rich-c: hi rich - if you're there
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changed username to Harvie rich-c: hello Harvie, how goes it? Harvie: Hello folks rich-c: not sue Dr. D. is with us right now
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings! rich-c: greeting Guy, you're early again Harvie: Hello Guy rich-c: got some news for us about your recent adventures?
moved to room Meeting Place Guy B.: Could change in about 3 weeks from now.
changed username to Pam / Just Rin rich-c: that's a very crypotic hint, Guy Guy B.: No news. Guy B.: HI Pasm Guy B.: Pam Pam / Just Rin: Hi, Everyone rich-c: hi daughter Harvie: Hello ladies Guy B.: Oh, you're probably wondering about my dinner date? rich-c: anyway, Guy, we will be awaiting events with interest rich-c: yes Pam / Just Rin: yes, how did it go? Guy B.: She had her daughter on Monday, so we have to reschedule it. Pam / Just Rin: aw, shoot, Guy rich-c: ah, OK, still up in the air then Guy B.: She even sent me an e-mail for the 4th and I send her an e-card from Americangreetings.com that she liked.
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: that is a promising sign, I guess
changed username to BobS Guy B.: It is. rich-c: welcome back, Robert Pam / Just Rin: <E> Bobs! BobS: hi kids Harvie: Howdy Bob Guy B.: There the man I'm looking for. Guy B.: HI Bob BobS: how's thigns????? Guy B.: Did you get my e-mail? BobS: or so...... BobS: don't know, when did ya mail it????? Guy B.: Last week BobS: ok.......... Guy B.: Where's Judy? BobS: right here rich-c: where's the rest of the clan? BobS: only hot on chat BobS: not Pam / Just Rin: freudian slip Bob? BobS: haven't talked to Doug and Meeka lately rich-c: ah- I'm hoping to make it possible for Frances to join in fairly soon BobS: cool R BobS: ichard rich-c: got an ethernet card for the laptop at the computer fair so hope to set that up rich-c: also got an 8-port ethrnet hub earlier Guy B.: Received new computers at work today. We now have Dell P4 3.0Ghz. And these are all in one unit. Monitor and CPU. No floppy drive, but does have a DVD/CD Rom drive. And our IT staff had to put a cable with lock attached to our desks to prevent anyone from walking out with one. BobS: now that is trust, eh???????
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changed username to <undefined> rich-c: I will refrain from asking why anyone needs a 3.0 gig P$ in real life BobS: cant remember what the email was about Guy....
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<undefined> changed username to 100% Dr.D.
100% Dr.D. requested to ban Dr.D. in transit
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Harvie confirmed ban
BobS confirmed ban rich-c: ateh good doctor has arrived
Pam / Just Rin confirmed ban 100% Dr.D.: Hello Everyone. BobS: de doktor??????? Judy: hi, everyone 100% Dr.D.: Ja wohl, Herr Slopsema. rich-c: hi Judy Pam / Just Rin: hi Rich 100% Dr.D.: Hi Pamerin. Guy B.: It's about whether the hotel has a shuttle to and from the airport. Try the adamcomputer e-mail address that's where it's at.
Guy B. confirmed ban Guy B.: Hi Dr. D. 100% Dr.D.: Hello Guy. 100% Dr.D.: So BobS, can I send in my money and make my plane reservations? BobS: didn't get it...........OH, I am dumping the netzero mailboxes...you need to use firstname.lastname@example.org now Pam / Just Rin: <P> Hi, Rich BobS: and yes they havea shuttle OR we will do it for you Pam / Just Rin: Where were you? Guy B.: Tell us the new addresses, so we can add yours to our address book. 100% Dr.D.: I was on campus with Gretchen, showing her where my new office will be. Pam / Just Rin: ahh, gotcha 100% Dr.D.: Also doing a bit of construction on some lab equipment, some silicone rubber that needs to dry overnight. rich-c: why the office move? 100% Dr.D.: I am being evicted at the end of the month, Richard. Guy B.: Looks like I'll have early flights going to El Paso and to Chicago. So, I'll let you know then. rich-c: evicted? how come? 100% Dr.D.: New job, 100% teaching, no slug research. BobS: same ones........email@example.com..........jslopsema@ highstream.net and firstname.lastname@example.org Guy B.: Ok, we book em Danno. BobS: YES< DR D do it !!!!!!! BobS: we are readya dn waiting 100% Dr.D.: But I am leaving behind the slug video experiment...and Hillel whined enough to the Chairman to make him let my office become lab space. rich-c: full-time teaching? this will be a new one for you 100% Dr.D.: I figured it would happen, after all, I had to set it up in there because there was no space in the regular lab...plus had to let a student share my office this summer. Guy B.: Got a new ISP Bob? 100% Dr.D.: Well, not since Spring 1999 have I been teaching full-time. rich-c: so now you get a real office of your very own - cool
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changed username to james james: hello james: long time 100% Dr.D.: I had one...this new one is about half the size of what I had. Guy B.: HI James and Judy
(007 music plays in the background) Pam / Just Rin: Hi, James rich-c: greetings, james, and good morning Harvie: Full time = 4 hrs / week BobS: yup......hoghstream.net $9/montha ndnationwide Guy B.: James, what's new with you? Pam / Just Rin: Hi, Judy rich-c: we have missed you teh last few weeks Judy: hi, Guy 100% Dr.D.: So I will be thinking hard about how to make everything fit. BobS: hi james !!!!! Guy B.: Is it DSL? Judy: and Rin and Pam james: hi guy, rich, bob, dr. d, judy Judy: hi, James james: been extremely busy Harvie: Hello James Guy B.: Teaching? james: teaching and tending to my pumpkins rich-c: yes, two little kids, the jobs, and all - I'll bet james: oh and then there's the full-time father bit too 100% Dr.D.: I was at Office Max tonight, looking at furniture (chairs specificially), because what the University can buy from its "preferred" vendor is overpriced crapola. Guy B.: Wow, that is keeping you busy. So, you have a break right now? james: sort of. we're on our way out in about 20 minutes to pick up some stuff for a bbq i'm having for my students on sunday james: chilli dogs :D 100% Dr.D.: The same leather chair Office Max sells for $150 is $550 from "Corporate Express". Guy B.: What are you cooking? rich-c: introduction to occidental cullture? ;-) james: chilli dogs :D james: they get some cultural info in class too through the books we read Guy B.: Anything else with those? 100% Dr.D.: I am being allotted $3K for any combination of furniture + computer...so I am going to sink it all in the computer and buy my own chairs, and recycle my current 45-year-old steel desk. Pam / Just Rin: Corporate Express usually has decent pricing, Rich james: we read children's books from english speaking countries, rather than using the lame excuse for textbooks they have here 100% Dr.D.: Not for us...it is overpriced junk IMHO. Guy B.: I got Jeanene online tonight. She is off for now with her new e-mail address. rich-c: good approach, Guy, hope it works well for you 100% Dr.D.: $90 for a folding chair, the kind every grade school sets up in the gym for concerts..no thank you. Pam / Just Rin: unprintable reaction from Rin 100% Dr.D.: For $3K I can get the top-of-the-line Mac PowerBook with 17" screen, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HD, 128 MB VRAM, etc. rich-c: yes, $90 for generic folding chairs means pretty thick margins, I'd say BobS: GUY, just check the netzero mailbox.......109 messages while I was gone last week and your's was the only legitimate one.....dumb huh??? rich-c: why should your mailbox be any different from teh rest of us? james: $90.. sheesh is their supplier japanese? 100% Dr.D.: Dunno. rich-c: I get over 109 spams a day most days Guy B.: Guess I did something right. james: sounds like japanese office product profit margins Pam / Just Rin: <E> no apparently their supplier is God and their chairs are made of solid gold james: my spam filter is currently catching about 130 a day 100% Dr.D.: But I will be bringing my first new computer in 11 years to the convention. rich-c: yes, I've heard about those, and not just office products james: stuff has come down a lot, even in the last five years since i've come james: but before that it was all tightly controlled supply chains / conglomerates with the customer getting screwed everyt ime rich-c: I've had a sense the Japanese marketing structure was seeing more competition BobS: well I don't need them richard....so now, I get very few that come thru the spam filters ..... and the spammers don BobS: don't have the new mailbox het 100% Dr.D.: So Bob, as a heads-up, I will be coming to El Paso Saturday morning, arriving around noon Texas time...departing Monday morning. Guy B.: I've eliminated spam from mine. Just won't see them. They get deleted right away, so I don't see them. BobS: ok Dr D james: it's getting better and consumers, albeit slowly, are getting smarter 100% Dr.D.: I can't leave any sooner due to the new class I am teaching this fall. BobS: and tell us about this new assigment rich-c: I suspect, james, that it's sort of seeping out of the elctronics market BobS: !!!!!! 100% Dr.D.: There's an exam that can't be moved that is on the ADAMcon Friday, ending at 6 PM. BobS: out of the robotics and slug market???????? 100% Dr.D.: You might not want me to talk about it in public...if slugs gross you out... rich-c: Sony style pricing just doesnt fly any more - especially with their quality issues BobS: and into something better? 100% Dr.D.: Still robot course one more semester. james: electronics were the first things to come down in price with the advent of large chain stores about 5 years or so ago 100% Dr.D.: Then a new robot course I am inventing in the spring. james: before that, there was a law limiting store size BobS: ahso........ 100% Dr.D.: But this fall, my other course is Human Anatomy (with lab). BobS: as long as what ever you do is 'up your alley' that is grteat 100% Dr.D.: It is...I haven't taught it for 20 years, but it hasn't changed any. Guy B.: We have a Fry's Electronics opened up here in Downers Grove last week. First one here in the area. james: which prevented the warehouse style stores from starting up. my beef of course is still with selection 100% Dr.D.: Just have to relearn it. Harvie: Have you figured out how to tell the students from the cadavers Doc? james: you still won't find that many american products in japanese stores Pam / Just Rin: the ankle bone's connected to the shin bone . . . rich-c: no, bodies to tend to follow the same design for years 100% Dr.D.: Hehe Harvie. james: lol - the cadavers are more lively 100% Dr.D.: Can't go by either color or smell, plenty of unwashed college students. james: ewww Pam / Just Rin: so does gross anatomy mean dissection? 100% Dr.D.: Yes, Pam. Harvie: There you go then , the cadavers are the clean bodies 100% Dr.D.: The students in this class don't do any, they just watch. Pam / Just Rin: interesting rich-c: you do the dissection then? james: anyway, i should likely get going.l i hope to stay on longer next week 100% Dr.D.: And it turns out that I don't have to do any unless I want to: there are 2 med students hired to do it. BobS: verrrry interesting 100% Dr.D.: Bye James. 100% Dr.D.: I drove him away :-( rich-c: come back soon, james, we've been missing you james: i'll have some adam related ?s next week too Pam / Just Rin: night, James - hi to everyone james: will do. take care everyone. Harvie: Bye James Guy B.: Bob, since you two have been away. I'm in the process of setting up a dinner date. Pam / Just Rin: you too 100% Dr.D.: But I have to supervise the med students, and prepare the lab practical exams. Guy B.: Bye James james: *poof* 100% Dr.D.: 2 lectures a week, then 2 1-hour lab sections.
james left chat session rich-c: do all the heavy looking on :-) 100% Dr.D.: Well, I would personally feel more comfortable after so long a layoff from the material if I had to do the dissections myself, but I will not have the time. BobS: TELL ME MRE BobS: MORE 100% Dr.D.: Not this first time through, where I have to invent the course and write all the lectures for the first time. rich-c: gotta go with what you've got, then Pam / Just Rin: isn't that what Gray's Anatomy is for? 100% Dr.D.: WHADAYA WANNA KNOW, BOB? BobS: bout Guys dinner date !!!!! 100% Dr.D.: Yes, but seeing is believing in anatomy. 100% Dr.D.: Good, I was hoping you weren't asking about anatomy... Guy B.: I knew you wouldn't resist. Her name is Karen. She replied to my personal ad on Match.com. She lives in Aurora, about 45 minutes from me. Pam / Just Rin: tell him all the good parts, Guy : ) BobS: well good for you Guy 100% Dr.D.: AFAIK that's all there are, Pam :-) BobS: when's the date????? Guy B.: She has two kids from a previous marriage and she is studying law. Guy B.: Trying for this weekend. Have to see how her work schedule is. BobS: keeps yo on your toes then eh?????? rich-c: ain't it always the way, Bob? Guy B.: Oh, didn't tell you about Abby. She has mites and is being treated for it and she torn a ligment in her left hind leg when she was getting into my car. BobS: HEY Richard, Guy is soo cute, he is a virtual stud muffin Pam / Just Rin: ouch, poor Abby
(Guy B. hugs BobS) BobS: oh oh........she is getting older you know, treat her nicely Pam / Just Rin: and the crowd goes wild! Judy: she is falling apart at the seams, Guy Pam / Just Rin: well done, Guy
(BobS gives Guy B. a glass of cranberry juice.) Guy B.: She's been getting a lot of rest and I cannot walk her right now. So, I'm driving her to the woods. BobS: now stop that Guy, I am NOT that kind of guy you know........... Judy: should have seen Ryan, he looks like he was in a fight and lost rich-c: don't let her get spoiled, Guy
(Guy B. gives BobS a can of Diet Coke.) Pam / Just Rin: what did he do Judy? Guy B.: How about that then. Judy: fell at daycare Judy: put his front teeth thru his upper lip rich-c: what sort of fell? Pam / Just Rin: WHAT?????? rich-c: oh, yeech! Pam / Just Rin: ow! Pam / Just Rin: poor baby Judy: just running I quess, Judy: normal three year oldtype fall Guy B.: My vet said I have to continue this until the leg gets better. She is trying to walk on it. It will take another 3 to 6 weeks to heal. rich-c: I gatehr from that that the teeth survived BobS: Ryan has scabs on his back, on his lip, on his arms......he HAS to learn to be careful!!!!! Judy: yes, much better than the lip Guy B.: At least he's Ok. BobS: does Abby have a spliint on the leg???? Judy: and his toe rich-c: yes, the lip will likely heal quite cleanly, but if he'd lost teeth this early, that would be bad news Guy B.: No, she just lifts the left leg up. Now, she on three legs and hops like a kangaroo. Pam / Just Rin: real dignified, Guy : ) Judy: I told him he needs to start waliking instead of running all the time Pam / Just Rin: and do you really think he's going to take that advice Judy? rich-c: I'm not sure three-year-olds have any speed but flat out BobS: can relate to tha Guy........our dog popped her knee out and needed surgury, did the same thing = 4 legged creature Judy: no, but you have to try BobS: THREE legged Guy B.: She hates being disabled and I cna tell she misses the walks. So do I. So, I'm going to do walking while she's laid up. BobS: CARRY ABBY !!!!!!! Pam / Just Rin: just don't tell her, Guy BobS: that would get you a LOT of exercise Guy B.: I can't do that without injuring my back. BobS: oh boy............then you would both have aproblem using the forest Guy B.: Now, I have to get an x-ray on my right knee. Possible cartilage wear and it runs in the family. BobS: bummer dude Guy B.: Then a cat scan on my sinuses for my allergist. Judy: you are falling apart at the seams with Abby, Guy
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changed username to rich-c Guy B.: We have twins! rich-c: this is getting kind of tiresome - anyone else get dumped? Pam / Just Rin: still having problems Dad? Pam / Just Rin: not us Guy B.: No, still here and ticking. rich-c: seems to be, Pam - and I wasn't even touching the keyboard 100% Dr.D.: tick tick tick tick Guy B.: Ding! Pam / Just Rin: times up! BobS: not being dumped here 100% Dr.D.: Ah, I see you have a machine that goes Bing! Pam / Just Rin: (oh, channelling Paige Davis)
(Guy B. gives Pam / Just Rin a can of Diet Coke.) Pam / Just Rin: thanks, Guy Guy B.: That's the caffeine free one. BobS: so Dr D.........this new job is a step forward for you ? Pam / Just Rin: somehow I don't think I'll have a problem sleeping tonite BobS: and solidifies your position at CWRU
100% Dr.D. created action O/Substitution BobS: ? BobS: doktor????? BobS: allo der !!!! 100% Dr.D.: It should be, Bob. BobS: must be sleepin' BobS: GREAT'
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changed username to rich-c BobS: richard again????
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Harvie confirmed ban Pam / Just Rin: will the real Dad please stand up BobS: you thertr ricvh?
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changed username to rich-c BobS: think the last one onok now he is triplets 100% Dr.D.: Plan is for me to become Executive Officer in the department after the current office holder retires in a couple years. Guy B.: Karen just callled me. Pam / Just Rin: so what's the word, Guy? rich-c: can't even get back in before getting dumped a third time
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100% Dr.D. confirmed ban BobS: ALRIGHT wasy to go Dr D.....Guy
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(We secretly replaced Pam / Just Rin's Diet Coke with Folger's Crystals.)
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moved to room Meeting Place Pam / Just Rin: sorry Dad, i think we dumped you accidentally that time Judy: you need to come on someone different
changed username to rich-c Guy B.: We are going for dinner on Sunday night. Just to see what time to come by her house. BobS: $RICAHRD, this is FUN rich-c: hate to tell you, folks, but you removed the wrong twin BobS: call yourself somethin different Pam / Just Rin: <E> coffee! BobS: you were trriplets 100% Dr.D.: You can have my cuppa, Erin. Pam / Just Rin: oh by the way, have you met my caffeine addict cuz? Pam / Just Rin: sorry Dad 100% Dr.D.: I think our paths have crossed, Pam. Guy B.: Rich, what's going on? You keep getting hung up there.
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real rich-c confirmed ban Guy B.: Ok, I think he's ok now. BobS: now THAT is the real one....... Pam / Just Rin: did we get the right one this time DAd? BobS: hopefully real rich-c: I hope so real rich-c: and since that appeared, I guess so 100% Dr.D.: We must be really afraid of impostors tonight..."100%"..."real"..."Just"... :-)
BobS changed username to Grade A BobS Grade A BobS: hows that 100% Dr.D.: Oooh... 100% Dr.D.: Grade A, BobS :-)
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Pam / Just Rin changed username to #1 Pam/Just Rin 100% Dr.D.: Any volunteers for "Top Sirloin"?
changed username to rich-c 100% Dr.D.: I think you have the assignments reversed, Pam. Guy B.: Oh uh, not again. #1 Pam/Just Rin: Again, Dad? Grade A BobS: rich is back rich-c: this is getting freaking ridiculous
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Guy B. confirmed ban 100% Dr.D.: :-) #1 Pam/Just Rin: have you tried logging out and back in Dad? Grade A BobS: still ther richard? 100% Dr.D.: Why not try a different browser, Richard. 100% Dr.D.: Revert to Netscape 4.x if you have it. Grade A BobS: gone again.......that man can't seem to stay in one place rich-c: I only have IE at the moment, Rich, and it never gives me any problems anywhere else Grade A BobS: YOU RICHARD !!!!!! Grade A BobS: oh ok, he IS here Guy B.: I'm IE 5.5 since Mozilla Firebird won't work with the chat mode. rich-c: Netscape is a four-letter word here #1 Pam/Just Rin: well considering the problems I had last week, maybe it's the chat 100% Dr.D.: Just need Java. rich-c: it has to be the cht, either the server or the program Grade A BobS: all Iknow is ie......... Guy B.: I've still have Netscape on mine, but now I hardly use it. Grade A BobS: keep it simple 100% Dr.D.: My friend in Finland had no problems with it using Opera under WinXP. rich-c: I have the real Sun Java - 1.3 or something? Guy B.: Been using Mozillla Firebird and it works just as good as IE. #1 Pam/Just Rin: last week after most people had left, mine started updating back at the very top of the chat - t'was extremely weird rich-c: I've heard that it works better and faster, Guy 100% Dr.D.: I think that is the latest version, Richard...but since it is a Sun + Microsoft combination, probably rigged to fail by Microsoft. Guy B.: Yes, it is faster. rich-c: no, this is the one before the lawsuitsettlement Guy B.: And you can download themes and give it a different look. Grade A BobS: Mozilla is an I.E. replacement Guy ??? 100% Dr.D.: Well...we could totally change platforms and go to IRC...I could run a server. 100% Dr.D.: You'd all need to know how to use a telnet/ssh window to get to it, though. #1 Pam/Just Rin: okay, i'm already confused : ) Harvie: Putty Doc 100% Dr.D.: This Java chat is very convenient for cross-platform use, though. Grade A BobS: yuck.........sounds different 100% Dr.D.: Or that, Harvie. Guy B.: It can be used in place of IE. But, one drawback, doesn't work with this chat room. Have to use IE.
moved to room Meeting Place Guy B.: Oh yeah. It's free. 100% Dr.D.: Well Bob...how 'bout I put a copy of Herman's Trading Post BBS and y'all can call in!!!
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changed username to me again Grade A BobS: but he is not up, is he?????
changed username to you can't see me 100% Dr.D.: No, but I could be... #1 Pam/Just Rin: Risies? you can't see me: hello every1 Guy B.: I did download it, but it still won't work. Any suggestions? 100% Dr.D.: I have the whole BBS, a MiniWini HD system, etc. Guy B.: Ron? you can't see me: yeppers #1 Pam/Just Rin: gotcha 100% Dr.D.: Why are you hiding in plain sight, Ronald. #1 Pam/Just Rin: "you can Grade A BobS: you heard form either of the Bobbsey twins of late Dr D ????? Harvie: Good afternoon Ron me again: hey, maybe we can convince this program to start dumping Ron instead ;-) 100% Dr.D.: Haven't heard from either Herman or George for over a year. Grade A BobS: ,hmmmmmmm Guy B.: I heard from Herman last week. He forwarded an e-mail to the AdamEm address. Grade A BobS: and he said he was still alive????? 100% Dr.D.: Well, that's good to know that he is still around. 100% Dr.D.: hlm-gmk.com is still up. me again: yes, he referred someone to me about six months ago 100% Dr.D.: I did look at that about 2 weeks ago, for kicks. Guy B.: Still is. That's where he sent the e-mail from. me again: this time BTW kindly refrain from trying to remove my twin Guy B.: Why? me again: maybe we can keep the stupid thing sufficiently amused to leave my real connection alone Guy B.: Hmmm, he amuses us. #1 Pam/Just Rin: it's hide and seek with the chat
moved to room Meeting Place 100% Dr.D.: BTW Bob, are the convention costs attendance-independent? I.e., no matter how many come, those prices hold? me again: kindly note the last three bounces have been shortly after the deletion of twins
changed username to Ronald Grade A BobS: mister incognito........... Judy: good try Rich #1 Pam/Just Rin: Hi, Ron Ronald: Yo Guy B.: There's the Real Ron. Judy: hello, Ron Ronald: I am Ronald: Hi Judy Grade A BobS: have to Dr D Judy: how is Mom? Grade A BobS: YOU your own self Ron Ronald: doing better, thanks, Judy. She spent the afternoon at Wal Mart, so is a little tired tonight 100% Dr.D.: Just wanted to confirm, Bob...okay, I will send along $$$ tomorrow or Friday. #1 Pam/Just Rin: you missed all the in jokes, Ron Ronald: I get tired going to wal Mart #1 Pam/Just Rin: yes but WalMart is a good place to get tired : ) Ronald: yes
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changed username to rich - c- Grade A BobS: the show goes ON Guy B.: I'll get my airline reservations made for this weekend and I hope to have the next or maybe final payment next weekend. 100% Dr.D.: Great, 2 nights single room, I am *there*!!! #1 Pam/Just Rin: Dad, have you tried logging off completely and logging on again? Grade A BobS: cool dude 100% Dr.D.: Round-trip via Expedia was $362 last weekend. Ronald: I take it y'all got my e-mail Bob? Guy B.: Try rebooting Rich. Maybe that might clear up the problem. Grade A BobS: oh Pammie. don't mess with success,,,IF Richard is here leave it alone
(100% Dr.D. reboots rich - c-'s computer remotely.) Grade A BobS: try southwest airlines Dr D Grade A BobS: got it out of Detroit here for about 225 Guy B.: That's what I'm going to take. 100% Dr.D.: Continental works well through Cleveland, no long layovers, I am happy. 100% Dr.D.: 5-7 hours for many different departure/arrival times.
(Grade A BobS reboots rich-c's computer remotely.)
(Grade A BobS reboots you can't see me's computer remotely.) Ronald: This was not an easy decision to make 100% Dr.D.: I don't have to pinch pennies this year to get there.
(Guy B. reboots Grade A BobS's computer remotely.)
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changed username to Not Richard Clee Ronald: will be unable to make the 'con Grade A BobS: darn richard....you GOT a problem man Guy B.: Wow, how many Rich Clee's do have here? Grade A BobS: can alwasy come at the last minute ron, don't forget taht
(rich - c- gives rich - c- a nice tall frosty Guinness) Not Richard Clee: I'm not him. Ronald: a proliferation of Richard Clee's Ronald: If things change, yes #1 Pam/Just Rin: he's in denial : ) Grade A BobS: a spy thing eh? Not Richard Clee: No, he's in Toronto. rich - c-: just leave them alone, they're differnt so you can twll the real one
(A dog howls in the distance) Not Richard Clee: Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the conservatory. Grade A BobS: gettin paranoid there in Toronto 100% Dr.D.: ROTFL! Judy: you will be missed if you don't come, Ron Ronald: just 'cause you're paranoid doesn't necessarily mean people aren't out to get ya Grade A BobS: does this man have multi9ple personalities ???? OR WHAT ???? 100% Dr.D.: Ron, at least send us a videotape...we will play it. 100% Dr.D.: Or a DVD or something...or a tape to me, I can burn it to DVD. #1 Pam/Just Rin: well, that would explain a lot . . . : ) Ronald: intend to do that Dr. D. Judy: he is trying to get an all time high count on the chat rich - c-: he'll never make it - every time a new one comes in I get knocked off :-( Ronald: why you Rich?
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changed username to BobS II rich - c-: must be some glitch in the program, Ron Not Richard Clee: There must be something wrong with his computer... Guy B.: Not you Bob! Grade A BobS: ya mon Grade A BobS: tis I #1 Pam/Just Rin: why don't we try Rich's site? rich - c-: maybe Dale has been playing with it again Grade A BobS: twice over Judy: will the real Richard Clee please stand up Grade A BobS: oh heck, Richard will NEVER get on there 100% Dr.D.: It is easy to keep creating new users, just open a new browser window, type in the URL, and go... rich - c-: I may also be the only one running fully updated IE 6 with genuine Sun Java Grade A BobS: AH HA Grade A BobS: had to be updated by Bill eh????? Guy B.: If everyone else is fine, then it's something with Rich's ISP. Not Richard Clee: Sun + Microsoft is bad medicine these days. rich - c-: poisonally! Guy B.: Or it could be the computer. Ronald: The Force is not with him rich - c-: Pamela and Harvie are on the same ISP - try again Harvie: No Guy two more of us on same ISP Guy B.: Ok, what ISP do you have Harvie? Grade A BobS: must be his street address rich - c-: maybe there's some sort of static from my heart monitor #1 Pam/Just Rin: we're both with Tamco, Guy - Harvie and I Not Richard Clee: Phase of moon, perhaps. Harvie: Do you have the latest update for IE6? you can't see me: yeppers
Not Richard Clee changed username to Not George Bush Guy B.: Hmmm, something doesn't like Rich then. But, why does he still keep getting dumped? Not George Bush: Really, I'm not. Ronald: Or the low grade 12hz vibes coming from somebody's mind 100% Dr.D.: <snicker> rich - c-: yes, I'm fully updated on Win98SE and everything pertaining to it (except .NET which I don't need Judy: is it so cold where you all are? Judy: we have a fire tonight 100% Dr.D.: We have had lots of heat lately. Ronald: the wet coast is wet again
you can't see me left chat session Ronald: was real hot up until yesterday 100% Dr.D.: Swimming all weekend, still didn't feel cooled off. #1 Pam/Just Rin: Rie says goodnight to all Judy: we could tell when we got back in Michigan, turned cold 100% Dr.D.: It threatened rain tonight, but didn't. Guy B.: What about IE 6 Service Pack One, Rich? Ronald: nite Rie 100% Dr.D.: Bye Marie! #1 Pam/Just Rin: not cold here Harvie: It went down to 20 C here #1 Pam/Just Rin: just incredibly sticky BobS II: nite Rie Judy: night Rie Ronald: I don't do sticky
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changed username to richc Judy: we had sticky last week in West Virginia and Kentucky Ronald: Where did you guys go, Judy? Harvie: A few months ago you were complaining it was cold Doc richc: you desperately need rain, Ron, or you could lose the rain forest to fire Ronald: exactly Rich 100% Dr.D.: Well, the basement is pretty cold in winter. Guy B.: Cool here Doc. richc: we're warm and getting warmer - nice for the race this weekend 100% Dr.D.: I can always put on more clothes if I am cold...when I am hot, I can only remove so much... #1 Pam/Just Rin: just imagine it's January - that ought to cool everyone off Judy: Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and back home #1 Pam/Just Rin: exactly, Rich Ronald: nice trip richc: that's what fans and air conditoiners are for 100% Dr.D.: ...and Nature Boy isn't always welcome :-) Ronald: I have two fans aimed at my left side Ronald: nothing from the right Ronald: of course, they are political fans 100% Dr.D.: <rim shot> Judy: had a great time, did a bit of biking and antiquing Not George Bush: Hey, I resemble that! Ronald: they blow hot air Not George Bush: Alan Smithee for President in '04! #1 Pam/Just Rin: sounds like fun, Judy
BobS II left chat session Judy: didn't want to come home #1 Pam/Just Rin: I don't blame you Ronald: no eh? Grade A BobS: need retirement...thas what richc: basically up and down the Ohio valley? Ronald: Doesn't necessarily help, Bob Guy B.: Tech call from Jeanene. #1 Pam/Just Rin: what did Karen say, Guy? richc: thought yu had her up and running? Guy B.: She was calling from work. Grade A BobS: darn right it would help Ron Grade A BobS: work sucks Ronald: well, when you put it that way richc: he's catching on, Ron 100% Dr.D.: The alternative is worse... Grade A BobS: I can seel that now Ronald: yup Ronald: Work is a 4 letter word Grade A BobS: all those years I was led astray Judy: he really wants to be fired, but that is not going to happen Grade A BobS: boo hoo 100% Dr.D.: To be fired? Ronald: You're not the type that gets fired Bob Ronald: They want you forever Grade A BobS: OHPLEASE !!!!_ richc: if you can afford it, you'll just have to quit Judy: needs to find a different job, he is applying but has not found one yet, then he can quit Ronald: mmmm richc: maybe he could find one in the antique business Grade A BobS: that is the problem....can't afford it without rocking chair bucks Grade A BobS: that is a hobby not a jpb Judy: no money there Grade A BobS: and a non paying hobby at that Ronald: just a pile of fun 100% Dr.D.: I expect to be working until I am dead...whether or not the former will accelerate the appearance of the latter, remains to be seen. richc: well, some folks are making a buck from it - maybe they're hiring Ronald: The Good Lord will keep you here as long as He needs you, Dr. D Judy: we had hoped that it would replace his regular job but that is not going to happen richc: you views on that subject may change, Rich 100% Dr.D.: Views schmews, I don't see how financially it will ever be possible. #1 Pam/Just Rin: Okay Bob, this is going to sound strange, but what DO you do? No one's ever told me Judy: but he does have to find something else, he is not happy at his job and it is getting worse Ronald: that is not good for the health richc: I would hope, Rich, that CWRU offers some sort of retirement plan Judy: as little as possible 100% Dr.D.: I expect to live another 20 years after 65, but they will likely not be very healthy (i.e., not very cheap). 100% Dr.D.: Yes, they do. Grade A BobS: built houses for years......now manage twin office buildings and remodel some apts the company owns #1 Pam/Just Rin: ooooh, okay Grade A BobS: and have NO time to ourselves.....work gets in the way 100% Dr.D.: That is the trend in human life expectancy, longer lives, but longer not-so-great health. richc: you're younger, of course, but in my cohort 3 of 5 men don't see their 75th birthday #1 Pam/Just Rin: yeah, it has a tendency to do that Ronald: Mother will tell you about that 100% Dr.D.: Hehe, I haven't had a vacation since 1982, Bob. Vacation = more than 2 weeks with nothing work-related to do. Ronald: she keeps asking me, "what am I still doing here?" 100% Dr.D.: You and Judy have at least been able to travel (bit of green envy here). Ronald: Some nights I give the serious reply, others, I tell her that somebody has to look after me 100% Dr.D.: I am maybe 10 years away from that, at best. Grade A BobS: right Dr D....but not 2 weeks ata time ever !!! richc: oh, you've got lots of time Ron - me, I'm under 14 months from beating the odds Ronald: The way I'm going, Mother will outlive me Grade A BobS: POSITIVE attitude here Richard #1 Pam/Just Rin: okay we're getting morbid here, people Ronald: yeah... enuff eh? Guy B.: Jeanene was having some trouble with the computer. She's Ok now. #1 Pam/Just Rin: Everyone is going to live forever - end of story richc: I thought taht was a fairly optimistic comment - it implies I'm already in the winning minority Ronald: ok Guy B.: Pam, getting back to Karen. She called me from work, we are going to try to meet on Sunday night, Ronald: Life goes on despite our best attempts to prevent it
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Not George Bush left chat session rich-c1: again, dumped Ronald: r1c1+r2d2 Judy: well, welcome back again #1 Pam/Just Rin: perhaps we should consider moving to the other chat 100% Dr.D.: c3po rich-c1: anyway, Ron, after spending half the day in Emergency, I could use some optimism 100% Dr.D.: Yeah, then there would at least be a logfile!!!! 100% Dr.D.: Emergency?!?!? Ronald: oh? Ronald: tell me more Guy B.: Rich, did you try rebooting the system? rich-c1: A-fib got sort of out of hand Grade A BobS: emergency rooms suck too Judy: why in wmergency? #1 Pam/Just Rin: I'll second that, Bob #1 Pam/Just Rin: I was there with him Ronald: this is not good Grade A BobS: half a day is FAST for emergency rooms around here rich-c1: that's where they send you to get the arrhythmia dalt with Grade A BobS: lay down and nap awhile and it goes away too Judy: they have to keep you for a mimimum of 5 hours or they are not doing there jobs rich-c1: not at the moment - I have had it bad for the last four-five days and getting worse Guy B.: Well, it's raining here. Ronald: yes, been there, done that rich-c1: how long wre we there, Pam? Harvie: Just grab a spark plug wire rich #1 Pam/Just Rin: about four and a half hours, Dad Ronald: it took about 5 hours, and we're not a big city rich-c1: so I guess that's what it takes, then rich-c1: you've been down the A-fib road too, Ron? Ronald: no, not me, but when Mom has had to go there, I go along just to be there rich-c1: yes, Pam did the same for me today Judy: my dads doctor keeps sending him there too, they don't come up with what is wrong with him but he just keeps going back Ronald: yup #1 Pam/Just Rin: I make a good taxi : ) rich-c1: they put the monitors up over the head of the bed where they are very hard to see 100% Dr.D.: Don't want the patients influencing the results (biofeedback). Grade A BobS: lets see ......one hour to make sure you are breathing ......2nd hour to see if you are still awake ..... 3rd hour to make SURe you are hungry ....4th hour to see the trauma nurse .....5th hour to wakt for the er nurse Ronald: they do tend to wire you up six ways from Sunday rich-c1: she had gret fun watching the heart rate bounce up and down Grade A BobS: then MAYBE you can be seen and asessed Ronald: Actually, I have nothing but praise for our local Emerge rich-c1: oh, I was assessed in maybe ten minutes and immediately fired into acute care Judy: you need to be zapped like Bob was Ronald: no reason to complain at all rich-c1: that may well be the answer - I have the heart monitor on new rich-c1: they can do chemical, electrical or surgical revision Ronald: so how long do you wear that Rich? Grade A BobS: and if all holds true........the monitor won't show anything...UNTIL you take it oss rich-c1: 24 hours, Ron Ronald: ok Judy: but first see if you can get on Ameordorone rich-c1: and I am not looking forward to sleeping with it Ronald: no, I suppose not rich-c1: no way Judy, it has devestating effectws on the lungs - and I already have COPD Grade A BobS: course the ameodorone may ruin your lungs, liver and throid.....or just kill you Grade A BobS: but that is noworse tahn reading the aspirin bottle label.............. rich-c1: exactly, Bob, so enjoy the upside until the downside shows up Ronald: Welcome to the golden years 100% Dr.D.: I have not been in med school for 18-20 years...but my guess is that you need surgery to deactivate your sino-atrial node, and have a pacemaker inserted. Ronald: Everything hurts.... if it doesn't hurt, it doesn't work Grade A BobS: :-) #1 Pam/Just Rin: that's how you know it works, Ron rich-c1: that is the last-resort these days, Rich, and avoided wherever possible Ronald: yeah 100% Dr.D.: Well, it does work. Ronald: Ya still there Harvie, my man? 100% Dr.D.: For you and your cardiologist to decide. I am not an M.D. Harvie: Fer sure Ronald: ok.... just wondered Ronald: Are you still collecting old computers? rich-c1: actually the other intervention is catheterization with, I believe, cauterization of the node Guy B.: I got rid of one, but one will be coming back to me later. 100% Dr.D.: If they can do it via a cannula, that is fine, same result. #1 Pam/Just Rin: wow that sounds like fun : ( Harvie: I gave it up (no space) Ronald: same here #1 Pam/Just Rin: did you actually clean out the snake pit, Ron? 100% Dr.D.: Sssssssssssssssssssssss rich-c1: anyway I will see what the cardiologist makes of the Holter readings Ronald: I'm now down to - ummm.. let's see......8 Harvie: Not to mention no energy #1 Pam/Just Rin: pretty good 100% Dr.D.: Hope at least one of them is an ADAM :-( Ronald: oh yes..... actually 3 of the 8 are ADAMs rich-c1: that's reassuring, Ron 100% Dr.D.: 37.5%, a respectable fraction. Ronald: yes Ronald: snake pit is better, b ut I wouldn't say clean, yet Ronald: still too much unidentifiable junk rich-c1: (I refuse to comment on grounds it may incriminate me) #1 Pam/Just Rin: too late, Dad : ) 100% Dr.D.: Well, it's a good thing we didn't switch to coleco, CWRU has just fallen off the network. Ronald: So many computers, so little time rich-c1: uh - anyone know where to find a home for a network setup based on 2400 baud modems? Grade A BobS: oops 100% Dr.D.: Or thereabouts, probably another denial-of-service attack. Grade A BobS: no Grade A BobS: but if someone needed at ext based system, it would work Harvie: Is it a Unix network Doc? rich-c1: have the DOS bunch started targeting universities now, Rich? Ronald: hmmm..... I have 2400 baud modems 100% Dr.D.: It's the entire campus network. 100% Dr.D.: There are all kinds of sub-networks. Grade A BobS: I have 1200 baud modems........ Grade A BobS: workign yet Ronald: indeed
Grade A BobS changed username to BobS 100% Dr.D.: I have a 1-baud setup connecting 2 soup cans with string. rich-c1: these are rally neat modems (by appearance) with apparently ral expensive software BobS: you CAN stilluse them on the net....but slowly !!!!!! 100% Dr.D.: My backup is packet-switched carrier pigeon network. rich-c1: I seem to have a problem with my e's lately 100% Dr.D.: They are fine if you are using terminal mode, no graphics. BobS: AND statying online rich-c1: OUCH! 100% Dr.D.: That is why I read news and E-mail from a command line. #1 Pam/Just Rin: foul! 100% Dr.D.: Tasty :-) #1 Pam/Just Rin: no, that's fowl Harvie: Are they SSL pigeons? rich-c1: I am not sure Pam or Rin know from a command line 100% Dr.D.: Nah, from all the droppings, they are definitely stool pigeons. Ronald: Still have my account at the National Capital Freenet - which I can access via telnet if I want to Ronald: command line from my Linux box Ronald: telnet or SSL #1 Pam/Just Rin: probably not Dad but I was commenting on Bob's contribution 100% Dr.D.: Command line is easy, only a few things to know. 100% Dr.D.: login, logout, ^C to stop something rich-c1: like, I have this 565-page DOS book, for starters... Ronald: after all these years in dabbling with Linux, I still have much to learn #1 Pam/Just Rin: (Dr. D. switches to lecture mode) Ronald: Ab out as much as I have to learn about DOS commands 100% Dr.D.: Favourite DOS commands: 100% Dr.D.: FDISK C: 100% Dr.D.: DELTREE *.* 100% Dr.D.: :-) rich-c1: reminds me, we have just acquired the first exclusive Linux shop, over on the next concession Ronald: del *.8 Ronald: del *.* 100% Dr.D.: and FORMAT /U BobS: am stil most comfortable in dos mode with typed in wommands #1 Pam/Just Rin: <E> are you going to teach me all of this in September? BobS: sure Guy B.: And here I wrote my first Cobol program in 15 years and tested it out and hit Bomb city. Found the problem, my test data wasn't formatted correctly. Now, I'm ready for a second try. rich-c1: yes, they do solve all your problems - except that of recovering your programs and data Ronald: <E> you will know more after 4 days than you would wish 100% Dr.D.: You betcha, Rin. #1 Pam/Just Rin: and that's why you were our programmer in Cleveland, Guy : ) 100% Dr.D.: I will be a patient tutor. Guy B.: C was more of a crash course. 100% Dr.D.: Unless you'd rather a different one, there will be several to choose from :-) #1 Pam/Just Rin: <E> can you handle a screaming hissy fit from a redhead? rich-c1: as in, progrqam, text, crash; program, test...? Ronald: I want that on tape 100% Dr.D.: Scream all you like, just don't break any computers. BobS: deltree Dr D 100% Dr.D.: hehe Ron. BobS: when asked if true...YES #1 Pam/Just Rin: <E> I #1 Pam/Just Rin: 'll see what I can do for you Ron : ) 100% Dr.D.: <E> I <O> U <A> Guy B.: BTW, that Cobol program is using DOS. 100% Dr.D.: and sometimes <Y> #1 Pam/Just Rin: <Y> Because we love you Ronald: Does anybody use BASIC any more? 100% Dr.D.: Visual Cobol++ 100% Dr.D.: Me! Guy B.: I still do. Ronald: aha 100% Dr.D.: Slug data analysis, language of choice. 100% Dr.D.: But that is because I am old. Guy B.: Been using Qbasic. 100% Dr.D.: Students now use C++, Mathematica, or MatLab. Ronald: right... reason I ask is that I was listening to one of these computer radio guru's the other day and he said, roughly paraphrased, rich-c1: never even heard of the latter two BobS: I can't even use basic !!!!! Ronald: that BASIC was used in the old days rich-c1: that ain't cause for bragging Ronald: now most people who program do Visual something or other Guy B.: Well gang, have to get going. I'll see how Saturday is, otherwise next week. 100% Dr.D.: The latter 2 are large integrated development environments. 100% Dr.D.: MatLab is very popular among engineers. BobS: ok Guy BobS: have fun!!!!!! Ronald: Visual C ++ or whatever rich-c1: OK Guy, we'll try to check Saturday 100% Dr.D.: Mathematica tends to be pure math or computer science types. Ronald: niters Guy Judy: have a good time Sunday, Guy and night 100% Dr.D.: Bye Guy. #1 Pam/Just Rin: Night, Guy rich-c1: (now to see if he takes me with him) BobS: Richard.....are you down to one identity????? #1 Pam/Just Rin: don't knock Dad off now Guy B.: I will. Have to check to see if it's a go. Bye, Poof.
Guy B. left chat session Ronald: Stand Firm Rich Ronald: both feet planted BobS: hang on with fingernails
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changed username to rich2 #1 Pam/Just Rin: guess so rich2: notice - Guy leaves, I get dumped Ronald: rich1-c1 <> yes 100% Dr.D.: Must be one of those ADAMite conservation laws. BobS: you are a follower, yes ????? rich2: seems I get dumped every time someone makes a change on the user list Ronald: Adamites are neither created nor destroyed Judy: are you having storms there or something? 100% Dr.D.: Law of Conservation of ADAMites: they can be neither created nor destroyed, only changed from one person to another. Ronald: true rich2: not at the moment, had them earlier but they are long past Harvie: Then it must be a Java plugin problem rich rich2: anyway I have the computer on a UPS and the whole house is surge protected #1 Pam/Just Rin: that's why I haven't changed our name back Dad Ronald: Pam/Just Rin - is there an UNjust Rin? #1 Pam/Just Rin: while I think of it Bob, have you heard from anyone named Andrew re: the con? rich2: my guess is that Dale has been fiddling with thevprogram again and done something that doesnt agree with "real" Java #1 Pam/Just Rin: Yeah Ron, but it's not pretty Ronald: I don't want to see? BobS: no.....BUT tell hime to email mea at the NEW address BobS: NOT netzero.net BUT highstream.net 100% Dr.D.: Based on Toronto, I can't imagine an unjust Rin...and I think she's all pretty :-) #1 Pam/Just Rin: <E> well if we can videotape the hissy fit . . . Ronald: would approximate Unjust? 100% Dr.D.: The implementation is the standard, Richard. #1 Pam/Just Rin: <E> hmm Ronald: no standards, they are too mediocre rich2: yes, but the MS standard or the Sun standard? 100% Dr.D.: MS = 95% market share, so it is right by definition. 100% Dr.D.: Not saying I agree. 100% Dr.D.: But it seems to be fact. rich2: (huge mushroon cloud seen rising from shore of Lake Ontario) Ronald: let the lemmings bound for the cliff #1 Pam/Just Rin: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Ronald: We will go in the other direction 100% Dr.D.: (Rin vanishes in a puff of red hair) #1 Pam/Just Rin: <E> poof 100% Dr.D.: (Pam vanishes in a puff of some-coloured hair) #1 Pam/Just Rin: no that's just bedhead 100% Dr.D.: bedhead? rich2: look in your mirror in the morning #1 Pam/Just Rin: you know - that "just got out of bed and haven't looked in a mirror" look BobS: well all.......gotta go and get some shuteye for that work thing..........see you all next week, K ?????? Ronald: I tried that, didn't like what I saw, so I went back to bed #1 Pam/Just Rin: good call, Ron #1 Pam/Just Rin: Bob, did you answer me? Harvie: Good night Bob rich2: OK Bob, Judy, see you next week, take care now 100% Dr.D.: I see only the five-times-running winner of the "Witch's Weekly" Most Charming Smile Contest :-) Ronald: Bob..... ya gotta do something about that work stuff... it's bad for the health man 100% Dr.D.: G'nite Bob. Ronald: nite Bob, nite Judy Judy: night everyone #1 Pam/Just Rin: night, Judy BobS: ya I did, NO HEAR from him...........tell him to use adamcomputer @ highstream.net for emails
Judy left chat session Harvie: Goodnight Judy #1 Pam/Just Rin: okay, I will. Gnite, and thanks for the info BobS: I know ron....sucks yres??????? 100% Dr.D.: Bob, send me mail about addresses to dump from the coladam list. 100% Dr.D.: email@example.com BobS: HUH ???? 100% Dr.D.: If you have dead E-mail addresses, I should remove them from the coladam list. 100% Dr.D.: I presume that is what you were talking about, bad E-mail addresses for you. BobS: ok sonly one for judy and I should be rslopsema@ highstream.net ( I think that is the one i signed up) 100% Dr.D.: Okay. Ronald: I am here - my supply of diet coke is in the next room Ronald: brb BobS: bye all
BobS left chat session #1 Pam/Just Rin: yeah, I can see where that might be a problem rich2: nite, Slopsemas
100% Dr.D. changed username to 99-44/100% Dr.D. #1 Pam/Just Rin: oh good, Rich has become soap : ) Ronald: ok 99-44/100% Dr.D.: Pure as Ivory :-) rich2: hey, someone left without taking me along! Ronald: something about 99-44/100ths #1 Pam/Just Rin: don't speak too soon, Dad rich2: yes, plain puffery, as it happens - from an adman's imagination Ronald: right 99-44/100% Dr.D.: Well, it's a 100-year-old blurb. Harvie: Time for me to go, hold on tight rich #1 Pam/Just Rin: night, Harvie : ) 99-44/100% Dr.D.: Please remain behind the yellow line until the ride has come to a complete stop. Ronald: Harvie - DONT OPEN THAT DOOR!!! rich2: yes, adn apparently the Ivory claim of comparitive purity was valid - but test methods back then were - dicey? 99-44/100% Dr.D.: B ye Harvie. Ronald: Nite Harvie
Harvie left chat session rich2: nite Harv #1 Pam/Just Rin: well? rich2: test
99-44/100% Dr.D. changed username to Impure Dr.D. rich2: maybe there is a critical number? Ronald: Conclusion: President's Choice Cola may have been on sale, but it's not as good Impure Dr.D.: Maybe Dale's machine is just overloaded, I dunno what else he uses it for. #1 Pam/Just Rin: may well be, Dad Ronald: I see you Rich 2 rich2: personally, I doubt I could spot a difference even if I drank colas #1 Pam/Just Rin: which one Ron, the red or the blue? Ronald: Red Impure Dr.D.: Soylent Green is people! #1 Pam/Just Rin: okay - blue is supposed to be like Pepsi, red like Coke #1 Pam/Just Rin: and btw, Erin agrees with you Ronald: there is an intangible difference Ronald: I'm getting something like Dr. Pepper
(We secretly replaced Ronald's Diet Coke with Folger's Crystals.) #1 Pam/Just Rin: me, I like the cranberry soda and the green apple soda Ronald: arrrrgh !! rich2: especially good mixed Impure Dr.D.: Green apple pop, hmmm. Impure Dr.D.: Must be sour, like green apples. rich2: do you rally want to know, Rich? Impure Dr.D.: I s'pose.
(We secretly replaced rich2's Diet Coke with Folger's Crystals.) Ronald: a technical question, Dr. D. rich2: oh, Grany Smiths are tart but quite sweet Impure Dr.D.: Sure, Ron. Ronald: What software do you use for Video streaming Ronald: We have a deal coming up #1 Pam/Just Rin: 'tis tart but nice - exactly like Granny Smiths Impure Dr.D.: I have been cheap and used RealServer (now called HelixServer). Ronald: can be downloaded? Impure Dr.D.: Supposedly streaming QT is an option now, but I have never investigated, being too lazy. Impure Dr.D.: Yes. Impure Dr.D.: www.realnetworks.com IIRC. Ronald: ok. will check that out Impure Dr.D.: They hide the freeware version very well, but it is there. Impure Dr.D.: It is also very limited, 10 max simultaneous connections. Impure Dr.D.: It used to be 25 :-( Impure Dr.D.: And a 1-year license, the software blows up after 1 year. Ronald: our Valleylinks Net is doing a "press room" for upcoming local Musicfest rich2: freebies just ain't what they used to be, are they? Ronald: We used tohave the expertise, but he left Impure Dr.D.: It all depends on what video capture card you have. Impure Dr.D.: I presume with FireWire Macs you could plug in a digital video camera and use some kind of QuickTime. Impure Dr.D.: My system is an Osprey 100 vidcap card in a WinNT 4.0 machine. Impure Dr.D.: It was the card recommended by Real way back when I started streaming Egg Hunts. Ronald: yep... got that far, camcorder to e-mac is ok... but where does it go from there? Impure Dr.D.: It is still supported, still works. Impure Dr.D.: You need some software to encode the video to some streamable format, live. Impure Dr.D.: Real-time. Ronald: right Impure Dr.D.: As stated, I don't know what streaming QT can do now (it didn't exist back in 1998, RealPlayer was the only game in town). Ronald: Will take a visit to the REAL Networks site rich2: just noticed the time - guess it's time for me to bounce myself Impure Dr.D.: 11:17 PM is not late for a retired fellow :-) #1 Pam/Just Rin: after all that work Dad you'd think you'd want to stick around! Ronald: but a retired fellow who's had quite a day Impure Dr.D.: Indeed, if at the ER. #1 Pam/Just Rin: and he didn't nap in the ER either rich2: so goodnite Ron, Rich - Pam, so far looking good for tomorrow Ronald: nite Rich. Be well Impure Dr.D.: Good night, Richard. #1 Pam/Just Rin: okay, Dad, keep me posted. Get some rest. #1 Pam/Just Rin: <E. night Uncle Richard rich2: with luck will not need your assistance - should give you the day "free" rich2: but yes, I'll keep you posted #1 Pam/Just Rin: okay rich2: colour me gone
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#1 Pam/Just Rin changed username to Pam/ Rin Ronald: so the deer continue to visit the back yard Ronald: yesterday a pair of young lovers, today a single doe Pam/ Rin: maybe you should try feeding them slugs, Ron : ) Ronald: they probably eat them already Ronald: they eat most everything else Pam/ Rin: do you have any vegetation left? Ronald: oh yes.... in fact, lately they've been leaving the flowers alone Pam/ Rin: well that's a pleasant change Ronald: I talk to them Ronald: they look at me like: What's with him? Pam/ Rin: the flowers or the deer? Ronald: both Pam/ Rin: as long as they don't talk back you're okay Ronald: true... will have to watch for tha Impure Dr.D.: back, had to take some meds. Ronald: tt Pam/ Rin: it's probably a good thing for them to get used to teh sound of your voice Ronald: What would life be without meds? Pam/ Rin: meds? Impure Dr.D.: Leg is acting up again. Pam/ Rin: ah Ronald: not good Impure Dr.D.: Quite sore tonight, stiff from walking. Ronald: knee Rich? Impure Dr.D.: No, the calf muscle tear from 18 April. Ronald: oh right Impure Dr.D.: Seems to be healed and strong, but it is very achey. Impure Dr.D.: The contour of my calf is quite abnormal, though. Pam/ Rin: probably will be till it gets reconditioned Impure Dr.D.: And I can feel a lump inside where the tear was. Ronald: the medics checked that out I presume Impure Dr.D.: I keep doing my stretching exercises and hoping it will stay stretched out. Pam/ Rin: Erin posits scar tissue Ronald: ok Impure Dr.D.: Yes it is scar tissue. Impure Dr.D.: And the changed contour is, of course, because the ends of the muscle pulled away from the tear. Ronald: ouch Impure Dr.D.: When it tore was the ouch :-) Pam/ Rin: my sentiments exactly Impure Dr.D.: Massaging it gives a creepy feeling, so I don't massage it. Pam/ Rin: guess you'll never know what went wrong Pam/ Rin: <E> creepy feeling = not good Pam/ Rin: creepy how? Impure Dr.D.: Well, I hope to not have it get so bad that more tests are done to tell me what went wrong. Impure Dr.D.: Achey discomfort, hard to describe. Pam/ Rin: yeah, taht's one of those good news / bad news scenarios Pam/ Rin: <E> in other words, creepy Impure Dr.D.: I can believe that there was some odd combination of muscle forces and loading that caused it to tear. Ronald: a fluke? Pam/ Rin: wonder if you'll start weather forecasting : ) Impure Dr.D.: I'd just as soon let it go at that...other possibilities for an out-of-the-blue tear are not so heartening. Impure Dr.D.: The distant #2 cause, but still #2, is some kind of internal tumor that weakened the muscle... Ronald: right... these injuries sometimes are sensitive to changes in one parameter or another.... humidity, or some such Impure Dr.D.: Since all my muscles are not tearing, it is not some systemic condition, thank goodness. Ronald: seems logical Ronald: but then what do I know from logic Impure Dr.D.: Medicine is very logical as long as you are not the patient :-) Pam/ Rin: try telling Dad that : ) Ronald: :) Ronald: I've heard it said that physicians make poor patients Pam/ Rin: you have a gift for understatement Ronald: well... I've never actually talked to a physician confined to a hospital bed Ronald: but from what I hear.... Impure Dr.D.: It is hard, you know what all the talk is, what all the tests are, what all the possibilities are. Ronald: and a fair knowledge of what can go wrong....go wrong.....go wrong Impure Dr.D.: Physicians tend to be critical patients. Ronald: I'd imagine Pam/ Rin: perhaps a case of too much knowledge being a dangerous thing Ronald: To draw something of a parallel, I spent much of my career listening to Air Traffic Controllers talking about near misses Ronald: sort of affected my views about flying Impure Dr.D.: Bet it makes you a well-adjusted airplane passenger :-) Ronald: ummm..... sometimes Ronald: mostly, I sleep Pam/ Rin: Erin doesn't want to know, Ron Impure Dr.D.: The air pressure changes bug me. Ronald: No, you don't. Ronald: I hate landings, that's all. Pam/ Rin: see those and takeoffs are what I love Ronald: Captain Squarejaw gets his aircraft down to about 6 feet above the runway, Ronald: then drops her like a crate of eggs Impure Dr.D.: "Ladies and gentlemen, that was just a li'l ol' bit o' turbulence..." Impure Dr.D.: As the altimeter drops 5K feet... Ronald: yeah, right. Sometimes I will comment sarcastically to the Pilot on the way out Pam/ Rin: such as Ron? Impure Dr.D.: "The goose loved you for dodging around him, but the passengers didn't!" :-) Ronald: Nice landing, dude Pam/ Rin: now you're channelling Bob! Ronald: naw.... although I did once Impure Dr.D.: "How about going for the 6-point landing next time?" Ronald: It was a particularly rough touchdown.... and I think everybody in the cabin had something to say Ronald: ROTFL Pam/ Rin: send him the bill for the goose egg on your head Ronald: in a place where the runway was on a plateau in between two mountain peaks. Ronald: .....pilot explained that he literally had to fly the aircraft onto the runway, or risk taking off again Ronald: sounded good at the time, but I was casting my prayers aloft Pam/ Rin: at least he had a reason Impure Dr.D.: Some big downdraft? Pam/ Rin: chocolate free brownies are a) ick and b) blondies Ronald: ummmm.......... I'd have to say ick Impure Dr.D.: Pam and Erin are trying to tempt me to additional impurity with brownies... Impure Dr.D.: they are not succeeding. Ronald: I mean, what's the point of a chocolate free brownie? Pam/ Rin: exactly my point Ron Impure Dr.D.: Were you baking brownies today, Pam? Pam/ Rin: I didn't even have time for breakfast! Impure Dr.D.: Then go eat something, dearie. Ronald: ya Pam/ Rin: it was one of those days Ronald: your day was full too Pam/ Rin: Russell got up and got ready to go, and as soon as he left I got ready to go, then took Dad out, then the trip to the hospital Ronald: was the hospital trip unexpected? Pam/ Rin: finally got a bagel and cream cheese around 1:30 Ronald: kinda sounds like it was Pam/ Rin: yes Impure Dr.D.: Then go eat something, I'm serious. Pam/ Rin: he had an appt with the cardio this a.m. to get the holter monitor put on - he expected to see the cardio but the only person in theoffice was the tech Pam/ Rin: I will, don't worry Pam/ Rin: when we told her we'd expected to see the cardio because he was feeling so poorly, she suggested we go to the hospital Ronald: Mom was supposed to have one of those (holter) the week she was hospitalized in March Pam/ Rin: she put the monitor on, and off we went Impure Dr.D.: Your Mom must be having kittens today... Pam/ Rin: I spent my p.m. alternately sitting with Dad, feeding the parking meter, and feeding myself Pam/ Rin: a litter, as a matter of fact Ronald: would have been a bit of a shock for Frances, yes Pam/ Rin: well I called her to warn her we were heading to the hospital Pam/ Rin: we'd only been gone 1/2 an hour at that point Ronald: How old is Richard, Pam? Pam/ Rin: she was a little frustrated (to say the least) when she discovered teh cardiologist wasn't there for Dad to speak to Pam/ Rin: he'll be 74 on August 22nd Ronald: ok Pam/ Rin: Mom is 72 Ronald: Well, the sad part is that they love to travel, and the events of the past year have prevented that Pam/ Rin: exactly Impure Dr.D.: Hence ADAMcon 15.5... Ronald: and that was a good thing Dr. D Pam/ Rin: don't forget 16.5 : ) Impure Dr.D.: I guess it is going to have to come to that. Ronald: Alls I know is - I want a T-shirt Pam/ Rin: actually, they haven't been anywhere since Grand Rapids Ronald: Yup, one before last Impure Dr.D.: There wasn't a T-shirt for 15.5 AFAIK. Ronald: I know. I meant 16 Pam/ Rin: wasn't time Ronald: have a pic of Erin with purple hair. That will do Pam/ Rin: it's black Impure Dr.D.: Rin sent me a "Toronto" shirt, so I guess that would count as 15.5 for me. Impure Dr.D.: Rin has black hair now?!?!? Pam/ Rin: <E> no I do not have black hair Pam/ Rin: that's what the picture looked like Impure Dr.D.: Then what is black? Pam/ Rin: gotta get that short term memory checked, my friend Ronald: (ronald steps back from the conversation) Impure Dr.D.: There was no picture. Pam/ Rin: ah, the joys of computers Ronald: no, of course not Pam/ Rin: picture once, picture no more Impure Dr.D.: We have always been at war with Oceania, too. Ronald: have we now/ Ronald: ? Impure Dr.D.: A "memory hole" and "doublethink" reference from Orwell's "1984". Ronald: I need to do some reading, obviously Ronald: something other than For Dummies computer books Impure Dr.D.: Forgetting of inconvenient facts. Impure Dr.D.: 1984 for Dummies, ROTFL. Ronald: hey, I like it Impure Dr.D.: Come to the states and read the New York Times for a week :-) Pam/ Rin: LOL Ronald: Can do that from here Ronald: Forgetting of inconvenient fact..... there's been a lot of that happening up here lately Ronald: It's about time we stopped Pam/ Rin: I don't have time to read the Star, let alone anything else Pam/ Rin: <E> such as Ron? Ronald: politicians and spin Ronald: Would love to vote for somebody who would admit to making a mistake Pam/ Rin: <E> ah. How did I know it was about politics? Pam/ Rin: yeah but that would make them human and they aren't about to admit that : ) Ronald: yes Pam/ Rin: <E> that's why they have "people"\ Pam/ Rin: <E> I should know - I'm a people Ronald: me too Ronald: my next life I'm coming back as something else Impure Dr.D.: Rin is a "people"? Pam/ Rin: aren't you a retired people? And wouldn't you like to be a Pepper? Ronald: or a Pickle Ronald: No, actually I've already decided I want to be a drummer Ronald: a good drummer
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Impure Dr.D. confirmed ban Impure Dr.D.: ???
Ronald confirmed ban Us: sorry guys, it was our turn to get dumped Ronald: so..... dumping continues Us: I feel so used Impure Dr.D.: Drummers are loud and can't count or keep time, by definition :-) Ronald: Yes.... the standard joke about drummers Ronald: How do you know there's a drummer at the door? Us: okay - disconnect - where did drummers come into it? Ronald: He doesn't know when to come in Ronald: talking about people...... and Pepper and Pickle... Ronald: I said in my next life, I'm coming back as a drummer Us: we missed everything after wouldn't you like to be a Pepper Impure Dr.D.: Be a Pepper, Drink Dr. Pepper... Ronald: stay with us P/R this moves fast Us: wasn't our fault! Ronald: I commited one of my standard topic jumps Us: that doesn't make me any less confused Ronald: wasn't meant to Us: "I'm so confused!" Impure Dr.D.: Confundus charm. Ronald: it's the Pepper Us: no, that just made me sneeze Ronald: Alice in Wonderland all over again Us: and nary a looking glass in sight Us: Do you realize I didn't read that until I was in my thirties? Ronald: I still haven't Ronald: I haven't read anything important since grade 12 Us: <E> Don't worry I haven't either Impure Dr.D.: Read something important since grade 12? Impure Dr.D.: (I feel like Eliza) Us: <E> no, read Alice Impure Dr.D.: Curiouser and curiouser Us: the rain in Spain . . . Impure Dr.D.: No, the Eliza artificial intelligence program. Us: ah, not Ms. Doolittle Ronald: By George, I think I've got it. Ronald: Now.... how do I get rid of it Impure Dr.D.: Eliza is interactive, mostly by asking questions that rephrase statements made by the interactee. Us: you're permanently infected, Ron Ronald: Are you telling What Eliza is? Impure Dr.D.: AI fun...get Eliza to talk to Perry, a similar program except that the personality is paranoid. Us: <E> in other words, you're the media : ) Impure Dr.D.: It's a computer program, Ron. Written in the late 1960s. Us: just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone's not out to get you Ronald: right Ronald: seem to recall an old DOS game somewhere - psychoanalysis I think it was called Ronald: same idea Impure Dr.D.: Probably a DOS port of Eliza. Ronald: could be Impure Dr.D.: The original was written in LISP IIRC. Impure Dr.D.: The MIT AI Lab's favorite language. Us: what does LISP stand for? Ronald: dunno Impure Dr.D.: Hmmm, something like Language for Interpreted Symbolic Programming. Ronald: High level languages come and go Ronald: 70's and early 80's there were quite a few Impure Dr.D.: Actually LISt Programming language. Impure Dr.D.: Googled for "LISP acronym". Us: now we know Impure Dr.D.: Also some gag answers, Lost In Sea of Parentheses. Us: I'll be prepared for the next round of Jeopardy Impure Dr.D.: LISP is notorious for having zillions of parentheses. Ronald: have DR. D. teach you Impure Dr.D.: I don't know LISP. Impure Dr.D.: I only ever read about it. Impure Dr.D.: Gyp-Parody, with your host, Alex Quebec! Us: have you been watching it recently? Impure Dr.D.: Not for years... Us: used to be they had a five day champion but they abolished that this year Us: there's a guy playing now who's been on for 25 days straight - is up to a quarter of a million dollars Impure Dr.D.: Double or nothing... Us: no limits Impure Dr.D.: Must be Brain trying to raise enough money to take over the world... Ronald: he'll pay half in taxes Us: gotta go check somthing - Erin's taking over for a bit Impure Dr.D.: (a great episode of Pinky & The Brain BTW, when he goes on Jeopardy) Us: howdy gents Impure Dr.D.: Long timee no typee Ronald: hi US/2 Impure Dr.D.: Sounds like an operating system, Ron. Ronald: I will write it Us: I know, it's good to be in the driver's seat :-) Impure Dr.D.: Half a Yank... Ronald: :) Impure Dr.D.: Where is Pam, picking up broken china left by marauding cats? Ronald: you need two computers there Us: I'm not sure what she's up to Ronald: one for each, no fighting Us: I don't fight....if I did I'd have control all the time <evil smile> Ronald: ohhhhh Impure Dr.D.: <smirk> Impure Dr.D.: You think Pam would go down that easily, eh? Us: I have my ways <evil laugh> Impure Dr.D.: I am shaking in my boots. Ronald: something passive/aggressive? Us: be afraid...be very afraid Us: depends on my mood Ron Us: agressive usually works better Ronald: well, there ya go Impure Dr.D.: Just so you aren't an ex-Ministry of Food/Agriculture worker... Us: Pam was up to creating air flow Ronald: air flow is good Ronald: Ministry of Food - now that would be a good place for me Impure Dr.D.: It is still too hot here. Us: as Pam said earlier remember January Us: me on the other hand....it taint hot enough Impure Dr.D.: Run in place... Us: that could work :-) Us: I'd prefer somewhere to go I think Ronald: you like the heat? Us: love it, bask in it, thrive in it Impure Dr.D.: Red-Haired She-Devils should be able to command fire. Ronald: to each their own Ronald: I do not do well in heat Impure Dr.D.: Temperate climate works best for me. Us: well I can but everyone would complain Ronald: My sister, she likes hot Ronald: What she's doing in Edmonton, I'll never know Us: I need warm I don't need too much humidity but some is good Us: <P> she's about 10 states and provinces too far North Ronald: yup Impure Dr.D.: I was gonna say, try Florida. Us: Pam was thinking Arizona Ronald: The 'snowbirds' go from here to Arizona Impure Dr.D.: Arizona is dry heat, Florida, wet. Ronald: healthier for older snowbirds Us: <P> Ra Ra Arizona Us: I need humidity or allegies go crazy Us: allergies Ronald: Well folks, I've been informed that I must remember to take out the garbage Us: :-) Ronald: One of these little chores I have Ronald: so we'll see ya's all next week Impure Dr.D.: Tomorrow is our garbage day, a day late since Monday was considered a holiday . Us: <P> tell your Mom she's a spoil-sport Impure Dr.D.: So I have to take it out tomorrow morning. Impure Dr.D.: Good night, Ron. Ronald: I will pass that on Us: good night Ron have a good one or two or three Ronald: nites all
Ronald left chat session Us: hi Rich Impure Dr.D.: Hello. Impure Dr.D.: Yawn, it is getting late... Us: now you're the "spoil-sport" Impure Dr.D.: Usually it is Daniel who is the antepenultimate chatter :-) Impure Dr.D.: I have been sitting in this chair, save 1 BRB, for 3.5 hours! Us: fine <pouts> Impure Dr.D.: Pam is laughing, I am sure. Us: Pam says we should let you sleep since you need to be up in 5 hours Impure Dr.D.: Or is she still ventilating the apartment? Impure Dr.D.: Well, that is true. Us: nope she's here Impure Dr.D.: I am talked out, unless you have topics for discussion. Us: <P> I'm getting practical (or sympathetic, not sure which) in my old age. Impure Dr.D.: Life, the Universe, and Everything, right? Us: you're making fun Impure Dr.D.: Okay, I will be serious.
Impure Dr.D. changed username to Rich Rich: Ta-da. Us: <P>serious about sleep? Us: that's not serious that's Rich
Rich changed username to Serious Us: hehehehe Serious: Satisfied? Us: that's better Serious: Okay, begin the beguine. Serious: What's up? Us: actually you can go to bed now if you want Us: no biggie Serious: <pout> you set me up, then knock me down :-) Us: not sure you want the "hissy fit" Serious: Uh-oh, about what? Serious: <small voice> what did I do? Us: um....tumour possibility thingy.....<taps foot> Serious: Well, it is a possibility, though quite distant #2. Us: <shakes head> Us: isn't that something that would be good to find out?? Serious: Symptoms don't indicate doing the MRI they would have to do to find it. Us: and....... Us: this hasn't taken place because......? Serious: They did a regular X-ray at the time of injury and didn't find anything opaque in the film. Serious: Because MRI is very expensive and insurance won't cover it unless there is some good reason to do it. Us: that's a better (eventhough not comforting) answer Serious: If the thing continues to be stiff and achey for another month, it will be worth going to my family doctor about. He is the only one to authorize the referral back to the orthopaedist to get it covered by insurance. Us: ok Serious: But for now, with swimming and hiking in the park and walking 2 km per day on campus, the most parsimonious explanation is "it's still healing". Serious: Are you seriously worried? Us: that is pretty cheap........FYI I will be nagging you in a month Us: well you don't throw out the word "tumour" without some serious concerns attached Us: but..... Serious: It is just a logical possibility. Us: you are the best judge....it's your leg Serious: Scientist, I can manage to be a bit objective about it (discussion about physicians being bad patients earlier tonight notwithstanding). Serious: If you are volunteering physical therapy... :-) Us: riiiight Us: lol Us: if I'm forced Us: :-) Serious: Not sure my insurance would pay for trips to Toronto for treatment. Us: Then I'll have to make a trip there (never been to Cleveland) Serious: I also doubt they'd pay to import foreign specialists :-) Serious: But you're welcome to visit Cleveland as you like. Serious: The Rock Hall is not bad, I am told; Indians tickets are easily obtainable. Serious: Great Lakes Science Center is fun. Us: hmm Us: at any rate...I will be nagging you in a month's time Serious: I imagine you are saving your pennies for El Paso, though. Serious: Okay, I will be on the lookout for it. Us: good Serious: <not> Us: hmmm
(Us reboots Serious's computer remotely.) Serious: My main concern with the leg is not to reinjure it by forgetting that it isn't 100% healed, even if it doesn't hurt. Serious: I wish it would hurt more, actually; then I would get feedback that "don't do that, it is hurting it". Us: yes, that would not be good if that were to happen Us: yes Serious: I don't get any sharp pains with anything...just the dull wearing ache at times. Us: it would be helpful Serious: I am afraid that if I reinjure it, it will tear badly and need surgical repair. Serious: That would be major downtime. Us: and that would be even worse Us: unfortunately summer is just too tempting Serious: Yes. Us: especially for the Energizer bunny Us: :-) Us: <sticks out tongue> Serious: I am no bunny. Serious: I use SuperVolt batteries, anyway :-) Us: <P> you're somebunny Serious: Look at the robot on the Egg Hunt T-shirt, he is powered by SuperVolt. Us: ok LEGO SuperVolt guy Us: :-S Us: see that's not as cute Serious: You could try Throatwobbler Mangrove :-) Us: and the consensus is: huh? Serious: A Monty Python ref, for a stupid name. Us: ahh Serious: Stupid nickname, actually. Us: hmmm....TM? Serious: Sir Some-stuffy-name, whose nickname was TM. Serious: Just absurd. Us: Trde Mark :-) Serious: It is late, forget it :-) Us: Trade Serious: When do you have to get up tomorrow, Rin? Us: yes you should probably go to bed....esp. since I've had my reaming time....it's only fair Us: 5:30/6:00 Serious: ?? reaming time? Us: it was a light reaming Serious: ?? still missing it Us: I was going to say -- Us: "Richard Frederick Drushel.....what's this about tumour!!!!!!!!!" Us: but I refrained Serious: You see, it was a typo...I meant to type humour... Us: <bright smile> nice try Serious: But it is bad news when she says my full name. Us: that it is buddy Serious: Now the fewmets have hit the windmill... Us: not yet...... Serious: They have if you are calling me by my 3 names...I guess I have to stand in the corner or something. Serious: <dons dunce cap> Us: something like that Us: :-) Serious: <writes one zillion times, "I am very sorry for what I did to Frosty"> Us: lol Us: <P> how many zeroes is that? Serious: A lot, give or take a few. Us: <P> ah, a nice definitive answer Us: :-) Serious: Definitiveness breaks up the monotony of inexactitude. Us: <P> LOL Serious: There's a line for your Ministry, Rin. Us: Could work Serious: Put it on a poster :-) Us: Pam's back Serious: Anatomy lesson? Serious: Rich's leg. Us: LOL Us: Erin's hair Serious: Rin's left frontal lobe. Us: Russell's arm Serious: Doan's Pills Us: just the left frontal lobe? Serious: The right one is there, but somehow you seem to be more left-brained than right. Us: left is the creative side, right? Us: <hehe...that was fun to type> Serious: I think so. Serious: Joan is just home...so I should sign off the chat for tonight. Us: ok Serious: It has been 4 hours anyhow. Serious: So, keep me posted about your Uncle/Dad. Us: <P> hugs and kisses to everybody Us: BE GOOD!!! Serious: And I promise to be nice to my leg. Us: she'll keep you posted Serious: Hugs and kisses. Serious: Signing off...<poof> Us: <puff of red hair>
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