Rin / Pam: hi Bobs!!! Rin / Pam: Hi Harvie!! Harvie: Howgy howdy Harvie: Was the server down last wed. ? Rin / Pam: nope, we were here BobS: HI DUDES Rin / Pam: howdy BobS: we were @ Dr D's BobS: howdy people Rin / Pam: oh right...I was late last week sorry BobS: Dale's site was locked up......had to travel to Cleveland Rin / Pam: hehe Harvie: I couldn't get on, my IE EXPLORER has been hijacked, I switched to Fire Fox BobS: whatcha mean highjacked BobS: hear for the folks Pam ?????? Harvie: What is the URL for Doc's chat?
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changed username to Judy Rin / Pam: hi Judy! Harvie: Highjacked as in taken over by malware Judy: hi, Pam and Rin Rin / Pam: Aunt Frances and Uncle Richard are back up in Niagara BobS: OH OH Rin / Pam: returning at our Thanksgiving BobS: as in a virus Harvie??? Harvie: That kind of thing Bob BobS: couple weeks on Monday if I recall......... Rin / Pam: yeah they are returning on the 10th IIR Judy: how was your return flight, Erin Rin / Pam: very nice Judy, thanks...left early arrived early little to no turbulence and perfect landings Judy: we had clear flying also Rin / Pam: very nice :-) Rin / Pam: luckily I had the afghan to keep me warm from Houston to TO Judy: I changed into long pants first time in 12 days, what a bummer Rin / Pam: that sucks, yeah Judy: Bob did use his cane to get around the system in the airport, got wheel chair and was bussed right thru Rin / Pam: LOL Rin / Pam: it works! Judy: he decided that was the way to travel Rin / Pam: How is the leg/knee BTW? Judy: getting a little better, he is wearing a brace and using a cane to help BobS: am limping along rin Judy: so, did Pam like the afgan? BobS: gettign al ot better actually Rin / Pam: hopefully it's not too painful Bobs Rin / Pam: she did Rin / Pam: I brought it to her the Monday night Rin / Pam: she was ecstatic Harvie: What happened to the leg, too much dancing? Rin / Pam: I was *ver* tempted to keep it Rin / Pam: :-) BobS: will make it Rin.....ave to sacrifice for vacations and ADAM conventinos you know Rin / Pam: *very* Judy: jumped in the pool Rin / Pam: hehe :-) Judy: slipped on the edge with one wet foot Harvie: Ouch , I hate it when that happens BobS: YOU hate it, think how I FELT !!!!!! BobS: although it didn't show up for almost a week BobS: and when it DID show up it almost cripled me Harvie: So you won't be running any marathons soon? BobS: not any time soon Harvie BobS: although I am walking some without the cane......will keep tihandy for a while yet to let the leg heal more Judy: no, but he needs to get well enough to get back to exercising to get rid of the couple of pounds that he put on on the trip Rin / Pam: :-) Harvie: You, me ,and Rich Clee would make quite a trio with our canes BobS: a photo op, eh???? Judy: the heart doc was pleased with his weight loss in the last few months Rin / Pam: now there would be an interesting photo-op
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changed username to Dr.D Rin / Pam: hi Rich Judy: hopefully it will not last too long Harvie: Hello Doc Dr.D: Hello Ms. Rin. Dr.D: Hello all. Judy: hi, Dr D Dr.D: I felll asleep...I kinda have the flu or something. Dr.D: Fortunately you can't get it remotely :-) Rin / Pam: maybe I've got something similar Dr.D: I wanted to stay home today, but had my class. Rin / Pam: I woke up with an awful sinus headache that didn't go away until 4:30 PM Judy: bummer, Doc, had to bring Ryan to the doc today because he has something also Dr.D: Also the Ph.D. thesis defense for one of the students in the slug lab, the one emigrating to Canada. Dr.D: Ouch, poor Rin :-( Rin / Pam: how did he do Dr.D: He passed, thank goodness. Rin / Pam: yay! Judy: went from Bob's doc to Ryans Dr.D: But he has a few weeks of "corrections" to make to his document. Dr.D: It was about qw as thick as a phone book. Rin / Pam: oh wow Harvie: Sounds like a Soap Opera Judy Judy: or night mare Dr.D: More troubles, Judy? Judy: no, Bob went for check up and Ryan had a frog in throat (his words) Judy: sorry neck Dr.D: Frog... BobS: doc checked me up and then down; then told me I was alive....so LEAVE Judy: when he has a sore throat he says that BobS: come back in a year Rin / Pam: LOL Judy: don't know where it came from Dr.D: Well, it is nice for the medical profession to say that they don't want you in the office. Harvie: I skip the Doctor visit, just read the obits, if my name isn't there I carry on Dr.D: Must mean you're doing something right. Rin / Pam: nice Harvie! Dr.D: I'd prefer not to see my own obit. Judy: not really true, he has to have some tests done if all is well with them he is going to double up meds Rin / Pam: hey, but if you see it, hopefully that means you're all right Judy: to try to keep his heart in sink Rin / Pam: Pam is here and says hi Dr.D: Hehe reminds me of a line from "Bedtime for Bonzo"...the Film Society showed it Saturday. Dr.D: Hi Pam. Judy: hi, pam Dr.D: Someone said that a female character in the movie had a beautiful heart. Harvie: Hello Pam Dr.D: I said to Elanor, "Yes...I have it in a jar on my desk so I can look at it". Rin / Pam: haha BobS: HI Pam Dr.D: What can you do in a movie with lines like Reagan wanting to teach Bonzo right from wrong, and to do good deeds without hope of reward? Dr.D: "And truth, justice, and the American way!" we yelled out :-) Dr.D: Bonzo for President...he would be an improvement over here... Dr.D: Maybe this weekend I can get my AC16 pix up on a webpage. Dr.D: I have been too busy. Dr.D: Had to give 2 tests last week and grade them over the weekend and early this week. Rin / Pam: I'd like to see more pix...has Meeka got hers up yet Rin / Pam: ? BobS: dont' think so Rin / Pam: are you all finished with tests for a bit, Rich? Judy: I don't know Harvie: What is your chat URL, I must have it saved incorrectly Dr.D: Yes, until about a month from now. Dr.D: Next batch of exams is 3rd week of October, after everyone comes back from Fall Break. Rin / Pam: well that's good hopefully back to a bit of normal for a while Dr.D: The backup? Dr.D: It's http://coleco.cwru.edu/chat/chat.html Dr.D: I think. Harvie: Yes Dr.D: Next week is not normal for us, though. Rin / Pam: oh? Dr.D: Our whole school gets shut down Tuesday because of the stupid VP debate being held here. Rin / Pam: oh right I had heard about that Dr.D: Security perimeter. Dr.D: They are even halting the RTA trains east of CWRU for 24 hours. Rin / Pam: oh wow Dr.D: And MIB are literally wandering and snooping all over. Rin / Pam: how will this affect your classes Dr.D: It is sickening. Dr.D: Robot class is cancelled that Tuesday. Dr.D: That is the only one...but we already have extra session mechanism so no problem with makeups. Rin / Pam: <P> what are they looking for aliens? :-) Dr.D: Anti-Republicans, Pam. Harvie: That's most of the world isn't it? Dr.D: One Theta Chi is a varsity athlete and one of the few who is allowed to use any part of the Veale Center where they are having the debates. Dr.D: Every time he goes there, he is checked out...he can't even **** in the locker room without MIB in sunglasses waiting outside, no lie. Dr.D: He was totally disgusted. Dr.D: Our country is broken if we have to shut everything down any time our leaders have to go out in "public".
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Dr.D: If they are all so scared, I think they ought to look in the mirror and ask why. Daniel Bienvenu: hello! Rin / Pam: hi Daniel Judy: hi, Daniel Harvie: Hello Daniel Dr.D: Hi Daniel. BobS: Hi Daniel Dr.D: Say Pam, are your folks still on holiday? Daniel Bienvenu: hi rin, hi pam, hi judy, hi harvie, hi dr.d, hi bob Dr.D: Incommunicado, at any rate? Rin / Pam: <P> yes, just talked to them tonight Harvie: Doc,all you need is a black suit and dark glasses, you'll never get noticed Dr.D: I think it must be spite, their timing to coincide with ADAMcon. Dr.D: I don't have a black suit. Dr.D: There was one pic that Rin took of me with my camera though that makes me look like a MIB. Rin / Pam: <P> nope just serendipity Dr.D: hehe Rin / Pam: oh yeah....I gotta see how that turned out :-) Dr.D: I look like Ahnuld...I put her sunglasses on. Dr.D: At least I could see through them, her regular glasses, no way. Rin / Pam: my Stuff by Duff glasses :-) Dr.D: But my tired-eye reading glasses are probably no good for anybody else but me. Rin / Pam: well that's because I'm blind as a bat Harvie: Of course you have to trim your Afro and cover up the Black Panther tatoo :) Dr.D: <snicker> yo bro Dr.D: I shudder to think what would have to be done to my hair to make it curly like an Afro. Rin / Pam: hahaha Dr.D: Probably so much that it would kill it and make it all fall out. Dr.D: They you could call me Kojak. Dr.D: I could wax my head and blind you all with glare. Rin / Pam: <P> cueball! Dr.D: yep Dr.D: I would be ugly bald, my forehead slopes back too much. Harvie: We would have to wear Black Glasses :) Dr.D: Australopithecine style. Dr.D: Picard I am not. Rin / Pam: Pam actually managed to pronounce that :-) Rin / Pam: <P> bring on the medical terms Dr.D: "I'll take Human Evolution for $100, Alex" Rin / Pam: <P> hehe Dr.D: Hey, I helped my trivia team to win last night at a Scholarship Reception at one of the sororities on campus. Harvie: Alex says "you could use some evolution" Dr.D: I knew 2 hard "date" questions that were worth 800 and 1000 points, respectively. Rin / Pam: <P> he's a Ph. D. how much more evolved do you want him to be Dr.D: I was invited by 3 women who are in my anatomy class. Daniel Bienvenu: I were unable to be online and chat last week. Dr.D: I am not evolved at all :-) Daniel Bienvenu: wow! very popular dr.d! Dr.D: Our team members each won bags of Halloween candy...which I ate today at work, to keep the girls from stealing it. Rin / Pam: hehe Dr.D: There were about 10 other faculty there, Daniel. Rin / Pam: <P>likely excuse Dr.D: Snickers bars, Hershey's kisses, and Tootsie Rolls won't last long around here. Rin / Pam: don't think they'd last long anywhere Dr.D: I hadn't had a Tootsie Roll for a long time, I missed them. Dr.D: So here are the "date" questions I got...see how you can do. Dr.D: (1) What year was the first Olympiad held in Olympia, Greece? Dr.D: <waits>
(Jeopardy theme plays in the background . . .) Dr.D: <and these weren't multiple choice, either, you had to know it> Dr.D: <waiting for someone to Google for it :-) > Rin / Pam: <P>1000 BC? BobS: 39AD Dr.D: 776 BC BobS: naw later than that/............. Rin / Pam: Oh wow that was weird BobS: OH BOY wrong !!!!!! Rin / Pam: I was just typing that Dr.D: The resurrected games were in 1896.
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(007 music plays in the background) BobS: HIYA James Rin / Pam: hello James Dr.D: (2) what year was the first motion picture deposited in the Library of Congress? james: good morning Harvie: Hello James BobS: guten abend sir Judy: hi, James james: how is everyone? Dr.D: I have the flu, stay back :-( Rin / Pam: 1902 as per Pam james: will do Dr.D: Am full of Sudafed, Robitussin, and Bronkaid. Dr.D: Nope. Harvie: 1865? Dr.D: No, Edison hadn't invented it that early. Dr.D: It was 1893. Judy: is this the flu you missed while you were at AdamCon, Dr D? Rin / Pam: Bronkaid? Dr.D: And it was the short of his assistant sneezing. Dr.D: Yes Judy, what everyone here had. Dr.D: And saved for me as a "welcome back" present :-( Rin / Pam: oh that was thoughtful :-) BobS: oh yuck, what a family!!!!!! Judy: they got you Dr.D: Yeah, they love me. Daniel Bienvenu: hi james Judy: misery loves company BobS: that will TEACH you to leave home without them james: hi dan! Dr.D: They'd have brought it to El Paso and made you all sick. Harvie: Luckily I'm too slow to catch a cold Dr.D: You wouldn't want that now, would you? james: rich, did you get my verbose email? BobS: oh that would have been BAD Dr.D: I did and it got lost at the bottom of my inbox. james: usually where they can be found Dr.D: I can deal with it tomorrow afternoon after class. Dr.D: I was just trying to catch up from 2 missed class days due to ADAMcon and the 2 exams etc. james: no rush, was just curious Dr.D: No, it arrived safe and sound. james: my mi drive seems to have died Dr.D: :-( james: yeah, an unhappy event Daniel Bienvenu: BE RIGHT BACK BobS: oh yuck james Harvie: The controller or mechanism James james: so i opened it up to take a peek BobS: they are almost impossible to repair unless it would be the drive itself and not the interface board james: i have reason to suspect the physical drive and not the controller james: said reason being that the drive no longer sounds right when i power it up Dr.D: I have a PM floppy system that Chris Braymen sent me long ago...I have never fired it up. james: pm? Dr.D: Powermate. Dr.D: Non-ADAMnet floppy drives, Mark Gordon's first kind. james: so looking inside it appears to be the mi controller hooked up to a standard pc 5.25" drive james: wow Dr.D: They went through a funky IDE type of controller. Dr.D: Very fragile, the interface cable was a nightmare. Dr.D: Scott Gordon would probably be able to say more. Dr.D: I got it from Chris when he was getting rid of his stuff. Dr.D: Sigh, I have so much of this stuff, I need a museum. BobS: find a 5 1/4 drive james.................... and hope
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changed username to da-duron-ron Harvie: Wasn't there a small modification to the drive necessary? BobS: could it be the roudn one?????? Rin / Pam: hi Ron! BobS: AH HA 'tis he !!!!! Dr.D: Duran-Duran? da-duron-ron: Hey! BobS: ron....james has a disk drive question Rin / Pam: <P> Shawn Cassidy! Harvie: Hi Ron da-duron-ron: hello all Dr.D: Hehe, the Hardly Boys Dr.D: Hi Ron. da-duron-ron: Hi Dr. D, Harvie Harvie: brb da-duron-ron: a question ?? Answers are expected, yes? Judy: Hi, Ron da-duron-ron: Hi Judy da-duron-ron: Judy, I have a question for you BobS: did MI disk drives have a chip added tot he dirve mech???? james: hey james: sorry, was changing a diaper Dr.D: They may have had to be jumpered in non-IBM style to be Drive 0 and Drive 1 (no twisty cable). Judy: ask away da-duron-ron: Well, I'm using a non- MI hard drive on mine Bob. the original Western Digital looked pretty mnuch stock to me james: so yeah, is the drive inside the mi powersupply and case a standard pc drive or is it modified? da-duron-ron: standard pc drive james: alright, i assume it has to be authentic 360k, right? da-duron-ron: there's a circuit board inside the case that looks rather basic to me.... looks like it only provides power, and a drive connection james: yeah, i was looking at that da-duron-ron: thought you were talking about hard drives.... sorry BobS: probably james james: and couldn't see any noticeable mods to the physical drive da-duron-ron: but the floppies are pretty much the same da-duron-ron: yes....360K.... james: what if i wanted to use a 720k 3.5" drive? 5.25" floppies are a little scarce da-duron-ron: some of them had a "disk in place" sensor BobS: I think the Orphanware and E&T drives neede an eprom or something in them but I thought MI drives had it on the board already
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!!!! Judy: hi, Guy Rin / Pam: hi Guy! da-duron-ron: I'd have to take mine out of the case to tell ya for sure. Can do that it you like Harvie: That rings a bell Ron james: would be interested in knowing.. so is 3.5" drive a possibility with the mi controller? james: i noticed there are a couple of jumpers on the control board too da-duron-ron: yes, I have one BobS: AH YES !!!!!!! Ron you are RIGHT.......Dale wick has a MI art convention and it had an extra light glued in for disk in sensor BobS: worked perfectly well though without it Guy B.: Thought I let you all know that I'm making the Adam Em Utility program more menu friendly. Even Bob would like it. da-duron-ron: a 3-1/2 that is BobS: COOL Guy da-duron-ron: sounds good to me Guy. User Friendly is good james: @ron, so if i were to locate a stock 3.5" 720k drive i could in theory at least use the mi controller and have it on the adam? da-duron-ron: Ok Judy..... looking at the group pic from the con, and a question occurred to me Harvie: Hello Guy , you must have come in while I was away da-duron-ron: Who is taller, Bob or Doug? Guy B.: I'm going to ask for some beta testers for the non-Adam Dcopy shortly. Judy: Doug, by 2 inches BobS: I would think James, that the 720 and the 360 had a different interface board somehow da-duron-ron: gee.... I wouldn't have thought it that much BobS: he stands on tiptoes Ron Dr.D: This may not work...but if you want to see the pic of me with the sunglasses, try http://drushel.cwru.edu/P0007899.JPG da-duron-ron: looked pretty much the same to me da-duron-ron: :) da-duron-ron: Ok... so I consider myself duly informed on that..... by the expert Judy: if I am the expert, yes you are informed da-duron-ron: exactly Dr.D: You can see Rin's reflection taking the picture in one lens, and my laptop in the other. da-duron-ron: Can remember thinking when I was touring with you guys in Orlando, I'm not going to lose the guys in a crowd..... alls' I have to do is look up Dr.D: Self-documenting photo. Rin / Pam: re: photo uncontrollable giggles :-) BobS: that would be correct ron........DEPENDING on the crowd Rin / Pam: <P> COOL DUDE!! Judy: ya, sometimes that does work, but others, like going to Shipshewana even that doesn't work Dr.D: Rin takes good photos. She snapped some of me giving my PowerPoint, otherwise I'd never know what it looked like. da-duron-ron: Dr. D. - there's something different about the hair Dr.D: It has grown out, you mean. da-duron-ron: yeah, that's it Dr.D: Yeah, the girls convinced me to let it grow out before last Christmas. Guy B.: Bob, I haven't sent Meeka those photos I shot yet. I have to make two Zip files, since Yahoo will only allow 20mb attached files. Currently, the file is over that limit. da-duron-ron: aha. They do have input into such things Dr.D: It was a bit long at the convention, but I had no time to get it trimmed before. Dr.D: Finally got to that this week. BobS: ok, cut them suckers down and send them on....but QHY yahoo?????? BobS: thougth you had sbc Rin / Pam: well, you weren't in hippie phase yet :-) da-duron-ron: I hear ya. Am a month overdue myself. Starting to look like one of Dickens' characters.... Fezziwig maybe Dr.D: I was never in hippie phase. Harvie: You don't need permission to let it grow, it grows all by itself Guy B.: SBC Yahoo DSL Bob. That's why. Dr.D: I recently kept it all about an inch long, just for ease of maintenance. Rin / Pam: I mean it wasn't miles below your ears :-) da-duron-ron: Bob.... I still haven't sent you the money...... my mind has been elsewhere this past week..... will get it outa here tomorrow BobS: well tell them to get thier act together Guy Dr.D: I think the longest I ever had it was a Bobby Brady style when I was about that age. Dr.D: Probably shorter than that, even. BobS: ok Ron......haven't been too roadworthy myself......but packed the shirts up tonight Dr.D: It was over the ears about halfway, side part. Guy B.: They did make changes, now I can send bigger attached files. Dr.D: But I am an old geezer, short hair for guys, long hair for girls. Rin / Pam: Rich, what con number is the black shirt you gave me? Dr.D: 4 Guy B.: Oh, I'm leaning closer to hosting Adamcon 18 for 2006. Jeanene has volunteered to help me out. da-duron-ron: I'll drink to that Dr. D Rin / Pam: cool thanks Dr.D: I think it says "IV" on the shirt. da-duron-ron: I will say that y'all made a fine lookin' bunch in the official da-duron-ron: Adamcon garb Dr.D: The Cleveland ones always got Roman numerals, IV, VIII, XIII. Judy: cool,Guy Rin / Pam: we were trying to figure it out since I don't have it in front of me Dr.D: Have you worn it, or your boots, to work? Guy B.: I will let you all know by the beginning of next year of my decision. Rin / Pam: I've worn the boots...one of the shirts will be worn on Friday when the boss is away Dr.D: And did you have to pay any duty on the boots when you got back to Canada? Harvie: Guy, FTP them to your web page and she can FTP them Rin / Pam: everyone loves the boots Rin / Pam: perfect for the Ag ministry :-) Dr.D: The Senor said they were kangaroo, right? Rin / Pam: right Rin / Pam: and no no duty Guy B.: FTP what Harvie? Dr.D: Put spring in your step. Rin / Pam: hehe exactly :-) da-duron-ron: in other news..... da-duron-ron: son Jeff is now engaged Harvie: the pictures Rin / Pam: congrats Ron! da-duron-ron: they bought a Condo in Burnaby Dr.D: Congrats! james: are congratulations in order? Rin / Pam: congrats Jeff da-duron-ron: thank y'all Judy: congradulation Ron da-duron-ron: date to be set in the new year Rin / Pam: how old is he, Ron? Guy B.: Great to hear that Ron. Give my best to him. Dr.D: 30-something, right? da-duron-ron: I was kinda wondering when they'd get around to that da-duron-ron: yes, both 30 something da-duron-ron: I certainly will BobS: TOO old he is, but congrats to the soon to be newly weds anyway Dr.D: 30something is too old? Rin / Pam: <P> hey I waited 'til I was 38 da-duron-ron: all I have to do now is to get them NOT to set the date for next July Dr.D: If they come to ADAMcon, let it be July :-) Dr.D: We can get the MidiMite to play "Here Comes The Bride" da-duron-ron: oh well, yes... hadn't thought of that da-duron-ron: :) BobS: TELL the boy and girl Ron,.....ASSERT yourself da-duron-ron: I most certainly will james: or the emperor's march from return of the jedi :D Judy: no, ask nice, Ron Dr.D: hehehe Rin / Pam: <P> tell them Toronto's a beautiful place to get married Guy B.: I didn't get married until I was 32. Dr.D: I imagine it is. Dr.D: Ron can be the Emperor :-) da-duron-ron: :) james: heh heh Dr.D: "Everything is proceeding as *I* have foreseen..." da-duron-ron: oh yes, that emperor da-duron-ron: exactly james: topic hijack - ron, i got the nabu hardware Dr.D: I wonder if Jedi Knights get married under a bower of crossed light sabres... da-duron-ron: did ya.... hey.... anything you can do with it? james: well i can turn it on (more than i can say for my wife) james: and it'll sit there and say "adaptor failure" da-duron-ron: talkative eh? Dr.D: better than bare blinking cursor james: yup. what i have is the pc part james: the nabu system also came with a second part, the same size as the pc which they called an "adaptor" james: i'm assuming that it's some kind of early cable modem james: that part i don't have da-duron-ron: must rattle Bill McPherson's chain again in Ottawa.... forgot to do that da-duron-ron: I mean, ya gotta have an adaptor james: and it came with a manual Dr.D: Maybe there's an emulator for it somewhere. james: which i may scan and put on my website along with pics of the nabu itself. there are other people interested da-duron-ron: there's a thought james: well as far as i know, the nabu system itself was run off of a james: uhh.. sec.. wheels chugging da-duron-ron: What I should do is send you Bill's e-mail so you can talk to him direct. He may even remember you james: ddp-11 (?) mainframe james: some dec mainframe if i recall Dr.D: pdp-11? Dr.D: DECsystem 2060? james: that might have been it da-duron-ron: isn't that PDP 11? james: a little before my time Dr.D: DEC 10? da-duron-ron: my first programming experience was a PDP8 da-duron-ron: do not care to repeat it Dr.D: I have a hardware manual for one, Ron. Dr.D: Part of DEC's catalog for 1967. da-duron-ron: it was monitoring navigational signals known as Loran C james: anyway, if you have bill's email address, i could always talk to him directly Dr.D: Has some hilarious posed shots of engineers trying to look like they are doing something technical with it. da-duron-ron: ships Rin / Pam: Hey gents, I'm going to make an offer re: ADAM stuff that needs storage da-duron-ron: brb james: what's in the offer? Dr.D: An offer? da-duron-ron: I'm upstairs - Bill's address is down Rin / Pam: I have space so if some stuff needs saving I will offer to save it Dr.D: that is very generous, thank you, Rin! james: @ron, i know the feeling james: have you ever looked inside the nabu? Dr.D: Not sure I could get any of my stuff up to you...but maybe your Uncle's stuff...who knows. james: it's about 90% empty space
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left chat session james: they could have made them much slimmer Dr.D: Too bad ADAMs can't hook up to DSL... Rin / Pam: that should be newbie-know-nothing Dr.D: We'd get you online very fast then. Dr.D: No shortage of computers. james: inside the nabu there seems to be 3 expansion slots Rin / Pam: Hey Daniel... Rin / Pam: where'd he go Dr.D: <snicker> just thought of bad joke, James.
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu james: dr. d, what's the joke? Guy B.: Hi Daniel Rin / Pam: there you are Daniel Dr.D: If the computer is named Nabu... Rin / Pam: I was just going to comment on your presentation Dr.D: are the 3 expansion slots named Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego? Daniel Bienvenu: hello! Dr.D: <my Sunday school teachers would kill me for that one> Daniel Bienvenu: there are more people now Rin / Pam: @ DanielI was just going to say thanks...cause now I know how to make a ball :-) Dr.D: I liked your modified YANK BASH program, Daniel. Dr.D: 3 tries before you die is much nicer. Dr.D: And the rotating maple leaf, very well done. Rin / Pam: and a maple leaf thanks to Rich Dr.D: I think it would play more like Atari 2600 Breakout if the bricks started out all the way across the screen, instead of gaps at each end. Daniel Bienvenu: Thanks to you! it was a pleasure to do this presentation. Guy B.: I bet that could be modified to do that Dr D. Dr.D: So you have to break your way through...as it is, the first bounce goes right through the gap and starts bouncing across the top compartment. Dr.D: I was being a bad student during Dale's presentation and hacking your game. Dr.D: It made Rin laugh, though. Rin / Pam: it was great! Rin / Pam: kept my interest :-) Dr.D: The bouncing ball is just on character cell boundaries, right? it isn't a sprite. Dr.D: You could get more angles if it were a sprite. Daniel Bienvenu: yes, there was no sprite da-duron-ron: @James <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com> Daniel Bienvenu: I wanted to keep it simple and start with characters. Dr.D: Agreed, great start. james: sec.. grabbing an analog scripting device Rin / Pam: I showed the modified version to my office, Daniel, they thought it was great Dr.D: LOL james james: :D james: done. thanks, ron Daniel Bienvenu: well, dale told me that doing exercices more than a game project should be a better start. so I will work on a presentation to be between the first presentation and the second one. Dr.D: I told Rin that the next mod should be LIBERAL logo bouncing to wipe out CONSERVATIVE and NDP logos :-) da-duron-ron: finger trouble Dr.D: But that would politicize the game too much :-)
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changed username to Jillian Dr.D: Since we didn't know your political leanings, we decided to stop with YANK BASH :-) Rin / Pam: hey Jillian! Dr.D: Hi Jillian! Guy B.: HI Jill Jillian: Hi all, Dr.D: What's the word? da-duron-ron: aka a damn pen Jillian: I'm supposed to be doing homework but thought I would drop in for a while. Harvie: Hello Jillian Rin / Pam: when did you finally get back to TO? james: lie-beral Dr.D: I was curious about your rumored detour to Atlanta, frankly.... Judy: hi, Jillian Jillian: I got to toronto at about 11am. Dr.D: Lie-Beryl, I can make it green :-) da-duron-ron: I'm getting you all in sperts... or is that spirts Jillian: Mostly because I went to the airport at 6am and threw a fit. Judy: how are classes going? da-duron-ron: Hi Jillian Rin / Pam: <P> Ron -- spurts Jillian: classes are good. lots of homework, but I'm learning lots too. da-duron-ron: thank you R/P james: the liberals annoy me both at a provincial and federal level Rin / Pam: I can tell James Rin / Pam: a bit yes :- BobS: same here doc da-duron-ron: Agree James. I feel the same Dr.D: So what did happen with your travel? james: and i can't stand that parish or whatever her name is Judy: is the little guy feeling better? da-duron-ron: We're never quite sure out here if we have real liberal or recycled Socred Jillian: at one point on the way home my itinterary was El Paso, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto Jillian: It ended up being El Paso, Dallas, Atlanta, Toronto. Dr.D: Anaheim, Azuza, and Kukamunga... Jillian: just 11 hours late. Dr.D: Did you miss a connexion?
Rin / Pam changed username to Pam / Rin james: anyway, my parents are still here and kids are in the room so i should get going Dr.D: hi James' parents BobS: be good james Guy B.: Whoa. Mine on the way back was Albuquerque. When I arrived there, just had to walk across the way for my flight home. Daniel Bienvenu: i catched a cold ... started friday night Jillian: yes the first flight leaving from Elpaso was 50-70 minutes late. Pam / Rin: Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe james: they're here until sunday Harvie: Bye James Pam / Rin: nite James Dr.D: Bye James. Guy B.: Bye James da-duron-ron: Hello to James' family from Western Canada Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit james da-duron-ron: be well James james: good bye/night everyone! james: thanks Judy: bye James Pam / Rin: Hi Jillian - Pam at the keyboard now Dr.D: Rin and I had rather close connecting flights, a delay like that would have stranded us at several points.
james left chat session BobS: and from there it was DOWNHILL, right Jull ???? BobS: Jill Dr.D: When she got in to Cleveland, it was the total other side of the terminal from the departure to Houston. Jillian: exactly. BobS. I should have left the airport and come to the banquet instead. Dr.D: They were boarding by the time we walked over there...and her flight was a bit early. Daniel Bienvenu: @everyone: I submited smash game at the minigame compo 2004 with the source code and the powerpoint file. Jillian: eek. I hate having to run through airports. Dr.D: I hope it was well received, Daniel. Judy: yes, you should have and split my dessert with me Dr.D: We never had to run, we just walked fast, right Rin? Guy B.: Mine too. Dr.D: And there was a people mover at one point through the underground section. Pam / Rin: <E> really fast! Dr.D: Toronto speedwalk you called it, my normal walking speed BTW. Judy: bob got pushed in a wheelchair he thought it was wonderful. Guy B.: I showed Karen that dessert. Even she would have shared it with me. Jillian: I was totally amazed at how big the airport in Atlanta is. You could get lost for days. Pam / Rin: I have a really weird picture in my head now, Judy Dr.D: The girls liked my cheesecake tower with Shrek on top :-) Judy: mine was a half and that was still tooo much BobS: yes, Jill....that is one HUGE airport Pam / Rin: we're waiting for the pictures, Rich da-duron-ron: Atlanta is a regional hub Dr.D: <hangs head> Judy: people have Guy B.: I've been there too. It is big. Pam / Rin: and so you should! Dr.D: Okay, lemme see if I can upload that one, too. Harvie: That one in Dallas is pretty big too Dr.D: MEEEEOOOWWWW!!!!! Jillian: The only comment that I've heard from Dale about the food was that Jeffy slept through most of the meal, but really liked the peanuts. Pam / Rin: you said it, I just agreed with you : ) Judy: he was so cute eating them Pam / Rin: so Jillian I gather that because of the delay in El Paso, you missed your connection in Houston? Guy B.: That he did Jill. He slept through most of it. Jillian: In Dallas I had to actually climb down a set of stairs on to the tarmack. I've never done that before. da-duron-ron: Next thing I know, Jeffy is going to be 30, which will make me 90 da-duron-ron: give or take Jillian: My original connection was in Dallas to Cincinatti to Toronto Judy: we have last year coming back from our cruise, with Bob's parents, not cool!!!! Pam / Rin: so you missed the connection in Dallas? Jillian: I had about 40 minutes between each flight, but missed that first one. Pam / Rin: who was your carrier? Guy B.: What did you do? Jillian: I got to have about 4 hours of sleep in the Double Tree Club in Atlanta, which was nice. Jillian: Delta Daniel Bienvenu: minigame compo 2004 web site : http://www.ffd2.com/minigame Pam / Rin: I hear you bought lots of clothes! BobS: see???????? I coulda told ya Delta sucks Jillian: Yup. I managed to go the first week of classes only wearing new clothes. Pam / Rin: now's a fine time to mention that, Bob BobS: Jill there IS a Catherine's in Grand Rapids, right around the cornere from us Judy: could you find the pants that we returned on line, Jill? Pam / Rin: wow, colour me green. I wish I hadn't missed that shopping spree Jillian: Talk to Dale, I don't book them, I just fly'em or something. BobS: too bad babe BobS: then he should be told........now they are even in bankruptcy da-duron-ron: well now my experience with Delta sure beats Air Canada - da-duron-ron: which doesn't take much Jillian: Cool. I haven't managed to check online for the pants yet. I haven't actually spend much time on the computer. Pam / Rin: anything beats Air Canada, Ron : ) da-duron-ron: Ottawa/Salt Lake City via Boston da-duron-ron: agreed Pam / Rin: what classes are you taking Jillian? Guy B.: Well folks, got to run. I'll see if I can make Saturday. Otherwise next week. Dr.D: okay, the cheesecake tower that Rin and I built at the banquet is at http://drushel.cwru.edu/P0007972.JPG BobS: best flights were from southwest and northwest......although last Feb's NW flight was a flight from he%% Judy: if you want I could check over here and see if they have the pants? Pam / Rin: Night, Guy BobS: ok Guy, have FUN Judy: night, Guy Jillian: I'm becoming more convinced that smaller airlines are hte way to go. Jeffy and I flew Harmony to and from Vancouver and it was great. Dr.D: and Rin with the afghan is at htto://drushel.cwru.edu/P0007986.JPG Dr.D: http:// rather Guy B.: Bye. Poof
Guy B. left chat session da-duron-ron: nite Guy Dr.D: Continental treated us well, I thought. Rin? Jillian: Dale actually ended up on Continental for the trip back. Pam / Rin: <E> Continental.calm : ) Dr.D: ROTFL da-duron-ron: Jeffy is sure seeing the world BobS: say WHAT?????? dale got goofed up too ???? Dr.D: As they show a disaster in-flight movie about glaciers... Jillian: I think I'll try to get them on line, Judy. I've decided I like that shirt with jeans as well as the other pants. thanks for the offer thought\ Jillian: I'm taking Project Management. Harvie: I gotta go,goodnight all, see you next week Dr.D: Bye Harvie. Jillian: No Dale's flight was a joint flight Delta/Continental actually operated by Delta. Pam / Rin: Night, Harvie Jillian: Nite Harvie Judy: no problem, good luck on line and glad to hear that they look good with jeans
Harvie left chat session da-duron-ron: be good Harv da-duron-ron: heads up all.... beware Mt. St. Helens Jillian: Jeffy has certainly done more flying that I had at his age, Ron. da-duron-ron: she's rumbling and making noise Pam / Rin: yeah, we heard, Ron da-duron-ron: figure the eruption any time in the next few days Dr.D: Hope people stay away from it this time. Jillian: When did that start? I'm so out of it. BobS: you are ONE LUCKY MOM........Jeffy is a jewel......his surrogate grandma says so Jillian: Thanks, I agree. da-duron-ron: there have been minor quakes in the vicinity for a few weeks BobS: keep your eyes peeled Ron, you may see the smoke Dr.D: He may see the mountain blowing in on him! Pam / Rin: I gotta tell you Jillian, I was looking at Dale's photos and I have to say - you two do good work! He's such a doll da-duron-ron: yeah BobS: naw, the mountain is too far away to actually hit ron Dr.D: That's what they said in 1980... Dr.D: BOOOOM da-duron-ron: dust last time covered a fair part of the west continent Dr.D: I have a vial of ash from that eruption, the Geology Dept. at CWRU gave them out as promos during Freshman Orientation. Dr.D: They had mason jars full of it. da-duron-ron: Jillian, how old is Jeffy now? BobS: yah and NOW maybe the public will believe the scientist and leave !!!
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changed username to Jillian Dr.D: In stereo! Jillian: It's a little wonky tonight. Pam / Rin: dumped Jillian? BobS: Jillina IS twins !!!!!!! got bounced eh???? Jillian: yup BobS: Jeffy PULLED the plug
Jillian requested to ban Jillian
da-duron-ron confirmed ban
BobS confirmed ban
Dr.D confirmed ban da-duron-ron: sure looksike he made friends with everyone BobS: ok,........so he is NOT perfect...... Jillian: Nah, He's in bed at a decent time for once. Pam / Rin: I gotta tell you Jillian, I was looking at Dale's photos and I have to say - you two do good work! Jeffy's such a doll Judy: is he feeling better? Jillian: He's great at making friends, not so good at leaving personal space for people. BobS: need a "chiwwy hot pepper????" Dr.D: deja vu?
Pam / Rin confirmed ban Jillian: He took a chiwwy pepper to school today. Jillian: Thanks Pam. BobS: cool, impress the rest about his vacation Dr.D: "I saw old people playing video games!" Pam / Rin: had a thought about the chili peppers Jillian: He slept for most of the Tuesday after we got back and then he was right as rain. da-duron-ron: yeah..... show and tell BobS: and that thought would be what????? Pam / Rin: thinking we should use them as pass cards at next year's con - no pepper, no entry Judy: that is good, Ryan has it now Dr.D: Not fair if someone has never been to an ADAMcon before... BobS: hmmm.......that would work, except we don't want ot exclude anyone Jillian: I don't think most of the kids in his class would get that. Pam / Rin: we'll just send extras to those who don't have one yet Judy: he told me yesterday that there were only 3 kids in daycare Monday, now he isn't ffeeling good da-duron-ron: Oh Oh Dr.D: I can be the Guardian of the Bridge of Death. Dr.D: It is fun to be a doorward. Pam / Rin: <E> or Dr. Pepper : ) Dr.D: "WHO DISTURBS THE GUARD?" da-duron-ron: We're better out here now..... sent the bug east Pam / Rin: much hilarity ensues in Toronto Dr.D: haha Rin Jillian: blue no yellow aagghhh! Dr.D: You must convert 17 decimal to hex to get in. Dr.D: Or name any 4 colors of the 15-color palette Jillian: 21? da-duron-ron: NO! da-duron-ron: 11 da-duron-ron: 0x11 Jillian: do'uh I was thinking base 8 Dr.D: <Jill falls into Pit of Eternal Peril> BobS: tis 17 HEXAdecimal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jillian: red, blue, green, white? Dr.D: No, that's ADAMcon XXIII. Pam / Rin: red blue green yellow Dr.D: hehe see TWWMCA articles :-) Jillian: I guess I have more to study. :) BobS: not ready for that one yet Rich Dr.D: Who's to say, Bob? Dr.D: I'm game. Dr.D: It takes 2 folks with one ADAM and it's an ADAMcon. BobS: well we need soem #'s in between first Rich Dr.D: true...but plan ahead :-) BobS: have enough ADAM's here to make AC30 or more Pam / Rin: ADAMs make the world go round Dr.D: Have enough years to make ADAMcon 50 or so :-) BobS: a couple of MI powermates....lots of disk drives......me cards, hd cards, etc etc Pam / Rin: brb BobS: then Ron and I can be "the old men" at AC50 Dr.D: Keepers of the Secret Knowledge Jillian: sounds like a plan to me. Dr.D: We'll get you robes. da-duron-ron: um..... 50-16 is 34..... that makes me 95 BobS: by then maybe Dale will have taught us to program, eh?????? da-duron-ron: Mitchell 95 da-duron-ron: ugghhh
(Jillian laughs heartily) Dr.D: ROTFL BobS: has a nice ring, eh????? Dr.D: Sounds familiar, though... BobS: if you take after mum.......you are THERE Dr.D: Microsoft Ron '95 BobS: BTW, how mum doin this week ????? da-duron-ron: amazing how an idea gets extended to its ultimate point of insanity Jillian: Only with the insane. Like this bunch. da-duron-ron: much better thanks, Bob. the cold is still there, but she's more or less got it beat Jillian: Good to hear. Judy: that is great, ron Jillian: I'd better get going. Back to Risk Management Techniques da-duron-ron: she's back at the point where she's willing to argue with me....that's positive Pam / Rin: must you Jillian? Dr.D: Step 1. Unplug power cord before servicing unit. Judy: night Jill Dr.D: Sounds like easy Risk Management. BobS: good to see you Jill....say HI to Dale and Jeffy da-duron-ron: ah yes.... what could happen, what will happen, what is the impact if nothing happens Dr.D: Good night, Jill. Jillian: I thnk I must. Don't want to flumox course in second week. Pam / Rin: come back verry soon, Jillian BobS: nite Jill Jillian: nite all. Pam / Rin: don't be a stranger Dr.D: Tell Dale to send me the #*^ CHAT LOG FILES! Pam / Rin: g'nite da-duron-ron: and what is it's impact on President Bush Jillian: Yes Rich. BobS: gonna go here too kids Dr.D: I will process them for the website... Jillian: nite
Jillian left chat session da-duron-ron: nite Jillian Pam / Rin: to the tune of Yes Dear BobS: must work for a living....UGHHHH da-duron-ron: work? Y'all know my views on that
BobS left chat session Pam / Rin: we know Ron, you avoid it at all costs da-duron-ron: exactly Pam / Rin: night Bob Dr.D: Me too, take bus tomorrow, since Christina has physical therapy and needs a car after school. Daniel Bienvenu: which chat log file? Judy: night all , this grammy is tried Judy: tired da-duron-ron: nite grammy Pam / Rin: night Grandma Judy Dr.D: But the cough syrup has me awake against my will. Dr.D: So type away I will, yes, gollum!
Judy left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit judy Dr.D: G'nite Judy. Dr.D: brb Pam / Rin: and the crowd goes quiet Daniel Bienvenu: which chat log file? da-duron-ron: shhhh Pam / Rin: from August of '03 to the present, Daniel Pam / Rin: sorry, Ron, did I wake you up? da-duron-ron: mother has fallen asleep whilst watching Law and Order da-duron-ron: not me.... Mommy Daniel Bienvenu: well, I did a copy-paste of the special el paso one Pam / Rin: she probably needs the sleep Ron Dr.D: back da-duron-ron: must go to Dr. D's site to see the pics Dr.D: put Christina to bed, she fell asleep in the living room. da-duron-ron: yes.... usually.... she doesn't sleep all that well Pam / Rin: Rich, how long do you figure before your pics are up? Dr.D: I have to get them all up...not sure I have enough disk space for all of them. Pam / Rin: well, no rush, just curious da-duron-ron: you'll let us know when we can visit eh? Dr.D: No sooner than this weekend...I have, goodness...102 MB of photos da-duron-ron: a bunch Dr.D: I will, it will get posted to the list. Pam / Rin: my eyebrows just shot up Pam / Rin: 102 mb?? Pam / Rin: good heavens Dr.D: yep Dr.D: 108 photos Friday da-duron-ron: just want you guys to know... you make great screen savers Dr.D: 127 Saturday Dr.D: 102 Sunday Pam / Rin: I must remember to get one for my wallpaper at work Dr.D: 38 Monday Pam / Rin: then I can answer questions about all the strange people Dr.D: No Thursday because I wasn't there. Daniel Bienvenu: no yankbash pictures? Dr.D: There are some YANK BASH photos, too. Daniel Bienvenu: where? Pam / Rin: 375 pics - that's a lot Dr.D: In my collection of convention photos, Daniel, that I haven't made into a webpage yet. da-duron-ron: these days I'm into Linux wallpaper - Tux everywhere Daniel Bienvenu: ok :) Dr.D: I will let everyone know when the site is up. Pam / Rin: he's cute! da-duron-ron: fer sure eh? Pam / Rin: Tux, I mean da-duron-ron: yes Dr.D: I thought she meant Daniel. da-duron-ron: is he not cute? Pam / Rin: I haven't seen a picture of Daniel since he shaved : ) Pam / Rin: I can't comment da-duron-ron: Dont think I've ever seen a pic of Daniel da-duron-ron: you'll have to fix that daniel Dr.D: He looks different than I imagined :-) But I think we all do. Pam / Rin: Erin says the first time she pictured you it was at 65 wearing a cardigan : ) da-duron-ron: yupo Daniel Bienvenu: yes, we imagine so manythings about someone we never see before Dr.D: Me? or Ron? Pam / Rin: you Dr.D: or Daniel? Dr.D: OMG Pam / Rin: that was before we enlightened her da-duron-ron: ROTFL Dr.D: Well...at 65 my hair will be as white as Ron's. Dr.D: Probably at 45 my hair will be as white as Ron's . Pam / Rin: we can race, Rich da-duron-ron: at 45 I was a white as Rons Pam / Rin: I have heredity against me Dr.D: I can do the Mr. Rogers cardigan thingy, no prob. Dr.D: Rin will always be red :-) Pam / Rin: it's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood Pam / Rin: <E> one way or another Dr.D: We rode the Neighborhood Trolley into Juarez :-) da-duron-ron: now tell me, and tell me true..... Pam / Rin: did you see the King? Dr.D: Saw lots of Speedy Delivery guys on bikes. da-duron-ron: Did Erin make it to Mexico? Dr.D: Yes, she braved the border. Pam / Rin: <E> I did, thanks to Bob Dr.D: That is how she got her boots. da-duron-ron: aha! And they said it couldn't be done Dr.D: I fully understood her reluctance. da-duron-ron: indeed Dr.D: getting into Mexico is easy: just have $US and be ready to spend them. Pam / Rin: <E> and I sat through every one of the sessions - no one tied me to a chair, either! Dr.D: Getting back into our police state, however... da-duron-ron: pity da-duron-ron: Is it getting that bad? da-duron-ron: I keep hearing stories Dr.D: If Canadians will have to have passports to get her in 3 years, yes. Dr.D: here Pam / Rin: <E> the guy at the border was fascinated by my health card Pam / Rin: <E> said he'd never seen one before Dr.D: If I were you, I would go tit-for-tat and require it for Americans coming in. Dr.D: Then let them complain....and maybe it will come to an end. Pam / Rin: et tu, Brute? Dr.D: Si Seniorita da-duron-ron: sad, but true Dr.D: It is just xenophobia and paranoia. Dr.D: But God is sending signs of His wrath to Florida, that's for sure :-) da-duron-ron: I dunno Rich.... hard to decide what the answer is..... it's certainly a different world post 9/11 Pam / Rin: they're so paranoid that they're infecting the Canadians Dr.D: Punishment for 2000, and warning not to let it happen again this year. Dr.D: I think the answer is you trust people. Dr.D: Don't give people a reason to hate you. da-duron-ron: yes, and that's hard for some to do Pam / Rin: not without reason though Dr.D: You can't stop a fanatic once he becomes a fanatic, no police state can stop someone who is willing to die. Pam / Rin: to a certain extent I can understand it Dr.D: I would rather people have the freedom to blow stuff up but not be motivated to do it. Dr.D: Rather than trying to create an environment in which it is impossible to do. Pam / Rin: that's all fine and dandy, but we'd rather not have you blown up Dr.D: Perhaps. da-duron-ron: even in my own little world, there are people of middle east ancestry, and each time I see one, part of me is going "terrorist"....without any justification whatever Dr.D: But I would rather risk it. Pam / Rin: Daniel, do you go across the border at all? Pam / Rin: we've all done it Ron da-duron-ron: yes Pam / Rin: earth to Daniel da-duron-ron: Daniel, resistance is futile Pam / Rin: I think he's ignoring us Pam / Rin: I just wondered if the Quebecois borders are as bad as the rest da-duron-ron: probably writing an algorithm Pam / Rin: certainly they haven't been as bad in years past da-duron-ron: obscure jungle drum beat first heard by Sir Horatio Algo da-duron-ron: (sick) Pam / Rin: sic Daniel Bienvenu: sorry, i were chating with someone else for tomorrow Dr.D: Algier? Dr.D: Alger da-duron-ron: that's it Alger Daniel Bienvenu: across the border? yes, last year for a gaming expo event named phillyclassic Pam / Rin: any problems? da-duron-ron: wonder if it's easier by car da-duron-ron: from Quebc to Philly wouldn't be so bad Dr.D: I didn't have any troubles going in January by car. Pam / Rin: it certainly is if you're white bread. Sad fact, but true Daniel Bienvenu: any problems? unfortunatly yes, i went with friends and they bring so many stuff that they stop us at the border da-duron-ron: oh oh Dr.D: I'll never be able to bring as much stuff to a Canadian ADAMcon as I did at 007. Pam / Rin: what did you bring to 007? Dr.D: Then I just took all the seats out of the Caravan and laid it out in the back. Pam / Rin: aside from everything Dr.D: Complete PC system, ADAM HD system, lots of spare parts, monitors, tools... da-duron-ron: yeah.... our gear tends to look like the makings of you know what Dr.D: I put it out so they could see what it was, instead of the Herman method of hiding it in boxes. Pam / Rin: you won't have to - just raid the Clee basement : ) da-duron-ron: I would never again attempt to take the carload I took to 11 Daniel Bienvenu: ok, my planning for tomorrow is done Pam / Rin: 11 was Seattle? Dr.D: I was amazed that Dale brought his ADAM HD system as a carryon on the plane. da-duron-ron: yes Dr.D: Yes Pam. Pam / Rin: just trying to keep them straight Dr.D: That was the only working ADAM at the convention this year. Pam / Rin: so - he checked his ADAM? da-duron-ron: wonder if we will ever get to an ADAMless ADAMcon Dr.D: I figured this would be the first ADAMcon that was emulators-only. Dr.D: Yes Ron. Daniel Bienvenu: tommorow, I go to my university to meet many employers in a special event named "carrefour de l'emploi" da-duron-ron: brb Pam / Rin: job fair, Daniel? Dr.D: My suitcases got searched coming and going because of the game controllers and camera battery chargers I packed inside. Dr.D: I got little inspection letters from the FAA or NTSB or whatever. Daniel Bienvenu: I will see if they have any job for a guy like me. Dr.D: I hope they do. Pam / Rin: <E> mine got searched on the way home too Dr.D: What did you have in it? Pam / Rin: <E> they repacked my bag better than I did Dr.D: You didn't have a camera or computer...hair dryer? Dr.D: hehe Pam / Rin: <E> the chili peppers, among other things Dr.D: Oh yeah, plastique Pam / Rin: <E> or the wire in the pipe cleaner Dr.D: If I didn't think they wouldn't have any sense of humor about it, I would be tempted to glue wires on the inside of my suitcase lid that spelled out "NOTHING TO SEE MOVE ALONG" so it would show up in the X-ray. Dr.D: or "NO WMD HERE" Pam / Rin: security has no sense of humour Dr.D: It is a prereq for the job. Dr.D: lack thereof I mean da-duron-ron: right Pam / Rin: <E> so's crabbiness Dr.D: PMS :-) Pam / Rin: so how do you explain the guys? Dr.D: Hormone treatments. Pam / Rin: ah, that's why they're so bitchy da-duron-ron: male menopause Dr.D: The guy at the Mexican border where we walked through seemed friendly. Pam / Rin: <E> yeah, cute too : ( Dr.D: I expected them to go into Red Alert mode when Jeffry ran away and got out behind the roped-off areas. Pam / Rin: whoops, that should have been : ) da-duron-ron: oh that must have been a riot Dr.D: Long way to go for a date, Rin Dr.D: Nobody noticed! I was astounded. Pam / Rin: gives new meaning to the expression "hot date" Dr.D: I was right behind the Wicks when this happened...I thought OMG major incident Dr.D: Dale or Jill (can't remember which) had to go out of bounds to grab him back. Pam / Rin: <E> it was Bob Dr.D: Ah. da-duron-ron: another entry for the Adamcon Journal Pam / Rin: <E> don't you remember "fine, you take care of the three year old"? Dr.D: Sigh...some day some sicko is going to put a bomb on a kid and let him do just that... Dr.D: Now I remember. Pam / Rin: <E> Bob had a fine time telling that story da-duron-ron: That's the sad part of it precisely Dr. D. da-duron-ron: it's already happened in other places.... Viet Nam..... Northern Ireland Dr.D: yes Pam / Rin: although you notice that the IRA has been verrrry quiet since September 11th da-duron-ron: and three years after age 3, you can actually convince them to throw a bomb Pam / Rin: I think they thought they were thoroughly outclassed da-duron-ron: yep. Dr.D: Probably kicking themselves for not thinking of it. da-duron-ron: :) Dr.D: wham into Big Ben...Parliament... Pam / Rin: what kind of statement could they possibly make after that? Daniel Bienvenu: I'm quiet... I'm surfing the internet before leaving Dr.D: No problem, Daniel. da-duron-ron: And what have you found Daniel Pam / Rin: Daniel, are you going to send us an up to date picture to post with the AC16 stuff? Daniel Bienvenu: well, I catched a cold last friday and I look awfull now Dr.D: We can make up a photo. Dr.D: :-) da-duron-ron: but you will be better, trust me Dr.D: You can't look worse than me. Daniel Bienvenu: and I'm looking for information about jobs. Dr.D: perhaps we should leave you to that, then...that is pretty important. da-duron-ron: still no luck Daniel? Pam / Rin: try Workopolis, Daniel -that's how I found mine Pam / Rin: I found it to be the best of the job sites da-duron-ron: The wrold is missing out on a damn fine programmer. Someday they'll see that Dr.D: Google is hiring... da-duron-ron: I dunno - hearing about what you guys are going thru, I don't think I could be part of the working world any more da-duron-ron: we have people applying to our community net with more degrees than a thermometer da-duron-ron: (that's somebody elses line, not mine) Pam / Rin: it's a good comparison though Daniel Bienvenu: no luck... and i tried workopolis Dr.D: Hehe, I heard it as more degrees than a Mason :-) da-duron-ron: right...same idea Pam / Rin: keep trying Daniel, they post new listings every day Daniel Bienvenu: of course, I keep trying da-duron-ron: too bad you weren't out here Daniel. We could put you to work Pam / Rin: also, try outside your normal category -sometimes it helps to look in related positions da-duron-ron: only trouble is, we couldn't pay you Pam / Rin: isn't pay the definition of a job Ron? Dr.D: Pay is important, Ron. Pam / Rin: pay is good Daniel Bienvenu: @dr.d: i will send you newly taken pictures of me da-duron-ron: I know. Dr.D: At least in a mercantile economy. Pam / Rin: <E> pay is the only reason I work da-duron-ron: details, details Dr.D: Okay, Daniel. Dr.D: What would you do if you didn't need pay, Rin? Pam / Rin: <E> complete her degree in philosophy da-duron-ron: Retirement=work without pay Pam / Rin: <E> paint for fun Dr.D: She could do that anyway. Daniel Bienvenu: you will see that I look more awfull than you, dr.d. ;-) Pam / Rin: yeah, but it's easier when you can go to school full time Dr.D: How much longer do you have to go? Pam / Rin: <E> about a year and a half, full time Dr.D: If it is too bad, Daniel, I will make you look good with PhotoShop. Dr.D: Maybe you could pick up a class here or there? Dunno what is available. Pam / Rin: <E> that's the plan Dr.D: "Synthetic a priori knowledge and the spread of BSE", there is a good thesis topic. Dr.D: Maybe Ag & Food would send you back to work on that one. Pam / Rin: she's gotta get a bachelors before she can write a doctoral thesis! Dr.D: Undergrad thesis, I did one for my B.A. Dr.D: That's how I got "with honors in biology" on my diploma. Pam / Rin: <E> "The Mentality of Farmers, Explained" da-duron-ron: aha Dr.D: Too easy, one word, 'MOO". Pam / Rin: <E> less has been said on philosophy papers : ) Pam / Rin: unless they're tobacco farmers of course Pam / Rin: then they just cough da-duron-ron: and now ladies and gentlemen: the world according to Donald Trump da-duron-ron: You're fired Dr.D: Gimme my severance pay. Pam / Rin: which reminds me, I missed The Apprentice tonite da-duron-ron: just started here da-duron-ron: Mother changed the channel, and since it's her ballpark, and her bat and ball Dr.D: That tripe will rot her brain... da-duron-ron: which is something she probably realized Pam / Rin: in order to receive severance, one must be employed by a company for more than five years, and said company must have a payroll of more than 2.5 million in Ontario da-duron-ron: something like that Pam / Rin: believe me, I know - having now received it from two different companies : ) da-duron-ron: I know we were entitled to one week's pay for each year of service to a maximum of 28 Pam / Rin: I don't get fired, I get laid off Dr.D: Convert $CN to lira or something, I'm sure it will come to 2.5 million. Pam / Rin: one week for every year with the company da-duron-ron: Hell, I never even felt severed, but I got the money Pam / Rin: there's something to be said for the fact that I haven't been fired from a job in 17 years da-duron-ron: downsized, not severed Dr.D: I'd hope you wouldn't be fired, Pam. Pam / Rin: they just keep restructuring on me : ) Dr.D: What were you doing that would get you fired? :-) Pam / Rin: Oh I have been in the past Rich - that's what I get for speaking up for myself da-duron-ron: somewhere in the early Roman Empire.... the General kept finding things for his men to do. When he could not do that, he re-organized Dr.D: My job change is a form of speaking up...voting with my feet. Pam / Rin: unfortunately, I used my mouth Dr.D: Others in the lab are doing the same...the place will be bare come May. Dr.D: Slug lab will be empty... da-duron-ron: somebody should get the point Pam / Rin: who's gonna feed the slugs? Former lab employees? Dr.D: The somebody is finally getting it. Pam / Rin: (Just dive into the tanks) Dr.D: Not me. da-duron-ron: slugs. We have a million of 'em Dr.D: The 6 most senior people will be gone by May, me, 2 Ph.D. students, 3 M.S. students. Daniel Bienvenu: I'm sleepy now. Pam / Rin: hang on a second gents - gotta show Erin something Dr.D: sleep, Daniel. Dr.D: Logout and go to bed. da-duron-ron: lie horizontal da-duron-ron: ferme les yeux Dr.D: <wonders what Pam is doing> Daniel Bienvenu: I will not be online saturday Daniel Bienvenu: good night! Dr.D: Good night, Daniel. da-duron-ron: be well - drink hot rum until you can't see the end of the bed Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit à tous! da-duron-ron: nite Daniel Dr.D: <what he said> Daniel Bienvenu: rum? maybe good for a cold? Pam / Rin: good night, Daniel da-duron-ron: beats buckleys Daniel Bienvenu: <i said good night to all o you> Dr.D: I knew that, Daniel :-) Pam / Rin: no, it was an escargot Dr.D: yummy, keep it off my pizza, please. Daniel Bienvenu: * poof *
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session Pam / Rin: did i tell you about my plague rat dream? Dr.D: No... da-duron-ron: ?? Dr.D: Seven rats ate all the grain, and Moses said unto Pharaoh... Dr.D: Or rather Daniel said unto Nebuchadnezzar... Pam / Rin: no no - Russell and I were watching something on the history channel about the bubonic plague Pam / Rin: one of the items was how it was spread by rats and fleas Pam / Rin: I went to bed right after that Pam / Rin: dreamed I was cleaning up a house and found a rat, so I picked it up Pam / Rin: held him so his feet were in the air, and he was looking down his nose at me Pam / Rin: thought (to myself, I'll point out) I hope he doesn't bite me Pam / Rin: the rat turned his head and coughed a couple of times Pam / Rin: but that isn't the funny part Dr.D: He asked you for a Kleenex? Pam / Rin: the funny part is, I said to the rat: "Faker!" Pam / Rin: I woke up as Russell was coming to bed, laughing hysterically Dr.D: Very strange.... Pam / Rin: he thinks I have too vivid an imagination Pam / Rin: can't imagine why : ) da-duron-ron: Freudian Analysis? Pam / Rin: oh no, direct correlation to the program Dr.D: Not going to touch that one, Ron... da-duron-ron: no repressed symbols? da-duron-ron: :) me either Dr.D: Why would a plague rat fake being ill? da-duron-ron: only the Rat knows Pam / Rin: probably so I'd let him go : ) Dr.D: Poor little fella must have been misunderstood, looking for attention. da-duron-ron: my last dream (day ago) was of my ex-wife. I'm not going there either Dr.D: eek da-duron-ron: right Pam / Rin: I've dreamt of all sorts of things - rats, weddings, subways to name a few Dr.D: I have been dreaming of icky things like taking tests, since I am sick. That kind of stuff tends to come out when I don't feel well. Dr.D: Probably will now dream of a rat taking a lab practical. da-duron-ron: Oh, with me, they're a real tossed salad. Take everyting I ever did, and everyone I ever knew....mix them all up..... and serve a random slice Pam / Rin: <E> chrome slugs doing the hokey-pokey Dr.D: Now I dare not sleep, Rin.... Dr.D: Science does not remove the terror of the gods! Pam / Rin: <E> with the meds you're on, it's probably a good idea Dr.D: But slugs have only one foot, not right and left. Dr.D: So they have to start with "whole self" Dr.D: Chrome...hmmm. Pam / Rin: you put your right antenna in . . . Dr.D: No antennae...anterior tentacles and rhinophores. Pam / Rin: picky, picky Dr.D: http://drushel.cwru.edu/aboutslugs.pdf Dr.D: I think that's the right URL da-duron-ron: I had enough trouble with earthworms in grade 10 biology Pam / Rin: only thing I dealt with in school was frogs Dr.D: Not plane nor bird nor even frog... da-duron-ron: speaking of birds, we had a dead robin out front tonight... once again proving that birds cannot fly through windows Dr.D: hehe Dr.D: they paint hawk outlines on the glass doors of the hospital to try to scare sparrows away. da-duron-ron: think they really believe they can Pam / Rin: they've been trying to disprove that for years Rich Dr.D: They did it at UH here, not sure if it works or not. Dr.D: But the black hawk decals are there. Pam / Rin: well gents, it's time we two were in bed da-duron-ron: interesting thought da-duron-ron: yes.... I must give mom her insulin Dr.D: Okay, hope Rin feels well enough to go to work tomorrow. Dr.D: And I hope I can make it to robot lab. Pam / Rin: morning comes waaaay too early da-duron-ron: be well all Dr.D: And hope Rin doesn't give Pam whatever she had. Dr.D: Good night, Ron. da-duron-ron: :) Pam / Rin: <E> Pam hopes that too Dr.D: Morning is early by definition. Pam / Rin: Gnite Ron da-duron-ron: now...where's the off switch...... ah...there..... poof Pam / Rin: <E> Morning is evil by definition
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