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changed username to BobS rich-c: hello Bob BobS: GOOD MORNING CANADA !!!!!!
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: while we're on, give m3e the Adamcon dates again BobS: got a very strange message when I first tried to get here
changed username to George rich-c: hi George rich-c: in what way, Bob? BobS: got an ACCESS DENIED message the first time BobS: then the second time it popped thru although slowly BobS: HI geo rich-c: likely Dale's ISP giving him a hard time again George: Hi Rich, Bob BobS: get some rain did ya??????? George: yes BobS: enough????? rich-c: or, he was busy doing some last-minute fixing George: not yet rich-c: well, you can't have it this weekend, George BobS: never got that message vefore George: ok rich-c: or you can as long as you draw it away from Monaco, Indianapolis and Charlotte George: huh? rich-c: Bob. that was teh message the rest of us were getting the weeks Dale's site was down rich-c: and it originatied with his ISP not with Dale rich-c: what's happeneing at those three places, George, that might make rain unpopular? BobS: hmmm BobS: those weeks I jsut got the regular screen which said site couldn't be found George: i just had to fix aol. everything was coming up 404 rich-c: I got a lot more access denieds than 404s BobS: never saw that one before, wonder how's come the system is not consistent..... rich-c: yes - did you see in the paper today that they're expecting AOL to lose about 60% of their customers soon? George: i had to delete aol adapter BobS: and why is thAT?????? rich-c: well, if Dale hasnt switched ISPs yet, he will within the next few days rich-c: seems the industry's highest prices and lowest service standards are putting folks off BobS: well, I wouldn't put too much stock in them losing 60% of their bunch George: i get no more busy signals BobS: a LOT of people seem to think that AOL is the ONLY way to fly rich-c: it was some sort of survey by a market research firm specializing in telecommunications BobS: no doubt hired by the DSL or ISDN resellers rich-c: I think they figured about 25% would be gone by year-end, with the rest draining away more slowly George: does antone know what happened to cuecat? rich-c: what's cuecat? BobS: never heared of it Geo George: it is a upc scanner radioshack gave out BobS: I am NOT inpressed by AOL, but then again, a LOT of the other internet servers are about the same price...other than ATT for $17 rich-c: yes, I keep forgetting that you folks down south really get ripped off for your internet service BobS: think most are about $21US rich-c: here, unlimited dialup starts under $15 a month - Canadian BobS: got locals for $10 and the big one....Juno/Netzero for $10 but it is bery proprietary and not near as far as straight access to the net George: mine 23 something plus 19.95 for dsl BobS: because you have to use their dialer rich-c: do you people not have local single-location ISPs down there? BobS: I have one Rich......$10 for 240 hrs/month of which I only use less than 100 rich-c: here the locals charge $15-$20 a month for unlimited dialup BobS: sheeeet Geo. dsl is $50/.month around here rich-c: yes, well, even you'd be unlikely to use over 8 hours a day, so $10 a month is a fair price BobS: I LUV it BobS: and Mandy is even using it too from her apartment............at the same time i am on and it works ok George: i'm out of it tonight rich-c: I'm assuming no busy signals, an email address, bit of web space, usual little things BobS: very few busy signals. can get up to 5 email addresses (although we have 3 netzero free email boxes) BobS: could get webspace but the ANN page is on Doug' BobS: s cerver at his house rich-c: yes, free webmail boxes are easy enough to come by BobS: and they don't have to be changed when I jump ISP's rich-c: since I have never had any reason to consider changing ISPs, that's not relevant in my circumstances BobS: went for Compuserve to ATT to Corecomm and now Allendale...........but the email boxes at netzero just sat there and worked BobS: us dutch are CHEAP, so I keep trying to stay down in price rich-c: I get the feeling your luck with netzero has been a cut above average BobS: actually, the price is $8.88 per month BobS: even better than $10 rich-c: like, $100 per year if you pay annually BobS: I have no complaints with Netzero, other than I can not b=get the 486 laptops on it anymore rich-c: I pay $100 for six months, but that's Canadian - like $65 US BobS: Started with their free service, finally upgraded to their pay service but was too slow and then went back to the free service, although it
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: is only for like 12 hours per month....which I don't use 'cept if allendale is down - happened 1 time in last 4 months
changed username to Judy rich-c: hello Judy George: Hi Judy rich-c: keeping an eye on the old guy, are you? Judy: hello, all Judy: yes, some one has to. BobS: pay only by the month at that rate, they don't even have yearly rate Judy: dirty job but you know rich-c: yeah, leave him alone and you never know what he'll get up to BobS: too tired tonight to be bad rich-c: anyway sounds like you've got as good an answer as it gets, Bob George: i was in bed all day and i'm still out of it BobS: worked on an aprtment deck today, tear up and replace the floor........over the water with 3'x4' openings under the old plywood decking rich-c: oh, Wednesday is our shopping day so I had a fair few things to do - but I confess to being sleepy BobS: how is you health and Frances'???????? BobS: feeling a little better????? rich-c: I'll know more tomorrow when the doctor has a listen at my lungs BobS: hnging on by fingernail s is kinda tiring rich-c: but tell me, is the Adamcon hotel all on one floor? BobS: nope BobS: 3 floor hotel George: i'm cold rich-c: I may have to ask for a ground floor room, depending on how things go with my hip joint BobS: conference room and food area for breakfast is on first floor left; rooms and exercise room 1st floor right; and 2nd and 3rd floors for rooms rich-c: don't get dubious on my attendance BobS: got an elevtor too rich-c: even in the worst case scenario, I figure to be there rich-c: don't need my left leg to drive, and if worst comes to worse have a walker or wheelchair available BobS: but that might work also, there are a few rooms right across from the conference, but it depends on where the smoking rooms are BobS: or ya gotta quit smikin BobS: smokin rich-c: havent had a cigarette since May 4th - lungs with pneumonia don't work with smoke BobS: you talking about getting the hip replaced BobS: ????? BobS: tis truew rich-c: oddly enough right now I don't even know if it's the hip joint Judy: good for you keep up the good work, Rich BobS: ahso BobS: speaking of which,,,,haven't seen james in awhile rich-c: the pain is centred around it but up and down the leg rich-c: again, I'm going to have a discussion with the doctor tomorrow BobS: might be knee or just inflmed muscle from pneumonia infection??????????? rich-c: no, it is the right knee that is arthritic, and the medication seems to have that well under control Judy: not great, what ever is the problem
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings! rich-c: anyway Bob I will still want a smoking room so Pam and PJ and Herman and such can visit George: hi Guy rich-c: hello Guy Judy: hi, Guy BobS: hiya guy Guy B.: PJ is coming! BobS: to the chat; your house; or the convention?????? Guy B.: Convention. rich-c: that's a relief BobS: and how sir do you know this thing??????? rich-c: it isnt a convention till I've had my hug from PJ Guy B.: Let's say it was a guess and I'm glad she's coming. Judy: did you hear from her, Guy rich-c: we all assume that despite her denials she will somehow show up Guy B.: No, you guys mentioned it just now. rich-c: but we also worry about the day the magic chain is broken rich-c: the only encouragement we have is that she told Dr.D. her health problems aer much better BobS: oh sheet Guy, we thought you heard for her BobS: from Guy B.: I wish. I don't think she knows my e-mail address. rich-c: she isnt on the net, Guy, that's why news is so scarece Guy B.: Ah, that's why we don't hear from her very much. BobS: sadly, I don't think she has the desire to get an online computer to come here.....when CIS dropped the ADAM that ended her participation rich-c: we have all been trying to coax her for years but no way rich-c: I think she got so upset when Compuserve sold out to AOL that she abandonedit forever BobS: at AC10, Jack _Pines was going to get here set up......seems she even had a comptjer given to her Guy B.: I remember when that was the most popular forum. Too bad, CIS didn't see that way. BobS: Rich that may be the real truth rich-c: well, CIS was no prize, and then to lose that for worse service at higher prices, that's a blow Guy B.: Did any of you get an e-mail from Howard Pines? rich-c: not lately BobS: nop;e BobS: and what fif he have to say????? BobS: every once in a while I get a funny blip from Howard, but not lately BobS: I don't think since Elizabeth passed away Guy B.: Got one from him yesterday on my Yahoo address. Looks like he submitted a photo of some woman in rather skimpy outfit and he says that some friend of his might fix him up with her. rich-c: that was likely a virus, Guy rich-c: hope you didn't open it Guy B.: No virus. It was a Jpg photo. rich-c: you have your files set up to show all hidden extensions? Guy B.: Yahoo will display Jpg photos, but it won't open any other files unless you do and they advise downloading and screen for viruses. rich-c: there are now ways to hide malicious code within photos BobS: I just checked my Yahoo mail and nuthin from Howard Judy: Bob is going to go check that out on his yah oo address rich-c: also you have to watch out for double extensions, eg. picture.jpg,vbs Guy B.: He only sent this e-mail to certain people and I was one of them he sent this to. BobS: you one SPECIAL guy !!!!!!! rich-c: still, it's odd since Bob abd I are on his general mailing list Guy B.: I was surprised myself. rich-c: still, if it was a virus that had taken over his computer, then we'd be getting it too BobS: another fella that don't appear....Howard.....or Jack....... rich-c: no, they haven't been on for quite a while, have they? BobS: Howard is relating to guy cuse they are both SINGLE and AVAILABLE and GOOD LOOKIN richard rich-c: right - knew there had to be some logical reason BobS: yup that's it, I am sure rich-c: you'll notice Guy isn't arguing, Bob
(BobS gives Guy B. a can of Diet Coke.) Judy: how is the diet coming, Guy
(<s> reboots <o>'s computer remotely.) Guy B.: 22 lbs and holding at the moment. rich-c: that's OK, for some reason a well-run program seems to plateau every once in a while BobS: sounds like an airplane in the sky there son Judy: that doesn't sound bad, good for you BobS: holding pattern Guy B.: I want to make it to 30 before the convention. rich-c: you have lots of time, Guy; I'm sure you will do it easily BobS: COOL Guy B.: Now that it is finally warming up, Abby and I can go on longer walks. Judy: we have faith in you, Guy rich-c: the trap is, lose 10% of your weight, you need 10% less food energy to drag what's left around Guy B.: She took me on two 45 minute walks last Sunday. BobS: that's good rich-c: that's the sort of thing you need, Guy rich-c: just don't go and blow it at Baskin-Robbins on the way home! Guy B.: I had a break from the overtime until this week. Got bombarded big at work, and I even going in this Saturday. BobS: got to hire more hep there Guy rich-c: man, they are really leaning on you these days, Guy Judy: think of all the extra money BobS: think of all the extra income tax........ Guy B.: We have some temporary help, but we are gradually ending them. BobS: YUCK rich-c: did you just go through a methodology change at work, Guy? Guy B.: No. rich-c: then one would expect your workload should be fairly even - or is it seasonal? BobS: pam occupied this fine evening?? Guy B.: Semi annual reports we do from January through at least April, then we do officers updates this month and then July reports go out next month and then we do this all over again. Never ending cycle.
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changed username to Meeka Guy B.: Hi Meeka. rich-c: hi Meeka BobS: Hi meeka rich-c: Bob, don't know where Pam is, thought West Wing was over Meeka: Hello everyone George: hi Meeka BobS: kinda boring, yes Guy???????? Judy: hi, again Meeka rich-c: sorry, getting an unusual indication on Zone Alarm - doing some background checking Guy B.: Sometimes it is. Semi annual reports is what I do best. rich-c: anyway, Guy, if your workload is predictable you shouldn't have much overtime or need many temps Guy B.: That's why I'm thinking of trying a new computer career. Maybe a PC End User Specialist or Help Desk. Guy B.: We get swamped alot and even all of us can't keep up with the workload. BobS: GO FOR IT rich-c: I'd suggest applying to AOL Help Desk - they need the help but I doubt they'd appreciate it Guy B.: That's the last place I want to work for. rich-c: we were discussing them earlier, and that market survey that says they're about to lose over half their subscribers George: i fail to see that BobS: and they are going to go broke because of all the free cd's they distribute Guy B.: You can blame on one thing. The cost of their service. rich-c: it was in one of our local business papers, George, so you wouldn't see it rich-c: not necessarily, Guy - the quality of their service seems the big issue George: they still claim to be #1 rich-c: might as well exploit it while it lasts rich-c: I suspect the only reason they still are is that MSN is #2 and folks can't stand them either Guy B.: Your right on that too. I have a friend from work who still has many problems either trying to connect or with sudden drops. BobS: yo still running Netzero Guy????? Guy B.: Rich, I believe United Online is now number 2. It overtook MSN after Juno and Netzero merged. Yes, I'm on Netzero. rich-c: you should come on earlier, Guy - you'd hear some of the weird stuff George has been getting from AOL support George: it's typical BobS: United Online = Juno/Netzero ?????????
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: I'd though the order was AOL - MSN - then Mindspring/Earthlink Pamela: Good evening BobS: BOUT TIME pamela!!!!!! whip, whip, whip Judy: hello, Pam rich-c: well daughter, we wer3e wondering when you'd turn up George: hi Pamela Guy B.: Bob, where were you? They merged late last year. But, they kept their own service. Guy B.: Hi Pam. Meeka: hey Pam Pamela: oooh, fifty lashes with a wet noodle - scary! Pamela: sorry, season finales on Enterprise and West Wing BobS: but I didn't realize they had a common name they called themselves Pamela: couldn't miss 'em Pamela: and, I had to make a bail out run for Lindsay which put me behind George: i just got sick Guy B.: They are now called United Online. And both Netzero and Juno have $9.95 platinum service as well as the free limited one. Guy B.: And they have gained a lot of new subscribers. rich-c: what's with Lindsay, Pam? BobS: I know Netzero still has the free svc, but does Juno also have free svc?????? Pamela: she was doing a talk on Mongolia at the United Church near Barbara's place, and forgot some of her props rich-c: Guy, at $10 a month they deserve lots of new subscribers Pamela: didn't have time to come home and get them rich-c: so you ran them over to her - good on you Pamela: well, she wailed so well Guy B.: Yes, both of them do. I signed up for the free Juno service as a backup. Pamela: how are you feeling, Dad? rich-c: left leg is bothersome, but the breathing seems a bit better Pamela: that's good news - what about Mom? rich-c: still have about 40 days to go on the inhalers, though Pamela: bet you have it down to a science now rich-c: she's sleepy and has small sniffles but swears she's OK Pamela: <hugs> Judy: tell her hi from us, Rich
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) rich-c: she was st the doctor's this afternoon and came home with a no news report Pamela: thanks Guy, I need the caffeine Pamela: ie: no news is good news, right? Guy B.: No you don't. I gave you the caffeine free one. Pamela: oh great . . .ZZZZZZZZ rich-c: yes, that's about it. Tomorrow she goes to the dentist and I go to the doctor George: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Pamela: George, wake up!
(Guy B. slaps George playfully) Pamela: Russell says hi and wants to know why not just drink 7UP? George: i'm too tired BobS: HI Russell rich-c: cherry 7-up, that is Judy: tell him hi Guy B.: How about Diet 7-Up? rich-c: Pam, this is the Open Doors weekend in Toronto Pamela: okay, for that why not just drink straight soda? George: cheesecake? Pamela: Now you're talkin Meeka: Hello to Russell rich-c: for me for Sunday there's Monaco, Indy and Charlotte Guy B.: Oh no, you had to mention that. The guilt. rich-c: you want to talk to your mother about plans for the day? Pamela: virtual cheesecake has no guilt and no calories - enjoy! Pamela: sure, Dad rich-c: ok, want me to pass something on now, or phone later? Guy B.: Oh well then. Pass one to me, please. Hold the strawberries. BobS: then put some cherries on top please Pamela: will call tomorrow George: blueberries for me rich-c: which shift is Russell working? Pamela: and pass the chocolate sauce Judy: just have the strawberries instead Pamela: midnights starting tomorrow Guy B.: Sounds good Judy. rich-c: so he'll be out of the picture pretty well then Pamela: Strawberries aren't in season here yet Pamela: yup Meeka: how about some blueberries rich-c: maybe you should negotiate dinner here Guy B.: They are coming here in Chicago. Judy: we have had some great ones from sam's Pamela: perhaps on the weekend - what's for dinner? rich-c: again you'll have to ask your mother Pamela: well, ask her! rich-c: No Frills was poorly stocked today BobS: pick up a rotisserie chicken and enjoy!!!!! rich-c: I know the bakers are on strike, just wondering if any other suppliers are Pamela: Loblaws was pretty empty of bread product too George: some roast beef BobS: no cookies, no cakes, no pies????????? Judy: that is what we are haveing tomorrrow night rich-c: yes Bob, if we have Pam here we will have someone to go for pizza, also Pamela: actually, if we're gonna be out at Doors Open, dinner will likely be pizza BobS: BAD DEAL Pamela: read someone = Dad rich-c: well, since Charlotte starts at 5 p.m. I won't wnat to be chasing bought-out stuff rich-c: but if you're here, that won't matter Pamela: news flash, Dad: they do deliver rich-c: we went to Swiss Chalet the other night and were favourably impressed Pamela: let them waste the gas Pamela: I filled the tank from almost empty tonite (after the emergency run) and put in 40 litres rich-c: we find it gets here warmer and more predictably when we go fetch rich-c: easier to pay, too, especially if you're putting it on plastic' Pamela: yeah, but try making a left turn out of the parking lot! Pamela: I can't pay with your plastic Judy: good chicken, Rich, we go there in Florida Pamela: somehow, I don't think I look like a Richard Pamela: Swiss Chalet does the best chicken around rich-c: does Swiss Chalet have a prsence in Florida? Pamela: we have one in the mall at work - lunch hour has become dangerous to the wasteline BobS: in Fort Lauderdale they do Judy: yes, but not around here Pamela: oops - waistline George: double chocolate fudge Pamela: between Tim Hortons and Swiss, we're taking over the world
(rich-c reboots George's computer remotely.) BobS: now George, THAT is not a diet foodgroup George: OH
(Guy B. kicks George) Pamela: Guy - watch that foot! Pamela: play nice Guy B.: I need to make sure he keeps awake.
(A strange smell wafts around the room) BobS: OUCH
(A dog howls in the distance) Judy: good thing you are not in the same room Guy B.: My dog decides to play with me. Pamela: good aim, Guy
(S enjoys the flowers.) rich-c: makes you look forward to August, doesnt it?
(A strange smell wafts around the room) Guy B.: Alright, who blew it? BobS: yup rich-c: what are the dates again. Bob? Pamela: makes me glad I'm sharing a room with Russell Pamela: August 8 - 11th Dad BobS: Thurs Aug 8 thru Sun aug 11 rich-c: OK, that's what we thought, just wanted to double-check rich-c: wonder whre our dollar will be then Guy B.: I asked for the Mighty Mitchell and speaking of him. Anyone heard from him lately? Pamela: not a peep rich-c: last little while it's up from 62 cents to 65 cents US Pamela: at least you can ignore the snoring, Guy George: snores loudly Pamela: George, wake up! Guy B.: That won't bother me. I don't have wear the headset when I go to sleep. Pamela: that is so convenient! Pamela: I'm jealous - wanna trade? rich-c: Pam, when you come by, remember Harry Potter Guy B.: You can wear earplugs. Pamela: half my library is on loan to other people BobS: ain't it great to be WANTED?????? Pamela: no, we'll give Russell to Ron rich-c: well, I've got half the HP ready to return to you Pamela: what do you think so far? Pamela: Dr. D should be hearing this conversation rich-c: that I'm willing to look at the other half Pamela: DVD comes out next week Guy B.: Bob, how many are coming to the convention so far? Pamela: Yeah! BobS: just you and me Guy BobS: gonna be kinda lonely eh???? rich-c: actual.ly, both Dr.D. and Dale were agreeing with oyu, Pam Guy B.: Well, everyone else will be coming along in the next month then. rich-c: lately I've been getting videotapes from the library Judy: and Meeka Pamela: Well Dad, if you're going to see the DVD, you'll have to come over here for a movie night Pamela: it is tres cool rich-c: do you have a DVD player? Pamela: yes rich-c: oh, something new I didn't know about George: i have one for sale Pamela: for about three years - we got a deal through work Pamela: when all else fails, buy in bulk George: it skips rich-c: I'm still contemplating getting enough beta tapes together to justify resurrecting the old Beta machine for an orgy Pamela: good luck finding them George: i have beta Pamela: George, if it skips you should get it looked at Guy B.: Beta became extinct in the 80's. rich-c: oh, n0o shortage of beta tapes around the house, and the machine was working when put away Pamela: not in the Clee household! rich-c: no Guy, it did fade from the U.S, market but other parts of the world were smarter George: sony SL-HF 870D Pamela: ours is a Toshiba BobS: 8 tracks are still strong around here BobS: at least I stil have one Pamela: country music, Bob? George: 78s here rich-c: they'll never replace the wire recorder, Bob BobS: yup Pamela: what, no one can dig up a Victrola? George: i can rich-c: no, that we did finally give away Pamela: new country or old country? Guy B.: I have an old boom box that plays them. BobS: was gonn abuy one but Judy didn't want it rich-c: but we have no problem playing our 78s or 45s or 33s Pamela: dustcatcher, right Judy? BobS: only old country is on 8 tracks Pamela: good point Judy: no room the house is full!!!!! George: who has 16s rich-c: I think our player can handle Talking Books (16s) BobS: new speed eh Geo???? George: old old Pamela: actually we counted our LP's recently, and my 45's - came up with an excess of 200 all told Pamela: only one of which was a duplicate George: 1520 records here rich-c: we have hardly any 45s or 78s but lots and lots of 33s Pamela: Dad, can you hear the fireworks going off in the distance? Guy B.: Whoa, that's quite a collection. A job for Smartfiler. rich-c: no, but there shouldn't be any tonight anyway Pamela: and since when has that stopped anyone? rich-c: actually, Guy, that would be more than Smartfiler could handle Pamela: I did our list on Lotus rich-c: your mother still keeps hers on Adamcalc, I believe Guy B.: That's right. Most can hold 1000. He needs a bigger database program like Dbase or Access. rich-c: Adamcalc makes a very good database Pamela: see, there was a reason I used the spreadsheet Judy: we use that fo r our antiques business rich-c: I suspect if he could handle CP/M that PC File would do it Pamela: but oh, my aching hands Guy B.: A small database I can see for Adamcalc. rich-c: the problem with Smartfiler is that it allocates far too much space for overhead Guy B.: I used to calculate the interest for getting my credit card debt down and it did work. Pamela: there Guy B.: Now, I'm going to try it for a budget. Pamela: 's actually a master list for that rich-c: Adamcalc is as fine a spreadsheet as you'll ever see for an 8-bit computer Pamela: good luck, Guy rich-c: after all, H&R Block used it for their operation until relatively recently Pamela: if it ain't broke, don't fix it Guy B.: I use Excel at work, but if I try using the same spreadsheet setup on Adamcalc, I probably would have about three different files. rich-c: Supercalc actually has a higher capacity but the user interface is very unfriendly and it is very slow Pamela: I find that spreadsheets are excellent tools for making lists Guy B.: I also have Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS. Pamela: and they make mail merges a breeze Pamela: what release is that, Guy? Guy B.: I think version 1A. I'm not sure though. Pamela: it must have a long grey beard by now - I've got release 9 Guy B.: I also have Quadro Pro on the Athlon as part of Wordperfect Office Suite. Pamela: I must admit I'm not conversant with any of the Corel stuff any more rich-c: me, I have Star Office and Easy Office Pamela: well Lotus Smartsuite came with the computer -handy, since that's what we're using at work George: i'm easy too Guy B.: Wordperfect 2000 is very good. Pamela: ah, but are you cheap? rich-c: since I don't have to worry about compatibility with work... BobS: me I use Write or SmartWriter........ Pamela: that was just luck, but I must admit it was a selling point for the computer rich-c: the two I use are both freebies, Bob BobS: use vde in TDOS rich-c: and so is Abiwoprd which has some virtues as a word processor Guy B.: Well folks, time to check the e-mail. For all of you U.S. folks have a safe Memorial Day. See you all next week. Won't be able to come on Saturday. Pamela: have a great weekend, Guy BobS: be goo Guy Meeka: ok, night Guy. I think I am gonna get going also BobS: good rich-c: OK Guy, take care, enjoy, don't work too hard. See you next Wednesday Judy: bye Guy
Guy B. left chat session George: bye GUY Judy: bbye Meeka BobS: WHAT a Guy!!!!!! rich-c: right Meeka, take care then and see you Pamela: goodnight Meeka - say hi to Doug Meeka: I will see ya all nexy week BobS: bye Meeka Meeka: ok Pam will do Pamela: I should be earlier - season's over
Meeka left chat session BobS: NEXY week??????? when's that?????? Pamela: this from the king of typos? BobS: say WHAAAAT Judy: thank you, Pam, George: everyone is going too fast
(BobS slaps Pamela playfully) rich-c: not really, George BobS: gotta read faster Geo rich-c: we just say what we want to say, then see what feedback we get George: i'm too slow Judy: he thinks he is such a good typist BobS: faster FASter FASTER BobS: mucho grande typer Pamela: I'll remember that Bob rich-c: no such thing as too slow, George George: :-( Pamela: just remember George, practice makes perfect BobS: tis the teeny tiny keyboard on the laptop rich-c: some of us are touch typists. like Pam Pamela: some of us get too much practice rich-c: others are search discover and land, like me BobS: I touch the keys when I hit 'em Pamela: the "seek and ye shall find" method George: i peck rich-c: and some of us can't untangle the farn dingers no matter what (no names mentioned, BobZ) Judy: that is good Rich George: call me a pecker Pamela: I've started taking notes on the computer instead of writing them - I can read 'em and it's faster. Scary BobS: a one finger speeddemon Pamela: don't give Bob an opening like that, George rich-c: yes. I admit if I used my laptop I'd likely be slower than Bob Pamela: you just have to get used to it - I did okay on Rich's last year during the chat Pamela: but I had to get the hang of it George: two fingers rich-c: oh, I've had it online, though not for chat Pamela: be brave George, try for four rich-c: found it usable, just not very convenient Judy: I don't use it enough BobS: depends on what laptop you have also, some of the things have the keys in strange places if you are used to another Pamela: I like the Thinkpad - very easy to use Pamela: Allyson has one for work rich-c: yes, my Dell has a few idiosyncrasies that tends to throw me on occasion Pamela: now I'm wanting one of my own Pamela: you sure you don't want to get me laptop for my birthday, Dad? rich-c: your mother says ours plays Jezzball quite satisfactorily BobS: you got a Dell dude????????? Pamela: dude, he got a Dell rich-c: no, a Dell Latitude Pamela: and that went right over his head Pamela: he doesn't watch commercials rich-c: a 166MMX - 64mb - 2.1 George: i have a DELL monitor only Pamela: I have a dead monitor BobS: glad to see that someone watches those darn things Pamela: I like the new Macintosh commercial rich-c: actually, they show those commercials on Speed Channel and Fox Pamela: yes, but do you watch them? rich-c: unfortunately I have the sound off George: my 17" is a MEDION Pamela: has anyone else seen the Mac commercial? BobS: can't picture it rich-c: not that I can recall - whre has it been running? Pamela: on CTV among others George: not here rich-c: have only had the tv on for sports lately Pamela: Guy standing in front of the new Mac displayed in a window - he moves, it mimics his moves rich-c: nope, havent seen that Pamela: last thing he does is stick out his tongue - computer sticks out the CDROM drive Pamela: very cute BobS: cool, tape it for Ron!!!!! Judy: night all, can' t sit anymore Pamela: g'nite Judy - let the blood flow George: nite Judy
Judy left chat session rich-c: getting crmped up, are you Judy? - I can identify with that Pamela: I'll see if I have it on tape somewhere and save it if I can rich-c: whoops, she went fast BobS: she can't seem to sit tonight BobS: and now she is shut down!!!! Pamela: no kids to wear her out today? BobS: had the littlest one for the afternoon and supper. but he slept almost all the time Pamela: well there's your problem rich-c: yes, kids can wear you out even when they're sleeping Pamela: need more kids : ) BobS: naw, I was here to help when he was a wake Pamela: (Bob runs screaming from the room) BobS: HAAALLLPPPPPPP Pamela: see, told you he couldn't spell Pamela: sorry, that's phonetic, isn't it George: me too rich-c: anyhow, folks, gettin' on towards that time BobS: yes..................................... Pamela: I suppose so, especially if I don't want a full power start in the morning rich-c: shall we knock it off till Saturday/Wednesday then? BobS: yup, got to get some sleep tonght for a BIG day at work tomorrow! George: yes a big holiday weekend BobS: ol BobS: ok Pamela: already did that on this sid of the border BobS: ya rich-c: OK, Pam don't forget to phone rich-c: rest, night for now BobS: nite guys and dolls George: nite all Pamela: if you don't hear from me, call me and tell Mom ot check doorsopen.org BobS: POOF Pamela: byb Bob
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BobS left chat session Pamela: well, Dad disappeared in a hurry George: bye Pam Pamela: guess it's good nite George - see you next week - sleep tight!
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