Daniel Bienvenu: NMI?? /NMI: Non-Maskable Interrupt :-) I've been looking at too many schematics recently.
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changed username to rich-c Daniel Bienvenu: hello undefined?? Daniel Bienvenu: hello rich-c! rich-c: greetings, Rich; sal8t, Dan Daniel Bienvenu: salut rich-c: you two having a fine technical discussion about 1o km over my head? Dr.D.: Nope. Just discussing how long we can each hang around tonight. rich-c: oh, like that again, is it? Dr.D.: I have to go pick up Christina from an athletic banquet when she telephones sometime soon. rich-c: going out to drown your sorrows after the election? Dr.D.: Only solace is that, when the fewmets hit the windmill, the Republicans won't be able to whine that they didn't control the House and Senate and were thus thwarted in their plans. Daniel Bienvenu: I'm at the university right now because my computer crash.. it's not a software crash but hardware crash... rich-c: Daniel, which part of your hardware crashed? Dr.D.: Any hope of recovering the data on your hard drive? Daniel Bienvenu: Without computer (at home) I can't continue my great work for the ColecoVision. rich-c: that, nos bon ami, is a disaster. What broke? Daniel Bienvenu: I tried to recorver before the big crash but a friend of mine wasn't able to read one of the CD-R I burn.
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changed username to George rich-c: hello George Dr.D.: Hello George. George: hi everyone rich-c: Danile, that may not be fatal - CD files are sort of unpredictable rich-c: but what actually broke? power supply? motherboardd? hard disc? Daniel Bienvenu: he tried my CD-R in 5 different computer... Daniel Bienvenu: First, my harddisk is stable .. until for a "random" period of time. rich-c: even so, strange things can happen - there's a disc I burned that reads differently in two different Amiga 3000s Daniel Bienvenu: Last night, the computer refuse to open : POWER button doesn't work. rich-c: oh, like, it just won't turn on? rich-c: how old is your computer, Daniel - what's the specification? Dr.D.: Got to go put the younger girls in bed. rich-c: c u shortly Rich Daniel Bienvenu: only 3 years Daniel Bienvenu: it's a PackardBell Pentium II 400Mhz
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changed username to <undefined> rich-c: is that young enough that there are two power switches - one "almost" in front, the real one you never use on the back?
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changed username to Meeka rich-c: looks like we have someone trying to come in and not making it Meeka: Hello rich-c: that is usually Guy when that happens George: hi Meeka rich-c: hello Meeka - and the comment wasn't about you, there's another undefined rich-c: we are trying to help Daniel out with a crash Meeka: ok. rich-c: where's the rest of teh folks today, Meeka? Meeka: not sure, they are on-line
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changed username to BobS rich-c: but not here - network troubles, maybe George: hi Bob BobS: hey kiddies !!!! Meeka: hello rich-c: greetings Robert BobS: YO rich-c: hey, congratulations on your new governor BobS: ya a woman too boot George: the GOP took over BobS: a gov from one party and everybody else from another party rich-c: right - Harvard, gradute degree, cum laude, and a beauty contest winner to boot - wow! George: same here rich-c: yes, George, forget the drug assistance bill; they're going to need the money for body bags
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changed username to Daniel 2 Daniel 2: Sorry.. I use another computer right now rich-c: back with us on another computer, Daniel? BobS: SO you are twins eh Daniel??????? Daniel 2: It's only for a few minutes... Daniel 2: Daniel 2 is a temporary username... rich-c: still trying to help figure out how to help with your crash, Daniel rich-c: far as this particular chat applet is concerned, you're two different people BobS: ?Daniel had a CRASH !!!!! Ouch Daniel 2: Well, I unplug the two harddisk (yeah I have two harddisk in my computer)... I let someone test them to figure out if it's a problem with my HD or the rest. rich-c: not only that, his backup CD-R is apparently unreadable BobS: oh oh rich-c: and the result, Daniel? George: OH!, my bed just broke Daniel 2: The HD test is not done yet. George: talk about a crash Daniel 2: My computer crash in two steps George: what a thud rich-c: personal guess, Daniel: whatever the problem, the hard discs will have survived Daniel 2: first, the HD (diggest one with all my data) is working only a random period of time. rich-c: was it making funny noises - rattling? George: is it overheating? Daniel 2: second, the POWER button doesn't work... I have to unplug and plug the POWER CABLE then push the POWER button. Daniel 2: ther is no evorheating at all. Daniel 2: I think my computer is tired. rich-c: sounds like it could be just a loose connection or a dying power supply rich-c: if your hard discs and other peripherals are in fact OK, you shouldn't worry rich-c: a new case with good big power supply is still under $100 all taxes in Daniel 2: the two HD are on the same IDE cable (and the same electric cable). George: my computer sets off all kinds of alarms when it overheats Daniel 2: only one of my HD seems to not work well Daniel 2: I hope it's just a power supply problem... rich-c: and, no doubt, it's your C drive Daniel 2: it's my D drive Daniel 2: the C drive with Windows still working great rich-c: well, then you can pull the other drive and start doing diagnostics from the working D rich-c: sorry, working C Daniel 2: I tried! George: i have problems with my D harddrive Daniel 2: I scan, I defrag, I run DiskDoctor (NORTON).... The D drive is ok during the time is working. rich-c: I am intrigued by the power on/off problem - I think you will need to solve that first Daniel 2: After a period of time, the D drive is going crazy with a lot of noise. rich-c: that sounds like the symptoms when my hard disc went TU last February - total loss Daniel 2: but .. this noise cause no bad tracks rich-c: when it starts sounding like a machine gun, or woodpecker, then you're in deep trouble George: mine just grinds Daniel 2: Well, it's hard to describ but it sounds like someone playing with a swiss knife. Daniel 2: katak-tak-tak-katak..katakatakatak... Daniel 2: ireagulary rich-c: I would be inclined to solve the power problem first and get the computer working properly off the C dive rich-c: that. Daniel, is the sort of sound the write heads make when they overshoot and hit the end of the platter (and their tracks) Daniel 2: My HD is a Maxtor 30Gig.. I purchase one for 99$ today... but I have not enough money to pay the tax. George: i have one of those rich-c: yes, that extra $15 is a killer - actually in Quebec it's even more, isn't it? rich-c: Daniel, check the Maxtor web site - your drive may still be under warranty rich-c: many hard discs now carry warranties of five years or more
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changed username to <undefined> rich-c: I assume you are fairly familiar with taking computers apart, Daniel Daniel 2: You are probably right. I think they change the warranty on the web site but when i purchased the HD I think the warranty was 3 years.. now it's only one year. Daniel 2: My Maxtor HD 30Gig.. only years.. Daniel 2: 2 years rich-c: did you just check that, Daniel? rich-c: mpost hard disc sites I've looked at lately show astonishingly long warranties Meeka: ok, I am gonna get off of here. see ya nect week rich-c: nite, Meeka Daniel 2: I went to the store and they said it's one year warranti George: nite Meeka Daniel 2: good night meeka
Meeka left chat session rich-c: the store may have been thinking of the computer as a whole, where one year is generous rich-c: but check the actual Maxtor web site and you may get a pleasant surprise BobS: one year .................. HORSE pucky!!!!!!! rich-c: when my hard disc died I remarked to the store it was lucky it was within the short warranty period, that's when they told me the drive itself had a far longer warranty Daniel 2: I look at the Maxtor web site and there is different warranty time for the different HD models... it's weird. BobS: maxtor has a policy...IF you are sure the HD is bad; they will end you one oncredit and then when you send the old one back...IF it is bad, they refund the charges to your card George: now i'm sorry i got a Maxtor. i should have stayed with western digital
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changed username to HLM Daniel 2: if they test my HD just by using it one hour.. they will never notice the "takatak" noise problem. Daniel 2: hello HLM? HLM: Hello all rich-c: the MTBF on all hard discs now is very good, even for folks who leave them on 24/7 - but it is an average George: Hi HLM rich-c: hey Hummon! haven't seen you for a while HLM: Just broke out of jail BobS: HERMAN !!!! George: oh, god rich-c: Daniel has a hard disc that is making ticking noises and (?) skipping tracks HLM: back it up FAST rich-c: what did Zondra catch you doing now? HLM: Just joking Rich ofcourse... like PJ CRS can never remember chat the nites that I am not working Daniel 2: well, when my HD do a takatak sound, the computer freeze because my virtual memory is on this HD. Daniel 2: But... after a good sleep, the HD is working good again.. for a "random" period of time. rich-c: that sounds like a hard disc giving out a death rattle BobS: think that type noise means the read/write head is skipping like a record player with a scratch on it rich-c: who is the dealer you bought your computer from, Daniel? Daniel 2: and each time, there is no problem on the HD, no bad tracks at all. HLM: you are getting fair warning Daniel 2: the dealer? .. it's COSTCO.
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changed username to <undefined> rich-c: OK, then you have nobody who knows anything to back you up
<undefined> left chat session rich-c: you are going to have to deal with Maxtor on your own Daniel 2: a warning?... like a blue screen? My Windows is working just fine... no blue screen normally. rich-c: no, there are no bad tracks, Daniel, the bad part is the motor that moves the R/W head, it's losing its grip HLM: I meant warning that it is about to give up the Ghost Daniel 2: But, if my backup on CD isn't good.. I will be very sad, mad, upset... because all my data (pictures, projects, e-mails, etc...). rich-c: Daniel, there is a program that will read CDs with certain types of scrambled files rich-c: I stumbled across it on a website within the last two weeks - just can't remember where HLM: then attempt another backup on CD or get another HD, and whild copy from one HD to the Other, which my be batter for the CD is gonna change all of the attributes to read only rich-c: I think it was shareware, so I didn't buy it at the time, and lost track Daniel 2: My CD drive can read (I think) it's just one problem with a CD I have done for a friend of mine during my "HD problem". He cannot read the CD.. on 5 different computers. Daniel 2: So I suppose my backup is unsafe... not 100% safe Daniel 2: I ask to a friend of mine to test my two HD to see if the Maxtor is really broken or it's slimply a "power supply" problem. rich-c: yes, that matches teh scrambled file symptom - but if we could track down teh software it might be salvagable
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changed username to Judy Daniel 2: After this test, he will backup my data on another HD... during the working period of time of my HD.
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changed username to Ron Daniel 2: I have no control anymore on my HD.. he's got them. rich-c: hello Ron Ron: Hi all Daniel 2: hello Ron George: Hi Judy Ron: It's wet on the wet coast Judy: hi, all HLM: Hekkki Ron BobS: Ghost is an awesomw program Daniel 2: It's snowy here.. with a lot of snow and water. BobS: works great too HLM: oh boy make that Hello Ron rich-c: by the way I also found a good, easy disc imaging utility - and that one I know whre to find George: Hi Ron Daniel 2: My shoes are "wet". Ron: Our winter pattern has arrived rich-c: hey, you meran teh resevoirs out there wont run out after all, Ron? Daniel 2: I need boots but I can't pay for boots if I pay for a HD. rich-c: and Bob, Ghost wont work for me and Norton wont help
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changed username to james james: good morning Daniel 2: hello james? rich-c: good morning james Ron: with a few more days like today, our water problems will become more manageable Daniel 2: ho! james! Daniel 2: ok! Ron: not that we have any here - yet james: how is everyone? George: Hi James Ron: Hey James! HLM: hello James rich-c: so I hear, Ron - you need an awful lot of precip Ron: yes, this needs to go on for a while rich-c: by the way I had a private exchange with Zonker this week - he would expect to attend an Adamcon in Comox Ron: Our Comox Glacier has been observed to be melting - receding by 25 metres per year
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<undefined> left chat session james: hi ron] james: finally getting some rain? Ron: yup rich-c: wonder if that means el Nino is starting to kick in Daniel 2: 2 or 3 in. of snow outside here. Ron: well we would expect him to attend - no- actually we'll boot him out Ron: not rich-c: mon payee, c'est l'hiver... james: lol james: it's about 15c here
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changed username to Erin rich-c: hi Rin Erin: howdy Ron: evening Rin HLM: hi erin rich-c: Pam hasnt turned up yet - but then West Wing just finished Erin: hi Ron George: Hi Erin Daniel 2: exactly "mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver!" Daniel 2: hello ! Erin: Hi George Erin: Hi Daniel Erin: HLM? rich-c: that's Hummon over in Cleveland Erin: ooo Erin: okie dokie Erin: hi HLM: hello... Ron: Herman is the man who keeps us all sane james: and ron is the one who drives us crazy ;) HLM: Rich you go from bad to worse on my name Rob Friedman calls me Hoiman Ron: exactly Erin: wow..that's wonderful.......i could use a little sanity Erin: way to go Ron
Daniel 2 changed username to Daniel Bienvenu HLM: OH Boy Ron you should be shame I am the worst out of the batch james: hey ron - i'm thinking of coming out of the closet - i *might* buy a mac rich-c: back on the university computer now, Daniel? Daniel Bienvenu: Everybody knows me? I meet everybody? Ron: unknown word = sanity Erin: hehehehe Daniel Bienvenu: I'm at the university right now.. it's the only way to talk to you. james: hey daniel - do you still have that hard drive that all your stuff was on? Erin: just like normal rich-c: we are trying to salvage it, james - it's making death rattles Ron: which university Daniel? james: ok, i have a friend who is very good at data recovery, even from dead drives BobS: the Ghost problem may be an incompatiability with the motherboard somehow......we had that with one at the antique mall when Doug Daniel Bienvenu: My HD? I let a friend of mine test my HD. All my data are in the HD.. and a few CDs (backup) BobS: tried ot back up their hd rich-c: a friend in Ottawa? james: unfortunately not in ottawa.. Ron: Am about to use Ghost with Doug's laptop james: a little ways from ottawa.lol HLM: Dr D sleep or bailed out on us Daniel Bienvenu: Probably the oldest french university of Quebec. Daniel Bienvenu: Laval University Ron: ok.... Laval Ron: I have certainly heard of it - one of the majors BobS: whats' the freebie one Richard?????? Daniel Bienvenu: Not in Montreal... Quebec city Daniel Bienvenu: I think there is a "Laval University" in Montreal too... rich-c: not big like Toronto or UBC, more in the Queens - Bishops - Mt. Alison league james: @daniel - there is i think rich-c: minute while I check, Bob Ron: must look up Monsieur Lavel, to discover what it is I've forgotten about his contribution to our land Ron: explorer? Ron: I guess james: exploder HLM: you get snow yet Bob.. they threatened it here but none yet james: :D BobS: had about 2 inches yesterday...wet yucky sticky stuff Daniel Bienvenu: So, I meet everybody? are you sure?
Erin changed username to Medusa BobS: who's medusa????? Ron: Silly Norton Disk Doctor HLM: oh ok so fare so good here outskirts got some though Medusa: i just changed my name (Erin) BobS: smart aleck!!!!!! Ron: Can't recognize a valid Linux boot. Thinks the Boot sector is bad Medusa: hehehe BobS: and I saw you popped in and didn't notice you changed Ron: had to tell him to ignore it Medusa: i'm tricky like that james: lol Ron: must look up Medusa to discover what it was I never knew about her Ron: geez..... I don't get out much Medusa: there is lots of very interesting info if u can find it HLM: yea right George: oh, a snakehead Medusa: she had red hair too Ron: was she evil? Medusa: nope Ron: ok
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!! Ron: aha! Medusa: she is all the things ...infinity HLM: Hello Guy George: Hi Guy Medusa: Hi Guy Ron: All the Is BobS: ahlo Guy!!!!! Daniel Bienvenu: Guy Guy Guy Guy... Ron: all that is Ron: Guy Guy Guy Guy Guy Guy Guy Ron: I'm ok. The world is all tangled up Medusa: hehehe rich-c: Bob, the program is called Partition Saver rich-c: it is from club-internet.fr Daniel Bienvenu: Everybody has seen my last ColecoVision project "Gamepack"? rich-c: I think the URL is perso.club-internet.fr Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.chez.com/cdi/gamepack/gamepack.html Daniel Bienvenu: My computer crash so.. I'm really not sure I will be able to do more carts of this game. BobS: ok rich-c: Guy, hello, sorry I was away Ron: noted Daniel. Have not yet been there - Daniel Bienvenu: In fact, no carts was released... but I printed just enough boxes, manuals and labels to do 15 carts... sold out. Daniel Bienvenu: For this Coleco project, I have done an instruction manual in english and french (in color) in a booklet format. Daniel Bienvenu: Remember that Rich? Ron: impressive Daniel rich-c: http://perso.club-internet.fr/guiboure BobS: ya mon, but ' BobS: tis in french...and me no speak da language rich-c: Bob, that's the URL for the download and it does have English readme - almost as good as Daniel's BobS: i try rich-c: and Daniel, I still have teh files you sent me if that's any help - want them back? Daniel Bienvenu: not now, i have no HD to put them rich-c: when you need them just let me know, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: and my e-mail quota... over quota. Daniel Bienvenu: John Dondzila stop releasing Dacman in cart version. HLM: what size HD did you loose rich-c: sorry, I never have to cope with email quotas so I keep forgetting most folks do Guy B.: Ok, I'm back, had trouble upgrading to AOL Instant Messanger 5.0. Got in installed. Daniel Bienvenu: REM : DacMan is another Coleco project (I have done this one in 2000) Guy B.: Judy, how's Ryan doing? Judy: good, he is talking more and more everyday, and all else seems to be doing great Guy B.: That's great to hear. How's Mandy doing? Daniel Bienvenu: I think I will let GoodDealGame releasing DacMan and most of my Coleco projects... rich-c: that is so reassuringetting accustomed to living with Grandma and Grandpa too, I hope Guy B.: Daniel, were you able to recover your programs from the hard drive crash? Ron: Very professional looking product Daniel Judy: ok, she is doing as well as can be expected Guy B.: Tell her I said Hi and hope she's doing Ok. Judy: yes, he is, Grandma is tired most of the time though Ron: Grandma's need rest too eh? james: daniel, i can't get the gamepack url to come up Ron: had the same problem James..... check spelling Guy B.: What happened to Dr. D? Ron: finally got it to go Judy: that is an understatement Ron: One day at a time Judy james: yeah, i thought it was the cdi part that should read cgi but that doesn't help
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changed username to Dr. D.<zzzzz> Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Okay, I am back from putting everyone to bed and getting Christina. Guy B.: There's Dr.D.? HLM: Fairly good... Think our grandchild will be going back to mom and dad in a few weeks Medusa: hi Dr. D rich-c: 'I have the error message and error log but neither Norton (Ghost) or Roxio (CD Writer) will tell me what the error code means Ron: now there's a good Canadian game - Canadair HLM: hello Dr D Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Medusa? Good thing this is a text-mode chat, or we'd all turn to stone looking at you :-) Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Hi Herman! Judy: that's not cool, is it? Medusa: lol Ron: otherwise known as Bombardier james: Ronbardier james: :D HLM: NO but nothing we can really do about it... Ron: hey! Guy B.: ZZZZZ james: lol Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Yeah, I'm pretty sleepy, my day started at 0520 today.
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changed username to Pamela Medusa: PAMMMM james: hey ron, i've been way too busy to check on my drivers licence to see if i have to renew it in person but Ron: the candle grows shorter, Dr. D. ? rich-c: hey daughter what happened, take Russel to work? Pamela: HI, sorry about this Dr. D.<zzzzz>: So Herman...you been looking at any of my schematics on the webpage? james: if i have to make a trip to ottawa again in the summer, i'm going to see if i can work in the con Judy: Hi, Pam Medusa: you never call you never write Daniel Bienvenu: .. I'm back... Pamela: no - we've lost the key to the balcony door Pamela: spend all night looking for it Daniel Bienvenu: sorry I left the chat session without any message. Pamela: tearing the place apart Ron: super James. We'd love ya t'be here rich-c: hope Willow didn't eat it Ron: Pamela my son Daniel Bienvenu: This URL? http://www.chez.com/cdi/gamepack/gamepack.html HLM: some but you Know GK is teh Hardware Guy I do the software. public relation and sales, BUT from old copies etc, they look GREAT Ron: how are ya Pamela: gender, Ron, gender Guy B.: Me too. Even though I turned in early last night due to the election coverage here in Illinois. In case you guys haven't heard, for the first time in 25 years we now have a new Democratic governor. Ron: oh Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Got any that I don't have? Especially Orphanware stuff? Pamela: thanks, Dad for that helpful advice Pamela: still haven't found it Guy B.: HI Pam, figured you would be popping in by now. rich-c: got lots, Pam Daniel Bienvenu: Like I said before, I have done a backup on CDs but i'm not 100% sure it's a good backup james: if i can make it, i'd really like to George: hi Pam rich-c: Erin, did you get my note about the free long distance? Pamela: Erin, sorry darlin', things have been a bit hectic the last couple days Dr. D.<zzzzz>: I just saw Harry Potter again, too, I can't remember the opening spell, Pam... Ron: James, we will prey to the Gods for it to happen james: lol Ron: not that the Gods ever listen to me Medusa: yes I did thanks......unfortunately LaBatt's hasn't figured out that Windsor is centre of the universe HLM: I will look for you Now is the best time just started cleaning up my basement Daniel Bienvenu: I backup all my personal data (including coleco projects like Gamepack) .. except that I have done the Gamepack boxes yesturday. Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Oh, it *is* Ms. Erin under that snaky hair, eh? Pamela: of course, Rich Medusa: hehehehehe Guy B.: Check under M? Ron: Oh... was Medusa the one with the snakes on her head? Medusa: she had red hair too rich-c: according to their website, Erin, there does seem to be a Windsor number Pamela: yuck Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Medusa was the mortal one of the three Gorgons, remember... Medusa: they wouldn't accept what I gave them Pamela: Hey Herman, nice to see you! james: yeah. wasn't it herecles (or as some say, hercules) that turned her to stone by showing her own reflection in a shield? james: or was that just in the movie with lou ferigno? Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Perseus, James. Medusa: and the most beautiful Medusa: lol Pamela: modest, too rich-c: just stay away from Greek males whose names start with a P, Rin Dr. D.<zzzzz>: And Medusa's sisters were Stheno and Euryale. Daniel Bienvenu: I made the Gamepack project to be a multiple games in one cart.. in one rom (32K). Dr. D.<zzzzz>: I remember that from Grade 8 mythology, courtesy Dame Edith Hamilton. Pamela: Rich, why are you snoring? Dr. D.<zzzzz>: I am tiiirrrreeddd..... james: i was never really keen on greek mythology Daniel Bienvenu: 13 Coleco games in 32K... it's not easy to do. Medusa: she was persecuted by the Greek patriarchal society and was forced to fall from grace into an evil role instead of one of power Pamela: oh james: @daniel - sounds like an interesting project Ron: Aha.....according to Google Dr. D.<zzzzz>: No, she was confined with her sisters to a small crag in the Aegean Sea :-) james: do you plan on minting anymore carts? james: assuming we get your data back? Ron: Medusa means "sovreigh female wisdom" Ron: sovreign that is james: sounds like we have a budding feminist Pamela: sovereign, Ron Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Perseus used Athena's mirror shield to avoid looking directly at Medusa, and Hermes' winged sandals to fly in. james: sovereign Ron: damn! Medusa: well I don't know about that ...but her story (prior and including the Greeks) is quite interesting james: those sandals still around? i could use a pair Ron: that's what we neeed Daniel Bienvenu: If I can repair my computer, I will be able to release more carts.. otherwise I will let someone else doing carts for me (and then have no control on number of copies). Dr. D.<zzzzz>: "I'll take Spelling Bee for $200, Alex." Ron: Winged sandals Pamela: close, but no cigar Ron: Rockies would be no problem at all Medusa: Cohiba Splendido what? james: lol Pamela: Hi Judy, Bob, Guy, Daniel, George, & James james: hi pam Pamela: sorry, there's a lot going on at once
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Cohabita splendida bimbo furioso?
(Guy B. throws a hot potato at BobS.) rich-c: according to my online dictionary, Medusa got Athena's back up and was changed into a Gorgon as punishment Daniel Bienvenu: If I lost data... but not my computer... I will be able to continue Coleco porjects but not necessary doing Gamepack carts. Guy B.: You need sour cream Bob? Judy: so, did you find the key? BobS: nope Ron: That's painting quite a picture for me Dr. D Guy B.: Anything else? Dr. D.<zzzzz>: That's how she got to be a Gorgon. james: at dan - any chance we could arrange some one on one tutorials? Pamela: Rich, that says " do you live with a beautiful furious bimbo"! Medusa: yeah...sort of Medusa (from what I have read) was raped by Posiedon I believe in Athena's temple and Athena blamed her and thus....Gorgon Daniel Bienvenu: @ james : tutorials.. to make some great Coleco games? It's difficult to answer with a "computer crash" problem. Dr. D.<zzzzz>: It's some kind of faux Spanish...just made it up out of bits of old Speedy Gonzales accent :-) james: i mean if we get your computer fixed Pamela: that's some accent! Ron: :) rich-c: you know any good computer fixers in Quebec City, james? Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Just riffing on "Cohiba Splendido", whatever that really means. Pamela: that's right up there with "voulez vouz couchez avec moi" Ron: Just in case anyone is interested .... or not Medusa: PAMELA!!! Ron: there are 31496 files on my laptop rich-c: Cohiba is a high class Cuban cigar - but those are illegal whre you live Ron: I did not put them all there Dr. D.<zzzzz>: I presume that's Fractured French for "snuggle up with me on the couch"? james: can we say no? ;-) Pamela: for some, it's the only french they know Daniel Bienvenu: @james : Well, I tried many times to start a tutorial based on my knowledge. But I still need to explain everything personnaly because it's not 100% easy to understand. Pamela: okay Daniel, we need a translation for the language challenged james: i've heard that's where babies come from and i don't need another just yet Medusa: they're not bad......I've also tried Romeo et Juliette Churchills Judy: I don't remember that much Daniel Bienvenu: you want me to translate this ? "the language challenged" james: @daniel - ok. i was thinking online chat with my classroom machine set up beside my adam Pamela: no, we need to translate "voulez vous couchez . . ." james: it means "do you want to sleep with me tonight?" Daniel Bienvenu: heh heh heh rich-c: james, you haven't been complaining lately - what kind of ISP do you have now? Daniel Bienvenu: yeah! Medusa: LOL Pamela: well that was a dirty laugh james: heh, i still complain that it's slow Ron: aupres de ma blonde.... il fait bon dormir james: *but* i've had flat rate isdn access for about a year now Ron: there's an accent on aupres, but I can't do it on the BC computer Pamela: accent ague or accent grave? Ron: grave james: got me a nice dialup router hub so my whole network has access Daniel Bienvenu: "auprès" rich-c: get Daniel to buy a French language keyboard and ship it to you, Ron Ron: thanks Daniel Ron: that's it Pamela: merci, Daniel james: and since it's fast to dial being digital, it feels like an "always on" connection Pamela: what does aupres mean? Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Zis talk, she is getting somewhat risque, no? (he says in his best Pepe Le Pew accent) Daniel Bienvenu: "close to" (wrong translation) Medusa: le sigh rich-c: near Pamela: rich, did you get all your language from bad cartoons? Ron: near Ron: next to Ron: whatever james: @rich - we might be getting dsl here within the next year or so and there's about a 40% or better chance i'll be involved somehow in setting it up Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Everything but the German...*that* came from 4 years of instruction. But "Stalag 17" and "Hogan's Heroes" helped, too :-) Medusa: LOL james: what about "das boot" Daniel Bienvenu: "aupres de ma blonde .. il fait bon dormir" Imagine a guy sleeping in his bed with his girlfriend. Pamela: "ve haf vays uv making you talk" Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Actually never seen it... james: me neither Ron: that song has been around about as long as boyfriends have been sleeping with girlfriends james: i could never figure out why there was a *boat* on a movie that i had always thought was about a *boot*
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: Hey, did Erin tell you that Kimberly finally got her engagement ring, Dad? Ron: you put petrol in the lorrie but not in the boot Daniel Bienvenu: @ james : "@daniel - ok. i was thinking online chat with my classroom machine". err.. classroom, you mean teaching Coleco programming? Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Parfait bon sucre bon-bon outre fetchez la vache... james: them english people talk funny Ron: Have you got a distance learning setup James? Ron: virtual classrom? james: no but i have a couple other projects on the go james: bought some califone card readers that i had shipped form buffalo to ottawa james: going to get the kids in doing independent study Ron: not far from me there's an office of the local school district that serves Vancouver Island from here north using computers Ron: used to be called correspondence courses....now it's distance ed james: distance learning is a nice idea but i just don't have the bandwidth Dr. D.<zzzzz>: haha Ron Ron: Our community net has been working on a variation of Net Meeting to allow for a virtual classroom Guy B.: Well folks, got to check the e-mail. So I'll see you either Saturday or next week. Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Bye Guy. james: and since i have 78 kids who come in person, i don't have lots of spare time either Medusa: ciao Guy Pamela: g'nite Guy - thanks for the drink james: bye guy! Daniel Bienvenu: Bye Guy! Daniel Bienvenu: guy guy guy guy guy.... Ron: right...that would occupy your time Ron: niters GuyGuyGuyguyGuyGuyGuyGuyGuy Guy B.: Anytime Pam.
OK Guy maybe Saturday this time Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Are any of the old-style correspondence courses still around? George: nite Guy
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: Dad, is that you as the undefined? Daniel Bienvenu: @ james : I was scared ... but I already help someone to learn Coleco programming by using Yahoo Messenger every nights during a month. Dr. D.<zzzzz>: I remember all the ads in "Popular Mechanics" et al. for various courses...they would ship you a whole TV set in parts to build. Ron: Don't think so Dr D. Not in this province anyway. They've gone pretty much to technology Ron: we have quite a few remote communities north of us, and in some cases it's the only schooling that can be provided Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Higher cost, more web-page fluff, probably...sigh. james: @daniel - would you be willing to help me? i have yahoo messenger and a webcam / mic Ron: Have never actually seen it in operation, but I'm sure there would have to be some 'understandings' between teacher and student
moved to room Meeting Place Ron: What we're working on involves the use of web cams at either end. Not new really, but this application might be
changed username to rich-c Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Wow, really loonngggg delays in updating after typed text, at least on my end. Daniel Bienvenu: @james : well... I still have a computer problem right now. But maybe later! Ron: I say we.... we have some young North Island College programmers working on it james: ok. for sure. i know you need to get that fixed first. rich-c: n't know what I just did, but this applet does NOT like it when I multi-task!
HLM left chat session Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Real-time video takes too much bandwidth, even if you're on a .edu LAN. Pamela: what did you try to do, Dad? Ron: time for all those east of Winnipeg to sleep Daniel Bienvenu: After a month, this is the game he does : Amazing Snake. Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.digitpress.com/reviews/amazingsnake.htm Pamela: we're already asleep Ron - just faking being awake really well Dr. D.<zzzzz>: I helped with a web-based robot course with a colleague at Wright State University...the idea was to write robot control code in JAVA and watch how it worked by remote control and streaming video. rich-c: too complicated to explain, Pam - next time you're over I'll show you Pamela: 'kay. Daniel Bienvenu: This is the game the guy done after the "teaching Coleco programming period". Dr. D.<zzzzz>: The delays are hopeless, 15 seconds at best, 30 seconds or worse the norm. Medusa: Pam where have you been the last couple of nights? Pamela: so, you missed my message about Kimberly? james: @daniel - neat Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Pam and Erin seem at cross purposes :-) rich-c: no, just didn't have a break to say no Ron: :) Medusa: ;o) rich-c: but I am glad teh suspense is now ended Pamela: Erin, I was late getting home on Monday and by the time I made dinner, did the dishes etc it was after midnight Medusa: ahh rich-c: did you know the truck goes in for the new engine next week? Medusa: i called yesterday too Pamela: last night was haircut and dinner night - we were out with Emily, Chris, Kimberly and Art for dinner Medusa: ;o( Ron: think you might have mentioned that Rich Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Medusa emoticon: }}}:-) Daniel Bienvenu: One year later, I teach again Coleco programming but this time by using Messenger and real life (in person). rich-c: you know, Ron, but Pam wasnt here Pamela: it was really late (after 10:00) when we got home Daniel Bienvenu: This is the result : 421 (a dice game for ColecoVision) Medusa: what does that mean Dr.D Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.geocities.com/newcoleco/421 Ron: Nice review eh Daniel? Pamela: so you finally settled on an engine Dad? rich-c: 1996 Vortec crae engine Dr. D.<zzzzz>: An emoticon like a smiley :-) except to look like a smiling Medusa }}}:-) rich-c: crate Dr. D.<zzzzz>: See the snakes waving? Medusa: ooooooooooohhhhhhh....i'm obviously a little slow right now Pamela: V8? Medusa: i like it Dr. D.<zzzzz>: There are limitations to ASCII art. rich-c: yes, has to be the 350 V-8, that's the parent engine to the V-6 Daniel Bienvenu: Yeah I like this review.. Pamela: gotcha. so what are you going to drive in the meantime, and how long will it take to replace it? Ron: I'm sure rich-c: Behemoth, and I hope only a few days Daniel Bienvenu: But I like the review of the big Coleco project I have done : Ms Space Fury. Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.digitpress.com/reviews/msspacefury.htm james: v-8? haven't drunk that stuff in awhile Medusa: hehe Pamela: yuck Daniel Bienvenu: (I don't do the review but the game). rich-c: yeah, I'm more for a half grapefruit in the morning Pamela: well from our experience Dad, it should take about three days james: @daniel - i'm looking at it now. kinda neat rich-c: depends on how John has to schedule the shop Pamela: at least he has more room now : ) rich-c: like going to the doctor, sometimes he hs to drop your case for emergencies james: @daniel - also, if you prefer to teach in french, i'm ok with that rich-c: by the way, ask your mother about her new camera Daniel Bienvenu: well, this is just what I can do with a working computer... Pamela: new camera? oh? rich-c: yep, got it last week Pamela: digital? rich-c: yes Daniel Bienvenu: If only I can plug a cable directly in my head... it will be more easier to program games, no? it could be faster. Pamela: that gives plug and play new meaning, Daniel Pamela: cool, Dad rich-c: you aren't the first programmer to feel that way, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: @ james : I think my english is good enough... you can understand me? Pamela: Dad, tell Mom that Kimberly finally got her engagement ring on Saturday last Ron: We need a transmitter for Daniel's intelligence james: @daniel - lol. sorry, i wasn't trying to insult your english. it's almost perfect. no worries. Ron: all he should have to do is start thinking, and it should be made manifest to us all Dr. D.<zzzzz>: My Zzzzzs are taking over...I think it's time to concede to Morpheus and go to sleep. Daniel Bienvenu: you can correct me anytime if my english is "no good" sometimes. Daniel Bienvenu: I'm still learn this language... james: it's probably better than my very rusty french Daniel Bienvenu: learning... Ron: you're eyes are becoming heavier, and heavier..... Dr. D.<zzzzz>: (in keeping with our Greek mythology subtext tonight) Ron: you feel a need to sleeep rich-c: what makes you think our English is always all of that good, Daniel? Pamela: you are getting sleepy . . . james: ron, good thing none of us are driving right now BobS: you darn right they are Ronald.....we both got to be going Ron: relaaax BobS: and hit the sack rich-c: anyway goodnight for now, Rich, see you Sat or Wed james: good night mr. d BobS: we will see ya'll next week, yes??????? Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Before I go, I will let you all know: Pamela: g'nite Rich Ron: ok all.... I'mm gonna go play with my Ghost Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Last Sunday... Dr. D.<zzzzz>: ...I turned... Dr. D.<zzzzz>: 40!
BobS left chat session rich-c: see you next week, Bob - take it easy Daniel Bienvenu: I still have problem with my english vocabulary and grammar. Medusa: ciao Dr. D Ron: the BIG 40 eh Dr D. Pamela: Congrats, Rich Medusa: Happy Bday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ron: congrats albeit belatedly Pamela: Happy birthday Daniel Bienvenu: bye Dr D! bonne nuit! Ron: time will now go faster Ron: then soon you'll be 50 Daniel Bienvenu: oops... Pamela: Judy, bob left too fast - tell him we said goodnight rich-c: many happy returns, Rich Daniel Bienvenu: happy birthday! Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Thanks...and Joan just walked in the door, they let her leave early from work tonight. Pamela: HI Joan! Dr. D.<zzzzz>: Joan says hi to all. Ron: oh really! Define "late" Pamela: make him go to bed Joan james: happy 40th Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne fête! (happy birthday) Dr. D.<zzzzz>: As for turning over another digit on the age odometer...the alternative is not pleasant :-) Ron: that's true Dr. D Ron: gotta keep counting rich-c: right, just so long as you're on the right side of the grass Dr. D.<zzzzz>: At least ADAM will never be older than me :-) Ron: :) Medusa: hehehehe, nor I Dr. D.<zzzzz>: All right, off to Schlafenland...good night, all. Pamela: nite!
Dr. D.<zzzzz> left chat session Ron: night Medusa Ron: nite all - wherever you are Pamela: Ron, are you going? Ron: thought everyone else was Pamela: probably not a bad idea George: nite ron Medusa: ciao Ron Pamela: okay - bonsoir then Ron: I'm still 3 hours behind you all rich-c: just Bob and Rich so far; dont know when Herman left Pamela: HLM snuck out Ron: nah...he probably just fell asleep james: heh heh. not all of us, ron Ron: just like in the last Adamcon pics Pamela: too true Ron: right James... forgot about you George: i have to go james: *sigh* i'm easily forgotten Medusa: bye bye George rich-c: going to be on Saturday, George? Pamela: okay George - sleep well Ron: not intentional James james: lol George: nite all james: you know what i found out from my 6th graders a few days ago? Pamela: you're very memorable James : ) rich-c: nite now, George Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuti George! Ron: what's that? Pamela: what, James? George: poof james: 30 is middle-aged.. Daniel Bienvenu: nuti? ... nuit
George left chat session Ron: I remember writing a story in grade 9, that described a character as a middle aged man of 30 james: so now i have to ponder how i'm going to spend my twilight years lol Pamela: hah - anything over 25 is middle aged as far as they're concerned Ron: my teach was not impressed james: i know how he/she feels Medusa: hmmmm james: or felt rich-c: 30? that's barely out of diapers Pamela: I'd rather be 30 than 20 james: so at 28 i'm just at the edge of the precipice apparently Pamela: 20 sucked james: @ pam - i agree Medusa: it wasn't that bad Ron: agree Pamela: thank you - glad someone agrees with me Ron: 20 wasn't all that great Medusa: but i am not that far off it Pamela: trust me Rin, you weren't there james: how old are you? Medusa: 23 rich-c: who are you asking? Pamela: just a baby Ron: young'un james: i'm "only 28" as i tell my students Pamela: your 20 was a lot better than mine Erin Ron: I am not yet old enough to be a real senior Ron: so I have to be a 'pretend' senior Pamela: so you're what - a fake senior Ron? james: speaking of babies - case is growing like a weed and it looks like his bottom chompers will start to come through any day now Ron: yup Ron: now Rich Clee, there's a senior james: lol james: i'm gonna duck as rich punches ron Medusa: hehehe rich-c: oh boy - teething - you're gonna love that! Ron: llol james: yeah, he's already got an affinity for my nose Pamela: don't get too uppity Ron, there's snow on your roof too Pamela: just not as much james: lol rich-c: no fuss, james, I like the discounts Ron: true Daniel Bienvenu: @ james : You are one year older than me. Ron: been grey since I was 40 james: i won't snub you all by saying it's partially cloudy and somewhat (15c) warm outside Ron: sickening James james: @daniel - cool Ron: but then we had our share here Medusa: now that's not very nice James Pamela: actually, that's not saying much - Dad's been salt and pepper (more salt than pepper) since my fourth birthday rich-c: we're moving into a heat wave - they're calling for up to 13 by Saturday Medusa: :o( james: @ron - i've started growing grey. giving them all names james: i've got two by my left temple i call chiharu Pamela: thank God for Ms. Clairol Ron: aha...... must be the kids James james: another couple i call chika and tomoko rich-c: trnaslation? james: most of my grey hairs are grade 6 - 8 girls james: @rich - those are names of my students Pamela: I believe that Ron: ROTFL rich-c: yes, you're still at the stage where you know where to attribute each one james: i dunno what it is, must be hormones but from the time they reach the second half of gr. 6 up until about the end of gr. 8 Ron: each one responsible for one grey hair james: @ron, yup Daniel Bienvenu: @james (and maybe other coleco game designer here) : This is my first try to do a tutorial Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.geocities.com/newcoleco/help/indexen.html james: i'm fairly certain if i stop teaching, they'll all go black again Pamela: too late, James - you're stuck with them rich-c: hate to disappoint you, james, but the change is irrevocable james: @daniel - i've bookmarked that. thanks! james: oh well.. rich-c: me, I think grey looks distinguished, unless you can manage white james: i'll take a "sophisticated, mature" grey over bald any dya Pamela: grey hair on a young man can look very sexy Pamela: just ask Steve Martin Medusa: uh-huh james: lol. i better be careful then, eh pam? Pamela: absolutely rich-c: what's a Steve Martin? Mark Martin I know, and he's sexy Ron: gonna bookmark that one Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: @ james : My tutorial is how to program a ColecoVision game in C by usign Marcel de Kogel library and Hitech-C compiler. Pamela: Steve Martin is one of the best comedians out there james: very cool. Daniel Bienvenu: usign ? using... Pamela: will have to loan you a couple of his better movies Ron: is Hightech - C a commercial program? Ron: or downloadable/ rich-c: I'm still waiting to see that first Harry Potter DVD Pamela: we'll have you over for dinner and a movie soon : ) james: i just bought the vhs tape in september. going to watch it, make word lists, practise them w/ my students then we're going to watch in class rich-c: right, football season only lasts three more weeks Pamela: Chamber of Secrets comes out next Friday Ron: BC BC BC BC BC BC BC BC james: @pam - is that at the theatre or home video release? rich-c: theatre, james Daniel Bienvenu: I use "Hitech-C compiler for CP/M" it's a freeware Pamela: AAAAAARRRRRGOOOOS james: @daniel - what do you need to get your computer working again? Pamela: in the theater, James Ron: ok. Tks...will find it Pamela: it'll be a mob scene Daniel Bienvenu: @ james : my computer need to be repaired. I'm not an expert but I think I need a new power supply and a new HD. Ron: where is the Grey Cup this year anyway? ... think we already had this discussion -- Edmonton? rich-c: so wait till the crowds thin out james: we're visiting my folks again in december. gonna check out the star trek flick while i'm in town Medusa: Pam have you seen Men With Brooms on DVD up there? rich-c: Edmonchuk it is Pamela: yes it is Ron - on the 24th Medusa: mmmmmmmmmm Star Trek Medusa: \ james: @medusa, you a star trek fan? Ron: You must have 2nd hand computer stores in Quebec Daniel...... power supplies are an easy item to replace Medusa: of course Ron: so are hard drives for that matter Pamela: Rin, haven't seen Men with Brooms out yet, but haven't looked. I think it's supposed to be released this week james: @ron - i think it's the actual repair job he might be avoiding Ron: ah ok Pamela: Star Trek Nemesis gets release in the first week of December, I think Medusa: k.....i will take a look up in TO when I am there next w/e rich-c: right. Daniel, how familiar are you with the innards of your computer? Medusa: i am more likely to find it there Pamela: Do you want me to look for it Erin? james: cool. this will be the first time in 4 years that i can see a movie at the theatre without having to wait 6 months for the release Daniel Bienvenu: on a PackardBell mid-tower? I need to find how to open the TOP plastic panel to be able to extract the power supply. james: plus adult admission here is $25 cdn Pamela: holy s**t, James! Medusa: if you want......but if you don't have time "forgettabout it" Pamela: pardon my language rich-c: meant just in terms of generally poking around inside one, Daniel james: yeah. you can imagine how often i go to the theatre here. Ron: hmmmm.... not familiar with that one Daniel, but it shouldn't be that hard Pamela: I go right by the Rogers head office and movie store on my way to do the banking Erin - I stop in all the time james: it's overpriced, the quality is crap so i can't be bothered. i get better sound from a dvd w/ my headphones james: and better pciture on my flatscreen computer monitor Medusa: sure if you want that would be great Daniel Bienvenu: how familiar? .. Well, not too familiar but I change a couple of things inside my computer like a new video card, memory, DVD drive (doesn't work), etc.. james: @ron - if it's a packard bell he might need a specific power suplly.. rich-c: OK, you know what it is there, then james: oops. supply Pamela: okay, I'll look on Friday, which is my next banking day. You definitely want the DVD right? Ron: that's a good start Medusa: DVD definitely pls Pamela: 'kay rich-c: james, is your tv there a separate standard, PAL or NTSC? Daniel Bienvenu: The only thing I don't change is the motherboard... and I have no information about this motherboard. james: at least they got a few things right: Medusa: if you run across "Silence of the Lambs" that is less than 35$ on DVD that would be great too james: my electricity is 100-110v 60hz ac, tv is ntsc Ron: without having seen the specific model, it would be difficult to say for sure how the power supply is attached. james: meaning i can buy stuff in north america and use it as is Pamela: I'll look for that too. Is previously viewed okay? rich-c: the crummy old North American standards then, james Medusa: perfectly fine james: works for now. Pamela: hang on, gotta go get my Daytimer and write myself a note Medusa: okie day Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.savagegardenfan.com/videozones.html james: aaack! savage garden. must.. close.. ears james: my wife and i had a big fight about savage garden actually rich-c: what is savage garden? Daniel Bienvenu: it.'s the only URL I found with ntsc, pal and secam zones informations james: we were in the car and she had it playing and asked me what i thought Medusa: a band james: and forgetting the better art of diplomacy when dealing with women rich-c: oh. tnx Rin Medusa: omg james: i gave her my uninhibited opinion Daniel Bienvenu: ok ok ok... I will find antoher URL. Medusa: you didn't... Ron: my experience in taking things apart is probably a little dated, but can they have really changed all that much? james: yup, i did Medusa: lol Medusa: which was? Daniel Bienvenu: this one is better? Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.woldinternational.com/tv_standards.htm rich-c: far as I have noticed, computers are pretty much all the same inside rich-c: the problem is that any variations tend to be in the power supply area james: "they make my ears bleed and if this cd was any more repetitive i might zone out and mercifilly crash us so i don't have to hear any more" Ron: yeah, so the power supply is probably held to the case by about 4 screws, and some kind of slide out tab james: she wasn't impressed.. Pamela: there, now hopefully I'll remember Medusa: LMAO -- I can appreciate Savage Garden...but honesty can be so much more fun rich-c: it is claimed that PA gives a better picture than NTSC james: @ron - you may have noticed the punch card reader is missing on most newer machines Medusa: remind me not to ask you about Great Big Sea james: never heard of them. is this a good thing, from my point of view? Ron: @james.... hey ... how about 8 level punch tape !! rich-c: almost certainly, james. how do you feel about Tommy Dorsey? Medusa: Well, I don't know.......they are a band from Newfoundland...Celtic stuff james: @ron - you know what i do have here though - an 8" flexi disk Pamela: they're a Canadian folk band / crossover James, and they're pretty good Ron: we used to send our weather reports to Vancouver using 8 level punch tape about an inch wide james: i like celtic stuff Medusa: they're my guys Pamela: so how do you feel about Shania Twain? Ron: @james, yeah I got one of those too. It was last used in 1982 on a gov't wordprocessor in Ottawa james: i can tolerate her i guess. james: @ron - oh, have they finally upgraded? Pamela: Phil Collins? james: i like his 80's stuff, don't care for his new stuff Ron: @james - yeah, can yo believe it ! Daniel Bienvenu: I have a few 8" floppy disk... but I never use them. james: they must be using what, vic 20's by now? Pamela: well, I guess we'll keep you then Ron: at one point I had an old Xerox 820-II with two 8 inch floppy drives rich-c: I've heard some of teh top brass are up to C64s james: kinda like sting - mercury falling was a great album but brand new day just doesn't do it for me Ron: copying from one drive to the other was a real hoot Daniel Bienvenu: I learn BASIC language and videogame programming with a Vic-20... and later with a C=64 james: heh heh. you should see some of the old nec's i've worked on Ron: you'd swear both units were about to fly apart Pamela: don't tell Russell this, but I've never been a big fan of Sting either rich-c: Daniel, how do you feel about the A,miga? Pamela: Don't tell him because that was one of the first dates we had, was a Sting concert james: yeah, when i started the disk copy operation, i kinda ducked for cover james: @pam - ok ;) Ron: yup- exactly Daniel Bienvenu: I wanted one but I prefer C=64. james: hey ron, having worked for the gum'mit, you would have used nabu, right? Daniel Bienvenu: My school use only IBM PCs so... Ron: never actually did James, but it was there. I was given an old NABU machine in 1993 Ron: but it was incomplete... powered it up, cpm 2.2, but it had been programmed to look for its mother james: we had one at our house for awhile. was way ahead of its time Daniel Bienvenu: In 1996, My C=64 web page : http://www.respublica.fr/emulation/c64.html Ron: and since it wasn't connected Ron: it did nothing james: yeah, i've heard that. there were apparently hard drive models available too Daniel Bienvenu: not working anymore... this server gives me too much trouble. Ron: yes, so I understand james: big hulking mass the same size as the terminal, twice the weight Ron: you got it james: had a 10mb or 20mb hard drive if my sources are right Daniel Bienvenu: Inthe middle of my c=64 web page , you can see "MDU4" james: there was a game on there i've always wanted to get. two actually - Ron: could well be, and with that it would have been a useable stand alone Pamela: Erin, are you going to call again? james: yeah, it was apparently Medusa: perhaps....not likely this w/e though james: i want zot! and grog Daniel Bienvenu: It's a special program I have done with a little "fastload" software I pickup in another floppy disk. james: not to be confused with bc2, quest for tires Medusa: some quality chat time is in order for thw/e james: thw/e? Pamela: oh, okay - I was going to say if you do, try Friday night because Thursday is a big TV night for me Medusa: the w/e Medusa: oops rich-c: Rin, double-check that website - I'm sure they said it was available in Windsor james: w/e? james: weekend? Medusa: week end james: what was available in windsor? Medusa: @pam - there has been an interesting development Daniel Bienvenu: MDU4 is a "automatic menu generator" by loading the directory and then let you choose wich program you want to RUN. rich-c: Labatts have a free phone offer within Ontario Pamela: BTW, was Kimberly helpful yesterday? Medusa: not really......she's becoming quite negative Daniel Bienvenu: MDU4 is small ans very fast. Pamela: oh? james: @ron, you have any contacts that would have software written for nabu? Medusa: she was extremely positive but now she did a u-ey Daniel Bienvenu: It was one of my last Commodore 64 project. Medusa: i dunno james: @dan - i had a c64 for awhile Ron: @james, only one I can think of that might know is a gent named Ian Cottrell.. And I haven't heard from him in several years Ron: He'd know for sure what might be around james: hmm. Daniel Bienvenu: my C=64 still working... but only because I change the power supply. Daniel Bienvenu: and also the keyboard... Ron: he used to run the CP/M BBS in Ottawa right up to 1995 james: any chance of asking him or would that be awkward? Pamela: well, I guess that's the previous experience talking Medusa: yes I understand that Medusa: but Ron: Well actually, I'd kinda like to re-establish contact with him, so I might just give it a try james: i'm specifically looking for zot, grog and nabu logo Medusa: each experience is different Pamela: we're just trying to look out for you sweetie rich-c: james, send me an email with your question Medusa: i know and I appreciate it james: ok rich :) Medusa: :o) Ron: @james....noted... I'll see what I can do rich-c: Frances and I will be going to the Amiga club meeting Tuesday night Pamela: we'll love you anyway and be there to pick up the pieces james: oh rich - been meaning to tell you and pam james: we will be in your neck of the woods on rich-c: wont be many there but the parent club is C64 james: sec. rich-c: maybe I can find out something for you james: march 27th, 2003 Pamela: lord James, I don't have that in my Daytimer yet Daniel Bienvenu: march 27th? james: we'll be in niagara falls the day before then stopping through toronto after that for lunch at osf and cn tower before we catch our train to ottawa that night james: @ ron, thanks! rich-c: aha, another field trip with your students? Pamela: I'm getting deja vu : ) james: thanks to you too, rich james: yup james: small group this time Ron: rich - we're still looking for an ethernet card out here for an Amiga 4000 - my buddy says he's tried Software Hut, and may go back there james: 4 girls (12-13) and one boy (16) Ron: again, but just in case any of your club members happen to know of one Medusa: going to Parliament James? rich-c: OK, did he try Bruce at Videolink? james: nah, we're skipping that part of ottawa since we won't be staying downtown Pamela: I guess this means I'll get another shot at the glass floor then Medusa: okie day.....if you decide to let me know Ron: I gave him that one rich - not sure if he followed up on it. Will have to check james: we're going to the maple sugar bush, hockey game and the kids are doing 2 day homestay Daniel Bienvenu: be right back! BRB rich-c: OK will try to remember Ron - if you're on Saturday, remind me Ron: thank'n you sir rich-c: did you tell him about teh book - the "Connect your Amiga"? Pamela: that's a Thursday James! Ron: sent him a copy of your message Rich, so yes it was there Daniel Bienvenu: sorry guys.. I have to go now.. I'm sleepy! Ron: this guy has a concentration span even shorten than mine, and if you think my collection is a tad unorganized, this gent is worse...so Daniel Bienvenu: midnight! minuit! james: ok daniel -a prochain Daniel Bienvenu: à la prochaine! Ron: I'm not sure how long he'll remember about this rich-c: OK Daniel, catch you next week - bon soir! Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit! james: ;-) Ron: nite Daniel Pamela: there, I wrote it down James. Now all i have to do is get a vacation day Medusa: ciao Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: good night! Pamela: bonne nuit, Daniel Ron: may the Force be with you all Medusa: hehehehe Daniel Bienvenu: Je ne serai pas en ligne samedi Ron: I go too... my Ghost awaits me Daniel Bienvenu: I will not be online this saturday james: once i get around to making an english version of our itinerary, i'll send it to you pam Medusa: ciao Ron Ron: a la prochaine Ron: prochain?? Daniel Bienvenu: *poof* Pamela: remind me at the end of Feb so I can book the day off james: ok rich-c: you will be missed but good luck with teh computer repair Daniel Bienvenu: thanks! rich-c: and do pursue the warranty question Ron: (beam me up Scotty)
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