james: just us :P Daniel B: Still too soon james: yeah, people aren't very punctual Daniel B: normally.. i'm online after 22h james: yeah, i'm going to have to get dressed soon james: and get ready for work Daniel B: go! don't wait! james: lol Daniel B: echo.... Daniel B: ... echo james: i'm still here james: just checking a couple things
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changed username to BobS BobS: hiya guys !!!!!! Daniel B: Hi Bob! BobS: did you get the news on Richard Clee?????? BobS: hjkl;l BobS: lost ya here Daniel james: yeah BobS: hi james !!!!! james: hi bob. i'm afraid i can't stay on long BobS: it looks like timing is slow???? james: you can thank daylight saving time. chat is an hour later for me now BobS: now what time is it??????? in japan james: 11.15 a.m. Daniel B: time to work for james Daniel B: ;) BobS: cool......and that means what,,,,,have to get back to teaching????? james: yeah. i should get dressed too, since i'm not in a line of work that requires me to be naked BobS: thought you got dumped Daniel james: i have a part time computer job too BobS: busy bee you are......... james: yup BobS: I assume NOT teaching your students the computer james: and i wonder why i have no free time james: no BobS: but someone else james: though i do have a couple that come to learn computers BobS: look at all the money you will make BobS: you can retire early !!!!!! james: that's the plan james: we plan on moving back to canada when case reaches junior high school james: i want to have enough saved up for, or a house paid off by then BobS: about 9-10 years james: yup BobS: why change then?????? james: why change what? BobS: have you been following Richard's progress after surgery?????? james: somewhat BobS: why change and come to Canada????? james: i got the emails form frances BobS: that is it james: because japanese junior high schools and highschools are pathetic james: and i want case to have no part of all the b.s. i've heard about BobS: sounds like Richard is getting feisty...and that means he is getting better james: lol BobS: AH....SO james: ok, i'm going to be here but my response will be slow. gotta get decent BobS: ok BobS: wonder how many willl get here tonight james: dan, why don't you tell bob about my coleco project? BobS: heck maybe I have to moderate?????
(BobS groans loudly) BobS: yes Dan......tell me Daniel B: Well, James is thinking about doing mr chin for the ColecoVision. Daniel B: For now, James do a japanese library BobS: ok and that would be what kind of game?????? james: ok. got my spiderman underwear. all ready to get dressed BobS: ALRIGHT !!!!!!!! james: socks.. then shoes.. gotta remember that BobS: take it Mr Chin is japanese character in the game james: chinese james: the game was made in japan though james: circa 1984 BobS: ok, I am listening james: dan, do you have that link you sent me yesterday to the game? Daniel B: http://xydirect.com/msx/ShortComents.asp?IdRom=mrchin BobS: ok........ BobS: goin there now Daniel B: have you an MSX emulator? BobS: no BobS: that a problem is it????? james: so my game will be a clone, with some originality added. i'm going to call it mrs. chin james: :P BobS: went to the page, but it is only review of the gaem james: i have the rom and the emulator but i'm a little pressed for time now james: can you e-mail me email@example.com james: and i can get you set up Daniel B: mr chin is a funny game to play. you must try it to appreciate Daniel B: the rom is in the "mr chin" link in the page Daniel B: a multi emulator like MESS Daniel B: www.mess.org Daniel B: MESS can emulate MSX, COLECO, etc... Daniel B: but you need the bios file BobS: oh oh now you are getting complicated for me......technincally challenged here james: at boob, no problem james: just e-mail me and i can send you a file with everything set up and ready to go
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changed username to Frances BobS: just sent you an email Daniel B: i found bios files at this URL Daniel B: http://www.geocities.com/messroms/ BobS: hiya Frances james: ok. BobS: how's the patient????? Daniel B: but James will give you all this (ready to use?) james: yup. ready to go Frances: Hello, all. Not many here yet Daniel B: hi Frances james: thing is, it's a five meg e-mail and i'll need to add some instructions, so it'll be later Frances: Much improved but not perfect. Frances: He can walk quite well and today was using a single cane Daniel B: goodbye James! don't be late! BobS: do NOT send it james,,,,,,,have a slow connection and it would take hours....... BobS: well that is good news......and the pain?????? Frances: But the leg is still quite painful in a stretched position, as in getting out of bed BobS: just WHAT do i need to download form the "mess" site ??????? Frances: Once on his feet, the pain goes away so he has become quite active. BobS: that sounds good Daniel B: Bob: the MESS emulator for your computer. Like Windows 32bits version for Windows OS BobS: ok......... Frances: Goes to the bathroom himself, even at night, sits in a chair to eat BobS: and where is he headed for more rehab???? james: bob - don't worry about downloading anything. i'll set you up. i'm outta here. frances, my best to rich james: *poof*
james left chat session Frances: Hospital called Hillcrest Daniel B: I have to go mow... someone need the phone. Daniel B: see you later! Daniel B: *poof* for a few minutes BobS: ok daniel Frances: It is not really close to me but I can get there with one bus ride BobS: how long at Hillcrest ????? Frances: Don't know, a week maybe? Doctors are very close-mouthed Frances: The leg should not be this painful at this time - I don't know if there is something the doctors are telling us Frances: not telling us Frances: or if he is just slow to heal BobS: probably not.....it sounds like his muscles are tight and hurting, if the hip works and he has no pain there......then it is a success BobS: just the other stuff to iron out and limber up Frances: He can manage the basics - getting out of bed, to the bathroom by himself, so I think he should be home Frances: Yes, the hip works and weight bearing is no problem BobS: that is what Jufy just said, if he is that good how come he is NOT home Frances: Stupid doctors BobS: they are all QUACKS BobS: I say that and Judy stares at me in a most unkind way Frances: No, Bob, I don't really think that but they can't or won't communicate adequately BobS: got good result with heart zap......staying right on time so far BobS: sure seems like it somtimes though Frances: was going to ask - I'm glad, Bob BobS: just going boom, boom, boom in a very rythmic pattern Frances: I've forgotten - did they do the same thing again? BobS: feel better too....not near so hot and sweaty just getting up
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changed username to ron BobS: yup......but instead of 2 "defibrillations" it only took 1......... BobS: and I am on meds for it also now Frances: what do you take? Frances: are you there? BobS: am-E-odor-own is the phonetic pronumciation of the stuff BobS: keep getting the name confused BobS: it is the strongest rythmic drug they have ron: yo BobS: hallo ronald !!!!! Frances: hi Ron - thought you'd got lost ron: reclining in the recliner BobS: say WHAT ????? ron: so if you hear any snoring beyond the mountains Frances: it reclined onto you? ron: This is the ron: "Chair from Hell" Frances: Have to get me tea, be back ron: everytime I recline, I sleep BobS: Judy says...."tell them I won't be on tonight, am too tired" BobS: well then keep it in an upright position ron: Understood Judy. Hi anyway...... but you rest eh? BobS: woman is a WIMP BobS: taking blood pressure now........ ron: So how did the ZAP go last week Bob? BobS: the darn doctor has her on too many meds....it is alwasy low BobS: great!!!!! in a good rythm now ron: good ron: Mother and I take enough meds between us to keep two pharmacies alive and well Frances: the prime minister of Canada walked right past me this evening - even said hello ron: Jean Chretien? ron: wow! Frances: yep ron: did you ask him when he was leaving? Frances: my sister is an alternate from one of the Windsor Ont. ridings and is here in TO to the great convention Frances: no, I didn't, didn't get a chance BobS: sounds exciting ron: oh yes.....that's why he's there....... they're doing the leadership convention (annointment- coronation thing) BobS: AH, but ya rubbed elbows with "the rich and famous" Frances: I don't know, Bob, but Cynthia has jad a hard time for several years Frances: and it is nice to see her get a little something for a change Frances: staying at the Royal York, all expenses paid ron: cool Frances: I had dinner with her this evening and we were sitting on a bench chatting ron: Also our football weekend -- Grey cup day Sunday BobS: like an all expenses paid ADAMCON, eh????? Frances: yes Frances: even her meals Frances: including ours BobS: oh man !!!!!! now you are on the dole too Frances: no, I meant, I paid for it
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changed username to Pamela BobS: hi Pam Pamela: wow, big crowd BobS: bout time ya got here Pamela: Hi Bob and Ron Frances: yes, Grey cup on Sunday Pamela: Hi, Mom ron: Hi Pamela Frances: Hi, daughter - long time no see BobS: you could say........Mom and my 2nd and 3rd favorite guys in the world Pamela: don't get nasty Bob, I was at the hospital till 7:30 BobS: and was he happy?????? Frances: and left my house about 8:00 Pamela: actually, yes he was happy Pamela: no Mom, 9:00 Frances: right ron: hows he doin? Frances: pretty good but the leg is still painful Frances: walks though Pamela: I have since come home (it's virtually stopped raining by the way), fed the cats, fed myself, returned my phone calls, and checked my email ron: mmmm Pamela: all in less than an hour ron: impressive Pamela Pamela: He seems in good spirits, and the leg was cooperating more today Frances: he is actually quite self-sufficient but the leg is painful when stretched BobS: you supposed to get snow there/?????? Pamela: flurries tomorrow Bob Pamela: ick Frances: no Frances: NO! Pamela: sorry, Mom Frances: why? Pamela: that was the last report I saw (this morning) Pamela: about the flurries BobS: kind of missed us here ron: Remembrance Day here was actually quite nice for a change BobS: talked about it coming within 75 miles of us......but it stayed way upu from Traverse City north Frances: Anyway, Ron, Richard is going to a rehab hospital on Friday ron: aha ron: how long there? Frances: I'm sort of wondering why, since he seems capable enough now and the leg is slowly improving Pamela: and by the way, he says that he's "chomping at the bit" to get home and that if they allow the laptop at the rehab hospital, he'll try to be online on Saturday Frances: don't know - a week? ron: whatever it takes, I guess Frances: it's nice not to cook meals but I'm tired of travelling to the hospital ron: will look for him - although I might be out of town ron: not sure yet Frances: and I really do think that he would do fine at home Pamela: don't make bets Ron - i don't know if they'll allow the laptop ron: understand Pam Pamela: plus, we'll have to get the 'puter to him somehow Frances: but he will get regular exercise sessions and they will probably expect hime to get dressed Pamela: it's too heavy for Mom to transport and I don't know if I'm going to get there early enough on Saturday BobS: mail it........ Pamela: riiiiiiiiiight Frances: right now, he is wandering around in one of those cute little nightgowns that are open at the back Pamela: good thing he's got cute buns, huh? ron: oh geez..... I hate those BobS: PAM.....that is your daddy now...... Frances: Ron, Richard is actually quite reserved about these things and we once switched campgrounds because BobS: yes they are not very covering Frances: the men's loo did not have doors ron: Don't blame him. I feel the same Pamela: I know Bob, but he's in good shape for a man his age and my daddy is a handsome man BobS: boy, I can telll who's girl YOU are !!!!! Pamela: I think I know what Mom saw in him lo these 48 years ago Frances: but he is wandering around in this thing without any reservations at all
(BobS gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) ron: :) Pamela: Hey, Mom's a good looking woman too ron: Agree Pamela: thanks Bob, I need the caffeine Frances: thank you - do look not quite my age BobS: THAT was a caffiene free one Pamela: send caffeine! ron: Mother has fallen asleep BobS: no can do.....heart doctors say it is bad for your health ron: I'm next Pamela: although I guess I've had my share for the day Frances: I said, you are wandering the halls like that? He said that the nurses ruch up with another one, when necessary Pamela: heck Bob, life is bad for your health ron: zzzzzz BobS: tis true me love Frances: Ron, wake up - what are you up to?
(Pamela gives ron a can of Diet Coke.) ron: laptop in the living room, in the recliner ron: wireless net to the "snake-pit" ron: Thanks Pamela BobS: kinda nice ain't it ??????? BobS: love the wireless thingy Frances: when not on line, what goes these days? Pamela: oh hush you guys, I'm hidden away in the back room here ron: cool Pamela: our version of the snake pit
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moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: Bob, how did your hospital visit go? Frances: now, I've been cleaning house - what have you been cleaning ron: been putting out brush fires at the community net. Our exec director just about did away with himself in a car accident at the beginning of last month Pamela: the living room, dining room and bathroom ron: he's now on rehab, so I'm kinda Chair of the board and exec director at the same time BobS: hello, all I have Bob's computer while he is out taking in the flags, wind is a blowing ron: keeps me out of the bars Frances: of what organization Pamela: Hi Judy ron: Comox Valley Community Information Society Frances: what does a CVCISoc do? BobS: good news that Richard is doing so well, maybe soon the pain will be gone ron: like Toronto Freenet, only smaller Pamela: he goes to the rehab hospital on Friday Judy ron: we make web space available to local non-profit groups BobS: well, he is back so I will give him back the computer, bye for now Frances: hello, Judy Pamela: night Frances: bye, Judy ron: HHi Judy...bbye Judy Pamela: Bob, what about your hospital visit - how did that go? Frances: still playing golf, Ron? Can you play all winter? BobS: I thought that he would want the thing back but he is now reading the paper, went well first time
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: good to hear Judy ron: My foursome has pretty well packed it in Frances. We're not that dedicated. BobS: he is looking and ffeeling better Pamela: Hi, Guy Guy B.: Greetings!!! Frances: Hello, Guy BobS: hi, Guy Guy B.: How's Rich doing Frances? ron: When they say you can play golf year round here, it's true, but you have to have waterproof footwear Pamela: don't like wet tootsies Ron? Frances: Pretty well, Guy, but the leg is still painful ron: and be really dedicated ron: NO ron: Hi Guy Pamela: don't blame you - I don't either Frances: Walks okay, though and gets out of bed himself Guy B.: Going to be a rough road ahead for him. Frances: going to a rehab hospital on Friday Pamela: I have yet to figure out why they can't make a comfortable rain shoe ron: yeah eh? Guy B.: How are you holding up Pam? Frances: I would have thought that waterproff shoes were necessary in BC Pamela: I'm holding up fine Guy - it's been harder on Mom than on me ron: Our bunch will probably choose a nice sunny Sunday in January and go out for one round, so we can say we did it Frances: just as winter boots are in Toronto Frances: so you are running a private internet but not playing golf - what else? Pamela: I've had a number of good ideas recently - I should start developing them ron: Nursemaid ron: preparer of second rate suppers Pamela: is your Mom sick Ron? Frances: yes, I am familiar with both occupations Pamela: I disagree with the second rate part, Mom ron: well, let's just say she has good days and bad. Endurance is getting to be a problem. We got her a walker a few weeks ago Pamela: you make good dinners, cookies, etc! ron: getting old is not for sissies Pamela: ya got that right ron: well, basically, I know enough to keep us both alive ..... sorta Pamela: that's one thing I have to credit Barbara with - she taught Russell to cook Pamela: not to clean up after himself, but to cook : ) ron: a plus.....definate plus Frances: I have had some experience with this myself Pamela: he cooks like he has the entire Navy to clean up after him Pamela: takes after his father, I'm told ron: Mother has slowed up noticeably since the summer Frances: I wish that Richard could cook Frances: how old is she now, Ron ron: 87 Pamela: was that thunder Mom? ron: she had tripple bypass about 15 years ago, and there's some congestive heart failure happening now Frances: not here, yet but it will get here, I'm sure BobS: well give a little leeway for her age Ron ron: some days the meds work, some days they don't BobS: an take it easy as you run her around ron: oh yea..she's harder on herself than I will ever be Pamela: I'll bet Dad could cook if he put his mind to it Mom ron: I mean this is a lady who up to last June, was playing golf Frances: yes, but he won't Pamela: that was definitely thunder Frances: not here, yet BobS: what happened to Guy ????? BobS: the FAST internet guy Pamela: he fell off , Bob BobS: I guess BobS: maybe that ISP was not so good aftera ll BobS: the boy "fell of the wagon" ??????? BobS: off Frances: Ron, I've just been through this, for 15 years actually ron: yes, Frances, that's true Frances: It's hard watching them deteriorate ron: yes.... Pamela: there comes a point where you suddenly realize your parents aren't going to be around forever Frances: and you get to a point where you wish they would go but can't bear the thought BobS: I don't want to deteriorate, just push on down the road Pamela: it's a sobering moment ron: well, we pretty much take it one day at a time ron: do what there is to do, and try to get out lots Frances: Bob, I used to think one should go one pretty well then drop dead suddenly but I've changed my mind ron: After all, she does own the car, and the driver :) BobS: that is LL you can do BobS: ALL
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changed username to Guy B. ron: works for me BobS: HE"S BACK ron: re-hi Guy Frances: thunder, daughter Pamela: why have you changed your mind Mom Pamela: see, I told you Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. The power almost went out due to the high winds we have here 40 to 60 MPH gusts. Frances: well, its a big shock for everyone and no one is prepared Pamela: I can understand that Frances: including, probably, the um corpse Guy B.: Then I had a problem getting the Athlon up. But, finally got it up. ron: thought Winnipeg was the Windy City ron: or is that Chicago? Pamela: unless of course you happen to be my Mom Pamela: the most prepared person I know Frances: I always thought that was Chicago's nickname Guy B.: We had a high of 61 before the temps crashed. Now it's in the 30's. ron: Mom says it's Chicago Pamela: that's a big drop, Guy Guy B.: Chicago is always been known as the Windy City. Frances: No, I'm not daughter Pamela: you're not? BobS: same happened here ron: Obviously Guy, you've had what is known in the trade as a "frontal passage" Guy B.: Now, it will be just where it's suppose to be at this time. In the 40's. Frances: well, I don't think you can ever really be prepared Guy B.: Abby and I really braved that wind out there when we went for our walk tonight. BobS: OUCH, that was a REAL walk Pamela: I hope you kept it short Guy Pamela: wind has come up here suddenly too Guy B.: Two fronts went through here. The second one carried the high winds. We have a High Wind Warning until 11 tonight. The shopping center across the street from me lost power just before 6. So all the stores have closed for the day. Pamela: did you send your weather to us? Frances: I told you some time ago that I think that you should deteriorate to the point where everyone, including yourself, are glad to see you go Pamela: I'm not so sure that I agree with that Mom, but I can see the merit in your argument Guy B.: The power is still out as of right now. Could be awhile before they get the power back. Frances: if you have 2 fronts, we will too eventually Guy B.: At least I have it. Where's Dr D tonight? ron: believe he said he was going to miss this week ron: as I recall Frances: we have had thunderstorms but I don't what is happening outside right now because I can't see outside ron: (which is always a rather tenuous thing) Frances: the recall? BobS: ron's REcall ron: Here it is dark. No sign of the sun at all Pamela: thunder has stopped though ron: we don't get much thunder Pamela: oh yeah, here comes the front with the wind - the living room windows are vibrating Guy B.: We had a eclipse of the moon last Saturday and I missed most of it due to the clouds. ron: whats the distance between Chicago and Toronto? ron: 900 miles? Pamela: oh - we were out with the telescope! Frances: It is windy, it is raining and it is 8 C. Pamela: was wonderful Guy B.: I think it's less than that Ron. Frances: So do I BobS: YUCK stay indoors Pamela: took the telescope over to M & D's, made dinner for Mom and watched the eclipse. It was cold, but beautifully clear ron: a good telescope ? Frances: yes, it was a lovely night, very clear but cold and no wind Pamela: a Meade 4" reflecting telescope, on tripod ron: that's a good telescope Pamela: sorry, 4.5" Pamela: best Christmas present we ever gave Russell BobS: he likes to watch the skies ???????? ron: there was one here when I arrived in 1995 - belonged to my late Dad.... but my brother took it....... ron: sibling rivalry- and I lost Pamela: hang on, gotta go close the bathroom window BobS: Dave....the filthy animal !!!!!!! ron: that's what I said BobS: a very unkind thign to do to ya ron: but then I did claim the piano Pamela: he is very interested in astronomy, Bob BobS: a good hobby ron: since I'm the only one who plays it ron: sorta Pamela: we take the telescope up to the trailer at the beginning of the season and haul it out every weekend that we're there and it's remotely clear ron: neat to look up at the Heavens...... watching everyone looking back Pamela: Russell always says he doesn't care what the weather is like during the day as long as the nights are clear BobS: oh, the things that moonlight does for lovers Pamela: we've spent many a night cuddled up on the loveseat watching for shooting stars : ) ron: romantic Pamela: just . . . right ron: the deck outside is well suited for star watching Pamela: last year we even got an aurora ron: although right now it's a tad chilly out there Frances: for the record, it is 683 miles from Chicago to Toronto, according to the AAA road atals ron: Yeah, we got aurora's out here too, but they are metallic, and they fly around the pacific chasing enemy submarines Pamela: so the storm front is travelling at about 55 miles an hour ron: or looking for illicit drug trade on the high seas Frances: Richard always says that weather travels about a 1000 miles a day Frances: subs not likely, I think, but drugs probably are Pamela: our auroras sit in the sky wearing pretty colours and dancing in the moonlight BobS: prollya bout right Frances ron: ours are flown by military pilots - who get paid for their work Pamela: ours are free! Frances: I should hope so! ron: ours are outdated, and need replacement ron: :) Frances: for both Frances: helicopters first, Ron Pamela: our auroras have a second name - its borealis ron: yes we have those too. They fish people from stricken fish boats Frances: armoured personnel carriers, too ron: agreed
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changed username to Daniel B ron: so where is this thread going? Pamela: to the moon! BobS: Dan's back Daniel B: Hello again Frances and Bob! Pamela: Hi Daniel ron: Bob has no idea about the age of Canadian military equiopment Daniel B: Hello Pamela, Guy and Ron! :) Frances: you know what, we all sound as if we should be on the way to bed ron: Daniel mon ami Pamela: hey, if you can't be silly here, where can you be silly? ron: ca va? ron: true Daniel B: Ron: oui, ca va! Pamela: here's where I get the giggles Guy B.: Hi Daniel ron: better to giggle than to cry BobS: tis true Daniel B: Ron: Are you sure for the resolution? (the pictures for the "Adam" christmas greeting cards) I think it's less than a fullscreen size. ron: tell ya one thing...... a laptop is warm on the lap Pamela: what numbskull keeps smudging my glasses? Pamela: just the thing to cozy up to on a cold winter's day Ron Frances: tomorow is garbage day and I have to put it out tonight and it will probably blow away ron: The Christmas card program actually takes a little off around the edges Daniel, but I'm still trying to get that straight ron: I seem to forget each year ron: My test pic did not fill the entire screen, Daniel B: Ron: I know that a powerpaint picture 10k size is less than 256x192... and 40k size is more than 256x192. Frances: Ron, I have nothing new to submit but I think the old one would do - can you find it and use it? BobS: ours garbage day is tomorrow and i will NOT put it out unless the winds die down ron: yup.....that's right...... and what we need is a single Powerpaint screen....ie 10k files Daniel B: so, it's 10k powerpaint pictures. Daniel B: thanks ron: yup
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changed username to Jen Daniel B: to produce 10k powerpaint file Pamela: Hi Jen BobS: Hi Jen ron: When I saved using your program, I got a 40k file (give or take) and it actually spilled over into screens 2 and 4 BobS: long time no see Jen: Hey Pamela, hi everybody! Pamela: how's your weather? ron: that would be good Daniel, if you could Frances: Hello Jen: Yeh, it's been a long time. BobS: YIKES........that is a little big for PowerPaint ron: Well you can always load it into Powerpaint, and edit there Jen: The weather's quite cold and snowy right now. Brrrrrr!!! Guy B.: Well folks, got to run. I'll see all in a couple of weeks or Saturday if anyone will be there. Pamela: night Guy - take care! Daniel B: yes I could. the format is not exactly the same (inversion of color and pattern table) but I already coded this for CVPAINT. BobS: ok Guy.....Richard swears he wil be here Frances: why a couple of weeks, Guy Jen: Bye, Guy. Daniel B: bonne nuit Guy! BobS: well Jen you can KEEP it up there !!!!!! Guy B.: Hi Jen, sorry I have to run. But, hope to catch you next time. BobS: going to heck in a hand basket here and I do NOT like it
Guy B. left chat session Daniel B: I learned (by myself) to do "solder". I needed it to build new Coleco carts. Pamela: I noticed last week you were getting winter weather early Jen Jen: This is the first time I've been in here since my computer crashed. Daniel B: Hi Jen! Pamela: what caused the crash? BobS: oh no !!!! was the 'accident' and crash your fault ?????
(BobS winks) Jen: We had already had a dump (of snow) in September. We've even been known to have snow in June! ron: Where are you Jen? Think you've already told me, but one more time pls? Pamela: ah, summer in Alberta : ) Jen: My husband was working on it, and all of a sudden it all went black and smoke was coming out of the CPU! Pamela: smoke is never good Jen: No kidding. BobS: well that will teach ya.......tell him to keep him hands OFF Pamela: you're in Lethbridge, right Jen? ron: Well, it's ok if you keep it inside the electronic gear it's a part of BobS: yup, Ron taught me......when the smoke comes out, the sucker is SHOT ron: but if you let it out, it usually is a bad thing Jen: The night before, our microwave blew up so we thought there was a power surge or something like that. ron: right Bob Jen: Yep, Lethbridge. Pamela: brb - gotta go find out what the cats are destroying ron: aha....getting closer to the mountains ron: meow !! Frances: Jen, you should install a whole house surge protector BobS: darn cats ron: I love cats ron: they tolerate me BobS: you know Frances.....son in law was going to get me one of those.......must have forgot Jen: Anyway, it was just a coincidence. So we had to buy a new microwave and a new computer. ron: bummer Jen BobS: can believe that jan Frances: we put one ina few years ago - cost about $200 Jen: My hubby's cousin took the computer apart and said that it was the power supply. AC got into the computer somehow and blew everything. Pamela: okay - no destruction, just an argument BobS: just plain ol' trach when that happened BobS: trash Frances: we have an electronic frig as well as all the computers - frig's are expensive Pamela: giant paperweight BobS: got some of those paperwights i do Pamela: I heard that somewhere, Bob BobS: although they are just old and have the smoke IN them yet Jen: After we got our new computer up and running, I was sooooo busy at work. Then a business trip for a week, then my Mom came to visit. Frances: anyway, Bob, I recommend one - it really is money well spent Pamela: heck we still have the 486 - I just don't know if it came through Y2K or not BobS: it came through fine BobS: got 386's that came thru fine BobS: all a bunch of hype Pamela: we haven't booted it since 12/26/03 Bob ron: Sure was Bob Jen: I just haven't had much time to myself, but I've been wanting to hook back up with you guys. You probably thought I fell off the planet, or something. BobS: Dec 2003??????? Pamela: naw, it happens Jen - we know and understand that Pamela: sorry, December 1999 BobS: we ID Jen ron: we were wondering BobS: DID BobS: thought we scared ya off like all the others who visit us ron: Where do you work? BobS: Pam turn that sucker on.......... Jen: Anyway, Pam, you live in Ontario, right? Jen: Naw, I'm a glutton for punishment. Pamela: we had a work surge too - work coming outta the woodwork some days Pamela: Yes, I'm in Toronto Jen BobS: if it doesn't like the new century, I will email you a tiny littel patch to tell you that it is updated Pamela: Home of the neverending election Jen: Well, I'm coming out to visit my family for Christmas. That was my birthday present from my hubby. Pamela: very cool! ron: all right! BobS: all the way east????? Pamela: one of these days we'll try it Bob Jen: This will be my third trip out there this year. Pamela: but don't hold your breath - the next eight weeks will be rather busy Pamela: your family is here in the city Jen? BobS: aw you are NO fun Pam Jen: My Sis lives in Toronto, my Uncle in Pickering, and my Mom & Dad live 20 minutes out of Trenton. ron: Will be a busy trip Pamela: lessee - everyday trips to the hospital, two birthdays, Christmas and a New Years bash to plan - that enough for you Mr S? Pamela: I assume you're flying in Jen? ron: a new year's bash..... whoa Jen: Oh yep, I'm flying WestJet.
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<undefined> left chat session Pamela: well, it's our turn Jen: We've racked up so many AirMiles, we're going to Hong Kong next year. BobS: NO !!!! what are you going to do in your spare time ????? Pamela: sleep! Jen: Spare time? What's that? ron: I'm retired. I have no spare time Daniel B: I finally understand why my dithering software is different... simply because my software is looking for the two colors who can replace all the 8 pixels... it's why the dithering result is mostly 50-50 for the colors to "mix up" colors on screen. Daniel B: i don't know if you understand BobS: ya we know Ron Pamela: I never understand Daniel - that doesn't seem to matter though : ) Pamela: you're very quiet, Mom ron: Daniel, all I know about dithering is what Dale Wick has attempted to explain to me on several occasions ron: and it's limited to just about what you just said Jen: I'll be flying out to Toronto on Christmas Day! That way I can spend Christmas Eve with my son. I'm going alone to visit. ron: What I'd really like to know is what is the difference between the various algorithims contained as options in your program Frances: Jen, I'd like to introduce myself - I'm Pam's mother and I also am giving up soon Daniel B: example: if the 8 pixels is mostly an orange color, my software will select red and yellow and put colors red and yellow like this : red+yellow+red+yellow+red+yellow... ron: Floyd-Steinberg...etc Pamela: well, the day should be quiet - all the travel happens in the few days before Christmas Jen: Hi Frances. Great to meet you. Frances: Bob, Ron and Daniel, if Richard does manage to get on chat on Saturday, do not let him stay on too long ron: When you're trying to represent 16 million colours with only 16, the result is bound to be less than perfect. But some of the methods appear to do a better ron: job than others Frances: He is not supposed to sit in one place for too long ron: noted Frances Pamela: go to bed, Mother
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changed username to ron Pamela: are we reconnected? ron: is there life? ron: aha Pamela: there is life for some of us ron: there was an earth shattering kaboom Pamela: you and i seem to be the only ones responding though ron: (i exaggerate) Pamela: kaboom? Pamela: ah ron: I went dead Pamela: me too - right after telling Mom to go to bed ron: that's it Pamela: maybe I should stop using that word ron: no, you probably had a point Pamela: anyway Ron, it's been a long day and I still have to wind down, so I'd better get off ron: right...... here the night is young, but I know there it is not ron: be well Pamela Pamela: I wish I had your three hours - I could use them well! Pamela: and you, Ron Pamela: see you next week ron: :) ron: yup Pamela: nighty nite Pamela: kerpoof ron: nn
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changed username to Daniel B Daniel B: Bob? why you still online? Daniel B: maybe you are not online... I'm just talking with a ghost. Daniel B: goodnight!
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