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Chat for Thu 2009-02-12 02:42:30

Meeka: hello
Daniel Bienvenu: hello Meeka
Meeka: how are u
Daniel Bienvenu: I'm having a problem...
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Daniel Bienvenu: test... 1.. 2...
Daniel Bienvenu: ok, it works
Daniel Bienvenu: hello Meeka
Meeka: hello agian
Daniel Bienvenu: Sorry, the chat applet wasn't working for me. I had to close and open again.
Meeka: np
Daniel Bienvenu: Will you be part of the Adamcon this year?
Meeka: yes
Meeka: doug and I along with mom & dad (bob & judy) are hosting it this year
Daniel Bienvenu: so now I feel stupid.
Meeka: np
Daniel Bienvenu: Which one will do the "welcome" speech?
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Meeka: prob dad
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Daniel Bienvenu: hello rich
Meeka: hello
rich-c: greetings Daniel adn Meeka
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Daniel Bienvenu: I was too earlier this week.
BobS: HI kids !!!!!
rich-c: both of you very prompt today
Meeka: hi dad
Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Bob
rich-c: hi Roberto
rich-c: you get my reply about the ribbons?
BobS: Meeka, got some 'stuff' for you......was foing to get to you today with the car pickup, but didn't happen
Meeka: ok
BobS: yessir I did and I also emailed Julian and said I would leave it in your capable hands to work out
Meeka: will prob be over your way tomorrow or friday
rich-c: I also just sent a message to teh list giving two alternate webmail addresses if needed
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Daniel Bienvenu: hello Guy
Guy B.: Greetings from the Windy City
rich-c: hello Guy, you're early tonight
Guy B.: Just finished my taxes
rich-c: doing more recordings?
Guy B.: Yep
Meeka: hi guy
Guy B.: HI Meeka, how's Doug?
rich-c: I still haven't had time to open my box
BobS: did some graphics for a cart game called Penguin Land........
Meeka: good i guess
BobS: some fool wants $750 for it
Meeka: his head is burried in ps2 coding :-P
rich-c: tell the fool to move his decimal two spaces to the left
BobS: might be a great game, and you graphics on the cart are awesome, but $750.00 ??????
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Guy B.: $75 still is high for a game anyway
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rich-c: at that rater Daniel should offer a new, revised, updated limited edition - at $70.00 a pop
Meeka: hi mom
Judy: Hi, Everyone
Guy B.: Hi Judy
rich-c: hello Judy
BobS: AMEN, Daniel, go for it....trouble is Steve Befin wrote the thing and Daniel did the pics onthe cart
Judy: How is everyone?
BobS: begin
rich-c: my back is really cranky at the moment - we've been having toilet troubles
BobS: oh oh
Judy: not good, Rich
Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Judy
Meeka: goofd, i am 1/3 done with the very last row of my tablecloth
rich-c: the problem is, I can't bend to look underneath, and I can't turn taps and stuff
Judy: the weather bothering your back?
rich-c: so we have to hire a pl;umber for things we used to do ourselves
Judy: that is exciting, Meeka
Meeka: yup
BobS: well get him in there and fix it
rich-c: no, judy, broken vertabrae don't heal teh way they were, they are always misaligned
Judy: my ankle is hurting me, think it is this rainy weather
rich-c: oh, we got the flapper valve on the basement toilet dealt with, no problem
rich-c: then we decided to have a Toilevator put on the main one
Daniel Bienvenu: I've lost contact with Steve Begin and I gave to him all the labels I have done for Penguin Land. And I don't think I can do anything to help you finding a Penguin Land cartridge... but I have mine.
BobS: whats a Toilevator ??????
BobS: bummer Daniel
rich-c: it's an invention of the Assistive Devices lab at Sunnybook
BobS: and
rich-c: essentially it's a platform onto which a toilet fits and attaches, which raises it three inches
Daniel Bienvenu: Where did you saw a penguin land for 750$ ?
Daniel Bienvenu: it's insane
BobS: on Ebay under ColecoVision stuff for sale Daniel
BobS: someone in Montreal has it
rich-c: they can ask anything they want - doesn't mean they are going to get it
BobS: cool Richard, NOW you can say you have your own throne
Judy: Meeka, haven't heard from Sher and Doug, wonder how the flight was
rich-c: yes, our problem is there isn't enough clearance between our toilet adn tub for one of teh new extended bowl jobs
Meeka: nope, i havent heard from them
rich-c: and all teh higher bowl models are also extended
Judy: got the car and took ours out to the body shop, so we are now driving an SUV
rich-c: but with the toilevator you use teh old one that fits
Meeka: lol
Judy: Dad called but didn't get a return call
rich-c: why did your car need to go to the body shop, judy?
Meeka: they are prob getting settled in
Judy: had a little boo boo
Meeka: been a long day for them
Judy: in the parking lot of Sams
rich-c: knocked a corener off, did you? it isn't hard these days
Judy: yes, thought they would let someone know that they made it okay
rich-c: I get handicap parking, otherwise I'd likely be doing metal bashing every other day
Judy: no, right in the front, knocked out a tooth in the grill
rich-c: meaningless to teh functionality, but devestating to your pride
Judy: would like to use the bigger parking spots, before we even got this fixed we discovered a mark on the passenger side
rich-c: anyway, yesterday about six hours after the plumber left, we developed a mysterious leak
rich-c: small, but it did minor flooding before we discovered it adn took countermeasures
rich-c: well, even if you have the necessary permits, teh spaces are often too few
rich-c: fortunately Toronto keeps the unauthorized out - it's a $300 fine which gets their attention
Judy: yes, there is quite a fine here also for parking in a handicap spot
BobS: it is a big fine here also, don't know the amoun t, but......
rich-c: I like the wide slots - my van has a turning circle like an oil tanker
rich-c: though actually I load and un load my walker through the back doors
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Judy: ..
Pamela: hi everyone
Meeka: hi pam
Daniel Bienvenu: Because the ebay auction about Penguin Land is from Montreal, my guess is it's from someone I may know. I will ask in the forum and see if it's someone I know.
Judy: going away for a minute
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rich-c: hi daughter
Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Pam, see you later Judy
BobS: it doesn't make any difference Daniel ..... I just found it a littel hard to chew on for pricing
BobS: you have to have some reality when you put yourself out for acution
BobS: auction
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Daniel Bienvenu: There was a condition behind selling this game to the members of the CCJVQ, and it was to never sell it on eBay.
Pamela: Hi Luc
Meeka: hi luc
BobS: oops
rich-c: salut, Luc
Pamela: I need advice on laptops
LucMiron: @Daniel What game are you talking about?
LucMiron: Hello people!
rich-c: what's the problem, Pam?
BobS: use it Pam
BobS: you are running a faster one that me
Daniel Bienvenu: Luc, tu dois chercher sur ebay pour penguin land. quelqu'un de montreal vend sa cartouche.
Pamela: Cynthia's laptop has died and we're vetting used laptops online
Guy B.: Hi Pam
Pamela: a lot of this stuff is gobbledygook to me
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Guy B.: HI Luc
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Dale: Hi all.
Guy B.: Hi Dale
Pamela: Hi Dale
LucMiron: Oui, je l'ai spotté. :) Si elle n'etait pas si chere, je l'acheterais et lui ferait imprimer une boite. :)
Daniel Bienvenu: welcome back judy
Meeka: hi dale
Daniel Bienvenu: hi dale
rich-c: evening, Dale
JudyS: back again
LucMiron: Hey Dale! Just the guy I wanted to see!
rich-c: Pam, talk to me on landline when you have an hour, I'll try to help
JudyS: I am trying firefox now
JudyS: see if that works any better
Dale: Hi Luc.
Pamela: what the heck is a Pentium M?
LucMiron: Pentium Male?
Dale: I'm definately going to have you mail those cartridge shells by Xpresspost.
rich-c: it isn't that much better, jusdy, but I do find the interface more comfortable
LucMiron: You should get a Pentium F.
Dale: I'll send you the rest of the money tomorrow, I guess.
Daniel Bienvenu: par principe, steve ne voulait pas que son jeu se retrouve en revente sur internet... c'etait sa condition pour lode runner et penguin land
rich-c: it has a huge number of really neat extensions (add-ons, plug-ins)
LucMiron: @Dale: Okay, no problem. :)
Pamela: I guess I need to know where in the Pentium lineup it falls
Dale: Mobile.
Daniel Bienvenu: comme la vente se fait depuis Montreal, je crois que l'un d'entre nous a oublie
Meeka: pam - doug says that whats in my laptopo
Meeka: its above a p4
Dale: The Pentium M is a "mobile Pentium family processor"
Pamela: ok
Meeka: its designed for lower power consumption
rich-c: best when combined with the Centrino architecture
LucMiron: Sorry to have to leave so soon tonight, but I'm currently contacting everyone who placed a pre-order for Pac-Man Collection (for ColecoVision) and I'd like to have 40 people contacted before I go to bed tonight (I'm at 25 right now).
Dale: Which is redesigned to be more efficient than a non-M processor to encourage longer battery life and so on.
rich-c: but not necessarily teh best CPU available
Dale: So it is shipping now?
Dale: It's all done Luc?
LucMiron: @Dale: Yep, but only with the yellow cartridges, and they're all already tied up in pre-orders.
rich-c: neat, Luc - that's a good order book
Dale: It probably was the best one for laptops at the time.
Pamela: I thought the Centrino was a chip too
Meeka: no, mine is a pentium m with centrino technology
Pamela: or is that the next step up the ladder?
Dale: But if you don't need portability, a massively parrallel super computer with 2048 CPUs comes to mind.
LucMiron: @rich: I've got 80 pre-orders for the yellow ones, and 43 other for the next batch (with regular black carts, which will become available in late March).
Pamela: well done Luc!
rich-c: well, are you looking for a new or used laptop, Pam?
Pamela: used Dad
Dale: That's what they have at Los Alamos super computer facility.
Pamela: a little much for us, Dale : )
Dale: But it is the best there is, last I checked.
Dale: I'm probably out of date now though.
LucMiron: Welp, gotta go! I'll see you all next week, unless I'm too busy packing up boxes! ;)
LucMiron: Bye!
Pamela: good luck Luc
Pamela: ciao
JudyS: bye Luc
rich-c: OK Luc, good luck on the cartridge sales
Meeka: i like mine,,,,,I can get 5-6 hours out of a battery on this laptop
Meeka: bye luc
LucMiron: @Dale: Please don't forget to send the rest of the money tomorrow!
rich-c: Pam, did you say this was for Cynthis or Erin?
Meeka: my old one was luck to get 2-3
Pamela: Cynthia
Dale: Centrino is a chip set that includes things like Wifi and other networking ability.
Pamela: battery life is not necessarily an issue but good to have the info anyway
rich-c: used laptops are a minefield - she might be better to repair teh old one
Dale: Sounds good Luc.
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Daniel Bienvenu: bye luc...
Daniel Bienvenu: too late
rich-c: pity I gave away my old desktop - she could have used that
Meeka: we have only ever had used ones,,,,but then agian i live with a computer geek :-P
Pamela: she has a desktop in Windsor Dad but no where to put it at the moment
Pamela: care to loan him out for a couple of days, Meeka?
Pamela: : )
Daniel Bienvenu: But meeka, maybe you can save on the starting time by doing a clean up in the services Windows is opening. I have a Vista here and I did save a few seconds by not loading parental control and table pc services.
Meeka: lol, i thinkin not
Daniel Bienvenu: (just to name thoses useless services)
Meeka: we dont run vista
rich-c: daniel, have you ever used Win Patrol from BillP services?
rich-c: It's basically an anti-malware guard, but it tells you lots about your internals, too
rich-c: shows auto startups on boot, services, what's currently active
rich-c: easier to use than msconfig, I have found
Daniel Bienvenu: i admit it's the first time I've heard of Win Patrol. But to active or deactivate services, there is a tool specific for that in the control panel, msconfig is good but sometimes we should use the appropriate tool to get more informations.
Pamela: Meeka where do you get your used computers?
rich-c: I see your point, Daniel, but find convenience pays too.
rich-c: look at it at - it is a free download, works on XP and earlier
Pamela: and does anyone have a brand you should stay away from?
Meeka: doug has gotten ALL ours off e-bay
Pamela: what about you Bob?
rich-c: has he ever got one worth what he paid for it?
Meeka: they all have been worth it rich
BobS: off Ebay and from Doug
rich-c: you're the only person I have heard of satisfied with an eBay computer, meeka
BobS: Doug head for off lease ones Ricahrd
Meeka: we have tecra m1's right now and they are great and we only paid under 200 for them
Dale: I buy lots of off lease computers
rich-c: don't ask what that translates to landed in Canada - if they will even ship to Canada
Dale: I also have got some amazing servers off of EBAY.
Daniel Bienvenu: So, you really suggest me to try winpatrol
Meeka: he figures out what he wants and does the research then bides his time and picks them up for a price we can afford
Dale: But it is all about knowing what you're getting before biding.
Daniel Bienvenu: there is a facebook page about winpatrol
Meeka: you just have to be patient
Meeka: and dont get caught in a bidding war
rich-c: really? then see if it would work for you - I am very happy with it - and it is free
rich-c: if she can stand an 8.9" screen, maybe she should get one of the new net computers for $400 at Future Shop
Pamela: I don't think a small screen is an option
rich-c: well, how big is big enough?
Pamela: 14"
BobS: or BIGGER]
Pamela: yes, Bob : )
rich-c: I doubt you'll get any that size as off-lease
BobS: 14" is good, I like the 15" also
Meeka: mine is a 14 or 15 (i cant remember)
rich-c: how much can Cynthia spend, Pam?
Pamela: it's a starting point
Pamela: hasn't been discussed, Dad
Pamela: I can find out more
Meeka: makes a diffference if it is a 14 reg screen or a 14 wide screen
Dale: I've bought both laptops with 14" and with 15" screens off lease.
rich-c: no point in discussing it if she can't afford it - you need a number
Meeka: i dont like the widesccreen on laptops
Pamela: me either Meeka
Pamela: brb
BobS: hey Meeka, tell Doug I bought some 14" hinges, dissassembled them and put on the 15" bracket and got my old computer up and working....mionus a few screws left over
Meeka: cool
BobS: same bases onboth
BobS: take a hammer to the hinges and voila! it works
JudyS: the wind is picking up here
rich-c: here the rain has heavied up for the evening
Dale: I have to go early tonight.
Meeka: lol, he said your should have extra screws, but good for you
Dale: But I'll be online next week I think.
Pamela: is Jillian home now Dale?
Dale: She is, so I want to spend some extra time with her tonight.
Meeka: should not***
rich-c: good, the gamers are counting on you, Dale
Pamela: go for it : )
rich-c: they are always asking when you will be on
Pamela: tell her we said hi
Dale: Will do.
BobS: everything made has too many screws in it
BobS: leaving a few out lets the computer "breath"
JudyS: tell her hi and we do understand, Dale, spend time with her
Dale: lol Bob
Meeka: he is shacking his head at you
Pamela: my reaction exactly, Dale : )
Dale: poof
Pamela: wow, it's really raining out there
Pamela: nite Dale
Guy B.: Nite Dale
rich-c: yes, it really picked up around 8.30, I gather
rich-c: nite Dale
BobS: we were supposed to get alot of rain but it never came, guess you got it instead
Pamela: I've been noticing it for the last half hour or so, since I opened the other window
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Daniel Bienvenu: bye Dale...
Daniel Bienvenu: too late again
Pamela: I gather that Windsor got dumped on, from Garth via Cynthia
Daniel Bienvenu: I was downloading winpatrol.
rich-c: yep, got to keep watchimg, Daniel ; - )
JudyS: \
rich-c: OK, and if you like that sort of thing, there's another I've found also, Daniel
JudyS: has been raining off and on all day here
Pamela: here too Judy
BobS: but not heavy here
Pamela: fortunately, not during my morning or evening walks to and from the train station
JudyS: not the day it was yesterday that is for sure
BobS: off an on slight to all out rain, then stop and repeat the sequence
JudyS: it was raining some every time I was out today
rich-c: Daniel, look at - you might also find that attractive - it's free too
Pamela: it was a pleasure to wear my shoes today for the first time in ages
JudyS: rather than what? Boots?
Pamela: yes
rich-c: yes, I was able to leave off my rubbers, which was a great relief
JudyS: nice to see grass for a change
rich-c: with luck this will give us back most of the width of our roads
Pamela: my boots are quite comfortable, but there's nothing quite like my worn-in shoes
rich-c: the snowbankd are in srious retreat
JudyS: it has here and you can see to pull out to a different road
Pamela: I hope so, a lane and a half just wasn't cutting it in some places
Daniel Bienvenu: I don't want to install things because it's free. Last time I did that my system became unstable.
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Daniel Bienvenu: So, I will try one thing for tonight
Pamela: I passed a school bus one day last week and there was about four inches between us - scary stuff
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rich-c: you were seeing the wide ones, Pam - we had many single lane, especially with parked cars
JudyS: we now have our whole driveway again
Sly DC: Hi everybody!! :)
Pamela: Hi Sly
JudyS: Hi,Sly
JudyS: even the extra stall
Pamela: yes, navigating some roads was becoming a bit of a challenge
Pamela: coming home from the dr. last week, I drove across Fairlawn - big mistake
JudyS: but we may be in for snow again this week-end
Daniel Bienvenu: salut Sylvain
Sly DC: Salut Dan!
Pamela: oh I have no doubt we'll get lots more snow Judy - but at least we'll be starting from scratch again : )
rich-c: hello Sly
JudyS: reminder, Meeka, the tea is Sat at 10 AM
Guy B.: Same here for us. All the snow is pretty well gone. And Annie already misses it
Meeka: ok
Sly DC: Hi Rich
Meeka: meet at your house about 9:30?
Pamela: I believe it Guy
JudyS: very true, Rich and it gave us a taste of spring
Sly DC: Are some of you ready for another round of questions ? :D
JudyS: sounds good
rich-c: Daniel, with freebies, you need to know what are the safe places - I know where to find out
Meeka: dressy or blue jeans?
rich-c: if I recommend a freebie, the source I suggest will be clean
Pamela: fire away, Sly
Meeka: hello sly
BobS: more dressy mom says..........she be right back
Meeka: ok
Sly DC: Thanks Pam. Ok, where can i get the "File Manager" program ?
Sly DC: hi meeka
rich-c: go for it, Sly - we're all ears
BobS: Tipsy needed to go outside
Daniel Bienvenu: I did try a lot of opensource programs, mostly from sourceforge and I still like the web site to get some software.
Pamela: who is Tipsy?
rich-c: I have teh right to sell it, Sly
Meeka: sherri's dog
Meeka: mom/dad are babysitting while they on vacation
Pamela: oh, okay
Sly DC: Rick. great, how much it is ?
rich-c: Sourceforge is good, Daniel - so is and Cnet, and Pricelessware
rich-c: I think it's $10 on disc, Sly, subject to verification
JudyS: will be wearing a dress pants and sweater I think
rich-c: you do mean Tony Morehen's program, I assume
Meeka: ok, sounds good mom
JudyS: depends on the weather exactly what I will wear
rich-c: I find version 2.x best, but have 3.2 if you have an Adam hard disc
Sly DC: Rich, yes, the program by Tony Morehen. No prob for 10$ but i need it in DSK image format, don't have a real floppy reader
JudyS: we have been asked to be at two different tables, nice to be wanted
Meeka: yup
rich-c: not sure I can manage that, Sly - GuiyB keeps trying to show me how to make his utilities go, but we have problems
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Pamela: what's the tea alla bout judy?
rich-c: at the moment I haven't even got the 5-1/4" drive installed in my new computer yet
Sly DC: oups...closed wrong window!!
Pamela: (oops, sloppy fingers)
rich-c: you made a quick recovery!
Daniel Bienvenu: Who did the disk images in Adam News Network web site?
Sly DC: i have the URL in my bookmarks!
JudyS: a Valentine tea at our church
BobS: that would be me
JudyS: for ladies only
rich-c: either Bob or Ron, I'd imagine
Pamela: oh, that's nice : )
JudyS: oh, Meeka, dad will be home he is not working for a while
JudyS: so if Doug wants to do something with him
rich-c: Bob's going to take some time off?
Meeka: just a sec, i will find out
BobS: well Richard, if you get paid for the Filemanager, I can put it inot dsk form and email it to Sly
JudyS: they gave him some time off,
Sly DC: Dan just pointed out my next question: when are the old A.N.N. disks (before 2005) will be online ?
BobS: should have ithere to use ADAMem to change it over
Pamela: for good behaviour? : )
Meeka: ya, doug says he will can prob come and keep dad outta trouble :-P
JudyS: they are too far ahead and spending too much money
Sly DC: Bob, that would be great!
BobS: got to have time to put it together sly
Pamela: too far ahead - there's a switch
BobS: BUT, it all hinges on Richard getting paid for the program......assume it is still copyrighted
Sly DC: Bob, no problem.take your time :)
BobS: he and I can straighten itout at convention this summer
rich-c: actually, I suppose I could copy it onto 3-1/2 on the Adam, use that on my USB port on the PC...
BobS: ya
rich-c: I think I may have the untilities on one of my computers
rich-c: all I need really I guess is to know which to use and how to use it
BobS: or Richard, holler and we can email you the utility to run and make the dsk file
rich-c: except mine are outdated and I haven't got Guy's new website to update them from
JudyS: ..
rich-c: first, tell me which utility I need adn how to do it - I have Adamem and utilities on the laptopop
Pamela: oh boy, I'm drifting
Pamela: I think it's time I called it a night
Meeka: night pam
Daniel Bienvenu: goodnight pam
Guy B.: Night Pam
BobS: GUY !!!!!!!!
Guy B.: I'm here
Sly DC: Nighty night Pam
BobS: Richard needs ya
rich-c: going to cut out early, are you, daughter?
Daniel Bienvenu: (yes, I say it just in time)
Daniel Bienvenu: bye
Pamela: yes, snoozing at the computer is not recommended
BobS: bye Pam
Pamela: good night all
Pamela: good night, Dad - I'll call
rich-c: then look at freecycle at yahoo, craigslist, and kijiji after you go
BobS: disk drive is drive A ...... on the ibm......Richard?????
Daniel Bienvenu: I will have to leave now... I have something to finish before sleeping and it's somehow urgent so take care and talk to you next week.
Daniel Bienvenu: bye
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JudyS: night Pam
Pamela: kerpoof
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Sly DC: Bye Dan!
rich-c: night Pam, bonsoir Daniel
rich-c: it's ok Bob, just busy with the others
JudyS: Meeka, are you having trouble with Sat TV tonight
rich-c: anyway, I do have flash drives and an external USB 3.5' floppy, and a 3.5" drive on the Adam
Meeka: not sure, we are not watching "live" tv
rich-c: this is the sort of weatehr for satellite troubles, Judy
Meeka: we are watching ncis from last night
JudyS: we watched that last night
JudyS: it is really blowing and raining right now
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rich-c: well, give you a fresh base ofr the next snow buildup
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Sly DC: &?*&??? Hydro-Quebec...power went down
JudyS: only lately, since they started to get ready for the change over which is not happening any time soon
rich-c: I'm surprised we aren't out - teh grid must be taking a beating here
BobS: IF the ADAM will copy the 5 1/4" disk onto the 3 1/2" disk with 5 1/4" properties, it just might work to use the utility on the ibm drive to make a dsk file
rich-c: there's wind-driven rain from Chicago to Toronto, that means lots of lines down in between
JudyS: not good, don't want to lose power
Sly DC: no power = camping!! cool!
Meeka: lol, NOT
rich-c: or if I made a 3-1/2" DSK copy, wouldn't Sly have a 3.5% blank image in the emulator anyway?
JudyS: no power in the winter is a very bad thing
rich-c: fortunately, I have the computer on a UPS, but I need more light than just the monitor
Meeka: there... 1/2 a row left now
JudyS: multi-tasking I am impressed
Meeka: yup
JudyS: get the thing done, will be such a good fealing
Sly DC: hehehehe...before power get out again... :P
Sly DC: nah! just teasing!!
rich-c: don't notice Guy offering any comment; that's a bad sign
Meeka: no power involved sly
Meeka: we are talking about a crochet tablecloth i have been doing for the last two years
JudyS: I got another prayer shawl done this week and Mom came today and picked it up
Meeka: cool
BobS: I just sent you a batr file for the ibm side to turn a 160k ADAM disk into a .dsk file
Sly DC: oohhh...didn't know that, my mistake Meeka
Meeka: np
Guy B.: Doing some defragmentation on the notebook
BobS: 3.5" drive actually should use a different bat file
Meeka: we digress to odd conversations at times and know that not everyone will automatically know what we talking about
rich-c: OK, but it will be a while until I get teh 5.25 screwed in - remember I can't lift teh computer
BobS: Guy, have you got the bat file to use an ADAM 3.5 disk and turn it into a dsk file ??????
Sly DC: Just notice...i'm doubled ?!?
Guy B.: I might, I'll have to look at the main PC and see if it's on there
JudyS: I am very tired tonight
rich-c: and does it run under DOS or Windows? or in a commadn window in Windows?
Meeka: lol, that happens to everyone on occasion sly
Meeka: happens when you get dropped out and come back in
Sly DC: heheh...double the questions!! LOL!!!!
JudyS: twins as it were
rich-c: yes, use the edit function to change the name of the active one
BobS: command prompt under windows
rich-c: then just have the other deleted - that's in Extras
rich-c: I hate having to use command prompts, especially in XP where DOS isn't really under there
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rich-c: hope we popped the right one for you, Sly
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Sly DC: Double again....sigh!
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Meeka: not anymore
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rich-c: oops I suspect we didn't quite get Sly's correction right
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JudyS: now you are only you
Sly-DC: i've deleted myself...arrgghh!
rich-c: Sly, under Edit, choose Change user name, change it to SlyDC1
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JudyS: single again
Sly-DC: ok...seems my twin is gone now
Meeka: thats good
rich-c: in that case, forget it
BobS: Richard, just sent you ALL the ADAMEM utilities, with instructions. Unzip the file and type or edit the bat files so you can see what they do.
JudyS: going to go and make some coffee for the morning so night all
Sly-DC: When are the old A.N.N. disks (before 2005) will be online ...anyone knows ?
Sly-DC: goodnight Judy
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Meeka: night mom
rich-c: night Judy
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BobSl: ok just killed myself, but aam back
Meeka: ann is dads (bob's) site so hes the one to ask
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BobS: what I really need to do is to have the time to dsk all the old ANN disks and hpe they are not victims of bit rot
BobS: I know some are bad
BobS: and my good ibm 5 1/4 bit the dust as of late
rich-c: if you have a problem with some oldies, let me know - I have the first few years
rich-c: if all else fails I can just bring them with me to Adamcon!
BobS: I have some sporatic months before late 1989
BobS: si Richard, in June at convention
Sly-DC: Thanks Bob & Rich (for the ANN question) =)
rich-c: that's only four months away, Bob - feeling a bit scared?
BobS: nope
rich-c: we're working on it, Sly
BobS: hotel is promised, weather will be warm
BobS: wht more can ya ask
rich-c: really should leave you negotiations to later, maybe - see if there's a better price
Sly-DC: Take all the time, just wanted to know when that's all
Meeka: we alr4eady got a good price rich
rich-c: I hear teh hotels are already getting hungry, but there's more to come
BobS: got to pput up the hotel pics, registration and price info, etc up on the web. maybe this weekend
BobS: need people to come and all will work otu well
rich-c: right - put a live link intol your email announcing when it's there
Sly-DC: where & when is the next Adamcon ?
Meeka: last weekend in june in grand rapids michigan
rich-c: well Frances and I will likely buy some extra days, maybe so will Jean
Meeka: june 25-29
BobS: talked ot Jean, and she is all primed to come, as is Melanie
rich-c: Frances thinks if we head home on Dominion Day traffic may be lighter
Sly-DC: In Michigan ? drat....a long drive from where i live
BobS: fly..........or take 2 days to come sly
rich-c: yes, there might be a flight there through Toronto
Guy B.: Well folks, going to take Annie out soon. Will see you all next week
rich-c: can't see a flight from Montreal, but there could be one
Meeka: night guy
Sly-DC: goodnight Guy
rich-c: night Guy
Sly-DC: humm...depends if i have my kids this week-end
Guy B.: Poof
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BobS: nite Guy
rich-c: it runs into the national holidays, Dominion Day and Independence Day
BobS: tis time for myself to run on home also guys and gals
BobS: and I will NOT stop at the local watering hole tonight, I SWEAR
rich-c: I guess so Bob, see you next week
BobS: will go straight home, for sure
Meeka: night dad
BobS: till we meet again !!!!!!
Sly-DC: goodnight Bob
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rich-c: behave yourself and mayb e I'll bring some REAL beer to Adamcon ; - )
Sly-DC: when you say REAL beer, you mean Canadian Beer right ? :P
rich-c: peut-etre - quelque chose de Chambly suffira?
Sly-DC: Blanche de that's beer!
rich-c: Jamais - Trois-Pistoles!
rich-c: Maudite or Fin du Monde, ils sont assez bon aussi
Sly-DC: heheeheh....we can debate about beer all night, especially that i drink ONE beer by 2 years
rich-c: I have one beer a week, during chat - tonight it was St. Ambroise Biere Noire
Sly-DC: En effet, la Maudite ou la Fin du Monde sont tres bonne eux aussi
Sly-DC: never tried St-Ambroise
rich-c: next week it will be Mill St. Coffee Porter - nectar
Sly-DC: that one i never eard off
rich-c: in summer, St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat beer is an acquired taste, but very worth acquiring
rich-c: no, it's a local limited production
Sly-DC: oh...that's why
rich-c: Yes, we have our boutique beers, too - I wish we could get your Boreal Stout, that's really nice
Meeka: allright, i am off to
Meeka: see ya next week
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rich-c: OK Meeka, see you next week - take care
Sly-DC: Boreal ? That's is made in my's about 3 km from where i live
Sly-DC: goodnight meeka
rich-c: I tend to feel I should be trying to negotiate a pipeline - you may be proud of it!
Sly-DC: If you ever need Boreal beer, just LMK
rich-c: anyway, I feel sampling the good local beers is fun and worthwhile
rich-c: LMK?
Sly-DC: heheh...the problem is there's too many local beers in one lifetime!
Sly-DC: LMK = Let Me Know
rich-c: right ;-)
rich-c: anyway, time to go, I fear
Sly-DC: Your right...It's already 11:15
Sly-DC: so goodnight Rich and TTYS!!
rich-c: oh, see you next week, I hope - a la prochaine!
Sly-DC: ALP!! = A la Prochaine!
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rich-c: coolur me gone
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