Daniel Bienvenu: Il est 21h et tout va bien! Daniel Bienvenu: Coudonc, je me suis encore trompé de jour?
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changed username to Dr.D. rich-c: Salut, David rich-c: hi, Rich Dr.D.: Hello everyone. rich-c: enjoying the break in the weather, Rich? Dr.D.: Hmm, looks like "everyone" is just us 2. Dr.D.: Re: weather, fall has hit here big time, cold air, brown trees, falling leaves. rich-c: I,m sure David will be back soon as he realizes it's 9.00 rich-c: yes, we are geting teh first leaves turning and even falling Dr.D.: The leaves actually were turning brown 2 weeks ago or more. rich-c: but then a lot of that is drought stress and some is disease
Daniel Bienvenu moved to room Meeting Place Dr.D.: I think our seasons are now about 1 month ahead of our calendar. Daniel Bienvenu: HELLO! =) Dr.D.: Hi Daniel. rich-c: Salut Daniel Bienvenu: I'm happy to see you again.. I can't see you but .. you know what i mean. rich-c: we have no crop on our pear or crabapple trees this year - fungus Dr.D.: I saw that you are taking orders for your game ROMs...please tell me how I can buy one. rich-c: we know very well, David, and it is our pleasure to have your company Daniel Bienvenu: David? rich-c: desole - Daniel; rich-c: thihnking of so many other things rich-c: thinking of so many other things Daniel Bienvenu: It's the first time someone change my name for David. Most of the time it's danny-boy or something like Dan! Dr.D.: I saw Daniel's post to rec.games.video.classic that he's ready to take some orders for his cartridge game. Dr.D.: Okay, my text is not appearing now... Daniel Bienvenu: Dr. D. : You can buy one cart of Gamepack... but you have a rom file. rich-c: oops - looks like I've fallen into the memory hole rich-c: OK we all have to reenter Dr.D.: And now it just showed up...
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changed username to rich-c Daniel Bienvenu: I have to reenter too? Dr.D.: There must be some network or server troubles tonight. Dr.D.: But *that* text just appeared immediately. rich-c: OK I should be back now - got that time exceeded exception again Daniel Bienvenu: I have no problem rich-c: no, only if the program pulls the plug on you, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: ok.. a little 1 or 2 secondes delay Daniel Bienvenu: sometimes Dr.D.: There were a few times when my typed text did not appear for about a minute. rich-c: I got a Zone Alarm box after a while saying something about time exceeded rich-c: when that happens it explains why what I have been typing hasn't been visible at least to me Daniel Bienvenu: You want a Gampeack cartridge? I can't do more than 10 carts right now but I hope I will be able to do more carts soon. rich-c: you are talking about hardware, Daniel?
moved to room Meeting Place Dr.D.: When you have some to sell, or wish to take prepaid orders, I will be glad to buy one.
changed username to Guy B. rich-c: hello Guy, welcome back rich-c: we have missed you last few chats Daniel Bienvenu: yeah! I have to replace the old board inside the cart for a new one. I order 200 new boards and now I'm waiting. Guy B.: Hi Everyone. Not doing well myself here. Had some problems with my chest. rich-c: oh dear - what sort of problems, Guy? Guy B.: Seems I had some pressure, felt like it was congested.
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: that sounds more like cardiac than pulmonary rich-c: what did teh doctors have to say about it?
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changed username to Baby Erin Daniel Bienvenu: Hello undefined! :P rich-c: YO Erin! Guy B.: Well, I saw the doctor yesterday. No pnemonia, but I'm on antibiotics. I think what's happening here is my new apt has new carpeting and it smells and I'm sure that is what is making me feel sick. Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Baby Erin! Baby Erin: hi Uncle Richard
changed username to George W. Dr.D.: *Baby* Erin? Daniel Bienvenu: Hello George Baby Erin: Bonjour Daniel rich-c: hello George (I think?) Daniel Bienvenu: bonjour Erin! Guy B.: That has to be Freddy? George W.: Good evening everyone Baby Erin: Comme ca va? rich-c: no, Erin is my niece in Windsor Guy B.: Niece? Daniel Bienvenu: ça va bien et toi? rich-c: Frances' sister's daughter Guy B.: Didn't know you had a niece there. Dr.D.: Hello Guy. Baby Erin: ca va tres bien, merci!! Guy B.: Hi Dr. D. rich-c: sure, that's whre all of us went on the way home from Adamcon rich-c: Pamela went on the way too Guy B.: By the way, where is she? Baby Erin: Uncle Richard, is Pamela expected on this evening rich-c: George, I'm not sure George W is a tactful screen name to use here Baby Erin: LOL Dr.D.: I initially misread that as "Pamela is expecting this evening" ! Baby Erin: hahaha Guy B.: Especially with a sitting U.S. President that goes by that name. rich-c: I don't know why Pamela isn't on, though she has a new honorary nephew - her best friend had a boy night before last Baby Erin: you know George W is a pretty small guy Baby Erin: I was 15 feet away from him George W.: should I use airforce one? rich-c: in more ways than one - how close did you get to him? Dr.D.: Our President is fit to sit on a porcelain throne... Guy B.: Use Airforce Two. Baby Erin: :D Dr.D.: And our VP is in hiding... Baby Erin: once again rich-c: I noticed he didn't seem to have anything of much significance to say rich-c: is his small talk as chaotic as his public talk? Guy B.: Yep, in one of the bunkers as we speak. Baby Erin: you know .....political nothing Dr.D.: Wimps all. Baby Erin: it was pretty cool though George W.: he's in safe keeping Baby Erin: i got to where an RCMP ear piece rich-c: Erin, as you may gather, was with teh Canadian group that met with Dubya in Detroit Dr.D.: Poor gal. Baby Erin: I took care of our VIP's Baby Erin: with Protocol -- DFAIT Dr.D.: Closest I ever got to US Presidents was (1) Richard Nixon in 1972, a motorcade went through a nearby small town, we waited for about 3 hours, and rich-c: well, perhaps helped Susan take care of them? Baby Erin: nope Susan was no where near us that day she was with Manley and the PM Dr.D.: (2) Jimmy Carter, our high school band played for a rally in Youngstown during the 1976 election, a friend of mine got to shake his hand...of course Jimmy wasn't elected yet. Baby Erin: that still counts Dr. D George W.: our allies are are growing all others can go Baby Erin: it's considered meeting the Pres with as small a group as we were Daniel Bienvenu: I talked a few minutes with someone at the university. I talked about dithering and he doesn't understand why there is a little brithness in my results. Dr.D.: Nixon was standing up in his convertible, both arms up, both hands in "V", it roared by at about 60 MPH because they were late. Baby Erin: oh well.......c'est la vie Daniel Bienvenu: I think there is an error in my program. Dr.D.: I still have the buttons that they threw out to the crowd in 1972. Baby Erin: now that's pretty cool rich-c: Wonder where Freddy is tonight? He was asking for some game carts and I have a line on a few Dr.D.: One says "NIXON NOW MORE THAN EVER", the other shows Tricky Dick and Spiro Agnew heads. Daniel Bienvenu: Where is Freddy? Baby Erin: LOL George W.: USA! USA! USA! Dr.D.: I should've worn it today :-) Baby Erin: vive le Canada!!!!!! Dr.D.: A Chinese grad student in our lab is applying for Canadian citizenship. Daniel Bienvenu: I hate politics because I didn't understand it. rich-c: sorry Rich, missed your allusion for a second - yes indded rich-c: the only way to hate politics more is to understand it Baby Erin: oh yeah.....CIC can be pretty interesting Dr. D. Dr.D.: Or maybe I should have brought out my WIN button (Whip Inflation Now), Gerry Ford era... rich-c: once you do realize whats really going on, and why - yeech! Baby Erin: yeah it kinda sucks Daniel Baby Erin: i should know!!!!! Dr.D.: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy says that the job of (Galactic) President is to distract people from where power is really held. Daniel Bienvenu: I'm happy to not understand then. Baby Erin: it has it's up side, don't get me wrong rich-c: well, it does help if you at least know who most needs voting against Dr.D.: Clinton did that too well... Baby Erin: I totally agree with on the first point Dr. D Daniel Bienvenu: Why we are talking about politics? I hate politics. Dr.D.: Bush merely reminds us every day that there is no way he holds any real power... George W.: i'm downloading netscape 4.80. does anyone know the system requirements? rich-c: because you started it, Daniel! Baby Erin: Diplomacy is telling your opponents and allies where to go and have them enjoy the ride there Dr.D.: Needless to say, I have stayed away from TV and 9/11 tributes today. Too much hype. Baby Erin: Me too Dr.D.: ROTFL Erin. Baby Erin: eh? rich-c: George, I don't recommend any flavour of Netscape anyway Dr.D.: I would add "what they can do there, and with whom, and for how long". Dr.D.: Your remark about "Diplomacy is..." Baby Erin: LOLOLOLOL....you got it!! George W.: why is that?
moved to room Meeting Place Baby Erin: sorry Daniel....i had my cool experience on Monday ....and I think I may have started something rich-c: I was sort of expecting some Iraqi terrorist to find a way to whack Dubya today Dr.D.: Hit him with a pie. Daniel Bienvenu: Are you sure there is a Netscape version 4.8? That last version I downloaded before the one I use right now was 4.7 Baby Erin: LOL
left chat session Guy B.: I have Netscape 4.79. They released a new version. rich-c: he'd be better off getting the new Mozilla version in any case - Netscape without teh booby traps Dr.D.: There is a NS 7.0 out now, I haven't investigated it yet. Daniel Bienvenu: which cool experience? Dr.D.: 6.x was a complete pig, slow and ugly...which was too bad, because I really wanted it to outperform Exploder. rich-c: I had 4.08 but it made such a mess of my computer I uninstalled it Guy B.: Whoa, Netscape 7? Last one was 6.2. Dr.D.: Nope, 7.0 is just out. Baby Erin: i was with our Protocol--Dept of Foreign Affairs team when the Pres & the PM met in Detroit George W.: i tried netscape 7.0 it gives me a runtime error Dr.D.: Got E-mail spam from NS to announce it. Daniel Bienvenu: Netscape 7.0 is a pre-release version but it's workingg just fine for me. Guy B.: Guess you guys all heard that all Windows except Win95 has security flaws. Dr.D.: Want an installer for Mosaic 1.0? I have one :-) Dr.D.: Also for NS 1.x. Dr.D.: When has Windows *not* had security flaws? rich-c: where, Rich? in your ancient history file on the XT? Dr.D.: Nope, on my current HD...Mac installers for both those fine products. rich-c: yes, I have already downloaded all the patches, Guy
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changed username to Pamela Daniel Bienvenu: Don't ask me If I have any old version of some browsers and apps.. I can't remeber them all. Baby Erin: PAM Guy B.: Microsoft has known for sometime they had flaws, but all Windows since 1996? Pamela: Hi there rich-c: yes, George, there's Opera and Mozilla, to name two Daniel Bienvenu: hello Pam! Dr.D.: I'm pleased to note that all my robot course webpages display just fine in them, except for stuff with JPEGs--which hadn't been invented yet. Guy B.: I'm doing that right now. rich-c: hi daughter, took your time getting here George W.: Hi Pam Pamela: sorry, got caught up in the anniversary coverage Guy B.: Hi Pam, I'm back. Dr.D.: Hello Pam. Pamela: Hi, George, Hi Guy, Hi Rin, Hi Dad, Hi Rich, Hi Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: Excuse me Erin. I still don't understand what was your cool experience. Pamela: there, did I cover everyone? rich-c: your father and uncle has been studiously avoiding teh tv all day George W.: are there any USA allies here? Baby Erin: how's the world treating you? Dr.D.: Now if only Dale or Jill would show up...I want to find out if they got my package that was mailed out Friday. Pamela: pretty good Baby Erin: i haven't watched a minute of it Pamela: I didn't till I got home Baby Erin: haven't even turned on the radio rich-c: we used to be US allies George but kept losing our troops to US freindly fire rich-c: now we are more or less neutral Pamela: Life Network is running interesting coverage Baby Erin: it makes me cry...no thanks Daniel Bienvenu: This week, there is a friday 13th. Pamela: yeah, but I needed to cry about it
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Guy B. left chat session Dr.D.: Friday the 13th...hmmm... rich-c: Daniel, Erin works in teh office of a Member of Parliament Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Ron! Ron: allo all George W.: i'm not going out Friday Baby Erin: and Minister for International Co-operation rich-c: she was present at Chretien's meeting with Bush in Detroit yesterday Pamela: Friday the 13th isn't my favourite day either but I'm getting used to ignoring it Baby Erin: :D Daniel Bienvenu: Erin : Ok! your "cool" experience.. it's a joke! rich-c: RON - how did you sneak in on me? George W.: i'm staying in bed Baby Erin: what?? Dr.D.: Hope you have recovered from the experience, Erin. Ron: dunno Pamela: did you say something about a cool experience before I got here, Rin? Daniel Bienvenu: Erin : " i haven't watched a minute of it"... Baby Erin: Barely......a little heat stroke Baby Erin: yes Pam Baby Erin: and What do you mean Daniel? Dr.D.: Ron, I have been thinking about your contest for ADAMcon 15. Daniel Bienvenu: Erin : Your experience wasn't cool really. George W.: America is unified on coverage Ron: and? George W.: on all channels Baby Erin: not temperature wise we were outside Pamela: was obviously quite hot Dr.D.: It ought to be doable in vanilla SmartBASIC + Chris Braymen's music libraries. Dr.D.: I just need the latter and good docs for them. Baby Erin: i got to wear an RCMP head piece Pam rich-c: except for every ex-president, their staff and advisors, the current chief of staff, and a few others, George Dr.D.: And some input on what kinds of questions you would want the contest to consist of. Dr.D.: Yes/No, or True/False, or Multiple-Choice? Ron: It will be done. Dr.D.: Or some of each? Pamela: headpiece Erin?
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changed username to Guy B. Daniel Bienvenu: who is there? Pamela: Guy Pamela: 's back Ron: All of the above Daniel Bienvenu: ok! Guy B.: Hi Ron, just saw you come in. Daniel Bienvenu: hello again Guy! Baby Erin: yeah....I was with Protocol--DFAIT co-ordinating our VIP's.....had to keep in touch Ron: Hello Guy George W.: don't invest in the stockmarket and you will be fine Pamela: oh, that kind of headpiece - you mean headset Ron: I actually have a version of a question/answer program that I wrote back in 1987 or thereabouts. All I have to do is find it Baby Erin: the secret service wire rich-c: did that black button in your ear come with shades too, Rin? Dr.D.: One possibility would also be to have some questions announced in advance (weeks, months), that would be likely to show up in the contest. Baby Erin: Graeme asked me the same q uncle Richard Baby Erin: I had to supply my own Pamela: MIB Ron: Nevertheless, I'll put together some thoughts over the next week and get them to you along with the utilities and docs Dr.D.: That would let people do some digging around. Ron: Yup....good idea....some advance warning of content and level of difficulty rich-c: Rich, do you think Daniel would benefit from some exposure to SmartBASIC 1.x? Baby Erin: Pam, I haven't even told Bugsy about it yet Ron: agree Dr.D.: Maybe even some fun with the MIDI songs themselves...how about some "Name That Tune?" questions? George W.: somebody's watching us Pamela: Dad, has Aunt C. called you in the last week? Ron: Had thought of that too. There are certainly all sorts of midi tunes that could be adapted Pamela: how come? Dr.D.: Hmmm...I'd be glad to let him have it, I think I'd have to put it on tape because his disk drive is non-working, right Daniel? Baby Erin: he's been travelling with the Boss in AF1 rich-c: not that I recall, Pam, though she has called fairly recently Pamela: okay, thanks Dad Pamela: air farce, Erin? Ron: Dr. D. my intent was to let the player of the game choose a category of questions, and a level of difficulty Pamela: : ) George W.: i slept most of the day Daniel Bienvenu: Be Right Back (BRB) Baby Erin: Air Force One thank you Pamela: only in the US Baby Erin: try telling him that Baby Erin: hehehe Pamela: it Pamela: s not worth my life Dr.D.: How many categories, how many levels, how many questions at each level? That's X x Y x Z number of questions total needed. Baby Erin: LOL Pamela: ooooh, algebra Ron: gets kind of exponential doesn't it George W.: i have 53% of cc32d48.exe downloaded Baby Erin: Bugsy knew I was going but we haven't chatted about it yet....he thought it was soooo cool rich-c: George, you are going to be sorry Dr.D.: WARNING UN-AMERICAN SENTIMENTS DETECTED BY WWW.SPOOKS.GOV THOUGHTCRIME DETECTOR Dr.D.: YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED Baby Erin: resistance is futile?? Ron: also intended to provide the possibility of adding other banks of questions if the user so wished - not necessarily for use at ADAMCOn , but elsewhere if Ron: desired George W.: i have US pride Dr.D.: Resistance is voltage divided by current. Pamela: hssssss Baby Erin: o....k..... Ron: like --- what was it--- jeopardy question packs? Baby Erin: :) Dr.D.: V=IR, R=V/I, Q.E.D. Baby Erin: vive le Canada!!! Dr.D.: WARNING ONLY AMERICANS CAN BE TRUE PATRIOTS YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED rich-c: easy on that, Rin - Pam has tow US-born parents Dr.D.: It's literally coming to that kind of sentiment, I hear students here say stuff like that all the time... Pamela: the proof is in the pudding - after all, you carry Cdn citizenship Dr.D.: Sickening. Ron: careful, you're scaring the milli henrys Dr.D.: Touche for Pam! Pamela: thankyou Baby Erin: i know....i said nothing against anyone Dr.D.: How about millihelens: the amount of beauty necessary to launch one ship. Baby Erin: i'm showing my pride Ron: microfarads Ron: :) yes, exactly George W.: douche alll the ney sayers Pamela: tee hee Pamela: explain Ron Ron: capacitance Dr.D.: millihelen or microfarad? Pamela: ohkay Pamela: microfarad Dr.D.: One is humour, the other electrical engineering. Pamela: of course, you could try and explain Ron, but that might take awhile Ron: impedance, inductance, reluctance - absolute fear Dr.D.: hahahahaha Pamela: thought you'd appreciate that Pamela: : ) Pamela: you'll notice all's quiet on the western front Ron: huh? Dr.D.: Joan and I used to joke about the EE yogi's mantra: "ohm ohm great god of resistance" Pamela: LOL Ron: Well, I'm perched on my bed with laptop on my lap (where else would a laptop be) so ....If I should fall asleep Pamela: cough choke sputter - I shoulda swallowed my cookie before laughing
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Ron: don't swallow cookies.... the whole world will know where you are Pamela: thanks Guy Dr.D.: Only if it's a DoubleClick cookie. Guy B.: Your going to need that. George W.: eat my cookie Daniel Bienvenu: I'm back! Pamela: not swallow chocolate chip??? sacrilege Guy B.: Where the Slopsema's tonight? rich-c: Rich, does Daniel know what SB 1.x is? Pamela: prolly watching TV Ron: ohm...ohm.....ohm........I am one with the law Pamela: see, he was paying attn Ron: :) rich-c: yes, the whole Grand Rapids contingent is missing Dr.D.: I don't know. Ron: absent are they Dr.D.: (Ron as Yoda) Ron: much will they miss Pamela: wiggle your ears, Ron Baby Erin: hehehe Ron: mmmmmm Pamela: use the force, Ron Daniel Bienvenu: SB 1.x? what's that? rich-c: Guy, finally figured it out - I can watch the football game and chat on Saturday Daniel Bienvenu: I found something about Super Game module in the internet. Someone here can tells me if it's a rumor or a prototype exist? Dr.D.: A Jedi craves not these things. Ron: (targetting computer off) Daniel Bienvenu: "A former Coleco employee recently confirmed that prototype Super Game Modules were test-marketed, but in the end, Coleco shelved the SGM and developed the ADAM computer instead. ADAM became the new Expansion Module #3." Pamela: : ( George W.: oh i'm the only US represntative here that explains it Dr.D.: Wonder where they were test-marketed? Guy B.: I have my PC's up, but not my Adams. Have to get a new computer desk for it. The one I had for 10 years fell apart while being moved. rich-c: no george, Guy is in Chicago and Dr. D. is in Cleveland Dr.D.: The only photo I've ever seen which purports to be the SGM is supposed to be of just a mock-up. Pamela: how did the move go, Guy? Daniel Bienvenu: A picture like this one? http://pressreset.tripod.com/sgm.jpg Dr.D.: I'm a true-blue American, but I march to a different drummer...not the one who's been on TV all day today. Guy B.: Well, except for a couple of items they overlooked in the truck which they have. It went pretty well. Baby Erin: hehehe Dr.D.: Yes, that's the photo I've seen. George W.: loacation check! Daniel Bienvenu: me too Pamela: who, son-of-a-Bush? Baby Erin: LOL Guy B.: Abby likes the place and she's happy. Pamela: that's good. So does that mean you have room for visitors now? rich-c: George, foreigners just happen to agree with the majority of Americans who voted against Dubya for president Dr.D.: I don't doubt that some kind of working prototype had to exist inside Coleco labs, but whether it actually looked like that photo, I don't know. Daniel Bienvenu: "Expansion Module #3 was originally intended to be the Super Game Module. The SGM was supposed to add 30K of RAM and use 128K "microwafers" shaped like microcassettes. It promised games with intermissions, high-score lists, and extra levels. At first Coleco said the SGM would come packaged with Super Donkey Kong, but later they changed it to Super Buck Rogers and Super Gorf. Later rumors indicated that the Super Game Module would utilize Capacitance Electronic Disks (CEDs), a storage medium similar to vinyl records that had been developed by RCA as a cheap alternative to laserdiscs." Baby Erin: Gore for Pres Pamela: wow, that was some quote Daniel Pamela: hear hear, Erin Dr.D.: Stringy-floppy was the medium I had read about--sort of like the tape drive tape but in a continuous loop like an 8-track audio tape cartridge. Baby Erin: if i had my way.....let's bring Bill back Pamela: oh no, please no rich-c: that sounds, Daniel, as if they realized that with a bit of bank switching they could do the same thing with tape Guy B.: Well, not quite. I'm still not yet entirely unpacked. I will have to get a new computer desk for my Adam and another storage unit for my food and utensils, There's no room in the kitchen. Plus, I have two outlets that don't work and almost had an electrical fire trying to reset it at the circuit breaker. Dr.D.: I want Gerry Ford and Jimmy Carter to be Co-Presidents. Baby Erin: that would be interesting George W.: some man keeps sending me instant messages Pamela: If I hear one more word about Clinton . . . Baby Erin: what...why??? rich-c: in fact I believe Super Zaxxon, possibly Dragon's Lair, and possibly others are Super Games over 128K Pamela: Guy, here's a news flash - you're never entirely unpacked Pamela: and please no electrical fires Pamela: blue smoke = bad Dr.D.: Super Donkey Kong is more than 160K, I know, because my Dad once used a NIAD utility to copy his tape to a 160K disk, and he couldn't play the entire game from the disk version--after some number of screens, it would die. Guy B.: I know. I still have my software in boxes as the storage cabinet I had it in. Was damaged by a leaking waterpipe at my old place. Ron: Hey good people..... a totally unrelated question.... Pamela: no such thing Ron Ron: Was I supposed to return PJ's T-shirt to her? Ron: Still have it here Pamela: need to ask Bob that I think Ron: right Guy B.: Oh I remember that copy utility by W. Motel. Didn't even work with mine. Used Packcopy instead. Daniel Bienvenu: I don't know if you know who are Digital Press but the DP guide let me think a SGM exist because they rank rarity 10 for this module. rich-c: believe it is intended to remain for AC15, Ron Pamela: Hey Dad, I saw Michael yesterday rich-c: but she would LOVE a pisture of it with its own chair at the AC14 banquet George W.: please wait Daniel Bienvenu: and rarity 10 is like only one exist. Dr.D.: If I could see a photo that didn't just look like this one photo we've all seen before... Ron: I'll have to find out. Guy B.: I may have an ad for that Super Game Module that appeared in a defunct game magazine. Pamela: well, I guess Russell didn't manage to get online George W.: my buddy Dr.D.: I think that's where the one photo came from. Baby Erin: is he at work? rich-c: Russell is still up at the trailer, right? Pamela: no, he's at the trailer - he stayed up for the week Pamela: I'm going back up on Fri evening Dr.D.: I think it was Norm Sippel's old ColecoVision webpage that described it...he hypothesized that the photo was just a mock-up with a red LED on it to make it look "live". rich-c: reminds me, Pam - it's a huge download but Baby Erin: oh cool...star gazing....you have to tell him i saw another satelliete...really bright tonite rich-c: go to shatter.net and download celestia - it is a superfantastic astronomical program Guy B.: Believe it was called Electronic Games. Coleco ran alot of ads in that magazine. rich-c: he will love it - surprise hin when he gets home Dr.D.: I was given two old magazine ads for the ADAM within the last year...I should scan them. Pamela: I'll let him know. How big is it? Pamela: the download, I mean, not the satellite rich-c: it's about 11 meg so allow at least 40 minutes, maybe more if their srver is slow Guy B.: I know I kept them too. I'll go look for them and I should scan them too. Pamela: Hey Erin, we saw northern lights last Tuesday night Baby Erin: i figured as much Pam Baby Erin: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Pamela: ooooooooooooooooooooo Dr.D.: One is 4 glossy pages...it has some of the same stuff I've seen on a glossy poster I was given by Joel Lagerquist. Baby Erin: awwwwww Baby Erin: i need to get up there Dr.D.: Sept. 1983...but you'll never guess the mag it was pulled from... Pamela: anytime between April and October, hon rich-c: Rich, you would also get a kick out of the celestia program if you don't have it already Guy B.: Where from Dr D? Dr.D.: Mind you I have only the ad pages, I told the guy who found them to keep the mag... Dr.D.: Penthouse. Baby Erin: now would be perfect with the cooler, clearer skies Dr.D.: Have no idea who thought up that venue for an ADAM ad. Pamela: he was planning to stay up all night tonite since the front has gone through Guy B.: I did have the magazines, but I just tore out the ads and any articles relating to the games for Colecovision. rich-c: hope he took his woolies along, then! Pamela: should have clear skies and no one is up there during the week so it's really dark Pamela: he did, Dad Baby Erin: that's awesome Pamela: well, he's not keeping me awake so it's a good time Pamela: brb rich-c: pity they don't have any full0-hookup sites - maybe we should keep him company Dr.D.: The other ad I have is from a 1984 Reader's Digest, which touts some scholarship program. George W.: snore zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Ron: remember the phrase, "Command the powers of ADAM" Guy B.: Who can forget that one. My old next door neighbor had a hazzle with Coleco with that program. Dr.D.: Then talk or sleep, George W.! rich-c: yes, and I think you've seen my advertising poster a few times, comparing Adam with other 8-bit competition Guy B.: Bedtime for George W???? Ron: yup Dr.D.: That was in my box of stuff from Joel Lagerquist, too. Pamela: sorry, potty break - I'd have to check that out Dad, I'm not sure we don't Pamela: there aren't any out in the field, but I don Dr.D.: Need wireless internet for your WC, Pam :-) Pamela: 't know about down in the hollow rich-c: we are having a problem deciding whether we can go anywhere this fall Pamela: you are so right, Rich Dr.D.: Telnet to your toilet, flush by remote control :-) George W.: i have to go pee Pamela: sorry, George Guy B.: I heard that a number of people had hassle problems with the scholarship program Coleco ran to sell the Adam. Dr.D.: Wouldn't surprise me... rich-c: seems I do recall stories of a number of lawsuits Pamela: the problem with technology is , it's always breaking down rich-c: but that they then petered out as Coleco went belly up Pamela: then we'd have to go back to flushing by hand Dr.D.: The open-pit method requires no flushing :-) Guy B.: That's the sad part of Coleco. Pamela: and the @#$%^&* toilet gives us enough trouble rich-c: can't get blood from a stone - and to contingency lawyres, bankrupt companies fit that category Pamela: yuck! Dr.D.: ROTFL juxtaposition of my comment and Guy's comment! Dr.D.: They are sequential on my screen...
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changed username to Lap from the Bed Lap from the Bed: mmmmmm Lap from the Bed: bounced was I Daniel Bienvenu: "Coleco's latest add-on, the Super Game module, was shown at last week's American Toy Fair. It adds more memory to ColecoVision and provides additional play variations." Lap from the Bed: amused am I not
moved to room Meeting Place Guy B.: Now who do we have here. Lap? rich-c: you got a reason for being here twice, Ron? Pamela: Ron, you're still on George W.: i'm in bed too Dr.D.: So it was actually shown, Daniel?
changed username to Jillian&Jeffrey Dr.D.: What was the date? Lap from the Bed: got bounced and had to reenter.... Pamela: Hi, Jillian, Hi Jeffrey Lap from the Bed: my other self is still here Guy B.: Hey, there's Jill and Baby Jeffrey. How are you? Daniel Bienvenu: I find this information in an old coleco FAQ. Here : http://www.icwhen.com/faqs/faq_colecovision.txt Lap from the Bed: please, do not allow us to touch eachother rich-c: hey, Jill and Jeffy - welcome! Dr.D.: Hi Jill! Did Dale get my package? Jillian&Jeffrey: Hello all, Just monitoring tonight. Jeffrey doesn't want to go to bed so can't type much. George W.: i live in bed Jillian&Jeffrey: Yes Dr. D Pulled it from the mail today. Dr.D.: Excellent...hope he enjoys the light reading.
Lap from the Bed requested to ban Ron
rich-c confirmed ban
Baby Erin confirmed ban
Pamela confirmed ban
Dr.D. confirmed ban
Guy B. confirmed ban Baby Erin: live in bed? Pamela: ohm...ohm...ohm Lap from the Bed: I have removed myself Guy B.: Ok, Ron. Rename yourself. Lap from the Bed: ok George W.: yes Dr.D.: Mae West said that, too.. rich-c: Daniel, you would us all a favour if you would pull together a list of these historic sites and post it through the mailing list
Jillian&Jeffrey confirmed ban Baby Erin: lol Pamela: c'mon, no one liked that joke? Daniel Bienvenu: a list? Baby Erin: bed....tv......chat
Lap from the Bed changed username to Ron Baby Erin: 3 essentials to life Ron: There Pamela: you forgot chocolate, Rin rich-c: you have been quoting a number of websites with historic Coleco information Guy B.: There. He's back to himself. Be careful there. George W.: bathroom rich-c: if you posted a list of these websites, we would be very interested Pamela: I see I'm being ignored Pamela: c'mon, it wasn't that bad George W.: me too Baby Erin: you are soooooo right about chocolate....but it is lumped in with bed Ron: There is a can of diet coke calling me from the other room Dr.D.: Reminds me of a a quote from my roommate's sociology text in college: "There are 4 Fs of human behavior: feeding, fighting, fleeing, and reproductive behavior." I saw it myself in black and white... Ron: I must answer - brb rich-c: just send the email to: firstname.lastname@example.org George W.: bowl of rice Baby Erin: oh my Dr. D Dr.D.: I was amazed myself. Baby Erin: now that's education Pamela: the things you learn in college . . Baby Erin: (blush) Dr.D.: Some editor had a sense of humor. Pamela: that's a becoming shade of fuschia you're wearing Erin Baby Erin: hehehehehehehehehehe Dr.D.: So Erin is on a live webcam...oooo.... George W.: i'm depressed Pamela: BTW Jillian, may I introduce my cousin Erin from Windsor - I don't think the two of you have met Baby Erin: no webcam....Pam JUST KNOWS Pamela: she does fuschia reaaaaallly well, Rich Pamela: clashes with her hair though Baby Erin: it's true rich-c: Jill, are the chat transcripts posted automatically or do we have to wait for Dale to get around to it? Jillian&Jeffrey: Greetings Erin, Pleased y'metcha Baby Erin: Hi Jillian, ditto Pamela: Erin, Jillian is the parent of the worlds cutest eight month old boy Dr.D.: Well, a proper blush is attractive in a gal... Jillian&Jeffrey: It's manual. I am trying to learn to take it over though. Dr.D.: Repeat to Dale my offer to help with maintenance etc... rich-c: so Frances will have to wait a day or so to read her transcript of tonight? Pamela: see adamcon.org AC14 pictures for proof Baby Erin: well thank you Br. D but with red hair.....it's not always fashionable Jillian&Jeffrey: who is currently content to snuggle into my neck and moan, but not to lie down. Dr.D.: My Elanor is a red-head. Dr.D.: (Daughter #2, age 12, that is) Baby Erin: we're the best George W.: can we upgrade this chat? Pamela: about the same shade as Rin, too Rich Dr.D.: Only if we upgrade the participants! (ba-da bing!) Baby Erin: LOLOLOL Jillian&Jeffrey: teehee Dr.D.: You walked into that one, George... George W.: oh Pamela: eyes wide open Pamela: sorry, sweetie Dr.D.: "Humor, it is a difficult concept"--Lt. Saavik, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan rich-c: Jill, did you notice Dr. D's offer to help with teh chat maintenance? George W.: i can't see Baby Erin: ahhh Star Trek Jillian&Jeffrey: Day or so.. I wish. (rueful smile) it's quite backed up and I have to wait until Dale back in town for my next lesson.
(The lights sudddenly go out) rich-c: he has also offered in the past to help update teh mailing list
(S enjoys the flowers.) George W.: who did that Pamela: who is S. anyway? Ron: back Pamela: not me Baby Erin: ...and i don't know how Dr.D.: S...Slytherin? Spock? Dr.D.: I don't see a user named S right now. rich-c: must be a Sppok, then - one of your RCMP friends, Erin? Pamela: it always comes up that way Baby Erin: only if he's cute George W.: we have a bomb Jillian&Jeffrey: Yes Rich, I noticed. I've passed on the offer to Dale _each and every_ of the several times it's been pointed out or offered, but I don't have the knowledge to change anything and Dale doesn't have the time. Baby Erin: HAHAHAHA Dr.D.: Well, then we could move the chats from here to coleco.cwru.edu, where *I* am the admin :-) Dr.D.: Same chat interface, just a different URL to remember. Pamela: I have trouble remembering this one, Rich Pamela: running out of memory Dr.D.: Well add a bookmark to your favourite web browser. George W.: a bomb just went off in the neiighborhood Jillian&Jeffrey: S is what comes up when a user defined 'subject action' is chosen. There is a bug and all userdefined actions are listed as non-person actions so don't get parsed correctly. Ron: Negative S
(<s> sips a tall cool glass of milk.) Dr.D.: delta-G equals delta-H minus T times delta-S. Dr.D.: S is entropy. Jillian&Jeffrey: No Entropy is my cat.
(rich-c smiles) Dr.D.: Cats are all entropy. Ron: Believe cyberspace west of the Rockies has turned to a denser jelly Jillian&Jeffrey: Only one of mine is. The others are Kayos and Omicron
(S sips a tall cool glass of milk) Pamela: Well, that's better than Beer and Whine Pamela: or FC Dr.D.: Bubble and Squeak Ron: Made a Mac house call last week. There were two very black, very large cats Ron: One of whom felt the top of the Mac Monitor was the place to sleep Pamela: of course, Ron - it's warm, and high Pamela: perfect for a kitty Ron: exactly Dr.D.: And then the flyback transformer blew! ... and poor kitty was no more. George W.: i hurt myself Jillian&Jeffrey: I tried to call my first two cats, Silk and Velvet, but their kitten names stuck instead. Ron: nothing that drastic Dr. D Pamela: you fried a kitty????? Ron!!! Dr.D.: Too bad. Ron: but she was investigating the floppy drive slot when a disk ejected. Dr.D.: Haha Ron: That was not amusing, and she left the room Pamela: tee hee Jillian&Jeffrey: brb Ron: the other one didn't like me Pamela: we've added to the kitty population in the building recently Pamela: both Lindsay and Allyson have acquired new kittens Baby Erin: cool Ron: Cats tend to tolerate me mostly Pamela: Smudge and Willy, respectively Baby Erin: (snort) Ron: I am there to pay the rent and maintain the food dish Ron: and that is all Pamela: dogs have masters, cats have slaves Baby Erin: that's what we are all here for Ron rich-c: Rich, is there any way to save this chat text "off the screen", so to speak? Pamela: or employees Ron: yup Dr.D.: Doesn't seem to be, copy and paste don't seem to work. Pamela: Erin, Willy is short for Sweet Willaim Baby Erin: k.....what does that mean? rich-c: and there's no save command on the module, either Pamela: sorry, William - it's a flower very prevalent in N.S. where she's from, and her dad's name is William George W.: Baby Erin: cool Baby Erin: Pam how far is Peterborough from you? Pamela: couple hours, why? rich-c: about 80 miles northeast Baby Erin: just wondering........ ; ) Pamela: k Baby Erin: i wasn't sure Pamela: you could always look at a map Baby Erin: couldn't find one Pamela: speaking of which, Ron, I found Comox on a map Pamela: I doesn't look that far from Vancouver rich-c: good for you, daughter, on so many of them it falls off the edge ;-) Ron: if you're a good swimmer, no Baby Erin: hehehe Pamela: verry funny Pamela: how does one get there from the mainland? Guy B.: Guess we will all be flying to Vancouver next year. Ron: on board a British Columbia ferry Baby Erin: lovely Pamela: is there a ferry to Nanaimo from Vancouver? Ron: traversing the Strait of Georgia in about an hour and a half rich-c: or an itsy-bitsy airplane from YVR Ron: yes there is that Pamela: plane, or ferry? Ron: uml..... yeah... bit of a puddle jumper.... it's about a 35 minute flighyt Ron: flight Ron: Dash - 8 Ron: or equivalent Pamela: ah, a tin can with wings Dr.D.: Which would be cheaper: going to Seattle and then up to Comox, or going say to Toronto first and then out? (From Cleveland, of course) If you can hazard any guesses, that is. rich-c: Dash-8 we can live with, "equivalents" are another story Ron: essentially that's it, yes Pamela: so if one wants to take the ferry, one must go into Victoria? Ron: actually the one I was just on was a little roomier than the dash -8 Ron: forgotten the aircraft type.... same idea rich-c: my guess, Dr.D., would be Cleveland - Seattle - Vancouver - Comox Ron: Actually, there is another way. Ron: Book yourself from Toronto to Calgary, then via Westjet directly to Comox. That way you get nothing smaller than a 737 Dr.D.: Cleveland-London-Moscow-Tokyo-LA-Seattle-Vancouver-Comox? :-) Baby Erin: hehehe Baby Erin: y not? Guy B.: Well folks, got to check the e-mail. So, I'll see you all later. Ron: sometimes Dr. D. it feels like that Pamela: talk about world tours! rich-c: that's more like an American routing - we aren't quite that deregulated, yet Dr.D.: Bye Guy. Ron: you forgot Tuktoyaktuk Dr D Baby Erin: lol Dr.D.: ROTFL Pamela: night, Guy Dr.D.: Or one of those places on a R.I.S.K. gameboard. rich-c: night Guy, see you Saturday I hope Baby Erin: bye Guy Ron: I tell ya.... after a hard day of being randomly searched at every gate between Grand Rapids and Vancouver, I was not in the mood for the Ron: puddle jumper this time Guy B.: Probably not. I have to take Abby to the vet. She's getting her vaccinations. Ron: nor the 3 hour wait at YvR rich-c: actually Ron, isn't one of the discount airlines flying Hamilton-Calgary non-stop and cheap? Pamela: yeah, you look real suspicious, Ron
Guy B. left chat session Ron: yes.... Westjet goes from Hamilton now...forgot that Ron: I got this boarding pass in Grand Rapids, and I was warned. It had 4 XXXX on it. The gent warned me I was in for a long day Dr.D.: Hmm, maybe I should be looking at using Wednesday as my travel day to arrive a day early? Pamela: I'll be doing well if I can get Russell on a plane - puddle jumpers may be out of the question Jillian&Jeffrey: back Jillian&Jeffrey: nite Guy rich-c: and the parking at Hamilton would be much, much cheaper toif it is Westjet, then he'd be on a through ticket and likely just the one change of aircraft Ron: might be a thought Dr. D, but you can make it east to west in one day. because of the gain of 3 hours Ron: it's getting back where you might need the extra day Dr.D.: Ought I also consider getting a "real" passport, i.e. would that make all the security types happier? Baby Erin: i think so Pamela: what do you have now, Rich? rich-c: if he drove into Canada to Hamilton, the rest of the flight would be within Canada so only the initial search plus Calgary Ron: well I tell ya.... if you ask the authorities either side of the border that, they will tell you yes....get a passport
(A dog howls in the distance) Dr.D.: Nothing, never had a passport. Ron: but I've always survived on my BC driver's licence (picture id) and my birth certificate rich-c: besides, by next summer maybe the paranoids will have gained at least a little sense and backed off whre appropriate Dr.D.: But then I've only ever been in Canada thrice, once in high school on a band trip, twice for ADAMcons. Daniel Bienvenu: I'm back! Pamela: I doubt it Dad Pamela: It Pamela: 's good practice, Rich Ron: they want photo id of some sort, and proof of citizenship Daniel Bienvenu: I send YOU an e-mail about SGM. Pamela: darn enter key is in exactly the wrong place Ron: ok...now while we're on the subject.... Baby Erin: passport usually gets less hassle Ron: straw pole Jillian&Jeffrey: We were told not to get a passport for Jeffy unless we were going to other than the us. 'Looks suspicious'(sp) Ron: last week of July or 2nd week of August.....???//???? Pamela: 2nd week of August rich-c: my personal preferencve: last week in July Dr.D.: I could see it causing *more* hassle...hmmm, why does this American go to the trouble of getting a passport, ordinary Americans come and go from Canada all the time...he must be trying too hard to be inconspicuous...he must be a terrorist!!!!! Ron: division in the family eh? rich-c: but that is predicated on my being able to drive - a dubious proposition Pamela: I can't come if it's the last week in July - my boss takes her vacation then George W.: download finished Jillian&Jeffrey: I say July, Dale would propably say August. Baby Erin: i'm detecting a note of paranoia Ron: so far I'm really getting good direction here (ahem) Jillian&Jeffrey: We try..
(Jillian&Jeffrey winks) Pamela: very hard Dr.D.: Too soon for me to call, Ron, have no idea what Joan could or couldn't get for vacation. Ron: 1st week of august is family gathering time, so that's out rich-c: I know that if I can drive we will prefer to do so Dr.D.: Probably either can be worked around. Ron: ok...just thought I'd ask...... no decision at this time Ron: but give that some thought rich-c: still, I am sure we could clear the Rockies howeward bound in time to avoid snow even with second week August Pamela: this year was just perfect rich-c: if we ar going to have to fly then I'll bet second week August is less crowd, maybe cheaper Ron: Rich...fyi..... the Coquihalla pass had snow in August of this year, so did Calgary Ron: we live in wierd times, my son Dr.D.: Donner Party 2003? rich-c: yes, I know, out west I've been snowed on in both July and August Ron: yup exactly Ron: mountains do strange things whenever they bloody well feel like it George W.: i cut myself Pamela: another reason Ron - Kimberly is getting married middle of July and I'm deeply involved rich-c: yes, I'd noticed that Dr.D.: Good food, good friends, it's all the same :-) Dr.D.: How, George? Ron: and I have value added - a the salt see air Ron: which quite often smells like something rotting in the distance Pamela: lovely Ron: thought you'd like that Pamela: thank Pamela: s George W.: sharp metal projecting from my computer Pamela: stoopid enter key rich-c: it's better than when the wind is off the glacier - you remember glacier winds, Pam? Ron: we have one of those.... a glacier that is Pamela: Yeah, I remember - and not one word about goop from you, thank you Dr.D.: So now you have to submit a blood sample to run Windows, George? Jillian&Jeffrey: Jeffy's been asleep for approx 7 minutes, must be time for the cops with sirens to come after the idiot drag racers with air horns. brb Daniel Bienvenu: a glacier.. for the banner Ron: Jeffrey wake up! Daniel Bienvenu: ? George W.: whatever Pamela: good idea, Daniel Dr.D.: Bad Ron, BAAD! Ron: one doesn't say those kinds of things Ron: as I seem to recall Dr.D.: INITIATE REMOTE LAPTOP FDISK PROCEDURE Ron: NO NO NO NO Jillian&Jeffrey: thanks, Ron, but he's got the wasking part down just fine George W.: it hurts Ron: actually I'm about to do that myself Ron: wasking? Dr.D.: Though if your laptop's a Mac we need to do something different. Pamela: waking, Ron Ron: no I have one of Doug Slopsema Ron: 's P166's here Pamela: <kiss> Dr.D.: "to wask" probably something in the OED from 1470. Pamela: there, is that better George? Ron: the Powerbook 520c is a little slow for this stuff Jillian&Jeffrey: it's hard to type with an armful of baBY Pamela: you're doing okay Jillian Daniel Bienvenu: I was unable to draw a glacier.. I can't figure out what is the best way to draw a glacier who doesn't looks like an iceberg, a river or a montain. It's not easy to draw. Dr.D.: Voice recognition software? Pamela: besides, we're playing an impromptu game of Balderdash with your sentence Ron: looking for a Linux distribution that can deal with PCMCIA internet cards Ron: if I find one, Windows is gone from this here computer George W.: help help help help help help Pamela: Daniel, try a mountain with blue ice on the side Jillian&Jeffrey: What's up George? Dr.D.: George, if you are really injured badly... rich-c: well, Daniel, a glacier is a sort of iceberg river on a mountain, so we understand your problem Dr.D.: ...perhaps you ought to leave the chat and seek medical attention? George W.: i'm bleeding all over Pamela: Erin, are you paying attention? Baby Erin: yes Jillian&Jeffrey: brb Pamela: you missed a sentence somewhere then Baby Erin: oh? Dr.D.: Direct pressure on the wound...call someone, call 911 if necessary. rich-c: George, go rinse it off, then put a wad of toilet paper over it to clot it Pamela: something about K getting married in mid-July? Daniel Bienvenu: I used a picture to help me but it's not easy. I convert the picture for the Coleco and the result is.. good but too big. Baby Erin: i already guessed as much Pamela: I was surprised at not getting a comment Pamela: no ring yet though George W.: i wrapped a towel around it rich-c: oh, did they get the hall and set teh firm date, then? Baby Erin: oh....sleepiness is beginning to set in....slowly Pamela: nope, still narrowed to 06/28, 07/05 or 07/12 Baby Erin: George are u sure you're ok?? Pamela: leaning towards 07/12 right now Ron: you need to slow your clocks down....ours here run at a more leisurly paced George W.: i'm bloody rich-c: the smaller the wound, the more it bleeds, in my experience Baby Erin: but r u sure..... George W.: i think i sliced my finger oof George W.: off Pamela: I think you'd know if you were missing parts George rich-c: sorry Ron, my computer is synced with the standard Atomic Clock Pamela: put pressure on the wound and hold it above your head until it clots Ron: is that so Rich..... so you know exactly what time it is George W.: ok Baby Erin: : ( Pamela: sorry, above your heart Ron: and if the standard Atomic Clock is having a bad day? rich-c: or put the sliced off piece in ice and take it to the doctor so he can stitch it back on Jillian&Jeffrey: back. Pamela: we're giving first aid here Pamela: George is typing one handed Ron: who winds the standard Atomic clock? rich-c: well, I'll be out of step like everyone else then, Ron Ron: ic Jillian&Jeffrey: God, Ron Ron: actually, I think there's at least one of my computers that is on the same George W.: one finger typing Pamela: you'll get really good at it George Ron: got a popup screen the other night, and I'm not exactly sure what it said, but I seem to have agreed to it rich-c: you mean you sliced off four fingers, George? Ron: now I'm being synchro'd on startup rich-c: so you do have tehe program on your computer George W.: no one is enough Pamela: George, might I suggest filing down that piece of metal? Daniel Bienvenu: I supppose you receive my e-mail about Super Game Module now... and maybe another e-mail about a glacier. Ron: I believe so yes Jillian&Jeffrey: Each of our time pieces says a different time. Makes life interesting. Ron: these things come and go, and I'm not sure of the name of it Pamela: gotta be careful what you agree to Ron George W.: i have to Ron: I know.... but they appear so fast now...... I'm getting old you know..... can't keep up Pamela: especially if you're late for work, Jillian : ) George W.: it's too dangerous rich-c: yes, the atomic clock program actually allows you to set an offset, for those who like their clocks fast (or slow) Jillian&Jeffrey: For work, I have to go by thier clock. If I'm more than 60 seconds late, it takes points off of my evaluation. Pamela: BR clock is currently three minutes fast (or so). That way Ihave a fighting chance of being ready to go on time Ron: I seem to have adopted the policy that if Norton let's it through, then it must have some purpose Ron: So I end up looking at all sorts of things Baby Erin: i'm going to say g'night all.......love you Pam and Uncle Rich say hi to Aunt Frances for me .....and stop bleeding George George W.: i have clocktalk Ron: most of which I pay not the slightest attention to Pamela: you too Rin - good night Pamela: Will call early next week Jillian&Jeffrey: Some times the purpose is to monitor the activity on your computer and sell it though. Baby Erin: sweet dreams everyone Ron: but then..... subconsciously..... who knows how I'm being assimilated rich-c: night Rin - say hello to the gang from our end Pamela: Rin, tell your Mom to call mine to gossip soon Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Erin! Ron: nite Erin Jillian&Jeffrey: Good night Erin. Baby Erin: bon soir George W.: nite Erin Baby Erin: nice to have met u Jillian Jillian&Jeffrey: hope we'll see you again sometime. rich-c: you're right, Jill, but if you have AdAware running it kills programs like that Baby Erin: Dr. D we'll have to chat about politics again Pamela: Rin, are you going to be on msn tomorrow? Daniel Bienvenu: Fais de beaux reves! Baby Erin: of course Bugsy will be back in town Baby Erin: what does that mean Daniel?? Pamela: okay, I have a Weekender party but will try to catch you later in the evening Pamela: it means sweet dreams, Rin Baby Erin: oh rich-c: and Zone Alarm tattles if anything tries to sneal out behind your back Baby Erin: tee hee Baby Erin: thanks Baby Erin: u 2 rich-c: it means sweet dr3eams, Erin Ron: Zone Alarm has been banished George W.: my blood is thick and clumpy Pamela: night, sweetie Ron: I'm relying on my hardware firewall Baby Erin: kiss & hug Ron: my Mac/PC network program doesn't like Zone Alarm either Pamela: hugs and kissies Jillian&Jeffrey: Most blood that's been exposed to air is George. Pamela: to everyone
Baby Erin left chat session rich-c: well us pazzunts still on dialup still use the more primitive technology, Ron Ron: Hey, it worked for me until I got all complex rich-c: q.e.d Pamela: clumpy is good, George Ron: was quite happy with it till I decided I wanted the Macs and PC speaking
Jillian&Jeffrey changed username to Jillian rich-c: the Jobs and the Gates do not approve of that, Ron Ron: True. They wouldn't approve of much that goes on around here Ron: but I tell ya. Maybe I need to try Zone Alarm again. The pop-ups are starting to be annoying rich-c: and if we don't believe that, we need only listen for the crash (coming soon to a computer near you) George W.: i want my computer to work by voice Daniel Bienvenu: it's a trailer? rich-c: sorry, Daniel, what's the question? Jillian: voice would be nice. I'd settle for some good handwriting recognition most of the time. Daniel Bienvenu: "coming soon to a computer near you"? It sounds like an ads for a movie. rich-c: yes, that's the allusion, Daniel rich-c: sorry, when someone says trailer I think "roulottoe" - Anglais, bah!!! George W.: likevstartrek George W.: oops rich-c: and my French spelling isn't that bad, my keyboard just won't cooperate with it Daniel Bienvenu: roulotte... yeah! me too! the first time i saw the word trailer Daniel Bienvenu: In Quebec we use also the word trailer. rich-c: English has so many words with the same spelling, different meanings George W.: my hand is getting tired Jillian: I was once told that with current technology, and a 15 second conection lag, you could set up a communication system like star trek. Pamela: if it's clotted, you can put it down now Daniel Bienvenu: It's just because french in Quebec is not the same french as the one in France. Pamela: that depends on whether you believe the tech manuals, Jillan rich-c: I think that may be a city thing in Quebec, Daniel rich-c: whre we have travelled, in the rural areas, it's been "stationnement des roulottes" Jillian: English in Onatrio isn't the same as English in Michigan so why would we expect France and Quebec to be the same? rich-c: hey, Daniel, the French in Quebec is different from the French in Quebec rich-c: depends on whether you're in the Outaouais or the Gaspe or somewhere between Daniel Bienvenu: Well Rich.. that's true! there is not only a way top speak french (or english). Jillian: or chinese or japanese or... rich-c: and what they speak in Ottawa neither an anglophone nor a francophone would claim ownership in Jillian: Franglais! Daniel Bienvenu: But what I mean is "using same words". French in Quebec doesn't use the same words as the French in France for many things. rich-c: depends on how academic a source you're dealing with, I think, Daniel Jillian: Whenever I needed to communicate growing up in Hawkesbury, it was always Franglais that got me through. Daniel Bienvenu: Yeah! we say the word franglais when it's not 100% french and not 100% english. rich-c: I would expect in your University milieu the French would be strongly European Daniel Bienvenu: Rich : Well, it's fifty fifty Pamela: such as "patates frites"? Pamela: to me, that's Franglais rich-c: on the other hand the joual in east-end Montreal might be - different Pamela: as opposed to Bling, characterized as "Pont Mercier Bridge" Ron: Ok...so the thing we drive around in....the one with 4 wheels Pamela: or do I have it backwards Ron: un char Ron: ou une voiture? Daniel Bienvenu: In Montreal (in the past) the accent was changing the sound "A" by the sound "O" like in VOYAGE and GARAGE became VOYOGE and GAROGE. Pamela: une auto Jillian: English in Quebec does the same thing. I once was told by an English person in Waterloo Quebec that he was headed to a reunion with his syndicate. Ron: take notes on all this Dr. D. Jillian: To me Franglais is more like ' I need to wash my gilete Ron: there will be a test rich-c: or reline les freins Jillian: meaning I need to wash my t-shirt, specifically work uniform t--shirt Daniel Bienvenu: well just the word t-shirt. there is a french word for t-shirt but we don't use it. rich-c: by the way, Pam, did you just open a new shop on Laird Drive Pamela: yes we did, just a week ago Ron: the authority of course is Le Petit Larousse rich-c: went by it last night and wondered Pamela: how could you doubt it? Ron: will have Canadian useage versus French useage rich-c: it wasn't there teh last previous time we went by Jillian: Neil would find this a very interesting discussion. He started his masters last week. Pamela: yes it was, just didn't have a sign on it, I'll bet Pamela: Is he back from Norway, Jillian? Ron: think I've already talked of this...but....when I was on gov't French language training. They taught us what they taught us rich-c: well, our last time by was teh second Tuesday in June Ron: until about 2 weeks before the course was due to end Pamela: okay, I'll concede it wasn't anywhere near ready at that point Daniel Bienvenu: I hope you will be able to see the glacier.pp picture I send by e-mail tonight. Ron: at which point they said, ok....you've learned the correct way....now....here's what you're going to hear Jillian: Yes He was there for about 3 weeks or so.. He started actual classes this week. Taking them started Monday and teaching starts Friday. Ron: il became 'y' : elle became 'a' rich-c: if it's Powerpaint I can't till I can get the emulator back working Daniel Bienvenu: you can use bmp2pp to open it Pamela: Neil Wick, eternal student rich-c: if I can access that, but it still needs the emulator Daniel Bienvenu: Use bmp2pp for windows Ron: Dr. Neil Jillian: Not quite yet Ron, but at some point, I'm sure. rich-c: sooner or later, Ron, I think that's a reasonable expectation Daniel Bienvenu: File -> Open PowerPaint file -> BINGO! Pamela: I think you may find thats a Powerpoint file Dad, not Powerpaint Ron: indeed rich-c: not in this context, Pam - reread teh discussion Pamela: oh, okay rich-c: what I need right now is a way to capture this chat Daniel Bienvenu: personnaly I use my CVPaint tool for Windows to open PP files. Daniel Bienvenu: Did I say to you I release a new version of this tool? rich-c: you have to understand, Daniel, that you are far more advanced than most of us in these things Daniel Bienvenu: Someone else try my tool but wasn'T able to run it Jillian: I'm trying to convince Neil to do a presentation about what he saw in Norway and Estonia, but he has about 1800 pictures and not the time to properly edit them for interesting content. Pamela: I hope those were digital pictures, Jillian Daniel Bienvenu: in these things? rich-c: in matters of Colecovision and much of Adam Jillian: Yes they were digital. Pamela: good thing - otherwise that would be a heck of a lot of film rich-c: we have our very able people, as in Dr. D. and Dale, but not all of us are that capable Daniel Bienvenu: hahaha! I'm not an Adam user. I have an Adam computer but I didn'T program on it. Pamela: Oh! Dad, did you get my email about Katherine? Daniel Bienvenu: And my tool named CVPaint or BMP2PP for windowa are very easy to use. rich-c: that may be a weak point for you, Daniel; you may be missing something Jillian: Speaking of programing. I'm kind of stuck in my game creation. rich-c: after all, the SuperGames were programmed specifically to run from the digital data drive (tape) on the Adam Jillian: I've got my design (mostly) and I know what I want my UI to be, but what next? Daniel Bienvenu: If I start programming in SmartBASIC I will have no time to release more ColecoVision games. Ron: To be an ADAM user do you have to have programmed? rich-c: Pam, yes, got it Daniel Bienvenu: What is the minimum I have to do to be an Adam user? Pamela: good. Went out to see her last night at the hospital - he's darling Ron: You are an ADAM user if you say you are rich-c: well, it helps to have an Adam, but you have that Pamela: took pictures, and will bring them over as soon as I finish the roll and develop Jillian: I would say turn on your adam and write a letter in smart writer. anything more is upgrading. Ron: yes. one should have owned an ADAM for a period of time, and have used it to accomplish some form of work or play Dr.D.: Sorry for being away, an important phone call... rich-c: it also helps to have instructions so you know what you are doing - they can be had in English at least, maybe French Daniel Bienvenu: excuse me but I can't see any new messages now. Pamela: Okay people, it's time I went to bed Ron: s'ok Dr. D. Dr.D.: I need to sign off to deal with some student issues (the phone call). Dr.D.: Talk to you next week. Pamela: good nite Rich Daniel Bienvenu: ok, now i see new messages Ron: g'nite Dr. D
Dr.D. left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Rich! Daniel Bienvenu: (too late) Jillian: (PRIVATE) It might just not be scrolling Daniel. Try scrolling manually or go out and come back in. rich-c: goodnight Dr. D., consider Saturday; goodnight, daughter - get that program I mentioned George W.: nite Pam Ron: find the same thing here Daniel. Sometimes the traffic slows down Ron: niters Pam Pamela: g'nite to all - Dad, I'll look into it. I'm outta here! Sweet dreams. Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Pam! Pamela: bonne nuit, Daniel Pamela: poof Daniel Bienvenu: fais de beux reves! Pamela: : ) Jillian: Good night Pam. Stay safe. Daniel Bienvenu: (too late again)
Pamela left chat session George W.: i have to go too Ron: time to move on Jillian: I should take off as well. Jeffy likes the dawn. Daniel Bienvenu: well... me too then! I don't want to be the last one tonight! Ron: g'nite from the West rich-c: anyway, Daniel, I expect that the Adam will respond to teh same programming you use for your cartridge games George W.: nite all Jillian: Maybe next week I'll get in earlier and we can actually talk about games. Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit George rich-c: nite Ron and Daniel Jillian: Nite all. Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit tout le monde! Ron: you guys still on on Saturdays? rich-c: I hope to be Daniel Bienvenu: maybe! Ron: ok....maybe then....ya never know George W.: maybe
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Ron left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Rich! Daniel Bienvenu: à samedi ... peut-etre! rich-c: bonne nuit, Daniel - voyez-vous samedi Daniel Bienvenu: * POOF *
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