rich-c: so where is everybody?
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changed username to Erin / Pam rich-c: hi daughter and niece Erin / Pam: hi Uncle Richard; Hi Daddy rich-c: so now thsat you've had a few days, h9ow's the job, Pam? Erin / Pam: <P> it's working out just fine thank you rich-c: not surprised but still glad to hear it rich-c: your mother istaling about wandering off in the trailer at some point Erin / Pam: <P> got everybody's name straight now rich-c: is talking Erin / Pam: where? rich-c: can I count on you to do any necessary taping while we're away? rich-c: let's say no more than a taxi ride from a decent Ontario hospital Erin / Pam: <P> as long as it doesn't interfere with my taping; or I can do it on your VCR Erin / Pam: that's illuminating rich-c: which gives us Georgian Bay, some Muskoka, southwestern Ontario, Niagara, the Kawarthas... rich-c: well, I'll see what Dr, Santo has to say tomorrow, but that was the cardiologist's advice Erin / Pam: <P>any idea where you'll head first? rich-c: nope, although your mother has been expressing some wistfulness for north rich-c: I wouldn't mind doing a wine tour around Niagara Erin / Pam: <P> we'll be at the trailer this weekend and next w/e Erin / Pam: if you are so inclined Erin / Pam: to drop by rich-c: no, I'll be up that way for an Old Farts lunch on the 9th, though rich-c: re i ds me, ZI have to confirm to our organizers rich-c: that was supposed to be "reminds me" Erin / Pam: Pam just stepped away rich-c: we already have a lag on this; prepare for a dump at any time rich-c: so what's the bad news from Queens Park, Rin?
Erin / Pam changed username to Pam / Erin Pam / Erin: no time lag, Dad, we just stopped talking for a second Pam / Erin: what' Pam / Erin: is with the typing problems? rich-c: no, that was between my writing and my post showing Pam / Erin: I'm wondering if we shouldn't make Rich's site the default for these chats; we've been having so much trouble here recently rich-c: my system is strictly search, discover and land and I often land in the wrong place Pam / Erin: you never used to make this many mistakes, Dad rich-c: well, I do sometimes, other times I'm very good and fast
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu rich-c: may have something to do with the keyboard I'm using and the way I am sitting at it. Daniel Bienvenu: Wow! not many people here! Pam / Erin: I took my wrist rest to work this morning - I really miss it rich-c: salut, Daniel Pam / Erin: Hi Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: salut Rich, Pam et Rich Pam / Erin: so how far north are you planning to go Dad? Daniel Bienvenu: I suppose Dr.D is away rich-c: we haven't planned anything yet, Pam, it's just a matter of what we can fit in when Pam / Erin: and when are you planning to leave? rich-c: well, let's say he hasn't joined us yet, Daniel rich-c: well, I need some work on the car, to get the trailer, get it home, cleaned, and packed Pam / Erin: isn't the trailer finished yet? Pam / Erin: btw, we Pam / Erin: 'll also be at the trailer the weekend of the 25th unless Barbara decides she wants that weekend rich-c: all this between my court testimony, doctor appointments, dental appointments, your mothers appointments Pam / Erin: so January, right? Pam / Erin: : ) rich-c: we haven't had a recent report - have to push Neil a bit Pam / Erin: and you're finally going to court on the accident! What date is that? rich-c: depends on what teh cardiologist says on teh 23rd rich-c: the 6th, I think, managed to talk them into making it an afternoon thing Pam / Erin: which court is it? Meaning where is it? rich-c: the farther depths of outer Scarberia Pam / Erin: Scarboro? Why Scarboro? rich-c: actually it's very close to the 401 so if the road is open I can get there quickly Daniel Bienvenu: Where is everybody rich-c: I guess because the culprit drove into me in Scarboro and that is where the investigating officer is based Pam / Erin: well, whatever you do give yourself lots of time to park - I was at the provincial court at Arrow and Finch today and couldn't find a parking spot ANYWHERE rich-c: I have been wondering the same thing, Daniel - no Slopsemas or Guy or George or Ron or Harvie yet rich-c: why wre you at teh court, Pam? Pam / Erin: if Harvie had a late call, he won't be here; however I do wonder about everyone else Pam / Erin: there's a restaurant in the same plaza I wanted to go to - it was recommended to me by a coworker rich-c: thought you were going to be taking your lunches? Pam / Erin: didn't go grocery shopping till today, so nothing today Pam / Erin: sorry, that should have said nothing to take rich-c: remind me again about your trailer plans so I can make a note? Pam / Erin: Russell's up there continuously as of last Saturday until the 12th - I'll be up there on the weekends this weekend and next, then we're back on the 25th and 26th Pam / Erin: that is, the 4th and 5th, the 11th and 12th, and the 25th and 26th rich-c: OK, weekends of teh 4th, 11th and 25th, right? Dr.D.'ll be late: Popping in for a bit before I go home...hi folks. Pam / Erin: I'm going to come home on Sunday night this weekend, I think, in order to avoid the rush on Monday and to give myself some time to do housework and laundry Pam / Erin: Hi Rich rich-c: hello Rich Pam / Erin: are you at teh offfice still? Dr.D.'ll be late: Yes. rich-c: as long as the traffic isn't too homicidal at that hour, Pam Dr.D.'ll be late: I had to come back to campus after supper to check on some stuff in the anatomy lab. Pam / Erin: what on Sunday Dad?
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!!! Daniel Bienvenu: hello guy! Pam / Erin: no one will be coming home on Sunday evening - they all leave at the last possible minute on Monday when it's a holiday weekend Dr.D.'ll be late: I needed to determine how many of the 6 cadavers still had brains intact...turns out 5 do, so we are luckly. Pam / Erin: Hi, Guy rich-c: with Labour Day as the sort of last cottage weekend, I reckon teh roads will be a mess Dr.D.'ll be late: Brain lab is next Friday, and it's a short week, so me and the assistants have a lot to do. rich-c: greetings, Guy - should we greet Karen too? Dr.D.'ll be late: All right, I am going home and taking a shower...I guess I will be back between 10PM and 10:15 PM. Pam / Erin: <E> gives new meaning to pick your brains Guy B.: I'll be meeting Karen's son for the first time this weekend. Pam / Erin: 'hokay Dr.D.'ll be late: Thanks Ms. Rin :-) Dr.D.'ll be late: <poof>
Dr.D.'ll be late left chat session Pam / Erin: hehehe rich-c: I guess you are looking forward to that, Guy Pam / Erin: good luck, Guy Guy B.: Well, that was quick. Guy B.: I think it will go fine. rich-c: well, he says he'll be back Pam / Erin: my experience with traffic on the long weekends is that everyone leaves work early on Friday so most of the rush is over by 6:00 or so rich-c: I get the impression you two are harmonizing quite well Pam / Erin: and they don't come home till the last possible minute on Monday, so coming home Sunday evening should be a breeze rich-c: see what you mean, Pam, and it sounds reasonable Guy B.: One thing Karen does not want me to mention is El Paso to her. rich-c: oh Daniel, did I mention I did get a r3esponse on the CV stuff? Pam / Erin: why not, Guy? It's only four days Guy B.: I know, but she says she will miss me when I'm there. Pam / Erin: awww, that's so sweet : ) rich-c: that's a good sign but not if it suggests she's too possessive Guy B.: I told her I will call her to let her know I'm Ok. rich-c: Heck, Frances was muttering about wanting to go into the woods and play hermit tonight Pam / Erin: I must admit that while I do miss Russell, it's nice not to have to worry about anyone but myself for a couple of weeks rich-c: yes, and when wse're 13 months from our 50th anniversary, I can accept her being a bit tired Guy B.: Now, who is coming to El Paso and who isn't? Daniel Bienvenu: not me Daniel Bienvenu: no money Pam / Erin: Just Erin from our crew rich-c: my doctor says no Pam / Erin: Rich is going, so are all four Slopsemas, and Dale as far as I know Guy B.: Pam? Pam / Erin: yes? rich-c: I don't think Ron can leave his mother alone that long Pam / Erin: are you asking if I'm going Guy? Cause if so, no I'm not Guy B.: Ok, cause you're going to be the first one to see Karen's photo. I hope to have it soon. Her daughter took 2 of them of us. rich-c: hey, scan it and email it around! Guy B.: Pam, are you coming? Pam / Erin: I can't Guy - can't afford it, and just started a new job Guy B.: You're not! Aw shucks. Pam / Erin: sorry, darlin' Guy B.: Guess it's next year then. Pam / Erin: We're certainly planning on it rich-c: I'm hoping Denver works out and that I can drive there rich-c: it is a beautiful trip thoruhg fascinating country Guy B.: Ok, when I get the photos, I'll scan them and e-mail to everyone except those who are coming to El Paso. Pam / Erin: let's save Denver for 18 Dad, so those of us who are financially constrained can attend at least one in five Guy B.: I would love to go out there. I always wanted to visit Colorado. rich-c: how about you folks do some saving instead? ;-) rich-c: yes, Denver is no special prize, but once you get into the mountains - aHHH! Guy B.: That's great of Scott to come forward to host one. rich-c: I hope he means it and that this will be one of his promises that holds up Pam / Erin: of course the other consideration is that for the Canadians, a $1000 trip costs up to $1500 Guy B.: We'll have to let Scott know there's interest in this, so he can plan ahead. rich-c: true daughter, but with what Bush has done to the budget, the US dollar is going to sink even more Guy B.: Speaking of the Slopsemas. Where are they tonight? Pam / Erin: didn't Bob say something about camping this week? rich-c: thought that was last week, since he's off to El Paso early next week Guy B.: Oh yes, with the Labor Day weekend approaching. That's where he would be. rich-c: Pam, you remember my having the LS-120 drive - sort of like your Zip drive? Pam / Erin: yes? rich-c: I picked up a new one - external, parallel interface - at the computer fair Pam / Erin: did you have any success with my vacuum attachments? rich-c: it occurs to me that given that interface, it should allow fairly easy exchange of programs in the family Pam / Erin: and why did you buy a new one? Is the old one kaput?
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: no, but for $20 your mother was getting put off downloading Amiga programs just too big for a floppy disc Guy B.: Rich, where are you going to find the disks for the LS-120 at?
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changed username to Ron Guy B.: Hi Ron Pam / Erin: Hi Ron! Ron: Hi all Ron: Woe is me. rich-c: oh, I have a decent supply - after all, they are reusable Ron: I have been banished from the kitchen Guy B.: Has it cooled off out there? Ron: It has rich-c: Ron - how's the left coast? Daniel Bienvenu: hello Ron Ron: I burned the pizza Guy B.: Good to hear. Did you get any rain? Pam / Erin: for shame, Ron rich-c: SHAME!!! Ron: when it says broil for 3 minutes, that's exactly what it means Guy B.: Forgot to set the timer, eh! Ron: live and learn Pam / Erin: and how long did you broil it for? Ron: about 5 Ron: carbon is good for the soul Pam / Erin: to quote my mother, "when all else fails, read the instructions" rich-c: is this in a microwave or toaster oven or what? Pam / Erin: it apparently aids digestion : ) Guy B.: Abby will be glad to take your burnt crusts. That's her favorite. Ron: I did read the instructions. One also has to follow them rich-c: funny you should say... Ron: it was passable. Not great, but passable Guy B.: Although not burnt. But, chewy ones will do. rich-c: we let Pizza Hut do the dirty work, then reheat gently in the warming oven Ron: Well, the whole exercise was against my better judgement.. For me, pizza is something you go out for Ron: first time I'd ever tried one of these home brew jobs Pam / Erin: and what kind of pizza did you burn? Brand wise, I mean Guy B.: Speaking of pizza. I tried Chuck E. Cheeses pizza last Saturday. Karen and I took her daughter there. rich-c: there are some of teh frozen ones that are reasonably tolerably - chintzy with the toppings, though rich-c: but then many of the takeout places are too lighthanded with their toppings too Ron: It's called "Go Pizza" . Was a a brand new super market that just opened up in town. 4 bux for a 12 incher Daniel Bienvenu: I will be right back. Pam / Erin: hmmm
Daniel Bienvenu moved to room not at my desk rich-c: the price at least is highly attraCTIVE Pam / Erin: try Delissio or PC Rising Crust, Ron - much better Ron: well, I'll have to try again, and next time pay attention to what I'm doing rich-c: I tried Delissio, wasn't greatly impressed Ron: other than that..... we were on the edge of a rather large storm today. Vancouver got the brunt of it Ron: lightning, heavy heavy rain rich-c: an offshore typhoon, or just major disturbance? Pam / Erin: ah, nature's sound and light show Guy B.: We have Giradano's out here. Excellent stuffed pizza. Ron: our weather man says it was the combination of a cold front and an upper low rich-c: right, that can make for quite a show rich-c: we are sort of getrting waterlogged here Guy B.: Guess you guys all heard that another hurricane named Frances is heading towards Florida. Ron: indeed it did from the 6:30 pm weather Ron: yup, and he looks nasty rich-c: yes, I emailed my brother in Orlando to remind him to tell us how he gets through it rich-c: no idea yet of when and whre it will come ashore, of course Ron: Gaston did enough misery rich-c: we just look on the NOAA hurricane site - the satellite photo is impressive rich-c: why, had Gaston hit the Caribbean now? Guy B.: Catagory Four and it could hit Five with over 150 mph winds by Friday. Most of Florida is still recovering from Charley. Ron: Wasn't it N. Carolina? rich-c: yes, it took Orlando up to a week to get power back to everyone rich-c: and my nephew who is with the police was working 13-hour shifts Ron: all hands on deck rich-c: have to go look at NOAA - I didn't track Gaston at all Ron: was only classed as a tropical storm, no? rich-c: Charley was a real mess, it ran diagonally up the peninsula - in below Tampa, out around Daytona Guy B.: It was a tropical storm. Guy B.: Punta Gorda had the most damage.
(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness)
Daniel Bienvenu moved to room Meeting Place Daniel Bienvenu: de retour! Ron: bon Guy B.: It looks Frances will hit Miami and travel along the coast. Ron: I'm learning all sorts of things about Power Point I didn't know Ron: presentation will actually work, I think rich-c: you kn ow Microsoft has a number of PowerPoint viewers for various versions Daniel Bienvenu: I'm working on a new version of my Coleco Reversi project. I optimized my program to make it more faster, but I used its new speed to make it more intelligent. and now, I can't beat my own Reversi program. Guy B.: Mine will be a new AdamEm Utilities setup using Qbasic with a Visual Basic one done later. Pam / Erin: strangely enough, I learned some things about Powerpoint while doing testing for a temp agency Ron: The creator has been outclassed !! Daniel Bienvenu: my new Coleco Reversi still slow but is more difficult to beat.
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changed username to Dr. D. rich-c: welcome back, Rich Pam / Erin: hello again, Rich Guy B.: Welcome Back Dr D. Ron: Hello, Dr. D. Dr. D.: Hi, I tried to hurry. Dr. D.: I am still a bit wet. Pam / Erin: don't drip on the carpet : ) rich-c: from sweat or is it raining over there? Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Rich! I have just say that my new Coleco Reversi version still slow but is now too difficult for me to win a game againts coleco Dr. D.: Z80 is smarter than you :-) Dr. D.: Not dripping on the computer...carpet and chair, yes. rich-c: I had a problem with my Adam today - I turned it on, didn't see the disc drives, no Smartwriter screen rich-c: oddly enough, the game portion ran fine Pam / Erin: I give up, Dad - your computers are just plain weird Dr. D.: That problem is usually due to bad connection from the ribbon cable interconnect, Richard. rich-c: I suspect it may have been a memory expander knocked a little askew Daniel Bienvenu: by changing the way I programmed the AI functions, by changing the algorithms, the compiler make the AI more faster so I decided to make it smarter by doing a more bigger "the tree" generated by my minimax function. rich-c: which ribbon cable, Rich? the internal one? Dr. D.: Yes, Richard. Dr. D.: At least that has been the problem with my ADAMs that did that. rich-c: OK, I haven't opened up my Adam for donkey's years = maybe it's time to chase out the mice Dr. D.: Usually I *cause* it by having taken it apart and put it back a bit askew. Pam / Erin: and you're going to die laughing if there actually is a mouse living in it : ) Dr. D.: But I bet seating/reseating the connector a few times would do it. Dr. D.: At least that is where I'd start if it were my dead ADAM. Daniel Bienvenu: I still have free ram space to make it more intelligent but I don't think someone will appreciate waiting a couple of minutes between each turn. Dr. D.: I got an ADAM once with a dead mouse in it. Guy B.: Same here. Been using the emulator alot, but I should use the geniune mccoy, so I get the feel again. rich-c: I think you are guessing right, Daniel Pam / Erin: charming! Guy B.: How did that happen? Dr. D.: Minutes between turns is not good gameplay, Daniel. Dr. D.: It was evidently living in there and died of old age or something. Pam / Erin: bet it was nice and warm though Dr. D.: You will all go ewwww...but I still have the mummified mouse :-) rich-c: I've found a good squirt of electronic parts cleaner works well too Guy B.: Bet it must have stunk in there! Pam / Erin: ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Dr. D.: Nope, looks like it just slowly dried out. It was a small mouse. Daniel Bienvenu: yes, so it's why i don't did it, I simply adjust the maximum depth to make it difficult but not too slow.
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changed username to Harvie rich-c: sorry, Pam - no, nop sign of anything like that Pam / Erin: hello Harvie! You're late tonite - have an emergency? rich-c: hi Harvie - we'd just about given up Harvie: Hello, no just realized this minute that it was Wednesday Guy B.: Hi Harvie, wondering where you were tonight. rich-c: more vendors of new stuff than recycled this time, Pam, though note I did get the LS120 Harvie: Todays emergency came early Guy B.: I had to miss my show. I setup my sister in-law's new Dell last Sunday. rich-c: on the other hand, your mother got an eight in one memory card reader/writer Daniel Bienvenu: I tried to optimized some parts in ASM but the result wasn't more faster maybe a 8% faster for one of my asm functions I converted from C to ASM. So, the compiler already did an excellent job. rich-c: sounds like it did indeed, Daniel rich-c: just realized - we don't have james tonight either Daniel Bienvenu: If the compiler do an excellent job, if my program is slow, is simply because it's not well optimized algorithm. Daniel Bienvenu: james is not online, even in yahoo messenger rich-c: they did have a bit of a rough typhoon there few days ago - maybe the phones are still out rich-c: it apparently tore up teh southern islands pretty thoroughly Daniel Bienvenu: Did you see the worldcup hockey yesturday? Harvie: In a pumping station we are currently building they specified hurricane straps to tie the roof down to the walls rich-c: I have heard dumber ideas, Harvie Harvie: Canada won again today rich-c: no Daniel, I haven;t been following the World Cup rich-c: but I gather the Canadian team did win Ron: score was 2 - 1 rich-c: where is this pumping station, Hzrvie? Harvie: We have built 30 stations in the last 25 years and never had a roof lift off rich-c: yes, but with the climate change now under way there is violent weather whre there wasn't any before rich-c: now we have quite a tornado alley jsut north of Toronto - it wasn't there before Harvie: Town of Georgina ( Keswick - Sutton area). Three stations actually rich-c: yes, they're on the edge of whre a few tornados have come through lately rich-c: Pam, now you know where to go hide if there's a warning when you are at the trailer ;-) Pam / Erin: all I need's the address of the one closest to Baldwin, Harvie : ) Harvie: Woodbine and Lake Drive (Island Grove) And the next two concessions east rich-c: there you go, daughter; now you know where to run when it's time to duck Pam / Erin: thank you sir! Pam / Erin: posting is starting to slow down rich-c: it bogs every once in a while, then seems to perk up again Pam / Erin: but I never know if I've been dumped or if it's just slow Harvie: I think Baldwin has enacted a community Tornado free zone bylaw :) Pam / Erin: you're contagious, Dad - suddenly mi fingers don't work either rich-c: well, tonight it doesn't seem to have dumped anyone yet Pam / Erin: works for me, Harvie rich-c: maybe it's just saving up to toss us all in one big sulk Harvie: I just haven't remotely dropped you yet tonight rich Pam / Erin: I hope not! Harvie: Not feeling devilish rich-c: somehow or other, Harvie, I don't think Iupiter Pluvius stops to read signs like that Pam / Erin: yes, but does he read the fine print??? rich-c: I doubt he even looks at teh big print rich-c: sort of like a Toronto driver confronted by a stop sign 8=> Pam / Erin: "oh, was that a stop sign? Oops" rich-c: yes, very nearly put an SUV on its roof on the way home from shopping today rich-c: we came up to a blind corner, I braked for the stop rich-c: but he came barrelling around without slowing and right across into my lane Harvie: He go, I go, He stop, I push rich-c: your mother opined we should have been there just a split-second earlier Pam / Erin: where was this, on Melrose? rich-c: she is not fond of those who run stop signs on blind corners rich-c: bingo, Pam Pam / Erin: I dont' blame her - I don't like those who run any kind of stop sign. And Melrose is one of the worst streets for that. Ron: was there an accident? Pam / Erin: only the one in the other drivers shorts, Ron rich-c: no - one might say regrettably, the transgressor was so deserving Ron: ok :) Ron: I don't know how you people survive there, I really dont' Pam / Erin: It's not worth bending your own metal, Dad rich-c: besides, at the price of bumpers nowadays, I don't want mine messed up Ron: Have enough trouble here in Courtenay Pam / Erin: It's all in what you get used to, Ron Ron: suppose Pam / Erin: I figure if you can drive in Toronto, you can drive just about anywhere in North America rich-c: a big truck, a big V-8 and an aggressive attitude help, Ron Ron: :) Harvie: Some people theorize that if there is excess speed and running of stop signs there may be a crash but it is no accident Pam / Erin: I'd say that's a reasonable theory, Harvie rich-c: I've joined with Jim Kenzie in avoiding the word accident - I prefer collisions Ron: two or more vehicles attempting to occupy the same space at the same time rich-c: damn little of our highway carnage is the result of pure accident Pam / Erin: attempting to commingle atoms is rarely successful Harvie: Natural selection?
(Guy B. gives Pam / Erin a can of Diet Coke.) Pam / Erin: Darwinism Ron: survival of the fattest rich-c: sort of skimming the scum off the gene pool? You may have a point Ron: be right back Daniel Bienvenu: sorry guys, time is up for me. I still have to work on my reversi project Harvie: If people are stupid enough to drive on the highway they should be culled from the herd Guy B.: Bye Daniel Pam / Erin: night, Daniel Harvie: Good night Daniel Pam / Erin: <E> would you like that to be provincial policy? : ) rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel - a la prochaine Harvie: Isn't it already? Pam / Erin: <E> obviously not my ministry then : ) rich-c: well, almost but not quite - it is sort of the unofficial arean for the honing of survival skills rich-c: when one starts getting careless, nothing like a run on 401 to sharpen up the reflexes Pam / Erin: we should clarify, a run on the 401 through Toronto Pam / Erin: the rest of the province isn't that bad rich-c: say, anywhre from K-W through to Oshawa and the 135 turnoff? Harvie: No, just anywhere Pam / Erin: well, at least from the outskirts of Mississauga through Pickering and Ajax rich-c: oh? how about teh QEW all teh way to St. Kitts, now Pam / Erin: never mind the 401, it's the DVP I hate driving Harvie: I reiterate, anywhere! rich-c: I am rarely on that, except northbound from 401 where it isn't too bad Dr. D.: Darth Vader Parkway? Pam / Erin: the Don Valley Parking lot rich-c: for all practical purposes, yes, Rich Harvie: That is too kind of a description Doc Pam / Erin: certainly most of the time you don't drive on Don Valley rich-c: southbound I tend to bail out at Finch and go thrugh the city Guy B.: Well folks, got to run. I'll be spending Saturday with Karen and both her kids. So, I'll see you all next week. Pam / Erin: my motto - avoid the main streets whenever possible Ron: later Guy. Be well Dr. D.: Bye Guy. Pam / Erin: g'nite Guy. Good luck! Dr. D.: Speaking of bailing, I probably should, too. Dr. D.: I am beat tonight. rich-c: OK Guy, don't forg4et to get those photos scanned (unless you're using a digital) and email them to us Harvie: GoodBye Guy Dr. D.: Working on some laundry before I go to bed. Ron: time moves on Dr. D.: I am not awake enough for chat... Guy B.: I will Rich. Once I get them. rich-c: yes, you have had a hard day, Rich Guy B.: Bye, Poof
Guy B. left chat session Pam / Erin: so, get some sleep : ) Dr. D.: I'm finally dry, too :-) Ron: Diet Coke rules rich-c: anyway, goodnight, Rich Dr. D.: So, off to bed. Dr. D.: Good night, all. Dr. D.: <poof> Ron: niters Dr. D. Pam / Erin: g'nite Rich
Dr. D. left chat session Harvie: Goodnight Doc Ron: Leaving only the Canucks to fend for themselves rich-c: hadn't realized that, but you're right rich-c: but don't know what we'll do - it's no fun slagging Bush with no Yanks around Ron: Torontonians mostly, but one lonely transplanted maritimer Pam / Erin: I'm sure you can find something else to occupy you Dad rich-c: whoops! Harvie seems to have fallen off too Ron: I'm working on my ADAMCOn presentation rich-c: wonder if Dr. D. dragged him off with him?
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changed username to Harvie rich-c: welcome back, Harvie Ron: Rich will leave with anybody, eh? Ron: Oh it was Harvie Harvie: I booted the wrong guy rich rich-c: gatehr you learned my trick - get dragged off with someone else's exit rich-c: yes - I wish I could be there to see it Pam / Erin: <E> exit stage left with cane wrapped around neck : ) Ron: not pretty Pam / Erin: so what did you learn about Powerpoint, Ron? Ron: well, for one thing.... Ron: it operates differently on the wintel and on the mac rich-c: that's always a big help rich-c: in fact, it doesn't work on the Mac beyonbd the 8.6 OS, does it? Ron: they'll read eachother's files, but sound input (commentary) for a group of slides has to be done once for all slides on the Mac Ron: so you have to get it right the first time Ron: on the Duron and the toshiba, I can edit sound on each slide individually Pam / Erin: interesting Ron: Yes Rich, it does. There is a new version of Microsoft Office for OS X that ain't bad for a Bill Gates production rich-c: there is something like that in Star Office but I have never explored it Pam / Erin: what's the presentation on, Ron? Harvie: Use Kpresenter, it's the same on all platforms Ron: MIDI files - downloading them and making them play on ADAM Ron: or... Making MIDI files ADAM Friendly Pam / Erin: cool! Ron: good idea Harvey, I should try it just to see if K-Presenter can open the file... or Open Office, I have that too on my Linux box rich-c: yes - I still have a Midi-Mite if anyone wants one Ron: will note that Rich and make sure everyone knows rich-c: Open Office will open PowerPoint files - I've done it with Star Office Pam / Erin: Ron, did you ever figure out the printing thing from last week? Ron: Gonna do a little piano playing and a couple of movie shots and send it all down on a CD....hoping that Murphy is looking the other way rich-c: that is sure tempting fate, Ron Ron: right Ron: forgotten about the printing thing P/E... refresh my failing mind rich-c: Harvie, I found a CD burner program on the 'net - file is zmb5003.exe Pam / Erin: printing a highlighted area, I believe Pam / Erin: Rin says yes Ron: Oh right, yes I did. My friend phoned back and said it worked for her Harvie: I use k3b in Linux rich Pam / Erin: <E> woohoo! Email that to the list - I knew something that no one else knew rich-c: it's a freebie, about 10 mb as I recall, claims to do "everything" Ron: I would gladly use K3B if I could get it to compile Ron: keeps giving me grief Ron: right, ladies, thank you very much for the expertise rich-c: I'm just wondering if I can even install it without screwing up al my other burner programs Harvie: Wrong Library-compiler link (I installed as a Mandrake RPM) Pam / Erin: you can give Erin all the credit Pam / Erin: anyway, we're falling asleep over the keyboard here so I think we're going to head out Ron: Well, maybe I'll try that. the Linux I'm using is from www.gentoo.org, and it compiles an installation for you depending on what processor you're running Ron: they have a library of sources setup for their particular distro... and K3B is in there Ron: but I can also do RPM's, so maybe that's the way to do it rich-c: I think I just fell off, too, folks Harvie: Gentoo is a much more geek oriented distro Pam / Erin: you're here Dad rich-c: Pam and ERin - night people, take care Ron: Well, to honest Harvie, it was the first distribution that recognized and properly set up all my hardware Pam / Erin: we're outta here. Gnite Ron, Gnite Harvie Pam / Erin: G'nite Dad Ron: Nite P/E... go straight home now Harvie: Goodnight ladies rich-c: I think I'll follow you out - niter, Harvie and Ron Pam / Erin: <E> good nite, Uncle Richard rich-c: nite Rin Ron: nite Rich Harvie: Night rich Pam / Erin: we will Ron : ). Until next week, ciao! rich-c: colour me gone
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rich-c left chat session Ron: I have this love/hate relationship with Linux.... and I rely heavily on the expertise about me Ron: I have SuSE 8.1 on my Toshiba Harvie: You should try Mandrake 10.0, I find it quite good Ron: been a while since I've tried Mandrake. Maybe I'll give it a shot Ron: think 8.something was the last of theirs I tried Harvie: It has a command called urpmi that finds dependancies and installs them Ron: sounds good Ron: weren't they about to go belly up? Harvie: There is a sight called easy urpmi that helps you set it up Ron: URL? Harvie: They were in the French equivalent of chapter11 but weeded out some dead wood and are profitable once more Ron: good to hear. They had (and probably still have) a good product Harvie: Google for it, I think it's at PLF Ron: ok Ron: Well, I guess I'm gonna continue with the presentation Ron: so we'll see ya next week sir Harvie: Ok Ron, be good Ron: never! Ron: take care Ron: g'nite Harvie: Be well then Ron: ok Harvie: Bye bye
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