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changed username to Meeka rich-c: hi Meeka Meeka: Hello rich-c: how are things in Michigan? Meeka: COLD
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changed username to BobS BobS: CRAPPY New Year !!!!! rich-c: yes, we're below 0C here too Meeka: hello dad BobS: hi rich-c: what are you complaining about, Robert? BobS: just expecting another year like the old year BobS: :-) rich-c: oh, this one is starting off better now
(S enjoys the flowers.) BobS: yes??? BobS: I just gave ya both a bouquet of flowers rich-c: well, Frances got sprung from the hospital today Meeka: thanks BobS: oh, oh what was the problem??? BobS: not serious I hope rich-c: had a minor TIA (if there is such a thing) last Thursday rich-c: basically a blood pressure problem BobS: yes, my mom has haf some of those too BobS: blood thinners and close watch and checkups rich-c: anyway, she's home pretty well good as new Meeka: that's good
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: and, I've got the new computer up and running respecably BobS: that's good
changed username to George BobS: what does "respectably" mean???? rich-c: couldnt figure out why Eudora wouldn't work George: hi Meeka: hello BobS: hiya Geo rich-c: hello George, how's life in Philadelphia? George: it's the year from hell rich-c: anyway, Bob, it seems Norton Anti-virus mail scan and firewalls are incompatible rich-c: what has gone wrong, George?
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changed username to Dr. D. BobS: oh sh*t rich-c: why would she do that? rich-c: hi Dr.D Dr. D.: I come here for the first time in the new year, only to see Bob cussin'!!! George: she's really sick Dr. D.: Harumph! Dr. D.: (not to those who are sick, George) rich-c: oh, like that - yes it would seem so rich-c: how serious was the damage? George: she said here's what you can do with your technology BobS: was not cussing rich, just.....ah sympathizing....... BobS: George, that is NOT funny Dr. D.: ROTFL rich-c: not that I haven't felt the same at times, but yes, I understand what you mean Dr. D.: to BobS...seems like something else serious is under discussion here. rich-c: we have a case of, sort of, domestic violence Dr. D.: oops, sorry to have intruded BobS: yea, Geo got his computer stuff whacked by Nancy........ George: it's not funny at all i lost thousands of dollars Dr. D.: Nancy? BobS: got me Rich D, must be Geo other half???? George: i thought she was a friend
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changed username to Pamela BobS: hi pam!!!! Pamela: Hi folks, sorry I'm late Meeka: hello Pam rich-c: hi daughter BobS: you are CHASTIZED!!!!! rich-c: that must have been quite a chat with Kimberly Dr. D.: Hey, the Explorer 2.0 that's installed from a clean install of NT 4.0 *will* *not* connect to www.microsoft.com. So, you can't even go there to get updates unless you magically have an install CD for Netscape. BobS: you gotta be kidding Pamela: Meeka, Dr. D - you're here! Happy New Year, all! Dr. D.: No kidding, found it out this summer when I put NT 4.0 on coleco.cwru.edu. Judy: Hi, Pam rich-c: why would anyone want IE 2.0 - even when it first came out? Dr. D.: Hi Pam! BobS: got to use another 'puter, download the stuff you want and burn a cd to put onto the older machine Dr. D.: Well, IE 2.0 is what's on the install CD... Dr. D.: Pam, didja see LOTR yet? Pamela: Not yet Rich - maybe this weekend when Russell is off Dr. D.: Plan to see it twice (after a bathroom break, of course, 3 hours is a long time). Dr. D.: I took Elanor Monday...it's my 3rd time. George: i have ie 5.01 on cd for win3.x Pamela: Hey, I sat thru Harry Potter okay Dr. D.: She was scared by the Orcs but liked it. Pamela: So has everyone in your household seen it now? rich-c: an IE 5 for Win 3.1? Didn't know there was such a thing BobS: George....IE5 is compatable with Win3.x???? Dr. D.: Not Christina, no interest at all. And wayyyy too scary for Diana or Gretchen. rich-c: or wait a minute - les I did - but I tried to download it Dr. D.: All have seen HP, though. rich-c: and the install program never could connect to the download site Pamela: Well there's always video in case Christina changes her mind down the road, and the younger two will grow into it George: yes i got it from tucows.com and burned it to cd BobS: hmmmmmm Dr. D.: If the DVD version is the rumored 4-hour director's cut, then that will be the final impetus to buy a DVD player. rich-c: I deownloaded from Tucows too but the program wouldn't install Pamela: What did the younger two think of Harry Potter? Dr. D.: Liked it lots. Dr. D.: Diana has even read most of the first book. George: i had to try three times before it worked Pamela: DVDs have come down a lot in price lately Meeka: we have a dvd, it is much nicer than vhs rich-c: There's even a DVD writer advertised today - $800 Cdn Pamela: saw one advertised for $150 over boxing week Pamela: player, that is not writer Pamela: We have one but until recently, didn't have a TV it would work on Dr. D.: The writers are apparently still fairly incompatible with one another (i.e., write on one system, won't read on any others). George: it gives a lot of script errors when surfing the web though Pamela: Now we have to hook it up rich-c: I had so much hassle in Win 3.1 I just stayed with Netscape 3.04 Gold - the last good one Meeka: well, what are you waiting for? Pamela: time! Pamela: I haven't finished wrapping Christmas presents yet Dr. D.: Do you mean un-wrapping? Dr. D.: Or are you observing Eastern Orthodox Christmas? Pamela: no, Rich, wrapping - I only did the stuff I would need for Christmas and left the rest till I had more time George: just late? Pamela: always running behind - it's like my trademark rich-c: no, some folks haven'y got together for their Christmas parties yet Dr. D.: As long as you aren't working on Christmas 2000 still :-) rich-c: Pamela has many separate circles of friends Pamela: Well, I didn't need to wrap the Windsor stuff till tonite, cos Kimberly is taking them with her when she goes down this weekend BobS: procrastinating friends I say....... rich-c: by the way, we seem to be missing Guy tonight Pamela: And I don't know when I'm going to see Katherine so those aren't done yet either BobS: you're right....wonder why Judy: Meeka, tell Doug that it worked, my computer was beeping and I had the tijme to plug it in before it died Meeka: that's good Judy: tell him thanks, please BobS: and it ws smoking too!!!!!! Pamela: brb Meeka: Doug says "cool" rich-c: I could use my laptop for this chat, but find the keyboard too awkward Judy: I was in ;the kitchen and even had time to get back in here fo r it rich-c: but the battery does seem to discharge awfully quickly Dr. D.: For really long Mac laptop sessions, I plug in an auxiliary keyboard and mouse. Dr. D.: Less cramped and my fingers sweat too much for trackpads to work reliably. Pamela: Keyboards are very variable on laptops, some are better than others. When I was using Rich's at AC13, I got used to it in a hurry rich-c: mouse I could arrange, but an extra keyboard would sort of defeat the purpose Dr. D.: Like I said, for "long" sessions (like sitting at the table making illustrations for a paper). BobS: maybe got a small capacity battery, Richard.....or it is starting to wear out rich-c: mine has a trackball and I still haven't mastered it for fast action Dr. D.: I can't make the little red pimple kind of mice work, the ones that are on ThinkPads. rich-c: didn't know batteries varied in capacity within a single model BobS: Toshiba's do....can get some twice as long lasting as others rich-c: mine's a Dell Latitude Dr. D.: 4x cost, Bob? :-) Pamela: I can make them work Rich, but they're a damned nuisance BobS: I am with you rDr D....rather have a table mouse BobS: works faster and better, BUT laptops are mosre self contained with the PIMPLE Pamela: I think the key is getting used to two-handed mousing with the laptops BobS: don't know about cost rich-c: found I could play Free Cell OK - it doesn't take fine movements
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changed username to Scott rich-c: hello Scott - happy new year Pamela: Hey, Scott - Happy New Year BobS: hi SCOTT Scott: Happy New Year All! Pamela: Rich, if you find one let me know - I want one of those too Dr. D.: Speaking of Trek, Patrick Stewart is the voice of an evil Egg alien in "Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius". rich-c: how's the snow out in Colorado? Pamela: I heard Dr. D.: Type casting: the alien is the same shape as Stewart's bald head :-) Scott: Fun. This morning was 9 degrees. Snow's not too bad. Pamela: Heard that too Dr. D.: He sounds like he had fun with the role, though: like a mad Q. Scott: Dr.D - how is that restoration project going with the ColecoVision manual? Dr. D.: We went to see it Saturday. rich-c: you're running cold - we're mostly in the high 20s here Scott: I had a guy asking me about it the other day. BobS: heck yo got i8t good Scott.....we had 1 degree this morning and set 9 records in a row to end the year....52.? of snow Pamela: hold it - are we speaking F or C here? Dr. D.: Stalled, Scott, but almost done: just have to upload about 25 MB of scans from home to office machine, to run Distiller on them. Scott: 1 degree, uuuugh! Pamela: brrrrrrrr Dr. D.: I need to clear off some HD space on the office machine; the 1 GB HD is almost full. rich-c: snow? we've not seen any worth mentioning Scott: A person that runs the website at http://www.gooddealgames.com wants to write a ColecoVision game. Pamela: One snowfall since the season began rich-c: in fact our snow removal equipment is around the corner of the lake digging out Buffalo Dr. D.: Had a (barely) white Christmas here in Cleveland, a couple inches of snow at most, not much accumulating. Judy: we will gladly send you all of our snow, Rich Dr. D.: You mention Buffalo...they got hammered. Pamela: And they laughed when we called in the army! Meeka: we got DUPMED on in Michigan Scott: I told him that I knew of such a project - to restore an old ColecoVision development manual. rich-c: yes, lake effect - you folks know about that Dr. D.: I like snow. Haven't had to shovel anything for over a year. Remember, last winter was mild, too. Judy: made 9 recards in 9 days on sn;ow fall Scott: I'd be interested to see it myself. Pamela: Don't say things like that and tempt fate, Rich - not a good idea at all Scott: This guy will also give our ADAMCon some publicity. Dr. D.: Yes, the guys on rec.video.games.classic will hail me as a hero if I ever finish the PDFs and put them up. Pamela: last time we said that, we ended up with 6 foot drifts in very short order Scott: Resources like these are also things that he's looking for. rich-c: right now neither my back nor my hip are up to shovelling Scott: Be right back. BobS: FDON'T SHOVEL Scott: Must help cook dinner. rich-c: I do not need any records except all-time lowest snowfall Dr. D.: Should have some time this weekend. Today was my first day back to work. Scott: Shouldn't be too long. Scott: But I'll remain in the room. Dr. D.: It was *SO* *NICE* to stay out of the lab and CWRU for 2 whole weeks! Pamela: I am jealous Rich rich-c: yes, free time is not a commodity in surplus supply chez Drushel, is it? Dr. D.: Me too, I haven't had a vacation like that for years...maybe not since I was in grad school.
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changed username to Ron Dr. D.: Hang around the house, watch a little TV, make Party Mix and eat it, play with the girls, go out to dinner, see a movie. Pamela: Did two consecutive weeks in 2000 for the first time- was wonderful Ron: I is here rich-c: hi Ron how was Edmonchuk? BobS: The round one!!!!! happy Hew Year!!!!!!! Pamela: RON!! Welcome back! Ron: not so cold - Ron: minimum snow Dr. D.: Der Machtige Mitchell...Guten Abend Mein Geehrte Herr! BobS: dat's GUUT Ron: nix fersstein Deutch, bitte Dr. D.: Hey, I hear snow, I think Stalag 13 :-) Ron: but ya... it's true what you say Judy: How is the Ron? Ron: The North Saskatcheway River ain't even frozen Ron: good Judy. tks George: oh no my computer blanked out rich-c: that must be an all-time record Ron: apparently that comes later Pamela: What do you mean, blanked out? Like the screen is blank? Ron: But I'd like to say this Ron: Something must be done Ron: about the food served on Air Canada BobS: and EVERY airline rich-c: stomach pumps? Ron: exactly Dr. D.: Bring back the white powdered condiments? Ron: we sat on the tarmac for 4 hours in Vancouver. Alls I got was dried pretzels George: it took a couple knocks from nancy now it's acting funny rich-c: when we flew to Seattle the AC food was quite good BobS: 4 HOURS??????? Pamela: Hit it again, George, that'll fix it Ron: yup. Changed planes once. 2nd one went mechanical Judy: one vacation we had we said the best food we had was on the plane coming home, sad isn't it? Pamela: Why so long Ron Ron: took 2 hours for somebody to come look at us Ron: Air Canada on a budget Dr. D.: I have only ever flown cross-country twice (once to Seattle for ADAMcon, and once to Miami for a scientific conference). No real complaints about the supper food except that there wasn't enough of it :-) BobS: then they had to fix it, get the pilot to put it on his VISA card, then reprot it in triplicate, then........ Pamela: I'm starting to think airlines and hospitals get their food in the same place Ron: that's about it Bob BobS: I SWEAR that is just what happens Ron: oh well. I told the pilot after that if he didn't like the sound of the flaps, then neither did I Pamela: gotta go find my glasses and my lighter folks, back in a minute rich-c: there's only one solution - if you gotta go, drive Ron: true Rich. but try persuade Mommy of that Dr. D.: It would take me a week to drive alone to Comox... Ron: she won't hear of driving the Rockies in winter Meeka: brb rich-c: must admit that is a bit of a challenge Ron: about right Rich D. more like 8 days from Cleveland rich-c: but they'd be fascinating days, Ron Judy: I love to fly, anywhere Dr. D.: The Cleveland Gang drove to ADAMcon 05 in Salt Lake City in 33 hours :-) George: thank god they don't build these things with tubes i would have a fire for sure rich-c: that's not counting the donut and pizza stops, of course Dr. D.: Leave Cleveland at 8:00 AM, eat supper at 9:30 PM in Lincoln, Nebraska. I still find it amazing how far you can go with continuous driving. Pamela: Are you nuts??? Was this pre or post Gretchen? Dr. D.: This was pre-Diana *and* pre-Gretchen. Ron: If ya got a couple of drivers, it's better rich-c: it sounds, George, like you're going to have to do some massive reassembly and parts interchange Pamela: See, that's our problem - only one driver in each household Dr. D.: We had 3 drivers, me, George Koczwara, and Ebenezer John. rich-c: fortunately, most computer parts are a lot moe durable than one thinks Dr. D.: 300-mile shifts. Pamela: four adults, two kids? good ratio George: i hope so BobS: whatever happedn to Ebenezer????? BobS: lost interest??? Dr. D.: No kids went along. Pamela: even better rich-c: yes, we miss him - he seemed a really good head Dr. D.: Ebenezer, I have no idea... Dr. D.: He was remarkably old for his appearance; he looked 30 back then, was really 55 or so. Dr. D.: It's been almost 10 years. Dr. D.: The downside was Herman Mason chain-smoking the entire trip, gag for me. Pamela: shoulda made him open a window, Rich BobS: put him in the trunk! rich-c: that would have killed the airconditioning George: not with the gas Pamela: decisions, decisions Dr. D.: I don't know if I will ever car-caravan again. Dr. D.: Last time was ADAMcon 06, when we did the same thing to go to Florida. Dr. D.: Zonker flew into Cleveland and then drove down with us (he was the 3rd driver this time, no Ebenezer). rich-c: in winter, if you put the cigarette near the window, it blows the smoke right out Dr. D.: Then there were 2 chain-smokers ;-) rich-c: the warm air in the car takes it away
(BobS laughs heartily) Dr. D.: Oct. 6th 1994 wasn't winter :-) Pamela: Pamela snickers Dr. D.: Rich three musketeers
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changed username to Guy B. on Dell Pamela: Ron, ya gotta stop answering it Pamela: Hi, Guy! Ron: ohhh so that's it Dr. D.: Hello, Guy. rich-c: welcome Guy - the late Mr. Bona BobS: nno,no Ron...a telephone IS a convenience.....not a pain in the a## Ron: some days.... BobS: Hiya Guy!!!! Pamela: there's always a catch - and please rephrase that, Dad rich-c: we were wondering where you were Judy: hi, Guy Guy B. on Dell: Happy New Year. I'm on the notebook using Juno and watching the Orange Bowl. Florida is winning 28-10 Dr. D.: I hope Guy isn't "late" Ron: hello Guy Pamela: That's like Russell having no vitals before going into surgery Ron: yes..... tis the season of multi bowls rich-c: that's an old folks line, Pam - you wouldn't understand Dr. D.: Bowl games....CWRU's claim to fame was that they (or rather, Western Reserve College, at the time) beat Ohio State in the 1942 Sun Bowl. Guy B. on Dell: I was on the Athlon earlier to create signs and I did them in 20 minutes. BobS: your alma mattor?????? BobS: HURRAY Scott: I have returned. Pamela: what's for dinner, Scott? Dr. D.: Usually, people have no vitals coming *out* of surgery. Ron: Hi Scott Scott: Hi Ron. Guy B. on Dell: Boy, Ithe Ilini got clobbered good in the Sugar Bowl yesterday. Scott: Let's see... Dr. D.: Spoo, the *other* blue meat. BobS: did "we" enjoy supper????? Guy B. on Dell: Hi Scott. rich-c: oh, CWRU has other things going for it - hear they have a good library faculty Meeka: well, I have to be going. Need to take care of a few things befor bed. See you all next week Dr. D.: G'nite, Meeka. Guy B. on Dell: Bye Meeka. Ron: niters Meeka Pamela: Well, they were wheeling him towards the OR when the nurse suddenly said wait a minute, he has no vitals. I asked her to rephrase that in a hurry! BobS: nite Meeka Pamela: G'nite Meeka rich-c: nite Meeka Dr. D.: I hope this isn't anything recent, Pam... Scott: We have a hot sandwich - Cajun Turkey Breast with Pepper Jack Cheese melted over an onion Kaiser Roll Judy: bye Meeka
Meeka left chat session Ron: Scott - stop it- you're hungarizing me rich-c: don't tell us things like that, Scott Scott: Then we have the soup, a large bowl of chicken noodle/egg drop hybrid soup. Ron: hey! rich-c: we got home so late we just settled for a Stouffer's "boil in bag" Pamela: Five years ago on Easter Sunday, we had freezing rain. Russell slipped on the driveway and came down on his wrist. Broke it so badly they had to put him in portable traction for eight weeks Dr. D.: I was just munching on some Finnish ha"ppa"nkorpulut with Spam... Ron: we gonna put Scott to work for Air Canada Ron: oh no..... are you a Spam lover Dr. D? Scott: And to wash it down, a glass of Pinapple Orange Juice. Dr. D.: Mysterious meat...lying on my Wonder Bread...I will not eat you. (Spam haiku) Ron: hunger Dr. D.: Yep, I like Spam. rich-c: long as it's capitalized - the other kind is @#$%^&* Pamela: and to think i had leftover chicken nuggets Ron: there's another here on the west coast -- (individual on the other side of the mirror) Scott: For desert, Pillsbury cookies with chocolate chips that melt in your mouth. Ron: SCOTT !!! Dr. D.: The girls hate it...I gave Christina a tin of it in her Christmas stocking a few years ago as a joke, and she's never forgiven me. George: who wants to get spammed? Ron: help Ron: I am powerless over chocolate chip cookies Scott: Seriously, that's what we're eating! Pamela: send some this way please Scott: I'm not making this up to torture you! Ron: oh yes you are rich-c: of course not, Scott Dr. D.: webcam, webcam, let's see the webcam... Ron: if you webcam it, can I eat it? Dr. D.: virtual calories Scott: Got a hologram deck? Ron: On a more serious note Scott..... (ADAM related) Pamela: virtually no calories! I love it! Ron: you had said earlier - a while ago rich-c: do that and I'll gain five pounds just looking George: setup the transporter Scott: Yes, Ron. rich-c: you are not nice to people with weight problems, Scott Ron: that you had some spare power supplies for the 5-1/4 inch Micro Innovations disk drive Pamela: I guess that means you don't want a mince tart, eh Dad? Ron: would one be available (I will pay)) Pamela: How much? Scott: Ah yes, that I do. Scott: You can just pay me for shipping. Ron: good.... how much does it cost, I'll buy it Pamela: Maybe we can deal Guy B. on Dell: Florida scored another TD. 35-10 Scott: I think I may have a couple of boxes of them. Scott: Brand new. Ron: super rich-c: remember to save one for the disc drive to Toronto - or did I not send that? Ron: what's yer mailing address Scott: Rich, I have your disk drive. rich-c: I'd rather I had it, Scott Scott: My father worked on it, but I don't know that he ever finished repairing it. Scott: He mentioned some of the things he did fix. rich-c: perhaps you could give it a try and see if it works Scott: But I now have it back in my possession. BobS: well hopedully he dine fixed it all Scott: Sure. Guy B. on Dell: Scott, have you taken the MCSE courses? Scott: Just need to set up my ADAM. rich-c: I'd hate to pay shipping on a drive that was U/S Scott: Guy -- MCSE is next.
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changed username to Ron II rich-c: after Adamcon Pamela: Hey Ron, why the second edition? Ron II: How did I do that Guy B. on Dell: I have a long time friend who passed 4 out of the 7 courses and he said they are not easy. rich-c: do we want to know? Ron II: screen disappeared and there I was...gone BobS: you are AMAZING Ronald!!!!!! Scott: Ron II? Like the Mummy Returns? Pamela: instant cloning Ron II: there's enough for at least 2 rich-c: the pooch thinks the original is still here Dr. D.: Ron Mitchell, the first human to be cloned... BobS: and they said it couldn't be done!!!! Ron II: :) Dr. D.: Your existence is illegal. You must be neutralized. Guy B. on Dell: Well, let's banish the first ron. Ron II: so how do we get ridda Ron Pamela: Resistance is futile Scott: My girlfriend is putting on a film now, but I will stay on! rich-c: just ignore him and he'll go away Dr. D.: Digital Millenium Copyright Act and all that... Ron II: I will be deleted Dr. D.: Scott, take the girlfriend! :-) rich-c: and you'll be sorry Scott: Watching Highlander: The Final Dimension. Ron II: So anyway Scott, where do I send money? rich-c: we'll end up with a RonIII Scott: Don't tell me if it's bad or not. BobS: IF yoo have extra, send it to Bob Slopsema...........address...... Dr. D.: From RonCo... Scott: 14893 East 5th Circle #A Scott: Aurora, CO 80011 Scott: Everyone else can send me their money too! Pamela: what, no applause? Ron II: Gotcha Dr. D.: Hey, that's "Bob" Dobbs' scam... George: i'm tapped out rich-c: yes, you've got a few major expenses ahead, George Ron II: Did Grand Rapids get Buffalo's snow? BobS: half of it Ron Ron II: ic BobS: about 4 1/2 feet BobS: in 9 days rich-c: only 3-1/2 feet Ron II: serious Dr. D.: Schools closed? George: none here yet Ron II: Edmonton had very little BobS: ni, it was between Xmas and new years Dr. D.: The girls would like 3.5 feet of snow to play in... Pamela: now that's timing for you rich-c: but Edmonton had plenty of cold, I gather Scott: Redskins pummelled the Saints, 40-10 Judy: we would gladly give it to them Dr. D.: :-) Guy B. on Dell: I will return. be back shortly. Pamela: just try to remember this feeling in August when its 90 degrees in the shade Ron II: was about -17 C (O F.) overnight and up to -5 or so ( 20 F. or so) in the day
Guy B. on Dell left chat session BobS: BUT good news....it was not frozen here so the snow is already melted down to less than a foot Ron II: aha Judy: we really got sick of shoveling the stuff!!!! rich-c: you've been a hair warmer than we have then, Bob Ron II: The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away Judy: yes, it is melting fast rich-c: our highs the last few days have been just undr freezing Ron II: You guys don't want to know this, but I was actually out weeding the garden 2 days ago. Been raining ever since rich-c: but we've had enough sun that some melting has occurred Dr. D.: See any of my research subjects about, Ron? Ron II: but there was a sunny afternoon in there somewhere Pamela: Yesterday was a gorgeous day Ron II: Nope, they don't come until the Primula are blooming out front Ron II: Then I have to deal with them Ron II: prolly around March Scott: This movie's pretty bad. Pamela: ship them to Rich rich-c: till a couple of weeks ago we had calendulas still surviving in our garden Judy: that is not nice, Ron, I was doing that a few weeks ago too Judy: we had roses in the beginning of Dec Ron II: I used to hate it when I was in Ottawa.... when people from here talked to me about gardening in January Dr. D.: Skip the film and go for the girl, Scott :-) :-) Dr. D.: There are roses next door, Judy. Dr. D.: I was amazed to see them. Dr. D.: We had new dandelions in the yard on 20 December. Ron II: need a real killer slug bait Ron II: they just LOVE primula leaves BobS: BEER Pamela: I told you, Ron, ship them to Rich Dr. D.: We were still picking fresh dandelion and clover for our guinea pig until just before Christmas. BobS: just put out some small pans and let them at ie BobS: it Ron II: yeah.... I don't drink it no more. Suppose I could give it to the slugs Ron II: they are not my favourite of God's creatures BobS: jsut remember to pull out the dead littlel bodies so as not to scare the other live slugs rich-c: good use for American beer, anyway Pamela: Ick! Dr. D.: ROTFL from a non-drinker. BobS: Canadian stout works best i hear.....
(BobS winks) Pamela: welcome to the beer wars Dr. D.: Pint of Guinness? Ron II: C'mon Rich C. Ain't that bad.... but then how would I know Pamela: No, Rich, you want them to drink it, not walk on it Ron II: seems to me that would constitute a waste of good Guiness Judy: Carib, is the only good beer rich-c: right, Ron Ron II: anyway.... there's a colony under the front step and somewhere about March, they'll be there Ron II: nocturnal and destructive BobS: OK, so you need a LOT of beer........ Judy: egg shells is suppose to get them Ron II: slug bait kills em, but I have to remember to put it down every 2 weeks rich-c: lately, most of our slugs have been displaced by snails Pamela: (slugs with homes) Scott: "Sooo... Your magic has improved, wizard..." Judy: just put them in the garden, you only hav e to do it once Ron II: watcha watchin Scott - Harry Potter? BobS: well then.....yo will never do the beer thingy...you have to watch it every day!!!!! they are real boozers Dr. D.: Works for Sponge Bob, Pamela :-) Pamela: <grin> George: i have to go i'm crying again about my computer loss :-( Ron II: right. must take note rich-c: I'd be afraid of ending up with drunken raccoons Dr. D.: So sorry to hear about your loss, George...I hope you have legal recourse somehow. Scott: Highlander nonsense. BobS: hope yo can piece some together agAIN gEO rich-c: take care, George - our sympathy Pamela: rotfl, Dad Ron II: George.... what happened.... I missed something here? Ron II: what loss? Pamela: So did I - I came in late Judy: bye george rich-c: his girlfriend trashed his computers BobS: lady friend literally crashed his computer stuff Ron Pamela: What???!!! Ron II: lady friend? BobS: smashed, dismantle, break..... Pamela: not any more, she ain't! Ron II: suppose not George: Nancy smashed some of my computer equipment Dr. D.: I came in late too and didn't hear the whole story, but the outcome sounds pretty bad. Ron II: it does indeed rich-c: not that we haven't all had the odd urge to defenestrate the odd DOSbox... rich-c: but we tend to confine it to our own units BobS: bull in a china shop routine Ron II: erudite Mr C. Dr. D.: There was an annual Appliance Toss held here on New Year's Eve, for venting frustrations... BobS: they could make that a Computer Toss George: she was on a mad rampage Dr. D.: I've read about monitor tosses (and shoot-outs). Pamela: Time to trade her in, George rich-c: sounds like she really went off the deep end, George Ron II: Leslie (my ex) almost got to that George: i evected her after Dr. D.: Sigh rich-c: well yes, Ron, but you're a special case Pamela: Wow, that really sucks George - I am so sorry Ron II: hell, I wasn't nearly as bad then rich-c: she just wanted her kitchen cupboards back Pamela: On behalf of my gender, I'd like to assure you we're not all like that Ron II: only had one computer Judy: no we are not rich-c: that was really long ago! George: bye rich-c: nite George Ron II: nite George Pamela: Good luck George Dr. D.: Bye George.
George left chat session BobS: nite Gero Pamela: So what all did he lose? rich-c: well, I have the impression that a lot of his equipment was outdated rich-c: but much had also been upgraded so its hard to judge rich-c: and just what level of smashing went on is hard to tell rich-c: monitors and hard discs do not respond well to rough handling Pamela: she must have been plenty pissed off to do something like that Pamela: I can't imagine doing something like that rich-c: on the other hand some other parts are surprisingly durable Scott: Or crazy Ron II: this was intentional? Pamela: that too, Scott rich-c: apparently so Ron II: mmmm rich-c: accompanied by rants on the subject of technology rich-c: maybe it was jealousy - he spends a lot of time at the keyboard Scott: Computer envy? Pamela: even so, I can't imagine what would drive you to do something like that rich-c: go figure rich-c: in fact she has a computer too, an Amiga Pamela: To be fair, we don't have her side of the story but still . . . Ron II: I was once told that it would have been better if I had been seeing another woman Scott: Love Amigas, no she is not one... Ron II: but that's another story rich-c: you like Amigas, Scott? Scott: The Amiga is a cool computer. Pamela: Nice try Ron, but tell all rich-c: yes, we have three, and Frances prefers the Amigas to the DOSboxes Dr. D.: Isn't "Amiga" the feminine form of "Amigo"? Pamela: or I'll corner you at the con and torture it out of you Pamela: Si, Senor Ron II: :) Scott: She of all people should have respect for someone else's box. Dr. D.: Woo-hoo, philology lives :-) BobS: so all amiga's are from Mexico?????? rich-c: she'll clear the city of Diet Coke Dr. D.: Shoulda been logged in as Dr. Tolkien tonight. Ron II: it was a matter of misdirected attention. Leslie felt like she was playing second to something she didn't understand..or Ron II: care to understand BobS: or some spanish speaking country rich-c: and won't give you a lift out of it Pamela: no, some are from Spain and South America Dr. D.: Elanor says hello. Ron II: Hi Elanor Scott: If her Amiga was trashed, well, you know, like the ADAM -- they don't make them anymore. Pamela: Hi, El Dr. D.: Elanor stubbed her toe and is hopping around like a madwoman :-) Pamela: Happy New Year BobS: HI Elanor!!!!!! me sweet little munchkin!!!!! Scott: Ouch! rich-c: sympoathy to Elanor Judy: Hi , Elanor Dr. D.: Her sisters left some blocks on the floor here in the basement. Ron II: toes weren't meant for stubbing Scott: Coco says hi also, he wants to get into the chat too. Pamela: I have this picture in my head . . . Dr. D.: Just so no bones are broken tonight...meeza no wanna go to the ER.
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: Elanor just saw your comment, Bob, and is grinning ala Cheshire Cat. Ron: don't need broken bones
changed username to Guy B. Dr. D.: Flattery works on dames :-) Scott: Coco = my baby Jack Russell rich-c: welcome back, Guy rich-c: on the Athlon now? Scott: Real sweet :) Pamela: Careful, Rich, or she'll go Nancy Guy B.: I have returned. 49-10 Florida. BobS: WBG!!!!!!! Pamela: WB, Guy Dr. D.: Get him a chording keyboard, Scott :-) Guy B.: Orange Bowl. Dr. D.: She bloody well better not! BobS: kinda sucks don't it????? all the Bowl games yesterday were lopsided too Dr. D.: My ADAM museum is uninsured :-) rich-c: well, that's what you get with that four-down football Scott: ADAM Museum? Guy B.: The Rose Bowl is tomorrow night. Miami and Nebraska for the championship. Pamela: I think we should add that to the lexicon Scott: That's a neat concept! Dr. D.: Well, my large collection of ADAM systems and hardware. Ron II: yeah, but skill for skill, the players are better Pamela: All our collections Dr. D.: About 10 systems now, plus all the stuff that everyone gives me when they decide to get out of it. Scott: 10 systems??? Pamela: Is that all? Scott: I've got about three. Dr. D.: Hey, without my museum, no ADAM computer labs at ADAMcon 13... rich-c: you mean like Warren Moon or Doug Flutie or Jeff Garcia? Ron II: carefuly Dr. D. That is ADDICTIVE. (comes from the take my advice I'm not using it Dep't) Scott: Hmmm... Ron II: they tend to propogate like stray cats Pamela: or hangers Dr. D.: People have been giving me big-ticket stuff lately, color monitors, 1.44 MB disk drives, 256K RAM expanders. Pamela: Just ask Dad about the Clee morgue sometime Scott: Rich, I have a copy of Lightwave (full version) for the Amiga. Dr. D.: Hate to see it go to landfill... Ron II: wasn't thinking so much of them Rich C. It was just an impression I had from watching very few games Guy B.: I have two Adams sitting here in my apt. along with three PC's. And I have a Mac and a P75 sitting in my kitchen to be tested this weekend after I take my decorations down. Scott: Can't remember the version. rich-c: that sounds neat, Scott Scott: The Amiga was the first computer to get Newtek's lightwave. rich-c: don't know if our system would run it, though Scott: Lightwave = 3D Modeling software. rich-c: our best is a 3000 Pamela: must be a busy dept, Ron Scott: I seem to remember that you could run it on a 2000. I think you're fine. BobS: not to change the subject, BUT.......Richard, Pamela...hear anything about Jill yet????? Ron II: it is Guy B.: Rich C. how's the new system coming? Dr. D.: I was gonna ask meself. Judy: Night all is time for me to call it a day. rich-c: yes, it's been ported over to the Dark Side now, but is still well thought of Dr. D.: Bye Judy. Pamela: Am I the only one who thinks that having one computer is enough? Guy B.: Bye Judy. Pamela: Goodnite Judy rich-c: nite Judy. see you next week Pamela: Sweet dreams
Judy left chat session BobS: YES!!!!!!! Dr. D.: I use different computers for different things. Ron: Nite Judy rich-c: yes, and I can't imagine where you get such strange ideas rich-c: it certainly isnt hereditary Pamela: I don't have time to use the one I have, let alone try to manage multiples BobS: mam say....."GET OFF TOO" so I must bid ya'll a fond adieu and leave also Pamela: wise choice, Bob Dr. D.: I do data analysis work on PCs, graphics work on Macs, fun stuff on ADAMs. Pamela: Goodnite Dr. D.: Nitey nite, Bob. Guy B.: Bye Bob. Scott: "There can be only one..." rich-c: nite Bob till next week Ron: stay well Bob BobS: ber good and i will see you ALL next week, yes?????? Ron: yep Pamela: Yes! Dr. D.: No, Scot, Master and Apprentice... Guy B.: I'll be on the desktop next week. Dr. D.: Er, Scott. Ron: Scott....
BobS left chat session Ron II: er supply? Scott: Uhh, supply, yes? Ron II: I mean... how much should I send for the Power supply? Scott: How about I send it, then you reimburse me for the cost of shipping. Scott: But I'll need your info. Ron II: ok rich-c: just ship it to him, Scott - he can read the postage Ron II: here comes address...... ya got a pen? Guy B.: Maryland scored a touchdown. But Florida still leading 49-17. Ron II: Ron Mitchell Dr. D.: To follow up on Bob's query about Jill... Ron II: 2075 Cooke Avenue Ron II: Comox BC V9M 1Y5 Ron II: Canada Pamela: Oh, I forgot -any word? Ron II: or is it Comox BC Canada Ron II: V9M 1Y5 Pamela: the latter, Ron Ron II: good rich-c: yes, anyone heard anything from the Wicks? Dr. D.: No, we wuz askin' you Clees or other Canadian types :-) rich-c: not a peep Dr. D.: I hope she's okay., Pamela: Haven't heard a peep Guy B.: Good question. We should have heard something by now. rich-c: wonder if Dale being missing tonight is meaningful? Dr. D.: He's missing almost every night. Pamela: Well, if she was due around Christmas, then she would still be within the parameters Ron II: things starting to happen? Dr. D.: I think. Dr. D.: If she goes a week overdue, standard policy would be to induce labor. Dr. D.: Remembering from my med school days. Pamela: Seems to me that today would be a week past due date, assuming the doctors got her date right to begin with Ron II: which seems to be a dark science Pamela: well, it's a bit strange I must say Dr. D.: Depends upon how meticulous people are in keeping certain kinds of records :-) Ron II: yes Dr. D.: though ultrasound measurements are nowadays a very good guide to gestational age. Ron II: Not that I know anything about such issues Pamela: apparently they count from the end of your last cycle, even if that ended three weeks ago and you just conceived a week ago - weird Dr. D.: Guess we won't talk about Jeff then, eh Ron? Ron II: that was 30 years ago. memory fades Pamela: My girlfriend is two and a half weeks pregnant, if you count from the implantation date - but if you count from the end of her last cycle, she's four weeks. Pamela: Can make the due date a moving target Dr. D.: See, here's some good record-keeping, Ron :-) Ron II: indeed Pamela: It helps when the lab keeps track, Rich Dr. D.: Lab, that doesn't sound like much fun. Pamela: Oh, was this supposed to be fun? Pamela: I must remember to tell her that Scott: This movie pretty much sucks! Dr. D.: Well, I *hope* she had fun, at some point. rich-c: I doubt she will appreciatevit Pamela: I think they had fun practicing, anyway Ron II: ya still didn't tell us what yer watchin' Scott Pamela: Highlander, Ron Scott: Highlander: The Final Dimension Dr. D.: Have any heads been cut off yet, Scott? I thought that was the Highlander schtick. Ron II: ah! Scott: Nothing like Highlander I Ron II: have not seen it... but then I have not seen nothin Scott: 3-4 decap attacks. Ron II: only time I watch movies is when Jeff visits Scott: More on the way... Dr. D.: "One" says Madam DeFarge... rich-c: whoops, we've lost Guy Ron II: And now I have a DVD player on this latest acquisition here... what I'm going to do with it I don't know Pamela: Play some DVD's??? rich-c: if Windows gets any bigger, you'll need it just for the install Pamela: maybe, perhaps, possibly? Dr. D.: <ba-ding boom!> Ron II: I suppose eh? rich-c: then get a burner so you can back up your hard disc Dr. D.: Windows 2010, please insert install DVD 27 of 56 and click Okay to continue. Ron II: yeah Scott: Anyone been playing with emulators? Ron II: ROTFL Scott: Other than ADAMEm, of course... rich-c: there is an Amiga emulator around now Pamela: Dad, while I remember, tell Mom I saw a Jeep yesterday with the roof racks wrapped in tinsel, garland and big red bows - really cool Ron II: that's about the size of it all right Scott: Don't know about the Amiga emulator... rich-c: and emulators for all the classic game machines of course Pamela: It was parked beside me in the parking lot Scott: I'm using ADAMEm, ZSNES for Super Nintendo Images and KGen for Sega Genesis. Ron II: My VCR is already the least used piece of equipment in the room Dr. D.: Windows 2010 will be written in a natural language, Microsoft English 1.0. Of course, it will not be backward-compatible with any other version of English. Scott: All are great emulators. rich-c: the free one is called the Ultimate Amiga Emulator, but you need some ROM images to make it work Ron II: interesting speculation Dr. D.: ME 1.0 is translated by a real-time interpreter into Microsoft COBOL 2010. rich-c: the paid one is Amiga Forever and includes the ROM images Scott: That's right, I did come across that. Dr. D.: Which then contains an emulator for a complete Pentium IX CPU. Pamela: that's an interesting view ofthe furture, Rich Scott: Love Amiga stuff, but don't have an Amiga :( Scott: Got some software, though rich-c: what scares me is that he is likely to be right on Dr. D.: But if you look at C:\WIN32\, you will still find COMMAND.COM :-) rich-c: Amigas are esy to come by - eBay is loaded with them Scott: Good point, I took a peek today. rich-c: by then it will be c:\WIN128 at least Ron II: read an interesting article recently about WIndows ME's inability to do an emergency startup disk Scott: Love to get a 4000T Ron II: which was apparently reinstated in XP Dr. D.: Oops, forgot that part, Rich. Ron II: but the code they use to do it signs on as being part of Windows ME rich-c: I think there are even some brand new 4000Ts available, Scott Ron II: so it was there all the time rich-c: try the Software Hut in Pennsylvania for info rich-c: or get on the Aminet Ron II: Windows Source Code must be a truly fascinating document rich-c: gather you're on the Langalist, Ron Ron II: that was the one you gave me Rich....now it comes back to me Dr. D.: Nah, it was lost around Win95 SP2 and has been maintained as a patched binary ever since :-) Scott: Well guys, I better go. Ligia's giving me that look... Pamela: Oh my, I just reallized the time. Must be going to bed rich-c: glad you took it up - it's a good read Scott: Bye, all Dr. D.: Good night Scott. Pamela: Goodnite Scott rich-c: in fact I've moved to the Plus edition
Scott left chat session Dr. D.: Good night, Pam; hope you see LOTR soon. Ron II: Latest issue of PC World lists an extensive number of XP bugs and patches rich-c: night, Scott and Pamela Ron II: nite Scott and Pam Pamela: Me too Rich Pamela: I'm outta here - see you all next week Pamela: <poof>
Pamela left chat session Ron II: well all..... party would appear to be winding down rich-c: I'm looking to download his text on backups now that I have a CD burner Dr. D.: Guess I oughta turn in, too. Ron II: he sounds like my kinda columnist Ron II: be well all Dr. D.: Joan will be home from work in an hour, though, so might as well stay up a bit. Ron II: I must go see which computer needs throwing across the room Dr. D.: Good night, everybody, Happy New Year to all us ADAMites. rich-c: try mine - I can't get the printer to recognize it Dr. D.: <poof> rich-c: but that's for next week - see you both then
Dr. D. left chat session Ron II: that's in the BIOS settings Rich... see if you got ECP and EPP settings iyour parallel setup Ron II: should be ECP rich-c: I've got those, the printer driver is installed and working properly Ron II: hmmm rich-c: the printer monitor though reports "Comm failureI have it on the USB port Ron II: ok . disregard what I said Ron II: had that happen here, but my setup is parallel rich-c: well, the new computer has 8 USB ports so I fugured I'd better use them Ron II: true rich-c: besides I want the parallel port for the scanner Ron II: right rich-c: likely try phoning Canon and giving them a hard time Ron II: I still don't trust the USB implementation on this one of mine, but it's older than yours I suspect Ron II: they'll no doubt give you some kind of line rich-c: yes, four of my ports are USB 2.0 Ron II: then they should be ok rich-c: but I can't use that because Win98SE doesn't support 2.0 Ron II: I don't have anything nearly that new here Ron II: wasn't there a driver on the Microsoft site for 2.0? rich-c: well, I just got this - it's an Athlon 1600XP Ron II: much NEWER Ron II: so there ain't much help I can suggest from here Ron II: I'm still operating a Pentium II /300 rich-c: don't think MS ever offered a driver for Win98SE - it's built into XP rich-c: well, the 166MMX was getting long in the tooth, so I decided to upgrade Ron II: think I'm thinking of somebody else. might have been QUE (QPS Inc) for my CD burner. rich-c: can always check the MS site to see if there's anything I've missed Ron II: yes.... Jeff is now operating a 500 Mhz computer, and is talking about the 'old' computer Ron II: told him where it can come when he's done with it rich-c: ditto for Pamela Ron II: well sir, I shall go I think rich-c: I'll have to keep my old one operative for a while - it has all my email on it Ron II: important records rich-c: yes, time advances - see you next week Ron II: yup...take care sir Ron II: g'nite rich-c: likewise
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