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changed username to TO Girl rich-c: hi, Erin TO Girl: hi uncle Richard rich-c: settling into teh big city real quick, are you? TO Girl: well it's a process but i am feeling a little more comfortable
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changed username to <undefined> rich-c: well, I don't expect definitive answers in under 100 hours! TO Girl: well good TO Girl: hehe rich-c: feeling comfortable with your new digs? TO Girl: close to work, nice girl, it's not bad...reminds me of the west end of Windsor TO Girl: except i can get around a little better rich-c: good - some spots nearby arent our nicest, but it's a solid choice TO Girl: it's decent but temporary rich-c: and yes, your transportation options are really terrific there TO Girl: that's for sure TO Girl: very easy to get to the Park rich-c: well, the vacancy rate is not bad these days, but decent staff starts at a kilobuck a month rich-c: of course you're on the fringe of the university district and can move into it TO Girl: provided the price is right, sure rich-c: I think on that score you are going to want to be sharing for quite some time TO Girl: especially this close to the office rich-c: especially since space is so tight the University has leased some whole hotels for student residences TO Girl: oh wow TO Girl: everyone wants to be in the centre of it TO Girl: all rich-c: well, impecunious students do find places that let them walk to classes attractive TO Girl: understandable TO Girl: transit is great but not that cheap when in full time use rich-c: and with Queens Park embedded in the University, sort of, you've got competition TO Girl: exactly TO Girl: if i keep up the long hours i've been keeping i really should stay nearby rich-c: you might ask if the province is buying Metropasses at the bulk discount for staff TO Girl: that's an excellent idea TO Girl: i will definitely look into that rich-c: many big businesses now have these quantity discount purchase plans TO Girl: that would be very helpful TO Girl: i mean it'll be $20 a week just to go to work and come straight home....not doing anythig else rich-c: yes, nearby residence options are sort of strung out along Harbord where you are, or east along Wellesley into Gaytown rich-c: I don't think there's too much rental accomodation left in the Annex (Ave.Rd. - Spadina) rich-c: dont know about the west Annex, north of Bloor west from Spadina TO Girl: well luckily for now i am able to stay where i am at for the moment, so not too many worries just as yet rich-c: I just hope for your sake your host finds your subsidy to the rent very valuable rich-c: you may just have about the most convenient location you are going to find TO Girl: well at present the only expense i will have with regard to the house is my phone bill (for December) TO Girl: after that Darcie thinks she may be in the riding for a couple of months and at that time she will sublet her room to me rich-c: I'm not going to get into that subject - my generation uses phones differently TO Girl: well have to call home TO Girl: :)
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changed username to BobS rich-c: not necessarily - just get on line every night at a given time BobS: howdy mates rich-c: hello Bob, 'bout time you folks turned up BobS: well ya know/......... TO Girl: i think Mom needs to hear my voice...she's taking it kind of rough TO Girl: hi Bob BobS: Hi rin rich-c: you do realize, don't you, that these chat boards are up 24/7? BobS: ya tell mum to check inat xxxtime and you will behter TO Girl: yeah, but still it's my mom rich-c: and except at the designated use times, they make a fine private meeting place TO Girl: besides i can now call her from work rich-c: yes, the province has its own private phone network, doesn't it? TO Girl: yeah, i think rich-c: yes, the feds do too, though they keep it very quiet rich-c: anyway, which riding is Darcie working for? TO Girl: she's working for Bruce Crozier, she's his EA, we met a couple months before the election and then worked together then rich-c: down Windsor way, then rich-c: might be she'd be better letting you lease the room then sharing with you when she's up here TO Girl: yup, she's originally from down there too and shares the house with her sister who just so happens to have worked at my Zehrs TO Girl: well when she comes back i'm on the couch TO Girl: *shrug* rich-c: seems the door is open to some useful and congenial cost control for all three of you then rich-c: if you're going to have it for four years maybe you should work out a moe comfy arrangement rich-c: so Bob, you're off a week Saturday, right? BobS: nope, NEXT Sat the 13th thru the 20th BobS: se be here necst week and then off for a; week TO Girl: yeah, well Bruce's former EA was living here just last week (she moved to QC and then got a job in the Premier's office) and she needed a place to stay....she found a room in the 1000 block BobS: funless of course, they make it possible to ship to shore w internet I mught stop in maybe TO Girl: so if time flies by perhaps my chances of finding a room along here will increase rich-c: are so sailing on that brand new ship they have? BobS: no, an OLD one..........must be 3 yrs old.... BobS: when on same ship last year and it is AWESOME BobS: sam ship i think, just different name rich-c: oh, you mean not really quite as big as an aircraft carrier BobS: got to be over 1000 ft long BobS: or about 980 meters BobS: 960 rich-c: well just be awful careful on it BobS: that about right???? BobS: naw, i won't be frinin BobS: drivin rich-c: when I was in rehab there was a guy in my room (semi-private) for a bit BobS: kinda dark here wi th only xmas lights on BobS: kingers get lost BobS: ya kow rich-c: anyway he was on a cruise, feel down teh stairs from the sixth deck to the fifth BobS: would turn on lights, but lose the 'ambiance' rich-c: totally wiped out his knees - you don't want to know the details BobS: that woudl NOT be good rich-c: me, I'm typing by the light of one small bulb - fluorescent BobS: bummer BobS: but intimate rich-c: actually it's quite bright enough and more, and puts less glare on the screen rich-c: and since it's only about 11 or 13 watts, can leave it burning over dinner or whatever BobS: that is true, a lot of light does put glare ont he screen BobS: so how are you doing in your recuperation?????? rich-c: we now have fluorescents porch and side, one in the living room, one in bedroom rich-c: that's exclusive of a couple of task lights BobS: flouresvents work great althoug they atr alittle dimmer than incanfescent BUT more expensive rich-c: basically, I feel all well already, and if I act like I feel I will be back in hospital so fast you don't want to know BobS: not good that idea rich-c: exactly - the rules are rigid and must be followed TO Girl: i wonder where everybody is? rich-c: a bigger than right angle between back and legs rich-c: so don't let the arms sink below the knees rich-c: use a raised toilet seat rich-c: don't twist to pick things up, and so on BobS: hey. keep doing what you are supposed to do and get it healed really well BobS: dont'kniw Rin,.,,,,,,,,maybe christams shopping??????? BobS: tightness going aways inthe leg????? rich-c: yes, I should be useful by the 15th, able to ease restrictions by three months, just fine in 6 months
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changed username to Pamela TO Girl: hi Pam Pamela: Hi Erin BobS: PAMMIE rich-c: hi daughter, finished West Wing now? Pamela: Hi, Dad BobS: welcome welcome Pamela: Hi, Bob Pamela: No, I had a great deal of trouble getting on rich-c: oh, what was the problem? Pamela: busy for 20 minutes, then did connect, then got disconnected while loading home page TO Girl: i wonder if the others are on the back up site Pamela: did you folks have trouble? TO Girl: nope Pamela: Dad? rich-c: I have been on and off Tamco all day and night with no problems at all rich-c: in fact I have not had any busy signals since I got home Pamela: More on than off I'd say - I've been trying to reach you since 3:30 this afternoon rich-c: well, I had the mail notification on - you could have zipped me rich-c: anyway why did you want to get me? Pamela: to ask about groceries among other thinga Pamela: things rich-c: well, your mother went shopping, to her considerable disgruntlement Pamela: why was she disgruntled? Pamela: such a wonderful word rich-c: went to the Bathurst No-Frills Pamela: ooo - bad juju rich-c: she doesnt like the store, doesnt know the arrangement, and they generally arent nice Pamela: I don't blame her - I'm not a fan of that store either rich-c: then she took the bus home and the driver wasnt at all cooperative about kneeling it for the bundle buggy Pamela: report! report! rich-c: went up there because they have low-floor buses on the route Pamela: that's very frustrating Dad - I had to do some groceries tonite anyway - I could have taken her to the one on Avenue Road Pamela: that's part of why I was trying to call you rich-c: she is not enthusiastic about shopping in the evening - wants to get it over with Pamela: weigh the one against the other and tell me which she'd have preferred rich-c: well, she refuses to take a taxi either, so draw your own conclusions Pamela: and by the way, I couldn't have e-mailed you because I was calling from the cell phone both times rich-c: damn - guess I should have had our cell phone turned on Pamela: see, I told you you need a second phone line Pamela: also, didn't you say something about having me run the van when next I'm over? rich-c: as I've observed before, not at Ma Bell's prices Pamela: (DSL, DSL) the crowd chants rich-c: yes, I'd like to get the engine turned over rich-c: maybe I'll see if I can get in one day when the weather is decent Pamela: can you not reach in to start it, or is that not possible right now? rich-c: depends on how much twisting I would have to do - remember neither leg may cross the body centreline Pamela: well, how about tomorrow night then? rich-c: if you want to come by anyway sure, but don't make a special trip rich-c: I may find I can get in and play perfectly safely and satisfactorily Pamela: Perhaps I can bring you up to speed on everything, do the van, and pick up the ladybug rich-c: the drawback to driving is the necessity to twist when backing, etc. rich-c: any rumours as to what the shakeout will be from the company buyout? Pamela: I'll tell you all about it tomorrow, okay? Pamela: or as much as I know, anyway rich-c: OK - discretion is to be preferred online Pamela: it's just too long to get into right now Pamela: So Erin, got a job for me? BobS: BUT aew you secure?????? rich-c: we know what happened, just not what the result will be BobS: are BobS: in your job? TO Girl: i'm looking Pamela: no one's secure Bob BobS: oh oh Pamela: this isn't unexpected - I've just been an ostrich BobS: well keep a low profile and work hard rich-c: let's say once they had it slimmed down and profitable I'm surprised they didn't hold it TO Girl: hey Pam contact I think it's Richard Patten MPP, Ottawa centre, i know they are looking...they called me Pamela: it's understood that we know we're going, it's just a matter of when Pamela: do you know for what Erin? rich-c: I guess you better come by tomorrow, daughter - much here needs discussion TO Girl: i'm not sue exactly but it will be a QP office Pamela: QP? Pamela: yes Dad TO Girl: Queen's Park Pamela: ah TO Girl: use my name as a ref. since they called me Pamela: 'kay rich-c: tell them you were talking to your cousin and know someone interested, Erin Pamela: find out what it is first TO Girl: i'll see what i can do....mom is looking up the contact info Pamela: ???? rich-c: political jobs are not hugely secure, but sometimes you make contacts to transfer to civil service TO Girl: i'm on the phne with mom Pamela: Ah, okay. So who's the undefined? TO Girl: i got the number for the contact i will try to get a hold of her tomorrow Pamela: thank you - just email me at work rich-c: don't know, been there since just after I came in Pamela: and Rin, tell her I send my love TO Girl: she sends it back Pamela: Rin, did you solve your bedroom phone problem?
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rich-c confirmed ban TO Girl: yes Danielle gave me a filter Pamela: where is everyone tonite? rich-c: yes, Ron and Guy are overdue, and no Dan or james - maybe they're on a private project Pamela: no Dr. D Pamela: no Judy BobS: kinda slow eh? rich-c: nothing from Dr. D either tho he's usually on or else gives notice TO Girl: he said he's fallen asleep the last couple of times Pamela: well wake him up! BobS: noe Judy off to church for meeting Pamela: the time change is probably what did James in rich-c: he has been having a problem with it but usually it just limits his online time BobS: tis only 1 hour rich-c: well yes but he hass a business to run that doesnt allow for his chat schedule Pamela: yes, but it's the difference between when he gets up and when he has to start work Pamela: Bob, is Meeka still working full time? rich-c: quite, but he's another who has sleep problems Pamela: he has kids - that goes without saying, Dad rich-c: well, just one, though another is on the way Pamela: nevertheless . . . BobS: no she is back to paret time now Pamela: she must be relieved Pamela: Do you think if I asked, Doug would give up one of his copies of WIN98? BobS: think so, she has a little free time now rich-c: Bob, on the ship, how much time do you spend aboard and how much ashore? BobS: din'r know BobS: oh......probably average 4-6 hrs on the island 4 days out of 7 rich-c: or more to the point, know where we might find a copy of Win98 upgrade cheap? BobS: so a LOT of time on the shi[ BobS: ship
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!! BobS: Doug has them just whether he thinks he can sell some or not......belong in essence to the company Pamela: hello Guy, we were just wondering where you disappeared to rich-c: well, at last Guy makes it - we'd just about given up hope! BobS: HI GUY TO Girl: hi Guy Pamela: guess I won't know till I ask then rich-c: I have a couple of Win95 licences so could install the upgrade legally Guy B.: And why do you think that Rich? rich-c: when you have a legal earlier version installing a legal upgrade is legal Guy B.: I did a couple of computer switches last week. The P133 is in the kitchen, the Dell is in here next to the Athlon along with the Gateway. Pamela: well if we go to a new computer, will need a complete copy of it Pamela: Guy, you're starting to sound like Ron and the snakepit. It's a one bedroom, for heaven's sake! Guy B.: I thought of a fantastic idea and I'll make the annoucement next week. Pamela: Tease! Guy B.: Oh, I did get rid of two Pam. BobS: but he has nobody but Abby to holler at him about using usp so\pave rich-c: aha - a plot up your sleeve BobS: space Pamela: well that makes me feel lots better! TO Girl: hey Pam, I went grocery shopping today.....walked there Pamela: to Dominion? TO Girl: yup Pamela: not bad, was it : ) TO Girl: the walk or the price? Guy B.: Got my Christmas tree and lights up over the weekend. Abby was the first present under the tree. Pamela: actually the walk - how were the prices? Pamela: what a surprise, Guy. Inky and Willow are likewise TO Girl: $2.59 for Michelina's -- therefore kinda crappy Pamela: why, what do you pay at home? TO Girl: but you will be happy to know I had a salad yesterday and then soup today for lunch Pamela: and dinner? TO Girl: $1.79-$1.99 TO Girl: don't ask Pamela: regular price? TO Girl: Harvey's TO Girl: tonight i had a Michellina's Pamela: okay, me no ask - me know better TO Girl: i can't afford to eat out all the time Pamela: me, I had Stouffers Guy B.: Abby couldn't wait. I will finally get the Dell installed with Windows 98 hopefully this weekend. I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping. Abby's Christmas photo will be taken on the 22nd. TO Girl: not until i get paid at least, but that would be a gig waste Pamela: thank goodness for the microwave TO Girl: exactly Pamela: no you can't and so you shouldn't. the latter is cheaper and healthier TO Girl: Natale gave me the lecture about eating properly Guy B.: I'm working 3 days overtime this week. Closing for Janaury 2004 reports tomorrow. TO Girl: so that i can avoid getting sick Pamela: already Guy? rich-c: sounds like a bit of a tough time, then Pamela: good call, Rin Guy B.: My supervisor surprised me with that. But, we have to get everything into the database by tomorrow night. TO Girl: sad that it took him to tell me TO Girl: but whatever works i guess Pamela: I don't know why you're talking to that jerk Pamela: she says, mildly Guy B.: Just to let you all know. I'm cancelling Netzero on January 1st. It will be DSL and backup dialup after that. TO Girl: we know why and besides that issue never became an issue Pamela: wtg, Guy rich-c: who is your DSL with? Guy B.: SBC Yahoo. Pamela: just as long as he's aware that he had better never come within 10 feet of me TO Girl: then maybe I shouldn't call QP lol Guy B.: Did Dr D come on tonight? rich-c: and may teh Lord have mercy on you, Guy Pamela: I think I could manage to avoid him TO Girl: lol rich-c: maybe the tales I've heard of SBC are exaggerated Guy B.: Oh I know Rich. I've already had some problems already with it, but the tech support people have been great so far. Pamela: or more to the point, if he's smart, he'll avoid me TO Girl: well everything the Psychic told me so far has come true, so who knows rich-c: let's just hope any meaningful problems are introductory only, so to speak BobS: is it just me or is the whole world in computerese against the people who are not computer gurus????????? rich-c: you mean you don't know about the Deep Geek Conspiracy? Guy B.: Well lets say some of us are computer geeks. BobS: but it should be an easier installation world rich-c: sneak over and tape Doug when he's talking in his sleep ;-) BobS: might work rich-c: but Meeka might not appreciate it BobS: true rich-c: better give her an on-off switch and let her in on the plot BobS: don't think it will work Pamela: Unlike his daughter and his niece, he doesn't believe that "there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of..."
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: hey, did everyone go to sleep? BobS: kinda quiet you all still here rich-c: doing some cleaning, Bob, and found an old aad from Phil Kosowski - remember him? BobS: yes sir BobS: and he supposedly had a LOT of ADAM's in boxes rich-c: any idea what happened to him after he moved down by Albany BobS: didn't know he moved Pamela: brb, I need a drink rich-c: yes, he was down in Clifton Park, NY TO Girl: i assume you heard about my new job, eh Bob? rich-c: when he was up by Syracuse he had almost as many Adams in his basement as I have now BobS: gov't job of some sort yes????/ TO Girl: yes rich-c: he also had a number of lab prototypes of planned Coleco additions BobS: well why dont WE have them now????? BobS: won'der if we could find him on the net rich-c: forget what it was be he had something Coleco never announced - but it showed up on the Adamcalc entry screen rich-c: yes, back then he had quite a stock rich-c: but he seems to have lost interest and dropped all contact BobS: don't know.....jsut ran ADAMem and din't see anythign unusual BobS: as did a lot tof ADAM people Pamela: sorry, kitchen trip spiralled
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moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: so much for Guy's DSL Pamela: looks like he got dumped BobS: oh oh he's GONE
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changed username to Guy B. BobS: must be the chivago air Pamela: once more, with feeling Guy B.: Ok, I'm back Pamela: there we go! BobS: JACK"S BACK rich-c: I suspect this chat applet dumps you after a certain period of inactivity Pamela: we were just picking on you Guy Pamela: pardon me, I was just picking on you Pamela: lest I incriminate other people : )
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changed username to Dr.D. Pamela: RICH! BobS: MR Dr D Dr.D.: You won't believe me...but we had a power outage at 8:23 PM. BobS: about time mon rich-c: well, Dr. D. woke up! ;-) Pamela: yeah yeah, a likely story TO Girl: RICH!!!! Dr.D.: Just restored as of about 10 minutes ago. BobS: no kiddin BobS: what happened????? Pamela: it's so good to see you Dr.D.: I promise I've been awake the whole night tonight. BobS: IF you know rich-c: well as it happens, yes, we know about power outages in Ohio... Dr.D.: And you too, Pam. Pamela: oooh, that was mean Daddy Dr.D.: And Ms. TO TO, too :-) TO Girl: hehehe Dr.D.: Strangest outage I've ever seen. TO Girl: how are ya? Dr.D.: Meesa great, Rin. rich-c: glad this time you-all kept your outages to yourselves
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changed username to ChickPea Dr.D.: Our side of the duplex, the other side of the duplex, and the house right next to us--partial outage. Pamela: outages in December are NOT acceptable ChickPea: hello everyone Pamela: Hi, Rie - did you get my message? TO Girl: hey Chickpea Dr.D.: A couple rooms, still 120 volts. The rest, 17 volts. rich-c: hello Marie ChickPea: yes i did thanks ChickPea: hi uncle richard Pamela: that is very weird, Rich rich-c: your local wiring must be rally something ChickPea: doddle bug!!!!!!!!!!!! TO Girl: :-) Pamela: did you send me a reminder, Rie? BobS: RIE, how's tings??????? ChickPea: yep ChickPea: good bob Pamela: good. I'll call tomorrow Dr.D.: When our duplex neighbor and I were chatting on the front porch and saw the electric company truck working at the next house down, we said "Yay! It means it's not the wiring in this house!" ChickPea: better if doddle bug was around ChickPea: !!!!!!!!!!!!! ChickPea: thanks pam Dr.D.: Garbanzo... ChickPea: lmfao Guy B.: Hi Dr. D Pamela: don't tease her, Rich Dr.D.: Interestingly, even in the rooms with 17 volts AC, all clock-radios and electric clocks still worked. Pamela: very, very weird
moved to room Meeting Place ChickPea: i'm used too it Pamela: why 17 Rich, and how do you know so exactly? Dr.D.: The clock chips only need 5 volts, so even 17 is enough through the transformer. Dr.D.: 'Cause I measured it with my handy dandy Radio Shack meter. Pamela: I wondered if that's what you did : ) It seems like a Rich thing to do ChickPea: doddle bug so how was ur day rich-c: is it a true transformer or some electronic equivalent that isnt voltage sensitive? Dr.D.: The electric company sent a cherry picker and they did something up around the transformer on the pole across the street from us that made a supernova of blue sparks. ChickPea: did u get my e-mail at ur synpatico account? TO Girl: well I was the last person to leave the office Dr.D.: True transformer. ChickPea: oci Pamela: blue sparks = not good
changed username to Jen TO Girl: it was good, closed 2 files Pamela: Hi, Jen! ChickPea: cool Dr.D.: Either he was welding something, or there was a bad connection somewhere. Jen: Hi Pam! rich-c: hello Jen, how's things in the real West these days? ChickPea: did u get the e-mail? BobS: hi Jen...long time no seea Pamela: are you freezing up there? TO Girl: and I went grocery shopping tonite Dr.D.: In any case...glad to be here at last. Jen: Cooooolllllddddddd!!!!! Brrrrrrrr Dr.D.: Has Ron popped in and out already? TO Girl: good to see you Rich ChickPea: omg erin adn grocery shopping????????? Pamela: Ron hasn't been here yet Pamela: don't get used to it yet Rie Guy B.: Hi Jen, how are you? ChickPea: ohh i know BobS: that mitchel is jeking us around no show tonight so far rich-c: has Alberta got over teh Grey Cup celebration yet? ChickPea: doodle and i could never live together we would kill each other i think Pamela: without Aunt Cynthia to referee, you mean? ChickPea: yeah TO Girl: i walked to the store and everything rich-c: Jen, are you on the Adam mailing list yet? TO Girl: all by myself Pamela: you might surprise everyone Marie Jen: Grey Cup, Shmey Cup. I'm not a sports fan. The only sports I like are martial arts and boxing. Jen: Hi Guy, long time, eh? Pamela: oooh, that's sacrilege here Jen ChickPea: well erin i'm impressed ChickPea: what did u by chips and dip ChickPea: ????? Guy B.: Any more problems with the emulator? rich-c: Well, when Edmonton wins, it's not like usual Pamela: Rie, be nice ChickPea: she knows i'm kidding Jen: Nope, I'm not on the mailing list. How do I sign up? Dr.D.: Meeeow, catfights tonight! Dr.D.: Jen, you give me your E-mail address, and I subscribe you. Pamela: Hey Rich, didn't we miss your birthday? ChickPea: that's kinda hard 4 hours away rich-c: ask Dr. D., he has the keys to that kingdom - Rich? Jen: Emulator??? I have to put it back on again. When my computer crashed, my husband had backed up absolutely nothing! Dr.D.: Dale Wick gave me admin privileges. rich-c: anyway Daniel Bienvenue put out a description of his work recently Jen: email@example.com Dr.D.: I have been sparing you all a bunch of spam in my role as moderator. Guy B.: Oh my gosh. Now, there's someone who needs a lesson on backing up your hard drive. rich-c: man, is that guy advanced in terms of game design and instruction TO Girl: I bought Michelina's, bread, peanut butter and jam ChickPea: good girl Pamela: any green stuff? ChickPea: lol Dr.D.: Thanks Jen... TO Girl: no I figure i will get a salad each day at the Select ChickPea: good idea Pamela: hmmm ChickPea: lol Pamela: you have a Select in the building? Jen: Mmmmmm Michelinas. I have a whole freezer full of those. TO Girl: around the corner on Bay rich-c: anyway Jen if you aren't familiar with Daniel and his work, you will want to be, and soon BobS: so that is why we are feeling neglected and have no meat for our bread eh??????? Pamela: oh good - they do good Caesar salads rich-c: btw Jen, which OS are you using? Guy B.: Now that I got most everyone here. I'm thinking of having a live chat with Yahoo IM on any questions with the emulator and the utilities. Right now, I would schedule it along with the regular chat and maybe on the weekends. Pamela: they get used around here alot too Jen. But now I have the Macarena running around in my head! Dr.D.: Okay Jen, I subscribed you...you ought to be receiving a confirmation E-mail any minute now. rich-c: what is Yahoo IM? Pamela: instant messaging ChickPea: pam i'm on afternoons tomorrow so just leave an e-mail and i'll check it when i get home Dr.D.: Re: spam, the coladam name has been added to a bunch of spam lists. Fortunately, the list will not forward anything from an unsubscribed address. Guy B.: Yahoo Instant Messenger. BobS: OH dr D......did you get Doug's message about removing my old core.com address and his megsinet one?????? Pamela: okay Rie ChickPea: thanks Dr.D.: But I get a notification of it so I can manually approve or junk it. Jen: Windows 98 TO Girl: oh Marie mom says she is working 8-4 on Monday...you should probably give her a call Dr.D.: Yes I did Bob, and I took care of it. ChickPea: ohh i can't do it then BobS: good man you are ChickPea: shout Guy B.: Anyone who has Yahoo Instant Messenger can chat with others. You can download the software from Yahoo's web site. Dr.D.: So you don't have to worry about reading ads to enhance your ADAM with herbal Viagra... ChickPea: i was going to call her b/c i have to go befor 11 rich-c: Jen, there are more free backup utilities that work in 98SE than you could fit on your hard disc TO Girl: ok well just give her a call then Pamela: why don't you go after work, Rie? Pamela: or does that mean 11-8? ChickPea: i have to go to the college for 11 Jen: Thanks D. ChickPea: i have to work 3-8 monday Pamela: why to the college? Dr.D.: How are you feeling this week, Richard? Guy B.: Well folks, I've got to run. I'll see how I am on Saturday. I do have some Christmas shopping to wrap up. Otherwise, I'll see you all later. ChickPea: i'm looking in to a couple of things Pamela: cool Pamela: okay Guy - g'nite rich-c: too good for my own good - I keep wanting to do things that are strictly forbidden ChickPea: adn i have a friend that needs my eyebrows Jen: Have you been sick Guy? BobS: be good guy rich-c: nite Guy TO Girl: nite Guy Dr.D.: Be a good boy or Santa won't let you keep your new hip. Dr.D.: Bye Guy. Pamela: he'd better - Mom won't let him take it back : ) Jen: Nite Guy. Guy B.: I am having some back problems. But, I hope nothing serious. rich-c: I know, Rich, but do you realize how instinctive it is to cross your ankles? - that's a no-no ChickPea: pam Guy B.: Ok, I'll see you all later. Pamela: yesssss?
Guy B. left chat session ChickPea: TO has water works Jen: Don't even go there. My back's been hurting for months. I just have no time to see the quackopractor Pamela: why? Dr.D.: You probably think this morbid...but if I ever need a joint replacement, I want the surgeons to show me what they took out. Scientific curiosity. ChickPea: b/c
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changed username to Ron ChickPea: i did it TO Girl: b/c she sent me a sad email Ron: Late eh? TO Girl: nice but sad BobS: Ron!!!!!! Ron: like real late rich-c: they didnt even ask me if they could use mine as a bone graft donor Pamela: Hi Ron BobS: ya late eh rich-c: well Ron, better late than never BobS: but better now tha never Pamela: Marie, you'll make her short out the keyboard - stop that Ron: Community Net board meeting...... dustup..... whine and bitch session ChickPea: lol Ron: meetings, bloody meetings ChickPea: she'll be fine it's not that bad Dr.D.: I might stop short of asking for the specimen in a jar of formalin, but then again I might not. Pamela: I'm with you, Rich. I want to know too Dr.D.: I always used to joke that every Anatomy Department should keep a museum of the skeletons of all the past Chairmen...or at least their skulls. rich-c: the physiotherapist had samples of the replacements to show us, though Ron: Still working on the card Bob TO Girl: hey but the cool part is if i need counselling the gov't offers programs to it's employees Pamela: um - don't they have to separate them from the bodies first, and wouldn't they object to that? Ron: Lately, not making much progress BobS: good man that Mitchell one Ron: but soon Ron: I have 12 screens including 4 from you rich-c: I did get to see the X-rays too Dr.D.: My thesis advisor had his gallbladder out...and then became convinced that the surgeon scammed him...so he made them give him his gall bladder in a jar. He gave it to one of the histology techs in his own lab (!) to embed and section, so he could send the slides out to one of his cronies for independent evaluation! BobS: use the pics you have ....and an old one from Dr D is needs be and last years Clee ones Dr.D.: The poor tech was totally appalled... BobS: ans ome previouls prepared xmas tunes Dr.D.: OMG, the Christmas PowerPaint...argh. Pamela: as long as they're not dated, you're fine Ron Ron: actually a dozen ought to do it Ron: but now comes the hard part....... putting the thing together Dr.D.: I don't have any time until next week at the earliest... Pamela: and was he satisfied Rich? rich-c: Well here all used gall bladders are "autopsied" in the hospital - mine had one stone over 5 cm, the doctor says Ron: it'll be done by then Dr.D.: This is the last week of classes, and next Saturday is the Egg Hunt. Ron: or I'm gonna send the whole mess to Bob in whatever state it's in, and he can figure it out Pamela: that's the ticket Ron rich-c: is the Hunt going to be live on line again, and will you be emailing us? BobS: pass the buck?????? Pamela: just remember, they're going cruising next week Ron: Getting old. These things don't come as easily to me as they used to Dr.D.: BTW, I am having a Canadian VIP at the Egg Hunt. Pamela: oh? rich-c: tell us more Ron: I know ..... that's what worries me
(BobS smiles) Dr.D.: Prof. Nancy Nelson, P.E., of Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario. Dr.D.: She wants to start a LEGO robot lab at Conestoga. rich-c: how about that, and, how come? Ron: patent rights, Dr. D Pamela: encourage her Ron: intellectual property rich-c: hey, neat - so she comes to the Authority Dr.D.: So she and some students are flying into Cleveland to see how we do it first-hand. Ron: royalties Ron: big bucks Pamela: Ron, wake up - you're dreaming again Dr.D.: I found her a hotel today, have to send her the info. Ron: oh rich-c: surprised they dont drive over Dr.D.: I don't know why, but hey, they must have the $$$. rich-c: although if she has any immigrant students they might have big border trouble Pamela: yeah, those Canuck universities are just rolling in it : ) Dr.D.: I will politely inquire. Dr.D.: She plans to fly in Saturday morning, attend the Egg Hunt, and depart Sunday morning. Dr.D.: So she wants a hotel very close to the Science Center. rich-c: if the paranoids get difficult at pre-clearance, they'e still in Canada so can't be shipped off to Afghanistan or something Dr.D.: The Mariott is only 5 minutes away by foot, so I think that's what I'll recommend. Pamela: well tell her if she needs guinea pigs to contact your Torontonian Adamites Ron: did you say that there's be no live streaming this year, Dr. D Ron: ?? Dr.D.: If she can afford to fly in, she can afford the Mariott. rich-c: yes, it certainly ought to do the job nicely Dr.D.: No live stream this year, correct. Ron: aww Dr.D.: But dead RealPlayer archived video within a couple weeks. Ron: well, that'll have to do Dr.D.: Hey, my ISP was assimilated by the Borg this July, everyone was laid off. Ron: ours is to go that way soon Dr.D.: Cursed E-xpedient, ptui. Ron: Buddy of mine who works down there is busy preparing resumes Dr.D.: No more mars.ark.com? Pamela: Hey Jen - have you heard of Minute Muffler? Ron: R Jen: Yeppers. Ron: Rosie the Bull needs a new muffler Ron: She's starting to sound like a truck Pamela: they're about to acquire us Pamela: Speedy, that is Dr.D.: No more Speedy Muffler Kings? Ron: Well....you see...... it's like Nikita Kruschev said Pamela: the branding stays Rich Ron: Capitalism will eventually devour itself Ron: I really think he was right rich-c: some suggestion they will maintain the Speedy name intact, and chain Pamela: I gather they're actually based in Lethbridge rich-c: but they plan to franchise out the company shops, it seems Ron: Soon there will be run corporation, and it will run everything Pamela: besides, they haven't been Speedy Muffler King for a long time - we're Speedy Auto Service Ron: ISP's..... governments....... burger chains Ron: muffler companies Dr.D.: I hold out some hope for Scotty's sentiment in Star Trek IV: "The more they fix up the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." Ron: true TO Girl: lol Dr.D.: So TO Girl is going to help make Canadian food safe for man and beast? TO Girl: that's the plan Pamela: Ron, if you take it to a Speedy and give them my name, it will save you 15% Jen: Anyone got their Christmas shopping done? ChickPea: yeap Ron: We have a Speedy here beyond the mountains, on the island Pamela: oh, I wish Ron: really Pamela? Ron: Humbug Dr.D.: Joan has everything done for the girls, the "Santa" presents. Pamela: absolutely Ron: ok Dr.D.: But she has had time off to do it. rich-c: where is it, Pam? Dr.D.: Me will not have shopping time until next week at the earliest. Ron: We're going to Edmonton in 16 days Pamela: Um - Ron, give me your postal code BobS: but how they gonna know you Pam....you being on the other side of the coutry Ron: guess I'll end up at the West Edmonton Mall again on Dec 23 Dr.D.: My Dad does his stuff at WalMart on 24 December, without fail. Pamela: better yet, go to www.speedy.com and put in your postal code - that will tell you the nearest shop Jen: If you are a Humbug, then you should see me the day of our office party. All decked out in shoes with bells, santa hat, reindeer necklace, and loud christmas shorts! Ron: V9M 1Y5 ChickPea: g'night every1 Dr.D.: I've been wearing my red Santa hat every day (it's nice and warm). Dr.D.: Bye C'Pea. Ron: sounds like my kind of guy Dr. D TO Girl: nite my Chickpea ChickPea: night DR. ChickPea: night doodle bug Dr.D.: night Jim Bob Dr.D.: night John Boy ChickPea: night pam and ucle richard TO Girl: Night Erin rich-c: nire Marie Ron: with everything that's been going on around here lately, I'm way behind on Christmas stuff TO Girl: sorry...that's the effect of being named after a Walton Jen: Nite CP Pamela: nite rie ChickPea: lol Pamela: until tomorrow : ) Dr.D.: I loved The Waltons. ChickPea: night all Ron: nite chick
ChickPea left chat session TO Girl: my mother wanted me to turn out like Erin W. Pamela: 211 South Terminal Road, Nanaimo Ron Pamela: Manager Mohamed Ratansi TO Girl: she's says I come pretty close Ron: That's Nanaimo Jen: For Christmas, what do you get a kid who has everything, and no room for anything else??? Ron: try Courtenay BobS: HECK that is in Ron's back yard !!!!!!! Dr.D.: She had red hair, too. TO Girl: yuppers Pamela: nothing in Courtenay, Ron Ron: No.... 70 miles south Ron: I know we got one Dr.D.: Erin was the hot one...unlike whiny Mary Ellen. Pamela: had one - I think it closed the end of September Ron: or maybe it's MIDAS TO Girl: that's how people remember me at work..."Erin with the red hair" Pamela: don't say the M word Ron: aha...... could be TO Girl: LOL TO Girl: LOL rich-c: that's a dirty word, Ron Dr.D.: "Erin, with red hair unfurled" Ron: sorry..... must button my lip TO Girl: hey Pam did you send that pic to Rich? Ron: suppose I could drive to Nanaimo for a muffler Pamela: nope, not yet Rin Dr.D.: "Darmok and Jelad at Tenagra" TO Girl: lol Pamela: LOL TO Girl: that's a good episode Pamela: yes it is BobS: make it a day trip mate Dr.D.: I love Darmok. Dr.D.: A picture, pour moi? Pamela: Ron, if you can get something closer for cheaper, by all means do so Pamela: yes, the famed biker chick photo Dr.D.: Was ist dis piktur? TO Girl: yeah Pam found my biker pic when I was like 15 Ron: Will have to look about. Dr.D.: Only 15? Rats, I can't pin it up, then..."San Quentin Quail" :-) Pamela: ROTFL Pamela: you can't tell how old she is in it Rich TO Girl: if i had something more recent (that was able to be shared) I would send it since I am now in the vicinity Dr.D.: Don't matter how old they look, or how old they say they are :-) BobS: BUt rich she looks like 'jail bait' regardless of what Pam says Ron: So now Rich....tell.... are you running laps up and down the street yet? Pamela: she does not!
(TO Girl winks) Pamela: that was the whole point of the picture Pamela: we could have gotten her into any bar in town Dr.D.: Well, I'll have to see it and make up my own mind. Pamela: not that we would have tried, of course Ron: oh sure! Dr.D.: (Rich spews Coke through his nose) TO Girl: yeah, now i get carded Ron: exactly Dr. D rich-c: no, basic functional by teh 15th, ease restrictions about Feb. 15th, back to normal mid-May TO Girl: LOL Pamela: Rich - make a note - Coke is not breathable Ron: oh sir....that's progress Dr.D.: Drive to El Paso in September... Dr.D.: Blub blub blub Ron: Speaking of El Paso..... you'll all be happy to know the 2004 Mighty Mitchell Award has taken form rich-c: I am certainly hoping so, Rich Pamela: hmm - reexamination of that last sentence - Coca Cola is not breathable Pamela: is that when it is? September? Ron: not even drinkable rich-c: depends on when in September, though - teh heat eases late down there Pamela: better than Pepsi, Ron Ron: ya got that right pilgrim Dr.D.: Hey, I thought I was charged with making it take form. Jen: Ah Coke...that wonderful headache remedy, drain cleaner, etc. Pamela: coffee substitute Ron: Well now .... we might have a case of missed communication Pamela: caffeine and sugar in one - how perfect TO Girl: tooth decayer........nice burning sensation when it goes down TO Girl: oh great....I want a Coke now Ron: Understood you to say, Dr. D , that the prize was to be left to me..... the contest for determining a winner to you Dr.D.: Ahh...I stand corrected. Ron: If ya want to do it all, that works for me too
(Pamela gives TO Girl a can of Diet Coke.) TO Girl: ewww Diet Jen: Makes a wonderful mess if you put it in the freezer (explodes). Pamela: sorry, best I could do on short notice TO Girl: does it have any Jack Ron: hey....watch that stuff..... I live on Diet Ron: which is Carson-o-genic Pamela: only in obscene quantities, Ron Ron: or is that carcinogenic Ron: define obscene Dr.D.: Anna Nicole Smith? Ron: ummm.... rich-c: oops! anyone looked at the time lately? Dr.D.: Michael Jackson? Pamela: something like 20 litres per day for 20 years Ron: good Pamela: keep going Rich, I haven't seen anything I disagree with yet TO Girl: yeah it is bed time Uncle Richard Ron: thank the Good Lord. I'm not going to die after all BobS: ya it is time for me to head out Pamela: I'm ignoring it Dad rich-c: getting on to where us invalids need out shuteye ;-) BobS: SO, see ya'll next week, eh?????? Dr.D.: Dubya. Ron: glad you guys stuck around to accommodate late comers TO Girl: i was going to leave but the Dr. D and chickpea showed up\ BobS: and i am not even an invalid !!!!!!! Ron: even better dr. D Pamela: Bob, aren't you away next week? BobS: but OF COURSE Jen: Don't you think Michael likes his sister Latoya too much. He's sure looking a lot like her. They're twins! Pamela: from the ship? rich-c: well, I wish you all good night BobS: nope away 2 weeks from now Pamela: oh, okay rich-c: Pam, any idea when you'll be by tomorrow? BobS: ta ta TO Girl: good night uncle Richard Pamela: well then, you may depart
BobS left chat session Pamela: good night, Bob Ron: ok Bob, my son, as I live and breathe.... Dr.D.: If MJ goes to jail, will they prevent him from wearing his prosthetic nose? Ron: the card is coming.... honest TO Girl: LOL Dr.D.: Our jailbait congressman from Youngstown, Jim Trafficant, can't wear his bad-hair toupee in the clink. Pamela: Dad, around sixish -depending on when I get out of the office Pamela: oh wait, I have a podiatry appointment. About 6:20 rich-c: OK daughter, look for you then Dr.D.: Bad foot, Pam? Pamela: okay, nighty night Ron: His name is known all the way out here Dr D. Ron: we've heard of him Dr.D.: My stepmother knows him pretty well. Pamela: either I stepped on something or I have a plantar wart, Rich Ron: on the news even rich-c: night all - poof Dr.D.: He's a charming demagogue.
rich-c left chat session Pamela: we Pamela: are trying to figure that out Ron: indeed Dr.D.: No bionic foot required, I hope. Jen: I had a few Plantar warts. They froze one and hit a nerve. Talk about pain!!! Pamela: it is currently involving unspeakable substances TO Girl: i should probably hit the hay too.....the alarm is set for 6 Pamela: ugh, Erin. Why so early? Ron: so to all..... a good night Dr.D.: Bye Ron. TO Girl: b/c i hit the snooze so many times Pamela: good night, Ron Ron: I'm off to play Christmas carols TO Girl: nite Ron Pamela: humbug Dr.D.: I wouldn't want a sleepy person protecting my food. Ron: or figure out some that I have on hand.... from previous years TO Girl: lol Ron: Yes... HUMBUG TO Girl: TG for coffee
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changed username to Daniel B Ron: undefined is late Pamela: allo Daniel Daniel B: hello! TO Girl: hi Daniel Dr.D.: Hi Daniel. Ron: now I don't feel so bad Jen: Doesn't anyone want to hear my Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers Christmas CD? Ron: just in time for some praise Daniel Dr.D.: That pesky Law of Conservation of ADAMites at work again. Daniel B: some praise? Ron: your Dither program -I love it Pamela: Rich, I've been seeing the doc for two years, since I tore the ligament in my right foot and started walking funny. Dr.D.: Ouch. TO Girl: alrighty, well g'nite all, pleasent dreams, until next week Ron: produces real good ADAM versions of clipart Daniel B: Ron: thanks! Pamela: that caused me to change the way I walk, and I developed plantar faciitis Pamela: nite Rin - will talk to you tomorrow Ron: however...... I cannot get it to run under Windows 98 on my laptop Ron: something about a missing library (runtime?) TO Girl: i'll give you a call tomorrow Pam Pamela: I do, Jen Pamela: okay sweetie Ron: just a sec.... I'll get the name Daniel B: Ron: that's funny, I use win98 with my desktop PC computer Pamela: g'nite, Rin Dr.D.: I hadn't noticed any gait problems, but then I wasn't especially looking. Daniel B: bonne nuit Rin! TO Girl: nite Daniel Dr.D.: Bye Rin, nice to hook up with you again. Dr.D.: Congrats again on the TO job. Jen: Any progress on your New Years party, Pam? TO Girl: yes finally TO Girl: Thank you Pamela: oh yes Jen Jen: Bye TO Girl, nice to kinda meet you. Ron: yeah.... comdlg32.ocx TO Girl: nice to kinda meet you too Jen Ron: sez it's not properly registered Ron: or not available Ron: and it is Pamela: Jen, Erin (TO Girl) is my cousin, just moved to Toronto from Windsor TO Girl: ciao ciao -- Little Italy signing off
TO Girl left chat session Jen: I'm not sure what I'm doing for New Years yet. I'll be out there then. But me, my mom, and sister are going in to Toronto to do some after New Years shopping. Can't wait. Ron: did a Google search on it, and there was an article that said some developpers assume the user has the Ron: required run time files ...... not always the case Jen: Wow, you've got a lot of family on here. Daniel B: Ron: It's a library (in win32 applications) to do file dialog box. Ron: yeah.... that's what I read Pamela: yeah wll, it's all Dad Pamela: s fault Daniel B: It was the first time I used a ocx file to avoid "re-doing what is already done" Ron: well sure. that makes sense Ron: Odd thing is, it works fine on my XP box downstairs Ron: does it goe in C:\windows\system32 ?? Daniel B: don'T mixup systems files from one os to another Ron: good point Ron: well..... I have it in one place.... that's all I need really Daniel B: I use win98se here... ok, it's a french version but it may be more compatible than the ocx file from your win xp Ron: right. I'm using Win 98 se here on my laptop, and that's where I'm having the problem Daniel B: My comdlg32.ocx file is in c:\windows\system directory Ron: curious Ron: ok...but then doesn't it have to be registered somewhere? Daniel B: good question Ron: something I read in my Google search said it wasn't enough just to copy it to the directory Ron: and brother.... when I start messing with the registry, I'm way out of my pay grade Ron: Have killed a few good OS installs that way Daniel B: Ron: look at this Yahoo message Daniel B: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rca-lyra-mp3/message/64 Jen: Don't everyone talk at once! Pamela: Sorry Jen, got distracted : ) Ron: brb Jen: Well, I should go. "Another World" is coming up on the Soap channel. I love that one! Dr.D.: Another World? Pamela: ah the joys of the west coast, where it's only 9:45 Dr.D.: Alice and Steve Frame...and evil Rachel. Dr.D.: Or is that too early in the story for you? Dr.D.: My Mom watched it for years. Dr.D.: I kinda knew what the story was from about 1976-1980, 'cause it was on when I came home from school. Jen: It's actually at the part where Rachel's daughter Amanda finds out she's pregnant with Sam's child. Pamela: Is this good? Daniel B: Before everyone leave, tell me what I missed tonight. A colecovision programming discussion? Dale W was online? Rich was online? Dr.D.: That's after I quite watching it, then. Dr.D.: Tonight I presented my do-it-yourself home fusion reactor project. Daniel B: home fusion reactor project? Pamela: Rich, don't tease Daniel B: you are kidding! Dr.D.: Sorry Daniel, I am making a very bad joke. Pamela: anyway, goodnight Jen, nice to see you Dr.D.: Bye Jen, Daniel B: you SEE Jen? Daniel B: Bye Jen! Dr.D.: I don't know what they talked about until after 10:30, since I was not able to login until then. Dr.D.: There was a power outage at my house from 8:30-10:15 PM. Daniel B: same problem here (was not able to connect) Dr.D.: Fortunately, no computers damaged. Pamela: I had trouble getting on tonite too
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changed username to Ronald Daniel B: Ron is back? Pamela: Ron, what happened? Dr.D.: The electric company sent a repairman to do something to the wiring on a pole across the street from us. Daniel B: Hi! Ronald: ok.... got the thread...will study it later Dr.D.: All is well. Jen: Ta ta all. Until next week. Pamela: 'nite Ronald: Niters Jen
Jen left chat session Dr.D.: Bye Jen. Pamela: Rich, did you hear that I'll be changing jobs soon? Dr.D.: I missed hearing who Jen is... Ronald: Well...... I shall away as well Pamela: friend of Guy's Daniel B: Ron, you were online tonight... at the beggining or very late? Pamela: thru Yahoo I think Pamela: she's in Lethbridge, Alberta Dr.D.: No, I hadn't heard, Pam. Ronald: very late Daniel....... had a community net meeting that took me till about 7 pm..... then supper etc etc Dr.D.: Alberta, wow, further west. Dr.D.: So long, Ron. Pamela: announcement was made yesterday that they're doing an asset sale to Minute Muffler, based in Lethbridge Ronald: yup..... we're gonna take over the world Ronald: although she's still on the wrong side of the mountains Ronald: but I won't tell her that Pamela: once done, Minute will keep the Speedy brand but they're franchising the stores Daniel B: And do you have some news about the christmas card project? Dr.D.: Same job, new letterhead on the paycheque, hopefully not less $$$? Pamela: which means that most of us in the Toronto office will be without jobs in the not too distant future Ronald: ah..... yes.... a work in progress my son Dr.D.: Ouch, you'll be sacked... Ronald: soon..... have the pics...... now must either play some new carols, or add some re-runs Ronald: couple of days, I should have it to Bob Pamela: eventually, yes. So, I'm taking the bull by the horns and starting a job search Dr.D.: Any preferences? Pamela: if I get a package, that will give me more time to look Daniel B: it's why you wanted to use my dither program with your laptop? Pamela: I want an admin assistant position and/or reception Pamela: no more claims admin for me Pamela: preferably, at about 7K more than my currently salary Pamela: although I do dream in technicolour Daniel B: (to everyone): I supposed you read my text about my "Coleco" life. Ronald: yes, because I've only been finding time late at night.... to work on it.... sitting up in bed...... laptop perched... Dr.D.: Our money is getting Technicolor... Dr.D.: Yes Daniel, it was very nice. Ronald: but I'll just have to go downstairs to finish it...... I like to do the final on a real ADAM Ronald: and that's where ADAM lives Daniel B: Ron: it may help you if my Dither program was able to do 10K PowerPaint files? not the actual 40K PowerPaint files? Pamela: Ideally I'll get a full time permanent position as an admin assistant with a company reasonably close to home, with a reasonable salary Dr.D.: My ADAM was running on Monday and Tuesday in the robot lab, running the classic "timeleft" and "scoreboard" programs for the Egg Hunt. Ronald: Yes.... very much.... because the conversion program I use to put them into the card uses Power Paint format Ronald: 10 k files would work better Dr.D.: I also played a game of Spy Hunter for the amazed (and impressed) students. "Wow, that game is older than I am!" Ronald: they liked that eh? Ronald: when you consider the time ADAM was produced, it's still pretty respectable Daniel B: Dr.D: For me, my text doesn't look like a "real article". And I wasn't sure Joe will take it.... but he love it Dr.D.: I also got a score of 160K, which I haven't done for many years...and I hadn't played it since last Egg Hunt in April. Ronald: :) Pamela: do you have Squishem Sam, Rich? Daniel B: Joe asked me a few question to "fill up" the text. Like "where I live?" and "Who is Marcel de Kogel?" Dr.D.: Probably the emulator ROM file, I doubt if I have an actual cartridge of it. Ronald: between the two of you..... Marcel and Daniel.... we might have to revive the ADAM Gallery of Honour Ronald: :) how do you do that Dr D. Ronald: ah I see it Ronald: we shall see Ronald: anyway..... now must really go..... see ya's all next week Daniel B: Ron: your email address please Pamela: okay Ron - go straight home now Ronald: firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel B: Ron: I will be able to send you a new dither version with 10K option Ronald: right Pam.... Dr.D.: Bye Ron! Daniel B: bye Ronald: thank you Daniel.... appreciate that Pamela: nite Ronald: pooooffski
Ronald left chat session Dr.D.: So is school almost done for you, Daniel? Dr.D.: (I think you're still an undergraduate, right?) Daniel B: My "master" studies in computer science is almost done. :) Dr.D.: Is this a thesis or non-thesis M.S. Daniel B: I will send my "final" version of my thesis Daniel B: very soon Pamela: what's the topic, Daniel? Daniel B: The evaluation is... "not bad" but could be better. Daniel B: But they accept my text. :) Dr.D.: Does your thesis advisor know about your ColecoVision work? Daniel B: No, they didn't to see a topic like that Daniel B: the topic is "Java Graphical interface and Imaging analysis" Pamela: In English no less? Pamela: Wow. Dr.D.: I only ask in case he/she thought you were "wasting your research time" on it :-) Daniel B: My thesis is in french... sorry! :) Dr.D.: I know that my thesis advisor was not happy when I went to ADAMcon IV a few months before my Ph.D. dissertation defense. Pamela: that's okay Daniel - even in English I probably wouldn't understand it Daniel B: :p probably Pam... probably Pamela: : ) Daniel B: If I wanted to do a thesis on videogames, I may have a support but on ColecoVision game programming... they refuse. Dr.D.: L'interface d'Grafique Java...(forgive my made-up French) Daniel B: The real topic in french is simply: Daniel B: "Traitement d'Image et Interface Graphique en Java" Dr.D.: Yes, I can even read that, Daniel. Dr.D.: I forgot about the noun "Traitement"...I have had to use a famous multi-volume work in biology called "Traite d'Zoologie". Daniel B: it's not a great thesis... my heart was in Coleco programming all this time. Dr.D.: If you can graduate and get a nice job, it will be good enough :-) Pamela: you know Daniel, it's not the "greatness" of the thesis, but the fact that you did it. All anyone cares about is whether you have a degree. Dr.D.: Nobody has ever checked my Ph.D. thesis out of the library, as far as I can tell. Daniel B: You are right, but I'm more proud of my work on Coleco programming than this thesis on Java and Imaging. Dr.D.: The standard story is that some student puts a large-denomination bill inside the pages with a note to please let him know you found the money, and coming back 20 years later and still finding the money untouched. Pamela: get it out in the public eye, Daniel. There are those who will appreciate it for its own sake. Pamela: shades of a Friends episode : ) Dr.D.: Some day I need to have my own copy of my dissertation bound in hardback. I have all the pages, I just didn't have $50 at the time to do it. The library copies (2) were bound for free, but they stay in the library (naturally). Pamela: You should make that wish known Rich. That would make a lovely gift for you. Pamela: I'm right aren't I - your birthday was a couple of weeks ago? Dr.D.: Yes, 3 November. Dr.D.: And last weekend I finally got to watch my birthday present: "The Two Towers, Extended Edition". Dr.D.: Same day as your poor Dad's surgery. Dr.D.: So I kept it pretty mum around here. Pamela: I had it written down, too. Shoot. Well, belated Happy Birthday. I'm sure Dad would be thrilled if he knew that Pamela: As for the Two Towers, it's on R's Christmas list. Dr.D.: The extra scenes really needed to be there. Pamela: isn't that always the way? Dr.D.: I still don't like what PJ did to Faramir, but now the logic is better explained. Pamela: I noticed some of the extra scenes from HP that were cut should have been left in too for clarity Dr.D.: And there is one horrible joke between Gimli and Legolas...I will say no more, but you'll know it when you see it. Dr.D.: You've read HP5, right Pam? Pamela: I don't know if I will see it - I didn't see the first one. I'm having a hard time getting into LOTR Pamela: Yes, I read HP 5 - got it for my birthday in June Dr.D.: Did I tell you the "Room of Requirement" joke I saw? Pamela: Read it once, went back and reread it, gave it to Russell to read Pamela: no - tell me Dr.D.: From a thead on alt.fan.harry-potter, to the effect of "What would be in *your* Room of Requirement?" Dr.D.: Many different, interesting answers. Pamela: such as? Dr.D.: IMHO the very best was "Harry Potter books 6 through 700." Pamela: oh - that's perfect Dr.D.: I honestly don't remember any of the others, that was was good enough to chase the others away. Pamela: that ought to keep Joanne busy for a while : ) Pamela: oh dear, I'm starting to yawn Dr.D.: Yeah, it is 12:29:38 Pamela: do you suppose I should go to bed? Dr.D.: I have been bad and kept you up again. Daniel B: Dr.D or Pamela ... one of you wants the new version of the dithering software? I didn't test it very well. Dr.D.: And poor Daniel as well. Dr.D.: The previous version tested great to me, but I will be glad to look at anything new you want to send me, Daniel. Pamela: that's okay - I'm not very good at putting myself to bed. I resist at every turn. Daniel B: your e-mail address is something... apk.net ? Dr.D.: email@example.com Daniel B: I send the email now Dr.D.: Thanks, Daniel. Daniel B: any feedback is welcome :) Dr.D.: Mail received, Daniel. Dr.D.: I'll open it tomorrow at work. Daniel B: don't take all your free time on this new version :) Dr.D.: Free time? What is this concept? :-) Dr.D.: I suppose I ought to go (and beat Pam out of here, for once). Daniel B: hehe! I admit that my free time is during weekend... but it's not 100% true. Pamela: oh sure Dr.D.: Final robot class of the semester is at 8:30 AM tomorrow...so I better get to sleep. Daniel B: me too.. I have to sleep. Dr.D.: It was great to talk to you both this evening! I'll be back next week, assuming no power outages... Pamela: yes. Get some rest. I'll talk to you next week. Daniel B: I need to be in top shape to continue to "debug" my "final version" of my thesis. Dr.D.: Starbase Cleveland, closing hailing frequencies...poof!
Dr.D. left chat session Pamela: alright everyone, to take a page from my mother's book - go to bed! Pamela: goodnight, Daniel. Happy writing. Pamela: kerpoof!
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