BobS: ello Meeka Meeka: hello Meeka: how is u BobS: good,k tired and busy but good BobS: trying to get thru my emails on Mailwasher BobS: and it seems likek I have a LOT
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changed username to rich-c BobS: lo richard Meeka: ya, i went through all mine today too Meeka: hello rich-c: Aha! i am not first on rich-c: gredtings, slopsemas BobS: you last BobS: solly cholly rich-c: so used to sitting here waiting for someone else that I stalled a bit today BobS: so's you could enter with a flair? rich-c: no, just so I wouldn't have to go through too many games of free cell BobS: oh BobS: well I am trying to surf, hang ten, and do my email onthe side BobS: and keep; up with ALL rich-c: shopping day today which created the usual diversion rich-c: when I'm on chat I usually give my full attention to the chat BobS: tis the season to be jolly mon rich-c: though if things get really dull or if a topic needs information, I may wander briefly rich-c: well at least ti is getting decently warm out rich-c: trouble is, one of my meds is photosensitive - if I get much sun my arms all come up with purpura BobS: it is gettign nicely cool here. yesteday was a bummer BobS: humid and sticky rich-c: today I think we were high 80s but pretty humid
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu rich-c: salut, rich-c: Daniel BobS: see? yucky Meeka: hello BobS: Hi Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: Iwas sure to be the last one online tonight Daniel Bienvenu: salut Rich
moved to room Meeting Place Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Bob rich-c: well, I went on my walking errand and was quite comfy - I like it pretty warm Daniel Bienvenu: hello Meeka
changed username to RibEye F. RibEye F.: Hello everyone. Daniel Bienvenu: Bonsoir GuyF, ca va? Meeka: hello RibEye F.: Oui, ca va, merci. rich-c: bienvenue, Guy BobS: was less humid today and about 78, tomorrow 80 and lessw humid, HEANENLY BobS: HEAVENLY BobS: ah a STEAK man Daniel Bienvenu: La question qui tue : as-tu ecrit les instructions pour le manuel? RibEye F.: Been humid round here for the past few days... RibEye F.: Dan: Tell you what, when I do have something, I'll let you know? :) rich-c: now your in trouble, Guy - hope you have them done! Daniel Bienvenu: come on, just give me your source code and I will complete the text for you. RibEye F.: Dan: Move spaceship left and right, avoiding the ennemies that are coming by shooting them. RibEye F.: There you go! rich-c: you been out barbequeing, Guy? Daniel Bienvenu: This is what we have for space hunter : Daniel Bienvenu: In this game, you are a heroic space fighter who unfortunately stumbled in an unfriendly area of space. You are being attacked and need to defend yourself quickly. The game starts off slowly, but don't be fooled, using you skills and wit you have to destroy the oncoming enemies which seem to come from all directions at an increasingly faster pace. What lies after the 13 waves of enemies? Only you can find out! RibEye F.: Rich: Been assemblign my BBQ for the past 2 days, and today finally went to get a full propane tank... RibEye F.: Dan: Give me a shout in private via Yahoo! messenger, don't want to bore everyone with our ramblings. :) RibEye F.: Fired up the grill, and woah, I love it! RibEye F.: DAN: I'll give you more details in Yahoo! Daniel Bienvenu: ok rich-c: you don't have the barbeque up and running yet? seems our neighbours have had them up for weeks RibEye F.: I just bought it a few days ago... RibEye F.: Items that appartment dwellers usually do not have lying around... rich-c: and you've gone for propane instead of charcoal? Where's your spirit of adventure? ; - ) RibEye F.: Propane. Easy on, easy off. BobS: charcoal is nice way to go,but gas is quicker rich-c: oh itsquicker and cleaner and more reliable, I know that RibEye F.: I know the traditionalists like charcoal a lot. RibEye F.: Heck, at $25 for a small propane bottle, I might go the charcoal route. :) rich-c: less, it needs a bit more skill so it lets them show off rich-c: I am not sure it copoks the steaks as well, though RibEye F.: Not sure, I like the propane route I took, cleaner, less mess, easier, etc... rich-c: I suspect that propane costs less than charcoal, too
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changed username to Pamela Meeka: hello BobS: Pam !!!!! rich-c: and around here for $25 you get an exchaqnge five gallon bottle of propane BobS: Luc welcome mon LucMiron: Hello people! Pamela: hi BobS: 5 gallons?????? rich-c: hello daughter, allo Luc! BobS: seems like that is a bit much......more like x # of pounds LucMiron: Have anyone seen Dale Wick tonight? BobS: prlly more like 2 gallons in the states BobS: not yet Luc rich-c: you may be right, Bob, standard trailer size anyway Meeka: not yet Luc LucMiron: I see Daniel is here. Good, I need to talk to him... :) rich-c: Dale is often pretty late checking in, Luc - anything we can help with? Pamela: be right there, still on the phone LucMiron: Just want to talk to Dale about ordering a copy of Canadian Minigames 1 Daniel Bienvenu: I guess Dale will be online later rich-c: can't Daniel do that for you? LucMiron: I've sent e-mail to Dale, but got no response, so I'm here to make sure I get my copy of the game. :) LucMiron: Daniel says he's sold all his copies. RibEye F.: Dang, I still didn't get my copy either of the cart. rich-c: ah - and when is Dale off to Zurich, anyone know?
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changed username to Judy LucMiron: Anyhow, Daniel, quick question: Where do you get screws for assembling CV carts? Judy: Hello, Everyone rich-c: hello judy Meeka: hi mom Daniel Bienvenu: I bought screws at the canadian tire LucMiron: I've just been to Canadian Tire in Laval, and they didn't have the kind of screws that Albert showed me. RibEye F.: Screws can be bought at Reno Depot, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, etc... I usually go to Home Hardware, they have tons of different screws. Judy: how is life? Judy: I am hoping to make it thru the week rich-c: enjoying the summer - and it's about time LucMiron: Today, I've been to Canadian Tire, Réno-Dépot, Rona le Régional, and even La Source, and none of them had any screws that I was looking for. rich-c: but you could hae sent us a little less rain last night Judy: I have Ryan in swimming lessons and that has brought on so many problems Meeka: awww Judy: got a lot of rain did you, Rich rich-c: what are the difficulties, judy? Meeka: still not getting better than? RibEye F.: These are pretty standard screws. How many do you need Luc? LucMiron: I'm looking for #4 (half inch) metal screws. Here in Laval, hardware store only carry #6 and up. Judy: he has been in the doctor twice and the hospital twice Judy: how about that? rich-c: yes, two inches in parts of teh city, even had a guy killed by lightning in a central city park RibEye F.: Luc, how many do you need? And how close are you to Cure-Labelle and St-Martin?
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changed username to Guy B. Meeka: oh jeeze, twice? Guy B.: Greetings!! Meeka: hi guy Daniel Bienvenu: Well, in my youtube channel I show those I'm using. it's screws for wood. #4 1/2" flat head. LucMiron: I need 200 screws, and I live on Cartier, not too far from Cure-Labelle. Judy: Monday he had a side hurt RibEye F.: Don't use screws for wood in plastic. ARGH! rich-c: hello Guy Daniel Bienvenu: buildex bx21002, 61-8942-4. rich-c: what on earth for, judy? RibEye F.: OK, 200 I can't help you, I could have helped you with 15-20 or so... Judy: his side hurt, so bad he couldn't even walk Judy: hi, Guy Meeka: awww poor thing LucMiron: I've got 89 CV cartridges to assemble... :) Daniel Bienvenu: they are fine for the plastic cartridges. all my jeepers creepers cartridges are made that way RibEye F.: ... but give me your email address, I'll try to see what I can do, I have access to a lot of industrial shops that sell to electricians, etc... so if you give me the exact type of screw and length, I can help you out. Judy: and his ear is still a problem and that is what started all the trouble Judy: he has a tube in his ear that has to come out and no one will take it out RibEye F.: The threading on a machine screw and a wood screw are different spacings, so basically Dan, you are rethreading the cartridge when you insert wood screws. It works yes, but... not the best thing to do. rich-c: right - something Auralgan can handle or did you need antibiotic drops? LucMiron: @RibEye: You can contact me at darzilot which is located in the server of hotmail. (Got all that, spam bot?) Judy: has to go to a specialist for that RibEye F.: OK, got it Luc, do you have the specification of the screw needed? RibEye F.: I'll give you a shout tomorow let you know what I was able to find for you. LucMiron: Screw specification I got from Albert (at AtariAge): #4 x 1/2 pan Phillips Sheet Metal Screws, Zinc Plated RibEye F.: excellent.. Meeka: so is he going to daycare this week then? Daniel Bienvenu: I notice that AtariAge close its online shop. And it's almost impossible to find any information about the coleco games they release except short texts in their archives news. Judy: only tomorrow, he has been here every other day RibEye F.: Luc: how fast do you need them for? Judy: after swimming rich-c: sounds as if teh water quality at the pool could be a little dubious LucMiron: I need them yesterday. :P Meeka: how are you doing with that LucMiron: @Daniel: Wow, you're right, the shop is no longer accessible. I hadn't noticed! rich-c: is the threading on sheet metal screws suitable for plastic? RibEye F.: The problem in finding them is maybe because you asked for Phillips.. perhaps the straight slot would have been available. Judy: not to bad, I put him to work today, he was washing floors, vacumming(probably spelled wrong) LucMiron: Well, I've had no luck finding anything near #4 in all the stores I visited. Judy: at 4 he went up for a nap, guess I did him in LucMiron: Phillips or oterhwise. rich-c: use Robertsons, Luc, so everyone will know they're Canadian ;-) LucMiron: LOL RibEye F.: I'm sure they make robertsons in that size... but he's not assembling the minigame cartridge. Daniel Bienvenu: you are releasing sudoku then? Daniel Bienvenu: or its the conversion of mr chin? Meeka: well, let me know if you need a break rich-c: I gather from that the other cartridges are different, then Judy: I am bringing him to daycare right after swimming tomorrow, and dad will be home Friday so he can take over then, Sat I am sleeping until noon LucMiron: It's a new run of Opcode games. Sky Jaguar, Space Invaders Collection, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Magical Tree and Road Fighter. Meeka: lol, sounds like a plan Daniel Bienvenu: I didn't know that Road Fighter was released Pamela: there, finally free Pamela: tonite has been phone night LucMiron: I have the boxes, the manuals, the cart casings, the assembled PCBs/EPROMs. All I'm missing are the screws. rich-c: great heavens, thast took long enough - Cynthia? Judy: hi, Pam Pamela: no, variously Russell, his mom, Russell again, Kimberly and Robyn Pamela: and then I had to open up the windows RibEye F.: Luc: Tomorrow, I'll let you know by noon if I found the screws for you. I'm 99.5% sure that I can...
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changed username to DouS LucMiron: @RibEye: Excellent!
DouS changed username to DougS Pamela: yeah, as opposed to that fake stuff we've had over the last few days Pamela: didn't like it, it smelled bad Pamela: and was sticky to boot LucMiron: Oh, Daniel, there's something else I wantd to talk to you about... Pamela: Hi Doug RibEye F.: I love my central A/C... rich-c: hello Doug, welcome aboard DougS: hello all Pamela: I love our a/c too - is quite efficient - but it's nice to have real, cool air coming through the windows Guy B.: HI Doug Daniel Bienvenu: If it's personal, hilight my name and click Send Private Message. BobS: hi doug rich-c: actually we have had very little cause to use our a/c so far, only a very few days Pamela: and believe me Guy, there are days when I long for central air Judy: hi, Doug BobS: so you got the cooler less humid air Pam ?????????????????? Judy: it is cooler here today LucMiron: The "Send Private Message" doesn't seem to work for me... Pamela: yes, finally Pamela: cleared out this afternoon Pamela: I"m hoping this holds till Monday - I have a date with Kimberly et al for Wonderland rich-c: yes, we needed the car a/c for shopping, but have the house windows open now - since dinner LucMiron: Anyhow, it's not really private. It's about your C documentation for CV programming Pamela: that was the second call from Russell - "if you haven't already done so, open up!" rich-c: that's OK, private messages do show in the logs anyway Pamela: I don't bother with the car a/c most of the time - I'm not in it long enough to make a difference most days LucMiron: @rich-c: Ah, okay. rich-c: true, although ours ws blowing cold in the first block Pamela: I'm usually only in it for about three minutes! LucMiron: @Daniel: You once told me you wanted to complete those docs... Pamela: long enough to drive from the GO station home RibEye F.: Hmm, btw Pam, where is next years adamcon going to be held? Daniel Bienvenu: well, if you are using the kit from my web site, the document contains informations no more correct to use due to the fact the kit uses more coleco bios functions rather than the original Marcel's Coleco library, including the sounds part. Pamela: Right now it's set for Grand Rapids, Guy RibEye F.: Where's that? RibEye F.: Ontario? rich-c: over on the western side of Michigan Pamela: it's at the far end of Michigan, closer to the IL border LucMiron: @Daniel: Okay... Well, anyhow, I was thinking that I could do it for you, in exchange for a small service. RibEye F.: Who will be hosting it? Pamela: about 2.5 hours from Windsor, barring construction Daniel Bienvenu: a service? Pamela: Bob and Judy rich-c: if Erin can cross the border, that's it - if not likely Windsor area Meeka: doug and me too Pam :-) RibEye F.: She's got a criminal record or something? LucMiron: Yep. In a nutshell, in exchange for correcting spelling and completing the docs, you could give me one evening of your time. RibEye F.: Just kidding Pamela: well yes that goes without saying, Meeka RibEye F.: Woah, sexual encounters are not to be spoken of here guys! rich-c: no, she married an American so now they won't let her in Daniel Bienvenu: need technical support for your games in C? LucMiron: I would like to spend this evening discussing sound output. Pamela: work shared is work halved Daniel Bienvenu: sound output like what the sound is generated? or how the coleco sound format works? LucMiron: The subject of sound is not something I can learn easely just by reading docs. It would be a lot better to be able to discuss it in person. RibEye F.: true Pam... very true. I should get 4 or 5 wives then, I'd have much less to do around the house. :) Pamela: (ducks as Sandra throws something at him) LucMiron: I'd like to take a grand tour of everything sound-related on the CV. Pamela: wouldn't you be better with 4 or 5 husbands? : ) RibEye F.: No, wives are good enough. Daniel Bienvenu: I suppose I can talk about coleco sounds. I was supposed to talk about sounds during the adamcon but I changed my mind to concentrate on the minigames. Pamela: you might be better off with maid service then : ) LucMiron: Right now, I know very little about sound output in general on the CV. I know there are 3 sound channels and one noise channel, and that's about it. It's still all completely abstract to me. Daniel Bienvenu: Well, there is many things to learn about sounds, specially when you can uses the 3rd tone channel to change the frequency of the noice channel. LucMiron: I'm sure that if I came over to your house one evening, we could discuss it, and I would learn this stuff a lot faster. Pamela: when do you leave for Australia Guy? RibEye F.: Luc: I can send you the official documentation by TI (Texas Instrument), tells you all you need to know. Pamela: is it a direct flight? RibEye F.: Pam: Leaving end of August Pam. RibEye F.: Pam: Montreal - Vancouver - Sydney Pamela: how long? Pamela: the flight I mean RibEye F.: a bit over 6 weeks. RibEye F.: Ahhh, 23 hrs approx. LucMiron: @RibEye: Right now, the last thing I need are tech docs that will only confuse me. Pamela: (Pamela's eyebrows pop off the top of her head) Pamela: 23 hours??? Pamela: holy cow LucMiron: I need to get introduced properly to all this stuff before I can start to understand docs like TI's. rich-c: does that include the stopover in Vancouver to change planes? RibEye F.: I believe so Rich. Pamela: you are a brave soul, taking a toddler and a baby on a 23 hour flight BobS: DOUG !!!!! rich-c: I think it's about six hours to Vancouver, but I'm not sure about the run to Oz DougS: yo. what? BobS: found some ide zip drives for $8 for 3 of them BobS: $38 BobS: shipped BobS: http://www.weirdstuff.com/cgi-bin/item/16533# Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I will try to make a tutorial about sounds... something I can use later for a future presentation. I will think about it during the weekend. rich-c: aren't zip drives dead tech now, Bob, since the thumb drivers came in? RibEye F.: Vancouver to Oz is about 15.5 hrs BobS: ah yes richard, BUT remember convention and the ADAM with zip drives? rich-c: sounds like a pretty short time to change planes, then LucMiron: @Daniel: A good tutorial would require some sample programs to compile. Otherwise, no matter how much you try to explain things, the reader won't understand until he hears actual results coming out of the TV speakers. DougS: they appear to be 12.95 each to me Daniel Bienvenu: I have a question for the S family. BobS: the ORIGINAL ide zip drives will work with the ADAM as multiple hard drive setups just by putting in another zip disk BobS: they are, but with shipping for 3 it comes to $48 rich-c: yes, but you still have the issue of the IDE interface BobS: that is the beauty of it Richard, the ADAM ide interface works with them Daniel Bienvenu: Well, a question for Bob and Doug about their presentation during the adamcon. BobS: si Daniel Meeka: thats not what you said a just a sec ago dad....read backwards rich-c: but there is no Adam IDE interface BobS: yes there is richar, it is what we used at ADAMCON Daniel Bienvenu: @Bob, Doug : did the "memory card reader" board was originally made for msx computers and it explains why you find them made in Asia? BobS: doug? rich-c: yes, but wasn't that salvage from an MI hard disc, with no further supply? LucMiron: I have to go take a shower before it gets too late in the evening. I'll be back later. If Dave Wick shows up, could someone please tell him that Luc was here about the Canadian Minigames cartridge? Thanks. BobS: far as I know, nope ....... MI interface card DougS: what was that daniel? BobS: supply, I have some, Fowler has some Pamela: go and soak Luc, we'll tell him BobS: Dale has schematics and rights to produce from mark Gordon LucMiron: (LucMiron is off to soak)
LucMiron left chat session BobS: so the card is not obsolete, just inshort supply RibEye F.: Luc RibEye F.: Luc: Have a good one. rich-c: he has the schematics and rights, but tehre isn't teh demand ot support the quantity needed to manufacture BobS: XACTLY rich-c: night, Luc BobS: but we still have asupply in the ADAM community for now RibEye F.: Well, how many would you need to sell to break even? 100? BobS: probably rich-c: and that quantity is so high that once your supply is gone, that's it rich-c: any idea what a new production run might cost, Bob? BobS: nope rich-c: it's a question it might be worth finding an answer to BobS: cards might not be so expensive...........only Dale rteally had a handle on an idea DougS: based on what I know about the the cost to produce the board itself is very small. the cost to setup the die is the expensive part of production. Pamela: and by the way Dad, to answer your question from right at the beginning, Dale has been to and come home from Zurich rich-c: that's my understanding too, Doug, but what does the die cost? BobS: Dale has figures a couple yearas ago BobS: had rich-c: ok, I'm going to get a beer while I consider this RibEye F.: tried a st-urbain beer last week, pretty good beer... new beer to hit the stores. BobS: what was the other supplier on the internet for zip drives Doug ???????????????? Pamela: didn't Dad mention something about St. Urbain a little while ago? Pamela: like three or four months? RibEye F.: could be. rich-c: nope, I think I've heardd of St. Urbain but not tried it Pamela: oh rich-c: I think I may soon try McAuslan's Biere Blonde - apricit flavoured wheat berr for summer DougS: http://www.compuvest.com/Search.jsp?Search=10670&advsite=shopping rich-c: I'm hoping we will get Boreale down here sometime soon RibEye F.: no Boreale? Woah! rich-c: tried it at Adamcon and really liked it Daniel Bienvenu: Well, Doug, I was talking about the compacflash - ide boards... I know that msx computers are popular in Asia, even now there are new games for it, so my question was if the board you present to us was made in Asia and the model wasdone for msx computers. but I notice that it can't be the reason, so forget about my question. rich-c: we can get Fin de terre and La maudite, though - also very nice Pamela: totally off topic, I finally got the bright idea to search for the owners manual for my truck online last night, since the original was lost by the first owner Meeka: and... Pamela: rather than spend $40 ordering it through the dealer, I found a downloadable .pdf version for free Meeka: thats good BobS: don't show a true ide zip Doug rich-c: you could also have looked ofr it on Freecycle or craigslist DougS: the compactflash to ide adapter is being considered heavily for manufacturing computers now that the cost of the compactflash cards are large enough to run alot of operating systems without breaking the budget. they are good due to lack of moving parts in a heavy stamping environment. Pamela: finally learned a little more about the truck Pamela: confirmed my guess of how big the gas tank is - it's 61 litres DougS: dad, the middle one on that link is supposed to be a z100ide per the p/n listed. rich-c: had a woman by today who wanted used razor blades - she was asking on freecycle Pamela: did she say why? Judy: what will she use them for? Pamela: and specify what kind of blades? rich-c: she has a collection of old safety razoes and wanted display parts to complete them Pamela: well that's different Daniel Bienvenu: I see here that a compactflash can be pluged to a tiny adapter that simulate sata interface and put inside a pc laptop. I suppose the reason why someone may want to cahnge their 40-120GB hard drive for only 4GB is to gain speed and a better power management rich-c: she wanted teh classic Gillette pattern double edge, which I use BobS: Doug; it says further dow taht the drive connection is "1 x storage - EIDE/ATAPI - 40 pin IDC" BobS: how big do compact flash cards come in Daniel BobS: ???? Pamela: definitely different DougS: i have seen 16gb for sale. i think 32gb are also available. rich-c: Doug, how long till we should tell disc drive enquirers to get an IDE adapter and use a zip drive or compact flash? DougS: rich, you referring to those that want a hard drive for the adam or a disk drive? rich-c: with hard discs teh Adam can only address 64 megabytes - is that limitation the same for compact flash and zip drives? Daniel Bienvenu: well, my mistake, they are all ide adaptor, not sata, but yes we can use them as harddrive for pc laptop computers... but not mine because it's sata. DougS: the limitation is in the hard drive partitioning and access software. BobS: same limitation I think Richard rich-c: Doug, I think they'd be delighted to have a hard drive and forget the disc DougS: daniel, i would not be surprised to see sata adapters soon. DougS: they still need a good way to put the software on the hard drive rich. Daniel Bienvenu: I saw a picture here of what I'm talking about. Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.addonics.com/products/flash_memory_reader/ad44midecf.asp DougS: Yes, i have seen those Daniel. rich-c: if it's a one time thing, Doug, run it in off a tape - it's only about 32 KB anyway isn't it? DougS: shortly before xmas 07 was the first time i saw the securedigital to ide adapter. it is more than likely just a matter of time and demand. Daniel Bienvenu: well, if they cost less in energy, and less in price, I will consider using compacflash rather than sata harddrive. rich-c: I have a couple of surplus LS120 drives that might make good Adam discs DougS: what is 32k rich? BobS: ONLY IF they are true ide only and NOT Eide or atapi rich-c: isn't that roughly what the disc software uses, Doug? I'm thinking TDOS 3.1 or so? BobS: that is the hitch with zip drives, enhanced ide [EIDE] is ATA w/ packet interface and is NOT true plain vanille ide rich-c: oh - I think one is IDFE and the other might even be SCSI, I'm not sure BobS: scsi......nont BobS: not.....IDFE prolly nOT rich-c: bummer Daniel Bienvenu: Well, there is a sata adapter for compacflash to be used as a harddrive. Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.addonics.com/products/flash_memory_reader/adsahdcf.asp BobS: see??????? aNYTHING you wanat Daniel BobS: want DougS: idepart (8k), 40itd45n (24k), full eos hd boot install disk (16k including boot/dir), filemanager eos boot disk (18k including boot/dir), plus any software you want to add BobS: China has it ALL DougS: and the more are produced the less expensive they become Daniel Bienvenu: but 4GB is not enough for Windows these days. DougS: the first ide to compactflash adapter i bought was over $20. the next one was $3. rich-c: so about 68K all told, but a tape is 256K so lots of room DougS: so use a larger card Daniel. Tigerdirect has 2gb, 4gb, 8gb, 16gb, and 32gb compactflash cards. DougS: i just looked. BobS: 32 gig !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what ya gonna put on it????? DougS: Windows xp :) Meeka: anything you want i would wager dad BobS: that's what I would think too Meeka rich-c: use it for a whole partition in XP FAT - backup, or set it up to boot from it rich-c: have plug-in HDs with different OSs - XP, Vista, 98, Linux (various flavours) various others BobS: man Richard, you are going WILD DougS: use the dual card adapter and use two in your laptop. even better. Daniel Bienvenu: it's 35$ for the adaptor, well, it's not bad if the compacflash is not too expensive rich-c: yes, I just have a dual-boot XP and Linux desktop, but I could add something on my USB external hard disc DougS: look on ebay Daniel. they are cheap when they ship from overseas. Meeka: well, i gonna go find a drink and get ready for bed Meeka: tty next week Pamela: night Meeka BobS: nite Meeka
Meeka left chat session Judy: night Meeka Pamela: you have the right idea, I zoned out for a minute or two rich-c: good stiff drink I trust, meeka ;-) - have a good one, cath you next week BobS: suck it up Pam Pamela: fell asleep in the doctors waiting room earlier too Daniel Bienvenu: I will check on ebay after getting some money into my p_yp_l account. Pamela: I just hope I wasn't snoring : ) rich-c: why were you at teh doctor? Pamela: annual breathing test to renew my scrips rich-c: ah - I ws just over for a back xray and scrip renewal DougS: fyi daniel: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=330251416735&Category=101268 DougS: the longer you wait the more there should be popping up on ebay and the lower the price. rich-c: now I have to figure out why I have a sudden pain in my left heel - for no visible reason Pamela: better get in quick - they're on holidays from July 20th to the end of Pamela: August Daniel Bienvenu: well, it says here that the bad part is rewriting more than 300000 on compacflash is impossible. during a windows session there is a lot of read and write process I have no control of it. how long a compact flash can support windows then? rich-c: oh, I didn't know that - don't worry, I only get sick on holiday weekends when everyone's away anyway Pamela: oh well, that's a relief : ) rich-c: besides, I don't think anyone can figure this out - comes from nowhere, for no discernable reason - just there Daniel Bienvenu: thanks for the link, doog. Daniel Bienvenu: doug Pamela: maybe you should see Pamela: Dr. . . . uh the name escapes me - the podiatrist rich-c: no, there's no e3xternal clue, and I suspect it's a nerve thing - besides I don't like him Pamela: why not? rich-c: his whole operation bugs me - more a money machine than patient service Judy: some doctors have it and some do not DougS: I am not sure that rewrite number is accurate Daniel. If it was, I would not think the embedded computer industry would be using them. rich-c: right, judy Daniel Bienvenu: well doug, thanks for the advice and the information. I will check first if the modification can save energy because of removing moving parts inside the computer, or it's more a gadget and no real gain of energy to extain battery duration. Judy: we feel that way about Ryan's ear specialist, but have to see him for insurance reasons rich-c: oh, I can go to any doctor I choose and I'm still cvoered, so that isn't an issue Judy: he is the pits DougS: The biggest advantage for some laptop users is that fact that if you drop your laptop, your hard drive will not crash as there are no moving parts in the compact flash drive. Guy B.: Well, I'm back. Was chatting with my friend Carla. Talking about her dog, she had to put one to sleep DougS: and at work, they don't seem to be at all worried about being careful with laptops. the techs are replacing at least 1-2 hard drives in laptops a month. rich-c: that's a pity, Guy. A number of my friends have faced that situation lately Guy B.: She has two others that are doing fine, but they already miss the other rich-c: laptops are too slioppery, Doug. Too easy to knock them off the desk rich-c: I vaguely feel we need another laptop but I can't figure out why BobS: so Frances acan join us rich-c: oh, she';s on our laptop now, just doesn't feel like coming in Guy B.: Well, she decided to turn it. Been tough on her Guy B.: In that is rich-c: Frances reads teh transcripts of the chats all teh time but prefers not to participate - go figure Pamela: the loss of a pet is always tough Daniel Bienvenu: Samsung did hybrid hardrive with flash memory, based on microsoft design, to exploit the Vista's ReadyDrive feature that save data directly to flash and when the flsh is full it save data into the hardrive. Guy B.: And I've been there when I had to put Abby to sleep two years ago. Didn't think one week later I adopted another dog
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changed username to LucMiron Pamela: for some that is the right route Daniel Bienvenu: if they think flash is good, why not me Guy B.: But, I'm glad I did. Annie has brought me a lot of joy. LucMiron: Back (and squeaky clean too) Guy B.: And she loves walks rich-c: hello Luc - sorry, Dale still hasn't turned up DougS: Daniel, i have a feeling the skeptics are not yet convinced in the idea. DougS: It is all an emerging technology. LucMiron: @rich-c: Alright, thanks. Can't stay for much longer, it's almost 11PM and I have to get up at 6AM tomorrow. Daniel Bienvenu: Currently, flash is capable of 100,000 rewrites per cell, and specialized software has been developed to spread out the wear on flash chips, says Ethan Miller, professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. rich-c: oh, tomorrow is my late night - two football games back to back Daniel Bienvenu: Miller says, this software might not be good enough when flash is used as a hard drive supplement or replacement because operating systems tend to frequently save numerous small files, such as error files or system logs. But as prices continue to fall, Miller adds, flash will become a more common option rich-c: I'll be lucky to make it to bed by 2 a.m. Guy B.: Just got the Cubs score. Won 5 to 1 LucMiron: @rich-c: LOL! Now you see why I rarely log on to chat rooms. ;) Daniel Bienvenu: Luc, j'ai une idee BobS: well. time for bed here kids LucMiron: @Daniel: Oui? rich-c: yes, with four CFL games a week, it's tough even on we who can sleep in BobS: see you nextr week
BobS left chat session Pamela: night Bob Pamela: and Judy, I assume Daniel Bienvenu: I will ask Dale to ship a cartridge to Revival, and I will take the cartridge I reserved for them and give it to you during the ccjvq meeting july 19 DougS: Well if that is the case Daniel, then there is still a reason for backups :) rich-c: night, Bob and Judy Guy B.: Night Bob and Judy Judy: night all
Judy left chat session LucMiron: Nighty night! rich-c: wow, they went fast! LucMiron: Revival...? Pamela: they usually do Daniel Bienvenu: Revival is a webzine about retrogaming. Daniel Bienvenu: in Europe Pamela: I'm going to follow since I'm drifting and Russell will be home shortly Pamela: g'nite Dad Daniel Bienvenu: well, it's more a magaziner than webzine because there prefer to sell their magazine Pamela: g'nite everyone rich-c: OK Pam... take care and sleep tight LucMiron: No one will be left by the tmie Dale arrives. :P LucMiron: tmie=time Daniel Bienvenu: I'm usually one of the last ones like tonight. DougS: goodnight all LucMiron: Bye DougS (whoever you are...) ;) rich-c: oh by this point he's unlikely to turn up - he's more an occasional than regular visitor Guy B.: Well folks, will be taking Annie out soon. See you all next week rich-c: night, Doug and Guy
DougS left chat session Pamela: kerpoof Daniel Bienvenu: So, Luc, what do you think? I give your cartridge during the ccjvq meeting or you prefer to wait a reply from Dale?
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Guy B. left chat session rich-c: Doug is Bob's son, Luc, and a computer tech LucMiron: @Daniel: Okay, so about the Cdn-Mini cart, I could just meet you at L'Enjeux on the 19th? rich-c: OK, I'll leave you two to set things up - goodn ight, Daniel et Luc Daniel Bienvenu: yes, L'enjeux, Montreal , Sherbrook street. around 19h-20h Daniel Bienvenu: july 19th, saturday LucMiron: Well, perhaps Dale will reply on his own between now and then, so we'll talk about this again next week. Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Rich rich-c: colour me gone LucMiron: Bye Rich! Daniel Bienvenu: talk to you next week
rich-c left chat session LucMiron: Eh ben voilà, on est tuuuu seul. :) Daniel Bienvenu: presque tout seul... le log de la conversation est souvent indexe par google. LucMiron: Salut Google! Daniel Bienvenu: alors il y a peut-etre quelqu'un ou un bot qui va lire nos messages demain Daniel Bienvenu: ou meme dans une heure Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit et patience pour ta cartouche, ca va finir par s'arracnger LucMiron: Bon, treve de plaisanterie, revenons sur le sujet de la doc de programmation CV. LucMiron: Oh, tu veux y aller t\oi aussi? Daniel Bienvenu: tu dois dormir Luc, on en repalera demain LucMiron: Ok, pas de probleme. LucMiron: Bye! Daniel Bienvenu: bye
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