Meeka: hello james: morning :) Meeka: maybe over there it is :) james: how are you? Meeka: not bad. trying to stay warm Meeka: had first snowfall this week james: heh heh. you guys can have it. i won't be seeing snow here for about another month and that's fine with me. after james: 25 winters in ottawa, it's a nice change. Meeka: i'd rather not have it but I guess we have to james: whereabouts are you anyway? Meeka: Michigan
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changed username to rich=c Meeka: hello rich james: you guys get alot of snow too, if i recall. no snow here but my house is cold. no central indoor heating. rich=c: good morning and evening, as applicable james: hey rich :) rich=c: you got snow over tehre, Meeka? Meeka: yes :( james: i'd probably trade it for bandwidth mind you. rich=c: we have maybe flurries in our forecast, though they may have more to the north Meeka: so far it hasn't stayed on the ground all day
moved to room Meeting Place rich=c: it'slake effect stuff, northwest winds over still warm water Meeka: ya we get lakeeffect too rich=c: how cold does it get in your part of Japan, James?
changed username to Mr Jive rich=c: hello Willie Mr Jive: Hi everyone james: the record is -12 but typically no colder than about -5. rich=c: that's quite enough to make one enjoy central heating james: t-shirt weather :) rich=c: there's an Ottawa boy talkin"! james: i had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. when the room temperature is 9 and you have an electric blanket on, not much incentive to get up. rich=c: yes, we had some 0 nights in the trailer on our trip james: i'Ve got the electric heater on in my study. since it's at the back of the house, it's actually warmer outside than in here. rich=c: the trailer has a propane furnace but we have to turn it way down at night james: too hot or too expensive? rich=c: too noisy, it's right beside Frances' ear and she's a light sleeper james: would probably drive me nuts. i can't sleep well with noise which is why i loathe cows. rich=c: but it can go through a 20-lb. jug of propane in about a week with heavy use Meeka: i don't have that problem rich=c: cows? Meeka: I can sleep through anything rich=c: I used to be able to but it's a talent that declines with age' james: we live right across from a dairy farm and our windows don't block out much of the noise, so from about 5 am they really start james: getting on my nerves. james: i'm looking at getting new windows. james: for now i crank the air-filter up to high which makes a nice white noise to drown them out. rich=c: yes, it's amazing what a good quality window can do in noise blocking rich=c: Pat Herrington is big on white noise, uses a white noise generator james: they're not weather tight either which isn't very efficient for heating. james: i might build or buy one. rich=c: right on - incredible how much heat can leak out around a window rich=c: we seal ours with tape in the winter and the difference it makes is incredible james: well in our room, even with the windows closed, you can actually see the curtains moving.
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changed username to Pamela C. rich=c: maybe you should grow some shrubbery - that's a good noise absorber rich=c: hello daughter Pamela C.: Good evening all, sorry I'm late Mr Jive: Hi Pam :) james: i want to, no space. family reunion time :) james: hi pam :) Pamela C.: Hi, Doug Pamela C.: good morning James, how's the weather? Meeka: hi pam rich=c: sorry Doug, had you confused with our buddy in Chicago Pamela C.: Hi, Meeka james: outside it's probably not too bad. was cold in here though until i turned on the heater. Mr Jive: np Pamela C.: heaters are good! james: rich, any idea if we're going to be seeing rich d on again? rich=c: you're awful quiet tonight, Doug. Buried in snow? james: so are electric blankets :) Pamela C.: how about radiating spouses? Mr Jive: Actually no not much snow here....watching cool program on tv Meeka: those work too james: ;-) Pamela C.: The problem with spouses is you can't turn them off in the summer Mr Jive: lol Pam james: up until now it's been the opposite (can't turn them on in the summer) Pamela C.: : ), Doug Pamela C.: Are you telling me you . . never mind james: nah, things have been much better this year. ever since she came off the pill, it's been.. alot busier around here. rich=c: but no one knows when that will be james: i just noticed for awhile he was on every week and then not at all. busy with school? rich=c: No doubt. He has courses to teach and research to do and four kids and a working wife james: that would do it. Pamela C.: Now that's busy rich=c: Yes, I'm not sure if his robotics lab is part of his regular teaching or an extra rich=c: like, his real business is biology; he studies sea slugs james: must be one of the few things out of the sea that people here *don't* eat. rich=c: thye don't? james: haven't seen it yet, in any case. rich=c: far as I know they're a close relative of the jellyfish which I'm told uis quite tasty Pamela C.: Must be some interesting things appearing on your plate james: haven't had that either. Meeka: ok gotta go for a while. Will be back later. Doug is almost done with the rebuild of my computer, so I can get off of his rich=c: For Pam and I, if it came out of water, we don't eat it Pamela C.: Are you coming back, Meeka? rich=c: see you later then, Meeka Meeka: yes Pamela C.: Good james: lots of fish. most of them i know what they are called in japanese by looking at them, but not in english. octopus, squid,
Meeka left chat session james: anything with suckers on it. james: see you soon meeka :) Pamela C.: Seafood is a taste we never acquired, and suckers don't sound that tasty rich=c: in Toronto they're called calamari so folks won't realize they'e squid james: lucky for me i really like it as my father-in-law owns a fish store :) rich=c: given food prices in Japan, that's a definite plus!!! james: indeed. a little pricey at times. what bugs me most is the price of beverages. james: what does a 2l bottle of coke go for in canada these days? rich=c: actually, I can be temptd by well-prepared scallops rich=c: and discovered that a bit of curry does wondrous things with tuna james: my father found out the hard way he was allergic to them. Pamela C.: What kind of beverages? Can't tell you about the bottles, but the 24 goes for about $5.99 james: they only sell cans individually. never seen them in packages. rich=c: don't ask me, I only drink coffee, tea, wine and beer james: typcial price for a 2l bottle of anything is 320 yen. rich=c: my impression is that there's always some sort of soda pop price war going on Pamela C.: Really. That sounds pricey . . . rich=c: here they toss in a "free" 2L bottle of pop with most large pizza orders Pamela C.: and it depends on which soft drinks you're after Pamela C.: You can usually find one or the other of the major makers on sale james: it is pricey but the least of my concerns. you want to get me started on something, just mention ntt. rich=c: that's about $4.50 Canadian, isn't it, James? james: lemmie see... yeah about that. rich=c: maybe you should get your mother to get you a Canadian phone card rich=c: with a Canadian calling card number, you can call special numbers overseas and get great rates into Canada james: i've got cheap long distance now :) 25 yen per minute to canada, anytime of the day. deutsche telekom has started up in japan. rich=c: they even let us get away with a U.S. to U.S. long distance call, I believe james: alot better than the 100 yen per minute i was averaging with kdd. rich=c: a lot better, and I think about on a par with rates here to Japan james: yup. i'm currently a big fan of deutsche telekom. they just started up here in october. i'm hoping they shake things up a bit too. Pamela C.: who runs the japanes phone system? rich=c: I am sure they will, maybe not in your local service, but with luck on the internet connection james: pam has just got me started. rich=c: she said teh ntt word james: the local phone "service" is run by ntt. Pamela C.: Oops rich=c: remember how Ma Bell used to be, Pam? Pamela C.: Monopoly? james: a bunch of consumer gouging (blankety blank blank) bas****s. james: "welcome to the old bell".. james: but worse. rich=c: sort of like Rogers now rich=c: but on cellphones even Rogers is feeling teh competition - my rate is now $14/month = .25 a minute Pamela C.: Ah, now we've foundDad's soapbox. It's funny how you perceive Japan as being a progressive, technologically progressive country . . james: japan is many things. technologically and socially progressive are not amongst them. Pamela C.: and yet in some ways they're still 10 years behind james: look at any japanese web page. they're cluttered and useless, even if you get by in japanese. rich=c: well, some areas of technology they're holding up pretty well rich=c: and in terms of manufacturing echnology they've set the example for the world Pamela C.: but are they using that technology at home? james: yes, they're doing well in some areas, just not communications.
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changed username to Guy B. rich=c: no, that seems to be a northern countries thing - Finland, Sweden, Canada Guy B.: Greetings All! Pamela C.: Good evening, Guy james: mostly because we don't heat them from what i can see. rich=c: hello Guy, you're late Pamela C.: About spouses . . . Guy B.: Well, Had to make a couple of stops at the stores and then had dinner. rich=c: Down girl - don't go there Pamela C.: another soapbox Pamela C.: Can't live with them, can't stay warm without them rich=c: Gee, we manage to get enough out of one store to eat for a week usually Pamela C.: some of manage to eat regularly on a trip every third week - something about shift work
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changed username to Steve Guy B.: Hi Steve rich=c: Hi Steve, welcome to teh group Mr Jive: Hi steve Pamela C.: Hi, Steve rich=c: And is that our Steve from New York? james: hi steve rich=c: just type it in and hit return, Steve Guy B.: Well folks, my website should be ready before December. The webpages are done. The doumentation for running the utilities are just about done. Still have a couple things to finish. Then that should do it. The docs will be in Word 6.0 format. rich=c: For the rest of you - I invited Steve Lawrence, an Adam owner in New York, to join us tonight Steve: Hello, This is Steve from Omaha,NE. I don't really know what the hey I am doing quite yet, but I would like to learn more about the Adam Computer. Mr Jive: cool Guy B.: You're doing fine Steve. rich=c: OK Steve from Omaha, that's what this chat is all about. james: sometimes :) rich=c: Just think up your questions and fire away Pamela C.: address, please Guy so we can come visit - welcome aboard, Steve, and don't worry neither do I, I'm just a relative Mr Jive: Run steve, run. Get away while you still can lol Pamela C.: Don't scare him, Doug! Mr Jive: lol sorry Guy B.: I will let everyone know the address when it's up. rich=c: These Wyoming cowboys have a weird sense of humour sometimes - not mentioning any names, Doug Mr Jive: doh! Pamela C.: That's called Homering, I believe Mr Jive: grins Guy B.: That's Homer Simpson D-OHH! Pamela C.: It's all in the pronunciation rich=c: with a Canadian accent, it's duhh Steve: OK, here is question #1 what is a Bulleitin Board Service? Do they still have them for Adam? Is there a charge for using them? rich=c: The internat has pretty much supplanted BBS services now rich=c: one of the main things BBSs offered was chat - now it's here Mr Jive: all the adam sites are free I think. rich=c: the other was communication by postings and replies - now newsgroups do that Guy B.: They were popular back in the 80's. Now it's all on the Internet. rich=c: they also offered downloads - again, now you get it from a website Steve: Thanks, Rich..Here's question #2: How do you tell if your Adam is an R80 james: can i take this one rich? :) rich=c: turn it on, hit control-R. You get a new blue block with teh revision number james: d-oh. Guy B.: Should say R80. Pamela C.: : )) rich=c: I just explained that in an email to James yesterday ;-) Pamela C.: Aha james: still have to check my other adam. the one hooked up now is r80 though. rich=c: what's #3? rich=c: don't want to quit when we're batting 1.000 Steve: Here goes question #3: Please tell me about 80 column cards. rich=c: they used to be available but pricey, but are now all gone Guy B.: Oh boy, he had to pick a doosy. rich=c: very rarely they will turn up on the used market. I've never seen one in 15 years Guy B.: And only TDOS could use it. rich=c: I'm told they don't change the 256x192 pixel screen dimension so the result is pretty discouraging Steve: Questions 3 1/2: So you couldn't use an 80 column card with Basic? rich=c: that one we fan on. But I'd hate to think of trying to use it with colour Guy B.: No, the EOS system could never support it. Only TDOS will. The original CP/M for Adam had to be modified in order for it to work with the 80 column board.
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changed username to meeka Guy B.: Hi Meeka! Pamela C.: WB, Meeka rich=c: welcome back, Meeka Mr Jive: re meeka james: just an idea - would it not be possible (in theory) to make a "hi res" graphics card for adam? rich=c: got your own computer working now? Guy B.: There was a one time James. But, it never materized. Guy B.: Materialized that is. meeka: hello everyone rich=c: yes, one was made here in Toronto using the TI 9988 (I think) chip Steve: Hello, Meeka rich=c: it was made by Gary Bowser for the TI and as a variant for the Adam james: hmm.. sounds like an interesting idea since people's main beef with adam seems to be graphics. Guy B.: I remember the one that Gary Bowser was doing, but he never finished it. rich=c: both basic computers used Z90 CPUs and TI9918 or 9928 graphics chips rich=c: Dale Wick has the only such board even completed for Adam - he was to write the support software Mr Jive: Z80 rich=c: sorry bout that, Doug Steve: Here's Question #4: What would it take to hook a dot matrix or ink jet printier up to my Adam? I already have a 64K expansion card, if that is a necessity. rich=c: my keyboard's spelling is kinda shaky Mr Jive: np i'm picky Pamela C.: What about the user, Dad? rich=c: you need a printer interface card that goes in slot 2. I have them for sale Guy B.: You need an printer card for Slot 2. Dot Matrix will work, but I'm not sure about inkjets. rich=c: Even teh 24-pin dot matrix is questionable, depending on teh card rich=c: my early card works with my 9-pin but not the 24 Steve: What do the interface cards cost? rich=c: Have to check, but I suspect in U.S. bucks about $39.95 rich=c: You also need a printer cable that will run around $10 delivered Steve: Question 4.66: So, all I would need would be a 9 pin dot matrix printer and a printer card? rich=c: If you have a disc drive the necessary printer patches come with, but there may be a charge for tape versions Guy B.: What's Doug doing tonight Meeka? rich=c: and the cable - it's the one Radio Shack used with one of their early Tandys meeka: rebuilding computers rich=c: and if you get the MI card I was talking about, it should support a 24-pin printer Guy B.: How many has he done so far? meeka: mine. He is also working on a couple server for work Guy B.: What happened with yours? meeka: nothing. he wanted to swap the case. Pamela C.: Always a fun job Guy B.: Oh that's all! I've been working on getting my website ready. I'm almost finished with the docs. rich=c: what happened, run out of power or run out of drive bays? Steve: Question 5: Please tell me about Filemanager software. What does it do? Is it necessary to have a Disk drive to use it? meeka: neither. he just never liked the case Guy B.: Was a mini tower? rich=c: Second part firrst: no, but it isn't that useful without one meeka: don't know my computer knowledge is limited ya know :) rich=c: But it is a superb utility - I bless Tony in my prayers every night for writing it rich=c: anyway it lets you read directories and modify them in detail Guy B.: Oh that's right. You leave everything to him. Much like my sister leaves all her computer problems to me. rich=c: it lets you transfer files between media and do backup copies rich=c: it allows you to do block copies and edit code at the hex level meeka: why should I worry about it when I have him ? :-) Pamela C.: Exactly so, Meeka rich=c: and has a few other neat tricks - like formatting and zeroing discs and tapes Guy B.: Exactly. meeka: my life is much simpler that way Guy B.: Since he knows what's he's doing. You just stay out of his way, but you give him the support. Steve: Question 6: What do most people use their Adam computers for...games?, word processing?, data bases? programming? Guy B.: How about a little of everything Steve. meeka: I think he prefers it that way too. that way I don't screw anything up :) Mr Jive: I use mine to annoy my boss Pamela C.: lol, Doug rich=c: I do mostly word processing, some databasing. My wife does accounting and graphics
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changed username to james Guy B.: What happened James? Mr Jive: Whenever he shows up I have a report ready to print on the daisy wheel printer. james: stupid windows. stupid netscape. rich=c: whoops! ntt kick you off again, james? james: no, this time it was courtesy of netscape/win98 rich=c: I though you'd upgraded your Netscape to 4.76? james: i did.. Guy B.: How is the upgrade working out? rich=c: still crash-prone though, is it? james: it seems to be somewhat more stable. james: i blame windows 98. other apps are less stable on this platform too. rich=c: given 4.51, that's an awfully relative term rich=c: did you do 98 as an original install or upgrade from 95? james: rich - i'm looking at a yahoo auction to pick up another 64k expander card for any potential 3rd adam i pick up. is it worth bidding james: or does anyone have extras? if not, suggested maximum bid price? Guy B.: James how much memory do you have? rich=c: Let me check, james, I may have a used 64K in my stock james: i've got a 64k expander in one adam, another i'm buying from rich for my second adam, which i think is 256k. rich=c: yes james, that's what I have set aside for you Steve: Rich, Do you have a website with a price list? james: thanks rich. any idea on a third (64) k card? i'm only asking because the auction closes in about 40 minutes.. rich=c: In US don't offer over $20 and they'd better be easy on shipping rich=c: Steve, no website, send me your email address and I'll send a list james: hmm.. i bid $20 and i haven't met the reserve yet. greed. Steve: Rich, here it is: firstname.lastname@example.org Guy B.: Who's the seller James? rich=c: some folks have exaggerated ideas as to what they're worth rich=c: OK Steve will send it later tonite james: the seller is "adamcomputer" Guy B.: That's Bob Slopsema Steve: Thanks, Rich rich=c: james, deal with Bob directly - when he knows it's you he'll do better james: might explain why i've seen the id before on e-bay too :) james: maybe he'll sell it to me at $20 if noone outbids it despite his reserve. james: i bet he's on now. i'm going to fire him off an e-mail. Guy B.: And the town should have Kentwood, MI meeka: Dad isn't home tonight james Mr Jive: He'd be here if he was online rich=c: yes, Bob keeps telling me he gets some really weird bids on ebay Guy B.: He's been selling on Yahoo too. james: hmm.. okay, it definitely says kentwood mi which was familiar too. rich=c: oops - am I offline? Guy B.: That's Bob alright. meeka: Dad is at the inlaws house tonight james: he's also selling a coleco name disk drive and a near mint adam in the box. Pamela C.: You're still here, Dad rich=c: ah- if I was, I'm back rich=c: I'll have to take a look at what offers he gets - maybe I should try rich=c: what's his starting price on the disc drive? Steve: James: Im'm looking for a disk drive . What is the address of the Yahool auction ...if that is where it is to be found. Pamela C.: are you buying or planning on selling, Dad? Guy B.: http://auctions.yahoo.com james: go to www.yahoo.com and click auctions. there's a sign in process which takes about 20 minutes so you'd better hurry up before the auction closes :) rich=c: My only remaining Coleco disc drives don't work james: sec on that rich, pulling it up now.. Steve: Thanks for your help everyone, bye for now
Steve left chat session rich=c: if the bid is big enough I can afford to ship them to Howard Pines for fixing Pamela C.: Good nite, Steve - please come back soon rich=c: OK Steve, get that list to you tonite Guy B.: Looks like Steve just went there now. meeka: bye steve Mr Jive: I think steve doesn't appreciate the competition. james: current bid is $29 u.s. with the starting bid at $25. reserve not yet met. Pamela C.: I think you may be right, Doug but I like his humour james: well, i'm going to stay at $20 on the expander card. james: reserve met or not. rich=c: meeka, any idea what Bob's reserve is on a disc drive? james: maybe he's just put reserves so he can get what he feels are "reasonable" bids... meeka: not a clue Doug says that it is higher than 29 :) rich=c: yes, but what does he see as reasonable? Guy B.: I bet $35. Pamela C.: he may be on a fishing expedition for non Adam-ites meeka: I don't know what he sells them for. you will have to ask him rich=c: mind you, a fair price for a disc drive these days is not reasonable meeka: he should be on shortly meeka: he just signed on his computer Guy B.: Especially since Coleco disk drives are very hard to come by. james: i'm guessing once his auctions close up we'll see him. rich=c: that's an understatement, Guy rich=c: they aren't making any more of them' Guy B.: Well, all the disk drives did go after Coleco stopped making them. rich=c: I know - one I have has a price of $400 on the box, so not many folks bought them in 1980 james: i wonder how hard it would be to modify a standard 3.5" dos drive.. Guy B.: When I got mine, I paid under $200 for it at Toys R Us. rich=c: you'd need a new controller card - that's why there are no more james: i mean, they must be the same at some mechanical level. rich=c: your MI drive is a standard DOS drive rich=c: it's the cost of a custom run of controller boards that made it so expensive james: i thought the drive looked standard. is it possible to open it up and swap in a 3.5" drive? probably not so easy, no doubt. rich=c: fundamentally, if you can get the jumpers right and disc-in-place circuit working, any DOS DD drive will do james: well, perhaps if it were actually *broken*, i would try, but since it ain't.. rich=c: From what I've been told, the controller card has to be slightly modifed ,and it needs a new epriom rich=c: I have a 720K 3.5" MI drive of my own rich=c: In fact, Dale has a 1.44 3.5 drive, one of only a handful Mark made james: probably as rare as a dragon's dingle then.. rich=c: if we could get Scott to drop in occasionally, we'd be able to get you a lot more information, James james: he's been pretty quiet lately, hasn't he? rich=c: yes, the excuse is work, but is that the reality?
moved to room Meeting Place james: well, maybe once i get better with things at a software level, i can look at poking around with hardware. Guy B.: Well, I should get going. Can't believe Thanksgiving is next week here in the U.S. So, I'll see you all next week. rich=c: by the way, I don't know if Dale's 1.44 works in EOS or only TDOS
changed username to Ron Mr Jive: Hi ron meeka: see ya guy Pamela C.: Good nite, Guy rich=c: see you next week, Guy james: by guy - eat some turkey for me! meeka: hello ron how are you Guy B.: Hi Ron, going to getting off now. Bye. Ron: travelling all day.... fell asleep james: hey ron :) rich=c: welcome ron, the cheque's in the envelope Ron: Hi Guy, buy Guy rich=c: and tomorrow the envelope should be in the mail
Guy B. left chat session Pamela C.: Welcome Ron, I was beginning to think you weren't going to show rich=c: pretty goos when we haven't even opened the parcels yet! Ron: you got 'em? Ron: yeah.... sorry about that rich=c: didn't you get me email yet? sent it last night Ron: haven't been near my mail box in 48 hrs..... Ron: so it's prolly there rich=c: ah- anyway, came just as we were sitting down to dinner Ron: not bad for slow camel rich=c: but it was Amiga meeting night so didn't get to look inside james: i need to reboot to turn on my scanner. be back in whenever windows decides how long it takes.. Ron: hi James. Bye James rich=c: ttfn, james james: speaking of stuff - ron did you send me that stuff air or surface? Ron: air Ron: it's a long way across the Pacific james: hmm... they're taking their sweet time on this one. james: 10 days is typical and that's from ottawa or toronto. Ron: well, I did insure it, so if it needs to be traced, can trace it james: cool. smart move. okay, i'll be back in a sec or lots..
james left chat session rich=c: cu Pamela C.: cya rich=c: Doug, you've been keeping your head down again - cat got your tongue? meeka: well guys I am going to get off fo the night. see ya next week. Ron: so..... what's snew rich=c: OK Meeka, look forward to it Pamela C.: g'nite meeka, see you next week Ron: apart from the addition of the phrase 'pregnant chad' to my vocabulary Mr Jive: no watching tv. Ron: Hi Meeka. Bye Meeka Mr Jive: nite meeka
meeka left chat session Pamela C.: what are you watching Doug? rich=c: do qwe want to know the etiology of that, Ron? Ron: yes pls Mr Jive: The best show on tv...Lexx Pamela C.: Hmm - a discussion for another time rich=c: let me guess - it's about an election where they don't know how to count... Mr Jive: lol not quite Ron: I like Letterman's top 10... or at least one of them...
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changed username to james Pamela C.: WB, James rich=c: welcome back james james: windows was unusually cooperative in rebooting this time.. rich=c: glad 98 decided not to crash this time round Ron: good james: what'd i miss? Pamela C.: favourite TV shows Mr Jive: everyone left rich=c: not much really, just the usual chitchat Ron: about all james: yeah, i noticed. Ron: I have Xmas card submissions form Bob Slopsema rich=c: yes, things are rather less lively since Steve left rich=c: It's always much more interesting when someone starts asking questions Pamela C.: Is bob an overachiever? james: you'll be getting a logo submission from me. will be happy new year greeting :) rich=c: what format did you save it in, James? Ron: Good James. Ought to work well james: it's currently vapourware :) Ron: I have become a CNN junkie Ron: stays on all nigh Ron: t Ron: when this is all over I don't know what I'll watch Mr Jive: lol Pamela C.: The Canadian election, maybe? Ron: oh --yes--forgot about that rich=c: I recommend CFL football, especially since BC is still alive Pamela C.: I'm surrounded by men Ron: could be Ron: is that good or bad Pamela? rich=c: besides Russell, who? Pamela C.: As long as there'snot too much football talk, I'm okay. rich=c: or do you mean on the chat? Ron: think she meant on the chat Pamela C.: On the chat. james: if it helps pam, i don't care for football. Ron: we're not gender specific around here Pamela C.: Thanks James, I can always count on your support rich=c: just sour grapes 'cause the Ottawa team folded Ron: I have not watched a CFL game since being searched for booze at Lansdowne Park..... and paying $48. for a seat 33 rows up Pamela C.: I must say I like football better than some other sports. Pamela C.: Just don't ask me to explain it james: i'd rather watch hockey or soccer if i'm going to watch anything. rich=c: that's what the colour commentators are for Pamela C.: and I thought they were there to tell you what colour the jerseys were rich=c: I'm afraid Harold Ballard cured my passion for hockey- believe it's called the Toronto syndrome Ron: God rest his soul Pamela C.: I liked hockey a lot better when it wasn't so violent. If I wanted to watch fights, I'd go to TSN rich=c: or whoever is in charge where his soul happens to be... Pamela C.: that's questionable Ron: will probably watch the Lions play Calgary Ron: and that will be the first football game I've watched from beginning to end this year rich=c: if it's half as good a game as either of the semi-finals, it should be pretty neat rich=c: actually, the final Argos at Montreal "nothing" game was a real barn-burner Ron: so i heard. Spent my time last Sunday watching Mike Wier beat the Tiger Ron: am more of a golf fan rich=c: that was a nice little coup, wasn't it? Ron: tend to appreciate people doing well what I've tried to to myself Ron: indeed it was. He's been so close for so long Ron: Mother and I are TV golf potatoes rich=c: afraid golf is - shall we say not my metier? Ron: not mine either.... flashes of brilliance followed by long periods of mediocrity Pamela C.: Nor mine. Now mini golf is my forte Pamela C.: I've even won against Dad from time to time Ron: got a birdie on the last hole I played a few weeks ago, and I think I'll leave it there for the year rich=c: do I sense a gauntlet being tossed here? Ron: now it's curling Pamela C.: I know of a nice little course or two if you're up to it rich=c: that's a Wet Coaster talking - here, the courses have snow on them james: weird. okay, bob is just keeping his stuff up for bids. the auction automatically renewed so it's been reset to 9 days. Ron: what Glen Abbey? Ron: Anyway..... rich=c: we've been having flurries around the area the last day or two james: test Ron: my ADAM activity is not what it should be
james left chat session Pamela C.: 1.2.3. rich=c: in truth, nothing serious yet in the Greater Toronto Area Ron: 5x5 James Mr Jive: james broke again Pamela C.: When did we have flurries? Where was I? Ron: I think I'm going to have to put all the computers except ADAM into storage... rich=c: no, every once in a while Dale's server starts thinking about other things Ron: too easy to get side tracked rich=c: well, withdraw easily ron rich=c: say cut it down to two dozen the first week... Ron: going through a phase. Ron: I look around here, and think....what a collection of junk!
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changed username to james Pamela C.: we all have it Ron Pamela C.: James, what happened this time? Ron: good...then it's not just me james: axial tilt of the third moon of jupiter.. who knows.. probably ntt this time. Pamela C.: No, not only do I have mine but I keep inheriting junk from other people, too rich=c: string broke Pamela C.: Sounds like as good a reason as any James Ron: I have begun to refuse people who want to give me stuff Ron: and that's not like me at all Mr Jive: test test rich=c: you're here Doug rich=c: gee, I've even turned down some ADAM stuff
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Mr Jive left chat session rich=c: looks like Dale is using the server for some other stuff, heavyweight division rich=c: taking longer and longer for what we type to appear on the screen Ron: aha!
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Pamela C. left chat session Ron: but in any case Ron: yes.... same here..... are we floating towards James Ron: I mean, after all, I'm 40 miles off shore already
changed username to mrjive Ron: Hey Server....time share eh? mrjive: aha got back! Ron: too many hanging chads
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changed username to james james: test Ron: Now I see double James mrjive: dual james rich=c: now james is twins mrjive: lol james: i think i'm a clone now. Ron: will the real James please raise his hand james: there we go. Ron: you're anti-James rich=c: I think that's my cue to make my exit - see you next week, folks Pamela C.: much better james mrjive: bye rich Ron: conversation is too flaky for Rich Pamela C.: G'nite Dad mrjive: is tired Ron: must go watch CNN rich=c: no, Ron, just near bedtime - goodnight all Ron: don't want the continuing story to end mrjive: watch fox news rich=c: bye now
rich=c left chat session Pamela C.: Bed sounds good, things are starting to spin Ron: be well everyone james: fox news? isn't that an oxymoron? mrjive: bye ron james: there going to be anyone left or am i talking to myself again? Pamela C.: Fox - the network who's parents are away for the weekend Ron: James, if that pkg doesn't arrive in the next week, holler ok"? mrjive: I like fox news better than Clinton News Network james: sure thing, ron, thanks! Ron: must try Fox Pamela C.: g'nite Ron, see you earlier next week? Ron: ok Ron: I go...... see ya's Ron: pooooferoooni mrjive: lol
Ron left chat session Pamela C.: I guess it's time to get some sleep, what a concept. Have a good week, all! mrjive: bye Pam james: bye pam. see you next week :) Pamela C.: Nite
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