BobS: hi pam Pamela: hi bob BobS: hows your papa Pamela: so far so good - he's been doing lots of walking BobS: AND what is the name of your car.......ford what ?
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changed username to Dr. D. Pamela: Hi, Rich BobS: big big recall on them Dr. D.: hi all BobS: don't know if your year is included Dr. D.: I just got home :-( BobS: hey doc Pamela: no recalls on mine - I checked BobS: that' BobS: s good BobS: just came upyesterday Pamela: long day, Rich? Dr. D.: long is too short to describe it Pamela: are you all getting icky weather like we are? Dr. D.: writing an exam, giving a makeup exam, student interrupts for fall registration, too many phone calls, and Elanor leaving for NYC with vocal music tour, bus was delayed due to broken wiper and it is raining hard here BobS: "The affected model years for the Ford Escape SUV recall are 2002 to 2004 model years..................." Pamela: go on, Bob Pamela: wow, that's a lotta stuff for one day, Rich BobS: Nearly 500,000 thousand Ford Escape sport utility vehicles are being recalled by Ford Motor Company due to an accelerator problem that could result in elevated engine speeds Dr. D.: just getting to eat NOW Pamela: well, all it means is that I'll get whatever it is replaced for free : ) BobS: Owners will be notified by Ford and can have the cable replaced at no charge Dr. D.: and I have hardly had a chance to write to Rin all day Dr. D.: and I presume she is going to show up here tonight BobS: went to " http://www.ask.com/web?q=%22ford+escape+recall%22&qsrc=0&o=333&l=dir " on the ASK Jeeves search engine Pamela: I'm sure she'll tell you she had a busy day too - she was filling my ears on the way home Dr. D.: She rode with you? Pamela: yes, we left at the same time by arrangement and ended up on the same subway train by chance Dr. D.: And I guess Bob is having car problems? Dr. D.: ah BobS: nope, Pam and her new car Pamela: no, that would be the recall he's describing to me on my new vehicle Dr. D.: New car has probs already? BobS: just heard about it yesterday I think Pamela: I checked for recalls before I bought it - did a VIN search BobS: "....................a liner over the accelerator cable could prevent the engine from returning to idle on ..................." Dr. D.: "do not buy car if it runs on VIN" Pamela: trust me, it runs on gas : ) Dr. D.: Your dollar is going through the roof this week, it is almost 88 cents US now BobS: they waited until Pam bought one because they didn't want to scare her
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changed username to eDr BobS: hi rin Pamela: $102.3 when we were on the way home Pamela: Hi, Rin eDr: hi Bobs eDr: hi Pam Dr. D.: wife at last hi dearest Pamela: Hi Rin eDr: hi Rich Pamela: Rin, thought after we got home, gotta figure out when I'm gonna take Mom shopping - are you okay to wait until Sunday? eDr: I think I can.... Pamela: well if not, we'll work it out - don't worry Dr. D.: Elanor finally got her temp license so she can start driving once we get normal weather Pamela: if worse comes to worst, we'll feed you on Saturday : ) eDr: well, I don't want to put you out though Pamela: well good for her, Rich Pamela: hey, we have to eat too : ) - as I said, don't worry Dr. D.: Ohio has changed laws since Christina was in training, now only a parent or the legal guardian is allowed to ride with a student driver, no longer just any adult driver. Dr. D.: Pro instruction class instructors excepted too Pamela: I believe that it must be a driver licenced for five years in Ontario, and it must be a G licence (not G1 or G2) Dr. D.: So no more friend-with-license doing the "teaching" Pamela: all I can say is I'm glad that I got my licence before the graduated system came in Dr. D.: it is wholly impractical Dr. D.: the hippies who put it in as middle agers would never have put up with it when they were teens Pamela: brr, I'm freezing - brb Dr. D.: I just HATE that kind of hypocracy Dr. D.: they are more establishment than their parents, it is sickening Dr. D.: So Pam says you had a hard day, Rin. Pamela: I think the idea is to keep them from getting bad habits from their teen friends
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changed username to JudyS Dr. D.: haha like they never did in 1967 BobS: the trouble is they were having too many accidents Pamela: Hi, Judy eDr: hi Judy JudyS: Hi, Pam, Dr D and Erin eDr: it was long but not like yours Dr. D.: if they cared about accidents they would road test with every renewal every 4 years JudyS: they should probably check the older drivers also Pamela: I think it's an excellent idea but I doubt anyone would think it was practical JudyS: some of them should not be driving anymore Dr. D.: no too many people would fail a fair driving test, so they want to be grandfathered in... Dr. D.: stick it to the kids with no power Pamela: what is the driving age in Ohio?
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: 16 Pamela: same as Ontario Dr. D.: 15.5 you can get learner's permit Pamela: ah - you have to wait until 16 here to get your learner's permit Dr. D.: but the graduated system kills you if for some reason you don't start right at 15.5...Rin is living proof Dr. D.: You can take the test on your 16th birthday...my Dad did. Dr. D.: Hi Judy, didn't see you come in JudyS: hi, Dr D Dr. D.: Well Rin, I did get my exam written. Pamela: you must be 16 with parental permission to take the test for your learner's permit here and then schedule a series of road tests to pass through your G1 and G2 eDr: very good :-) Dr. D.: And if you don't do it in N years you lose it all and have to start over, hence Rin :-( JudyS: you have to go thru a driving school here
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changed username to Guy B. JudyS: hi, Guy Pamela: hello, Guy Guy B.: Greetings from snowy and rainy Chicago! Dr. D.: High school here still has a 9-week driver's ed class. Dr. D.: Hello Guy. eDr: hi Guy Dr. D.: Rainy and melty-snow Cleveland. Pamela: greetings from wet cold and windy Toronto Guy B.: Hi Dr. and Erin JudyS: has been doing the same thing here today, first got 5 inches of snow and now it is a combo of snow and rain Dr. D.: There was 18-24 inches in Cleveland from Fri-Sun Pamela: I'm so looking forward to the trip into work tomorrow : (
moved to room Meeting Place Guy B.: Looks like we got an inch here and the Cubs game got postphoned due to the snow. Dr. D.: On my way back from Windsor, it was clear until Cuyahoga County, then BOOM Pamela: welcome to April in North America : ) BobS: YOUCH JudyS: we are hoping the Whitecaps game gets cancelled Friday night Dr. D.: Cleveland's home opener weekend was snowed out, they are relocated to some other stadium in another state. Guy B.: Your Indians are playing in Milwaukee because of the snow. Dr. D.: I had to shovel for 30 minutes to get a parking space. Dr. D.: It was deep and wet and heavy.
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changed username to james JudyS: hi, James Pamela: Hi, James james: good morning
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: Hi James Guy B.: Look on the bright side. We are going to hit the 60's next week Dr. D.: Hi James, been watching the new Doctor? Guy B.: Hi James BobS: yea right Guy......5" of snow is NOT bright here Dr. D.: I have them if you want :-) james: new doctor? has he changed again? Dr. D.: New episodes, same Doc Guy B.: Bob, I bet by Monday that snow will be gone. JudyS: hope so james: very nice, i'll have to see what episode i'm up to. have been a wee bit on the busy side here BobS: Ihope it is gone tomorrow morning Dr. D.: If it keeps raining here overnight it will be gone from here. Dr. D.: Season 3 episode 2 is the latest, "The Shakespeare Code"
moved to room Meeting Place james: season 3.. i think i finished season 2 but i don't remember now Dr. D.: Plus Christmas Special james: when did he change, at the end of season 2? Dr. D.: At end of season 1 james: sorry *regenerate* JudyS: Pam, how is your mom holding up? Dr. D.: Eccleston did just one season, then Tennant. Pamela: so far, so good JudyS: that is good to here Dr. D.: Rumor is he will leave midway through season 4. JudyS: and thank you for the card james: ok i remember seeing the episode with all the daleks and cybermen
changed username to lumbar1 james: then rose getting whisked into the parallel universe to be with her parallel father Dr. D.: That was the end of Season 2. james: ok, then i've not seen anything after that i think. haven't met the new companion Dr. D.: If you want the shows, let me know. james: so season three i'll have to catch up on james: thanks, i do. are they available via ftp? Dr. D.: Also there was a Weakest Link with DW cast...and K9! james: nice Dr. D.: Bittorrent, but I can FTP them to you if you have a machine and an account. james: i've got about 6 here and a decent ftp client james: no ftp server set up at the moment Dr. D.: I don't have a server with enough HD space to serve them Pamela: hello, lumbar1 james: hmm.. maybe the torrent would make more sense lumbar1: hello Dr. D.: Someone with a wooden ADAM? Dr. D.: I put my 80 column unit in a wooden box. Dr. D.: And had a stand-alone power supply in a wooden box with a fan. lumbar1: a thought, but not at the moment Dr. D.: The torrents still have good coverage at this point. JudyS: hi, Lumbar1 Dr. D.: Well lumbar1 can we help you with some ADAM stuff? Dr. D.: We have just been kinda chatty. lumbar1: hello JudyS eDr: hi L1 lumbar1: I don't know - I'll save qustionsfor later Dr. D.: We usually gab like family unless someone asks an ADAM question, then we inundate them. Pamela: heck, half of us are family : ) lumbar1: oh - I am a bit tired tonight so can't afford to hange about long BobS: seems that way don't it Dr. D.: you must have an ADAM Pamela: yes, especially now lumbar1: it shows in my slow typing Dr. D.: my doings I guess Dr. D.: You are uusing a terminal client for your ADAM to type here? Dr. D.: text-only Java, that I would like to see Pamela: oops, we lost him
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changed username to lumbar Guy B.: He's back. lumbar: I am sorry, my computer just dumped me Dr. D.: you must be using your ADAM :-) Dr. D.: nonetheless, I haven't dumped mine lumbar: no idea what happened or why JudyS: it happens Pamela: so lumbar, why are you tired? BobS: jees and Richard is in the hospital......so he can't be blamed for goofing up the system lumbar: maybe my Java doesn't like the chat Java
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changed username to james james: oops lumbar: juts had an over busy day yesterday and tiring one today BobS: wha happen james? james: accidentally closed the chat BobS: who you want to shoot? Dr. D.: I think Dale must still use adamcon.org for something else, sometimes the load is high and it becomes inaccessible. Pamela: (PRIVATE) I can't believe that no one has clued in! Dr. D.: Have you been shovelling snow in your neck of the woods lumbar? lumbar: (PRIVATE) especially Dr D Pamela: (PRIVATE) I think he's playing along : ) BobS: NOT GOING TO SHOVEL IT....IT BETTER MELT lumbar: not today but it is cold Dr. D.: haha famous last words JudyS: it had better melt lumbar: is it cold where you are? Dr. D.: I would guess it is 45-50 degrees Dr. D.: not too comfy unless in a winter coat still BobS: hopefully it stays above freezing and all melts lumbar: I guess you wont be doing any shovelling then Dr. D.: a website says 46 degrees currently in Cleveland BobS: datn well hope not Dr. D.: There is still plenty of that 2 feet still here Pamela: I think that's warmer than it is here, Rich james: who got snow? JudyS: we got 5 inches BobS: the upper midwest of the US James Dr. D.: Not at 2 C Pam lumbar: depends on the wind too Dr. D.: About 36 F Dr. D.: It says rain/snow mixed for Toronto james: sorry to hear that Dr. D.: This is the website I have bookmarked as "Rin wants to know what the weather is" eDr: rain and strong winds lumbar: not a nice day for drivng to work Dr. D.: says it feels like -5 C with the wind Pamela: well it didn't start till we got home, thank goodness Pamela: CP24 says it's 2 degrees C Dr. D.: or icky 23 F lumbar: that is cold! james: i'll bite my tongue Pamela: good call James Dr. D.: pastrami is better <rimshot> lumbar: ouch! Dr. D.: I will eat both :-) Pamela: I must be slow tonite, I just got that Pamela: groan lumbar: if you have access to a good deli both are nice Pamela: you've had beef tongue? Dr. D.: Corky & Lenny's, mmmm
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changed username to RonMac lumbar: yes, both cold and cooked Pamela: HI, Ron RonMac: Hey! Pamela: let me just say, ick Dr. D.: Hi Sir Ronald of Leftcoast Guy B.: Hi Ron, He's on the Mac tonight. eDr: hi Ron Guy B.: How's the weather out by you? RonMac: Dr. D,eDr RonMac: not bad today - cloudy, but milder - no rain Guy B.: Don't ask abotut me or Bob. RonMac: No eh? JudyS: hi, Ron Guy B.: SNOW RonMac: Hi Judy. lumbar: hello Ron Guy B.: Of course, not unusual for us in April. RonMac: lumbar? RonMac: Nothing is usual in April lumbar: that's me Guy B.: You got that right. After this, spring will return. RonMac: as in back pain? lumbar: yes, it has that association RonMac: Rich? lumbar: bingo! RonMac: Well Hey! JudyS: hope it is soon, my flowers don't like being covered with snow RonMac: are you home? eDr: Ron's a smart cookie lumbar: lumbar1 is my vertebra that collapsed RonMac: ah lumbar: got home yesterday RonMac: sometimes I'm not the brightest bulb in the lamp RonMac: good to hear sir Dr. D.: Hello Richard, welcome home BobS: heck Ron we didn't guess and Richard has been here about 20 minutes eDr: welcome home Uncle Richard Pamela: Ron, you're the only one who guessed JudyS: that is wonderful to hear Pamela: Hi Daddy lumbar: hospital could do no more for me - now it ixs outpatient tgherapy and tincture of time BobS: and Pam said you were up and walking a lot and doing well Dr. D.: tincture of time,that is a cute phrase Pamela: you didn't ask where, Bob : ) BobS: Pamel Vilneff.......you little tart !!!!!!! JudyS: you are bad, Pam BobS: seem good to be home richard ? BobS: like YES lumbar: well the ambulance only brought me home yesterday afernoon Pamela: you have no idea how hard it's been not to say anything - I've been biting my literal and virtual tongue for 20 minutes : ) BobS: and we were feeling sorry for ya'll Dr. D.: me and Rin too Dr. D.: Re: tongue-biting, the word had been passed through the grapevine JudyS: you are all bad!!!!! BobS: well I AM glad to hear that you are home and healthy my man Dr. D.: I was good anyhow, I presume Rin too Pamela: yes, I knew you knew : ) RonMac: I guess so eh? lumbar: but yes, after eight weeks flat on my back, it is a major improvement BobS: absolutely eDr: I was good BobS: and legs are all healed up ? Pamela: phew, now I can go get a drink Pamela: brb RonMac: Hospitals are a terrible place to go. Full of sick people Dr. D.: I hope Pam or Frances printed out more chatlogs for you...I left you with a stack of 5 JudyS: well, welcome bad, Richard!!!! JudyS: that is back RonMac: no he's bad RonMac: for fooling us
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changed username to james RonMac: fool us once, james: sorry folks, had to reboot BobS: and ya know.........I made a crack about Richard not being here so we couldn't blame him about james gettign dumped lumbar: no I will be having a nurse three times a week tocheck and renew the leg dressings RonMac: Hi James Dr. D.: <snicker> eDr: hehe Guy B.: James, seems you're having trouble tonight? Dr. D.: I was wondering whether Bob was in on the joke too and just being ironic BobS: nope james: mostly pebcak BobS: clueless in Michigan RonMac: wet on the coast james: (problem exists between chair and keyboard) RonMac: be right back (hunger strikes) BobS: ah one of those eh james? james: yeah BobS: usually it is between brain and fingers BobS: specially when they get cold lumbar: I willo also be getting a physiotherapist from Baycrest, she will be here tomorrow Pamela: everybody's here tonite - how did that happen? Pamela: (rhetorical question) BobS: just lucky me dear JudyS: sounds like you are on the right track, keep up the good work BobS: actually.......we all knew Richard was coming tonight, so we showed up for the fun lumbar: dont see Harvie or the Quebec contingent Pamela: Harvie's only been on once in the last few weeks Dr. D.: Rin must have fallen asleep Pamela: but we had both Gui and Daniel last week Dr. D.: I have missed a few here due to just being busy and home late Pamela: oh? Dr. D.: And it starts again at 5 AM tomorrow Pamela: try e-mailing her, Rich - the buzz should wake her up : ) JudyS: I missed last week, had to play dominoes with Meeka and Doug was working on my laptop eDr: I think I need to log off...I am dozing lumbar: hard day, Rin? Pamela: get some sleep, cuz of mine eDr: just busy...I was filling in for 2 of my colleagues JudyS: good night Rin, sleep tight eDr: good nite all....have a good rest of the week BobS: nite Rin Dr. D.: okay Rin, guess I ought to follow soon eDr: (PRIVATE) love you lumbar: take the break, Rin, you undoubtedly need it Pamela: good night Rin, remember I'm not coming straight home tomorrow Pamela: (PRIVATE) love you lots JudyS: actually this is my homework for the week, have to practice my typing
eDr left chat session JudyS: so I have to type Guy B.: Nite Rin Pamela: you are a touch typist already, are you not Judy? Dr. D.: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Dr. D.: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. JudyS: just don't have a lot to say, BobS: Richard, Judy started school this week........gonna get her GED Pamela: the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog BobS: and then I will be married to a learned woman BobS: cool, huh ? JudyS: oh, yes, just not the fastest and most acurate Pamela: the sentence with all 26 letters in it that everyone learned in typing class
lumbar changed username to Frances JudyS: can't spell eather Pamela: Hi, Mom Frances: Hi, daughter. Dr. D.: Hi Frances, spelling Richard? BobS: hello Frances RonMac: back JudyS: hi, Frances Frances: No, I want to ask Pam a question. Pamela: shoot BobS: NOW, we are going to get a tongue lashing about keeping REichard up too late Frances: Nope Dr. D.: Reichard, that is a laugh Bob RonMac: I'm sure Richard is free, white and 21 Dr. D.: <clicks heels> Frances: Pam, would you rather go shopping tomorrow after your dinner or right after work on Friday Pamela: I can't go tomorrow, have a dinner date with Chris and Katherine Frances: I know, you told me Pamela: so if you'd like to go Friday, that can be arranged : ) Frances: But you said that you would finish early so I wondered. james: dr. d, do you have a torrent for season 3? i suppose i could get off my ass and look for it, eh Pamela: I suspect that by the time we're done it will be after 8:00 and probably too late to go to No Frills Frances: However, Friday will be fine. Right after work? Pamela: sure - it will probably be about 6:00 by the time I get out of work, get to the car and get to your place. We don't have to leave right away if you don't want to Frances: Okay, call me tomorrow and we will work it out Pamela: will do, probably when I get home from dinner, okay> Pamela: ? Dr. D.: I deleted the torrents, but I can get them from demonoid again I think. Frances: Okay Dr. D.: Rin is on the phone now, so I am being paged. Pamela: or, if I go to walk the dog with Katherine, I could come by BobS: Fr4ances, now you can relax and not have to travel to the hospital anymore right ??????? Frances: Okay, folks, I'm going back to what I was doing. Goodnight all Pamela: we'll see how it goes and how late it is if that's okay with you Pamela: goodnight, Mom Dr. D.: nite Frances BobS: nite Doc Dr. D.: and I am going to go too Pamela: Rich, are you heading out?
Frances changed username to Rich-C Guy B.: Nite Dr. D Dr. D.: Yes consoling Rin she sounds icky Pamela: please tell Rin that Saturday shopping will be fine Dr. D.: I will Dr. D.: perfect she says Dr. D.: okay good night all Pamela: thank you. Get some rest and good night. Guy B.: Guess Rich is doing better RonMac: Nite Dr. D and eDr. Dr. D.: And welcome back Richard Guy B.: Rich, nice to have you back. Dr. D.: <poof>
Dr. D. left chat session Guy B.: How are you doing now? Pamela: in answer to your question Bob, yes, this means an end to the daily commute to the hospital Rich-C: thank you - I hope it lasts BobS: been a long haul to be sure.........] BobS: \what do you mean....if it lasts............... Guy B.: We missed you here. Pamela: but she's had to trade it for cooking regular meals again Rich-C: yes, Frances has been sterling about it, and more BobS: you better mind your wife AND your P's and Q's and not get into the hispital again Pamela: and your daughter : ) JudyS: and be real nice to her Rich-C: well, I'm not well, just healed enough the hospital cannot treat me further Pamela: did you do lots of walking today, Dad? Rich-C: I can move only with my walker Rich-C: and cannot sit or stand without my brace BobS: just keep moving JudyS: just keep up the healing and you will stay out of the hospital, people get sick in there BobS: AND wear the brace RonMac: Nowhere comfortable Rich? Pamela: yeah, he came home with a cold : ) Pamela: haven't figured that one out yet Rich-C: really have no place to walk in the house JudyS: that is what happened with my dad, came home with something now can't get over all of it Pamela: you should do the living room, kitchen, dining circuit Dad - like I did when I was learning to walk : ) Rich-C: but wiol work with the therapist to get my strength back JudyS: has an infection in the knee that was just replaced Rich-C: the walker wont quite fit gthrough the doorway areas, Pam Pamela: erg JudyS: so was back to the doctor Monday, reaction to the stitches in the knee RonMac: they can be an awkward device I know. Mom had one Pamela: real, honest-to-goodness stitches? Rich-C: what a joy for him! JudyS: is on about the 4th round of antibiotic Rich-C: sheesh! JudyS: had staples on the outside but stitches inside Pamela: he needs some of that super duper stuff they gave Dad for the septicimia Rich-C: knee operations are always a gamble Pamela: sidebar: it is windy and raining like crazy - glad I'm inside RonMac: The wind blew and the sh*t flew JudyS: hopefully this will take care of it they picked the thing open and it is now draining, quess that is a good thing Pamela: better out than in, Judy : ) Rich-C: your mother has to go to the dentizst tomorrow - she'll love it Pamela: oh, charming RonMac: charming is right JudyS: doing the same here, Pam Pamela: which reminds me, i have a dental appt I need to reschedule RonMac: This getting older thing is not what it's made out to be RonMac: I turned 63 yesterday RonMac: make that 36 Pamela: Happy Birthday, Ron! RonMac: thank you JudyS: Well, Happy Birthday a day late!!!! Rich-C: many happy returns, Ron RonMac: :) awww Pamela: and here I always thought you were too old for me : ) RonMac: nah! BobS: HAPPY B-DAY RON !!!!!!!!! JudyS: I don't think I would want to be 36 again Rich-C: and as they say, if you dont like getting old, consider the optiion RonMac: well, when you put it that way JudyS: yes, there are only 2 Pamela: I wouldn't mind 36, but I wouldn't want to go back to 26 Guy B.: Happy Birthday Ron RonMac: right RonMac: at 26 I knew nothing RonMac: now I'm 63 and I still know nothing Pamela: with lots of experience : ) JudyS: it might be a better age to go back to school Rich-C: welcome to the club RonMac: I was 26 when i got married RonMac: we won't go there JudyS: but I am doing okay so far Pamela: are you enjoying it, Judy? JudyS: yes, I really do love it Pamela: sheesh Ron, I was cohabitating for three years by that point Pamela: I'm glad, Judy Rich-C: my butt says I've been sitting in the same place too long, and my back exhoes the sentiment JudyS: Tuesday was making appointments and the instructor asked if we would like to do this all day, I said I would, was easy BobS: can relate to that Richard BobS: get up and walkl about Rich-C: so I am going to have to go move elsewhere and leave chat now Pamela: time to move around and stretch some, Dad Pamela: gnite Daddy, I'll either see you or talk to you tomorrow night BobS: nite Richard...unless yo return of course JudyS: bye, Richard, keep up the good work RonMac: Well Rich, it's good to have you back. Rich-C: easy toay, Pam, b ut it depends on how much it hurts - the limits are tight Pamela: I know : ) Rich-C: anyway, great ot be back and get to chat - hope to do better next week Guy B.: Nite Rich RonMac: niters BobS: tis good to have ya back Rich-C: goodnight all BobS: nite JudyS: you did great tonight Richard Rich-C: colour me gone
Rich-C left chat session BobS: are we dumb or what !!!!!!! BobS: was here and we didn't even guess RonMac: took me a while Pamela: I was practically bouncing in my chair : ) Pamela: not to mention laughing like a loon RonMac: bad bad! Pamela: there's a huge grin on my face now though RonMac: I'll bet JudyS: even so we are glad that he is home Pamela: was an emotional day for me yesterday - first day on the job and I didn't want to be seen crying, but I called the house about 3:30, he answered the phone JudyS: bet you are too RonMac: that's for sure Pamela: so I said, well that answers that question Pamela: and when I hung up, I started to cry JudyS: so how is the new job? Pamela: I'll be glad to get off this emotional roller coaster. RonMac: right, this was week one right? Pamela: It's hard to tell Judy, I hardly did anything yesterday james: who's left JudyS: tell us about it james: ok, folks are still here Pamela: Dad, Rich and Erin have decamped, James james: so i'll have to slum it with you guys, got it james: he heh JudyS: was helping Bob's sister pack up mom's clothes today james: dad, as in your dad pam? how is he doing? JudyS: not an easy job that is for sure Pamela: today was better and I was given an assignment for tomorrow which should keep me from getting too bored Pamela: He's good James - he's home, and was lurking here for about 20 minutes before anyone figured it out. I was under orders not to say anything james: was he using the moniker lumbar1? Pamela: yes, that was him : ) james: i should have clued into it at the time james: duh Pamela: that must have been rough, Judy JudyS: I asked Bob who that was JudyS: yeh is was Pamela: I have never been in that position, I can't imagine how tough it must have been JudyS: the cool thing is that mom taped herself just talking about her life, was something to hear james: so there is a guy in osaka selling cbs colecovision carts on yahoo japan auctions james: i'm thinking of doing likewise james: i have a couple here i'm going to try and i might see how a full adam system fares Pamela: I'm sure Dad has some stock he could dump on you James : ) RonMac: likewise james: seriously, if i can make sales of it, it might be worth it Pamela: oh, that's wonderful, Judy - that's something you'll always have james: if we can box this stuff up and send it on the slow boat, the shipping might not kill me Pamela: Mom would be thrilled - she might get her basement back sometime this decade RonMac: special JudyS: she did it for one of the granddaughters and she made copies for everyone james: so i'm going to put up a couple of auctions and see how it goes Pamela: James, run it by Dad and see what he says james: has he really got that many adams down there? Pamela: if necessary, with Russell off work right now, we can use him as slave labour for boxing stuff up james: and while of course it's good to make a bit of money off them, it's also good that they'd be getting used james: instead of landfilled RonMac: slave labour? Poor Russel! BobS: trouble is, to send an ADAM to japan woudl cost a lot JudyS: how is Russell handling the time off? Pamela: (Don't tell Russell I volunteered him, though) BobS: oh OK james: because i don't imagine your father is in any position do to heavy lifting of awkward items BobS: makehim cook too james: just a hunch though JudyS: we wouldn't have thought of telling him Pamela: he's cooking Bob, I haven't made a meal in four weeks Pamela: oh, James, that was awful : ) james: i'm making some homework assignments, but i'm hoping to get the auctions up this afernoon james: i suck at taking decent pictures though Pamela: what about Miyuki? Is she better at it? RonMac: Lighting is important James, and you need to put the cart against a background....(bristol board would do) Pamela: and as for his stock, you'll have to ask him what he's got, he has a pretty good idea james: yeah, i've done that james: for some reason though i couldn't get a very sharp pic from my digital camera. going to try again today. it may have been that the lighting was too low Pamela: try shooting as close to at level as possible James, and you might want to try using a film camera instead james: i'm also working on a layout for the auctions, which is taking some time. i'd like the presentation to be somewhat professional james: film.. james: no way Pamela: remember that? RonMac: What kind of lighting were you using?
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changed username to bair<undefined> james: i'm not waiting three days and spending money on rolls of film and development for something i'm going to have to scan Pamela: Hi, Bair! james: a 60 watt incandescent ;) i'm going to try today with something a wee bit better JudyS: hi, Bair BobS: HI Bob !!!!!! Pamela: get the pics on CD RonMac: yeah, try 250 watt james: is halogen ok? bair<undefined>: hay lost the address to log on but I got here james: i've got a decent halogen worklamp RonMac: and see if you can get a reflector of some sort to aim the light toward the subject Pamela: just follow the adamcon signs, Bob : ) RonMac: never tried halogen, but it's brighter is it not? BobS: wiloe you were gone, porr ol Rich Clee had a long hospital stay for bad back strain and leg circulation problems james: yeah, going to play with it a bit this afternoon james: the carts will sell. not sure about the adams. i think they will though Pamela: I think halogen light may be more concentrated James - play with it and see what you get. And if you can, get "bright white" bulbs which will help cut the yellow cast RonMac: worth a try. I shall watch with interest. I have 5 of them Pamela: are you going to keep any of them, Ron? RonMac: have one that I use in addition to the 5 james: i'll post the auction links Pamela: ah RonMac: might keep one extra, so that would be 4 james: they'll be in japanese, unfortunately, but you'll be able to view them RonMac: right james: i'd still like to keep one adam for personal use james: the other thing is if i fire up my emulator and roms, then it'll be easy to get screenshots of the games too james: rather than taking a pic of the tv Pamela: James, how do you get Japanese characters? Do you have a separate Japanese system, or a program which writes in Japanese? james: winxp has japanese support james: there's an ime (input method) that takes romanized input, converts to to kana/kanji. in the case of hononyms, you select the appropriate kanji from a dropdown list Pamela: cool! james: previously i'd been using japanese versions of win98, win2k etc. same principle though james: it's much the same for chinese and korean james: not that i type in either Pamela: but ya gotta be able to read both languages then james: yes james: kids here learn romanized japanese in the 4th grade for using computers Pamela: neat. I'd never considered that before james: unfortunately, it's rather detrimental to english learning james: so anyway, if these sales go, i may be able to help everyone offload some surplus RonMac: they'd have to unlearn what the learned for the computers? james: well they have to learn that romanized japanese and the associated pronunciations are *not* english RonMac: right james: which is why i like to get them early before the schools go and screw them up Pamela: I hve a whole load of questions now, which I'll have to save for another night Guy B.: Well folks, going to call it the night. See you all next week Pamela: see, you do learn something new every day : ) james: the amount of.. bovine excrement that i've put up with from the junior highschools is ridiculous BobS: well kids, got to go here am falling asleep myself........... Pamela: gnite Guy james: ok bob! james: bye guy! Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you BobS: so good night and have fun this coming week eh ??????? RonMac: nite Guy JudyS: night Guy and I am going to call it a night also, so night all Pamela: gnite, Bob and Judy BobS: we'll send you some of our snow Ron Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too and one dog too. RonMac: how good of you Bob Pamela: (PRIVATE) : ) Guy B.: Poof
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BobS left chat session Pamela: did that hurt, Ron? : ) Pamela: Bair, how is your weather - are you getting the same stuff as Guy? Pamela: (Ron is busy wiping the snowball off his face) RonMac: there was a rock in that snow bair<undefined>: oh yea it is just as bad here RonMac: Hi Bair! bair<undefined>: hey been a long time Pamela: we've been lucky in Toronto - it's raining, but no snow and none projected bair<undefined>: I can't type as fast as the rest of you Pamela: however it's windy, and as a result it's drafty back here Pamela: don't worry about your typing Bair, James and I are the only touch typists RonMac: Cool out here and windy james: ron doesn't touch type? james: that surprises em james: *me Pamela: I don't think so - do you, Ron? bair<undefined>: we are going to skip summer this year RonMac: 40 wpm flat out Pamela: I'm going to remind you of that around the end of July, Bair : ) bair<undefined>: thank you Pamela: pardon me, I stand corrected (or sit, as the case may be) RonMac: yes, I touch type bair<undefined>: I still hunt and peck RonMac: was the one skill that Transport Canada gave me james: i'd still love it if i could hook up an adam keyboard to a pc james: has that actually been done? Pamela: yes, Dad uses the "seek and ye shall find - eventually" method too Pamela: at least on a computer; but he's a wizard with an old fashioned typewriter bair<undefined>: sound good RonMac: Anybody ever tried going back to a mechanical typewriter? bair<undefined>: I can't use either Pamela: you can never go back, Ron Pamela: you seem to be doing fine so far, Bair RonMac: well I have one of those late 40's Underwoods here. My fingers have to travel downward about 2 inches to get a letter RonMac: really feels wierd RonMac: But I can do it Pamela: me, I'm best friends with the backspace key bair<undefined>: well I try my best RonMac: and that, Mr. Bair, is all that can be expected Pamela: absolutely james: i used a mechanical typewriter a bit in highschool james: learned on electronic ones though bair<undefined>: when you are 60 it slows you down Pamela: I learned to type on one - which might explain why I barely passed my typing class james: i imagine quite a few things would slow one down at 60 (not a dig) RonMac: Where I really learned to type was copying verbatim transmissions from ships at sea. We had no taped logs in those days bair<undefined>: but at least I don't have to work any more james: that would require a bit of speed for sure james: indeed RonMac: oh yeah james: each in their time Pamela: I finally got up to speed typing corporate minute books back in high school - it was my first job RonMac: that would do it bair<undefined>: are they still having adam cons james: yes james: there is one in july in ottawa RonMac: well, yes Bob, but this year we're not sure when Pamela: yup - we're supposed to be in Ottawa this year james: neil wick is organizing it james: i thnk Pamela: we hope james: i'd like to make it to that one and my father's 60th james: now that my new school is poised to break even, i may reconsider a short visit RonMac: July? Did somebody actually here that? Pamela: when is your dad's birthday, James? james: july 29th RonMac: OH? james: up to a few weeks ago i'd dropped the notion, but things have turned around a bit Pamela: so, if we planned the con for the weekend of the 22nd that would work for you? RonMac: sorry..... was thinking about the wrong question james: it might, assuming i can go over at all james: i wouldn't plan it around me james: but of course if i'm in town, i'd make it a point to at least drop by james: i'd really like to Pamela: I think that might be the weekend we were aiming for - I sort of suggested it when Neil last appeared Pamela: it would be so cool if you could make it James Pamela: Bair, how does that timing work for you? RonMac: yes james: i don't think i'd stay at whatever venue it's at, but i'd definitely like to sit in during the day where possible bair<undefined>: oh I can't ride any more Pamela: well first we have to get it organized, and we haven't heard anything from Neil yet bair<undefined>: not that far Pamela: well that sucks, Bob RonMac: I'm in Ottawa May 2 - 10th, I will make a point of getting in touch Pamela: touch, hell - whack him on the noggin RonMac: something like that bair<undefined>: that could hurt Pamela: figuratively, Bob Pamela: you'll have to let us know if you're successful, Ron james: if i were actually in ottawa i'd be more than happy to host it bair<undefined>: well I have to go I maybe I can make it earlier next week james: you know where we should have it ron.. Pamela: don't forget, Bob - we miss you when you're not here RonMac: good to see ya here Bob
bair<undefined> left chat session james: what's the place downtown where we had the aufg meetings? james: all two or three of them i attended that is :D RonMac: Um...... now let me think james: hmm.. don't think there was much there in the way of accomodations though Pamela: if it's a downtown hotel, it's probably out of our price range, James RonMac: A Community Centre ..... but where? james: yeah.. that's what i remember but beyond that i draw a blank RonMac: no, definately not. james: if i do a canada trip next march, i may have the kids stay in the jail downtown RonMac: Only cost us 10 bucks a night. As I recall it was Ottawa south I think RonMac: Ottawa South Community Centre.... somewhere near Billings Bridge james: that could very well be it Pamela: that's pretty good Ron - how long has it been? RonMac: seem to recall we went to a Harvey's after the meetings, that was right across from the Billings Bridge Shopping Centre james: 33-14= james: 19 years james: thereabouts anyway RonMac: We stopped meeting there in 1993. Last year of meetings was held at my place RonMac: because there were only about 6 of us Pamela: wow James RonMac: mathematician RonMac: I'm still hoping I can persuade 2 or 3 Adamites in Ottawa to be there RonMac: and Tony Morehen I believe is going to be there Pamela: so I may get to meet some of these oldtimers that I've heard so much about : ) RonMac: John Krzyzanowski, Doug Paterson, and Bill MacPherson Pamela: and Guy Cousineau? RonMac: He's moved to PEI with Agriculture Canada. No longer in the Ottawa Area Pamela: aw. Can you imagine, if all of them showed up we'd have three Guy Pamela: s RonMac: yes Pamela: we'll have to start assigning nicknames to keep the straigh Pamela: them straight Pamela: sheesh, I'm starting to type like Dad RonMac: But if I'm going to ask these guys to come, I need to be able to tell them when Pamela: Understood RonMac: Starting to get dark here Pamela: since I'm missing letters, I think it's time I packed it in. Can we continue this next week? RonMac: absolutely. Think I'll call it a night too RonMac: since it is just about Pamela: 11:30 Pamela: and I have to be up at 6:15 RonMac: Keep me in the picture on your sales efforts James james: i should get a bit of work done here RonMac: work.... hah.... 4 letter word james: will do. i'll post to the mailing list RonMac: tks sir Pamela: sounds good. I'm for bed, guys. james: agreed.. however i'm a few years away from retirement yet RonMac: yes, just a few RonMac: so G'nite all james: 'tis my current station in life james: nite! Pamela: nite RonMac: dirty job but somebody has to do it RonMac: nite Pamela: kerpoof!
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