changed username to scott rich-c: hi scott right on time scott: Hello, Rich rich-c: hows life in Colorado? scott: Sorry I missed you Saturday scott: Good. scott: And yourself? rich-c: that's OK, we had a new visitor, a bus driver from New Jersey scott: My wife and I are in the process of making the cartridges for Daniel B rich-c: he will be very pleased about that scott: Since we didn't manufacture the plastic ourselves, we've had to remove the labels off old carts scott: Removing the labels is a big pain. rich-c: right - I still have to see if I can find any old dead carets for you scott: We have about 32 carts scott: We still need about 20 more scott: Mike and I are both looking rich-c: if you are taking out teh circuit boards anyway, cant you just soak the labels off? scott: I couldn't find any additional in my collection -- they were shipped to Eduardo in Brazil scott: Yes we are soaking the labels and using adhesive remover, but it still isn't easy rich-c: hmmm - start thinking of a bribe big enough to get me to brave my (shudder) basement ;-] scott: About 1/3 of the carts have their labels removed rich-c: have you tried the application of a bit of heat from a hair dryer? scott: The others are soaking scott: With some of these, the glue on the plastic is practically bonded. scott: We also have to get rid of the glue scott: At least, that's my preference rich-c: once you're into final cleaning, try TSP for the last bit, it's often good scott: I'd like these to look good. scott: We'll figure it out. scott: This weekend the boards will be put together. rich-c: I don't doubt it, but asking around may get you where you want to be sooner rich-c: remember if all else fails, there's always the Internet scott: That's right, you don't have any non-working carts, do you? rich-c: as I mentioned earlier, I might, no idea if or no or how many if yes scott: I should probably also ask Terry at eColeco scott: He's a weird guy, though rich-c: that's not the word others in teh Adam community have been using, but on my dealings there's nothing I can say scott: Sure rich-c: Frances and Pamela just came in - they wre over to see Frances' mother -she is 100 today scott: By next Wed, most of the carts should be made scott: Wow. 100! rich-c: until you get a new supply of cases, that is scott: We'll still need to find 20 plastic casings, but the bulk of the work will be done. rich-c: well, there is such a thing as over-ripe old age - shall we leave it at that? rich-c: Pamela says try rubbing alcohol to remove the label glue scott: Yes. We have something called GooGone that my mother recommended rich-c: yes, there are a number of specialty products available now scott: BRB - getting a bowl of cereal! rich-c: speaking of which, how is your mother doing? scott: Mother's doing good scott: Working on a new book. scott: Her 7th rich-c: neat - how many has she written now? scott: Such a slacker, right? rich-c: that means six in print - still with her original publisher? scott: No. She's gone through 2 publishers rich-c: oh, who is she with now? scott: She has an agent right now but not a publisher scott: She wants to write this one first scott: At least, that's what I think she told me. rich-c: that is a prudent approach - shows expereince and I'd guess confidence scott: I wrote a tiny C program for Coleco development last night scott: It doesn't do that much scott: I get mad each time I have to look up a value in the color table rich-c: maybe not, but I'll bet Dan would appreciate it in an email and Dr. D. might be interested scott: So I wrote a program that will display the table in a bunch of different ways scott: Like I said, not any big deal, just wrote it so I could reference it easier. rich-c: that sounds useful - no great breakthrough, but useful scott: More or less, I wanted to play with command line arguments passed into the C program scott: And I wanted to create a easy way to pull up the ADAM color table whenever I needed to. scott: It's like 12K? 13K??? rich-c: that sounds like it could be rewritten to handle other aspects of programming too if they deal with constants rich-c: thought anyone who wrote anything to run on a DOSbox under one meg got excommunicated scott: Sure, there's an endless amount of things that you can add to it scott: 12K is actually huge compared to what I program in z80 assembly scott: You could write the same program in less than 1K in assembly rich-c: one often getsf the feeling that the first course a programmer takes is Bloatware 101 scott: Apparently C is the most compact of any of the programming languages scott: And also gives the best performance. rich-c: being a non=programmer, I shall have to take your word for it scott: It's hard to gauge, since I'm not doing graphics programming where processing power is easily noticeable rich-c: I'm afraid I am just a computer user, happily ignorant of what drives teh gears in the black box scott: I plan to write a whole bunch of ColecoVision dev tools in C rich-c: either teh program works or it doesn't scott: I am using the Linux environment. scott: No Windows scott: However, since it's C, it could be ported. scott: BRB rich-c: yes, Linux is something I may yet have to learn, but I confess to being lazy about it scott: Back scott: Had to visit the John rich-c: let me get started on a game of free cell - about my limit in computer games scott: Linux is a very powerful development environment, as I am finding out scott: You like Mahjongg? scott: Linux has an excellent version. scott: A decent version of Freecell too. scott: But a little buggy rich-c: if you mean the original Chinese gambling game, it's more complex than I feel like dealing with scott: SUSE 8.1 comes with a TON of games scott: probably 30-40. rich-c: if you mean Taipei in the Windows game package or similar stuff, I do sometimes play it rich-c: I also have a little mini-golf program done in Flash but it isnt challenging enough rich-c: but I have to be awfully desperate to go to anything but free cell scott: I would like to learn how to create GUI applications in Linux scott: Apparently there's some portability over Windows scott: Real interesting stuff rich-c: aren't any of the courses you have been taking any use in that? scott: I've noticed more and more Linux programs avail in Win32 scott: Graphics/GUI programming? Unfortunately, no... scott: Visual Basic is the only in which I did any GUI programming... scott: For that I like Visual Basic... rich-c: are you saying obliquely that Linux ports well to Win9x but not beyond? scott: But I will keep pushing forward with my education. scott: Don't know. rich-c: would be interesting if that were the case - might keep Win98 popular a long time scott: I installed a Win32 C++ dev enviroment on Win 2000 Server scott: It was quite nice -- very similar to Microsoft C++, but free... rich-c: yes, I like programs that come at the right price... scott: At sourceforge where all of the GNU action is going on, I've noticed a lot of Win32/Linux versions scott: Yeah, at a very nice price! scott: Oh yeah, I tried out Mozilla Composer for Linux rich-c: I have heard of sourceforge but havent been there scott: I was pleasantly surprised. It's like Dreamweaver. rich-c: in fact considering how often it's referred to, I can't imagine how they can afford the bandwidth scott: Very full featured -- not quite at much as Dreamweaver, but all the basics are there. scott: And I didn't notice any bugs when I played around with it. rich-c: I have never heard of Mozilla outside of browser development - this is something new scott: If you like putting together webpages, this tool isn't bad. scott: More or less it's Netscape Composer, on steroids rich-c: ah, right, if it's for web pages that makes eminent sense scott: Netscape Composer was an old buggy piece of crap that came free with Netscape Navigator scott: The Mozilla composer is nice scott: Totally different scott: It's a serious design tool. rich-c: I gave up on Netscape when they demanded cookies to use their website scott: I even tried it with some large HTML pages -- no problems! scott: Those bastards! scott: Yeah, I'm not too excited about Netscape myself rich-c: Yes, read their privacy statement and it would stand your hair on end scott: But it's a decent browser under Linux rich-c: I suspect that's whre practically all of my spam comes from even now, years later scott: Oh yes, that link you gave me was very good. scott: Scary what Microsoft is up to.
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changed username to daniel b daniel b: hello scott: Breaking backwards compatibility won't work daniel b: i can't stay rich-c: hey, here's Daniel - Bienvenue! scott: Hello daniel b: i was at the phillyclassic this weekend scott: My wife and I are working on the cartridges for you, Dan rich-c: the whom which? scott: Mike has ordered the boxes. scott: How was it? daniel b: I miss the GDG kiosk? daniel b: I didn't find GDG at the PhillyClassic scott: GDG wasn't there, or so I heard daniel b: I wanted to meet you in person daniel b: or Mike scott: However... scott: Mike and I will be at the Las Vegas show. daniel b: I meet all the DigitalPress team rich-c: long way from Colorado to Philly, Daniel scott: There are also a number of other shows as well. daniel b: I can't be at Las Vegas scott: Your carts should be finished in the next couple weeks. scott: I am still waiting for Mike to send me more cartridge casings. scott: Right now I have about 32. scott: He is working on getting me more. daniel b: If you have a digital camera, send me a picture of the RESULT (cartridges+box?) scott: The ROMs will be burned over the weekend. scott: Sure, but I am not involved with the boxes. scott: Mike also is sending me labels scott: The guy doing the boxes is also doing the labels. daniel b: I wanted to release "double breakout" at the phillyclassic.. and also to sell some Coleco Bejeweled carts but the border lines refuse to let me pass with my stuff scott: When these will be ready??? scott: Bejeweled? scott: Is this a game that you developed? scott: Or carts you decorated?
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changed username to Daniel B. scott: What do you mean? Daniel B.: Yeah! Coleco Bejeweled! Daniel B.: http://www.geocities.com/newcoleco2/bejeweled.html Daniel B.: They said I can't sell thing in USA because it's like working and I don't have the "green card". scott: Cool. rich-c: ca veut dire avec bijoux? scott: What?! They told you that??? scott: That's ridiculous!!! Daniel B.: Yeah! scott: That's hard to believe. rich-c: Scott, you havent a clue how vicious the US border guards are these days Daniel B.: Now, If I go at any meeting in USA, I have to say "yeah! I already be refused in trhe past" scott: Dan, didn't you develop a game for Digital Press? Daniel B.: yeah i developed "Ms Space Fury" Daniel B.: this game is in the top 10 best games for the coelcovision scott: How did that cart release go? rich-c: did they refuse you entry or just refuse to let you bring the games in? Daniel B.: I have to go now Daniel B.: bye scott: Ok, bye scott: See ya next week rich-c: bye Daniel Daniel B.: the game i developed for digitalpress was released by digitalpress team. Daniel B.: bye
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changed username to BobS rich-c: hi Bob, where-all you been? BobS: WHAT !!!!!!!!! BobS: where is anybosdy else?????? rich-c: scott and daniel got bored and left BobS: was out to the lakeshore and online to owner doing an email....... rich-c: no idea where George or Ron or Guy or Dr. D. might be BobS: shocked ot see nobody here rich-c: ditto and likewise BobS: Scotta dn Danile didn't have enough to talk about????? BobS: that's strange BobS: so anyhow, how's you and Frances doing????? rich-c: Scott seems limited in his time always, and Daniel for some reason could only stay briefly BobS: bummer BobS: got to be one of the quieter chats in months rich-c: Frances' mother was 100 today so Frances and Pamela went over to see her BobS: had a party did they???? rich-c: I believe she knew they wre there but not who they wre or why BobS: or watched grandma sleep rich-c: pretty much the latter, though she responds sometimes BobS: hard to see them get that way rich-c: as I've remarked, there's ripe old age, and over-ripe old age BobS: exactly BobS: and the over riope old age is not a good thing rich-c: can you imagine? she was born before teh Wright brothers flew BobS: got air reservations to convention thsi summer and also a car lined up BobS: WOW rich-c: oh, how did you finally decide to go? BobS: flying into Seattle on Sat Aug 2 and flying out Wed 12:01AM (redeye) back to Grand Rapids rich-c: not crossing the border by air, then - saving on teh flight but the car will be pricey BobS: Northwest airlines for $295.00 out of GR thru Chicago BobS: round trip rich-c: guess you shouldn't be about to throw that back!
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changed username to Judy rich-c: why the big machine? rich-c: hi Judy Judy: hi Rich BobS: room for luggage for 4 of us and US rich-c: sure, but a little minivan would do that and a lot cheaper, surely BobS: had a Lumina (Chevy.......full size.....bs) last time and it was TIGHT BobS: this cara was cheaper that the full size cars.........and it is considered a premium or luxery car rich-c: yes, that is one reason minivans are so popular these days rich-c: oh, is it the Catera or CTS or something? BobS: priced mini's before and the rates were extremely high BobS: nope, DeVille BobS: big as the Marquis BobS: I really wanted a Marquis, but they had DeVille instead rich-c: should have taken teh Town Car - it's the same chassis as the Marquis - just like home :-) BobS: it will one or the other rich-c: who are you dealing with? Discount? Tilden? BobS: Enterprise rich-c: don't know them though I've seen their ads - are they new? BobS: just says DeVille, towncar or similar BobS: should be, most of the major ones are BobS: Pontia Bonneville was higher by about 30 bucks a week rich-c: I meant is the company new BobS: no, very old none BobS: onre BobS: one BobS: about 3rd behind Hertz and Avis rich-c: really? they don't operate here - here, Discount has similar graphics and logo for what that is worth BobS: might just be the same company.......eh?????? BobS: lots of things or companies are the same jsut "different" rich-c: the possibility occurs to me... BobS: and they are usually not the bottom line for price BobS: BUT when you get to the northwest, anything is possible rich-c: locally, Discount is one of teh lower price outfits rich-c: though of course us old folks get AARP rates from the Big Two BobS: for AC11, we found a local rental agency thru Yahoo travel and got a heck of a deal, the day AFTER we booked they went up $60 on the same car
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changed username to Guy B. BobS: HI GI rich-c: no, but if you cant find a special they are a good fallback rich-c: hello Guy, you're late Guy B.: Greetings!!! Got a new car last weekend. rich-c: is this cause for celebration or mourning? Guy B.: Why do you ask that? BobS: how? what? color? BobS: well some get "attached" to their cars ya know Guy B.: 2003 Chevy Cavalier. Color is blue. rich-c: I do not like buying new cars BobS: WOW BobS: the whole nine yards, yes???? rich-c: good car - made in Oshawa, Ontario, just down the road from me Guy B.: It's the 4 door LS model. BobS: that ZERO financing got to you huh????? Guy B.: Actually the $3000 rebates did. BobS: still get the financing????? rich-c: right - financing is too expensive a way tro buy a car Guy B.: I got it financed. Guy B.: I'm selling my old car and someone where I work is coming out to look at it this Saturday. rich-c: what was the matter with the old car? BobS: Richard, Ricahrd...............old......OLD Guy B.: Falling apart on the inside. The engine is in great shape. Turned 88000 miles last weekend. rich-c: 88,000 miles? that isn't even broken in yet BobS: a mere babe in the freeways Guy B.: Rich, it's way over broken in. BobS: BUT with a LOT of good miles left rich-c: I figure it takes the first 100,000 miles just to get a car running right Guy B.: Besides, the car is 10 years old. I've had two cars for 10 years. BobS: well.......by then it starting to run a little rough unless it gets some help rich-c: only ten years? verily, virtually a virgin Guy B.: Well, I'm it's second owner. The previous was my sister. BobS: and i suspect she wrecked the inside....... BobS: women NEVER take care of such things as cars
(BobS groans loudly) rich-c: watch it Bob, Judy is listening... Judy: just the cleanning BobS: naw she is on instant messaging with a girlfriend rich-c: I expect to hear a loud "bong" as she hits you upside the head with a frying pan BobS: BTW, how's your dating game going Guy?????? Guy B.: Well, I had the trunk lock replaced twice. The exhause replaced twice, the brakes twice in the four years that I had the Buick Century. Guy B.: Aimee and I haven't seen each other in over a month. rich-c: so you spend $150 for brakes, that's worse than 25 large for a new car? Guy B.: But, we have been keeping in touch thru e-mail. BobS: tha's good rich-c: hey, the new one is going to need brakes and exhausts and stuff just as frequently BobS: take it slow my man rich-c: but I am going to have to go looking for soft trim for my Mercury Judy: yes I am he didn't think so though Guy B.: I paid $200 for the brakes, $100 for the trunk locks, the exhaust I had to pay for, but the muffler was covered. Now, as a car gets older. You do expect it will be more expensive to repair it, right? BobS: thought you were going to get rid of the Merc rich-c: of course, Guy, many parts of any car are expendable and as time goes by they get expended Guy B.: But, sooner or later. Parts are going to be hard to find if you keep the car longer. rich-c: no plans in that direction, Bob, though it will become even more secondary rich-c: well, yes, now that mine is 30 years old I do have to look sometimes rich-c: but that is what the internet is for Guy B.: There you go. BobS: what you have now????? the merc, the van, and others???? Guy B.: Besides, with the new one. The maintenance is better. rich-c: 73 Mercury, 175,000 miles and 95 Safari, about 66,000 miles (110,000 km) Guy B.: Jeanene's 1997 Cavalier has 71000 and soon it will be 75000 by May. My mother in-law is coming up here in May. BobS: well the Safari has a new motor rich-c: quite right, Guy, but the cheapest way to run a car is run it till it wont go any more rich-c: yes, but it didnt need a new motor for mechanical reasons, it needed a bigger motor for powr reasons Guy B.: Not everyone does that Rich. rich-c: essentially I had to correct a grievous GM marketing error rich-c: to be truthful Bob, hardly anyone does it - but then I have other eccentricities too BobS: does what?????? run acar til it dies???? rich-c: yes, I assume that's what you meant rich-c: a well maintained car will last for far longer than most owners realize rich-c: though to be honest with the new gnerations of electronics I can't predict things that closely any more BobS: with repairs, yes....but in today's society we get "sick" of a lot of things cars included and want somethign different rich-c: I know - for example, I never suggested I could justify my new computer BobS: true, the electronics on cars today are not as fecure to longevity as the mechanical parts on most BobS: secure BobS: what goes wrong most often?????? somethign electronic rich-c: much more to the point, how long with they be in stock, or alternatives available? BobS: true rich-c: my guessing is that my van's black box will be renewable for many years yet BobS: today?????? they obsolete thigns so quick............. rich-c: but that is because by standards of the last few years it is very crude and primitive rich-c: yes - the irony is that there's a good chance my Meteor will still be repairable when Guy's Cavalier is out of key parts BobS: of well Guy will trade it off before that happens rich-c: as long as the market hasnt wised up to the lifetime parts limitatioin rich-c: a five year old car is not a good buy if a critical part will be not replaceable in three years Guy B.: And the Cavalier is still a very popular car. rich-c: also, I believe that the 2003 is a new model this year, which helps rich-c: if the discontinuation of spare parts is five years after the platform is dropped, he's got lots of years in that one BobS: wonder if Ron signed the hotel deal yet. BobS: was hoping he woudl vome on tonight BobS: come rich-c: yes, I'm vaguely surprised he hasnt turned up, but then this is a very thin night for attendance BobS: oh well lets call it a night then......I have to check on some auction stuff I am bidding on and selling rich-c: at the moment I"m having planning problems BobS: planing on convention???? rich-c: the visit with the specialist for my hip operation has had to be postponed Guy B.: I' BobS: bummer dude rich-c: the hospital is closed to casual visitors (as it wre) because of the SARS problem Guy B.: I'm wondering how many of us are coming? BobS: depends on Rich and Frances and IF Pam can haul russell out there rich-c: to the convention? Frances and I, anyway; either by air or road BobS: he would LOVE it I think on the island scenery rich-c: I would hope so. but yes, Pam and Russell are a question mark Guy B.: I'll probably will decide once I know Ron has a hotel lined up. BobS: Victoria, Butchart Gardens, Butterfly World, Crystal gardens..........the island ferry ride rich-c: I believe he has one in Courtney - his website may list it BobS: got it lined up just has to ink the deal Guy BobS: thought the Travelodge was right in comox rich-c: well, Victoria's way down at the other end of the island Guy B.: I haven't had a chance to price alternate fares. Guess you all heard that Air Canada filed for bankruptcy. rich-c: in fact you'd do better taking the ferry from North Vancouver to Nanaimo BobS: naw only 2 hours away and you can drive that and cross down there BobS: BUT they won't fold that soon guy BobS: just reorganize rich-c: yes, but figure on the government to bail it out, Guy rich-c: after all, most US airlines are either in Chapter 11 or on the point of filing Guy B.: According to today's paper. The airline will keep flying and they will honor all reservations made. BobS: US Air is coming out of bankruptcy.........United is in or going into and someone else is also Guy B.: American averted it Monday. rich-c: if all teh airlines in chapter 11 had to quit flying, we'd be down to barnstormers flying DC-#s rich-c: 3s BobS: right rich-c: yeah, but this is Wednesday, so how many hours does American have left?
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changed username to Ron the tardy BobS: ya mon BobS: you IS rich-c: yes, you sure are, Ron! Ron the tardy: hey! Guy B.: Well, there he is. BobS: guy wsnts to know and us too.......did you tie up the hotel deal yet?????? rich-c: we'd just about decided to give up and go home Ron the tardy: just thought I'd drop by to wish you all well Guy B.: We were just talking about you Ron the tardy: not yet..... why? Guy B.: What's the latest on the convention? BobS: gotta get i done BobS: Guy is worried Ron the tardy: how so? Ron the tardy: We have the rooms reserved, just a case of signing the paper BobS: worried mum might not keep a room for him Guy B.: Depends if you have everything all set. Ron the tardy: were you thinking of moving it? Ron the tardy: wondered about the world situation and all BobS: nope, just making secure plasn BobS: got a flight, got a 'car' rich-c: somehow I don't think Guy is going to volunteer to organize in Chicago BobS: am COMIONG BobS: COMING Guy B.: Air travel is already shaky as it is. Ron the tardy: I know rich-c: so with a new car, drive - it's a FANTASTIC trip Ron the tardy: Well, ok - yes, you can consider it a done deal.....thought you were about to ask me to turn it off Guy B.: That would mean a longer vacation for me and I don't know how my supervisor would be with that. rich-c: push it, Guy, see how much they appreciate you Guy B.: They have after 23 years. Ron the tardy: Dave and Midge Cobley are coming Guy B.: But, the time I'm going would be a heavy work period. Guy B.: But, it has been no problem so far. rich-c: then they should be able to stand conceding you an extra week if needed rich-c: hey, that's what temporary help agencies are for rich-c: if you're that indispensible, maybe you should be demanding a raise Guy B.: Well, let me see about an alternate flight plans. Rich, you suggested using Calgary then to Comox, right? Ron the tardy: I can understand your position Guy. Almost had the same thing in Ottawa one year Guy B.: I'm up for review in May. rich-c: yes, that was a great deal Bob got to Seattle, but the drive up is costly Ron the tardy: well ..... except for some of us you know, work requiriments are a priority rich-c: check Westair Calgary-Comox first, then see what you can get Chicago-Calgary Guy B.: Was it Westjet? Ron the tardy: don't forget to look at the website eh guys....if anything changes, I put it there first BobS: VE goingt to haf a GRATE time!!!!! rich-c: I gather for what it's worth Westair is still disgustingly healthy financially Ron the tardy: yup rich-c: sorry, yes, Guy, think you're right - Ron? Guy B.: That's what I have here on my notes from last time. Ron the tardy: yup rich-c: figure Westjet then, us old folks have our senior moments rich-c: I suspect the ferry fare for the truck and trailer will be more than the Westjet fare BobS: flyin in to SEA on Sat 8/2 then onward and upward to convention ......somtime.....then downward to leave by Teus midnight Guy B.: Ok, I'll try their website and see what I get. Well, I have to get going. Won't be here this Saturday, I have someone coming out here to look at my old car. I'll see you all next week. Ron the tardy: it's charged by the foot Rich.....go take a look at www.bcferries.com all the detail is there rich-c: OK Guy see you next Wednesday then
Guy B. left chat session Ron the tardy: night Guy. Sure hope you can make it rich-c: OK, the combo is likely 36 or 37 feet - 12 meters or hasnt BC caught up with that yet? Ron the tardy: metric rules..... although I'm not sure, they might give both on their website rich-c: I shall have to check it, though I'm not sure I want to knw rich-c: maybe I should figure on leaving the trailer on the mainland BobS: leave the trailer at jeff's house........ rich-c: yeah, now there's an idea Ron the tardy: wouldn't work too well Bob Ron the tardy: Jeff parks his car on the street...... space in his vicinity is at a premium BobS: oh a thought though Ron the tardy: but there are places available at the ferry dock for that.......and I could always pick you up in Nanaimo rich-c: oh you wouldnt have to pick us up, we'd just come in the truck alone rich-c: need something to carry all our luggage Ron the tardy: A bus costs 2.95 per foot Ron the tardy: (wonder if you could only take half) Ron the tardy: up to 20 feet and under 7 feet in height is 56.50 Ron the tardy: that's for the vehicle....passengers about 5.......all depends on what day you travel rich-c: not sure how high our trailer is with the air conditioner on top Ron the tardy: They have it all laid out there rich-c: well, it's a long time till August, I don't even know if we'll be able to drive or have to fly Ron the tardy: depends on how the bod is holding up Ron the tardy: Mine ain't too swell right now.....been moving furniture all day Ron the tardy: had the carpet in the back 2 bedrooms replaced rich-c: exactly - was supposed to go to teh ortho clinic for assessment Friday but with the SARS emergency it's closed BobS: OH, I feel for ya Ron the tardy: I am STIFF Ron the tardy: and tomorrow I will be STIFFER rich-c: I know the feeling well Ron the tardy: Sure looks nice though Ron the tardy: Now we have to replace everything else rich-c: but it's a much nicer background for your computer collection BobS: get the old carpet back BobS: the SnakePit is rising???????? Ron the tardy: no computers allowed on the main floor...them's basement crtters Ron the tardy: occasionally I get away with my laptop rich-c: oh, chez nous there is a bit of an overflow Ron the tardy: aha Judy: nite, all talk to you next week Ron the tardy: Actually I could probably put down carpet in the snakepit now that we have the flooding problem cured rich-c: nite, Judy, take care, sleep tight BobS: ok nite for me also guys....... Ron the tardy: for a while there it would have been a waste Ron the tardy: nite Judy...be well
Judy left chat session rich-c: nite then Bob, see you Sat or Wed BobS: call that hotel guy and sign before hwe changes his mind!!!!! Ron the tardy: Don't mean to keep you guys..... I know it's getting late back there rich-c: don't sweat it, Bob, if he changes his mind it will be to be more generous BobS: not keepin us, just talkin at ay BobS: ya BobS: see ya
BobS left chat session Ron the tardy: ok sir, yes I will do that tomorrow rich-c: nite now rich-c: Ron, as first on guess I'll pack it in too rich-c: drop by Saturday if the mood strikes Ron the tardy: nite guys Ron the tardy: will try to do that yea.... rich-c: niters, then Ron the tardy: nite
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