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changed username to George rich-c: hi George - as usual you're prompt George: Hi Rich
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: so how are things looking down your way today?
changed username to Meeka rich-c: hi Meeka Meeka: Hello everyone George: i'm in a panic rich-c: what's gone wrong now, George? George: the y2k card isn't working rich-c: you're early, Meeka, where's the rest of the family? Meeka: not sure, but they should be here soon rich-c: well, that's likely no big deal - it may have been the wrong answer in the first place rich-c: you should be asking Guy and Dr. D. and Dale about things like that, George George: unicore said i have pull out the bios chip and replace it rich-c: yeah, and then you likely won't need the Y2K card anyway rich-c: sounds suspiciously like a scam to me rich-c: did you ever check the BIOS maker's website to see if there was an upgrade chip, George? rich-c: Meeka, you folks having a heat wave there, too? George: unicore has taken over award bios. they are the official replacement rich-c: hadn't heard that, George, but then I've never heard of Unicore George: shame on me for using oddball motherboard rich-c: well, that may be, but what make is it? Which processor? what's the date of the BIOS? George: 11/15/94 rich-c: sheesh! an archeological specimen! George: it's a pentium 100mhz Meeka: YES, a little to much to fast, but I can't complain it is better than cold rich-c: didn't even know that Pentiums wre that fast back then
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changed username to BIG Bob rich-c: yes, Meeka, I agree - we set a new record temperature yesterday - I'll take it! rich-c: hi Roberto BIG Bob: Howdy ya'll BIG Bob: SI BIG Bob: ich bin here!!!!! BIG Bob: whats happenin????? rich-c: Bob, George has an old P100 with Award BIOS from 1994 that isn't Y2K compliant George: thats just the bois date i remember pentium pentium 133's back in 95 BIG Bob: so?????? once you set it for 2002 it will keep time ok won't it????? BIG Bob: we go 486's that we simply set and they are happy rich-c: yes, those were the next step ip, George rich-c: what surprises me is that badck then someone would put a leading-edge chip on a no-name motherboard George: the only way to identify motherboard is by the bios number which is 2A5IA000-00 rich-c: and yes, I remember my old 386 rolled over to 2000 with no problem at all rich-c: no, George, on the back somewhere there is an FCC number and you can identify it from that rich-c: George, go to motherboards.org and read their section on how to identify motherboards George: it has sis 501,502,503 chips rich-c: SiS is a fairly big computer parts maker BIG Bob: thery make all kind of parts????? rich-c: Bob, since Phoenix was bought by Award, have the merged companies been bought again or taken a new name? George: i looked for fcc id's when i first got it not found BIG Bob: don't know richard rich-c: Apparently SiS have a new motherboard just out that is causing quite a stir BIG Bob: sometimes the fcc # leads nowhere Geo.....and now they are not registering the new ones BIG Bob: so what can it do different?????
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: haven't read the details - hey, I just bought a new motherboard, why should I care?
changed username to Judy rich-c: hello Judy George: Hi Judy Judy: Hi, Rich Judy: and George BIG Bob: HI sweetie!!!!! Judy: hi, dear BIG Bob: I am runnign such old stuff I don't care either Meeka: hi mom BIG Bob: wish they would just SLOW down, we are getting there WAY to fast anyway George: i never pulled a bios chip before Judy: Hi, Meeka BIG Bob: nothin to it Geo, just like any other chip BIG Bob: WHY you gonna pull it????? rich-c: Bob, anything different about pulling a BIOS chip from any other chip - long as it's socketed, that is? Judy: Meeka, I thought you wanted to run some errands this week BIG Bob: I thikn ALL are socketed, all I have seen anyway George: i never pulled any chip before Meeka: yes, I have been a little busy, maybe we can get to it tommorrow after work rich-c: it helps to have a chip=puller tool BIG Bob: tiny flat screwdriver, pry one end up slightly, then other end, then back to first end, etc BIG Bob: untill it pops out Judy: ok, that will work for me too George: unicore is sending a kit rich-c: you don't want to bend the pins in case you want to put it back or re-use it elsewhere BIG Bob: no prob!!!!! Judy: what have you been up to to keep you so busy? BIG Bob: just make sure which way the chip goes in, cause it won't work the wrong way ya know rich-c: but it would be cheaper to buy a new computer than upgrade the BIOS, I reckon rich-c: around here a P166 can be had for as little as $39 Canadian - about $25 U.S. George: i hope it will go in the same way this one is rich-c: I assume if they know it's a replacement it will have the same structure Meeka: work has been fairly busy, and I have been puttering around in my room BIG Bob: bios chip costs us about $20 for one a few months back rich-c: it's the coding inside that gets changed, not the physical wrapper usually
moved to room Meeting Place Meeka: and yesterday I knew you had the boys Judy: good for you, are you making headway.
changed username to Dr. D. rich-c: hey, here's Dr. D. BIG Bob: hiya doc!!!!! Judy: did you talk to Sherri tonight? rich-c: you get the thing of Guy's I sent you? Dr. D.: Yes, long time no chat from me... BIG Bob: got this ache...........
(BIG Bob winks) rich-c: George, when you pull the old chip look for the notch in the end Meeka: yes BIG Bob: shoot!!!!!! am upstairs and the msg was down........what's the url?????? rich-c: that tells you which is the front BIG Bob: this is Guy's pic right???? George: ok Judy: than you heard that Michael got two new teeth rich-c: yes and just among us, I didn't find it that humourous Meeka: yup, that explains why he wont eat Judy: sure does!!! BIG Bob: I didn't see it yet rich-c: I also think that Guy must have a list like a world-class spammer or Geocities wre lying in their teeth Dr. D.: Rich, your forward of the picture came out corrupted. At least neither Quicktime 4.x PictureViewer nor Canvas 3.5.3 can read it. BIG Bob: yes, what did he say??????? 3 megabytes per day???? rich-c: I mean, do you believe the Adam list would generate almost 800 downloads in 24 hours? BIG Bob: no......... rich-c: Dr. D. - it's a bitmap of 1.27 meg Dr. D.: How big was the binary supposed to be? I got about 1.3 MB. Dr. D.: Well, I'll try transferring it again. Dr. D.: It better be a funny pic to be worth all this brouhaha! rich-c: I couldn't read it off Guy's site but I downloaded the file and it came up fine in my regular file viewer Dr. D.: :-) rich-c: I also sent a copy to Herman - wonder how that made out? Dr. D.: So why is Bob now "BIG" Bob? Dr. D.: Judy feedin' him too well? :-) BIG Bob: had to do something different rich-c: maybe I should go to OLD Rich? BIG Bob: besides, I could "use to lose" also George: i'm tiny George Judy: don't blame me for his size, he know s how much to eat Dr. D.: ha rich-c: not according to your picture on your website, you aren't
BIG Bob changed username to Bob Bob: like dat better? Dr. D.: Just joshin ya, Bob...you're always BIG for us. Dr. D.: You da ADAMcon man, too. George: is that still working? Dr. D.: Savin' my pennies, I am. rich-c: definite improvement - now all we need is a distinguishing tag for Bair Bob: aGOOD, save lots of pennies and come one come all rich-c: was last time I looked, George, a few weeks ago George: it's ages old Dr. D.: I may be making a detour to Toronto on the way back from ADAMcon...taking the scenic route. rich-c: if that doesn't please you, George, update it Dr. D.: My pal from Finland is going to be in Toronto for 7 weeks starting mid-July...so I'm thinking of swinging by to see him. rich-c: now that statement has a hidden agenda tone to it, Rich rich-c: Hey! CONVOY!!! Dr. D.: IBM stranded him in Raleigh NC last summer...Toronto should be more "European" to his tastes. George: don't know how to now the way aol changed everyting and the software rich-c: George, poke around inside and I suspect you'll find the new software works pretty much like the old Dr. D.: Problem is it will be during the workweek (Monday night, after he gets off work), but I figure if he came all the way over here... rich-c: lessee - he'll be late for the Molson Indy, in time for World Youth Day... Dr. D.: He's not willing to chance an auto accident or a border crossing to come visit us in Cleveland, though. rich-c: yes, and you can make Toronto in a day, no problem George: now i look like your friendly teliban Dr. D.: He takes the trains all the time back home, and thinks his driving skills are too rusty for North American madmen. George: with a big beard Dr. D.: At least he never complained about my driving him around last summer :-) rich-c: well, maybe not for normal circumstances, but Toronto is a special challenge rich-c: I've been driving around here for over 55 years and it still scares me rich-c: and I spent over a quarter century commuting on 401 in rush hour - on the busiest section Dr. D.: Alot too will depend on Joan's work schedule at that time...still not enough seniority to get a July or August vacation. Dr. D.: So a Toronto away mission is still just in the planning stages. rich-c: right, so you have to be home to look after the kids, right? Dr. D.: Yes. rich-c: yes, and teh Monday morning after an Adamcon isnt always the most prudent for a long drive with a taxing finish Dr. D.: It would be alot of driving the Monday and Tuesday after ADAMcon. rich-c: yes, you wouldn't have muc time in Toronto if you had to get back to Cleveland the next day Dr. D.: Wonder how much trouble I'd get in at the border with a vanload of ADAMs and telling them I'm going to Toronto to visit a Finn at IBM. rich-c: given our douaniers, I wouldn't even try to predict Dr. D.: Is that the time to borrow a page from Herman's book and, um, fib? rich-c: hint: arrive 15 minutes before shift change on Friday afternoon Bob: and DO NOT offer any info, just say....yes.no..........bye rich-c: anyway, why would you be bringing a vanload of Adams to Toronto? Isn't that coals to Newcastle? Dr. D.: On my way back from and ADAMcon in MI where I brought 'em to use or something.. Dr. D.: "from an ADAMcon" rich-c: oh, sorry, I'd lost the thread, sort of assumed you were thinking a separate trip later Dr. D.: Though Bob may have a luxuriously-appointed session room already and not need any out-of-state ADAM imports. Bob: I got enough for the ocvnvention, you just have to stock your own room
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: hello Guy, where have you been? rich-c: taken up watching West Wing on the sly? Bob: hi guy Guy B.: Greetings everyone. Sorry I'm a little late, had to get dog food for Abby. She was down to her last can. George: hi Guy Judy: Hello, Guy rich-c: we've been having a great time, telling George how to change BIOS chips Guy B.: And how did he do? rich-c: don't know, he's been awful quiet last few minutes George: still waiting for unicore to send it Dr. D.: Hi Guy. Guy B.: Hi Dr. D. rich-c: Guy, your website didn't really have 2000 hits in 24 hours, did it? Guy B.: According to what Geocities tells me. They said I exceeded 3 gigabytes per day. Bob: methinks they "fib" rich-c: that's what they say - but over 2000 hits in one day? Is that believable to you? Guy B.: I'm beginning to wonder that myself. I think that's far fetched. Guy B.: No, I don't think so and just how do they measure this anyhow? Dr. D.: Hope you don't have a hacked account or something...make sure you don't have any strange files in you dl area? rich-c: I mean, that file is only a hair over 1.25 meg - takes over 700 downloads to generate ONE gig Judy: only if you are giving away billions of dollars Guy B.: Well, the file has been permanently removed from the directory. I have the file at work. rich-c: to me the whole thing stinks rich-c: it's OK, I sent it to Rich and Herman Guy B.: Herman has offered me to put my site on his server. Bob: AT&T had a way of greatly inflating the webpage I had there too......when I put it up on the next ISP, instaead of about rich-c: yes, we saw the copy he sent around the list
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: I think I'd take Herman up on his offer. Bob: 600k, it was about 6 megs
changed username to Pamela rich-c: by the way, are we now being spammed on the Adam mailing list? Bob: Hi Pam Guy B.: Hi Pam. George: Hi Pam rich-c: hi daughteer Judy: Hi, Pam Dr. D.: Pamela! Bob: why, what'd you get on the list????? Guy B.: I think I might do that Dr. D. I'll ask what I get for putting the website on his server. Pamela: Hi Bob, Hi Guy, Hi George, Hi Dad, Hi Judy, Hi Meeka, Hey Dr. D Dr. D.: Herbal memory expansion ads? rich-c: oh, I get about a dozen and a half spams every day Pamela: I am starting to get them too George: did i fall asleep? Dr. D.: I don't get any from coladam-list though, I don't think. Pamela: Have you checked tonite Rich? Dr. D.: Anything that is garbage characters (read: Korean or Taiwanese) gets automatically junked. Guy B.: Now, I'm have to get Dale to change my e-mail address on the list again. rich-c: you have to look in the headers Bob: haven't noticed any though the coleco list,,,,,but haven't really looked at them either, I just dump them Dr. D.: I never look at the headers, so I can't say I know whence it comes. rich-c: Dale is sup[posed to have the site rigged so only list members can post rich-c: I am wondering if someone has found a way to crack it Guy B.: I've been getting alot of kickbacks of dead e-mail addresses. Almost a dozen. Pamela: Problem is, a number of members have changed email addresses recently - if an old address is still on the member list, that may be how they're getting through Dr. D.: News for Pam: I've become the new Faculty Advisor for the CWRU Film Society, next Friday we're showing Harry Potter, and we're having some neat HP-related promotions. George: fight over schools in Philly Pamela: COOL!!!!! Pamela: Can I come? Dr. D.: We're dividing the theatre into 4 houses and letting people sort themselves. A staffer will be Head of House for each. Pamela: Gryffindor forever! Dr. D.: For kids, we have a sorting hat, on stage...with a PA from the projection booth doing the Voice. Dr. D.: And some Bertie Bott's beans and chocolate frogs, of course. rich-c: I look to see the routing on the spamany coming through hotmail or yahoo, I send a complaint to abuse@ George: i'm just a migrant to Philly Dr. D.: I'm in charge of cajoling Joan into making the Sorting Hat :-) Pamela: Good luck, poor woman rich-c: where did you migrate to Philly from, George? Dr. D.: I think I will end up as Head of Hufflepuff, since the description of that House seems to best match me. George: the suburbs Dr. D.: Joan already has a pattern from a witch Halloween costume...just scale up. Pamela: Bertie Botts beans are actually available somewhere - I saw an article that mentioned them at Christmas rich-c: that ain't much of a migration Dr. D.: Yep, we've already ordered the candy. Pamela: Backordered from here to eternity, of course Dr. D.: But prepared to use Jelly Babies in a pinch. George: between PA and NJ Pamela: and add patches Pamela: Jelly Bellies are better if you can get them Pamela: come in lots of flavours rich-c: oh, wre you over in Cherry Hill or something? Dr. D.: No vomit or earwax, though :-) Pamela: Thank goodness for that Dr. D.: Oh, I could get some aniseed or horehound candy, that's pretty vile. Pamela: Aniseed is licorice - what's horehound? Dr. D.: Not sure, but my grampa and great-grampa loved it, I gagged on it. Pamela: charming George: indian mills mt. holly bristol bensalem rich-c: horehound was used as a folk remedy for coughing Dr. D.: All I can remember as a kid was that it tasted like bad-breath-flavor. Pamela: ewwwww! rich-c: it's some sort of herb but more I don't know Pamela: I'll stick to chocolate, thanks Dr. D.: Anyhow, the Film Society are looking forward to some fun. George: garlic Pamela: ? Dr. D.: Garlic candy, I think George is suggesting. Pamela: meaning horehound is garlic George? George: breath Pamela: I repeat, ewwww Dr. D.: So Pam, care to run to Cleveland next Friday? Pamela: Love to , but I have to work Bob: WORK??????? get a life!!!! rich-c: those towns around Camden, George? Dr. D.: Same old story...well, maybe some college theatre up there will do something like this. Pamela: Altho I do have a 2001 vacation day to use up . . . George: is it after 10pm? Pamela: Bob! Question for you - how far is it from Kentwood to Chicago in terms of hours? Pamela: Yes George Dr. D.: Sowtimes are 7 and 10 PM I think. Guy B.: I can answer that. It's roughly 4 hours. rich-c: drive down Thursday after work, and sleep in the wagon in Rich's driveway ;-) Pamela: It's not that roomy Pamela: plus, no bathroom George: time went by so fast rich-c: it's 10.17 George Dr. D.: Sorry to split, gang...Christina needs the computer to finish some homework. Dr. D.: Important project due tomorrow. Bob: from here in Kentwood, 3 hours to the first Oasis on the freeway in Chicago Guy B.: Hi Christina, Bye Dr. D. rich-c: OK Rich, catch you Saturday or next week Dr. D.: Before I go, here's a URL to check out: Bob: say HI to all Rich Pamela: Bye Rich, say hi to Christina Bob: be good!!!!! Pamela: and everyone else Dr. D.: http://drushel.cwru.edu/rfd_plaque.jpg rich-c: OK, got it Dr. D.: Something I got at a ceremony last night...it makes me feel proud to work with students. Dr. D.: G'nite, all.
Dr. D. left chat session Pamela: and to Skokie, how much farther? Guy B.: About another 45 minutes to an hour. George: i just pulled something in my back Pamela: What's closer, Skokie, or Deer Park? rich-c: what's the attraction in Skokie? Pamela: Coldwater Creek store Guy B.: Skokie is up North Pam. I work in Evanston which is right next door. I think Deer Park is furthur north of Skokie. rich-c: nothing nearer, like anywhere in Michigan? Bob: yea, just what ya looking to do?????? Pamela: What about taking the ferry across the lake from Ludington to Manitowoc WI? Pamela: and then to Wauwatosa? Guy B.: Bob, that's in your corner. rich-c: that's a fair piece north and a longer drive south again rich-c: I also suspect the ferry is pretty expensive Bob: ferry is 2 hours north of here, then a 4-5 hr ferry ride to get to Wisconsi Pamela: ??? Bob: ya sure,l is NOT cheap at all Pamela: that long? Better to go to Chicago Bob: faster too Guy B.: I second that. rich-c: don't they have any stores east of Chicago? Pamela: I was looking at the Coldwater Creek catalog and there aren't any stores in MI at all : ( Bob: and jsut WHAT is Coldwater Creek?????? rich-c: how about northern Indiana? Kentwood is close to the IN border Pamela: Nothing in IN either Judy: what do they sell? Guy B.: So Chicago is the only place they have? Pamela: Clothes! and Jewellery! and Housewares! All gorgeous, especially the clothes Bob: and lots of things you DON'T need, yes?????? Judy: never heard of it
(Bob smiles) Guy B.: Pam. what's the address on the catalog say? Pamela: and your point would be what, Bob rich-c: pick what you want from the catalog and have them ship it to Bob and Judy just before Adamcon Pamela: that's not a bad idea, Dad Bob: save your pennies for something lkke retiring! Pamela: Guy, there are a number of stores across the country, just not in the two most convenient states Bob: that works.......but not quite the same as shopping eh Pam?????? Pamela: right Pamela: Judy, if you're interested, website is www.coldwatercreek.com Guy B.: Ok, what about a website? Do they have one? Judy: you can ship anything here we just check it out, you know Bob: she is NOT intertested Pamela!!!!!!!!! Bob: jsut looked at Dr D's plaque Pamela: and you know this how, Bob? Bob: he was kinda proud of that, yes???? Judy: I may have to check it out Bob: she just told me///////// Pamela: by all means do so Judy: not!!!! Pamela: : ) Bob: she tells me thewse things, you know Pamela: right, Bob
(Judy groans loudly) Pamela: shipping to Bob and Judy isn't a bad idea - I shall have to mull that over some Pamela: Why didn't I think of that?
(Guy B. slaps Bob playfully) Pamela: good shot, Guy! Bob: OUCH Pamela: Hey, not so hard rich-c: you may have inherited the low cunning, but experience comes extra Judy: thanks Guy
(Guy B. hugs Bob) Pamela: no fair! I want it now! Now, now, now!
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Pamela: Awww, that's so sweet
(A strange smell wafts around the room) rich-c: she's kidding you, Guyv - she's s Cherry 7-Up addict Guy B.: Oh, by the way. I finally hit the 20 pound mark.
(Bob kicks Judy) Pamela: No, Russell is the Cherry 7-Up addict
(Bob hugs Judy) rich-c: good for you - by August we'll barely recognize you Pamela: Good save, Bob Judy: th;at is better Bob: good deal Guy Pamela: and the Diet Coke addict too - I prefer the regular stuff Guy B.: My manager has noticed already. She says I'm looking better. rich-c: hang in there, you're over the hump - now go for the gold Pamela: Is Abby looking thinner too? Bob: she has her "eye Bob: " on you Guiy?????? rich-c: naw, she'll be putting on weight, with that much less to tow around Guy B.: Abby is looking great herself. The vet says she's really in great shape that I can delay switching over to senior food for one more year. Pamela: Oh, is this a case of who walks who? George: i'm fat fat fat Pamela: More of you to love, George rich-c: we've all been that way, George rich-c: it's just a matter of choosing to do something about it
Meeka left chat session Guy B.: Bob, who was the first to register for the con? rich-c: you should have seen me when I was 60 lbs. heavier Pamela: Guy, you're going to be totally buff by the summer George: if i can't beat it i'll eat it Guy B.: Some of dress pants and jeans are already becoming more loose. Pamela: Judy, BTW, I found a calla lily pattern Bob: nobody registered yet, may have to call it off!!!!!! Pamela: Believe it or not, my sister in law had one Guy B.: I sent mine in this week. Judy: that is cool rich-c: Pam, Needlecraft show this weekend - sorry, you're trailering, right? Bob: havent' received anything yet Guy Pamela: correct Bob: will watch t for it!!!!! Guy B.: You should shortly. Pamela: then it looks like you're the first Guy rich-c: lots of commitments, no cash Pamela: we're definitely going, count on it Judy: what are you going to do with it? Pamela: the pattern? rich-c: I had an encouraging day - walked to the p[laza and back without having to rest Bob: OH, should say you are NOT first, the Slopsema's FOUR are all signed up!!!! Bob: Great Richard rich-c: and that was after spending the usual time doing the weeks grocery shopping Judy: no, the stitching Pamela: I don't think that counts, Bob Bob: AND kids......the banquet is all paid for already at the local pub, so to speak Bob: it do Pamela!!!!! rich-c: don't know if it's progress or just the weather, but the hip has been better last day or two Guy B.: Oh that is great. That I'm looking forward to. Pamela: It's for a girlfriends wedding - one of my friends is the maid of honour at her best friends wedding and she has a poem she wants me to stitch up and decorate with the calla lilies Judy: the weather doesn't help much, Rich Pamela: Of course the poem is currently 5 stanzas of four lines each and counting Bob: OR, maybe the hot weather is good for your hip!!!!! rich-c: I seem to have one of those bodies that likes to be warm Bob: have you had the HOTS the last few days Richard????? Judy: words go fast, though Pamela: and it's a fairly small alphabet rich-c: we did set a recored high for the day yesterday Pamela: we still have to design the thing though rich-c: and might have done the same today Judy: send to Meeka, she gets things done fast George: it was 95 here Bob: we set records for 2 straight days Pamela: Don't think I haven't considered it! rich-c: found out the a/c on the van isn't working Guy B.: We did for the last two days and both were set 26 years ago. Just before I graduated from high school. Judy: she just finished a picture for me of hummingbirds Bob: OUCH George, not that hot here, just above 85 rich-c: that will doubtless cost mucho $$$$ to fix Pamela: I know, I have to get mine fixed this year too Judy: is beautiful, just needs framing Bob: oh, oh.....get it repaired before summer Pamela: I am NOT repeating the trip without A/C rich-c: yes, maybe at the same time I get the engine conversion done Pamela: Did she take a picture of it yet Judy? Judy: I don Judy: 't know George: i'm using A/C now Pamela: have you decided to go ahead with that Dad? Pamela: I don't blame you George - I would be if ours was in rich-c: yes, though I have to get some more information first Judy: she ma;y wait until it is framed Pamela: Used, or new? George: fox just went dead Pamela: ah, the network whose parents are away for the weekend rich-c: oh, I'll get a GM rebuilt - they have a 3-year guarantee Pamela: have you priced it yet? rich-c: no, though have a supplier and can get price list on everything else Pamela: when you do, it should come in at about $3200 all told, labour in George: my doctor won't let drive rich-c: you can get a handle on what I'm looking at at raceconversions.com Pamela: $1200 + - for the engine, $1500 for labour, $500 for misc parts rich-c: CORRECTION: racecraftconversions.com George: my fingers are messing up again Pamela: so how do you get to the doctor, George? George: bus Pamela: illogical Pamela: why won't he let you drive? rich-c: anyway, I'll be talking to John about it and get some numbers fairly soon Pamela: let me know, I'd like to know if I'm close to the mark George: the meds i'm on Pamela: oh yes, forgot about those Pamela: so who is driving your car? rich-c: I'd say doing it right would be about double your numbers, Pam George: i have no car Pamela: with a new engine yes dad, but rebuilds are much more cost-efficient rich-c: that's true, but buying a remanufactured from GM is a bit of a premium deal Pamela: it's okay George, car= hole in the ground into which you pour money Guy B.: Well folks, got to check the e-mail. I'll see you all next week. rich-c: of course I may be able to flog the old engine somewhere Pamela: Good nite Guy George: phone in a vending machine? rich-c: might Guy, Saturday or We4dnesday, we'll look for you Guy B.: OK. Bob: nite Guy Bob: be good!!!!
Guy B. left chat session Judy: bye Guy Pamela: where did Meeka go? Bob: she just disMpeared a while back rich-c: Bob tripped over the network wire Judy: don't know Bob: no , Jusy is still lhere Bob: here Bob: Judy Bob: got it all right?????? Pamela: ya sure, Bob? Bob: must have been somthin I drank (hic) Pamela: darn White Russians Bob: YA SURE !!!!!!! Judy: he did have one Bob: \had one of them suckers tonight tooo I did rich-c: anyway, Pam, I'd rather spend $7K to rebuild the truck than $50K for one to do an equal job Pamela: well there you go George: i didn't go food shopping now my kitchen is bare Pamela: (Bob emails food to George) rich-c: it also makes more ense when we don't know how much longer we will be able to travel Pamela: I agree on that Dad and I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised Pamela: I on the other hand am looking at converting the A/C so probably a $600 job Bob: NEVER give up Richard!!!!! Pamela: plus I think my tranny is finally giving up the ghost Bob: converting?????? Pamela: 6 to 8 cyl engine, Bob rich-c: I never give up, Bob - but at times I do (reluctantly) face facts Pamela: Oh, sorry, me Pamela: Yes, mine's a '93 with freon Bob: R22 ya mean Pamela: can't get freon any more so will have to convert to the new stuff Bob: BUT, is it more expensive in CA than the newer R134???? rich-c: might be worth your while to ask John about that, Pam Bob: only problem is R134 is not as cool as the old stuff Pamela: have to have the R134 Bob, can't get freon any more rich-c: I have the feeling there are options that can mitigate teh costs Pamela: I just might take your advice on that Dad Bob: hmmmm......can still get it here, only VERY expensive Pamela: I don't want to freeze the interior, just cool it to below searing Pamela: besides, works better on the highway when I'm most interested in using it anyway. Bob: oh well, then that will work just fine rich-c: give him a call - 784-0205 - likely Connie, his wife, will answer Pamela: I don't bother on the commute Pamela: Dad, email that number to me , I don't have a pen back here rich-c: ok will do Pamela: thanks - tonite? rich-c: yes Pamela: great Pamela: will have to compare the costs to my staff discount and see Pamela: some of our shops do a/c work rich-c: I'll try to do it now - so if I get dumpoed you'll know whre I went Pamela: understood Pamela: George, FYI I work for Speedy Auto Service, formerly Speedy Muffler King Bob: so, .....canada outlawed freon R22 years ago too huh???? George: ok Bob: whoa!!!!! thought you worked for an insurance co?????? Pamela: Bob, about five years ago they made both R22 and R134 available and told us that R22 was going out and then they phased out R22 altogether Pamela: about two years ago George: i'm disabled rich-c: Pam, the email should be in your box now Pamela: I can see where you thought that Bob Bob: I'm l;ost Pamela: I'm the claims administrator for Speedy Car-X Bob: say what?????? Pamela: so I spend a lot of time dealing with all things insurance Bob: just what does a claims administrator do for a repair shop????? rich-c: like, one of the guys drops a car off the hoist, she gets the customer paid off Pamela: fixes their screw ups Pamela: thanks, Dad - we try not to do that Bob: ok...... rich-c: when you've got an international chain of shops, it's no small job Pamela: try telling that to my boss Pamela: according to her, i don't have enough to do with my time Judy: bosses are like that Bob: bosses suck don't they?????? Pamela: I cannot disagree with that statement
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changed username to james Pamela: It's there Dad, thanks Pamela: Hi, James!!! james: good afternoon Pamela: any news? Judy: night, James Bob: hi james!!! and it is NOT afternooon, but nighttime George: HI James james: long time ago actually but i haven't been around much. Pamela: WELL????? james: case was born on sunday march 24th and they came home from the hospital on april 3th Bob: WELL??????? rich-c: hello james Bob: CONGRATULATIONS james: thanks james: hi rich, long time! Pamela: Congratulations - boy? Judy: congratulations rich-c: hey, congratulations james: yup james: and a very fussy boy at that Bob: and no problems I gather???? Pamela: give us all the gory details - weight, etc Judy: so how is it going? james: no, everything went very smoothly james: 2830g, 46cm. sorry but you older folks and americans will have to convert james: lemmie see about 6.2 lbs and... 18 inches Bob: about 6 lbs and 22 inches long Pamela: 18 inches long? Am I getting that right? Judy: sounds big to me Bob: ok, so he isn't too skinny Bob: just short Pamela: 6.233 to be exact Bob: GOOD GIRL Bob: and length???? Pamela: thank you and thanks to the handy dandy calculator james: brb Bob: come on Pam......... Pamela: well, it was handy Bob: finger it out alreaDY!!!!! Pamela: math is not my strong point, Bob Pamela: languages are my thing Pamela: English, French, Spanish Bob: possible severe weather tomorrow ....weatherman is saying Pamela: Japanese is next if I can get James to cooperate rich-c: it's 17.2" lomg Judy: pretty short Bob: a portly young man, yes??????? Pamela: well, Miyuki's not very tall and neither is James Pamela: no, not portly - standard is considered to be 7 lbs. rich-c: yes, the weather Doppler was showing a funnel cloud up by Peterborough around dinnertime james: okay, back, sorry about that, just had a delivery come Bob: see?????? you met them we didn't Pamela: well, timing is everything Bob: hopefully, no severe weather Rich Pamela: what'd you get James rich-c: we might get some but the odds are agin it Bob: a son........ james: okay, 46 cm / 2.54 cm/inch is 18.11 inches, for what it's worth Bob: he is getting longer by the minute Pamela: or the conversions are getting more accurate rich-c: oh, I used the x2 /5 shortcut so came up short Bob: almost 19" sounds more normal for us dutvhmen james: we ordered some carp streamers, and a few other things to fly durning may. Pamela: cool! Bob: dutchmen rich-c: well of course - that's sort of a necessity, james james: hey, i just reread stuff. someone said i'm not very tall.. Pamela: guilty james: lol rich-c: bet you're already looking forward to when he can fly them himself Pamela: we were commenting on Case's height Bob: she said......not tall........:-) james: actually, they're huge carp flags, the longest is 6m, there's about 3 or 4 at 6m, 5m, 4m and 3m and they get mounted on a 12m pole Pamela: okay, quote me properly - I said not very tall james: what's that, you said i'm a shrimp? james: lol Bob: see???? that does NOT mean short!!!! Pamela: If the net fits . .
(Bob winks) rich-c: swim in Judy: so, james how much sleep are you getting? rich-c: cruel question, Judy! Bob: no, just curious james: more than my wife. i try to help where i can but when it comes to feeding, she's the one to do it.. Pamela: and are you changing diapers? james: oh yeah. Pamela: good for you. Judy: good for you!!! james: i by no means think she should do everything. Pamela: real men change diapers rich-c: going to get the folks to start sending you Pablum soon? Bob: NO!!!! Bob: hate that job Pamela: Bob you don't know what you're missing Judy: grandpa's don't if they can help it Bob: dirty rotten stinking dirty rotten stinking job ......that Pamela: or maybe you do james: changing his diaper is a challenge. all this kid does is kick and squirm Bob: I DO Bob: normal james james: and uses me for target practise james: lol Pamela: s.o.p. James james: sop? Judy: not that long ago he was still doing it Pamela: okay hint here - take old diaper off, cover front of baby with new diaper Bob: he wil outgrow that in a few months..........or years rich-c: standard operating procedure, james Pamela: standard operating procedure james: lol Judy: boys like to do that james: apparently i nailed my father in the eye, so he's waiting for revenge Pamela: In all my years of babysitting, I managed to avoid getting a shower but I was warned Judy: grandkids just got the wall Pamela: lift with new diaper in place to wipe, cream and powder james: yup Pamela: quickly lift front of diaper and do likewise George: everything went dark Pamela: attach new diaper Bob: oh no,,,,,,can't use powder anymore....BAD Judy: that doesn't always work that way, Pam james: why not? james: about the powder that is? Bob: supposed to be bad i guess Judy: they breath it in james: well i turned out okay Bob: new ways and all james: i think Bob: so did we all Pamela: what do you mean everything went dark George? George: screen went dark Pamela: is it back? It must be or you couldn't read this rich-c: loose connection, or maybe a power dip rich-c: with storms around the odd outage is likely George: yes something is loose Pamela: ah heatwaves - wonder ful for power consumption Pamela: James, we had record temps here today - it hit 29 yesterday and 27 today Judy: night all time to call it a night james: has ron been on at all lately? james: yeah, my mother mentioned that Pamela: Once, briefly Pamela: already Judy? Pamela: But I just got here rich-c: still having his meetings Wednesday nights Judy: it is after 11 Pamela: party pooper rich-c: well after 11 Judy: bedtime for me Pamela: well alright, if you must Pamela: Sleep tight Pamela: and cool
Judy left chat session james: okay, his majesty needs my attention Bob: yes, it is time for us to retire to our "upper chamber" and hit the sack james: time to go rich-c: OK - goodnight then Judy, Bob and james Pamela: James, you're gonna have to learn to type one handed Bob: see ya's next week and again James...congrats and ENJOY the little fella james: i am Pamela: Until then good nite and don't be a stranger rich-c: Bob, give Sat a shot if you can james: thanks George: is everyone leaving me? Pamela: G'nite Bob james: see everyone next week Bob: nite all james: *poof* Pamela: hugs to Miyuki
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Bob left chat session George: nite BOB Pamela: I suppose I should get some sleep too Pamela: but I really don't want to rich-c: looks like we are all wrapping up - which may be prudent since it's 11.30 George: me too Pamela: details . . rich-c: well, I still have to do my email, and look at Dr. D's plaque Pamela: maybe if I do I'll be able to tell the difference between morning and afternoon George: nite Pam and Rich rich-c: so George, I'll try to remember to get on Saturday Pamela: I have to pick up your message Dad Pamela: Goodnite to you both rich-c: OK Geroge, sleep tight and see you then Pamela: Dad, may be at the trailer until Monday - will let you know for sure tomorrow rich-c: nite all George: i hope to do some food shopping Pamela: good call
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