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changed username to rich-c Daniel B.: I'm fine! Scott: Hi Rich. rich-c: hi Scott, salut Daniel Daniel B.: salut Rich! Scott: Salut, salut, salut! rich-c: it's an interesting night when I am not the first on - well done, gentlemen / tres bien fait, messiers rich-c: farn dingers, D. Daniel B.: Scott : I didn't understand last ime when you said someting about royalties?? Scott: Royalties?
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changed username to Raelian_Dr.D. Daniel B.: ah ok! rich-c: oh dear - space aliens!!! Scott: If you want to sell them through Good Deal Games, you might want to give a little to them Daniel B.: Dr.Spock? Scott: For advertising your product rich-c: Daniel, is your problem with the term royalties? Raelian_Dr.D.: Dr. D. is tired and wanted to sleep, so he created me to come to the chat tonight in his stead. Scott: I would just manufacture them for the price of the parts and a little bit for my time. Raelian_Dr.D.: Apologies if the personality transfer is incomplete. Daniel B.: I hope Dr.D is not sick Raelian_Dr.D.: If Fred shows up, I finally answered his programming questions in E-mail. rich-c: if it's to be a transfer, shouldnt it be a "Real-ian"? Daniel B.: Scott: tell me more ! Scott: Rich - I probably won't be putting up any new content for awhile on my site. rich-c: getting back to school, Scott? Scott: I am planning to rewrite it in PHP, though. Raelian_Dr.D.: Real(tm) is a tradmark of Real.com(tm) and according to the DMCA cannot be used in any form without payment of royalties. rich-c: PHP? that's a dialect of Greek? Scott: Converting it into a virtual archive like I originally planned. Scott: An open source server side language. rich-c: ah OK - by the way, did you see Mandrake has gone bust? Raelian_Dr.D.: Wonder what RHR means in Greek...rho-eta-rho. Scott: Yes, I'm back to school. Scott: Mandrake down the tubes? Daniel B.: Scott: What was the deal with Marcel de Kogel to release Cosmo Fighter 3 and I.C.E.? Maybe we can do the same thing with Gamepack... rich-c: filed for the French equivalent of Chapter 11 Raelian_Dr.D.: Mandrake is a Linux distribution? Scott: I don't know. I thought Mike would have contacted me by now, but I've heard nothing. rich-c: yes, Rich, one of the big three, apparently - Ron likes it Daniel B.: So, you suggest me to contact Mike? Scott: Cosmo Fighter 3 is basically done, but Marcel had that car accident and hasn't been able to touch a keyboard for a while. Scott: Your welcome to, but I think the hold up is Eduardo. He's supposed to be manufacturing the casings. Scott: I have burned a test EPROM of your game, no problems. rich-c: Scott, does Daniel have the option of having your group sell on commission OR your doing all production and sales and paying him a royalty per sale? Scott: I don't really deal with that, Rich. I am just in for it for the manufacturing end of things. Scott: To make sure the game actually gets out to the public. Scott: And right now, it's frustrating. Daniel B.: because of the casing? Scott: We've got two ColecoVision games that could be out tommorrow, but because of the plastic, we're delayed again. rich-c: so it's a three-way split, authoring, manufacturing, and distribution Scott: I'm not really going to make any profits in manufacturing. Daniel B.: which two games? you said I.C.E. is not done yet Scott: Just the price of the parts and a little for my work. Scott: Your game pack is the other. Daniel B.: ah ok! Scott: That is, if you want me to help you manufacture it. Scott: You don't have to sell it through Good Deal Games, just a suggestion. Scott: Mike is very reasonable. Daniel B.: I didn't send you the label yet.. I suppose you want it to put on the casings Scott: He likes to encourage game development. Scott: He may do it for free just to encourage you to write more games. Scott: I think Mike is planning to manufacture the labels. Scott: He's done packing for Sega CD games.
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changed username to FredK FredK: Hi All Scott: And boxes for Vectrex games. rich-c: bienvenue, Fred Scott: He'll probably handle that. Daniel B.: If you want to release Gamepack in a box, i have also a picture for the box. Raelian_Dr.D.: Fred, I just sent you E-mail to answer your programming questions, at last... FredK: Really!! FredK: Tks so much fr taking the time Daniel B.: Salut Fred! FredK: I know your extreemly busy FredK: Salut Dan
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changed username to WB rich-c: hi Willie WB: Hello All! FredK: Hi Scott: I think the idea is to find a plastic enclosure, like at BlockBuster, and print an insert rich-c: tonight we can have a competition to see who's coldest Daniel B.: Hello Willie! rich-c: Scott, what's the temperature in Colorado? Daniel B.: Scott: In that case, the picture for the box I have done could be use. Scott: It's about 12 degrees. Scott: Cooollld. rich-c: for the record, Toronto is predicted for -21C (about -6F) tonight Scott: Ahhh! -21? Scott: You people are insane. Scott: I draw the line at the teens. Raelian_Dr.D.: Holding at 5 F here tonight. FredK: i wont tell you my temperature then rich-c: bet Fred and Daniel can beat it - gentlemen? Scott: Yes, Daniel, I think it would work fine. Daniel B.: The temperature here is about -20 degrees (Celcius).... about -5 degress F. FredK: -25C Without winshield factor Raelian_Dr.D.: Just got back from shopping for birthday presents for Joan...she will be 41 on Sunday. Scott: You have to keep in mind, it was 70 degrees yesterday. FredK: feels like -40+ Raelian_Dr.D.: And Elanor was 13 on Monday... Scott: 70 to 12 degrees, that's quite a drop... rich-c: when it gets to -40C the streetlights go out - too cold to maintain the arc rich-c: the rest of us, Scott, are in a big lump of extremely cold air Scott: Ah, now I remember, that's why I don't live in Canada! Scott: How long has it held at that temperature. Scott: As you can tell, Colorado weather is crazy. rich-c: it has been a very cold week but should be near freezing by Sunday FredK: brb rich-c: Willie, you've been having the cold snap, havent you? Scott: Oh, that was 12 degrees Fahrenheit, BTW. Scott: Here in Colorado. WB: In Chicago, there are only two seasons :summer and winter rich-c: yeah - by our standards, swimming weather WB: And the wintwers can range from very mild to intensely cold rich-c: and, Willie, right now you dont have summer ;-) Daniel B.: I think cooler temperature can done cool videogames. When it's too hot outside, I can't concentrate in programming. rich-c: you ought to be programming up a storm now, then, Daniel Scott: So Daniel, you programming anything new? WB: the temperature is 10 degrees F with a wind chill factor of -30 F Scott: I am looking into the prospect of developing some online games on my website. Daniel B.: mickey.rom is a good start WB: And it gets colder the father from Lake Michigan rich-c: I think, Willie, that means the peak of the high has passed and you are actually headed into a warmer air mass - relatively speaking WB: Chicago winter temperatures can yo-yo from warm to very gold within 24 hours or less Daniel B.: I'm still thinking about how to exploit the new "screen mode" to do new Coleco games. WB: cold not gold rich-c: yes, we have a similar pattern but less extreme - the alkes moderate things a bit Scott: That would be interesting. rich-c: lakes, that is WB: yes the mind moves faster than the fingers rich-c: it will not hurt my feelings if a classic January thaw shows itself next week Scott: How about that SuperBowl matchup? Scott: It's gonna be a pretty good one. Scott: I'm taking Tampa Bay. WB: unfortunately some of Chicago's worse blizzards happen in January Daniel B.: A friend of mine wanted to go at the PhillyClassic but someone predics the trip will be cancelled. I think it could be a reality with the reality of war rich-c: well, if they win, it will be a better place to celebrate than say Buffalo Scott: Oakland could very much win, though.
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changed username to Meeka Meeka: Hello WB: It will all boil down to execution and defense rich-c: welcome Meeka WB: Hello Meeka! Scott: Oakland's hurting on defense. rich-c: dont know why, Willie, but our three heaviest snowfalls have all been Dec. 11th Daniel B.: I wanted to go at the PhillyClassic too... to finally go out my house and see the world. Scott: And Gruden knows Oakland inside and out. Scott: Tampa won't be a pushover.
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changed username to FredK rich-c: don't know whre George is this evening, but I doubt he'd advise anyone to visit Philadelphia Scott: I really thought Philly was going to beat Tampa. Daniel B.: And about the temperature : I visit this web site : http://www.meteomedia.com/cartes/Meteo/index.shtml FredK: Dr.D, have sent new e-mail with correct address, have not rcvd yr respone as of yet. rich-c: does that have true maps with full isobars, Daniel? Raelian_Dr.D.: I just mailed a response not 15 minutes before the 9 PM chat, Fred. Raelian_Dr.D.: Edmister@yahoo.com, right Fred? rich-c: which of his addresses did you send it to, Rich? Scott: I gotta get off. Wife is expecting a call from Colombia. Raelian_Dr.D.: That was the address of the most recent E-mail. Raelian_Dr.D.: Bye Scott. Scott: Nice seeing everyone. Daniel B.: good night Scott WB: Bye Scott! rich-c: take it easy, Scott, see you again soon Scott: Enjoy the SuperBowl. Daniel B.: BONNE NUIT SCOTT!
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Scott left chat session Raelian_Dr.D.: I saved a copy; if you want it sent to a different E-mail address, let me know now and I'll fire it off. FredK: nope wrong address, I have sent correct address Raelian_Dr.D.: What address do you want?
changed username to George rich-c: ah, here's George now - George, you're late George: Hi Everyone WB: Hello George! FredK: Sent e-mail to you with address Daniel B.: hello George! George: i'm not well. i'm out of it. rich-c: we're having a cold competiton, George - how is your temp? George: 10F Daniel B.: Scott: About the temperature, I think you may find more than a maps with isobar. Daniel B.: Sorry.. Rich rich-c: OK, you're about on a par with Denver, warmer than most others
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changed username to Judy WB: I have to go. I am heading home! Good night Good people! rich-c: hey, the Slopsemas are now here - welcome all Judy: hi, everyone Daniel B.: Bonne nuit Willie! Meeka: hello Raelian_Dr.D.: Okay, I re-sent it just now, Fred. Daniel B.: Bonsoir Judy! FredK: tks Raelian_Dr.D.: Bye Daniel.
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changed username to DougS George: Hi Judy Daniel B.: no but meteomedia is the meteo i see on tv rich-c: OK - likely an affiliate of the Weather Network Judy: Doug dad is having a problem, I went to Miejer Gardens last night, got Exiper, what is it Judy: changes his home page George: Raelians! beam me up for a fix Daniel B.: My town (temperature) : http://www.meteomedia.com/Meteo/Can/Villes/quebec__sainte_foy__quebec_canada.shtml rich-c: Doug, need an answer on a Windows problem FredK: Lately its the cloning thats 'in'
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: h9i daughter Judy: hi, Pam FredK: Hi Pam Pamela: Hi, folks George: HI Pam Judy: how is Pam? DougS: ok, mom, what is exiper? why did you get it? Pamela: cold and hungry thanks Daniel B.: Bonsoir Pam! rich-c: Doug, in 98SE, the Programs menu - any way to get it to alphabetize? Pamela: bonsoir, Daniel Pamela: ca va? Daniel B.: oui ça va! et toi? Pamela: pas mal - c'est tres froid ce soir Judy: don't know, type in an address wrong and see what you get Raelian_Dr.D.: glarn hiro hrish-nakh echorbathaid Daniel B.: oui! c'est froid! on en parlait justement! Pamela: Hi, Rich DougS: ya, you do it manually rich. grab the folder and drag it up to where it should be alphabetically. Judy: that is what I did Raelian_Dr.D.: I am standing in for Rich tonight. He is tired and created me to let him rest. Pamela: nifty trick DougS: what address did you type in wrong? rich-c: like, bring up the menu and sort of park it between two existing ones? Judy: meijer garden Raelian_Dr.D.: Pam, you like science fiction movies, right? Pamela: some, Rich - why? Raelian_Dr.D.: This weekend past was the CWRU Film Society's 28th Science Fiction Marathon. Judy: went ot www.meijergarden.com Raelian_Dr.D.: 8 PM Friday to 2:30 AM Sunday. DougS: yes rich. Judy: it is meijergarden.org George: is this the rerun of a bad movie? Pamela: did you get any sleep? Raelian_Dr.D.: Elanor and I went. rich-c: also the thing is a column so long only about a third shows at any one time - any way to get it to tile out? Raelian_Dr.D.: We slept through 2 R-rated movies Saturday night (by design). But were otherwise up the whole time. DougS: meijergardens.com is just some registered site in japanese or something. Raelian_Dr.D.: If you want to see more about it, look at my photo webpage: Raelian_Dr.D.: http://drushel.cwru.edu/films/marathon/2003/ Raelian_Dr.D.: Be patient, it will take awhile to load over 56K dialup. Judy: dad went to meijergarden in Google Judy: and it was the first thing on the list Pamela: I have nothing to write that down with Rich - remind me towards the end and i'll go get something Daniel B.: Dr.D. ... nice prictures! Raelian_Dr.D.: One of the photos is of me dressed as Captain Kirk. rich-c: Judy, it is very common for rogues - usually porno pedlars - to grab the cognate (.net, .org. .biz, etc) of a popular website DougS: first thing i see in the google search is meijergardens.org rich-c: Pam - highlight it then hit Control-C - that will copy it to your clipboard Pamela: there - got clever and opened my word processing program and wrote it there. rich-c: they will also often have scripts or stuff to try to grab control of your computer away from you Raelian_Dr.D.: I didn't want to spam it to coladam-list. Judy: go to that and membership there are other related gardems and that will put you in Pamela: so if you were dressed as Captain Kirk, what did Elanor dress as? Or did she dress up? Daniel B.: Ha! I finally see the picture of you dressed as Captain James T. Kirk Raelian_Dr.D.: Elanor didn't dress up. Only one other person did, that I saw: a complete _Ghostbusters!_ outfit with working proton pack. Pamela: oh, very cool. Pamela: did you get a picture? Raelian_Dr.D.: Yes :-) Pamela: is it posted? rich-c: Judy, do you need a program to fight off the rogue sites?
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changed username to BobS Pamela: good - I have to show them to Russell rich-c: hello Robert Pamela: Hi, Bob Pamela: Where have you been? BobS: YO boys and girls........ Daniel B.: Bonsoir Bob! George: Hi Bob Raelian_Dr.D.: I thought only Judy could ask that :-) :-) :-) BobS: and NO Richard, I just kick them in the A$$ Pamela: note to self: toasted PB &J gets cold very quickly in this weather rich-c: yes, that's what the program I have is for... BobS: they just tick me off.........darn thing changed my home page and everything Raelian_Dr.D.: Identity theft...
(BobS quaffs a cold glass of fresh milk.)
(BobS throws a hot potato at Pamela.) Pamela: mmm, thank you - that's better Judy: why do you want it toasted, Pam rich-c: Bob, you need Internet Organizer Pro - naturally, it's a freebie BobS: there , that will keep the BP&J warm Pamela: now I have something to warm my hands and my tummy Judy: ok Raelian_Dr.D.: Gloves for hands, cat for lap? Pamela: what, the sandwich? PB gets runny and warm and is gut! BobS: Richard, got enough slow down crap with windoews already BobS: dont' need more
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: can't type with gloves on and the cat doesn't fit in my lap when I'm sitting at the 'puter Judy: why are you so cold, Pam? Daniel B.: Dr.D. : I like TRON. it's a very inspiring fiction film for a young programmer like me. rich-c: it isnt a TSR unless you want it to be Judy: turn up the heatt Pamela: back room where the computer is is always cold in the winter, especially with the temps we're running Pamela: don't have control of the heat - it's an old building Judy: bummer Pamela: tell me about it. Judy: who controls it? Daniel B.: Dr.D. : may i ask you something? Pamela: the landlord - and it's working as hard as it can. Pamela: ask who what Rich? Raelian_Dr.D.: TRON is a great movie...sure Daniel, ask away! rich-c: Bob, I believe teh website is wdprojects.be.tf or such = you can Google it rich-c: it stops popups and home page siezure and all sorts of nasties Raelian_Dr.D.: Pam, you said you needed something to warm hands and tummy...I was making a leeeeetle joke. Pamela: old building, hot water rads for heat, single glazed windows (usually) and facing northwest all combine to make for a chilly evening Pamela: and I say usually because right now they have a second glazing of ice. Daniel B.: Dr.D. : Do you remember I asked about the Coleco BIOS documentation you have ? We are 3 Coleco programmers here who like to have this doc. Pamela: I'm gonna have a river when it melts! Pamela: oh yes, and three out of four outside walls. Raelian_Dr.D.: (blush) yes, I remember...the docs are still on my office worktable, waiting to get photocopied. Judy: how cold is it by you? Daniel B.: Sorry to bother you with that Pamela: minus 20 C last time I checked and that was during the day, and not including windchill rich-c: you have three Coleco programmers in your group, Daniel? Raelian_Dr.D.: I will do it Saturday, I promise....it's not a bother, I just need about an hour of photocopy time. Pamela: hang on, let's see what the Weather Network has to say for itself Judy: we have been cold also but I have been in except for today, been sick rich-c: our forecast is for -21C tonioght, about -6F Daniel B.: No, not really... We are members of a video games collectors group named CCJVQ. Daniel B.: Because of my ColecoVision games, some members of the CCJVQ wants to do the same. Judy: we have not been that cold rich-c: Pam, try www.ec.gc.ca./weather_e.html Pamela: okay, it's currently minus 17 with a windchill of -26 Pamela: I just turned on the TV Dad Daniel B.: CCJVQ homepage : http://www.ccjvq.com rich-c: that's likely out of date and is downtown not outer city Pamela: nope, 10:00 forecast from Pearson Daniel B.: Steve Begin is very good in Z80 asm Pamela: you're such a pessimist, Dad Daniel B.: and Yannick Proulx started a few months ago a project named Stubby but never continue it rich-c: you're right, Pam, we are reading -17C on our thermometer now Pamela: isn't minus 18 C equal to 0 F? Pamela: thank you. hmph Judy: brb have to find something to eat Pamela: see, I made Judy hungry rich-c: yes, Pam, it is Daniel B.: C = (F - 32) * 5 / 9
DougS left chat session Pamela: I can never remember that Daniel Raelian_Dr.D.: All I know is that, right now in the basement, where I'm typing, the hair on my arms is standing straight out...it is *cold*. Daniel B.: 32F = 0C Daniel B.: -40F = -40C Raelian_Dr.D.: -40F = -40 C Daniel B.: hey! Pamela: *that* I remember rich-c: it's very crude, Daniel, but my rule of thumb is c>F double +30 Raelian_Dr.D.: 37C = 98.6 F Raelian_Dr.D.: 212F = 100C rich-c: or F>C, take 30 and split Pamela: Hey Rich, there's this new invention called a sweater - you might have heard of it? It's supposed to help keep you warm Raelian_Dr.D.: -273C = -459F absolute zero....... rich-c: doesnt work out exactly but gets you pretty close in common ranges Raelian_Dr.D.: No sweater is warm enough for down here...
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greeting!!!!! Pamela: Hi, Guy rich-c: hello Guy, more overtime tonight? Raelian_Dr.D.: My feet are cold, too... Guy B.: Wow, full house tonight. Pamela: I've discovered that as long as my top is warm, my fingers don't get cold and it's easier to type Judy: hi, Guy rich-c: hey, you should have been here before Scott and Willie left Daniel B.: full house? Daniel B.: bonsoir Guy! George: Hi Guy BobS: hi Guy Pamela: ie lots of people here, Daniel Judy: Meeka did Doug leave? rich-c: Doug, did you answer my question about tiling? If so I missed it Guy B.: Yep, even going in on Satuday for 5 hours. Pamela: sounds like you worked a day like mine (8:30 to 6:30) Daniel B.: full house means lots of people here... in french we have another expression rich-c: qu'est-ce que c'est en francais? BobS: translate please rich-c: I asked him what it is in French Daniel B.: Bob: rich asked me what is the french expression for "full house" BobS: ah so BobS: i thought it was an exprression which translated as a funny expression Daniel B.: I don't know the oriogine of the expression but we said here "c'est noir de monde" rich-c: qu'est-ce que c'est is a generic what is it Pamela: interesting rich-c: so many folks the sky is blacked out, so to speak? Raelian_Dr.D.: monde = moon? Daniel B.: i think you're right ! rich-c: world Daniel B.: monde = people Pamela: monde = world Daniel B.: world Raelian_Dr.D.: Ah, from Latin mundi, root in English mundane. rich-c: tout le monde = everyone Daniel B.: your latin is very good Raelian_Dr.D.: Moon in French is probably lune, luna, or something like that, then. Guy B.: Is everyone keeping warm tonight? Daniel B.: you are right again Pamela: correct Rich - lune Daniel B.: moon = lune rich-c: yes, if you know Latin and English you can take a reasonable guess at most Romance languages Raelian_Dr.D.: Mond is German for moon, I got messed up. BobS: Pam is cold Guy Judy: yes, we are, how about you? Raelian_Dr.D.: I always liked etymologies. BobS: furnace working ok now?????? rich-c: Au clair de la lune... - didnt you ever sing that at camp? Daniel B.: but i never learn latin. Pamela: there's a certain romance to them, Rich Daniel B.: Au clair de la lune! Mon ami Pierrot! (yes! of course!) Raelian_Dr.D.: When I invented 2 languages, I had fun with the etymologies. Raelian_Dr.D.: Inside jokes known only to the linguist. rich-c: I remember once when I was a teenager I was on a bus in New York Pamela: that's why the HP books are so much fun George: Does anyone have a cyanide pill? Raelian_Dr.D.: Did you see HP2 yet?!?!? rich-c: a man nearby opened a newspaper in front of me - it was in Spanish Pamela: sorry, fresh out George Daniel B.: George! don't be upset! George: i need to take 2 Pamela: yes, we saw it a couple of weeks ago Pamela: I told you that rich-c: I've never studied Soanish, but I could get the drift from English/French/Latin cognates Raelian_Dr.D.: And your opinion...? Pamela: good, but not as good as the first one Raelian_Dr.D.: Interesting...our take was the opposite. Pamela: will definitely add to the collection though FredK: back rich-c: de gustibus non disputandum est (that's Latin) Raelian_Dr.D.: haha Daniel B.: the only latin i know was because of a film i see Daniel B.: I think it's "Carpe Diem" who means take the day rich-c: oddly enough, Daniel, I'd expect Rich to do better than you on that one George: DA DA that's bable Pamela: really Rich? The problem I found was, they had to leave so much more out, and they changed more rich-c: there are sort of cognates in English for that, but I'm not sure if there are in French Pamela: Daniel, it means "seize the day" and it's from Dead Poets Society Raelian_Dr.D.: I've seen it thrice, at full prices, and not sorry :-) Daniel B.: Dead Poets Society... yes! rich-c: more precisely, Pam, it was a very old expression that may have been used in the movie Guy B.: I'll be jumping back and forth here. I'm chatting with a girl near me. George: i fell asleep Pamela: Daddy, you are so picky sometimes. I meant that's the film he got it from Raelian_Dr.D.: Vox populi, vox Dei Daniel B.: in french it was "Société des poètes disparus" rich-c: and as French so often is, likely more accurate Pamela: okay, try this one: scientia omnia possumus Daniel B.: "seize the day"... in french : "saisir le jour" ... it's very close! rich-c: the Latin line, roughly, was there's no accounting for taste rich-c: all is possibly with knowledge rich-c: possible Pamela: close Dad FredK: Must go, goodnite all Pamela: nite Freddy Daniel B.: Bonne nuit Fred! rich-c: bonsoir, Fred
FredK left chat session BobS: nite Fred Judy: nite Fred Raelian_Dr.D.: No, it means "Pogo reads _Omni_" :-) BobS: and BAM he was laready gone Pamela: It was the school motto - "All things are possible through knowledge" rich-c: You're old enough to remember Pogo, Rich? Judy: sounds good Raelian_Dr.D.: Yes :-) Raelian_Dr.D.: I have some softbound collections, too. George: pao pago? rich-c: I thought maybe you'd found it in an archological dig ;-) Raelian_Dr.D.: Pogo Possum Daniel B.: For me a pogo is something to eat Raelian_Dr.D.: Simple J. Malarkey...looks like he's in the White House now. Pamela: for me it's a game room rich-c: how on earth did you get those? the last must have been published when you wer5e in three-cornerd pants Pamela: "we have seen the enemy and they is us" - isn't that from Pogo? George: oops i thought you were talking about Pago Pago rich-c: yes Pam Raelian_Dr.D.: Got them when I was a teenager, early 1970s. Walt Kelly hadn't died too long before. Pamela: see, not so dumb rich-c: I have a couple of them bought when they came out Pamela: they must be collectors items by now Dad rich-c: havent checked them on Amazon or eBay but you may well be right George: i'd rather be in American Samoa now Raelian_Dr.D.: For me, Pogo was a million times funnier (and more clever) than Doonesbury or Bloom County. rich-c: now that's a sentiment we can share, George rich-c: you noticed, Rich!!! Raelian_Dr.D.: Li'l Abner could have some subversive stuff in it, too. rich-c: could and did rich-c: I think I may have a book of that somewhere, not sure Raelian_Dr.D.: Now it's all "See my Social Commentary!" Raelian_Dr.D.: "I am making a Grand Statement!" Daniel B.: i remember... i played a videogame where i use a pogo to jump... commander keen Pamela: Bloom County was only funny when the artist was working with Opus George: set off a few nuclear bombs that will warm us up rich-c: on the oither hand, "Non sequitur" can have quite an edge Pamela: I think that's overkill George Judy: that is not funny George rich-c: unfortunately our local papers dropped it - likely too edgy for them Daniel B.: George... I don't like talking about nuclear bomb George: it's better than wasting them on Iraq rich-c: the Star sill runs teh weekend strip, though Pamela: ok Dad - memory time - fill in the blank: "If the ----- doesn't get you the monoxide will" rich-c: hoods - Tom Lehrer - "Pollution" Pamela: thank you George: ? rich-c: and it's "hoods don't" Pamela: remembered the who and the song, couldn't remember the word Pamela: sorry Pamela: so go to the city, see the crazy people there - like lambs to the slaughter, they're drinking the water and breathing . . . the air! rich-c: refers, George, to a very populat song by a Harvard math professor who moonlighted as a satirist George: whatever rich-c: sounds like you've missed some neat stuff in your young life, George Pamela: Dad, do you have that on tape? George: i always do rich-c: I have a number of Tom Lehrer records, Pam - 33-1/3 vinyl Pamela: you have to have parents with a taste for the obscure, George - it helps : ) Pamela: I have Uncle Gordon's tape - do you want a copy? rich-c: there was nothing obscure about TW3 - it was one of the most popular shows on TV George: like i don't get any either Pamela: It was obscure by the time I came along rich-c: no need, Pam, I can dupe my own if necessary Pamela: 'kay.
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Pamela: brr Guy -thanks but isn't it a bit cold for DC? Judy: she needs hot chocolate Daniel B.: hehehe Diet Coke! Pamela: absolutely George: hot Cocoa rich-c: my computer runs so hot I'm sweating
(Daniel B. smiles) Pamela: I'm jealous Raelian_Dr.D.: Diet of Wrms? rich-c: 300 watts of computer plus a 17" monitor - that cooks rich-c: by the way Pam did you get your upgrades yet George: my computer just klunk klunk klunks Pamela: a small room helps, too Pamela: not yet Dad - spent today pricing them Raelian_Dr.D.: Bionic implants, Pam? Raelian_Dr.D.: 0-60 in 2 sec? Pamela: only for the computer Rich
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changed username to Ron Pamela: Hi Ron rich-c: think you should look at a CD burner rather than just player, maybe even DVD player/CD burner Raelian_Dr.D.: That's pretty good. Ron: This business of being in two places at once is challenging rich-c: hi Ron, bout time you got here Pamela: yeah, but it costs more than I can spend right now Pamela: so, I'll have to wait just a little longer George: 0.0025mph. rich-c: a slowr burner is cheap - give me a call tomorrow Ron: thought when I retired the words "priority" and "deadline" would be forever in the rear view mirror Pamela: cloning Ron - think about it Judy: hi, Ron rich-c: yeah, that's another of the illusions one loses pretty quick, isnt it, Ron? Ron: hi all Ron: before anyone leaves - an announcement Pamela: so where else are you supposed to be? rich-c: ta-da! Daniel B.: ta-da? Ron: ADAMCON15 Pamela: dum dum da dum! Judy: life just seems to get busier and busier Ron: August 7 - 10 Pamela: same weekend as last year Pamela: cool Ron: place - either Comox or Victoria BC - to be announced prior to month end rich-c: honest for sure? Raelian_Dr.D.: Okay Ron, hope it's not too late for Joan to request it... Ron: on the date, yes BobS: FUR SURE mighty one???? Ron: so do I Dr D. Raelian_Dr.D.: ...she may have lost her window to put in summer vacation requests. Ron: you heard it here first Daniel B.: ADAMCON15? you have done an official picture for the event? rich-c: make it Comox, we've been to Victoria ;-) Raelian_Dr.D.: I will call her at work ASAP, right now in fact. BRB. Pamela: go, go, go Dr. D George: HDTV? Ron: web site will go up later tonight, and I'll send a msg on the Adam list Guy B.: Ron, are those dates in August definite? Ron: yes Ron: why do they cause a problem? BobS: them's FINE Ronald Guy B.: Ok, great I'll write them down and I can plan my vacation schedule for this year, thanks. Ron: make it so, number 1 Ron: everybody ok with that? Daniel B.: I don't know where I will be in August 7-10 Ron: Comox BC, Daniel rich-c: looks pretty good from here - Frances was looking over my shoulder and didnt gripe Pamela: Now, if I can just convince Russell to get on a plane, we'll be all set Daniel B.: i don't know... i don't have money for the trip Judy: Amanda says hi to all Ron: Hi Amanda BobS: drug the boy Pam] Pamela: Hi, Mandy rich-c: tell Mandy we're pulling for her Judy: she says thanks Ron: yes Judy: she needs it today Pamela: consider what you're saying here Bob - you've seen the man. How the heck am I supposed to manouver him if he's stoned?
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changed username to james Pamela: Hi, James Ron: 37,000 feet qualiries james: good afternoon Pamela: you're telling me Judy: hi, James Ron: Hey James BobS: hiya James rich-c: I was right - good morning to teh empire of teh rising sun james: sorry to be so late. didn't sleep well last night Pamela: it wouldn't be the first time he's flown, but the last time, he was really young - under 10, I think Daniel B.: ok! james! hello! how are you! rich-c: oh dear - problems with the young'un? Daniel B.: james : what is the temperature? BobS: then this time would be apiece of cake BobS: !!!! George: super size it !!!!!! Pamela: warning James, so far Toronto is winning the temp stakes rich-c: no, Fred trumped us with -25C in suburban Montreal Pamela: darn Raelian_Dr.D.: I'm back...Joan had to pick vacation date requests last week, and she guessed the 3rd week in July. james: didn't fall asleep until 4 Pamela: maybe she can swap with someone Rich Ron: damn james: a m inor bout of insomnia rich-c: maybe she should tell them she plans to get sick in second week August Raelian_Dr.D.: Well, it's not an issue of her coming to the convention, it's merely arranging for child care. Ron: Unfortunately, Dr. D.. there's a big air show here that weekend, and I can't get hotel rooms Pamela: maybe she shouldn't tell them Raelian_Dr.D.: If neither Christina nor Elanor have any activities that weekend, it would work out. Ron: and I do apologize for not finding out about that sooner George: 10F tomorrows high Pamela: Is Elanor not coming this time? rich-c: I would think that any hospital these days is very flexible with nurses' requests - or very, very short of nurses Pamela: BRR, George Raelian_Dr.D.: Given that the air fare will likely be 3x the convention delegate cost...not an option. George: no shorts Pamela: too bad Guy B.: Well, folks I have someone on Yahoo Instant messenger and were making a date. So, I'll see you all next week. Pamela: not unless you're into courting frostbite Pamela: cool Guy - details to follow please Raelian_Dr.D.: Joan's problem is that after 15 years, she *still* is only halfway up the seniority ladder on her floor. Guy B.: Yes, its' a girl and close to me. rich-c: Rich, look into airfares using Westjet for Calgary/Comox - how you get to Calgary will take some research Pamela: we want to hear all about it next week : ) Raelian_Dr.D.: Will do. Guy B.: Ok, will do. See you all next week. Pamela: Nite George: how about a speedo?
Guy B. left chat session Judy: bye Guy Raelian_Dr.D.: Bye Guy. Pamela: definitely not George rich-c: but Westjet do fly from Hamilton to Calgary too, it's an easy drive, and you get a big dollar advantage Ron: Westjet definately recommended Pamela: current rates? james: bye guy Pamela: James, you're still coming over in April? james: dr d. - you've seen star trek nemesis, right? Pamela: James, don't give it away - I sstill haven't seen it james: ok pam Pamela: ty james: we are, but our stopover through toronto will be very, very brief Pamela: one day, right? George: take the concorde james: half a day if that Pamela: oooh, yuck Raelian_Dr.D.: All my pals called it "Emesis" after they saw it...so I am not going to see it. Trek is now dead, for me... james: lunch and the cn tower, then we catch our train out to ottawa Pamela: well, at least you don't have far to go to get the train : ) Pamela: lunch where? rich-c: you on the 4 p.m. train, then? james: yeah, me too. i assume you know what happens. don't want to give it away to pam, but i was very, very upset james: rich - let me check the schedule james: 17.30 Pamela: when do you get in? and how? rich-c: guess with teh faster trains they've changed it a bit james: we get into toronto at about noon on march 27th (a thursday) Daniel B.: "Trek is now dead for me..." i think they badly introduce another the next generation... james: arriving from niagara via greyhound Pamela: ok. lunch where? rich-c: arrive about noon - you will have cleared Customs in Vancouver? Raelian_Dr.D.: I'm no longer part of the audience the makers of Star Trek want to pursue...so I am just going to accept that. Raelian_Dr.D.: And I'm also too cold...so I'm going upstairs to bed. Good night, all. Pamela: g'nite Rich rich-c: night Rich, see you Sat or next week BobS: be good Dr D james: i should hope so ;) we're arriving in toronto a couple of nights previous and going directly to niagara, then working our way up to toronto and ottawa Daniel B.: bonne nuit Dr.D! And don't forgot to start photocopies... james: bye dr. d Raelian_Dr.D.: <poof>
Raelian_Dr.D. left chat session Ron: Night Dr. D. Judy: nite Rich Daniel B.: i think he doesn't read my last message rich-c: oh, so really you'll be coming into the bus terminal from Niagara james: yes james: i arranged a private transfer for us to get from toronto to niagara the first night we arrive George: I don't want to take a shower rich-c: and I would guess, going up the Tower first, eating later? or vice versa? Pamela: it doesn't get any better than this George james: so after a day and a half or so in niagara, we're heading into toronto james: eating then the tower. i'll have a hungry bunch by the time we get in i think George: yes it does Hawii james: the kids will be fine. i'm the only one that needs a second pair of underwear to go up the tower Pamela: not if you're planning to shower sometime in the next 24 hours rich-c: maybe something will be workable - have to see how far I can walk then Pamela: You did fine last time James james: lol Pamela: or is there something you're not telling me? james: so i have us at osf around 12.30 on thursday march 27th james: and have us at the tower shortly after lunch, for around 14.00 to about 16.30 George: CODE BLUE!!!! rich-c: OK there is parking near there as I recall Pamela: next to the OSF there's a lot Dad Pamela: pay lot, I think Pamela: Green P, perhaps? james: then we catch our train to ottawa from union station at 17.30. i think an hour should be enough time to get from the tower to the station rich-c: yes but it is likely to be full and a disability permit will take you only so far Pamela: should be plenty James Pamela: maybe we should do some advance scouting rich-c: how many in your group this time, james? Pamela: speaking of which, I gather you still don't have the van back rich-c: no, John is taking a holiday this week, but the part is on the way George: Philadelphia just called a CODE BLUE Pamela: wow, this is getting nuts rich-c: with luck may get the truck back early as Monday Pamela: what's that George james: what's a code blue? Pamela: too cold to breathe? james: @rich - including myself, we're 6 George: everyone stays shut inside Pamela: small group this time James Pamela: too cold to breathe. james: yes. i don't particularly mind. a somewhat more subdued group too. Pamela: no giggly teenage girls? Ron: Will that be your only trip this year James? rich-c: still with three more somewhat over the capacity of my vehicle, and Pam I guess will be using transit from work George: everyone ordered inside james: well they're giggly but let's just say not as ... bold as a few members of the last group i had Pamela: if I work that day. I may take it as a vacation day. Pamela: give them time : ) james: gee, thanks pam. Pamela: you're welcome Pamela: anytime Pamela: with pleasure rich-c: I gather that is a cold alert, George james: you know on the last trip, i carried pizza to the hotel and my keys were in my pocket. i asked one of the girls to hold the pizza and she made me a counter-offer to get my keys Ron: hmm rich-c: we wont pursue that, james james: lol. Pamela: 'scuse me, I'm scraping my eyebrows off the ceiling james: the offer was duly refused Ron: youth has changed Pamela: just a tad! james: anyways, i don't have any like that in this group George: they are arresting the homeless to get them off the streets rich-c: yeah, we've had that going on for the last three or four days james: arresting? Pamela: well they don't go that far here, but they do make a concerted effort to get them all into shelters. George: yes james: couldn't they at least *offer* them shelter first? rich-c: well, in Toronto there are volunteer workers who go around and collect them BobS: gonna have to go now kids........ Pamela: there are still some who refuse to go to a shelter james: ok bob BobS: see ya all later!!!!! Ron: Ok Bob. nite rich-c: see you Bob Pamela: okay Bob - nitey nite George: the shelters are all full so the police are taking them
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Judy left chat session rich-c: but yes, we also have the independents who will sleep on the street at -25C Ron: Vancouver, the problem isn't quite so urgent, but there is still a problem - downtown east side Pamela: one of the homeless relief groups is based in our office tower. I have spoken to them on many occasions and they do have some people who refuse to go to a shelter james: at ron - isn't that where the addicts hang out? Ron: yup james: robinson street, right? Ron: not sure of the exact streets, but somewhere around East Hastings and Cambie james: i've read about it rich-c: that's around the Gastown area? Ron: exactly Ron: they just had a big dustup - the oldWoodwards building got invaded by some of the homeless folk, and they refused to move Ron: believe they've sorted it out now, but it was tense for a while George: Ed Rendell sworn in as governor already breaking promisses rich-c: yes, it made the papers here, but you're right, it's resolved Ron: s'ok George, at least he hasn't been charged with impaired driving yet james: governor? is that like a premier? james: campbell is an idiot rich-c: dont be arch, james Ron: agreed James james: arch? rich-c: how long do you figure it will take to can him, Ron? Pamela: we had a similar situation not too long ago - Home Depot had some land down by the lake that was empty and the homeless took it over and built a tent city. There was much ado when they were asked to leave. Ron: dunno Rich. He's carrying on as usual this week, but the rumblings are still out there Pamela: let's see - what's the average lifespan of a premier's career in BC? Ron: people don't like it, not one bit rich-c: looks like we are going to get our shot at dumping the Tories this spring sometime Ron: 2 years Ron: not a day more Pamela: yeah, but look at the alternatives Ron: We had one charged with accepting a benefit, another with insider trading, another with conflict of interest rich-c: well, the NDP has actually been sounding pretty sensible of late Pamela: do you really want Dalton McGuinty as your premier? Ron: and the NDP guy was just plain in the wrong place at the wrong time Ron: he was also stupid George: our gorvernor is in for 4 years Ron: yes, then we know we're in trouble rich-c: our premiers serve at the pleasure of the legislature, for a maximum of five years Pamela: when the NDP starts to sound sensible again, we''re in trouble Ron: right at the moment, I've had it with politicians in general rich-c: a mighty amen to that, Ron Ron: :) james: i've certainly had my fill of chretien Ron: yeah George: lets switch to Native American rule rich-c: we heard from our MLA for the first time in four years, so there must be an election coming james: i'd say 11 years by the time he steps down is more than long enough Pamela: he'll be gone soon James - hang in there rich-c: the hell of it is he has an excuse - he HAS been constructively busy Pamela: MLA - where do you live? james: japan has the reverse problem - 10 prime ministers in the last 12 years james: no one is in long enough to get anything done Ron: Word has now come out the our Premier Campbell was weaving all over the road, almost fell on his butt when getting out of the car, and couldn't speak right rich-c: now that's a sensible idea, George Ron: he was also driving at twice the posted limit james: i think in turkey, they would have shot him on the spot Pamela: who is your MPP Dad?
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<undefined> changed username to <rich-c George: i've been getting bumped today too <rich-c: anyway. Pam, my MLA is Mike Colle Ron: James...... ADAMCON 15 = aug 7 - 10 Pamela: means nothing to me, sorry Pamela: why do you keep saying MLA Dad? <rich-c: he's likely the most intelligent member of the Ontario Liberal caucua - not that that says much james: aug 7-10.. hmm might be able to do that <rich-c: the building in Queens Park says "Legislative Assembly" on it james: by when dost thou needst mine confirmation? Ron: would be really neat James if you could. Place will be either here or in Victoria. Still negotiating hotels <rich-c: and if you look at official documents that is the correct title Ron: about 60 days prior James - from what I'm reading in the fine print Pamela: last time I checke, they were Members of Provincial Parliament james: ok. i might make a quick trip over in august to renew my licence. haven't decided yet Pamela: what kind of licence, James? Ron: wouldn't that be neat <rich-c: no, that is a popular bit of puffery but it is not their official status james: my ontario drivers licence expires on my birthday (aug 21) this year Ron: timing sounds about right <rich-c: gee, mine expires the day after <rich-c: hi, Leo james: and rather than dip around with paper work etc, it might just be easier to make a visit of things and fly in for a week or so in the summer Pamela: forgive me, but isn't it a bit extreme to come a gazillion miles just to renew your licence? George: oh, boy where did this part come from? james: well i'd make it a visit Pamela: still . . . :) james: i know, but i don't want it to lapse Pamela: why do you not want a Japanese licence, or is this in addition to your Japanese licence? <rich-c: no, and they likely want a new mug shot this time, right? Ron: James, I'll be putting up my website later tonite - announce the address by e-mail to Col-Adam james: also, if it's in the summer i can make up the classes much more easily than in september james: sounds good ron Pamela: not that I'm complaining - we want to have you there Pamela: just curious james: thanks pam ;) Pamela: any time james: i really wish i knew more about programming the adam so i'd have something to present Ron: everyone is sooooo agreeable <rich-c: anyway, think it's time I checked out the email before bed Pamela: you have six months to practice james: true <rich-c: so see any of you who turn up on Saturday Ron: ya.... I go too <rich-c: for the rest, see you next week james: my macadam disk seems to have gone phooey Pamela: and me Ron: one of these days Rich.... ya never know Pamela: Nite Dad james: bye rich! see you in march, maybe! Ron: be good all Pamela: nite Ron Ron: :) Pamela: Dad, will call fri - Kimberly is over tomorrow <rich-c: night all - colour me gone
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<rich-c left chat session Pamela: guess it's bedtime for me too Pamela: see everyone next week? Daniel B.: bonne nuit! Pamela: James, if you can swing AC, that would be great. It gives me more incentive to get Russell out there too. Pamela: Nite Daniel -bonne nuit james: i hope to make it Pamela: G'nite George Pamela: good. keep me posted. George: nite Pamela: I'm outta here, all. Until next week. james: bye all! Pamela: poof!
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