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changed username to aaron rich-c: hello aaron
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changed username to George rich-c: hi george
changed username to BobS rich-c: evening Bob George: hi rich-c: whole gang arrives at once BobS: evening fellers........ rich-c: aaron, you're new - care to tell us about yourself? rich-c: and George, who's your health tonight? aaron: hi, was just surfing around and the coleco adam just popped in my head, so I googled my way here BobS: you all jsut got here?? rich-c: very good for you - you'll find if nothing else we're harmless George: more doctors and tests BobS: well welocme to "here" BobS: we are???????? rich-c: well, most of us, Bob BobS: just find one who knows how to fix you up George rich-c: aaron, you a present or former Adam owner? George: ? aaron: former, long time ago (last had it in 91) rich-c: ah, we're part of the hard core still playing Adam to this day rich-c: we have this chat weekly (sometimes also Sat.) and an annual convention rich-c: we also have a mailing list BobS: well George,.......IF you are going for tests and to the doc, then you need "fixin"....YES????? BobS: SAT?????? we have one of thosew??????? aaron: a mailing list? cool BobS: I alwasy foreget George: and some of us still learning how to play with it rich-c: yes, to get on it send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe" as the subject BobS: matter of fact aaron........i WISH my pentium could be so easy and dependable...... rich-c: Dale is kinda lazy about adding to it but be patient and you'll get there BobS: although I don't have much problems with my own computers rich-c: later on, Aaron, go to the adamcon.org home page and follow links BobS: make SUBSCRIBE in capital letters.....tha may help rich-c: you'll even see what some of our strange crew looks like rich-c: bob, before I forget - I lost my bookmark for the backup chat in my hard disc crash rich-c: can you give it to me? George: how about some chat mug shots? rich-c: nope, george, you have to settle for the stuff on this site and http://hollowdreams.com for the party pictures rich-c: anyway, aaron, Adam is definitely among the seriously wounded, but still has a coterie of loving attendants BobS: I am gettign it for you Richard George: mine is at http://hometown.aol.com/gwahl53937 rich-c: good Bob thanks aaron: well I have been meaning to "re-create my youth" so to speak, so I wanna get some of my old computers back (Adam, TS2068, etc) BobS: http://coleco.cwru.edu/chat/chat.html ..... THIS IS THE BACKUP CHAT rich-c: you have your own website, george? BobS: SO, kiddies PUT it into your faVORITES section George: yes, i just gave it rich-c: not surprised, aaron, I've sold three Adams in the past six months rich-c: the latest order just came in Monday, in fact George: i still have to send for my drives aaron: cool BobS: the ADAM is still a simple comuter to understand; program, etc rich-c: aaron, I've heard TS2068 before, but the exact identity slips my aging memory - more info? rich-c: wait a minute - Timex-Sinclair, right? aaron: The Timex Sinclair 2068 BobS: I have never heaRD OF IT but that is not surprising.......... rich-c: should have known - have one in a can in the basement - it might even work aaron: I just dusted mine off over the weekend, works great, guess that's what made me think of the ADAM rich-c: I have two Adams up and running, the main one with four disc drives plus hard disc George: what happened to the rest of gang? BobS: George, just visited your very own website........funny, I thought you were slightly older than you appear in the pic...... rich-c: oh, they'll turn up unless there's something special on television rich-c: james is likely doing lesson preps, Ron is on a community committee BobS: Richard, how'd you get 4 disk drives runnign at once??????? special program to access George: its a few years old my first attempt at making a webpage George: it may be my last rich-c: no, I use wither the 5.25" pair OR the 3.5" pair depending on need rich-c: that's either BobS: ahso!!!! well, there was talk of up to 8 drives simultaneously....BUT don't remember how....... BobS: ADAM has the resources #'s to do ti, just some programming to do it rich-c: one of the Walters twins has a program that allows it BobS: thought it ws them BobS: got it?????? BobS: all of Walters Software and Jim's stuff is PD now rich-c: in fact, Jim may have provided for it in his prBoot program or one of his other OS tweakers
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changed username to HLM rich-c: no, Jim has never realeased his stuff as PD HLM: morning all George: i think i'm losing some of my computer skills rich-c: he thought of it but then thought better of it BobS: HIYA Herman!!!!! rich-c: hi Hummon rich-c: running a computer is like running a bicycle - once learned, never forgotten
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: 'bout time you gtot up for the day............. HLM: have I met aaron if Not Hello
changed username to james rich-c: but when you try to oil up the skills you can take some nasty falls aaron: hi HLM HLM: No sir... more like just getting in and finishing dinner BobS: NOT HLM james: morning, everyone :) aaron: new around here actually rich-c: no, aaron is a first-time visitor, Herman - be nice and hope he comes again BobS: but he is interested in regaining his computer skills on an ADAM......... BobS: hiya James!!!!!! rich-c: morning, james, how's tomorrow? BobS: AND do we have news yet????????? james: partly cloudy, mid teens, no snow. HLM: Hello James... rich-c: (aaron, it's Thursday where james is) james: hey herman, how's it going? HLM: Welll computer skills kinda slips away if ya don't use them james: two more weeks! BobS: aaron, jam,es is in Japan BTW james: we know it's a boy and we're probably going to name him Case aaron: oh, haven't been there in years, how goes it James? HLM: an old timer here made me start thinking.. Chester King. a local here was at IV asked me a few questions I had no answer for rich-c: I guess the two of you are holding your breath something fierce james: hi aaron, nice to meet you. rich-c: how aree your students reacting to all of this? aaron: pleasure HLM: then he told me well You told me LAST TIME I asked but he forgot then he asked why I did not still remember BobS: ok, remember Chester I think.......... james: most of them want to see the baby, a couple made the not so subtle offer of having the next one for me. BobS: OUCH, pesky little things eh??? james: where you from aaron? rich-c: occupational hazard - crushes on teacher james: ha ha. aaron: Oakland, California james: cool. rich-c: a little to the starboard side of the San Andreas fault, then BobS: HOORAY for CA, almost halfway form Toronto to the coast of Japan HLM: Let me think who do we have still active in the CA area, help me think Bob, Rich....
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: let's see - Gene Welch is in the LA area, isn't he? aaron: rich, right, and right oin top of the Hayward Fault BobS: talked email to Gene Wlch the othere day james: so what brings you here, aaron?
changed username to Judy rich-c: hi Judy BobS: he still has his ADAM stuff and presumably tinkers with it HLM: OK we are getting there.. I need my data base handy so I can cheat BobS: Gene Welch Judy: Hello, All HLM: Hi Judy james: that's a good thing. has anyone seen or heard from the wet coast lately? rich-c: yes, there was that eastern club president, moved to the Bay area - forget his name George: Hi Judy aaron: james: Was surfing around and Coleco ADAM popped in my head, googled myt way here james: isn't the internet great? it's really helped people to integrate. rich-c: I am a big fan of Google HLM: We are still kicking Aaron, our 14th convention in Michigan this year sir BOB is the guy hosting it HLM: Oppps, and ofcourse his dear wife Judy, and children :) Judy: thanks rich-c: anytime, Judy james: michigan - they're almost canadian, eh bob? HLM: did I clean that up FAST ms Judy Judy: at least you remembered I do help rich-c: oh, we know who does all the real work around there, Judy james: lol BobS: RIGHT Judy: yes, I will let it go this time HLM: no comments, I done stepped in enough already :( HLM: so rich keep me out of it... Judy: not really!!! james: how are the wicks doing? BobS: busy, busy busy.......... BobS: babaies RUN the joint rich-c: haven't heard from them much, but last time Dale wason all was doing fine BobS: KING Jeffery is ruling the place I am afraid........... HLM: George and I were tossing ideas around a few weeks ago about 14 james: that's good. i'm still mentally bracing myself for the lifestyle change. rich-c: but then, Scott was on at the same time, so those two did a lot of Adam talking BobS: yes. and????????? Judy: it will change, big time HLM: George K I should say forgot gotta clarify now that is 2 georges james: i might have to start getting up before 11 and going to bed before 3. Judy: things are going to change around here too, the little one is moving out BobS: HALLELUYA rich-c: yes, you mentioned Mandy had found an apartment HLM: we were getting our times sync'ed sir... first I thought my wife was gonna drive me, but GK said he would be here he was comming from parts unknown BobS: I can be almost retied and lazy again!!!!!! james: that's what my parents said when my brother moved out but he's back. Judy: thanks for that James BobS: so you guys are going to batch it again???????? HLM: at first but decided against it... so we both will be leaving Cleveland together james: i think they're going to change the locks next time. HLM: is it any other way BobS: probably not, se one of ya's ....see the other....... rich-c: didn't realize you don't drive, Herman BobS: I thought you guys were twins the fisrt few conventions.......... BobS: and IMPOSING SCARY guys too!!!!!!!! HLM: Not too much rich... emergency driving only mostly HLM: used to drive trucks believe it or not BobS: two great BIG lugs saying mean and nasty things about the rest of us........... rich-c: I'd have thought that now that your eyes are fixed you'd be doing more BobS: but now I KNOW you sre just teddy bears......
(BobS winks) HLM: I do but why mess with perfection Zandra and GK are excellent drivers :) BobS: SO.....are just the two of ya coming OR are you breinging spouses rich-c: yes, don't know Zandra's background but an ex Trooper ought to know his way around a road
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changed username to Guy B. HLM: not sure yet bob... My wife may sneak up, but I don't think Linda will... rich-c: evening Guy, you're late BobS: hi Guy rich-c: have to take teh pooch for a walk? Judy: Hi, Guy BobS: well, we sould LOVE to have any and ALL who want to come!!!!! Guy B.: Greetings everyone. Had other things here to tend too. Bad news, the Athlon is back in the shop. BobS: pooch????????? DAT'S abby the dog!!!!!! rich-c: far as I can recall I've never met Linda - was she at any of the Cleveland conventions? HLM: then again she may not we got 2 more classes to take for being PARENTS believe it or not NOW you must be licensed to keep foste kids in Ohio BobS: fer crying out loud james: aaron, you said you were in japan before? HLM: that is Foster Kids, which is what they consider our grand daughter rich-c: do you plan to formally adopt her later, Herman? BobS: well keep at it Herman, and keep her there with ya!!!!! BobS: will make ya OLD beforte your time, but she needs ya!!!! rich-c: Guy, what's your grief with the Athlon this time? BobS: Bill gAtes likely HLM: Not sure Rich.. some where down the road her parrents may get there acts together and adoption would be FINAL ofcourse BobS: got your Athyelon back Richard???????? rich-c: Oh yes Bob, it's humming away just fine Guy B.: Same problem. The PS/2 ports went out again. I talked with a friend of mine from work. He suspects something is shorting the ports out. aaron: james, yeah, about 8 years ago, spent a couple of months in Osaka rich-c: believe it or not, the problem (on the replacement disc) was that FDISC didn't wprk properly Guy B.: Just as I thought. rich-c: and don't tell me there's no way you can mess up FDISK james: cool. rich-c: that's true, but apparently it can mess up itself BobS: the program Fdisk wan't workign right, but the JHD was?????? HLM: bummer.... I had to re install ME about a week ago.. had a few support files that were hit and missing when they felt like it rich-c: it's things like that that make me happy to stick with Win98SE james: what were you doing in osaka? HLM: don't agree SE was very good, but ME is more stable for me, problem was me trying to MANUALLY force updates up that corrupted or transposed the correct version tables Guy B.: I did have the keyboard working for awhile. Then I reinstalled Win98 and the first thing I noticed was no mouse pointer. So, right away I knew the CPU heatsink fan has nothing to do with the PS/2 ports going out. Win98 has been reinstalled and that's where I stand on the Athlon until I get it back. rich-c: anyway, Bob, my first problem was simple mechanical failure in the hard disc rich-c: the problem with FDISK can when we were installing the warranty replacement james: okay, i have to go into town today. will talk to you all next week! can someone say hi to ron for me if he shows? Guy B.: Ok, James. We'll see you then. Bye HLM: sure will he is about due if he is comming rich-c: will do, james - our best to you and family
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changed username to Pamela BobS: sure james!!!! ber good james!!!!! HLM: bye James rich-c: hi daughter james: *poof* BobS: hell Pamel me dear!!!!! james: hi pam. bye pam! rich-c: meet aaron from Oakland, CA - he's new Pamela: Hi everyone, bye James BobS: ABOUT TIME!!!! Guy B.: Well, there she is. Hi Pam, where were you last week? HLM: Hello Pam
james left chat session Pamela: Hi Aaron George: Hi Pamela Pamela: Sorry guys, I was in bed with a nasty cold Pamela: Herman, George - Hi Guy B.: You're feeling better? Pamela: Somewhat Pamela: AT least now I can breath aaron: Hi Pamela Pamela: (breathe) rich-c: that cold still giving you a hard time? or is this another one? Pamela: I'll be right back guys, gotta go finish nuking my dinner Pamela: Not sure if it is the same or different - just miserable Pamela: BRB George: my chest feels like a truck ran over it Guy B.: Well, I have lost 18 pounds in the past three months and doing pretty good here. rich-c: afraid Pamela has been having a very persistent cold there BobS: that's what happens when yo don't get enough snow for the winter!!!!!! rich-c: six pounds a month - good for you, Guy BobS: we are actually......HEAR THIS..........3rd snowiest on record......over 102 inches so far rich-c: that's a good rate of loss too Guy B.: Four just last week. rich-c: you'll be real sleek and fit by Adamcon BobS: SUPER Guy!!!!!!! HLM: yea right... I fell for ya Bob BobS: we won't wven recognize Guy!!!!!! Guy B.: And most of that snow was lake effect. We have over 40 inches this winter. rich-c: sheesh, I don't think we've even had a snowfall we couldn't clear with a broom, and few of those Guy B.: It's showing. Most of my jeans are lose now. rich-c: of course we're on the weather side of our lake, you folks are to the lee of yours HLM: we had 2 bad days here and funny thing after the bad snow each days, it turned almost 60 or better the next day and melted it BobS: it was the lake effect stuff that got us.....actually, the winter was very mild Guy B.: The last snowfall we had two weeks ago here has all melted. BobS: EXCEPT for the snow storms HLM: same here Bib HLM: Bob done renamed ya already Guy B.: Same goes here. rich-c: just as well - at the moment I can't swing a shovel anyway, in fact my walking is limited BobS: yea, I heard Clevalnd getting dumped and I thought of ya!!!!! HLM: I wasn't bad where I live about 3 -4 inches at best, and it was more out east... actually by me it was less and lasted not a good 24hrs rich-c: I trust that is not a complaint, Herman Pamela: I'm back - sorry about that Pamela: Guy, did I see 18 pounds go by? BobS: and you SHOULD be my dear!!!!! Pamela: (apologies) rich-c: I know Dr. D. was complaining last time he was on about driving through a junior-grade blizzard HLM: No way even though I have only done about 4 or 5 furnances this winter I am NOT MAD Guy B.: Yes, you heard right! Pamela: that is so wow, Guy HLM: we have been very mild and snowless based on our usual Guy B.: Abby has helped me with her adventure walking. Judy: Hi, Pam Pamela: Hi Judy
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: so, since I missed last week, how was Florida? rich-c: I'd sort of had the impression walking in Chicago was an adventure anyway, Guy Judy: last week-end here was really bad
changed username to George rich-c: welcome back, george Judy: really great, hated to come home George: i was bumped by aol Pamela: can't say I blame you Guy B.: It always is. Especially after what happened last Saturday with the high winds. Judy: the flowers were beautiful Pamela: Hmm, I have a chocolate milksicle HLM: OH FINALLY I am due to get DSL the 28th Bob... after 2 years of raising hell GeorgeK has had it about a year now Guy B.: Pam, don't tempt me. Pamela: not by choice, Guy - the fridge is obviously set too high Guy B.: Having some problems with it? Judy: is it just chocolate milk? Pamela: no, we defrosted the bar fridge on Saturday and forgot to compensate for it Pamela: Yes, Judy - with slivers of ice in it HLM: creative Guy B.: That happens. Judy: that would be great in the summer BobS: so now you can go REAL fast huh Herman??????? Pamela: well, sometimes theres a method to our madness HLM: too fast rich-c: I'd like DSL but not $600 a year worth Pamela: ditto BobS: right BobS: I am smoking awasy @ 26,000 buad but it only costs 9 bucks per month Guy B.: DSL's not cheap. I have a friend who I setup hers and she's paying $50 a month. But, she's always on the Internet. BobS: slow by dsl standards, but affordable HLM: I kinda got a deal only 30 bux for first year BobS: IF your business needs it, great, otherwise, tightfisted dutchmen leave it alone Pamela: per month or for the whole year??? aaron: I love my DSL Pamela: Aaron, where do you live? aaron: Oakland, CA HLM: per month but with a year contract.. Pamela: Oh. Nice work if you can get it rich-c: fortunately our ISP is full value for 56K Guy B.: Right now. Only a small percentage of people has DSL. The rest share the dialup and cable modem. rich-c: I have more trouble with slow website servers than my connection BobS: how fast is cable modem??????? HLM: I saved money it will allow me to kill 2 phone lines, and 2 msn accounts, that alone pays for it rich-c: about one meg/sec for the cheapest BobS: true, you can be real fast, but it depends on your route online Guy B.: Not as fast as DSL. There are times where it will slow to a crawl. HLM: with DSL me and my wife can log on at the same time without 2 seperate ISP accounts so MSN is history now rich-c: oh, when Frances wabts to go on line she just appropriates my computer George: i have 300 baud Guy B.: I renewed Netzero for the year. rich-c: but most of the time she's happy to play with her Amiga BobS: well Herman, a network connectin that Judy and I are on right now does the same thing......... BobS: using the same account BobS: they just don't know it aaron: ah, the Amiga, good memories of that system Pamela: problem is, Bob, you have to be a computer genius to set it up Guy B.: He has his son for that part. rich-c: she has a 3000 up and running, a 500 and 2000 on the shelf BobS: nope just have Doug. the stup is extremely simple and not expensive rich-c: we even have a local Amiga group still - we were at the meeting last night Pamela: I know. Some people are so lucky HLM: But I could not pull that off Bob. tried high and low but could not do it.. Maybe with Netzero or something but MSN no AOL no HLM: see I got no Dougie Fresh in my house BobS: tis true Herman, those outlets are too strict to make that work BobS: just need strictly internet access and LEAVE US ALONE til we ask for something rich-c: yes, AOL is entirely too interested in your personal affairs Guy B.: And your money as well. HLM: that is good... we are gonna start trying to do more with our website so I wanted to crank things up a bit BobS: pcmcia network cards, a cable and a little program called Sygate BobS: GO MAN!!!!!! HLM: MSN is not AS BAD as AOL, and PRODIGY is as bad as AOL Pamela: wasn't that what Rich was trying to do for he and I at the convention so we could both chat? Judy: works wonderfull BobS: I want to see a "knock 'em dead" website !!!!!!! Pamela: you're purring, Judy BobS: could be Pam Judy: no, eating HLM: damn that is slick.... tell Doug to come to cleveland We wil lfeed him atleast BobS: feedin her face Pam.........not purring rich-c: naw, you gotta go to the 'con, Herman, and corner him there Pamela: well, she sounded like she was purring - must be the food BobS: will demo at AC 14...... BE THERE !!!!!!! rich-c: hey, you can wait till August HLM: yea Rich you are righ... that IS the best time Judy: I can do that, not take apart computers HLM: Bob will be working his senseless this year running things he may be tied up rich-c: maybe I can learn the Adam emulator by then and bring my laptop Pamela: Yeah, but Doug will be free . . . HLM: don't know... gotta have a tech on the premises Pamela: unless Bob has something to say about it rich-c: anyway, all the good stuff at Adamcon happens after dinner Guy B.: I have the emulator on my notebook and use it quite often. rich-c: usually fairly near daybreak... BobS: hope to have a session just for you Rich...on ADAMemulator HLM: after dinner and before day Pamela: I heard that rumour Pamela: can't prove it by us though Guy B.: Hey, what about me? HLM: we are getting better now though we are all usually sleep by 2 now not many all niters no more BobS: AND from the Herman........Chris Braymen's Manager program tutorial rich-c: OK, I think I have the files on it, if not I'll put them on, and you-all can give me a guided tour Pamela: can you network, Guy? BobS: Guy's the guy for the ADAMem utilities Pamela: gotcha HLM: oh boy we gotta brush up rich-c: right, we'll drag him to our room and let Russell guard the door Pamela: Oh sure, like that's gonna do any good Guy B.: The only network I've done is setup for Direct Cable Connection. Yep, the AdamEm utilities are my specialty. HLM: I can use MOST OF IT, gotta learn to do the disk images and stuff but program runs fine with what I got already BobS: actually, should be able to put in 2 cheapy network cards,a nd then hook them together I would think rich-c: well, we'll give you a good workout on them, Guy BobS: of course, what I THINK is usually too simplistic and doesn't work right........... Pamela: besides, Guy's gonna be fit by then HLM: yea Bob You THINK and Doug makes it work HLM: wishful thinking Guy B.: I've done it between the Athlon and the P133 and for the notebook for either one. The P75 will be next. BobS: \we ALL have our jobs, ya know........ rich-c: did I mention I finally got it working between my Athlon and laptop, Guy?
(BobS reboots HLM's computer remotely.) HLM: I know are you hiring :) anywhere close to Doug will do Pamela: now Bob, don't you feel sorry for Herman now? BobS: a few well placed dollars will get you a room nearby to the doug's room...........
(Someone throws a brick at BobS) HLM: ok good connecting door will be just fine BobS: it is ALL about WHO you know, not what you know........ rich-c: OK Herman, you get Doug, we'll get Guy Pamela: (Ooh, that was messy) BobS: 'OUCH Judy: he looks ok from here HLM: NO GK will ge working on Guy, then he can help me... rich-c: someone toss another Pamela: Can you get the blood out of the rug, Judy? Judy: yes, I know just who to call, they do great work Pamela: okay, then no harm done
(Someone throws a brick at rich-c) Judy: I don't do rugs Pamela: Duck, Daddy! rich-c: nyahh, I ducked Judy: there is a awful lot of bricks flying around HLM: pretty fast Rich
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) BobS: got any PIE??????? rich-c: big monitor - saw it coming at a distance Pamela: Thanks Guy! BobS: ANd an ale for Rich.......... HLM: :) Pamela: wouldn't duck the pike Guy B.: Might as well have one too. Pamela: sorry, pie rich-c: hmm, think I'm in more of a Guiness mode tonight BobS: we here inthe lower states have only "baby" type brews for the upper crusters BobS: somtimes they ahve to bring their own;............ Pamela: guess we'll have to import some, Bob rich-c: now Aaron, all he's got to do is drive north a piece and he's into the Napa Valley rich-c: and that's where you get the real drinkables
(Guy B. reboots Judy's computer remotely.) Pamela: Hey Dad, what was the name of that campground we stayed in at Point Reyes? BobS: but just "getting" to Napa Valley does not make wine HLM: who fell into Rich's trap YOU KNOW nobody has beer like Canada rich-c: no, but it gets you on a winery tour, and the rest follows BobS: I just hought I would bring it up before he did Herman rich-c: Pam, I don't remember Judy: it is working just fine, Guy Guy B.: Ok, then we should reboot Bob's. Pamela: I second that HLM: ok U KNOW it was comming BobS: went thru a beer factory in MIlwaukee WI one time and got FREE beer Pamela: which brand, Bob? rich-c: used to get that at Busch Gardens, too HLM: Millers Draft Judy: If his isn't working than mine won't rich-c: but I think they quit it - too many couldn't behave themselves BobS: forget Pamela: is that how i got you on the roller coaster, Dad? BobS: tell us MORE Judy: Guy, maybe we should be booting yours, you are not on our list HLM: of all things, our Church sponsered a trip to a brewery and a winery rich-c: well, no, that was in my younger and more foolish days, Pam HLM: ofcourse in Michigan
(Guy B. groans loudly) BobS: the is one heck of a church PICNIC Herman Pamela: We did California in '75 Bob HLM: I know I was there trust me rich-c: if I recall, wine is mentioned in the Bible 173 times, and 171 of the mentions are favourable Pamela: Disneyland for me, Knotts Berry Farm for Mom, and Busch gardens for Dad Pamela: Guess who had the most fun? Guy B.: You Pam? BobS: you?????? Pamela: debatable rich-c: I remember who liked San Francisco so much she cried when we had to leave Pamela: yeah well I cried at Small World, too Pamela: after all, I was only 10! rich-c: first time I ever heard of an eight year old crying about going to Disneyland HLM: correct and I wish I had some of THAT WINE rich I probably would still be high Guy B.: I bet she rode the cable cars. Pamela: Y'know, I can't remember Pamela: Did we? rich-c: sorry, Pam, yes you were 10 rich-c: yes, we rose the cable cars. She loved the street mimes at the Cannery HLM: don't admit you don't remember that will just pump Rich up more rich-c: do you remember going up the Napa Valley, and the Behemoth getting so hot we couldn't get in? Pamela: memories of California: Ghirardelli square and ice cream for lunch, walking the earthquake trail, Bell theater in the round at Disney Pamela: Yeah, I remember that Dad Pamela: tide pools rich-c: had to put towels on the seat and steering wheel to move it into the shade Pamela: drinking great grape juice at the wineries BobS: WINE, not grape juice Pam Pamela: getting dad on a roller coaster for the first and last time rich-c: no, ten year olds got grape juice Pamela: Bob, I was only ten - I was drinking grape juice Pamela: Bumper car ride to ourselves at Busch Gardens HLM: yea right Judy: Bob can relate to the last time on a roller coaster HLM: AGED grape juice Pamela: only for the adults, Herman BobS: so that is what made you appreciate the finer things in life today............ rich-c: and I gather, Judy, you mean LAST time HLM: OK I will be nice Judy: He didn't like BAT MAN Pamela: this was 26 years ago - rides were much tamer then BobS: I will go on the "normal" types but not the wild ones again Pamela: I'm with you, Bob BobS: thought I was gonna DIE Judy: he thought he was dying BobS: I think I DID !!!!!! HLM: Same here Bob... takes about a week to get your head and stomache unscrambled Judy: It was great!!! Pamela: so Bob - how is reincarnation, anyway? Judy: the ride I mean BobS: right on the button Herman Judy: he did scare all of us Pamela: Hey Aaron, this is your home we're talking about - any contributions or dissensions? rich-c: I'd have thought the pale green colour would be rather fetching BobS: I wanted tocome back as a RICH playboy, but alas.........my fmaily wanted me back the way I was befor e I died Judy: won't ask him to go on that one again BobS: SO, i came back just plain ol me' HLM: No comment BobS: GRAY richard aaron: no, not really :) rich-c: no, Aaron's a fair piece north of LA-LA Land aaron: yeah, what rich said Pamela: not all of it is lala land, just a small percentage Judy: it was really awful watching him BobS: kinda looked like batman maybe Pamela: does this ride have a loop or a corkscrew? rich-c: after a tough night with the Joker Judy: both BobS: TEN of themn I think' Pamela: Okay , no dice BobS: and twleve of the other ones yo said BobS: BU BobS: T, I got a T-shirt for riding!!!!!!!!! Judy: the rest of us all liked it, he is such a baby rich-c: which coaster was this, Judy? Pamela: and it says I rode Bat man and all they gave me was this lousy t-shirt Judy: but don't tell him I said that Pamela: It'll be our secret, Judy BobS: nope, it is just like the real ones....just sasy BAT MAN !!!!!!!!! Judy: the name of it is Bat Man BobS: they had some that said something about gettign sick on the crowd waiting to ride, but I didn't want that one rich-c: which park, and when? BobS: Great America in Illinois summer of 95 BobS: of 96 rich-c: trauma worn off yet? BobS: NOPE Guy B.: Been a longtime since I've been at Great America. BobS: stil feels like YESTERDAY Pamela: we have one at Wonderland that pulls you up a track, then lets you go backwards, down to the bottom , through two loops and a corkscrew, then pulls you up the track again and lets you go through it frontwards Pamela: they call it the Bat BobS: NO< NO>>>>>>>>>] Pamela: I wouldn't ride it for a million bucks BobS: and you are the ball, reight?????? Judy: we just do;n't ask him to go on any like that anymore BobS: I am with you Pam Judy: it was great Pamela: You're a better woman than I, Judy HLM: OH Cedar Point or (Six Flags) has some coasters, that leaves your guts in the air 20 minutes after the ride has ended BobS: Ryan & Josh & Mikey and I can watch Judy: better if Bob wasn't there co;mplaining about it Pamela: I've heard about Cedar Point, Herman HLM: From a DISTANCE like me Bob, with Camera in hand BobS: Herman you been there, EH???????? rich-c: they also have one of the old classic wooden coasters, don't they? BobS: Cedar point is a good park, some wild rides, but overall an A+++++++ HLM: yea Cedar Point BobS: GEMINI BobS: double coaster Pamela: Cedar point is where they test all the really wild rides before trying them anywhere else HLM: cork screw demon drop, demon coaster bunch of crap that I just look at Judy: sissy ride Pamela: If the riders there can't handle them they're toast rich-c: do I detect Judy getting a bit insufferable? Judy: not a bit HLM: we got a cyclone or tornado that is SUPPOSED to break sound or some crap Pamela: there's a faint whiff of ego in the room Pamela: Cast iron stomach, Judy? Judy: yes, but the neck doesn't like some Pamela: Must be nice Pamela: I guess I'll just go on being a wimp Judy: head goes one way body goes the other HLM: Me too Guy B.: Well, gang. Got to check the e-mail and set Abby's vet appt. in my schedule for this Saturday. So, I'll see you all next week. Pamela: Ciao Guy - keep up the good work! Judy: bye Guy HLM: nite Guy rich-c: nite Guy - see you then BobS: see ya Guy Guy B.: Over and out. rich-c: if the appointment allows, do try to check in Saturday BobS: IF you can remember
Guy B. left chat session rich-c: think we wrr3e just a little late on that HLM: Like my dad used to say ya ain't gotta walk through a cow pasture to know what lies in the grass BobS: if you are like me, I ALWAYS forget Pamela: your daddy was a wise one Herman rich-c: these days I get conflicts with the races sometimes Pamela: that's what video tape is for Dad rich-c: don't mind missing a piece of a NASCAR race, but CART is a diffeerent story HLM: Saturday I am usually gone at 3pm rich-c: I get the feeling I shouldn't ask where, Herman HLM: so he thought rich-c: going to be tough when the football season starts Pamela: and I thought my viewing schedule was tight HLM: No comment Rich You know what he was saying AND what was in the grass Pamela: why is everything I love on Wednesday nights? HLM: cow droppings Pamela: bull hocky rich-c: as you remarked, daughter, that's what video tape is for BobS: pretty quick now, they will all be repeats Pam Pamela: for a while, anyway, except Survivor BobS: GOOD ONE Rich rich-c: fortunately, no racing or football on Wednesday nights HLM: Must be nice Pamela: Enterprise Wed at eight, Survivor Wednesday at eight, West Wing Wednesday at nine, chat Wednesday at nine - what's a girl to do? rich-c: Frances likes it when I get into the tv - that's when she does her internet surfing rich-c: last Sunday she had six hours straight Pamela: who one the Mexican race, Dad? Pamela: sorry, won rich-c: Christiana da Matta - that makes it three in a row for him Pamela: isn't he a native? rich-c: maybe Newman-Haas didn't make that big a mistake letting Andertti walk after all rich-c: no, he's Brazilian if I recall
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changed username to Ron rich-c: Michael went to Motorola Team Green BobS: Ronald my MAN Ron: yo! Pamela: Ron, you made it! rich-c: bout time. Ron HLM: FINALLY Hello Ron Judy: hi, Ron BobS: how's BC wseather?????? rich-c: james had to leave but asked us to tell you hello Ron: miss ya 'all BobS: and what will hit here in 3 days????? Pamela: you too! Ron: wet Ron: cold Ron: snow Judy: yuk Pamela: yuck, take it back BobS: NO, don't like that!!!!! Ron: exactly HLM: Nope we closed the Gate Ron... Gotta stay there with you rich-c: gee, our crocuses and daffodils are sprouting like mad Ron: we have one of these Arctic Outflow things happening Pamela: speaking of James, isn't the baby due shortly? rich-c: we had a high of 12 today BobS: 2 weeks Judy: yes, don't send that our way rich-c: two weeks, Pam Pamela: ok
aaron left chat session Judy: oours too Ron: cold air hitting warm moist Pacific incoming.... result is white Judy: was 50 here Pamela: but is it salty? BobS: salty snow???????? Judy: sound s better than 12 Ron: yes.... makes great chip dip rich-c: that's 12C - about 53F Pamela: that's a loota chips HLM: well according to the forcaster, we are clear for 3 days anyway Ron: think the Good Lord has reversed things Pamela: but I hear snow has no calories rich-c: remember I was answering a Canadian BobS: about time TOO Ron: just to keep me from gloating Pamela: I only speak F when it gets really hot Ron: true Pamela. Consistency of wet cement, but no calories Ron: heart's fine. It's the back that hurts Pamela: can't comment Ron - I've never tried to eat wet cement rich-c: does it make foir self-salting roads, Ron? Ron: Mother says, "the Lord put it there, the Lord will take it away" Ron: but I'm here to tell you.... Ron: Think the Lord was elsewhere Pamela: and then she stays indoors for two months, right? HLM: I have try plastering over your head SAME THING.... rich-c: the Lord can be darn dilatory about it?
(BobS groans loudly) Ron: rich stop expanding my vocabluary like that Ron: dilatory? Pamela: nah, plaster wouldn't be right - gets hard too fast Pamela: slow, Ron rich-c: as in, sorta slow, not in a hurry to do it Ron: tks Pamela: this is what I get for having librarians as parents - a vocab no one can understand Ron: need a dictionary when I speak with your father rich-c: at my ager, vocabulary is a use it or lose it proposition HLM: on a hot day Cement sets up in a few hours depending on the amount of water added to it Pamela: definitely not a good candidate then Herman HLM: OK BobS: I liked the idea of self salting snow...........keep the roads RIGHT clean it would Ron: sounds like you been there, done that, Herman Pamela: Me too Bob - easier on the cars too Ron: out here we have 2 ploughs Pamela: none of that corrosion stuff Pamela: and they BobS: Ronald, we were discussing AC14 and your role in it........ Ron: nobody ever thinks it's going to snow Pamela: re in Victoria, right? BobS: that of leading 6 sessions....... HLM: good idea Bob, lets market it and go to Florida or Vegas and retire Ron: ya BobS: on subjects of the public's choice Ron: yes BobS: AND YOU were ELECTED BobS: bummer eh????? Ron: to do what? BobS: anything we desire!!!!! Pamela: tear down computers for one Ron: my wish is your command BobS: for one thing, I goota talk to you about the Xmas program dn session on how to use it Ron: good idea BobS: Pam is on th list for tear down and rebuild......but not he same computer Ron: tear down? do they have to work after? BobS: yes.......... Ron: oh Pamela: huh? Ron: same as last year eh? Pamela: do I have to rebuild Moms? HLM: Bob and Judy are XPERTS they can help Ron: Think we oughta have the Slopsemas for a return engagement Pamela: no way, they're not teardown virgins BobS: NO, Ron and Pam are going head to head.......... HLM: got a better Idea Clea's against CLEES Ron: I like that Herman HLM: Clees VS Clees rich-c: this time I'll bring my tool kit Pamela: that was the original idea I thought Pamela: Mom and Dad against myself and Russell with Ron coaching BobS: 6 way screwdriver is all you can have Rich BobS: coaching WHO??????? HLM: so it is confirmed... Pamela: coaching us - Dad doesn't need a coach rich-c: no, I need mine with the long thin shank Pamela: (quick, someone write that down) Ron: coaching.... as in imparting knowledge? HLM: rich will bring a power driver and cheat Pamela: as in helping Ron Ron: bit of a reach rich-c: besides, I'll get lots of practice - sold another Adam this week Pamela: you don't get off that easily, Ron Ron: thought not. (damn!) Pamela: nice try rich-c: if I keep up at this rate the basement will be empty by the time I'm 80 Ron: :) HLM: No way Pamela: not at the rate people are giving them away rich-c: well, empty of the working ones Pamela: see, this is my inheritance BobS: the non working ones get thrown!!!!! Pamela: dead ADAMs Pamela: three zillion books rich-c: and a 1973 car Pamela: and a couple of seasonal mice BobS: too many working ones to save the non working ones HLM: oh boy here comes the "BJ's Land Fill trick Ron: ROTFL HLM: was it Bj or Lisle BobS: WHAT an inheritance!!!!!!! Pamela: any way you slice it, I'm a rich woman Judy: bye all talk at you next week rich-c: you can send them to Bob to get them working, Pam Pamela: fair deal Ron: Think Pam of how many ADAMCon's you could host HLM: Nite Judy rich-c: nite Judy Ron: say g'nite Judy Pamela: g'nite Judy - sleep tight - visions of rollercoasters dance in your dreams Pamela: I'll never be taht organized Bob Judy: don't send all to Bob, he is out of room HLM: no that will be bob's nite mare Ron: Are you guys goin' travelling? Pamela: Sorry, Ron rich-c: if he's not watching, that's the time to announce it BobS: getting them wittled down here too rich-c: let it be a lovely surprise
Judy left chat session BobS: when did we lose Aaron?????? rich-c: are who going travelling? we're going to Adamcon BobS: just noticed he was gone Pamela: I have this vision of my own - a UPS truck pulling up to the Slopsemas and disgorging about 100 ADAMs Pamela: none of them working Ron: no it was the reference to dreams of rollercoasters BobS: could paper the lawn with them!!! Ron: led me to believe the Slopsemas were going somewhere rich-c: no, they've been Ron: aha HLM: no like the kid on the Disney commercial, it was in 96 Ron Pamela: we heard that green is Bob's colour rich-c: my project now is to put a V8 in the truck Ron: you see, that's what happens when you lose touch with friends rich-c: then if my health is up to it, I can drive to Adamcon 15 Pamela: Don't know about you, but I plan to fly Ron: you drink the V8 Rich. put gas in the truck rich-c: well, you don't have eight weeks to spend on it, Pam BobS: gotta fly it is faster!!!! HLM: Never happen... Rich gotta drive only way to go Pamela: Ron, read the archives when they're posted - you'll understand Ron: ok Ron: I await Pamela: we'll have to speak to the Wick to get them up soon Ron: ya had to be there eh? Pamela: Hey, I could if I wanted to - I have four weeks vacation these days BobS: well team. goot go too, mama is beckoning and she HATES to go to bed alone....needs me to WARM up the sheets or something rich-c: trust me, daughter, it's a fairly tough run Pamela: that's why I'm flying rich-c: though I suppose you could make it in six days each way without killing yourself Ron: go do that Bob. take care sir Pamela: I guess you're right Bob - it's getting late rich-c: but you wouldn't see anything HLM: ok Robert Nite sir... I need to take the garbage out before I forget Ron: my late arrivals will unfortunately carry on until May 24 rich-c: nite Robert Pamela: nite Bob Ron: but I'll try get here when I can BobS: be thinkin about a session Ron.......the program manager thingy used for the xcmas disk OK???? Pamela: we're usually here fairly late anyway Ron Ron: yep.. be happy to do that one Bob BobS: POOF............ HLM: we appreciate ya Ron Just come... BobS: THANKS!1 Pamela: G'nite Herman
BobS left chat session rich-c: nite Herman HLM: nite all Ron: well Herman, I got hornswoggled into chairing an event on the long weekend in May, and we have weekly Ron: meetings to do the planning. Ron: usually takes an hour right from 6:30 Ron: our time HLM: Sounds like a winner Pamela: and they just happen to be on wednesday night, like everything else, right? rich-c: thought the chairman got to set the meeting times? Ron: well, it was a group effort Ron: Got more volunteers on Wednesday rich-c: and volunteers being hard to come by...
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changed username to Meeka Pamela: is that the p.c. version of hornswoggled? Ron: not one of these where I can do my usual management philosophy (delegate and disappear)
HLM left chat session Pamela: Hi, Meeka! Meeka: Am I late? ;-) rich-c: hi Meeka, replacing the old folks, are you? Pamela: Just a tad Meeka: I guess so? Ron: Hi Meeka Pamela: and where have you been young lady? Meeka: at the Nephews house Ron: aha Pamela: ahhhh Pamela: you missed curfew Pamela: we were worried rich-c: helping get them settled in a bit? Pamela: hello? Ron: a moment of silence Pamela: thought we lost everyone for a moment Meeka: no. just over there playing with them. We also took their mom out to the furniture store tonight to get a new living room chair Ron: and did you find one? George: i'm in a daze Ron: You're not along George Meeka: yes. and it should match her couch really well Pamela: sorry George, did we wake you? rich-c: all the cross threads confusing you, George? Pamela: oooh, I just love furniture shopping George: i don't know what is going on Ron: neat Meeka: me too. I just don't get to very often. My taste tends to run on the expensive side rich-c: well, George, essentially three different conversations are taking place at once Ron: at least Pamela: as does mine, unfortunately. Mom and I used to joke that if there were 100 items in a window, we invariably picked the most expensive Meeka: yup rich-c: Meeka is Bob and Judy's daughter-in-law; Pamela is my daughter George: oh i thought i was going crazy Pamela: no more than the rest of us George Ron: no no George, you're at an ADAM chat.... amounts to about the same thing rich-c: yes, you have folks going in and out, which confuses things Pamela: you gotta be a bit crazy to play with us rich-c: and you get people in different places and time zones Ron: and talking about snow on the west coast Ron: and whether pigs have wings Pamela: and ships and shoes and sealing wax Ron: we're making it wose Ron: worse rich-c: we all know each others families, too George: maybe thats my trouble i'm in the eastern zone rich-c: and a certain amount about their personal lives otherwise rich-c: no, most of our folks are in Eastern or Central Ron: would not want to be moderator of this group rich-c: some confusion because some of us are Canadian and talk in metric Pamela: George, don't worry too much - it took me a while to get all the players straight - and I didn't know any of them a year and a half ago Ron: It's ok George, you're amongst friends Pamela: there is nothing moderate about this bunch Meeka: I helps a whole lot if you have faces to go with the names also rich-c: that's one of the reasons spelling is sometimes unusual, too Ron: you got that right Pamela Pamela: and no filter between brain and fingers either Ron: neighbour, labour, colour, rumour rich-c: right on, daughter Pamela: you have to love it George: why do we use the english system when we kicked the english out here? Ron: Good question rich-c: oh, Am,ericans just like to be out of step with all the rest of the world, I guess Pamela: very good question Meeka: Ron their are no "U"'s in those words if you spell them corectly ;-) rich-c: uh, Meeka, there? correctly? Ron: I know Meeka. now.... pronounce "Z" for me Pamela: it depends where you spell them Meeka Pamela: zed! Ron: nope Meeka: yes, it is those farn dingers agian Meeka: zzzzzzzzzzzz Ron: Meeka, wake up! Pamela: LOL\ George: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Ron: you say ZEE, I say ZED Pamela: George, WAKE UP rich-c: hey, George, we got you good! Meeka: i am not asleep. that is how you pronounce the letter Z Meeka: ;-) rich-c: unless you're in the United States armed forces - then, it's Zed Ron: Vive la difference Pamela: potatoe, potato Ron: oh really! Ron: I didn't know that Pamela: if you're Dan Quayle Pamela: silly featherhead George: my Zs look more lile a VHS track Ron: So let it be duly noted that at the ADAM chat tonight Ron: we spoke of many things Ron: of shoes Ron: and ships Pamela: and sealing wax Pamela: and cabbages and kings Ron: and whether George has wings Meeka: expansive tastes George: tomorrow i will Ron: yes, chairs..... I like recliners, myself Ron: I tend to recline Meeka: it is a recliner Ron: aha! Ron: I knew it! Meeka: the same as the two I got just befor christmas Pamela: I'll stick to my couch Ron: Hey..... ya know what Ron: the afghan works great with a recliner Meeka: ;-) Pamela: watch it Meeka, or Ron will be moving in to your place for the duration of the con Ron: yes! George: i'm stuck in bed Pamela: see, that's why you need wings George rich-c: count your blessings, George rich-c: these nights my hip hurts worse in bed than when I'm up rich-c: I'm not in your league of troubles, but I can sympathize George: i'll get my wings when i die Ron: George, I suppose there would be worse places to be stuck Pamela: yes, you will Meeka: that's ok. he was already invited to stay with us a few days if he need to since he will be one of the few needing to fly this year rich-c: yes, for most of us it is at worst a day's drive Pamela: Um Meeka, he snores Pamela: Just ask Guy Meeka: we hvae two spare rooms Pamela: at the far end of the house? rich-c: don't say things like that, Pamela - someone might ask how you know Pamela: Guy swears to it George: i snore like a freight train Ron: mean to take that offer seriously Pamela: Okay, you're relagated to the far end of the house too George Meeka: well, I don't know about far, but they are on the opisite side from our room George: you can hear the rumble rich-c: the world is divided between those who admit they snore and those who deny it - falsely Meeka: you are more than welcome to Ron. Pamela: Hey, I snore but i come by it honestly Meeka: just let us know when and for how long and we will see you at the airport Pamela: I am my fathers daughter Ron: snoring - we won't go there Meeka: I do to, but only when I am haing sinus problems Pamela: I realized how loud Dad was when I moved into the basement and I could still hear him rich-c: oddly enough, I tend to be very quiet these nights - so I'm told Pamela: could it be that Mom is sleeping better? rich-c: and Frances says I really don't snore at all in the trailer - go figure Ron: you are obviously living right, my son Pamela: I want the secret - before I muffle my hubby permanently rich-c: more rest and less tension tends to help Pamela: yup Pamela: so you're saying he has to retire, is that it? rich-c: maybe just arrange to get more sleep Pamela: If the man slept any more, he'd never get out of bed Ron: retirement doth not necessarily stress endeth Pamela: I'm gonna put that on a pillow for you Ron rich-c: true enough, Ron, but it changes the nature Ron: One can get very stressed being out and about rich-c: well, I limit my driving in Toronto Ron: :) Pamela: but first, say that three times fast Ron: I would limit driving with Taxi drivers between the airport and downtown Toronto Ron: but hey I tell ya rich-c: anyway, it takes a few years after you chuck it in to unwind Pamela: I wouldn't get into a cab Ron: even in my sleepy little retirement village Ron: there is now traffic Ron: too many people chasing too many cars Pamela: how does it compare to Cleveland? Cause Cleveland was a breeze Ron: I was followed for a full mile the other day by a woman in an SUV talking on a Cell phone rich-c: after Toronto, anything (except Montreal) is a breeze Ron: well no the SUV was talking on the cell phone Pamela: and the woman? Ron: the lady behind the wheel of the SUV was talking on the cell phone Pamela: are you sure? Meeka: ok. I am going to get going. I will try not to be so late next week. rich-c: nite Meeka Ron: well I think so.... I was so busy watching the woman in the SUV Ron: that I almost..... well Ron: but no I didn't Ron: there was this red light Ron: ok Meeka Pamela: red means stop, right? Ron: be well Ron: oh Pamela: g'nite Meeka
Meeka left chat session rich-c: in Toronto, that depends on how long it's been red Ron: stress... right here in the Comox Valley Pamela: Don't worry Ron, a number of people here don't know that either Ron: I should have a cell phone. Ron: feel left out Pamela: and on that note, I am going to follow Meeka's example Ron: I mean... who do these people talk to? Ron: ok.... it's getting late rich-c: other people in SUVs Ron: ROTFL Ron: ok Pamela: LOL rich-c: yes, it's nearly midnight our time Pamela: and waaaay passt my bedtime Pamela: no wonder I can't spell anymoer Pamela: more Ron: all right . Hopefully there will not be so much time between my showing ups here rich-c: yep, and I still have chores to do Ron: later good people rich-c: yes, make the meetings short and sweet, Ron Pamela: good night Ron Ron: salut rich-c: nite Pam Pamela: G;nite Dad - hug Mom for me George: i have to go to the doctor tomorrow rich-c: will do Pamela: g'nite George - be well Ron: One day at a time George George: nite Pamela: au revoir
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