rich-c: greetings, fellow Michigander Roberto Slopsema: hey richard !!!!!! Roberto Slopsema: where are you and how you get online???? Roberto Slopsema: I know, with a laptop rich-c: yeah - is it OK for us Youpers to talk to you lower land folks? Roberto Slopsema: ya mon....... Roberto Slopsema: got wifi ina campground? rich-c: right, it's just a matter of lucking into a campground with a hotspot - we're two for three so far Roberto Slopsema: cool Roberto Slopsema: now, a question? how's the weather?????? rich-c: I suspect that campgrounds are seeing the competitive advantage Holiday Inn is getting in hotels Roberto Slopsema: AND, do ou need to pay off the wifi owner to use it, or is it free because youa re camping???? alwasy wondered about that
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changed username to Daniel B Daniel B: Hi Bob! Daniel B: bonsoir Rich! rich-c: finally reached the edge of the rain and chill about 4 p.m. - clear sunset Roberto Slopsema: good night DANIEL !!!!!! or should I say good evening........ rich-c: allo Daniel! Roberto Slopsema: GREAT, glad you got to see the sunset, it is supposed to clear out here tomorrow and better thru the weekend with warmth and sun rich-c: the wifi is generally free from what I gather Roberto Slopsema: cool rich-c: yes, that's the forecAst here, three nice warm days in store Roberto Slopsema: when did yo leave Toronto ????? Judy wansts to know Roberto Slopsema: where in the UP are ya?????? rich-c: Monday afternoon, made Port Huron the first night rich-c: we're just outside St. Roberto Slopsema: ya rich-c: Ignace, place called Lakeshoer Campground
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changed username to Mtl514 rich-c: even got a pictue of it from the campground beachfront Roberto Slopsema: it is kinda neat looking in the dark of night Roberto Slopsema: GREAT Daniel B: I can't stay too long... I'm sick... probably a cold. Mtl514: Greetings to everyone. rich-c: hello Guy, what's the word? Mtl514: 1st victim died... Roberto Slopsema: am going north with Judy's folks the 1st week of Oct and hope to make the bridge and possible camp out near it so's we can see it agian Mtl514: Gunner was 25, Sri Lankan origin. rich-c: you mean the lstest college shooting? Daniel B: bonsoir Guy Mtl514: Yeah... Mtl514: Heck it made CNN, figured everyone must have heard of it by now. Mtl514: Salut DanB. rich-c: noticed the headline when I was checking my webmail Roberto Slopsema: no haven't heard about it rich-c: me, I'm in St. Ignace, MI - need I say moe? Mtl514: It was the headline on the CNN website a few hours ago. Roberto Slopsema: Sandra expecting YET. or are you a happy daddy??????? Daniel B: les tests pour fabriquer des cartouches de minijeux sont en cours. Il semble que nous ayons deux choix, soit prendre les pcbs de AA en les modifiants ou bien en faire des nouveaux mais en quantité. Mtl514: Rich: Camping? Mtl514: Daniel: Will my game be considered? Daniel B: of course... well, except if you refuse now Mtl514: Nonono, I really want my game to be published... It's be nice to have as a memory.
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changed username to rich-1 Daniel B: je dois contacter AA pour leur faire part des tests rich-1: sorry, I'm typring on the trailer gtable, and keep hitting the key that dumps me rich-1: you two are collaborating on making a game cartridge then, Daniel? rich-1: test Daniel B: now in english : minigames cartridge tests are going fine, and now we have to decide if we use pcbs from AA but need modifications (2wires, a resistance and a ceramic capacitor) or producing new pcbs in quantity rich-1: quite, rich-1: Bob can't follow the French Roberto Slopsema: si senor rich-1: anyway before we lost the connection - what's the word with Sandra? Daniel B: it looks like a cartridge of three 8k minigames is possible by using the actual AA pcbs, without any electronic modifications, except for the GAL software. rich-1: by Coleco standards, 8K was a standard game sometimes Mtl514: Rich: She's doing fine, passed her 36 weeks of labor today, so the baby is doing fine and if it is born it won't have any complications from premature birth. Roberto Slopsema: GREAT !!!!!! tell her CONGRATS !!!!! rich-1: but you aren't a poppa quite yet ;-) Daniel B: that's great news Daniel B: congratulations Daniel B: well, I realy have to go now... I don't feel good staying in front of my computer. I need to sleep. Daniel B: good bye! Daniel B: it looks like rich is having connection problem
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changed username to rich-2 Daniel B: welcome back rich Daniel B: goodnight eveyone! Daniel B: take care! rich-2: thanks Daniel - bonsoir to you, and tgake care of the cold Daniel B: *poof*
Daniel B left chat session rich-2: not sure if I'm doing something I shouldn't or if the network is dropping me rich-2: wonder where the otehrs are? rich-2: Pamela I know is up at their trailer with no inernet Roberto Slopsema: well she SHOULD have it Roberto Slopsema: but I can understand her not having it rich-2: but no Rich and Erin, or Guy B., or Harvie Roberto Slopsema: maybe they are just coming late Roberto Slopsema: so what is the plan the rest of the week????? Mtl514: No, not a father yet... Still in the waiting stage. Meanwhile I do lots of overtime at work, makes time pass faster. rich-2: Ron of course is usualy late Roberto Slopsema: travel liesurely across upper Michigan??? rich-2: yes - we are finding out why those other old folks ony do around 1t50 miles per day rich-2: so far we have not unhitched since leaving home - the effort involved is daunting Roberto Slopsema: why go a long wasy Roberto Slopsema: traffic should be light this time of year and a trailer following you won't hurt anything rich-2: we plan to be at the Road America race on Sept. 24th Roberto Slopsema: in lower Illinois right? rich-2: no, Plymouth, Wisconsin Roberto Slopsema: ok wand where is Plymouth? rich-2: bit inland from Sheboygan, on Elkhart Lake Roberto Slopsema: OK Roberto Slopsema: you got a long time to get there mon rich-2: have a bunch of eh carnut guys meeting there rich-2: well we also want to see Taliesin and the Johnsons Wax building and other FLW works Roberto Slopsema: ok Roberto Slopsema: ever been to the House On The Rock?????? Roberto Slopsema: that is over there not too far rich-2: haven't been but if it's in the area likely will
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changed username to Ron Roberto Slopsema: go here on the internet....... http://www.thehouseontherock.com/ rich-2: we will likely drop anchor in Spring Green and mosey around that area for a bit Ron: hallo Mtl514: well gents, I shall be on my way too, it is nearing 10:00 PM and that is the witching hour for me. Have to be up by 5:15-5:30AM. Mtl514: Take care all! Enjoy your trip Rich, looks like you are! rich-2: take care Guy, you and Sandra, and good luck rich-2: hello Ron Ron: How are you's Mtl514: Thank you, will post details whenever the deed is done. Well, the deed was done more than 9 months ago, but you know what I mean. Ron: news on Sandra? rich-2: we will be waiting, Guy Mtl514: Ron: Same as 2 weeks ago, no progress... still pregnant. ;) Take care all.
Mtl514 left chat session Roberto Slopsema: hi Ron Ron: ok - best of luck both Ron: Hey Bob! Ron: been out on a camera club photo shoot most of the day Ron: went to a marine park on an island just of Nanaimo Roberto Slopsema: darn House on rock is somewhere in southwestern Wisconsin it appears, but I can't find out where rich-2: so what did you get and when and where will you post it? rich-2: it's OK Bob, I'll take a look shortly myself rich-2: it isn't like the website will be hard to find Ron: House on the rock? Roberto Slopsema: tis in Spring Green Wiconsin Roberto Slopsema: yes ron.....it is a very interesting thing........hit the website Ron: right I will do that rich-2: that puts it right in with Taliesin and a number of otehr FLW works, then Roberto Slopsema: guy built the thing with all kinds of rooms and one hangs out like 30 feet out over the terrain Roberto Slopsema: also has a lot of buildings of collections....dolls, guns, cars, etc Ron: right rich-2: sounds like a worthwhile stop - I'll consut Frances Roberto Slopsema: what did you see at the marine park Ron ? rich-2: hope it doesn't cost as much to get in as Taliesin - $50 for a two hour tour! Roberto Slopsema: $11.50 each tour.....there are 3 separate ones it says Roberto Slopsema: basic house deal is one tour; carousel, etc another tour and aviatioin, dolls etc a third tour Ron: mostly scenery, but it was beautiful. Looks like a place for kids to hold camps- there were several groups set up Roberto Slopsema: IF I remember correctly, he had a whole section of figures which ran on air pressure (course, someone had to feed in the quarters_ Roberto Slopsema: sounds nice......and a quiest place to see nature rich-2: well, it's like a phone call - keep an eye on time and charges Ron: beautiful shots along the beach.... Roberto Slopsema: right Roberto Slopsema: how's the temps there Ron ?
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changed username to Guy B. Roberto Slopsema: you Guy Guy B.: Greetings!!!! Roberto Slopsema: just missed the other Guy Roberto Slopsema: he had to retire for the night Guy B.: Did Sandra have the baby? Roberto Slopsema: nope, not yet Roberto Slopsema: about 4 weeks to go full full term rich-2: hello Guy Roberto Slopsema: but Guy says anytime now is ok Roberto Slopsema: so that sounds good rich-2: where has Ron got to?
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changed username to Ron-again Roberto Slopsema: wb ronald Ron-again: got bumped Ron-again: Hi Guy Roberto Slopsema: must be the computer in Dale's lair throwing you'se guys out rich-2: makes me feel better - maybe my drops aren't my fault after all Ron-again: been a cool day here..... somewhere in the mid -70's Roberto Slopsema: heck it has been 10* cooler tahn taht here Roberto Slopsema: and rain, and yucky Ron-again: We've had an incredible stretch without rain. Looks like that is about to come to an end rich-2: great - in our neck of the woods we've been growing webbed feet Ron-again: guess we musta sent you all the water Roberto Slopsema: had 3" since Sat here rich-2: trust us, it arrived, in copious amounts Roberto Slopsema: we had to bail water out of our little pond, it was overflowing Ron-again: Lord! Roberto Slopsema: and 3 nice days and then back to rain,k cold and gloom, they say Guy B.: We are having too much. Been raining off and on since Sunday. We finally dry out tomorrow. Ron-again: Over at Tofino on the west coast, (which gets something like 125 inches of rain a year.... their water reservoir ran dry Ron-again: they had to close all the hotels rich-2: yes, but NOAA is only offering three good days before it gets ünsettled"again Roberto Slopsema: OH OH that hurts....... Ron-again: sure played havoc with the tourist dollars rich-2: just so long as it it good for our rae... Roberto Slopsema: can imagine Ron-again: they bought their own problems it seems..... engineers recommended upgrades to the water system years ago....was never don Ron-again: Now they're going to pay rich-2: fair enough to a point, but Tofino really isn't a name you Associate with drought Ron-again: exactly Rich. It's in the middle of the west coast rain forest rich-2: in fairness to teh engineers, I suspect there's been a lot of very water-consumptive development lately Ron-again: well that town balloons from population 1700 to about 10000 each summer Ron-again: they just weren't prepared for that onslaught and no rain at the same time Roberto Slopsema: can understand the problem rich-2: I think the point is how much water consumption has gone up each year for say the past decade Roberto Slopsema: ca n make a big difference for sure Ron-again: yes. exactly that too Roberto Slopsema: what richard says is undoubtedlt a big factor in the equation Ron-again: Was going to head over there for a trip at the end of this month. Think I might wait Roberto Slopsema: and it is not an isolated occruance rich-2: yes, isn't it great to cut taxes - till the water plant you didn't get built does get needed, desperately Roberto Slopsema: might be a good thing to rethink.......until you hear they have osme water Ron-again: the town of Ucluelet at the other end, which did upgrade their water services and which has about the same level of tourist trade, survived quite nicely Ron-again: other end of the peninsula I mean Roberto Slopsema: well, they looked ahead and got5 paid for it royally Ron-again: yup. They were trucking water from Ucluelet to Tofino all this past couple of weeks rich-2: well, tomorrow always comes, but some folk never do figure that out Ron-again: I lived over there..... at the beginning of my career Ron-again: the two towns don't really like eachother much... or they didn't then Ron-again: competitive thing Ron-again: that's right Rich Ron-again: we slow to learn rich-2: Guy, you're quiet - may I Ask you something abut Metra? Ron-again: brb rich-2: seems Guy mustg be off somewhere else Ron-again: probably on neighbouring computer Roberto Slopsema: talking to a neighbor?????? Roberto Slopsema: peasant!!!!!!!! Roberto Slopsema: what's Metra ????? Roberto Slopsema: Chicago metro system ? Guy B.: Sure Rich Guy B.: Metra is the Metrapolitan Commuter Railroad. It's part of the RTA. Ron-again: aha Roberto Slopsema: ok rich-2: does it run out into Wiscinsin at all, Guy? Guy B.: Fares are based on zones. In other words, the further you go, the higher the fare. Roberto Slopsema: and it goes ????// around centreal Chicago area? Guy B.: There is one that goes to Kenosha, WI. rich-2: that sounds promisig - know the websie top of your head? rich-2: got some budis need to get from Miday to Elkhart Lake(Plymouth) nd back rich-2: sorry - that's Midway Guy B.: Want to know more: www.metrarail.com rich-2: thaks Guy, that should do it Ron-again: You two on the road soon Rich? rich-2: we're currently in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Ron-again: aha. rich-2: headed for Spring Green and Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Roberto Slopsema: they are like Elmo, the talking toy of yesteryear.......'on the road again' Ron-again: the travellin'clan rich-2: going through the UPavoids towing through Chicago rich-2: towing ghrough Chicago is something well avoided Ron-again: yes Ron-again: Thinking back to my return trip from Wrigley Field to the hotel Ron-again: wondered why does anyone bother driving here Ron-again: and that was 10 at night Roberto Slopsema: Chicago is a ZOO no matter what time of day or night Roberto Slopsema: people alwasys going somehwere Ron-again: so I have observed Roberto Slopsema: bunch of sleep deprived people I think Ron-again: looked up at a passing rapid transit car at one point - which appeared to be all but empty.... thought...there's something wrong with this picture Guy B.: Driving to Wrigley is bad. There is a remote lot and you can park there for $6 and take a bus there and return trip back. Ron-again: and I am a part of ot Ron-again: it rich-2: anyway, mixing in with a trailer is no sport at all Roberto Slopsema: and you were jammed in with 200 other cars ont he freeway, right? Ron-again: yessir rich-2: route 2 through the UP has a 55 mph limit rich-2: it is two lane rich-2: there are 12 passing spots in 28 miles Roberto Slopsema: thats ok.......you are pulling a trailer Richard rich-2: fortunately, we are in no hurry Ron-again: As it was, I parked the car within about a 1 block walk of Wrigley, and paid $25. for the privilege Roberto Slopsema: so taht is a passing spot averaging every mile and half or so rich-2: true, but I like to keep my mirrors empty Ron-again: Only cost me $48 to get in to the ballgame Roberto Slopsema: OUCH Ron-again: what's moneyh Ron-again: money Roberto Slopsema: say whaat?????? for a ticket? Ron-again: yeah Roberto Slopsema: got the owners suite then huh? Ron-again: no... nowhere close... but it wasn't a bad seat.. about 40 rows up just along the 3rd base side of home plate rich-2: so what would the bleachers have cost? Ron-again: out there it would have been $18 if I recall Roberto Slopsema: so with acouple of dogs and pop, you blew a hundred bucks Ron-again: just about Ron-again: no regrets Hey! the Cubbies won eh? Roberto Slopsema: and the place is mostly sold out all the time Roberto Slopsema: Judy says.........our price is $10 for reserved seat and a dog and pop (+$3 parking) for the tigers minor league team ballgame Roberto Slopsema: she like that price better
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changed username to Ronnie Ronnie: bounced again Ronnie: anyway... that night at Wrigley they had 38,400 give or take, loyal fans rich-2: that's two each, Ron Roberto Slopsema: hey you only go around once in life, so go for the $110 ball game and enjoy it, eh/ Guy B.: And this season has been the pits for the Cubs, but there is always next year. rich-2: anyway folks I hve an urgent email to get off Ronnie: yes I did, considering it was the coolest most comfortable outdoor temps of the entire week Ronnie: 78 deg rich-2: so I am going to have to bid you adieu rich-2: and hope the campground next Wednesday hs ingernet Guy B.: Bye Rich Ronnie: nite Rich. good travels Roberto Slopsema: see you next week hopefully Richar rich-2: note genlemen, try to see you next week rich-2: colour me gone
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changed username to Ron Guy B.: Oh Ron is back. Roberto Slopsema: ok guy night Ron: think I'm gonna have to give this up guys Guy B.: Ok, we'll see you next week. Bye Roberto Slopsema: ok us too Ron......see you next week Guy B.: Poof Ron: see ya's all next week
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