BobS: HI JAMES
changed username to james> james>: stupid chat app. hi bob BobS: got 2 of you now james>: yeah. it disconnected without telling me. so how's it going? BobS: thas ok......how's things in Japan??????
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james> confirmed ban james>: was hot yesterday. dida bunch of yard work BobS: now you are one!!!! BobS: heck, we are having a HARD time getting started on summer. barely makes it warm enough during the day and cools off by suppertime james>: that's what my mom mentioned james>: where do you live bob? BobS: michigan in the us BobS: same stuff as troonto BobS: toronto james>: yeah, you're an honorary canadian :P how far are you from detroit? BobS: 3 hours west BobS: whatg we have Richard has the next day
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changed username to rich-c james>: ah, was just curious. i'm going to a friend's wedding in sept and i'll be flying northworst through detroit james>: hi rich rich-c: Yo, good buddies! BobS: LO Richard BobS: by plane we are 25 minutes from Detroit BobS: up and then down james>: rich - that is weird - i almost said exactly that when you came in BobS: how's the stones and the leg and the hip and and and james>: service on air canada flights has been less than exemplary lately and i'd prefer to book with a solvent airline BobS: they are ALL in financial trouble I think james>: and the flight time is better too rich-c: andthe general falling apart? the news is far from good BobS: we are usign Northwest for concvention, hope they last that long james>: they'll be around longer than air canada i think BobS: now what ??????? rich-c: I am now a bad bet for making it to Adamcon at all (Ron knows, btw) BobS: as shucks mon james>: oh rich, that's bad. what's wrong? BobS: aw
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!! james>: hi guy BobS: hiys Guy BobS: got your 1st check sir rich-c: well, after my attack of acute abdominal pain, the ultrasound showed gallstones BobS: ya knew that from last week rich-c: doctor says I cant have teh hip surgery until they are out and the area has healed Guy B.: Great! Will be making my airline reservations shortly. rich-c: so now I have to line up removal of the gall bladder a.s.a.p. james>: my father had his removed BobS: and that means............. james>: recovery was slow and he's just in his mid-50's rich-c: even if I can get it done quickly, it is unlikely to be healed adequately for me to get to Adamcon BobS: means "soon" surgery or "wait" surgery rich-c: wait isn't an option - I am not fit to travel now BobS: but you said that it was not a surgery to be cheduled soon, wait in line rich-c: there are complications as my regular hospital is under SARS lockdown and the next option is still backlogged from the scare rich-c: I'm in teh process of seeing if there's a second choice surgeon who can do teh job sooner at anothr hospital james>: the whole sars pandemic was just horribly managed i think james>: they let their guard down too soon rich-c: my one consolation is the urologist says the vasscularity is just a cyst - can be ignored Guy B.: WHO thinks it may finally peaked. But, we will just have to wait for sure. rich-c: well, in justice, james, they were dealing with a total unknown BobS: true
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: and realize that WHO is monitoring closely and Centre for Disease Control is onsite, and neither saw any problems james>: agreed, but it just seems that they thought it was over much too soon BobS: IF they had it pegged, they could do something about it
changed username to Doktor D. rich-c: hail, good Doktor Doktor D.: You must be discussing Mad Cow Disease or SARS. BobS: Doktor D.........how quaint rich-c: anyway, hindsight is 20/20 and now we know victory was proclaimed prematurely james>: sars rich-c: I was explaining why Adamcon is out for me this year Doktor D.: No SARS here...and our Chinese grad student didn't get any SARS-related headaches from the border when going to Toronto the last couple weekends. Doktor D.: It's *out*, Richard?!?! rich-c: well, all the cases are confined to hospital Guy B.: Oh I see the Dockor is in! How are you Dr. D? Doktor D.: Fine Guy. Hi to all. rich-c: yes, I need to have my gall bladder removed and even if it were done in teh next week or two (which is unlikely) rich-c: it would likely not be healed adequately to travel in time Doktor D.: Oh drat. rich-c: and that's assuming that laproscopic surgery will do it Doktor D.: I can see that, if you were going to be driving your camper. rich-c: well, right now I cant eat any fat or any oils Doktor D.: The 'scope will do it in a jiffy, no big scars to show like Marilyn Monroe or Lyndon Johnson. james>: i remember my father going through that. not being able to eat ice-cream almost killed him i think :P Doktor D.: I'd think it wouldn't be too bad of healing, as long as you had a couple weeks or so before travelling. rich-c: yes, and the healing process is much faster, too, but... Doktor D.: Sigh. Well, it's your call, only you know what you can stand. rich-c: trust me james, I already lust for a bacon double-cheesburger Doktor D.: Are Pam and Russell going to be able to go in your stead, to represent the Clee clan? rich-c: to be followed by a big dollop of ice cream on a waffle Doktor D.: I remember Pam being somewhat doubtful. james>: yeah, i plan on having one of those when i get to ottawa this september james>: the burger that is rich-c: Russell can't get the time off and I havent talked to Pam since this whole thing blew up in my face Doktor D.: So who is confirmed to go at this point, Bob? rich-c: maybe she will be on later tonight - if so she will be shocked BobS: that doesn't bode well for the entire Clee clan Doktor D.: Do we still have a critical mass to avoid sticking Ron with a big hotel bill? rich-c: it certainly does not - I just keep hoping for a miracle that would let me come Doktor D.: My tickets are non-refundable, so I am flying out there anyway, even to just hang out with Ron and (is it Geoff or Jeff?). Doktor D.: (I can't remember which spelling variant.) rich-c: Jeff I think BobS: Dr D, Guy, the Slopsema 4, Mitchell, maybe Dave Sands and dave....... BobS: dave.....can't member his last name Doktor D.: No word from HLM-GMK Inc.? rich-c: David Cobley will be there I think rich-c: Scott Gordon makes brave noises but doesnt appear Doktor D.: I haven't seen David Cobley (I think) since ADAMcon 5. BobS: yes for geo and herman rich-c: you're the one in Cleveland, Rich, haven't you heard? Doktor D.: No, I don't hear anything from those two :-) rich-c: that's a pity :-( Doktor D.: They had both been travelling around so much, I was never sure when they were in town. rich-c: knew George as a trucker would be away, but Herman? BobS: Herman was making noise about just he and GK soming, no wives Doktor D.: He and Zandra take lots of day and weekend trips, so I hear/heard. BobS: GK retired and traveling around in his motorhome rich-c: well, that's been their modus operandi for years, so it figures Doktor D.: Any chance of coaxing Zonker across the border for a day or two? BobS: Ron was wondering if he could rich-c: Ron had some ambitions and last I heard hadn't been told no yet BobS: but no YES either rich-c: unfortunately that is the case Doktor D.: Well, if Zonker can't make it from Seattle to Comox for a rare ADAMcon right next door to him, then he has indeed moved on. Doktor D.: A pity if so. BobS: I am afraid of it Rich Guy B.: Now, what about Dale and Jill. Has anyone heard from them? rich-c: I would certainly endorse that BobS: haven't heard anything from them in months rich-c: Ron was trying to phone Dale, don't know if he succeeded
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changed username to Judy rich-c: hi Judy Doktor D.: Holla Judy.
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changed username to meeka Doktor D.: And Meeka. rich-c: hello meeka meeka: hello Judy: Hi, Rich and Doctor D Guy B.: Hi Judy meeka: I'm here :D Judy: hi, Guy Guy B.: Hi Judy and Meeka meeka: how is everyone rich-c: yes, got almost all the Slopsema clan, and no doubt the rest is monitoring ;-) Judy: Hi, Meeka Doktor D.: Pondering ADAMcon 15 attendance. Doktor D.: Total numbers, I mean. Doktor D.: I am paid-in-full going. Guy B.: Boy, I sure hope he's coming. He's the only one who has attended all Adamcon's. Doktor D.: Bob has my $$$ :-) meeka: were gonna be there Judy: not many coming so far Judy: yes, your money was recieved Doktor D.: Well, I s'pose PJ's shirt could stand in for the "attended all ADAMcons" group. Doktor D.: I presume someone kept it after last banquet. Guy B.: Good idea.
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changed username to George Doktor D.: Hi George. George: Hi Everyone
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: hello George Judy: hi, Pam Pamela: Good heavens, quite a lineup! Doktor D.: It's......Pamela Clee's Flying Circus! james>: hi pam rich-c: hello, daughter Pamela: Hi there BobS: YO Pam George: I'm here via mozilla connection Guy B.: Pam, hang on. Pamela: mozilla? Pamela: Hanging, Guy
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) rich-c: oh, you finally went back to basics, did you, George? Doktor D.: Freebie version of Netscape. Pamela: ah, gotcha Doktor D.: Open-source version, I meant. Pamela: Caffeine thy name is friend George: mozilla browser Doktor D.: I.e., you can change the source code yourself and recompile if you feel like it. rich-c: let's say Netscape is essentially Mozilla with a lot of spyware added in Doktor D.: hehe Pamela: so, how is everyone? Guy B.: I gave you the caffeine free one. Doktor D.: Recommended by www.spooks.gov Pamela: no no Guy, I need the caffeine Judy: fine and you? George: i can't do anything with code! Pamela: tired, as usual rich-c: better find her a can of Jolt Pamela: oh ick Daddy Guy B.: I use Netscape there my friend, but not 6.2. Still using 4.79 Judy: well, that is a given at this time of night Pamela: I fell asleep sitting up earlier rich-c: well, the definitive version of Mozilla was finally issued a few months ago Pamela: slept that way for half an hour meeka: hello Pam George: i just downloaded mozilla today Pamela: Hey, Meeka - how are you? Judy: what is making you so tired? Doktor D.: Grind up 2 Vivarins and dissolve in 12 oz Coca-Cola... rich-c: bloody well about time, George. Now, isn't it what we tolkd you it would be? George: huh? Pamela: a mattress that needs to be replaced and not going to bed early enough meeka: not bad- been busy this week. havin to work extra to cover for a co-worker on vacatioon Pamela: so what does that entail? rich-c: we told you several times, George, that you'd be happier with Mozilla, when you were complaining about AOL and Netscape George: i have no memory these days Judy: I worked out in the yard all afternoon digging meeka: 40 hours a week instead of 21 :P Pamela: Poor Meeka. rich-c: long as the paycheck reflects it, meeka meeka: i know, my life sucks right now LOL Judy: will make for a good paycheck Pamela: I know what you're feeling though - one of my coworkers in on extended sick leave, and I'm covering her desk as well as my own Doktor D.: Child interrupt... rich-c: well, its a helpful consolation prize meeka: nope, it doesnt, but it will when I get paid for being gone at convention :) Pamela: I probably know this, but am drawing a blank - what do you do? George: my doctor gave me 6 weeks Monday Guy B.: I'm finally starting my first week of vacation on Monday. A long and awaited break from work. meeka: little of this, little of this.....mostly accts receivables, but help with everything else too Pamela: ah Pamela: see, I think I knew that rich-c: what is your latest ailment, George? Pamela: which child, Rich? George: my brain is going BobS: so is everyone's...... BobS: going on vacation???????? Guy B.: George, did your brain freeze? Pamela: you know Judy, after all that time we spent on games for the shower, I didn't use any of them BobS: we can ALL go !!!!! BobS: those darn Frosties from Wendy's......... George: he said in 6 weeks i'll be dead Judy: that is good, Pam, I hate to play them and so does most people rich-c: from what cause, George? Judy: hope the shower went well George: i wiil be brain dead Pamela: it did - everyone had a good time and the bride was very happy Pamela: went on forever though George: the stroke did it rich-c: still doesnt answer the question, that's a symptom not a cause Judy: they usually do Guy B.: Ohhhhh, Frosties? BobS: Meeka, talk to Sher tonight????????? Pamela: supposed to start at 2:00, Mom and I walked in at 1:53 thinking we were late, and turned out we were the first ones there - we even beat Kimberly and her mom George: THE STROKES WERE TOO MUCH meeka: nope rich-c: don't trust teh doctor too far - usually if you survive the stroke, you survive meeka: do I need to? Pamela: didn't get out of there until 6:00 BobS: they bought a motorhome tonight BobS: SECRET meeka: ahhhhhh Judy: I hate when that happens George: not always BobS: got to really HATE those people then eh??????? Pamela: no, it was fun - I spend a lot of time with Kimberly's family and there was a family gathering after the shower - all the men who didn't attend the shower etc rich-c: agreed - I lost my father and cousin to haemorragic strokes Judy: that is good, glad it went that good rich-c: but even now it is very hard for the doctors to make any prediction at all, let alone a valid one Pamela: well at this point, I'm just glad it's over with. Now, we just have to get past the wedding meeka: lol Pamela: Three weeks and counting Guy B.: Both my grandparents on my dad's side died from strokes. Pamela: Even Kimberly is looking forward to it being over so she can have a life again Judy: is there anything you have to do for that? George: How does thi JAVA work? Pamela: I'm in the wedding party but I have no duties until the rehearsal on the Thursday before and then decorating the church hall for the coffee social on the Friday rich-c: all on its lonesome, George, you just install it and ignore it rich-c: it's basically a cross-platform programming language Pamela: Russell, Art, Kimberly and I are going to do that on the Friday evening. I haven't warned Russell yet Judy: what is a coffee social? Guy B.: Ok, folks. I didn't tell you all. That I'm meeting a new girl on Monday. George: No it just pope BobS: ALLRIGHT !!!!!!! GO Guy Pamela: It's where the members of the congregation - in this case the people attending the ceremony - gather and socialize after the ceremony and before we head to the reception BobS: be yourself, and you will do well George: a java console popped up as a proxy for mozilla Guy B.: I'm bringing Abby. She wants to meet her. Pamela: it's primarily for those who won't be attending the reception to spend some time with the bride and groom George: and i keep losing my cursor prompt rich-c: that's OK -I have one running here because it's needed to make the chat work Judy: got it, that is a nice thing so often there is nothing to do between
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changed username to Ronald BobS: Ronald me man !!!!!!! rich-c: hello Ron, how's the wet coast? Ronald: I am here BobS: with the wee bonnie computer meeka: hello Pamela: it's apparently a tradition that the CRC churches in this area instituted. They do it about once a month Judy: hi, Ron Guy B.: Hi Ron BobS: cool Pamela: Dad, do I have to go get it now? Ronald: We've lost our Pacific high today but it's ok still Pamela: Hi, Ron rich-c: yes, Pam Pamela: ok brb Ronald: So how are all Guy B.: We got a full house tonight. BobS: so now the wet coast is low????? Ronald: yep..... pacific low BobS: don't sink it we ARE COMING Ronald: 31 degrees Celsius here last Frii rich-c: we have just come through the second wettest April and May on recordd Judy: must be a Canadian thing because our churches don't do that Ronald: we ended up having supper in the basement George: i'll be back on AOL browser.. This is making me crazy BobS: yes it has been hot there
George left chat session BobS: NOT HERE Ronald: now we're back to normal more or less Guy B.: Got pretty cool here in Chicago today. Hopefully tomorrow it will be warmer. rich-c: we are just now seeing a little warmth - it got up to 22C today Ronald: I threatened to open the swimming pool, guess that's what did it
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changed username to George Ronald: really eh? rich-c: welcome back, George Ronald: Was just talking to Dale Wick on fone Pamela: Judy, as far as I know it's a tradition started by the local churches in the NW area of the greater Toronto area George: there, that's better Ronald: he and Neil are both coming to the con Guy B.: What happen George? rich-c: that at least is good news - no Jill? Judy: ok, it sounds like a cool thing to do George: i can't take losing my cue Pamela: brb - gonna kiss my hubby goodbye Ronald: she's apparently at a new job.... can't get the time off rich-c: he was switching browsers, Guy Guy B.: Good to hear. Judy: we are going to miss her Ronald: Also spoke to Zonker a couple of days ago, and he'll be here, on Friday- Sun Guy B.: Tell Russell I said Hio\ Judy: that is good BobS: Jeffery coming??????? Guy B.: Darn fingers. james>: hi - was off doing fatherly duties Ronald: yep Jeff will be there rich-c: btw George, whether it shows or not, you have a Java console controlling things right now George: ping ping ping james>: hey ron. i've sent a money order to my parents' place. i'll have enough to cut you a cheque soon Pamela: Guy, I'll tell him in the morning - it was a quick exit Ronald: He just left for Italy today with his girlfriend james>: no need to break my legs just yet :P Pamela: He does say hi to all though james>: b8766wy6gjj Guy B.: Where in Italy is he going? james>: t66666666666666666666666666666tf ct56 Ronald: Now James, you know I'm just a teddy bear.....wouldn't harm anyone Judy: well, say hi back from us rich-c: hello, Case Ronald: Florence james>: n n nh n hhb g tb tb 65b 65 George: i'm on the wonky network rich-c: wouldn't he like Firenza better? Pamela: hugs to Case Ronald: Francesca's father lives there Pamela: Ron, I missed part of this - did you say Dale and Neil are going but Jillian can't? Ronald: think we're going home to meet daddy rich-c: aha - the plot thickens Guy B.: Florence! That's one city I didn't get to visit when I was there. Been to Venice. james>: 6i 'maq 2wx23we12ns3 Ronald: English James, please rich-c: To Case: n 98732kbsblkqlha;p james>: i'm going tohave toge6yt6y him his own keyboardw3 Ronald: that's right Pamela. Apparently Jill has a new job, and can't get the time off Guy B.: I think he's talking binary Ron. Pamela: silly Daddy! BobS: maybe you can piggyback one for Case Ronald: right rich-c: it's OK james I just told him hands off (nicely) George: Why are there more computers than I know? Pamela: I guess Jeffie would have been a bit of a handful this year too Guy B.: James, is your wife coming to the con or just you? james>: uhh... i'm not going.. rich-c: maybe you got started in computers too late and missed the fun stuff, George Ronald: probably Pamela.....it's a long trip Pamela: well, those of us who stay behind will have to keep each other company then. That's my bad news Ron, I won't be coming. BobS: james is just coming to america Guy....not the con George: on my network? Ronald: we'll get you over here one of these years James Guy B.: Not this year. james>: if my friend werent' doing something stupid like getting married this fall, i probably could have arranged it james>: brb. someone's fussy George: new harddrives too rich-c: George, if you are finding unknown computers on your network, you'd better make sure Zone Alarm is running Guy B.: Sorry about that. What city are you coming into? Ronald: sounds like priority James, much as I hate to admit it BobS: MOTOWN BobS: Detroit BobS: da motor city Ronald: the place just north of Windsor Ronald: or is it south Guy B.: Detroit. Car capitol of the USA. Pamela: North George: oh boy Ronald: thot so BobS: tis just west sson Ronald: ah rich-c: right, whre all teh casino players come from Ronald: from this side of the mountains, they're all EAST Pamela: I think that's cheating Ron Ronald: oh Pamela: Ron, did you catch what I said? George: mine are by the sea Ronald: Now..... how about Pamela..... can we put her down for a room at the con? Pamela: no, I can't come Ronald: Aw Pamela: unfortunately, can't swing it in time or dollars BobS: russell must work and pam is fraid alone BobS: bummer dear Ronald: No representation from the Clee household. This is not good Pamela: you're telling me Bob Judy: bummer, bummer meeka: awww, we gonna miss you Pam Pamela: I'm not afraid to come by myself, I love to fly and I'm going to miss you all like crazy Guy B.: You won't be coming this year? BobS: yea right. BobS: :-) Pamela: however, I can't swing it financially until I've paid everyone else what I owe them
(BobS winks) Ronald: I know how that feels Pam. Missed 6 for the same reasons Judy: what then?
George left chat session Pamela: thanks for your faith, Bob Guy B.: Plan for next year.
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: Don't forget, you're talking to the person who flew across the country in 1986 by herself and slept in a tent for 10 days (at the ripe old age of 21) Ronald: evening Doktor
left chat session BobS: he's BACK Pamela: Oh, I am planning for next year - you can bet on it that I won't willingly miss two in a row rich-c: we're missing George - I think he fell off and is trying to get back on Ronald: good Pam Guy B.: Dr D is sure quiet. BobS: fell out or something Pamela: Dad, I got your e-mail and have read it. We'll have to talk. rich-c: yes Pamela: so Rich, who had the crisis? Ronald: Doktor D. did you get my e-mail about possible subjects for a con presentation? rich-c: not sure he is back yet - his name has persisted Pamela: well, he popped in but don't know if he stayed Ronald: would seem so Ronald: or not Ronald: as the case may be rich-c: I think the in and out was George not Rich Pamela: so, where am I planning to go next year, or is that not decided yet? rich-c: it is still undecided
moved to room Meeting Place Ronald: undecided, but with some proposed options I think Pamela: such as? rich-c: Scott Gordon says Denver - that I'll believe when I see it Guy B.: I'm going to write a new program that will enable to print files created from the emulator. Ronald: right, that was one Ronald: come to think of it, that was the only one BobS: AND we have a genuine Jean Stone afghan ya'll Pamela: haven't we convinced Daniel to host yet? Ronald: ah.....good. good good rich-c: that would be neat, we could all practice our French Pamela: someone buy me a ticket please Ronald: no, don't believe Daniel has been approached Guy B.: Ah yes! What's a con without an afghan. BobS: think perhaps we best stay with those who have hosted and/or BEEN to a convention Judy: ok, I can do that for you Pam rich-c: don't forget my T-shirt, Ron Ronald: It will be placed upon the order list without fail Rich. And you take a 2XL, right? Pamela: Yes, and I want one too - will have to send you some $ for both Judy: we will miss you and Francis also Rich rich-c: think my size is an M, Ron
left chat session Pamela: mine's a 3X Ron Ronald: good - duly noted (was just kidding about the 2XL) Pamela: I like room in my T's rich-c: trust me, Judy, it is going to be a terrific disappointment for us Ronald: ok Pam Ronald: Me too Pam Pamela: how much are they Ron? BobS: when you have to order shirts ron Judy: for us also BobS: ????? rich-c: in fact if by some miracle I could get the surgery done and healed in time, I'd still come Judy: you will be missed Ronald: looks like about $15 Pam, but I'll confirm that in a little while BobS: will have to forward sizes on registrations to you by then Pamela: just let me know, I'll send you the money Pamela: THAT at least I can afford Ronald: On first cut Bob, looks like your estimate of 10 rooms was closer than mine Judy: that would be wonderful BobS: be opttmistic, not head in the clouds.......:-) BobS: Dave Cobley coming???? BobS: Dave Sands????? Ronald: I'm still hoping we'll see the Cobley's , but they've got a family thing (wedding) that weekend that they can't sidestep)... they'r still negotiating rich-c: if it were that early, I'd miss Kimberly's wedding Ronald: Yes. Dave Sands will be coming up...... but won't be staying at the hotel. He's only 1/2 hour south BobS: well HECK, we are coming for 10 days and HAVING A GREAT TIME BobS: tha's fairt Ronald: That's RIGHT Bob, and I look forward to that Pamela: you can't do that Dad - I need my support system! rich-c: so right you are, Bob, and we are jealous like you shouldn't believe Pamela: colour us all green Judy: we are needing the relaxation rich-c: Pam, the odds are so far against it, it's pretty much forget it rich-c: not that I'll be much fun at a reception when I'm on a fat-free diet BobS: got to have hopes and dreams Richard........and Pam.....NEXT YEAR or BUST Guy B.: That's going to be rough Rich. rich-c: well I hope by this year end I'll have run out of things to break so 2004 should be fine BobS: true Richard james>: back james>: has the location for 2004 been decided yet? BobS: but, then again,,,,,,something always can go kaput rich-c: right now I've even found coffee bothers me so much I've switched to tea Judy: we will keep our fingers crossed for you Rich BobS: north america !!!!!! Guy B.: I'm finally getting my weight back down now that the warmer weather is here. BobS: tha close einough?????? james>: ahh.. james>: not really :P Judy: that is good, Guy BobS: too bad, don't want to let the conventino out of the bag jsut yet rich-c: does that mean you have ambitions for Japan, james? ;-) BobS: great place to visit .....but the airfare..... Pamela: well, you won't have too much to worry about Dad, and if you have dietary restrictions, the golf club can accomodate them. Just let me know and I'll pass the information to Kimberly BobS: never been to japan Ronald: damn telephone. Alexander Graham Bell should be shot Ronald: but then.... he's already dead eh? Judy: no cake BobS: Bell is the key word there james>: it'd be nice but i think it'd be financially difficult for most BobS: let the darn thing ring Ronald: we charter our own jet BobS: it is prolly a salesman rich-c: well, about the same as Cynthia, before her operation Ronald: we call it the "Anti-Gates" rich-c: no fat, no oils BobS: cnarter....novel idea james>: lol, charter our own flight. that would be fun Pamela: okay - does that mean stay away from pork for instance? rich-c: problem is, we have too many divergent starting points BobS: and too few bodies Judy: chicken would be good rich-c: depends on the cut and how it is cooked, Pam james>: that and my brother is getting married next year Ronald: oughta be able to pick up a Concorde real cheap Ronald: no, the Concorde could whip around Ronald: Think I've been bounced james>: all these people throwing their lives away Ronald: nope... I'm still here rich-c: just like I can have chicken but only de-fatted and without any skin
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changed username to George Ronald: What's with these damn weddings anyway? We're gonna have to get rid of weddings Judy: not the way my friend told me, was very costly meeka: ok, well, i'm gonna go. gotta be up on time agian tomorrow :P rich-c: well, you finally did make it back, George meeka: talk to you all next week BobS: be good Meeka james>: yeah, there's a reason marriage is called an institution Pamela: oh, the joys of a full time job Meeka james>: you have to be crazy Guy B.: Concorde. Gone by the end of the summer. Ronald: night Meeka meeka: lol, no kiddin rich-c: take it easy, meeka, and see you Guy B.: Night Meeka Pamela: well hang in there kiddo, it'll get better George: What on earth is going on Pamela: g'nite sweetie Judy: night Meeka meeka: ya, jsut ahve to hang in till the 20th james>: damn. i'm out of crackers rich-c: talking about Adamcon, George Ronald: Not good James
meeka left chat session james>: now i have nothing with which to eat my cheese Ronald: don't know which is worse... being out of crackers or being out of Peanut butter George: my keyboard keeps cutting out rich-c: Ron, did you know Loblaws has fat-free fig newtons? Pamela: Credit where credit is due, Ron - Kimberly has waited a long time for the right guy to come along, and this is a marriage I can guarantee will last forever james>: wait..a..second.. there's some premium plus....ah damn.. *downstairs* james>: till death do he part Ronald: At this stage of my life, I am not qualified to venture opinion on that Pam.... will take your word for it Pamela: give the guy some credit, it only took them eight years to get this far Ronald: meanwhile, I pay alimony George: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! james>: i'm worth so much dead right now i fear for my every step rich-c: what now, George? Pamela: we're all in that boat James Judy: some marriages work out thoughRon George: my keyboard goeth to hell Ronald: Right now..... I have to live longer than my ex rich-c: wiggle the cord, George james>: lol. i have to live longer than my wife. that's the only way i'm gonna get some peace 'n quiet before i go Ronald: ROTFL rich-c: are you sure it's fully plugged in on both ends? George: DAMN COMPUTERS Ronald: not goin there Rich Judy: you still have to pay alimony? Ronald: yep, for as long as she shall live rich-c: the PS2 plugs are real nasty about working their way loose Pamela: what if she remarries Ron? james>: and of course the courts and laws are just *so* fair right now when it comes to divorce Ronald: then no BobS: ah.......tis Myuki listening???????? james>: nope Ronald: been trying to set her up for about 15 years BobS: goo thing OR you might be dead !!!!! Judy: bummer, ron
(BobS laughs heartily) james>: was reading in some states that if a woman remarries he still has to pay alimony but not the other way around Ronald: S'OK. I'd only spend it on computer gear if I wasn't sending it to Leslie james>: all kinds of nasty biased rules on the books Judy: we are wondering how you get divorced, Mandy can't, is taking forever Ronald: really? james>: my friend just got divorced. took two years George: GIVE ME A STAR TREK COMPUTER WITH NO KEYBOARD OR MOUSE rich-c: it's very easy if it's by mutual consent but difficult if contested Judy: that is the problem Pamela: what's the holdup, Judy? james>: i have a crippled "data" that case pulled the arm off of Judy: money Pamela: in what sense? BobS: Geo, tha is called a straigh jacket Judy: nothing gets done in the court system BobS: court is a joke BobS: darn judge don BobS: don't decide anything james>: yeeouch Judy: he doesn't want to give her any, even to pay for the things he has George: no it has the smarts to use voice communication Judy: bills in her name Pamela: That's too bad - I would think that her case would be straightforward BobS: the bastard took off with everything and doesn't want to pay for any of it rich-c: just because it is straightforward doesnt mean it will be unopposed Ronald: All I know is...... if I had it all to do again..... BobS: so Mandy is on the hook credit wise, he has all the stuff and all the money Ronald: I'd probably screw it up just as badly Ronald: lordy Pamela: I'll marry you Ron Ronald: that sounds not too good BobS: shoulda killed the bastard when i had the chance rich-c: pity you don't have a cousin Vinnie to go have a talk with him, Bob Ronald: Aw.... Pamela...... gee Judy: he hasn't been sentinced yet either BobS: darn straight Richard Judy: paperwork has to be typed Ronald: think there might be one other who would have something to say about that eh? BobS: Ryan may be no longer a minor by the time they sentence the bastard for child abuse Pamela: yeah, I guess so. Ronald: Thought we were tied up in red tape rich-c: long as they hold him in custody while awaiting trial, that's fine George: test Pamela: you're here George rich-c: you're still here, George BobS: oh no0...he is walking the streets Judy: no, he is out walking around not a care in the world rich-c: and obviously, your keyboard is working Pamela: so - does anyone else have a cousin Vinnie they could loan you? Judy: we only wish that were the case rich-c: or say a real playful buddy with a Harley? Pamela: maybe you should make friends with the local college football team George: it stopped again Ronald: sounds like time for the cement block at the bottom of the lake thing BobS: darn straight Pamela: that's too obvious, Ron rich-c: you are still getting through, George BobS: we are not into the "bad" sector of society Ronald: yeah, I suppose BobS: pity too......... Judy: maybe, but then the court would probably do something to us rich-c: first they'd have to prove you had anything to do with his sudden misfortune Pamela: but, it would take forever - and you'd be walking around free - and so would Mandy : ) Ronald: probably Judy, and it would not be fun George: a lot of what i'm typing isn't showing up Ronald: we see ya George Judy: we just have to hope that his day will come soon , before he does it again rich-c: may be you're letting the cursor wander - I have that problem sometimes james>: i say grind him up and feed him to some starved pigs Pamela: wood chipper anyone? Judy: sounds like a plan Ronald: bummer deal for the pigs George: thank god you didn't see what typed just now Ronald: keep it clean George Ronald: keep it real rich-c: farn dingers always mess up Pamela: here's one for you - stab him with an icicle, then dip him in liquid nitrogen, then drop him - I hear it's the perfect murder George: MF ppp Pamela: no murder weapon, the ice keeps him from bleeding, and he'll shatter on impact into tiny pieces Ronald: hmmmm.... verrrrrr y interesting Pam BobS: she is FULL of ideas, eh???? Ronald: yeah eh? Pamela: don't laugh - I got that from an ex boyfriend BobS: ayou sure YOU don't have a cousin Vinny?
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changed username to Daniel B Ronald: and to think, she wanted to marry me!!! Pamela: no such luck, I'm afraid Ronald: I GUESS NOT EH! BobS: Daniel !!!! hello!!! Daniel B: Hello Bob! George: i got crabs rich-c: bienvenue, Daniel Daniel B: Bonsoir Rich! Ronald: hey Daniel Daniel B: hey Ronald! Judy: Hi, Daniel Pamela: Ron, are you rejecting me? : (( rich-c: comment ca va ce soir? Daniel B: Hi Judy! Pamela: Hi, Daniel Ronald: for my own safety and well being Pam, yes Daniel B: hi Pamela! :) BobS: Pam, not rejecting, YOU talked him right out of marriage to ya Pamela: well stay out of cold places then . . . : )) Daniel B: ca va bien! merci! et toi? Ronald: all we'd be accomplishing is doing Leslie out of perfectly good alimony payments Judy: I think he did, Pam after what you can think up it sounds like a good idea rich-c: un peu de mal, mais je survivra Ronald: Thank you Judy Pamela: hey, it wasn't my idea - I'm just passing on hearsay! Daniel B: explique... rich-c: gallstones - need an operation, Daniel George: i think i'll hang myself with my keyboard cord rich-c: and I have to get it done and over with befoe they can replace my hip Judy: okay, I didn't think you were that evil Pamela: are you kidding, I'm the original wimp Pamela: all hearsay, no action - ever Ronald: naw..... Pamela is good people....but she's gonna have to watch what she reads Judy: me too Pamela: need I remind you that the ex is very ex? Pamela: like about 20 year ago? rich-c: how are you doing on the Java course, Daniel?
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: um, isn't that how all this got started?? Ronald: think so rich-c: what happened, Guy, fall off? Pamela: perhaps another subject might be in order Guy B.: I was beginning to wonder why I didn't get anyone on the log. Got filled and stalled. Ronald: Rich.....with the medical file you have constructed..... how are you feeling? Pamela: you missed all sorts of interesting stuff Guy Judy: good idea Daniel B: Well, Rich, I finally stop my choice on Image/J mailing list. image/j it's a java software like the one i wanted to do and the mailing list is usefull james>: btw ron, i'm hoping to have some "free time" soon to look at that stuff you sent me Pamela: free time is a myth, James james>: had too look those two words up rich-c: good to hear you're making progress, Daniel and james both james>: and now my other two favourite words "he's asleep" :P Daniel B: Rich, I'm not sure what is gallstones but I think in french is "pierres aux reins" but i'm not 100% sure! Ronald: Wish I could do that James.......MacADAM has been on my likst for years james>: if i weren't so busy scanning and making study materials to go with the califone card readers for the classroom, i might have more time Ronald: along with Visual Basic 5 Visual Basic 6 Visual C++ and now Real Basic on the Mac Pamela: two of the most beautiful words in the English language, James rich-c: sounds like it could be right, Daniel - don't have my dictionary ahndy at the moment james>: once i have more of a curriculum of sorts, it'll be easier. james>: lol james>: it's getting things up and running that takes time Ronald: I have licensed copies of 'em all, and there they sit Pamela: at least you're getting them done James - I have a terminal case of procrastination rich-c: anyway, it means I can't eat any fats or oils under pain of long acute abdominal pain Ronald: By the way.... for all to know...... I went to Futile Shop 2 days ago an d bought the XP upgrade Ronald: for the Duron Daniel B: I received e-mails from guys who want to program colecovision games. i think my coleco web page will help more people than i expected. james>: i try. alot of it is drudge work. i'm thinking of hiring a student to just scan stuff for me rich-c: ythat is terrific to hear, Daniel james>: your page is great daniel. james>: not that i've done anything with it yet rich-c: there is still some interest in the games - I have a buyer coming over Saturday Pamela: at least students are cheap, James rich-c: so for those who care - I may not be on chat Saturday afternoon Ronald: we do care Rich Pamela: oh FYI Dad, we'll be at the trailer this weekend james>: yeah, i know a girl who likes to do graphics stuff so maybe i'll move my scanner to the classroom and see if she's interested in making a little cash Pamela: good idea James james>: i get my students to help weed etc too (of course i pay them) Pamela: do you teach them the English names of the stuff they're digging up? rich-c: OK Pam, I have two major races on Sunday so will be busy james>: lol. if i knew what the stuff was, i would Ronald: I must away good people..... see ya's next week Pamela: we're leaving Friday night and coming home Sunday late afternoon, in case you need to reach us james>: oh, ron, before you go - Daniel B: be right be... someone need my help here... rich-c: OK, mental note made, Pam George: this cursed java is thowing up windows all over the place Ronald: yes Pamela: it's been unreal Ron Judy: bye, Ron rich-c: goodnight, Ron, and take care james>: are con t-shirts for attendees only? Ronald: no, no James. I will take money from anyone BobS: nite Ron rich-c: no james you can order one, just ask Ron james>: lol. ok. how much are they? Ronald: let me know what size..... best give me an e-mail.. I'm a senior you know Ronald: $15. CDN BobS: 35 guinnies james>: lol. ok, i'll send you an e-mail Ronald: 50,000 yen james>: ouch! rich-c: George, you shouldn't be getting windows, especially from the Java BobS: 567 guilders Ronald: ok.... gotta run james>: $500 shirt. better outlast me at that price Ronald: later all james>: bye ron! BobS: 10 million pesos George: bye bye java Pamela: nite Ron
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Guy B. left chat session Pamela: Bob, are you having fun pricing us out of the market? james>: heh heh BobS: YUP BobS: pricing what????? rich-c: he'd better enjoy it while he can, Pam - pretty soon our dollar will be higher than his, way things are going Pamela: I look forward to that time - or at least Cdn and US dollars at par james>: yeah, last time they were at par was in the 70's, right? Pamela: then I can shop on US websites and not have it cost a fortune rich-c: you might not like the side effects, Pam james>: i find even at $1.35 instead of $1.58, the difference is enormous rich-c: actually the real worth of our dollar is about 78 - 83 cents, most folks figure Pamela: oh certainly James james>: yeah, unless productivity goes up, a dollar that's too strong would be bad james>: i've read that too, rich George: no wonder why microsoft wanted to dump java rich-c: microsoft didnt dump java, they tried to sabotage it as a competitor rich-c: java is a better programming language than anything Microsoft offers and could replace Windows james>: oh come now, microsoft would *never* do that.. :P George: you sure it wasn't the other wat around Pamela: all I want is to be able to pay a reasonable price for things from some of my favourite US stores - is that so much to ask? james>: agreed pam BobS: nope BobS: that's fair rich-c: btw james, did you hear MS is now talking about going into the anti-virus business james>: it bugs me when some industry people try to pressure the gov't to keep it low rich-c: Symantec and Network Associates sticks took a ral pounding today Pamela: Hey Judy, have you heard of Coldwater Creek? james>: @rich, well they've been into the virus business now since win3.1 so i guess it makes sense Judy: no, what is that james>: i mean that win3.1 and onward being the virus Pamela: clothing/jewellery/home accessories store and catalogue and online shopping George: you are just against ms even though you use their products Pamela: just opened a new store in your neck of the woods Judy: I will have to check it out james>: kids' books, educational materials, supplies etc rich-c: sounds like you're planning to go cold turkey Linux any day now ;-) james>: i'm not a big linux fan either to be honest Pamela: oh, you must! you will love their stuff - it's similar to CJ Banks james>: alot of it is hype and quite simply it doesn't do what i want rich-c: George, there is nothing to set you against MS like using their products Judy: how is the price? Pamela: hang on, gonna check the website quickly rich-c: james, go take a look at Lindows.com - their option may be of interest George: not to me rich-c: well, other than Windows I'm not sure I have any MS programs on my computer George: just pay 199 and be done with it Pamela: it's at the Woodland mall on 28th and they just opened in May Pamela: Prices are very reasonable Judy: I haven't been there in a while, will have to check it out rich-c: well no George, got Win95 on my first computer, upgraded to Win98SE on this one Pamela: that's the mall that has the Banks stores in it, isn't it? Judy: not tomorrow, have Ryan coming james>: i'll check it out, but i've heard nothing but bad about it Judy: no that is Centerpoint Mall Pamela: ah, okay - Centerpoint is where I went then rich-c: I get the feeling they're getting a little greedy in their pricing, but they often have very attractive specials George: i don't want to pay 150 a year just for an operating system Pamela: you'll have to let me know what you think - I love their stuff but can't afford the exchange Judy: Centerpoint is the smaller of the two Pamela: their website is www.coldwatercreek.com if you want to check out their stuff. rich-c: other than Windows XP, what OS costs $150 a year? Judy: I may just do that tomorrow, I take it easy when I have Ryan George: lindows is only licensed for one year rich-c: not true George, you buy it, that's it Judy: he is the only one i am babysitting for anymore james>: $150 per year? what's this? rich-c: what you are thinking of is their software download offer, which by teh way is $100/yr Pamela: Well let me know. Now that there's one in your neighbourhood, and you're so close to Windsor, I'll have a great excuse to see if I can make a trip down there in the not too distant future George: windows is a one time price for how ever long you use it rich-c: and you don't have to subscribe either, just if you want them to do all the donkey work of setup for you Pamela: If we can spend some time with you, it might make up for not being able to go to Comox George: and software is too limited on lindows too Judy: that would be wonderful, just let me know when you are planning on coming, would love to see you rich-c: MS is working very hard to change that and has done so I believe on some versions of XP rich-c: they have more programs than you can ever use, George - that's not an issue Pamela: I'm going to work hard to make it happen. rich-c: if you download the free software it may challenge you to configure it to your computer Judy: hope it works out George: it is with me, lindows won't run my programs Pamela: oh, me too rich-c: that's how Lindows can charge for free programs - they pre-configure them to click and run and offer support Judy: well, time for me to call it a night, so talk to you all later, night Pamela: now I have to go and study my Daytimer : ) Pamela: Yeah, it's past my bedtime too George: not free rich-c: Lindows will only run a certain number of MS programs, but then who needs them? 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