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changed username to james james: well, quite a crowd we have today.. BobS: nope BobS: I wouldn't zactly call the 2 of us a crowd BobS: :-) BobS: SO! how things in Japan???? james: how are things with you? BobS: busy man..... BobS: it seems that every year I get older and further behind! BobS: I am almost so hopelessly behind I will NEVER catch up! james: :) it's probably futile to try. BobS: it IS Wednesday, at least in Toronto isn';t it???? james: in toronto, i think so. here as usual, it's thursday. BobS: futility..........a definition of aging........ james: how old are you? BobS: 51 years young.....what I gotta do is retire like ol' Ron did.... BobS: maybe it's because I am trying to do ten times more than 30 years ago??? james: ol' ron eh.. i'll have to remember that. and my students think i'm ancient at 26. james: i meant to ask you - when we were talking about those hd controllers, did you say you have two of them? BobS: no, you ARE young! BobS: yes sir, I think I have 2 left james: *that's* what i tell my students but they never believe me. james: okay, i will know what my money situation is once the rest of my students pay me. i'd be interested in both. BobS: well, age is a matter of perspective, especially when you are young BobS: BOTH!!!! BobS: they are nice!!! BobS: you know the difference between using a HD and using a disk drive james: i've got two adams and i might as well upgrade both of them. james: you mean how to use them? BobS: no, the speed with which they work james: i'm guessing the hard drives could load logo in about 2 seconds, if that. BobS: probably james: i've got some stuff from rich coming. he sent it surface mail so i should have it in another few weeks. BobS: Dale is wupposed to be working with Scott Gordon on possibly producing some more boards
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changed username to AdamSteve james: i'm sure they could get put to use if they did make them. AdamSteve: Hello! james: morning.. BobS: Steve!!!!! Thanks heavens son, we thought ( Me and James) that we would be "old maids" here AdamSteve: Um.. :) james: speak for yourself on the "old" bit ;) AdamSteve: I voiced no comment. :O BobS: :-) AdamSteve: I do have a question!!!! james: i get smart ass junior high school students calling me old every day. james: maybe we have an answer AdamSteve: I'm hoping.. I got the adam out.. but have been playing games.. it's time to learn it now.. :) BobS: fire away Steve AdamSteve: My question.. BOB.. is this what I'm looking for? AdamSteve: EVE SP1 serial/parallel interface james: i'll be back in a few seconds.. AdamSteve: This will allow the printer right.. :) AdamSteve: I'm sick of the Adam's printer. :) BobS: that piece of hardware will make it possible to run an dot matrix printer on up to a HP deskjet 400 to run off the ADAM AdamSteve: That's all I wanted to know.. :) What about a modem.. AdamSteve: We need to find someone to write a Browwer program for the adam.. LOL BobS: and also put it within the realm of possible to run a 9600 baud serial modem OR even attacha dumb terminal to get rue 80 column AdamSteve: Broswer that is. AdamSteve: Well.. I have my eye on something.. as long as I don't get outbidded.. BobS: that is the problem, the browser interface to go between ADAM and the net BobS: what y biddin on???? AdamSteve: I don't want to blabb.. it's a good deal.. and I need them for my adam.. :) AdamSteve: It's a lot with 2 disk drives, 2 tape drives.. the eve s/p card.. BobS: well if you tell me, I won't end up bidding on it/........ BobS: DAM! I WAS looking at that one too BobS: looks like a good setup BobS: depends on how high it goes...... AdamSteve: Please I beg of you don't.. LOL.. I'm really limited on funds.. and so far I can afford this.. AdamSteve: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=452052591 AdamSteve: That's the link! BobS: well, I susspectr it will go at least $150 BobS: maybe higher, the disk drives will push it up AdamSteve: I may be able to do 150.. but no more.. AdamSteve: I kinda figured people are waiting for the last minute.. AdamSteve: and I really want this.. :) BobS: well.........maybe we can fix that.........if it goes higher than what you can do, maybe I could buy it, and keep a disk drivbe until you get some extra bucks.... AdamSteve: since my drive is busted.. and I haven't gotten it fixed yet.. BobS: yo got a disk drive? BobS: what does it do???? AdamSteve: Yea.. remeber.. :) it came to me broken.. AdamSteve: Doesn't do anything.. BobS: any lights light up AdamSteve: I'd have to hook it up to see what it does.. If I remember correctly it does show the lights ocasionally.. just doesn't load. AdamSteve: Remember.. I was going to get it fixed.. and possible updated to a 360k or possible 720. BobS: ok, light on for power means that the power supply is good AdamSteve: PS.. What program do you use to format regular tapes for the adam? BobS: light on black face should light every time a disk is inserted (briefly) and full time while reading AdamSteve: I'll hook it up later and let ya know in email about it.. BobS: a double deck cassette player BobS: and a drill AdamSteve: Hu.. Explain. ;) BobS: it is easier and quicker than trying to use anything else BobS: drill to match holes in 60 minute Sony cassettes and in ADAM DDP AdamSteve: That's the easiest way to format tapes for the adam.. LOL james: i'm back, did i miss much? AdamSteve: Nope. ;) james: okay, let me scan.. ah formatting tapes ;) AdamSteve: And the double deck cassette player does??? james: should we tell him bob? BobS: then rewind both; record the Sony tape from the ADAM ddp; stop at the end of the sqquelly noise; flip both tapes and record backside AdamSteve: James.. I'm a newbie adam.. :) I got mine from Bob, with a 40meg hard drive. :) james: i don't have a hard drive yet. got some stuff coming from rich. have you met rich yet? AdamSteve: I'll just have to find mine.. LOL.. to much trouble for that. :)
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changed username to Guy B. AdamSteve: I'm also looking to hook up a monitor to mine.. BobS: actual;y Steve, tha is the BEST luck I have had making tapes and I have made many that way james: rich should be back by the end of october. he's currently on the road with his wife and their camper. Guy B.: Ok, I'm here, sorry I'm late. That darn anti-virus software hung me up. BobS: a Magnavox compostie monitoer works great AdamSteve: There was a whole bunch of comotion before I moved about some new adam stuff any word? BobS: OR a Commodore w/ compoiste jacks james: i'm not sure what's going on. i hope to get back at doing my logo stuff soon. i'm translating the manual and BobS: nothing too new Steve james: will be adding a couple of enhancements to the language itself. AdamSteve: Man.. we need to find a software/hardware writer and developer.. :) AdamSteve: What's the price off the top of your head bob to add a monitor and sound? james: i'd like to get into that eventually. i've got general programming experience but still need to learn z80 BobS: got the software guys in Rich Drushel and Dale Wick......hardware???? that's another matter' AdamSteve: well... what the hell are you waiting for.. First thing on the list James.. :) A browser.. :) BobS: boy, steve .....you should be able to pic up a monitor locally for around $15- $20 bucks BobS: haven't checked Ebay lately AdamSteve: I was reading one of my old Adam books.. and they were hoping to come out with an IBM emulator.. so that IBM can be used by the Adam. :) james: :) once i get the logo stuff done, that sounds like an interesting project. would likely be text only though. BobS: that is done!!! AdamSteve: What's done? BobS: you can hookup serialports and use 10 meg of the ibm HD and use its's disk drives and printer AdamSteve: James.. LOL.. I could just see a graphic browser.. LOL BobS: called ADAMserve AdamSteve: OH.. I'll have to look at that then Bob. :) BobS: written and figureed out by Rich Drushel james: heh heh. yeah, graphics coming in at a resolution of whatever it is on the adam. james: 192 by something-or-other.. AdamSteve: Sorry.. Laughing... and picturing a graphic browser.. james: and all those colours too. AdamSteve: And could you imagine the DOWNLOAD TIME.. my GO.... james: ouch. assuming a maximum of 9600bps, that would be painful. AdamSteve: Um.. I have a 300.. LOL AdamSteve: James.. I know something better.. :) How about doing a Bulleting Board System for the Adam. :) james: yeah, me too. BobS: no downloads.......jsut snail mail by the post office AdamSteve: lol james: i could print and address data packets ;) AdamSteve: Bob.. If I get the eve s/p how do I tell adam to use the dot matix? BobS: you are just dreaming........"piein the sky...." james: actually, i thought there was a bbs system for adam already.. BobS: free email program I am going to email you BobS: there are a few BBS systems out there. EOS version and TDOS (CP/M) version Guy B.: Bob, was Rich D. on earlier tonight? BobS: had one up and running till just last year BobS: no Dr D Guy james: steve - if you are interested in formatting tapes using a stereo deck, it really is quite easy. AdamSteve: Bob.. what did you use? Guy B.: Only four of us here tonight. BobS: got MEGACOPY's, but easiest way is the old cheapo way, with a dual cassette player james: just a drummel or small drill and another blank adam tape. BobS: me???? heck I jsut called them! james: see where holes are missing on the normal cassette to fit it into the adam, and drill them there. BobS: called them both, just a slightly different format on the userr end Guy B.: Looks the end of my 486. The CMOS battery is dead and I'm not going to replace it. I can still the computer. Just have to restore the CMOS info I backed up on a floppy. james: if i'm not mistaken, you'll need to drill a couple of holes in the adam tape too to make it fit in your stereo BobS: AND add 2 holes to the ADAM ddp to fit into the cassette deck Guy B.: You have to do it right. james: once you've got all the holes drilled (i think 4, 2 on each tape), just rewind each tape and record your adam tape to BobS: 486 !!!!! that is almost BRAND new!!!!! james: your normal blank tape. do both sides. james: a 60 minute tape should do fine, if i recall. Guy B.: I've had that computer 6 years Bob. BobS: SONY works the best james: is steve still here, or have i been talking to myself? BobS: heck I still got 386's around here that work great!@ BobS: I think he left or got tossed james Guy B.: I have my mom's old Packard Bell 386SX 16. james: i've got a bunch of 486's in my classroom. great for running win95 and educational software for my students. james: bummer. Guy B.: I have a computer show coming up this Sunday. One vender has been selling 486's for $20. Might just buy one so I can use the 360K drives with it. james: test.. Guy B.: I'm still here. What is Bob doing? james: not sure. i was wondering if i dropped out without knowing it.. james: so how have you been guy? BobS: hadf to get some nourishment Guy B.: Well, other than working my tail at work as I'm still working overtime and it's getting to me. Tomorrow I take one of two personal days off. Guy B.: Boy, I'm looking forward to it. james: i know the feeling. i work everyday, including sundays. next week i'm taking the first day off i'll have had in two months. BobS: yo got schol 7 days a week???? james: yup. they keep me busy. i teach from 1-10 on saturdays without a break. Guy B.: James, you're overworked. No wonder you need a day off. james: yeah. i've got my mornings and afternoons free though, so that helps. Guy B.: That's good. Catch any winks between those times? james: i tend to get up no earlier than 10 a.m. :) BobS: I can see tha james: my work is mostly evenings. since i teach mainly elementary school students, my "day" starts around 4 or 5 o'clock. james: they come after regular school. james: what do you do guy? BobS: just what all do you teach them??? james: i teach english, mostly speaking. i don't let them take notes - i make them remember stuff and drill it into them. BobS: english? computer skills? Guy B.: I'm a Data Assistant. My job primarily involves entering data into the network. BobS: thatform of teaching is certainlyt he best way........as if they were "in" it james: since i'm asking so many questions, where do you live guy? james: yes, i've seen how they teach in the school systems here (from junior high school) and it's ... pathetic.. BobS: and pretty soon, Guy is gonna be a DATA BOSS1 Guy B.: I live in North Riverside, IL. About 10 miles west of Chicago. james: so you'd be on the other side of chicago from bob, right? BobS: i LIVE JUST EAST OF gUY ABOUT 100 MILES.....AND i GET ALL HIS "USED" RAIN SHOWERS, ETC Guy B.: My website is 90% done. Getting documentation and my Qbasic/batch files ready.
(Guy B. laughs heartily) Guy B.: Bob, we got belted here last night. james: i guess you guys both get my "used" sunshine then :) BobS: James, you are CORRECT! Guy, it si expected here about midnights...another 90 minutes or so Guy B.: Yeah, I know and the temps are suppose to drop like a rock after that. james: what daytime temps you guys getting around there these days? BobS: yougot that right!!!! some snow mixed in for the weekend.... james: snow!? james: now i *know* that moving here was the right decision. BobS: we have around 60 to 70 F....about 15 C???? Guy B.: We did have 70's, but now they saying 38 F for a HIGH on Friday. BRRRR. I don't have all my winter coats washed yet. BobS: but this weekend is gonna be COOLLLDDDDD james: during the day? hmm we're still in the mid 20's, usually about 25. once it's dark though, it drops to around 15. BobS: we basically have Toronto's weather a day before they have it....Richard has reminded me often Guy B.: That's not bad James. james: i'm not complaining, being from ottawa the summers here for me are *extremely* long. a good 2 months or so longer than what i grew up with. BobS: because youare a lot closer to the equator in Japan, right???? james: well, the northern most point of japan (hokkaido) is still south of ottawa, and i'm in the southwest. i think around 35 lattitude. james: a good 15 degrees closer to the equator. BobS: see???? no wonder ya'll am hot!!!! james: :D "summer" here from my perspective goes from about the end of april to the beginning of november, though my students are james: complaining that it's cold already, i'm still okay in a tshirt in the evenings. Guy B.: Some people are more sensitive to the weather than others. james: my friend from l.a. said it's (quote) "freezing".. what's she going to do in the "winter"? winter here is so mild compared to james: what i'm used to. it'll be hard for her. BobS: that is very comparable to Ron and the Seattle/Vancouver crowd complaining of heat stroke when it hits 80F or 20C james: i guess it's all what one is accustomed to. BobS: gotta toughen upthe world population! Guy B.: I bet Ron is complaining of the unusually cold weather now. BobS: undoubtatly james: acutally, a cooler climate is healthier. longevity is higer in cooler climates because of reduced virus transmission from insects. BobS: dat's not how it is spelled. though james: :D james: even in poorer countries.. Guy B.: James, You get mosquitos in BobS: I can relate to that......mut bve old age making me hot all the time Guy B.: Japan? james: oh yeah. got a nice bite on the back of my neck, sometime when i was sleeping i guess. BobS: naw, skeeters are a noreth american thing Guy B.: Guess they are everywhere. james: as a canadian, i can tell you i was quite startled the first time i saw a mosquito in february. BobS: :-) james: the bugs here are just so much bigger. dragon flies 4 inches across.
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changed username to WBurnside BobS: COOL!!!!! james: yeah, they're neat. all kinds of different colours and markings. BobS: hiya Willie!!!! BobS: almost missed ya!! Guy B.: Hey, WB is here. WBurnside: Hello all! james: morning :) WBurnside: I had to wait until my wife was finished with the computer! Guy B.: You should consider a second one. WBurnside: I still trying to pay for the first one! james: wife or computer?! BobS: ah, now we know we wields the "power"... ;-) james: :D WBurnside: Both! BobS: hey, guys, guess what!!! james: what? WBurnside: What? Guy B.: Well guys, I'm going to go. Got to answer the e-mail. So I'll try to make it earlier next week. WBurnside: Bye Guy B BobS: i just sold a dead Toshiba laptop for $49 and the matching dock station for $41 on Ebay james: take it easy guy! BobS: don't know what anyone wants a dead 486 for m but ...... BobS: see ya Guy, BE GOOD!!!! WBurnside: Maybe the person will bring it back to life!
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