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Chat for Wed 2003-09-24 20:54:10

rich-c: confirm
moved to room Meeting Place
changed username to Pamela
Pamela: Hi Dad
rich-c: hi daughter
Pamela: decided to tape my shows and come on early
rich-c: gather you decided to tape the show
Pamela: great minds
Pamela: I'm hoping to get to bed at a decent hour
rich-c: OK - before I forget - the lights w4re on, the door was open, and a window sign said "sale"
Pamela: oooo - did you say sale???
rich-c: no, the sign did ;-)
Pamela: tee hee hee hee
Pamela: thanks for checking - I'll have to go over there soon
rich-c: and oh yes, I got the chair, yesterday
Pamela: oh good - in black?
rich-c: natch - the red just wouldn't do in our room
Pamela: wouldn't match the carpet?
rich-c: no, it's a very different shade of red - they would clash horribly
Pamela: is it reasonably comfortable?
rich-c: yes, I seem to be finding it quite sittable and it should work after my operation
Pamela: good - I was a bit worried about that
Pamela: any word from the surgeon?
rich-c: put the old one out at the curb a bit after 4 p.m. - it was gone by 6
Pamela: quel surprise
rich-c: phone Dr. S's office yesterday; he hadn't reviewed the internist's report yet, his secretary said
rich-c: gather he wil call me in for paperwork about 4 weeks before he's ready to proceed
Pamela: that's Dr. Santo for you
rich-c: what's Dr. Santo got to do with it?
Pamela: isn't that the Dr. S?
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rich-c: no - the surgeon is Dr. Schatzker, the one who did Jospeh
Pamela: okay, I'm a little less confused now
changed username to BobS
Pamela: HI Bob
rich-c: hello Roberto
BobS: allo guys and gals
Pamela: no deck tonite Bob?
rich-c: just discussing medical matters - speculation still is my hip should get done early November
BobS: got a date for the repalcement?????
BobS: nope
BobS: kinda chilly here
BobS: and rainy
Pamela: icky wet
rich-c: still have to hear from the surgeon though
Pamela: no rain here yet, but it was threatened earlier
Pamela: which reminds me - Dad, did you see the cloud formations about 6:45ish?
rich-c: yes, we're supposed to have 65-70 days, sunny when it isnt showering, about 50 at night
rich-c: yes, Pam, and your mother was quite intrigued with them
BobS: went wouth today to Shipshewans auction in Indiana.......rained on way down this morning a little bit, then a LOT on the way home about 4pm
Pamela: they were so cool - I've never seen anything like them
BobS: supposed to rain off an on through MOnday
rich-c: they seemed familiar to me - your mother said they looked like something out of a Group of 7 painting
Pamela: we got lots of rain on Monday last, Bob - more than on Friday from the remnants if Isabel
BobS: made 69 degrees todayt and then went down a little
Pamela: I thought they looked sketched, Dad - that's why they were so interesting
rich-c: yes, we're supposed to be alternating sun and rain all through the weekend
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changed username to Judy
Pamela: Hi, Judy
rich-c: hi Judy
rich-c: come to join the old man, I see
Judy: hi, Pam and Rich
Pamela: I had a dentist appt on Monday evening - by the time I got from the subway to my car at the parking lot, I was soaked from head to toe
Judy: yes he said that he was talking to you
rich-c: anyway, Bob, one week on, how's the ticker?
BobS: good I think...........
Judy: that sounds like a bummer pam
Pamela: the hygenist thought I'd been standing under a shower
BobS: got alittle odd spacing between beats, once in a while which may be normal
rich-c: you think? course if it isn't, you might not be in shape to notice...
Judy: he doesn't go back to the doctor until Oct 9
BobS: that's true
Judy: it was sounding perfect but now it seems to be a little different
rich-c: isn't there some condition where a bit of arrythmia is normal?
BobS: since i dont even know when it is out of rythmn, it may be out or not.......but i have NOT been sweating like I was, so that would be a good sign
Judy: the doctors don't tell you anything
rich-c: well, they do, but sometimes you have to push them pretty hard
Pamela: I thought you found this doctor more informative, Judy
rich-c: let's say a lot of them don't burden you with any excess information
Judy: Pam you are not watching West Wing?
Pamela: I'm getting it on tape Judy - will watch it this weekend
Judy: we are trying to watch and I don't know who anyone is, but it is supposed to be one of the best programs on, so we thought we should try agin
Pamela: tonite is the season premiere Judy - events are picking up where they left off so it may be a little confusing, but stick with it
Judy: no, Pam the nurse was the one who told us so much
rich-c: from what I have seen, the program does seem to be very well thought of
BobS: I know (kind of) who peopke are but Judy is lost
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu
BobS: HIya Daniel
Judy: and there is nothing else on on Wed night
Daniel Bienvenu: allo tout le monde!
rich-c: salut, Daniel
BobS: guten abend..........
Judy: hi, Daniel
rich-c: ca va bien?
Pamela: Martin Sheen is the president (Bartlet), his wife is played by Stockard Channing, the chief of staff is Leo (played by John Spencer)
Daniel Bienvenu: oui! ca va!
Pamela: allo Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu: :)
rich-c: something has worked out well for you, Daniel?
Pamela: Bradley Whitford plays Josh,
Daniel Bienvenu: not really, I applied for a job but I didn't have it. reason: not enough experience
Judy: who is the heavy set guy?
Pamela: who, John Goodman?
BobS: and he is?????
rich-c: they didn't state teh experience required?
BobS: vice president????
Judy: that is who he is, I told Bob it was John something
Pamela: the speaker of the House, and acting President during the kidnapping crisis of the President's daughter
Pamela: it's a special guest appearance
BobS: that is what is one tonight.....ya seen it. eh?????
Judy: that helps a lot, thanks
Pamela: haven't been watching it, but this is the continuation from last season
Daniel Bienvenu: they didn't specified anything... even the job description was not clear
Pamela: I'm dying to know whats happening so don't spoil it for me
BobS: only been on for 15 minutes, can't spoil it
rich-c: maybe it's just as well they didn't take you - that vagueness sounds suspicious
Daniel Bienvenu: Guten Abend Bob... Bonsoir Bob... Good evening Bob :)
rich-c: when someone is on a fishing expedition, he usually tries to hide the hook
Pamela: the vice president resigned in the third to last episode of last season, hence the reason the speaker of the house has come in as acting president
BobS: NICE Daniel !!!!
BobS: multi lingual
rich-c: buenos noches?
BobS: nachos............with or without cheese??????
rich-c: salsa, preferably ;-)
Pamela: silly Daddy!
rich-c: but con queso will do
Daniel Bienvenu: buona sera ... tant qu'à y être! :)
BobS: that works too
moved to room Meeting Place
changed username to Ms. Rin
BobS: eating habits back to normal Richard??????? after surgery
rich-c: hi Rin
BobS: RIN !!!!!!
BobS: how is??????
Pamela: buenos noches, cousin
Judy: hi, Rin
Ms. Rin: howdy y'all
rich-c: yes thanks Bob - I may need another enforced fast to control matters!
Pamela: Erin, no more political stuff okay?
Judy: you made it easy tonight, no guessing who you are
Ms. Rin: i sent out my message........i'm done
Pamela: tyvm
Ms. Rin: i know.......not incognito
Ms. Rin: tyvm?
Pamela: thank you . . .
Daniel Bienvenu: Did I told you that I received the adam technical document las week?
rich-c: problem is the OntLibs got my email address somewhere and now I'm getting spammed
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Pamela: glad to hear it Daniel
BobS: OUCH Ricrd
rich-c: you told me, Daniel, but I hadn't mentioned it to Pam yet - and she did all the work
Ms. Rin: hmmmm
changed username to i-Ron
Pamela: h i-ron!
i-Ron: Hey!
rich-c: greetings Ron, back to the Mac I gather
Daniel Bienvenu: big thanks to you Pam!
Judy: hi, Ron
i-Ron: the one, the only
Pamela: avec mon plaisir, mon ami
Judy: how is the island life?
BobS: YO Ronald
i-Ron: unfortunately, I have only about 20 minutes thes eve
i-Ron: away to a Macintosh exec meeting at 7 pm
rich-c: what are you up to?
Pamela: did you volunteer for something again Ron?
Judy: and you are retired???
i-Ron: cleaning up mess in the snake pit
rich-c: yeah, these retirees never have any time
Daniel Bienvenu: Pam: 8-D hehe! ... non non non! tout le plaisir fut pour moi! merci beaucoup!
Judy: I see!!!
BobS: trying to put things back still ???????
rich-c: hiding the Dosboxes so they won't offend tender eyeballs? ;-)
Pamela: de rien, Daniel
BobS: maybe the ADAM's cry when they see dosboxes
Pamela: Ron, you have to get that volunteer reflex removed
rich-c: no, but Mac-heads tend to swear
rich-c: by the way, havee you heard about the latest Linux gimmick?
i-Ron: damn phone
BobS: and that is????
BobS: mum will get it
i-Ron: No, this is a club I've been a member of for 5 years...... pres for the last 2
rich-c: now you can buy a new Seagate hard disc with full Lindows package installed for the price of the empty disc
BobS: ah ha, and they won't let you be, eh????????
Pamela: Ron, there's this new thing called an answering machine - maybe you've heard of them?
i-Ron: small word in the English language "NO"
i-Ron: not in my vocab
rich-c: right, Daniel
BobS: Doug is not having the time of his life wiht Linux.........
Ms. Rin changed username to X LIBERAL
i-Ron: I gathered that when he was here
i-Ron: He knows more about it than I do
BobS: showed, eh????
i-Ron: ya
Pamela: Erin, your Liberal is showing
BobS: rhink the problem is the software for vusiness that he is tryin to make it work with
rich-c: she is very actively working in the election, Daniel
X LIBERAL: i have no idea what you're talking about Pamel
i-Ron: trouble with Linux is that it's not quite user friendly yet
BobS: yes
i-Ron: they're trying, but thay have a way to go
rich-c: she and her mother will also be delegates to to leadership convention in November
Pamela: denial is the first sign . . .
BobS: and I NEED all the user friendly I can GET
i-Ron: Ya got that right pilgrim
i-Ron: Me too....... I know just enough to be dangerous
i-Ron: denial is a river in Egypt
BobS: I stilll can't figure out WHY the ibm machine can't be as forgiving a the ADAM......plug it in and it works
rich-c: that's what Lindows is trying to cope with - seems these new Seagate drives will auto-configure themselves to whatever they find themselves in
i-Ron: then their entire support structure would have diddly squat to do
Pamela: <groan>
i-Ron: terrible eh Pamela?
rich-c: my sister-in-law (belle-soeur), Daniel
Pamela: worthy of Russell, Ron
Pamela: Why is Daniel not showing up, Dad?
i-Ron: aha.... he does that eh?
rich-c: he's on private to me
Pamela: ah, okay
Pamela: who Russell? Yes - it's how he wooed me
Daniel Bienvenu: I asked quesiton about your familly, Pam!
rich-c: guess I should make my returns private, if I knew how
i-Ron: you poor kid
Pamela: oh, it was fun - we spent the first three hours of our first date punning
Pamela: click on Daniel, then on send private message Dad
i-Ron: Would love to have been a fly on the wall for that
Pamela: ask the rest of our friends - they were there
Pamela: they stopped trying to keep up with us after the first hour
BobS: oh, a first date with friends????????? bummer
i-Ron: safer
rich-c: ah, ok, it's down at the bottom - I was looking at the menus
Pamela: well, my date for the night wasn't Russell
i-Ron: uh oh
Pamela: but there was a conspiracy and he ended up being my date
Daniel Bienvenu: BobS.... I'm not sure I have information about you.
BobS: what you need Daniel??????
Pamela: we weren't officially a couple yet - that didn't happen for about two months afterward
Daniel Bienvenu: Your full name
i-Ron: the joys of young love
BobS: Bob Slopsema
Pamela: it's been a wonderful ride Ron - all fifteen years
BobS: bullshitter of ADAM NEWS NETWORK and parts beyond
i-Ron: Bob (the Man) Slopsema
rich-c: short for big stubborn Dutchman, right, Bob? ;-)
BobS: ya mon
i-Ron: as in "You the Man!!"
BobS: si senor
Daniel Bienvenu: ok, I see... Bob and Judy are maried ...
BobS: ya mon
BobS: sitting right here next ot each other tonight here
Judy: yes, for a long time!!!
i-Ron: awww
Pamela: Bob, how long have you two been married?
BobS: 34 yrs
rich-c: gotta keep him in line, you know - can't let him out of her sight
BobS: and a half
i-Ron: wow
Daniel Bienvenu: excuse me... your child(s) is Doug and ....?
Pamela: Mom and Dad are coming up on 48!
BobS: Doug and Meeka (wife)
BobS: gotta hit 50 and then they are taking ALL on a cruise for ADAMCON
i-Ron: And a finer 4 you'll never meet
Pamela: .I'm in
Pamela: but I thought Rich had dibs on that one
i-Ron: very difficult to lose father and son in a crowd I tell ya
i-Ron: just look up
BobS: good, then it is settled, all we need to do is talkl them into it
Pamela: too true, Ron
i-Ron: Kept with 'em at Disneyland in Orlando that way.... worked very well
rich-c: especially since with any luck we'll be off somewhere in the trailer
Daniel Bienvenu: i-Ron is Ron Mitchell from Vancouver?
Pamela: Well I can try Bob, but I've never been very good at getting $ out of them : )
BobS: SI
Judy: that was a fun time wasn't it, Ron?
i-Ron: Nope Daniel... Comox -- on Vancouver Island
Pamela: of course, that might have had something to do with my allowance . . .
BobS: yes Pam, but they will want to go and pay for their friends as a celebration of 50 years of marriage
Pamela: Disney World in Orlando Ron
BobS: had 2 days there eh roN?????
BobS: Ron
Daniel Bienvenu: sorry if I bother you with my questions. when you talked about familly, I lost. So, I writed a little text file with "basic" information.
Pamela: we'll getcha somehow Dad
BobS: alligatorsd almost ate Ron though
BobS: that's fine Daniel
BobS: remember the alligators across the street form the hotel???????
Pamela: hmm, Ron as alligator bait. Hmmmmmmm.
Judy: no problem, we are a little confusing, Daniel
rich-c: and good for you for setting up your own database!
BobS: they were lickin their lips.....chops......teeth over the thought of Ron for dinner
Pamela: what, no comment Ron?
Judy: he is gone, Pam
BobS: he's GONE
Pamela: oh, when did he go?
Daniel Bienvenu: maybe a problem with is connection?
Judy: don't know , we just saw he was not here
rich-c: likely looked at his watch and discovered he was late
Pamela: snuck out, he did
BobS: had that meeting to go to you know
Judy: should have said good bye
rich-c: he always does - must have hit teh wrong key or got dumped
rich-c: I've exited rather ungraciously a few times that way
Pamela: speaking of g'bye, I'm gonna go say goodnight to Russell - BRB
BobS: probably was using the infernal Imac
rich-c: yes, I think he did say he was
Judy: say hi and bye for us, Pam
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rich-c: aha, he's back
Ron: send a boy to do a man's job
BobS: he is BACK
rich-c: we were just acting hurt 'cause you didnt say bye!
BobS: hit the wrong key eh?????
Ron: I mac goes off into la-la land... think it needs a purge
BobS: told ya's it was the Imac
Ron: yup
Ron: the one, the only
rich-c: yeah, I've found a good dose of defrag does wonders for most computers
Daniel Bienvenu: maybe someone can help me with that one: "Doug and Meeka are maried, no child? : Ryan?"
Ron: exactly, and it has been a while
rich-c: Judy, that's for you to explain
Ron: Anyway people, hate to cut and run..... but
rich-c: I scan and defrag every Friday - well, every Friday I remember :-(
BobS: be good Ron say HI for us to the group
Judy: Ryan is grandson, son of Mandy our youngest child
Pamela: didn't think you'd leave without saying goodnite Ron, so Goodnite!
X LIBERAL: bye Ron
rich-c: 'nite Ron
Ron: yep..... thanks.... see ya's next week
Ron: niters PAM... XLIB
Ron: all
Judy: nite Ron
Ron left chat session
Pamela: wonder where Rich and Guy are this evening
rich-c: darn - wanted to see if he'd be on Saturday
X LIBERAL: Rich had a meeting
rich-c: there's a football game on just at chat time
X LIBERAL: last minute thing
Daniel Bienvenu: and Judy takes care of Ryan.... that's what I have here.
rich-c: gather you havent checked your email, Pam
Pamela: about 8:40, why?
Pamela: did he email?
BobS: takes care of him 2 days a week
rich-c: Rich sent a note that he wouldn't be here
BobS: ws living here with us and Mandy (mom) for a long time, but they have their own apt now
Pamela: okay, living proof that i'm not on the new list - I didn't get the email
BobS: welll get on it!!!!!!!
Pamela: better get that fixed. How do I do that again?
rich-c: not sure off teh top of my head - Bob?
BobS: sec
rich-c: Pam, if worst comes to worst, send an email to Rich asking him to add you
rich-c: Dale has given him administratior privileges on the list
rich-c: Pam or Erin - what is Graham's street address?
rich-c: yes Pam
BobS: ok listen up !!!! goto and sign up
X LIBERAL: and Graeme
BobS: you do it your own self this time around
Pamela: thanks Bob
rich-c: that's the hard way, Bob, even if it's faster
Pamela: do you have the rest of G's address Dad?
rich-c: yes
Pamela: 'kay
BobS: you put in your email address, pick a password and sign up
rich-c: assuming the postal code is the same
X LIBERAL: it is
Pamela: yup
Pamela: Erin, is Graeme working Saturday?
X LIBERAL: i dunno
X LIBERAL: probably
Pamela: okay, I'll call the shop and ask Harry
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Daniel Bienvenu: ok, I'm lost...
Pamela: gonna send his and mini-G's card in the courier
X LIBERAL left chat session
Judy: hi, Meeka
rich-c: hello Meeka
Pamela: Hi, Meeka
Daniel Bienvenu: hi Meeka!
Pamela: lost how, DAniel?
Daniel Bienvenu: I have no "Harry" in my text file :p
Meeka: hello everyone
BobS: just family to Pam I think Daniel
Pamela: okay, follow this - Graeme is Erin's younger brother, and Graeme works for Speedy part time - Harry is his boss at the shop
Judy: I didn''t know who they were talking about either, Daniel
rich-c: Graeme works for teh same company as Pamela
BobS: hi Meeka
rich-c: she can send things in intra-company mail
Pamela: saves on postage : )
rich-c: the shop owner whre Graeme works is Harry
Pamela: manager Dad, manager
Pamela: all our stores are company-owned
rich-c: sorry 'bout that
Pamela: after ten years, you'd think I'd mentioned that
rich-c: you likely did, but most chains these days are franchises so one forgets
Pamela: we are NOT most chains!
Pamela: sorry, little company pride coming through there
Daniel Bienvenu: ok, if i don't remember who is Harry, it's not a big problem because his not part of your familly.
Pamela: exactly Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu: good
rich-c: did Rin bail or get bumped?
Pamela: bumped, I think
Meeka: I dont think this week will ever end :(
Pamela: it's almost Friday, Meeka
Daniel Bienvenu: why everyone say "Rin" and not "Erin"?
rich-c: been a bit of a tough one, has it, Meeka?
Pamela: It's a nickname, Daniel - from when she was very small
Meeka: ya, been workin full time since the 12th and I am sick of it
rich-c: just like everyone calls me "Rich" not Richard
Meeka: I dont seem to get anything done
Pamela: poor Meeka
Daniel Bienvenu: Like ... Bob (Robert)
Meeka: yup
BobS: si Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu: And you Pam (Pamela)
Pamela: oui, Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu: ok
Pamela: Pamela on paper, Pam if you're talking to me
BobS: I'm not sending you paper
rich-c: do you answer to Daniel or Dan?
Pamela: only if you're using my full name, Bob
Meeka: lol
Pamela: I don't like the way Pam Clee looks or sounds
Judy: thanks for not writing my full name, Daniel
BobS: Suzzane not back yet Meeka?????
BobS: or just too busy ????
Pamela: @Judy - and that is?
Meeka: nope, she is still gone
Daniel Bienvenu: Judy: I think I didn't know your fullname yet.
Judy: is here dad in town or out, Meeka?
Meeka: we arent sure yet when she will be back
BobS: Judith
Meeka: so for now, it is work work work
Meeka: souix city Iowa
Judy: that is okay don't go by it anyway
BobS: jsut, money, money !!!!!!!
Pamela: for some reason, every time my full name gets used at work, they use Pam instead of Pamela
Meeka: lol, ya I know, but I want my stress free days back
rich-c: yes, the good thing about overtime is that it adds up
Pamela: I'm still trying to get that changed
rich-c: that's also teh bad thing, of course
BobS: that.....need to retire Richard and Ron
rich-c: we keep telling you, Bob...
Pamela: problem is, it ain't overtime Dad
Meeka: nope, it isnt, but at least the checkbook likes it
Daniel Bienvenu: Can I ask a question about the Adam technical document?
Meeka: sure
Meeka: ask away
Meeka: I wont know the answer, but they proubly will
rich-c: go ahead
Meeka: pointing at dad and rich
Judy: yes, I won't answer
Pamela: don't ask me, I'm strictly clerical : )
Daniel Bienvenu: ok, in the "source code" listing, there is a comment about "User's manual". Somebody knows what is exactly this "user's manual"?
BobS: probably the SmartBASIC manual I would assume
rich-c: no - Dr. D. might be able to tell you, though
BobS: Dr Richard Drushel
rich-c: depending on context it could just refer to the instruction books that came with each Adam
rich-c: there was a SMARTBASIC perogramming instruction book came with it
Meeka: brb, I gotta do the laundry shuffle so doug has clothes to wear in the morning
Daniel Bienvenu: the comment I see here is in the sound routine for the OS7 bios.
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BobSined>: helo
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BobSined> requested to ban BobSined>
Judy confirmed ban
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BobS requested to ban BobS
Judy confirmed ban
BobS requested to ban Judy
Judy confirmed ban
Meeka confirmed ban
Meeka confirmed ban
Meeka confirmed ban
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Meeka: what happened to everyone
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BobS requested to ban Judy
JUDY confirmed ban
Meeka confirmed ban
BobS: I think eneryone got dumped
Meeka: I see
BobS: thought it was jsut us
JUDY: don't know we got dumped
JUDY: I think everyone else did too
BobS: so you working 40 hours?
BobS: and no w=end in sight?
Meeka: yup,
Meeka: I want my short simple days back though
Meeka: I miss being able to run my errands when everyone else isnt
BobS: true.......
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Pamela: Hey you three
Pamela: we went over to Dr. D's site
BobS: but that is the way of the workng world
JUDY: hi, again, Pam
BobS: why?????
BobS: we's here
Pamela: it was up?
BobS: ya sure
BobS: but you was gone
Pamela: hang on, let's see if they'll come back
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BobS: I am hangin
Daniel Bienvenu: Allo?
Meeka: hello
BobS: ya omn
BobS: mon
BobS: we is here
JUDY: hi, Daniel
Pamela: together again
BobS: we got throwed OUT
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Pamela: dad's coming
BobS: but got back on right awasy
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Pamela: tada!
JUDY: he's back
rich-c: hi - how come we got turfed and you didn't?
BobS: neighborhood was getting junked up so it got cleared out......... :-)
Daniel Bienvenu: someone knows what was the problem tonight?
Meeka: I never got thrown, you all just left and came back agian
BobS: we did but got right bacvk on
JUDY: we did
Pamela: I got disconnected and couldn't reconnect for a while
rich-c: I got a 404 when I tried to refresh
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BobS: hmmmm and you ar right in Toronto
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Pamela: Erin, where'd you go?
rich-c: I see Rin has rejoined
BobS: RIN......behave your own self
JUDY: wel come back Erin
Rin: people needed the phone
Rin: sorry and thx
Pamela: that's what cell phones are for!
BobS: chat is use is second
Pamela: I took off to call Lindsay, and when I came back, I had been dumped
rich-c: btw, Daniel, did you ever solve your internet connection problems, find a better ISP?
Rin: i know but some people won't answer their line if they don't recognize the #
Pamela: ah
Daniel Bienvenu: no, I didn't find a better ISP. The best solution for me will be the high speed connection in a near futur.
rich-c: I have an ad here offering a VERY nice proce on DSL - outfit seems to be across Canada
Pamela: whose ad, Dad?
Daniel Bienvenu: right now, I pay 21$ for one month illimited connection ... still use a 56K connection
rich-c: look at and see if they serve Ste. Foy - you're in the Quebec City local calling area, aren't you?
Daniel Bienvenu: unlimited download
rich-c: Pamela and I have unlimited upload/download plus 10 meg web space for $200/yr (16.66/mo)
Pamela: better price for DSL than Tamco Dad?
rich-c: but 3web is offering v.92 dialup for $10, extra privileges $15/mo, DSL $25/mo with long distance agreement
rich-c: I'll scan the flyer and send it to you if you like, Pam
Pamela: no, just hang on to it, I'll look at it the next time I'm over
Pamela: what is v.92?
rich-c: much better price, but how long will it last?
rich-c: it's the latest dialup modem protocol - lets you know about incoming voice calls
BobS: tha is the question rich
rich-c: believe you need a new modem to use it, still 56K but new protocol
Pamela: well that's out, I have no space for a new modem at the moment : )
rich-c: 3web says you don't even have to sign a contract to get their prices - but without a contract, how do you keep them?
Meeka: ok, I am outta here, time to put my tired bones to bed
Pamela: okay Meeka - g'nite
Daniel Bienvenu: I can do v.92 ... with a winmodem because I just need to update the "firmware" by dowloading an install file.
BobS: nite
Meeka: nightynight
Rin: nite Meeka
Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Meeka
rich-c: nite Meeka
Meeka left chat session
JUDY: nite Meeka
Pamela: don't work too hard
Pamela: what the heck did I just do? the room designations just disappeared
rich-c: really? I insisted on a hardware modem, but obviously the "tied" ones have something going for them
rich-c: I don't know - they still show on my panel
BobS: Pam, click on the box above ther right hand side of the typing bar users in ALL rooms
BobS: and they will reappear
Pamela: no, I hit a combo of keys and they disappeared
Pamela: okay, I did that - thanks Bob
BobS: should be a check mark in the box
Pamela: how did I uncheck it though?
BobS: like WHO CARES, wew are all n here anyway
rich-c: hey, that's two new tricks we've learned tonight
BobS: Only Bill Gates knows for sure
rich-c: if your mouse is as sensitive as mine, it's ral easy, Pam
Pamela: great - I just wish I knew what I did
Pamela: didn't have a finger on the mouse though - I started to use an exclamation mark and hit a key other than shift, I think
rich-c: well, control plus another key is often used as a keyboardd command
Pamela: nope, wasn;'t control either - I just tried that
rich-c: or maybe you hit the Alt key
Pamela: another great mystery
BobS: well don't blow anything up trying to recreate the situation
BobS: contrl alt del........BAM
Pamela: Alt plus the 1 key gets you into the file drop down menu
BobS: not here Pam......nothing happens
rich-c: first around, control-alt-delete should get you Task Manager
JUDY: you have to be careful hitting the keys sometimes gets you in trouble
rich-c: yes, the strangest things can happen
BobS: and "be careful what you ask for; you might just get it !!!! "
Pamela: yes, it's caused the blue screen of death a couple of times
Pamela: only at work though
rich-c: however, I've had my BSOD for today so maybe I can avoid another
Pamela: the IT department loves me
BobS: bsod???????
Pamela: blue screen of death Bob
BobS: ah
JUDY: and what did you do, Rich to cause that?
rich-c: anyway, the BSOD may not have any relevance to anything that you did
rich-c: I didn't do anything, Bob, it's a gremlin that keeps wandering around my machine
BobS: that's called a 'gates error'
Pamela: the BSOD seems to be irrelevant most of the time
Pamela: is that the same gremlin in your satellite receiver Dad?
rich-c: no, the satellite receiver is something else - the serviceman comes tomorrow afternoon
rich-c: God knows what I'll tell him - the thing has been working perfectly since Sunday
Pamela: ah, different gremlin then
BobS: maybe you are giving off electrical signals Rich
Pamela: that's my dad, the human power plant
BobS: that is the trouble with electronics........never broken when the repair man comes
rich-c: yes, the satellite gremilin is one of the hairy ones with purple eyes
BobS: that sounds UGLY'
Pamela: ick, Daddy
rich-c: not as bad as teh green guy with the extra arms in the computer
BobS: man, you GOT know a guy named George?????? he has those kinds of problems too
rich-c: he runs his little cycle - mysterious disconnect, BSOD, change modem setting, change Zone Alarm setting...
Pamela: didn't we have this conversation last week?
BobS: don't recall.........that was 7 long days ago
BobS: do you know how many seconds that is???????
rich-c: neither Norton nor the anti-virus can find where he is hiding
rich-c: and the registry recorder doesnt pick up the changes
BobS: whack the HD and start over.......
Pamela: hmm, 7 times 24 times 60 times 60 - lots?
rich-c: 604800
Pamela: like I said - lots
rich-c: I have a neat little utility program on my task bar - ME Tool Kit
rich-c: it has all sorts of handy things including a calculator
BobS: THAT is th culprit !!!!!
rich-c: no - actually I suspect Naviscope may be the villain
BobS: what is that?
BobS: line in Netscape???
BobS: like
rich-c: it's an internet utility that does a lot of useful things when you are online
rich-c: it syncs you with the atomic clock, blocks popups, maintains connections (well, mostly :-( ) and lots of neat stuff
BobS: sounds complicated
JUDY: good night everyone, have to rest up to keep up with Ryan tomorrow
BobS: we just cruise on in and if we hae problems, cruise on out......maybe kill the hd and reformat
rich-c: night, Judy
Pamela: Gnite Judy
Rin: nite Judy
BobS: SO, that is also my que I guess
JUDY left chat session
BobS: got to get the poor unhealthy woman up to bed
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rich-c: yes, time marches on, Bob - nite to you
BobS: sec
Pamela: g'nite Bob
BobS: mite be Dr D
BobS: or not
Rin: nite Bob
rich-c: or could be Guy
BobS: yah
rich-c: or maybe George?
BobS: ??????
BobS: or Bair
Pamela: I doubt George this late
rich-c: Guy is the one who seems to have the most trouble getting in
Daniel Bienvenu: who is he (or she)?
rich-c: Guy is Guy Bona, in Chicago
Pamela: well whoever it is, they're shy
rich-c: Bob Bair lives in Indiana, recently lost his son in a tragic auto crash
BobS: maybe a lost Judy as she logged off
changed username to <cpu30>
rich-c: yes that could also be
BobS: welcome cpu30
BobS: whoever you are
Daniel Bienvenu: cpu30?
rich-c: now it's cpu30 - who dat?
Pamela: cpu 30? Hello
BobS: don't know
<cpu30>: Hi, pamela
Daniel Bienvenu: it's like a game?
BobS: Dr D in disguise?????
Daniel Bienvenu: guessing who you are?
BobS: tisn't Rin.........
BobS: Marie??????
rich-c: likely Dr. D.
Rin: nope i'm just me
Daniel Bienvenu: give us some clues
rich-c: no, Marie wouldnt use a pseud like that
<cpu30>: Pamela, do you wanna talk?
BobS: how's come you are here twice????
Daniel Bienvenu: that's sounds like Dr.D. isn't it?
BobS: ok gott to go...see you nex week
rich-c: see you Bob
Pamela: who is this?
BobS left chat session
<cpu30>: ?? what do you mean, pamela?
Pamela: Rich, is that you?
<cpu30>: WHO's Rich?
<cpu30>: Yah, im rich...
rich-c: think it's Dr.D. putting us on, Pam
<cpu30>: Hows it goin pam!!
Pamela: Good but I'm mystified
Rin: hmmm
Daniel Bienvenu: I feel like talking to a man with a big black bar on his face.
rich-c: I don't think it's any of your crew, Rin
<cpu30>: wait, if im rich than whos that guy named rich-c?!?!?!?!?!?!
Rin: not in this house and Marie's not on MSN
Pamela: another Rich - we have two
Rin: and i don't think she knows how to use those types of brackets
Pamela: rotfl, Erin
Daniel Bienvenu: well, that's sounds not like rich finaly.
(Rin laughs heartily)
<cpu30>: well, ive had a crush on you for a while, and ive been thinking pamela...
rich-c: given Marie's computer knowledge, Rin may be right
Pamela: go on . . .
Rin: does Russell have access?
Pamela: yes, but he's not at work yet, not for another hour
<cpu30>: well ive been thinking, pamela, will you take me out on a date?
Daniel Bienvenu: hey! am I the only one lost here now?
Pamela: absolutely - where do you want to go?
Rin: nope Daniel, not at all
rich-c: no, Daniel, we're all working on it
<cpu30>: I dont know, YOU pick pamela!
Pamela: nope, you asked, you pick
rich-c: suggest an Indians or Browns game, Pam
Daniel Bienvenu: <cpu30>: Excuse me, can you identify yourself?
<cpu30>: well than, ill pick
rich-c: or maybe the R&R Hall
<cpu30>: umm lemme see...
Pamela: how about the Space needle?
<cpu30>: The space needle?
<cpu30>: well,,
Pamela: yup
<cpu30>: Are you sure?
Pamela: well, I'd have to travel but yeah
<cpu30>: well ok b ut what time?
Pamela: hang on, let me check . . .
rich-c: Daniel, before I go - I did get out the Coleco SmartBASIC Programming Manual
rich-c: at first glance there doesnt seem to be anything about using the sound chip in it
Daniel Bienvenu: Rich! If you talked about the "silver" book, I have one.
<cpu30>: me or rich-c
rich-c: yes, that's the one I mean, Daniel
Pamela: okay, how about AC19?
Daniel Bienvenu: <cpu30>: I'm talking to Rich-C because I still don't know who you are.
<cpu30>: nah, i want later!
Pamela: well, which one?
Daniel Bienvenu: mais qui c'est ce mec?
<cpu30>: Space needle
Pamela: AC20?
rich-c: it's odd, Daniel, there doesn't seem to be anything in BASIC even though Logo has its "toot" command
<cpu30>: Just a sec, ill be back soon, lets continue this in a littlw while, ok?
Pamela: Okay
rich-c: and I'm sure I've seen something about sound routines in BASIC somewhere
Daniel Bienvenu: Rich-c: I have no choice then... I will write to Dr.D.
Daniel Bienvenu: about the "user's manual" reference in the source code
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changed username to <undefined>
Daniel Bienvenu: well... I still don't know what is going on here
<undefined> left chat session
Rin: je ne sais pas
moved to room Meeting Place
Pamela: I'm still guessing too, Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu: who is trying to be online with us?
changed username to bair
Pamela: Hi Bob
Daniel Bienvenu: Bair? Bob Bair?
bair: hi
Daniel Bienvenu: hi!
Rin: hi
bair: is bobs around
rich-c: greetings to the Great Bair
Pamela: no, he left about 11, Bob
Daniel Bienvenu: Bobs was online earlier tonight
rich-c: no, the Slopsemas feel 11 p.m. is their bedtime, Bob
bair: does any one know if he got the check ok
rich-c: he didnt say but then he wouldnt anyway - I'd say assume yes unless you hear otherwise
bair: I just got home from my meeting
rich-c: what was going on, Bob?
bair: we have a drill in two weeks for a shooting in a factory
Pamela: I'm sure you didn't mean that the way it sounded, Bob
rich-c: yes, your groups have to deal with any sort of emergency, don't they?
bair: yes EMA is now under the home land secrutiy i can't spell
rich-c: thopugh now you should be looking at a Quebec-style ice storm - now that is an EMERGENCY
rich-c: you and 22 other agencies, no doubt "Benefitting" from the new layer of mismanagement
bair: does canada have ema
rich-c: yes, though teh way it's organized I suspect is quite different
Daniel Bienvenu: The guessing game tonight is tough... snif.
rich-c: fundamentally I believe it's a liason unit between firefighters, police, armed services if required, ambulance services, lots more
bair: yes
rich-c: Pam, would you know anything about EMO? would Russell have talked about it?
bair: I am deputy director for Noble county
Pamela: No Dad, not a thing
rich-c: I doubt they would have much to do with private security, but one never knows
rich-c: that must keep you hopping, Bob
bair: it is different
bair: yes I hve close to 5 meetings each month
rich-c: yes, all that training, must have it but hope you never have to use it
bair: you are right there
rich-c: anyway, has anyone looked at the time lately?
rich-c: well into time when I have to pack it in
Pamela: I've been trying to avoid the clock
Pamela: besides, I'm waiting for my secret admirer to return
bair: rich did you check for those paddles
rich-c: me too but now it's caught up with me
rich-c: so bon soir, Daniel; nite, Bob, nite, Rich, nite am and Rin
Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir Rich!
Pamela: Nite Daddy, sleep tight
bair: good night
Pamela: Dad, w'ere at the trailer this weekend
rich-c: OK, see those who turn up Saturday
rich-c: noted, Pam
Pamela: ok
rich-c: poof
rich-c left chat session
Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I stoped the guessing game... and I will go sleep in my bed now. Bye!
bair: good night
Pamela: good nite Daniel - if I get any clues, will let you know
Daniel Bienvenu: it's your secret admirer... and you still don't know who he is... sounds strange for me.
Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit tout le monde!
Rin: i know i pressed the wrong button
Pamela: well, I'm up for a little romance Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu: :)
Rin: good night
Daniel Bienvenu: *poof*
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session
Pamela: Well Bob - are you going to bed too?
bair: I will go soon
Pamela: yes, it's getting to be that time. I'm going to wait for my secret admirer for a little while yet.
bair: I can't type or spell
Pamela: so what, neither can Bob S and we understand him just fine : )
<cpu30>: im back pamela!!!
Pamela: welcome back, s.a.
Pamela: where did you go?
bair: didn't have to wait to long
<cpu30>: had to answer a phone call...
Pamela: oh, but the waiting is fun : )
<cpu30>: :)
Pamela: so who called at this time of night?
bair: may be it is time for a date
<cpu30>: Ah, just a friend i haven't talked to in a while,...
Pamela: what time is it, anyway?
bair: 10:40
Pamela: Bob ,you're in IN right?
bair: thats USA time
Pamela: Must be a good friend to be calling this late
Pamela: hello?
<cpu30>: Oh, he is he was a guy i met in grade 1 THAT LONG AGO! he kept in touch, and he just got in town so, pamela we were talking about where we wanted to go on our date, right?
Pamela: right. Unless you'd like to change the venue
<cpu30>: nah,
Pamela: so, how do I get there?
<cpu30>: Well, i was gonna ask the same question to YOU! :)
Pamela: any suggestions?
Pamela: btw, you're not afraid of heights, are you?
Rin left chat session
bair: well I think it is time for bed
<cpu30>: actually, i sorta am, butt, not if thats a problem
Pamela: okay Bob - nice to talk to you
bair left chat session
Pamela: well, are you going to do a reveal now that we're alone?
<cpu30>: Well, ummm...
Pamela: well that was definitive!
<cpu30>: haha! Uh, what do you mean by "reveal"?
Pamela: reveal your identity
<cpu30>: Well, my name you mean?
Pamela: that would be nice
<cpu30>: Ok! my name is Ryan !
Pamela: is that first or middle?
<cpu30>: First.
Pamela: what's your middle name?
<cpu30>: Robert
Pamela: very nice
Pamela: so, where are you?
<cpu30>: Country city prov/state?
<cpu30>: you mean?
Pamela: yes
<cpu30>: Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
<cpu30>: you?
Pamela: Toronto
<cpu30>: REALLY?!?!
Pamela: yes, why?
<cpu30>: I visit there during my summer buissness trips!
<cpu30>: I even have family i stay with there!
Pamela: where's your family?
<cpu30>: Newmarket , Ontario, Toronto,
<cpu30>: 289 carlile street
<cpu30>: but, they are moving there to another place now so,
Pamela: another place in Newmarket?
<cpu30>: Thhey are moving to 346 Young street
<cpu30>: in newmarket.
<cpu30>: So, whats YOUR name? i think itd be Pamela, but , just checking
Pamela: it is
<cpu30>: oh.
Pamela: sure you have the right person?
<cpu30>: ??
Pamela: well it's about the crush thing . . .
<cpu30>: DEFINATELY!
Pamela: so how did you come to have this crush?
<cpu30>: just thought you were charming the way you talked
Pamela: and when have you heard / seen me talking before?
<cpu30>: gotta go, im a 11 year old invan and tricked you HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!
<cpu30>: BYE SUCKER!
Pamela: not so much, my friend - I'm 38
Pamela: nice to meet you Ryan
<cpu30>: you too bye!
Pamela: do you really have to leave?
<cpu30>: yes bye!
Pamela: come back again soon
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