rich-c: Daniel Vision, not Daniel Welcome?
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changed username to Dr.D. rich-c: greetings Rich
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changed username to james rich-c: hello Guy Guy B.: Greetings!!! As of today, I've started overtime. Dr.D.: New med regime still working? Dr.D.: Hi Guy. Dr.D.: And James. Dr.D.: And Daniel. rich-c: well, had a bad day yesterday, wondering if it wass the result of the doubled dose rich-c: morning james Dr.D.: Bad in what way? Dr.D.: More tachycardia?
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changed username to oops Dr.D.: Overtime Guy, yuck. oops: it seems i got dumped rich-c: usual - very fatigued and sleepy, not energy, general weakness, a bit bilious, maybe a tad light-headed - normal side effects Dr.D.: I was asking if you had more tachycardia. Guy B.: Just started today. Semi annual reports are piling up. Guy B.: Get paid for it Dr. D. rich-c: no way to tell but we suspec t so - those symptoms also tend to accompany tachycardia we think Dr.D.: I had some "overtime" -- experiment didn't end until 5:30 PM. Dr.D.: And I never even got to the slug part of it; it was all aligning and calibrating.
oops changed username to jamesII Dr.D.: So Part II is first thing tomorrow morning. Dr.D.: We have an abundance of James. Dr.D.: Jameses. rich-c: sounds like you have your hands full, Rich
moved to room Meeting Place jamesII: as my wife will assure you, one is more than enough Dr.D.: Yes, 2 weeks left in the slug mines.
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moved to room Meeting Place Dr.D.: Hello Harvie. rich-c: welcome aboard, Harvie
changed username to Judy Dr.D.: 31 July is my last paid day for slug stuff. Harvie: Hello everybody Dr.D.: Then it is full-time as a teacher. rich-c: ah, I think you're going to miss the little critters, Rich Judy: Hi, Dr D Dr.D.: Perhaps. Dr.D.: Hello Judy! Guy B.: Hi Harvie and Judy. rich-c: hello Judy jamesII: so how is everyone? Judy: Hi Rich Daniel Vision: hello Dr.D.: Satiated; I had a big late supper. Harvie: Hello Judy and Guy Judy: and Guy and Harvie Dr.D.: Since I didn't get home until about 7 PM. jamesII: is it hot over there? it was about 36 here yesterday Daniel Vision: Soory I waited for you but I surfed the web until 21h. rich-c: we actually had strawberries; twice Pamela has found places that still had some stock Dr.D.: I will be getting a new computer out of the job change, though: a $3K maxed-out 17" PowerBook. jamesII: that's hard to take :P rich-c: geez, Daniel, I've been here for ten minutes Dr.D.: We had 90s F until the rain, now 60s F. Dr.D.: Nicely cool. Judy: it was hot here but we had a storm last night and has turned really nice now Dr.D.: Today was mostly spotty rain showers. Dr.D.: Elanor had a picnic cancelled :-( Judy: we had a light show last night from the 7th floor of the hospital Daniel Vision: I'm looking at the "minigame compo" web page and I see that there is no coleco entry in this 4K game compo, even last years. rich-c: we just got teh tiniest corner of the warm air sector, mostly it's been very nice today between the rain showers Judy: we were there until quarter to three this morning
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changed username to BobS Daniel Vision: I like picnic... when there is some clouds not only a big sun. :) Dr.D.: Thunderstorms woke us up about 5 AM, I think? rich-c: what wre you doing in hospital, Judy? BobS: OH OH a LOTS of people Dr.D.: Hospital?!?!? rich-c: hi Bob Judy: my dad had parcel hip replacement BobS: howdy all Dr.D.: Okay, at least not you. Judy: broke his hip 6 weeks ago
Daniel Vision changed username to Coleco Bienvenu rich-c: oh, nothing seriod then ;-) Dr.D.: Richard can tell you all about the bionic hip business :-) rich-c: oh - a break is different, that's bad news Coleco Bienvenu: hehehe it's fun changing usename :)
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changed username to Pam / Erin Daniel Vision: How did you know :) Dr.D.: Daniel, the same guy who wrote the description of adventure game logic posted a game in BASIC. Dr.D.: I am going to try to adapt it to SmartBASIC. rich-c: hi daughter Dr.D.: And then post it to the list. Judy: yes, they missed it , two times in emergency and endless visits to the doctor Dr.D.: Hello Pam and Erin. Pam / Erin: HI, Dad Pam / Erin: Hi, Rich Judy: hi, pam and erin Harvie: Howdy Pamerin Pam / Erin: Hi, Judy Daniel Vision: I didn't read all this email but it's a kind of challenge to try Pam / Erin: Hi, Harvie rich-c: missed it? how do you miss a broken hip? Judy: good question Daniel Vision: but unfortunatly, this game is more appropriate for a COMPUTER Dr.D.: It is pretty readable English, I think, but your mileage may vary :-) Pam / Erin: who broke a hip? Dr.D.: Not me, whew.
Daniel Vision changed username to Coleco Bienvenu jamesII: @dr. d, rich i was wondering if by any chance you have a decent smart basic program Judy: didn't show up in x-rays, bone scans and ultra sound jamesII: for looking at cartridge roms rich-c: did he break it in a fall or spontaneous snap from osteoporosis, Judy? Dr.D.: Yes, I have one in SmartBASIC 1.x. Judy: finially got a good reading on an MRI Coleco Bienvenu: I didn't see "bonne fête de la Bastille", it's july 14 now :) Judy: but had to have two of them also Dr.D.: For regular SmartBASIC, I'd have to adapt/write one, not so hard, but there is a machine language driver that would have to be POKEd in. Judy: don't know jamesII: i have one that i typed in directly from hacker's helper rich-c: that's for France, Daniel; you get Bonne Fete Nationale on June 24th Dr.D.: I presume you got your proto cart, James? Dr.D.: Bastille Day, eh? Pam / Erin: Judy, who broke a hip? Judy: was doing some gardening, when it must have happened jamesII: but it's not very robust and i can't figure out how to switch the banks Judy: my dad Pam / Erin: ah, okay Coleco Bienvenu: I know, I'm not european but I received an email from someone who think I am. it was funny :) jamesII: @dr. d, awhile ago actually rich-c: that sounds like spontaneous from osteo then - how old is he, Judy? jamesII: it seems to be genuine but i'd like to look at the rom Dr.D.: Do you have SmartBASIC 1.x, James? Judy: had surgery this morning 12:15 Judy: 79 Pam / Erin: how's he doing? jamesII: @dr. d, i don't think so. i have whatever the original adam cassette is Judy: quite well tonight rich-c: what did they do in the way of surgery, Judy?
Coleco Bienvenu changed username to Daniel Welcome Dr.D.: Sigh, I'd have to send you a tape or disk, then. jamesII: a disk might be lighter Judy: replacement ball and stem
Pam / Erin changed username to Erin / Pam Dr.D.: If you have a drive :-) And it if could survive being X-rayed by the security folks. rich-c: right, your standard implant, just like mine jamesII: i have a drive jamesII: mi 320k Dr.D.: Unless you can write a disk image file to a disk...if so, I could get you a disk image. rich-c: the rest of teh bone was good enough to take the implant, was it? Daniel Welcome: I must try programming in SmartBASIC one day. I have a book but not the software. Dr.D.: Mail it or put up a zipfile for download. Judy: had a tough night and early morning but is doing much better tonigh rich-c: Daniel, there's an image of SmartBASIC with the Emulator, I'm sure jamesII: i could download a file, i'll have to dig up a 5 1/4" pc drive and figure out how to make a disk from the image Dr.D.: Or I could just write you a vanilla SmartBASIC program and E-mail it to you...you'd have to type it in, of course. jamesII: sounds like it'd be easier and faster to just mail it though jamesII: that would work too Dr.D.: That is the $64K question, making real disks from images...the ANN people fight it every month. Guy B.: Ok, you guys ready about my new girlfriend? Judy: they think so jamesII: and i don't think i have the time and patience for it Erin / Pam: <P> tell all Guy Dr.D.: It isn't a long program. rich-c: go ahead, Guy, we're all in suspenders ;-D jamesII: if i could get the program i typed in from hacker's helper to work, i'd be happy BobS: YES jamesII: but typing something in is no problem Judy: we are waiting Guy B.: It went great. We have our next date this Sunday night. We really hit it off and we couldn't keep our eyes off each other. Erin / Pam: <P> awwww Erin / Pam: how sweet rich-c: sounds like a very good start, Guy Judy: good for you, Guy
Daniel Welcome changed username to I am Daniel B. jamesII: @dr. d, if you're at all interested, the proto seems legit rich-c: one never knows how these things will turn out but one can hope Guy B.: It went better than I thought. jamesII: weighs a little more than a regular cart, has a thicker label which is not ink-jet or laser printed rich-c: that's nice to hear BobS: got another "lost" coleco program James??? Erin / Pam: <P> did you go out for dinner? jamesII: the cart itself doesn't do much. nothing playable. there's a cabbage patch kid that climbs some stairs, does a couple situps Guy B.: So, we are an item now. Guy B.: She even called me tonight from work. jamesII: the only thing you can do is pause the action rich-c: Judy, does your father have a problem with osteoporosis or osteopenia? Erin / Pam: very cool Guy, congrats Judy: not that we know of but they will be checking on that soon Dr.D.: James, I am digging out my ADAM Survival Guide... I am Daniel B.: Survival Guide? rich-c: both Frances and I have problems with that, though it was arthritis that did in my hip jamesII: here's a link to a video capture if anyone is interested
I am Daniel B. changed username to Yes, I'm Daniel Guy B.: So, I'll get a photo of her for you guys to see when I come to El Paso. I got my airline reservations made last weekend. Erin / Pam: are you having fun Daniel? :-) rich-c: it's a very old book, Daniel, that the Adam News Network published many years ago Dr.D.: Speaking of airline reservations...got mine made today! jamesII: http://www.colecoshop.com/coleco/download/cpkw.zip Erin / Pam: mine too Yes, I'm Daniel: Yes, I have big fun with the username :) Dr.D.: It doesn't have a program like I am looking for, though, James. Erin / Pam: @ Daniel, hehe Judy: he has not been doing well for about 2 years but hopefully this will turn him around jamesII: @dr. d, i even went as far as to dump the rom to tape and i'm using the tape viewer
Yes, I'm Daniel changed username to My name is... jamesII: but i have no idea what block cart roms start at on the tape Erin / Pam: @ Daniel....LOL Dr.D.: Bleh, that is arduous... My name is...: Daniel Erin / Pam: hehe
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My name is... changed username to Yes, it's me... Yes, it's me...: ...Daniel :) BobS: tha sucker is 1.8meg !!!!
Yes, it's me... changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Erin / Pam: ROTFL Daniel Bienvenu: ok ok, i stop for tonight Judy: hi, Daniel BobS: BEHAVE your own self there Daniel Dr.D.: And the nice thing about my plane reservations is, I will have company for most of the flights. rich-c: Daniel, have you been emailing those humungous files again?
changed username to ProudLiberal jamesII: @dr. d, you bringing your slugs? :P Erin / Pam: Bobs I'll be sending you the con fee in mid-August Dr.D.: Well.... rich-c: is that Cynthis showing up? Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Judy, Pam, 'Rin, Rich, Dr.D, Bob, James, etc.. Erin / Pam: hi Mommie BobS: cool ProudLiberal: you guessed it Daniel Bienvenu: I didn't post any new files Erin / Pam: <P> Hi Aunt Cynthia rich-c: did Grame get on the Autoweek site and find what he wanted? jamesII: who's the proudliberal? rich-c: Erin's ma ProudLiberal: he sure didbut it was Garth Dr.D.: Hi Ms. Liberal :-) Daniel Bienvenu: I stoped with RPG game idea for coleco and a beta version of my Gamepack #2 ProudLiberal: Hi Dr. D rich-c: ah - I thought you had said Grame - sorry BobS: hopefully you are NOT flying alone there Dr D..........or is ti company you KNOW ???? rich-c: but I do hope he found what he was looking for Dr.D.: It's company I know :-) ProudLiberal: He sure did Erin / Pam: he's flying with me Bobs BobS: ahso !!!!!! Dr.D.: Since the Clee clan is most likely not able to come to ADAMcon, and since Erin (and her Mom) had some reservations about her going alone... Daniel Bienvenu: About Gamepack#2, GoodDealGames is ready to build cartridges and boxes for this game... I didn't do the final rom version, I'm never satisfied :) Dr.D.: Erin is coming by way of Cleveland, and we have the same flight to El Paso down. jamesII: anyway, miyuki is home so i need to tend to my pumpkin patch Guy B.: Ok, Abby update. Got word today that Abby has Cushings Disease. jamesII: it's in serious need of some long overdue weeding. it's probably going to take me a few weeks BobS: and hwt the heck is that guy ??? rich-c: james, go do your thing but come back soon - take care! jamesII: i'll be back though, since it's really hot Judy: what is that guy? Erin / Pam: good night James jamesII: i'm guessing some folks will still be around in 30-60 mins so i'll leave myself in lurk mode Dr.D.: And thanks to Continental Airlines' Seat Selector feature, we were able to get adjacent seats...so Erin will be safe from nasty terrorists, Mrs. Erin's Mom :-) Guy B.: Something with her thyroid gland. I'm going to find out more about it and what the treatment might be. BobS: nite james Judy: night James Dr.D.: Bye James. Daniel Bienvenu: And I will probably be late this year to continue my presentation of making new coleco games by programing in C with Hi-Tech C compiler and my tools. Guy B.: Bye James BobS: oh yes Daniel Bienvenu: Bye James! jamesII: ttys!
Daniel Bienvenu changed username to Bye James! Bye James!: Bye James! Dr.D.: Fortunately the planes are still mostly empty 2 months in advance. Erin / Pam: hehe Daniel
Bye James! changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: it wasn't me :)) Daniel Bienvenu: hehe Dr.D.: If you give us a presentation, Daniel, we will show it at the convention. Erin / Pam: <P> you're nose is growing Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu changed username to Daniel Pinochio Daniel Pinochio: no no
Daniel Pinochio changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Erin / Pam: <P> LOLOLOL Dr.D.: The Blue Fairy will not turn you into a little boy. Guy B.: Gee, I have to decide what I'm going to do for mine. ProudLiberal: Hey Dr. D we had possible terrorists in LaSalle last week Dr.D.: Yuck! rich-c: you did? how come we didn't hear about it? Dr.D.: My penpal in Finland told me of some Pacific flight into LA that got an F-16 escort after its "terrorist on-board" emergency transponder came on by accident. ProudLiberal: They tried to by aboat to go to the states at several different marinas Judy: that is cool Erin then we will finially meet you in person rich-c: mind you, I suspect any of us who live in big cities have at least one loccal potential terrorist Erin / Pam: yuppers I'm looking forward to it Dr.D.: It will be nice to have a newbie at ADAMcon, Judy...someone to show all that we know to, who hasn't heard it before. Judy: but pam you are not coming? BobS: and we ws gonna celebrate your weddin' Erin / Pam: <P> no, sorry Judy, we can't make it Dr.D.: Since I have to give some sessions on *something*, it will make it easier for me to think of something. Judy: bummer!!!!!!! Dr.D.: And I still have to think of a Mighty Mitchell Award contest. Dr.D.: Ron says he is going to send the prize... Erin / Pam: key phrase Rich....Dumb it down Dr.D.: BobS, I presume that this will be the first ADAMcon with *no* real ADAMs at it, right? Erin / Pam: <P> unless something changes between now and then Dr.D.: If I go to fast, Erin, you can slug me or something... Erin / Pam: <P> but thank you for the thought Erin / Pam: so long as I have your permission Dr.D.: We will be missing you and Russell, Pam... Judy: you will be missed Erin / Pam: or at least don't take offense if I snore Erin / Pam: :-) BobS: if you need one it can be arranged Dr.D.: Nobody at ADAMcon needs permissions...just jump in and break something (usually hardware). Dr.D.: Hehe Bob, I won't, I just figured that it was a totally commuter convention, nobody can bring anything in.
Daniel Bienvenu changed username to Say hello to Dr.D.: The days of Ron lugging his whole PowerMate HD system in his suitcase on the plane are over :-( Say hello to: Daniel Bienvenu =) Dr.D.: Speaking of other ADAMcon 16 attendees...
Say hello to changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Erin / Pam: <P> we're going to be sorry to miss it - and we miss you guys too Guy B.: Now, does anyone know if the hotel has high-speed internet or do we use the slow pokey dial-up? Dr.D.: I spoke to George Koczwara yesterday: he is planning to come! Dr.D.: He said his wife may or may not come. Dr.D.: I also spoke to Herman Mason. rich-c: how about Hummon? Guy B.: That's great. What about Herman? Daniel Bienvenu: I'm not planing to go to El Paso... it's more than far for me and my budget Judy: good deal Dr.D.: Herman is doubtful...he and Zandra are trying to adopt the older brother of the little girl they adopted. Dr.D.: Herman doesn't like flying, and El Paso is far for Zandra to drive, with little ones in tow. rich-c: that will leave him with his hands full Judy: that is too bad Daniel, we would like to meet you, also Dr.D.: He wasn't totally ruling it out, but it seems unlikely. BobS: bummer dude, ol Herman is getting scarce....... rich-c: Daniel, if airfare is the stumbling block, there may be ways around it Dr.D.: Well, we better see Daniel at ADAMcon 17, since that is supposed to be Dale Wick's convention. rich-c: you need to get to a hub whre Southwest has a direct flight to ElPaso Daniel Bienvenu: I don't understand BobS: yes right there in downtown toronto next year Guy B.: Anyone heard from Dale if he's coming? Daniel Bienvenu: Toronto? that's not too far Dr.D.: brb Erin / Pam: no downtown! Daniel Bienvenu: downtown? where? rich-c: Daniel, get a discount flight to a sunspot like Orlando or LasVegas, they have frequent connections on Suthwest to ElPaso Harvie: Downtown Buttonville :) Daniel Bienvenu: how? who? when? why? and what? Erin / Pam: not downtown, too expensive BobS: Ddale will find something appropriate Erin / Pam: but if we time it right the TO film fest will be on!! rich-c: Daniel, look in teh travel section of your newspaper for "air only" fares to US destination in the ads Daniel Bienvenu: TO film fest? Erin / Pam: it's in September...all the sparkly stars Erin / Pam: maybe I'll get discovered rich-c: get on the Southwestern Airlines website and see where El Paso has a direct connection to the city rich-c: book on the charter airline to (say) Las Vegas,m book Southwestern to El Paso rich-c: not cheap but the price can be within reason
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changed username to George rich-c: hello George, feeling better this week? Erin / Pam: hi George George: Hi All Guy B.: George, where have you been lately? Judy: hi, George George: i'm better Guy B.: Good to hear. rich-c: well, come join the walking wounded rich-c: Judy sliced up her finger, her father just had a broken hip joint replaced today rich-c: I'm still trying to get my heart medications sorted, and Bob doesn't seem totally stable either George: i'm in a frantic apartment search in betwenn hospital stays rich-c: have to move out of the current one? George: yes rich-c: start at your favourite supermarket or plaza and work outwards looking for rental signs Guy B.: I'm getting my right knee x-rayed tomorrow. Possible knee cartlidge wearing down or it could be something else and a Cat Scan on my sinuses. Daniel Bienvenu: It's not the good timing to talk about it but I asked for the Coleco document, at least a part of the document referenced in "This Week With My Coleco ADAM" articles. George: with government housing rich-c: don't even talk about knees, Guy - those can get REEAL nasty Daniel Bienvenu: I just want to remember it to you again George: section 8 rich-c: whatever, we're not too up on US entitlements rich-c: -
Erin / Pam changed username to Pam / Erin rich-c: see the eerver is slowing down a bit here Dr.D.: I'm back, Joan on the phone... George: this one is being canceled Dr.D.: She said hi to all of you. Pam / Erin: Hi, Joan! rich-c: and do say hi to her right back for us, Rich
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changed username to BobS Dr.D.: She had to go get a monitor that was beeping. Daniel Bienvenu: HELLO JOAN! =) I hope she can hear me from here =P Guy B.: Well, I hope it's nothing too bad. I won't know until I see the doctor again. Judy: yes, say hi from us, also rich-c: whatever teh doctor says - from all I hear you want to take a VERY conservative approach rich-c: I don't know why a hip should be so easy and a knee so trouble prone as an operation, but that seems to be how it works Judy: if they can make up their minds, not too crazy about doctors right now Daniel Bienvenu: At least, she can do a "SEARCH" in Google and find my HELLO message to her in the future :) rich-c: if your Dad's doctor is good and things went well, he will be able to stand and take a step tomorrow rich-c: he will be out of it for a week on painkillers, but should suffer little more than inconvenience Judy: was already up this morning, few steps and sat in a chair for 40 minutes Dr.D.: Good to hear, Judy. Judy: sould be up twice tomorrrow rich-c: hey, he must really have come through with flying colours - that's great, Judy Daniel Bienvenu: and rich, I can't find the AIR PLANES section in the newspaper. Normmaly I just go directly to the games page and do the crosswords of the day :) Judy: hope so, long time coming BobS: richard.....considering that he has been laying in a chair for about 3 months now. that is GREAT BobS: his attitude had a lot to do with it too rich-c: most newspapers have a travel feature section once or twice a week where the travel agencies advertise Judy: poor guy, bob thinks the hospital it a little worried about a lawsuit Judy: they were really moving to get things going last night Guy B.: Oh, in case you guys are wondering about me. I have my friend Marsha on the Yahoo Instant Messenger chat with me. rich-c: you mean because of teh failed diagnosis? Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D did you plan to release a part of the coleco document this summer or you prefer to wait until you finish all the document? BobS: all doctors are quacks !!!!! or at least clueless a lot of the time' Dr.D.: Hi Marsha! BobS: Guy.....you TWO timer you....... Judy: had the MRI at noon and surgery at 12:15 the next morning Pam / Erin: Hi, Marsha!
(BobS reboots Guy B.'s computer remotely.) Dr.D.: I haven't done anything with it, Daniel. I am sorry that I have put it off. Judy: yes, they blew it big time Guy B.: Hey, Kemosabe. rich-c: all I can say is that my surgeons seem to have done pretty well Guy B.: Marsha says Hi Dr. D. Dr.D.: "Marsha Marsha Marsha! It's always Marsha!" -- Jan Brady Dr.D.: :-) rich-c: mind you, as Rich can tell you, a blind man could have diagnosed my problem from the x-rays
(Guy B. smiles) Judy: he had a good surgeon, the same one that did my mom's knee BobS: oh I think that they did a good job....it is just that they seem too reluctant to make any decisiion especially where it concerns surgery Daniel Bienvenu: It's ok! I fully understand with all your activities and problems, you had not enough time to do everything you want. I have less activities than you and I still have problem with my free time. Judy: he was on call at the hospital last night rich-c: a busted hip on a 79 year old in reasonable health? uh, isn't this a no-brainer? BobS: should be huh ????? BobS: it appeared that they just wanted him to take 2 aspirins, sit down and don't bother then BobS: them Judy: had to have some stupid doctor co;me in and give the okay, waited three hours for that rich-c: admitted, I had to get assessed by an internist to be sure I was a good candidate, but that was routine and we had time Guy B.: I did tell you guys my girlfriend's name, didn't I? rich-c: Karen, right? Guy B.: Yes, that's her.
Daniel Bienvenu changed username to I am not Dr.D BobS: THREE hours for some jerk to come in and say "you are looking good, and you are in good health ?????' ........YA RIGHT stupid !!! I need a new hip ?!?!?!?!? Dr.D.: Well Bob, speaking totally rationally and without consideration of the people involved...it's a coin-toss on doing such major surgery on a person who's 79. Pam / Erin: accept no imitations I am not Dr.D: Sorry again Daniel. BobS: well Guy....is it karen or Marsha?????? I am not Dr.D: =) ProudLiberal: Erin's Gampy had bypass surgery at 83. Judy: that is what we were waiting for from 9:30 to 11 and what he did was a joke Dr.D.: I am not a number! rich-c: hell Rich, when I went in for my surgery I was one of teh youngr ones - some wre having the job re-done for the second time rich-c: the implant only lasts 15 - 20 years, you know BobS: they do hips and knees all the time Dr D
I am not Dr.D changed username to Dr.D number 2 Dr.D number 2: Yes, I'm not a number! Dr.D.: It's not impossible, mind you...just gets to the point that the risk of surgery is greater than the risk of doing nothing. rich-c: hips and knees are not teh same, Bob
Dr.D number 2 changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Judy: it was operate or never walk again rich-c: I was eager to get my hip done - I'd think long and hard about a knee BobS: here the knees are simpler and more quickly done than hips Pam / Erin: I've heard the same, Bob Dr.D.: As long as everyone knows the risks, you can consent to whatever you like. Judy: the surgeon didn't have a problem with dad but they needed his primary doctor to give the okay but he doesn't visit the hospital rich-c: Judy, if it helps, there is a hip support group on MSN that Frances finds fascinating
Daniel Bienvenu changed username to Not Erin/Pam BobS: otherwise healthy older people have a right to expect the same care as exery one else Judy: is that something or what? BobS: what is the address Richard??? Dr.D.: Looks like we have the 1's complement of Pamerin. Not Erin/Pam: Where? Pam / Erin: there!
Not Erin/Pam changed username to Not BobS BobS: here, there ADN everywhere Judy: would give them something to do if they can figure it out Not BobS: yes, everywhere Judy: and that is a big if BobS: let's just way that the folks ar NOT computer literate
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Not BobS changed username to Not myself now
changed username to Flato McSpew BobS: couldn't figure out Internet Explorer, so hd to revert back to aol.......go figure......... Pam / Erin: Ron? Judy: hi, Ron BobS: the far one??????? Guy B.: Who is Flato McSpew? Not myself now: Where is he? Judy: just glad that we din rich-c: groups.msn.com/hipuniversesupportgroup/general/msnw Judy: didn't have to wait until tonight to do the surgery rich-c: OK that should be the URL you want, Judy
Not myself now changed username to Don't tell me BobS: got it Richard
(A strange smell wafts around the room) Judy: thank you Don't tell me: err. you must login first :) Don't tell me: otherwise you can'T access
Flato McSpew moved to room The Washroom rich-c: yes, in order to post on msn you have to join and get a hotmail account rich-c: but you can lurk without any signup Judy: that could be a problem
Don't tell me changed username to Who is Flato? Who is Flato?: yes a problem Dr.D.: Flato is a Flosopher.
Who is Flato? changed username to Flosopher? Pam / Erin: or would be if it he were spelled correctly! BobS: flato is what the iron did to the shirt !!!!!!! Flosopher?: uhh... errr... what? Dr.D.: A pun, Daniel: Philosopher. Harvie: Is that before the shirt hit the fan? rich-c: Judy, also look at hipuniverse.homestead.com Dr.D.: No, before the fewmets hit the windmill. Pam / Erin: LOL - well done, Harvie Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. Marsha had to go.
Flosopher? changed username to like Socrate? BobS: so isz the new girlfriend MARSHA or KAREN ????????
(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) Judy: okay, will have to try Guy B.: Bob, how many of us have registered for the con so far? Dr.D.: Hehe, Guinness break :-) Dr.D.: I am sending $$$ tomorrow by post. Dr.D.: Need to get the checkbook from Joan.
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: so far 3 and counting Dr.D.: A riddle for Daniel: Guy B.: I may be able to pay the rest now that I got a raise in my pay.
changed username to Pacific Ron Guy B.: Hi Ron Pacific Ron: Yo! Pam / Erin: Ronald! Dr.D.: Specific Ron.
like Socrate? changed username to Hello Ron! Harvie: Hello Ron Hello Ron!: Yes, Hello Ron!
ProudLiberal left chat session Pacific Ron: Not very specific these days Pam / Erin: Aunt Cynthia says goodnight to all - she had to run Pacific Ron: specificity is not my thing Guy B.: Ron, got a new girlfriend. It's Karen.
Hello Ron! changed username to me? Daniel. Pacific Ron: Hi Karen Dr.D.: "She's" Karen :-) Judy: think we need a rule that you come in under your own name, this is soooo confuseing Guy B.: She's not here.
Flato McSpew left chat session Pam / Erin: but we're having so much fun with pseudnyms, Judy
Pacific Ron changed username to Ron
Dr.D. changed username to Rich Drushel Ron: I agree Judy Rich Drushel: There I am :-) rich-c: you may be having fun but for the rest of us, it's a pain Judy: maybe you are having fun Pam / Erin: you'll note we haven't changed except back and forth Rich Drushel: Well, then I can create a Funhouse room and the non-party-poopers may retire there. Pbbbbbt! Ron: or forth and back Ron: depending on your orientation Guy B.: We have two James, but he left didn't he? Pam / Erin: only temporarily, Guy rich-c: all the side rooms have that damned illegible coloured screeen me? Daniel.: Yes, James is "talking" with Case rich-c: no james is leaving it open in case he can return Guy B.: So, he's still here, but not at the moment. Guess he's too fast for all of us. me? Daniel.: and probably with some pumpkins too. =P Pam / Erin: what is the baby's name? I've forgotten Ron: Case probably has priority Judy: how is mom, Ron rich-c: I treid to get Frances on now that I have the laptop networked but she wasn't interested :-( Pam / Erin: Mommy! me? Daniel.: Case, it's Case, the name of his baby his Case. That's the Case, he is Case. Guy B.: Yikes! Judy: tell her she is missed, Rich
me? Daniel. changed username to jamesIII Ron: she is free, white, and 21 jamesIII: just kidding, I'm not james =) rich-c: I'll tell her but I doubt it will help - though she was looking in while I went and got my beer
jamesIII changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Guy B.: Ok, now James is three. Judy: ok, Ron!!! Ron: :( Ron: send me to my corner rich-c: no, Case is teh first one - what is the new one called? Guy B.: No yet Ron. BobS: but JAMES had the xecond one already, no???? Daniel Bienvenu: the new one? err.. well err... I can'T remember Guy B.: Now, were back to James and James II Pam / Erin: that's the problem, Daniel rich-c: shame on you, Daniel, you're as bad as the rest of us ;-) Ron: sounds like a line of Scottish kings George: i have to go i did too much rich-c: good luck on the apartment hunt, George George: nite all Daniel Bienvenu: James is not there... he's outside rich-c: night now Ron: Nite George Pam / Erin: night George - goodluck with the apt. Judy: with only 3 and a half hours of sleep it is hard to keep up tonight George: poof Daniel Bienvenu: he said here in Yahoo Messenger : "weeding pumpkins..." Guy B.: Bye George
George left chat session Pam / Erin: Ron, explain sleep to Judy, please Judy: night George Ron: You need more than that Judy BobS: sleep is NOT waiting in thre hospitla waiting room........... Ron: (comes from the 'take my advice-I'm not using dept.' rich-c: she has an excuse, Ron Ron: yes? Guy B.: I ended up getting only four hours after my date last Sunday. Hopefully this Sunday will be better. Judy: were in the hospital until quarter to three this morning that is when they were operating on dad Ron: Oh dear Rich Drushel: You always yell at me for being up late...you two should go to bed, Bob and Judy... Ron: phone ringing brb Pam / Erin: Guy, that's why you're supposed to go out on Saturday night - so you can sleep in on Sundays Guy B.: She was working all Saturday night. Judy: think I am beyond tired BobS: we know, ut, but then we would miss all the good gossiphere BobS: gossip here rich-c: Frances says if Bob abd Judy have any questions, shoot us an email Rich Drushel: There was good gossip here? Nobody told me anything juicy. Pam / Erin: Rich is right, guys Guy B.: She has her daughter this weekend until 6 on Sunday. So, I'm coming over at 6:30. Pam / Erin: re sleep, I mean Judy: my brother in law had a replacement a year ago Harvie: What about the Guy Marsha Karen triangle? :) Judy: but thank you for the help Daniel Bienvenu: * hehehe it's my chance! * rich-c: oh, how did it go? and wouldn't he be rather young for that? Guy B.: Marsha is not part of the triangle. Only Karen.
Daniel Bienvenu changed username to Dr.D Dr.D: *hehehe* Harvie: Just kiddin Guy, they wanted gossip Rich Drushel: That is Daniel impersonating me. BobS: so who the heck is Karen rich-c: don't ask Guy, he'll get all poetic on you Judy: help!!!!!
Dr.D changed username to rich-c the 2nd Guy B.: Bob, weren't you paying attention! Ron: back Pam / Erin: Enough, Daniel BobS: I guess not rich-c the 2nd: *hehehe* BobS: got thrown off there for a minute
rich-c the 2nd changed username to Ok, I stop Ok, I stop: *hehehe* Rich Drushel: I still have a riddle for Daniel...
(Guy B. kicks BobS) Pam / Erin: tell it, Rich Pam / Erin: why are you kicking Bob?? Rich Drushel: Dating from his question about philosophers, reminded me of it. BobS: ouch Rich Drushel: I think it is from Shakespeare, actually...
(Pam / Erin reboots Ok, I stop's computer remotely.) BobS: no kick me..... :-( Guy B.: Cause he wasn't paying attention, or was he? BobS: you haven't answered me yet sir Guy Guy B.: My girlfriend. Judy: he got locked up in there rich-c: you mean tonight someone else is getting tossed instead of me? BobS: SAY WHAT ????????? Marcha is your girlfriend an Karen is your NEW girlfriend????? BobS: you playboy you Judy: Bob was having some problems and my battery went dead Pam / Erin: maybe you shouldn't have told him, Guy : ) BobS: you young guys......... Guy B.: No, Marsha is my friend and Karen is my new girlfriend. We had a date last Sunday. Ron: He's probably got a wife too BobS: got the date part.... Harvie: So Doc, what's the riddle? rich-c: not that he admits to Rich Drushel: Why is a priest like a cobbler? Guy B.: Judy, what did he drink tonight? BobS: but you are burning love at both ends son
Ok, I stop changed username to you have mail Judy: no sleep does that to youi Guy B.: I only have one Bob. BobS: they both SAVE SOULES (soles) Ron: Poor Guy, we should leave him be rich-c: one mends soles and the other mends souls Rich Drushel: Both are menders of bad soles. BobS: he loves it Rich Drushel: That is The Bard's version. BobS: don't ya Guy??? Guy B.: I'm beginning to wonder if he's with it tonight. Rich Drushel: BobS is a smart learned cookie.
(We secretly replaced Guy B.'s Diet Coke with Folger's Crystals.) Pam / Erin: a very tired smart learned cookie : ) Rich Drushel: (We secretly replaced Daniel's drinking water with LSD) Guy B.: I drink decaf, Jose! BobS: NO NO Rich Drushel: He's trippin', man! you have mail: * taste strange * Pam / Erin: timing, Rich BobS: cappacinno's at 2AM do NOT help sleepiness Pam / Erin: nearly snorted water there
(Guy B. gives Rich Drushel a can of Coke)
(Guy B. gives Pam / Erin a can of Diet Coke.) Rich Drushel: He must fear identity theft, he is changing faster than the thieves. Ron: cast a can across the Rockies please Pam / Erin: <E> I want the REAL thing, Baby Guy B.: That's the C2 Coke for Dr. D. and Caffeine Free Diet Coke for Pam. rich-c: for some reason I can barely stand coffee these days - can't understand why Rich Drushel: You folks gonna be on for a while? Gretchen is requesting an interrupt of about 20 minutes.
(rich-c gives Ron a can of Diet Coke.) Ron: me too Rich. I'm off both coffee and tea. Probably a phase Guy B.: We'll be here. Pam / Erin: we'll be here, Rich Ron: better attend to it Dr D Rich Drushel: <Ahnuld voice> I'll be back!
you have mail changed username to I am not here BobS: oh alswasy Judy: I just took a sleeping pill so I will not last tooo long Rich Drushel: Nite then, Judy. Pam / Erin: go to bed Judy Rich Drushel: Back in about 20 minutes. I am not here: second, someone he talking to me. Pam / Erin: okie doke rich-c: get your sleep, Judy, you need it Ron: Judy, lie down before it takes effect. We don't wanna have to pick you up off the floor Harvie: I think I have to depart, lots of work yet and an early rise in the AM Judy: have to give the pill some time to kick in Pam / Erin: must you Harvie?? jamesII: hello rich-c: OK Harvie, take care and se you next week Ron: Harvie, what's work? Judy: they don't do that, take one every night Pam / Erin: Hi James rich-c: welcome back james
(007 music plays in the background) rich-c: how is the pumpkin patch? Judy: night Harvie jamesII: just taking a break BobS: be good Harvie Harvie: This is my day to work this year Ron Ron: Hi James jamesII: from weeding my pumpkin patch. it looks pretty hopeless out there right now jamesII: hi ron Pam / Erin: well if you must : ( Guy B.: Bye Harvie Pam / Erin: g'nite then Harvie: Bye bye
Harvie left chat session rich-c: I rhought pumpkins wre so vigorous they choked or shaded out weeds Ron: ok Harvie.... but don't take it seriously jamesII: in some parts, yes Pam / Erin: James, what is the baby's name? I'm ashamed to admit I can't remember jamesII: but these weeds are a foot and a half tall now in most of the place Judy: weeds always win jamesII: the baby's name is aiden rich-c: at a foot and a half you just grab and pull jamesII: that's exactly what i'm doing
I am not here changed username to Drink LSD water BobS: remember what???????? BobS: I have CRS you know jamesII: now the trick is to do it a few thousand times Ron: some things around here have been re-classified from weed to desirable growth rich-c: yeah, wait till they get up there so they can be identified Pam / Erin: only if you can feed the deer on them, Ron Ron: exactly Judy: that does help, doesn't it Ron? Drink LSD water: ok, now I can remember his new baby's name BobS: once weeds get big they are plants to be prote cted Drink LSD water: is an acronym of my own first name, except the lettre L Ron: indeed it does. Anything that produces pretty purple flowers can stay BobS: you can REMEMBER, but will you RETAIN the memory?????? rich-c: oh, encourage a certain appetitie till teh venison season comes around...
Drink LSD water changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Pam / Erin: DAD! Ron: Had one the other day give me the deer's version of "the finger" Daniel Bienvenu: my glass of water taste really bad Pam / Erin: he can't eat Bambi Ron: like....she's going.....stop shouting, what's your problem rich-c: are they big or little pretty purple flowers, Ron? Pam / Erin: can't imagine why, Daniel : ) Ron: moderate sized jamesII: anyway, these weeds are taking all the nutrients from the soil BobS: WHOA.....you got some nasty ones there Ron jamesII: and some of my pumpkin leaves are turning yellow from the outside in. gonna give them a nitrogen boost once the weeds in their jamesII: immediate vicinity are gone rich-c: we have wild asters and true geraniums which are pretty purple plants Ron: It was all in her eyes Judy: we just have a dog leaving huge piles and Ryan is fansinated with them Pam / Erin: oh great, Judy Ron: oh nice Judy: it was awful jamesII: eww Pam / Erin: who does the dog belong to? rich-c: may be a mold, james - have you had a lot of rain lately? jamesII: no, not much rain jamesII: no evidence of mold Judy: don't know Judy: a large wonderer rich-c: we have some sort of mold attacking the local crabapple and paer trees Pam / Erin: ick jamesII: from what i can find online it seems to be a nitrogen deficiency Daniel Bienvenu: Ooo... KKkkkkkk.... I can see the music is floating around my head. jamesII: there's no wilting at all. the leaves are very firm.. just turning yellow. no spotting either Judy: too much rain, Rich? rich-c: the leaves turn yellow and drop off - we also have fire blight on the rowan trees rich-c: no, it's persisted teh last couple pf years - I do spray my trees to limit it rich-c: but the neighbour trees are not spray and teh wind can carry spores Ron: beat the neighbour jamesII: spray the neighbour Daniel Bienvenu: ii... the walls are coming closer to me. rich-c: there are days when we're tempted, but it's not on - actually she is very nice Judy: we have had too much rain and some of the plants are showing the signs BobS: heck, cut down the suckers trees Ron: most un- neigbourly rich-c: yes, we have Shasta daisies up to our chins with flowers nearly saucer size Pam / Erin: pretty flowers! Pam / Erin: oh, hey Dad, is Mom around? rich-c: the trouble is, the day lillies are all coming out at once - the August ones are flowering now Ron: are you chlaustrophobic Daniel rich-c: yes Pam why? Judy: I need to work out in the garden but it is either too hot or to wet so it is not getting done Pam / Erin: is she there with you? rich-c: no Daniel Bienvenu: There was any drug in my glass of water? Judy: but the fish are growing Pam / Erin: let me know when she comes back to look over your shoulder - I have a message for her from Barbara rich-c: OK I will tell her jamesII: it's much too hot outside but i don't have any choice Pam / Erin: 'kay rich-c: she is here now Pam BobS: this summer the weather is WIERD Daniel Bienvenu: wow I must stop surfing to find informations, I can heard pictures and when I scrolldown I feel like I'm falling. BobS: had bad storms last night BobS: cold today, then prolly hot the end of the week BobS: then more storms BobS: WIERD Pam / Erin: Mom, I talked to Barbara today - she says to tell you that one of her lilies is blooming - one of the "school bus yellow" ones - that she got from you and that there are eight more blooms to come : ) rich-c: yes, we have a similar forecastr, Bob
Daniel Bienvenu changed username to Leinad Unevneib rich-c: quoth'a "Oh good" Pam / Erin: that's what I forgot to tell you on the phone earlier BTW Guy B.: At least we are in more comfortable weather. When I was on my way to Karen's place. I hit a torrential downpour on the tollway and no one couldn't pull over since we were all in a construction zone. You couldn't see the rain was coming down so hard. Pam / Erin: she's very excited because seh didn't expect them to bloom this year and says thank you : ) Ron: brb folks... long distance call from a friend of Mom's in the east - better say hello rich-c: that's OK - did you see what happened in Edmonton BobS: what????? rich-c: torrential rain, windrows of hail up to the top of fender wells, tornadoes... Leinad Unevneib: gnihtaerb sllaw eht ees nac I BobS: \fires closing in ? BobS: YIKES
Leinad Unevneib changed username to Daniel mindfree Pam / Erin: must have been good water, Daniel : ) rich-c: the photos in teh papers last two days wre wild BobS: dats not good Guy B.: A tornado struck Roanoke, IL. yesterday and flattened a manufacturing plant. Daniel mindfree: I can fly Judy: we saw that on the news this morning, Guy Guy B.: It's in downstate IL, near Eureka. rich-c: there was a letter in teh Globe & Mail today about one of teh pictures BobS: that it was aake????? BobS: fake Guy B.: The news showed the tornado's path. It was unbelievable. rich-c: he said it was ral scary that the front end loader clearing the piles of hail belonged to Sunchine Landscaoing Daniel mindfree: oh no, there are some Smiths here I hope that Neo will be back soon =P rich-c: sorry, Sunshine Landscaping BobS: :-) BobS: that is petic justice rich-c: or perhaps irony rich-c: not that I haven't been in snow in Alberta in July, but that was in the mountains Pam / Erin: was wondering about the spelling there Dad Rich Drushel: Back now. Daniel mindfree: ho-oh i can't connnnnnntrol. i'm fallinnnnnnng rich-c: amd what Edmonton got wasn't snow, it was hail - baseball size Pam / Erin: glacial goop! rich-c: right, Pam, you know all about that!!! Daniel mindfree: scaring BobS: THAT can ruin your car finish !!!!!! rich-c: did they have any pictures in your papers, Daniel? Daniel mindfree: can I stop faking LSD effects now? rich-c: well, OK, Daniel Rich Drushel: Oui.
Daniel mindfree changed username to Daniel Bienvenu jamesII: ok, i'm done sweating which means it's time to go out again Guy B.: Well folks, got to run. Since I'm going into work this Saturday. I won't be there and have date on Sunday. So, I'll see you all next week. jamesII: *poof*
jamesII left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I saw news on TV, but I'm not sure I saw this on newspaper here Pam / Erin: we want all the details, Guy rich-c: OK Guy, we will be awaiting all the juicy details BobS: ok guy....BEHAVE YOURSELF Pam / Erin: have fun, and tell Karen we said hi Guy B.: Give a preview Pam. Dinner and a movie. BobS: bye james....late...... Judy: think i am ready to shut down my computer, is getting harder and harder to type Guy B.: I'll see you later. Bye! Rich Drushel: Sleep, Judy, you have earned a rest.
Guy B. left chat session Judy: so, night all Pam / Erin: alright Judy, go to bed Rich Drushel: Bye Guy, good luck with Karen. Pam / Erin: g'nite to you rich-c: with a sleepy pill and your hours, Judy, that's no surprise Daniel Bienvenu: aiden aiden aiden aiden aiden new James baby's name Pam / Erin: yeah, I wrote it down too Daniel
Judy left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: it's an acronym of daniel rich-c: better go log some zzzz's Daniel Bienvenu: without the l BobS: I go too gang........be good and DO NOT talk about me when i am gone !!!!!!!! Rich Drushel: It is always easier to talk about BobS in the 3rd person. rich-c: all the time, Bob ;-) - sleep tight!
moved to room Meeting Place Rich Drushel: So we will wish him a good night. Rich Drushel: And he left before my screen updated, sigh.
changed username to Daniel twin
Daniel twin requested to ban Daniel Bienvenu Daniel twin: I don'T know why but somthing bad is happening Daniel twin: I can't be back
Daniel twin changed username to Daniel twin
Rich Drushel confirmed ban
moved to room Meeting Place Rich Drushel: And I s'pose Daniel is the <undefined> guy. Daniel twin: it's ok now
changed username to Pam / Erin Rich Drushel: A brace of Pamerins. Pam / Erin: Damnit, we just jut dumped Rich Drushel: Which one is the clone? Pam / Erin: is there only one of us now? Rich Drushel: I see 2. Daniel twin: Yes, me dumped too Rich Drushel: I never left. Pam / Erin: we only see one
Daniel twin changed username to Daniel Bienvenu
rich-c confirmed ban Rich Drushel: There were some slow times, but I never got dumped.
Ron confirmed ban Rich Drushel: Must be slow update again. Pam / Erin: we got dumped just before Bob left Daniel Bienvenu: Well it says that the applet was disconnected by the server Daniel Bienvenu: or something like that rich-c: I think I'm still on Pam / Erin: I wish people would quit eating my applets rich-c: yep - now feature that, tonight I'm the only one who survives the dumps - go figure Daniel Bienvenu: I lost all my "bad trip" experience. =) Pam / Erin: nice change of pace, hey Dad? Rich Drushel: You aren't down in the dumps tonight, Richard, that is a good thing. Ron: I'm back Daniel Bienvenu: Yeah! it was our turn now! rich-c: question is, did something happen on my computer or Dales server? Daniel Bienvenu: to be dumped for no reason Rich Drushel: Long time no see, Ron! Pam / Erin: and who dared to interrupt you Ron? Rich Drushel: Getting ready for ADAMcon 26? Ron: phone call from Ottawa.... an old friend of Mom's Rich Drushel: Or is it 27, I can't remember. Pam / Erin: well, we can allow that rich-c: right - how is your Mom doing? Ron: have know them since memory began Ron: not bad, thanks Rich. She's tired today, because we were out wandering around the stores. She tends to pay for that Rich Drushel: I hope that she pays for stuff she gets in stores :-) Pam / Erin: it's good to know she's back on her feet though Ron rich-c: yes, that seems to be how it works, Ron. But the wandering is worth it Ron: oh yes.... Daniel Bienvenu: drug effect of LSD molecul was discovered during year 1943 by A. Horman. Pam / Erin: Erin wants to know if it was Walmart again Daniel Bienvenu: err.., Hofman nor Horman Ron: Well, I was tied up with our local Musicfest all weekend, so she was ready to get out of the house Rich Drushel: Did you perform, Ron? rich-c: we need to do that more but never sem to get around to it Daniel Bienvenu: After 20-40 mminutes, the effects starts Ron: no... I'm not in that league. Our Community net set up an internet feed for reporters wanting to file stories Pam / Erin: Daniel, just out of curiosity, why are you researching LSD??? Ron: Saved the CBC's bacon we did Rich Drushel: 'Cause I stupidly put it in his drinking water. Pam / Erin: live and learn : ) Daniel Bienvenu: All sense are confused with an effect of moving things and flying Rich Drushel: He is making me pay for my bad judgement. Daniel Bienvenu: of course not Daniel Bienvenu: just curious on what is lsd, i never touch that rich-c: it's also teh most talkative he's been on this chat yet Daniel Bienvenu: i never touch any drug either Rich Drushel: Now I am putting ether in your air supply... Rich Drushel: :-) Pam / Erin: hehe Rich Drushel: Good man, Daniel. Rich Drushel: My brain generates its own drugs :-) Ron: pretty convincing act Daniel Pam / Erin: <E> ever the educator rich-c: not even caffeine (as in coffee, chocolate, soft drinks...)? Daniel Bienvenu: well, i admit drinking some colas ... but cafeien is socially accepted rich-c: excuses, excuses ;-) Daniel Bienvenu: well, it doesn'T excuse but it's full of sugar and taste well
(Pam / Erin gives Daniel Bienvenu a can of Coke) Daniel Bienvenu: taste gopod Rich Drushel: Not sure I want to say that eating a Hershey bar is taking drugs... Daniel Bienvenu: good Daniel Bienvenu: good mistaped Pam / Erin: depends on how badly you need a chocolate fix : ) Ron: Now let's not get onto chocolate Daniel Bienvenu: the only drug I socialy not accept is "nicotine" because of all the cancers it generate Ron: It causes me to go violent Rich Drushel: Okay, we will back off from the Brown Peril. Ron: Thank you Daniel Bienvenu: I can't support seeing young boys and girls smoking. but I prefer that than seeing them learning how to use a gun. Ron: I could build a large structure of some sort with Diet Coke cans Rich Drushel: Build a mechanical ADAM computer. Pam / Erin: I'll send you some of ours, Ron : ) Ron: yes Rich Drushel: Each can can be one byte of RAM. Ron: ok Pam/Erin Rich Drushel: How long will it take you to amass 65536 cans? Pam / Erin: minus the pop tops Ron: I understand that in the lobby of Netscape Corp there is a dinasaur Ron: made of pop cans Daniel Bienvenu: headack is coming Rich Drushel: I thought you were going to say "built from free MSN CDs" :-) Ron: headache Daniel (mal de tete?) Ron: :) Pam / Erin: no, no, AOL CDs Daniel Bienvenu: i knew it ... i just didn't remember it well when I need to use it Ron: should be donosaur
moved to room Meeting Place Ron: dinosaur? Ron: denosour
changed username to rich1 Ron: I dunno Daniel Bienvenu: why not dynosaurus Pam / Erin: dinosaur, Ron Ron: thank you Pam / Erin: I think you spoke too soon, Dad rich1: guess I spoke too sooon - just got dumped Rich Drushel: "mal" reminds me...the name of Mad-Eye Moody in the Italian translation of HP4 is "Malocchio" -- very clever.
Daniel Bienvenu requested to ban rich-c
Rich Drushel confirmed ban
Pam / Erin confirmed ban
Ron confirmed ban rich1: just don't try to remove my twin Daniel Bienvenu: wich twin? Rich Drushel: Siamese Richards. Pam / Erin: you mean the one we just got rid of? rich1: I see I got preempted though this time I didn't get dumped Pam / Erin: (she says with a sheepish grin) rich1: yes - that request was not well judged Rich Drushel: "We now resume our regularly-scheduled Richard Clee, already in progress" rich1: this program dumps both when one is suggesteed Pam / Erin: "having only missed a couple of laps" Rich Drushel: If they have the same name, yes. Pam / Erin: are we still twins? Rich Drushel: My screen here still shows 2 Pamerins. A <PRIVATE> sent to either one arrives. Daniel Bienvenu: actually, rich1 can be renamed back to rich-c. rich1: even if you change teh name, Rich - in future I wont so teh confusion will prevent hasty actions Pam / Erin: that Pam / Erin: is weird Rich Drushel: Must be Erin's doing. rich1: right, Daniel, but no reason to do so Pam / Erin: methinks that Dale needs to do some tweaking Rich Drushel: Red hair vibes or something. Pam / Erin: ya gotta understand, Rich, it's never her fault Daniel Bienvenu: I see only only Pam/Erin ... if it count for one. Rich Drushel: Unless she has gone blonde or brunette again. rich1: well, it was only once tongiht, so let's let sleeping dogs lie Ron: One Pam/Erin is enough Pam / Erin: accept no substitutes! Rich Drushel: Or shaved head... Pam / Erin: nahhh Ron: you guys really need two computers around there Pam / Erin: we're trying, Ron but running into difficulties Rich Drushel: Good, I don't wanna sit next to any bald women, unless it is a medical byproduct and thus unavoidable :-) Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I think having copies is not bad, one can surf the net when the other is cooking dinner Rich Drushel: It would be a loooonnnng plane ride :-) Rich Drushel: Putting clones to work is a good idea, Daniel. rich1: mea culpa Ron, I'm having grief configuring the loaner computer for Erin Rich Drushel: I should get one to do my slug experiment tomorrow. Pam / Erin: you should see the expression on her face Rich Ron: ah Rich Drushel: If looks could kill, I'd be 2 meters under, right? Daniel Bienvenu: the problem is telling which one is the clone and why the clone have to do the work for the original. Pam / Erin: yeah, something like that : ) rich1: for some reason System Commander and Partition Magic can't read teh partition setup Rich Drushel: Re: medical byproduct, frustration at bad hairdo is not an acceptable excuse. Daniel Bienvenu: don't forget that a clone of yourself is also yourslef and have needs and a life Ron: strange Rich Drushel: Can't read it? Rich Drushel: Maybe just reformat and start over. rich1: the DOS partition can only see the FAT16 dta partition, but the Win98 partition can see all four Rich Drushel: Well, if you used NTFS or FAT32, DOS can't see those. rich1: I want the DOS/Win3.1 partition invisible to the Win98 partition Rich Drushel: Why? Ron: ?? Daniel Bienvenu: don't try giving lsd to your computer. it will not help to solve your problem. rich1: because they're supposed to be incompatible and I don't want to set up for a major breakdown Ron: why bother with DOS at all? Rich Drushel: Just put Win98 on it...the DOS mode isn't bad. Daniel Bienvenu: and don't smash the monitor, it's not the solution rich1: I've been told Win(* won't accept any other Windows version on the same hard disc - but I've got it Rich Drushel: Erin is never going to use Win3.1... Rich Drushel: And if it's a laptop, there is no add-on hardware (e.g., in expansion slots) to worry about supporting. Daniel Bienvenu: I used 3.0 in the past but I uninstalled it after two weeks to use plain dos v5.0 rich1: you're likely right, but there are some fun games there and other stuff Rich Drushel: So Win98 seems to me to be a reasonable thing to put on it by itself. Ron: Win 98 will run 'em Pam / Erin: problem is Dad, even if they're on there Erin won't know how to switch between the partitions rich1: no, this is my old P166 desktop with memory and USB slots added Rich Drushel: Okay, I thought it was a laptop. Rich Drushel: But DOS can't see the USB, either. Rich Drushel: Heck, WinNT 4.0 can't see USB. Daniel Bienvenu: there are too many info, i think my headache (it's correctly typed now) is coming back rich1: no, the laptop is Win98SE and just two partitions, one a sort of Dell administrative thing Rich Drushel: Then rest your head, Daniel. Ron: Lord, does Dell do that too Pam / Erin: take two aspirin and call us next Wednesday, Daniel rich1: though actually I have a nice 8 gig ahrd disc to go in the PCMCIA slot if I like Ron: wish these people would stop reinventing the wheel Ron: Compaq did that Daniel Bienvenu: The only thing I know is there is a small soft from microsoft web site to make the usb ports alive if they are not recognized by the OS (almost all win32 OS) Rich Drushel: Hard disk in PCMCIA? Must be pretty tiny/thin. rich1: anyway, I have to get it sorted out, and install a lot of new software (antivirus, firewall, etc.) Ron: then we'll have to surgery on Pam/Erin rich1: huge it isn't, Ron, but decent size - it's an IBM Rich Drushel: Unless the HD is an external box with a cable that plugs into the PCMCIA slot. Ron: it will be highly technical and very expensive rich1: yes, it is external with cable Pam / Erin: two heads, Ron Pam / Erin: or twins, if you will : ) Rich Drushel: Step 1: Cut on dotted line. Ron: yes, that's what has me worried Rich Drushel: Step 2: Refrigerate after expiration date. Pam / Erin: <E> I'm the evil twin, just so you know Ron: you mean there's only one? Ron: thought you were both evil Rich Drushel: Touche! Ron: NOT Daniel Bienvenu: *taking aspirin without lsd water this time) rich1: any old how, folks, anyone looked at the clock lately? Rich Drushel: idee bon, Daniel. Pam / Erin: you should see the look on my face! Pam / Erin: I'm ignoring it, Dad Ron: (ronald runs from the room) Rich Drushel: Clock says tick tock rich1: 'fraid I'm past teh point whre I can ignore it - time to pack it in Rich Drushel: I say tock tick to clock Pam / Erin: yeah, you better run! Ron: faster than a speeding bullet Pam / Erin: okay, Dad. Remember we're at the trailer this weekend Rich Drushel: Okay Richard, hope you are feeling better than today. rich1: right - night - see you-all anonj Pam / Erin: night Daddy / Uncle Richard Ron: be well Mr. Clee. Say hi to Frances for me rich1: will do, Ron rich1: colour me gone
rich1 left chat session Pam / Erin: bye bye Daniel Bienvenu: Like I said in the first period of this chat session, I surfed the web and I saw the minigame compo web page where programmers submit small games (1K or 4K) just for fun and they are judged with a RANK Pam / Erin: you're right, Rich, he'll never get it finished Ron: sounds like fun Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: I saw some Vic-20 games, C=64 games, CPC games, ZX Spectrum (Speccy) games, NES, even Gameboy color games. Rich Drushel: I have some Macs I could donate, if I could smuggle them into Canada. Pam / Erin: did you submit anything Daniel? Ron: Speaking of the Vic 20. I have a quantity (6 or 8) Vic cartridges (games, memory expansion, debug utilities). Anybody know of a Vic 20 fanatic? Rich Drushel: No PC systems, unfortunately. Rich Drushel: And my 486 appears to be toasty dead.
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Pam / Erin left chat session Ron: I'm half crazy, all for the love of you Ron: oh... ok Daniel B: I tried to tell something then *POOF*
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Pam / Rin confirmed ban Ron: daisey, daisey........ Rich: There we go, that is better. Daniel B: I suppse Rich rename himself to know which one to dump Pam / Rin: did everyone else get dumped too? Rich: I actually restarted exploder. Ron: drumble drab ad yankum per ardua ad astra Daniel B: PARDON? Rich: I think we should consider switching to coleco full-time...at least we'd get a weekly logfile <grumble> Ron: nor Ron: and not plus nand Rich: Honi soit que mal y pense. Pam / Rin: we had to go all the way out and restart a couple of times Ron: daisey..... daisey...... ya there daisey...... Ron: ok are we normal yet? Daniel B: do you think that the chat session log file will be corrupted and see only these new messages? Pam / Rin: all systems go here Rich: I am perpendicular to the plane of the universe, yes. Ron: more or less Pam / Rin: not parallel yet? Rich: No, the logfile keeps going, even if the clients crash. Daniel B: I repeat a previous message then... Daniel B: HELLO JOAN! =) Rich: No parallelism. Rich: She can't hear you, Daniel. Rich: She isn't home from work yet. Rich: And won't be for another 90 minutes, maybe. Ron: but if we meet eachother in the hall, we'll both shake hands and disappear Rich: And I will be killed if I am still on the computer when she comes home. Daniel B: I tried Pam / Rin: as well she should! Ron: I know that one Dr. D. Daniel B: like I said before, I visited minigame compo web site and i think i will submit a coleco game. seeing any coleco games in this kind of compo it's ridiculous Daniel B: they have no coleco section Daniel B: even a coleco selection Pam / Rin: so you haven't submitted one yet Daniel? Daniel B: i suppose i will be the first if i try
Ron created action P/HAL9000 has left Daniel B: this empty zone of coleco submission is really bad
(S) Pam / Rin: Ron, I want words with you Daniel B: What is the meaning of (S)? Rich: Looks like someone messed up creating a new action. Ron: fouled up action Daniel B: or the chat server again? Ron: No it was I, I'm forced to admit Ron: Can actions be destroyed? Pam / Rin: I now have Bicycle Built for Two running around in my head!
(Rich gives Ron a glass of cranberry juice.) Daniel B: Well, tell me why there was no trace of any "compo" for coleco games and demos in the internet? Rich: Well, there are 2 of you there, so start pedalling!
(S) Daniel B: (S) again? Rich: ColecoVision is considered a dead system... Rich: Even though we know it isn't. Pam / Rin: Erin doesn't know the song : ( Daniel B: Do you think Vic-20 is not dead system? Rich: There is "dead" and then there is "dead". Daniel B: dead dead? Rich: ColecoVision/ADAM are not of general interest to the people who like other obsolete systems, like 8-bit Nintendo.
Ron created action P/reports that HAL Daniel B: I saw new vic games submited in this minigame compo Daniel B: i saw many Speccy (ZX Spectrum) web site with pictures and demos Rich: All it takes is one enthusiast, Daniel.
(S) Daniel B: (A) again? Pam / Rin: what are you trying to do Ron? Ron: Ok .... somebody clue me in here Daniel B: And during all this time, there wasn't any one? Ron: Trying to create an action Rich: If no Coleco games have appeared, then evidently not, Daniel. Ron: a dismal failure am I Pam / Rin: go to create an action, name it, then go to the next line and use <S> for the subject and <O> for the object
Rich created action O/I'm sorry, Dave.
(I'm sorry, Ron, but I can't do that.) Rich: Just created that one. Rich: That one is "I'm sorry, <O>, but I can't do that." Rich: (minus the quote marks, of course)
Pam / Rin created action SO/Create action
(S) Ron: hmmm
(Pam / Rin creates a new action for Ron) Rich: You type some 16-character name in the first line. Pam / Rin: see Rich: Then go to the second line and make your action text. Rich: Then there's an OK button or something.
Ron created action P/HAL9000
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(Hal9000 has left the building) Rich: Ta-da! Daniel B: But you almost have participated in adamcon meeting, there was absolutly any kind of compo? Ron: aha Daniel B: right? there was a compo? Rich: what is compo? Daniel B: competition Daniel B: and composing Rich: We have never had programming competitions at ADAMcons, AFAIK. Rich: At least not from 4 onward. Rich: I was not at 1, 2, or 3, so I can't say. Rich: Nor at 10, but I know the agenda from 10 didn't include anything like that. Rich: Who would compete, nowadays? Me and Dale Wick :-( Daniel B: So I assume that even drawing contest didn't exist? Rich: And Dale is much faster than me. Ron: Think you're right Dr. D. Rich: Drawing? Ron: You had one assignment at 13 Dr. D.. to write a 4 line basic program - did you not? Rich: Hmmm... Ron: was part of the scavenger thing Rich: Okay, yes there probably was for that. Daniel B: Yes, I saw many compo with drawing contests where we have to draw a fullscreen picture, no using of converter software. Rich: There are very few ADAM-native tools to do that, Daniel. Pam / Rin: I remember that Ron Rich: Either PowerPaint, or the Coleco Graphics Processor cartridge prototype... Rich: Or very laboriously, patterns with SmartBASIC or SmartLOGO. Daniel B: yes, the 4 lines programs is a kind of compo :) Rich: A scavenger hunt would be fun again...but very hard to do at an all-commuter ADAMcon with uncertain net.access. Rich: And Dale Wick would win it :-) Ron: yea probably Ron: He takes this kind of thing seriously Rich: Making it hard for Dale would make it impossible for everyone else. Pam / Rin: why not do a scavenger hunt that has nothing to do with computers? Ron: yup Rich: I could...but who knows what is to be found in El Paso. Pam / Rin: 1. find the power button on the computer Daniel B: Is that why there is no compo? because Dale has to win by default? Ron: Rosie's Cantina Ron: go there Rich: No, realistically, Dale and I and you are the only programmers left in the ADAM community, Daniel. Rich: Look at who comes to the conventions: Ron: this is true Rich: Of the Slopsemas, Bob and Doug can program a little bit, Judy and Meeka are gamers or Ladies Auxiliary. Rich: Pam and Russell and Erin just know us from the chats. Rich: Pam has typed in SmartWriter, that is all AFAIK. Daniel B: ok, but how about the art contest? and not necessary drawing during the convention but in time for the convention Rich: Ron can program some. Ron: I can create but require other people's programs Ron: well, yes, but Rich: Yes, there have been in the past many good users of programs to create music and graphics.
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(007 music plays in the background) Ron: and add a MIDI file james: too <expletive deleted> hot outside Pam / Rin: an opinion I concur with James Rich: I would like the task for the Mighty Mitchell Award to have something to do with ADAMs. Ron: not bad here, but warm james: it was 36 here yesterday james: hmm james: plus humidity Pam / Rin: guys, do you want to go over to the Coleco chat? We're having problems again Ron: James can program... add him to the list Rich: Okay, I will open up the coleco chat... james: coleco chat? james: where? Ron: right URL please? Daniel B: you want me to quit and came back to the adam chat? Rich: http://coleco.cwru.edu/chat/chat.html Pam / Rin: coleco.cwru.edu/chat/chat.html Daniel B: it become interresting Ron: right Rich: Tried to make it easy to remember. Pam / Rin: shall we then? Rich: Meesa already thre. Rich: there.
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