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changed username to Dr. D. rich-c: hi Rich, it's bee3n a while Dr. D.: Yes, a while. rich-c: Dubya got his war going yet? Dr. D.: I am listening to BBC World Service via RealPlayer.
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changed username to james james: good morning Dr. D.: Hi James. james: how is everyone? rich-c: gather that they don't have equipment that can cope with a sandstorm rich-c: morning james james: hi rich-c rich-c: just waiting for Dubya to finish disgracing his country Dr. D.: I am just very down about the situation right now... rich-c: I am in teh midst of quite a number of discussions on the subject james: i have some american friends here and one of them said they wish someone would come in and take out george w. rich-c: the Autoweek chat board has a section for "anything BUT automotive" postings james: and i've read that anti-american sentimenT HMM.. SOMEONE'S LITTLE HANDS FOUND MY CAPSLOCK KEY Dr. D.: I have a very bad gut feeling that something unforseen is going to get out of hand, and someone is going to panic and use tactical nukes. rich-c: you mean he's an UPPER Case? ;-) james: anti-american sentiment in canada is at a 15 year high. 2003 will probably be a bad year for relations, but i can see that getting better next year james: :D james: yes, he is :D] james: he woke up singing today rich-c: no, there is much sympathy for the Americans here - because they are stuck with Dubya Dr. D.: I cannot believe that 9/11 or this would be happening if the Presidency had been awarded to Gore. james: i think next year with both chretien finally, finally gone and dubya likely gone that some mending of fences will be made rich-c: what I am seeing is that about two-thirds of teh bulletin board is anti-Bush and anti-war, and these are Americans Dr. D.: Bush is going out of his way to provoke outbursts that he can then respond to with bombs. james: there's a lot of speculation about that rich - ie: gw being the cause rich-c: well actually Dubya is the pawn -the movers can be found at newamericancentury.org Dr. D.: Dubya is a puppet. james: i don't even have to go there to guess it's some right-wing organization Dr. D.: He thinks he's in command, but he is just being manipulated. james: but i'll check it ou james: t Dr. D.: He's not smart enough to do this on his own. rich-c: do, james; there's another article from Newsweek you should see Dr. D.: I can see why people thought the likes of Nixon were evil, but they weren't stupid. rich-c: by the way, the best case any American outfit has made against the war is at cato.org, a notoriously right-wing think tank Dr. D.: Lots of net.lag for the BBC World Service stream...must be lots of people listening in. james: i have to say, i find the stance of the american gov't vis-a-vis north korea compared to iraq to be somewhat hypocritical Dr. D.: North Korea are the ones who can hit Los Angeles with a nuclear missile... james: exactly, or for that matter, my back yard rich-c: there was also an excellent article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune - at startribune.com/stories/ 484/3758290.html Dr. D.: ...I am afraid that they might try to make a grab for South Korea now that the US is committed elsewhere. james: they've lobbed another missile this year, they've blatantly resumed their nuclear program and threatened to use nukes yet the u.s. barely bats an eye Dr. D.: Iraq can't hurt us directly, so they are a safe strawman to beat up on. james: the onion (a satire paper online) put it perfectly: "us position on north korea - we must invade iraq" rich-c: North Korea has nukes and doesnt have oil, they aare low priority
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changed username to BobS james: hi bob rich-c: nevertheless the PNAC doctrine does not permit the emergence of a power that could threaten US hegemony BobS: GOOD MORNING JAPAN rich-c: hello Robert james: lol. how are you bob? BobS: and all the other mainlanders BobS: good and ya'll????? james: i think case is going to wear a hole in my floor crawling around here james: he'll be 1 on monday rich-c: already? great heavens, how time does fly james: indeed rich-c: I gather by teh way that the war does not affect your travel plans BobS: seems like it tis a mite fast don';t it........ james: oh yeah james: i've changed a lot since becoming a father rich-c: as long as you arent touching down in the US you should be OK james: changed a lot of diapers at least :D Dr. D.: It's been almost 4 years since our youngest was in diapers. rich-c: been learning where us old farts get it from, have you, james? james: we go through vancouver james: lol Dr. D.: We found a couple jars of baby food stashed away recently...it was still good. james: not sure if bob and rich want to be included in that group just yet ;) james: cool BobS: we are "middle aged" thank yo very much Dr. D.: Spaghetti in a jar, some green beans, some squash. james: sorry guys, he left me wide open for that little jab :D rich-c: oh, Bob's a grandpa, he's entitled rich-c: and professors make teh grade honoris causa james: heh heh james: i've been told i'm middle-aged Dr. D.: ipso facto loco parentis Jackie Onassis Dino DiLaurentis BobS: naw, too young Dr. D.: (MAD Magazine)
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changed username to Scott rich-c: hello Scott Scott: Hello Scott: How about that snow? rich-c: you should have been on Saturday, Scott - Daniel and I had a great talk Scott: Yeah, unfortunately I couldn't make it. Dr. D.: All gone from Cleveland. The last bit of our snowman melted on Monday. rich-c: hey, our snow is so far gone I could get the car back into the garage! Dr. D.: He survived about a month. Scott: We've got 30+ inches. Scott: And still falling. Scott: Why hasn't Daniel been able to make it to the Wednesday chats? rich-c: well yeah but when it gets here it will have fallen a mile extra and the adiabatic heating will change it to rain BobS: saw that on the news tonight Scott worst blizzrd in 20 yearas they said rich-c: he's missed the last couple of chats because he has been ill Dr. D.: Wow, there's a thermodynamic term I haven't heard for a while. james: where are you scott ? Dr. D.: Adiabatic. Scott: Denver, Colorado. Dr. D.: Last heard in 2nd-semester freshman chemistry 22 years ago... rich-c: apparently quite sick but wont go to a doctor or go to a hospital Dr. D.: Sick with what? james: adiabatic.. constant pressure, was it? rich-c: he wouldnt say - all in all his attitude baffled me Dr. D.: IIRC yes...its opposite being isothermal (constant temperature). rich-c: I mean, he doesn't even have to pay for doc or hospital james: yeah, hasn't been quite as long for me, but i haven't done thermo in awhile either Scott: Strange. He should go to the hospital if he can. Dr. D.: Carnot cycles...adiabatic expansion, isothermal expansion, adiabatic compression, isothermal compression, for ideal gas you end up at the original starting point. Scott: You've gotta love these snow days off. Scott: Paid snow days, that is. Dr. D.: I have been listening to the Columbia Accident Board hearings (via live RealPlayer, NASA TV), yesterday they had about 3 hours of thermo. Dr. D.: Very interesting stuff. rich-c: I am very chary of using Real Player except for stuff I can download and then play Scott: Oh yes, Rich, thanks for that article link. Dr. D.: Finally, an advantage to high-speed net.access in my office...also the DSL is pretty good here at home, I can watch NASA TV from KSC at 150 kbps feed, it looks/sounds good. rich-c: they have a nasty habit of building in spyware
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changed username to Daniel B. Scott: Or XP either. Daniel B.: hello Dr. D.: XP is proven spyware. Daniel B.: oui, c'est moi! Scott: Hello, just talking about you. Scott: Heard you've been sick. BobS: HI DANIEL rich-c: bienvenue, Daniel - Scott was just asking after you Dr. D.: Hi Daniel. Dr. D.: Rats, lost my BBC feed. Daniel B.: I feel better. two weeks without chating with you was terrible. rich-c: yes, with Rich and Scott here you can get intelligent answers to your questions instead of being stuck with mine Scott: Heard you were at the Saturday chat. Scott: Those are harder for me to get to. Daniel B.: Hello Dr.D! I write a text about coleco programing and I add information about the color palette based on your web pages. Scott: Rich - I bought SUSE 8.1 Pro after reading the article. Dr. D.: Glad that someone besides me found them of interest...I remember lots of yawns when I first posted those articles :-) rich-c: that is neat, Scott - I am so glad you found it useful Scott: I have it installed and am looking to migrate all my machines. Scott: Yes, and very scary. james: @rich-c there's a realplayer plugin for winamp james: don't know if it handles video though Scott: There's no way I can accept Microsoft's terms for the Longhorn OS. No way. rich-c: maybe so, james,but it's still spyware Daniel B.: you may find my text interresting too. i found another color palette for the coleco emulation (in MESS emulator). rich-c: always wants to phone home and tell them what you're listening to - and god knows what else Scott: I really like SUSE 8.1, though. Scott: KDE 3.0 is excellent james: the plugin was developed by a third party. i'm pretty sure it's clean Scott: As is the C/C++ compiler rich-c: of course you're already well advanced in the Unix/Linux world rich-c: but a buddy of mine says Motorola is migrating their whole operation to SUSE james: someone's fussy. i think he might be sleepy. if i'm not back it's because i fell asleep too Scott: I took a few Unix classes, but that's just scratching the surface. Daniel B.: I need your e-mails to send you a copy of my coleco programming text. Scott: Daniel, this article sounds very interesting. rich-c: he works for Motorola and was sent to Germany to familiarize himself with SUSE Scott: I could post it on my site if you're interested.
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: hello daughter Pamela: Hi there rich-c: did you see the Future Shop ad today? Pamela: Dr D, you made it! Pamela: no, what ad? rich-c: they wre offering a CD-RW for $69 Pamela: installed? Dr. D.: Hi Pam, I am here trying to forget world events... Pamela: as are we all, Rich rich-c: that's after a $100 rebate so I assume includes fairly good software Dr. D.: ...it's not working so well, I am getting George disease or something. Scott: Isn't ADAMEm available in a Unix version. Just thinking about that... Pamela: ouch, Dad. Besides, I'm not a big fan of Future Shop - too many bad experiences Pamela: well so far, all's quiet on the eastern front Rich rich-c: OK - I've had reasonable success with them, but - your results may differ rich-c: yeah, Dubya's choppers won't run in a sandstorm Pamela: I prefer Business Depot rich-c: hold the war, the wind is blowing Dr. D.: Only out of Washington. Pamela: where is our resident raincloud this evening? Dr. D.: ?George rich-c: it will be along lateer Pamela: yup rich-c: right now it's giving Scott the worst blizzard Denver's seen in 20 years BobS: new NBC news on now, stuff hitting the fan seems like Pamela: are you watching Bob Scott: Daniel I received a phone call from Mike a few weeks ago about the cartridge. Pamela: Hey James, you're very quiet Scott: He said the boxes are driving up the price by $10? Scott: Are you sure that you want to go with these boxes? Pamela: what are you doing, packing? Scott: Sounds like they'll be nice, but very pricey. Scott: Rich - do you have Linux installed on any of your machines. Daniel B.: yeah! nice and not cheap. I'm not sure it's a good idea but Mike seems to have the last word anyway. Dr. D.: Me? No. rich-c: I'd be careful in that area, Scott - I think CV game buyers are very price sensitive Dr. D.: Mostly MacOS. Scott: And are you keen to upgrading to the Longhorn OS? rich-c: no, I don't Scott, or did you mean Dr. D.? Pamela: Bob, what's happening? Dr. D.: 2 NT 4.0 machines, 1 Win98...no 2K or XP machines, and probably not eer. Dr. D.: oops, ever. Scott: So you're not planning to upgrade anytime soon? rich-c: nothing on CBC Newsworld yet, Pam Pamela: does everyone have a TV iin the room but me? Pamela: someone check CNN Dr. D.: Christina needs to use this computer for some school work (attached scanner). rich-c: no, I snuck out to the living room Dr. D.: So I am going to sign off for tonight. james: back Scott: Daniel, from the sound of it, that's where the profits are getting sucked out of. Pamela: well, glad I got to see you Rich Dr. D.: Let's hope that the world is still in operation at this time next week...I have been having my doubts. rich-c: Dr. D., do come back soon - will see you Scott: Too bad we can't use something like those blockbuster plastic casings. Pamela: even if only briefly Dr. D.: Bye all. Pamela: come back soon Pamela: nite Scott: And print the insert on a Color Laser printer. Pamela: Hey James Daniel B.: Dr.D. don't forget the coleco bios documentation! Dr. D.: <poof>
Dr. D. left chat session Daniel B.: shit.. too late rich-c: have to send him an email, Daniel Pamela: James, are you packing yet? Scott: So Rich - you're not going to install Linux? rich-c: where's Bob got to? off watching the telly? Pamela: think so rich-c: I don't see any urgency to it, though I have a disc of Corel Linux Scott: Wow! Corel Linux. Pamela: brb Scott: SUSE is nice. Haven't played around with Red Hat a whole lot, though. rich-c: more laziness than anything else, coupled with the fact that Win98 has behaved well for me - mostly - lately Scott: Linux has plenty of bugginess, but no more so than some of my Windows OSs. james: sorry. give me a sec. rich-c: forget which distribution is the basis for Corel, but it was taken over as the basis for Lindows in turn Scott: The machine I'm using right now is Windows Me. One of the worst OSs Microsoft came out with. BobS: no emailinf the mighty one about convention hotel arrangements rich-c: do you know where the name Apache for the Linux server came from? Scott: No. Scott: Tell me, oh wise one. james: a "patchy" web server rich-c: it was so buggy it became "a patchy" server - honest! james: yeah, it's true, i've read that too Scott: I've heard it's extremely stable now. james: hi pam. everything is ready to go for the trip but i still need to pack rich-c: there was a joke going round that it was distributed on a blank CD, you just downloaded all the patches Scott: Linux is the premiere servers on the market Pamela: I'm back Pamela: when do you leave James? Scott: So Daniel, what is going on with your game? james: tuesday morning here.. monday evening over there rich-c: oh yes, that's the great joy of open source - it gets hammered at till it works Daniel B.: my games? Scott: Linux was used in Titanic and Monsters, Inc. Daniel B.: which one? Pamela: cool. I did tell you I've got that day off, right? Scott: Toy Story too, I believe. rich-c: no, why do you have the day off? Scott: Your release with Mike - the game pack. Pamela: I have Thursday off so I can go play with James and his students, and Friday off to recover james: :D Daniel B.: Mike is enthousiate. It's up to him to release the game. Scott: So the final ROM was sent to Mike and we're ready to manufacture? Pamela: I'm still using up last year's vacation time james: you mentioned that you did pam Pamela: so James when you're ready, call my place first then try the cell Daniel B.: The rom was done a month ago james: ok, i'll likely give you a call from out hotel in niagara on wednesday i think it is Pamela: Thursday, James rich-c: \yes. the 27th is a Thursday Pamela: it had better be or I booked the wrong day Scott: What other games are you working on? Scott: Anything new? james: yes, i was thinking i could call the day before james: but whatever works rich-c: I am going to have to get cracking on those Adam books for you, james Pamela: oh, okay then during the day call me at work and in the evening call me at home - but before 9:00 : ) Daniel B.: a game to use with the roller or the driving module Scott: Interesting. Pamela: you sound like me and the back room, Dad Daniel B.: I was thinking about a game to use with 2 driving module Pamela: "I really have to find that cross stitch pattern" Daniel B.: but maybe next year Scott: So, a driving game? rich-c: well, oddly enough I have been fairly busy teh last little while Pamela: oh? Scott: One of my favorite games was Destructor. james: ok pam. rich-c: I am sort of hoping to get over to Staples tomorrow or Friday Pamela: ooooh, shopping - can I help? rich-c: well, part was also reluctance to use teh car on the snowy roads Pamela: you mean you STILL don't have the van back? james: "Weapons fire, explosions heard in Baghdad" rich-c: not shopping, Pam, photocopying for james
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changed username to meeka Scott: Really? We're attacking already? rich-c: brb - will look at the CBC Scott: Oh boy... meeka: hello james: "Reports say U.S. has begun attacking Irag. President will speak shortly."
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moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: Hi, Meeka Scott: I will turn on the TV Pamela: your timing is impeccable Daniel B.: ho! I have done a board game based on arcade games. you have to create a new company in '70, a video game company, and makes games. my friends here like it. (in french only) BobS: welcome O Meeka One meeka: lol, yes.....thats me rich-c: hi meeka james: is it just me or is the quality of proofreading taken a nosedive lately?
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: proofreading? what's that? Pamela: Hi, Guy BobS: hi guy james: a couple of days ago, one of the online papers used "dessert" instead of "desert" rich-c: hi Guy Guy B.: Guess you all heard that the president is coming on at 9:15 Daniel B.: james... what was your e-mail address? my yahoo crashed before I finish my coleco programing text. Pamela: guess no one there has tried to eat sand Scott: Oh boy... james: and now this: Liberal MPs warned to toe line on gun registry or face expulsion Guy B.: Bob, is it raining up by you? james: james at folkwolf dot net Daniel B.: ok james: "toe" the line? hello! Pamela: actually, I think either tow or toe is acceptable, James BobS: just spitting a bit guy Pamela: however, I do know that the original quote was "tow" rich-c: toe the line is correct, james; it comes from military drill Pamela: and Dad immediately contradicts me rich-c: and no, historically "tow" is not acceptable Guy B.: Had some lightning here. Pamela: tow the line - from towing the barge james: i still wouldn't call a "toe"-truck BobS: bad deal Guy rich-c: it's tote dat barge - Old Man River james: interesting BobS: talked about storms here tonight, but nothing yet Guy B.: That was about 8:00. Now it has stopped raining for the time being. Pamela: lightning = bad, Guy Pamela: and why am I arguing quotes with a librarian??? james: lol Pamela: I should know better james: english orthography. what a mess. james: 42 sounds but only 26 letters. solution seems rather obvious rich-c: seems the attack on Baghdad was "a target of opportunity" - that's suggestive Daniel B.: "les premiers bombardements en irak auront lieu à 22h15" Pamela: phonetics rich-c: that's what little diphthongs are made for
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changed username to Judy rich-c: tell me about it! Pamela: Hi, Judy james: check, chemistry, charade rich-c: hi Judy Guy B.: HI Judy Judy: Hi, All james: and the vowel combinations are even worse james: read, tread, break Judy: starting a little late tonight just got home james: paid, said, aisle Pamela: and where were you young lady? rich-c: yes- someone once pointed out to G. B. Shaw only sugar and sumach got an SH sound out of su rich-c: Shaw said, sure james: :D james: i've played with the writing system he devised Pamela: say that three times fast! Judy: at church at a meeting rich-c: at the moment you sound like an English teacher, james Guy B.: Well, you guys won't believe this. But, I inherited two more PC's over the weekend. They are in the trunk of my car at the moment. james: what are they, guy? Scott: Wow, information is very sketchy rich-c: what did you do to deserve that? james: ha ha :D Pamela: Guy, what are they, breeding? How many does this make? Scott: Bush to address us in 10 minutes. Guy B.: Both slow pokes. P100 and P166 james: bad karma i suppose. must have squished a bug or something Scott: It's all over the airwaves. james: i like the shavian writing but i think it would be hell on someone who's dyslexic rich-c: well, the P166 can be made to do light duty work successfully Guy B.: That one has Windows 98 and it's a Gateway. james: since all the voiced consonants are mirror images of their unvoiced counterparts james: w98 on a p166.. i can hear your hard drive chugging from here :D rich-c: well, if tou can put enough memory in it it should be fine rich-c: and heaven knows memory is cheap enough these days james: p166 - would that take the old edo 72 pin ? Pamela: which reminds me, I have to check teh laptop to see if it's upgradeable james: or do you have to go lower and use fpm? Guy B.: You're right about that James. It was my co-worker's PC. She got a new Gateway which I helped her setup this past weekend, except the monitor she wanted to use with it, would not work with WinXP. She had to buy a new one. james: ouch james: wonder why the monitor of all things would cause grief rich-c: the later 166s at least used 168-pin SDRAM Pamela: monitors have minds of their own - believe me, I know Guy B.: Easy, an old 14" legacy. I heard that WinXP has a very difficult time with legacy hardware. james: ah, yeah, that might do it Guy B.: Boy, it showed it. Overlapping graphics. james: the edo stuff is easier to get ahold of than the old 60 or 70ns fpm now Pamela: oh yes Dad, I have your 14" to return to you rich-c: I havent looked that closely but I think it's the 168-pin that's common here Pamela: the box is currently serving as a side table in the LR Guy B.: Now, the software is asking her to register or else it won't run. That's Microsoft for you. Scott: I'm back Pamela: know anyone who might be interested in attempting to bring my 15" back to life? rich-c: not only that, if she changes the configuration of teh computer significantly, she'll have to re-register Pamela: free to a good home . . . rich-c: monitors are so cheap it isnt worth it, Pam Judy: not this one we have enough of our own Scott: Rich, I was able to verify some of the major pieces of info from that article that you sent me Pamela: see above comment james: they're still doing that activation crap? Guy B.: Right now. She's not using the Internet. So, she has to call them to register Office XP and WinXP. james: wow rich-c: yes, he did cite sources, as I recall Scott: A friend of mine had XP installed with a copy of Office on more than one machine Scott: Microsoft told him to take it off the second machine. rich-c: Dubya is about to speak now james: my next setup in the classroom (not buying any new equipment until the mortgage is paid in a few more years) will likely be macs Guy B.: The president speaks Pamela: I hope he told them to go jump, Scott meeka: the prez is on james: apparently with osx you get a site licence for 5 machines included Daniel B.: someone else here wants a copy of my text about coleco programming? Judy: yes, we are watching james: did you send it to me dan? i just checked my e-mail with no sign of it.. Scott: Yes, Daniel, I'd like to see it. Daniel B.: no... i want to know if someone else want a copy so I will sens only one e-mail Scott: email@example.com james: ok rich-c: I though it was SctGordon...? Scott: Oops. firstname.lastname@example.org rich-c: gotcha! rich-c: ;-) Daniel B.: ok... i corrected the e-mail address. Daniel B.: someone else? Pamela: brb, gotta go rinse my bowl Scott: Daniel -- you're welcome to mirror your resources on my site, if you are interested. meeka: ok Scott: I have plenty of space. rich-c: james, go to Lindows - you can licence the whole school for $50 Guy B.: He's done. james: to be honest, i've not heard much that's good about lindows Judy: he didn't talk very long Daniel B.: scott, i keep your offer... maybe when i finish my text. james: he's done? that was fast. Pamela: so, what did he say? rich-c: the usual tissue of lies Daniel B.: ok, no one else want a copy of my text? Judy: war is started Daniel B.: 1... Daniel B.: 2... Daniel B.: 3... Guy B.: Lindows is kind of a new OS. Microsoft sued them and lost. Daniel B.: ok, I send the e-mail Daniel B.: it's done! Scott: Wow. Microsoft losing in court? rich-c: no, it's just one of many distrivutions of Linux, made especially user friendly Pamela: Dad, totally off topic but did Mom remember to call Aunt Cynthia and wish her happy birthday? rich-c: she sent a card Pamela: oh, okay Daniel B.: If it's possible, I want a feedback. I writed my text in english so you may find many errors. Guy B.: They sued since they said it looks much like Windows. The judge said that Lindows was different, that it didn't look anywhere near Windows. So, it was dismissed. rich-c: anyway yes Scott, MS did lose the round over the name Guy B.: There's gunfire in the skies over Baghdad now. Pamela: what are you watching, Guy, CNN? rich-c: I think it will take a while for the fog of war to dissapte and show if it means anything, Guy Guy B.: ABC Pamela: I find it interesting that CTV and NBC didn't run West Wing tonite rich-c: the discussion here is whether that first strike potted any of the Iraqui leadership Guy B.: Well, I was watching The Bachelor where are they now until they broke in at 8:45. rich-c: I think they wanted to be ready to go to war at the ultimatum expiry, Pam Pamela: guess they didn't want teh president pre-empted by the President Pamela: I got all of Survivor and that Pamela: s all I was worried about james: ok, i need to shower and get some stuff done today. was nice talking to you all. pam and rich, i'm going to do my best to send you both an e-mail tonight. rich-c: I still havent reset our vcr from teh last power failure rich-c: but with teh F1 race this weekend I will have to james: lol Pamela: okay James. Think you're going to make chat next week? Guy B.: I managed to get 45 minutes of The Bachelor special until they broke in. The next show was canceled as well now. rich-c: for some reason we have been having an unusual number of outages lately james: not likely at all :P rich-c: night, james Pamela: okay, then we'll talk to you Wednesday or Thursday and see you Thursday BobS: nite james Pamela: have a great flight and keep us posted james: considering wednesday night i'll be in niagara falls. maybe, maybe not. if they have access, i'll try and check in Guy B.: Nite James Pamela: 'kay james: ttys! bye bob, guy, dan james: *poof*
james left chat session Judy: night james rich-c: pam, to answer your earlier question, we got teh truck back on teh 14th Pamela: but? rich-c: the driveway was too icy for us to move the car into the garage Pamela: oh, Friday - so didn't want to drive the car before that in the snow - gotcha Pamela: and it's running okay? Judy: are you having snow yet ? rich-c: yes, the car and truck are both running OK Pamela: nope - the forecast is for rain, Judy rich-c: the car is guzzling gas incredibly even for teh temperature and use Pamela: cool, Dad. Have you taken the truck on the highway yet? Judy: we have had some beautiful weather here 60's to 70 Pamela: the car guzzles gas regardless, Dad rich-c: no, just around teh city. it seems pretty nice though Pamela: bet you're glad to have it back Guy B.: Looks like my dog Abby is keeping a watchful eye out tonight. She's looking out the balcony door right now. Judy: that is for sure rich-c: very much so, and I want to make sure it's running right Pamela: yeah, we did too Judy - up to 18 the other day rich-c: I do know I have to get a winter front for it Pamela: a shield? Guy B.: Boy, this past weekend was beautiful. Even Abby loved it. Took me for a long walk. rich-c: yes - put in a winter thermostat and still cant get it up to operating temp Judy: yes, I laid in the sun Sunday Pamela: oh yeah, Sunday was gorgeous Pamela: LOL, Judy - you come back from Florida and lay in your own backyard rich-c: by the way, the Pentagon is hinting they may have potted Saddam Pamela: noooo.... really? Judy: didn't lay out the whole time I was in Florida Daniel B.: I got it! Daniel B.: I finally got it Judy: too busy doing nothing rich-c: they don't expect any serious word for several hours but that seems to be what they were shooting at Pamela: got what, Daniel? Daniel B.: I remember an old tv show with the predictions of Nostramus Pamela: and? Daniel B.: About the 3rd "bad guy" of the history Daniel B.: the name Daniel B.: MOBBUS Daniel B.: reversed Daniel B.: SUBBOM Daniel B.: sounds like Daniel B.: saddam rich-c: little too much of a stretch for me, I'm afraid Pamela: where did you dig that out from? Daniel B.: look! reverse a b letter.. you will have a d Daniel B.: from my head Pamela: boy, what an archive! Pamela: Guy, where is Aimee this evening? Guy B.: Good question? Maybe she's tired from working today. I did send her an e-mail today. Pamela: I hope she hasn't gotten shy on us Pamela: and Judy, what's up with Mandy and Ryan? Guy B.: I don't think so. She's not on Yahoo IM either. Guy B.: Yes, how are they doing? Judy: they are doing good, she got an apartment today and will be moving in next week-end Pamela: wow, that's good news Guy B.: That's great. Things are looking up for her. Judy: yes, she can again take care of Ryan by order of the court so she is allowed to move Pamela: thank goodness for that meeka: ok Mom, told Doug we are busy next weeekend (winking) Judy: and he pleaded no contest to 2 counts of child abuse 2nd degree Pamela: Hey Meeka, want to come for a visit next weekend? I'm sure i could find a piece of floor for you : ) Pamela: I hope he got life, Judy Judy: no, way she has to help move this stuff meeka: sure Pam :) Pamela: Just trying to give her an out : ) Guy B.: Ah, so has judge decided his punishment yet? Judy: will be sentented April 23
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changed username to Ron Ron: late Pamela: Hallo, Ron Guy B.: There he is. Hi Ron Ron: evening all rich-c: hello Ron, 'bout time Pamela: better than never, Ron Ron: yeah Guy B.: Guess you heard our forces are bombing Baghbad. Judy: we were in court last week and now he has lost his kids until he proves he is different Judy: hi, Ron Pamela: good work Ron: Hi rich-c: seems the forces arent moving, Guy Judy: don't know how he will prove that BobS: M*IGHTY ONE rich-c: just attacked the one "target of opportunity" Guy B.: Not much activity going on. Pamela: that is suggestive, isn't it? BobS: get my return message about the hotel????? Ron: back in CNN Junkie mode rich-c: well, if they did get Saddam, a little pause for things to settle would be useful Ron: no...haven't looked....just a sec BobS: how ya gonna tell if they got saddam.........sand makes deep holes when hit by bombs rich-c: well, no one has said for sure - just dropping hints Ron: Ok. Just read your message Bob. Good points. Will make sure I take that up with our man down there Daniel B.: "they got saddam?" it's too easy... i think it's not true! Scott: Sorry guys, I'm gonna get offline to watch more of the news. I will try to join you Saturday. Scott: What time? Scott: What time do you meet Sat? Pamela: 3:00 EST Scott: Ok, so 1 pm my time. rich-c: As usual, 3 p.m. eastern, that's 1 p.m. yours I think Pamela: or EDT, I forget which Ron: Bob, do you think I should try for 10 rooms instead of 15? Guy B.: Bye Scott. Scott: Alright. I will talk to you later.
Scott left chat session Pamela: nite Scott BobS: bye Scott rich-c: nite Scott Ron: nite Scott Pamela: man, that guy can move BobS: dont' thikn you are going to fill any more than 10 less you know a lot mire thatn I can count Daniel B.: nite scott Guy B.: Well, I'm going to check my e-mail. I won't make it this Saturday. Have to work again. I'll see you all next week. Daniel B.: read my text about coleco Judy: didn't even start to type goodbye Pamela: okay, nite Guy rich-c: OK Guy, see you next week then Judy: bye Guy Ron: Well, only two extra's I know about are Bart Lynch, and David Cobley, and David may just do the day thing rich-c: Ron, I now have the truck back and initial results look good Pamela: we were 19 last year, right?
Guy B. left chat session Ron: good to hear Rich rich-c: we plan to be there, the only question is how BobS: better to scramble for a room or two than have to pay for 4 nights for each empty one Ron: ok Ron: agreed rich-c: flying would be an awful lot cheaper, I must admit BobS: but not as much fun richard........ Ron: By the way....there will be a new service from Seattle to Campbell River in effect but the fare is about 530 Canadian return rich-c: for sure, Bob, the joy is in the journey rich-c: we havent driven to teh left coast for years now Ron: Campbell River is only a 45 minute drive north of here, and we could arrange for pickup Pamela: Dad if you drive, I'll have to housesit - please take that into consideration Judy: not from here would take way too long rich-c: just depoends on how much you want to save on laundry costs, Pam ;-) Judy: why would you have to house sit, Pam? Pamela: I've pretty much given that up Dad - it's too much of a hassle to haul it over there all the time rich-c: we would be away likely all of July and August, maybe more Pamela: yeah - if they drive, they'll leave early and take their time - min two weeks either way, likely more Judy: that sounds good, Richard Pamela: which means i'll have to run two households for a couple of months. rich-c: well, with my hip I'm not going to rush things, that's for sure Pamela: Just remember Dad, you can't leave before June 30th. rich-c: it has been acting up the last few days Judy: how is the hip doing, Rich? rich-c: I thought the wedding wass the 28th? Pamela: and the weather according to Richard is . . . rich-c: making appointments now to arrange a replacement, Judy, but will be a while Pamela: it is Dad, but do you really think that your going to the wedding on Saturday and leaving on the Sunday? Judy: that is good, should be much better when replaced rich-c: well, I can't drink while I'm taking the arthrotec Pamela: besides, Erin and Cynthia will probably be here and Mom will want to visit with them Pamela: oh sure Dad, I can just see you two getting home from the wedding and going right to bed, then getting up early to finish loading and leave. I'm not placing any bets. rich-c: neither am I, I am just not ruling out any possibilities Judy: Pam, you are not coming to convention this year? rich-c: Ron, how do the ferry rates compare between the Schwartz Bay and North Vancouver routes? Pamela: I want to come Judy but there are various factors that might prevent it, first and foremost Russell. Pamela: He's afraid of heights, and not too keen on the idea of flying Judy: why? Ron: Same on both routes Rich Judy: drugs will take care of that Pamela: oh sure, can you see me steering him around the airport stoned? rich-c: so I'd be better off going via North Vancouver, then? Judy: wheelchair Judy: they can meet you rich-c: security would love that, Judy Pamela: I'd have to knock him out completely Ron: yes if you're coming in from the east. You do not have to go through the city to get onto the Upper Levels highway....although you'll go through some Judy: that would be difficult Ron: pretty well built up area. The road remains divided highway right through. Pamela: only time I got him in the wheelchair was leaving the hospital after "pulverizing" (the medical term) his wrist on Easter Sunday a few years ago Ron: My recommendation to those coming from Seattle would be to go via Tswwassen Ron: Tsawwassen Ron: ?? rich-c: Swartz Bay is north of Victoria but quite a way south of Comox, isnt it? Ron: I don't know I only live here BobS: YA MON Ron: yes, if you take Horshoe Bay to Nanaimo, you'll be closer to us by 70 miles BobS: many KILLometers Pamela: and boy, is he funny when he's impaired BobS: ya sit on the inside Pam and don't look out!!!! Judy: well, Pam I hope you can work it out we would miss you if you don't come Ron: Schwartz Bay is about 20 miles from Victoria, and you actually have to go to the north side of Victoria first to pick up the Island highway rich-c: lessee, that should be about 50 lires of gas, at 80 cents a ltre... Pamela: we're trying - we'll see Judy: try hard real hard Pamela: I've actually thought about coming alone too but that hasn't been discussed Ron: like I say...... Thank the good Lord we only do this every 5 years Pamela: It depends if I still have vacation time, too Ron: I'm aware that it's going to be expensive for you guys Pamela: I've been thinking about changing jobs and if I do, I won't have any vacation time Judy: we do hope you can make it, I repeat rich-c: yes, we figure with campground fees and gas we're looking at about five large Pamela: keep your fingers toew and eyeballs crossed : ) BobS: Ronald done reserved ya a room !!!!!!!! Judy: it isn't that hard is it, Ron? Ron: Pulllleeeezeee Pamela Pamela: Ron is aware of the difficulties Judy: will do!!!!!! Pamela: we'll do everything possible to ensure that it happens Ron: that's about all we can ask Pamela: boy, didn't that sound official Pamela: how come I never sound like that at work? Pamela: darn, got my days and nights mixed up again BobS: well get anight job!!! BobS: then you can be forceful Pamela: yuck - both of us on shift work? No thanks Pamela: one is bad enough Pamela: although i hear it's one of the keys to a good marriage Pamela: the other one being separate bathrooms Pamela: what, no comment? Judy: better go or I may fall asleep on my computer, so night all talk at you next week rich-c: anyway, folks, maybe it's time to see what's going on in Iraq Pamela: g'nite Judy rich-c: night Judy Pamela: It's time I went to bed too, I suppose rich-c: and I know that means we're losing Meeka and Bob too Judy: I am getting sleepy missed the chance at that one Pam BobS: well gang me too got to go.......mama says........ BobS: nitey nite rich-c: OK, goodnight Judy, Bob, Meeka, Pam Ron: say good night Bob
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BobS left chat session Pamela: Nite Daniel, Nite Ron rich-c: so goodnight to you two too Ron: nite all -be good all Pamela: Ron will keep you posted Pamela: until next week, all Ron: yup Pamela: I'm outta here rich-c: nite then Ron: hasta-la-vista Pamela: Nite, DAddy Pamela: poof
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