich-c: his gold jewellry is absolutely stunning Ronald: Have not been there, but I certainly know who Bill Reid is Pamela: I thought the blind man got out his hammer and saw Harvie Powis: Is he the guy that did the huge cedar Indian for the Chinguacousy Town hall? rich-c: I'll get your mother to look it up but it's a Haida creation legend
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changed username to Dr.D.Redux Pamela: shame on you Ron Ronald: I know eh? Dr.D.Redux: Okay, my chat window was spazzing out. rich-c: well, it is on the Mainland (where be dragons) Scarlett Rose: welcome back Pamela: BC is one of those places like Great Britian that I would love to have a couple of months to just explore Ronald: nothing worse than a spazzed out chat window Dr.D.Redux: The text area was going blinky blinky at an epileptic seizure-inducing rate... Dr.D.Redux: I dunno why. Scarlett Rose: ouch Pamela: do windows spaz? Dr.D.Redux: Hurt my eyes... rich-c: it's inherent in Macs, isn't it? ;-) Dr.D.Redux: Spazzes do Windows... Ronald: I'm sure it did Dr.D.Redux: Hehe, tonight I am on the resurrected 486, Richard. Scarlett Rose: lol rich-c: it's called Raven and the first humans, Pam Pamela: good shot, Rich : ) Pamela: thanks Dad
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changed username to Guy B. Harvie Powis: It can't be overheating can it Doc Ronald: 486 is good Scarlett Rose: hi Guy Guy B.: Greetings!!! Pamela: hello Guy rich-c: well, Guy has joined us Dr.D.Redux: 486 was almost killed dead last weekend... Ronald: Guy, my son Harvie Powis: Hello Guy rich-c: 'bout time, too, Dr.D. was getting worried being teh only Yank on board Pamela: say Dad, while I think of it, do you think with two 486's we can create a working computer for Erin? Guy B.: Whoa, who has the 486's? Pamela: me Guy, why? rich-c: sure Pam, and I'll discuss it further if you like Ronald: Harvie, what kind of computer are you running these days? Guy B.: Pam, I thought you had a Pentium. rich-c: it wont be any joy but it will be enough to get her on the internet Scarlett Rose: computer important...... Pamela: I have an AMD K6-2, Guy Harvie Powis: Self built AMD xp2200 Pamela: the old one is a 486 rich-c: the big problem will be finding a 540MB or smaller hard disc Ronald: You're up there Harvie Ronald: My fastest is a Duron 1.2 Gig Scarlett Rose: if it will run the net I will be fine Ronald: and it's downstairs Scarlett Rose: anywho I should be going Ronald: this one here is a P166 laptop with a wireless thingie Pamela: well as far as I know, the 486 still works but we haven't used it since just before Y2K Scarlett Rose: have a meeting early Guy B.: Ok, my sister in-law has one too. An IBM AMD K-6 450. She wants to upgrade the memory on it. rich-c: OK Rin, take it easy - nite then Dr.D.Redux: Rin gets to run the shop. Pamela: that's exactly what I have Guy Scarlett Rose: have a great night all Dr.D.Redux: She needs to be rested to crack the whip to maximum velocity. Scarlett Rose: nite uncle Richard Pamela: nite, Sweetie. Will call tomorrow if possible. Guy B.: How much memory do you have? Scarlett Rose: alrighty Dr.D.Redux: So long, Rin, try to be a benevolent dictator. Scarlett Rose: love you Guy B.: Bye Rin. Pamela: 64 meg Scarlett Rose: Good night Dr. D Pamela: you too Scarlett Rose: night Guy Ronald: iMac was in the shop with a spazdic hard drive, which fortunately had 3 months left on its warranty. It was a 40 gig.... they replaced it with a 60 gig
Scarlett Rose left chat session Ronald: nite Dr. d Pamela: we were just talking about upgrading tonite Ronald: bless Maxtor's Corporate heart Harvie Powis: I don't find the fast processor does much more than the old stuff but Dr. D would like the heat it produces rich-c: anyway you'll likely want to run Win95 on it, it will be too shy of memory and HD space for anything moe Guy B.: Seems we have a match. My sister in-law couldn't install a game since she needed more memory. It needed 128mb Pamela: is it an Aptiva, Guy? Guy B.: Yes it is. Pamela: probably my twin then Dr.D.Redux: Hehe Re: heat, my feet are still cold in this basement... Ronald: which is why I'm upstairs Dr. D Ronald: you've been to my basement --- now it's cold down there
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changed username to james rich-c: welcome back, james Harvie Powis: Between the CPU and the Radeon 9000 it's a furnace james: me sa back Ronald: Hey... that's what I need Guy B.: I bet they are identical. Her model is 2170-245. rich-c: I'll bet it is, Harv Pamela: purchased on December 29, 1999 - 64 meg RAM, 10 gig hard drive, 32X CD ROM, 4 meg video card, 16 bit sound rich-c: you must need air conditioning when it's -20 out Guy B.: You have Windows 98 first edition on that Pam? Pamela: Aptiva E series 275 - at least that's what is says on the CPU Pamela: SE, Guy Pamela: who me Dad? Harvie Powis: All my heat registers are closed in this room rich-c: no, Harvie with his hi-speed chip and hot graphics card Pamela: along with Lotus Smartsuite release 9 installed Dr.D.Redux: Time for new computer, Pam? Pamela: sound familiar Guy? rich-c: I'm warm enough with an XP1600 and 32MB nVidia Pamela: just thinking about upgrading what we have, Rich james: lol Guy B.: You have the second edition. My sister in-law has the first edition. The original that came with the system. The maximum memory for that is 256mb. Two 128's can fit in it. At least I know what type of memory she needs. Pamela: welcome back James james: hi pam james: hi ron Ronald: hi James Guy B.: Hi James. james: my computer is pretty warm too. there's a point between spring and summer where in the evening it perfectly offsets the drop in temperature in my room james: hi guy Pamela: take out the 64mb and install 2 x 128mb? Ronald: guess I should not talk about my Mac SE30, and my IICX and my Quadra 900 Ronald: eh? Ronald: all of about 12 meg of RAM between 'em Pamela: have you upgraded the video card Guy? james: lol
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changed username to George james: i remember when i paid $300 to upgrade my 386 to 8mb from 4 rich-c: oh that's OK, we'll get Frances to talk about her Amiga rich-c: well look who's here - hi George George: Hi Everyone Pamela: hi George Ronald: how about $500. US for my second 40 Meg aDAM hard drive Guy B.: Well, she decided to get a 128 and keep the 64 for now. But, sometime in the future she might get a new system. Guy B.: So, I'm going to get the board for her at the next computer show. Pamela: at the moment my most pressing need is to replace the CD ROM drive Guy B.: Hi George. rich-c: the way things are changing now it seems better to buy new than to upgrade Pamela: it died about six months ago Dr.D.Redux: Hi George. George: lets see how long i can stay on with my wifi Ronald: true Rich james: ouch Pamela: I'm thinking to do this one thing at a time Dad Guy B.: She already had the hard drive replaced. That died after two years. Pamela: HD is fine on mine Dr.D.Redux: If Christina weren't going on a trip to Paris for 10 days next month, I would've had a new computer at home :-( rich-c: not sure the old BIOSes will support USB2.0 or IEEE1394 or the necessary LANs or enough memory james: lol Pamela: oh sure, blame it on Christina George: my wifi has been going haywire lately james: so i take it dr. d that your family wasn't in the france-bashing camp? Guy B.: Don't blame Christina Dr D. How often does she goe to Europe? james: guy, she jets out on their private lear every other week :P
Pamela created action S/giggles Guy B.: So I see. Dr.D.Redux: Well, it was either $1.75K on a trip or equivalent on a computer :-) rich-c: do you have your wifi fully secured, George? Pamela: what's a wifi? George: yes 128 bit George: WEP Guy B.: Wireless Network Pam. Pamela: oh Pamela: duh rich-c: they're very susceptible to EMF interference, I've heard james: lol, yeah, like duh, eh pam. just teasing George: linksys NAT rich-c: which of the protocols are you using? 802.? james: i had a wireless setup between the school and my house. gave me nothing but headaches George: 802.11b Pamela: c'mon James - you know I'm not up on the latest technobabble Pamela: give me credit for knowing what I do have : ) Guy B.: Hey, some women don't know all the computer geek stuff that we know. But, they want to learn. james: fixed that with about 50' of ethernet cable Pamela: non gender bias here Guy Dr.D.Redux: Tell that to my boys at Theta Chi who can't get dates... rich-c: that's the earlier, slower one, but a bit more reliable, isn't it? james: i know lots of women that could code circles around me Guy B.: See Pam. You want to know. Pamela: well, sort of Guy. After a while I get lost George: 8 50' cables for wired network Guy B.: My sister gets lost on anything I tell her on her computer. Pamela: I have enough other things to worry about without worrying about the latest tech gadget james: still, you're treading dangerous waters if you reduce it to a gender bias Ronald: what's the difference between 802.11b and 802.11g - besidees about $29 Pamela: very true James Ronald: mine is ....11 b Guy B.: Speed I believe. Pamela: the younger girls are much more technologically correct Ronald: my P166 doesn't want 11g Guy B.: Banish that P166. That won't cut it. Ronald: got the PCMCIA card at Chistmas that was 802.11g, and the laptop spat it out james: i think you might be stuck at 8gb on that machine, ron Pamela: ptui Ronald: so the mn520 which is 802.11b worked right out of the box Pamela: ? George: 11b does 10mbs. while 11g. does 54mbs. Guy B.: I have wired on mine. Pamela: see, now I'm lost Ronald: with a little jiggery pokery I got it to work on the Linux side of the house too rich-c: yes, most 166MMXs came with a BIOS that wouldn't support more than about 8 gig Ronald: so that's it Harvie Powis: It only matters on the LAN side Ron. The WAN side is limited to 10MB anyway Pamela: and a few push pins Ron? Dr.D.Redux: This spring, once it warms up, I will put up some more networked Macs down here in the basement. Ronald: Now Pamela ! ! james: yeah, if you're lucky there *might* be a bios update but it's far more likely that i'll see a pension cheque with my name on it someday Ronald: be nice, girl james: meaning you're s.o.l. Dr.D.Redux: I have scavenged enough for each girl to have at least a PowerMac 7200 or 7600. Guy B.: I can run the emulator on the Dell without any problems. Ran Speedywrite, seems I'm finally getting back to the basic word processing rather than the overhype MS Office. Pamela: c'mon, I have to go with the joke when it presents itself Ronald: that's respectable Dr. D james: case gets upset when i use "his" computer and sit in "his" chair Ronald: damn right James Dr.D.Redux: We replaced then last 2 7200s in the robot lab with Emacs. Ronald: the nerve of you rich-c: well there's all sorts of word processing programs besids MS - most are good and many are free Pamela: I like my Lotus WordPro Pamela: much better than MS Word Harvie Powis: VDE266 anyone? Pamela: MS Word has a high PITA factor George: i found rbase for dos Ronald: I have a Performa 6830 which is up there somewhere 160meg 604e processor Dr.D.Redux: Haha Pam. rich-c: ah, now there's a real program, right, Ron? Ronald: wow eh/ Pamela: so explain to me again why MS rules the world? Guy B.: Well, I use Word 2000 at work. I do have Office 95 on the notebook and the Gateway has Office 2000 on it. The Athlon has Wordperfect Officesuite and in addition to the emulator on the Dell. I do have Openoffice.org on that. Ronald: agreed. Imagine a macro-capable word processor running in about 18k Ronald: blows my buddies minds Guy B.: But, just for simple word processing. Adam can do the job. rich-c: well if you want something less complicted go to www.e-press.com and download Easy Office George: 486DLC Dr.D.Redux: Sill using Word 5.1a 68K on all my Macs, vintage 1992. Ronald: was talking to a couple of young bloods in the computer program at our North Island College last week... They had not heard of CP/M Ronald: so I told 'em ... there was life before Bill Gaes rich-c: I have Star Office on this machine but never use it - complexity isnt worth it Pamela: Word or Wordperfect, Rich? Ronald: Gates Ronald: Open Office 1.1 Ronald: on the linux box Ronald: works good.... reads Microshaft stuff George: i'm going to start my BELTRON 8088 Pamela: lets face it, one word processing program is just like another - only the names and the icons differ Dr.D.Redux: Word, Pam. rich-c: will the Beltron run CP/M, George? Pamela: WP 5.1 was what I learned word processing on Guy B.: Somwhere on an old hard drive is Wordperfect 5.1 for DOS. Harvie Powis: Icons? We don't need no stinkin icons George: not sure it has a green monitor Ronald: Well, let's put it this way..... for all I do with a Wordprocessor, VDE266 most often does as well as Office XP rich-c: should be a CP/M version for it, maybe CP/m86 Ronald: have them all, WordPerfect, Appleworks 6, Word 2000, Office XP... Pamela: not for those of use who learned before the mouse came in Ronald: yes.... have CP/M 86 on a floppy around here somewhere Guy B.: Whoa, all of them? Bet on different computers?
rich-c changed username to frances Pamela: well if I ever need a translation Ron, I know where to go : ) Pamela: Hi, Mom frances: Hi Dr.D.Redux: Hello Frances. Ronald: you got it Pam Guy B.: HI Frances Pamela: how are you? Harvie Powis: Hello Frances Ronald: Hi ya Frances Dr.D.Redux: Frances, did you see my photo webpage from my trip? George: hi Frances frances: Richard, I came on just to tell you that I did find a better way to convert the JPEG files frances: And yes, I saw it frances: I read the manual! Dr.D.Redux: I hope you liked it :-) Dr.D.Redux: Thanks for your 2 digital photos. frances: I did Pamela: well you know Mom, when all else fails - read the instructions Ronald: yes, when all else fails, the manual is good frances: Richard, I really liked that second one - it is just like you Pamela: since I don't think the hammer option is applicable here Ronald: hammer..... as in "hit any key" frances: Anyway, I adjusted my preferences and the results are an improvement Pamela: no as in "when all else fails, use a bigger hammer" Dr.D.Redux: I was laughing a lot, I agree it is a good photo. frances: I redid that photo I showed you and it now looks much better frances: Hammer - as in If all else fails, get a bigger hammer Dr.D.Redux: Redid in what way? frances: Converted it again using the improved dithering Pamela: am I my mother's daughter or what Dr.D.Redux: Ehhhh, could be! (Bugs Bunny voice) Guy B.: EHHHH, What's up Doc? Harvie Powis: I don't know but stay away from my computer Pam! frances: I also converted another photo of a nightsky with the reflected light of a lightning flash and turned out spectacularly well Pamela: don't worry Harvie, you're safe with me - I subscribe to the "read the instructions" school of thought frances: but it tookforever! Ronald: What's that? Staying away from a computer? Pamela: only with hammers Ron Ronald: oh Harvie Powis: With her hammer Ron Ronald: right Pamela: gotta keep up Ron
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changed username to james frances: The manual, in this case, is on a CD. It is a good manual but it is not immediately available when I am using the paint program Dr.D.Redux: Measure with micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with axe. james: looks like i got bounced, but i should really get going anyway Guy B.: We have twins frances: So I often don't get around to reading it Pamela: give your computer a good talking-to, James Ronald: thanks for bouncing back in James.... james: lol. unlike the wife, it doesn't talk back james: *ducks* Ronald: just for the info of all, I'm only likely to make it in here every other week until April 1q Ronald: 1 that is frances: Anyway, it was your comment that made me check, Rcih, so I thought I would let you know. james: april 1nd, gotcha frances: Rcih Guy B.: Where are you going to be Ron? Ronald: right james: so for now i will bid you all adieu frances: So back to Richard. Bye, bye Ronald: have this annual event happening May 24 weekend....that we have a committee struck for Guy B.: Bye James Pamela: g'nite James Ronald: meets every 2nd Wed at 6:30 our time james: bye all *poof*
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frances changed username to rich-c Pamela: bye Mom Ronald: Treasurer rich-c: nite james Guy B.: Big job there. Ronald: run through about 20 G is a weekend Pamela: this from the man who gave the AC15 finances to Bob? rich-c: just make sure you do get on the other Wednesdays, Ron rich-c: and don't forget you get a backup option on Saturday Ronald: touche Pamela Guy B.: Come when can. Most of us should be here when you come on. Ronald: noted Rich Pamela: thenk you Dr.D.Redux: We can wait for you, Ron. Pamela: we're a forgiving lot Guy B.: Speaking of Bob. I wonder where he is tonight. Pamela: he's in Florida Guy Ronald: likely might skip just about now on the weeks where we have the meeting. Meeting is only about an hour long Pamela: He was on earlier - you missed him Ronald: so I'm likely to drift in just as you guys are leaving Guy B.: I thought he came back. Boy, he must love it down there. rich-c: he's visiting the inlaws for about 12 days, Guy Pamela: who wouldn't love sun and sand in the midst of all this freezing weather rich-c: he came on using a laptop and highstream.com Guy B.: Oh, no wonder. And he missed all that snow we got here. Lucky him. rich-c: yeah, but the flight took nine hours longer than scheduled Dr.D.Redux: Speaking of freezing...my feet are finally numb, so I think I will go upstairs and get warm. Pamela: I'm starting to get green again rich-c: pkane troubles, missed connections, you name it Dr.D.Redux: Still sitting here in this winter coat, though. Pamela: Rich - two words - space heater Guy B.: Oh boy. Ronald: better get thee upstairs Dr. D Dr.D.Redux: Need dog at feet...or electric socks. rich-c: or get a computer with a hotter processor and graphics board! Dr.D.Redux: Or maybe just Spring :-) Ronald: yes.... or both Dr.D.Redux: Haha Richard. Pamela: have a cat sit on your toes Harvie Powis: Where do I mail the 50Ft cable to Doc? Guy B.: Should have the computer upstairs. Pamela: cats make great foot warmers Dr.D.Redux: I s'pose I could be in the very warm and lonesome lab, but I think I'd rather be home. Dr.D.Redux: I'd have to drill a hole in the floor to run the network cable, Guy. Ronald: Alls I have to do usually is turn on a couple of computers Pamela: a reasonable compromise, Rich Guy B.: That would be a hassle then. Dr.D.Redux: I have an auger bit big enough :-) Pamela: space heater - it's the only way I can stay warm back here George: meds Dr.D.Redux: Just no desk left up there...Joan got it for her sewing machine. Ronald: lots of beach wallpaper Harvie Powis: Or go borrow Georges Wifi card Guy B.: Isn't the furnace near by? George: i forgot Ronald: imagine warm Pamela: think warm thoughts Dr.D.Redux: I need to pinch a network-capable laptop... Dr.D.Redux: Furnace is, but it doesn't warm the basement very much, Guy. Ronald: must be one surplus to CWRU requirements eh? Dr.D.Redux: All right, I am closing hailing frequencies... rich-c: OK, nite Rich Ronald: g'nite good sir Pamela: perhaps you could set the computer up next to the furnace Rich? Dr.D.Redux: BTW RIchard, your Trek link was wonderful: I loved that pilot episode. George: nite Guy B.: Your basement is not finished I'ma assuming? Harvie Powis: Good night Dr D Pamela: nite Rich Dr.D.Redux: Gotta show it to Joan, none of the computers here will play it. rich-c: glad you liked it, rich Dr.D.Redux: Unfinished, Guy. Dr.D.Redux: Bare walls, concrete slab. Pamela: nite George Dr.D.Redux: Energize! Dr.D.Redux: <transporter effect>
Dr.D.Redux left chat session Guy B.: BRRRR. Ronald: meanwhile, at the other end of the scale Pamela: concrete slab - ugh. Guy B.: Wow, looks like everyone is leaving. rich-c: got a blast of chill when he took off, did you, Guy? :-) Ronald: Mother and I are having a clash of wills about the setting of the thermostat in the living room Pamela: who's winning? Ronald: I am, at the moment, too DAMN hot rich-c: we have no problem at all - have a new automatic setback unit Guy B.: Well, I should be going too. Working again this Saturday, so I'll see you all next week. rich-c: Frances snuck it in while I was in the hospital Pamela: ok Guy - gn'ite Ronald: :) Harvie Powis: Bye Guy Pamela: Snuck is a pretty strong word Dad rich-c: see you then, Guy Guy B.: Poof
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left chat session Pamela: "was efficient at getting it done in your absence" would be better rich-c: we're not into politically correct here thee days Pamela: hey - you wanna eat? rich-c: it's OK, she isnt watching, she's playing on the Amiga Pamela: okay, you're safe then for a little while : ) rich-c: besides, it isn't me she's mad at these days Pamela: it's not me is it???? Ronald: so what does this device do - the automatic setback thingie rich-c: essentially, you set the temperature you want for any given hour, and it delivers it Ronald: cool rich-c: it automatically turns the temperature up in the morning and down at night Ronald: I mean - sounds like a good thing rich-c: and if you get a lot of insolation, you can for instance set it back for the afternoon too Ronald: kaha rich-c: it sits on teh wall alternately blinking the time and current temperature Pamela: digitally Pamela: 'tis quite cool rich-c: I think you can set the tolerances, too Ronald: ain't technology grand! rich-c: unfortunately it's an RYFM proposition and I haven't, yet Pamela: you can do it when you finish HP Dad rich-c: yes, I'm along to about page 550 now, Pam Ronald: I must find the TV Remote.... Mother has fallen asleep rich-c: don't turn it off, you'll wake her up Pamela: Ron - there are a few buttons on the front of the TV - they say things like on/off . . . Ronald: yeah, but they're hidden behind a secret door rich-c: he has to make sure she's not sleeping on it - if she rolls over... Ronald: done - Law and Order it is Harvie Powis: Maybe he has the thermostat programmed with the remmote Pamela: oh well, that's different then Ronald: could be Ronald: we have 3 remotes, and I have no idea what 2 of them do Pamela: TV, VCR and DVD perhaps? Ronald: all of the above minus DVD Harvie Powis: They program the third one George: lights? Ronald: no there's one that was for a VCR, but the VCR died Pamela: stereo? rich-c: I don't think Ron is into X-10, George Ronald: the remote is therefore unassigned Ronald: yes, I have X-10 Ronald: downstairs Pamela: when in doubt, throw it out George: i have plug-n-power Ronald: you kidding? What's "throw it out" Pamela: throw it out: wherein objects which no longer have a use are removed from the premises Ronald: bought the X-10 disk for the ADAM from - from- oh c'mon- who's the lad in Utah? Ronald: ADAMCON 5 Ronald: memory where art thou? Ronald: McNeeley George: why bother? Ronald: no... Neeley Ronald: Alan rich-c: Alan Neeley Ronald: thank you Pamela: there's an echo in here rich-c: an amplified echo, too George: echo on Ronald: my X-10 setup gets used to turn radio's off and on and lights when we're on holiday George: @echo on rich-c: you might say, George Harvie Powis: Your Wifi seems to be hanging in there George George: so far rich-c: well, what distance are you between base and remnote? George: its going for a record tonight George: 15' rich-c: makes a big difference how far and how many walls and floors between George: no walls floors rich-c: you should be good for 15" unless you're trying to go through walls or floors Pamela: well everyone, I think it's time I went to bed Ronald: like as in horizontal with eyes closed--- relaxing? rich-c: OK daughter, take care, talk to you anon Pamela: yeah, like that Ron Harvie Powis: Good night then Pam George: nite Pam Ronald: sweet dreams Pamela Pamela: thank you all and good night! Pamela: kerpoof! Ronald: ni ni
Pamela left chat session George: i need sleep too Ronald: So any way people, we'll see you as often as we can see you rich-c: could likely do something useful here but can't get a wifi card for the Amiga Ronald: there must be one Rich rich-c: OK, George, good to see you by and Ron, we'll be looking for you Ronald: ok Rich... be well Harvie Powis: Ok Ron and George, good night Ronald: niters Harvie George: nite all Ronald: I must go and take out the garbage rich-c: will keep looking, Ron, as you should be right Ronald: will ask my Amiga buddy here George: poof Ronald: nite
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Ronald left chat session rich-c: looks like that's about it, Haarvie Harvie Powis: Yes it is getting late rich-c: us old folks need out shuteye rich-c: hope you can make it next week? Harvie Powis: I'll try to remember next wed. rich-c: OK see you then - nite now Harvie Powis: Good night bud
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