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changed username to DaveC DaveC: Hey rich rich: hi dave DaveC: I have been so busy with work! Lots of overtime! rich: by the way, Michael Hurst may join us later DaveC: thats good DaveC: ok well, let me tell you about the final package rich: overtime? witness in court or patrol work? DaveC: surveillance work, and some patrol work, then i was in bicycle school a little while ago. rich: right, it can keep you busy DaveC: as for the package,, it contained about 40 carts, two large boxes of software (tapes) and some disks rich: our local guys also hire out for private crowd control, funeral processions, and stuff rich: anyway on to teh goodies - caerts, you say DaveC: they dont let us do that. They think there might be a conflict of interest. rich: are they all different? DaveC: yes, i have a couple of duplicates, but the new ones are in better shape than mine. DaveC: all of the software came with documentation, and there were some interesting documents also rich: neat. remember Dean Brossler would like to hear about any surplus you want to sell rich: if teh docs are there, it usually means you've got legal copies DaveC: ok, although for now, i wast to hold onto the carts. rich: that's reasonable DaveC: yes, the docs make the software look legit DaveC: some of the docs are magazines from back in the late 80's rich: especially when the first paragraph often says "before anything else, make a backup!" rich: oh, stuff like the MOAUG newsletter? DaveC: they are surplus shops, for instance. there are parts listed for all kind of older computer systems DaveC: funny, i didnt find any more moaug stuff rich: oh right, there were a lot of them around then, but they're all gone now DaveC: the magazine i am talking about is listing old monitor guts, along side keyboards for the ti-99-4a, and adam tape drives rich: guess either he wasn't a member, or didn't keep them rich: yes, I remember - forget the name, but they were in New Jersey if I recall DaveC: its too bad, lots of books about programming cpm and smartbasic, also the hackers guide is there DaveC: thats the place, new jersey rich: those are still very useful documents if you have any urge to program DaveC: i got another copy of smartlogo in the box sealed rich: hey, neat. hope you give it a try DaveC: i will get into programming later. i am not in a hurry DaveC: i will, just life is busy now rich: just so long as you're reading to help your son when he is ready - that will be a few years yet rich: be nice if the carts included Telly Turtle DaveC: i havent offically counted, but i think there are over 300 tapes here now. DaveC: telly turtle is here.. rich: that should be enough to keep you going for a while DaveC: also, all of the overlays are here for the carts rich: good, Telly Turtle is really a Logo instructional program rich: makes a terrific introduction for young kids rich: next you'll tell me it even included the scoresheets for Super Action Baseball DaveC: so far, everything works fine. i am having a little problem with the disk drive rich: like what? DaveC: yes, the scoresheets are here, along wi]th the orig. docs, never been used DaveC: the disk drive just spins the disks up, never reading them. i have not finished playing with it. rich: you do seem to have hit the jackpot DaveC: the disks i just recieved dont all seem to work. others work though so i dont know. maybe they are bad. no big deal. rich: right - first thing with the disc drive is to clean it. so is the second, and the third rich: dave - hold on a minute or two - visitor at the door DaveC: hehe, i cleaned it once, maybe ill do it again. i havent finished testing it yet. DaveC: ok no prob. rich: sorry bout that rich: dave radford was delivering five surplus Adam printers rich: he may join in this discussion in a minute DaveC: wow five more printers.. rich: my wife is going to go ballistic DaveC: i cant hold any more printers here. i have too many parts now. rich: I'll let you say hello to Dave Radford for a minute DaveC: i need to fix the systems i have here now. DaveC: hello mr. radford.
rich changed username to dave R DaveC: you know all the cool guys are named dave.. dave R: helo dave DaveC: how are you ? DaveC: five printers huh? Where did you find them? dave R: I am using a coleco disk drive DaveC: oh, i am learning they are tempermental, and moody. dave R: goodwill about 3 years ago DaveC: oh, i need to spend more time in the thrift shops here. dave R: Taats a good idea DaveC: you know, it must be nice to be around real people who like the ADAM. I am stuck emailing and chatting with others like myself.
dave R changed username to rich rich: dave is having typing problems so I'm back rich: but yes, it is really nice being part of an Adam community rich: even though, believe it or not, most of our contact is by chat and email rich: of course the key is our annual conventions when we meet and greet DaveC: i know, i would really like to come and meet you all. rich: speaking of which, look at adam.hollowdreams.com soon rich: that is Meeka Slopsema's new site rich: I just sent her a couple dozen photos from Adamcon 05 for posting rich: that was a long time ago, of course rich: it was in Salt Lake City DaveC: i just bookmarked it. rich: good - Meeka will be pleased to have you visit DaveC: ill check it out later. so rich.. how are you doing? Whats up with the wife? rich: as I find more photos from other Adamcons I will send those too rich: but even half the ones I sent represented an evening's work rich: oh, Frances is over looking after her mother, as she does Saturdays rich: she goes over to supervise things twice a week DaveC: thats nice of her. other than that, anything interesting ? Hows your daughter? One right? Here in the states? rich: no, my daughter is strictly Canadian. She works for the ehad office of Speedy Muffler downtown rich: you may know the American version of the chain - Car-X or CareX DaveC: huh, for some reason, i thought she was here. Thats too bad she is not here close. I want to change my mufflers on my caprice. rich: don't know if they have an outlet in Vegas. You could check on the speedy.com website rich: what year is your Caprice? DaveC: i have a 1994 caprice police package. It has the lt1 350 engine. I love that car. rich: right, that was a serious machine rich: my good car is a - wait for it - 1973 Mercury Meteor Rideau 500 DaveC: i wanted a big safe four door rear wheel drive car. Not alot of choices. rich: it is a factory trailer special with a 400 cid engine DaveC: i love your big car. Its cool, remember we chatted about it in the past. DaveC: a 400, wow thats cool rich: for a while I had an ex-RCMP car - an "87 Crown Vic rich: but it self-destructed a while back - cop cars lead a hard life rich: I'll send you a picture of my car and trailer one of these days rich: or have I done that already? DaveC: yes, i know.. i bought this caprice from henderson police in 1999. It had 60 k miles on it when i got it DaveC: yes, i have a pic of your house, and the cool car somewhere . rich: they need a lot of maintanance, but they are SERIOUS driving machines DaveC: i really like them, so does the wife. DaveC: rich, i am sorry, but i am really hungey. i need to go and eat something. rich: yes, Frances liked th big seats and high seating position rich: yes, you're on duty soon. Be here next week? DaveC: yes, ill be here. thanks alot. rich: OK, till next week, See you then DaveC: take care bye..
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