brian: anyone here? Dr. D.: Hello, I am here :-) Dr. D.: The rest should be along any moment now. brian: ok brian: this is the adam chat, right? Dr. D.: Yes it is. Dr. D.: I'm Rich Drushel, but they call me Dr. D., since I have a Ph.D. in biology. brian: Just getting back into my adam after 10+ years in storage brian: Hi Rich , I think i read your web page Dr. D.: I have been away most of the semester, Wednesday was a horrible night for my teaching schedule. brian: I might have emailed you also, don't remember Dr. D.: If you are the Brian Stiles who sent me E-mail...tell me what was the problem. Dr. D.: I can manually administer the mailing list. brian: thats me Dr. D.: Hi :-) didn't have a chance to look at the list at work today, let me go there now...what error message did you get?
moved to room Meeting Place brian: Don't quite remember other than it bounced back to me brian: not really important
changed username to erin brian: i can address the questions here Dr. D.: Hi Erin. erin: hi Rich Dr. D.: You were a juno address...hmmm
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changed username to crash Dr. D.: Ouch, I see what the problem is...
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changed username to CRASH Dr. D.: Only me and the other admin, Dale Wick, are subscribed! Dr. D.: Dunno what Dale has done... CRASH: hello every1 erin: hey Chickpea Dr. D.: Is that Marie? CRASH: yep Dr. D.: So Brian...I dunno what is going on with the mailing list. brian: ok brian: just a few questions really
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changed username to Harvie Harvie: Hello brian: most of the links on the pointer page are no longer valid also brian: Rich can you tell me what has happened in the adam world for the past 12 years i've been gone? brian: i see mw ruth is gone
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changed username to Dr.D. Dr.D.: Sorry, chat client died. erin: hi Harvie Harvie: Are you using rich-c's computer? :) erin: lol Harvie: Hi Erin Dr.D.: No, I stupidly was using Safari instead of Exploder. Dr.D.: Hi Harvie.
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changed username to Guy B. Harvie: Hi Guy Guy B.: Greetings. I'll be here till 9 tonight.
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changed username to ned> Dr.D.: Hello Guy...you mean 9 CST :-) ned>: Robertos Guy B.: Exactly. erin: hi Guy Guy B.: HI Erin. ned>: HI kiddies
ned> changed username to RobertoS erin: hello Bobs RobertoS: gol durned fingers Harvie: Hi Bob Dr.D.: Hello Bob. RobertoS: I had a GREAT day, was finally nice to sit out and eat supper in the great outdoors, now it will be back into the deep freeze for the holiday...... RobertoS: hey doc RobertoS: who's brian ??????? RobertoS: didn't meet him yet brian: im the new guy RobertoS: and no richard????? Dr.D.: A newbie who got a bounce message from the coladam list tooday. RobertoS: cool, just frop bye to see how nuts we are, or do you own an ADAM Dr.D.: Something is wrong at adamcon.org...coladam has only me and Dale subscribed right now. RobertoS: huh???? brian: have had one since 87 or so, but just got it out of storage RobertoS: i got all kinds of people here Guy B.: That explains why I've haven't gotten any messages since Saturday.
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changed username to rich-c RobertoS: cool brian.....tis old but still useful and fun to sue sometimes Harvie: Hi rich CRASH: how do i get there? rich-c: hey folks, we are over at Dr. D's site - you want to move or shall we? RobertoS: I don't care......... RobertoS: let's VOTE !!!!!!! RobertoS: novel idea Dr.D.: have to give the link to Brian... Harvie: Why don't you come here Dr.D.: And Marie Guy B.: I say, we should stay here. erin: I gave the link to Marie brian: can't stay ....have to get back to work! Dr.D.: Where are you at? brian: my shop Dr.D.: I have to E-mail the list admin to find out what is up with adamcon.org.... RobertoS: WORK ????? thas one of them FOUR letter words
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changed username to Judy Dr.D.: r her Guy B.: Hi Judy Harvie: Hi Judy rich-c: sounds like we're better here than there Judy: hi, everyone brian: I'll catch you all next wednesday.. rich-c: hi judy Dr.D.: Hi Judy, hi Richard. rich-c: ok Briasn we will be looking for you
brian left chat session RobertoS: ok gang we can all go over to dr d site.......... Guy B.: By the way. The chat logs are screwed up. Only up to April's are listed. RobertoS: be good brian and come again and STATY Dr.D.: Wish I knew what happened to adamcon.org... Dr.D.: I have your E-mail address, I'll make sure it gets into the database. Dr.D.: Well, Brian is gone. rich-c: while we're making up our minds, who is CRASH? Dr.D.: Marie again RobertoS: YOU Dr.D.: catty Bob :-) RobertoS: oh tis mot you ????? Guy B.: Good question? Dr.D.: No it is not me...Marie was in an auto accident yesterday. Harvie: What did Marie crash? erin: her car Dr.D.: Horseless carriage. rich-c: oh greast - not hurt that badly, I gather
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changed username to james Guy B.: Hi James. rich-c: good morning james Harvie: Hi James erin: hi James Dr.D.: Hi James. Dr.D.: Morning indeed. Guy B.: How's everything going in Japan? james: good uhm.. morning james: sunny and warm james: last week i finally finished sanding and repainting the school walls. now i've half finished the deck Guy B.: How about bringing that warm weather here. Still cool over here. james: at some point, i may even get to relax this summer! james: yeah, my mom's been complaining
Judy left chat session Dr.D.: It was November at the Indians game Monday night. Harvie: No ground shaking James? Dr.D.: A knit hat was a good accessory. james: ok, so i'm a good few months ahead of everyone, not just 13 hours :P Dr.D.: A blanket would have been better. Dr.D.: Spring is very late coming to Cleveland this year. Dr.D.: Everything is green at least, flowers all came up, but the weather is frigid. Harvie: Nice day here today erin: are you folks coming over to the other one? rich-c: yes, we're doing quite well RobertoS: so kiddies, where we headed with this chat?????? we needs to get on the same spot........you know ...where X is RobertoS: see ya over at Dr D's
RobertoS left chat session rich-c: erin, you and the others come here - the majority are here anyway james: oh, are we moderating the chats now? james: i've missed the last few weeks Dr.D.: Well, some stuff I didn't want archived, James. Dr.D.: So I turned off the logging at the backup site. rich-c: no, seems teh database has gone to that great bit bucket in the sky james: yes, i got your mail Guy B.: It's not being archived. I've checked the chat logs. May's aren't even recorded.
Harvie left chat session Dr.D.: They were, Guy. Guy B.: When? It's not listed on the site. Dr.D.: I looked last Thursday morning, the public part of last week was here. Dr.D.: Sometime between then and now, adamcon.org has had something happen to it. rich-c: we seem now to have people moving over there - I could care less, except keeping both open ins a pain Guy B.: And a pain for my system Resources. Dr.D.: Did Pamela finally deliver your shirt, Richard? erin: I'm going to the other one
erin left chat session rich-c: no, she didn't stop at her apartment on her way over here this evening, Rich Dr.D.: Well she has it, Erin gave it to her last night. Dr.D.: So it is finally out of my hands :-) rich-c: so she told me, but she needs major car repairs so was sort of preoccupied Dr.D.: I had heard something to that effect. rich-c: anyway I'll go over to the other chat - guy, james, c'mon
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Guy B. left chat session Dr.D.: I will hang here and direct any latecomers. james: i'll stay here for a bit james: mostly because i've once again misplaced the address Dr.D.: http://coleco.cwru.edu/chat/chat.html james: i swear i had it bookmarked but i think fairies play with my files while i'm asleep Dr.D.: I just remember it, since I am admin :-) Dr.D.: I haven't had the file fairy destroy anything recently. Dr.D.: <knock wood> james: lol. i've been so busy these days, it's amazing i get on the chats at all james: self-employed, two kids, renovating the school james: i manage to get on for maybe half an hour Dr.D.: That has been my problem all semester, morning classes Tue and Thur, usually writing Thur lecture on Wed night... james: when the weather is nice, and invariably it is on thursdays and not sundays, i like to get outside and get things done Dr.D.: Relearning human physiology was *hard* after 20 years. james: i'd say relearning anything after 20 years would be hard, but since i'm only 30 i haven'T had to do that yet Dr.D.: Lucky you :-) james: i still know most of what i learned up to when i was 10 :P Dr.D.: Anatomy at least didn't change much. james: not the last time i checked Dr.D.: But a ton has been learned about molecular mechanisms in 20 years. james: i really should have just named my sons "entropy" Dr.D.: Ha, kids always tend to maximize it... james: since it seems to increase dramatically in any room they've occupied Dr.D.: They are living examples of 3rd law of thermo. james: "can't win", "can't break even" james: "it gets easier next year" james: as my thermo prof liked to say Dr.D.: We are graduating our first in 2 weeks. Dr.D.: She is giving one of the 2 commencement speeches. james: your first what? james: sorry, i'm easily confused Dr.D.: Kid :-) james: high school? Dr.D.: She is a senior in high school. Dr.D.: Yes. james: well i'm still working on graduating our first from diapers Dr.D.: Going to college in Erie PA in the fall. Dr.D.: Well, have to have a dry bottom before you can have a dry mind :-) james: heh heh james: is she looking forward to that? Dr.D.: Yes. She is doing archaeology...working on a 3-week senior project at the Museum of Natural History here. Dr.D.: She has been on a few digs in the past few summers. Dr.D.: She is classifying pottery this month, Amerind, from old excavations nobody has gotten 'round to yet. Dr.D.: It was badly sorted and put away in boxes for a few decades. james: neat. well you have to do something you enjoy Dr.D.: Badly sorted as in there are also flint bits of arrowheads and spears in it, that weren't supposed to be. Dr.D.: But she already knew the flint from previous digs, so she wowed them. james: impressive Dr.D.: She has the bug...*AND* she realizes it isn't like Indiana Jones. james: i'm hoping some day to go back to school so that i have more to show for myself than a high school education. so what is her major? archaeology? Dr.D.: Yes. james: sec, time for diaperology 201 Dr.D.: no prob. james: back Dr.D.: Hope it went without accidents :-) james: no containment field breaches this time around Dr.D.: hehe Dr.D.: I have cleaned up too many breaches. james: i've had a few to deal with Dr.D.: Sometimes straight to the bathtub is the only recourse. Dr.D.: Never go anywhere without baby wipes and clean clothes :-) james: yeah, done that on more than one occasion. especially aiden. he likes to get down there and try to help james: *tries james: english used to be my native language Dr.D.: Still has to communicate with the fingers though. Dr.D.: I regularly use "typo" as a verb. james: case is closing all the doors and blocking me off.. i think he's up to something Dr.D.: uh-oh Dr.D.: Christina twice locked Joan in the basement. Dr.D.: Fortunately she had her house keys and was able to exit through the garage and come in the front door and catch the little bugger. james: aiden can't open doors yet so case lured him into his room and then closed the door behind him james: guess everyone is over on your server now Dr.D.: They are...griping about AC17. james: are you going to attend? Dr.D.: Yes, Rin and I will be there...assuming Dale actually makes it happen. james: alright, time to make my contribution to the eventual heat-death of the universe and clean this room up :P Dr.D.: Otherwise, I am still planning to go to Toronto for that weekend, the time is already blocked out. james: but i'll continue chatting james: oh, is there a problem with dale's organization? Dr.D.: Hehe Dr.D.: no prob james: i've heard it's a little pricy Dr.D.: $300 US, that has been the price the last few. Dr.D.: But that is pricy in $CN james: fortunately not as bad as a few years ago when it was at 65 cents u.s. to the candaian dollar] Dr.D.: It's between 80 and 85 cents now. james: much improved indeedbn james: was a little too strong when i was over with my students Dr.D.: haha, can't win :-) james: some places were trading yen at barely parity james: of course it plummeted after we left Dr.D.: Need Altairian dollars or something. Dr.D.: See the Universe on only $30 per day... Dr.D.: We saw the HHGTTG movie, not impressed, alas. james: i doubt i would be. i rather enjoyed the books james: and the bbc tv series in the late 80s i think it was, was pretty good Dr.D.: Just ordered the DVD for that today. Dr.D.: 1982 james: good memory. i was only 8 at the time but remember watching it when i was 13 Dr.D.: I didn't see it until last year, we borrowed the tape from the library. james: i enjoyed it Dr.D.: It was like "Doctor Who" which I also love. james: i tend to like english sci-fi Dr.D.: Same kind of effects. james: i seem to remember a show called "the tripods" james: have you ever heard of / seen it? Dr.D.: Apparently CBC has the new "Doctor Who"...can't get them here. Dr.D.: I have read rave reviews of it. Dr.D.: A student colleague of mine is doing 3 months of research at Cambridge now, we are all envious, he gets to see it new. james: cbc.. i could ask any of my friends if they've been recording it james: they get cbc in cambridge? Dr.D.: I doubt our local PBS station will pick it up, assuming it ever gets offered to PBS. Dr.D.: No, they get BBC :-) Dr.D.: The BBC are doing new "Who"s, and CBC are also carrying it. james: even better james: well if i get ahold of it, i can put it up on my server for you to download james: i'll give you the address (don't have dns working yet) and set up an account Dr.D.: haha I am sure it has been pirated 6 ways past Sunday james: :D Dr.D.: I will be a good boy and wait for legit outlets Dr.D.: You can watch trailers on the BBC website... james: personally, i don'T see downloading something that's been aired as any more morally wrong than borrowing a tape from someone who's recorded it Dr.D.: The TARDIS interior looks nice. Dr.D.: hehe Dr.D.: Here on campus there is one sidewalk with a row of lights that look just like the top half of Daleks. james: i've sent an offline pm to my friend from whom i download stuff that i can't get here, which is all of it Dr.D.: I swear I am going to put little eyecam arms on the top of them some time and see if anyone notices. james: :D some geek worthy of their salt should Dr.D.: They are perfect Daleks. james: i've been perusing career oriented websites james: actually considered taking a psycological evaluation to see what kind of career i'd be best suited for Dr.D.: My #4 daughter is best-suited for Evil Galactic Overlord, I think. Dr.D.: I can see here in an underground lab... james: she has visions of world domination, has she? Dr.D.: Are you feeling unsuited for your current job? Dr.D.: Yes...from dominating her older sisters. Dr.D.: She knows how to push all their buttons. james: at times, that and i have other things i think i want to do. don't feel like teaching efl in the japanese countryside for the rest of my life Dr.D.: Wanting to come back to the West? james: it lost its mental challenge some time ago james: at some point yes, likely when case reaches junior high school Dr.D.: They will all be the envy of the otaku here :-) james: my japanese talents are wasted. i don't even like anime :D Dr.D.: me neither, frankly...all but #1 daughter love it though. Dr.D.: #4 daughter went to school in a kimono, it was Japan Day at her elementary school. Dr.D.: I have photos, even: james: i watched it a bit when i first started learning japanese but could never get into it Dr.D.: http://drushel.cwru.edu/gretchen/gcd_kimono1.jpg Dr.D.: and kimono2 and kimono3 james: cute Dr.D.: It was made for #2 daughter, she has handed it down to #3 and #4. Dr.D.: A Halloween costume. james: if you ever decide you want to visit here, let me know Dr.D.: I think the airfare would be about $5K :-) james: for you and four kids.. very likely. i know that's close to what i pay when i bring miyuki and the boys james: for one person flying on the off season, it's not too bad Dr.D.: I remember once playing with a fare calculator...trying to maximize round-trip to tokyo. Dr.D.: We had it over $30K with all the first-class stuff. james: alright, i've been out-entropied. miyuki is going to take the kids out while i clean up Dr.D.: Found a better catalyst :-) james: yeah, aiden Dr.D.: Large negative delta-G :-)
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changed username to BobS Dr.D.: They are talking ice cream and yogurt now. Dr.D.: Hi Bob. Dr.D.: James is changing diapers. Dr.D.: Or cleaning up. BobS: wondered where james got too
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changed username to Daniel BobS: instead of there.......cause he wosn'there Dr.D.: Nope, I'd have said something. BobS: Daniel........hallo Dr.D.: Hello Daniel. Daniel: oui oui, je suis en retard Daniel: I had to scan and defrag my hard-drives BobS: go to http://coleco.cwru.edu/chat/chat.html where almost all thr rest are now Daniel: and it's not done yet. I stoped the process to be able to chat with you Dr.D.: Not sure I would stop a defrag... james: ok, i have to go now. see you all next week james: bye bob!
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