Daniel Bienvenu: what? only one person online? Daniel Bienvenu: hello Rich! Daniel Bienvenu: What is going on? rich-c: you got me, Daniel - everyone seems missing Daniel Bienvenu: Football? Daniel Bienvenu: Hockey? Daniel Bienvenu: Final Exams? rich-c: hardly - the season hasn't started yet, nor has baseball rich-c: don't think we have that many hockey fans either, for that matter rich-c: maybe they are all tapped out after that flurry of mailing list postings yesterday rich-c: so how are things on the job scene now that you have been renewed? Daniel Bienvenu: at my job... it's going fine... not extra super mega ... only fine! Daniel Bienvenu: we are in a rush to prepare a document rich-c: my experience of preparing documents is that they are no great fun
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changed username to Shannon Shannon: Hello rich-c: hello Shannon - don't recognize that handle Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Shannon Shannon: Yep, I am new to this but not to the Adam. rich-c: ah - not yet one of us but you want to be - very welcome Shannon: ? is there a way to wire the old adam key to a PC to use? I know it is missing most of the keys for use on the PC. rich-c: where do you live, Shannon? I'm in Toronto and Daniel is in Quebec City Shannon: Clarmore, OK USA rich-c: a Sooner, no less! how about that! Shannon: :) Shannon: So, either of you know where I could get schematics for the Adam keyboard? rich-c: anyway, our gurus on that topic are mostly Dr. D. and Jeff Oltmans, though Bob Slopsema has more than a ffew clues too Daniel Bienvenu: they are probably just late Shannon: I will hang around then! rich-c: I have the schematics but my scanner is hors de combat - Microsoft screwed me up good rich-c: omce I get it sorted out then I should be able to oblige Shannon: That does not suprise me. Daniel Bienvenu: don't tell me you upgraded your windows 98 to windows xp rich-c: anyway Rich a.k.a. Dr. D. knows huge amountds about what you can and cant do with an Adam keyboard Shannon: Just thought it would be fun to hook up an adam keyboard on the PC to type letter and such if possile. Daniel Bienvenu: my uncle upgraded to windows xp and an a lot of problems... including unable to use again its scanner
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changed username to Pamela Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir Pam! Pamela: allo Pamela: sorry I'm late Pamela: resolving some issues Daniel Bienvenu: don't be sorry rich-c: hello daughter - we have a visitor from Oklajoma - how about that? Daniel Bienvenu: you are here. Pamela: Hi Dad Pamela: Greetings, Shannon Shannon: So how many active Adam user show up for this? Shannon: Howdy! rich-c: usually about a dozen drift in over the course of the evening Pamela: drift being the operative word : ) Daniel Bienvenu: I'm not an active Adam user. rich-c: we're awaiting Dr. D and Erin, Ron, Bob slopsema and family, Harvie is overdue, a couple of Guys... Shannon: So, is there a good emulator that runs under windows to use? Pamela: I doubt we'll get Erin tonite Dad, she left here about half an hour ago and said something about it being time for bed rich-c: yeah, all you do is spend your time writing games that run on the Adam, right? rich-c: yyes, there is an Adam emulator and a number of our folks use it - Daniel can likely give you an outline Pamela: I'm gonna go get my e-mail - I'll stay on and monitor but probably be quiet for a bit Pamela: brb Shannon: No need for an outline, is it listed on adamcon.org? rich-c: silly as it sounds, I haven't trolled the site often enough to know if there's a link or not Shannon: Ok, I will look around for it. Is there a name for it? rich-c: if Dale Wick who owns the site comes by, you're in like a dirty shirt Daniel Bienvenu: adamem is the only coleco adam emulator I know rich-c: just Adam emulator - if all else fails try komkon.org, the basic site Shannon: Thanks, going to do some research brb. rich-c: see you on the go round Pamela: I wonder where everyone is Pamela: I thought I'd be disgraced for being so late Pamela: is it just me or is 9:00 coming earlier and earlier? rich-c: I don't know - I'm happy to have made it at all Pamela: 'puter still giving you problems Dad?
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changed username to shannon Daniel Bienvenu: hello again Shannon Pamela: you're twins now, Shannon : ) shannon: Hmm, looks like I am on twice.
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shannon confirmed ban rich-c: I the heavens will not fall as a result Pamela: there, no more double vision : ) shannon: someone has power out there. Daniel Bienvenu: it's only Spaniel Chat option rich-c: for all practical purposes, we are our own moderators rich-c: we all know each other very well and have for years rich-c: that tends to get the rough edges worn off Pamela: and some of us are second generation : )
(Everyone welcomes shannon)
(Daniel Bienvenu gives Daniel Bienvenu a can of Diet Coke.) Daniel Bienvenu: heh heh heh shannon: So, are the plans worked out for AdamCon this year?
(Pamela gives Pamela a yummy bar of chocolate.) rich-c: just so long as you stay away from my stout, Daniel ; - ) Pamela: they're still in the works but the plan is Chicago in July shannon: I may attempt to work that in with diving in the lakes. rich-c: well, Guy Bona is in charge and he SAYS he has things progressing nicely Pamela: July 13 - 16th, Shannon shannon: Ok. rich-c: if it turns you on, there's lots of underwater archeology to be done in the Grat Lakes shannon: Yes, that is stuff that we work with. www.ocda.org Cave/technical deep all that stuff. rich-c: I suspect I could end up with a serious case of claustrophobia just looking at it shannon: We have some video clips up that most like to watch. rich-c: that sort of thing can be great fun Pamela: scuba diving, Shannon? shannon: Yes. Pamela: neat rich-c: my schtick is motor racing - our guys show all thier triumphs and disasters on carnuts,ws Pamela: I've never had an opportunity to try it but always thought it looked like fun shannon: In MO there is a old mine that is around 280' deep, and on the bottom I have placed an old ADAM computer for divers to go see. shannon: Not for everyone but I lover it. Pamela: what a neat idea : ) rich-c: hey, neat - a genuine archological relic! shannon: What is funny is that most divers have know idea what computer it is. I have an old TI in another area. rich-c: clearly you have a well-developed sense of humlur, new buddie! shannon: the water is cold enough that it will be there 50-100 years from now. rich-c: I fear my stock of T(Is remain on semi-dry land - my basement shannon: All stock was not working BTW. Pamela: no comment, Dad Daniel Bienvenu: 22h... it's time for me to leave. talk to you next week Pamela: bonsoir, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit! rich-c: I think I have pitched all my non-working classic computer stuff - which laves the basement "merely" 3/4 full
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: hi, Guy shannon: I take it that everyone on here is from Canada? Guy B.: Greetings!!!! rich-c: well - Daniel leaves, Guy enters - got our hotel booked yet? Guy B.: Except me, I'm from the USA. Pamela: we're all over the place, Shannon Pamela: Dad and I are in Toronto, Guy is in Chicago rich-c: for instance Guy is from Chicago shannon: All over. Guy B.: No, still waiting for the person to get back to me. I had Jeanene called her twice already. rich-c: you wouldn't necessarily tell it from some of our less attended chats, but Canadians are very much a minority Pamela: we have people in Michigan, Cleveland, British Columbia, Japan, Seattle, Indiana Pamela: Daniel is in Quebec City and we have another one in Montreal Pamela: perhaps it's time to make an appointment and go in personally, Guy shannon: Nice way to get everyone together that has an interest in the Adam.
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changed username to Geoff Guy B.: HI Geoff Pamela: Hi, Geoff Geoff: Hey everyone. :) rich-c: we have been working at it ever since the internet became widely available Pamela: Geoff, I've forgotten (if I ever knew) - where are you located? Geoff: Huntsville, AL rich-c: hey, geoff! we wre just lamenting the absence of our southern contingent Pamela: ah. Okay, gotta make a note somewhere : ) Geoff: Rich.... is that just me, or are there more? ;) rich-c: pro tem it's you, but IIRC we have a fw more here irregularly Pamela: Scott's in Phoenix, I believe - or maybe it's Colorado Geoff: heheheh, we are few and far between down this way. rich-c: well, Geoff, guess you're just going to have to do some recruiting Geoff: Hey, do we have a repository (aka FTP site) of ADAM files anywhere? rich-c: Dr. D. is working on it, but nothing official to my knowledge Guy B.: I thought someone did that. Rich, do you remember who that was? Wouldn't been Scott?? Geoff: Well, I think I've got the complete old CompuServe collection of files sitting on my computer. rich-c: Dale keeps mutterig but - well, you know Dale Geoff: It'd be nice if there were some disk images around.... Pamela: hello? Pamela: well, I'm still connected rich-c: yes, we're here - seems cats got our tongues shannon: Me too. Pamela: I am somewhat distracted - researching flights so wasn't paying attention Geoff: Where you goin? shannon: So, is there a way to hook up the adam keyboard to a pc for kicks? rich-c: I am sure there are all sorts of disc images around - and original discs, never opened Pamela: Hopefully, the Windy City Geoff: Pam, no not currently. Geoff: However, I have been researching the adamnet protocol so that I could make an adapter for the PC to use with the emulator. shannon: I thought it would be good with an emulator or to pull out when I need to impress workers. Pamela: Guy, O'Hare is ORD, correct? rich-c: what would be really neat would be to have something to replace those accursed tiny laptop keys Guy B.: Yes, that is correct. Pamela: thank you : ) Pamela: brb Geoff: Rich: Are you still selling ADAM wares? rich-c: what's the code for Midway, then? Guy B.: I've got my new notebook configured. Guy B.: MDW rich-c: yep, you want them and I have them, theyre for sale rich-c: time for my glass of stout Geoff: do you have a pricelist? Guy B.: Took me long enough to get it up, but having trouble viewing the files from my desktop. Think I found the problem to that. rich-c: yes, it's floating around the new somewhere, likely on Bob's site rich-c: right now Microsoft has messed up my access to the net rich-c: but if you can give me some sense of what you wsant, I can give you a quote I reckon Geoff: Rich: I have no idea what I want 'til I see it. ;) I think I found the list though on Bob's site. rich-c: I an always copy a file to the jump drive and send it from there rich-c: the laptop is working, if not fine, at least well for a Microsoft product shannon: Got to go, but I will be back in the future. Pamela: and here I was thinking you were starting to become a fan of MS, Dad : ) Pamela: nice to meet you Shannon - come back soon
shannon left chat session rich-c: great of you to join us, shannon - we'll be lokking forrward to your return Pamela: well so far, best available flight return is $321.00, all inclusive Pamela: per person, that is rich-c: well, I shall have to see what the story is on criving rich-c: I am not feeling at my best today, but then I'd make it a two-day trip anyway Pamela: unless you had multiple drivers, it would probably be a two day trip for anyone Guy B.: Well folks, even though I arrived late tonight due to overtime. I'm going to call it the night. Will see you all next week. rich-c: well, there were times when I wouldn't think of it - but I was younger then rich-c: OK Guy, get all the hotel details ready for registration, OK? Pamela: g'nite, Guy - give the hotel a call and talk to them face to face - you'll probably have better results Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you (and Annie!) rich-c: anyway, nite, Guy Pamela: well since it's so quiet, I think i'll go stalk a few more flights rich-c: yes, time for me to bail too and see to my health Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me Too. Annie Says HI Guy B.: Poof
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