james: hi Daniel B: hi
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changed username to rich-c rich-c: hi - just a minute, gentlemen james: hello rich-c: good morning, james
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changed username to Piss Tank Piss Tank: hi uncle richard rich-c: heavens, we seem to have someone new Piss Tank: it's Marie rich-c: really, Rin, don't you think you could find a more seemly handle? rich-c: oh - well, Marie, then
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changed username to Princess rich-c: hello Rin Princess: hi uncle Richard rich-c: Marie, change user name is under the edit menu james: lol rich-c: so james, ae you going to tell us about your warm sunny day in Japan and make us feel bad again? james: that would have been yesterday. was warm, sunny and about 20 degrees. not today though rich-c: I got up to 1 degree this a.m. and was not at all amused rich-c: one day this week we mikght see 16 - or we might not rich-c: they're even talking possible snowflurries overnight james: we've been as low as 2 james: no sign of snow yet but i have this nagging feeling we're in for a longer than usual winter this year rich-c: that is highly unusual for you anytime in the year, isnt it? rich-c: I though you were far enough south that snow was a serious rarity james: well if you call the accumulated 50 feet we got last year a "serious rarity" than sure :P james: i could give you my lattitude. sec. rich-c: 50 feet? that's in the Muskoka or Newfoundland league james: the problem is not latitutde but altitude. we're a good 400m above sea level rich-c: I don't think we see 50 inches in a typical winter
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changed username to George rich-c: hello George james: i'm living in the second coldest part of japan outside of hokkaido apparently Daniel B: I'm back George: Hi Everyone rich-c: like, you're in a valley with some fairly high peaks around? Daniel B: hello! rich-c: welcome back, Daniel james: yes, exactly james: an hour from here are two towns, both at sea level. they get almost no snow
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changed username to BobS james: well, a lot less than we do anyway Daniel B: I talked with james with Yahoo messenger because nobody was online here. George: am I welcome? rich-c: that makes it easier to figure, since it usually takes at least 2000 meters to generate serious snow BobS: howdy mates Daniel B: hello George! rich-c: hello Bob, how goes it? james: we'll get non-stop precipation and accumulate 50-70cm sometimes over a two or 3 day period BobS: somebodyis "tank"ed ????????? rich-c: George, everyone is always welcome if they want to keep it reassonable BobS: mite cold, but otherwise good Princess: hi Bob George: Hi Daniel,Bob BobS: HI ALL BobS: 'rin me dear......... rich-c: somewhat like what goes on in the Seattle-Tacoma region james: i don't think your joints would take to kindly to our house in the winter, rich Daniel B: Before it's too late to talk about it, I want to tell you that I have done a new tool to convert pictures for the ColecoVision. James tested it (a few minutes ago). rich-c: you're likely right, james, but that will be dealt with a week Monday BobS: they GOT the rain there......think had about 5-7" out there BobS: should put out the fires in BC if it went that far north rich-c: hey, that's terrific, Daniel George: i feel very weak Princess: where' Princess: s Dr. D Princess: where's Pam? james: -5 isn't too bad when you're outside, but the temperature *inside* our house can get as low as 2 or 3 degrees BobS: B.C. east of Vancouver Rin rich-c: don't know, maybe he'll come on, maybe he won't Princess: huh? rich-c: Pam usually likes to watch West Wing and come on at 10 p.m. BobS: so Daniel.....Xplain this new converter thing George: everyone says I don't look good Daniel B: I think my tool can do a better result rich-c: well live with it, George rich-c: we all have our troubles rich-c: after all, Bob had to have his heart stopped and restarted a few weeks ago Daniel B: I supposed that you used BMP2PP George: bye
George left chat session BobS: what is progtram going to convert from and convert to ?????? Daniel B: bye George! .... BobS: YES have used it dir Daniel B: My tool convert pictures rich-c: guess George wants moe sympathy than we have in stock tonight Daniel B: into a colecovision valid bitmap screen 256x192 Daniel B: You can do ordered dithering and error-diffusion too james: @bob, the results are a big improvement over previous utilities Daniel B: you can load pictures, use the clipboard, and save the result into a 40K PowerPaint file rich-c: I have got to find out how to get my copy of the emulator working Daniel B: The secret of my tool is another way to select and use colors BobS: I am LIKING this idea !!!!!! james: @rich c, what is wrong with george, if it's any of my business? BobS: and so HOW we gonna get this program Daniel ????? james: it works really well, bob BobS: you got it posted ?????? james: i've already got it Daniel B: I have just finished it today james: nya nya nya nya nya nya :D Daniel B: James have it rich-c: oh, he is in poor health, in hospital, stroke maybe, but hard to tell BobS: enought of that son !!!!! BobS: ok james.......email to: firstname.lastname@example.org james: wow, i must say i prefer being called "son" than "pops" which is what my students call me
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(BobS laughs heartily) james: we were making sure it works on foreign language versions of windows rich-c: anyway he bugs Dr.D. with TMI about his symptoms, discomfirts, etc. Daniel B: Can I send it to the adamcon mailing list? BobS: ahso !!!!! james: yeah, but he's talking and communicative right? most people can't say that after a stroke rich-c: oh, strokes can take many forms - he also has a bad case of Crohn's disease james: i'm not familiar with that malady. let me google it rich-c: you'll find it's pretty nasty and horribly uncomfortable BobS: how big is the file Daniel??????? Daniel B: In a zip archive... about 25K Daniel B: It's a windows application writed in VB5 Daniel B: So it's slower than BMP2PP but the result... wow! BobS: PKZIP file, right ?????? rich-c: I would say offer it to the list, Daniel - some people get upset with attachments james: @dan - the result is well worth the wait james: @rich, indeed BobS: offer it AND ask for reply to get it direct email from you james: @bob, if you're running an athlon 1700+ you won't have too much of a wait ;)
changed username to GreaseMonkey BobS: how about a P166 ????? james: ouch rich-c: I'm the one with the Athlon james: i'd say start the dither, get a cup of coffee and it should be done when you get back Daniel B: Ok, I'm in the mailing list web page.... I'm looking for the right e-mail... rich-c: hello and welcome, Grease Monkey GreaseMonkey: Hi BobS: 25k don"t take long james: want me to send it to him, dan? rich-c: are you anyone we know, or just someone we'd like to know? james: you have an athlon too, rich? Daniel B: I will send it to him at the same time :) GreaseMonkey: Just come in from working on my car. GreaseMonkey: Hadda fix a loose tailpipe. rich-c: yes, I run an Athlon XP1600 BobS: so ????? we still don't know who ya'll am james: done BobS: and who is "pisstank" ???? james: you should have it about 30 seconds ago rich-c: that's Marie GreaseMonkey: Found a Coleco ADAM under the hood. GreaseMonkey: Figured I'd come here to find out more about it.
GreaseMonkey changed username to Dr.D. BobS: MARIE !?!?!?!?\ james: well you've come to the right place BobS: for shame on ya Dr.D.: Who really has been working on the car all evening. james: that's what rich said, bob james: aww.. how cute. case is asleep on my back. too bad pam isn't here Princess: hi Rich Dr.D.: Hi Yo' Majesty! rich-c: why, you planning to set up a web cam, james? james: it's already set up rich-c: hey Rich, can this chat be modified to support pictures? Dr.D.: How are things in the realm of Ontario politics, Rin? Dr.D.: I don't think so, Richard. james: oh, i probably bragged already about the high speed access i'm getting, right? james: i'll probably be getting a static ip too and mounting my own servers Dr.D.: I've never seen live photos coupled with real-time chat. james: they have a business package as well Princess: well tomorrow our new gov't is sworn in and we find out who gets what ministry rich-c: no you didn't, though I do believe there was some idea a few months ago
moved to room Meeting Place james: ok, well on jan 23rd i'll be getting 12mbps access
changed username to Judy rich-c: hi Judy Dr.D.: Who's the NDP candidate for Ministry of Silly Walks? james: which compared to 64k is uhmm.. incomparably fast Judy: Hi, Rich Dr.D.: Hello Judy. Judy: hi, Dr D james: will people still be here in 1/2 an hour? Princess: hi Judy BobS: ya sure mon rich-c: we usually fold up about 11 p.m. local, it's nopw 9.30 Judy: hi, Erin Dr.D.: So do you still have good chances for a job in Toronto, Rin?
(BobS reboots Piss Tank's computer remotely.) james: perfect. case is asleep and i'm not one to waste an opportunity to join him. woke up exhausted this morning Dr.D.: And you were to have some VIP dinner this week, right? Princess: i've been organizing and working the magic..... Princess: and yes rich-c: I sympathize, I had to get up early (for me) too Princess: it went super-fantastically well Dr.D.: Super! Princess: my potential employer sat right next to me Dr.D.: I hope the Halls of Government come calling for you. Judy: we got up early this morning, also james: ok. see you all shortly. rich-c: see you later, james Dr.D.: And not to be on the cleaning staff, either :-) Princess: :-) rich-c: for me, 7.30 is early - and that's before sun-up these days Dr.D.: Try 5:00 AM as early, Richard... BobS: hit it at 6am today BobS: bummer dude Dr.D.: Daily grink here at Starbase Cleveland. Dr.D.: grind, rather. Princess: fingers still crossed...might some info tomorrow....but it's the waiting and seeing game right now Judy: 6:00 for us this morning rich-c: yes, but us old farts get spoiled, you know Judy: you are lucky to not have to get up early, Rich rich-c: when the battery gets older it takes longer to recharge Dr.D.: What is age but slow decomposition, right....and we know what that smells like :-) Daniel B: be right back....
Daniel B left chat session BobS: YIKES, stinky............ Dr.D.: Richard ought to be saving his strength for his upcoming appointment with the orthopaedists. Princess: 2 weeks eh? BobS: I am sure he is Dr d rich-c: yes, I was in for my pre-op paper-signing with the surgeon today BobS: and then over the winter in recouperation.........next spring .......A NEW MAN rich-c: and the main event is a week Monday Dr.D.: Bionic leg, that's for sure. Dr.D.: Be jumping straight to El Paso in one leap. rich-c: well, he says I'll have to wait six weeks before I can drive Dr.D.: Some interesting ColecoVision stuff in the news... Dr.D.: (or at least on TV) BobS: and this was?????? rich-c: but then that's what he told Joseph (back fence neighbour) who was behind the wheel in three Judy: the landing after that large of jump may be more than the new parts can stand for Dr.D.: Last night the girls were watching some cable show that does a retrospective on an entire year each night. Dr.D.: Last night was 1982, and there was a 10-minute spot on ColecoVision. rich-c: hey, neat Dr.D.: Lots of live screen shots of games. BobS: suppose they taped it, eh?????? Dr.D.: I recognized Donkey Kong Jr., Burger Time, Zaxxon. Dr.D.: Trying to think of others... rich-c: oh, there's lots of gamers still around rich-c: hey, I could demo at least 70 games off the carts I own Dr.D.: The premise of this show seems to be a bunch of smart-alecky people-of-that-age riffing on their reminiscences of the particular year's culture. Dr.D.: They were making jokes about the CV game controller looking like a portable phone.
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: more like a tv remote, actually Dr.D.: But they all concluded that the Atari 2600 "sucked" compared to CV.
changed username to Daniel B BobS: stick people on Atari Daniel B: Mission accomplished!!! rich-c: some things never change Daniel B: I send an e-mail to the mailing list with my new tool rich-c: yes, Daniel, I just received your email rich-c: or rather it's in my mailbox, I'll download it later4 Piss Tank: rin so what r ur plans tomorrow?? Princess: i work 1-7 Piss Tank: ohhh ok then Princess: getting up earlier to watch the swearing in at 11 Piss Tank: i have to be at work 12:30 as far as i know Dr.D.: Say Richard, what's in your recent E-mail about "gravely serious"? Daniel B: Bobs... you receive my e-mail too? Dr.D.: I don't do attachments in E-mail... Piss Tank: ohh yeah that's right Princess: it all happens tomorrow Piss Tank: i'll have to give u a call after u get home too see what happended rich-c: essentially, Rich, it's notification of a new and nastier type of trojan Judy: Bob did recieve your email, Daniel Dr.D.: That does what? Dr.D.: FORMAT /U C: Daniel B: hi Dr.D! rich-c: Seems to be able to evade Norton AV and Sygate firewall, and knock them out Dr.D.: Hi Daniel? Dr.D.: Oops, hi Daniel! Dr.D.: (wrong punctuation) Piss Tank: rin where's pam/ rich-c: more opens teh computer to remote control by the hacker - logs your keystrokes, like you bank password, for instance Dr.D.: "The more they fix up the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain"--Scotty, ST IV. Daniel B: I talked with james, rich and bobs about my new tool to convert pictures. Daniel B: ... to do more colecovision projects Princess: West Wing I gather Piss Tank: oic rich-c: anyway, Rich, I can send it to you as body text if you prefer Daniel B: the result is a better than bmp2pp... Piss Tank: well night all rich-c: I'm just reluctant to do much multitasking right now since the chat applet seems not to like it Daniel B: good night to you rich-c: goodnight Marie BobS: nite Marie Piss Tank: night uncle richard Piss Tank: night bob Piss Tank: night doodle bug Princess: nite chickpea Judy: night Marie Piss Tank: night judy
Piss Tank left chat session Princess: i think i'm heading out too Princess: have a great nite everyone Dr.D.: Oops, just got back here. BobS: well gees....somethink we said????? Dr.D.: Bye Princess. BobS: bye Rin Dr.D.: Lemme know if/when you want to talk any more. rich-c: night Rin
(Princess gives BobS a can of Diet Coke.) Judy: night Erin Daniel B: evrybody is leaving? Princess: nite uncle Richard, nite Judy rich-c: no Daniel we'll stick around a bit yet BobS: no just the 'girls' Dr.D.: I will be in about 10 minutes, Daniel. rich-c: if I vanish it's because I hit the wrong key Dr.D.: ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... Princess: i will send you an email soon Rich.....i no longer have access at my house for a little while BobS: again ????????? Dr.D.: No prob, not pushing. Princess: :-) Princess: if i had the net at home i'd be online a lot more Daniel B: In this case, I will do the same thing. My computer need a "REBOOT".... be right back in about 10 minutes rich-c: btw the nasty word I got today is no computers allowed in the hospital BobS: ok BobS: OH BUMMER Princess: bye bye BobS: how do they expect you to live???????
Princess left chat session Daniel B: *poof* rich-c: trell me about it - no nightly Autoweek BBS, no Adam chat Wed or Sat
Daniel B left chat session rich-c: I don't know, Bob, it's going to be a real trial Dr.D.: Bye Rin.
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changed username to Pamela Dr.D.: How long will you be in hospital? rich-c: hi daughter, Rin and Marie just this minute lefft Pamela: Boy, small crowd tonite BobS: tha long?????? Dr.D.: They won't throw you out the next day, will they? Judy: hi, Pam BobS: oh Pa. Erin and Marie jsut left because you wer not here Pamela: well timing has never been my strong suit. rich-c: no, they seem to think about a week Pamela: Hi everbody BobS: HI PAM.....WELCOME rich-c: 'if they don't like my progress, they can send me to a convalescent hospital for further treatment Dr.D.: Hello Pam. BobS: George couldn't stay either.....boo hoo
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: awww Dr.D.: What's a convalescent hospital, howzit different from a regular one?
changed username to Scott Pamela: Hi Scott BobS: HI Scott Scott: Hi rich-c: hello Scott, long time no see BobS: si senor Pamela: so Dad, what's the word Scott: Bought a house Dr.D.: George couldn't stay? My crocodile is sobbing... rich-c: it offers maintenace care, not acute Pamela: Congrats, Scott Judy: hi, Scott Scott: It killed my social life BobS: good deal Scott BobS: finally gonna settle in eh????? Scott: Yeah, it's been crazy the last few months Dr.D.: They're only $50 on Baltic Avenue :-) Scott: Yes, finally settled in Judy: that's great, Scott Scott: Went to a garage sale last weekend Scott: One couple had a Coleco ADAM for sale Dr.D.: Some house if you had to buy the garage separately... Dr.D.: :-) Scott: It was brand new, so I bought it Pamela: tee hee Scott: For $30 Scott: Didn't have the original box, though BobS: fer cryin out load....that's cheap Pamela: they had a 20 year old computer never used??? Scott: But nice BobS: oh, that makes it fair then Scott: The keys on the keyboard haven't started turning yellow yet Dr.D.: They don't always turn yellow. Scott: So it must have been sealed away somewhere untouched for a very long time Dr.D.: Seems to be mainly smokers' keyboards that do that, right? BobS: stay nout of light and they are ok Scott: All my keyboards turned yellow rich-c: rich, just sent you the text of that attachment on your apk.net address Scott: And I don't smoke Dr.D.: "Yellow peril" :-) BobS: only some keys o others Dr.D.: BobS is prob right about light = UV. Pamela: no, no, Rich, that's malaria Scott: The system came with all the original manuals and 9 cartridges Scott: Yay! Pamela: that's a gold mine, Scott rich-c: no, I suspect it may have something to do with who made the keys Dr.D.: (Rich swats a mosquito) rich-c: or how exposed teh keyboard was to intense sunlight BobS: and it si not always the same keys either Scott: It's the first time that I've seen a Coleco ADAM at a garage sale BobS: first time for everything rich-c: there was a time, Scott, when they were far from rare Scott: So I went from a one bed/one bath apartment to a 4 bed/2 bath house rich-c: but Denver was never a hotbed of Adam activity Scott: What a shame! Dr.D.: 3 rooms for ADAMs, think that will be big enough? BobS: have even had to repaint a few keyboard casings that turned yellow Pamela: four bedrooms? Got plans, have you? Scott: Oh yeah... Scott: My brother's living with us at the moment Scott: Now I have enough space to set up my ADAM Scott: It's been in boxes for a long time Pamela: what's your closing date? rich-c: just remember, Scott, that disc drive belongs to me Scott: Parents were driving my brother crazy Scott: Oh yeah, I totally forgot! Scott: It's here, I just need to dig it out of one of the boxes rich-c: thought that might be why the post office didnt call Scott: It shouldn't be hard to find Scott: I'll let you know next meeting if I find it over the weekend Pamela: says the man in the middle of a move rich-c: well, when you're moving and have to inventory everything anyway, it gets easier Scott: A friend of ours installed a gas stove for us in the new house Scott: It came with a horribly old electric range rich-c: I do hope he was a licenced installer Scott: Even got the gas stove for free Pamela: if the old one's a Moffat, send the parts to my Dad Scott: Works for the Colorado Natural Gas Company Scott: Pretty good luck, eh? BobS: yup Pamela: horseshoes, Scott rich-c: yes, we're still using a circa 1955 Moffat we got with the house Scott: That's what our old stove looked like rich-c: neat stoves, really great - we're vaguely toying with the idea of a rebuild Scott: The previous owners were horrible at keeping up the house Scott: The principle reason why their house sold well under market value Scott: We have a .25 acre lot -- plenty of room for the 3 Jack Russells of ours Pamela: good lord, and I thought I was bad with two cats
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moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: right - going to set up your own orchard? Scott: Have a nice little dog run Scott: When we want to work in the backyard and not be bothered by them rich-c: a back yard that size, you'll be doing lots of work Scott: So, I'm doing pretty good. Sorry I couldn't make ADAMCon again
moved to room Meeting Place Scott: Buying a house killed any plans of doing so Pamela: next year Scott - El Paso is closer rich-c: well, next one will be in ElPaso - that's handy for you
changed username to Ronald Pamela: Hi Ron Scott: Is that where it is? rich-c: hello Ron, finally made it on Ronald: hey! Scott: El Paso is fairly close Scott: Fantastic! BobS: Mr Mitchell !!!!!! Ronald: household chores you know rich-c: by your standards, yes, Scott Pamela: that's my excuse - you can't use it : ) Ronald: Someday I will make someone a fine wife Dr.D.: Sweeping under all those ADAMs in the basement... Ronald: or husband Ronald: or however that goes Dr.D.: "spouse" is the gender-neutral term. Ronald: and the Mac SE30 just acquired Judy: Hi, Ron Ronald: Hi Judy Dr.D.: Me has one of them. No HD in it, though. rich-c: what's teh MacSE for? or should I ask? Scott: Learning PHP and MySQL in my job Scott: Good Stuff! Ronald: Well this one may as well not have at the moment. It is ill just now Ronald: but it will work or my name isn't Snurgish Burkopenhoff BobS: \say who ??????? Dr.D.: SE30 is a nice word processor. Ronald: Snurgish Burkopenhoff Pamela: um Ron, I hate to mention it, but . . . Ronald: agreed Dr. D Scott: How's the Japanese lifestyle treating you, James? Dr.D.: MacWrite 4.5 and a LaserWriter and you are home free. Ronald: yup rich-c: too tiring - he's off for a snooze at the moment, Scott Scott: Gotcha Pamela: ah, life with a two year old Dr.D.: AT-style keyboard is nicer typing than the little short one, though, IMHO. Ronald: I currently have an SE that's doing yeoman service as a $5000 bedside clock Ronald: Only thing I can see in the dark without my glasses on Dr.D.: 13 years ago I drove to Atlanta to spend a week with my sister Karen after she got out of the hospital. Pamela: for that price, it had better be atomic Ron Dr.D.: I slept in her computer room. Ronald: aha Dr.D.: For an alarm clock, I wrote a QuickBASIC program. Ronald: neat Dr.D.: It worked very well...her AT had a nasty beep. Scott: Well guys, I need to go pick up something to eat for the wife Pamela: so soon Scott? Ronald: how about yourself Scott? rich-c: OK Scott, take it easy, come bak soon Dr.D.: Bye Scott. BobS: well congrats on the home owner thing and come back soon ya hear???? Scott: Yeah, I didn't pick something up for her on the way in from work Ronald: ok Scott: And she's bothering me to get off the internet BobS: WOMEN !!!!!!! Pamela: congratulations on the house Scott Scott: Because she's hungry rich-c: Can This Marriage Last? Ronald: well then..... Scott: and doesn't want to cook Pamela: We'll see you next week? Ronald: don't blame her Scott: (She's been cooking every night for the past 2 weeks) Ronald: she's got a perfectly good husband who's supposed to DO SOMETHING Scott: So I will cave in a get her some Baja Fresh Ronald: right Ronald: be well Scott: Getting to go constitutes as SOMETHING, right? Ronald: possibly Pamela: it does in my books Ron
(BobS hands Scott a tissue.) Dr.D.: From Scott Paper Co.? Ronald: let's hear it for the young Ronald: at least they listen to their wivesw Ronald: wives
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changed username to Guy B. Scott: See you next week... Pamela: Hi Guy Guy B.: I have returned!
Scott left chat session Pamela: ciao Scott BobS: hiya Guy Ronald: Mr. Bona rich-c: hello Guy, where were you Saturday? Judy: bye Scott BobS: that's good mon Dr.D.: Hi Guy, sorry about the Cubbies...we wanted them to win here. Judy: hi, Guy Guy B.: I was busy with cleaning my place up. I'm starting my vacation this Friday and all of next week. But, I'm not going anywhere. Next year for the Cubs. Pamela: I'm going in search of chocolate - brb Ronald: right... next year rich-c: there's always next year Ronald: keep the fans off the 3rd base line BobS: for the Cubs..........it will be lot of next years....... Guy B.: I'm kissing Netzero out the door by the end of this year. I'm going to try DSL. Got the equipment yesterday. BobS: what did you get??????? Guy B.: SBC Yahoo DSL rich-c: So who will your broadband supplier be? BobS: just need a network on the computer and the hookup right???? Pamela: that's better Ronald: and lookout Internet !! Guy B.: Yep, I'm going to install another Ethernet card so, the other PC's can use the connection. $26.95 a month for a year. Ronald: then what does it go to? rich-c: and how much for the 13th month? BobS: THAT is the hundred thousand question Guy B.: I can contact them to see if they have a new deal. Other wise it will be $39.95 I believe. BobS: rude crude dudes.......... rich-c: OUCH! and how much is the modem costing you? Dr.D.: SBC...you will have little service or user support...be warned, that's the tradeoff for such a low rate... Ronald: same here.... although not quite that much. Why do they do that? They want me to leave after 12 months? Here it goes from $24.95 to $34.95 Pamela: I think they figure that by that time you'll be so hooked you won't want to leave BobS: tht is becasue they think they have you hooked Ronald: still better than the $39.95 I was paying with Shaw rich-c: Ron, may I suggest you check out www.Go3Web.com and see if they serve Comox? Ronald: Bait and switch Guy B.: I read the manual and I can use Netscape instead of it's own browser. I can have up to 10 e-mail addresses. Free firewall and anti-virus and they are throwing in upon my registration. 10 free music downloads and $10 Movielink money. Ronald: you may suggest it indeed Ronald: but I'd rather deal locally Ronald: so I pay BobS: roight matey Ronald: I know the people down there Dr.D.: Deal locally while you can...my ISP was eaten by E-xpedient in July, and it's been all downhill. rich-c: their brochure circulating here has some very attractive numbers - and no admitted time limit Dr.D.: New managers laid off all the old staff. Guy B.: Oh yes, I can use the SBC Dialup for the notebook if I go on the road. Dr.D.: Hostile takeover... Ronald: yup Pamela: yes, hostile to the subscribers Rich Dr.D.: Old ISP CEO was very unhappy. Dr.D.: No, hostile to the private ISP CEOs. Dr.D.: E-xpedient are buying up ISPs like mad. Dr.D.: I think they just want to sell out to SBC or someone else in a couple years. Ronald: Besides our outfit is giving the Mac Club free web hosting rich-c: Ron, I can send you a scan of the brochure -which email address should I use? Guy B.: Also, I got a new CD Writer. a 52X16X52. It replaces my 8X4X32 and also my CD-Rom drive that came with the Athlon as that broke. Dr.D.: Now there is nobody to host the webcast of our robot Egg Hunt. Dr.D.: So it may not be live webcast this year. Ronald: sure Rich: email@example.com Guy B.: Correction 52X24X52. Dr.D.: Only "rerun" from archived video, once I encode it. Ronald: awww Dr.D.: It will make Egg Hunt Day a bit less hectic, though. Pamela: I keep meaning to ask you Ron - why is a chocolate company running an ISP? Ronald: How am I gonna check the progress of the Evil Cambot? Guy B.: I should be able to see that Egg Hunt with the DSL connection without any jitters. Ronald: not if he doesn't stream it Guy Ronald: I mean he's got no provider to stream it Judy: so, Pam did you find the chocolate? Pamela: I did, and it was delicious Guy B.: Oh yeah! That's right. Dr.D.: I can stream it from the robot lab after the fact, just like all the other archival video. Ronald: chocolate? Who said chocolate? Dr.D.: Just not live-as-it's-happening. Pamela: not me Guy B.: Then it should be no problem then. Pamela: I did not say chocolate Dr.D.: Your typing is dripping with chocolate, Pam. Come clean, now. Ronald: suppose that would be better than nothing eh? Pamela: my keys are clean Rich Guy B.: My web site has been updated and one more update will be coming shortly. Ronald: Hand over the chocolate, and nobody will get hurt Dr.D.: You missed a bit on your lip, though. Pamela: of chocolate that is Pamela: too late Ron Judy: we can smell it, there is nothing like the smell of chocolate Guy B.: Care for some sugar-free chocolate? Ronald: OH Ronald: STOP BobS: sugar free M&M's ???????? Dr.D.: Chocolate-free chocolate placebo product. Pamela: Jersey Milk bar, 2/$1.19 at the dollar store
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changed username to Daniel B Pamela: Hey Daniel Guy B.: Hi Daniel Daniel B: Hey Pamela! Daniel B: Hi Guy Ronald: Daniel, sir Daniel B: Ronald, sir! Pamela: that sorta defeats the purpose, doesn't it Guy? Ronald: Are you well? Guy B.: Well, I tried one today. And it it's pretty good. Very close to the original. Daniel B: me? rich-c: Ron, the email should be in your box now Dr.D.: I think I'm going to head off to bed, gang. Getting pretty sleepy... Guy B.: By Dr. D BobS: well IF you have to Daniel B: good night Dr.D ! :) Dr.D.: Next week you can all look at my latest Ugly Professor Contest photo. Pamela: (a clock ticks in the background) You are getting sleepy . . . Dr.D.: No blood or gore this year, Richard. Guy B.: Tell the girls I said Hi. Judy: night Dr D rich-c: OK, Rich, take it easy and sleep tight Dr.D.: Will do, Guy. Dr.D.: ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz....... Ronald: Got Daniel's e-mail, but not Richs Dr.D.: <poof>
Dr.D. left chat session Pamela: Night, Rich Ronald: nterrupted fashion Ronald: sleep in Daniel B: I've got my e-mail too :) Ronald: what's with my keyboard? Ronald: chocolate Pamela: not mine rich-c: yours bounced, Ron - "user not known" Guy B.: Boy, I'm getting closer to the vacation. Ronald: right Daniel, I suppose you do Ronald: ummmm Ronald: firstname.lastname@example.org rich-c: OK, I left out the m Ronald: that'll do it rich-c: I'll resend it later, lost too much screen last time Ronald: somebody faxed chocolate all over my keyboard Ronald: yum rich-c: in fact about three screens full went up while I was away
(Guy B. hands Ronald a tissue.) Ronald: tuvm Guy Pamela: don't bother Guy, he's licking the keyboard clean Guy B.: You need it to clean up.
(An Adam tape drive whirs noisily.) Ronald: shclurrp Ronald: schllluuurrrrp Guy B.: Guess I was too late. BobS: LEAVE the keys Ron
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Pamela: thank you
(Guy B. throws a hot potato at BobS.) Pamela: to counteract the chocolate Ronald: aw geee Ronald: no blood glucose reading for me tonight I tell ya Daniel B: A question to... everyone can answer my question.
(Pamela gives Ronald a can of Diet Coke.) Ronald: yes Ronald: what is the meaning of l ife? Ronald: life Ronald: lllllllife Guy B.: Abby has met a new dog in my apartment building last week. BobS: born.....live...eat lots of chocolate........depart Daniel B: I'm looking for picture of you guys (and girls). I'm surfing in the adamcon web site. Pamela: 42 Ronald: go to Dr. D's site Pamela: and is the dog attached to a decorative female Guy? Ronald: think he had us all in a bunch Ronald: right Pam, 42 rich-c: Ron, did a re-send, let me know when it comes Guy B.: The other dog is a male and much younger. Although I didn't ask how old he is. Pamela: gotta see last years Daniel if you want to see me Judy: go to Meeka's website for pictures, Daniel Ronald: (Ronald disappears to read mail) Guy B.: Seems the two want to play with each other. Pamela: and who does the dog own? Daniel B: I'm looking for "portrait"-like pictures... you know... one personne posing and smiling to the camera. rich-c: Judy, Meeka has lots of us on her hollowdreams site, doesn't she? rich-c: basically none of us re into that sort of thing, Daniel Guy B.: My new neighbors across the hallway from me. They moved in last week. A couple with two kids. BobS: Daniel...goto http://adam.hollowdreams.com/ Judy: yes, but not as portraits rich-c: almost all of them show our activities as a group Judy: some two or three together but she has identified many of the pictures Daniel B: You remember that I asked about who is who in this chat room in the past. Now, I want to put a face on each name (if it's possible). rich-c: oh, it's possible, though Frances and I tend to hide in the background Pamela: you do not Guy B.: You should be able to find me there. rich-c: in the pictures we do Ronald: good plan Daniel Pamela: Meeka won't let you - she sneaks up on you Pamela: just be prepared Daniel, we don't dress up for these things Ronald: I'm the hefty dude who can't smile Ronald: :( Daniel B: it's not the "dress" I'm looking at but your face :) Pamela: no no Ron, like this : ) Ronald: oh Pamela: either that or stand on your head Ronald: right Ronald: but then I'd have to live in Australia rich-c: that, I gotta see! Judy: you did that too, didn't you Pam, you knew what we looked like before the first convention you were at? Daniel B: I'm not in the adamcon 05 gallery Pamela: I did Judy - I was looking at pictures on the websites and the hard copies that Mom and Dad brought home from previous conventions Pamela: should have followed my instincts and dropped in on you at 12 Pamela: hindsight is always 20/20 Judy: maybe the weather would be better their, Ron, we keep getting our cold weather from Canada, that is what we are told anyway Pamela: oh sure, blame Canada james: *yawn* Pamela: good morning James Ronald: yeah, I hear that sometimes from Seattle. "Somebody left the back door open up in Canada." rich-c: aha, he's awake! BobS: Ron...did B.C get that rain ??????? Judy: did you have a nice nap, James Daniel B: finally.. I am in the adamcon 05 gallery. james: so-so Ronald: yes, Bob.... a drop or two Daniel B: I see some pictures with only one personne in it Ronald: enough to fill empty water reservoirs.... two or three times BobS: needed more than that rich-c: like you only lost half a bridge, Ron? Ronald: yup..... some had to take to their row boats Ronald: we didn't have a real time here, compared to other places Ronald: no that was Pemberton/Whistler BobS: just south of the border it poured buckets....like 7 inches..... rich-c: right, I gather travel to Whistler is on indefinite hold Ronald: hope the 2010 Olympic committee is watching Ronald: That's right.... unless you own a chopper james: let me check my garage.. Pamela: As long as it's not the same ones the Canadian military is using james: nope. no chopper james: "military" Pamela: hey they're little, but they're feisty james: i'm all for paying down the debt but you'd think they could have put some of that $7billion surplus into defence Daniel B: woa... some names I never saw before in the adamcon 05 gallery BobS: probably a lot of them Daniel BobS: names fromt he ADAM past
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changed username to Bfitzplck!! Pamela: Ronald, such language james: wb ron james: and hi, btw rich-c: do I get the feeling Dr. D. has re-appeared? Bfitzplck!!: imac went to la la land Bfitzplck!!: OS X you know rich-c: ah, right, it's Reincarnated Ron Bfitzplck!!: but unfortunately, I must love you and leave you james: he gets better with each incarnation Bfitzplck!!: have a place to be at 8 Bfitzplck!!: and it's only 10 minutes away james: 8? Pamela: well I must say (she says quietly, hoping the computer won't hear) every time I get dumped it's because of the site, not the computer BobS: oh man......... james: oh yeah. pacific time Bfitzplck!!: yes.... Pacific.... for indeed that is where I am BobS: well be good Ron james: surprised you guys can't hear case from over there. he's not too happy right now Bfitzplck!!: yes sir Pamela: WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! james: gotta go Bfitzplck!!: stay out of the chocolate everyone rich-c: OK Ron, see you Sat or next Wed, then james: yeah. terrible twos BobS: have the windows closed James.....can't hear anything Pamela: too late Ron james: lol james: me too :P Pamela: night Ron Bfitzplck!!: niters all Daniel B: bonne nuit Ron james: i'd better see what the fuss is all about rich-c: nite now, Ron Judy: night Ron Pamela: nite James james: *poof*
james left chat session Bfitzplck!!: poofnik Pamela: well easy come, easy go BobS: ya Daniel B: The only Ron I have in my list is Ron Mitchell... it was him? Pamela: yes Daniel BobS: yup that BobS: ' him Pamela: Daniel - you have a list? BobS: just first names I think Guy B.: Well, folks got to run. I'll see how Saturday goes. Otherwise next week on DSL. Bye Pamela: g'nite Guy. rich-c: OK Guy, see you then - night BobS: nite guy Daniel B: I do a list with info you tell me about everyone here. "Who is who"
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BobS left chat session Daniel B: About Halloween, James told me that he planned to introduce Halloween in Japan. Big contract! rich-c: I believe teh Japanese are quite fascinated with American obsessions Pamela: an exclusive would be nice, wouldn't it Daniel B: I see... it's time to leave. many *POOF* in one minute. rich-c: yes, we do tend to fold up about 11 pm Daniel B: Don't stay because of me. Pamela: hmm let's see - l'heure de sorciere - is that right Daniel? rich-c: sometimes one or two will remain for a private conversation Daniel B: oui, ça sonne bien! :) Daniel B: mais je pense que ça serait mieux Pamela: mais je n'ai pas les accent grave et ague Daniel B: l'heure de la sorcellerie Pamela: my french skills are verrrry rusty Daniel B: difficult to translate "witching" because of the "ing" rich-c: I assume they do have Hallow'een in QAuebec - or do you, Daniel? rich-c: interesting point, Daiel - I can see that Pamela: yes, how do you conjugate that anyway? Daniel B: Yes! we do Halloween ... but no "trick or treat"... only a little "HALLOWEEN" and we give candies to the kids at our door. Daniel B: most of the time, we change the ING for "en train de" Daniel B: I'm walking Daniel B: Je suis en train de marcher rich-c: do you use the English word or is there a French equivalent? rich-c: for Halloween that is' rich-c: en train de - that's a subtlety of French I wasn't aware of Daniel B: We pronunce "Halloween" with a french "A" and an english "WEEN" Pamela: seems like a lot of work just to be walking Daniel : ) Daniel B: Well, each time you read "en train de" you will know that is an english "ING" Pamela: Marcher = walks, does walk, is walking? Pamela: that's what I was taught Pamela: pardon - il est marcher Pamela: non - il est marche Pamela: there that's better Daniel B: In french, we use the verb "HAVE" not "BE". Daniel B: Il a marché rich-c: Spanish does that too to some extent, doesn't it, Pam? Daniel B: That's why we translate : I am 28 years old Daniel B: J'ai 28 ans. Pamela: tengo 28 anos Pamela: I have 28 years Pamela: pero, estoy una mujer - I am a woman Pamela: estar = etre, I believe Daniel B: in french it's Daniel B: je suis une femme Daniel B: the verb "BE" is used here Pamela: just so rich-c: Daniel, one or two things for Pam, if you'll excuse us for a second Pamela: go ahead Dad rich-c: Pam, evrything seems to be go for the 3rd but some prep work needs doing Pamela: such as? rich-c: basically they give you a briefing down at the hospital, apparently Pamela: I imagine they'll do blood work and testing too Dad rich-c: I did get a colloection of clue sheets today but havent had a chance to read them yet rich-c: may even do the blood work the day of teh operation rich-c: they have set the day but not the time of day Pamela: they may want to get as much out of the way as possible Dad Pamela: especially if you are scheduled for some ungodly hour of the morning rich-c: Dr. Schatzker uses teh conventional approach, not the mini-incision they are experimenting with rich-c: he will be using a partial cementation on the socket Pamela: so is this general anaesthetic or epidural? rich-c: that hasnt been said but I suspect the former and will encourage it Pamela: don't want to be awake, huh? rich-c: not really - some things I don't think I want to know Pamela: I can get behind that rich-c: I suspect from Dr. S's comments when he viewed my x-rays today that it's a bit of a mess down there Pamela: Chris's mom (of Emily and Chris) just had hers done last week - she had an epidural Daniel B: be right back in five minutes rich-c: yes, I believe Joseph mentioned his was done that way too Pamela: judging by Dr. Santo's reaction to the initial x-ray, I'd say that's a good supposition rich-c: well, when I came in he asked about pain, I said it was getting worse, he raised his eyebrows rich-c: then when he saw the x-rays he said he could see it rich-c: then when I asked about medication he said don't be a hero, take what you need rich-c: suggesting perhaps he thought I was using inadequate levels at present Pamela: did you mention you're the sole driver in the house? rich-c: yep, he said I can drive in six weeks, that's time enough Pamela: I was more concerned about stronger pain meds until the surgery if you're driving rich-c: I do suspect the doctors tend to exercise maximum caution in their recommendations rich-c: they have to fix things up if we screw up, after all Pamela: well, I saved you a place on the couch for New Years Eve, just in case : ) rich-c: he didnt seem concerned - I think they treat Ty3 or percocet like candy rich-c: just so long as you remind your mother to tape the football games - or help her set up the VCR if required Pamela: considering the buzz I get from T1's, T3's when I'm driving are not an option Pamela: If i'm going to help her with the VCR, I have to have a lesson you know Daniel B: I'm back rich-c: actually I am not that sensitive to them, but I tend to be very conservative in all aspects of the use rich-c: good Daniel, and welcome Pamela: Dad, I have to come by the house anyway - why don't I do it tomorrow night and you can tell me then? rich-c: anyway seems the target time is seven days in active treatment, then assess whether you go home or to a convalescent hospital Daniel B: you talked about doctor(s) and VCR... your conversation is more than private. I may have to go then. Pamela: it's hip surgery Daniel, that's all rich-c: no, Daniel, everyone in the group knows I'm having my hip joint replaced a week Monday rich-c: since Pamela will have to help Frances with errand running and stuff, we're just tossing details around rich-c: Frances doesnt drive so shopping is a (minor) issue Pamela: is tomorrow night alright then Dad? Daniel B: I translated hip... i didn't know what it is but now I know. rich-c: far as I know, sure - don't have any known plans rich-c: it's whre the leg joins the body basically, Daniel Pamela: I'll come after dinner (come home first and eat, grab what I need and head out) rich-c: whatever - if you're going to phone first you may have to email me though Pamela: nah, I'll just aim for about 7:30 or 7:45 rich-c: I tend to get on the Autoweek site about 8 p.m. Daniel B: rich, this means that you will stay in a bed (not walk) for awhile? rich-c: right, Daniel, or rather my walking will be very limited rich-c: but it is very limited now, because of the pain when I walk rich-c: I have had a disability permit for my truck since July of last year Pamela: I'm going to make a list of questions for you Dad so I don't forget to ask rich-c: but it only got bad enough for me to decide3 on surgery this last spring Daniel B: you are like me? you hate hospital? rich-c: OK I will read the hospital literature in the meantime rich-c: the ral bummer is that I can't take my laptop to the hospital Pamela: everyone hates hospitals Daniel : ) Pamela: why not Dad? Daniel B: i think even doctors don't like hospital. rich-c: I suspect for teh same reason cell phones are a no-no - interfere with electronic equipment Pamela: okay, I can see that rich-c: you remember the use on aircraft is quite restricted, too Daniel B: no laptop, no cell phone... can you use thje phone? or you will have to use a telepatic way? rich-c: seems a bedside phone is standard equipment, "negative option" billing Pamela: that really gives "you're in my thoughts" new meaning : ) Daniel B: using telepatic messaging is not bad then rich-c: anyway apparently they get you out of bed and vertical within 24 hours, but with much support Pamela: I must admit I am not envious, Dad rich-c: gradually you go from wheelchair to walker to crutches to canes to no aids Daniel B: aids?...why talking about aids? rich-c: well, having the pain get lost and my mobility come back is a good return on the investment, Pam Pamela: assistance, Daniel aids = assistance Daniel B: ha bon... rich-c: in this context, Daniel, aids = assistive devices (cruth, cane, etc.) Pamela: I can't argue with that Dad. I'm looking forward to having you more mobile too Daniel B: in french we use "aide"... it's close rich-c: not to be confused with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Pamela: I can see it's been hard on you being so restricted in what you can do rich-c: yes- feels funny to really miss my walk to the library or plaza Pamela: you don't know what you're missing until you can't do it anymore rich-c: some truth in that Daniel B: Well, it's time to say "bonne nuit"... and good luck, rich! rich-c: but have you looked at the time? if I'm going to get up tomorrow I have to get to bed tonight soon Pamela: you're right Daniel - it's bedtime Pamela: you? In bed before midnight? I don't believe it Dad rich-c: quite, Daniel - bonne nuit and see you Saturday or Wednesday, as it goes Pamela: bonne nuit, Daniel Daniel B: bonne nuit à vous deux! Daniel B: and ... rich-c: so both of you - goodnight now Daniel B: au plaisir de se revoir samedi ou mercredi prochain! Pamela: g'nite Dad - see you tomorrow
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