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changed username to Harvie Harvie: Hi rich rich-c: hello Harvie, as usual you're among the earliest rich-c: how are things going with you today? Harvie: Probably coincidence rather than good planning :) Harvie: Not bad, was on my feet too much rich-c: well, a little clock watching is helpful rich-c: but of a stand and bend job? Harvie: More of "stand around and argue with engineers" rich-c: oh, one of those - whre elegant theory runs on teh rocks pf necessary practice ; - ) Harvie: Yes, the engineers handbook states that just because we designed it wrong you won't get paid to rebuild it properly rich-c: right - I get your meaning rich-c: at least teh weather has been better for outside - or unsheltered -work of late Harvie: Yes, can this heat wave last? rich-c: good question, actually - Jan 21st to Feb. 7th historically is teh coldest period of the year rich-c: but climate is one thing, weather is another Harvie: Sorry rich, the telephone rang (ironically someone selling storm windows) rich-c: check rich-c: the funny part is that storm windows apparently are better insulators than all these new triple-pane windows and such Harvie: Actually it was new windows he was selling rich-c: but I have a way with telephone solicitors - they'll quit rather than have to talk to me again Harvie: They grow new ones every day rich-c: I wotk on the theory that teh phone if for my convenience, not theirs rich-c: oh yes, but if you can make their experience negative enough, they quit Harvie: Wonder where the others (except Slopsemas) are?
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: well, Rich sent an email around saying he wouldn't be on - workload
changed username to jeffc rich-c: but Daniel and james and Ron and Pam and Erin and Guy (well, he;s usually late) - I dunno Harvie: Hello jeffc jeffc: hi all rich-c: hey jeff, glad to see you rich-c: hoiw's life over Chicago way? jeffc: busy with the baby jeffc: holding her now and typing with 1 hand rich-c: yes, kids can be quite a challenge - one of Pam's friends was over here with her new baby on Sunday rich-c: about four months, seriously cute jeffc: lorena is 4 months also rich-c: bet she's a real doll, too - you got a picture on your website? jeffc: yes, pics area bit old though rich-c: 'fraid my "baby" wil be looking at teh big 4-0 in a few months jeffc: brb rich-c: yes, kids require attention - amazing how effectively they can squirm even at that age Harvie: Sorry folks, gotta go, furnace acting up rich-c: maybe we should start another inventory of the missing and see how many more turn up ; - ) rich-c: OK Harvie, take care
Harvie left chat session rich-c: catch you next week jeffc: okay babies in bed, rich still there? rich-c: oh yes I'm stillhere rich-c: how's your weather there? sharing our "heat wave"? jeffc: got some great pics of a unreleased modem from a guy named Howard for my tribute site jeffc: he was an engineer at Coleco rich-c: really? Howard who? jeffc: well tommorrow will be 40, if you consider that warm :) rich-c: ah - I assume then it was something he was working on when Coleco folded jeffc: not sure, never gave me a last name. I will ask him next email rich-c: in February anything over freezing is a heat wave
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: OK, how did he find you? rich-c: hi daughter Pamela: wow, where is everyone? Pamela: Hi, Dad jeffc: thru the mailing list, did you see my email about my Coleco ADAM tribute page project rich-c: Harvie's furnace went wonky so he had to leave rich-c: the Slopsemas ARE ON A CRUISE Pamela: (Pamela turns pea green) rich-c: and Dr,D sent round an email saying not tonite - where is Rin? Pamela: dunno, haven't talked to her tonite rich-c: oh yes, I saw it - but I gave almost all my newsletter collection to Dr. D. last year for his archice Pamela: and we're missing Ron, James, and Guy too rich-c: well, th0se three are more likely to come in lateer jeffc: I know I am trying to talk him into giving or borrowing them to me so I can scan them rich-c: and Daniel is somewhat unpredictable Pamela: True. Well, I think I'll go find something to do for half an hour and come back. rich-c: you'd better plan on a sma;l; quantity at any given time for workload control Pamela: I'll leave you two to talk computers at your leisure rich-c: also because we do not want huge files going missing in the mail jeffc: rich, did you have more newsletters than the Nibbles & Bits? rich-c: oh hang in daughter, at least we have a "new" face Pamela: I know,and welcome, Jeff jeffc: Hi Pam rich-c: yes - enough to fill two "bankers boxes" with some left over Pamela: but I have stuff I can be doing so i'll come back Pamela: see you at 10:00 rich-c: just as I have a file drawer full of old Adam supplier catalogures Pamela: kerpoof jeffc: What were the others - Sprite Chaser, ADAM Garden, ECM>
Pamela left chat session rich-c: and another full of Colecovision game instructions jeffc: those would be great contributions to the tribute site, got a scanner? jeffc: Whats in the supplier catalogs, any pictures? rich-c: NIAD, Adams House, 463 Adam, MTAG, AUFG, dozens of others rich-c: no - remember these guys wre awful small time operators with a minuscule market jeffc: I think Dr. D;s plans are to scan them and archive them online for all, but I think he just does not have the time rich-c: some, like Reedy, had fuller product lines and descriptions, but that's it jeffc: I remember Reedy and Digital Express rich-c: exactly - if I had teh time I would have done it long ago, but I haven't jeffc: M.W Ruth comes to mind as well rich-c: Digital Express was Sol Swift rich-c: yes, I think I have a Ruth catalogue jeffc: Just got a new scanner - Canon 9950F supposed to be very good
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changed username to james jeffc: Hi James james: wow.. big crowd here today james: and i thought i was late :P james: hi jeff, hi rich rich-c: mine is a Plustek Optic Pro - seems decent but rather slow rich-c: good morning, james james: would be better without the 45" of snow we got jeffc: so james what time is it over there? rich-c: you folks didn't get the tsunami, did you? james: nope, we got somewhere on the order of 80cm of snow rich-c: nearly four feet of snow? so that's where ours went, jeff ; - ) rich-c: and james, Harvie and Pam have been in and gone, Pam will be back james: 79 of which i consider rather superfluous to my needs rich-c: oh, 80 cm - more than enough, but "onl.y" about 32 inches (brrr) james: i'm not sure how long i can stay on, but if i miss pam, can you tell her thanks again for her help two weeks ago james: and sorry about not being around last week? jeffc: we had 7 inches here a week ago, but that will probably all melt tommorrow rich-c: OK, she said she would be back at 10 james: ok so another.. 15 minutes or so james: should still be here rich-c: how is your planning going, by the way?
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changed username to Ronald james: once i know if we can leave directly out of edmonton or if we have to go back to calgary and fly out from there rich-c: how are you going to handle the Toronto transfer? Ronald: Yo! rich-c: hello Ron james: from what i've read, the greyhound station in edmonton is two blocks from the west edmonton mall james: hi ron james: @rich, got it all written down ;) james: and i'm going to leave it at that Ronald: Hi all jeffc: Hi Ron rich-c: just wondering which of several options you fond most attractive Ronald: Everybody well? james: we're goign to take the subway up to some stop and then just take the #58 which puts us within about a 5 minute walking distance to our hotel jeffc: finally feeling better after a 3.5 week bought with a chest cold james: it's actually fairly straightforward james: 3.5 weeks.. holy crap rich-c: yes, the Slopsemas are cruising, Dr. D. has homework, Pam wil return, Harvie has a furnace problem, don't know about Daniel or Erin Ronald: not good james: doing well, ron. you? jeffc: I know, I was on steroids to stop the cough, unfortunately I did not bulk up like I wanted :) Ronald: got one eye open james: the power was out here yesterday for 1 1/2 hours in the morning. we have no central heating so the entire house was about 4c james: lol rich-c: yes, we have electric heat too and know the problem james: houses here are built like such crap rich-c: anyway Ron I go to the cardiologist Monday so will see what he says james: it's amazing anyone gets a house paid off before it completely falls apart. no insulation, crappy single paned leaky windows jeffc: so are dishwashers, got find a repairman for ours rich-c: well, they're meant to be expendable in earthquakes james: canadian or not, i'm tired of living in a walk-in fridge four months out of the year rich-c: I've heard dishwaashers need a lot of attention, jeff
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changed username to Scott Scott: Surprise! james: my dishwasher works really well, but sometimes she gets moody :P Ronald: hey! jeffc: LOL rich-c: hi Scott, where's my disc drive? Scott: Wasn't sure you were still doing the Wednesday chat Ronald: we are indeed Scott: Oh yes, the disc drive. rich-c: you should know we never give up Ronald: we're here because we're not all there jeffc: scott just saw your new updated site, its awesome james: hey.. it's thursday morning and don't you forget it Scott: Rich - I will make an effort to find it this weekend Ronald: half our later in Newfoundland rich-c: and can you hijack some of your old man's schematics for jeff's Adam tribute site? james: arright, i need to go to the school to check my fax and bring some documents over and i'll likely have to shovel my way in james: hopefully it's not snowing so hard that i have to shovel my way back out too.. jeffc: you are Scott of Adam Resource, correct? Scott: I know that I have it, just go to look in my storage Ronald: James, do I detect a certain amount of resentment? Scott: Yes, unfortunately I'm that Scott james: (ron - we're up to 80cm or so over the last couple days) Scott: Of the ADAM Resource Ronald: oh my jeffc: I want to make my tribute site more picture visual oriented
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changed username to Daniel B jeffc: I think Scotts got the info part covered on his site, that an understatement :) rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel - tu es en retar Scott: I haven't updated the old site in awhile james: methinks it's time to buy a snowblower or coerce someone into doing it :P bbs Daniel B: bonsoir Rich! je sais... désolé Scott: But I am working on an entire new Coleco ADAM site jeffc: Scott, did you ever scan more of the newletters you have? Ronald: Daniel Hi! rich-c: porquois? Daniel B: Hi Ron! jeffc: Also the ASG would be great to see completed online Scott: I need it for my portfolio so I can look for a new job (later on down the road) Daniel B: pourquoi je suis désolé? j'avais complètement oublié le chat de ce soir. Scott: My scanner isn't working, so I haven't done anything lately rich-c: yes, Scott, you have the masters of teh ASG, don't you? Scott: I thought I had a pair of copies that you had sent, but it's possible one is an original rich-c: hey, that's my Saturday trick, Daniel - as you've noticed ; - ) Ronald: deux minutes pour avior oublie Daniel jeffc: Well, Scott if you need any help scanning stuff let me know, just got a new Canon 9950F rich-c: very very dark one is the original - it will take a special scanning technique rich-c: it's not teh scanning per se, jeff, it's the editing after Scott: Special scanning technique = as in better off typing it in by hand :) rich-c: now, now, Scott, let's not be getting cynical (synonym for realistic) jeffc: I have some pretty top notch OCR software, but not sure how it works in real practive rich-c: the smaller teh print the tougher teh chore - and the ASG print is small Scott: Sounds good. Should I send you a copy, Jeff jeffc: Abby Finereader is the OCR soft I have Scott: I've done some of the ASG, but it's gigantic. And not very easy to OCR. jeffc: Sure Scott, reply to my tribute email that I sent to the ColAdam mailing list jeffc: I can then give you my address Ronald: Been my experience that some of our old newsletters don't OCR too well Scott: Ok. I think I saw that. rich-c: I have Textbridge but there's no way I'd try the ASG on that Scott: I was using OmniPage 11. That was ok for most stuff. Scott: I am in the process of developing a PHP driven site for the ADAM Resource. Scott: I will be changing the name and focusing on specific content. rich-c: probably too you'd have to send the files as TIFFs - jpegs aren't good on small print jeffc: PHP, this is something I want to learn Ronald: TIFF files are large Scott: PHP's good stuff. jeffc: What type of content is your focus, don't want to reinvent the wheel rich-c: humungous, Ron - remember the dialup days? Ronald: yeah Scott: I'm using PHP with MySQL at work Scott: ColecoVision and OS-7 Game Development jeffc: GIF is best for text rich-c: yes, my automotive chat site is the learning tool of teh webmaster Ronald: very difficult to say these days Jeff. I have no focus around here at all - 4 Mac's a Duron, and an eMac, as well as 5 ADAMs rich-c: he wants to learn php nad mySQL and that's how he's doing it Ronald: seldom sit down to the same machine twice Scott: Also need to convert some VB programs to Java Scott: These are development tools for ColecoVision games jeffc: I am also working on a DVD Organizer program in Delphi 7, but I want to creat on online part with PHP/MySQL rich-c: if it ever matters, Scott, I have instruction sets for many Colkecovision games rich-c: some are original, many more enlarged photocopies Scott: Instruction sets? What exactly do you mean? Scott: Ohh -- as in game instructions. rich-c: the documentation for teh various games Scott: Gotcha! :) jeffc: I have a few game manuals, wanted to scan those and put them on the site as well Scott: I was thinking of assembly dumps -- mind elsewhere! rich-c: but you'll have to get teh docs for Daniel's from Daniel 8 - ) Scott: I came across a web site that had all of the ColecoVision instruction manuals, so the content's already out there. rich-c: and that implies a larger and better collection than mine, then Scott: How are things, Daniel? jeffc: really, I searched pretty hard an only found one with a few jeffc: Scott, whats that site? Scott: I found a site that had 50-100. Will need to relocate it again. jeffc: Was it named something like "Moby.." Scott: Don't remember. rich-c: you should at least have bookmarked it and established a link, Scott Ronald: forget to to that Scott: Maybe I did bookmark it. But on which computer? Which browser? jeffc: this is the one I am thinking of: http://colecovision.mobygames.com/home rich-c: especially when you're all wrapped up in the excitement of the hunt Ronald: you got the same problem I have Scott Scott: So doing any game development these days Daniel? jeffc: this Moby site has 76 cover art scans and over 400 screenshots for Coleco games Daniel B: Ok! How are things, daniel means anythings including my projects? well, I'm planning the return of my dacman game for its 5th anniversary Scott: Wow, did you really program DacMan 5 years ago? Scott: Doesn't seem like that long. rich-c: time really flies these days Scott: The website with all the manuals has it in plain text files. Daniel B: dacman was released in august 2000 during the CGE2K Scott: How many years have you been programming ColecoVision games? 10 years?
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(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) rich-c: see you jeff, good to have you come by Ronald: In my humble view, we need a history of ADAM, including all the post-market activity that is still going on (ADAMCONS) jeffc: Scott send me an email and we can chat offline about stuff for my tribute site Scott: You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org jeffc: Scott, I think there are many open source ones out there, may just want to base it off these jeffc: Got the email scott, thanks. Scott: Your ADAM tribute site sounds interesting. What exactly are you doing? james: back (again) jeffc: Scott, are you on the ColAADAM mailing list? I sen out a detailed email about it few days ago Scott: Yes, but I haven't checked my AOL e-mail in a few days. Scott: I was in the hospital, but all is ok. Daniel B: an interactive z80a opcode list? good idea james: no takers on that surplus of snow, eh? jeffc: see my email, I really detailed things Ronald: ya oughta stay out of hospitals Scott. they're full of sick people james: i hate hospitals Scott: Actually, it goes a little deeper than just the interactive lists of op codes rich-c: sorry, james, we're still dealing with the local supply james: crappy music, boring magazines and nowhere to get a cocktail Ronald: bummer jeffc: BRB, time to feed the baby Scott: Since the data will be in the database, my idea is to be able to do disassemblies online Scott: As well a create ROMs, etc. james: @jeff, wait till they can feed themselves, then the fun begins :D Scott: This is a lot of work, so I will start with the lists first james: @ron, i was able to make a really good change to my schedule for the trip Ronald: @james: yes? Daniel B: ho! an asm compiler? Scott: Yes, an ASM compiler / decompiler online james: well originally we were flying into calgary from tranna, taking the bus to banff, from banff to edmonton and then taking a bus back to calgary to fly out Ronald: ok james: i was able to change our booking so that we just fly directly out of edmonton Scott: I have been doing similar things at work james: so no evening five hour bus ride back to calgary to fly out the next morning Ronald: will save you a trip of about 3-4 hours james: yup Ronald: so are you still looking at Edmonton around the beginning of April? james: and the girls can have the evening at the mall too, since we wouldn't have been doing anything in calgary anyway Scott: I would like to have a cron job render new ROMs every day or so changing their contents. Similar to an online game Scott: But you have to put the new ROMs in your emulator. james: yeah, we were originally only there until 7 p.m. but now we've got all night to party :P Ronald: good Scott: As they become available. Thus the need for an ASM james: let me check the exact date Ronald: I'm thinking of driving over...... Daniel B: how many users will be able to use this online tool, scott? Ronald: will spend a few days with sister Steph james: we get in on the evening of saturday april 2nd Scott: I am also going to convert all of my old articles into XML and throw it in the database. james: and basically do the mall all day on sunday 3rd. please tell me it's open sunday.. didn't even think to check that Scott: Daniel - it will be available for the public. I would like ColecoVision to have as many developers as possible Ronald: ok..... willl plan on that Daniel B: ok, anonymous access then Ronald: oh yes Ronald: Albertans have had Sunday shopping for some time james: major tourist attraction so i can't see it not being open.. Scott: Sure. Anonymous access. You can cut and paste your code in a textbox to be compiled Scott: Or upload a file to be disassembled. james: "gee girls.. the mall is closed" heh heh.. don't think that would go over very well somehow. might find myself planted somewhere Ronald: it's a massive place. Basically, I have a subset of the mall that I always go to.....very small portion thereof Daniel B: sounds great! I really like your project idea. james: i'd probably hit all the bookstores james: @dan - i will be redoing my server on the weekend Scott: Since you are actually programming new games, perhaps you'd like to help me test it out? Daniel B: @james - under Linux and with PHP and MySQL? james: i ran into dependency hell with installing php and apache 2.0 james: yes Scott: You're not using SUSE, are you? Daniel B: It will be a pleasure to try it james: when i installed apache, i didn't know about apt-get and how it creates dependency trees james: no, debian woody Scott: We had *MASSIVE* problems with SUSE & PHP Scott: Easiest install I've had is PHP/MySQL under Mandrake james: so then when i used apt-get to get php, of course it didn't know about the existing apache installation and the versions were Daniel B: I'm not an expert in Z80 ASM programming but I can program coleco things in asm. james: mismatched Scott: But I've heard the later versions of SUSE are better. james: @ron, how far a drive is it for you? Daniel B: @rich: you are so quiet. are you ok? Scott: Daniel - that sounds good. There are a few things that I'm stuck on with regard to ColecoVision programming rich-c: ha, by teh time he pays teh ferry fare on a car, it's cheaper to fly Ronald: about 975 miles. a couple of days james: yeah, i was going to say after looking at a map, it's a bit of a drive rich-c: uh - Westjet? or don't they do direct Comox/Edmonton? james: well as long as you have family out there and can make it worth your while Ronald: yes that's also an alternative Scott: I have a problem setting up the screen where four sprites all point to the same image. Also had problems reading the joysticks Scott: That's why I want to create this tool and publish some of my code. Scott: I have the feeling I will be able to get past these programming issues Ronald: we'll see..... a lot will depend on whether or not my new digs are available. the Manager of the development where I want to go says that rich-c: given teh dicey weather, especially after you cross teh Rockies, flight might be advisable that time of year, Ron Scott: Daniel, your C programming tools for ColecoVision are great and very easy Ronald: a unit for me might be available late March, early april james: if we can hook up for a few hours at the mall, it would be good to catch up with you but that's a big trip to make james: digs? Ronald: so whether I fly or drive depends on what that plays out like
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Guy B. left chat session jeffc: Scott, my wifes Colombian too Ronald: dont think any of them either side of the border are balanced james: i get most of my news online anyway Scott: Slanted to the left, I mean james: and try to get as wide a sample as possible Ronald: only way James Scott: I like watching O'Reilly. james: i think canada could do with a shift to the right, economically anyway Ronald: I just signed up for the online version of the Victoria - Times-Communist rich-c: funny - here we seem them as running dogs of teh capitalist reactionaries ; - ) Scott: What part of Colombia is your wife from? james: and well.. the u.s. and the christian hegemon just scare me right now Ronald: should be Times-Colonist jeffc: Born in Bogota Scott: My wife was born near Cali in Candelaria jeffc: I've been to Colombia to visit her family, how about you rich-c: hell, $9 billion in surplus, paying down teh debt - how conservative do you want, james? james: practise what you want, but keep it out of state affairs and keep your churches and sexual repression to yourself Scott: Not yet. Not very safe especially for americans james: @rich, i'm totally in favour of debt repayment, best way to go rich-c: no question, james. should tell the neighbours james: where i get ired, and i think most do, is when i read about hrdc, the gun registry, the governor general's expenditures james: and the likes of liberal pigs feeding from the public trough james: not that the conservatives are any better Ronald: we had Stephen Harper here a week ago Ronald: Listened to him speak out at the Crown Isle Golf Club rich-c: I'll agree, james, but teh hrdc has been duly chastised, the gun registry is still under increasing fire Ronald: room was full of Tory Reformers james: was that a pun? :P Ronald: and the fed me, which is why I went rich-c: and as for teh GGs expenditures, I think we got full value for money and more james: lol Scott: Lost in Canadian politics... james: meh, i say sack the monarchy, sack the g.g. and hire another auditor general Ronald: Harper is not at ease in a crowd Ronald: he's a good speaker, but when he has to schmooze, he looks stilted and uncomfortable rich-c: yes, nothing to say, and a bit wacko about what he does mutter james: i think it's harder than it looks Ronald: He had an aide very close to him throughout rich-c: I am not a fan of Mr. Harper and do not fancy his friends much either james: some people just aren't comfortable with direct interaction with people they don't know Ronald: I love that word R E F O R M !!! rich-c: honest men don't need aides to coach them - which is why every politician has one james: lol Ronald: exactly james: @rich, then i assume you know how to tell if a politician is lying rich-c: sure as long as hiis lips are moving Daniel B: @jameS: I know, it's when his mouth is moving. james: :D Scott: If there's a pulse... james: @ron, is edmonton a big city geographically? rich-c: to revise an oldie, there are liars, damned liars, and politicians Ronald: @james - yes - covers quite a square area Scott: Somewhere lawyers fit into there too Ronald: the West Edmonton Mall is 170th St.... west side of town james: ok. i've got us (probably) staying at the west edmonton mall in the first night, but being pricy rich-c: pretty big, james - those westerners like their elbow room james: i'm going to get us to an airport hotel for the second night Ronald: my sister lives at 50th st......next to the river..... east side of town Ronald: Takes maybe an hour to transit - under normal traffic rich-c: avenues run one way, streets cross them Ronald: The airport is 35 miles south of town james: so i need to figure out what routes to get from mall to close to airport or if cab fare is pricy james: wow james: that's a ways rich-c: to go from 170th St. to 50th St. you'd use an avenue Scott: Just before I go, anyone care to make a SuperBowl pick Ronald: whitemud freeway Scott: I think the Patriots are going to win. james: i give the cheerleaders thumbs up. that's my pick. Ronald: Oh Hey.... it's Superbowl weekend eh? rich-c: New England - just because I have a buddy in Rhode Island roots for them Ronald: almost forgot Scott: The other team is Philadelphia rich-c: as for weekend tv picks - I'm taking the Daytona 24 Hours Scott: I think New England is too experienced going into this SuperBowl rich-c: I only watch Canadian football - it spils one for teh furrin imitations Scott: Ok, well I've gotta go. Are you guys still doing a Saturday chat? james: alright so i should figure out edmonton. rich-c: yep, I hope to be there, ditto Guy Ronald: would be a good idea James rich-c: sheesh, I didn't realize teh time Scott: Saturday chat? rich-c: I gotta bail, folks rich-c: see you Saturday or next week Ronald: nite Rich Scott: Bye james: and update my schedule. first night and day is easy. just need to figure out which airport hotel and how to get there Scott: I'm gone too Ronald: yes.... must try to remember that Scott: Later! james: by, to those who are leaving rich-c: colour me gone
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Scott left chat session james: *bye Daniel B: bye rich... too late Daniel B: bye scott.... late again Ronald: James - esentially the River (think it's the North Saskatchewan) divides the town north south james: and the airport is south? Ronald: streets run north/south Ronald: yes the airport is south - due south of town centre Ronald: avenues run east west james: and where is the mall in relation to all this james: i really should look up a map, i guess Ronald: so if you've got an address lie 11619 73rd Ave you're on 73rd ave just off 116 street Ronald: yeah, a map would be useful james: the girls were asking me about seeing the aurora too james: don't think we'll be making the 475km drive up to fort mcmurray though Ronald: you know, that's something I've never looked for while over there james: well we'd be there at the right time of year, but i mean the odds are never in one's favour with stuff like that Ronald: Around the 21 of June, it's light till about 11 pm.... so they're up there james: and edmonton certainly is far enough north Ronald: yes. Must ask my sis about that. I'm sure they must of seen the aurora. Their living room window faces north james: i doubt they'd be visible from the city, but perhaps from city limits where things aren'T all washed out Ronald: yeah..... city light tends to obscure it james: it'd be a nice bonus for our trip but i'm not going to plan on it Ronald: right james: are they visible when it's overcast? Ronald: think it has to be clear Ronald: but I'll find out james: good chance of that though at that time of year. cold northern air tends to clear things up james: had a good view of jupiter the other night, but it was too cold for me to be outside stargazing Ronald: most times james: think i'll look into this more once the rest of the schedule is set Ronald: it's actually too cold on the deck out here too - I go out for a few minutes at a time and gaze skyward Ronald: Last year the Mars thing was neat to see james: yeah, i took a peek too
jeffc left chat session james: even with my rinky dink scope you could sort of make out the polar ice caps Ronald: my brother took the big scope that Dad used to have here, so I'm relegated to a n old pair of binoculars Ronald: I like to sit out there in the summer - nice and pleasant Daniel B: goodnight! *poof* james: bye dan! Ronald: night Daniel james: you can apparently see a lot with binoculars and well adjusted night vision (1h+) Daniel B: it was fun tonight, talking more about prog than weather and health :) Ronald: yes, I'm surprised at what I can see. james: view here used to be great until the morons at city hall installed a strip of megawatt lights
Daniel B left chat session james: @dan, i'll be in contact with you soon about the server Ronald: yes Daniel -I'd rather that too james: missed him Ronald: gone james: aurora would be cool. gonna keep that at the back of my head for now Ronald: Well - I have two more forms todo for Mom's probate submission, so I better get at it Ronald: then I go do battle with the court house james: yeah, i should get some scheduling done and a couple of emails/faxes sent james: i just might get this tied up this week Ronald: right have a good week sir james: only been working on it for five months now james: you too! Ronald: take care james: *poof*
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