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Scott confirmed ban Dale: How's it going. rich-c: hello Dale, didn't realize that was you cdoming in Scott: Hello. It's been awhile Daniel Bienvenu: First time I logged in tonight... there was nobody in the list. I just decided to lod off and retyr and poof you are here! rich-c: sorry, Daniel - I meant Windows breaks easy Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Scott... lastname? Dale: Hi Scott. Scott: Gordon Dale: Are you Scott Gordon? Scott: Yes. rich-c: well, we are usually here close on to 9 p.m. but erarely before and may be a minute or two late Dale: The one and only. For a while Scott hosted our Internet Adam chats. Scott: Yes, that was awhile ago Dale: Do you have a current website Scott? Scott: Yes. trilogy-games.com and segordon.com Scott: segordon.com is an author website so it's a little wierd Scott: I've written a draft of a fantasy novel and am slowly putting some content up rich-c: like, lit4erary author, or about game authorship? Scott: Literary author rich-c: aha, taking after your mother - how is she doing, by the way? Scott: trilogy-games.com is my future Colecovision website Scott: Good. She's still working on a draft of her new book. Scott: She's in Arizona now Scott: BTW, I have a new job. rich-c: how many books has she had published so far? Scott: For better or worse, I'm working for the US Government Scott: She's published a total of 6 novels. Scott: I am part of the IT security team for the Bureau of Land Management rich-c: and has a seventh on the way - that's a good measure of success Scott: The BLM is under the Department of the Interior (DOI) Daniel Bienvenu: I like the coleco screenshot that says "the best game in town is back"... I wonder which game is back.
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changed username to Meeka rich-c: well, I'm sure al-Quada will be trying to steal all the top-secret firefighting maps any day now Meeka: hello Scott: Daniel - It's from Coleco's original advertising Dale: Scott, Daniel has convinced me to go over to the dark side, and make some commercial homebrew games. BobS: Mercy sakes kids, got lots here tonight Dale: On physical cartridges. Scott: "The Best Game In Town Keeps On Getting Better" rich-c: hello Meeka and Bob BobS: hi all Scott: Really? Are you serious? That's good news. I bet you could do very well, Dale Scott: Do you really have time for it? Scott: Too bad you're not interested in doing Nintendo DS development, although I have no idea what licensing fees are like Daniel Bienvenu: Did you say Nintendo DS? Dale: Funny you should mention NDS. Scott: BTW, my son is now 16 months old Dale: Daniel has also convinced me to make my first NDS homebrew for christmas. Dale: Good stuff! Scott: His name is Aidyn rich-c: how time flies! Well done, Scott Scott: There's some pics of him on www.segordon.com Daniel Bienvenu: yes, I'm the bad guy who convince everybody to program new games for systems I like. rich-c: seems I recall that - when were you last on, Scott Scott: I wasn't sure if I mentioned it Dale: Here are most of my PSP games: http://www.adamcon.org/~dmwick/psp/ Dale: All written by me, or me and a team, with source code. Daniel Bienvenu: Aidyn?... it's nice! ... but I never heard this name before... rich-c: it's not a common one, Daniel Scott: Wow, very impressive PSP portfolio BobS: BUT becoming more common every day Daniel Scott: Sorry, how's it going Bob, Meeka? rich-c: well, names have their fad periods Daniel Bienvenu: One of James' child is named Aiden... that is almost my first name but scrambled a little bit.
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changed username to Pamela Scott: Aidyn is a name of a character from an old SNES game rich-c: hi daughter Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir Pam! Meeka: hi pam Pamela: g'day all Scott: Aidyn's Quest I believe Meeka: not bad, a bit cold & rainy Scott Daniel Bienvenu: Aidyn's Quest? if it's a video game, I want to take a look! :-) Scott: We had snow last night BobS: g'day Pamela Scott: I may even have the SNES ROM somewhere. Dale: think Aidyn looks like you! :-D rich-c: we're riding a wave in the jet stream - warm, then cold, then warm again and cold again Scott: Correction, Aidyn's Chronicles for the N64 Pamela: cold right now! Dale: I'll be back...story time for my son still. Scott: Aidyn looks nothing like his mother, Ligia. She's Colombian Scott: Looking like me could be both good and bad rich-c: it was -6C this morning and may top +6C tonight Scott: Aidyn Chronicles: http://ign64.ign.com/objects/010/010081.html Pamela: rain again -ick BobS: raining here tonight, then COLD tomorrow Daniel Bienvenu: a Nintendo 64 rpg game? my game system stoped working... or it's a problem with wires. Scott: Daniel, what are you working on? Daniel Bienvenu: Jeepers Creepers was done for Halloween. Now I try to finish the minigames cartridges for christmas. And Bejeweled is still in the planning to be release before the end of the year. Daniel Bienvenu: except that, I want to try making or updating tools. Daniel Bienvenu: as usual Scott: Jeepers Creepers - is this an update to a ROM that you created some time ago? Daniel Bienvenu: it's the final version now, no more update... Scott: That's one of my favorite games Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.youtube.com/newcoleco Pamela: (PRIVATE) Dad, Aunt C told me about your surgery consult - we'll discuss more by phone? Scott: That's right! I came across you the other day on YouTube Daniel Bienvenu: Since I have this youtube account, I try to only submit coleco homebrew related stuff. rich-c: (PRIVATE) yes, although there is more to come Daniel Bienvenu: Well, doing online video is something I wanted to try... Daniel Bienvenu: There is my dev-fr blog too... not so much stuff for now : http://newcoleco.dev-fr.org/Blog/index Pamela: (PRIVATE) I figured as much which is I why I thought to discuss by phone Scott: Just watched the video on TI graphics modes. Excellent narration. Is this your video? rich-c: (PRIVATE) essentially till I hear from the second doctor there is nothing arraqnged Daniel Bienvenu: All mines rich-c: (PRIVATE) all things being equal, I prefer the laproscopic surgery if I can get it in a reasonable time Daniel Bienvenu: I did all these video by myself... it's easy, but need time to edit. Scott: Who's the narrator? Excellent voice! Scott: Also just watched the Jeepers Creepers video. Your wife/girlfriend? Pamela: (PRIVATE) that's why I wanted to discuss on the phone, to get all the option details Daniel Bienvenu: it's text-to-speech technology rich-c: (PRIVATE) first we need to find out what the options are Daniel Bienvenu: I give the information in the "mre details" section of the videos. Scott: That's awesome. Had no idea that was a computerized voice. Just excellent.
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changed username to Judy Judy: Hi, everyone Pamela: Hi Judy Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Judy! rich-c: hi Judy Judy: Now that I have my work done I have arrived Meeka: hello rich-c: that your studies or are you into a job? Scott: Pentago looks very interesting Judy: how is the Adam world? Pamela: quiet : ) Daniel Bienvenu: I didn't invent the game pentago, I just did a version for colecovision. you can find this game online, and there is a wiki page about this game nobody seems to know. Judy: no, just talking to the kids to find out what they want to bring to the Slopsema Christmas party Scott: Wizards Siege is good stuff Judy: no job yet, but I have been given to a new job placement person so maybe she will help some rich-c: don't know whether that's good or bad, Judy Judy: have to meet with her next week and see what happens after that Daniel Bienvenu: yes, this is based on Batty (popular game on Commodore 64), but with an annoying Wizard who try to stop you. Unfortunatly, the game still in development... the game is ready, but not complete yet. Scott: Great tutorial for using the ColecoVision C Language Programming Kit Judy: each person only stays with a placement for 60 days then you are passed on Daniel Bienvenu: well, it's more a "download and try, just like this" than a real tutorial. rich-c: so very ambiguous then, Judy - really tells you nothing Scott: That's OK. It will save fledgling programmers lots of time Judy: yes, it says that I am not the only one they can't find jobs for, lot of us out there Daniel Bienvenu: I understand that people want things that work fast and quick, no tons of download and config. rich-c: or, it's a good coverup for placement officers that aren't, shall we say, overly skilled? Judy: I wasn't real impressed with the last one so they can only go up from here, right? Daniel Bienvenu: Well, the only thing I didn'T do is a game make... and I think I have too many other things to do before. rich-c: you can always hope - and I assume you're using other means as well Scott: BTW, did you notice that Opcode Game's website is temporarily shut down? Judy: oh, yes, the internet for one and the local paper Daniel Bienvenu: There is a contest for NDS homebrew programmers, and the criteria to win the contest is "make me laugh". Daniel Bienvenu: Opcode website is down? again? rich-c: right - no local gossip groups that could be useful, are there? Judy: don't really think there is a chance of getting a job before Christmas Daniel Bienvenu: I checked this week-end and it was working rich-c: no, folks tend to be preoccupied with other things - still, one never knows Judy: have talked to ones from our church and here and there, also Scott: The website is up, but development has ground to a halt rich-c: and the job you are looking for is narrowly specialised, so special rules may apply Scott: There's a "Temporary Shutdown Announcement" on the home page Scott: http://www.opcodegames.com/ Judy: yes, and no I am not that fussy Scott: Too bad, really. They were doing lots of interesting work. Scott: The game I was personally interested in was "Castlevania Redux" rich-c: well, it's a very closely defined skill set, so I'd guess fussy couldn't be a factor anyway Daniel Bienvenu: oh...yeah! I know. well, I foloow a little bit the discussion in AtariAge web site, and it looks like everything will be back to normal... next year, with the release of a 128K cartridge with the 3 pacman games inside. Dale: Back. Scott: Really? That's great news. Do you have a direct link to the ongoing discussion (I'm lazy)? Daniel Bienvenu: just a second... Scott: Dale - your PSP portfolio is good stuff Dale: The shut down announcement will only be taken off when the PacMan collection is released. rich-c: you're very quiet, Meeka - a bit tired perhaps? Scott: Gotcha Dale: Which might be soon, since Eduardo is actively working on it since the end of September. Judy: I just want to get something that I can use some of my skills and not one that I am stretched to the limit Scott: This is great news Daniel Bienvenu: the discussion about eduardo's pacman collection is on atariage web site : http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=91749 rich-c: well yes but your training now is medical secretary, right? Dale: Eduardo has been posting regularly on atariagige of his progress. Judy: the last gal I was working with would send me a list to apply to and they need a degree, I do not have that and I told her so several times rich-c: a nursing degree, you mean? Scott: Did not know this. Guess I was out of the loop Dale: Scott, here is my latest minigame for ColecoVision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zCeAwKt5wU Daniel Bienvenu: I've jsut subscribe to your videos, Dale. ;-) Judy: no, college degree rich-c: why would they want that? it's hardly essential for the job
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changed username to eMacRonald Judy: but I don't think I do have the experience that she was saying that i have rich-c: hi to the left coast eMacRonald: eHello Scott: Good job. Keep up the good work. Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir Ron! Scott: Wow, I'm impressed how much development is going on eMacRonald: Hey Scott! Scott: Now if I can just get myself to finish my own projects... rich-c: defining experience can be dodgy - some folks get quite creastive Scott: Hey Ron! eMacRonald: How ya doin? Meeka: brb, need a drink Dale: Hi Ron. eMacRonald: shaken, not stirred Meeka Daniel Bienvenu: Scott, do you know anything about Marcel de Kogel game named I.C.E.? Just a screenshot, it's not enough for me. Judy: hi, Ron and Dale Pamela: Hi Ron eMacRonald: Hi Pamela, Hi Judy, Hi Dale Scott: I'm have to run in the next 5 minutes to watch the latest Ultimate Fighter episode. Will be back afterward, though BobS: RON, how are ????? Dale: Richard, to answer a question you asked last week: you can add your own custom action under the Edit menu. rich-c: Dale et al: is there any general website where game emulators can be downloaded? Dale: So you can have any action you want. Scott: I.C.E. was shelved because of Marcel's accident. Don't know much more beyond that eMacRonald: I got the files Bob. Haven't opened them yet, they're sitting right here on my flash drive BobS: well, openthem suckers man Scott: I could ask Michael Thomasson of GDG to see if there's been any progress Daniel Bienvenu: Keep me informed... because I have no contact with Marcel ... during the last 2-3 years eMacRonald: Do a google search on emulators Rich, you find hundreds rich-c: ah, OK, Dale, thanks - shows you how much I've poked around the program, doesn't it ; - ) Meeka: back Scott: Dale and Daniel - Do you have regular development meetings? eMacRonald: So what are we drinkin' Meeka? Daniel Bienvenu: we use generaly messenger and emails Scott: Ok, I'll ask Mike and see what's the latest. He's got another developer who's doing ColecoVision games Scott: Crown Jewels is his latest, I believe Meeka: crystal light-peach tea Dale: Instant Messenger is a good tool for development usually. Daniel Bienvenu: the sequel? Crown Jewels 2!? eMacRonald: sounds neat Dale: And the occasional email. eMacRonald: I have a banana milkshake goin here Dale: Are you on Daniel's yahoo group for ColecoVision developemnt?
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changed username to ginger Pamela: Hi Rin eMacRonald: enjoy Pamela ginger: allo Daniel Bienvenu: err.. Dale... ColecoProgramm Yahoo group is not my initiative eMacRonald: that must me a Rin rich-c: hi Rin, been a while - they found you a job yet? Judy: Meeka, I went to Linda today and she is back working in her house eMacRonald: Hi Rin Scott: Yes, Search for the Crown Jewels 2 ginger: hi all Daniel Bienvenu: it's Eduardo who started it, but don't use it at all. Scott: Gotta go. Will stop by on commercial breaks Dale: You don't moderate that colecovision list on yahoo? ginger: hi Uncle Richard...no they haven't found me a job yet Judy: Hi, Erin Meeka: really Dale: I thought you did. rich-c: take care, Scott Meeka: that didnt last long eMacRonald: I guess I'm gonna hafta get into some of these games. Could at least give you guys a review Judy: yes, lots of reasons to leave the place ginger: I had a meeting yesterday with the civil servants at Labour and they've given me a job offer Daniel Bienvenu: talk to you later, then... bye Scott Judy: didn't supprise me at all eMacRonald: Hey Rin, how about that.....congrats Meeka: no not really rich-c: think you might switch to the civil service? Dale: Later Scott. Maybe we'll still be here at 11. Pamela: gnite Scott Daniel Bienvenu: I don't have power to moderate this coleco prog yahoo group. In fact, there is no moderation at all... that explains the spams. Dale: (err 11 EST) ginger: I am seriously considering it Scott: Ok ginger: they've gone out of their way on this one and it's a job created with me in mind Meeka: i have to get mine done soon too eMacRonald: l8r Scott rich-c: a bit tricky since you don't know how long you will be able to stay ginger: we've discussed that and they are cool with whatever happens Judy: well, she is a lot closer to you again Daniel Bienvenu: You are using Ginger because of which character? Ginger in Gilligan's Island? eMacRonald: That's right Rich, had forgotten about that Meeka: yup Judy: did you get your Christmas tree up? ginger: it's a one year contract with extension likely if I need it (it's something they eventually want as a permanent position) rich-c: on the other hand teh political side is implicitly a four-year expectation, though flexible ginger: ginger because of the red hair :-) ginger: it looks like they will be very flexible if I need them to be and they know me Meeka: no, mantle is done and cupboards are ready for houses rich-c: I suspect that's an Anglophone idiom Daniel hasn't encountered before Meeka: tree will be sat when dougs stuff is oputta the way rich-c: wow, you get your tree up early ginger: the British refer to redheads as "gingers" Judy: that is a good start Meeka: yup Meeka: got the dishes out too eMacRonald: tree? Gee, it's still Nov eMacRonald: well, not by then I suppose Meeka: normally would have been up last weekend Ron eMacRonald: really! Meeka: yup eMacRonald: Humbug I say, Humbug! rich-c: round here I think the general approach is Advent to Epiphany Dale: that US thanksgiving stuff Ron. eMacRonald: oh right Judy: be back, have to go and make lunches eMacRonald: Ham and Swiss on rye Judy ginger: great news about my old boss though! rich-c: we like to have our lights up about three weeks before and leave them up for four - five weeks after Daniel Bienvenu: So, if a girl is named Ginger, she is red hair, always? rich-c: so what's the word, Rin? eMacRonald: Not to be left out, we had several inches of snow here Monday night ginger: oh no, not all some just like the name Ginger eMacRonald: had to cancel the camera club meeting
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: she would more likely be nicknamed Ginger - like Goinger Rogers (wow, that dates me) Scott: Are there any other systems? Guy B.: Greetings!!!! eMacRonald: that's interesting Rin. Bit of a thankless task, but somebody has to do it Scott: Thought of doing PC games? ginger: I was there to watch the vote and support him Pamela: Hi Guy BobS: Judy says she is OUT of swiss ron Scott: Or Flash? eMacRonald: Ok then I'll take cheddar BobS: OK rich-c: hello Guy - Chicago checks in BobS: when would you like it delivered?????? eMacRonald: Hi Chicago Scott: BTW, the Wii is incredibly hot right now. Went to a store yesterday and people were calling and walking in the entire time hoping to snag one Dale: Scott, I've thought of doing PC games. I have a couple of Java applet games on my website. rich-c: Speaker, eh? that is an honour Daniel Bienvenu: I wanted to try Nintendo DS. I have the game system, but I wanted to know more. And someone told me that the screen resolution on Nintendo DS is 256x192... that's the same as the graphic mode on video chips TMS9918 and TMS9928... the one inside Coleco game system. Scott: Oops, BRB Dale: But I've never gotten into Flash. I think I would really like it if I tried it, but no Linux tools, so that I partly what has kept me away. ginger: it's great and he's thrilled....and when he is finished as Speaker he gets his portrait painted and hung on the walls of the legislature Dale: The PSP is an amazing platform to make homebrew games on though. ginger: I'm so proud rich-c: it speaks highly of the esteem in which he is held by the other members Dale: Hi there Guy. Daniel Bienvenu: I personaly didn't like my first contact with the wii... very hard to use as a pointer, that is needed to shoot the ctupid bunnies in the crazy that I forgot the name again. rich-c: even with a government majority, it does not mean a government member will get the job ginger: he some competition to....4 others ran as well...it took 2 hours to get to the final vote (4 ballots) ginger: it's true but he is well-liked by all sides Dale: I played some Wii at the Arcadia Festival, and at my business partner's house. rich-c: again that speaks most highly of him eMacRonald: "Ah Mr. Speaker, just because I called the gentlemen opposite a horse's a** doesn't mean he should act like one Dale: The pointer isn't so bad, if you hold it at arm's length. ginger: he deserves it...he's a class act....each time someone was dropped off the ballot he went straight up to them and shook their hand eMacRonald: this is an all party decision, right? rich-c: the legislature is not oversupplied with class acts, either rich-c: yes, every member of the Legislature votes, by secret ballot ginger: right...the entire legislature takes a private vote until a Speaker can be named eMacRonald: right Daniel Bienvenu: I disagree.. it's hard to use as a pointer... always missing the spot I want... and the unatural shaking I had to do with the second controller on the left hand to refill the charger... anyway, I just didn't like my first try. ginger: that's why I'm going to miss him...may be reason enough to leave eMacRonald: Is there a nomination process prior to the vote? rich-c: he must be someone with whom all the parties are comfortable, who they can trust to be fair ginger: yes there is...nomination and then a seconder then acceptance by the nominee eMacRonald: ok ginger: he's been campaigning since the cabinet shuffle rich-c: brb - gotta go fetch my beer Scott: Would like to take a good look at PSP development. Scott: Are there good emulators out there? Scott: Guess I'd also need to get a PSP too. Daniel Bienvenu: Without the Nintendo license system, I'm pretty that some game companies would releases prono games for the Wii. It seems obvious... Scott: I've gotta DS, though. Absolutely love the system. eMacRonald: I want someone to develop a program that will step the computer forward in time 3 days and return with winning loto numbers. Work on that Dale eh? Daniel Bienvenu: misphrase it again, but I think you understand Scott: Wii's interesting but the controls would be a pain to develop for. Pamela: isn't this how we got into quantum physics last week Ron? Scott: I'm more intrigued with the dual screen of the DS Scott: Some great possibilities for an RPG eMacRonald: I know. I repeat myself Daniel Bienvenu: For my Gamepack#1 conversion I try to do for NDS, I want to use the microphone for the game we have to bring back sheeps togheter by "barking" on them because we are a dog in the game.
Meeka left chat session rich-c: I just wish there were a way to make the Adam emulator work with a mouse or DOS joystick Scott: BRB rich-c: back in the early days of Adam there was a game writer named Guy LaForet - anyone ever hear from him? rich-c: did the Electronic Game Packs I and II that NIAD sold Daniel Bienvenu: the only Guy Laforest I found is a politician rich-c: as far as I know, Daniel, they are two different animals rich-c: in any case I believe the Adam Guy preferred to spell his last name with the cirmflex in place of the s Judy: there that job is done eMacRonald: Guy R. Laforest - he sent me some stuff he had written when AUFG was still alive (when I was in Ottawa). We carried on quite a correspondence for a time Judy: took longer I had to have two eMacRonald: he wrote an assembler/disassembler package for Adam eMacRonald: I may still have it around here rich-c: but I assume long lost since, Ron - as in, our game community doesn't know him eMacRonald: how did the name come up? Let me read upward Daniel Bienvenu: ho Ron, Did you receive my picture for the ecard? Is it ok? is it fine? rich-c: too complicated to explain, Ron, and trivial anyway eMacRonald: not yet Daniel.... I've been computer hopping these days. Maybe you better send again. I can't remember these days which computer I last checked my e-mail on eMacRonald: senility you know Daniel Bienvenu: if I know senility?... I know the word. eMacRonald: But I think I would have remembered something like that? rich-c: oh - on mine, it's crashes that determine the choice eMacRonald: The more memory I put in my various computers, the less I have in my head eMacRonald: You're too young for senility Daniel rich-c: it derives from a Latin word for old age, Daniel, so I'm surprised there is no French cognate eMacRonald: And as always at this time of year I'm in procrastination mode Dale: What was the deadline for the christmas greeting again? Daniel Bienvenu: SÚnilitÚ Dale: I'm sure Jeffrey will want to do one. eMacRonald: It's ok Daniel, I've got it eMacRonald: daniel.pp Daniel Bienvenu: ho, you find my picture then eMacRonald: glad you mentioned it though Daniel Bienvenu: you should open it to tell what if it's ok (working) or not rich-c: right Daniel, you've got it - I should have remembered it (if I weren't getting so senile) ; - ) eMacRonald: My Vista setup won't run the emulator, so I'll have to fire up XP on the laptop in the other room eMacRonald: That's another thing Dale. If I try to run Adamem on Vista, it says "this system does not support full screen mode" eMacRonald: all the support files work fine .... the utilities and bmptopp but not the emulator itself. So those of you upgrading to Vista....be warned Dale: Well you can run the SDL version on Vista, but I still haven't gotten around to working on sound. Daniel Bienvenu: You can open the pp files by using one of my tools... like CVPAINT for Windows 9X, XP . I know it didn't garanty that it will works in the emulator with the real powerpaint software. eMacRonald: that would actually be ok for most of the card Dale. Where can I find SDL version? rich-c: oh - on XP it runs but when you push F10 to get out it hangs and freezes the screen, then crashes eMacRonald: will try that Daniel eMacRonald: try <Contrtol-F10> Rich Scott: Back for a moment rich-c: I'll do that, but I think I did and it just hung differentl;y Scott: I have some web-based Coleco development tools I started awhile back eMacRonald: yeah, I know, I've had the same problem rich-c: actually it's Frances who is having the problem - I can't get straight XP to run properly Scott: I was taking some of my Visual Basic development and converting it to PHP Scott: Ugh. BRB rich-c: test Pamela: we're here Pamela: sorta : ) Daniel Bienvenu: I suppose I'm still there too rich-c: I was beginning to wonder - everyone just went silent Judy: yes, we are here Pamela: so what's for lunch Judy? rich-c: so Rin, where's your hubby tonight? Daniel Bienvenu: Writing an email... asking for an Adam dsk image with a music composer. it's this kind of tool that miss for coleco game development. Judy: raison bread with cheese, grapes and cookie BobS: samiches and fruit BobS: and PUDDING Pamela: sounds good! ginger: he just got back from visiting with the girls and is cooking dinner Daniel Bienvenu: I don'T think there is a music composer in this list : http://ann.hollowdreams.com/adamprog.php Judy: that is mine Bob has a few more things Pamela: Rin are you coming back up? ginger: (on the phone with him now) rich-c: a music composer like Videotunes, do you mean, Daniel? ginger: I may Judy: I have an all day class on Word 1 Dale: Ron, try: http://www.adamcon.org/~dmwick/adam/adamem-geoff.zip Daniel Bienvenu: Dale suggested me also videotunes... what is this software? eMacRonald: Oh I like that Daniel (your file I mean) That is so cool. Just opened it with BMPtoPP Dale: If it doesn't work I have another one. eMacRonald: parfait mon ami Pamela: if you do will you kindly bring your mother's glasses with you? They're in the front pocket of her carry on Daniel Bienvenu: good! ginger: I will Pamela: thank you rich-c: it's a very old BASIC program for the Adam, Daniel, that allowed you to lay out music eMacRonald: I really need to pay more attention to my e-mail rich-c: others could likely describe it better than I - Guy, maybe? eMacRonald: Lucky you Judy eMacRonald: your eyes will be crossed by the time you're finished ginger: where are they Pamela: should be in the front pocket of her carry on eMacRonald: Bob my son..... eMacRonald: expect the card will be another week BobS: si papa Pamela: nah, she'll be fine Ron. I work on Word and Excel all day BobS: oh well thas OK BobS: tis only November yet mon eMacRonald: trying to get some music that I didn't use last year Judy: not too bad, took it before, but am taking it again and then in a couple of weeks am taking Word 2 then can take the exam and be done BobS: don't worry, be happy !!!! eMacRonald: Yes Pam, I suppose that's true Pamela: I thought you took the Word 1 exam already Judhy eMacRonald: right.... I will not worry, I will be happy BobS: SI Judy: did but didn't pass Pamela: oh ( in very small voice) eMacRonald: If it's good enough for Bobby McFerrin, it's good enough for me
(BobS smiles) Judy: was told later that you should take the class twice before taking the exam Pamela: nice that they tell you that afterwards : ) ginger: I'll keep looking...still on the phone so I think I will log off for tonight eMacRonald: right ginger: night all
ginger left chat session rich-c: think that says more about Microsoft than the users Judy: night Erin rich-c: night Rin, say hi to Rich for us BobS: nite Erin BobS: say HI to Dr D eMacRonald: night ginger. Hope events turn out good for ya Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit ginger! Pamela: I have no doubt that things will turn out for her Ron eMacRonald: of course eMacRonald: Rich.... (totally off subject) ... I have just subscribed to an additional cable channel which give ESPN Classic sports. Lots of CFL football eMacRonald: just to sorta let me down gently Judy: did you ever take the exam for Word or Excel, Pam? Pamela: No, I'm totally self-taught Judy rich-c: I have suspended my satellite service for the next three months, Ron eMacRonald: oh? rich-c: figured since I wouldn't watch it anyway, why pay for it? Pamela: the closest I've come is taking tests for temp agencies to determine my competency rich-c: got the playoffs and Grey Cup by antenna anyway Judy: ok, sounds like a good way, but they both do so much more than you probably would ever use eMacRonald: Be nice if I could do that actually. I seldom watch the thing. The latest channel choices (3 of them including ESPN) were to see if I could rekindle some interest. eMacRonald: I'm really a radio listener at heart eMacRonald: It's on constantly rich-c: have it back in time for the Daytona500 - unless I extend the suspension another month Pamela: well I'm still learning. Before this job, I had no idea how easy it was to set up a merge Judy: yes, that is easy Pamela: I also didn't realize that a data file could be either word or excel rich-c: well, I only ever watch CFL and racing, and neither are happening over the winter Pamela: were you satisfied with the outcome of the Grey Cup? Judy: yes, but the exam is a real bear rich-c: so I might as well save myself $135 or so Pamela: what's on the exam? eMacRonald: As in take letter a, para's 7, 8, and 9 and merge it with the intro para from letter B. Then add the closing and signature from letter C, and you come up with a piece of correspondence that means nothing to anybody rich-c: you're so cynical, Ron, and so right eMacRonald: Then you send it to 300,000 mail addresses that you bought from XYZ-Supreme, and see if anyone bites rich-c: in fact I have one second-tier package but I amy not revive it. eMacRonald: and you'll get a response of about 1% Judy: a little of everything, but in only 17 questions and they have to be done the way the test wants even though there are like 4 ways to do most things eMacRonald: some people will send you a cheque because they think it's a bill rich-c: the one channel I'd watch is now more than 50% commercials - that I don't need Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I'm tired now... bonne nuit tout le monde! talk to you again, in december. eMacRonald: I'm not cynical eMacRonald: later Daniel. be well Pamela: between icons, pull down menus, and right clicking it's often possible to do the same thing three or four ways rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel - a la prochaine, en decembre eMacRonald: Are you on Word 2007 Judy? Pamela: good night Daniel Judy: night Daniel BobS: n ite Daniel, swee you nextmonth Judy: is time for me to say goodnight also eMacRonald: the verb to swee. I swee, you swee, he swees, we swee, you swee, they swee Pamela: LOL Dale: Bye Daniel. eMacRonald: hmmm Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Ó tous! (goodnight all)
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BobS left chat session eMacRonald: I mean all the functions you learned in 2003 are there, but they've rearranged things Dale: Goodnight Bob. eMacRonald: Night Bob Dale: I missed him Guy B.: Well folks, sorry I was quiet. A friend popped up on Yahoo Messenger and still chatting with her. Will see you all next week Dale: I need to speed up reading. :-D eMacRonald: So Dale...... where do I get the alternate version of the emulator Pamela: goodnight Guy eMacRonald: you got a site somewhere? rich-c: nite Guy eMacRonald: nite Guy. Go straight home now Dale: Did you try that geoff version? eMacRonald: no....didn't know there was a geoff version Scott: Ok, bck eMacRonald: enlighten me Guy B.: Poof
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