BobS: HI DER BobS: HI Harvie rich-c: allo, allo! Harvie: Howdy howdy BobS: richard is IN CONGNITO rich-c: greetings, Bobs and Harvie BobS: oh Hi Richard BobS: how is ?????? BobS: or is it how are ???? BobS: since there are two of ya Harvie: I only see 1 rich-c: you two entered simultaneously - I've been sitting here playing Free Cell awaiting action BobS: ahso.....palying games, eh ???? rich-c: but I only show one of each of us rich-c: only Free Cell, it's about the only one I do play - perhaps because it's in the Windows package BobS: naw.....I like hearts or solitaire rich-c: well, Free Cell is one form of solitaire, just a great deal more challenging Harvie: Freecell is more exercise for the brain BobS: which means it boggles the mind more rich-c: I can't play hearts as it moves too quickly for me to see the opponents' play rich-c: but Klond8ike (the other solitaire) is pretty much pure chance rich-c: with Free Cell you hav3e a chance to exercise skill BobS: that is true .......and then you can't do the cards rich-c: when it's real rather than virtual, I love a game of hearts
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changed username to DanielBienvenu rich-c: Frances is very good at it but it gets her so wound up it's hard to get her to play DanielBienvenu: hello hello rich-c: salut, Daniel Harvie: Hello Daniel BobS: Hi Daniel DanielBienvenu: too soon? rich-c: with Free Cell, my best so far is 44 wins in a row DanielBienvenu: Free Cell? I like it, but I prefer programming new games. :) rich-c: when you're the fourth to arrive, Daniel, you're hardly too soon rich-c: well, we wre just discussing the Windows games BobS: GO RICHARD !!!!!! the new Bill gates !!!!! DanielBienvenu: hehehe! rich-c: I like Free Cell - right now my winning average is 83% and I hope to raise it Harvie: The only hand Microsoft had in these games was to copy them rich-c: I think Pamela will be on later - she has a problem rich-c: she used Windows Update and something seems to have happened in the VMM Harvie: Not at all surprising rich-c: anyway, she gets some sort of insufficint memory message when she tries to download anything
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: I've been trying in desultory fashion to see if I can get some advice to help her
changed username to Scarlett Harvie: Hello Red rich-c: hello Rin, how's the Legislative Assistant? Scarlett: allo allo :-) BobS: ....... O'Hara ??????? Scarlett: very well....did you hear the news? BobS: go fix Pam's 'puter will ya ????? rich-c: what? have they found bin Laden? BobS: NO, what ????? BobS: and shot the b......d Scarlett: I'v officially been promoted BobS: to ?????? rich-c: hey, neat-o - what's the new rank? Scarlett: I've gone from General Assistant to Special Assistant ...I will still be MPP Liaison but also Legislative Assistant rich-c: right - gives you more rank, seniority and a raise, right? Harvie: Do you get to wear dark glasses? BobS: Ah a SPECIAL person Scarlett: indeed a raise....much more than I would have predicted too so I am very pleased Harvie: Sorry, that's special agent Scarlett: no, no dark glasses.....get to carry the tape recorder though rich-c: we are all very pleased for you, Rin - you can surely use it Scarlett: thank you....the Minister is very impressed with my work and he knows I am very capable....it's a nice feeling <blush> rich-c: not sure I'm too gleeful about having a full-time politician in the family ;-) Scarlett: hehe...I know :-) BobS: just don't believe a word she says Richard Harvie: Just make sure they don't blame all their broken promises and lies on you :) BobS: that will take care fo the problems rich-c: well, the Ministry is agriculture, so she'll learn all about shovelling...er... fertilizer? Scarlett: hehe Scarlett: we even make the jokes BobS: ya Harvie: Are you on duty at the fair? Scarlett: the Royal? Harvie: Yes rich-c: Rin, any idea if Pam is coming on tonight? Scarlett: I'm not sure if I am or not Harvie.....I can let you know when I find out for sure Scarlett: I dunno Uncle R...haven't heard rich-c: she seemed to think so a few days ago but we haven't talked since Scarlett: I spoke with her last night she said she would be on tonight rich-c: OK, just hasnt made it yet, then rich-c: also had a call from Michael today - he thought he might be on this evening Harvie: She was a little late last week wasn't she rich-c: he's spent teh summer with his park trailer up on Rice Lake but now it's shut down for the winter BobS: haven't heard for Michael in a long time rich-c: yes, may be watching a tv show rich-c: he sounded much less frantic today - bubbly but unfussed Harvie: Better dope ? :) rich-c: he has got himself a new dog to replace PJ, which definitely helps BobS: well.........he is always a little exuberant, is he not? BobS: could he Harvie Scarlett: who's Michael? Harvie: When did PJ depart? rich-c: from what I've gathered he has somewhat cut back on that, Harvie rich-c: he dies early last spring, I think - a pity, he was one smart dog rich-c: Michael is a long-time Adam user, Rin, known well to the old-timers Scarlett: oh okay :-) BobS: alittle .....shall we say.....uh......on cloud nine with medications......... rich-c: I will tell you more at another time, or you can ask Pamela Scarlett: okay very cool rich-c: muc, much more to the story than that, Bob
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changed username to Pamela BobS: well tell rin the WHOLE story Harvie: Hello Pam BobS: PAMMIE rich-c: ah, hi, daughter - we were just wondering when you'd turn up Pamela: greetings everyone Scarlett: hello Pammie DanielBienvenu: hi Pam rich-c: not online Bob, remember this is archiived and indexed, vulnerable to Google Pamela: Russell says hello too rich-c: try Googling your own name sometime - very revealing Scarlett: hi Russell rich-c: Russell is no doubt in mouring - it's the last week of teh regular football season Pamela: yeah, and he's going to miss the game tomorrow night because he has to work : ( rich-c: extend my heartfelt sympathies to him, I know just how he'll feel ;-) BobS: oh well then take the subject for what is worth Pamela: what story are we supposed to be telling Erin? rich-c: well, it's a n othing game, but some of the goings-on should be reavealing Scarlett: already told it...you're late ;-) rich-c: when you have time privately you may explain who Michael is - I heard from him today Pamela: oh, okay Pamela: how is he? and where is he? rich-c: he's closed up the trailer now and is back in Toronto - he sounded very good Pamela: brr, i'm freezing Scarlett: ditto on that...and it's overcast out <pouts> Pamela: I'm glad to hear that - we never got out to visit him this summer rich-c: why? heat not on in your building yet, or did you leave a door open? Pamela: yes, Russell is upset because he can't see the eclipse Scarlett: I know I'm not happy BobS: why not ?????? Pamela: heat is on but I'm in the back room with the window open for ventilation, and it's the coolest room in the house BobS: we can see it here.....or will be able ot...it cleared off about 8pm rich-c: well, maybe it will clear by 11 - but it was supposed to break up this morning Pamela: apparently it started about 20 minutes ago BobS: is about 20* comvered right nowe BobS: up must have BobS: yup rich-c: your mother wants to remind you of the eclipse last year BobS: 20% coverage right now........typeing better ????? dark in here rich-c: yes, totallity is 11.04 Pamela: yes, we remembered. That was fun Pamela: much better Bob BobS: HOOKAY BobS: you yust aks and I vill tell ya vhat it is cobering rich-c: anyway, Pam, we wre talking about your computer problem earlier rich-c: but Rin arrived before we wre able to swap any ideas Scarlett: sorry...was a bit excited :-) Pamela: oh well, don't beat it to death here Dad BobS: yes, Bill Gates got ya agian eh?????
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changed username to Dr.C. Scarlett: I was Harvie: Hello Doc Pamela: I did, Dad - thanks. That's why I was so late - reading my 38 emails BobS: de doktor Dr.C.: I have been eclipse-watching. Dr.C.: Cleveland is crystal-clear tonight. BobS: not real good yet doc rich-c: gather teh cloud cover is broken up over your way Scarlett: hello Dr. Rich BobS: or are you earlier that us here in mI ??? Dr.C.: I am keeping the girls up to see it total in about an hour. Pamela: if there's an eclipse in Toronto, it must be cloudy Dr.C.: Hi Rin (I presume). BobS: say 10:30 to 11:15 Scarlett: indeed Dr.C.: Yep, nice long total stretch. BobS: Pam....almost 1/2 now, Judy says rich-c: what's the Dr. C about? Dr.C.: Eclipse the D :-) Scarlett: LOL Pamela: cute Dr.C.: I can follow the progress with the letter... rich-c: ouch - should have k own better than to ask Pamela: yes you should have, Dad BobS: correction...Judy is full of 'pink ink' tis only about 25% Pamela: where is the moon tonite? Since it's cloudy : ( Dr.C.: When I get to Dr.., you'll know it's total. Dr.C.: In the east. Dr.C.: Kinda looks like an upside down U, cocked 45 degrees now, concave down. BobS: si senor Pamela: I love it, play by play Harvie: brb Pamela: gotta go refill my choncolate milk and kiss my hubby good bye - be right back BobS: hookay Harvie
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changed username to The 1 And Only The 1 And Only: hello all rich-c: hello Michael Dr.C.: Computer-controlled hobby scope, webcam, easy to do. BobS: HI michael Dr.C.: And it is not sundown in Komox, so no eclipse for Ron. The 1 And Only: hi pam
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changed username to Judy BobS: tis the Michael Hurst Dr.C.: Must be Marie Scarlett: Hi Chickie Pea The 1 And Only: yeppers BobS: he don't like his real name.......... The 1 And Only: but who else??? The 1 And Only: lol Dr.C.: Hi Marie. rich-c: hello Judy - sorry I can't get Frances to jo9in you The 1 And Only: hello Dr.C.: Hubris, downfall of the Greeks. Judy: hi, everyone Dr.C.: Hello everyone else I didn't say hi to yet. DanielBienvenu: hello Judy rich-c: have the laptop all set up but she doesn't want to go online Judy: why won't she join the chat? Dr.C.: Is it too cloudy where you are to see the eclipse, Daniel? BobS: so tis Marie who don't like here real name.......... DanielBienvenu: too cloudy, yes The 1 And Only: i like to chnage everything all around rich-c: says she's spending too much time on the computer as is - she may be right ;-( BobS: Frances afraid it will blow up ? Pamela: Hello Rie, hello Judy Judy: tell her hi, anyway Pamela: sorry, I was off refilling my drink The 1 And Only: hi pam Pamela: how are you Chickpea? Pamela: and Judy, are you frozen yet? BobS: ......a CHOCOLATE guiness????? Scarlett: mmmmmmm Judy: no, why? Pamela: no, no, no - a chocolate moo The 1 And Only: i'm good you? Pamela: things are okay but I'm really tired tonite Judy: I have been working on my quilt and that keeps me nice and warm rich-c: Guiness does not have the sort of chocolatey flavour of some other stouts Judy: I am drinking almont tea, also very warm Pamela: what, no cross stitch, Judy? BobS: SO......question people........saw the deal bout 'colecovision.com (?)' ............anyone got any ideas what the object is rich-c: I find that being in the computer room keeps me more than warm enough Pamela: apparently curtains would help in here : ) rich-c: no, haven't looked at the website yet Pamela: guess I'll have to bite the bullet and put them back up Judy: no, haven't been doing much cross stitch, have so much already, no more walls to fill rich-c: could it be that outfit that bought the rights ot the games multi years ago? Pamela: actually that's funny, I have three pieces to finish and I give mine away! I don't have any of my own on the walls at all Dr.C.: Eclipse is about 2/3, turning orangey here. Judy: you have to be kidding Pamela: nope BobS: less than 1/2 here and white BobS: but is it really a Telgames deal ???? or did they sellthe rights??? Dr.C.: 2/3 eclipsed is what I mean. Pamela: we have two pieces that my sister in law did, one for me and one for Russell - but none of my own Dr.C.: Less than half of the original moon is showing, yes.
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changed username to Ron Dr.C.: uh-oh rich-c: ah, that's the question - or even did Telegames spin off a subsidiary? Dr.C.: almost dropped binoculars! Harvie: Hello Ron Pamela: but using scissors, right? Dr.C.: whew Scarlett: Hi Ron Pamela: Hey Ron Judy: have it all piece and now is the fun part the hand quilting Ron: evening all rich-c: there is a resurgence of interest in the 8-bit games as you know Judy: hi, ron Dr.C.: almost knocked the things off the table here. Pamela: you don't piece it by machine? rich-c: ah, welcome Ron - didn't see you come in Ron: Don't know whether or not to watch the World Series, or the lunar eclipse Ron: both happen about every 86 years Judy: yes, I do piece it on the machine but I hand quilt it Dr.C.: haha Pamela: not lunar eclipses Ron Pamela: ah, gotcha rich-c: oh, the last full eclipse was last Nov. 8th Dr.C.: If it is total by you, Ron, it should loom large in the sky. Pamela: you have to have really even stitching for that Dr.C.: Low moon, lens effect. Ron: I know... just coming up over the trees now Dr.C.: Girls decided to watch from the front porch. Dr.C.: I can see it out the basement window if I look up about 75 degrees. Judy: I do try but no one looks at it that close, I don't think Pamela: ouch, Rich Dr.C.: Will it be total in Komox. Ron: yes....so say the experts rich-c: how is Boston doing, Ron? Have a buddy who's a real Red Sox fan Pamela: are you doing a particular pattern? Ron: 3-0 top of 5th Ron: for Boston Dr.C.: IIRC the first Boston batter hit a homer. The 1 And Only: i will Dr.C.: So I was told. rich-c: he will be over the moon about that - it's been 68 years Ron: It ain't over 'till it's over Judy: this one you just do straight lines rich-c: yes, but up 3-0 in both game and series their chances look good Judy: really an easy quilt rich-c: they may yet evade the Curse of the Bambino BobS: AND the lady sings.........."it;s over, it's over, it's OVer.........." Ron: indeed.... and my cousin Dr. Bob in Charlottetown will party in the streets Dr.C.: Hehe, they can still blow it with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th and lose the next 4 straight. Dr.C.: *THAT* would be curse of the Bambino. Ron: One of these maritime fans with a Red Sox licence plate Pamela: well you're quite the optimist Rich Dr.C.: Hey, New York did that. rich-c: really? does Boston fandom still extend that far north, even with Toronto and Montreal in the big leagues? Dr.C.: Not quite 2 out in bottom of 9th. Dr.C.: But they still choked 4 in a row. Ron: oh yes. He has an autographed Ted Williams baseball in his den Dr.C.: Autographed Bucky Dent bat too? <runs> rich-c: a fan before the Canadian franchises started, no doubt Ron: well, he almost got the team physician job early in his medical career Dr.C.: wiw Dr.C.: wowo Dr.C.: wow Dr.C.: (I can type) Ron: he's been going to Fenway for a long time Pamela: (sure you can) rich-c: I would reckon so - though it is a bit more than an hour's drive Ron: yep....but he goes Ron: brb....must go look at the moon
The 1 And Only left chat session Dr.C.: It's about Dr.) now. rich-c: we are definitely being put upon - everyone else gets a clear sky, we have a blank
Dr.C. changed username to Dr.} Dr.}: Dumb chat won't let me put a ) in the username. BobS: from Telegames website....."Effective September 2004, we ceased our support of all "classic" and "orphaned" video game systems and software. These products are no longer available from us. " Dr.}: Clear penumbra and umbra. Judy: look on tv, they just showed the thing Dr.}: Umbra is getting reddish here. Dr.}: Still crystal clear sky. Harvie: Hey Doc, loved your costume BobS: sounds like theya re reinventing themselves rich-c: OK, looks like someone bought the rights from them then, Bob - interesting Dr.}: It's a pip, isn't it Harvie? rich-c: maybe Daniel will find a market for his product yet ;-)
(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) BobS: will see what happens.....might be interesting DanielBienvenu: I don't think so. DanielBienvenu: Hey! a friend of mine send me a link that makes me laugh. A friend of mine send me a link that makes me laugh. http://www.boomchicago.nl/Section/Videos Harvie: When is/was the contest? DanielBienvenu: it's about the electronic voting system in florida BobS: maybe the copyrights ran out tnd they don't want to sell as PD stuff Pamela: sounds like the one that Mom sent me Pamela: you make a cute girl, Rich Dr.}: <kiss> Dr.}: It's all in the fin. Ron: I used to be a werewolf, but I'm ok noooooooooooowwwww rich-c: oh, that one originated in the City University of New York I think, Daniel rich-c: don't know how long the copyrights on games last, but it has been 21 years rich-c: still, books I know it's life of the author plus 50 years, so I don't think the games would be PD yet
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changed username to Guy B. Harvie: Hello Guy Pamela: Hello Guy rich-c: welcome, Guy Guy B.: Greetings!!! Has anyone seen the lunar eclipse yet? Judy: Hi, Guy Pamela: we're all keeping an eye on it Guy BobS: hiya guy Judy: yes, Guy we are watching it BobS: tis coming !!!!!! Pamela: at least, those of us who have clear skies - that is those of us not in Toronot Pamela: Toronto, I mean rich-c: I see River West claim they are "working with" Telegames as the successor copyright holder from Colecovision Dr.}: Hello Guy. BobS: either watch it tomight or wait until 2007 Dr.}: Going out to look again at der Mond. Guy B.: It's almost total here in Chicago and the next total eclipse won't be until 2007. I'm taking some shots with my digital camera. DanielBienvenu: About copyrights, someone gives me a link to search about registered trademarks and copyrights. http://www.uspto.gov/ Scarlett: hi Guy rich-c: US Patent and Trademark Office, perhaps? Pamela: probably Dr.}: Looks like Mars with a white yarmulke now. DanielBienvenu: but I don't catch why a game like breakout has both dead and live trademark in this search web page. Pamela: tee hee hee rich-c: more than one version may have been copyrighted Dr.}: Same red color as Komox, Ron, just not as intense. Guy B.: Be right back, going to take another shot. Pamela: i'm gonna go see if I can see it Pamela: brb Judy: we just went to look, not quite full yet Pamela: nope, too cloudy rich-c: I thought the next one was March 2006 - or is that not total in all North America? Pamela: sheesh Erin, no wonder you're cold - your window is wide open Scarlett: hehe Scarlett: it is Dr.}: You're looking in Erin's window? (waves) Pamela: I can see her balcony from my bedroom window rich-c: sure, on teh side they're hollering back and forth at each other ;-) Pamela: nah, we just use the phone - it's quieter Pamela: it's kinda silly actually - we'll talk on the phone for an hour rather than walking up or down a flight of stairs. I do that with Lindsay, too rich-c: I wonder how many of the copyrights on teh games they isued wre owned by Coleco, and how many licenced? Pamela: what's really weird is in the right conditions, I can call Lin and hear her phone ring through the phone and through the floor Scarlett: that's weird BobS: good question Richard......did they actually own the rights, or did they just atke them as their own Pamela: it has to be really quiet in here for that though BobS: kinda like a guy in texas rich-c: well I think for instance they licenced the rights to Donkey Kong from Nintendo rich-c: that's why Nintendo can keep on using the name and issuing new game BobS: ahso BobS: speaking of which,,,,,,,no James tonight rich-c: Daniel, heard anything from James the last few days? Pamela: has anyone heard from him? Was he affected by the earthquakes? DanielBienvenu: yes, he's alive BobS: wonder if the earthquake go him spooked BobS: and????? rich-c: I don't believe he was anywhere near the earthquake zone Pamela: he's in the south west of Japan, right? BobS: but the "ground still shook" DanielBienvenu: i don't know... all i know is that he's ok rich-c: that's my understanding, and the quake was way north Pamela: quakes, apparently - they had another one yesterday Pamela: ah, the joys of living in the ring of fire Pamela: right Ron? rich-c: aftershocks, it seems, some quite unusually severe Pamela: at what magnitude do they stop being aftershocks and start being earthquakes? rich-c: I bel,kieve it has more to do with where the epicentre of each may be Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. It's just a thin sliver now. Pamela: it seems I've forgotten all the stuff I learned on the Earthquake Trail in S.F. rich-c: just have to review it, Pam Pamela: well it's been 30 years rich-c: yes, that's long enough to justify a review Pamela: that was a cool trip rich-c: yes - if you Google it, it's in Point Reyes National Park Guy B.: Oh, Boston is winning in the World Series. Pamela: I remember that much Dad rich-c: what's the score now, Guy? which inning? Pamela: along with the seashore and the tidepools Guy B.: Last I saw 3-0 Guy B.: In the 5th inning. Ron: nature is grand Ron: just about total eclipse now Pamela: what was the name of the campground we stayed in Dad? rich-c: well, we'll all have our fingers crossed for our folks and friends who are fans of Fenway Ron: right rich-c: oh heavens, Pam, I don't rmember that - just that wild road leading in to it Pamela: something Ranch campground, I believe rich-c: it was not the ideal place to tow a trailer Pamela: was a very nice CG if I remember correctly rich-c: you may be right - your mother will have it in her diary, I expect rich-c: yes, we used it as a base for a number of expeditions Pamela: boy the things you pluck from the depths of memory Guy B.: We have a total lunar eclipse, but I'm unable to take a shot with my camera. So, the phases will do. rich-c: I'll bet you still remember the mime at Ghiradelli Square Pamela: yup Pamela: and the ice cream lunch Scarlett: well folks...I'm zonked...think I'm going to bed soon Ron: I tried it Guy - (pictures from the deck) - not sure what I got Pamela: probably very good advice, cousin of mine rich-c: yep, being Special Assistant adds to the strain ;-) Harvie: Goodnight Dcarlett Ron: G'nite Scarlett, wherever you are Guy B.: I got when the moon was going behind the shadow. Now that's behind. I can't get one. Scarlett: yes getting up at 5 is an ungodly hour rich-c: depends on teh quality of your camera, whether it allows time exposures Pamela: Frankly, Scarlett . . . Guy B.: Bye Scarlett. Pamela: sorry, couldn't resist Dr.}: back Scarlett: haha Pamela: night sweetie Dr.}: penumbra is total, waiting on umbra Scarlett: well good night all Ron: did ya see it Dr.? Dr.}: Yes. Scarlett: until next week Guy B.: Right now it's a orange color. Pamela: will talk to you tomorrow hopefully
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changed username to Pamela Dr.}: Give it another 15 minutes and it will be totally in the umbra. Dr.}: Scarlet moon, Scarlet Rin Dr.}: Very dark Dr.}: no updates
Dr.} changed username to Dr.. Pamela: I got dumped
changed username to rich+c Pamela: apparently, so did Dad Dr..: Just a long lag rich+c: notice how I gott booted when Dr..: I wasn't dumped, I just waited it out. Guy B.: An update on my Adam Em Setup program. I'm going to test out the non-Adam disk size with Format and Dcopy from an image to a disk and see how it turns out. Then I'll ask for beta testers. Dr..: You are a jinx on the chat, Richard :-)
moved to room Meeting Place rich+c: notice how I got booted when Rin left? Dr..: taking another peek Guy B.: I'm still here.
changed username to Ron^2 Pamela: well I got dumped too Pamela: what about youRon rich+c: looks like Ron got dumped too Ron^2: west is here? Ron^2: yup Pamela: west is here! rich+c: makes me feel better that I'm not alone ;-) Harvie: I didn't get dumped Pamela: 'twas a glitch, I fear Ron^2: there was a long silence Ron^2: lunar effect rich+c: oh, was it just a server delay and not a dump? BobS: still 3-0 bottom of the 6th Ron^2: yup.... rich+c: GO SOX GO DanielBienvenu: I can see the moon Ron^2: you get my message Bob Pamela: man, and I thought football quarters took forever DanielBienvenu: on tv Ron^2: about being delinquent Guy B.: I just found out tonight that I have a stomach infection. So, I'll be on antibiotics for 2 weeks. BobS: and it must be the north of the border group that is being 'bad' and get chatized BobS: chastized BobS: ya mon I did Ron^2: could be rich+c: I dunno, Ron and Daniel can see it fine Ron^2: you'll have to put a neg comment on my ebay account BobS: ok Pamela: sounds like fun Guy. How did you get an infection? rich+c: just them of us downwind of all that Cleveland pollution are missing it Judy: not cool, Guy Guy B.: That's a good question. Could be anything. It was found during the blood test a couple of weeks ago. Ron^2: Now tell me, those of you who know..... rich+c: which anitbiotics are you on, Guy? Ron^2: is the moon in the earth's shadow? rich+c: yes Ron^2: ah Pamela: an eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the sun and the moon Ron rich+c: the earth being bigger than the moon, it can stay totally hidden from the sun for a bit Ron^2: right rich+c: hides behind big brother, you might say Ron^2: indeed Pamela: a lunar eclipse, that is Guy B.: I start the therapy tomorrow morning. It's called Prevpac. It has Prevacid, Bioxin and Trimox. Take 4 pills twice a day. Pamela: a solar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun Guy B.: And the next solar eclipse I believe is 2013. Pamela: sounds like fun, Guy Ron^2: I will be 68 rich+c: don't know that one, Guy I'm on simple penicillin variants at the moment Pamela: I'l be 48 Ron^2: Mother says she doesn't want to know Pamela: I don't blame her, Ron : ) Guy B.: Forturnately, my insurance covers this. After I'm finished, then I take Prevacid once a day. rich+c: trouble with antibiotics is, they tend to kill the good bugs and upset your plumbing Pamela: they just make me ravenous for 48 hours rich+c: I take a cup of yogurt each day to restore matters Guy B.: I take this before eating breakfast and dinner. Pamela: you should take them on a full stomach Guy - it helps to prevent stomach upset Ron^2: doesn't sound like fun, Guy Guy B.: Abby is going to see the 2nd vet to have his evaluation on her left hind leg. rich+c: not so, Pam - many are to be taken on an empty stomach rich+c: the two penicillins I'm on are that way - 4 a day at 6 hour intervals Guy B.: Doctor says I have to follow the directions listed. Dr..: back, whole family saw it total Pamela: all the antibiotics I've ever taken were to be taken on a full stomach rich+c: depends on what they are and what they are for, Pam Ron^2: I wish people wouldn't take stylistic liberties with "God Bless America" Ron^2: sing it the way it was written Pamela: ??? rich+c: if the doctor switches me tomorrow, I may well have a different regimen Ron^2: on tv now Pam... sorry Ron^2: 7th Inning Pamela: who's singing God Bless America? Pamela: oh, the 7th inning stretch? Ron^2: some dude in the Stl Louis ball yard Pamela: I prefer "OK Blue Jays" Ron^2: :) Pamela: : )) rich+c: at this point they need God Bless the Cardinals Ron^2: yes Guy B.: What's the score? Pamela: tee hee Ron^2: still 3 zip Guy B.: Alright. Looks like the curse will be over soon for Boston. rich+c: the game ain';t over till the lst man is out - and St. Louis bats last Ron^2: ah.... but Guy.... It ain't over till it's over Pamela: don't say that too loud Guy Ron^2: quoth the good Yogi DanielBienvenu: sorry guys, I have to finish something before sleeping. good night! Pamela: g'nite Daniel Ron^2: Hi Daniel, Bye Daniel BobS: nite Daniel Guy B.: That's true. My co-worker is still betting on St. Louis. But, anything can happen. rich+c: good night, Daniel - catch you next week Judy: nite Daniel Harvie: Goodnight Daniel Guy B.: Night Daniel. rich+c: no Saturday this week - sorry, all Pamela: what's up Dad? Ron^2: noted Rich DanielBienvenu: no saturday, ok DanielBienvenu: bye! rich+c: ask Russell Ron^2: Saturday is cancelled Pamela: ah, football! Ron^2: we proceed directly from Friday to Sunday Judy: I think I am goig to call it a night also, so night all talk at you next week Pamela: nooooooooooo! Guy B.: I was there last Saturday and no one was there. Pamela: night Judy rich+c: night Judy, see yo8u next week Guy B.: Bye Judy
DanielBienvenu left chat session Ron^2: nite Judy Dr..: Bye a Harvie: Goodnight Judy Pamela: we can't cancel Saturday, it's going to be 25 hours long!
Judy left chat session Dr..: was still looking outside Ron^2: oh right.... we'll have to have it Dr..: Elanor is still out there. Dr..: Younger 2 were put to bed. rich+c: right, and Sunday is Hallow'een Ron^2: Boo! Pamela: besides, we ahve a bed coming on Saturday - I want my extra hour to enjoy it Ron^2: must carve my pumpkins Pamela: oh, Scared! rich+c: last year we only got one kid at the door all nithgt Ron^2: i am not the best pumpkin carver, nor the worst rich+c: we were going to skip getting anything to give out but relented at the last minute Guy B.: Jeanene is going to carve my pumpkin for me, since I never tried. Got mine for $2.50. Pamela: what's in the bowl this year, Dad? Pamela: I miss carving pumpkins rich+c: basically, mini chocolate bars - Cadbury Dr..: get a pumpkin and carve it, then. Ron^2: the way things are going around here, there won't be any left Pamela: mine usually look like this: :0 Pamela: but I have no where to dispay it : ( rich+c: right, there is a pumpkin shoretage out west, isn't there? Pamela: save me some Dad Ron^2: no, a chocolate bar shortage, and it's local rich+c: I can tell you the Niagara fields were full of them Ron^2: like very local Pamela: like in the house? Ron^2: yup Pamela: hmmmmm Ron^2: strange that Pamela: we'll have to investigate Ron^2: indeed you will rich+c: if we duplicate last year, you may inherit a whole box 8-( Pamela: gosh, what hardship, Dad Ron^2: we will probably only have 30 give or take
(Pamela gives Ron^2 a yummy bar of chocolate.) Ron^2: mmmm Ron^2: tks rich+c: I'm sure you will bravely stand up to it, with Russell's help Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to get going and see how the game is going. So, I'll see you all next week. Pamela: we'll muddle through, I'm sure Pamela: night, Guy Pamela: take care of the tummy rich+c: OK, cheer fgor Boston, Guy - see you next week Ron^2: time to start watching guy, think we're on the virge of history Harvie: Goodnight Guy Pamela: this is game three or four? Ron^2: 4 BobS: game 4 Pamela: ahhhh Guy B.: Thanks Pam, I will. Ron^2: there are two inning left rich+c: this is game four - win it and Boston sweeps the series Dr..: Bye Guy. BobS: well kids,. time for me to go also BobS: so ADIOS Ron^2: No joy in mudville (aks St. Louis) BobS: see ya's nextr week Ron^2: Nite Bob Pamela: night Bob Dr..: Bye Bob. Harvie: Adidas Bob BobS: bye
BobS left chat session Dr..: (back from watching some more) rich+c: bonsoir, Robert - see you next week Guy B.: Bye Bob Pamela: so what's happening out doors? Dr..: The aliens are coming! Dr..: http://drushel.cwru.edu/alienarm/ Dr..: and you can see.... Dr..: Green aliens from a red moon. Dr..: Moon is very nice. Dr..: Dark red. Harvie: Seems like a silly notion, watching a moon that you can't see. Can you get a government grant for that? Pamela: if so, I want in Harvie
Guy B. left chat session rich+c: you can likel,y find a website broadcasting it live, Harvie Ron^2: in the last 40 minutes, clouds have obscured everything Dr..: Lot's of math symbols in usernames tonight. Ron^2: can't see it no more Dr..: But you did see it some, right? Dr..: Ya got maybe 20 more minutes before it starts to get un-total. Pamela: is that the scientific name for it Rich? Dr..: And it's overcast in Toronto? Ron^2: Oh yes, I saw it right up to total Pamela: totally - we can't see a thing Dr..: Oui, tres scientifique Dr..: Sigh Dr..: Have to see it on TV tomorrow I guess. rich+c: go out and blow at the clouds, Pam, see if you can make a hole in them Pamela: : ( Ron^2: I have some pics Dr..: It is definitely a sight one should have in one's lifetime. Pamela: won't you be surprised if it works Dad! rich+c: in a word, yes Pamela: we took the telescope over to M & D's last year and watched it Pamela: 'twas quite an experience Ron^2: Boston has runners on 2nd and 3rd, nobody out rich+c: unfortunately, I had to watch it from the hospital Dr..: I have seen Perseid showers...closest approach of Mars...Halley's Comet, Hyakutake, Hale-Bopp, the total annular eclipse of the sun here, about 4 total lunar eclipses, about 3 partial solar eclipses. Pamela: quite a chilly experience if I remember correctly Pamela: we watched the solar eclipse on Christmas day a few years ago Pamela: that was fun too Pamela: standing on the sidewalk in front of Russell's mom's place with our special glasses on Ron^2: remember Hale-Bopp.... my very first Win 95 screen background Pamela: seeing the eclipse, but not seeing each other Dr..: I remember watching the partial solar eclipse on 7 March 1970. Dr..: I had read about it in a library book in 1968 and saw the biiiigg track of it all across the continental US and was looking forward to it. Pamela: you'd have been what, eight? Dr..: Looked out the back dining room window to see it. Dr..: March 1970, I was 7. Pamela: I was four and a half Pamela: too young to remember Ron^2: April 1970 - I got married Dr..: The book had been written in the 1950s and the latest eclipses it gave were for 1982. Dr..: And I watched them all. rich+c: I'd have been 40 then - likely happened on a school day Dr..: That I could see from Ohio. Pamela: 39, Dad Dr..: It was cloudy, but the sun was visible through the clouds. Dr..: It wasn't total in Ohio, just a bite out of it. rich+c: I seem to recall great panics about not letting the kids stare and burn their retinas Dr..: I had some Instamatic camera photos I took of the one in 1982, once...wherever they ended up... Pamela: they're in the same place as the socks that escape from the dryer Dr..: So that is why you build a pinhole camera projector box, like I did for the 1992 annular eclipse here. Pamela: my girlfriend calls it the "great void of disappearance" rich+c: but that takes the picture upside down! ;-) Ron^2: oh.....so that's where they go Pamela: now you know Ron Ron^2: gee rich+c: I think they get transmuted into hangers, Ron Dr..: It does, but it saves the retina. Pamela: however . . . Ron^2: I have socks that are separated Pamela: LOL, Dad Ron^2: right Rich Harvie: Socks usually go over the basket in the washer sin cycle pam Pamela: they go over the wall! Pamela: so how many socks are floating in the lake? Dr..: peeking outside again, BRB rich+c: actually, they are swtill down in the machiery, getting slowly chewed into lint Ron^2: bases loaded, nobody out Harvie: And with any luck I get the service call to unplug the sewage pump :) rich+c: a home run would go down real good right now Pamela: however Ron, we watched an episode of Clean Sweep the other day - are you familiar with the premise? Ron^2: indeed Ron^2: um.... not really Pam....lay it on me Dr..: the dark brown umbra is shifting to the right, the yellow yarmulke is moving to the left...it will be un-totalling soon. Dr..: I think about 10 minutes. Dr..: But the bottom is still very deep red. Pamela: an organizer, designer and carpenter get called into a home with a couple of really cluttered rooms, totally empty the two rooms right to the bare walls, redecorate and sort / toss the clutter rich+c: btw, Doc, did you get that URL Daniel gave us? It's hilarious, you'll love it Pamela: then do a yard sale for all the saleable stuff, and reveal the new decor at the end Dr..: No, I frankly haven't been able to follow a lot of the chat with all the running in and out. Ron^2: think my ex likes that one.... have heard her talk about ie rich+c: it's http://www.boomchicago.nl/Section/Videos rich+c: give it a peek Pamela: on the episode the other day, the couple in question had enough unmatched socks to spell out help enclosed in a circle in six foot high letters Dr..: In the Netherlands? Dr..: copied down for future ref Harvie: Time for me to go, be well all. rich+c: go figure - it originated at City University of New York, that's where I saw it Pamela: Russell said we'd found the other end of the great void of disappearance - that's where all the spares landed rich+c: see you Harvie, take care Pamela: night Harvie Ron^2: take care Harvie Dr..: bye Harvie Harvie: Time for me to go, be well all Dr..: I'm gonna head out too, one more peek at the moon, and then to bed.
Harvie left chat session Dr..: So...hailing frequencies closed. rich+c: yes, you'll be up all night Tuesday Pamela: you're going to get some sleep for a change???? Dr..: Good night all. Pamela: Night, Rich Dr..: Yes sleep Ron^2: nite Dr Dr..: Have to get up early. rich+c: nite Rich Ron^2: and morning comes soon Dr..: <poof>
Dr.. left chat session Pamela: well, i guess I should be sensible too Ron^2: drama in St. Louis Pamela: what's happening now? rich+c: I'll buy that - time we all tucked in Ron^2: They got one at the plate, and another... so now 2 out Ron^2: bases still loaded rich+c: unfortunately loaded basxes do make forces easy Ron^2: yup, but it was a beautiful throw from first Pamela: it's like the Jays win in '92 all over again Pamela: hard on the heart Pamela: just remember to breathe rich+c: quite, I don't think I could bear to watch Ron^2: strikeout... St. Louis got themselves out of that one Pamela: okay, way too much drama. I'm for bed. rich+c: still only down 3-0 Ron^2: the crowd hasn't had much to cheer about, but they're alive now Ron^2: yup rich+c: well, we will leave them to it - I must be off Pamela: g'nite Daddy Pamela: nite, Ron rich+c: night, Pam and Ron Pamela: say hi to Mum for us rich+c: will do rich+c: (poof)
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