Mel Ostler FredK: Hi Mel
Hi Fred, do I know you? FredK: dont think so! FredK: Im from Montreal aera you?
Well, OK, I haven't had an ADAm since about 1995 or so, when I lived in New Mexico FredK: Wow, ok you know Rich-c?
REmind me who is Rich C. I do know Bob Slopsema, and Guy Cousineau and some others from way back then, but I suspec there is a whole new crowd about nowadays.u FredK: well from what i know Guy is extreemly busy and rarely chats but Bob is in often....
Have you ever heard of the "Hackers Guide to ADAM?
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changed username to rich-c FredK: Hi Rich! rich-c: Aha! everyone's early and eager tonight rich-c: salut, Fred FredK: How are you tonight Rich? rich-c: and what might I have been talking about?
I helped work on that a bit, but it doesnt surprise me the Guy is busy, he is that kind of guy FredK: Rich, was just mentioning about " a hackers guide to Adam"
moved to room Meeting Place FredK: perhaps you told me about this? rich-c: OK, yes, I know it and in fact have it
changed username to Dr.D. rich-c: by the way undefined can click on "edit" and put in his real name FredK: Mr. Ostler was just talking to me about it,....well started... rich-c: greetings, Rich Dr.D.: Hello all.
changed username to Mel Ostler FredK: Hi Rich Dr.D.: Mel Ostler, there's a name I haven't heard for a long while. rich-c: Mel!!! You old buddy, where you been?? It's been years!!!! Mel Ostler: OK undefiuned took the hinlt and I am on by name now I hope. Didn't know there was still an ADAMCON group around and this is my first time to discover this boardf rich-c: Fred, Mel was the editor of the Adam Survival Guide rich-c: since I looked after the publishing, we worked together quite a bit FredK: Excellent to hear this.... Dr.D.: Yep, we're all still here...looking forward to ADAMcon 15. rich-c: Mel, you don't know how we've missed you Dr.D.: Back in a bit, a kid bath to attend to... rich-c: how about your own Adam series of books? Any still left? rich-c: Mel, Fred's a French-language newbie from Quebec
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changed username to BobS rich-c: hail Robert S Mel Ostler: OK, youse guys, you have me at a disadvantage, remind me who you are. It has been so long that I guess I need to get out my old copy of the survival guide and remember who all is whom BobS: howdy mates!!!!! BobS: MEL !!!!! BobS: long time no hear from!!!! FredK: Hi Bob rich-c: OK, you know me, Bob S is Bob Slopsema in Michigan, Dr. D. is Rich Drushel in Cleveland Mel Ostler: Yehm I know Bob, we did some camping together in a rain storm one night, how the heck are you Bob?h BobS: we camped at AC03 with you and mary, Richard and Frances BobS: doing good Mel and you and Mary??????? BobS: still hitting the ADAM for our business needs Mel Ostler: Well, we moved to Utah in June of 96 and have been busy being retired since then. Don't know how I ever had time to work in the first place!i BobS: use ADAMcalc at least twice a month BobS: COOL rich-c: welcomre to that club, Mel - I've been retired since 1990 BobS: but, but,........you were in New Mexico??????? Mel Ostler: Yeh, I was inNM when I went to AC03 BobS: thought so........so you in a nice cool and sunny part of utah???? rich-c: we got a lot of catching up to do, Mel - give us the bio stuff you're willing to talk about Mel Ostler: Well, I am in the North end of it, about even with the North End of the Salt Lake, and about somewhat East of that, if yousee it on a weather map sometime. do you know Utah at all?ea e rich-c: that's up in Last Spike territory, isn't it? rich-c: we hgad an Adamcon in Salt Lake City and did some wandering about after BobS: near tremontown or Logan ???????
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changed username to Dan B Dan B: Hello ! :D rich-c: bonjour, Daniel FredK: Salut Dan! BobS: hi Dan Dan B: bonsoir! Rich! Dan B: Salut Fred! Dan B: hi Bob! BobS: Fed, Rich, and Rich BobS: Fred BobS: now I got ya'll rich-c: nous avons ici un tres cher Adam ami, Mel Ostler: Absolutely, it is where the two railroads came together and I gues they built a town about 30 miles East of there cause the rails came togethre in no mans land. We are about 10 miles for the town of corrinne which later became the official joining place, but not the golden spike place.2 Dr.D.: All right, Gretchen is done with her bath and in bed. rich-c: il a ete perdue pendant dix ans ou plus Dan B: ?? Dan B: lost? who? Mel Ostler: Bob, you still building homes and stuff?u rich-c: we lost his address, Dan, and were out of communication for ten years Dan B: ok! perdu contact! rich-c: he was editor of the Adam Survival Guide, and wrote four learning books on the Adam Dan B: perdu de vue!
moved to room Meeting Place Dan B: four learning books? interresting! rich-c: tu as raison, Daniel Dan B: hello Mel!
changed username to George rich-c: hello George Dan B: Hello George! FredK: Hi George! BobS: nope, got sick of that ...too much work!!!! doing a lot of repair work at Apt complex and managing and maintenance on a couple office buildings BobS: yo George George: Hi everyone rich-c: George, we have an old Adam friend with us tonight, one wee havent heard from for ten years Mel Ostler: HOwdy Dan, do I know you? If so bring me up to stuff, I have forgotten more than I remember I think. George: wow Dr.D.: Ha Bob, you sound like you've turned into Herman :-) rich-c: he is still very important to us, so let him have centre stage BobS: you betcha FredK: Just a wee bit i think! Dan B: I think it's a good time to meet a new friend! rich-c: Mel, Daniel has written near two dozen Colecovision games FredK: and still persisting to continue..... Dan B: If only I can continue... I'm too busy to continue right now. Mel Ostler: Well that is way cool, did I jnow any of them or are they later than '95? rich-c: university course getting heavy, or is it the job, Daniel? Dan B: My first Coleco game was in 1999. Dr.D.: There's a whole bunch of the ADAM community that's later than '95...we just kept on going. Dr.D.: Maybe too dumb to stop :-) Dr.D.: But it sure is fun. FredK: lol rich-c: oh these are "unpublished" originals, only exist as images playable on the emulator rich-c: you caught up with teh emulator yet, Mel? Dan B: I'm one of those guys who read all homework and exam to evaluate if it's good or not. Dan B: unpublished? ... well, John Dondzila make a few carts with my Coleco games. Mel Ostler: Naw, Emulators and ADAM were not together when I was current. I guess that I am getting old. Dan B: Digital Press release a special Coleco game programmed by me. rich-c: sorry Dan, wasn't aware of that rich-c: you've got a lot of catching up to do then, Mel Dan B: My first Coleco game in cart was DACMAN. (D for Daniel) :)
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changed username to Pamela Dan B: hello Pam! rich-c: hi daughter FredK: Hi Pam BobS: heill Pamela ya dear Pamela: Hi everyone BobS: hello Dr.D.: I guess that, given my current activities, I should beat the bushes for ADAM schematics...anybody got any that I haven't put up yet on my webpage? Dr.D.: Hello Pam. Mel Ostler: Yeh, but except tha I gavce oll of my computers and stuff to a guy whose name also escapes me who lived in teh South East US, maybe Florida. a rich-c: Pam, look who's here - remember the editor of the Adam Survival Guide ten years back? BobS: Bob Blair ?????? Pamela: Yes, the name does ring a bell - Welcome, Mel rich-c: Mel and I worked with Barry Wilson to produce it Dr.D.: BTW Pam, did your Dad ever forward you the stuff I sent him to give to you to give to Erin? George: I need to survive ADAM Mel Ostler: Y aknow Bob, tha may be it, I think it was. Hi Pamela, thanks, do we call you Pam when we've been introcuced? Dr.D.: ROTFL George Pamela: Dad sent it but I haven't forwarded it to Erin yet as I just downloaded my email for the first time in a week before I came here Dr.D.: Okay, no prob. Pamela: by all means, Mel Pamela: I'll send it on tonite, Rich Dr.D.: No hurry, not like it's urgent... Pamela: Erin may show up tonite - said she might be here Mel Ostler: Great! Same old spirit. What a group! George: what is ROTFL? Dr.D.: Rolling On The Floor Laughing George: oh Dan B: I knew that one! Dan B: ROTFL! heheheh! Pamela: See, Daniel your English is getting better already FredK: Rich you roll on the floor? Dr.D.: Are there any similar acronyms in French? George: i'm the dunce FredK: :) Pamela: what does that little smile mean, Fred? Dr.D.: Actually Fred, in a few minutes I'll start rolling on the floor, probably: have to finish cleaning the basement :-( FredK: I like to show some positive emotions:) Pamela: Is there something you're not telling us? Dan B: oh! it's a little something I learn by using chat software... rich-c: it's Quebecois French for :=) Dr.D.: Actually, more like *start* cleaning it...I've been putting it off. Pamela: very funny Dad FredK: im quiet Pam... Dr.D.: Still quite messy from ADAMcon...not looking forward to the job. Pamela: the quiet ones are the ones you have to watch out for FredK: lol rich-c: Mel, how many email addresses do you have within the Adam group? FredK: :) Pam Dan B: Maybe it's a good idea to write my name in the right way ... for Mel.
Dan B changed username to Daniel Bienvenu George: i'm going to barf Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Mel! Dr.D.: Pam is very quiet....~~192@_-## aarrgh! ~NO CARRIER Daniel Bienvenu: Nice to meet you! Pamela: Pam is stuffing her face FredK: George likes to share his emotion too... rich-c: in fact, Mel, care to share your email address with us? Mel Ostler: Well, now let me count, oh! that was easy, I guess that I donpt have any. In fact now tha I recall there wer no internet addresses last time i was with this group. We were working on something I rthink was called "Fido ,,,," somethin g or another.gthswhen BobS: yes, that was a might long time ago George: the crohn's has me in its grips tonight rich-c: Ouch! You're really making me feel old! Dr.D.: FIDO...stands for FIDO Is Dead Online... FredK: down boy! rich-c: George, hang in there and listen - you might find something interesting Pamela: Where are all the ladies tonite? Dr.D.: FIDO...reminds me of a pun my 9th-grade biology teacher told...it even has French in it: Dr.D.: What did the Frenchman name his dog? Phydeaux. Mel Ostler: Yeh, any time, love to hear from some of you, all of you, any of you, whatever is right!,email@example.com. Ever hear of Barry, the attorney from StLouis that spearheadded the Survival guide and volunteered me for the duty? FredK: lol Dr.D.: Which was followed by: Dr.D.: What did the Devil say to his dog? "Out, out, damned Spot!" Pamela: Groan! FredK: lol Daniel Bienvenu: My english is so-so. But I know what is a hug! but don't do ROTFL... I learn this word by watching Teletubbies on tv. "BIG HUG!" ... ok, you can ROTFL rich-c: he lasted a bit longer than you did, Mel, but also faded from our ken some years ago Dr.D.: Hey, Mr. Pinney had a sense of humor :-) FredK: Daniel you watch Teletubbies? Pamela: ROTFL, Daniel Dr.D.: Gosh, you're lucky to be alive after watching the Teletubbies! Dr.D.: They are alive at about the 18-month-old mental level. Daniel Bienvenu: Seeing tv show in english for kids help me to learn because it's very simple to understand. Dr.D.: That's true. rich-c: oh, they're all a subtle proagam\nda plot by the gays - Jerry Falwell said so FredK: undesputable! FredK: indes FredK: whatever! Dr.D.: O cripes gimme a break... George: bye Dr.D.: Fred, don't you mean "Inconceivable!" (said with a lisp) Pamela: and who believes anything that Jerry Falwell says? rich-c: night George, take care Dr.D.: Bye George Pamela: bye George Daniel Bienvenu: bye george! Pamela: feel better Mel Ostler: See ya George George: i feel un welcome FredK: Bye George Daniel Bienvenu: you feel unwelcome? FredK: hi George rich-c: no, indisputable, I reckon FredK: tks Rich-c Daniel Bienvenu: i hope it's not my fault! Dr.D.: George, you're not unwelcome...so stop acting like you are! rich-c: not to worry, Dan Pamela: indubitably! Dr.D.: (Pam misses "The Princess Bride" reference by Rich) FredK: Pam that just surpassed me by 10ft Daniel Bienvenu: because of my poor english skill sometimes... sometimes you can misunderstand me. rich-c: so does Rich Pamela: (Pam is ignoring Rich) BobS: Mel.....seems that Barry left about the time Al Fitzgerald (?) left too and the group disbanded FredK: how dare you Dr.D.: (Rich is thinking Good Thoughts at Pam so she won't ignore him any more) rich-c: trust me, Fred, your English is better than our French. Or German Pamela: actually Fred, it was easy - I just removed the filter between brain and fingers Mel Ostler: Yeh, well who was the fellow who was the ramrod of the 03 conference, lived in South Bend. George: the cipro is getting to me FredK: Wow! Pamela: (Pam is receiving telepathic communications from Rich - Thou Shalt not Ignore Rich . . . Thou Shalt not Ignore Rich . . . FredK: lol BobS: that was Dean Rhodes......and he died about 1 year and ahlf ago FredK: Rich the coffee machine is up again....filter! hmmmm. BobS: half Dr.D.: (Rich is now commanding Pam to make certain withdrawals from her bank account and mail the proceeds to Cleveland) Mel Ostler: Bob, Mary says hi! BobS: got news from jerry Vrancks i think......dont' know details but Dean headed up ANN with Barry rich-c: hey, I take mine with 2%, not too much FredK: imao Pamela: (Pam is wondering - what proceeds???) BobS: HI MARYn !!!!! Judy is sitting here and gives her greetigns to ya both too !!!!! Mel Ostler: Well, tha is to bad, still had kids at home, or did they grow up that fast? rich-c: Hi from yours truly and Frances to Mary Dr.D.: (Rich's plans for global domination go down in flames) FredK: Feels like halmark card:) BobS: ahs shucks......and Richard was so hoping........ BobS: he wanted to take over Canada first....then the US,,,then......... :-) rich-c: Mel, you never did say - what happened to your "Learning to * with Adam" books?
(BobS reboots rich-c's computer remotely.) Pamela: (Pam is sending good thoughts to Rich and a request for Bertie Botts Beans) FredK: multiply? rich-c: no, various words, write, paint, etc. BobS: about then things got sour with NIAD and MW Ruth Dr.D.: (Rich thinks mmmmmmm, but he finished off his little bag of them during ADAMcon) FredK: jk Dr.D.: Ha now I get it Fred BobS: wasn't that the long and short of it Mel???? Pamela: (Pam is soooo disappointed but will settle for Chocolate Frogs) FredK: sometimes i hook on details to humor all....i try anyways.. Mel Ostler: Well, the last one I wrote was the last one. I can't even remember which one it was. When we moved from a 2700 square foot house to a 10 X 40 steel halway where we lived for 5 years and now live in 1800 square feet, we still haven't salvaged all of th stuff we packed when we left NM. So I don't know if there are any left.jcpsr BobS: chocoloate frogs.......how's about Mackinaw island FUDGE ?????? Dr.D.: (Rich notes that Chocolate Frogs are very good, but that I've also et them all) Pamela: (Pam gives up on mind control) rich-c: I'm curious because, believe it or not, I occasionally get a request for one George: BARF!
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changed username to Ronald rich-c: hi Ron Ronald: hi all FredK: Hi Ron Pamela: Did someone mention fudge? Pass it here please! rich-c: how do you like our new visitor? Ronald: Mel! How are you! Dr.D.: Well, to keep up the Law of Conservation of ADAMites, now that The Mighty Mitchell is here, I need to go and start on this basement :-( Pamela: Hi Ron Daniel Bienvenu: hello ron! George: Hi Ron Dr.D.: Building inspector coming tomorrow and all... Pamela: NO, Rich, no Dr.D.: HEllo Ron. BobS: YES MA'AM fudge.......oh I LUV it Ronald: hello to all FredK: guess your on a roll Dr. D.
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changed username to Judy BobS: email address please!!!!!! Daniel Bienvenu: Ok, I have done a small list of my Coleco game creations (the most important ones). Pamela: Hang on folks, gotta go say g'nite to my man Dr.D.: Vacuuming it up is more like it. Ronald: we have a doe in the back yard.... which is why I was late George: i'm going to be sick Daniel Bienvenu: Bejeweled*,Breakout,BUSTin-Out*,Double Breakout+,DACMAN*,GamePack*,Happy Halloween,Jeepers Creepers+,Miss Space Fury*,Nim,St-Valentine's Day BobS: BYE RUSSELL Daniel Bienvenu: * : already available in cart;+ : available soon in cart Dr.D.: So you now fixed for venison through New Years, Ron? :-) Judy: Hi, everyone Daniel Bienvenu: hello Judy! rich-c: hi Judy, welcome in rich-c: old man finally got you networked, did he? Ronald: unfortunately, I cannot discharge a firearm in the municipality George: Hi Judy Dr.D.: Crossbows legal in Comox? FredK: Hi Judy Ronald: oh now there's a thought BobS: naw, she was lazy and didn['t want to get on before Mel Ostler: HJi Judy! Say Bob, do you think anyone still has any copies of that old stuff? Ronald: unfortunately..... rich-c: so, no venison, and there go your petunias? Ronald: I dont happen to have one handy Ronald: exactly Judy: no, I was just sitting here, a little tired Daniel Bienvenu: be right back... Ronald: you're right Rich George: POP the POOKA's rich-c: sorry, Mel, copies of what old stuff? Judy: welcome Mel BobS: I don't know who would have them....i don't think i have any Ronald: Bill Gates just told me I have performed an illegal operation and I am a bad person Ronald: must have been some other program.... ain't this one BobS: and NIAD is KAPUT....and MW Ruth is too I think Dr.D.: Okay, the job that takes longest is that which isn't started...so I'm off to start cleaning. Good night, all. FredK: boy he works late. Pamela: Gnite Rich rich-c: night Rich, take care BobS: nite Rich Judy: that is okay, Ron, that is done all the time Ronald: remember Dr. D. if you haven't used it for 6 months, out it goes FredK: Buy Rich Shone nacht und arbeit! Dr.D.: Firing up the Hoover....poof! <cough>
Dr.D. left chat session Ronald: (comes from the take my advice, I'm not using it dep't.) Mel Ostler: I thjink that one day I saw a hackers guide, but I don;t know for certain. hey, gotta go and eat. It is a bit late for supper, 7:50 here, but still I need to do it. i Pamela: Glad I'm not the only one who housecleans at 10:00 at night Ronald: Good to talk to you again Mel' Judy: bye Mel, come again FredK: Take care Mel rich-c: Mel, come back next Wednesday and every Wednesday, you're hugely welcome BobS: take care and COME BACK Mel Pamela: Nice to see you Mel - come again soon Mel Ostler: Thanks guys nnnn gals, I get back another time, now tha tI know you are all still here. Daniel Bienvenu: I'm back... Ronald: yup..we're here Ronald: more or less rich-c: even Saturdays sometimes, at 3 Eastern BobS: yessir, we'uns is here EVERY Wed Judy: some more than others Daniel Bienvenu: I miss something? rich-c: nothing of importance, Daniel FredK: Mel is leaving Dan.. Daniel Bienvenu: well.. I have to go too... good night everyone! Mel Ostler: Well, I guess tha at my age I am not certain that I am ever all there or here either, Love ya all, see ya and etc, and byer
Mel Ostler left chat session FredK: Bonne nuit Dan! merci pour le update! rich-c: night Dan, don't let teh workload overpower you Ronald: 'nite Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: bye bye! Pamela: au revoir, Daniel Ronald: everybody's leaving..... even my best friends won't tell me Daniel Bienvenu: aurevoir Pam!
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session Judy: night Dan, what did I do scare eveyone off Pamela: lots of comings and goings tonite Pamela: BTW, Hi Judy BobS: eamil address Ronald......... rich-c: well, I suspect Mel was more than a little surprised at the reception Ronald: firstname.lastname@example.org Judy: hi, Pam Ronald: or Ronald: email@example.com rich-c: don't think he expected to find so many here, or be so quickly recognized BobS: ok.....been forwarding emial's to ya til my HD died Pamela: Even I recognized the name, and i've never met the man rich-c: no, but you were around when I was working with him on the ASG Pamela: brr, I'm freezing - BRB, I'm gonna get some warmer clothes Ronald: ok.....should have asked this when Mel was here....but BobS: ya been getting any????? Ronald: which was his last ADAMcon? FredK: ? rich-c: 03 I think Judy: Bob thought 3 Ronald: ok. Was thinking 4, but you could be right rich-c: so could you - there have been a few over the years BobS: AC03 was only one he attended was it not????? BobS: was 03 in south bend Ronald: memory fades Judy: was camping with us in SouthBend rich-c: that's my recollection, but my recollections ren't as good as they used to be Ronald: ok, that would pin it down BobS: we camped with the 3 of us, Richard & Frances; us; Mel & Mary Pamela: that's better Judy: has been cold, hasn't it rich-c: that's the place that wouldnt let us put our dishwater on grass dying of drought Ronald: here we have fog Judy: last night we even had the fireplace on Ronald: raked leaves all day
moved to room Meeting Place Ronald: wish they were ten dollar bills Pamela: well it wasn't really until today, but the apartment has been so over heated that I've automatically been putting on shorts and t-shirts when I get home rich-c: we are supposed to go below freezing tonight, our first real frost BobS: could be Richard, font' remember that part
changed username to Meeka Meeka: hello Pamela: HI, Meeka FredK: Hi Meeka rich-c: hi Meeka BobS: LO Meeka !!!! Judy: hi, Meeka Ronald: last night I had to use my electric blanket for the first time this year Pamela: today, we need the heat and they've moderated it a bit BobS: oh we have had some good frost's here BobS: flowers pretty much dead........ Judy: ours isn't plugged in yet, and Bob is really sad Ronald: :) Pamela: have you picked all the tomatoes Dad? BobS: NO SH%T George: sniper from New Jersey? rich-c: had one morning when I looked out and teh birdbath water was stiff, but the tomatoes survived and they are very frost sensitive BobS: I freeze and she laughs Ronald: grapes are ripe, just in time. Ronald: think I mentioned that last week Judy: What have you been up to, Meeka Ronald: Hi Meeka Pamela: just snuggle, Bob FredK: Have a great one all, c you! Pamela: it helps to have a spouse who radiates Meeka: not much George: Hi Meeka Pamela: nite, Fred Meeka: playing with bandit rich-c: nite Fred - bonsoir George: nite Fred Judy: we had ice in the birdbath las t week already
FredK left chat session Ronald: Other signs of fall, we have stellar bluejays around George: i took a bath in the birdbath rich-c: tonight should be our only one below freezing for the next few days Pamela: we have a picture from a couple of years ago where Russell is holding up the circle of ice from the birdbath at the trailer - and it was only the second week of September BobS: she sasy i am too hot Pam......and tells me to get on my own side...... :-( rich-c: we didnt even turn on the furnace for teh first time till Oct. 8th Judy: we do not need this weather any earlier Ronald: wonder what happened to global warming? Pamela: sorry Bob, I can't help you there : ) George: i'm still not using heat rich-c: no, our trees are starting to turn now - wee have some exquisite sugar maples Judy: I do not need an electric blanket all winter