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changed username to Scott Scott: Hello, Rich rich-c: hi Scott Scott: I forget - ADAMCon is at the end of this month, right? rich-c: how's things in Coloroado these days? Scott: Hot. Scott: Dry rich-c: no, first half of next month, Scott Scott: So August 14th? Scott: ish rich-c: I think 8 - 11 but am not sure - hold on a sec rich-c: sorry - have to check teh kitchen calendar - another minute rich-c: damn - don't have it marked there either Scott: Well, that still gives me a good idea how long I have to finish the product that I'm working on rich-c: I guess Aug. 7 - 10 would be the best bet, but you'll have to verify rich-c: why are you asking? Scott: I probably won't be able to go, due to finances (buying a house, etc), but I would like to send something to the show rich-c: try members.shaw.ca/adamcon/index.html rich-c: pity, I will have to miss it too
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changed username to BobS rich-c: hello Roberto! BobS: allo der !!!!! BobS: hiya Scott rich-c: have yourself a good holiday? BobS: what is this I hear about some neew project??????? BobS: had a good holiday rich-c: Bob, what's the URL for teh Adamcon home page - Ron's? BobS: um rich-c: no, that link doesnt work Scott: I am in the midst of finishing off a project that's been in development off and on for a few years BobS: http://www.members.shaw.ca/adamcon15/ BobS: just tried it and it works
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changed username to Guy B. BobS: cool Guy B.: Greetings!!! BobS: hiya Guy rich-c: hello Guy, how goes it? BobS: how's thigns????? BobS: things BobS: .......farn dingers Scott: Nice page Scott: Hi, Guy! Guy B.: Fighting a sinus infection, again! But, it's doing better rich-c: so how are your romantic explorations coming along? Guy B.: Aimee and I are going to give it another try. But, I got a bombshell from Marsha. rich-c: bombshell? explain, please BobS: she is gonna blow Guy right on up!!!! BobS: to the moon alice !!!!!! Guy B.: Ok, I hope you guys are sitting down. But, she told me that she is still Married. Yet, she and her husband have been separated since January. Now, even more, she's fallen in love with me. Scott: In a good way? rich-c: RUN, don't walk, to the nearest exit - you need NO part of that, Guy (as if I need to tell you) Scott: Studmeister, you! Guy B.: Rich, I am just as shocked as anyone here. rich-c: obviously rich-c: just tell her to give you a call after the divorce is final - and when yo've seen the papers, carry on Guy B.: Right now, she wants a divorce. But, she can't afford a lawyer right now. BobS: RUN me boy, RUN!!!!!!! BobS: and sont' stop till ya hitws the mIchigan shorelien' BobS: shoreline Scott: Guy - since I have you here in the chat room, would you have the time to grab those FontPOWER font sets Guy B.: I was going to run, but I told her to take care of what she needs to do first. Then Aimee e-mails me and we chatted on the IM for a good hour and half Sunday. rich-c: Guy, don't mess with married women - period, full stop, no matter what the story - just DONT BobS: Aimee or no, RUN me boy !!!!!!! Guy B.: Scott, I have to transfer them to the PC in order for me to at least send them to you. That I'll try for the weekend. Guy B.: At Aimee is divorced. rich-c: anyway, take your time Scott: Yeah, I know it's quite involved, and I'm not setup to do it, so if you have the opportunity this weekend, BobS: heck Richard, even if a woman is sweet on another guy, RUN the other way !!!!! Guy B.: Rich, you know Scott: I'd appreciate it. I'd like all 8 font sets, if possible. rich-c: if you're going to wake up beside a woman for the rest of your life, take all the time needed to make sure it's the right one Scott: I still need to contact Mr. Herrington about Pat's work Guy B.: I would have run out the door if I knew before hand, but I didn't until last week. And I never got the chance to ask her about her marital status. BobS: and methinks tha one who is still marries when this is happenin' is not the kind ya might want to wake up next to ferever....... Guy B.: I'll try as soon as I can Scott. Scott: Thanks!
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: still working so many hours Guy??????? rich-c: that's why I'm a believer in long engagements - and long acquiantance before that stage Scott: Will disclose the full details of my project at a later time
changed username to james james: hello. almost completely forgot about the chat rich-c: good morning james Guy B.: Hi James. james: good evening, rich. how are you? Scott: James - didn't you create a Japanese font set? james: hi guy, scott, bob Scott: For Logo? Guy B.: We just started a new semi period, but overtime might come as soon as the reports pile up. rich-c: carrying on, james, with things looking up james: i'm still working on getting to the stuff i want to do in logo BobS: hi James!!!! james: good to hear rich rich-c: got the van back now, and it looks like I should get the surgery in 4 - 6 weeks BobS: bummer enjoy the free timw whilest you can james: i made some japanese characters in the sprite editor which i used in my new years greeting for ron's xmas card last year james: that's great rich. so you gonna make it to the con? Scott: That's right! It was the were 16X16 fonts rich-c: no way - the surgery will be about con time, and then there's still the hip to do after james: when and if i ever get around to decompiling logo, there's a bunch of stuff i want to do to it BobS: ahso van not so banged up could not fix yes????? james: ah, that's too bad rich Scott: I thought you designed a font set in FontPOWER that had Japanese symbols Scott: My mistake rich-c: they were toying with the idea of writing it off till the body shop manager turned on the engine james: nope, not yet anyway. i could do one though if wanted BobS: well......that DOES make a difference BobS: seeing as how you just got that done Scott: Ok Scott: Well, gotta go work on my project Scott: Nice seeing everyone rich-c: yes, that V-8 rumble is kind of unmistakable james: bye scott! Scott: Will stop by next week and give you a status BobS: cut the bdy off the van and drive it as a convertible rich-c: nite Scott
Scott left chat session james: case just fell asleep. i'm gonna grab breakfast while the grabbing is good. brb. BobS: be good Scott BobS: gone he is Guy B.: He went off mighty quick BobS: like a bolt of lightning rich-c: it was the frame that was bent, Bob, the body came off fine BobS: and they got ti all straightened out ok???? rich-c: yep, just fine, far as I can see BobS: slapped taht baby on a unibody stretcher and pulled all 4 ways, eh???? rich-c: there was a kink in the left side where the panel had moved with the frame, of course BobS: or does it have a full frame???? rich-c: oh yes, it's a real antique, separate body and frame, rear drive BobS: the way it should be rich-c: well, Bob, you and I know that, but the rest of the world has doubts BobS: that is the trouble with the newer cars......they are one piece...and if ya hit it, it crumbles rich-c: except for Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Infinity and oddball cars like that... BobS: and crinkles, and wrinkles rich-c: well, the good part of that is that the occupants dont have to absorb the energy as a result rich-c: I think in a stiffer car the kids who wre catapulted into us might well have been killed BobS: that is good rich-c: as it was the Acura was sort of erased from the back seat on BobS: so the crinkle wrinkle car is a good injury stopper, you say........... BobS: you see them do the tests on tv and MAN do they srinkle BobS: wrinkle rich-c: oh yes, though you can do that with a separate body and frame too, it's just a bit harder rich-c: like, our seats collapsed when we wre hit rich-c: and they did so exactly as they wre designed to do BobS: remember years ago.......my folks had my aunt's car-1955 chev hardtop- and got kit in the rear.....kinda pushed that trunk right up tot back seat..... james: back BobS: got ti fixed and no problems rich-c: there are parts that can't legally be repeaired because they are meant to have certain crush characteristics BobS: oh yea???? BobS: that is nes to me rich-c: yep - there are two new assemblies in each of the seats as a result BobS: smush !!!! crash !!!!! crunch !!!! james: yeah, i remember seeing something on 20/20 about that once. this place selling all these refurbished cars, and they'd been refurbished from total wrecks james: one woman broke her neck because the car rolled over. she should have been ok but the frame couldn't hold the weight of the car upside-down rich-c: oddly enough, it is possible to rebuild written-off cars BobS: IF yo get the parts, it can be done, James. Problem is, the parts ARE expensive rich-c: apparently the insurance companies will write off anything dmaaged worse than 70% of its book value BobS: ouch james: well this place was doing it on the cheap - just scubbing and sanding things down, welding them back together and repainting. no new parts rich-c: yeah, when teh chop shops do it they are death traps BobS: heck, in the books with wrecks for sale down here, they are writing off 40 totaled cars.... BobS: some are not damaged that bad, but to the wrecking yard they go james: so of course, the cars *looked* great but they were total garbage structurally rich-c: remember that stuff like airbags cost a mint to replace
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changed username to Safari Ron Safari Ron: aha - it works rich-c: they aren't vital to the mechanical operation of the car, but the law requires them to be replaced BobS: but airbags should be getting cheaper as good ones are more pletiful with the older cars going down the pike BobS: hiya SAFARI man rich-c: greetings Ron Safari Ron: evening rich-c: what's the Safari bit? BobS: you going to Africa????? Safari Ron: you have to be a Mac man to understand Safari Ron: latest Apple browser Guy B.: Ron, how's it going? james: safari is mac's new browser james: wiping the walls with ie Safari Ron: yup BobS: ok Safari Ron: apparently Microshaft has announced they won't be developing ie any more for the Mac rich-c: good - when is the Windows version coming out? Safari Ron: only on Mac BobS: cool for you.......don't have a Mac here.......... james: yeah, they were complaining about mac having "inside knowledge" of the os thus making it easier for apple to develop a good broswer. sound familiar? Safari Ron: into each life some rain must fall rich-c: or maybe someone will port it to Linux, and then... Safari Ron: wouldn't surprise me Guy B.: Oh yeah, I read about that. Will Office be next??? Safari Ron: strange position to take eh James? james: well as they say.. what goes around.. rich-c: I have IE working fairly well most of teh time, but it can generate the odd blue screen Safari Ron: exactly james: when and if i ever have "extra" money i plan on getting a mac to play with Safari Ron: get yourself a G5 James james: gotta pay $3500 at the end of this month for the paving i had done rich-c: oh well, I can always see how Opera is progressing these days, or I've heard good words about Mozilla Safari Ron: they start at $1999. US james: i do well by mozilla james: that's not too bad. that's what a new pc would cost. at least one that isn't made with dirt cheap everything. does that include monitor? rich-c: I am not yet unhappy enough with IE to switch, but that could change Safari Ron: got your messages all re "size-matters" Safari Ron: thank you all james: oh yeah, ron - i think i'll take one large shirt Safari Ron: noted James james: you said they were $15? rich-c: plus postage Safari Ron: yes..... reminds me - I must amend the web site Safari Ron: good point Rich james: oh yeah - i'll give you my addy in ottawa ron. i'll pick it up in sept when i'm in town Safari Ron: works for me James. rich-c: OK Ron, let me know how much postpaid, please Safari Ron: Well ..... quite a day we have had here on the wet coast james: if i cut you a cheque for $50, you think that'll keep us even with that photocopying you did for me too? rich-c: have you heard from Pamela on this, Ron? Safari Ron: yes Rich, thanks rich-c: what is the latest, other than the Olympic bid? Safari Ron: sounds good James Safari Ron: that WAS the news. Our local newscasters are having a 1 subject night rich-c: well, it is pretty bad news, so I'm not sruprised - even though they view it otherwise Safari Ron: I am happy the way it went, but not sure I can stand the hype for the next 7 years Safari Ron: assuming I live that long rich-c: I think it's a stupid and disruptive waste of money, but I'm outvoted :-( james: lol. hosting the olympics has historically been a negative cashflow situation for the hosting city, no? Safari Ron: Calgary says different rich-c: yes - you'd think they'd have learned from Montreal Safari Ron: but then it's really a case of who you believe rich-c: as usual, Ron, figures don't lie but liars do figure BobS: ego's get in the way of doing the smart thign Richard james: 2010 is a ways off. sheesh, i might even be coming back by then james: ok.. not that soon but still.. case will be in 2nd grade by then Safari Ron: now that we have disposed of the future rich-c: by then I'll be 80 and if I'm up to winter travel it won't be towards the west-northwest Safari Ron: let see..... 2010....that would be Adamcon 22 right? rich-c: yes, but we don't hold Adamcons in winter Safari Ron: true..... so much for that idea
BobS changed username to Judy rich-c: oh well, they do desperately need a decent road to Whistler Judy: hello, everyone Safari Ron: yup. Each year, people die going up there rich-c: hi Judy, didn't see you come in Safari Ron: so maybe that can be remedied james: yeah, now they have to build it Safari Ron: evening Judy Guy B.: Hi Judy james: or at least maintain it, eh Safari Ron: right James. Judy: just did Bob is having a awful time with my computer rich-c: what did you do with the old man? Judy: so he gave it to me Safari Ron: well right at the moment, most of the accidents seem to be due to people overdriving either the road or their capabilities Safari Ron: In that sense, I'm not sure the 600 million upgrade will change anything rich-c: the reports I have seen say teh road is not forgiving Guy B.: So Vancouver getting the Winter Olympics, bet that should draw a alot towards you sometime from now. Safari Ron: Well no, it's basically carved out of the side of a mountain rich-c: well, they've got a few in Colorado like that now - cost a ton but they got them done rich-c: and they are part of an interstate and meet the standards Safari Ron: yep. And I imagine they'll get this one done - but I wouldn't bet on it coming in either on time or on budget rich-c: one would think you'd seen what happens with government contracts, Ron Guy B.: Ron, have the t-shirts been ordered yet? Safari Ron: who me? yeah right! rich-c: some friends of people named Campbell will get very weaklthy james: @ron - on time, on budget, done right - pick two out of three :P Safari Ron: not yet Guy. Rich Drushel asked for some extra time. He thinks the girls might want one Safari Ron: so I'll be ordering Friday Safari Ron: :) James...... rotfl rich-c: if it eases the postage, you could combine Pam's order with mine Guy B.: My final payment will be made this weekend. I'll let you know about my airline itinerary during the weekend. Ok, you got my size then, XXL. Safari Ron: good idea Rich. Will have to do a cost/benefit on that Safari Ron: yup Guy. Got that Guy B.: Speaking of Dr. D, where is he tonight? rich-c: when it comes to high volume/low weight combination can pay Safari Ron: good.. Well then, will check it out
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: yes, I believe size will mean you have to send it as a parcel, and there's a high minimum
changed username to BobS Guy B.: Bob has returned. rich-c: might even turn out two in an Expresspost prepay envelope is the cheapest option Safari Ron: never noticed he was away
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changed username to Daniel B Guy B.: Hi Daniel Daniel B: hi! Daniel B: sorry, I'm late again! rich-c: bonjour, Daniel, comment ca va? BobS: he pulled the plug on me the mosquitoes were coming to get us Safari Ron: Hi Daniel Daniel B: bonsoir, ca va! et toi? Guy B.: Where is your insect repellant Bob? rich-c: assez bien, merci BobS: don't like to use it and don't usually need it out on the deck rich-c: finally getting a bit of buildup in the group
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changed username to <undefined> Daniel B: buildup? rich-c: from one or two to several people, Daniel rich-c: must be George trying to come in - he always seems to have difficulties Guy B.: Should use it at this time, you know they come out at this time and with the West Nile still a threat. rich-c: you're in a different climate, Guy, but for us the worst mosquito time is still about six weeks away BobS: I was only out there for about 10 minutes just got home from a meeting at church
BobS changed username to Judy Guy B.: We got bad with them when got the heavy rains in May. rich-c: that's fine, Bob, but it only takes one bite and older guys with heart problems are at high risk
<undefined> left chat session Judy: we haven't been having any trouble with them here Safari Ron: keep the mosquito's east please Guy B.: We got twin Judy's. rich-c: but we lost the undefined Safari Ron: cool Judy: that is probably because Bob pulled the plug Guy B.: Aha! Safari Ron: The display on my laptop outside is useless Judy: had to come in the house, was sitting by the pond
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changed username to bair Safari Ron: will be until about 10:30 pm rich-c: all hail the Bair! Guy B.: Oh there's the Bair, Hi Bob Safari Ron: Mr Bair Judy: hi, Bair bair: hi ever one Judy: how are you doing?
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changed username to old user Safari Ron: brb Guy B.: Well, we got a new one. rich-c: welcome, old user, whoever you may be Judy: hi, old user bair: she is still having a hard time but getting better
old user left chat session Guy B.: Taking it one step at a time. Good to hear. rich-c: that is encouraging, Bob - we know it will be a very long hard haul Judy: tell her we are thinking of her, hope things get easier bair: she may loose her job in sept. Guy B.: Old user disappeared. rich-c: troubles like that you do not need bair: it just makes it that much harder Judy: not cool!!!! Judy: and how are you doing, Bob? rich-c: yes, the regularity of a work routine can be a comforting help in such times Guy B.: Well, I have donated two computers to a resale shop after I couldn't sell them at a garage sale. bair: so do you guys need any money yet rich-c: which computers wre those, Guy? Guy B.: The Mac Performa and the P75. rich-c: you mean you couldn't even get Ron to take teh Mac? bair: we have to get Tims land ready so it can be mowed Guy B.: I don't think he will want it anyway. Safari Ron: not that one Rich Safari Ron: have donated a couple myself rich-c: is it being used for hay, Bob? Guy B.: That leaves, the Athlon, P133, , P100, The Gateway, Dell and the Compaq notebook. Safari Ron: Re the money Bob (Bair) think we're ok. I have Murray's registration and my own....that'll more than cover the Judy: Ron, do you need a down payment on anything yet??? Safari Ron: startup bair: no he had a honda 4 wheeler and we had jumps on it rich-c: gee Guy, how do you get along with so few :-) Safari Ron: same answer Judy. Just bring it with you rich-c: Judy, pay in advance while your dollar still has some value - it might be down to 1.25 Canadian by the time you arrive Guy B.: The P100 I'm converting to a DOS system for Adamserve Safari Ron: Guy, you the man Safari Ron: with the most computers Judy: okay, we can do that Guy B.: Putiing two 360K drives, hopefully will get to run this weekend. rich-c: in fact it might be wise to prepay any Canadian dollar expenses that you can now rich-c: I guess that's as good a use as a P100 offers these days Guy B.: It's perfect for it. rich-c: yes, by Adam standards it is really fast Judy: we have prepaided most of our other hotels all ready rich-c: pity no one has written a driver for a game card that will take the Adam joysticks Judy: Bob is re-installing my computer right now rich-c: oh, crashed out thoroughly on you, did it, Judy? Safari Ron: Does he know what he's doing, Judy? Judy: he deleted Window by mistake while we were on vacation Safari Ron: been there, done that rich-c: Judy, don't ever let him hear the end of that! Safari Ron: no, I wouldn't\ rich-c: deleting Windows by mistake? this can be done? Judy: I think he does, has done it before, but the computer is not doing so good Judy: I was just glad I didn't do it rich-c: I can see deliberately uninstalling and reinstalling Windows; sometimes it's a good idea Safari Ron: all you have to do look at it the wrong way Judy: now he can't blame me at all he did it all by himself Safari Ron: mind you, same hold for just about any OS rich-c: reminds me, maybe it's time I backe3d up my C partition again Safari Ron: :) Judy: worst comes to worse he will have to call Doug Safari Ron: nice to have a son who knows all rich-c: nice to have that resource to hand, isn't it, Judy? Safari Ron: nearby Judy: yes, it is, but Doug may not agree Safari Ron: Hey, ya raised him and fed him all those years rich-c: I can sympathize with him on that, but he does take it in good part Judy: ya, he just shakes his head Safari Ron: oh...... I know that head shake bit Judy: can't believe we can be so dumb Safari Ron: I've seen it rich-c: well good on him for it - he could be much less gracious rich-c: and once we're shown, we do tend to feel dumb - at least I do Safari Ron: I'm sure he's heard about me dropping my docking station on the floor. There's another shake of the head for sure Judy: ya, for sure rich-c: so what are you folks doing for the long weekend? Judy: Bob wants to work on the boat, is supposed to rain here anyway Daniel B: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3533685692&category=3540 rich-c: we have had our holiday, of course Judy: and we just got home so can't just go away so soon, at least for a week or two Guy B.: Abby just startled me. Saw that one black and white dog she doesn't like. rich-c: what's that, Daniel? Daniel B: It's michael (GDG) who is seeling one copy of Gamepack on E-Bay rich-c: how is the bidding going? Daniel B: I never see one of my creation be sold more higher than 100$ Daniel B: now, it's about 175$ rich-c: WOW! that is terrific, Daniel Safari Ron: impressive rich-c: and that's in US dollars, too rich-c: remember I still have those dead carts if you need them Daniel B: I remember... and I received the boards to be inside the carts sunday morning. james: that's really, really good daniel! james: sorry, i've been on and off. his highness was having a tantrum rich-c: Michael must be an awfully convincing copywriter
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: welcome back, Guy Guy B.: I'm back. Netscape crashed on me. Judy: computer!!!! Judy: have you got your surgery planned yet, Rich rich-c: yes, Judy, saw the surgeon for the laproscopy last week rich-c: she suggested that she might get it done in the next 4 - 6 weeks rich-c: the hospital is just reopening from its use as a SARS isolation point so dates are tentative Judy: that's good rich-c: I may be able to jump the queue as people may cancel from SARS fears and holiday conflicts rich-c: I want to get it done - I am tired of feeling bilious all the time Judy: Bob is having a stress test Monay rich-c: and I can't get into the queue for teh hip replacement till the gall bladder is done Judy: bummer!!! Safari Ron: the infamous queue rich-c: yes, that arrythmia is always a concern - can mean everything or nothing rich-c: it's OK, Judy, I held off on entering the queue so the timing would suit me - I want teh fall james: hi daniel Judy: ok rich-c: figure if I'm going to be flat on my back anyway, it might as well be when nothing is going on Judy: very true Guy B.: Well folks. Got to check the e-mail. To USA folks, Happy 4th of July. I'll see you all next week. rich-c: ideally I'd wait till teh Grey Cup is over, but then healing time would run too deep into the spring Safari Ron: yes sir.....happy 4th July to you too Judy: they don't keep you down on your back that long anymore rich-c: OK Guy, take it easy, see you next week Judy: night, Guy rich-c: well, full hip joint replacement doesnt heal up in a day, Judy Guy B.: Night Everyone, Poof!!!
Guy B. left chat session Judy: no, but they don Judy: 't let you lay around long is all I was saying, they used to let you lay around now they don't think you can or should do that james: you still here dan? rich-c: right, once it's safe to work the joint, they want you to work it Judy: and that is not long rich-c: my back-fence neighbour had it done by teh same surgeon I have and now he's practically ready to run a marathon ;-) Judy: hope you do as well as my mom did with her knee, she is so glad she had it done rich-c: no, but I do gather it's measured in weeks - but, for instance, eight weeks isnt a long time Safari Ron: Is your Mom in Grand Rapids Judy? rich-c: actually I've heard it claimed that hip jobs are much more successful than knees Judy: yes, well in Jenison just out side of GR Safari Ron: aha Judy: but we are not in Grand Rapids either, she is about 30 minutes west of us rich-c: by the way, we did get Kimberley safely married off last Saturday Judy: and did it go smoothly, Rich, how did Pam do? rich-c: and Pamela managed to survive the ordeal as bridesmaid, too Safari Ron: yes, I recall that. (I think) rich-c: now she's up at their trailer with Russell, recuperating Judy: I thought that was why she wasn't on tonight rich-c: anyway it went very smoothly - found the Dutch Reformed service unfamiliar in spots, but no problem rich-c: actually Pam could get on wihtout that much trouble - it's very cheap to call Toronto from the trailer Judy: they can be a diffferent sort, the Dutch that is rich-c: yes, I did find the preacher a little preachy but hey, it's their church Safari Ron: I like a good preacher rich-c: surprised that they didnt use the Wedding March though Safari Ron: not that I've heard many lately rich-c: I sort of feel that the day and service should belong to the marrying couple with no upstaging Safari Ron: agreed Rich. therre is a place for preaching, and that's not it rich-c: at the reception they had a group of bell ringers - very good, very original Safari Ron: cool rich-c: anyway the dinner went very well and a good time was had by all Safari Ron: good rich-c: mind you I was more than a little wiped out on Sunday, but I've regained the lost ground Safari Ron: given your current state Rich, it would have been a full day rich-c: more I think there may have been some hidden fat in the dinner that got to me, though I tried to avoid it Safari Ron: that's the sort of place that's difficult to keep tabs on from a diet perspective Judy: you should hear Bob's brother than, he can really be long (he is a minister) rich-c: I'm afraid I prefer speakers of the stand up, speak up, shut up school rich-c: hey, we've lost bair Judy: that sounds about right to me also, Rich rich-c: these days I take teh view don't take too much of my time, I dont have that much left Judy: Bob is tried so I am going to sign off for both of us, so night all talk at you next week rich-c: OK catch you too then, meanwhile enjoy the holiday
Judy left chat session james: who's left here? rich-c: actually think I'd better follow her example and say goodnight, all rich-c: I may or may not be on on Saturday rich-c: meanwhile goodnight and bonsoir james: wish i could make it saturdays but i'm just not up that early or late.. james: bye rich!
rich-c left chat session james: is dan still actually here? james: and for that matter, are you, ron? james: hello? Daniel B: sorry Daniel B: I writed an e-mail james: np. looks like your game is going to sell well! Daniel B: I don't know... doing too much it's as dangerous than not doing enough. I think the collectors are not ready. doing commercial boxes and selling for big money is no a good idea but it seams to work fine. james: i say make it while you can. i'd love to develop a good game and go commercial with it james: i even have a good idea too james: just need tiime to actually learn to program on adam. i'm so damn busy lately Daniel B: this situation can kill the coleco homebrew world. new coleco programmers may decided to not do new coelco games because i do too much. james: honestly, i wouldn't worry. i think most people here appreciate your efforts and if you have a talent, you should use it Daniel B: And my next released may be wrongly judged if i didn't use the same quality box design. james: well it's part of the development process, there are hits and flops james: but it's great that you are doing what you are Daniel B: i knew it... i have no other choice than pay someone to do box design now... but pay who? james: lol. i'd do it but i have no artistic talent at all :P james: would you be interested in co-developing a game with me someday? Daniel B: a game? for which system? james: for coleoc james: oops. coleco james: i've always thought it'd be cool to have rpgs for coleco Safari Ron: damn phone Safari Ron: everybody's gone? Daniel B: I think we are only three now! Safari Ron: right. my job in life is to arrange meetings..... between retired people who have no time Safari Ron: anyway, I shall away and leave you guys to it Safari Ron: see ya's next week james: i'm hre Daniel B: probably next week... I never know if I will be online it time for the next chat session james: bye ron! Safari Ron: nite
Safari Ron left chat session Daniel B: James: I started an adventure game named "chateau du dragon". I never continue it. it's a text based game but I suppose it's not this kind of game you want to do. james: i was thinking tile graphics james: but even that is way beyond my ability right now Daniel B: You want to do something with "isometric" graphics? you know, it's not easy... but most of the RPG i know use this kind of graphics. james: i plan on looking at your web pages again soon. james: yeah, do you remember the "ultima" series games on commodore 64? Daniel B: I think I played it for about 5 minutes. I was only 13 years old and my english was not good. Daniel B: if i remember well, i walked ten steps before monsters reach me all around me. I was dead in 5 minutes Daniel B: I never played an RPG game after on C64. james: lol james: i could make a bilingual game ;) james: can you read japanese? :P Daniel B: can you draw japanese characteres in 8x8 tiles? james: yes, but it isn't easy Daniel B: I think it's possible... I think about MSX games in japanese. MSX it's close to Coleco ADAM... and Coleco Adam it's the computer version of ColecoVision. james: i had an 8x8 katakana set at one point. not sure what i did with it james: i remember why i stopped trying to do coleco games on this pc - remember we were having trouble converting those images? james: i kept getting garbage Daniel B: right, i remember now Daniel B: Ddid you try using the software with an english Windows? Daniel B: let me take a look at my source code... maybe it's because i directly use the dll james: i still have to try in an english version. i'm going to set up a machine to dual boot with an english version Daniel B: err, which software didn't work? PP2C? james: i think that was it, but it's been awhile Daniel B: Did you try my "Coleco Paint"? you can open the PP image with it and then convert it in C like PP2C. Maybe "Coleco Paint" will work. james: ok. i'll try that tonight james: i think it would make sense for me to set up an old computer with an english version of windows just for coleco development. james: guess i shouldn't have sold all those 486's i had :P james: i'll install an english version. it makes more sense than changing your source code. Daniel B: I was right, Coleco Paint and PP2C doesn't use the exact same strategy to open a PP file. Daniel B: Coleco Paint can read 10K and 40K Powerpaint files. PP2C can only read 40K files. This means that Coleco Paint beat PP2C. Daniel B: but it doesn't mean it will work Daniel B: for you james: ok, i'll try coleco paint james: ah, ma femme m'appele. time for lunch! james: i'll talk to you soon! Daniel B: ok! bye! write me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org james: *poof*
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