rich-c: hi meeka
changed username to Justin Meeka: hi rich rich-c: looks like we both arrived at the same time rich-c: hello justin Justin: Hello there. Meeka: hi justin rich-c: not sure we've met - I was late last week Justin: Hmm, Rich, are you a programmer? rich-c: no way, I'm a dealer, sort of, more or less Justin: Canadian dealer? rich-c: I live in Canada but mail to anywhere, in fact most sales are to the U.S. (of the few there are) Justin: No, we didn't meet, Bob spoke of you. rich-c: you've been warned, then ; - ) Justin: Pretty much :) Justin: Shame to see only 34 members on the Adam fan page via facebook rich-c: at the moment I am desperately wrestling with ten cartons of returns Justin: 'What?? returns? Meeka: some of us dont "facebook or twitter" Justin: of what exactly? systems? rich-c: I am not even on my wife or daughter's Facebook pages and will not be Justin: don't facebook... i can udnerstand twitter as that is a pointless site, but facebook..? shame rich-c: over the past two decades there is a minister out in Saskatchewan who has known and used his Adams
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings All! Justin: No kidding. Hmm... Meeka: nope, i never caught the bug Meeka: hi guy rich-c: now he has to get rid of it and cannot bear to put it in the landfill, so he dropped it on me instead Guy B.: brb rich-c: hello Guy Justin: Oh i see now. rich-c: yes, now dealing with it is my problem - my wife is not happy rich-c: I have seven boxes of stuff so far, a few a guy with a broken back should not carry Justin: LOL sorry but my gf wouldnt be either. But she understands I have a thing about vintage computers like Tom Hanks collects typewriters.
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changed username to Daniel Justin: Broken back? Dang, sorry bro. rich-c: salut, Daniel - comment ca va? Daniel: hello GuyB, Meeka, Justin, Rich, and others I can't see yet. Meeka: hi daniel Daniel: health = partial cold rich-c: sure, Justin - wanna make me an offer on a pristine TI-99/4a? Daniel: money = I'm broke for the moment Justin: Hi Daniel. Daniel: projects = compression algorithm in experimentation phase Daniel: convention = I didn't work on it since the last 2 weeks. Justin: Nopt just yet Rich, still working on getting more for the Adam via Bob. rich-c: that's OK, the hotel seems to have simmered down since they got my credit card number Daniel: If you're looking for a TI99/4a computer... I've one here I've never tried, but seems to be in good shape. Justin: Sorry for the typos, multitasking here: phone calls, printing, chatting. rich-c: that's OK, I doubt they will go away till I do
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changed username to BobS Daniel: Hi Bob Justin: :) Meeka: hi dad rich-c: did I say hi, Bob? BobS: YO HO HO and a bottle of rum....................... BobS: HI kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Meeka: what did the adjuster say? BobS: as I am pulled screaming and kicking inot the computer telecom world of 2010 Daniel: Neil = still waiting for an answer concerning printing shirts. BobS: adjuster comign tomorrow rich-c: you sound very cheerful, Bob BobS: dam#### cell phone fools Daniel: Is there a party somewhere?
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changed username to Judy Meeka: hi mom Judy: Hi, Everyone rich-c: hi Judy - your husband is being obscure with us Judy: had a bad day rich-c: him or you? sympathy either way Meeka: both :-P Justin: Anyone good with Photoshop? I started this, but feel it needs something more: http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/colecowallpaper1.png Judy: first my car burned then the cel phones shut off Justin: car burned?? Judy: had flames coming out of the dash rich-c: what happened? Judy: not good!!!!! Justin: geezus! Justin: Toyota? rich-c: yikes! rich-c: how bad was the damage? Judy: ya, shared the dickens out of me and have been shaking ever since rich-c: that's easy to believe! rich-c: but you got it out? is it salvagable? Judy: don't know yet the ajuster will be out tomorrow Judy: should be Justin: wow, you're ok, thats the main thing. rich-c: the current cars are so complicated they often have to write them off for what looks like nothing Judy: but the place the flames were coming out was out of the security light rich-c: where is the security light and what does it do? Judy: Amanda is our insurance agent and she first said it was totaled but Bob doesn't think it is that bad Meeka: its the bnlinking red light on the dash Judy: yes Judy: that is the place Judy: just blinks off and on all the time rich-c: oh, the one that tells you the burglar alarm is armed? Meeka: ya Judy: makes you feel real secure Judy: had the fire truck here and everything rich-c: speak for yourself, I had the system taken out of my van - found the company had gone out of business Judy: it was factory installed rich-c: did want the van suddenly immobilized and "that number is no longer in service" when I called for help Judy: is now sitting out in the driveway looking bad rich-c: yes. they're a very popular option and very effective when working right Judy: not this time rich-c: the best ones are the immobilizers, won't let you start without the right key or code Judy: that is what it is for rich-c: do you not carry a fire extinguisher in your car? Justin: i dont Judy: Bob couldn't get the thing to work first Judy: not in the car but there was one in the garage Justin: how common is it to have a extinguisher in your car? BobS: when you are in a hurry, things just don't work good ya know???? rich-c: I have always had one in all my cars Justin: hmm.. Judy: you are not supposed to have fires in your car Justin: Judy's right. rich-c: of course anyone who races or rallies or does competitive events has to have one Justin: Thats ridiculous. Justin: Judy, you're in Nascar? Judy: we stopped at the fire station this afternoon, need the report # for insurance and the firemen said I looked much calmer rich-c: even for a parking lot gymkhana you are required to have one Judy: not that I know of Justin: How you holding up Bob? rich-c: oh? if not calmer, perhaps less frantic? Judy: he is much better than I am BobS: heck I am good rich-c: men are like that - hold it all in then fall apart totally when everything quiets down Judy: not Bob Judy: he had the fire out and the battery unhooked before the firetruck got here Judy: and they are just minutes from here Justin: When I flipped my truck, I walked out without a scratch, meart rate was fine. not nervous at all. A few minutes later, after I looked back at my truck, I started shaking uncontrollably, granted, it was the middle of Winter in North East PA. Judy: there are different reasons to shake rich-c: true, put putting a truck on its roof is a good one Justin: Black ice around a curve, flipped over the median unto the other side, no trafiic, thankfully. Dodge trucks are good like that, safety wise, not a scratch, on me that is. A few on the truck :) Daniel: Sorry to be quiet... I'm debugging my code. Justin: Ah yes, this for Colecovision or something else? rich-c: it's OK Daniel, just hang in there and talk when you have something to say rich-c: if the code gets obstinate enough, maybe we will learn some new Quebec swear words rich-c: so Judy, your car, that's the Crown Vic? Daniel: yes, I'm still trying to develop my devkit... it's a hobby, but also years of work. Justin: devkit? whats that? Daniel: development kit Judy: no we have a marquis Daniel: it's a kit to help me develop games. I build my own tools and stuff to make these games. rich-c: Daniel has his Masters in Computer Science so he tends to go over our heads sometimes Daniel: I'm just currently try to make it works a fixed huffman encoding. rich-c: I tend to view the Crown Vic and Grand Mark as the same Judy: pretty much rich-c: I mean, a Mercury is just a male Ford... Justin: Daniel, whats your page again? To view your projects Judy: it wasn't the new one anyway Daniel: my blog about programming is at http://newcoleco.dev-fr.org/ Justin: Thanks rich-c: yes, but big rear wheel drive Fords are an endangered species - may be gone after next year Judy: don't know about that Justin: Hey Bob rich-c: they are even developing a front wheel drive Taurus as the police interceptor model rich-c: you can see the story on my website - carnuts.ca Justin: http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/setup1.png <--the set up pics I promised BobS: ya Justin Justin: http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/setup2.png Justin: http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/setup3.png Justin: oops Justin: made a mistake with the address BobS: ya dude got nuthin Justin: one, maybe two secs Justin: http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/setup1.jpg Justin: jpeg files Justin: http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/setup2.jpg Justin: http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/setup3.jpg rich-c: so far all I can see is that .png is .jpg under another name rich-c: presumably so someone can make money off a viewer for the "new" format Justin: Well, png is better in that it can be a transparent image Justin: http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/colecowallpaper1.png <-- this is a wallpaper i'm working on, but I need more. Any ideas? rich-c: might make a difference to a professional graphics programmer but I doubt for a casual user Meeka: bsck, had to help doug a minute Justin: Well, web designers love png these days. So yes, you'll be seeing more of that format. Judy: what is he up to? Meeka: playing with his new box-o-junk....ahhhh...i mean box-of-playstation parts rich-c: oh, web designers have all sorts of fads - no doubt .png will have its day Judy: were you out buying again? Justin: hmm... rich-c: that's a very wifey remark, meeka! Meeka: yesterday he got a huge box of pieces for 10 bucks Judy: I seeee rich-c: gee, I got ten boxes of Adam pieces for free Judy: craigslist Meeka: yes Justin: Everyone has a right to a hobby, no? Meeka: of couse :-P Justin: lol Justin: My gf is iffy about mine rich-c: depends on the hobby - some are a bit unwise or antisocial Meeka: lol, yup, mine is to harrase him about his Daniel: Nice setup Justin: but she loves the fact that my main love is boxing Daniel: I like also the wallpaper Justin: Thanks Daniel! Daniel: nice lamp. ;-) Justin: lol i knew someone would say something ;) Justin: Every office needs a leg lamp. rich-c: the vfirst television show I ever saw was the Joe Louis - Billy Conn fight Justin: Do feel I need something more in the wallpaper. Justin: GREAT fight! Justin: Pittsburgh kid versus the Brown Bomber! Justin: Idiot made the mistake of going toe-to-toe with Joe. lol Boxing him silly until then. Justin: I used to fight out of Pittsburgh. Justin: Won the Golden Gloves there. rich-c: trying to outpunch Joe Louis did tend to be a losing strategy Justin: Exactly Rich. If he beat you the first time, we whooped you worse in the rematch, Guy B.: Ok back, Whew. Had a lot of e-mails Justin: welcome back Guy rich-c: how come, Guy? spam filter not working or something? Guy B.: No, that's not the problem. My second e-mail address is where I get most of them. BobS: heck I get spam all over the place BobS: some guy named "justin" is sending me all knids of spam!!!!!!!! rich-c: yes, the other morning I had 146 when I checked in BobS: <grin> Justin: HEY NOW! BobS: got 10 email addresses I check daily, with allkinds of spam rich-c: my ISP wants to sell me an extra-cost spam filter and I don't feel it's worth it BobS: and 6 more on netzero I check biweekly with more spam BobS: tis alright Justin BobS: ;-) BobS: that is why I got Mailwasher BobS: blows them away Justin: I gotta get to bed folks, see you next week. Hope you feel better Judy. Night Bob, night folks!
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changed username to Pamela Daniel: hi Pam rich-c: I find it is not very effective for me - it does usually recognize spam but you still have to check Pamela: good evening
Justin left chat session rich-c: hi daughter, wondering where you were Pamela: it's amazing what a working modem will do! Daniel: Justin... gone? Daniel: he was fast Pamela: tonite turned into a slightly busier night than planned! rich-c: oh, what got to you? rich-c: and fair warning, judy had a car fire Judy: hi, Pam Pamela: what???? BobS: hi pam Judy: ya, tried to burn up my car Pamela: what on earth happened? Pamela: are you okay? Judy: just started the thing BobS: Meeka, what did doug buy????? a boxful........ Judy: just a bit shaky is all Pamela: yeah, I'll bet Pamela: this just happened today? Judy: and smelled really bad Meeka: a box of playstation parts Pamela: this was the Aveo, correct? Pamela: or whatever Chevy it is? BobS: no the Marquis Judy: no, the marquis Judy: was going to swimming and backed the car out and it smelled funny Judy: so dumb drove it back in the garage Pamela: oh my Pamela: poor you Pamela: must have shaken you up some Pamela: was Bob home? BobS: I was in the shower BobS: ran out bucke naked with a fire extinghuser BobS: neighbors all laughed Meeka: lol, ya, sure ya did BobS: made me fell bad Pamela: oh, now there's a mental picture rich-c: did you manage to get a towel on before the fire department arrived? Judy: then Bob told me to get it out of the garage so started the thing back up and drove it out at that point it started to smoke Pamela: so did you determine the cause? Judy: and opened the door and then the flames were coming out of the da\sh Pamela: the dash! BobS: flames luv Pamela: what on earth??? Judy: no, but it was coming out of the security light Judy: ya, in the car, nice right Pamela: as Dad once termed it, a "cheery little blaze" Guy B.: When did this happen Judy? BobS: there WAS no joy in mudville
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changed username to mitch Pamela: Hi Ron mitch: Hi Pam mitch: Hi y'all BobS: evening Ron Guy B.: HI Ron Judy: hi, ron Pamela: just how big were these flames???? rich-c: hail the Mighty Mitch BobS: most of the flames were inside the dashboard Meeka: hi ron Judy: about 6" mitch: flames? rich-c: it broke the windshield? must have got awful hot down in there Judy: in my car with me BobS: finally read the directions to the fire ext and put the nozzle in the holes burned thru and BLASTED the sucker mitch: oh no! rich-c: lucky you didn't get a facefull of airbags. too BobS: little fire just belos the windshield Guy B.: How bad was the car? BobS: tha is in the steering wheel Pamela: I'm glad it happened at home. BobS: needs a new windshield, new dashboard, new wiring harness, and a GOOD cleaning
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: I cannot imagine it being a total loss Pamela: did they determine what caused the fire? rich-c: yes, but the wiring and triggers are down where the fire was may be the decisive factor in a writeoff mitch: fill me in, how did all this happen? Guy B.: Holy cow. So, you had a electrical short somewhere that started the fire Judy: no one has checked it yet Judy: probably BobS: just started smoking and then little flame, then bigger flame, then POW i fire extinguished it out Guy B.: I'm beginning to suspect that it could be a short. rich-c: you expecting them to find a fried mouse or something? mitch: nasty BobS: no, it sets in the garage with lots of decon around Pamela: you bought it new, did you not? BobS: yup BobS: only have 61,484 miles o nit Pamela: so you should get any recall notices - Ford is good that way rich-c: barely broken in by todays standards Guy B.: What year was it? BobS: twas in really nice shape BobS: 2002 Meeka: hey mom, doug says saturday would work better for him Judy: it doesn't look like it right now Pamela: same year as the Escape Judy: that is fine with us mitch: Is that the one I rode in Bob? rich-c: ouch - that means its writeoff value will be a minus quantity BobS: yup Meeka: k, we will plan on showing up mid afternoon then Guy B.: That's older than mine and I have more mileage. Mine's 62000 for 2003 Cavalier mitch: It was a nice car Guy B.: At least no more problems with mine Pamela: it is a nice car : ) Pamela: it just needs a little love right now mitch: is it gonna be fixed? rich-c: the big Fords have always been well made cars - that's a very unusual problem Judy: should BobS: Kelley blue book says about $6000, and then you go look at comparables and they have 85-90,000miles onthem and they want $7500-10,000 BobS: adjuster comes tomorrow mitch mitch: ah, then you'll know BobS: might have to fight to fix it, don't know rich-c: well I gather from our trailer adjuster that if they declare a writeoff you can buy it back for 30% of the writeoff price Judy: this afternoon I kept smelling that burning smell decided it was me BobS: can't imagine more than $3000 to fix and clean, but........ mitch: and all of this took place right there in the garage? Pamela: it's an odour that lingers, Judy Judy: was awful Pamela: both real and imagined rich-c: depends on how hungry the garages are these days - down your way, I suspect they are bidding low Judy: so went up and took another shower Pamela: it will take a little while to get it out of your sensory memory Judy: and it is just sitting there to remind me Guy B.: The smell could linger for a while. mitch: poor sad beast Judy: the garage smell bad Judy: will have to leave it open for a while Guy B.: The important thing is you got the car out of the garage BobS: most of the fire happened outside in the drive rich-c: including the nude show ;-) BobS: left the doors open all day to air things out. the longer it is closed up in the sun Judy: then I didn't get it out straight so we had to try to move it and Bob came up witha way to do that BobS: the worse it will smell Guy B.: So where is the car now?
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changed username to Dale BobS: Hi Dale Dale: Hi ya. Guy B.: Hi Dale Judy: hi, Dale mitch: evening Dale rich-c: hello rich-c: hello Dale BobS: and that was ALL I had on......pants and jacket and myslippers, good thing it was not cold rich-c: don't know about you, but we had a gorgeous day today Judy: but the firemen said he did really good mitch: well I guess Judy: yes, we did too mitch: sure sounds like an electrical short rich-c: yes, if you are going to have a catastrophe, at least have it in nice weather BobS: running around. fire ext won't work,,,,,,,didn't have right wrench for battery......had to slow down and think and take time Judy: yes, under the hood it looks normal
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changed username to Guy F. rich-c: I gather, Bob, that pulling the battery cable did stop the blaze? Pamela: so how did you move it? Guy B.: Hi Guy F BobS: all the damage contained to the dash near the drivers door Guy F.: hi BobS: no Richard, blaze was self sustaining by then mitch: Hi Guy F Judy: put a jack under it and rolled it over Pamela: Hi Dale, Hi Guy F.! BobS: fire ext killed it rich-c: gooday Mr. Foster Daniel: Hello GuyF., did you follow the hockey match tonight? Canadiens... last period... winning and then... Guy F.: Just dropped in to say hello... BobS: goday mate Judy: hi, guy f Guy F.: Daniel: Nope, no hockey game for me, I was busy starting the restoration of an arcade cabinet I picked up a few days ago. Daniel: it's was 2 - 0, about 30 seconds left.... and then 2 - 2. BobS: nail biter, eh? BobS: and then???????? Guy F.: Holy cr*p. That must have hurt. rich-c: oh dear - les Glorieux having an off night? mitch: speaking of fire Guy F.: Yeah, happens to the best of 'em... How are the Maple Laughs doing ranking wise? Haven't really checked out the rankings yet, I know the Habs are like 5th or 6th.. perhaps 7th after this game. mitch: We had a little dramatics in the wee hours of last Friday morning Judy: don't want anymore fires Daniel: GuyF, did you start looking at restaurants for the adamcon banquet. mitch: neighbour across the street had his rental property torched by a former tenant Dale: Hi Guy F. Pamela: OMG! Pamela: what is going on? Guy F.: Daniel: Not really Daniel, but I will give you a list of restaurants soon. Judy: not a nice man mitch: idiot had just been evicted and had apparently threatened revenge rich-c: looks like the Leafs will miss out on the first draft pick, unless they throw a couple of games Judy: now he will go to jail mitch: fortunately for us there was no wind, otherwise the whole corner would have gone up, including us mitch: oh yes, he's there Dale: No, now they can't get in the playoffs, so they will get mostly wins. Pamela: forgive me, but Holy Sh**! Judy: ya, I agree, Pam rich-c: yeah, that's one of the joys of running rental properties Daniel: and the hockey match... Canadiens lost 2-3 mitch: we had a show of police and fire trucks at 1:30 am Daniel: winning 2 - 0 and losing 2 - 3 in a few minutes. Judy: and interupted your sleep too rich-c: oh, that's just what you nheed just after getting settled in bed mitch: oh yeah, that too. Was difficult to get back to sleep after all the excitement Judy: for sure Pamela: guess so rich-c: well I will sleep well tonight - have a bottle of highly excellent Quebec stout to hand BobS: heck stay up and sleep next day Judy: did it burn it down? mitch: could have been worse. Neighbour Stan's workshop was within 15 feet, and was full of welding gear, acetylene tanks and the like Pamela: and by the way Dad, that fire at the Active Green & Ross this morning? Former Speedy location. Judy: I tried a glass of wine to calm me but didn't really work mitch: but the firemen managed to get protective foam on it BobS: GET THE WIENERS boys, we's havin' a hot dog roast Pamela: try another Jud Pamela: y mitch: yeah, the house was completely destroyed Judy: that is awful Daniel: Justin (boxer) what online earlier... showing us his setup of coleco adam, nex, and pc computer. mitch: two adjacent properties, Stan and Peggy live in one and were renting out the other one rich-c: there was a fire this morning? didn't notice, I'm afraid Daniel: He gaves links like this : http://www.boxing4free.com/mystuff/setup1.jpg Pamela: it'll be in the paper in the morning I'm sure mitch: Poor Sue. She discovered how soundly I sleep. Would have slept through it completely if she hadn't woke me up rich-c: big, was it? the Dufferin/ Lawrence location? Pamela: no, Dundas and Hurontario Pamela: two alarm blaze and partial evacuation due to burning tires rich-c: that's not even in Toronto Meeka: well, i am off, see ya al nest week Dale: A friend of mine was accused of burning down a Petsmart. Luckily he wasn't there, and was at a family reunion. But a former friend of his was responsible. Daniel: I'm going back to debuging my codes... there is something wrong about my huffman encoding Judy: that will be a stinky fire rich-c: nioght Meeka Daniel: goodnight everyone mitch: Nite Meeka. Say hi to Doug for me Meeka: k Judy: night Meeka see you Saturday Dale: He had already decided that his friend was a pyromaniac and was dangerous to be with. Pamela: nite Meeka
Meeka left chat session rich-c: nite Daniel Pamela: good to recognize when your friends are becoming dangerous to know Judy: night Daniel Guy B.: Nite Meeka Pamela: night Daniel mitch: different subject Guy B.: Nite Daniel mitch: just did a website for our church. They now think I can walk on water Pamela: you mean you can't? : ) BobS: well, can ya??????? mitch: go check out www.coombsgraceunitedchurch.webs.com Judy: good for you BobS: I alwasys thought he did.............................. mitch: NO. I can pass water, but not walk on it rich-c: maybe I should get you to do an Adam page for my website Dale: Well, maybe you can include a clip of that in your DVD presentation Ron. Dale: Teach us all how. mitch: right....there's a thought mitch: no big deal really. The website provider gives you most of the tools Judy: looks good Bob has checked it out mitch: tks
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changed username to Pamela BobS: The Man with the Plastic Sandwich.............................Ron's own play????? you are a wirter too?????? Pamela: anyone else get dumped? Judy: no BobS: I love the little church mitch: no the site www.webs.com offers free websites, and they make their own templates and editing tools available mitch: it's neat.. Built in the '40s mitch: and a really friendly congregation Judy: how many members? mitch: about 45 give or take rich-c: if you are going to be their webmaster, you'd better be friendly ; - ) Dale: A plastic sandwhich sounds good to me. BobS: that is little Judy: our church is now consistered a mega church BobS: susan's church? mitch: but we seem to do ok financially. We're giving our pastor an increase in hours of work he's going from 1/4 time to 1/2 time, and maybe 3/4 next year mitch: yes. Sue has goine there before we met BobS: how big is the town of coombs????? mitch: is it Judy? How many in the congregation? Judy: where did you meet? BobS: over 1000 mitch: through a mutual friend. BobS: that is the interpretation of a mega church today Judy: is growing so fast not sure but over 1,000 mitch: We actually didn't get married in this church. We were going to a bigger one in Qualicum until the fall of last year mitch: then we thought we'd try Grace United. Never went back mitch: that is large BobS: and getting larger by the week BobS: good problem to have, but bad problem to have......... Judy: is a problem right now not enough parking space BobS: expanded into the gym with a 2nd service, but that is now about full also mitch: well, it's really all about keeping in personal touch (the ministers with the congregation) rich-c: well, for a while they won't have to accomodate one big Grand Marquis mitch: Thanks Rich, I was trying to remember the brand Judy: have been taking the Aveo anyway BobS: heck we take little toy car because the gas mileage is better. Judy: better gas mileage mitch: indeed it would be BobS: probably haven't put more than about 10 iles a week onthe Marquis since August rich-c: not an option I caqn exercise, but once the trailer is gone rich-c: Frances will be pushing mitch: Grand Marquis was probably starving for attention Judy: I took it to swimming so I didn't have to take a key in the locker room BobS: what the heck are you gonna do with the trailer?????? rich-c: I'm still on the tank of gas I bought New Year's Day BobS: we use more than that rich-c: still have a quarter left - think I should fill it tomorrow anyweay? mitch: we now have one of these little Honda Fit thingies mitch: 50 mpg plus BobS: but it is full from probably a month ago, and then it was only on 3/4 tank BobS: that the square one????? rich-c: the trailer will likely be written off by the insurance company, or so the adjuster says mitch: no, not that one Bob. Even smaller mitch: but it will take two large dog crates in the back Judy: is it hard to get in? mitch: nope, surprisingly not. I was skeptic until I drove it rich-c: I thought teh fit was the one that looked sort of like the Nissan Cube? mitch: but it has more room than you'd thing from looking at it outside Pamela: still like my baby truck BobS: no that one is the "elemant" I think Judy: that is the case with the Aveo has a lot of room inside the front seats mitch: we looked at that one too Rich, but the room in back was too chopped up somehow rich-c: if we replace (over my dead body) it will likely be with a Ford Transit mitch: We were looking to get the dog crates in plus luggage rich-c: I have to get my walker in now, maybe a wheelchair in future mitch: Well Sue had a Ford Focus wagon, and would gladly have bought another, but they don't produce the wagon any more rich-c: the Transit is more a tradesman's van, windows available, sort of replaces the Astro/Safari rich-c: but we need to step up into our vehicles, with our backs mitch: The wheelchair is a pain, but it did go in ok. Pamela: interesting looking critter, that Pamela: I just googled it rich-c: reminds me - how is my fellow hippie doing? mitch: Sue is far more economical than I am. I was a skeptic about going to a small car, but she was looking at insurance costs, and that sort of stuff. Which is why she handles the money rich-c: whatevfer we have or buy, you'll likely inherit it, Pam, so keep aware rich-c: remember your mother can drive so you may have to if I'm gone rich-c: can't mitch: we aren't going to write you off yet Rich BobS: looks like the transit is low to the ground Pamela: I'll have to practice on it while it's still on your dime : ) Judy: really Pamela: don't forget though Ron, Dad has a history of keeping vehicles for a very long time mitch: yes, I'm aware of that Pam. rich-c: I'm not going to write me off either, Ron, but realistically any 80 year old is on thin ice mitch: nothing wrong with that at all Guy B.: Well folks. Time for me to go. Will see you all next week
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changed username to Pamela mitch: Night Mr. Bona. Keep Chicago safe BobS: nite GuyB rich-c: face it, at my age you are one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel Pamela: crap I just got dumped again mitch: now there's a verbal image Pamela: oops : ) Pamela: not my intention rich-c: nite gUY Pamela: gnite Guy mitch: Anybody here got Vista with Virtual Adam running on it? Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session rich-c: who could possibley want Vista? Pamela: I was going to say that it probably means I will inherit it Dale: Not me, I'm still on XP Judy: night guy Pamela: but not anytime soon! mitch: thought I might pick your brains
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changed username to Neil Neil: Hi all mitch: It loads ok, but won't book any disk images....... mumbles something about error 5 Judy: hi, Neil rich-c: well I have too much left undone to kick off in the nesxt little while Pamela: Hi Neil mitch: Hey Neil Dale: Hi neil rich-c: hello Neil, welcome aboard Pamela: good to know, Papa : ) BobS: hi Neil Judy: good to hear, Rich Daniel: Neil? Neil: Yup mitch: Howz everything in Gatineau? Neil: Gatineau is fine. mitch: good Neil: My studies unfortunately haven't gone so well. mitch: aw mitch: you still doing linguistics? Neil: I'm at a point where I'm out of time and out of money. mitch: that's a bad combination my son Judy: that is too bad, Neil Neil: So I'm fairly sure I'll withdraw from the PhD linguistics program at the end of April. Judy: what is your plan now?
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changed username to rich1 mitch: really Bob? Neil: I think I need to look for a job in the Ottawa area. BobS: I don't remember in connection with what file ...... rich1: sorry, my turn to get dumnped Pamela: alright Dale, what did I do to offend chat? That's the third time I've beendumped in half an hour BobS: will have to recreate it Neil: Not sure if there's anything linguistic-related. mitch: if you happen to run across it again Bob, give me some detail will ya Neil: (I do have a Masters in linguistics) BobS: it is your badmouthing of the website pam Dale: Not sure Pamela. BobS: i certily will sir Dale: It's behaving for me so far today. Neil: Maybe something involving computers and graphic design. BobS: certainly will !!!!!!!!!!!1111 Pamela: maybe it doesn't like the new modem Judy: you are not drinking enough Neil: I do have a 3-year college diploma in graphic design too. rich1: no, it just tossed me too mitch: How about the U of Zero, or Last Chance U?? <evil grin> Pamela: or maybe I've found Dad's magic key mitch: aka University of Ottawa and Carleton University Judy: or un-magic Pamela: : ) Pamela: however I think I'd better take the hint and depart Pamela: things to do before I sleep BobS: it is called the "function" key pam. when you hit it, you get funtioned Judy: night Pam, until next week rich1: take care, daughter, and sleep tight mitch: any chance of your picking it up later when things improve Neil? (and things WILL improve) mitch: nite Pamela Pamela: goodnight all Pamela: stay safe and no more fires! rich1: night Pam Pamela: gnite Daddy Dale: I think he'd most likely have to start it again. Neil: Mitch: what about those universities? Judy: will try Pamela: talk to you soon Pamela: kerpoof Neil: You mean work at them? mitch: would they employ you? Neil: Possibly.
Pamela left chat session Neil: For what, I don't know. rich1: gather when while I was down we got bad news from Neil? mitch: lecturer, expert person, researcher, or the like Daniel: @ Neil : Did you get my request regarding shirts? Neil: I've been told I can get a little work at the sociolinguistics lab where I'm studying. Neil: But not full time and probably not at a very good rate of pay. mitch: no probably not Neil: It might do for now. Neil: Or maybe in addition to something else. mitch: well, any port in a storm rich1: "demis" are not noted for their munificent remuneration Neil: Not much chance of teaching. Judy: be lucky to find any job around here Neil: Professorial jobs are in hiring freeze mode everywhere. rich1: sorry, what did I miss, Neil? BobS: Neil, do what I did, call it unemployed,,,,,,,but retire instead mitch: Sorry folks, must depart. my presence is required at the other end of the house Neil: Another reason it doesn't make sense to continue,. mitch: be well all, hopefully see ya's next week BobS: /be good mithc say HI to Sue, and come back ya'll rich1: OK Ron, our best to Susan mitch: yes, will do tks mitch: nite Judy: night Ron until next week
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BobS left chat session rich1: nite then Bob and Judy, wind down, take care Judy: yes, am a bit tired had a hard day so night all
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changed username to Neil Neil: I'm back. Dale: Apparently the computer was jellous ice cream I just got, and it locked up. Dale: I had to reboot. Neil: Nasty of it. Daniel: so, you did use a laser printer and use an iron to print t-shirts? Neil: No, I used the guy in the mall. Neil: He has a professional printer (ink-jet I think) and a t-shirt press. Daniel: what is the name of the process if I want to find one near me? Neil: Irons don't really work very well. Dale: I tried an iron for AdamCon 12, and it was a bit of a disaster. Daniel: I don't want to do it myself Neil: Just what I was going to say. Neil: It wouldn't recommend that. Neil: With the iron, the transfers were incomplete] Dale: But someone with a tshirt press would work out well. Daniel: 40%... (my computer working in the background) Neil: and not very washer-safe. Dale: There was a good one in the Whitby mall, but I don't know if it is still there. Daniel: what about those who offer to print 24 t-shirts or morefor a reasonable price? Neil: I think it has to be someone with a t-shirt press. Daniel: it's limited to a few colors, but if it's well made... Neil: But I think 24 shirts is too many. Dale: So Daniel, that is done with silk screening. Daniel: too many... it depends Dale: And you only know if it is well made after you get them back. Daniel: I still don't receive feedback from my guys in Montreal, if they wanted also t-shirts of the adamcon. Daniel: We'll be about 18 people, plus those in Montreal... it's near 24. Neil: Well, it might be a good idea if you have people who want 24. Daniel: the heat ... the fan is trying to cool down my cpu. Daniel: How many guys did you contact before finding the one in the mall for the t-shirts? Neil: Well, I actually only contacted him. Neil: I walked past him every day from the bus to the university. Daniel: and my last question for tonight... do you still have the picture (jpeg or whatever file format) ? Neil: So, he was the first person I asked and I knew his quality was good. Daniel: the picture you did use for the t-shirts? Neil: I have, yes. Neil: It was Corel Draw. Daniel: Maybe I can read it. Can I have it? Neil: But if you want it, I can give whatever kind of file you need. Daniel: 50% ... my computer still working, it's kinda slow now to type. Neil: I will try to find that file tonight. Daniel: thanks Neil, and send the picture to email@example.com ... (photoshop with layers, png, etc.) Daniel: the format you think is the best Neil: ok Daniel: bye Neil: Bye Dale: maybe EPS something would be useful. Neil: EPS would be better.
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