BobS: hello der BobS: and yo would be who????? BobS: mr drushel???? BobS: or Rin???? BobS: or????? Aaahnuld: Allo, Bob. Aaahnuld: I aahm here celebrating. BobS: or..........Maria's hubby???? BobS: ya right Aaahnuld: ADAMs aaahre less complicated than California politics. Aaahnuld: (It's Dr. D., Bob) BobS: i BobS: ok Aaahnuld: Not sure where the rest of the gang are. BobS: ya was wondering that too Aaahnuld: The Canadian contingent may still be celebrating, too. Aaahnuld: Since they bounced their old guard in Ontario. BobS: why?????? BobS: how did their election go???? Aaahnuld: Rin's candidates won. Aaahnuld: The Tories (sorta like our Republicans) got dumped. BobS: ah........ah she is going to get a gov job eh??? Aaahnuld: Not sure what the official party names are. Aaahnuld: She is hopeful. Aaahnuld: Her beau (ex beau?) is working for the new head of Ontario. Aaahnuld: Equivalent to our governors. Aaahnuld: So I think she's hoping she can land a patronage job and move from Windsor to Toronto. Aaahnuld: She's tired of being a charwoman. BobS: gott do what ya gotta do BobS: how's the family?????? BobS: were you here last week???? BobS: I missed as wee were at Judy's folks Aaahnuld: I was until adamcon.org died. BobS: opps BobS: oops Aaahnuld: Then we all migrated to coleco.cwru.edu. Aaahnuld: Me, Richard, James, Pam, Rin, Guy late for just a bit, Ron. BobS: that's not baad BobS: bad BobS: have been looking into hotels in El Paso and pricing looks ggod BobS: goo BobS: good Aaahnuld: Looking forward to it. BobS: bout what we had in Mich with comfort inss, etc Aaahnuld: If it can come in cheaper than Vancouver Island, that will be a plus :-) BobS: trouble was, can't get much info yet, too early BobS: yes but this will be REAL money !!!! :-) Aaahnuld: If I could spend the same as Vancouver Island except for 2 people, I might consider bringing one of the girls, or even Joan. Aaahnuld: It cost me a little more than $800 real money for airfare plus delegate cost. BobS: price will have to be the same as past years, but flights may be a lot cheaper BobS: YIKES
moved to room Meeting Place Aaahnuld: Airfare was $515 round-trip.
changed username to Princess BobS: we went out for $300 but then had to rent a car and get to the island BobS: as princess BobS: ah BobS: farn dingers Princess: hi peeps BobS: got to be the one and only Erin Princess: hehehe Princess: 'tis me BobS: yes???? BobS: so, you are all happy as ya WON ?????? Princess: thrilled beyond belief Aaahnuld: Don't believe whaaaaht they say about me in the papers, Princess. Princess: hehehe Aaahnuld: My fingers are only groping the keyboard tonight :-) Princess: LOLOLOL Princess: darn....i was looking for some interesting action BobS: watcha you mouf !!!! Aaahnuld: Your Uncle is trapped at coleco.cwru.edu...and can't seem to login here. BobS: sat what?????? Aaahnuld: Sorry, Princess, but Maria is watching... Princess: oh.....i was wondering Aaahnuld: I am logged in at both places. Aaahnuld: Since nobody showed up here until about 10 minutes after I did. Princess: i'll be a perfect angel Aaahnuld: Richard says he's getting a Java runtime error and refuses to reboot.
moved to room Meeting Place Aaahnuld: It took him 40 redials to connect to his ISP tonight.
changed username to james james: good morning
moved to room Meeting Place Princess: wow...that's odd BobS: hiya James
changed username to Chickpea Princess: hi james Princess: hi chickpea james: how is everyone? Chickpea: hello everyone Aaahnuld: California will soon be annexing Japan under my leadership, James. Chickpea: hello princess Aaahnuld: Allo Chickpea, greetings from Sacramento. james: that's a good thing Princess: hehe BobS: chicken???????? Chickpea: wazzzz up? james: california may be a circus but at least it isn't completely corrupt Princess: will Pamela be online tonight Princess: ?
moved to room Meeting Place james: i'm buying a new car Aaahnuld: I aaahm very corrupt, I assure you.
changed username to rich-c Aaahnuld: And there is Der Cleemeister. rich-c: what can I say? it's a computer BobS: a japanese import?????? Princess: hi Uncle Richard BobS: YOU RICHARD james: well where i am, they're not imports :P rich-c: greetings all - finally managed to get on
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changed username to Perry rich-c: anyway hi Rin, Bob, james and - is that Marie? james: hi rich Chickpea: yes it is Chickpea: hi uncle richard rich-c: and we now have Perry - that's a new name - how about that? Perry: hi, is this the Coleco ADAM forum? Aaahnuld: Nicer name than GarbanzoBean :-) rich-c: whoever you are, Perry, welcome Perry: thanks :) Princess: LOLOLOL Aaahnuld: Yes, Perry, we regulars are just playing around. rich-c: you have come to the right place, Perry rich-c: be warned, most of us are oldtimers so there is personal chitchat - but Adam questions take priority Perry: there seems to be a lot of broken ADAM links on the web, hard to find info on the ADAM Aaahnuld: Some longtime pages are no longer active. james: you've come to the right place for info rich-c: sorry to hear so many have been retired - I haven't checked mine of late Aaahnuld: I think that there are many references to Norm Sippel's old site. Perry: is Dale Wick here? james: mine's up :P my whole website is in sad need of an update. it's ancient by web standards now Aaahnuld: If you're lucky, he'll drop by :-) rich-c: not yet; Dale runs this site, though, and may appear later Perry: cool :) Aaahnuld: But if you have serious tech questions, I can try to answer them. Aaahnuld: (I'm really Dr. Rich Drushel under this silly name tonight) rich-c: gather you're Adam people, Perry - care to tell us more (we do reciprocate) Perry: tech question: can one modify a high quality regular cassette for use in ADAM? james: yup james: i have a hello kitty adam cassette if you'd like it :P Chickpea: princess BobS: absolutely Princess: yes chickpea rich-c: that's a matter for debate - some say yes but they are more prone to data loss
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: you got a tape dupicator????? Aaahnuld: Yes, just gotta drill the right holes in the case. Chickpea: i just thought
changed username to Judy Aaahnuld: Audio cassettes lack holes where ADAM tape shells need them. rich-c: hi Judy Chickpea: Princess and the Chickpea Perry: I'm primarily Tandy CoCo and Apple II, but my ColecoVision hobby got me into the ADAM :) BobS: naw have a GREAT uck doing it BUT only use Sony 60 minute tapes james: and a standard dual tape deck recorder will do the trick Chickpea: like the book
(Princess laughs heartily) Judy: hi, Rich Princess: hi Judy Aaahnuld: And to make a dupe in an audio tape deck, you need to drill some holes in an ADAM tape shell so it will fit the ones in an audio tape shell. Judy: hi, Erin james: yeah, was about to mention that. the governator here beat me to it :P BobS: well sounds like yo are into A lot of the older cmputers Perry james: hey rich, did you hear that i'm going to have a second? Aaahnuld: Or you can buy the fancy screw-together kind of audio tapes, take one apart, unscrew an ADAM tape, and put the ADAM tape guts into the audio tape shell for duplicating. BobS: congrats James!!!!!! james: i'm pretty sure that was my birthday present ;) rich-c: yes, james, you told us last week - those that were left - congratulations Perry: bobs: yes :) and now I'm adding ADAM to my list :) Aaahnuld: But there is no escaping drilling some holes to get the tapes to fit into the drives. rich-c: p.s. Frances was delighted to hear, too BobS: COOL' james: we're hoping for the non-boy type.. what are those called again..? Perry: do most ADAM people have disk drives? Judy: congratulation James james: they're good to have if you can get one, perry Aaahnuld: Most of the ones we hang around with, yes. james: thanks judy rich-c: the survivors do, Perry - we are not that numerous, but stubborn Aaahnuld: Most people who just have an old ADAM in the attic don't, though. Perry: what model number was the drive that Coleco sold? BobS: ys sure disk drives speed things up greatly james: whoa.. that smells unpleasant. brb. rich-c: no model number, Coleco themselves only ever offered teh one BobS: hmmmm....don't know offhand, but it is the ony one with the Coleco logo on it and is a 160k 5 1/4" Aaahnuld: Single-sided drive. rich-c: the third party disc drives were from MicroInnovations and classed by capacity Aaahnuld: 8 sectors per track, 40 tracks. Perry: i got the complete ADAM (exp. module #3), but no manuals (did get the boxes though) Aaahnuld: You can format one in MS-DOS with FORMAT /1/8 BobS: manuals don't mean much....... rich-c: don't worry, all that stuff is available at a reasonable price Perry: eBay? Chickpea: princess does the cat have ur tongue? rich-c: both Bob S and I do a certain amount of Adam sales Aaahnuld: Assuming you have a true-blue DOS machine with true-blue 5.25" 360K floppy drives. Princess: i'm tired Chickpea: did u get too nape? Princess: uncle richard will pam be online tonight BobS: even the 1.2 mg drives work, you just have to make sure it ralizes the disk if the low density Aaahnuld: Yes, do tell: I can only stay until 10:00 PM EDT. Perry: no PC here....I'm primarily a Mac person nowadays (regarding modern computers) rich-c: I don't know, Erin; she often waits till West Wing is over Princess: i tried to nap but it didn't really work Princess: ohhh....right Aaahnuld: Then you'll need to get a real ADAM floppy drive. Aaahnuld: Rin, are you ill? Chickpea: i didn't i got exzcited BobS: Richard, what ya got to sell him ??????? Princess: nope.....just recovering Aaahnuld: I'm a Mac person, too. BobS: MACadam ??????? Aaahnuld: Dual G4 1.43 GHz machine at work. Aaahnuld: Macintosh, as in Apple, Bob. rich-c: oh, I have a couple of the Micro Innovations drives, one "now old stock" (never used" but they are pricey BobS: IF you use the conversion program to use a mac as an ibm, can you format adam disks???????? Princess: the candidate I worked for had his assistant call me yesterday....he wanted me to email him my resume to send to all the new and current members throughout Queen's Park BobS: those would be 320k 5 1/4" ???????? rich-c: oh Erin, you can tell your mother I have my surgery scheduled now Perry: my ADAM came with the BASIC tape and LOGO tape, but no buck rogers :( Princess: oh ok...when? BobS: FOR WHEN SIR ???????? Aaahnuld: No Bob: BobS: bummer dr d
moved to room Meeting Place james: dr. arnold - if i wanted to convert my 5 1/4" mi drive to 3 1/2" how technically complicated would it be? rich-c: gets done Nov. 3, Bob Aaahnuld: The last Mac that could deal with 5.25" disks was the Apple IIe (and maybe IIgs).
changed username to George rich-c: hello George Aaahnuld: And those were totally incompatible format with anything from the IBM world. George: hi everyone Perry: aaahnuld: ironically, my Mac LC475 has an Apple //e emulation card inside of it and is hooked up Princess: the week b4 the convention...ok BobS: conversion is not too complicated james, but you need the magic ship BobS: chip Perry: to Apple 5.25 disks james: magic ship? james: ok, gotcha rich-c: well, I'll likely still be in hospital when you two get here, but should be talking if not running BobS: a programming chip inside....the disk drive Aaahnuld: Kobayashi Maru. james: because low density 5 1/4" disks are getting hard to come by rich-c: and the hospital is well downtowvn - Yonge and Wellesley Aaahnuld: Richard, do you have a surgery date set? Princess: that's cool....i will let mom know james: and recently my drive has been making unhappy noises rich-c: it's OK james, I have lots Aaahnuld: Rin, do you have a good shot at a patronage job now? james: whereas 3 1/2" disks i can get here without spending a fortune in tape Aaahnuld: Don't want to see you sweeping up forever... Perry: what are those three expansion slots inside the ADAM for james: in shipping i mean BobS: oh oh..........ADAM;S HOUSE will convert or sell you the stuff I think......or sell you used 160k or fix it Princess: i hope so...did you read my previous message about the candiate's assistant calling? Aaahnuld: Many different sorts of expansion cards, Perry. Princess: candidate rich-c: Nov. 3, Rich Aaahnuld: Coleco original: leftmost was for ADAMlink modem, center for an auxiliary boot ROM (European ADAMs), left for 64K memory expander. BobS: hard drive, paralle printer, memory expander.......... Aaahnuld: 3 Nov., my birthday...I will be thinking of you. Perry: i have to admit, the ADAM keyboard is sure nice compared to most early '80s computer keyboards rich-c: on mine, slot one is the hard disc interface, two is the dot matricx printer interface, and three is the memory expander Aaahnuld: Aftermarket, many choices: james: i prefer the adam keyboard to even some modern keyboards rich-c: you could also add stuff on the bus connector out the side Perry: do most of you have the stand alone ADAM or the CV expansion version? james: stand-alone BobS: like more serial ports, 80 column monitors rich-c: we have the standalones, again they're easy to come by BobS: got both here perry rich-c: where do you live, Perry? Perry: which is better, stand alone or expansion or neither? Perry: rich c
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: the standalone is more convenient and will support a monitor
changed username to Pamela Perry: i live in Winnipeg, manitoba, Canada Aaahnuld: Left slot: 1200 bps modem. Princess: hi Pamela Judy: hi, Pam Pamela: hi Princess Pamela: Hi Judy Pamela: Hi everyone james: adamites seem to have this canadian majority going on Pamela: hey Chickpea, what are you doing here? Nice to see you rich-c: OK Perry, I am Rich Clee in Toronto - if you see a reference to A.D.A.M. Services, that's me Aaahnuld: Center slot: parallel printer card, bank-switch logic for large memory expanders, serial/parallel cards, hard drive interfaces. Perry: do you ever feel like chucking the CV joystick/numberpad controllers against a brick wall? :) rich-c: hello daughter, do you get your mother's email about the patterns? Chickpea: hello pamela Pamela: Hey Princess, where's the birthday prince? Pamela: yes Dad Aaahnuld: Right slot: large memory expanders (128K, 256K, 512K, 1 MB, 2 MB, 4 MB). Princess: his brother took him out for a drink james: lol, for sure, perry Chickpea: awwwwwwww brotherly love Aaahnuld: Try a Super-Action Controller...they are very nice. Pamela: well when he gets back please give him a big birthday kiss for me Perry: good to see i'm not the only one :) rich-c: no, because I use the old Amiga joysticks (from before the computer days) Princess: sure Pamela: thank you james: your best bet77
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: and Dad, happy anniversry james: adcs adsxxxbb
changed username to Ron Pamela: hallo Ron Aaahnuld: Anniversary?? Ron: Yo Perry: is there a USENET newsgroup for the ADAM? james: secvbbc.m Pamela: 48 james: hey ron! i owe you money rich-c: yes, Rich, 48 years today Aaahnuld: No, there never was a comp.sys.coleco-adam. Princess: oh shoot.....mom reminded me and everything.....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Judy: hi, Ron Aaahnuld: Congrats Richard and Francis! james: congrats! Ron: Did you get the parcel James? rich-c: hi Ron, we have another Canadian here - Perry, from Winnipeg Pamela: FrancEs james: yes, it was waiting for me at my parents' place in ottawa Aaahnuld: I can never remember. Judy: happy anniversary, Rich Ron: Hi Perry Perry: how about a spam free mailing list? Pamela: is for a man, es for a woman Ron: Hi Judy Aaahnuld: My Great-Grampa Drushel was a Francis. Aaahnuld: But I think on my Grandma D's side is a female Francis. Perry: hi Ron :) Pamela: yes, my mothers father was Francis too, hence the name Aaahnuld: Guess they were ignorant :-) rich-c: yes, Perry, so far the Adam mailing list is spam free BobS: look in the phone book Perry and see if you can find Gerry st Peter..........he ws into the adam Ron: I'm on Vancouver Island Pamela: btw, welcome Perry rich-c: Rich-D can sign you up here and now if you like, I believe BobS: think was in your town Aaahnuld: Next to be annexed by California under my reign, after Japan. BobS: ON AN ISLAND ????????? james: lol Perry: hi pamela :) is your last name Anderson? :) Aaahnuld: Yes, Perry, I have "God" access to the mailing list. james: well you can have japan if you like Pamela: nope - I'm Rich C's daughter Ron: yup - today a very rainy island Aaahnuld: (whistles) but she's still hot!!!! rich-c: no, Gerry St. Peter was in Calgary - that's two provinces away from Winnipeg, Bob james: it can't be much better managed than california Princess: LOL Perry: :) Pamela: thanks Dr. D Chickpea: princess did u tel pam bout the new story book? james: kneel and scrape before him Aaahnuld: Perry, if you send me E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the E-mail address you want to use, I will sign you up. Ron: Anybody know of a way of turning oak leaves into $10. bills? Princess: nope james: @ron, yes Pamela: sorry, Ron james: but it'll cost you Chickpea: pam i got a new book for you Aaahnuld: Call them herbal Viagra? Ron: um..... Perry: how many of you ADAM'ers have two tape drives instead of one inside the machine? james: $10 per leaf Ron: :( james: heh heh Ron: thanks James Chickpea: what do u think about the princess and the chickpea??? james: wait ron, there is Pamela: what book is that Chickpea? BobS: ALL rich-c: I have two drives in most of my machines james: it's called "e-bay" Pamela: I think you'll get squashed! BobS: James........ADA's House only has used coleco drives for $100 us so far as I can see Chickpea: hey Princess: and just WHAT are you trying to say Pamela? Princess: :-) Chickpea: i thought it was cute and that's the mane thing Pamela: very cute, Rie Aaahnuld: Red hair...mane...haha Princess: hehehehe Chickpea: not really if u think of it james: ndrdrbgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggt Chickpea: sure the princess part is james: bdbdcbge64evfffffffffd54a Pamela: hi Case james: 33333333333333 james: sec BobS: CASE get off the keybaord rich-c: hello Case james: h e push Chickpea: but haveu really ever looked at a chiclpea????? there ugly like really ugly james: es me away now if i try to type Chickpea: i think rin is trying to say somehting Pamela: she never lacks for a comment Rie Princess: chickpea sounds cute Pamela: that's my Rin for you james: $100 is a little steep given my new financial obligations Aaahnuld: Is Rin sensitive enough to feel a chickpea under 20 matresses... Chickpea: sounds cute but there rally ugly little things james: @bob, is it possible just to get the chimp? i could probably do the mod myself with decent documentation Aaahnuld: And Swee'Pea is copyright King Features Syndicate :-) Princess: @ Rich......I'm not even gonna touch that rich-c: get Bob to sell you one of his rebuilt drives - he does not charge $100 Pamela: we don't have to look at it Rie Aaahnuld: Well, that's the story of the real Princess and the Pea. Pamela: she only thinks she's royalty BobS: Fowler used to have the kit to change everything over, but i don't see it yet Chickpea: lol Chickpea: i knoe htat Princess: :-( Princess: hehehe Pamela: we're trying not to disillusion her Pamela: so shh, don't tell her Perry: is it possible to use assembly language on the ADAM to create CV cartridge games? rich-c: well I don't think he made it; he bought it out from someone long gone Ron: Only one I know is the Owl and the Pusseycat - went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat Aaahnuld: The Walrus and the Carpenter... Chickpea: ur mean james: ah, perry, i or dan would be the people to talk to for that. :D james: we've been doing game development in C Ron: you need to talk to Daniel, Perry Ron: and James. rich-c: yes, Perry, in fact if Daniel Bienvenue comes on later you can ask him how he does it Pamela: who me? (Pamela attempts to look innocent) Ron: They know what they're doing rich-c: he has a number for sale, I believe james: i've got a tutorial that was used at the con that will get you started Chickpea: yep Aaahnuld: We got a kid's book with a PC version of the Princess and the Pea in it. james: can you speak c? Aaahnuld: It was fascinating and revolting at the same time. Ron: stdio.hand all that Pamela: btw, does anyone know the baseball score? james: like a car crash - don't wanna stare but you can't look away Perry: thanks :) Ron: team that's ahead is the one with the most runs Pamela: thank you for that bit of trivia Ron Ron: ur wlcme james: @ perry, if you get tired of the deadweight that's known as the smartwriter printer, there's a mod with details on my web page for using a standard pc power supply Aaahnuld: It had the King and Queen secretly telling the reader that it didn't matter whether or not the girl could feel the pea, because the Prince (named Dudley!) had True Love for her. Perry: where can I get a hold of Atari's Pac Man for CV (i know, never released) rich-c: hey james, in your area, is BAR going to run Jacques V. or Takura Sato Sunday? james: and i think bob has done it a number of times for quite a few people Princess: awwwwww james: @perry - i have it james: BAR? Aaahnuld: But the authors did condescend to let her feel it and have a backache in the morning. Chickpea: beer Perry: james....really? Aaahnuld: The ROM image is around. rich-c: the team Jacques drove for - the contract wasnt renewed Aaahnuld: No physical cartridges for sale anywhere that I know of. Perry: i bid on one on eBay two years ago but the price went shooting up sky high james: yup George: i'm not well. i have to leave Aaahnuld: Nothing to stop you from burning your own ROMs and sticking them into an old Donkey Kong shell. Ron: Perry were you ever part of a club in Winnipeg? rich-c: pity, George. maybe you'll be better Saturday Pamela: but George, you just got here Aaahnuld: Feel better, George. George: nite all Ron: an ADAM club I mean? james: bye george Perry: ron, nope Pamela: nite George Ron: did you know Paul Elshoff?
George left chat session Perry: aronold: heh, i have no way to burn 'em into ROMs (plus I'd probably use a Space Panic shell instead of DK james: hey pam, have i got a picture for you - what's your e-mail addy again? Ron: there was a highly active ADAM user group in Winnipeg right up to 1995 james: @perry, i could send you a bootable adam tape with the cartridge on it Pamela: I'll send an email to you James. Perry: i know no Paul Pamela: brb james: ok. it's email@example.com Ron: ok. just wondered rich-c: oh Pam, did you have any problem getting on Tamco tonight? Perry: james, how much (cost) ? Chickpea: noooooooo pam don't goo Aaahnuld: I think she is seeing Russell off to work? Princess: prolly Pamela: nope, just emailing James Pamela: should be coming thru now James Aaahnuld: Wrong guess :-( rich-c: oops - didn't see her brb - you're likely right Pamela: send it to work - better viewer Pamela: Yes Dad, it took me almost half an hour to get on - lotsa busy signals rich-c: I've sent a heads-up to John noting my displeasure - I'll tell him you ditto it Chickpea: i think princess dies BobS: ahso........your cheapo ISP is not so good today???? Perry: did anybody else here think that Space Panic sucked? :)
(BobS groans loudly)
(BobS winks) Princess: just napping while sitting Ron: I was only an average oponent Princess: i don't have much to say Chickpea: lol don't fall off the chair rich-c: don't know why, Bob, but this week I've had trouble a couple of time - took almost 12 minutes to get on BobS: yes ANY SpacePanic I have seen anywhere Chickpea: i noticed Pamela: it's usually fine Bob - however I do notice a marked trend to get busy signals after 9:00 on Wednesdays Ron: not a stimulating oponent like son Jeff BobS: now tha SUCKS Pamela: Rin, WAKE UP BobS: chew them OUT BobS: hmmmmmm Aaahnuld: Perry, you should now be subscribed to firstname.lastname@example.org BobS: too many ADAM people hitting the phones????? Pamela: maybe Bob Aaahnuld: You should get a confirmation E-mail to the address you told me to use. Perry: no offense to the Space Panic programmer should he/she be in here right now james: reply is on its way, pam Pamela: James, did you get my email? Pamela: okay rich-c: actually, Bob, what's going on is that all his customers are converting to DSL Ron: wasn't any of us Perry james: oh yeah! i'm *finally* getting dsl Chickpea: rin u should see jas rich-c: and he can't afford to sustqain the big block of incoming dialup lines Ron: progress James Princess: why? Perry: thanks aaahnuld Pamela: what's he doing Rie? james: yup. getting 12megabit connection on jan 23rd. i can hardly wait Chickpea: b/c he has his exam tomorrow Chickpea: he's soooooo nerviouse
Aaahnuld changed username to Dr.D. Perry: :) Ron: whoa......... tin can and super-string james: ok pam, you should have that pic Princess: oh right Chickpea: at 5 pm at the U james: i'm less than 1km from where the access point will be Dr.D.: Tired of being that steroid-pumping action figure. Ron: (ron falls asleep in the recliner upstairs) Princess: cool...wish him luck for me Pamela: you're prettier anyway Rich Dr.D.: (blush) Chickpea: ohh i will james: lol rich-c: unfortunately Ma Bell is still too greedy with her DSL pricing for my tastes Perry: long live Coleco! ;) Dr.D.: I'll bet you say that to all the guys!!! Pamela: what exam Rie? Princess: hehehe Chickpea: he's ready for it but like he said he has not wreiten an exam since hte U Dr.D.: Speaking of Coleco.... james: pam, did you get the pic? Chickpea: for one if his licenses for work Dr.D.: Today I found a website that deals in stock certificates (old). Dr.D.: They had a genuine 1984 Coleco certificate, a real beauty...but I don't have $169.00 for it. Dr.D.: Or at least can't justify it right now. Dr.D.: It would be a great item to frame and hang around my radio shack, though. rich-c: bet that's a great deal more than it ever sold for on the NYSE Ron: (zzzzzz) Dr.D.: Fancy engraving, color, everything. james: @dr. d, where would this be? is there a pic?
(Princess gives Ron a can of Diet Coke.) Dr.D.: RROOOOOOONNNNNNN!!!!! WWWWWAAAAAAKKKKKKEEEEE UUUUUPPPPP!!!!!!! Ron: huh? Ron: oh right Dr.D.: I bookmarked the site at work, don't remember it offhand. james: heh, the old man was snoozing james: i suppose i could google it Pamela: James, I got it - he's sooooo cute! Dr.D.: Ahh, now I remember: http://www.bob.com/ Dr.D.: A "scripophily" dealer. Dr.D.: Search the site for COLECO Princess: www.beep-ti-ri-beep-beep.com Princess: :-) Chickpea: rin what is htat? Princess: LOLOLOLOLOL Princess: something i was told once Princess: just for fun Perry: i'll be back later, nice chatting :) james: @pam, you like it? :D Pamela: you're making that up Rin rich-c: good having you, Perry - make it soon Ron: keep in touch Perry Pamela: Bye Perry - come back soon Princess: i know james: bye perry Princess: :-) Ron: we're not as crazy as we seem
moved to room Meeting Place james: give me an e-mail if you want anything, i'll be happy to set you up
changed username to Meeka
Dr.D. left chat session rich-c: hi Meeka Pamela: OMG James he's so darling - and you can see the mischief in his eyes Pamela: Hi Meeka Meeka: Hello Pamela: i'll say it again - you two do good work
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changed username to Dr.D. Pamela: if the next one is half as cute, you'll be swarmed everywhere rich-c: nite Rie Dr.D.: Bugger chat window that grabs focus... james: oh yeah, he's quite the character Pamela: you're leaving Rie? Chickpea: pma i have to send that e-mail for my uncle mark this week i hope Meeka: tired Pamela: : ( Princess: nitey nite Marie james: yeah, dr. d, that's an annoying "feature" isn't it? Pamela: you know what to do babe Chickpea: sleepy BobS: MEEKA Ron: there's a fix for that Meeka..... Dr.D.: Sleep is good... Pamela: tell Jase good luck for me Chickpea: ohhh i will Dr.D.: I'll have to go soon to get some, too. Meeka: what dad? Ron: place the body in a reclining position, and close eyes Chickpea: so i'll send it too you this week Chickpea: (hugs and kisses) back Ron: comes from the "take my advice, I'm not using it dept" Chickpea: byr uncle richard rich-c: nite Rie\ Chickpea: nite Chickpea: bye everyone Pamela: nite sweetie Chickpea: nite Ron: nite Chickpea.... go straight home Princess: bye Chickpea: bye my beautiful plaid princess BobS: working fulltime again eh???? Chickpea: lol Dr.D.: Plaid? Princess: LMAO Chickpea: i don't have far to go Pamela: plaid? PLAID?? you didn't say anything about plaid! Ron: oh Chickpea: long story from when we were kids Chickpea: lmfao Meeka: ya, Suzanne's dad died so she had to go back out there agina this week Chickpea: did u hear that rin "kids" Princess: by Chickus of the pea Chickpea: were old now hun Chickpea: bye bye james: lol. i just gave case an arrowroot cookie and opened my mouth implying he should share it Chickpea: nite all james: he closed my mouth while shaking his head no Ron: believe I should switch identities and become a cleric BobS: well at lest she should be back next week Ron: or a magic user Dr.D.: Visualize Whorled Peas. Meeka: yup!
Chickpea left chat session Ron: this warrior stuff isn't me Pamela: isn't that hummus? rich-c: sounds like the kid catches on quick! Dr.D.: A tonsure wouldn't become you, Ron. james: he has no trouble sharing *my* food, mind you Ron: will have to look that up Pamela: sounds like a typical two, James james: it's funny how he shakes his head no Ron: good place to start james Dr.D.: (shaved head, Ron) james: lol Dr.D.: (monk's pate) Pamela: so how long is Suzanne gone for this time, Meeka? Ron: the image conjures up much laughter and mirth Meeka: till Saturday Ron: rolly polly bald headed tonsure james: he's not as bad as the government. i'd say he only takes 10% off whatever's on my plate Pamela: and are you back to p/t on Monday? Ron: with a great sense of humour and no money Dr.D.: Friar Ron, First Church of the Island. Meeka: yes!! Pamela: yay Ron: Peace, my son! rich-c: that should be more comfortable Dr.D.: Beati pauperes coleco Ron: lets hear it for celibacy Pamela: why? Princess: hmmmm Ron: it's less complicated james: ron, fraid i wouldn't be cheering too loudly for that :P Pamela: Father ADAM? Princess: true Dr.D.: Ron has enough Holy Relics in his catacombs... Ron: don't expect now James.... but give yourself another 40 years Dr.D.: A piece of the True ADAM. Pamela: the ONE true ADAM? Ron: :) Ron: Good Lord! Dr.D.: The Holy ADAM of Joseph of Arimathea. Pamela: hmm, I think I'm beginning to see the light . . . Dr.D.: He left it in Castle Aaaarrrrrrrghghghhhhh..... Pamela: oh wait, that's the lamp reflecting off the corner I cleaned Ron: I just told mother that nobody here is playing with a full deck Pamela: truer words . . . Ron: poor mother Ron: she has the flu Dr.D.: I like not having a full deck, less surface area to swab. Ron: I'm chef cook and bottle washer Dr.D.: Feel better Ron's Mother. Pamela: chicken soup for Mom Pamela: Merry Maid for Ron Ron: Ron's Mother says "I'll drink to that" Pamela: slainte! Ron: so far I haven't poisoned anyone here rich-c: Dr. D., are you seeing a huge increase in pings against your computers lately? Dr.D.: Ron, you must post a photo of you in your French Maid outfit :-) Dr.D.: Pings, no. Dr.D.: But I don't have a real-time firewall. Ron: you don't want to see that Dr. D. Nobody want's to see that james: i'm not sure we'd want that Ron: right James rich-c: I started tonight with 565 earlier today and now have 804 - just since 9 p.m. james: i think that qualifies as "cruel and unusual punishment", no? Dr.D.: Scanners are abuzz. Meeka: ok, I have to go let the dog out Ron: Mind you, if Dr. D. can appear in various forms on the net Pamela: je n'ai pas de comment Meeka: talk to you all later james: we scared meeka Pamela: hi and bye Meeks Ron: Be Well Meeka Judy: bye Meeka Dr.D.: All for good causes I assure you. james: or maybe scarred would be more appropriate :D rich-c: I assume it's computers infested with the new worm probing for computers to take over Judy: talk to you soon Ron: yes...... so I understand Dr.D.: Just got the E-mail yesterday about participating in Ugly Professor Contest 2003.
Meeka left chat session james: nice to feel loved, eh dr. d Ron: oh oh...... another role to play Dr.D.: I have to think of something even uglier than before. james: go as ron! :P Dr.D.: Hey, I'm effective at raising money for charities with it. Pamela: speaking of which Rich, I couldn't get on to see your gong show pictures james: sorry ron, he left me wide open ;) Dr.D.: I'm thinking of a Locutus of Borg look. rich-c: hey, if it works, go for it, Rich Dr.D.: Lots of wires and gizmos wrapped all around. Ron: exactly...... james: i'll stop being nasty now :D Dr.D.: Couldn't? Pamela: we'll send you Russell's portable traction kit - very effective for Borgification : ) Dr.D.: Was drushel.cwru.edu down? Ron: resistance = futile Pamela: dunno, I've tried a couple of times and couldn't even get the home page Dr.D.: I did use it pretty heavy for some video work earlier in the week, that might have made it not respond to http requests. Dr.D.: Hmmm. Dr.D.: http://drushel.cwru.edu/films/gong_show/ Dr.D.: Trying it now... Ron: that's a hoot Ron: meanwhile.... Dr.D.: Loading okay for me right now. Dr.D.: Give it a whirl (it is large, be warned). Ron: I am still trying to get my head around the concept of Governor Schwarzenneger Pamela: I'll try again tomorrow and see Pamela: from work with my faster connection Pamela: I rewrote it down to ensure it's right rich-c: don't try, Ron - it isnt worth it Ron: oh ok Dr.D.: We did have some network outages on campus from 5:30-8:30 AM today. james: that coleco stock certificate is nice rich-c: and anyway it's their headache, not yours (be thankful) james: don't think it was ever worth $169 in active trading though! Dr.D.: Isn't it a beauty, James? Ron: yeah I suppose so Dr.D.: If it were $50, I would buy it right now. Dr.D.: But not at $169. james: yeah, $169 is kinda pricy Pamela: and what would you do with it? Princess: @ uncle Richard, mom wants to know which hospital Dr.D.: Frame it. james: even with the canadian dollar and yen at new highs Dr.D.: Part of my ADAM collection. Pamela: ah, a dust collector Pamela: Joan will love you Dr.D.: Display it next to my ADAM Gallery of Honour certificate. rich-c: the Orthrotic and Arthritic division of Sunnybrook - it's downtown on Wellesley near Yonge Ron: would be a good item for the next ADAM memory contest Dr.D.: Hey, if she can spend bux on Davey Jones and Sir Paul, I can buy ADAM stuff :-) Princess: thanks Pamela: Wellesly and what Dad? james: brb. someone bumped his head and is still being fussy rich-c: south side east of Yonge, Pam Pamela: aw, poor someone Pamela: how east? rich-c: half block from the subway station, other side rich-c: getting over towards Church Pamela: what did it used to be? rich-c: I don't know - I never did travel that part of the city much Pamela: hmm - will have to scope it out soon Pamela: btw, what time is your appt on the 22nd, and is it there? Ron: brb - Diet Coke time rich-c: may have been a standalone hospital till Harris and his gang screwed things up rich-c: it's 10 a.m. and the doctor's office is in Sunnybrook on Bayview Pamela: shoot - I was hoping you could come down and meet me for lunch
(rich-c gives Ron a can of Diet Coke.) Pamela: oh well, another time Dr.D.: Sleepy time for me...I need to sign off for tonight, boys and girls. Dr.D.: When did Perry bow out? I missed him. Princess: nite nite Rich BobS: be good dr d rich-c: well, you may be able to come over to the hospital at lunch or after work Dr.D.: Nite Rin, let me know how things are going. Pamela: get some rest Rich, you certainly don't get it often enough Princess: i'm heading out too Judy: nite, Dr D Dr.D.: No midnight chats tonight, Pam :-) rich-c: take it e3asy, Dr. D. - see you Dr.D.: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1- Pamela: next time Rich Pamela: g'nite Dr.D.: <poof!> rich-c: nite, Erin Judy: night Erin
Dr.D. left chat session Pamela: Rin, you're leavingtoo? Princess: nite Uncle Richard Princess: nite Judy Princess: yeah, I'm sleepy Pamela: nite sweetie Pamela: okay Princess: it's been eventful the past couple days rich-c: yes, looks like everyone needs their shut-eye tonight rich-c: I sympathize Princess: nite ....'till next week rich-c: the surgeon offered me an earlier appointment - Oct. 31 Princess: ciao for now Pamela: will call soon james: i'm afraid i have to bid you all adieu now james: time for my other job rich-c: but it would mean an 8 a.m. paperwork meeting, up at 6 a.m. - I declined
Princess left chat session Pamela: nite James rich-c: nite james Judy: bye James Pamela: hugs for Case BobS: NOT on halloween !!!!!!!!!!ll Pamela: thanks for the pic BobS: nite james rich-c: Halloween isnt a big deal here, Bob - our Jewish neighbours don't participate Pamela: what time is the surgery Dad? BobS: ok then you 'could'ave done it 'cept for he early time rich-c: I have no idea but believe they prefer to do it in the morning - early Ron: (guzzle) Pamela: on the other hand, Halloween in my neighborhood is a big deal rich-c: we will have a fwe groups of kids but not all of that many Ron: So James, send me money whenever you're able. Pamela: and are they keeping you overnight(s)? Ron: $20 ought to do it rich-c: I gather recovery time in hospital can range from four days to a couple of weeks BobS: how many YEN Ronald? ????? Ron: I do not know...... what's a yen.... buck and a quarter? BobS: us or ca ?????? BobS: or yenlike.....or dabloons Ron: could be either so far as I know rich-c: soon it won't make any difference, Bob - our dollar is up already 18% this year Ron: Did you ever run a balance sheet, Bob, for our little party out here? Pamela: nice thing is Dad, you'll be nice and close to the office for visits james: ok, i'll get the money to you as soon as i can Ron: that will do just fine James james: $1.20 canadian for 100 yen james: $1 u.s. buys about 110 yen james: and with that, *poof* Ron: ah....and he oughta know rich-c: well, might be tight at lunch time, but OK after work since the subway is nearby Pamela: nite James james: bye all Ron: Nite James Pamela: heck, I can walk there in less than ten minutes BobS: yup used $100 out of the ANn money this year.....not bad!!!!! and do YOU need more ??????
james left chat session Pamela: WTG Papa - good location BobS: I was happy it got that close.......smaller numbers man greataer pricing Ron: Nope. I'm ok. Sold the last T-shirt to James, so I'll get that from him, and we'll be square rich-c: reckon when I can buy $3K US for $4K Cdn I'll replensih the US$ pot BobS: been looking into priving in El Paso and it looks good for the smae pricing for nexct year BobS: when it gets high Richar BUY and put it into your us $$$$ account Pamela: coulda done that yesterday dad - the C$ closed at .7510 rich-c: that's the interbank rate, Pam - I mean when I can do it after paying retail BobS: stupid thing I did Ron.......should have turned in the ca money at the hotel on the bill.....could not find ANY place to turn it over when we hit the border or in Seattle rich-c: I likely need a nominal rate of .765 or so to get an effective .75 Ron: oh oh. BobS: finally had to change banks here because the one we had ticked me off about conjverting the $$$$$ Ron: boy..... didn't realize it was such an issue BobS: woudl have come out a little better probably by just paying the hotel in ca dollars rich-c: should have sent it to one of us to convert, Bob - we'd be happy to do it BobS: neither did we Judy: didnn BobS: I got agood rate, but prolly lost some in the transition Ron: would imagine BobS: best rate is on charge card rate Ron: By the way...... re the meeting room BobS: even after they stick ya with the 1 or 2 % conversion fee BobS: ya Judy: he didn't want to send the cash in the mail rich-c: if the credit card rate looks good by comparison, you really got screwed by the bank Ron: Seems like if you want to rent a meeting room in these parts, you have to pay extra if you want it 24 hrs per day Pamela: in El Paso? Ron: And Dale told me afterrwards, he had to do that for 12 Ron: Seems like nobody but us would want to tie up their room for a solid four days BobS: PAM you gotta come to El Paso !!!!!! Pamela: we're going to do our best Bob Ron: Think I'm going to get myself a passport BobS: like what are they going to do with the room AFTER hours??????? Ron: Oh..... they expected us to clear it BobS: think that makes it any easier to go back and forth?????? Judy: start saving your pennies, you need to come this year rich-c: may just want to have it clear for the cleaning staff Ron: I didn't make it clear BobS: we had np trouble, just a long wait to get to the customs guy Pamela: we don't have any pennies, haven't you heard? : ) Pamela: that's why no trip this year Pamela: it was either Kimberly's wedding or BC Ron: I'll send you a bag of oak leaves Pamela rich-c: just play Super 7 this week, Pam - it's 30 mil BobS: and you chose the WRONG one Pam Pamela: I'll tell K you said that Bob Judy: that is why you have to start saving them now then you will have them next year BobS: ok Ron: think Kimberly would have a different take on that rich-c: oooh, now you're in trouble, Robert! Pamela: Ron if I thought that would help I'd take your whole tree Ron: there's 2 trees BobS: naw Ron: both 75 feet high Pamela: well, I gotta leave one for you Ron: oh right Pamela: but I appreciate your willingness to share the wealth : ) rich-c: yeah, sell them to the Californians - if they'll buy Ahh-nold they'll buy anything Pamela: just tell them it's Canadian money Ron: now there's a thought.... I could pitch them to Gov Schwarzzeqljwklfowe rich-c: btw, Ron, did the news make it over the mountains that we got a new government? Ron: or the Schreiber broad Ron: Not nice, I know rich-c: that's Shriver as in Kennedy, Ron Pamela: Shriver - of the Kennedy Shrivers Ron: right..... think I knew that, but can't spell Ron: anyway.... no..... I lost track of the news from the east, forgive me Ron: who won? Pamela: note to self: get Ron keyboard that can spell Ron: noted rich-c: we got rid of the Tories, now we have the Grits Pamela: the Liberals Ron: McGinty Pamela: At least one member of our extended family is happy rich-c: took down 14 cabinet ministers, cut the Tories back almost 60% Pamela: oh by the way Dad did I tell you Erin called the night of the election? Ron: sounds like BC politics rich-c: no, though I guess she was elated Pamela: yes - shrieking in my ear rich-c: yes, but here they needed it worse but got off easier rich-c: still, the Liberals exactly doubled their number of seats Pamela: she said "oh, and tell Uncle Richard I said Hi" rich-c: well, she knows that I was hoping for a better showing from the NDP Pamela: it was cute - she sounded so smug Ron: I know Rin was pumped when she left the chat last week rich-c: since she's already had a bit of a bruising, one would think she'd be more sceptical Pamela: well, she worked hard for her candidate - she deserved to celebrate Ron: yes indeed Pamela: yes but that was personal Dad rich-c: oh yes, no question about that - though how much hard work was needed was moot BobS: the bummer has to be when ya work so hard and then your candidate LOSES Pamela: she did a lot - canvassing, signs, lit drops, DRO rich-c: everyone knew the Liberals wre going to win, the only question was by how much rich-c: been there, done that - a lot - Bob Pamela: Dad was a very political animal when he was younger Bob BobS: RON...........how is the fire situation out there on the mainland???????? BobS: ahh Ron: pretty much under control now Bob, thanks. We've had a fair amount of rain over the past week BobS: ron............. BobS: ein...... rich-c: if the forecast in today's paper was right, they're now more worried about floods there Ron: But now the insurance adjustors are trying to sort it all out BobS: tha is GOOD, lost a lot of trees mon Ron: and there are horror stories about how that is being handled Ron: it's a mess in Kelowna Ron: yes.... fer sure. The trees took a BIG hit rich-c: yeah, what's with these people wanting their insurers to actually pay their losses, anyway? Pamela: shocking I tell you Ron: right Ron: imagine that BobS: but a LOT of them had non isnurance BobS: no insurance BobS: go to tgo kids........I want ya to be good and stay off the roads on the way home Ron: yes, I would expect, and that could be a problem too. But I heard a horror tale about one insurer trying to get out of paying anything because it was an act of God BobS: K ??????? BobS: shees Ron: Now the Insurance Industry has bought TV time to tell us how good they are Judy: it is that time again, so night all, and happy thanksgiving to you all Ron: and how hard they are working BobS: ya right Pamela: check your policy Bob - alot of policies don't cover acts of God Pamela: Thanks Judy Ron: that's right BobS: hope it covers us !!!! rich-c: thanks, Judy and Bob - you two take care, see you next week Pamela: check it Ron: be well all BobS: bye now......... BobS: ] Ron: sleep soundly Pamela: nite you two
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