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changed username to Pamela Pamela: Hi Dad rich-c: hi daughter Pamela: I can't stay Pamela: I forgot to tell you that tonite is haircut nite rich-c: oh, that's why you're early? Pamela: yeah, I didn't want you to wonder rich-c: OK, so when must you leave Pamela: Emily and Kimberly are here and we're waiting on Chris before starting dinner Pamela: This is going to happen every six weeks from now on rich-c: like,youve got company then Pamela: yup rich-c: say hello to your guests for me Pamela: I will rich-c: anyway, figure out the program yet? Pamela: I loaded allchar Pamela: very cute. rich-c: OK, you can have fun when Daniel or Fred or james come on then Pamela: I did wonder where you got the 1/2 and the cents symbol Pamela: now I can spell things in French rich-c: yes, that was the clue as to what it was about Pamela: now I know. rich-c: yes, although it depends on your font - as I found out on the Langalist tonight Pamela: I'll have to do some experimentation first, become a little more adept. rich-c: have changed the font in Eudora from Arial to Courier so your mother can read it more easily
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changed username to George rich-c: yes - but here we have the next visitor rich-c: hello George Pamela: okay, then I will say hi George Pamela: and leave you two alone George: hi Rich,Pam rich-c: OK enjoy your dinner, talk to you - whenever Pamela: George, I have visitors - gotta run, but wanted to say hi Pamela: I'll try and call soon Dad George: hi rich-c: OK Pam Pamela: nite - say hi to everyone for me George: nite Pam rich-c: will do Pamela: poof!
Pamela left chat session rich-c: Pam just came on long enough to explain why she wouldnt be on tonight George: America almost went offline rich-c: really? I didnt see any signs on anything unusual George: you won't hear about how bad aol was hit rich-c: oh, AOL, if someone hits a wrong key they crash - it's not like the reliable services rich-c: AOL from all I hear has permanent perpetual built-in problems George: that's because the people running the service are fu**ups rich-c: no, basically just blinded by greed - highest prices in the US then cut corners on service to save pennies rich-c: still, they never seem to run our of people ignorant enough to fall for their intro discs or lazy enough to stay with them even when they've found out the truth George: earthlink is cutting their jobs and cutting their customer service centers too rich-c: earthlink merged with mindspring a while back, didnt it? George: is any isp worth their weight? I think NOT rich-c: my ISP offers everything I am interested in having at a very fair and reasonable price rich-c: Pamela and all my friends who have gone there are very happy with it too
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changed username to BobS George: oh, the sun, moon, and stars rich-c: greetings Roberto BobS: hiya guys !!!!!! BobS: whas sup??????? George: Hi Bob rich-c: not a great deal - George is just bitching about AOL BobS: wel SCREW 'EM BobS: get somethin else rich-c: that's what wee keep advising him to do but he's heard of hearing ;-) BobS: far as I am concerned, they suck !!!!! George: is that going from the fryingpan into the fire? rich-c: I just think they should be honest and use a gun and mask... BobS: heck, getalmost NAY isp is cheqper than they are BobS: ANY BobS: that's it richard rich-c: and even MSN isnt quite as bad on service rich-c: but then as I've observed before, I have the longest-running email address on the coladam list George: i don't trust any service rich-c: if you want a trustworthy service you have to go out and get it, not wait for it to come to you BobS: tha is prolly true Geo BUT aol is expensive as long as ya dont' trust them rich-c: the guys who really put their capital and effort into providing service dont have the big bucks for mass mailings of discs
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changed username to Judy rich-c: hello Judy, got the network up I see Judy: hi, everyone George: Guy has problems with netzero and I've many here gripe about their service at one time or another BobS: this si true Richard......George, find a small company with a good prive and then go with it BobS: HIGHSTREAM.com is a good one for $10 a month rich-c: yes, the secret seems to be small and local - you do give up the multiple POPs of course BobS: had my dad in law on it and was using it myself to see how it went.....but alas....he couldn't handle anythign but aol because he liked the handholding rich-c: but then I don't think it matters to George if he can't connect in Flyspeck, Tennesee rich-c: one place to start looking is www.findanISP.com BobS: the list of cheapISP's is where i found highstream richard rich-c: another is www.thelist.internet.com BobS: they use the regular IE5.5 software and outlook express, they simply supply you with a 56k dialup rich-c: the two I mentioned have long lists but how complete they are I am uncertain rich-c: but then, finding such lists is what Google is for BobS: and they are nationwide BobS: if not continent wide George: by the way did my email to the list work? rich-c: mine is strictly local, but the I can buy Sprint or Slingshot or MaGlobe or similar anywhre access when I need it rich-c: yes it did George BobS: did you ever get hooked up with one at ADAMCON richard??????? rich-c: I got your original copy to me then the other through the list George: i got a slew of errors back rich-c: sure, I was online longer than you folks, don't you remember? rich-c: only problem was that Slingshot - my original - was screwed up so I had to go out and buy Sprint George: aol tech said it was too many characters in the address rich-c: George, all those errors prove is that you arent the only one with messed-up ISPs rich-c: those are ghosts of others who changed ISPs and didnt tell the list 'bot yet rich-c: AOL techs sure have some inventive ways of saying "I Hvent a clue", don't they? BobS: ANYtime you swend a message to the ADAMlist, you get a LOT of bounces George: oh, boy did I rich-c: there will be some wont come back for four days rich-c: by the way, Bob, Pam was on earlier but has dinner guests so wont be with us George: i think they sent back 20 to 1
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: HELLO EVERYBODY! Daniel Bienvenu: sorry .. I'm late! BobS: hiya Daniel BobS: EARLIER !!!!!!! I was not THAT late Daniel Bienvenu: What is going on here? we are only a few guys here? BobS: yup, and my wife is on, but think she is emailing right now Daniel Bienvenu: and rich? Daniel Bienvenu: and George? rich-c: Bonsoir, Daniel! comment ca va? Daniel Bienvenu: Bonsoir Rich! Ca va tres bien! Et toi? BobS: they are just quiet rich-c: tres bien aussi, merci BobS: or passed out !!!!! :-) rich-c: just telling Bob Pam has already left for a dinner party Daniel Bienvenu: I can't stay... I'm at the university right now and it's time to quit. I just have the time to say "good night to everyone!" BobS: bummer Daniel.......... rich-c: but at least you checked in - it's appreciated, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: ;) George: boy, I go to take a couple pills and I miss everything Daniel Bienvenu: Ok! Chow! BobS: early bird gets a worm George Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit tout le monde! Good night George!;-) George: nite Judy: hello and Bye Daniel rich-c: yes, Bob, but it's the second mouse gets the cheese Daniel Bienvenu: *pooooooooouf* Daniel Bienvenu: hello et bye Judy...
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session BobS: why the 2nd one????? BobS: first one blind or stupid???? rich-c: think about it rich-c: or maybe Judy will explain it to you BobS: we don't ahve them stupid mice here richard BobS: ours know what traps are George: i got a blockbuster headache Judy: and they just walk around them rich-c: from no doubt watching too many blockbuster movies George: NO, I don't rent George: and i'm not a movie man rich-c: more into music videos? BobS: well then watch em on tv rich-c: naw, tv is for sports rich-c: hey, the Rolex 24 Hours goes at Daytona Saturday afternoon George: NO, news BobS: you gonan watch the whole thing????? rich-c: newspapers are for news - there is no news on tv, juzxt event entertainment rich-c: no, they will close down coverage around midnight and resume at 6 a.m. Sunday BobS: AH rich-c: but I may chat from the laptop in the living room so I can watch the race at the same time George: you are suppose to preform sports not sit and watch it BobS: what a novel idea.......with a wee bonnie computer????? rich-c: watch the race on tv with the laptop on my lap
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changed username to Ronnix
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: speaking of which, have you noticed what VIA is up to lately noow they've bought Cyrix and PC Chips?
changed username to james james: morning all BobS: ya James BobS: how is?????? james: how is everyone? rich-c: good morning, james, and welcome to the wet coastals too BobS: and Ronnix.......the mighty one????? james: :D Judy: hi, James and Ronnix rich-c: see you're on the Linux box tonight George: hi James, Ronnie james: so what's everyone been up to? small gathering today..
Ronnix left chat session rich-c: anyway, VIA are now offering a phone book size complete desktop computer for $350 rich-c: I think they are still recovering from their Super Bore hungovers, james rich-c: oddly enough, they build in an NIC but no modem
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: and the floppy disc is external and extra (USB) George: boy , that was in and out BobS: who is VIA ??? rich-c: guess Ron needed to get on another computer rich-c: they are the ones who make the chipsets for many custom motherboards, especially those using AMD chips George: stuck? james: i've got an amd system now james: mobo uses a via chipset
seems I am to remain forever undefined rich-c: yes, I have an Athlon and so does Guy, and if I recall Pamela and Ron George: see james: i'm running an xp2100+. crunches a seti@home unit in about 3.5 -4 hours rich-c: highlight it and change name from the menu, Ron George: p4 here
left chat session rich-c: I have the 1600XP which is more than adequate to my purposes rich-c: I have considered teh SETI program but I turn off my computer when I am not using it james: how does the p4 stack up? james: i just run it when it's on rich-c: what, in the background you mean? james: i used to have the classroom machines running it all the time but at 23yen/kwh i stopped that pretty quick. was costing me an extra $90cdn per month George: good james: yes james: it just uses spare cpu cycles rich-c: yes, my computer draws 300 watts plus who knows what for the monitor George: go goo goo over games james: i had all the monitors off, s@h running in a ram disk with the hard drive spun down james: and it was still costing me a fortune rich-c: anyway, VIA now have this motherboard with a 933 mhz chip and sound, video, NIC and stuff all built int rich-c: they add the Lindows OS and sell it for $350 retail
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changed username to Ron james: i haven't heard too many good things about lindows rich-c: finally got one that works, Ron? George: got DIVO? Ron: Lord grant me patience, and I want it now Ron: Linux seems to have a Java problem- or at this particular distro anyway rich-c: the feedback I am seeing on it tends to be pretty positive, james Ron: Anyway- Hi all james: hi ron BobS: hiya WETcoaster rich-c: that the Mandrake one, Ron? Ron: that is a true statement today Ron: no, Gentoo Ron: absolutely perfect implementation - except for one thing rich-c: just as well; Mandrake has gone bust Ron: they never did get it right George: freedos boot image Ron: not on my equipment anyway james: yeah, mandrake is gone Ron: So it seems I have an agenda item for my Linux group meeting tomorrow night rich-c: anyway, this new VIA computer is real cute and interesting - there is a link to it on the lindows.com site rich-c: meanwhile there is a local outfit selling a laptop variant with a 14.1" screen for $1000 Cdn ($650 US) Ron: Howz the Slopsema's, Bob and Judy? George: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ rich-c: that ain't bad for a new big-screen laptop james: we put george to sleep BobS: good ron Ron: I am eating a muffin Ron: w/tea james: no bacon? rich-c: strange, you can usually get him going on computers BobS: like the website, got to get on the stick and link it to mine George: i got eggs Ron: right Bob. Still haven't made my mind where it's going to live yet. decisions, decisions Ron: Maybe it should live at your place, when I have the blanks filled in - would that be an option? George: XP or bust
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changed username to Guy B. BobS: yes, doug can put it up next to mine.....got the room Guy B.: Greetings!!! rich-c: only XP I want is on my chip name BobS: hiya Guy
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changed username to WB WB: Hello all! rich-c: hey, Willie! didn't see you come in - welcome! George: hiya Guy BobS: hi Willie Ron: Hi Willie, Guy WB: I just wanted to drop in and see how everyone is doing as I rush home Guy B.: Yep, Going into work this Saturday. Got hit really hard with the reports this week.
(rich-c gives Guy B. a can of Diet Coke.) George: Hi WB BobS: doing good in MI Guy B.: Thanks Rich. rich-c: Pam can't make it tonight, Guy, so she sent her regards ;-) Ron: Hmmm...... sounds familiar........ the more time you spend reporting on what you're doing, the less time you actually have to do it Ron: right? Guy B.: Gee, I can't tell her the news then. WB: BobS did you find those newsletter rich-c: what have you gone and done? I can pass it on Guy B.: Well, I guess you guys will find out eventually. I'm dating a really wonderful girl. Ron: hey! WB: Yeah! rich-c: dont see why this should be any secret, Guy George: be back i got to bust my head open rich-c: Pam will likely tell you it's bloody well about time Guy B.: Careful George WB: Oh no! Guy B is ashamed of us! (laugh) Guy B.: She's online right now, so I'll go check on her. rich-c: running ICQ or something on the side, are you? Guy B.: Yahoo IM. rich-c: why don't you invite her over and introduce her? Ron: indeed Guy B.: I might, I'll see how she feels about it. WB: I promise not to bite! Guy B.: By the way, she lives near Midway Airport. rich-c: we promise not to bite BobS: Willie....NO, i must have given them away before ....... only have my set rich-c: not all of that far from you then, Guy WB: Ahh! Sweet Home Chicago! George: Midway IS. WB: No problem BobS. The hunt continues! rich-c: what are you looking for, Willie? WB: old Adam newslatters! I am trying to complete my NIAD set! WB: Newsletters rich-c: OK, I do have a lot of them but not all, but they are not for sale Guy B.: No, she's about a half hour from me. I got her on right now, so I'll be changing back and forth. rich-c: as I say Guy, bring her in Ron: Ok...still have the FCAUG newsletters (2 years worth). Wanted to see which issues I was missing, then these will be available. Was it you Willie, who talked to me aroundd Christmas? WB: No problem! The hunt is half the fun! WB: The reading is the other half! Ron: right BobS: did I give them to Zyou Willie???????? waht i had was a parital set...... rich-c: are you looking for just NIAD or ANY newsletters, Willie? WB: Any newsletter about the Adam! WB: Yes Ron it was me! Ron: ok rich-c: OK, bug me next week - I think I have a box of duplicates in the basement Guy B.: Ok, gang I'm back. She stepped out for the moment. I'll show her the website and see how she wants to play it out. WB: I most defintely wii rich-c WB: will Guy B.: I have Niad, Augment and ECN newsletters. Ron: ok,Guy rich-c: I will try and remember to undertake the archological dig sometime during the week BobS: got lots of different ones too....but not complete and only 1 set of them WB: Let me know if you are willing to part with them Guy B.: Keeping all of them, but I can scan them and make copies available. rich-c: if they're duplicates I will part with them, but the freight will be expensive WB: I will pay any reasonable amount plus postage rich-c: I sent ten years of back issues of a magazine to a dealer last week - cost me $245 in postage Guy B.: What's Judy doing Bob? WB: just let me know how much the postage is rich_c WB: How heavy was the package! Ron: will you turn a profit Rich? rich-c: there were eight parcels and I think 120 - 130kg rich-c: yes, the dealer offered $300 US which is $450 Canadian WB: I have had everything from books to disk drives sent from Canda Ron: good enough WB: canada rich-c: Frances would have paid the postage just to get them out of the house WB: What kind of magazines rich-c: like, ten cubic feet of new storage space? worth every penny BobS: Judy is chatting with a friend here in GR right now Ron: Have some old Mac Issues here . Not sure of the dates rich-c: Autoweek and Road&Track Ron: but they are old WB: Ron how much will you need for postage for the adam newsletter! Guy B.: I have to give her the news about me then. rich-c: oh, Judy will pick it up - she likely has one eye on the monitor anyway Ron: I really have no idea Willie. Will have to wrap them up and get them weighte. Ron: 12 copies - standard 30 page newsletter Ron: Rich would be able to guestimate WB: Sounds like a plan Ron! Let me know! rich-c: remember Ron and Willie the frightening price in Cdn$ is less scaring in US$ Judy: Hi, Guy Ron: right Judy: did you go on your date, Guy, you were asking her out last week WB: I have to go now! My wife is holding dinner for me! Bye until next week! rich-c: I suspect each copy is about 75g so a bit under a kg plus packing - at a guess Ron: ya better go eat Willie rich-c: nite Willie
WB left chat session BobS: don't know Rich.......sent a laptop docking station to Vancouver....weighed 4 lbs 5 ozs and they charged $15/50 US BobS: 15.50 BobS: ROBBERY Ron: we do not give our services away BobS: that was US post office Ron: Although, that battery was about what you said it would be....allowing for dollar conversion BobS: but WHY do they have to rob poor citizens to get rich????? rich-c: our zone 1 minimum for parcels to US is $8.75 up to 1-1/2 kg Ron: trickle down economics BobS: I'm gonna trickle them !!!!! Ron: :) rich-c: Ron, on newsletters if you do them in maximum mail size packs it may be cheaper james: sorry all, i have to go. Ron: noted Rich rich-c: good afternoon then, james, see you soon james: i might be back in an hour if people are still here.. Ron: g'nite James. Be well BobS: be good James and say HI to Myuki Ron: yes james: ttfn james: *poof* Judy: bye James
james left chat session BobS: GUY wake up son !!!!! Ron: I have to go out in 1/2 hour or so. (Mac house call). but you guys will be all in bed anyway rich-c: yes, you're right, Ron BobS: prolly Ron: Thank the Good Lord I don't do this for a living BobS: you make computer hosue calls, eh DOC ?????? rich-c: by the way, any decision between Comox and Victoria yet? Ron: now and then BobS: ya, one or the other Ron: Well.....let me say this about that. I've got one quote from Victoria - room rates $149 per night. Meeting room - $100 per day Guy B.: I'm on the IM with my girlfriend. BobS: OUCH Ron: up here - 2 quotes of three - looks like about $80 per night Canadian. And meeting room appears to be subject to negotiation rich-c: that does not sound promising, Ron - unless you can wangle the world's greatest senior discount 8-) Ron: Well, last year the rooms were $80. US (were they not Bob) BobS: the $80 canadian fits ok I think Ron: yeah rich-c: yes, that's less than $50 US which sounds credible BobS: shees Ron forget now but I think they were about $60=65 US BobS: and the meeting room was gratus Ron: Ok I will have to look Ron: right. That's what I thought Judy: good for you, Guy BobS: thought I sent ya pricing from AC15 Ron: yes, you did. It's over on the iMac rich-c: yes, find out how many rooms you need booked to get the free meeting room Ron: yup rich-c: anyway basically you have about $450 Canadian per person to play with BobS: YES........had to have 10 on the weekend nights BobS: here anyway Ron: sounds about the same Bob, from what I've read so far. Anyway, I'm just waiting for one more quote..... one that I'd really like to look at because of BobS: dont' forget the EASTS ans crispy bacon........ Ron: location and surrounding services rich-c: four nights @$320 - leaves $130 for breakfasts. lunch. banquet - doable I'd say BobS: EATS Ron: ya won't get crispy bacon this side of the border, son BobS: you CAN DO IT Ron........ Judy: we didn't have it at all last year, Ron Ron: I think so. Just gotta sit down when I get this last quote (have been talking to the guy, he's promised this week) Ron: that's right. Ron: haven't heard diddley from the Dutchman. Guess they're not interested rich-c: if you think the Canadian dollar equivalent it should work well BobS: ;look for the list or I can email it again if you can't find it Ron: ok...sec BobS: they didn't have ameeting room anyway I dont' think Ron: fire up the Great Purple iMac BobS: and maybe someone else has it Ron: (it's been practicing it's ADAM impression) rich-c: rooms $320, 4x breakfast $40, 4xlunch $40, banquet $50, maybe shave some of the food to get a conference room BobS: i thnk the catering lunch thing worked great and only heard goo d comments about it... It was mosre cost effective than restaurant Ron: yes....have put that in my list of things I'd really like to see happen BobS: IF you got someone.....here, the hotel suggested it becasue the caterer is in there a lot rich-c: it will depend on whether the hotel has a restaurant or not and if they wantbtrade for it BobS: typically, the hotels without restaurants are cheaper anyway Ron: Well, in one case, the cost of the meeting room was shown as being dependent on food consumed Ron: not clear at this point how dependent Ron: will have to go talk to them Ron: but it sounded like there was room to deal rich-c: OK, if they want to quote you the room for so much per day, breakfast and lunch for (20?) included, that could work Guy B.: Sorry gang. I didn' Guy B.: I didn't tell you her name. It's Aimee rich-c: couldnt talk her into meeting your eccentric friends? BobS: we are NUTS ya know BobS: spelled AIMEE???? or Amy????? rich-c: there is a Canadian spelling Aimee rich-c: once was a famous evangelist - Aimee Semple MacPherson rich-c: bit hit in the 20s till she got caught in flgrante delicto BobS: never saw it spelled that way before Richard Ron: Bob, you're showing $80 per room plus 14% taxes per night Ron: now.... is that double or single Judy: that sounds about right BobS: ok........was WRONG then .....boohoo BobS: that was double Ron: ok BobS: 2 people to share that cost Judy: I thought he was low on his thinking rich-c: hmm - for lunch - wonder if your local Tim Hortons would cater? BobS: inother words the ROOM cost $80...whether a asingle stayed in it or 4 stayed in it Ron: If I get the Travelodge Rich, probably yes....it's right next door Ron: but probably in any case Guy B.: Aimee is her correct name. Ron: there's three of 'em here BobS: I DO think low...........bummer rich-c: yes, I forgot in my calculation that the rooms wre shared Guy B.: Ron, how's the hotels coming along? Got one in mind yet? Ron: we also have room tax, per room, but that's a wash as well Ron: two, Guy....decision soon Ron: I'm really leaning to Comox....logistically Judy: ok, Guy what is the story??? BobS: never been there.......... BobS: spit it out son !!!!!!!! rich-c: on the other hand, I'm leaning to Comox 'cause I've not been there BobS: or FACE the consequences Ron: There's only one thing I'd like to wait for....we have an airport improvement referendum on Feb 15. If it passes, it's likely Westjet will stay. If not, they're making Ron: noises about dropping us Ron: If that happened, I have no idea when it would be so rich-c: there is always talk, Ron, but if the route is profitable, they're staying BobS: car from Seattle and view the contryside sir Ron: I suspect so. Don't really want to delay this decision to Feb 15 rich-c: besides, by Augst the US may be at war and the fuel surcharge so high no one can fly anyway Ron: yeah, Bring Lynch up with you Ron: now there's optimism for you BobS: AND the sky might fall henny penny........... BobS: WE ARE COMIN mighty one !!!!!! Ron: Thank you sir rich-c: well, I'm gambling that my truck will do the job, that my body will hold up, and so on - no certainties BobS: gotta thnk positive Richard Ron: the glass is 90% full rich-c: it isnt easy when my hip is having bad days, though it's easy on the good ones Ron: go out at 6am, and gyrate in the front yeard rich-c: and the wiring supplier on the truck just changed his delivery promise from January to June Ron: oh oh rich-c: cant find teh front yard, nothing there but snow Judy: are you thinking a replacement, Rich Ron: on yeah, I forgot....Toronto rich-c: yes, I will talk to the doctor about having it done next November/December if possible Ron: howz the 'waiting list'?? BobS: might just have to be the way to fix it Rich rich-c: don't know but it's high demand and elective, so conventional wisdom is six months minimum Ron: out here in lotusland, we're looking at 2 years for that kind of thing Ron: but then we have a drunk for a Premier Ron: (silence Ronald) rich-c: yes, but we got rid of Harris and eves is running scared so theres more money flowing in rich-c: besides, with the recall referendum and scandal troubles you might see some changes too Ron: Anyway, Bob, I do have your list of income and outgo for 14, I shall now print it out whilst it's up and visible rich-c: and Chretien is promising fedral money now as well Ron: and with that people, I must go tend to my ailing mac Ron: harrumph!! rich-c: OK Ron, see you Sat or next Wed, as it works out Judy: nite Ron talk at you next week Ron: yup.... be well all BobS: be goo dRon and BE HAPPY Guy B.: Bye Ron. Ron: suspect I'll be updating that web site.....weekends.....give or take Ron: niters rich-c: we will try to check Ron: Hi Ho Big Fella....AWAY!
Ron left chat session rich-c: occurs to me us old folks are about due for a bit of shuteye, too
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changed username to aimee aimee: hi all Guy B.: Guy's meet Aimee. rich-c: Aimee! Guy finally got you to say hello! Welcome! aimee: Hi there aimee: and thank you rich-c: sorry our French contingent isnt here to say bonsoir Guy B.: Rich C is from Toronto. rich-c: no, in Toronto - from elsewhere, though many years ago Judy: hi, Aimee, welcome aimee: Hi Judy Guy B.: Ok, but I'm close. aimee: and thank you also rich-c: my daughter is also in Toronto, but she has a dinner party tonight Guy B.: I give her the Diet Cokes. aimee: where are you from rich,,,form many years ago? BobS: HI AIMEE BobS: welcome and hello rich-c: New Jersey, same as George aimee: Hi BOBS rich-c: George, if he's still awake, is in Philadelphia BobS: HEY Jusy and I are closer...in Michigan BobS: Judy Guy B.: Bob and Judy are from Kentwood MI. Near Grand Rapids. BobS: you just missed the japanese and the vancouver canada contingents aimee: Wow, too bad BobS: BTW, Judy and I are a pair here aimee: So do you like MI? rich-c: not Vancouver, Bob, Vancouver Island - there is a BIG difference BobS: NO, the snow is nasty Judy: not in the winter BobS: tis WAY out west Richard aimee: Ahhhh....live there a long time? Guy B.: They get all the lake effect snow there. BobS: all our lives BobS: same town same SIDe of town Judy: all our lives BobS: bummer right???? aimee: :) aimee: Well I like snow sometimes rich-c: a well rooted bed of Dutch tulips BobS: then again. our kids and grandkids are here so we can't leave BobS: yup richard Judy: the President was here today, in GR BobS: snow is pretty, but COLD BobS: yea. we are privaledged.........i think rich-c: depends on whether you're playing in it or commuting in it aimee: True BobS: watching snow form INSIDE is the best Rich aimee: Priviledge huh? BobS: with a hot chocolate rich-c: trust me, Bob, I know aimee: Did you go to see him? rich-c: I spent over a quarter century commuting over the second-busiest piece of road in North America in winter Judy: no,couldn't, tickets only aimee: Ahhhh BobS: heck no......place would have been way to busy aimee: You probably would have been searched anyhow BobS: besides, we are only the little people, not the party bigshots who sucked up the tickets Judy: it just messed up the roads, closed them off, even the expressway aimee: Wow, well good thing you did not go rich-c: must have been great fun around the airport BobS: probably was a zoo there, heard they had helicopters patroling and everything Judy: I wouldn't want to have to use the airport today, that is for sure BobS: came in to the freight area probably because it is off to the side and more secure BobS: then came on in right near here and the hotel where we had conventnion last summer BobS: on the way to downtown rich-c: last time I saw Air Force One was I think at Idlewilde, likely about 1964 BobS: did you go downtown to the Ford museum last summer Rich???? BobS: jsut a 747 on the outsidfe Rich aimee: I never saw Air Force One Judy: they did show it on TV, I watched it land rich-c: the Ford museum is in Detroit, not GR, but I've been there though not recently Guy B.: Neither have I. aimee: Saw the movie, does that count? BobS: no, no......the ford museum is here for President Ford.....the HENRY FORD museum is in Detroit ...with old cars, etc Judy: Ford Museum is in GR his birth place Guy B.: I have the movie. rich-c: it's an airplane, in air force blue, with the presidential crest BobS: jsut like the movie i thik aimee: okay rich-c: oh, Gerry Ford - no, I didnt Judy: we do too, Guy rich-c: actually we shouldnt have been so quick in and out - you held out on us about your local attractions Judy: you can always come back, Rich rich-c: we've been to teh Frank Lloyd Wright house, but didnt know about the gardens - Meijer Gardens? aimee: Where is that? rich-c: yes, should be your turn again around Adamcon 18 BobS: yup BobS: nationally renowned too Judy: I joined the garden this last week, went to an orcid show BobS: although not very big.... rich-c: beautiful downtown Grand Rapids, Aimee aimee: I know we have alot of Wright Homes in Oak Park Ill. aimee: Ahhhhhhh...thank you BobS: Bouchard Gardens on the island are aLOT nicer BobS: probably rich-c: yes, we have visited Frank Llyod Wright's home in Chicago, and did a walking tour of the area Guy B.: She's right that. My mom grew up in Oak Park. BobS: or should we call it XOOXO.......or wahtever 18 is in zero's and one's Guy B.: She knows where a lot of homes are that he designed. rich-c: it would be 13h, I think BobS: that's be hex rich-c: Frances is a big Frank Lloyd Wright fan, Guy, and we have visited many of his buildings BobS: we need some neat new kind of number here.......... Guy B.: Yes, I figured you did. My mom grew up in Oak Park, IL and she knows a lot about Frank Lloyd Wright. BobS: like the square of convention 4.a or something rich-c: give me a minute, working it out in binary is not my area of instant expertise BobS: it is not ANY area of my expertise BobS: and what is it you work with Aimee and how did guy and you meet????? BobS: he is kind of elusive....... aimee: Guy, why don't you tell them BobS: e types too slow Judy: he isn't telling me anything
(BobS reboots Guy B.'s computer remotely.) aimee: Well I am a nurse BobS: cool!!!!!! aimee: We met online rich-c: what kind of nursing do you do, Aimee? Guy B.: Ok, I wlll then. We met online thru Yahoo. We met last weekend. rich-c: one of our regulars is a professor at Case Western Guy B.: You had to that Bob. BobS: I told ya Guy types too slow !!!!!! aimee: I work on a GI liver, General Surgery floor rich-c: his wife is a nurse - one of the only PhDs in pediatric nursing in the US aimee: In Ohio? aimee: Case Western? BobS: yup.....Cleveland rich-c: Cleveland, yes aimee: Ahhhh BobS: it is right near the Cleveland Clinc aimee: I lived in Akron for a while aimee: close to Cleveland BobS: yup rich-c: right, you would know that area then aimee: Yes sir rich-c: we have held a couple of conventions in Cleveland BobS: 3 to be exact aimee: Did you go to the Rock in Roll Hall of Fasme? BobS: well.........one in Mentor, one is ????? and one near th airport in Clevaland aimee: Fame even rich-c: I even once attended teh race at Burke Lakefront Airport BobS: nope never made that, didn't spend extra time whilest in town rich-c: I didnt but I believe my daughter did rich-c: she took an afternoon off to go exploring Guy B.: We're going above freezing tomorrow. aimee: I haven't been there, I was just wondering aimee: Exploring is nice! rich-c: yes, we have an optimistic forecast for the weekend rich-c: there seems to be a bit of an upward bulge in the jet stream BobS: snow late FRI and rain later ?????? not nice, but warmere than it has been BobS: hope so Richard.....going to Florida last 2 weeks of Feb rich-c: we get warm, I'll take a bit of wet Guy B.: That's what were expecting here for the weekend. BobS: want to wear SHORTS Judy: I think I am going to call it a nite, I am getting very tired, talk to you next week and nice meeting you Aimee, hope you come back BobS: been COLD down there. Judy's folks been freezing aimee: Is it warm in Fla in Feb? rich-c: depends on how far south you go in Florida, Bob aimee: Nice meeting you also Guy B.: I'm next foks. Aimee I'll meet you back on the IM. aimee: Good Night BobS: ok so I have to leave too.......you know how marriage is........ rich-c: I remember a Christmas Day in Ft. Lauderdale when it was 95 in the breeze on the beah BobS: nice meetign you Aimee aimee: Okay, well I guess that is my cue too aimee: Nice meeting you all. rich-c: good night Aimee, glad you came by BobS: see you Geo and Rich an guy and...... aimee: :) BobS: aimee and....... BobS: poof !!!!!!! aimee: Nite all
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