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changed username to George rich-c: hello george George: hi Rich rich-c: good to see you in - see we have a small server delay again George: where is everyone? rich-c: guess Dale must have a heavy project in the works rich-c: oh, they will doubtless turn up - some tend to be early, some late
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: hello daughter Pamela: And I made it finally Pamela: Hi
left chat session rich-c: how is Kimerley doing with the Linux? Pamela: Hasn't got it yet - and I forgot to give it to her tonite rich-c: by the way, we are getting a server/buffer delay Pamela: I noticed that rich-c: so don't assume you've been disconnected Pamela: Hi, George! George: hi Pamela: Wow, this is really slow rich-c: how's the weatehr been down Philadelphia way, George? George: i'm still new to adam world
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changed username to BobS rich-c: well, new to teh enthusiast group, but you've had Adams for a bit Pamela: G'day, Bob BobS: G'day mates!!!!!! rich-c: allo Robert BobS: whassup?????? rich-c: server delays but we are getting thru Pamela: Not the temp, not the price of gas . . . Pamela: run out of ideas BobS: You can say you heard it here first!!!!!!! ADAMCON 14 held in GR August 8-11, 2002 Pamela: Old news George: stil need to get the hang of using Adam though rich-c: yes, we're getting our first hint of winter here - may dip below freezing tonight BobS: just have to sigtn contract tomorrow or Mon Pamela: Cool BobS: thas betterr!!!! Pamela: Sorry rich-c: we are already looking forward to it BobS: ADAM is easy to use George Pamela: And planning our vacation time rich-c: wonder how many we'll get for this one? BobS: can't hurt him, and he is slow, JUST for learning George: yes but i'm kind of slow rich-c: but you sure can learn a lot with an Adam Pamela: Dad, Allyson showed me her new laptop yesterday and now I know what I want for Christmas BobS: gonna make a mass emailing and threaten to "hurt" some who have been lax of late rich-c: don't let Bob kid you, fifteen plus years on we're all still learning BobS: well then make plans to attend ADAMCON George BobS: it is yust a never ending experience....... rich-c: what kind of laptop did she get, Pam? Pamela: An IBM Thinkpad George: tht would be hard for me rich-c: which processor? BobS: actually, I am starting to understand Basic programming, not that I cna write it yet, but it makes some sense Pamela: Dunno. It's from work and has W2000 on it so I would imagine fairly new BobS: when I llok at a program, i see what is goin on rich-c: oh, well maybe you should talk Speedy into getting you one too Pamela: Oh, sure, like that'll happen BobS: basically, I "use" and love to put stuff together Pamela: And take it apart Pamela: : ) BobS: hooked up another mini winnie hd unit sat BobS: ya sure...... Pamela: Does this mean I can't put it on my Christmas list Dad? rich-c: anyway, George, if you work on teh obstacles Adamcon attendance is not hard BobS: good thing we got extra's.......darn, trashed that one, toss it aside George: i'm strictly limited in income rich-c: well, if you'll settle for a TRS-80 Pamela: Do they come as laptops? BobS: comeon Richard, it is your very own daughter here,,,,,,,give a laptop for Xmas rich-c: it's a problem we all have in a greater or less degree, George Pamela: Pleeeeeeeeease BobS: that is why we don't own a 1 gigahertz machine!!!! :-) BobS: \ rich-c: but Philadelphia to Chicago can be done as a tough day's drive Pamela: George, if you start saving your dollar coins, you should have enough by August rich-c: and Grand Rapids is not quite so far Pamela: You notice Dad's ignoring me BobS: right!!!! 3 hours short of Chicago BobS: naw, he wouldn't!!!!! Pamela: He's had lots of practice rich-c: Bob, are you including meals in the Con fee? BobS: we missed ya lastest week Pamela BobS: not supper for fri and sat eves, it doesn't look like George: some say i shuldn't even have computers cause i'm on SSI BobS: but the rest BobS: will have to see about it though Pamela: Well, unlike many, I read my email before logging on and it told me there wasn't gonna be one so I shrugged and sat down to watch West Wing Pamela: You know what, George - they don't know what they're talking about BobS: don't believe everything ya hear rich-c: yes, but the Old Country Buffet stuffs you cheap BobS: today George, the "outdated" (if we can cll them that) computers are very cheap entertainment rich-c: wonder if Dale is still in teh process of moving? BobS: they are right down the street, almost walking disatance, but not quite George: is anyone near Pennsylvania? Pamela: Hello? BobS: don't know, but the server is slow tonight BobS: no BobS: HI rich-c: Does anyone remember where Dale is moving to? George: my aol is acting up again
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changed username to Dr. D. BobS: it's the server we are hooked ot George Pamela: Hi, Rich rich-c: right, it's an apartment, isn't it? BobS: Dr D !!!!!! rich-c: hi rich rich-c: you're later than usual - putting the girls to bed? Dr. D.: Hello, is anyone here? Dr. D.: I am seeing no text in my window here... rich-c: yes, server is slow Pamela: extremely slow, plus I got booted once
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changed username to <undefined> Dr. D.: Okay, a big update all at once. rich-c: I think they're relaying via the Tombaugh Station
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: hello Guy Pamela: Gi guy Guy B.: Greetings Everyone! Pamela: oops. hi
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<undefined> changed username to BobS Dr. D.: Late because of Brownie and Girl Scout meetings for Diana and Elanor, respectively, plus running Christina to a sick friend's house to deliver homework and books. white-ron: yo! Pamela: As opposed to what, Ron? rich-c: and how's Ron - up to the armpits? rich-c: no golf for you today! white-ron: the ground outside BobS: Ah, the noble computer whiz is here....... ;-) Guy B.: Hi Ron, just got here myself after watching NYPD Blue on tape. Pamela: Gotcha white-ron: right here on the island even white-ron: Hi Guy Dr. D.: BobS, what is this aborted .WAV E-mail you sent me? My mail reader can't do anything with it at all. BobS: I speeded right up here now that I left and came back Pamela: George, to answer your question about location, your closest neighbor is probably Rich D in Cleveland BobS: got me, I didn't send ya anything Dr. D.: Oh, so George isn't "our" George K. Guy B.: Tomorrow. I'll be seeing Win2000 for first time as I'm taking a class on that and Outlook 2000. Pamela: No, he's a newbie so be nice white-ron: It's a baddy Dr. D. don't open it rich-c: no, he's in Philadelphia George: i think i'm loosing the chatroom Pamela: So, who''s closer? Dr. D.: I got an E-mail right now Bob which says it's a reply to the post I made to the list a few months ago about the ColecoVision multicart schematic I put up. Dr. D.: Well, elm on a Unix box is immune to viruses :-) I'll just delete it. white-ron: oh oh.... more snow on the way - heavy snow warning BobS: could be is replied to you about something, but don't remember any WAV file I sent anybody white-ron: aha BobS: for you Ron????? Guy B.: Rich C, you have Zonealarm. How is it? The Learning Co. sent me an e-mail offer for Zonealarm Pro. Dr. D.: The mailer says there's a .WAV MIME type in it, but it's damaged and can't be open. Dr. D.: opened, rather. rich-c: maybe it got routed the way our chat is going tonight white-ron: yup East Coast Vancouver Island BobS: DUMP IT rich-c: you sent it weeks ago BobS: GLAD to see you gettin it Ron, we are green here yet rich-c: ZoneAlarm Pro is for businesses. Pamela: So far no white stuff here BobS: AND none is sight white-ron: My latest Norton AV install specifically checks e-mails,incoming and outgoing rich-c: I think anyone online without at least plain vanilla Zone Alarm or equivalent needs their heads read Guy B.: Well, they say I can get that and has more features than the free version. For $10 less than at their website. white-ron: Got that too George: i'm lost. everything stops then scrolls by in a sudden burst white-ron: and a router Dr. D.: Just looked at the purported .WAV E-mail and it looks like spam from someone who's hijacked your E-mail address, Bob... Dr. D.: Content-Type: audio/x-wav; name="New_Napster_Site.MP3.pif"Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64Content-ID: <EA4DMGBP9p> Pamela: George, it rich-c: you don't need the pay-for features - trust me Pamela: s the server - try going out and coming back in again Guy B.: I went to their site and I think you're right.
George left chat session BobS: George. LEAVE and then RECONNECT into the chat, that workied for me rich-c: yes, george, the buffer handling is strange tonight
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white-ron changed username to ron BobS: which email address????? Pamela: That better, George? rich-c: and our task only gets a tiny slice of teh processor's time George: right now its better ron: just working on some music for the card Bob BobS: oh, now I am slow Pamela: Good Guy B.: Might make sense just getting the free version then, right? Dr. D.: Bob, it says From: "Robert Slopsema" <email@example.com>, Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 19:58:43 -0500 ron: got the graphics done
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changed username to Judy Pamela: Hi, Judy rich-c: if you want to know about these issues, go to grc.com Dr. D.: So, someone has harvested E-mail addresses from the ADAM mailing list. My apk.net addresses has gotten a huge amount of spam in the last couple weeks. Guy B.: I dumped Corecomm 4 weeks ago, so mine is gone too. Judy: Hello, all!!! BobS: My website is till up @ CORE, but everything else is dead Guy B.: Hi Judy. ron: Hi Judy! Dr. D.: Hi Judy. rich-c: evening, Judy rich-c: I thought the Adam list was pretty immune to that BobS: that idea is NO NICE Rich......the problem IS, just what are they doin with it Judy: How is life with everyone?? rich-c: after all, only list members can post to it ron: life goes on Judy, despite my best attempts to prevent it rich-c: and I hope we don't have any spammer trolls in our midst Dr. D.: Nope, just subscribe, lie low, collect posts, harvest E-mail addresses from the posts. BobS: I got an ODD message from Howard Pines tonight, that I had a virus in something I sent him....... BobS: mist be same deal. although he emialed me on a new accoutn Judy: you really sould not try to stop it, Ron ron: oh Dr. D.: So I bet a spammer is using your old account name for From: rich-c: doubt that would be rewarding enough to be worthwhile, Dr.D Pamela: Boy are your fingers dyslexic tonite Bob Judy: he tries to type to fast BobS: AND, I loath phone books, so I don't even have one set up to steal my contacts form Dr. D.: No Rich, the idea is to steal an identity for sending some spams, make it look like an innocent person did it, so if the spamee retaliates in any way, it's misdirected to an innocent. BobS: dingers???????? ron: cixelsyd George: my email for those interested is GWahl53937@aol.com Pamela: You Ron are obviously not rich-c: I'm not getting more than the usual spam from the usual pests Guy B.: Ron, I hope to setup this Mac Performa sometime during the weekend and see what's on there. Plus finding out how much memory there is, etc. Dr. D.: Anyone who posts anywhere public with a valid E-mail address is vulnerable to this, actually. Dr. D.: Oh, I see. At first I thought that "cixelsyd" was some unreleased product from Trisyd Video Games :-) rich-c: oh, I know that - that's why I have a hotmail address ron: just wanted to see of all was awake Dr. D.: As long as I never use Outlook for E-mail, I am safe from the spam, it just takes up space 'til I send it to /dev/null. Pamela: Save the name, we may need it some day Pamela: Zzzzzzz. . . . rich-c: well, you Mac and Unix types are much less vulnerable Guy B.: I didn't install Outlook Express when I installed Win98, using Netscape Messenger instead. Dr. D.: In case you all were wondering, I have not stopped working on scanning stuff from the ColecoVision Programmers' Manual. BobS: it is one of those kerflickety whatchamacallits I thing ron: we have our moments rich-c: I use Eudora for my email, the hackers attack it much less Dr. D.: I just don't have Acrobat Distiller on a home machine, and haven't had a chance to upload a few MB of scans to my CWRU machine to make the PDFs. Pamela: And how come you can spell that? ron: appreciate your efforts Dr.D Dr. D.: Also, I have had to retype some absolutely unreadable pages anyway. 5 pages of code listing, plus 50-line table reduced so small in the original that it was illegible in the nth-generation photocopy. rich-c: I've heard of several Acrobat programs, but not Distiller ron: I have the "Mail" program by Apple. Nobody knows it exists....not even Apple Dr. D.: It was decipherable, in the same way that a damaged Egyptian hieroglyphic inscription is decipherable, but not usable as a casual reference. Pamela: How does one create a pdf file? Guy B.: Dr D., how many pages are in this manual? Pamela: Brr, gotta go close the window Dr. D.: Distiller is the stand-alone program to make PDFs. It may have been merged into Acrobat proper by now. This is for version 3.0 stuff. Distiller is great when you aren't making fancy indices etc., you just want a PDF from some PostScript files. rich-c: one buys Adobe Acrobat, daughter Guy B.: How cold is it up there Pam? Dr. D.: Well, I haven't exactly counted...I would guess 250-300. Guy B.: Whoa, so you have a long way to go yet! rich-c: just click your mouse on teh X in the corner Pamela: I don't know Guy, I havent' looked at the temp this evening - Dad? Dr. D.: Not strictly true, Rich; there are now reverse-engineered freeware programs to make PDF-readable files. rich-c: gettin down towards freezing rich-c: in fact your Ma says it's hit it Judy: Why is your window open, now anyway,Pam Guy B.: Were in the 40's here in Chicago. Translate to Celsius, that would be in the single digits about, right? Dr. D.: What's done already is almost 100 pages (the announced PDFs). I have maybe another 100 pages of scans waiting to be PDFed. Pamela: plus windchill George: i'm stuck again ron: got a phone call here guys .. back later Dr. D.: And thus about another 100 pages yet to even scan. rich-c: right Guy Pamela: Window's open to get some circulation - has been since about a week ago BobS: Adobe Acrobat is free, yes?????? I just downloaded it once and it works Guy B.: We'll be here Ron. Pamela: I see we're bogging down again rich-c: Dr.D., Dale was going to give us a URL for those freeware PDF creators but never did Judy: must be you haven't had the rain we have gotten George: aol doesn't work well Dr. D.: Acrobat **READER** is free; Acrobat proper is *not*. Guy B.: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download. Acrobat, is one you buy to produce the PDF's. rich-c: that's Acrobat Reader only, Bob, it won't make files Pamela: No we had the rain but that side of the building is protected in all but the worst storms Dr. D.: I don't have the freeware utilities, but my colleague at Wright State does...I will bug him about it. rich-c: tonight this chat server is not running nearly as well as it usually does
BobS left chat session Judy: Bob just got booted out Dr. D.: Dale is trying to crack 128-bit PGP from our Afghani friends, maybe :-) Pamela: Are we hung again? Dr. D.: Serves him right, Judy! rich-c: but if you're unhappy with AOL, Geroge, why don't you get a better and cheaper one? Pamela: Has anyone tried to reach Dale to tell him about this? George: HELP Judy: we have had a lot of wind too rich-c: no, I think we're just seeing why commercial graphics producers need BIG computers
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changed username to Meeka Meeka: Hello all rich-c: hi Meeka, gang's all here Meeka: Yes, I see that Judy: he said he didn't get thrown out but he wasn't get the same lines as I was rich-c: I'm sure Dale has a pretty good idea, Pam Dr. D.: Good morning, Professor Falken...would you like to play a game today? rich-c: we just have to understand this is the tool on which he makes his living Judy: hi, Meeka, how did your night with the boys go?? rich-c: he may be able to loan it out a bit at times, but the job comes first
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: Expelliarmus! Dr. D.: Earth calling Bugs Bunny, come in Bugs Bunny, over... Dr. D.: Hi Meeka. Dr. D.: rm -rf *.* Pamela: Hello?
changed username to BobS Meeka: not to bad. they trashed the living room like normal ;-) Guy B.: I was wondering that myself, then the screen flew off. Hi Meeka. BobS: bye!!!! you wascally wabbit!!!!!! rich-c: George, is there any particular reason you use AOL? Dr. D.: DELTREE *.* Meeka: Sherri forgot her purse on the table though George: i think i need to go down for reboot Pamela: accio server
Judy left chat session Dr. D.: ROTFL Pam... Dr. D.: We have a (dis)enchanted chat server here tonight.
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: Well, I just got dumped BobS: Judy is leaving for a minute or so and coming back on BobS: speak to me sweetlips!!!!!!!
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changed username to rich-c rich-c: sorry folks got dumped Dr. D.: I haven't been dumped, just hanging about, watching the screen update in fits and starts. Pamela: Dad, close up your twin rich-c: it will close itself, Pam Pamela: If our experience is anything to go by you will Rich Pamela: There, it just did and things are better now rich-c: I got the notice of disconnection, so I know it was dump and not delay Pamela: Me too Dr. D.: Here's hoping my Mac will provide me with some immunity :-) Guy B.: Whoa, where did most of us go? Pamela: Hey Rich, my spell worked! rich-c: I'm sure it's just our getting a very small timeslice on a very busy server BobS: fits and starts, that's it Rich
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changed username to Judy Dr. D.: Invitation to spring term at Hogwarts will be forthcoming, I'm sure, Pam. Pamela: Thank you BobS: anyway DR D Pamela: Have you seen the movie or read the books or both? Dr. D.: All books plus movie. BobS: !!!!!!! Mitch got me a version so to speak of the Powerpoint for the hd systems BobS: and we got it working, so don't hunt fer it anyamore Dr. D.: Whew, saves me from digging into a box of stuff... BobS: POWERPAINT Pamela: Saw the movie on Monday and LOVED it Dr. D.: PowerPoint for ADAM, hey, that's the ticket. Pamela: After reading all the books twice Judy: Meeka, didn't get the lines that told how the evening went. BobS: WHERE dies the program tell the computer there is not a mem expander and to use the workspace file??????? Guy B.: Boy, would that be good for the Adam. Dr. D.: Hermione wasn't buck-toothed, but that was the only "wart" I saw. BobS: the original YOUhacker file put it onto the dot matrix ADAM pritner Pamela: Well, this Hollywood after a fashion, after all Dr. D.: Bleh Bob, I don't remember the overlay layouts anymore...I'd have to look at my disassemblies. rich-c: the reviews do say the flick is very faithful to the book Pamela: Tis Pamela: But Ms. Rowling made very sure of that rich-c: next up: Lord of the Rings. Frodo Lives BobS: not important, just curious IF you recalled Pamela: Now I have to go back and read those BobS: as long as Powerpaint works, don't make any difference how!!!!
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: My overly-SF friends here at CWRU are pooh-poohing it for not trying to deconstruct the book. Or else they cite n examples of other authors who did it better etc. Pamela: *sigh* so many books, so little time Meeka: i agree Pam
changed username to Scott rich-c: don't get me started on critics... Pamela: Hi, Scott Dr. D.: Pam, once you reread LOTR, or if you remember enough of it now, look at my parodies of Appendix A and The Scouring of the Shire. rich-c: well Scott - long time no see BobS: SCott long time no "see" Scott: Hello. Yes. Long Time. Guy B.: My goodness. Long time, no see Scott. How are you? Dr. D.: URLs available upon request. Pamela: I only read the Hobbit and that was back in grade eight. Russell wants to see the movie so I had better brush up Dr. D.: Hi Scott. Scott: Classes have been killing me. Only two weeks to go! rich-c: I think I still have my copies, Pam BobS: an then.....??????? Dr. D.: Bimbo and Frito Bugger, Hoggits of the Stye...I will say no more. Scott: And then... Break!!! Scott: Then I get to do it all over again. rich-c: you'd better not, I reckon.. Pamela: Thanks Dad but I think we have them - if not, I will tap you Scott: 19 credit hours next semester (gasp). Meeka: brb. gotta go find more klenex. I really hate sinus infections ;-) rich-c: oh, won't you have fun, Scott Pamela: Oh dear, poor Meeka BobS: shees, you ever gonna get done???? Pamela: We sympathize, Scott Judy: she has not been feeling to well Scott: It's gonna be years before I can say I am done. Want to get a Masters at least :) rich-c: Ron has a standard cure for that Scott: Anyone else taking classes? BobS: well then get used to it Scott Meeka: I hope I get done soon. Meeka: this is the SECOND one this month Scott: Classes are easy when you're not burned out. BobS: MEEKA mom wants to know how it went with the boys tonight Pamela: You're a glutton for punishment, arent' you Scott Dr. D.: Always two there are, Master and Apprentice...which are you, Scott? :-) Judy: how is Doug, now?? BobS: guess George didn't get back........ Scott: Apprentice, Dr.D-san Meeka: I tild her earlier that it was fine , but they trashed the room like normal and Sherri forgot her purse on the table Scott: You are master, Dr. D. Meeka: still snuffing Judy: Meeka, Mandy wants to know if you can babysit for Ryan Friday night? Dr. D.: When you can snatch the packet from my ethernet, it will be time for you to be routed... Pamela: I guess she didn't need anything in it or she'd be back by now
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changed username to james rich-c: good morning james Pamela: Hi, James BobS: HOWDY James!!!!! james: morning everyone :) Judy: hi, James james: how is everyone? Guy B.: James, how's everything with you? Pamela: Good thanks Dr. D.: Hello James. Pamela: And how are you? rich-c: barring Meeka with a sinus infection, most seem OK james: i'm in high spirits :) Pamela: tell all! rich-c: we mean you-all, james Scott: Any exciting new ADAM-related news? BobS: ADAMCON 14........Augwst 8-11,2001 FIRM james: not adam related, no but i now have a flat rate ISDN connection. Pamela: Yay! james: aug 8-11 - where? Pamela: Hoe's you manage that? james: so i no longer have to worry about when and how long i'm on. Pamela: Oops - how'd Scott: Wow, August 11. It's actually during a time when I don't have school. Pamela: Kentville, MI, USA James BobS: COOL james!!!!!!! Scott: I might actually make it this time!!! james: ntt just made it available here about a week ago. i must have been the first to order. Dr. D.: Re: ADAMcon 14: Be there, aloha. BobS: Kentwood, MI james: other places in the country have had it for awhile but i took three years for us to get it out here. Pamela: sorry BobS: or to those torontorians, GRAND RAPIDS Judy: yes, we have a hotel Pamela: Any word on price yet? Judy: they make great cookies BobS: same as last year Pamela: Ooooh, don't tell me that Scott: Maybe we should bring ADAMCon out to Colorado one year. Pamela: I could get into that Scott BobS: $300 full delegate,.less for companians james: what's really great is that i got it for the classroom. rich-c: well, 2003 is Comox, want to bid for 2004?
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changed username to George Scott: Wow. Neat. Scott: Towards the west? Pamela: He's back - WB George rich-c: George, you made it back! BobS: welcome back George!!! Scott: Or more in the central? BobS: central east caost of the island Pamela: North and west Pamela: Looking forward to a con in Cdn dollars Scott: Not too far. rich-c: easy drive for you, Scott - you get a head start Pamela: Airfare notwithstanding Scott: Drive? rich-c: of course BobS: drive, drove, have driven.......... George: i have major trouble windows came up in safe mode when i rebooted rich-c: if you've driven it before, you'll understand why Meeka: yes pam, we are close enough for you to drive here rich-c: if you haven't you'll understand soon as you try BobS: well George, ya gotta shut down the puter right...... ;-) Pamela: Oh I'll drive to MI, but I think I 'll fly to BC Scott: I've driven from Peoria, Illinois to Denver, Colorado. Scott: Not too fun. BobS: gotta fly to Vancouver.......faster Scott: Nebraska's one looooonnnnngggg state. Meeka: yes , so will we BobS: for those of us HARD workin people !!!! Scott: Fly, I shall. rich-c: George, you must have shut down improperly Pamela: Stop in Windsor on the way for free bed adn board and a dose of family too BobS: well then fly into Michigan next summer and get a head start on ADAMCON's rich-c: but if you've gone through teh Scandisc check you should be OK now rich-c: how long since you've defragged your drive? Guy B.: Hope you can make it to next year's con Scott. james: well if there's a con in bc, i might be able to make it on my way as a stopover to ottawa. it's an expensive time of year to fly though. Pamela: Start saving now James - I am George: it went down normal james: if it's during the summer Scott: School's kept me from going the last two 'Cons Guy B.: Now is the time James. rich-c: ron hasn't said when he plans it - though any time of year is expensive to fly BobS: play hooky for a few days Scott james: yup. dirt cheap now. Scott: Adamcon Japan? Judy: save for GR first we need you all!!!!! Dr. D.: Too many kids now for me to consider driving from Cleveland to Comox...I too will have to fly. Guy B.: How much more do you have to go on your courses? George: i only have 23% resources Pamela: Don't worry Judy we'll be there - lot cheaper to drive to you BobS: got little tiny hotel rooms but an AWESOME conference room.....that why we picked it Pamela: Who cares about the rooms, Bob - we're never in them anyway Meeka: the rooms aren't that small ;-) rich-c: George, what are the specifications on your machine - processor, memory? Judy: they do have king size beds if you want it BobS: you can shower, watch tv, and sleep all without moving!!!!! Guy B.: I will probably fly to Comox as well. Pamela: Yes, king size beds are good Judy: not true Pamela: as long as they're not like rock Scott: Wow. So we have two more ADAMCons lined up for sure. George: 500mhz. 204 mb. ram Scott: Great! Judy: that is the cruise ship he is thinking of rich-c: George, you should have nearer 90% resources free Guy B.: Yep, 2002 and 2003. Start saving for next year's now. Meeka: only a few smoking rooms though, so we will need prefrence on that issue Scott: How about an ADAM cruise? rich-c: what other programs are you running, besides Internet Explorer? Judy: he was checking on the islands tonight before he got on Pamela: One for me please Pamela: and one for Dad Meeka: sounds good to me George: exactly someting is very wrong Pamela: and one for PJ BobS: smoking.........CLEE'S elder and HLM/GMK is all we figuresd on Dr. D.: ADAM cruise...some people have called my ADAMs boat anchors, so maybe it would be obscenely appropos :-) Judy: that would be more money rich-c: add Pam and PJ Meeka: htat sounds like both Clee's dad Scott: Well guys, gotta go. Homework time :( rich-c: good to see you, Scott. Come again soon Pamela: Well we don't need a huge boat Rich ther's only 30 or so of us james: bye scott :) BobS: ok so we add rooms, now you two will have to pay for a smiking and a no smiking room Scott: Will start coming regularly after the semester is over. BobS: be good Scott Pamela: bye Scott, good luck Judy: we got the paper work already today, Meeka Scott: Bye. Guy B.: Glad you dropped by, Scott. Hope to see again soon. Take care. Dr. D.: Good luck with finals, Scott.
Scott left chat session Meeka: that was quick Judy: she is on the ball that is for sure rich-c: Folks, let's try and figure out why George has only 23% resources left on a half-gig computer with 204 (?) RAM rich-c: and Geroge, RAM doesn't come in any packages that yield 204 meg Guy B.: How does your system tray look? rich-c: do you have a defctive 256 meg perhaps? Guy B.: I bet he's going to try to reboot again. BobS: ok George.......how much stuff do you load up when the puter starts....IF you want speed, don't load ANYTHING but Windows Judy: that is computer talk, don't know anything about it, Rich Pamela: He's gone again - perhaps to try one more time BobS: ok, I will have a ;ina colada please rich-c: looks like George has fallen off again BobS: pina Dr. D.: Video RAM and shadowed BIOS stuff could take a bite out of system RAM. (No dedicated VRAM on many new motherboards) james: 204mb.. 128+64 would give you 192 - what i have on mine.. 204 is suspect.. Dr. D.: 240 maybe...240 + 16 VRAM = 256. Pamela: pina colada Guy B.: I have 128mb on mine with an 8mb AGP board. james: that makes sense Dr. D.: Shirley Temple Pamela: sheesh, I gotta upgrade - only got 64 mb rich-c: I suspect George's unit is very bottom-line so shared RAM figures Pamela: fuzzy navel for me Dr. D.: 72 MB in this Mac. 32 MB on my 486. Guy B.: Wondering what version of Windows he's running? james: most of my classroom machines have 64mb. BobS: ok kPam getr me one of those too Guy B.: 128mb on the Athlon, 32mb on my P133 and the notebook. Pamela: Check for lint first, Bob BobS: '32 megs is all I can handle james: was up until 3 last night. i've got win2k running as an ics host and 6 win98se clients. james: finally got it working so that the clients could use a static ip. ics normally requires you to use dynamically allocated ips. Dr. D.: Bleh, what is this, alt.fan.coleco-adam.navel.lint.advocacy? :-) Pamela: Now you're speaking greek James Guy B.: I'm getting that at work. New Pentium 4's with Win2000 and Office 2000. Taking a 2 hour course on them tomorrow. rich-c: that's geek, Pam Pamela: Well, I didn't want to mention it but . . . BobS: otherwise known as..........bellybutton dust bunnies !!!!!! Dr. D.: Parseltongue? james: what are we talking aboot? Dr. D.: I think Bill G. makes a good head of House Slytherin :-) BobS: it's a mainland thing james! ;-) Pamela: Naw, he's a Hufflepuff Dr. D.: Gates?!?!? Judy: I would rather have a white Russian Guy B.: I've seen WinXP and not over all too impressed with it. Pamela: Yup, lotsa hard work and not much dazzle james: wouldn't run it myself. i'm eventually going to get linux to do my internet sharing BobS: Win 95 was the major upgrade, the rest just seem like bells and whistles james: but for now things aren't broken so don't need to be fixed. rich-c: and you need Bill's permission to restorev when it crashes and you have to reinstall Dr. D.: My internal Sorting Hat puts me in Hufflepuff...ewww, I feel soiled if BG is one, too. Pamela: gotta get me one of those, but then invite doesn't come till the spring, remember? Guy B.: And that what I don't like about WinXP. Microsoft being nosy in your computer. Dr. D.: haha Dr. D.: Re: WinXP, the latest objection I've heard to it comes from some Christian groups who don't like the eerie resemblance of XP to the Chi Rho symbol for Jesus... Pamela: In the meantime, I guess I'll have to settle for peach schnapps and oj rich-c: Guy, if you want to know about snoops, the scumware.com Dr. D.: Of course, MS street address is "One Microsoft Way" in Redmond. rich-c: speaking of which, how do you like their offer to replace all those academic Apples with Wintels? rich-c: sure sold the trustbusters a dummy on that one Dr. D.: "Please doan t'ro me in dat dere briar patch!" Meeka: MOM, Bandit wants to know if he can have more capachino?? ;-) Dr. D.: Imbeciles... Guy B.: Oh yes, I read about that in today's paper. Apple and Red Hat have filed objections to that proposed settlement. rich-c: yes, and Apple have a VERY good point Judy: was he sick, he was also eating soap on a rope Guy B.: They do indeed. After the majority of the schools here run Apple's. Meeka: What??????/// Meeka: no he wasn't sick Meeka: he seemed to be just fine Pamela: Meeka, no cappucino for Bandit untill he learns to use the toilet Meeka: a little wired maybe Judy: there were pieces of it upstairs in the bathroom Dr. D.: Mighty Mitchell is back? Meeka: well, i guess that his insides will be clean rich-c: can't tell, he still shows on the list BobS: that's no lie! Pamela: Still on the phone I think, Rich Judy: he must have a stomach of iron Guy B.: Abby doesn't drink that stuff. But, she does like certain kinds of fruit. Dr. D.: Then we have another "ron". james: who's bandit? Dr. D.: Unless ours has 2 phone lines.... Pamela: Meeka and Doug's dog Guy B.: Meeka's dog. Judy: it was Ryan's soap rich-c: ron's on cable BobS: little Shih Zhu freom your neck of the woods, james Dr. D.: No, Bandit is Johnny and Hadji's dog... Pamela: I think Ron's on cable BobS: China or Tibet I think Dr. D.: Ahh Re: cable. Pamela: Why Bandit, Meeka? ron: still here guys but long distance phone - call going on forever Meeka: it's Tzu Dad rich-c: price is frightful, but then so are the Island's phone lines james: interesting - whe have a shih zhu named bandit too. Meeka: he steals all of the toys and hoards them Pamela: Obviously no dummy Pamela: My aunt in Windsor also has a Shih Tzu - named Saki Pamela: Momma was Sushi Meeka: when we brough him home the people we got him from cleaned behind their desk and found his stash of 10-15 toys that they were missing Guy B.: Well folks, got to check the e-mail. Rich C, I might be able to make it Saturday. Otherwise, I'll see you all next week. james: our other shih zhu is named peanut Meeka: Bandit was the only dog that could fit back there, so it had to have been him BobS: see ya Guy rich-c: OK Guy, I'll check in for 15 min at 3 and see if anyone shows Dr. D.: Good night, Guy. Pamela: Ciao, Guy Judy: bye, Guy james: bye guy :) Pamela: James, I didn't know you had dogs Meeka: it also fit with his coloring Pamela: For how long?
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: Does he have a mask, Meeka? BobS: yup, he gots TWO Dr. D.: I too need to close hailing frequencies for tonight...first mock competition in robot class tomorrow, and I have to get there at about 7:00 AM to set up the arena. james: since we lived in canada. brought them over wiht us. bandit is 5 and peanut is 3 i think. rich-c: right, got your email, maybe we can take a look BobS: be good Rich, and say HI to the family! Pamela: so who looked after them while you were here in april? Meeka: yes. he is tan with a black mask james: bye rich ;) Judy: that isn't really his name, Dad renamed him on our last trip rich-c: night Rich, best to all Dr. D.: Check out the class webcam at http://legocam.cwru.edu/ between 8:30 and 11:15 AM Eastern time tomorrow (that's -0500 GMT). Pamela: Goodnight Rich, say hi to all and distribute hugs ron: back BobS: after all he IS a secret agent ya know Judy: night, Rich Dr. D.: Someone turned out the lights in the lab tonight, so all you see is a dark room. ron: cousin from Charlottetown called to say hello rich-c: long hello, then Dr. D.: Hugs will be distributed...over and out from Starbase Cleveland. Judy: well come Ron Dr. D.: <poof>
Dr. D. left chat session ron: so what did I miss? BobS: we talked aboutya BobS: a LOT ron: ok rich-c: much muttering about mutts james: yeah, we had a good ron bashing session ;) Pamela: Oh, navel lint, sorting hats, Windows XP - all the usual stuff ron: saw it all going by, but my single channel mind doesn't respond too well to multi-tasking Judy: types of drinks we all want BobS: my computer dont' seem to like multitasking somtimes either ron: Diet Coke ron: and a chocolate bar rich-c: Guiness Pamela: Isn't that defeating the purpose, Ron? ron: the ultimate contradiction james: test Pamela: Still here James rich-c: you're here, james ron: did you decide you were going to have a 'con offshore? ron: saw that part somewhere BobS: HEY, nobody TOLD me there was going to be a test on this!!!!! Judy: the hotel we will be staying in on convention Pamela: shoulda been paying attn Bob rich-c: only on the east side of teh Pacific so far BobS: offshore on a boat! ron: well sure ron: ok Pamela: James, are you gettingthis? james: win2k on a p200 wiht 128mb ram is a little sluggish. rich-c: yeah, you're scouting one for us in two weeks, aren't you Bob? Judy: somewhere warm anytime ron: Cousin Bob was talking about his latest grand son.... and my attention was distracted james: yeah, it filters though eventually. ron: Hi James james: hey ron :) BobS: YUP BobS: anybody heard for PJ???? Pamela: How long are you two gone for? ron: Yes .... about 3 weeks ago rich-c: I'm on W95 on a 166MMX with 32 RAM and doing fine - is W2K that cranky, james? Pamela: How is she? ron: doing ok. Had the radical ron: seemed to be in good spirits BobS: gone fro a week Pam......Mon thru Sat ron: shouldn't toss off such news like that rich-c: yes, Michael was talking to her a few weeks back and said she seemed to be doing well ron: but that's pretty much the way she told it to me Pamela: Not a big surprise Ron ron: NO, I think everyone was aware rich-c: it takes rather a lot to faze PJ ron: yup Pamela: does she have an email address? I don't have one for her rich-c: no, she refuses to use email ron: no. she refuses BobS: nope, don't hink she ever got the ibm up and runnin Pamela: She used to ron: last we saw of PJ online was when ADAM got booted off of Compuserve rich-c: she just doesn't like it, period BobS: and I do NOT understand it.....the ibm is just like an ADAM and the net is just like compuserve and email is email....... rich-c: everyone's been pleading with her but no dice james: well it's a p200 overdrive and 128mb fast page ram, onboard video memory is what's slowing things down i think. Pamela: I'm sure she used to - didn't you communicate with me while in Floriday that way? Pamela: we seem to be slowing again rich-c: a little now and then BobS: ccc BobS: nope, stil going fast Pamela: farn dingers ron: she was a regular (with capital R) in the good old days ron: brb (pitt stop) ron: too much Diet Coke BobS: it's the digits that get in the way Panm Pamela: tell me about it ron: was Scott here earlier? rich-c: I think the hackers are starting to probe a bit more Pamela: Yes he was Ron rich-c: have had a couple of attacks on my machine tonight Pamela: Still up to his ears in schoolbooks ron: aha..... the joys of youth ron: don't do that no more Pamela: What, youth? Pamela: : ) ron: you got a point there Pamela: Age is a state of mind - I'm about 17 ron: slowing down....... the density of the ether seems elevated james: hmm.. ron: either that or the Rockies got taller james: brb Pamela: ok
james left chat session ron: So Bob.... my son...... a question ron: if I do the card entirely on the Emulator BobS: ya ron: and send it to you as a 160k disk file, can you get it over to the ADAM? BobS: ya Pamela: Hmm, it's that time I think - the bed is starting to get louder BobS: should work on a real ADAM rich-c: know what you mean, Pam - take care ron: slowing down again BobS: be good Pamela!!!!!!! BobS: shucks darn Pamela: Thanks Pop. I'm saying g'nite folks - someone tell James for me ron: go straight home Pam rich-c: will do - night now Judy: bye Pam BobS: now where did he go BobS: don't stop at the bar or anything girl!!!!! Judy: talk at you next week Pamela: I'll try Bob. but Ron, I wanted a Fuzzy Navel BobS: how about some button lint????? ron: well.... maybe just one Pamela: Oh well, tomorrow. Cant' drink that Bob Pamela: Colour me gone. BobS: aloha !!!!!!!! Pamela: poof
Pamela left chat session ron: Bob, you seem comfortable enough with DCOPY now ron: eh? BobS: like second skin man!!!! ron: all right ron: think we stay with 160k disk format eh? BobS: YES rich-c: time for me to deal with the email - have to call it a night ron: so it is written, so let it be done BobS: ok rich rich-c: will give the Saturday time a try - maybe catch y'all there
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changed username to George rich-c: whoops - here's George BobS: did you make the WHOLE thing in the emulator Ron???? ron: nite Rich Judy: they don't call here at all rich-c: I gotta go but can you folks give him a hand with his problems? BobS: George!!!!!! got that puter problem fixed? ron: yes sir.... welll need to add music... not quite done yet, but all the graphics were done with emulator ron: Hi George rich-c: George, do try to check in 3 p.m. Saturday BobS: curious to see if it works out ok, should........... George: windows died on my main computer BobS: oh oh Meeka: ok. i amgoing to get going. i have a few things to do yet befor bed tonight. see ya next week rich-c: goodnight all ron: well, it's we'll see how it goes BobS: bye Meeka rich-c: poof
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changed username to james2 james2: it's a big party and i'm invited james: how's it going, me? james2: doing pretty good, and me? james: great, thanks. james2: yeah, me too. i gotta go for lunch. james: yeah, okay, see me later. james: *poof* james2: *poof*
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