rich-c: helloRich rich-c: and by the way, I have got through the first two Harry Potters Doctor Druselius: Hello, Richard...how are your lungs this evening? Doctor Druselius: Yay Re: HP. rich-c: hmm - sneezed for the first time day or two ago and didnt like the results rich-c: lets say they made3 it quite clear things arent all healed yet Doctor Druselius: Hope you aren't coughing 'em up... rich-c: yes, with you and Dale and Pamela all rooting for it, I decided to give it a try Doctor Druselius: Now you'll know what we're all prating on about. rich-c: no, but they are painful when I sneeze; the bronchia hurt when I cough Doctor Druselius: Hope you were entertained. Doctor Druselius: By HP, not the sneezing! rich-c: well, I gave Pamela back the first two and she has loaned me the next pair Doctor Druselius: The film is quite entertaining also if you care for cinema. rich-c: of course it helps that I have some knowledge of the British "school story" tradition rich-c: last movie I went to was "Gone with the wind" - that tell you something? Doctor Druselius: Wow! Not in 1939, I hope... rich-c: which doesn't mean I might not borrow a videotape when it gets in circulation Doctor Druselius: DVDs went on sale this week. rich-c: well, no, it was the second release
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: yes, the tapes are on sale here along with them
changed username to George rich-c: but the retailers aren't emphasizing the fact because their rakeoff on DVDs is much higher Doctor Druselius: Hello George. rich-c: hello George George: Hi All Doctor Druselius: Got your glasses today? rich-c: we were just discussing Harry Potter and things George: yes rich-c: anyway, last little while I have been borrowing some videotapes from the library George: don't know HP Doctor Druselius: It's worth checking out, George. Doctor Druselius: Good clean fun. rich-c: got Brigadoon, which I enjoyed as much as when I saw ut on screen
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changed username to BobS rich-c: hello Robert Doctor Druselius: The Sultan of Slopsema! BobS: hi guys!!!!! BobS: Si senor BobS: ich bin here!!!!!!! George: Hi Bob rich-c: notice you didnt put price or address on the ACon 14 notice! Doctor Druselius: All bow and scrape before your magnificence, sire. BobS: gotta hit my website and find it BobS: that is NOT harde Richard Doctor Druselius: I'm getting fixed to mail you some $$$, Bob. Just want to get my paycheck first. rich-c: keeping it as an "insider" enterprise, are you? BobS: ok BobS: no, just frugel with webmail Doctor Druselius: Elanor is definitely coming. Suggest some session for her to give. rich-c: our dollar is continuing to climb slightly - now over 65 cents US Doctor Druselius: Suggest some session for me to give, too. BobS: sent emails to a LONG list i been compiling for a couple years of ADAM buyers on ebay, etc. Doctor Druselius: I could organize another scavenger hunt if you like. George: i ate too much Doctor Druselius: Dale is not eligible for any prizes, though :-) rich-c: well shame on you, George - why did you do that? BobS: got about 30 of them bounced, some replies.....some into outer space George: i made to much dinner Doctor Druselius: I noticed a marked increase in hits on the ADAMcon 13 webpage after my announcement to rec.video.games.classic. rich-c: you mean you need a better cook - better look in the mirror and start training him. George BobS: what I desparately want from MR Drushel.....is.......the why's and how's of telling the ibm to shut up and do what adam says to do..... Doctor Druselius: (I pointed them to the 14 webpage, and mentioned the 13 webpage). BobS: the foundation of making the interaction easier Doctor Druselius: I only know how to make it listen under MS-DOS. George: too much soup Doctor Druselius: I haven't ever done any Windows programming. Doctor Druselius: Windows doesn't want to play nice with serial ports. BobS: then I gotta type up a very defined list for the topic....will have to discuss with Douglas Doctor Druselius: In fact, BillG wants serial ports to go away... rich-c: so get a cheaper old IBM that only runs under DOS, Bob George: invent windows for ADAM BobS: got those BobS: with the right programmer, Geo, it is almost possible to make a look alike Doctor Druselius: One thing which I considered buying once was a source-code library sold by Sydex (the 22disk and Anadisk people) which would let you do low-level floppy I/O from DOS and all flavors of Windows. Doctor Druselius: It would probably be just the trick to get ADAMem to read/write real floppy disks. Doctor Druselius: Last time I looked, the software was $300+... rich-c: That must have been some time ago, surely BobS: YIKES
moved to room Meeting Place Doctor Druselius: ...although anything your compile with it is freely-distributable.
changed username to Guy B. rich-c: hello Guy Doctor Druselius: Nope, within the last year. Go to www.sydex.com. Guy B.: Greetings!!! BobS: hi Guy Doctor Druselius: Hello Guy. George: Hi Guy Guy B.: Dr. D, like the name. Doctor Druselius: Whoa, we are getting some *serious* thunderstorm activity here... Doctor Druselius: I was feeling a bit Classical tonight, Guy. rich-c: yes, there's a cold front coming in BobS: everyuthing missed us on the way by Doctor Druselius: While listening to our Indians (probably) blow a game with the Tigers, I was reading Thucydides. Guy B.: No storms here yet by me, but I know we will get some later. rich-c: reckon Guy will have had it; it's due here early tomorrow I believe Doctor Druselius: Wondering if I ought to power down...BLAM that was a big one. George: my tummy still hurts Doctor Druselius: BLAM lights blinked there.. Guy B.: Might be a good idea Dr D. Doctor Druselius: I think I will power down...back if the storm clears. rich-c: depends - you do have some sort of protection, don't you? Doctor Druselius: No UPS, only small surge protector outlet. Doctor Druselius: Bye! George: its clear here
Doctor Druselius left chat session Guy B.: Quick exit there. rich-c: well, surge will protect the computer likely, especially if you have it on the phone line too BobS: well, ya don't want Dr D to get b lown across the room, so he is better off watching form the window rich-c: if you aren't protected, when the lightning gets nearby, it's time to shut down and unplug BobS: gave up unplugging, but alwasy get off if it gets close Guy B.: Especially since the air here is unstable. Ripe for thunderstorms. rich-c: we have an industrial-strength whole house surge protector, plus one on the modem BobS: a direct hit is a chance to upgrade!!!!
(BobS groans loudly) BobS: reminds me, son in law was gonna get me a whole house protector rich-c: yes, the insurance companies are used to paying out hundreds of millions every year for computers that got struck rich-c: worth thinking about - we had a house a block over got hit about a year ago rich-c: travelled through the wiring and started a basement fire - 50 large in damage rich-c: but it's critical to have protection on the modem, too BobS: lucky that is all; we rebuilt a house that went just like that one and it was total loss..........15 years ago and about 160 thousand US rich-c: well, the folks were home at the time, realized the problem, and our fire department is near, responsive and professional rich-c: maybe like us they keep one or two fire extinguishers handy, just in case BobS: these people were in Florida at the time rich-c: anyway, with a modem plugges in even a very distant strike can fry your board if it isnt protected rich-c: yes, getting to 9/11 FAST is the key Guy B.: At least both of my computers are protected with surge protectors which includes the modems. rich-c: the only way to go, Guy, unless you use a UPS which is even better BobS: IF they work at the time Guy B.: True, I don't have the room for one right now. Maybe later in the future. rich-c: right, Bob, surge protectors are not all created equal BobS: all I have read about surge protectors is that they are self degenerating and don't alwasy work rich-c: and going by a Consumers Reports test some while back, price has no relation to effectiveness BobS: that's another thing I heard or read somewhere rich-c: when CU tested, some cheap ones worked very well and some pricey ones were ineffective BobS: they recommended no less than about $100-150 range to get a reliable good one rich-c: they did seem to feel though that there was a certain minimum price below which, forget it rich-c: no, I believe they had one around $30 that stood up quite well BobS: got the ibm in the basement on a UPS, so that one aught to be alright rich-c: let's say if the UPS can't protect it, you likely will have taken a hit that wrote off the house BobS: I would just as soon NOT find out rich-c: yes - I have fire insurance, but no ambitions of claiming on it rich-c: not quite as bad as claiming on one's life insurance, but... BobS: absolutely, some car bumps is one thing but fire in the house would be a REAL bummer BobS: right there below life ins rich-c: and that's the word from someone who's seen the rsults
(BobS laughs heartily) rich-c: so, what did you think of that price list I sent around? BobS: didn't look to bad, although we don't need any of the stuff rich-c: my thought was more to let you-all know they exist and what they offer BobS: about full up rich-c: if it looks attractive, the info was there to get yourselves on the list rich-c: hey, believe it or not, I actually got a response to a spam complaint on Monday BobS: what was the place again??? rich-c: the ISP I complained to wrote back to say they'd kicked the offender off rich-c: I think they call themselves Logic Box, in Buffalo, NY rich-c: want me to look it up? BobS: ya rich-c: OK brb BobS: still workign long hours Guy?????? rich-c: logicbox.tlservices.net Guy B.: Finally off the overtime till at least July or August. rich-c: that's their email return address of course rich-c: nice to have your time to yourself, Guy BobS: hmmmm....that only got me to a webpage designer rich-c: just make sure they don't call you in that second week in August!!!
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changed username to Ron Guy B.: Finally got the big project done. My supervisor is treating us to lunch tomorrow. Ron: Yo! George: Hi Ron Guy B.: Holy Cow, the Mighty Mitchell is here. How have you been? BobS: the mighty one!!!!! WELCOME Ron: Just fine thanks. Better now my 'event' is over Ron: No more Wed night meetings Ron: missed y'all
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: cool!!!! we been amissin' ya'll Guy B.: Glad to have you back.
changed username to Judy George: Hi Judy Guy B.: Hi Judy, look who came on. Ron: Good to know.....good to be ...... Hi Judy! Judy: Hi, All rich-c: test rich-c: sorry - had a problem here BobS: testing........got a D...testing Judy: well, Ron haven't talked to you in a while Ron: there are always problems rich-c: anyway, big warm welcome to Ron and Judy BobS: it is a gol durn bill gates special!!!!!! Ron: I know. Been busy with a thing here that required weekly planning meets Wed. It's over now rich-c: and that's as big a relief to us as it is to you Ron: yup rich-c: Dr. D. had to duck out - thunderstorm in the back yard rich-c: with luck he may reloin us later Ron: So now tell me, what's been shaking in the community in my absence? Ron: Oh Oh BobS: think from the way Dr D talked, Cleveland is now a smoking hole!!!! Guy B.: Thought I let you guys know that my firt VB program is coming along. It will be a setup program for Dcopy. rich-c: among other things, Dale has been a little casual in updating the mailing list Ron: mmm Guy B.: My fingers must be slipping. My first VB program. rich-c: notice none of the former home.com folks have been moved yet BobS: home.com is KAPUT?????? Ron: Wonder if Dale would be willing to delegate rich-c: jawohl rich-c: Dr. D. was talking of making the offer, don't know whre matters stand Ron: He would be a good delegate rich-c: Dale is also talking of moving the list to his home computer from Waterloo rich-c: since you missed it, Ron - I have had a bout of ill health Guy B.: Then the list would be updated more often if he did that. Ron: oh? Ron: tell me more BobS: forgot Richard, how you doin this week??? rich-c: got a blast of pneumonia early this month - took some fairly significant damage Guy B.: How bad? Ron: nasty rich-c: my lungs have informed me I am now a non-smoker Ron: a blunt warning? rich-c: been cold turkey since May 3 Guy B.: How do you feel now? Ron: You're doing well my friend. Keep up the good work rich-c: actually, I am using Nicoderm patches as a crutch for now Ron: why not rich-c: huge expense, for one thing - cost about $35 a week
moved to room Meeting Place Ron: but relative to cigarettes?
changed username to Meeka Guy B.: HI Meeka rich-c: at my rate that would be about double Meeka: ok ok, I is here. now PLEASE tell me!!!! George: Hi Meeka Judy: boy that didn't take long Ron: It isn't easy Rich Guy B.: What's Doug doing? Judy: you are going on a cruise Meeka: you can't say something like that and leave me hanging Meeka: playing his on-line game Guy rich-c: in my case, it isn't a matter of choice Guy B.: I dare not ask what game! Ron: sounds not Meeka: Yipee, but I knew that rich-c: or rather it is; I can smoke or I can breathe, but they're mutually exclusive Judy: you are booked, as of today Meeka: oh, ok I get it now Guy B.: Where are you heading Meeka? Ron: my attention to the other thread- where are you guys goin? Judy: she is going to the western carribean BobS: Dec 1st BobS: for their anniversary Ron: Wow! rich-c: how about that! how did this come about? Guy B.: A perfect Winter vacation. Meeka: Mom & Dad are gonna go with Doug & I in December rich-c: neat-o! BobS: and Doug is taking his old po folks along for the ride Ron: Just after the ADAM Christmas card gets published eh? rich-c: the antique business must be mighty prosperousd these days Guy B.: That's great! Judy: yea, right BobS: no, no DOIUG is paying Meeka: ya, hard to believe that it will be 6 years Judy: not that we see Meeka: what?? rich-c: is it really that long, Meeka? seems like it was only yesterday Guy B.: Wow, that long! My last cruise was back on my honeymoon. Ron: Let the boys work it out rich-c: now that is ancient history, Guy BobS: and how is the struggle for love coming Guy????? Meeka: our last one was our honeymoon cruise too BobS: you haven't talked about any prospecxts lately Guy B.: 12 years is long time. I took Jeanene out for her birthday yesterday. Monday was her birthday. BobS: HEY, we waited till our 25th before we went BobS: how's she doing?????? Guy B.: She's doing pretty good. Meeka: ok, here comes the "when we were your age..." speach :-) Judy: so, meeka how far did the 38 bags of mulch get you BobS: right..........5 miles in waist deep snow to school ....WALKING rich-c: not from us old fogeys, Meeka BobS: believe it or NOT..........NO air comditioning, no computers, no amusement parks.......on and on Meeka: All along the porch, and the three tree out front rich-c: amusement parks yes, they even predate me - but television is new Judy: how many bags did you get? Meeka: 52 Ron: I need bark mulch Judy: how many trips did you have to make for that many? Ron: locals had none rich-c: reminds me, recycling fair here tomorrow - have to get a new composter Meeka: 2 BobS: 2?????????????? Judy: where did you put all them? rich-c: on the lawn, of course! BobS: from store to lawn............ Meeka: 26 at a time- 10 in the trunk, 3 in the front seat, and 13 in the back seat Ron: sounds like a fairly major operation Judy: no, in the flower beds Judy: I am impressed BobS: Ron go out in the yard and bark........mulch....mulch.....mulch.....
(A dog howls in the distance) Meeka: I didn't feel like making a bunch of trips Judy: did they have manny left
(A strange smell wafts around the room) Meeka: they guy that helped me load them had to ask me if I could fit that many in too BobS: NO WONDER the transmission is tired!!!!! rich-c: you need a truck like mine, Meeka Meeka: yes, several pallets of them Ron: :) Ron: tried that. My two friendly neighbourhood dogs next door came to the fence and wanted attention rich-c: well, didn't that get you some barks? Ron: ummm...... yes, but..... BobS: maybe you could harness them and do a dogsled run to the mulch store!!!!!! rich-c: some folks is just too fussy Ron: Wal Mart assures me that my product will be available Monday Ron: Hey, speaking of Wal Mart... Judy: they had some moved to the streat at the Cascade one Ron: We got a Future Shop now too... just opened Ron: Same junk as every other Future Shop store I've ever been in rich-c: yeah, now that they've been taken over by a bunch of Yankee carpetbaggers Ron: Kinda like Computer City south of the border rich-c: I believe it was Best Buy that bought them out Ron: oh ... ok Guy B.: No, it was CompUSA. Ron: That's right Guy. Got my names mixed up
(The lights sudddenly go out) Ron: There was one in Grand Rapids just across THAT STREET from the hotel BobS: oh, i LIKE Compu USA.......they throw some good freeby deals Judy: 28th
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changed username to Pamela Guy B.: We had a number of Computer City stores here in Chicago. They all closed in 1999. BobS: jsut down the road a block Judy: hi, Pam Guy B.: Hi Pam. rich-c: took you long enough, daughter! Meeka: Hello Pam Pamela: Hi everyone Ron: yeah. I walked, and I didn't die George: Hi Pam Pamela: Ronald, you're back! Ron: Hey Pam..... good to see ya Pamela: you too - where have you been? Ron: I'm bak Ron: meetings, bloody meetings Ron: but now they're done Pamela: you have to stop scheduling these things on WEdnesdays Judy: they are starting construction now going to make it wider on the corner rich-c: and from now on, no more on Wednesdays, hear? Ron: Yes. That has occurred to me Meeka: I'll BRB Ron: Wed is taken Pamela: Dad, how are youfeeling? BobS: Wednedays are sacred ya know......WHY don't people unnerstand that??????? rich-c: left leg was most uncooperative earlier today but seems a bit better now rich-c: wouldn't like to try walking too far though Pamela: well some things are unavoidable Ron: And so shall they be from now forevermore Pamela: do you have the results from the x-rays yet? rich-c: Dr. Santo does but I won't be seeing him till next week Ron: Actually Pam, there's something wrong if the chair of a committee can't determine his/her own meeting night Pamela: you said it Ron, I didn't Ron: yup rich-c: I second that emotion, Ron Ron: Mr. Nice Guy rich-c: if you're that useful they can damn well accomodate to you Ron: you know Pamela: FYI Dad, I was able to reverse that pattern on the copier at work - there's a facility for it right on the machine rich-c: didnt even have to get Kimberly to use her scanner, then Pamela: nope George: my tummy still hurts rich-c: nice to have access to one of the upscale copiers at times Ron: George, had forgotten you were there rich-c: heavens, what kind of soup did you make - Cajun shrimp? Pamela: however, I discovered that if you want more than one copy you have to copy in reverse directly through the book - if you run the copy through the regular doc feeder, it comes out right way round again rich-c: weird Pamela: George, you're still feeling bad? It's been a week now Meeka: ok, I'm back George: i think i poisoned myself Pamela: what on earth did you eat? rich-c: mushrooms, then?
(BobS gives George a can of Diet Coke.) George: bad potatoes BobS: almost as good as pepto bismo!!!!! rich-c: yes, those can be pretty treacherous Ron: Ain't gonna do much for a hurtin' tummy Bob BobS: sooth that sucker Ron: Believe me, I know BobS: better yet, a red wine Pamela: gives rumblies in tumblies a new meaning Ron: Nope. Doth cause me to regain conciousness face down in the street George: oh yes rich-c: yes, the right wine can be a great aid to digestion Pamela: with a severe headache, right Ron? Ron: everything in moderation, including moderation George: not on my meds. Meeka: ok, I hate to cut this short, but I am REALLY tired so I am gonna get going. See ya nect week rich-c: see you, Meeka Pamela: sleep well Meeka Ron: George, take the damn pills Judy: bye, take care George: bye Meeka Ron: good talking to you again Meeka Meeka: night everyone
Meeka left chat session BobS: nite Guy B.: Nite Meeka Pamela: oh heck, BRB - gotta rescue the potatoes from cat reach rich-c: George already takes so many pills he rattles when you shake him Ron: :) George: yes Ron: no lie eh? George: i do BobS: maybe that is the problem then/........ rich-c: oh, once things atart to go wrong, the meds build up awful fast rich-c: like, I'm on two inhalers, twice a day Pamela: there - potatoes are safe rich-c: not to mention the arthritis stuff, and precautionary aspirin Ron: Do they help? George: notmine rich-c: the inhalers do seem to have things coming under control Ron: I tell ya, in this province, that last thing one should do is get sick right now George: my potatoes made me sick rich-c: the arthro stuff works on the right knee, don't know yet what's going on on the left side Ron: Our physicians are as mad as hell Pamela: I'm trying to avoid the same fate George, for me or the cat rich-c: well, given the types of pols you Lotus-Landers elect... Ron: The Golden Years.... oh my! Pamela: But Willow will get into anything that's people food if you don't keep a close eye on him rich-c: you do know we got rid of Harris, don't you, Ron? Pamela: and I left the potatoes on the counter, right in temptations way Ron: that's what we get for voting people out George: don't the russians make vodka out of potatoes? Judy: Ryan will to, he is always wanting to eat Ron: Yes, the word had drifted westward rich-c: yes, swap King Log for King Stork, as the old fable has it Pamela: not being a vodka fan, I've never checked I must admit Ron: vodka - yup they probably still do. Vodka is one of these things that tends to transcend politics rich-c: anyway, Eves seems if nothing else a little more scared of the voters BobS: the norwegians have a potato liquor Ron: Good. Rich, let him remain so BobS: stronge tough stuff Judy: and it is really strong rich-c: vodka can be made from potatoes or grain, or a blend Ron: At the moment, I'm convinced that there's nothing at all healthy about a 76 seat majority Judy: it was awful Judy: 11111 rich-c: you noticed, Ron! BobS: no, that kind of puts the ball only in one court eh???? Ron: yeah BobS: no competition there rich-c: that's the problem Pamela: okay - questions for the politically aware Americans - which has been the predominant party for the last hundred years, the Repuplicans, or the Democrats? Ron: the other court consists of 2 seats rich-c: the kooks who want in are no improvement over the kooks that are in Ron: Out here, we do it to ourselves every 4 years rich-c: no matter who you vote for, you still get the governemtn Judy: Democrats Pamela: I always said Dad should have run for office BobS: got to be close........... Ron: yup. keeps everyone honest George: i run for the bathroom Pamela: run, George, run BobS: when an election comes around; you just have to decide which one would be WORSE, not the best one for the job Ron: It's August eh? ADAMCON? rich-c: yes, it's sort of trying to pick the least dangerous Ron: still gotta book Pamela: but that's the problem, particularly in Ontario - we vote parties and people out of office, not in rich-c: we have up to five parties and still no brains BobS: honestly, with all the politician bable about the smart voters...... the older I get, the more i see all the dumb voters and the way they vote BobS: shows it...the people puyt in power and the reason behind it sometimes escapes me....... Ron: In our jurisdiction Bob, it's always been a pendulum. Either left or right Nothin in the middle Pamela: maybe it's time to rethink the way we elect our government Ron: right now we're HARD right Judy: yes, Ron AdamCon is in August Ron: good BobS: ADAMCON 14...AUGUST 8=11 as you requested sir Ron: just wanted to make sure. rich-c: commit now but pay late as possible - our dollar is still going up Pamela: and that is good news Ron: Bob, Judy, was contemplating staying over Monday, Tuesday, and flying back Wed. How does that set with y'all BobS: oh you are ALL commmitted...........or should be????? NO, committed to coming!!!!!! BobS: fine Judy: just not to late, Rich Ron: I have family coming over the previous weekend, so I can't really leave much before the day of the start of the 'con BobS: can put ya up here or meeka's George: i'm back. i made it Ron: super George Pamela: that's good! rich-c: we are coming, that's for sure, but will try to get the money in by July 1 BobS: WOW Geo....were worried about ya Ron: That would be great Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. Had to send an e-mail about Abby's pet insurance. BobS: that's good, can be even by mid July rich-c: well, welcome back, Guy Pamela: we are coming too rich-c: now all we need is Dr. D. - unless the storm took out his power BobS: unless $$$$$ goes up enough and you don't want ot chance it going back down Pamela: vacation is booked Guy B.: I haven't heard from the company, so I sent them an e-mail. Guy B.: My vacation dates will be booked shortly. Ron: Are we likely to see the Bair rich-c: he was making positive noises last we talked I believe Ron: good Guy B.: Last we talked to him. He still doesn't know yet. Depends how his wife is doing. Pamela: that's what I thought - that he was going to wait on his wife's health BobS: Ron!!!!!! traffic will be slowed this year on 28th street !!!!!!! Major reconstruction 1/2 mile downriver of the hotel.....making 6 lane intersection of it Pamela: Virginia, right? Ron: I was talking to PJ, by phone, about 3 weeks ago, and told her the dates. Sounds iffy, but youknow PJ rich-c: Dr. D. will be bringing a daughter BobS: dont;' know about bair, I am pushign him Pamela: just one? Ron: hey... let's hear it for 28th st. Guy B.: 28th St. is being widen? Boy, talk about a headache. That's ot. Guy B.: It that is. Ron: It was already more than I could cross in a day. How wide are they gonna make it? BobS: traffic is already down Pamela: Um . . . is this good Bob? rich-c: yes, to cross the street, drive or forget it BobS: only one it will intefere with is Guy i think Guy B.: Guess drivers are getting the message about taking alternate routes. BobS: everyone else will come into town from the other direction BobS: less traffic is good Pam....28th st is the busiest stree in Mi Ron: Hope Mr. Big and Tall is still there Pamela: okay, just checking Guy B.: I will be taking I94 to I196 to there. So, I guess I will hit the construction zone. Pamela: Ron, you and I have a shopping date - don't forget Judy: where the hotel is it won' t be any different Ron: Yes..... I would not forget something like that Pam Judy: the Big and Tall shop is still there Pamela: : ) BobS: nope Guy, that works, just come around GR and get off at the east end of 28th street and you will be only a mile or so from the hotel Ron: excellent BobS: we will get ya'll directions and eve meet RM at the 'port.....IF he comes in on time!!!!!!!!! Guy B.: That won't be so bad. Ron: oh yes,,,,memories return Pamela: how long is the flight, Ron? BobS: seems l;ike last time he came in at midnight Guy B.: Last year, he came in about 11:00 PM. Ron: at this point, I have no idea but will probably start here at around 6:30 a.m. and end there (hopefully) some time before midnight BobS: he likes to be fashionalbly lte eh? Pamela: that would be nice rich-c: well, he has to make connections and is flying gainst the sun Judy: not a problem Ron: everything eastbound starts here at 6:30 a.m. Pamela: scary when you think that the flight is only about five hours rich-c: there is a 6.30 a.m.? Ron: plus a loss of 3 Pamela: Yes, there is BobS: fly to Seattle then in, maybe make better time Guy B.: The Time Zone. Pamela: Dad, you just don't want to admit it Judy: just seems like it takes forever Ron: I don't do it Rich, unless it's the End of the World or an ADAMCon Ron: not necessarily in that order Pamela: nice to see you have your priorities straight rich-c: exactly, Ron. They take it off your clock when you retire Guy B.: I do plan to bring a couple of computers with me this time. Ron: true Ron: BRB... Pamela: I want one of those clocks! Pamela: horrible time of the morning
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) BobS: I got one Pam...only it does go slow, it is still running regular time Pamela: thanks Guy rich-c: you'll get one, Pam, but they take a long time to build Guy B.: I could use one too. BobS: does NOT Pamela: about 65 years Dad?
(rich-c gives Guy B. a can of Diet Coke.) Guy B.: Just what I needed. Thanks Rich. rich-c: pretty close, Pam Pamela: oh, oh, oh - i got the Harry Potter DVD yesterday
(A strange smell wafts around the room) Guy B.: Did you watch it yet? Pamela: yup! rich-c: why didnt you get the VHS tape and save a few bucks? Guy B.: You get some more features with the DVD. Pamela: because the DVD is a two disc set with extras and much better picture quality rich-c: yes, but you pay through the nose for them Pamela: yes, but they don't wear out like video tapes do Pamela: and I plan to watch it a lot! Guy B.: Not too much and if you shop around. You can find it under $20. rich-c: careful there, kid, remember there's three more to come - and then LOTR Pamela: and I can't wait - actually, they're talking about doing all seven books rich-c: that's $30 Canadian, Guy - plus taxes Guy B.: I got over 20 DVD's myself already. Harry's not one of them. Pamela: I watched Ocean's Eleven last night - borrowed Kimberly's tape - it was really good! Guy B.: Oh, yes. Keep forgetting about the difference there. But, still you should be able to find it for a good price. Ron: I do not buy DVD's over $10 Pamela: Guy, did you see the movie in the theatre? Ron: my attention is therefore restricted to sale bins Guy B.: No, I didn't. rich-c: I've been borrowing the odd video tape from the public library Pamela: oh? what have you seen recently? Ron: Max price here for a new first run is $28 Cdn rich-c: Brigadoon, Camelot, Words & Music, a documentary on MGM films... Ron: The Inspector General with Danny Kaye... $4.98 Guy B.: The last movie I saw in the theatre was What Women Want. I got the DVD and it was fantastic. Ron: Jeff bought me Saving Private Ryan for my birthday Pamela: I haven't seen that one yet but it's on my list Guy Pamela: along with a *lot* of others Guy B.: Get it. It's funny and it was shot in Chicago. rich-c: I remain unconvinced any movies I'd enjoy wre made after 1960 rich-c: except for Star Wars, of course... Pamela: Hey, Dad - you liked Twister and StarWars, didn't you? Guy B.: I still don't have Star Wars Episode One. Ron: Dog of the sale bins .... Naked Space with Leslie Nielsen. $3.99 and overpriced rich-c: I regret to say you haven't missed that much Pamela: I still have your copy Dad - we're going to try and watch over the weekend rich-c: how about watch 7 Brides instead - might want that back sooner BobS: not a star wars or any other extra terrestrial fan Ron: The only thing I can say about DVD's is that they make sitting here balancing my chequebook palatable Ron: more or less rich-c: you should buy a computer, Ron Guy B.: Well folks, got to answer the e-mail. I'll see how Saturday looks. Otherwise, see you all next week. Pamela: I'll watch that next week when R is back on afternoons - it's a movie hes' not interested in rich-c: right, will check for you on the weekend, Guy Pamela: Good night Guy rich-c: surprised at that - the girls were much prettier back then Ron: Oh I have Quicken 2002 on the Mac and Quicken 2001 on the Pentium, and I do online banking....but I still haven't got roundtuits for the online part Ron: of Quicken
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: yeah, but it's a musical and he's not really into them Ron: Intuit gets my annual software tax each December BobS: nite guy Ron: stay well Guy rich-c: nite Guy rich-c: oh, I'm looking for Carousel and South Pacific and several others, but there's a lot of competition for them Pamela: send me a list Dad, I'll keep an eye out for them - and they make good presents! Ron: Okay, you guys in the big city Pamela: yes? rich-c: oh, I mean just to borrow from the library, Pam Ron: If anyone should see a DVD version of the "Pirates of Silicon Valley" I'm willing to pay Pamela: circa? BobS: ya mean an autobiography of Bill Gates???????? Ron: um.... sec.... Pamela: good shot, Bob rich-c: probably find it on eBay
(BobS winks) George: it's getting froggy here Pamela: sec - gotta get my note paper rich-c: fog brings out the frogs? George: yeah rich-c: you must have the leading edge of that cold front that hit Dr. D. earlier Ron: yes Pamela: duh, I already brought it back here . . . .zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz rich-c: or no, that doesn't make sense - the gradient on cold fronts is much steeper than that Ron: Web site doesn't say... or I'm missing it. It's available on VHS, but would prefer the DVD if there is one George: zzzzzzzz Pamela: I really must be asleep - I'm time travelling to before I cleaned off the coffee table rich-c: hard day at the office? Pamela: Ron, Rogers head office is a block from mine- I'll go and look there soon Pamela: no, just very tired Judy: we are baby sitting so have to wait for Mandy to pick up Ryan before we can retire Ron: would appreciate that Pam. You may just find out that no DVD version was produced rich-c: aha, journeying the grandparent trip Pamela: I got a freebie note block from the Printing House and brought it home specifically so I'd have a note pad back here, then forgot I actually brought it in to the room Judy: she was out watching the Red Wings rich-c: oh, how did they do tonight? Ron: Stars Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall Pamela: yes but I'll see if the VHS version is available Pamela: there's also a second hand store that may have it Judy: they won Pamela: boy, they must have been young Ron: have combed local such places.... no joy Pamela: the Things won? Ron: who won? rich-c: so the series now goes to the full seven - our Leafs got knocked out last night Ron: must now become a hockey fan Ron: Are we at the final series yet? BobS: final game in Detroit.......... Pamela: sorry Bob and Judy, but viva the Colorado Rockies! rich-c: to watch Detroit (or the Avalanche nee Quebec) play someone called the Carolina Hurricanes (nee Hartford whalers/) rich-c: me, I want to watch the Grey Cup - and whole F1 and CART season and... BobS: gotta vote for the home team here Pam...........even if ya don't like them Pamela: in June, no less rich-c: well, training camps don't open for ten weeks yet Ron: Pam, Pirates was a Made for TV Movie produced in 1999 Pamela: Dad, what's the web address for the Argos, any idea? Pamela: thanks Ron that helps rich-c: sorry, no - might find a link on TSN-com Ron: www.aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrgggooooooo's.com Pamela: LOL, Ron rich-c: or just search them up on Google Pamela: I could try something really innovative like www.torontoargonauts.com rich-c: you could Pamela: you never know rich-c: why guess when getting the real goods is so easy? Ron: go to www.canoe.com, and look under Sports>CFL Ron: they have club web links there Ron: sorry that's www.canoe.ca Ron: as on Canadian Online Explorer Pamela: gotcha Pamela: any idea where the Grey Cup will be this year? rich-c: why do you want the Argo website, Pam? Pamela: would like to go to another game and they'd make a good gift for Russell Ron: not Vancouver eh? Ron: maybe it's Ottawa rich-c: I think it's out west again somewhere, but I'm not sure Pamela: it's been a while since it was here - we might get lucky rich-c: no, the Argo management doesn't seem interested in bidding for it - not enough local interest rich-c: I think they're afraid there would be too many acres of empty seats Pamela: I thought that was irrelavent (sp?) - aren't they rotating throughout the league? rich-c: no, the various clubs bid for it rich-c: though I suspect there are limits on how often it can be in any one place Ron: CFL Grey Cup 2002 - Edmonton Ron: Nov 24 Pamela: thanks Ron rich-c: in snow up to your... Pamela: so much for that idea Pamela: ying yang Ron: Now the year is about gone Ron: how was ADAMcON Pamela: great - don't know what we missed Judy: Mandy is here to pick up Ryan so I will say good bye for tonight Pamela: Bye Judy rich-c: goodnight then, Judy - sleep tight Judy: talk to you next week all Pamela: g'nite to Ryan and Mandy too Ron: Take care Judy. Say Hi to the kids... (think Mandy will remember me) Pamela: sleepover at the Slopsemas in August! rich-c: yeahhhh! BobS: yes, I will have to be going too kids. BobS: GLAD TO SEE YA back Ronald!!!!!! Ron: That's right! Ron: Good to be here my son Pamela: bring your funny pj's BobS: whew, had a sloooowwwww spt there Pamela: and your laptops rich-c: OK. Roberto, night for now, remember Saturday if you can make it Pamela: g'nite Bob Ron: this will change BobS: can't make it sat......got graduation parties to visit...YUCK George: nite Bob Ron: sounds like fun Bob BobS: see ya's next wed!!!!!! rich-c: nite then
BobS left chat session Ron: nite Pamela: well, since there's still a 6:30 am on my clock, should I go to bed? rich-c: that does seem to make for a valid consideration Ron: So when did the pneumonia happen Rich, last month? Pamela: well since no one has seen fit to remove it yet . . . rich-c: early this month, Ron, about the 3rd Ron: ok. not nice eh? rich-c: OK, daughter, good night, take care Ron: nigght PAM Ron: I go too here soon..... George: nite Pam Pamela: good night - Ron, good to have you back, we missed you rich-c: well, even when I'm sick I tend not to believe it Pamela: nite George Pamela: G'nite Dad rich-c: it was pretty well established before I gave the doctor a holler
Pamela left chat session Ron: yes, well with that stuff, it's hard to tell (or at least is was for me) whether it's a bad case of smoker's cough or flu, or what rich-c: since it was a Sunday, it was a stand-in doctor who came George: i need to go rich-c: first thing she wanted to know was did I feel like going to the hospital Ron: G'nite George. Be good Ron: od rich-c: nite George, catch you Saturday George: nite Rich, Ron George: ok for Sat. Ron: Is there improvement in your breathing without the smokes? rich-c: gave me what Dr. D. says is a Level II antibiotic Ron: Obvious question
George left chat session rich-c: don't know if that was precautionary principle or if she was scared Ron: probably a bit of both rich-c: actually, Ron, I'll never know, since the aftereffects leave me like I was smoking still rich-c: I am going to have to see how it all plays out over time Ron: In my case, that took about 3 years to clear. They they started talking to ma about asthma Ron: However.... I have to admit, that breathing is better rich-c: be a hell of a note of I couldn't make ACon 15 because I couldn't stand the high altitude trip Ron: changing habits of a lifetime is never easy rich-c: some of the road passes are in the 10,000 foot range, which is what they pressurize aircraft to Ron: Hey.... hadn't thought about that Ron: Yes rich-c: well, it's all very highly theoretical and not necessarily relevant at all rich-c: besides, I could get one of these oxygen generators they advertise in trailer life, sling it in the back of the truck, and drive Ron: I suppose. Must admit, I still take Doc's advice with a grain of salt, and I'm going to pay for that on several fronts Ron: Dad had one of those rich-c: I am not sure I am willing to accept a restriction that would keep me from traleeling much of the West Ron: There's always Edmonton rich-c: we like places like Yellowstone too much to willingly give that up Ron: yes, in your case, those places are ones you like to go to Ron: Anyway, my son. I shall let ya go rich-c: and you know how stubborn and bloody-minded I am Ron: yup Ron: I know rich-c: right, about that time - back next week? Ron: yes.... absolutely nothing to prevent me. rich-c: look forward to it then rich-c: night for now Ron: keep saying I will try to remember Saturday...who knows one of these weeks I might do it rich-c: see you if Ron: nite Ron: nite
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