rich-c: greetiongs, guest! Guest-1: allo riCH ;-) c'est moi, Daniel rich-c: tu es buenvenue; pourquois le faux nom?
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changed username to Harvie rich-c: hello Harvie Guest-1: to do something diffirent Harvie: Hello rich and guest rich-c: it's Daniel, just got bored with the same-old rich-c: eh bien, pourquois pas? Guest-1: and also, to make you guess who am I
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Guest-1 changed username to Who Am I? rich-c: I suspect it wouldn't take long
changed username to BobS Harvie: Hello bob BobS: Dr D rich-c: g'day, Roberto Who Am I?: hi Bob BobS: g'day mates rich-c: where's Judy? BobS: how things kids???? BobS: she's right here rich-c: up to our - eyebrows - in snow here BobS: cool that means we are done w/ it Harvie: You must be laying down rich :) rich-c: till next week? BobS: how many meters????? rich-c: first belt was 25 cm but theere has been more since then rich-c: had a lot of drifting too
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changed username to Pamela Who Am I?: hi Pam! rich-c: hello daughter Pamela: well, a bunch of early birds BobS: we had that on Mon and Tues Harvie: Hello Pam Pamela: Hello, mystery guest : ) Who Am I?: hehehe rich-c: remind me I downloaded that patch for your computr problem Pamela: remind you to what Dad? rich-c: it's small enough that I can send it to you as an email attachment Pamela: okay rich-c: don't know if it will cure your problem but we can give it a shot BobS: a hammer would cure it too
(BobS reboots Pamela's computer remotely.) rich-c: so Daniel, how are you set for snow in St.Foy? Pamela: well I'm certainly not going to try brushing the chips right now - 35% humidity in here. Everything is causing sparks tonite, it's driving me nuts BobS: ay 35% hunidity??????? BobS: that should be enohug to stop the sparks rich-c: exactly - that advice must have been written by someone in New Orleans, or Houston Pamela: not enough Bob Who Am I?: what do you mewan by "set for snow"? rich-c: how much are you having/ have you just had? Who Am I?: I really don't know. I didn't measure it Pamela: has anyone seen Erin yet? Pamela: boy this thing is slow tonite Harvie: Is she invisible? :) Pamela: just wondered if she'd shown up here yet Harvie: Then all we would see is her name :) rich-c: no, she has been absent the last few nights Pamela: she's supposed to come up and give me some money Pamela: I got a one word answer to my e-mail earlier. I get the impression she was quite busy. rich-c: oh, guess she'll be late, then ; = ) Pamela: I tried to call her, all I got was her voicemail. I thought she was already online. rich-c: btw I have sent teh email with the patch Pamela: thanks, Dad rich-c: is she supposed to be at home or still at the office? Pamela: at home, I think Pamela: she'd better not still be at the office rich-c: maybe things ran late at the Pink Palace rich-c: you're coming over tomorrow night, right? Harvie: They were hemmed in by tractors today Pamela: right Pamela: yes, I know, and she works for the Ag minister rich-c: that's right, Harvie, but even by 3 p.m. the tractor mob was headed up the DVP, nearing Lawrence rich-c: besides, I don't think it was agricultural issues that had them uptight Pamela: oh the farmers want more money as usual Pamela: i'm sure she'll tell me all about it when I see her rich-c: their issue is that the greenbelt legislation wont let them sell farmland to developers Pamela: i'm gonna go find something to eat (speaking of food) - be back shortly
Who Am I? changed username to Daniel B Harvie: I hope she didn't meet up with "fowl" play by some "terra" risys :) rich-c: I doubt it somehow, Harvie - as I said it wasn't her department they wre picketing today rich-c: everyone awake? Harvie: Yassir rich-c: so silent I was beginning to wonder if I'd been dumped Daniel B: trois petits chats, chapeau de paille, paillasson,.. rich-c: "paille" is not in my vocabulary rich-c: the three kittens I get BobS: say what? rich-c: three kittens with straw-(coloured?) hats BobS: and lost their mittons? Daniel B: it was lyrics ... it's a song Harvie: Something about cats with pale hats :) Daniel B: they have no relation, but the end of the previous word (or group of words) is used as the first part of the next words rich-c: once we get past "aupres de ma blonde", our acquiantance with French music is pretty much strictly classical Daniel B: chapeau de paile Daniel B: chapeau de paile Daniel B: chapeau de paile Daniel B: paille paille Daniel B: paillasson rich-c: likely a shame, because it seems in Quebec pop music is still mistakable for real music Daniel B: paillassonpaillasson Pamela: sorry, I'm back Daniel B: son son Daniel B: THAT's all, it's only a song rich-c: is it a novelty tune for adults or a specials for children, Daniel? Daniel B: hELLO Pam!, welcome back Daniel B: It's for children rich-c: and I have no doubt they enjoy it Pamela: I looked out the window at Erin's place and it's completely dark - I think she's in bed already Daniel B: "trois petits chats" it's the longuest, and the most popular of this kind of funny song. rich-c: speaking of songs, folks, try this: http://singingman.us/DYR.htm rich-c: scroll the text with the lyrics rich-c: yes, many cultures and ages have their tradtional childrens songs Pamela: sorry i'm quiet folks, i'm stuffing my face Pamela: Freres Jacques comes to mind rich-c: maybe you should phone her, Pam - I'm sure she'd LOVE that Daniel B: hEheh! it's not for dialup modem ;-) Pamela: I tried Dad Pamela: all i got was her voicemail rich-c: well, you'd have to load it first - don't remembr what format it uses rich-c: us folks with DSL do get so spoiled Daniel B: IT's loading, but playing at the same time... so it cuts many times Pamela: Bob, why so quiet? BobS: nothin to say dear rich-c: once you run through it, Daniel, it may play fully from memory Pamela: oh rich-c: how did you do for snow, btw, Robert? BobS: had almost 8 inches Mon & Tues......little more today BobS: IT'S SPRING almost.....why snow now?????? Pamela: enuf with the snow already rich-c: about the same as us, got off a little easier Daniel B: I have to close the web page, my computer doesn't like runnning the applet at the same time. rich-c: the storm came in from the Atlantic so the closer you were, the more you got Pamela: something to do wiyh two big lows combining i think Daniel B: it was funny BobS: but as you say....the east coust got plastered rich-c: OK Daniel, just copy the URL and go to it laterwhen you aren't multi-tasking rich-c: yes, worst was southeastern Massachusetts - have a buddy who lives nearby rich-c: be interesting to see what he says on chat (BBS) tonight or tomorrow Pamela: brb rich-c: he just bought a pick-em-up with a snow[;ow rich-c: his first posting was "it will never snow again" (since he had the plow) BobS: then he will loce it BobS: love rich-c: considering what he had to say about its handling in the dry, he'd better! Pamela: it's the nature of the beast of course Pamela: I guess he's ready to eat his words Pamela: sorry, back to two hands now rich-c: yes, practically goes along with its rear wheels in the air Pamela: much faster rich-c: speak for yourself, not us search, discover and land typists ; - ) Pamela: I'll bet. I watched one of our drivers get into the pickup with the plow on the front at work today, start her up and lift the plow - the back end came up six inches Pamela: well it's hard to type with a bagel in your hand! rich-c: you shouldn't believe what it's like hitting the brakes on that setup rich-c: and apparently the steering has to be felt to be lelieved Pamela: no thanks rich-c: you're into bagels now? Pamela: Ill stick to my FWD rich-c: gather it got you to work and home again with minimal hassle Pamela: of course Pamela: the roads really weren't all that bad rich-c: we had to wait for teh plow to come by, and Clive, but then we were good to go Pamela: yesterday was worse than Monday actually Pamela: however, I'm still glad I came straight home Monday night rich-c: we were not out Tuesday so I can't tell rich-c: yes, it wouldn't have been bad getting here, but getting home - ugh BobS: Tues was worse here BobS: cancelled over 150 area schools for the day Pamela: I said to the boss yesterday that I was thinking of going out at lunch to make a snowman Pamela: he said I should go for it : ) rich-c: this time teh snowplow made all the parked contractors vans get out of the way so she could plough right up ti the curb Pamela: good for her! rich-c: yes, we had all teh rural schools around here closed too Pamela: actually I don't think schools were closed Dad, but buses were cancelled rich-c: right, sorry about that Pamela: I have a coworker in Bolton and one in Orangeville, and neither had their kids home yesterday rich-c: the teachers are always required to be there - no excuses accepted Pamela: you mean "snow up to my eyeballs" doesn't cut it? rich-c: nothing cuts it - if you're trapped in a three-hour delay on 401, you'd still better be in by 11 rich-c: and the management had better be well informed about the validity of the delay Pamela: that's why many of our outlying employees drive 4wd vehicles rich-c: that just means they get stuck deeper, furher from home rich-c: what you need for this is a nice heavy Crown Vic, right, Bob? Pamela: one of my coworkers was driving a 3 cyl. Neon and had three accidents on the way to work in the first couple of snowfalls this year. She gave up and traded up to an Escape. rich-c: wont do her any good -4WD doesnt cut the braking distance or steering slack BobS: right Richard...and with about 300 lbs of tools int he trunk, I can go just about anywhere a 4 wheel drive can Pamela: I must admit, there's something to be said for driving a bigger heavier car in the snow. Pamela: well, she hasn't had any more accidents since : ) rich-c: depends on teh ground clearance, Pam rich-c: the real key is to have proper dedicated snow tires Pamela: those little roller skates are useless in weather like this rich-c: maybe someone sold her a set of Blizzaks with teh Escape Pamela: nope, regular 4 season tires Pamela: however, we can debate that tomorrow night rich-c: her luck is not going to last, then rich-c: those are really all season except snow Harvie: Well folks, Arthur (itis) tells me it's time to go Daniel B: is there another chat session tomorrow night? Pamela: that Arthur is a pesky sort, Harvie
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changed username to Scott Daniel B: ho
Harvie left chat session Pamela: no Daniel, I'm going to dinner at my parents tomorrow night : ) Daniel B: scott Scott: Helllllllooooooo rich-c: take good care, Harvie Pamela: Hi Scott rich-c: hello Scott BobS: hiya Scott Pamela: wow, Harvie disappeared in a hurry BobS: long time no see mon Scott: Hi All. Glad to see you here. Did you met last week? BobS: yup BobS: every week mon Scott: I came but no one here rich-c: when your arthritis starts acting up, it's easy to become impatient Scott: I was a little late, though Pamela: anyway Dad, I still have stuff to do rich-c: we meet every Wednesday, Scott, and sometimes Saturday Pamela: Scott, I hate to love you and leave you but . . . Scott: Daniel: I'm programming again on ColecoVision BobS: what time were you in Scott???? Daniel B: :_) BobS: we were on until at least 11pm EST rich-c: OK see you tomorrow night then - don't forget teh cell phones Daniel B: :-) Pamela: I'm gonna leave you guys to talk programming and computers and put away my laundry Scott: I must has come in a little after 11 pm BobS: oh Pammie Pamela: right, cell phones. Getting them out now to bring. Pamela: yes Bob Scott: I did try, though Scott: :( BobS: going just so you can work??? Daniel B: How is going, scott?
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: if I don't do it now, it'll sit in the basket for a week Scott: Daniel: I got so frustrated with some of the coding problems that I had to get away from it.
changed username to Mitch rich-c: hello rich-c: Ron Pamela: Hi Ron Mitch: hey! Daniel B: coding problems? rich-c: you managed to make it tonight Mitch: Everyone well? Daniel B: hi Mitch rich-c: yes, snowbound but well Pamela: so far so good Ron. I'm just leaving though. Scott: I had a problem with Sprites that I later determined wasn't a problem. Scott: So I'm back at it Mitch: yes..... would have been here earlier, but the "Chair from Hell" got me after supper BobS: hiya ron Pamela: if Guy comes in, say hi for me Mitch: Hi Bob, Daniel, Rich, Pam Pamela: oh, I hate that. I have a couch like that : ) Scott: Am planning a ColecoVision/Master System/Game Gear release rich-c: we'll send him a Diet Coke too Mitch: who did I miss? Pamela: just Harvie Daniel B: a problem with sprites that wasn'T a problem? Mitch: yup..... instant sleep Scott: Also realized that I loved programming, and no matter how hard I try, I can never get away from it. rich-c: \it's a symptom of advancing old age, Ron Scott: I thought I screwed something up when setting up the VDP Daniel B: ok Pamela: anyway, I'm outta here. Dad, see you tomorrow. Everyone else, have a good week. Pamela: Night everyone. Scott: Forgot that the lower 2 bits are ignored when referencing a Sprite # Mitch: Gee Pam, was it something I said? rich-c: nite Scott: Stupid me. Daniel B: bonne nuit Pam! Pamela: nope, just timing, sweetie Daniel B: you are not stupid, scott. you are learning Mitch: ok Pamela: Kerpoof.
Pamela left chat session Scott: My brain was so ingrained in other things that I forgot this simple thing rich-c: Daniel, didn't that bug you were trying to resolve involve sprites? Scott: So I am much better organized this time (also a problem) Daniel B: not this one BobS: humna nature Scott......sometimes the easiest things goof everyting up Scott: I'm forming a new game company, because I realized that this is what I love to do Daniel B: a new game company? Scott: All of my classes are geared towards becoming a better programmer, so why not take the plundge now? Mitch: That's the trick Scott.... find your passion, and find a way to make money at it Scott: Trilogy Games is the name BobS: cool Scott: I bought the domain the other night Mitch: a competitive field though Scott: It's http://www.trilogy-games.com Daniel B: great! what is your planning about this game company pROJECT? BobS: that means that all your games will come in three's?????? rich-c: that's because if you get it right it's unbelievably lucrative Scott: Yes lucky #3's Scott: I'm going to complete the Coleco ADAM game that I started 10 years ago first rich-c: what platform are we talking, Scott? Scott: ColecoVision/Master System/Game Gear rich-c: it will play on the emulator, then? Scott: All 3 use Z80 processors and TI VDPs Scott: Yes, in fact using an emulator for development Scott: Will also do some work for the PC to actually make some money Scott: Probably Flash apps rich-c: I think Danile was saying teh emulator emulates the Z80 speed slightly incorrectly Scott: I am also planning a Shooter RPG for Game Gear Scott: I have consoles of each in addition to parts to build carts Daniel B: I'm not an expert, but I think Coleco use the NMI interrupts, and the two others use the software interrupt with RST 38h? Scott: Am still pulling together the parts I need for Game Gear, but have a few Mitch: Seems to ring a bell Daniel Mitch: think you're right Scott: I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to interrupts (always have them turned off) but I think you're right Scott: The Game Gear's start button creates a software interrupt for pausing rich-c: Scott, have you seen this nw joystick with a whole pile of C64 games builkt in? Scott: My head's so into the VDPs right now, I will need to make a mental note to go back and learn more about the interrupts Scott: Rich: Yes, those are AWESOME! Would love to buy one for ColecoVision. Mitch: Will this pay you enough Scott, to be financially viable? rich-c: So far only C64 and Atari 7800 from what I've heard Daniel B: I received news from Blue MSX (emulator) group and report that they are working on this z80 emulation and add coleco support. rich-c: but wouldn't it be neat if someone could build one for teh Adam? Scott: Mitch: To get started, no. But I plan to do some PC work later to realistically make some money Scott: Hmmm. Very interesting. Mitch: right Scott: I have a partially completed PC App that I need to finish called The Font Suite Scott: Will release it for free rich-c: the Adam problem would be with the copyrights on teh games Mitch: to get yourself on the map Scott: It's simply an 8X8 font editor that makes it easier for us classic game developers Scott: Will probably be the first product I release Mitch: i c rich-c: I've noticed many people making themselves a name through free apps - some are fantastic Scott: It started out being written on ADAM, then rewritten in Visual Basic. After I finish the Visual Basic version, will port it to Java Scott: Yes, lots of VERY GOOD open source software Mitch: there are some very good ones out there...... ones I'd gladly pay for if asked rich-c: which means it will run about anywhere Mitch: Irfanview comes to mind Scott: Am using TASM for ColecoVision assembly work Scott: I plan to build my own online assembler Scott: As I mentioned to Daniel last time Daniel B: my personal graphic (font and sprite) editors is written in visualbasic and already used by some coleco programmer? rich-c: yes, Irfan is now accepting dopnations - we really should download the lastest a toss a bit in the pot to egg him on Mitch: agree Daniel B: (foRGET THE ? mark at the end) Scott: Daniel: Quite different than what you've put together Daniel B: I have a problem with capslock. Scott: So I've been doing a little programming every night Daniel B: too close to "shift" button rich-c: or at leasst your fingers do ; - ) Scott: This summer there's a course in the Unreal Engine that I intend to take Scott: The Font Suite is more like FontPOWER (Digital Express) on steroids and in a Windows environment Mitch: I'm interested already Daniel B: I didn't try FONTPower Scott: Daniel - would you be interested in testing The Font Suite and providing feedback Mitch: I'll toss an idea at you Mitch: Scott Scott: As in, whether or not it's a piece of junk??? Mitch: in our Extended Care Unit at the local hospital, there's a need for a certain type of game Mitch: there has to be maximum bang for the buck in terms of keypresses Mitch: some of the patients can press a mouse button, but that's all they can do Scott: Mitch - if you'd like to try it out, that would be fantastic. Imagine that! A Coleco ADAM owner testing a piece of formally Coleco ADAM software Daniel B: I'm interested in testing your editor. Daniel B: of course, I'm interested. Mitch: Example: there's a Slot Machine game for the IBM (not even a new one) that give impressive colour display sound and graphics, Scott: I could send you what I have now, but I should slow down, take a week to improve it, then send it your way rich-c: that sounds like a neat idea on a number of levels, Ron Mitch: just for the mouse keypress. rich-c: if it works the word will get around in one dirty great big hurry Mitch: Keep it simple, keep it colourful, and keep your user capability in mind Scott: The Font Suite includes code that directly extracts the font sets from the OS7 and SmartWRITER ROMs Scott: You can also save your new font sets back to the ROMs, if you wish Scott: There's also a Hex/Decimal calculator included in the development environment Mitch: sounds practical Daniel B: it remembers the first version of my graphic editor. i programmed it in QuickBASIC 4.5 and I were able to edit the charset and the sprites for one game. Scott: I am creating a different app for Sprites
(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) Scott: It will focus on animation Mitch: Tonight I'm on Diet Orange Crush (sweetened with Splenda) Scott: Will probably be awhile before that one is done Scott: Mitch: Sorry, a slot machine game? Mitch: yes. It's called Mitch: " Mitch: "Animated Scott: Single keypress game? Scott: Single keypress Slot Machine game? Mitch: Well, it wasn't really designed as a 'single keypress' game, but for those who can't do anything else, they can put it on Scott: Includes a slot for them to give me all their money, right? rich-c: if "all" it does is spin the slot wheels, yes, single keypress should do Mitch: "Bet Max", and just press the left mouse button to get it to spin over and over again rich-c: maybe have some "accounting" on the side to make it interesting Mitch: we have a sheet of high friction plastic under the mouse which makes it easier to keep the mouse in one place Scott: There you go, Mitch, perhaps you should get your hands dirty and program it yourself?
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: go down to treh local casino and grab some ideas Daniel B: it remembers me many games IN BASIC I did Scott: :> Guy B.: Greetings!!! Scott: Greetings! Mitch: yes.... it awards points for three of a kind, across, diagonally, or up and down Daniel B: hi Guy
(rich-c gives Guy B. a can of Diet Coke.) Scott: Right now, there's nothing at http://www.trilogy-games.com Scott: I only got the domain and web space yesterday Mitch: I've thought of it Guy B.: Thanks Rich Mitch: we also like programs that run both on a Mac and on a Win Box Scott: The provider gave me 2 GB of space and 50 GB bandwidth Mitch: since we have a few of each Scott: Should be enough Scott: Am working on it, though. rich-c: Sorry - Pamela had to leave, Guy Guy B.: Rats! Mitch: Evening Mr. Bona rich-c: but she left the "message" with me for you ; - ) Scott: So are you still programming, Daniel? Guy B.: And I wonder what that is? Scott: Hi, Gu1y Daniel B: I din't program during the last 3 months Scott: Hi, Guy! Scott: Needed a break? Daniel B: I'm planning new game projects and continuing the coleco codiNG GUIDE document. Scott: Venture 2 in the works? Daniel B: the document is not an easy project Mitch: I used to enjoy it immensely (programming) back in the early days of ADAM, but I've fallen so far behind now in terms of knowledge that I'm not sure I could catch up rich-c: wonder where james is tonight? he'd enjoy this Guy B.: HI Scott, so how's everything going with you so far? Scott: No. Documentation is very difficult Scott: Very time consuming Scott: Guy: Mitch: Need to get to work on several books I've got here - I have Code Warrior for the Mac, and Visual Basic 5 for the Win box - Visual C++ Scott: Guy: Very good. My wife's working, we're making a little extra money. Paying off debt. Things are ok. Guy B.: Good to hear. What programming are you doing? Mitch: Would like to finally master QBasic Scott: Do yourself a favor and *AT LEAST* read about Visual Basic 6.0. It's very solid. Mitch: yes.... I've got a "For Dummies" learning version of 6 Scott: Am working on ColecoVision/Master System/Game Gear version of Dragon Master Mitch: I just acquire languages. what I need to do is actually start using them Guy B.: I've been writing a few Qbasic programs for converting my movie database from Smartfiler to MS Access. Scott: Mitch: What's your e-mail address? rich-c: that sounds like something of a challenge, Guy Guy B.: I've got Quickbasic 4.5 as well as Qbasic on my notebook. Daniel B: Is there any specifications, pictures or even a preliminary version of your Dragon Master GAme? Mitch: email@example.com Mitch: my attention these days is too easily distracted rich-c: yes, have you settled out teh future residence question yet? Daniel B: The best thing about QuickBASIC 4.5, is the compiler to make an EXE file :-) Scott: Daniel, what's the best e-mail address to reach you at? Mitch: pretty much. I have a 1/2 Duplex unit that I've put a deposit on. occupancy April 15 rich-c: ownership condo or rental, Ron? Guy B.: Not that hard Rich. My VHS collection is on Smartfiler and I'm going to use Openfiler to extract all 422 records. Then it will go into my Qbasic program as I have a routine to join the two movie title fields as one then I canm import it into Access. Mitch: Grant of Letters Probate is ready for this house (court just phoned today)...So I can put it on the market.... I'll be renting where I'm going Scott: Daniel: I'm working on putting together NEW screenshots for Dragon Master. Mitch: So I have 6 weeks to get my act together Daniel B: my public email is newcoleco AT yahoo DOT fr, but you can use daniel_bienvenu AT yahoo DOT ca Scott: I did an extensive demo of Dragon Master back at ADAMCon 4, but it was early rich-c: until the landlord finds out about the Snake Pit... Guy B.: That's why I got it. When I complete my AdamEm Setup utility. I can compile it as an EXE program that won't need Qbasic to run. Mitch: The snakepit will contain 2 computers and 2 laptops all on new and proper office desktop furniture BobS: hi guylong as the snakes don't move ron, he shouldn't mind Mitch: won't be a snakepit any more Scott: Will use the latter, thanks. Guy B.: Hi Bob, how much snow do you have there? Mitch: I've got 3 bedrooms, and the centre one looks like an office to me rich-c: sure, Ron, absolutely ;-) Mitch: :) Mitch: yeah, I know BobS: had about 8" Guy....and a.ittle more last night Mitch: actually I lied. gonna take two old mac's and my ADAM Mitch: or one of my ADAMs Guy B.: That's all lake effect you got. I have enough to cover the ground. Mitch: the rest will be preserved in an appropriate manner BobS: a lot of it Scott: If all goes well, I will send you a link to a reviewable version of The Font Suite next week rich-c: well you're a long way in from the Atlantic, wheree this came from Guy B.: Has it finally ended? Scott: I may want to take 2 weeks due to school work that sucks up a lot of time Scott: If anyone else wants to test it, that would be great rich-c: here they sa6y clear but COLD next fw days Daniel B: ok scott BobS: probably not Guy BobS: weather in March can be nasty Scott: Well, I better go. Got homework and programming to do. Nice talking with everyone. rich-c: statistically, we get a fifth of each winter's snowfall in March rich-c: OK Scott: Enjoy the wonderful weather! Hee hee Guy B.: With the winds from the Northwest, guess you will still get some more. rich-c: scott, remember that disc drive Scott: Yes, disc drive. Guy B.: Bye Scott.
Scott left chat session rich-c: anyway, goodnight! Mitch: By the way, am I correct in assuming that ADAMCON 17 is July 14 -17? BobS: be good Scott Mitch: Nite Scott Daniel B: do you agree to let me send your editor to my friends coleco programmers too? Guy B.: It is Ron. Daniel B: shit... too late Mitch: good rich-c: that's the word, Ron; Dale said it's firm BobS: yes Mitch: July is going to be a bit of a blur. Jeff's wedding is July 2 and I have to be back here for the last weekend in July 'cause the 'kin is comin' rich-c: we,kl, that leaves a whole month with a hole in the middle - you can spare five days Mitch: Oh, I intend to rich-c: the Toronto Indy is the weekend before - I'm wondering if any of my cursor cronies will turn up BobS: a race is not as important as ADAMCON Mitch: brb rich-c: as the Duke said, "it's a close-run thing" Daniel B: sorry guys. it's time to say good bye. talk to you next week (not this week-end) rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel; a la prochaine! Daniel B: bonsoir rich BobS: nit Daniel Daniel B: good night Bob,Guy,Ron.é BobS: ai can't stay awake here either. long day and need sleep Daniel B: *poof* BobS: will see you next week, yes??????? rich-c: depending on when they run the Australian Grand Prix. I could miss this weekend myself
BobS left chat session Guy B.: Nite Daniel
Daniel B left chat session rich-c: absolutely, Bob - go catch your zzzz's now rich-c: wow, that was quick Mitch: and then there were 3 rich-c: right - how's Abby, Guy? rich-c: Ron, you got my PM, right? Mitch: PM? rich-c: personal message rich-c: sorry, private message Mitch: um.... no. when did you send it rich-c: shortly after you came on - just a URL you'll enjoy Mitch: sec rich-c: I'd told the others earlier so didnt want to repeat it in the main conversation Mitch: Ok got it now Guy B.: Abby's doing fine. Her left hind leg is getting stronger. rich-c: when we're finished do go look, I think you will get a kick out of it rich-c: you can scroll with teh lyrics rich-c: so she's getting her health back then, Guy? Mitch: cool Rich. will have to really look at it after the chat rich-c: yes, it's too long to do right now Mitch: I'm still looking for my Superman serial rich-c: got it out of one of my newsletters - they do come up with the darndest things Mitch: indeed rich-c: oh, in my time it was the Lone Ranger Guy B.: She's been perky since she has been on her thyroid medicine. She will have to remain on this probably for the remainder of her life. Mitch: will often go to the various "Old Time Radio" sites and find Lone Ranger, Our Miss Brooks, various others rich-c: ouch, that can get expensive, Guy rich-c: oddly enough, Ron, I do comparatively little surfing rich-c: but I am on "my" BBS every day Mitch: That's all I've been doing lately. I dunno.... think my attention span has been adversely affected by the events of the past few months Mitch: Difficult to get interested in stuff. Hope it will pass rich-c: no, again, it's advancing old age Guy B.: I think it was $30, but I have a lot of pills. They were cut in half, since she needed two half pills a day. Now it's two 1/4 pills a day. So, I take one of the halves and chop it in half again. Mitch: oh oh rich-c: maybe when you don't have so much time left you're inclined to ration how much you will spend on anything
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changed username to colecoguy Mitch: will look who it is colecoguy: Hello All Lontime no see Mitch: Hi Michael colecoguy: opps colecoguy: Hey colecoguy: How is everyone here rich-c: you are more than a little late, Michael - I was about to leave Mitch: able to sit up and take nourishment colecoguy: well this is good rich-c: but still on teh right side of teh grass Mitch: yes Guy B.: Michael, been a while. How have you been? colecoguy: Sorry but I was out till a few minutes ago Puppy cut his foot quite badly tonight some jerk broke a bottle in the lobby outside the elevators and Scrappy ran right through it Mitch: aww God Guy B.: How bad is it? Mitch: is he ok? rich-c: just great, Michael - these swine are really a pain colecoguy: Good some days and worse others but I am pretty good considering colecoguy: yea thats what I think too rich-c: even if teh bottle was broken accidentally it should have been cleaned up
moved to room Meeting Place colecoguy: He will be fine but has quite a bad cut on left forepaw that required 12 stiches rich-c: TWELVE stitches? That's ferocious, Michale colecoguy: Yea Thats what I told the super when I woke him Guy B.: I assuming he has a bandage on too? Mitch: oh man! colecoguy: Yea almost lost a toe
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: count your blessing that he could save all the toes - must be a good vet colecoguy: Yea I have him in my lap right now the other paw just has cuts but not to bad but he is really upset as I am sure you can all imagiane Mitch: I'll bet rich-c: have we a lurker or just someone having trouble logging in? colecoguy: 225.00 he better be Guy B.: Make sure the pup doesn't try to take the bandage off. You know how puppies are. They like to chew on anything. I'm glad he's Ok. Mitch: Vets don't come cheap rich-c: sounds like he gave you your money's worth, Michael colecoguy: yea he has a rented tent collar which should be fun for me to sleep with tonight rich-c: yes, those look so silly but they are necessary and work well colecoguy: no they don't but I think the farm vet that I deal with for all the rest when I am at the trailer would have been at least half of what I was charged 50 was be casue after hours rich-c: though the pup's opinion may be different... colecoguy: yea but my concern is he sleeps with me and I am wondering if I'll sleep tonight.... heheh rich-c: well, he'll just have tosettle for teh foot of the bed Guy B.: Well folks, got to run. Won't be on this Saturday. I'm working and have a haircut appt. So, I'll see you all next week. colecoguy: we can only hope considering he usually sleeps in my under arm rich-c: see you Wed then Guy - take care colecoguy: Guy good to talk to you take care Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session Mitch: who's the "undefined" colecoguy: Anyways its good to have made a stop by here for a visit I am going to start coming every week at to one of the chats rich-c: so anyway Ron, I gather you plan to remain in Comox indefinitely? Mitch: wouldn't think of leaving Rich Mitch: this is my place rich-c: you're an islander at heart, then colecoguy: yea the weather is better there too Mitch: I guess that's what it makes me rich-c: I have many relatives in BC who'd never leave but they are split between the Island and mainland colecoguy: Anyways I'll let you two visit for a few before you have to go as I said I will be back next week Mitch: Think if my son, Jeff, had his way I'd have chosen Vancouver Mitch: Spent some time with him last week, and that sorta came up rich-c: I assume btw that the undefined are lurkers - they're welcome of course rich-c: but they also may see they need not be shy colecoguy: bye for now gentleman Mitch: don't be afraid to identify yourselves Mitch: see ya later Mike.... best of luck with the pooch colecoguy: thanks and good on you as well good to see you here Mitch: :) rich-c: night Michael - take good care of the pup colecoguy: Take care Night pooooof
colecoguy left chat session Mitch: So for those who remain to be introduced.... we are a group of Coleco ADAM users who meet here Wednesday nights rich-c: does Jeff want the old man around so he can keep an eye on him? Mitch: Heh! Kinda sounded like it Rich, but then he said the same thing about his mother... who is currently in Victoria Mitch: not quite sure what to infer about that Mitch: I made it quite clear that I can no longer afford to live in Vancouver rich-c: I admit it is an interesting question - but I don't plan to discuss it in a recorded chat Mitch: good idea rich-c: well, if you got far enough out in Surrey rich-c: though these days far enough out to be useful would make you a Yank Mitch: no doubt. Oh I could do it if it became necessary.... ie if I lost my mind or something Mitch: but prefer the Comox Valley for now, thank you very much rich-c: exactly - but if it ain't bust, don't fix it Mitch: Think he was talking a few years away. rich-c: right - the kids tend to fuss as the years go by Mitch: The condo they're in now is adequate for the two of them, but later if as and when family arise, they're going to need more room Mitch: He just got a promotion rich-c: that's the trouble with condos; you hope you can get your equity out and it may be profitable Mitch: had the interview a couple of weeks ago and got word while I was there rich-c: but it is a risk, not like just not renewing a lease rich-c: that's great, Ron - what does he do, I've forgotten Mitch: yes.... although I saw something on the news today, the value of a used condo has increased 11% in the past year Mitch: He was a building code specialist (fire protection).... issuing permits to builders rich-c: yes, the real estate market is wild theese days Mitch: now he's going to be Manager of Code Development.... more of a long term view from the sounds of it rich-c: so now he supervises the inspectors? Mitch: yes, apparently Mitch: City of Vancouver Mitch: he's done well rich-c: right - a very demanding job but highly important rich-c: especially in a place on teh brink of The Big One any time Mitch: I gather the Fire Code in Vancouver is up for a complete re-write Mitch: exactly Mitch: seismic construction and all rich-c: that may end up his life's work - I hope he gets it right and done in time Mitch: could be. Especially the way the City of Vancouver moves. I gather they don't rush at anything rich-c: there are going to be an awful lot of people live or die on his judgments Mitch: yes... and from what I could observe, there is one hell of a pile of construction currently taking place Mitch: been a while since I went to the "big smoke". It ain't gettin' any smaller rich-c: yes, it's like Toronto - you can't turn around without seeing s new building Mitch: Also had to get measured for a tuxedo rich-c: ah, right - the wedding will be formal Mitch: yup Mitch: Poor mother.... she's going to miss it all Mitch: my future daughter-in-law is trying to convert me to Italian food rich-c: our wedding was sort of dark-suit formal, but that was 50 years ago come October Mitch: 50.... cool! rich-c: let her convert you, Ron - didn't you know it's the Italians who taught teh French how to cokk? rich-c: brb Mitch: matter of acquiring the taste Mitch: So our visitor's left rich-c: basically if you can enjoy a pizza the battle is mostly won Mitch: Oh that's ok.... it's the calves' brain, and tripe and olive oil I object to Mitch: and vegetables with strange names rich-c: the pastas are marvellous - spaghetti, lasagna, canneloni Mitch: I'm ok with those Mitch: She's an excellent cook Mitch: but I do need to keep an open mind rich-c: OK, brains and eggs are an acquired taste, though I'm told they're delicious rich-c: our No Frills has started to carry tripe; seems teh demand is increasing Mitch: Jeff is partially converted, and he says he's lost 10 pounds since they moved in together rich-c: hey, it's teh foundation of haggis, a fine Scottish dish Mitch: well I thought tripe was a Yorkshire dish. My dad used to like it. Turns out it's a Florentine dish too rich-c: not sure what strange veggies the Italians use; I've never encountered any I was unfamiliar with Mitch: exactly rich-c: and in Toront one goes to a LOT of Italian restaurants Mitch: well, we'll have to see Mitch: Francesca's father is coming from Florence for the wedding. Her mother lives in North Van. Have already met her rich-c: well, if she gets the message pa-in-law to be has problems with organ meats, teh rest should do well Mitch: I'm standing my ground on some things.... like organ meats rich-c: btw, don't forget it's rally Firenza Mitch: I saw that on a Map, and I have a T-shirt they brought back last summer.... that says... you guessed it.... Firenza rich-c: Anglophones are somewhat egotistical about geographic names - like Koln or Praha or Napoli or... rich-c: I am not sure that the natives appreciate this Mitch: Actually, Firenza looks more like a province or a county than a city Mitch: I'm not sure what the political setup is Mitch: I shall have to do some research rich-c: I suspect that it has some history as a city-state that remains on teh maps Mitch: From reading I've done so far, it was actually the capital city of Italy somewhere in the 1400's rich-c: and no, I don't know how Italian government works either Mitch: I'm not sure if the Italian government knows how the Italian government works rich-c: the CIA has a good general handbook online on various nations Mitch: good.... will have to take a gander at that rich-c: try cia.gov/cia/publicactions/factbook - it will be very close to that Mitch: Let's just say, I'm beginning to discover the meaning of the term 'cultural differences' rich-c: in many ways they can be fascinating - in others, grating Mitch: noted rich-c: any old how, it's 11.30 here in teh snowbelt and I still have chorse to do Mitch: exactly. Francesca is quite firm in certain viewpoints Mitch: we've sparred a little about food and Christmas Mitch: all healthy I suppose rich-c: maybe a should send you our directive about women - guaranteed to leave you sleeping on the couch for a week Mitch: she's catholic, and I don't thing my dear mother (God rest her soul) approved Mitch: doesn't matter around here Rich..... couch, bed, both rich-c: acculturation works two ways - Francesca will have to accept that Mitch: but I'd like to looke at it anyway Mitch: exactly! Mitch: right sir..... will see you soon Mitch: I must go balance my chequebook rich-c: right - the guide is on the way to you rich-c: night for now Mitch: tks Mitch: nite
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