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changed username to BobSlopsema BobSlopsema: hello der Richared rich-c: hello Bob BobSlopsema: nobody yet, huh rich-c: how's life in Michigan? BobSlopsema: bummer BobSlopsema: the weather is BEAUTIFUL, maybe some rain tonight or tomorrow morning BobSlopsema: but temps like spring rich-c: yes, I was first in - guess teh others are lazy rich-c: our forecast is very similar to yours BobSlopsema: no really cold weather in sight rich-c: this weather I can stand for a long time - like till next May? BobSlopsema: AND after last weekend when we had frost, I put the boat in Doug's garage BobSlopsema: so now I have a garage for my car BobSlopsema: and now????? warm again rich-c: yes, we have had one or two nights of light frost, but no days below freezing rich-c: ready now though; we got the trailer winterized and into storage BobSlopsema: told Judy we NEEDED snow before the 10th of Dec rich-c: why, you going cruising again? BobSlopsema: because we go on a cruise and i want to have it yucky here before we leave!!!!
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: our great blizzards are usually on Dec. 12th Pamela: Well, that was weird BobSlopsema: sokay anyway rich-c: hi daughter Pamela: Hi rich-c: see you did manage to wake up Pamela: Still awake but don't know for how long rich-c: hard day at the office? Pamela: my limit will probably be about 10:15 rich-c: yes, you have a busy time ahead tomorrow Pamela: You don't know the half of it - I think I talked to everyone in the Western world today rich-c: claims or did you draw some switchboard duty? Pamela: claims - all claims BobSlopsema: Pamela me sweet!@!!! Pamela: nothing but claims as far as the eye can see Pamela: Yes, Bob? rich-c: well, tell the shops to stop dropping the cars Pamela: i would if I could BobSlopsema: welcome ya'll to the cha1111t BobSlopsema: !!!!! Pamela: Thanks rich-c: where's Doug and Meeka and Judy? BobSlopsema: ok Pamela: Maybe I'll declare a moratorium on screwing up for a day - what do you think? BobSlopsema: Judy is on the way
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changed username to Judy Pamela: Yay! rich-c: hello Judy Pamela: Hi, Judy rich-c: we were just asking about you Judy: Hello, All Judy: how are you all Pamela: Dad, are you experiencing delays between hitting enter and the text showing on the screen? rich-c: hear you folks are off for another cruise in Dec - where this time? rich-c: Pam: yes Judy: I was just stitching Pamela: Pooped, thanks Judy Judy: yes we are Judy: I can't wait BobSlopsema: southern caribbean rich-c: I trust you got a deal that has Bob absolutely licking his chops Judy: what have you been up to, Pam BobSlopsema: yup, foks are paying for their 55th wedding anniversary Pamela: But you'll be home for Christmas, right? rich-c: oh, it's a foursome then? BobSlopsema: nope, an eightsome Judy: yes we will be home for Xmas rich-c: that will keep you-all busy BobSlopsema: got a brother & wife, and a sister &* husbanc coming too Pamela: Judy, it was just a very long day - I must have taken fifty calls - my phone never stopped ringing Pamela: Is this your side of the family, Bob? Judy: that sounds like a nice way to spend the day BobSlopsema: gonna have to get themn "loosened up" ya know rich-c: that sounds more like Monday morning than Wednesday BobSlopsema: yup Judy: I had the boys for a while Pamela: There's no rhyme or reason to it Dad - some days just everything happens at the same time Pamela: Trust me Judy, you don't want my job Judy: I will have them a day tomorrow too!! rich-c: when Ron comes on, he'll tell you about Murphy Pamela: I like OPKs - kids you can give back at the end of the day Judy: you at least get paid the big bucks Pamela: Hahahahahahahaha rich-c: another day, another 32 cents (after taxes) Pamela: Give or take (usually take) Judy: no? not the big bucks Pamela: Definitely not the big bucks - even my friends think I'm underpaid rich-c: maybe so, but then they're underpaid too Pamela: Not as underpaid as I, though Judy: than you need to get a new job Pamela: And Allyson, who is working in HR and knows this stuff, has told me so BobSlopsema: huhuh Pamela: You know, I've thought that a time or two Judy but . . . rich-c: talk benefits and stock options as well as cash Judy: not fun to hunt for a new one is it? Pamela: you have to weigh the bigger bucks agains the time already invested, the perks, the benefits, the relationships Pamela: This has always been my problem, that I hang on to a job far longer than I should - I dislike change rich-c: Pam, your mother wants to know if you have our sept. VISA bill Pamela: Oops, yes I do Dad - it's in the bag with the other stuff to come to the house Pamela: Water bill, too I think rich-c: OK - just remember it tomorrow Pamela: I will bring it tomorrow Pamela: In fact, BRB - let me go put it in my purse right now rich-c: by the way, I have the new Toronto Computes for you Judy: I am very underpaid, but the benefits are great, the hugs and kisses
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greeting from Windows 98 Land. Pamela: Okay, that's done - its actually the Hydro bill - in my purse, so don't forget to ask for them rich-c: did we just lode and regain someone? Judy: Hi, Guy Pamela: Hi Guy, how come you're not showing up on my list? rich-c: Guy - about time you got here rich-c: but what are you, a ghost? Guy B.: I'm on now. rich-c: there's no Guy on the users list Pamela: Those are great benefits, Judy Judy: yes, but very tiring rich-c: interesting, Guy, I bought Win98SE yesterday rich-c: haven't installed it yet though Pamela: Really, Dad? Pamela: Welcome to the 90's Judy: I know how old I am when they are around alot rich-c: what inspired you to upgrade, Guy? Pamela: Problem is, your supposed to be doing the Grandma stuff, not the Mother stuff Judy: that is not possible around here Pamela: You're such a soft touch, Judy Judy: that is for sure, I never learned how to say no!!! rich-c: I think I'll try installing it on the laptop first Pamela: Just don't get you riled, right? BobSlopsema: mister incognito man........... rich-c: less there to lose if it fouls up Pamela: Bob, is Guy showing up for you? rich-c: no, so I guess he may have been not quite in and now fallen out Judy: nor here BobSlopsema: no way!!!!! he is silent but here Pamela: Guy, are you there? rich-c: things like that happen when you have a newly installed OS BobSlopsema: YO GUY!!!!!
moved to room Meeting Place BobSlopsema: or is it gEEEEE Pamela: Aha!
left chat session Pamela: Nope, gone again Pamela: Only in Montreal, Bob
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Ok, I'm back Pamela: Hallelujah rich-c: hey, this time he made it Pamela: you made it BobSlopsema: Guy b............who's dat?????? Judy: welcome back Guy rich-c: did you switch back to 95, Guy? BobSlopsema: casue win98 sucks?????? Judy: I am working under 98 Pamela: So am I, and it works okay for me BobSlopsema: why in heaven's name do you want to put 98 on a machine you were happy with in win95???? rich-c: Bob doesn't approve of anything later than DOS BobSlopsema: it wil only slow down the mahcine Pamela: Maybe I just have my fingers crossed right BobSlopsema: no lie!!!!! BobSlopsema: I find myself going to dos a LOT Guy B.: Ok, finally congfuring things out. The Athlon is now running Windows 98. My P133 and the notebook Windows 95. rich-c: maybe he needs USB support, or the new processor or motherboard demands it BobSlopsema: if you get a faster machine then win 98 ok Pamela: care to rephrase that, Guy? rich-c: by the way Guy, I'm still working out a new computer Guy B.: Yes, that's the reason. I have my Lexmark Z52 as a USB printer. BobSlopsema: but you WILL notice a definate slow down on the same machine by installin 98 rich-c: got a quote yesterday on the main pieces Pamela: What are the main pieces, Dad? rich-c: (don't need monitor, pronter, speakers, floppy or keyboard - have them) Guy B.: And another reason. Might as well get some experience with it as work announced yesterday that were getting Windows 2000 professional and new P4 computers over the next few months. Pamela: So, hard drive, CD / CD - R, etc rich-c: AND XP1600, MSI top of the line mb, 265meg DDR, 7200 rrpm 40 gig HD, 40x16.10 CD-RW Guy B.: You mead 256 meg of memory, right Rich? Pamela: what's a DDR? I can translate the rest rich-c: yes, fingers just got crossed Guy B.: It's the newest memory. It will work with AMD Athlon CPU's. rich-c: new type of faster memory, Pam - 266mhz, 184 pins Pamela: oh Pamela: It will have to work with AMD, Dad won't go near Intel rich-c: magazine testing suggests it's a bit better than the P4 1,7 gig Guy B.: That's why I have an AMD on this computer. Pamela: Yes, mine's AMD as well Pamela: K6-2, I think rich-c: care to guess what I was quoted (U.S.$)? Pamela: How scary is it? Judy: this is way to high tech for me rich-c: let Bob and Guy guess BobSlopsema: $600 Judy: way to much rich-c: the motherbopard has all the bells and whistles, 266 FSB, RAID Pamela: Judy, believe it or not, most of it was over my head when I first started computer hunting - I guess you learn the lingo when you hear it often enought Pamela: however that last bit was over my head too Pamela: English, please Dad BobSlopsema: it is the BROUGHAM edition Pam Pamela: Now carspeak I understand Judy: no, it is talked about all the time but it goes right over my head rich-c: the main bus is 266mhz, Redundant Array of Independent Drives Pamela: And here I thought you were debugging rich-c: FSB = front side bus BobSlopsema: ok how much pesos????? Pamela: So since Guy hasn't ventured a guess, howmuch were you quoted? rich-c: RAID allows disc mirroring or striping, i.e. lets two discs be see as one continuous one, or lets twin disc both do the same thing simultaneously rich-c: saves your butt when one crashes Pamela: like I said, debugging rich-c: oh, Guy is off furiously checking Tiger Direct so he can sound really authoritative when he guesses Pamela: HOW MUCH??? rich-c: let's hear Guy's guess first Pamela: (no patience, this kid) Pamela: Guy, are you paying attention? rich-c: I have some idea of US pricing, got a couple of copies of Computer User last month Pamela: See, he's not paying attention rich-c: meantime, Judy, what do you pay for a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, name band, 12-1/2 oz? rich-c: Frances wants to know Guy B.: Ok, Here I am. Pamela: there you are rich-c: OK Guy, what's your guess? Guy B.: I was getting Yahoo and AIM configured. Pamela: see? Judy: about 99 cents Guy B.: How about $200. rich-c: that would be about $1.55 Canadian BobSlopsema: gotta be more than a dollar 55 cents Pamela: OJ, Bob,not computers rich-c: depends on teh state of teh dollar any given day BobSlopsema: oh, ok Guy B.: Oh geez, when was the last time I checked a price on OJ. BobSlopsema: what does the price of orange juice got to do with ahything Pamela: Mom wants to know - don't ask BobSlopsema: GUY, how much for Rich's computer parts???????? Pamela: So, are you gonna give us an answer, Dad?
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: Judy, we paid 87 cents for premium house brand today, and $1.47 in Virgina rich-c: and the Virginia price was US$ rich-c: man, do you folks get ripped off on food Guy B.: Rich, how about $200? rich-c: for which part, Guy?
changed username to Ron Powerbook rich-c: welcome, Ron Ron Powerbook: Yo Pamela: Thought that was you, Ron - hi! Guy B.: The motherboard. BobSlopsema: MISTER mac....... rich-c: try guessing the whole package as outlined Ron Powerbook: yup... large as life Ron Powerbook: twice as ugly Guy B.: Hi Ron, Don't need to guess what computer you're on tonight. Back on the Athlon running Windows 98. Ron Powerbook: aha Ron Powerbook: Bob - before I forget.... Pamela: Dad is being his usual mysterious, obnoxious self Ron Powerbook: took your e-mail to the mac club meet last night BobSlopsema: yes Pamela: (I love my dad, I love my dad, I love . . .) Ron Powerbook: and the dealer was there -- ha has no idea where to locate an item like that rich-c: that's just because you want to get fed tomorrow night BobSlopsema: YUCK pamel;a\
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changed username to Abrasiv1 Pamela: Sorry, gotta stay in the good graces Bob BobSlopsema: kinda athought that, that is why I told the guy IF anyone had one they would calll him direct rich-c: well, Down Est heard from BobSlopsema: MR abrasive........ Pamela: John, right? Judy: who is this powerbook person??? Ron Powerbook: He said he's never heard of an optical drive in that size Abrasiv1: yes john e here Ron Powerbook: It is Ronald and his Book of Power Pamela: He bears a striking resemblance to Ron, Judy Guy B.: That's Ron Judy. He's on his Mac powerbook. Guy B.: Hi John. Pamela: Nice to see you John BobSlopsema: and braggin about it rich-c: what's the optical drive size in qu3estion? Ron Powerbook: looks like I've been unpowered Abrasiv1: thanks...it is nice being seen Pamela: Dad, are you ever going to give us an answer? Judy: ok, I guess I was the only one that didn't know what that means BobSlopsema: we can't see you John........ BobSlopsema: just see your typin rich-c: OK but we'd better tell Ron and John what it's about Guy B.: He's Abrasiv1 BobSlopsema: :-) Pamela: Please - before we all go nuts rich-c: I was inviting guesses on a computer package I've been offered rich-c: price in US$
Ron Powerbook left chat session rich-c: more or less bare unit Guy B.: Rich, have you tried Tigerdirect.com? Pamela: Oops, guess Ron's not so powerful after all Abrasiv1: so...what is it all about? Pamela: It's probably not worth it to buy in US dollars, Guy BobSlopsema: ithought you talked about all the gadgets and gizmos it had
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: AMD XP1600 processor, latest greatest Microstar motherboard with 266FSB, 6 USB, Promise RAID chip, etc.
changed username to Power Ron BobSlopsema: whassa matter Ronald, mac crap???????? Pamela: What happened, Ron? Power Ron: So much for the book of power
(BobSlopsema groans loudly) Power Ron: lost the power Judy: that is better than powerbook, Ron Pamela: Speak to Harry Potter, Ron rich-c: 256 meg DDR ram, 7200 rpm 40 gig HD, 56K Winmodem, 40X16x10 CD-RW Power Ron: idea eh? Pamela: just a thought rich-c: care to guess in US$? Guy B.: You have a point there. Today I get one for a bare bones PC under $200. Power Ron: What can you expect from a 25 mhz processor Abrasiv1: 1700 us $ Guy B.: That's slower than Bob's notebook. Power Ron: indeed..... it is very slow rich-c: the chip is a bit better than P4 1.7 in real ability rich-c: Guy, your guess? Judy: so, tell us all ready, Rich Pamela: I'm with Judy Guy B.: For the cpu? rich-c: I'm willing, I just want to see what Guy thinks Pamela: See why we conflicted so much growing up? He did this to me all the time Judy: it will l soon be 11 o'clock rich-c: no for the whole shebang, Guy Power Ron: (drum roll) Abrasiv1: waiting Pamela: (fanfare) Guy B.: The whole thing? Hmm, about $600 Pamela: And the answer is . . . rich-c: for all practical purposes, you and Bob are right Power Ron: IS...... Guy B.: Not bad. rich-c: maybe about rich-c: $25 low Pamela: Thank you - now we can breathe again rich-c: but I'm curious about where you got your numbers from Pamela: So that's about $1100 Cdn, right dad? BobSlopsema: now,, WHY do you want to spend that much for a new puter when you could buy Ron's mac notebook 25 mhz for cheap????? rich-c: I've checked this stuff in Computer User and it came out much higher BobSlopsema: experience my good torontorian Power Ron: :) Pamela: That is, if Ron wants to sell rich-c: yes, but you're not in Boston which is the only market cheap as here rich-c: and Pam your conversion is correct Pamela: Not bad then Power Ron: Not till next Adamcon.... when I will get one of Doug's P166s BobSlopsema: you forget Richard, I am DUTCH and we are tight with a buck rich-c: yes, but you still have to have a hungry market Abrasiv1: so rich.....one should buy a puter in Boston? BobSlopsema: si senor Judy: you sure ccan be, dear Power Ron: tight as the bark on a tree? BobSlopsema: Ron, right now, the pricing on Ebay is slightly lower......as is EVERYTHING else rich-c: john, from what I have seen and heard Boston has the most competitive computer market around Pamela: Why Boston? rich-c: but that doesn't mean you can walk into BestBuy and get a real deal BobSlopsema: Ron you HAVE seen those naked tress with no bark?????? rich-c: you need to know your white box stores and what you want BobSlopsema: them's DUTRH BobSlopsema: DUTCH Power Ron: aha..... the pricing on our dollar is also lower Pamela: those would be dutch elms, bob? Power Ron: oh ya... the Arbutus trees Power Ron: they don't got none BobSlopsema: that's da one!!!!! BobSlopsema: so Rich when you gonna take the jum' BobSlopsema: jump rich-c: and Pam, Boston has Harvard University and MIT - computer demand is high Guy B.: Well, Ron poofed again. Pamela: Ron is not having a good night BobSlopsema: darn mac's rich-c: essentially as soon as I can dot the is and cross the ts
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changed username to Powerless Ron Pamela: There's a faint tint of blue coming from the Comox area rich-c: it will be a major deal - effectively starting over new in computers again Guy B.: Now he has a new name. BobSlopsema: that fits Powerless Ron: Guess I'm gonna have to use a real computer...... rich-c: very little of my older software will run or at least it will need much reconfiguration Judy: you are going downhill fast, Ron BobSlopsema: nope, got a keyboard, modem and a lot of grief.......that's a computer Guy B.: Rich, what Windows are you getting with the new system? Pamela: Gotta get that battery checked Ron Powerless Ron: ya. Keep disappearing BobSlopsema: picture windows Guy Powerless Ron: For me that's quite a trick
(BobSlopsema winks) Pamela: Groan! rich-c: I just bought Win98SE
(Guy B. slaps BobSlopsema playfully) Guy B.: That's what I have on the Athlon. Pamela: (Judy smacks Bob for all of us) BobSlopsema: OUCH rich-c: I'll try installing it on the laptop first Powerless Ron: My son Jeff has gone to the dark side Judy: he doesn't take that well, Guy BobSlopsema: unt uh Powerless Ron: he bought XP rich-c: maybe that way I'll find out the bad news Guy B.: Oh no, he fell for Microsoft's hand on XP. BobSlopsema: Doug is NOT impressed with XP Judy: leav e me out of this that is h;ow I got to taking a part a computer rich-c: word I hear is if you buy XP do it only for a new computer Pamela: Think I'll stick with '98 - at least I know it's foibles Abrasiv1: i went from 98se back to 95 Powerless Ron: no eh? rich-c: and then you can still expect grief Pamela: Hey, you won - what're you complaining about? Powerless Ron: I don't have a computer around here capable of running it BobSlopsema: only reason Judy has 98 on here puter is to access the usb ports easily, but the darn printer still won't work Pamela: Sorry, no you didn't did you Guy B.: That's correct Rich. It will work only on 300mhz and above. Worst, Microsoft will take over your computer if you have XP. BobSlopsema: it will run on a 486 66 or higher Powerless Ron: yup Abrasiv1: guy.....how will microsoft take over your computer rich-c: that ain't what I've heard, Bob BobSlopsema: think the printer said it would even work on a 486 33 mhz and win98 Powerless Ron: they have ways of t racking things rich-c: they have a registration module BobSlopsema: ]have it running on a 486 66 mhz rich-c: every time you change your computer configuration you have to tell Microsoft Powerless Ron: ya need 12 mhz or more of RAM rich-c: they will give you a code you have to typwe in rich-c: otherwise XP will think it's being installed illegally on a different computer and quit BobSlopsema: i'd like to use text and the ADAM Powerless Ron: here we go again Pamela: MS is taking over the world - let's sic Bill Gates on Bin Laden BobSlopsema: oh, XP, yes they got pretty stinky about it Guy B.: By, taking inventory of your entire system. And if you upgrade your computer (adding another hard drive or memory), you have to call Microsoft to let them know. WinXP will not work if you don't let them know. Now, that's going to far.
Powerless Ron left chat session BobSlopsema: I think bill gatesd is gettign Ron Abrasiv1: hmmm i guess i would call them frequently just to keep them busy Pamela: I like the way you think John rich-c: yes, it's like the spy number in Intel cpus - that's why I won't buy them Guy B.: I registered my copy of Windows 98, but I didn't give them what I have on my computer. rich-c: I thibnk I will leave my registration to "later" BobSlopsema: why register.....SCREW EM Pamela: Like, about five years or so? BobSlopsema: unless you have to for some reason
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changed username to iMac iMac: Send a man to do a boy's job Pamela: Ron, this isn't your night rich-c: hey Ron, quit slamming the door when you leave BobSlopsema: fimble nimgers is back......... Guy B.: WinXP, you have no choice. Register or you don't boot up. BobSlopsema: sorry Ron, thought it was Judy coming back in rich-c: so 98 is my last upgrade till I learn linux
moved to room Meeting Place iMac: mountains must be taller tonite BobSlopsema: or the sky is falling Abrasiv1: i certainly hope that XP backfires on them iin some way
changed username to Mom iMac: could be Guy B.: I'm selling my copy of Windows 95 with USB for $35.00. rich-c: hi Mom - whoever that may be iMac: does the USB actually work? BobSlopsema: judy rich-c: but I susopect the given name is Judy Pamela: It's gotta be Judy Guy B.: Has to be? iMac: I got Win98 2nd edition, and the USB works when the wind is blowing from the north at 38.7 km/h BobSlopsema: she is embarrassed that she pulled out the network connection and got dumped Mom: yes, I am back the stool broke the connection Guy B.: My printer works fine with USB until I ran out of black ink. iMac: these things happen iMac: won't operate my cd burner worth a pinch of coon BobSlopsema: and usb was responsible for that?????? iMac: I believe so, but then I've been known to be wrong Pamela: Ink is sort of essential to printer operation, Guy Mom: what is a pinch of coon???? rich-c: I thought burners were ATAPI or IDE? iMac: you can add whatever coons produce to the end of coon iMac: Canadianism Guy B.: Gee Pam. Don't I know that. The color ink tank is Ok. Now, I will buy the black this weekend. Have a raincheck for them at Target. Pamela: See, i told you air over Comox was blue Mom: sorry i asked BobSlopsema: ok,,,,,,,,,,] iMac: yup Guy B.: Now, I have a project that I have to work mostly from home using the company's website. Pamela: That's one of my stops tomorrow - to get ink for the printer - don't need it yet but I bet I will soon rich-c: what kind of printer is dry? Guy B.: My Lexmark Z52. Abrasiv1: Lexmark rules! rich-c: there's an outfit offers good priceas Pamela: Lexmark should, they're bloody expensive rich-c: they advertise in the Tourbus newsletter Guy B.: They are good printers. Pamela: I like my HP, at least so far Abrasiv1: wow i didn't find it expensive Abrasiv1: got it on sale at target i think iMac: my HP 660c will die soon iMac: It's been dying since the day I bought it Guy B.: Go to Wal-Mart for the cartridges. Cheapest around. Target sometimes have sales on Lexmark cartridges too. Abrasiv1: i had a canon....quickly became a boat anchor rich-c: so far my Canon S400 is holding up well rich-c: but the ink is expensive rich-c: at least it has separate tanks and an all-black module Pamela: My Canon has be come one too - to expensive to fix. cheaper to buy a new one iMac: they git you with the price of the ink Guy B.: And printer prices are dropping. Abrasiv1: had the 600e.......not very good Pamela: Kimberly has an HP and I liked what it could do so I went with that instead rich-c: yes, printer prices are almost giveaways now iMac: honestly believe that a pen and paper was better Pamela: Guess I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get a new keyboard next iMac: but now, alas, my penmanship is illegible rich-c: let me know what you need, Pam, I may have a spare to fit rich-c: not that at $10 new ones are that expensive Pamela: I'm getting to the pointe where I can type almost as fast as I can write, so I often type by preference Pamela: More legible, too iMac: I'm good for one page of handwritten material, then I start to scrawl rich-c: you take after your old man, except you type faster Pamela: That's an understatement. My handwriting looks a lot like yours iMac: Like father like daughter Pamela: Don't forget, I get a lot more typing practice every day too rich-c: legibility the same either side up Pamela: Even our signatures are similar Pamela: Lotsa loops rich-c: I'm thinking of giving penmanship lessons to doctors BobSlopsema: printing is alwats easier to read iMac: Diet Coke time Pamela: Don't sweat it Dad - until you can beat Bev, you have no problems rich-c: let's hear it for Adam - long lasting ribbons iMac: true Rich. I have not yet met a physician whose handwriting I can read rich-c: neither has any phamacist I've talked to, Ron Pamela: Someone remind me just before the con to get a sample of my boss's handwriting and bring it a long. Then talk to me about illegible iMac: yeah, 'bout the same. Our guy is particularly bad, and he admits it iMac: but in all other respects he's a prince of a pharmacist Abrasiv1: oh oh...i can read physician writiing Pamela: Scary part is, people come to me for translations - I'm the only one who can read it rich-c: it's a constant source of wonderment to me how my prescrioptioins get filled correctly iMac: you can? Pamela: I specialize in hieroglyphics rich-c: I suspect what they do while I'm waiting is phone the doc iMac: right Pamela: Dad, what pharmacy are you using? rich-c: same as your Mom - PharmaPlus Pamela: At Lawrence Square? rich-c: yes Pamela: Whatever you do, don't use the Shoppers at Dufferin and Lawrence iMac: out here in lotusland, we will pay more for drugs, more for car insurance and more for who knows what else rich-c: getting some otc stuff at the discont place - Peoples rich-c: have you had trouble with them, Pam? Pamela: Ron, I thought ICBC was very competitive Pamela: Understatement, Dad iMac: not as of today. They applied to cabinet for a 7% increase in premiums.... also to increase the deductible on comprehensive iMac: from $100 to $300 iMac: and cabinet approved rich-c: since I'm on the provincial senior drug plan, cost isnt an issue for me Pamela: Our comprehensive deductible went to $300 about two years ago iMac: somebody should explain to these people why we move west of the Rockies Pamela: However, their garage policy deductible is only $200 - much better than the rest of the country rich-c: considering what's happened to car and part prices of late, that doesnt sound bad, Ron iMac: last year Ickey-bickey sent me a cheque for $100. iMac: now they want it back iMac: depends on what you Pamela: Compare at $10,000 for the rest of our canadian policies and all three US states - not so bad after all rich-c: how did that happen, Ron? iMac: are used to iMac: they had a good year last year. they sent everyone money Pamela: Dad, re Shoppers, ask me tomorrow and I'll tell you the whole horror story rich-c: maybe too many Toronto drivers are moving out there - plays hell with your accident rate iMac: right....that's it iMac: you guys stay east eh? rich-c: hey, I'm a six-star driver Pamela: Ditto rich-c: no at-fault accidents, no moving violations in a half century iMac: for you guys in the States who don't know..... it's the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia....otherwise known as iMac: ICBC iMac: ir Ickey Bickey Guy B.: Well gang, I have alot of e-mail to checkout between Netzero and Yahoo. So, I shall talk to you all later. Pamela: Which reminds me, i gotta look for my new pink slip rich-c: night, Guy, see you next week Pamela: Old one expires Sunday iMac: nite Guy. Pamela: G'nite Guy BobSlopsema: byre guy rich-c: yes, my renewal is due on the 28th Mom: hello y-all
Guy B. left chat session iMac: how's MOm iMac: ?? Mom: <------not mom BobSlopsema: that's Kris, mandy boyd=friend iMac: Ronald....stay away from the jelly beans!! Abrasiv1: well gotta go have a good week all Mom: impostor hahaha BobSlopsema: by John rich-c: see you next week we hope, John iMac: nite Abras Pamela: G'nite John - Hi, Kris
Abrasiv1 left chat session Mom: peace john iMac: May the Force be with you Mom: hello pamela how are you tonight? Pamela: And what inspired you to join us, Kris? rich-c: hello Kris - get ZJudy to show you how to change the name BobSlopsema: Ron how's the weather coming my way????? Mom: <------old internet freak just not had the time to play lately Pamela: Well you picked a great group to practice on iMac: Wind, rain, falling temps, snow at higher elevations. Otherwise fine Mom: practice i dono bout that lol iMac: We have a 'series of Pacific disturbances approaching from the west' BobSlopsema: well. that sucks........Judy say...."BITE your tongue" Pamela: Ron, take that back - right now! iMac: bringing southeasterly gales to all coastal waters rich-c: that's OK, they'll go by to the north of us iMac: Hey, I don't write 'em rich-c: up where Ron is, sunset is around 2 p.m. now Mom: just north iMac: ya, about tat Mom: meet us in Wilmington iMac: that iMac: my golf season is ended Pamela: Those of us north of the border get enough snow,thank you rich-c: Ron, did you get to see the auroras the last fewe nights? Pamela: (stupid space bar) iMac: what through the cloud and low scud? iMac: nope Pamela: Take that back too Ron Pamela: Don't want it rich-c: they were said to be great but we didn't get a glimpse BobSlopsema: had it here on Mon night I think, and last night nuthin rich-c: guess we were looking at the wrong time iMac: Take it back will I not..... send it eastward will I Pamela: Send it eastward you must not, lest our wrath be brought down upon you BobSlopsema: YEA!!! iMac: This is winter a-la- wet coast. not sure which I hate worse. Ottawa's -40 or this wet'n'windy rich-c: although come to think of it iMac: (shaking am I) rich-c: I will soon be preferring a Pacific disturbance to a polar breakout Pamela: shaking, you should be BobSlopsema: think the wet'n'windy iMac: does not require shovels BobSlopsema: yup Pamela: or snow tires iMac: However.... I rich-c: that's a definite asset BobSlopsema: pr freezin your buns Mom: that is a plus iMac: DO wish there was a way of turning oak leaves into five dollar bills BobSlopsema: judy's back iMac: rehi Judy Pamela: ciao, Kris rich-c: did we sacare off Kris? Mom: was helping Mandy pack up BobSlopsema: yup iMac: pack up what? Mom: he is helping Mandy now and should be going home Pamela: If you discover the alchemy, see if you can make it work on maple leaves too Mom: he says peace BobSlopsema: Kris say.........piece iMac: you got it Pam rich-c: hey, you don't have to rake any, daughter Pamela: ICDC Mom: the leaves blow away iMac: Poor Nel across the street gets all ours rich-c: yes, but toronto is planning to ban the blowers Pamela: No, I just have to drive through all the ones that everyone dumps on the road iMac: But being the good neighbour I am, I go over and rake them BobSlopsema: aw you are a SAINT Ronald iMac: yeah, I know Pamela: St. Ron - has a nice ring to it Mom: no, I mean wind blow iMac: St. Ronald of Sandwich Pamela: This neighbourhood is lousy with maple trees Pamela: Thinking with your stomach again, Ron? iMac: well it is Canada's tree ya know rich-c: Frances carefully collects all our pear tree leaves iMac: we got 'em out here too rich-c: says they make the perfect mulch for her flower garden Pamela: There's barely a one to be seen in Mom and Dad's neighbourhood iMac: they do indeed rich-c: oh, we have lots of maple trees, especially on the north-south streets rich-c: just look at what you're driving over tomorrow night iMac: Bob, I have not forgotten about the PowerPaint Image....honest Pamela: But then, we in Weston have had 150 years or so to grow them iMac: is Weston that old? Mom: why???? Pamela: Yes, it was a separate village originally - established around 1830 or so I believe rich-c: oh yes, Weston was a village miles outside Toronto originally iMac: aha BobSlopsema: ok, I didn't want to ask because I didn't want ya to get ticked off at me Pamela: There are heritage houses here that date back that far Pamela: And some varied architecture iMac: back to the days of Lord Durham et al Pamela: Mayor's mansions cheek by jowl with farmhouses rich-c: now our subdivision was still farmland when I was in university Pamela: How old is your house, Dad? rich-c: built in 1953 iMac: was gonna say '57 iMac: fairly close BobSlopsema: almost it's 50th anniversary rich-c: yes, the subdivision was started in 1952 iMac: you'll have to break a bottle of bubbly over the front entrance Pamela: Still, I'd rather have one of them than the new ones going up today - no character, no style rich-c: but we are a couple of blocks in from the perimeter BobSlopsema: ]and that was the outskirts of town then yes???? rich-c: oh, ours is pretty generic in Toronto iMac: agreed. We are becoming a land of single colour single family homes with front facing garages Mom: you just build it to look old Mom: that is what we did rich-c: it was from a period when the National Housing Authority was providing builders with a limited selection of free plans Pamela: they have a serious UG factor iMac: even Comox has 'em now iMac: in places where there used to be old growth forest rich-c: and yes, when we moved in, we wre in an extra-fare transit zone Pamela: I haven't seen that many like yours in the city, Dad iMac: Ours is your standard "walk-in-walk-up Comox box" Pamela: Now they're practically in the center of the city rich-c: there are eight just in our block - no, seven, one has just been torn down for a monster house iMac: what's lot size Rich? 50 x 100? rich-c: go over to East York, Leaside, and such and there's rows of them BobSlopsema: Judy's battery died and she is gone. RIP Pamela: Let's see, you, Rita, the Eirases and who else? iMac: batteries do that rich-c: 45 x 120, Ron - close enough iMac: Ok it's deeper than I thought rich-c: house is 25 x 40, not counting attached garage BobSlopsema: kida tight by today's standards Pamela: Very little house - less than 1000 square feet rich-c: yes, but it holds its value very well Pamela: i'm kinda fond of it BobSlopsema: anyhway kids. gotta head out for tonight also.......BE good till next week OK????? iMac: that's what I like about this one here.... it's basically 160x 100 with a small corner chopped out at the back iMac: Dad got it for $1500. in 1967 iMac: sick eh? rich-c: builders will pay over $300 large just to knock it down for the lot Pamela: Scary when you're sitting on a gold mine iMac: yeah rich-c: Bob, goodnight for now, see you next week Pamela: G'nite Bob - same time next week iMac: yu goin' away Bob? BobSlopsema: bye...... Pamela: Goodnite to Judy too BobSlopsema: nope just to bed!!! iMac: go straight home you two BobSlopsema: will tell her
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BobSlopsema left chat session Pamela: I think it's time I turned in - I have a date with my parents tomorrow, you know iMac: are they buying lunch? rich-c: right Pam, see you tomorow then Pamela: Dinner rich-c: dinner Pamela: Dad, don't forget to ask me for the bills, and about my Shoppers story rich-c: OK, will try to remember Pamela: Will be there as close to dinner time as I can Pamela: And now, I am for bed rich-c: anyway, got the Behemoth in the garage now, so you can park in the driveway Pamela: Oh good, safe from renegade grocery carts Pamela: : ) rich-c: right - know anyone wants to buy one? Pamela: I'll be sure and look into that rich-c: three times I've called, they still havent come to fetch it Pamela: You may have to bite the bullet and take it back Pamela: Make sure you get your quarter though rich-c: naw, our feeder birdies have taken to roosting on it now' rich-c: havent the heart to evict them iMac: got a phone call guys, will have to run iMac: talk next week rich-c: OK Ron night Pamela: Okay, good nite to all, I'm outta here Pamela: poof rich-c: and so to bed - bye now
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