travelin'Bob: hiya richard travelin'Bob: am convention bound rich-c: I see the two of us arrived at once rich-c: greetings to teh travelling Bob - where be you? travelin'Bob: in DEtroit
moved to room Meeting Place travelin'Bob: at Comfort Inn rich-c: you are driving to the convention? travelin'Bob: flyin out @ 8am
changed username to Harvie rich-c: aqh right - you fly tomorrow rich-c: hello Harvie Harvie: Howdy travelin'Bob: hi Harv rich-c: I envy you, Bob -= sure wish I could go Harvie: Is Adamcon this weekend? rich-c: I hope next year I will have things stabilized with the heart and eb able to travel freely travelin'Bob: next weekend, but we are flying to El Pasi tomorrow a week ahead travelin'Bob: heck, it will be in Toronto next year Richard. you GOTTA be able make that !!!!!! rich-c: we haven't had the trailer out since the fall of 2001 Harvie: brb rich-c: if it is Toronto - Scott seems to like the idea of Denver travelin'Bob: twill be in Toronto travelin'Bob: Dale has dibs rich-c: then all being well, I shall be there rich-c: well, Dale might be willing to graciously step aside travelin'Bob: don';t think Dale will give it up for ANYTING travelin'Bob: ANTHING,.....tis 5 years ya know rich-c: not that Denver is ideal for us guys with lung questions, but it's only 5000 ft. which should be OK travelin'Bob: he has it EVERY 5 yrs rich-c: (or bloody else?) ;-) rich-c: anyway, brought the trailer in this week travelin'Bob: for repairs???? travelin'Bob: or to make ready for a trip??? rich-c: hope to do an exploratory trip down into the Niagara wine region rich-c: it's already been in the shop six weeks for repairs and improvements Harvie: Sampling?
moved to room Meeting Place travelin'Bob: COOL rich-c: lots of good hospitals down that way if needed, so the doctor doesn't object travelin'Bob: REPAIRS????? travelin'Bob: tis busted
changed username to Judy travelin'Bob: ????? Harvie: Hello Judy Judy: hello, from Detroit rich-c: no, but the thing is a 1982 and has been sitting neglected since fall 2001 rich-c: hi Judy, you on separately or sharing with the old man? travelin'Bob: YEE HAA rich-c: anyway it was teh first time towing the trailer with the V-8 installed Judy: we are all in the room together Harvie: Overnight in Detroit! Did you lose a bet? rich-c: to quote a certain buddy of mine, YEEEE-HAW!!!
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changed username to Meeka Judy: no, flying out in the morning, 8;00 AM rich-c: am I still here? travelin'Bob: wireless internet here so wee can all be on travelin'Bob: nope, yo are there Richard Judy: El Paso here we come rich-c: if your 'puter is wireless equipped - neat travelin'Bob: tis with a card rich-c: anyway, Bob, the truck pulled in traffic on a hot day with the a/c on and no overheating
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changed username to Dr.D. rich-c: and didn't lose speed on upgrades, in fact coluld accelerate Judy: how is the ticker working, Rich? rich-c: hello Rich Harvie: Hi Doc Dr.D.: Hi gang, can't stay long, have to dash back into the lab. Dr.D.: Or office rather: need to get today's newspaper for something Diana needs out of it for school. Judy: hi, Dr D Meeka: hello Dr.D.: Hi Slopsemas. rich-c: well, I have an appointment with the electrophysiologist on teh 23rd, meantime the medication seems to be helping Harvie: Are you one of the cadavers tonight? Dr.D.: I will be back in about 45 minutes to an hour... Judy: kids all back in school travelin'Bob: GREAT Rich...then yo can make toronto NO SWETA Dr.D.: Not me; some cadaver stuff is tomorrow. Dr.D.: They went back last week, Judy. Dr.D.: Last Tuesday. Dr.D.: Glad to hear you are doing better, Richard. Judy: two of the grand kids started also rich-c: if I had the heart problem stabilized, I'd be down chasing you in El Paso Dr.D.: Where is your daughter? rich-c: haven't the slightest, Rich, though she spent a couple of hours on the phone with Frances last night Dr.D.: Hope everything is okay. Dr.D.: In case Bob is worrying...I will do some kind of session at the convention, not sure what yet :-) rich-c: she wasn't reporting any problems, Rioch, just females like to talk ;-) travelin'Bob: stick to the ameodorone Rich....it will kill ya Dr.D.: I did decide on the contest for the Mighty Mitchell Award, though.
moved to room Meeting Place Meeka: that good Dr.D.: I have decided that the winner will be whoever can prove the highest score (with screen shot) of my favorite ColecoVision game: Spy Hunter. rich-c: well, the amiodirone is the second choice, but my lungs won't tolerate the first choice, Bob Dr.D.: So start practicing, y'all.
changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Dr.D.: I will announce it to the coladam list. Daniel Bienvenu: Hello! Daniel Bienvenu: I'm not so late tonight rich-c: ah, here's Daniel now - salut! Harvie: Hello Daniel Judy: hi, Daniel travelin'Bob: better take Spyhunter along so we can do it on the laptop Dr.D.: It is a good game that you can get into a groove on and keep going and going...I think I have hit 250K on it before. Dr.D.: Yes, laptops and ADAMem are what I am presuming. Daniel Bienvenu: spyhunter on the laptop? rich-c: Bob was saying Dale will insist on next year's Adamcon beinbg in Toronto Dr.D.: I will have the ROM image, no problem. Dr.D.: I don't care where it is, just so I don't have to run it :-) rich-c: well yes, but Toronto should be realistic for Daniel Dr.D.: I heard through the rumor mill that Pam was having quite a snit about the issue... Daniel Bienvenu: Toronto? it's near Quebec compared to El Paso rich-c: Pamela will be happy to have it in Toronto; that she can afford
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changed username to Pam & Erin Dr.D.: For what, Toronto, Bob? Judy: a snit about what? travelin'Bob: DENTIFI your own slef travelin'Bob: \ya rich-c: if you are really ambitious, you can drive it from Quebec City in one day Harvie: Hello ladies Pam & Erin: hello, everyone Dr.D.: Hi Pamerin, I have to depart to my office to get something Diana needs for school tomorrow...back in a while. rich-c: ah, here are the ladies now travelin'Bob: the lost are FOUND Pam & Erin: okay Rich Judy: hi, pam and erin Dr.D.: Sorry to say hi and by, y'all. Pam & Erin: s'alright : ) Dr.D.: I say HEEEEAAALLLL!!!! to them lost ladies. Pam & Erin: were we lost? Dr.D.: <poof>
Dr.D. left chat session travelin'Bob: yup Judy: don't know were you?
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changed username to Me, Myself and I travelin'Bob: rainin here in Detroit...how's about toronot????? travelin'Bob: Toronto Me, Myself and I: hello every1 Pam & Erin: Hi Marie rich-c: we have had showers off and on but nothing serious travelin'Bob: hi whoever you am Judy: hi, Marie rich-c: I had to go over to court in Scarboro this afternoon but it was dry all the way rich-c: hello, Marie Harvie: She's only a few minutes away from you Bob travelin'Bob: oh oh you bad Rich Judy: was nice in town before we left but was raining before we arrived here in Detroit travelin'Bob: yea Rie am in DEtroit Pam & Erin: Bob, Erin says she's going to send you an e-mail tomorrow because she has a couple of questions. Are you going to be around to answer it? Judy: was a little cooler, though travelin'Bob: sure thing dear, IF hotel does NOT have wireless we have our own nationwide dialup and iwll be online rich-c: not my bad - it was as witness not accused travelin'Bob: tomorrow nite......... Pam & Erin: <E> okay, thanks rich-c: and teh judge turned out to be an old buddy of mine from 20 years back Judy: we will be on our way to El Paso, but can check email at night travelin'Bob: you saw somthing good eh? rich-c: remember 15 months ago when I was in a crash? it wasabout that Judy: don't remember that Rich rich-c: well, 15 months is a fair bit of time, but it was messy rich-c: I was pulljng away at an intersection when the car behind me wsas rear-ended and launched into me Pam & Erin: so what happened in court Dad? rich-c: broke my seat in two places and bent the frame of the van Pam & Erin: Hi Meeka!!! I didn't see you! rich-c: the accused still didnt show up so they proceeded ex parte Meeka: Hello travelin'Bob: course not, she is in disguise..........can't "see" her Meeka: how have you been? rich-c: Dan accepted teh careless driving charge and set a fine of $100 rich-c: sorry, $1000 Pam & Erin: it's been an interesting few weeks. Just got a new job Judy: so did the friend throw the book at the guy? Meeka: cool travelin'Bob: Pam or Erin?????? Pam & Erin: I'm getting compliments left and right so I must be doing okay so far. rich-c: on a charge of careless, that's the maximum fine; he didn't consider jail useful Meeka: thats good Judy: that is too bad rich-c: at any teh accused is a Chinese woman - no licence, no insurance, no title papers for the car Meeka: Dad wants to know which one of you got the new job rich-c: hasn't been seen since she was discharged from hospital after teh collision Judy: left the country Pam & Erin: it was me, Bob (Pam) - if it was Erin there'd be an <E> in front of the comment rich-c: quite probably Meeka: lol, I thought so travelin'Bob: AHSO, congrats then pam........what IS the new job? Judy: when did you start, and do you like it? Pam & Erin: Reception / administrative assistant at Somerville National Leasing and Rentals Limited Meeka: cool Meeka: sounds interesting travelin'Bob: COOL Pam & Erin: it is, and they're dropping a lot of interesting assignments on me rich-c: very old and stable family firm; started life as a Ford dealership rich-c: your problem, Pam, is that your telephone manner is so good it's a big disincentive to moving you Daniel Bienvenu: Sorry to be quiet again but I'm still working on my presentation. rich-c: you aren't the only one, Daniel; Dr. D. was saying the same earlier Pam & Erin: thanks for the compliment, Dad rich-c: yes - the others haven't heard you on a business call - but if anyone at Somerville did, that's likely why you got the job Judy: no, we don't call often Pam & Erin: actually, I think they had me hired before I walked in for the first interview! rich-c: exactly, Judy, but trust me - she is GOOD! rich-c: well, if they talked to you by phone, it's no surprise Pam & Erin: thanks Daddy, that means a lot to me Judy: I do trust you, Rich rich-c: a literate resume counts big too and you're very good at that Pam & Erin: yeah, that's the problem - I look too good on paper : ) Meeka: lol Me, Myself and I: g'night all rich-c: your job has a heavy public relations aspect to it, and that means communication skills Meeka: night rich-c: show that you have them (in spades) and you've got a big head start rich-c: goodnight, Marie
Me, Myself and I left chat session Pam & Erin: well talking on the phone has never been my weak point LOL Meeka: lol Meeka: thats normally the easy part rich-c: yes I noticed - how long were you and your mother talking last night, anyway? Pam & Erin: about an hour and a half rich-c: business talking on teh phone is a veery special skill, Meeka Meeka: ya, I know, I do tghat at work too Pam & Erin: wow Dad, you're just full of compliments tonite Harvie: He probably wants a big favour rich-c: face it, daughter, in that department you're great Pam & Erin: I already know that Harvie - I have to tape the football games for the next week and a half rich-c: no, Havie, just parental pridand the fact that I've had so many telephone frustrations with less competent receptionist
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changed username to Meeka Meeka: sorry, battery went dead rich-c: right, daughter, and don't forget teh Grand Prix Sunday 8=) Pam & Erin: I've said it before - the receptionist give you the first impression of a company - if she's bad, your impression of the whole company will be bad rich-c: actually we are thinking of a Sunday afternoon departure so I will get teh Grand Prix Pam & Erin: you'll have to give me a list, Dad rich-c: soon as I find out for myself - have to look up the CFL sched for next week Pam & Erin: I'm probably going to head over either tomorrow or Friday night (haven't decided when I'm heading for the trailer yet) so you can fill me in then Harvie: No PVR rich? rich-c: right, and I'll give you a couple of tapes - how did Russell like Toronto-Hamilton? rich-c: nope, just an old VCR, Harvie Pam & Erin: thought it was "interesting" : )
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: for the little I do it does just fine for me
changed username to Ronald Pam & Erin: Hi Ron Ronald: hey! Judy: hi, Ron Meeka: hello Ron rich-c: greeting to the wet coast guru Harvie: For a mere arm and aleg Rogers will set you up Ronald: Hi Meeka Ronald: Hi Judy travelin'Bob: the wet one !!!!!!! Ronald: Hi All travelin'Bob: or west one........we are wet Harvie: Hello Ron rich-c: I have a satellite dish, Harvie Ronald: we got the Deeetroit crew aboard I see rich-c: I'd have to go digital and get a TIVO Ronald: hey Harvie! Pam & Erin: did I get that you four are in Detroit, Meeka? Ronald: Anybody wanna share a nasty cold? There's lots to go around travelin'Bob: ye ssir Pam & Erin: no thanks Ron travelin'Bob: we are on the way!!!! Meeka: yup Pam & Erin: when do you fly out? Meeka: we are in the hotel rich-c: why? did your body think you were planning to go to El Paso? Meeka: then wec fly out tomorrow at 8 am travelin'Bob: yup Ronald: probably Rich Judy: we are hearing an air plane as we speak Ronald: ya must be near tha hairport travelin'Bob: that is what you get across the freeway from the airport Ronald: right rich-c: can't fly unless you have a good cold to spread all over the plane 8=> travelin'Bob: 8am travelin'Bob: uh....tomorrow morning Judy: that we are Pam & Erin: ugh - what time do you have to be at the airport then? Ronald: Oh I'd be a candidate allright Pam & Erin: keep it Ron, I can't afford the time off work Judy: brb, have to see what we can find to eat or drink Meeka: 6-6:30 Ronald: trying not to give it to Mother rich-c: lessee - three hours before takeoff is...
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!!! Pam & Erin: Hello Guy rich-c: yes, she has enough problems as is - how is she getting on? Harvie: Hi Guy Meeka: hellol Ronald: Mr. Bona I presume rich-c: hello, Guy Pam & Erin: I repeat - ugh Ronald: there's a package on its way to El Paso Bob...... 5 days, they said - it should be there Guy B.: Well, I think this program setup I'm working on will be 80% complete by the con. I tested a little bit out today and the menus worked. rich-c: that is encouraging - Daniel is on and I expect most interested Pam & Erin: if he's paying attention rich-c: he's working on a program on the side Guy B.: Meeka, where have you been lately? Pam & Erin: hello? Ronald: hello Meeka: lol, lost in the nether world Judy: hi, Guy Meeka: lol
(Guy B. gives Pam & Erin a can of Diet Coke.) Pam & Erin: oh, okay - thought we'd been dumped Judy: we are back with orange juice Ronald: I need a shot of Buckley's Pam & Erin: and lots of ice? rich-c: nope, there have been a few tongue-tied periods tonight, that's all Pam & Erin: man you must be sick Ron Ronald: ya got that right pilgrm rich-c: but given teh record of this board, it's not surprising it's confusing Guy B.: Oh speaking of that. Look out for a BIG price hike in that, thanks to Charley and Frances. Judy: I could have used the diet coke a minute ago, than we wouldn't have had to go all the way downstairs Ronald: what, Buckey's or Diet Coke?
(Pam & Erin gives Judy a can of Diet Coke.) rich-c: there should not be that much of a price hike in orange juice
(Pam & Erin gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) travelin'Bob: cool ron will watch for it.....5 days likie on Monday, eh?????? rich-c: but then, you have a protectionist market, don't you? Judy: better late, than never Ronald: should be Bob, somewhere in there travelin'Bob: cool mon Guy B.: I had Karen and her daughter up by me this past Sunday. rich-c: thanks, Pam, but you're five minutes early ;-( travelin'Bob: AND??????? travelin'Bob: since we misseds last week Guy B.: She wanted to visit the dog. Judy: free!!! Ronald: 1 hour Power Point presentation plus the Mighty Mitchell Pam & Erin: it's 9:58!!! Ronald: Award rich-c: and how did she and Abby get a,ong? rich-c: no, 9.56 - atomic clock time Pam & Erin: <E> what exactly is the Mighty Mitchell Award?
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changed username to Dr.D. Ronald: ah... the MMA? Pam & Erin: and he's back! travelin'Bob: DOKTOR Guy B.: And who's up for the Mighty Mitchell Award this year? rich-c: oh, here is Dr. D back Ronald: well, you've heard of the MTA, and the PTA and RNA Dr.D.: I'm in the robot lab now, but I will be doing work, popping in and out. Judy: wellcome back, Dr D Meeka: mmhcmma Guy B.: Hi Dr. D. Ronald: a contest is to be devised by last year's winner.... Dr D Dr.D.: Ron, have they told you what I want to do for the Mighty Mitchell Award? Ronald: and the winner of that contest will be the 2nd annual Ronald: No, Dr. D Ronald: lay it on me Dr.D.: Highest score (proven by screen shot in ADAMem/COLEM for Spy Hunter. Dr.D.: My favourite ColecoVision game. Ronald: works for me, my son Dr.D.: And easy to get into a groove and run up a high score. Dr.D.: And I love the music :-) Ronald: I'd never get beyond the bottom wrung rich-c: if you know how to pplay it in the first place Pam & Erin: <E> does the past winner get to compete? Dr.D.: Sure you will...I will have a tutorial :-) Dr.D.: And instructions. Dr.D.: Nope, I am DQed. Ronald: poor old Dale, he tried to get me into it at 13 Dr.D.: But nothing says I can't coach you, Erin :-) Guy B.: I guess you guys heard that Atari (remember them). Is bringing out their classic games for Xbox and PS2. Guy B.: And the Gamecube too. rich-c: yes - wonder how long it will be before theere's a Colecovision disc? Dr.D.: At WalMart this week, I saw an Atari 2600 in a joystick case, plug right into TV, plays Pong, Breakout, Asteroids... Dr.D.: $19. I should buy one. Dr.D.: I always liked Breakout. Ronald: back to the future Dr.D.: It runs on batteries. Dr.D.: It literally is the size of the 2600 joystick. Guy B.: There is another one with Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man and Galaga and three others. rich-c: yes, that has 85 games in it, one new. But $19? that is very cheap Dr.D.: has 1 composite video jack out and one mono sound out. Dr.D.: I just looked at it briefly. Pam & Erin: bet it eats batteries for breakfast though Dr.D.: Had other fish to fry that night, so I didn't buy it. Ronald: I expect Dr.D.: Probably...but I would hack an adapter, you know me. Guy B.: It would be nice to bring Coleco games into this format. But, Telegames holds all the rights to them if I'm correct. rich-c: when you have 8K games and 8-bit graphics, you don't need much RAM or ROM Dr.D.: Or run it off of solar cells or something. Judy: thanks, Dr D now we are hearing that music Dr.D.: Nope. Dr.D.: hehe...you can play it silent, I forget which keypad press. Pam & Erin: dont' you hate that Judy? Dr.D.: Meesa bad boy...meesa go do some work, brb. Ronald: work? what's that? Pam & Erin: blame it all on Dr. D Guy B.: I have an original Atari 2600 game console courtesy of my brother in-law. rich-c: I think the problem is that the rights on teh Colecovision games are still widely held Judy: yes, not the greatest and can't get away from it Daniel Bienvenu: did you look at this ugly and red new web site? www.colecovision.com
(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) Pam & Erin: I remember going with my boyfriend to buy his brand new Atari 800 - all $1,100 of it Daniel Bienvenu: it looks like a company convince telegames to let them do something to plug on tv. Guy B.: Telegames USA bought them from Coleco if I'm right. Daniel Bienvenu: but it also looks like they doing this only for money money money Pam & Erin: money makes the world go round, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: yeah, but at this point is no good Ronald: Money. Gave it up Pam & Erin: <E> way to go Ron! Ronald: life goes on with or without it Pam & Erin: yeah, but with is much easier Guy B.: Be right back, going to call Karen and she how she is doing. Had a setback today. rich-c: Daniel, maybe you should port your games to Atari 7800 mode and invite an offer Judy: I give money away all the time, Pam & Erin: just thought of something - switching identities now rich-c: to Walmart and Meijers and...
Pam & Erin changed username to Erin and Pam Ronald: speaking of money, according Macleans magazine, ring tones were a 4.6 billion dollar global industry last year Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. Not at home right now. Ronald: we are in trouble Erin and Pam: howdy folks! rich-c: now it's Erin on the board and a <P> for Pam? Erin and Pam: correct :-) rich-c: yes, maybe Daniel should get into ring tones on the side Ronald: absolutely rich-c: Guy, you spoke about a setback - what' rich-c: s the problem? Harvie: Back in five minutes Guy B.: Well, her ex decided to sue her for child support and he got it. Unfortunately, Karen doesn't work full-time at the moment. rich-c: wow, thought I'd fallen off for a minute there travelin'Bob: don't know Erin travelin'Bob: we can cross that when we come to it rich-c: it's very unusual for a man to get custody, and child suport Ronald: yes travelin'Bob: long distance ohone calls are the only thing not paid for by us............and room svc Guy B.: He was the one who filed for the divorce too and has temporary custody of her two kids until March 2005. And Karen is not happy with this. Judy: does she have a bad lawye?r Erin and Pam: I figured as much Bobs, that's cool Guy B.: No attorney. rich-c: I can certainly imagine - and that temporary custody bit is even stranger Guy B.: Can't afford one. travelin'Bob: si senor Guy.....canunnerstand that travelin'Bob: can't afford NOT to have one rich-c: anyway she does have legal training herself, doesn't she? Guy B.: But, I'm the one who has been giving her a lot of love and support throughout all this. Judy: that is the problem and most of the lawyers are bottom feeders Guy B.: Some, but not much. rich-c: though "he who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client" Ronald: was thinking that too Rich Dr.D.: peeking in Judy: does it sound like we have had any good experiences in the court Erin and Pam: hi Rich Ronald: don't see any Judy rich-c: it's pretty much of a cleft stick because shysters don't come cheap Guy B.: I know there has to be someone out there who will help her with this. Ronald: a thousand lawyers up to their necks in sand......... you have a shortage of sand Guy B.: She wants to file for permanent custody of her 6 year old daughter and she considers me as better than her father. Judy: Mandy still hasn't gotten her divorce rich-c: is she eligible for any form of legal aid? does your state even have such a program? Guy B.: There is, but I don't know if it would her help her much. I found the one here in my state. rich-c: or are there any storefront legal clinics? Dr.D.: mmmmmm, lunch Judy: the trouble is you need the dirtest dog out there to get what you want Dr.D.: (actually, late snack, my supper has melted) rich-c: there is help for those who can't afford lawyers, but it is limited travelin'Bob: and he is hard to hang on to becasue he is soo slimy Guy B.: Her 6 year old daughter Emaily gave me a hug and told me that she loves me. I was really touched by that. Erin and Pam: what'cha havin'? Ronald: I don't even want to hear about food rich-c: wow, you ARE sick! Ronald: i know Dr.D.: Ron is sick, sorry.... Dr.D.: um, I am eating...an air sandwich, that's right. travelin'Bob: Rich tis just a widdle code Ronald: I'll live, unfortunately for all concerned rich-c: yes, from a few bouts of the flu, I know that feeling Guy B.: Well, my weight is coming down again. Almost near where I was a few months ago. rich-c: hang in there, Guy, it's a most important health measure Ronald: That's a good thing Guy Daniel Bienvenu: I am eating chips Judy: that is good Guy Ronald: Poutine, Daniel? Judy: we are still going down ourselves rich-c: French fries, or potato chips? travelin'Bob: chips....BAH HUMBUG !!!!!! too many calories........but GOOD Daniel Bienvenu: potato chips, rich Guy B.: Been eating more salads. I haven't even touched McDonalds except a Diet Coke from there. Been pretty good with that. Erin and Pam: <Rin gives everybody Poutine> rich-c: OK, you can every get dry backed types that aren't bad health-wise, if I recall Daniel Bienvenu: hehehe! Judy: we have been eating the baked kind, not as good so you don't eat so many Ronald: I'll pass Rin rich-c: it's been so long since I've been in a McDonalds I can barely remember Guy B.: Oh, and a lot more fruit too. rich-c: but I was driving the old blue Crown Vic on my way to Ottawa Dr.D.: Willard Scott was probably Ronald McDonald that long ago, eh Richard? Judy: exercise helps, also Ronald: Dr. D.... a question Dr.D.: Yes? Judy: we have been doing a lot of bike riding Ronald: how much memory you got in your Mac laptop? rich-c: I have no idea who ever played Ronald McDonald, Rich; I thought they wre just locally hired actors Judy: we were at the beach this week-end and biked a bit Dr.D.: 1 GB. Dr.D.: In one giant module, leaving the other slot open. Dr.D.: So I can buy another 1 GB module in a year or so when they cost $100 instead of $500. rich-c: sheesh, that would be a heavy load of memory for a Windows machine - even under XP Pro Ronald: OK.... I'll be interested to see how my Powerpoint spread plays on your machine. My eMac chewed it but then I've only got 256 meg Dr.D.: It cost extra to get it that way now, but it will be cheaper than throwing it all away later if it were 2 512 MB modules. rich-c: 265 meg is "only" these days? I AM out of it! Dr.D.: I can give you a place to FTP it to if you have enough time/bandwidth, let me knopw. Dr.D.: know. Ronald: well, I tell ya, the beast is not impressing me at the moment Ronald: The show actually played better on the Toshiba Laptop.. (P166) Ronald: my ISP won't allow anything greater than 5 Meg Dr D. This thing just about fills a CD rich-c: even with a DSL line 750 MB would be a bit of a challenge to download Ronald: actually, it's about 585 meg Ronald: close enough Dr.D.: How you going to get me the presentation then? travelin'Bob: hey did you (Dr D, Erin, Guy) get my email with attachments about hotel, trip to Mexico, map to hotel etc??????? Ronald: it's on its way - via travelin'Bob: stinking isp dropped a lot of them Ronald: Express post rich-c: in that league, 100 meg here or there hardly matters 8=( Dr.D.: I got them, but didn't look at the images. Harvie: Use chainsaw to cut it up into smaller "chunks"? Ronald: supposed to be in El Paso in 5 days Guy B.: Printed out today hombre. Erin and Pam: yuppers, thanks Bobs Meeka: night night Dr.D.: Bob, you gotta learn to put these things up on hollowdreams and mail just the URL to look at 'em!
Meeka left chat session Dr.D.: Also Bob, what is net.access at the hotel? travelin'Bob: K, sent it multiple times because kept getting a error that it was not sent Guy B.: Hope the hotel will give me an early lift back to the airport. Dr.D.: Do I need to get a throwaway dialup somewhere for the Saturday chat? Erin and Pam: nite Meeka Dr.D.: Do we have a wireless setup for the session room like Ron so kindly got us last time? travelin'Bob: gonna have a wireless of our own and modem.....hopefully their free dsl connection is wireless, but don't know Dr.D.: The hotel I stayed at in Indy last month (Holiday Inn Select) had free DSL. travelin'Bob: nope will have router and modem online with our isp Ronald: be right back folks..... mother has bad ear, must administer drops rich-c: if all goes well I will not be on the Saturday chat; I'll be away Dr.D.: Okay Ron, hope you and she get better... travelin'Bob: ahso camping with the bride Erin and Pam: <P> I'll be there to represent the family :-) Dr.D.: So the Saturday chat will be everyone in the session room again? Daniel Bienvenu: saturday? Dr.D.: Just trying to figure out what I need to bring with this laptop. rich-c: you came in late, Daniel Erin and Pam: <P> what time will the chat start Bob? travelin'Bob: OR in various rooms with direct dial or on wireless travelin'Bob: hmmmmmmm rich-c: if all goes well we are going out camping this Sunday till Sept. 22 Daniel Bienvenu: september 18th?
moved to room Meeting Place Dr.D.: I have 56K modem/phone cable, wireless, UTP port in the laptop with my own cable *AND* gender changers :-) travelin'Bob: think we set it @ ........... 9pm El Paso time.......7pm EST rich-c: if as planned, we will be camping somewhre near Niagar Falls Guy B.: I will bring my ethernet card and cable then as well as Modem card for backup. travelin'Bob: will email list with details Dr.D.: You driving the camper, Richard?
changed username to Yan the alien Dr.D.: Sounds good, Bob. Erin and Pam: hey Yan! rich-c: salut, Yan Yan the alien: Salut a tous! Dr.D.: brb, more workie Daniel Bienvenu: a dialup modem? 300 meg takes about 24 or 25 hours to download rich-c: using my truck, Rich, and yes, I'm driving. Frances does not drive. Guy B.: If I'm right, I believe we will be one hour back when we arrive there. It's pretty close to the Mountain time zone there. Yan the alien: I am just here to say hello... Yan the alien: and stay a couple of minutes... Yan the alien: but I miss the chat last week travelin'Bob: they also have free dsl Daniel, so IF necessary, could upload to Dr D site and he could download it Guy B.: Yan, how are you there? Yan the alien: fine fine...lazy but fine Ronald: what time zone is El Paso on....think you guys told me before, b ut... rich-c: you are most welcome, Yannic, and new voices are especially valued travelin'Bob: mountain Guy B.: That's what I thought. Yan the alien: tanks rich Ronald: pl PDT +2 rich-c: Guy was reporting earlier on his new programming tools for Adam travelin'Bob: so 2 hours behind EST and .....WRONG...would be 9EST, 7pm EP time and 6pm Ron time Yan the alien: Guy...you tough I am lazy? Yan the alien: :-)) rich-c: no, that can't be, there's a 3 hour difference Eastern to Pacific Ronald: huh? Guy B.: It will be for the utilities. Written in Qbasic, menu driven. About 75 to 80% completed. travelin'Bob: your time Ron.........6pm travelin'Bob: Richard time....9pm Erin and Pam: Ron, I don't think I've ever seen you type "huh" before :-) rich-c: 6 p.m. Pacific is 9 p.m. here in the decadent East Yan the alien: Guy...just a little stupid question.. Yan the alien: Guy sound like a french name... Ronald: ok Guy B.: Unfortunately, I'm not French. Italian. Yan the alien: are you french speeking? travelin'Bob: but tis an us name pronounced as HI but with a G Yan the alien: Oh ! Guy B.: Part that is. Yan the alien: ok Ronald: alll in the pronunciation Jan rich-c: anyway, Yan, most of us here are sesqui-lingual Ronald: sorryf, Yan Yan the alien: no prob rich-c: with Franch the language we are half-competent in ;-) travelin'Bob: french pronunciation would be as HE w/ a G Yan the alien: yes Yan the alien: that right travelin'Bob: ya mon.........no worries, be happy travelin'Bob: spechen die duetch??????? Yan the alien: your french is much more better than my english so travelin'Bob: haba espanole?????? rich-c: don't bet on that, Yan Daniel Bienvenu: il veut savoir si tu parle allemand travelin'Bob: not true, we are understanding you perfectly Daniel Bienvenu: ou espagnol Yan the alien: parle espagnol rich-c: you are not ass good as Daniel, but then he is far better than he thinks Yan the alien: pas allemand rich-c: vous avez espanol? Yan the alien: I dont talk spanish Yan the alien: but I know some word in german Yan the alien: like the colors travelin'Bob: was ist loos???????? Erin and Pam: <P> hablo espanol Yan the alien: blau Yan the alien: blue Yan the alien: sweiss rich-c: I have a few wrods, but they all relate to car racing Yan the alien: white travelin'Bob: ihre kopf ????????? :- Yan the alien: colors....mainly colors!! travelin'Bob: you know the cuss words, right Ridhard?????? Yan the alien: :-))) Erin and Pam: I know a couple words in Russian....does that help??? hehe rich-c: I pleaed teh Fifth on that, Bob Yan the alien: I have a big book with Russian lessons here...but in 15 years I never touch it!"! Harvie: Farfignugen? travelin'Bob: ok Yan the alien: I'm too afraid! travelin'Bob: was the funniest thing in german class many years ago Guy B.: Who does know Spanish once we travel into Mexico? travelin'Bob: the tour bus driver......... Yan the alien: grun Yan the alien: green rich-c: vert Harvie: Dos cervesas, por favor Judy: Jean does Yan the alien: une biere sil vous plait travelin'Bob: actually Guy, most of the locals will know english because they deal with yanks all the time Erin and Pam: estamos buscando el quarto del bano? rich-c: that's like my young brother Guy B.: Well, we have one here, but he's not coming. rich-c: spent 3 years with teh US army in Europe rich-c: when he came back he could order one beer in 14 languages Yan the alien: LoL rich-c: of course he couldn't speak a single word more in any of them... Yan the alien: ROLF Erin and Pam: everything I need to know about speaking Spanish I learned from Sesame Street :-) Yan the alien: oops Yan the alien: ROFL Judy: that is helpfull
(Guy B. snickers evilly) Yan the alien: and I learn in my chilhood english with...sesame street! Ronald: (cough, hack) Yan the alien: one
(Guy B. gives ice cream to all his friends!) rich-c: that's no surprise, Yan - so did most Anglos Erin and Pam: Sesame Street is a great tool :-) Daniel Bienvenu: and i learned the word "hug" by looking teletubbies. Yan the alien: un Yan the alien: two Yan the alien: deux Yan the alien: three Yan the alien: trois Yan the alien: tire Yan the alien: pneu Erin and Pam: (ASIDE -- I feel like I'm 3) Ronald: uno Ronald: duo Ronald: tre Daniel Bienvenu: dos Daniel Bienvenu: it's not dos? Yan the alien: quatro Erin and Pam: cinqo Ronald: that's it rich-c: cArburetor+ do not touch! Yan the alien: sexto Yan the alien: ;-p rich-c: site? rich-c: ocho? Judy: Josh is learning Spanish in kindergarden Erin and Pam: of course there's an easier way.....1.....2....3...4....etc.... Ronald: you guys gonna feed the ADAMCON site with pics? Erin and Pam: <P> siete Judy: Meeka is here, Ron travelin'Bob: p[robably.......IFR you want ot see it Ronald: good, that will do it travelin'Bob: and Doug can put it on Guy B.: Ok, now we are a week away. Bob, how many of us are coming? Daniel Bienvenu: siete? seven? sept? travelin'Bob: 3 or 4 rich-c: you got it, Daniel
(travelin'Bob winks) Judy: at least 4 travelin'Bob: got .......oh10....111 travelin'Bob: or 11 rich-c: btw Pam, my head knew the correct spelling, it's just that my fingers didn't ;-) Guy B.: 11 of us. Not bad. travelin'Bob: will surprise ya on Thursady Guy Ronald: Bob, forgot to include the cheque for the T-shirts in the package..... I will catch you when you get home Erin and Pam: <P> silly Daddy :-) Guy B.: I already have a surprise coming from Karen. rich-c: wish we could make it - I'd love to see El Paso travelin'Bob: gonna have a relaxed convention....no Ron to bug us and no Richard to crack the whip Ronald: that's right eh? Judy: we wish you were going to be there also Ronald: and not a push pin in sight! travelin'Bob: wish you guys were coming,.......but NEXT YEAR, eh????? rich-c: have to send $10 with Erin for a t-shirt Judy: no,don't think we packed any Erin and Pam: <P> wanna go!!!! :-( travelin'Bob: we got 'em Ron....all packed away rich-c: hey, next year maybe even Daniel and Yannic can make it Judy: was wrong will have them travelin'Bob: jsut lttle ones though, not BIG ones Ronald: will have to move Heaven and Earth. No way am I gonna miss two in a row travelin'Bob: we will push pin everthing is reverence to Ronald Yan the alien: Oh..maybe!! rich-c: don't tempt fate, Ron - that was my mantra, too Judy: glad to hear that Ronald: good Point Rich Daniel Bienvenu: yeah... maybe travelin'Bob: gonna log off to take a showere and clean the ol bod now kids, talk to you next week on eve of ADAMCON16 Yan the alien: sorry all Yan the alien: good night ...yes I have to go already...sorry...I will be here next week. Erin and Pam: see you there Bobs
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Judy left chat session Yan the alien: dont go to bed too late all.. rich-c: au revior Daniel et Yan - a la prochaine Yan the alien: or your will be lazy tomorrow Yan the alien: :-p Guy B.: Bye Yan Daniel Bienvenu: *poof* Erin and Pam: g'nite Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session rich-c: and good night to you too, Roberto Erin and Pam: bye Yan Yan the alien: *zoop*
Yan the alien left chat session Guy B.: Well folks, got to get going myself. I'll miss this Saturday's chat. Have a haircut appt before that time and I'll probably spend time with Karen before the trip. So, I'll see you all next week. Harvie: Goodnight Guy rich-c: OK Guy, you and Karen take care and see you in two weeks Ronald: Will be there in spirit Guy Guy B.: Going to miss there Ron. Erin and Pam: good night Guy Ronald: me too Guy B.: Ok, see you all later. Poof
Guy B. left chat session Dr.D.: back Erin and Pam: front rich-c: I'm going to have to bail fairly soon too - have an Old Farts lunch up by Lake Simcoe Harvie: Ron, did you get k3b to install? Dr.D.: haha Dr.D.: still setting stuff up though Ronald: sounds like fun Rich Erin and Pam: how's it going BTW? rich-c: quite teh gang - my high school class (less some no longer with us) Ronald: No, haven't got there yet Harvie Erin and Pam: <P> I'll call you tomorrow to arrange visit Ronald: been working on the 'con presentation mostly over the past couple of weeks rich-c: right - I hope to be home mid-afternoon rich-c: it's opnly up at Big Bay Point, south of Barrie Erin and Pam: <P>what time do you have to leave? rich-c: hope to get out of here by 11 a.m. Erin and Pam: <P> okay, I'll work around that rich-c: well, since it's in your working hours, doubt you'll be visiting then rich-c: and anyway I expect to be home around 3.30 or so Erin and Pam: <P> once I figure out what I'm doing I'll call rich-c: also taking the van in for service Friday Erin and Pam: Uncle Richard, has Aunt Frances responded to Mom yet? Ronald: I think I'm going to lie prone somewhere and feel sorry for myself Ronald: g'nite all Erin and Pam: good nite Ron...feel better rich-c: goodnight Ron, take care with the cold Harvie: Goodnight Ron Ronald: tks all - nite rich-c: if it's very recent we haven't seen it, Erin Dr.D.: bye ron, just got back Ronald: hack, cough, poof Erin and Pam: it was on the weekend Dr.D.: setup is over, but brb in abot ...
Ronald left chat session Dr.D.: about 5 min I meant... Erin and Pam: :-) rich-c: in that case teh answr is likely yes rich-c: we check our email three or four times a day in most cases Erin and Pam: okay, she hadn't rec'd anything by about 7 tonight....cool Erin and Pam: did you get Pam's from work? rich-c: no - hold on for a bit Erin and Pam: she sent it Friday Erin and Pam: the one with the contact info rich-c: in email Friday was an eternity ago rich-c: can't get into Eudora without crashing out of here Erin and Pam: <P> but did you receive it? rich-c: or - well, be patient, I'll try Harvie: I think it's time for me to crash out of here Erin and Pam: good night Harvie :-) Harvie: Goodnight all
Harvie left chat session Erin and Pam: <P> if you did receive it please respond so I know rich-c: goodnight Harvie rich-c: Pam, I do not show anything from you on the 3rd or 4th Erin and Pam: <P> anything yesterday? rich-c: did you send it from work or something? Erin and Pam: I sent it from work to give you my new contact information rich-c: it may have been sorted ass spam and deleted - it would not be on our friends list Dr.D.: back at last, whew. Erin and Pam: well, now I feel special Dr.D.: Crazy night, wet night. Dr.D.: You are special, gals <hugs> rich-c: we got 50 spams at a time, and just look through the subjects, not the sender Erin and Pam: <P> I'll try again tomorrow - don't delete it this time : ) rich-c: if it looks like a common spam subject, we allow deletion Erin and Pam: <P> well add the address to your friends list then please rich-c: OK, we'll know to look for it Erin and Pam: <P> thank you Dr.D.: Yeah, don't send E-mails with the Subject: hi rich-c: once it comes in we just designate it as such to Mailwasher
Erin and Pam changed username to Pam and Erin Pam and Erin: I never send e-mails with that header - even I delete stuff like that : ) Dr.D.: Have to try that out :-) rich-c: yes, but even "contact information" is popular with spammers Pam and Erin: okay, next time I'll use "Dad" Pam and Erin: : ) rich-c: besides, sometimes your mother deletes it, and I can't answer for that Pam and Erin: that's great passing of the buck Dad Dr.D.: If you two are going to fight, I am going to go home :-) rich-c: well in fact, she delectes more than I do; she logs more computer time Pam and Erin: if we're not fighting we're not having fun, Rich : ) Dr.D.: Which I probably ought to do anyway, given the weather and the hour. Dr.D.: Might be fun for you, it is a poor spectator sport for us :-) rich-c: anyway Pam I will wrn her to watch for it tomorrow Pam and Erin: believe me, if we fight, you'll know : ) Pam and Erin: okay Dad rich-c: and now it is time for me to bail, so goodnight to all Pam and Erin: alright Dad will talk to you tomorrow. Good night, sweet dreams Dr.D.: Good night Richard. rich-c: colour me gone Pam and Erin: <E> good night Uncle Richard
rich-c left chat session Pam and Erin: and then there were three Pam and Erin: are you heading home? Dr.D.: There are four lights! Dr.D.: Should sometime soon. Pam and Erin: there are five lights! Say it! Dr.D.: Though I finished what I needed to finish tonight, and a good thing, too. Pam and Erin: I used that line at work the other day (four lights) and *nobody* picked it up Dr.D.: The front door of the building is misbehaving, cards with access are somehow not releasing the electromagnet, so nobody can get in. Pam and Erin: what is the world coming to? Dr.D.: I got in only because the cleaning guy was sound asleep in the lobby and I banged on the glass to wake him up :-) Pam and Erin: so how are you getting out? Dr.D.: ST:TNG is old hat now, Pam. Pam and Erin: I know, but most of the people I work with should be the right age Dr.D.: The students here are all gaga over Enterprise, which I think is a turkey. Dr.D.: But they like seeing topless Vulcans in heat etc. Dr.D.: Or so I am told. Pam and Erin: no argument from me - I gave up when they started chasing the new badguys Dr.D.: I gave up after the *pilot*! Dr.D.: Trek is dead, I am letting it go. Pam and Erin: we're out of the demographic now : ) Dr.D.: I am out of the demographic for *anything* that is new on TV. Dr.D.: So I am letting TV go, too. Dr.D.: This weekend I actually watched the last 2 Planet of the Apes movies (Conquest of, Battle for). Dr.D.: Before that, it was probably July since I had watched any TV. Pam and Erin: I'm keeping my TV but that's because I'm a Trading Spaces / Clean Sweep / While You Were Out addict Pam and Erin: also (blushes) Survivor and the Amazing Race Dr.D.: If there was a real Darwin Awards show with death, I might watch... Dr.D.: "Man dies making toast in the bathtub" Pam and Erin: there are certainly some good candidates out there. Did you hear about the big Ecstasy bust in Toronto today? Dr.D.: Nope. Pam and Erin: get this - traffic cop stops a car with an expired sticker on it and finds the car full of the biggest Ecstasy haul in history in the trunk Pam and Erin: routine traffic stop, nothing suspicious about him Pam and Erin: in my books, that's Darwinism at it's finest Dr.D.: haha Pam and Erin: there's a whole byplay going on here about this Dr.D.: I remember a US/Canada border case that was not Darwinism but rather "too clever for your own good". Pam and Erin: just one? Dr.D.: Maybe I've told it...the gold smugglers? Pam and Erin: no - tell all Dr.D.: Car goes through border stop. Seem to be routine tourist types. Dr.D.: But something about the car looks "wrong" to the inspector. Dr.D.: They keep them, search the car, open everything up, nothing found. Dr.D.: But the car still looks funny...'cause its suspension is kinda bottomed out, like bad springs on 4 wheels. Dr.D.: Turns out the front and rear chrome bumpers were solid gold, chrome-plated. Dr.D.: Too heavy for the suspension. Dr.D.: Busted. Pam and Erin: no, no, no - you don't make bumpers, you make wheel covers! Dr.D.: Someone went to a lot of trouble... Pam and Erin: silly Pam and Erin: ya gotta think this stuff through Dr.D.: I'm too straight to be crooked. Pam and Erin: it's too much work to be crooked Pam and Erin: much easier to play by the rules Dr.D.: Rules are no fun. Pam and Erin: well not if they're stupid ones Dr.D.: Stupid is in the eye of the beholder :-) Pam and Erin: however, "an armed society is a polite society" and that can apply to rules too Pam and Erin: I have no patience for stupidity any more Dr.D.: So far I haven't had any really stupid students this fall. Pam and Erin: I have no patience for the person who gets to the end of an escalator, gets off and stands there looking around. those types really bug me Pam and Erin: that's good news Dr.D.: There is one Russian girl in anatomy class who asks kinda obvious questions every class and about 4 times every lab, thougk. Dr.D.: though. Pam and Erin: is that lack of comprehension of the work or the language barrier? Dr.D.: No, she is a bit "blonde". Pam and Erin: ROTFL - Erin just suggested we put spikes in her shoulder pads : ) Dr.D.: She has no shoulder pads Dr.D.: She is skinny, starved, looks like she weighs about 40 kg. Pam and Erin: so she should have shoulder pads then Pam and Erin: I'm sure I can find a set if necessary : ) Dr.D.: Her name is Olga. Pam and Erin: anyway darlin', we're thinking it's bedtime Pam and Erin: now that I'm back to work I need more beauty sleep : ) Dr.D.: <snicker> Dr.D.: Okay, go put on your mudpie or whatever...and I will go home. Pam and Erin: sounds like a good idea. See you next week? Dr.D.: Just finished cutting up 2-inch squares of polarizing film. Pam and Erin: how exciting Dr.D.: Yes, the last chat before El Paso. Pam and Erin: sad face Pam and Erin: wanna go Dr.D.: :-( Dr.D.: We understand, Erin. Pam and Erin: oh well Dr.D.: Pam Dr.D.: Pamerin Dr.D.: Premarin Dr.D.: Preeclampsia Dr.D.: my brain is going Pam and Erin: you sound like you need more sleep too. Go home and go to bed. Dr.D.: I am okay, just fumble fingers. Dr.D.: Say hi to Russell...and I am outta here. Dr.D.: Good night gals. Pam and Erin: I will - he's at the trailer enjoying his vacation. Have a good one! Dr.D.: <poof> Pam and Erin: Hugs Pam and Erin: kerpoof
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