rich-c: hi Roich Dr. D.: Hello Richard Dr. D.: Rin is just logging in from her computer. Dr. D.: We are sharing a single dialup. Dr. D.: Using her laptop as a router. rich-c: yiu still in Windsor?
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: No, we are in Toronto. Dr. D.: We came today, got in at 5 PM.
changed username to Doll rich-c: ah, OK - hows's the weatehr there? Dr. D.: We were in Cleveland yesterday and this morning. Dr. D.: It has been lots of driving :-( Doll: hi Uncle Richard rich-c: oh, went round the bottom of the lake Doll: it's hott rich-c: hi Rin rich-c: same here - pushing 100 though not, quite, there yet rich-c: forecast is for more of teh same or worse through Thursday Dr. D.: It was a bit warm today, getting much warmer the closer we got to Toronto.
Doll changed username to Rin Doll rich-c: yes, this is the time when one does not appreciate the urban effect Dr. D.: Fortunately Rin's A/C is working. Dr. D.: So how has the convention been going? I see that the agenda was altered for today. rich-c: yes, we had rouble with the van, engine heated very far up when we were in the toll booth line rich-c: that plays hell with the a/c's cooling ability rich-c: it has been very much cut and paste to suit the circumstances - there wre problems with your CD Dr. D.: We had some brake trouble with the Voyager on the way here, grinding noises, probably partially seized caliper. I limped it into the Canadian Tire just up the street, got it in before they closed today, it will be first in the queue at 9 AM tomorrow. Dr. D.: First it isn't a CD. rich-c: or rather, DVD Dr. D.: 2nd what problems, put it into a DVD player and there it goes. rich-c: well, there it goesd, then after a bit it hangs for many seconds, then resumes Dr. D.: Tested on computers and 2 commercial DVD players. Dr. D.: I have no answer, Richard, they all verified as correct after burning. Dr. D.: What were you playing them on? rich-c: didn't seem to be compatible with Dale's computer - or was it Neil's? anyway, much stopping and going Dr. D.: That is too bad. Plays fine on my Powerbook...on a Sanyo DVD player...on a Magnavox DVD player... rich-c: home burned CDs and DVDs are notorious for arbitrarily being difficult on any machine on which they weren't burned Dr. D.: I am just telling you that they played fine on other equipment that is not even a computer :-S rich-c: anyway Neil grabbed a copy onto his hard disc and burned nw copies for everyone at the convention Dr. D.: Since the burn and verify takes over an hour per disk, I wonder about that. rich-c: in short it as a minor nuisance at the time, now likely ovecome Dr. D.: I spent an entire day doing it. Dr. D.: Well colour me mud then, I did my best. Dr. D.: Where is the rest of the gang? rich-c: well, four Wicks can share one, Clee and Vilneff couples only need one each, then Ron, Murray, Sal and Guy fill it out Rin Doll: who's Sal? rich-c: I dont know, Ron and Murray ame to dinner with us - maybe the meeting room is still locked Dr. D.: Well, we will be here for a while. rich-c: he's a local who came in to join us and is participating havily Rin Doll: cool Dr. D.: Frankly I am all knackered after 6 straight days of logistics and driving. rich-c: yes, maybe when the others look at thier atches you'll hear from him, though he doesn't have a computer here
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings fROM Elk Grove Village Dr. D.: Hello Mr. ADAMcon Host Sir Rin Doll: hi Guy rich-c: anyway, Murray doesn't have wireless so he will be on via landline rich-c: hi Guy, gather you have the room open now Dr. D.: I presume you are in your room Richard with network cable into the wall? Guy B.: He's heading to the pool area to hookup rich-c: no, I am in my room on a linksys wireless net Guy B.: I have Pam here Rin Doll: hi Pam Guy B.: HI Babe from Pam Guy B.: How's everything back in Toronto? Rin Doll: got your message - Inqy's fine Rin Doll: Schiefer is happy Dr. D.: Hot :-) loud cat mewing when Schiefer heard the word "Pam" Guy B.: OK, good to hear. Guy B.: We also have Sal Vito from Evanston here with us. Guy B.: Everyone else hasn't come back from dinner yet. Dale, Jill and Neil rich-c: Ron and Murray are back, Murray will be on via landline as he doesn't have wireless Dr. D.: We will await everyone's return. Guy B.: Ron's notebook is down here in the meeting room, so he should be here shortly. Dr. D.: We are just sitting here in front of a fan. rich-c: considering teh time they are taking, that may be a while Guy B.: How hot is it there? 98 here in Chicago for a high today. Dr. D.: Well, tell us about the away mission to the aquarium, in the meantime. Dr. D.: Warm Guy, no real idea, I would say 80s. Guy B.: You're lucky. A heat watch is issued for tomorrow through at least Monday. Dr. D.: It was hotter when direct sun was out, not so bad when overcast. Dr. D.: Temps definitely increased as we drove east from Cleveland though. Dr. D.: Had heavy thunderstorms there last night, cooled everything off, it was nice. Guy B.: We are went to the Shedd Aquarium today and everyone enjoyed it. Dr. D.: Overcasty this morning when Gretchen played her last softball game. The game last night was rained out. Dr. D.: Lots of interesting fishes I hope. Guy B.: Plenty. Even Jeffrey was excited. He saw the diver in the Carribean Reef feed the fish. rich-c: managed to thoroughly tire the old folks Dr. D.: hehe Guy B.: We ended up driving down, due to the time and the heat. It was a good choice that we did that. Dr. D.: Next year, Alaska then :-) Guy B.: Not that far. rich-c: we sort of split up,went our separate ways, rejoined in teh lobby for departure Dr. D.: I presume someone was taking photos. Guy B.: I took some, so did Ron. Have to check with the others. rich-c: oh, Ron and Neil are taking photos by teh dozens Dr. D.: Any photo webpages from yesterday up anywhere?
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changed username to Judy Dr. D.: Still last year's stuff on adamcon.org Dr. D.: Hello Judy. Guy B.: No, Dale hasn't uploaded any. I have to wait till I get home to upload anything. The reader is on my desktop. Judy: Hi, Everyone Guy B.: Hi Judy rich-c: hello Judy - how's the heat in your baliwick? Judy: hot!!!! Guy B.: Hot here too. Rin Doll: hi Judy rich-c: funny you should say... Guy B.: Where's Bob? Dr. D.: Well, the rest of ADAMcon should be indoors
moved to room Meeting Place Judy: it was 94 today met a record
changed username to BobS\ Dr. D.: So hopefully the hotel A/C is holding up. Guy B.: There he is. Hi Bob
BobS\ changed username to BobS Guy B.: Yes it is. rich-c: yes, but Ron. urraY, pAM AND rUSSELL AND US ARE STAYING EXTRA DAYS BobS: ya mon am here too.....dam MSN tried to highjack me seriously Judy: he is right here not saying to good of things to his computer, won Guy B.: I return to work on Wednesday, but have to go back home on Monday. rich-c: welcome Bob - what evil has MSN in mind this time? Judy: t work for hom Rin Doll: hi Bobs BobS: Hi Rin Dr. D.: Rin and I are writing from Toronto. BobS: somehow, my home page got changed to MSN athe stinkin thing would not load or change now NUTHIN Guy B.: Dr. D. Excellent job on the DVD presentation. BobS: had to whack the explorer screen to get rid of it rich-c: Frances seems to have vanished - she over with you, Guy? Guy B.: She is. Talking with Pam Dr. D.: Well, Richard said Dale's computer wouldn't play the DVDs, which I tested in 2 different commercial DVD players... Dr. D.: But thanks Guy. Judy: say hi to Pam and Frances for me BobS: figures rich-c: that sounds like you got hit by a virus, Bob Dr. D.: Rin and I are sorry we couldn't be there. BobS: MURPHY is alive and well Guy B.: It paused several times. I tried it in my DVD/CD Writer and it worked fine. BobS: yes, but what kind?????? Dr. D.: Sanyo, Magnavox... Dr. D.: Not Magic Chef :-S Guy B.: Bob, still coming tomorrow? rich-c: run your anti-virus, iff it's up to date it should tell you BobS: THA is a secret son BobS: easier to kill the computer and start over Richard Guy B.: Ok, got it. Dr. D.: We secretly replaced BobS with Folger's Crystals. BobS: make it french vanille flavored will ya??????? rich-c: hardly, Bob Identify it and Norton or McAfee websites will have a free cure Rin Doll: hehe Dr. D.: Rin is the coffee expert, I never touch the stuff myself BobS: or better yet.......WHOTE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL BobS: WHITE Rin Doll: mmmm Dr. D.: bleeeehhhhhh Rin Doll: <pbbt> Dr. D.: SHITE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL BobS: around here Richard.......killing is a regualr thing Rin Doll: <rolls eyes> BobS: thash right D Dr. D.: Coffee, she smell so good, she taste so bad
(Guy B. gives Rin Doll a can of Diet Coke.) Rin Doll: thanks Guy Rin Doll: :-) rich-c: don't know why you'd go to the effort when easier ways are available Dr. D.: Hope the food has been good there BobS: WHY do you think that Microsoft sells upgrades.....casue their product sucks Guy B.: Anytime. BobS: and, and, you want me to BUY a virus scanner?????? Guy B.: Tell that to me, almost every two weeks or so. There is an update for WinXP.
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: Easier ways are PPC-based Macintosh :-S BobS: whack, whack rich-c: I maintain WinXP is itself a virus
changed username to Murray BobS: you got to be kidding, eh?????? Dr. D.: Hi Murray, long time no write Murray: Hello all BobS: hey JMurray Guy B.: You did it Murray Judy: hi, Murray BobS: and also MR Murray Rin Doll: hiya Murray rich-c: buy a virus sdcanner? why settle for an inferior product - get a freebie Judy: where is Ron? Murray: Hi Dr. D. apologies for not keeping in touch...how are you BobS: might have to, but all the ones I found previously sucked rich-c: finallyh found a plug, did you, Murray? ;-) Dr. D.: I am fine Murray :-) Guy B.: Murray's notebook doesn't have a wireless card, so he's on the wire. BobS: and had more problems than they cured Dr. D.: We are still in the chats Wednesdays 9 PM Eastern BobS: nothing wrong with being wired Murray: Rin Doll??? Dr. D.: Rin and I are on a wire, she is 56K dialup, acting as a router for my Powerbook, attached by ethernet cable. Dr. D.: Erin and I are here in Toronto tonight, Murray. rich-c: go to www.grisoft.com and download free AVG - you'll have to hunt for it but it's there and it's geat Murray: Oh my! How complicated Rin Doll: thought I would add a bit of Chicago gangster to my name :-) BobS: ah...so a pair of 56k's.........or 28k's Dr. D.: We were in Windsor earlier in the week finalizing wedding stuff Dr. D.: Just got into town via Cleveland this afternoon. Murray: Is it really hot there Rich BobS: that is the one I was complaining about Judy: So when is the big day? Dr. D.: It is hot, but not as hot as it is in Chicago I guess. BobS: SO, all set, free and unattached ???????? Dr. D.: August 5th. Dr. D.: Yes Bob, the dissolution went through Tuesday. Dr. D.: I came home with all the paperwork...drove to Windsor to get there when the lawyer's office opened at 9:30 AM. Judy: and what is the plan after that? Murray: Hi BobS Are you a tad cooler than here!!! Dr. D.: Everything in our control is taken care of for now. BobS: was 94* fahrenheit today Murray Dr. D.: Plan after that is petition for Erin to immigrate to the US. Rin Doll: now it's waiting for the Ontario government to recognize the dissolution Dr. D.: Should take 6-8 months... Dr. D.: The immigration part Dr. D.: Not what Rin is talking about Murray: These temps remind me of my days in Africa... Murray: How are you Judy? BobS: and the heart is ALL over the US and southern Canada BobS: heat Judy: good, and you Murray? Dr. D.: Immediate plan is, turn in more papers Monday, pick them up the Friday after that, Rin comes to Cleveland for her birthday, we go to Windsor on 2 August, have wedding 5 August. rich-c: yes, Frances hs been wearing out the NOAA sites Dr. D.: My Dad and his wife, and my 4 girls are coming, too. Murray: Staying indoors here as much as possible Dr. D.: Their hotel rooms are booked. BobS: ya mohn BobS: heat is projected to last all next week....at least Dr. D.: So we have chapel, reception hall, food, announcements, ring, dress, and wedding shower taken care of. rich-c: staying at the same motel we are? Dr. D.: Just waiting on the Crown now... Dr. D.: Yes. Murray: Well, isn't that peachy! Err toasty! Dr. D.: I have done everything I need to do...I am in waiting mode now, just show up when they tell me to. rich-c: Rin should be able to get someone to speak to them, get matters moving Judy: good for you Dr D Dr. D.: It is out of my hands...just have to hope that all the other folks do what they are supposed to. Guy B.: Sounds like you're all set there. Dr. D.: It has been a long process...glad to be getting to this end of it at least. Dr. D.: Still going to be 6-8 months apart though. BobS: heck Rin is practically prime minister, can BobS: 't she expedite thigns ???? Dr. D.: haha Bob I keep telling her that too Rin Doll: lol Dr. D.: She doesn't believe me. Judy: look at what a great Christmas you should have Guy B.: Dr. D, if you got this far, then the rest should get easier. Dr. D.: She won't be able to re-enter the US after our marriage until the immigration okay is given...April or later. BobS: piece of cake......sort of........2007 will be better !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Dr. D.: hehe we hope so
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: Rin's cat is attempting to open a bag of cookies Dr. D.: And eat them Judy: sneek back and forth, who will know? BobS: hey, you will get a lot of gas miles Dr D rich-c: these days, all the snoops, Judy, and they will be very nsty about it Judy: you can go there can't you? BobS: the passport thing could sink any slinking around BobS: DEFINE YOURSELF !!!!!! rich-c: the level of paranoia at the border these days is totally ridiculous Murray: Oops. Battery is giving out. Say goodnight to all. Dr. D. I won't be so tardy in messaging you...now isn't that a sign of tech. gone mad!!! BobS: in the good ol days.....birth cert and license, no checking to do........ Rin Doll: unfortunately we will play it safe....I don't want to be banned for 5 years BobS: nit Murray Rin Doll: bye Murray Dr. D.: bye Murray! Judy: very true, Rin rich-c: nite Murray Murray: nite all.
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changed username to Ronald Judy: bye Murray Judy: hi, Ron Rin Doll: hi Ron Guy B.: Bye Murray Ronald: Lord! What a process BobS: get a new cord Murray BobS: hallo ronald rich-c: ah, you're on, Ron Ronald: Hi All Guy B.: He's cussing his laptop. Judy: what is the problem, Ron? BobS: darn apple, anyway BobS: take a bite out of it Guy B.: He's not on the Apple. Ronald: I'm having the usual Adamcon Blues BobS: oh that explains it Ronald: Hell BobS: alone ????or with Murph ???? Judy: why, you are there Ronald: ll I wish I'd brought the apple rich-c: go into mubuntu and use Fiefox, Ron BobS: wouldn't help, it is a convention Ronald: This thing is like operating in a bowl of jelly BobS: well, just wobble with the flow mon BobS: and you will be fine rich-c: bad connection in that room, Ron? BobS: go wireless young man Ronald: no it's this damned acer BobS: shoulda stuck to a Toshiba.......[doug proclaims] rich-c: it's not the cer, it's the virus they installed on it Dr. D.: Shoulda brought the Mac, use the Force, trust your feelings Ronald: anyway, the Lord will grant me patiencean BobS: MAC AN' CHEEZE Dr. D.: I have a Mac and a Mac here Dr. D.: an eMac even Ronald: Think I'm gonna get me a Mac Intel jobbie when I get home Dr. D.: Beware, there is no Classic on the IntelMac Guy B.: Murray has an old Dell. And I have a new Dell and I'm on the plug instead of the battery for now. rich-c: great - Two wsays to go all freaky Ronald: wish you guys were all here Dr. D.: I know Ron... Dr. D.: ...but we have managed to get a lot of marriage stuff done this week, and with the $$$ we didn't spend on the convention BobS: he is going to loan to me to find a job............ Ronald: well there ya go BobS: :-) Dr. D.: It is now literally up to the government of Ontario, we have everything else ready to go BobS: oh boy....you DO have confidence don't ya ? Ronald: one of the best governments money can buy BobS: oh oh, that's why they needed the money, eh ? Dr. D.: Second only to BC no doubt rich-c: well, gummint of Ontario and US Homeland SEcurity BobS: why are all gov't so expensive, greedy, paranoid, and just plain sluggish ????? Judy: that is what they are rich-c: because you voted for teh wrong people BobS: there were NO right people !!!!!!!!!! Judy: don't think that has anything to do with it, they are all that way, part of being inthe system BobS: a good gov't man and an honest one are a paradox BobS: politician=shady, crooked, shifty......and so on BobS: tis in the dictionary Guy B.: There is always some red tape that seems to get in the way, once you thought that everything was all set. Ronald: sometimes a choice between the least inept and the most incompetent BobS: ther you go Ron Rin Doll: it's called job creation rich-c: well, you wouldn't support a good one if she ran, nor would your friends and ndeighbours BobS: AH......so that what our governor granholm is talking about.....job creation Dr. D.: Well, it can be whatever it wants, just so it lets me and Rin get married on 5 August and lets her immigrate next spring. Ronald: this is a test Dr. D.: We hear you loud and clear Rin Dr. D.: Ron Dr. D.: Run BobS: and all gov'ts fail that test rich-c: you are still with us, Ron Dr. D.: Ran Dr. D.: Ren Rin Doll: this is an answer BobS: peek a boo BobS: boo hoo hoo Ronald: I'm going to sign out and sign bak in again guys, see if I can improve this silly machine BobS: drop it !!!!!!! Dr. D.: hehe BobS: give it what for rich-c: OK good luck Ron Guy B.: Hope you get that working Ron. Dr. D.: The Newton treatment BobS: connection getting kinky here Dr. D.: I am okay so far. BobS: tv sucks too Judy: so bye for now Dr. D.: Bye BobS: got screwy lines all over, Dr. D.: yow Guy B.: Bye Bob.
Judy left chat session Dr. D.: Romulan interference or something BobS: I "think" some yo yo has something electronic and nasty around Guy B.: Maybe interference somewhere. Dr. D.: Wireless and cell phones are not compatible BobS: comes and goes, most days around 8-10am and/or 7-10pm BobS: maybe that's it doc
Ronald left chat session Dr. D.: The wireless here goes blooey if Rin is on her cell phone BobS: anyway, be good people Dr. D.: or even her cordless regular phone Dr. D.: Bye Bob BobS: 2.4 gigahertz
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changed username to Neil rich-c: Bob: copy: www.techsupportalert.com/best_free_utilities.htm Dr. D.: Rin wants to know where Pam is and why she isn't typing Dr. D.: Hi Neil rich-c: ask Guy Rin Doll: hi Neil rich-c: hello Neil Dr. D.: and where is Russell? Neil: Hi. Finally back from supper. Got trapped at Target on the way back. (My first visit to a Target store.) rich-c: last seen, with Pam Rin Doll: Target does that :-) Dr. D.: TargÉt Dr. D.: e^ rich-c: heavens, where did you folks go to eat, anyway? Dr. D.: it didn't echo Dr. D.: Targe^t Neil: I think Pam is chatting out in the parking lot (no computer). Russell is probably with her. Dr. D.: Then she should hie her hiney in here :-) rich-c: and, no doubt, hetr mother Neil: We ate at Chili's on Touhy. rich-c: how ws it? Guy B.: She was going to share with my computer, but she's not here right now. Neil: Mine was very good, and I think it was all good. Guy B.: Sal and I were at Chili's too, but in Mount Prospect. Dr. D.: If we have to sign off before she comes back, then we'll just have to send her a big wet <pbbbbbbbt> rich-c: we went over to Applebees and found it good - they even had Montreal bvs Winnipeg on the tv Dr. D.: I have not had a bad meal in an Applebee's Neil: I think the Rosemont Chili's is closer. Dr. D.: But Rin says I eat anything and am not to be relied upon as a restaurant critic. rich-c: and besides, it has a Taget nearby ; - ) Neil: Pam and Frances just came in. Guy B.: I forgot there was one there, rats! rich-c: Guy, tell Pam and Frances to come in here and take over so I can get a snooze Dr. D.: Long day, eh? Guy B.: Pam's on her way Rich Neil: Pam's coming. rich-c: I found it very tiring, a lot of walking, and the heat Dr. D.: ADAMcons never were good pure vacations :-S
rich-c changed username to Pamela Guy B.: We did do a lot of walking at the Shedd today. Pamela: okay, I'm here Dr. D.: Hi Pam Guy B.: There she is! Dr. D.: Your cat is okay Pamela: glad to hearit Dr. D.: The vet says there won't be too many scars :-) Pamela: good to know Rich Dr. D.: And a good upholsterer can mend the couch. Pamela: If you guys are really warm you can head up to our place to cool off Guy B.: I went to get my printer power supply for Neil from my place. Today, he found the bag with it in there. So, I'm letting him use it until tomorrow. And I have one Adam here too Pamela: it need reupholstering anyway, Rich Rin Doll: I just realized I forgot to give you moo-la Pam for the afghan draw Dr. D.: Moo Pamela: it's okay Rin, we should have enough - and if not, we'll just borrow some from Mom and DAd Dr. D.: What color is the afghan this year? Dr. D.: <smirk> Rin Doll: what are the colours of the convention too? Pamela: it's purple and green and . . . what else, Guy? Dr. D.: Fuschia and red ochre Pamela: it's beautiful, Rin Guy B.: Purple and Forest Green. And tickets are $1 each and will be raffled off at the banquet tomorrow night. Guy B.: So, get those greenbacks ready. Pamela: how many tickets should I buy, Rin? Dr. D.: Not so green anymore... Rin Doll: 20 Dr. D.: Enough to win :-) Rin Doll: that's even better Pamela: heck,, everyone else already has one - you should be a shoo in Guy B.: You tell me! Dr. D.: I can lend her mine if she gets cold. Rin Doll: so what about the convention colours? Pamela: the t-shirts are beige with the Chicago skyline in yellows, oranges, browns, khaki and blue with red and blue lettering' Pamela: they're really nice Dr. D.: Can't wait for photos. Pamela: kudos to whoever came up with the design Guy B.: Pam I did recheck the letter and both Dr. D and Rin ordered Large T-shirts. So, those XXL are Ron's. Dr. D.: Rin says an XXL would be too ample for even her Dr. D.: We did indeed order Ls Pamela: its okay we got it sorted out Guy - I got one of Rons XXL and Dale is going to mail me another Dr. D.: Richard's computer hath claimed another victim! Guy B.: I have four Large T-shirts down here. Does anyone want an extra one? Dr. D.: Pamela hath vanished!
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: sorry, knocked myself off Dr. D.: The curse of your Dad's computer
(Guy B. blows kisses at Pamela.)
(Pamela gives Guy B. a can of Diet Coke.) Guy B.: Thanks Pam Pamela: thanks, Guy
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: what was I saying when I so rudely interrupted myself? Dr. D.: "I confess to killing..." Rin Doll: you were talking about shirts Guy B.: I will have a very special surprise for my presentation tomorrow. Pamela: oh yes, Rich, Dad asked me to confirm that you made the reservations for everyone at the hotel in Windsor
changed username to Ronald Pamela: I don't think so! Dr. D.: What do you mean by "everyone"? Pamela: Terry and Gail, the girls and yourselves Dr. D.: I reserved rooms for my Dad and his wife, my 4 girls, and me and Rin Pamela: good Dr. D.: They check in Friday, depart Sunday. Guy B.: For those at the con, but I will make an annoucement by e-mail for those who couldn't be here. You will find out soon. Dr. D.: We check in Saturday, depart Monday. Pamela: we're booked there as well, Lindsay is staying at the house with Aunt C Pamela: We check in Saturday, depart Sunday (Russell has to work Monday night) Neil: Dr. D, Dale has uploaded some raw photo files to Adamcon.org, but they're not organized, resized, or linked yet. Dr. D.: Boo Dr. D.: Okay Neil, we will keep watching. Pamela: and Kimberly and Art are working on whether they can come Ronald: not much better Dr. D.: Hi Ron Ronald: must be Adamcon night Pamela: boo is right, but we gotta pay the rent somehow Pamela: Ron! Dr. D.: Tell us about it! Pamela: you fixed it Rin Doll: hi Ron Pamela: so what happened to Judy and Bob? Dr. D.: Connection woes of some sort, some kind of local interference. Dr. D.: Probably someone's cell phone Guy B.: They are having some sort of interference by them and is affecting their wireless. Pamela: ah Ronald: I'm going awasy now
Ronald left chat session Dr. D.: no! Pamela: why Ron? Dr. D.: I just bathed this evening, too Pamela: we went swimming : ) Pamela: seemed like the thing to do after spending all day at the aquarium Dr. D.: haha Dr. D.: have fish for supper too Pamela: ick Dr. D.: (we had chicken) Dr. D.: (and ice cream) Pamela: Rin, did Lin stay home as planned? Dr. D.: (and pineapple juice) Rin Doll: ?? Guy B.: That ice cream is tempting. Dr. D.: Room service! Pamela: when Russell talked to Mom yesterday, she said they were staying home because of the heat Rin Doll: she was going to stay home? Rin Doll: oh...I have no idea Pamela: wasn't her car there when you got home? Dr. D.: Didn't go into the garage, Pam. Pamela: ah Dr. D.: Having brakes troubles with the Voyager, so it is sitting at Canadian Tire right now. Pamela: I thought you just got the brakes fixed Rich, or was that the Caravan? Dr. D.: That was changing a flat on the Caravan, Pam. Pamela: cars - if it ain't one thing, its another Dr. D.: I decided in for penny, in for pound, have them do the A/C too Neil: Ron has some antivirus program taking over almost all the power of his Windows. He's trying to get chat working in Linux right now. Pamela: may be a few pounds of flesh before you're done Dr. D.: I limped in, dropped off Rin's stuff, went up to Canadian Tire before they closed, walked back. Dr. D.: It will be the first one in the queue tomorrow morning at 9 AM. Dr. D.: I figure $1000, so anything less will be a pleasant surprise. Pamela: if Lin's around, she can probably give you a lift up there to pick it up Dr. D.: But the A/C has been out in that car since ADAMcon 17, and it has been too hot too long to go without it any more. Dr. D.: It is a nice walk, Pam, no problem. Dr. D.: We can walk past the DQ anyways mmmmm Pamela: in the meantime, if you need anything, feel free to help yourself from our place. Dr. D.: I imagine it will be done about 6 PM tomorrow, so we can just hang around at home. Guy B.: You must be tired, Dr D? Dr. D.: Crank the A/C, drink lots of water, and lounge. Dr. D.: I am very tired Guy. Pamela: anyway our place should be nice and cool so you can go up there to cool off Dr. D.: This has been a very very busy week. Guy B.: You need a good rest. Dr. D.: I will be glad for a day of nowhere to go. Pamela: I don't blame you : ) Dr. D.: I agree Guy :-) have to convince the rest of the Universe though. Guy B.: You will, you have a terrific woman by your side. Pamela: oooh, mushy stuff Dr. D.: <blushes> Dr. D.: Mushy is good
(Guy B. gives Dr. D. a nice tall frosty Guinness) Dr. D.: <pukes> Dr. D.: Save it for Richard :-)
(Guy B. sends Dr. D. some air conditioning) Dr. D.: Yes that would be nice!!!! Guy B.: How's that? Pamela: I'd take a tall frosty anything right about now (except Guinness - I'm with Rich on that one) Dr. D.: Pineapple juice earlier tonight, mmmmm Pamela: yum Dr. D.: If I am not careful I will drink it all, it is very good Guy B.: I would go for a thick hand dip shake and I make good ones. Dr. D.: mmmmmm Pamela: so when are you serving, Guy? : ) Dr. D.: Rin has now gone to the shower Dr. D.: And I am going for more pineapple juice :-) BRB Guy B.: You have to come over. I don't think you guys knew that was my part-time job 30 years ago. Pamela: I must say I like this computer Pamela: sheesh - better than flipping burgers Dr. D.: back Guy B.: I did that too, part of the time. Also, bussed tables. Dr. D.: made it orange-pineapple though, to stretch it Pamela: worked for Harvey's for a year or so Guy B.: But, I was a great on creating sundaes, shakes and sodas. Dr. D.: So what ADAM stuff has happened at the convention so far? Guy B.: Dale with game programming. I will be doing the AdamEm and utilities and a special bonus tomorrow. Pamela: we watched part of your presentation yesterday Rich Pamela: I got kidnapped by Jillian yesterday so don't know what else happened in the PM Dr. D.: Sounds interesting. Dr. D.: Rin is clean again Pamela: and cooler I'm assuming Dr. D.: yes Pamela: I swear I sweated out a couple of pounds today Neil: We had a Logo session with Ron, and a short talk about SDL with Dale standing in for Geoff. Rin Doll: I think I am also finally in a comfortable enough state to sleep Dr. D.: sleep is good...it is almost 11 PM here Guy B.: 9:46 here in Chicago. Dr. D.: hehe Neil: We also switched the schedule around and watched as much as we could of Dr. D's DVD. Pamela: I had a nap - I'm doing fine Dr. D.: hope you saw the robot video at the end Pamela: we didn't watch all of it Rich Neil: The DVD froze for 15 to 30 seconds about every 2 minutes, so we only got through about half of it in the 2 hours we devoted to that. Dr. D.: not sure why Rin Doll: (PRIVATE) hope you're having a good time...I'm going to log off now...don't worry, I'll take care of kitty....love you Dr. D.: it was authored in iMovie/iDVD Guy B.: I'll try mine when I get back home on my DVD player. Neil: During lunch yesterday, I made a new copy that works, so we're going to try to squeeze in the robot stuff before the end of the Con. Pamela: (PRIVATE) we're having a good time, very hot - will tell all when we return - love you too - thank you for taking care of kitty - theres a note on the TV for you and Lin Dr. D.: it is less than 10 minutes Rin Doll: (PRIVATE) I saw it :-) before I checked my messages too Neil: We wondered if it might work better on a Mac, but no-one her brought a Mac. Dr. D.: It played fine on a Sanyo DVD player and a Magnavox DVD player. Pamela: (PRIVATE) written the night before in exhaustion so if I missed anything, sorry : ) Dr. D.: Plus of course this Powerbook Neil: Both Dale's computer, and my external DVD burner drive struggled greatly to read it, for some reason. Rin Doll: well folks I'm signing off...have a great rest of the con and know how much I'd like to fairly win the afghan :-) Rin Doll: nite all
Rin Doll left chat session Dr. D.: Sigh Dr. D.: standards are great, so many to choose from Pamela: nite Rin Guy B.: Maybe older notebooks with DVD rom players, could be the problem. Pamela: hugs and kisses from us Dr. D.: Well, I can always put up a Bittorrent of the VIDEO_TS folder and let each burn his own :-) Neil: My external drive is less than 2 years old. Dr. D.: sigh Guy B.: Mine DVD rom is new. Pamela: will work on the afghan for you Neil: Well, we have several copies here, which I didn't know at the time. Maybe some work better than the one we were trying to show. Dr. D.: I sent 12 copies Dr. D.: 6 are on DVD-R, 6 on DVD+R Dr. D.: The gold ones are DVD-R Guy B.: Those who don't have one, I'll bring them tomorrow. So, you can take one home. Dr. D.: Okay... Dr. D.: I think I am going to follow Rin and sign off for tonight. Dr. D.: Say hi to Dale and Jillian and hope that the rest of the convention goes well. Neil: It was a DVD-R that we tried. I always use +R because that was the only kind ... Pamela: okay Rich, good luck with the van Pamela: we miss you guys Dr. D.: Thanks. Neil: that my old burner could use. Dr. D.: Miss you too Guy B.: Bye Dr. D Dr. D.: Good night all. Dr. D.: <poof> Pamela: gnite Rich - hugs to you Pamela: well guys, are we gonna give up? Guy B.: We can be still be here until the cows come home. Pamela: heck, if we're going to talk we might as well do it face to face : ) Neil: Maybe we can just talk face-to-face. Pamela: doesn't look like we're gonna get anyone else Neil: Ron's still struggling with Linux. Guy B.: I thought James and Daniel would come on tonight. Neil: Did James come tonight? Pamela: Daniel had something to do this weekend and James was away looking at the new site for the second school Pamela: Daniel had that CCLRQ meeting or whatever it was Neil: Murray's computer died completely Neil: Ok, right Pamela. Now I remember. Pamela: anyway I"m gonna sign off and spend some time talking to Dad - will be out soon. If Russell is looking for me I'm in M & D's room. Guy B.: He needs a new laptop Pamela: as do we all : ) Guy B.: Bye Pam Pamela: see ya shortly Pamela: kerpoof!
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