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changed username to BobS BobS: hey dudes Daniel B.: bonsoir Bob BobS: where's Richard? Daniel B.: I don't know BobS: noticbly late, eh/ Guy B: HI Bob BobS: how's your weather Daniel? BobS: hi guy BobS: had some rain here tonight......problable you too Guy Guy B: Where's Judy? Daniel B.: cold but sunny for a few days, then probably snow later, this week-end maybe Guy B: We did earlier today. It's stopped for now BobS: she is sitting here working on the newspaper puzzle Guy B: That's her BobS: we have not nad any snow yet Daniel.......not until maybe December Daniel B.: snow in october that did stay one day at least Daniel B.: november, no snow yet, but very cold BobS: mild temperatures here......like May BobS: don't want ANY snow or cold Daniel B.: like mars without snow, here BobS: good luck, eh? BobS: good one Dnaiel Daniel B.: I like snow... I don't like tons of snow... but I like snow Daniel B.: a snowman Daniel B.: I did send 1 picture for xmas disk, about 10 days ago, but I still want to make another one Daniel B.: I'm busy of cleaning up my harddisk of stuff I don't need. Daniel B.: and making backups BobS: Ron has sent me this year's Christmas disk (got it done early) BUt we can always use more pictures for next year !!!!!! Daniel B.: well, at least I've done one picture. :) Daniel B.: so he did solve the issue about the music
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changed username to PEV PEV: woo Daniel B.: Hello Pam, where is Rich? PEV: his modem is dead PEV: i told him to try dialup PEV: didn't like that idea much BobS: hi Pam BobS: OUCH, dead, as in NO WORK eh? PEV: oh yeah PEV: toes up BobS: dialup is plenty good for chat BobS: IF he had a modem in the computer BobS: or laptop PEV: given my recent experience with going back to dialup PEV: maybe it's not such a good idea BobS: he has to come back to dsl............ BobS: dialup is just a stop gap measure PEV: he won't be able to get a new modem from John until Friday PEV: although why he didn't just head up to the local computer warehouse, I don't know PEV: so how is everyone? BobS: good here BobS: weather holding jsut a smidge of rain tonight BobS: weather clearing for the weekend Daniel B.: good. we did fight a cold. Guy B: Hi Pam PEV: the real you?
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changed username to Dale Dale: Hi Guy. PEV: hi Dale Dale: Hi all. Guy B: HI Dale Daniel B.: heheh well, my sister still arguing about my imaginary state, like a game, just to see what's the future. Daniel B.: Hi Dale, PEV: maybe you should put her in the comic book! BobS: hey Dale PEV: fudge, i just smudged my glasses Daniel B.: I'm quite busy these days to convert video captures from tv into dvd-like mpeg2 files and store them away from my harddisks. Daniel B.: cleaning up hd space and making backups at the same time too PEV: good idea Daniel B.: I've about 2 years of stuff, but so far I've done 4 disks double-layers
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changed username to Judy PEV: Hi Judy Judy: Hi, Pam Daniel B.: dvd-r are disks, just not harddisks Judy: and Guy and Daniel and Dale PEV: FYI Dad is missing because his modem died today and he didn't have time to get a new one Daniel B.: bonsoir Judy Dale: Too bad Pam. PEV: well I'm here to hold up the family honour Judy: you will have to tell him hi and he was missed PEV: I can do that : ) PEV: I'm watching Iron Chef America PEV: this is amazing BobS: cooking show? PEV: yeah Judy: are you getting any good ideas? Judy: my fingers are not working tonigt Judy: night PEV: one secret ingredient, one challenger against one Iron Chef, one hour to make five different dishes using the secret ingredient in as many ways as possible PEV: too much fish in tonights show PEV: how does the concept of grouper mousse grab you? Dale: lol Judy: not good PEV: no? PEV: not so much? Judy: not something I would have to try
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changed username to Meeka BobS: not so much !!!!!! YES Dale: I hear that about 15% of all of the dishes are actually discusting to eat if you're the judge. Daniel B.: hi Meeka BobS: hi eeka BobS: Meeka Judy: hi, Meeka Guy B: Hi Meeka Meeka: hello Dale: Hi Meeka. PEV: Hi Meeka Judy: are you and Doug staying healthy? Meeka: so far I think :-P PEV: I'll bet, Dale Dale: I also hear that the chefs know that the secret ingredient will be one of 5 possible things, so that they can stock appropriate spices and so on. Judy: that is good, Sher is still sick PEV: where do you hear all this stuff? PEV: are any of the boys sick Judy? Judy: no, just Sher Meeka: yuck PEV: we are all healthy so far Judy: she got the flu Thursday right after leaving our house BobS: H1N1...............has to be in order to be so sick so long PEV: my sister-in-law was not so lucky PEV: she was sick for two weeks Judy: that is a long time Judy: did she have the H1N1? PEV: yes, she got a really good dose Judy: not good PEV: I got my shot on the 6th PEV: now we have to get himself immunized PEV: they just opened up the clinics to the general population PEV: today as a matter of fact Judy: for the regular flu or the H1N1? PEV: H1N1 PEV: up till now it's been high risk patients only Judy: we have very few shots for the h1n1 flu here BobS: we have some H1N1 around here.... but nly for hig risk patients Dale: I was going to get the H1N1 shot, but then I read that if you have an egg alergy it might be an issue. BobS: same with ALL flu shots dale PEV: yes the vaccine is cultured in eggs Dale PEV: if you have an allergy, stay away Judy: and the doctor told me I didn't need that shot only the regular flu shot Daniel B.: there's something that everybody seems to forget about flu... mutations can make the virus strike back anytime, so h1n1 vaccins will be useless against the next generations of the virus. Dale: I think they've already distributed the initial 6 million doses in Canada. Meeka: all I have gotten is the reg one PEV: I will go back for the seasonal shot end of month Daniel B.: there is one company who makes vaccins with monkey's kidneys. BobS: YUCKY Dale: Well if you are old enough to have been around the flu from the late 1954 I think it is, you're probably already H1N1 immune. Dale: At least that's what I remember from wikipedia from the spring. BobS: in theory Dale PEV: I've heard different variations on that theme Dale PEV: 1954, 1956, 1965 . . . Judy: also heard 79 Meeka: ooo, i was around by then :-P LOL PEV: me too : ) PEV: still, I'm high risk PEV: so I didn't want to take any chances Judy: I already had something so maybe I won't get anything else Daniel B.: my HD still in the red alert ... still approx. 90% ful. BobS: got to dump some junk Daniel PEV: it never fails to amaze me how much junk we accumulate Dale: Well, that's why Daniel's been doing backups. PEV: got my new computer at work yesterday finally Daniel B.: a card to capture tv signal is very useful to fill up hardrives BobS: I bet BobS: music and video simply EAT UP space don't they? PEV: that would do it Daniel Daniel B.: I did clear 10 Gig just by telling my computer to flush the automatic restaurations stored in the hd by windows. BobS: that's a lot PEV: how big is your hard drive? BobS: or maybe not depending on your computer sue BobS: use Daniel B.: about 300Gig Judy: how is your crocheting coming,Meeka? Meeka: pretty good Daniel B.: I'm about to burn another 8Gig dvd-r Meeka: found a pattern I really like, but still trying to get it to come out to the desired size :-P Judy: I have completed 4 so now I think I will see if I can find another different pattern BobS: and I am working with a mere 30gig drive.......extreme sadness, despair Meeka: started the third try tonight PEV: four what, Judy? Judy: what size are you trying to get? Meeka: this one is diff one mom Judy: doilies Meeka: the first one was to small for where i intended, but foi=und a home for it somewhere else Judy: different how? Meeka: the second one was to big, for sec cabinet, but fits great in the curio cabinet Judy: I have found a home for all but the last one, have to iron and starch it first Daniel B.: burning... burning... 5-10 minutes Daniel B.: it took days to cut the ads in these videos Judy: having a cookie break Meeka: this one has a straight edge one the back, was original intended for a chair back Judy: that is cool PEV: you two continually amaze me Judy: I have several chair backs PEV: is there anything you can't master? Judy: she started me this time Judy: wanted to see if i could remember how Judy: probably Judy: Meeka found a oval doily pattern and I wanted to see if I could do it Meeka: just like riding a bike, once you know you know Judy: and had so much fun with it had to make more Judy: got easier after the first one PEV: yes, definitely a case of practice makes perfect Meeka: I pretty much have this one memorized now Daniel B.: There is a new video on Youtube, just titled "colecovison" and it only shows tv output of a not working colecovision, only strange colored artefacts BobS: that's exciting Daniel Judy: that makes it easy to multi task PEV: like crochet and watch tv? Judy: exaltly Meeka: and to pick-up put-down easier too BobS: assume the person who put it up has a low level of excitement or the picture got goofed up Judy: went Christmas shopping today, which reminds me Meeka I need a list from you and Doug PEV: by the way Bob, you'll be pleased to know I finally mailed Ron's t-shirts to him Meeka: poor Doug making noises of frustration at his puter........it isnt playing nice tonight BobS: about time luv BobS: he will be excited PEV: had to find them first PEV: I Daniel B.: ok, the dvd-r is done. it's faster to put stuff into many dvd-r than preparing the stuff, classify them, rename, reconvert, recompress, etc. Meeka: k, we started putting them toghter PEV: am pretty sure there are still things I haven't unpacked Judy: need it sooner rather than later, Dad is in a hurry to shop Meeka: lol Meeka: least you have help PEV: are you like me Meeka? Sole household Christmas shopper? Judy: yes, we are having a good time shopping together Meeka: pretty much Dale: But then how do you find the DVDs later Daniel? Meeka: he doesnt enjoy it on a good day, much less a holiday swarm Judy: tomorrow have to go to the doctor and will be stopping at a few places on the way or way back PEV: I'm doing well if I get Russell into a mall once a year Judy: Bob is a good shopper Judy: the mall was busy today, Sara Palin was going to be there tonight and people are nuts were there all night to get her book autographed BobS: wacko's they ARE Dale: Jill doesn't like crowds, so I'm more the shopper than her. Daniel B.: Sometimes I don't find them back. I tend to store them into little jewel cases and store them all together. So if I don't identify them well, it's almost impossible for me to find back this stuff. That's why I'm taking time to classify what I want to burn on each dvd-r BobS: good idea Daniel PEV: oh if only, Dale PEV: but of course I'm the only driver Judy: it is much easier to go with someone for a second opinion Daniel B.: I did lost an entire external hd because of a bad manipulation, and I did lost stuff when my desktop computer did crash in 2004-2005 Daniel B.: harddrives are not all stable and well made Daniel B.: I may get a copy "spin rite" one day, but right now backups of my stuff is important PEV: Russell always says "whatever you think, dear" PEV: grrrrr Judy: that is the pits!!! Daniel B.: at least, you didn't torture Russell by telling him he's imaginary Judy: sounds like something doug would say Meeka: lol mom PEV: I love him dearly but I certainly didn't marry him for his shopping skills : ) Daniel B.: My sister did send me a talking e-card calling me "imaginary friend" Meeka: just the whatever part PEV: just remember Daniel "cogito ergo sum" Judy: we need to work on him Daniel B.: even if fictional characters think, it's not real thinking, so how "thinking" can be proof of existence? Meeka: well, i am gonna get off Meeka: tty all nekt week PEV: night Meeka Daniel B.: I should find something that can stop this joke or imaginary friend. PEV: happy shopping : ) Daniel B.: but I can't think of something at the moment Daniel B.: bye Meeka
Meeka left chat session Judy: night Meeka Judy: talk to you soon Judy: why does she call you her imaginary friend, Daniel? Daniel B.: she said it's to see if she can makes me going nuts before the end of the week. Guy B: I'm here, but I'm chatting with a very good friend of mine Daniel B.: like an impossible puzzle, I'm trying to find a rational explaination, but it appears that she just having fun. Judy: why does she want to drive you nuts by the end of the week? PEV: I'd say she's doing a good job : ) Guy B: You might say that and I'm doing Christmas music recordings. Some rare albums that I have Judy: what if you pretend you are not getting the stuff Judy: that may drive her nuts first Dale: The banks called last week, and says that we should take the MTAG money and do something with it. PEV: like what? Dale: I though it was lost, but the MTAG members agreed 3 years ago to donate it to AdamCon. PEV: I didn't have such a cheery outcome from my bank call BobS: they said your bank was bankrupt? PEV: no, not that bad : ) PEV: but they think my debit card was copied BobS: uh oh PEV: so I had to get a new one PEV: the nice thing is, I now have a debit card with a chip BobS: did you find any charges that were not yours? PEV: nope PEV: I only got the call last night Daniel B.: I've a question... do you think I'll see any other MTAG members in my life? Judy: then the bank should have shut it down PEV: and there's nothing in the account anyway : ) Dale: So I guess we will write a cheque to AdamCon shortly. Dale: Daniel, you never can tell, there were maybe 180 of them over the life of the club. Daniel B.: MTAG was founded in year? PEV: wasn't Dave an MTAG member? Dale: Dave was. PEV: so there you go Daniel PEV: three so far Dale: It was founded in January 2006 BobS: ricahrd was BobS: Richard PEV: Dale, Dave and my Dad PEV: 2006? BobS: Ena Greenshields....deceased Dale: Although the founders knew each other in 2005. BobS: jack Leamy ......deceased I think BobS: Neal ???? Dale: Neil and I were at the first official meeting. PEV: don't you mean 1996? PEV: or '86? Dale: But the founders met twice before that I believe. Dale: January 1986. Dale: Sorry. PEV: threw me PEV: 23 years ago PEV: wow Dale: Yes, there was an ad about the first meeting in the December 1985 Toronto Computer Paper, as I recall. Dale: That's how I learned about it, when I went to a computer store to ask the founder of the Durham Amiga Users Group about it. PEV: how many showed up? Dale: There were about 35 people at that first meeting as I recall. Daniel B.: so when I was starting to be involved with the Adamcon MTAG was celebrating 20 years... "deja vu"... I guess we did talk about this long time ago. Dale: We sent around a sign up list. And the meeting was in someone's basement. Dale: I was only 14 and couldn't drive, so my brother Neil came to all of the meetings. PEV: you know it occurs to me that perhaps we should start putting together an Adam history PEV: just a passing thought Daniel B.: I'm too far to be useful in getting information about the Adam, I was not involved into these groups. PEV: neither was I Daniel Daniel B.: I guess there is old BBS somewhere too< Daniel B.: I mean, a disk with old bbs messages Daniel B.: or something Daniel B.: copies of various prints about this period Daniel B.: I have a box filled with papers that came from this guy in Canada who did sell to me a lot of Coleco Adam stuff I don't need. In this box of papers there is a copy of the coleco programming document, and other things like how to hack a mouse, etc. Daniel B.: If only I've a scanner Dale: much information, and even more that has been lost or destroyed I bet. Guy B: Well, I'm back. My friend Carla has a job interview tomorrow PEV: was she nervous? Daniel B.: well, it's time for me to say goodnight Guy B: A little PEV: okay Daniel PEV: good luck with your sister : ) PEV: my money is on you Daniel B.: still have tons of things to do , continuing the backup process tomorow. Daniel B.: bye BobS: nite Daniel Guy B: But she's really looking forward to it Guy B: Bye Daniel PEV: I must say the best interview I ever had was with Marsh Judy: night Daniel Judy: and stay strong Guy B: I've been on a roll with Ebay. Four out of my five items I sold in the past two weeks PEV: including the iPod? BobS: sodl 2 items myself tonight Guy B: Yes and that fetched $37
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Guy B left chat session PEV: goodnight Judy BobS: believe it or nto, there is a huge community out there who we have no contact with.......they just surface intermitently; just ask Richard about them
Judy left chat session BobS: they get what they want and then fade into the woodwork again PEV: they're just not social butterflies like us : ) BobS: HOW can we reach them and keep them involved ????????????????????? BobS: or at leaast in contact with us? PEV: something to think about BobS: ya sure BobS: anyway git to go......have a GOOD week Dale and Pam BobS: see yas next week PEV: I'm out of here too PEV: gnite Bob
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changed username to LucMiron LucMiron: Hello... :) LucMiron: Yeah, I know, I'm more than a little late. For the last two months, I've been meaning to drop by and say hello, but I always had stuff to do on Wednesday evenings. LucMiron: Gotta go to bed now, so just wanted to mention that I'll try to drop by next week, if I can. :) LucMiron: Bye!
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