rich-c: early logon
changed username to BobS BobS: ya mon rich-c: obviously not the only one rich-c: hey, welcome back BobS: not much to do here BobS: am still sickly BobS: got home from cruise last tues and things went downhill rich-c: damn - what's teh problem - a-fib? BobS: finally over the weekend, got really sick and MOn went to doctor. Was awfully sick he said rich-c: with what? flu? something tropical? heart? BobS: prescribed antibiotics, and today am at lwast feeling humna BobS: strep throat for starters, and more BobS: but don't know jsut what rich-c: grreat - I've had bouts like that BobS: think the strep went all the way down to toes and back BobS: i don't NEED them !!!!! rich-c: first two days you think you're going to die , next three you're afraid you wont BobS: don't remember when the lst time I felt that bad BobS: that about covers this week so far BobS: thought we were getting ove things onthe weekend, but that wen downhill rich-c: I take my shots so rarely get the flu any more, but I used to have times like that BobS: doc didn't think it was the flu rich-c: aches and pains all over the bod too, no doubt, and queasy stomach? BobS: smalll # of aches, mostly stomack uncomfortable and sore......full feeling..... rich-c: whatever you got, it's obviously a beast BobS: food smells good, but then doesn'ttaste so good BobS: ya mon BobS: how is the health at the Clee house????? rich-c: there are a number of things can cause that - the combination with strep throat is interesting BobS: that is kind of what the doc alluded too rich-c: feeling our age - I pushed myself too far and ended up tumbling up the front steps BobS: I thnk the sores wnet right into the tummy area rich-c: legs just sort of wren't listening to what I was telling them BobS: oh shoot !!!!! and how are you??? rich-c: well, I'm not inclined to take too many two-plus kilometer walks non-stop rich-c: have to see the doctor and let him guess what it is BobS: non bones broken though? BobS: OR HIPS? rich-c: I suspect it's a side effect from one of my meds rich-c: no, just gentle scrape on one knee, strained hands BobS: well at least you didn't break anything BobS: how's Frances? rich-c: how does the doc say what you've got relate to your heart? BobS: no relation BobS: heart is doing ok rich-c: oh, Frances is plugging along fine, thank heavens rich-c: I hope you haven't passed your problem on to Judy or the kids BobS: kids all have the heart problem in one form or other.....matter of fact, my side of the family all have it here and there BobS: the sicknes....only Judy rich-c: and it's showing up at their young age? that's scary rich-c: "only" Judy? that isn't enough? BobS: youngest (25 now) has had heart ablasion 2 times to stop the arythmia
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changed username to erin rich-c: hello erin BobS: HI Erin BobS: how youa re????? erin: hello all erin: I am well how are you BobS: all ?????? jsut 2 of us rich-c: is Judy havinf as rough a time with it as you are, Bob? BobS: getting ove the strep throat and whatever else erin: yuckie BobS: Judy was not hit so hard, no vomiting or anything, jsut bad throat and headaches
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: good thingk or nobody could care for us rich-c: getting off easy is a very comparative term, isnt it?
changed username to Harvie BobS: Hi Harvie!!! Harvie: Hello BobS: right Richard rich-c: hello Harvie, you're not your usual early self tonight erin: hi Harvie rich-c: are the roads starting to get dicey with the freezing now? Harvie: At least I remembered it was wednesday :) BobS: we missed out on the whole business..... had heavy storm warnings last night but got cancelled when the moisture left here before the cold came onboard rich-c: know what you mean - I do have my problems some Saturdays Harvie: Haven't been out since noon BobS: meaning?????? BobS: sick???? rich-c: noon it was warm and slushy; the roads cleared quickly Harvie: Lazy rich-c: we wre home by 1.30 and all fine rich-c: but it doesn't look too pretty out there now BobS: I can appreciate lazy......... rich-c: lazy? hey, I give lessons... Harvie: I would give lessons but I'm too lazy :) Harvie: All over the flu Erin? erin: Seem to be erin: I am still snuffly erin: but not bad erin: thanks rich-c: seem to find that by teh time I've read the papers and done my internet-ing, it's bedtime
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changed username to Dr.D. rich-c: hello Rich Dr.D.: hi folks BobS: Hi Rich Harvie: Hi doc Dr.D.: brief stop-over from Washington erin: hi Rich BobS: to????? BobS: or yo IN Washignton?? Dr.D.: Yes rich-c: oh, why, the FBI investigating you? ; - ) Dr.D.: I have a scientific conference tomorrow and Friday BobS: ah, the butt of democracy BobS: or seat........... rich-c: here I thought you were up to something subversive in the lab Dr.D.: check-in was 5 PM today, did some sightseeing on foot with my colleague BobS: cool how's the weather? Dr.D.: Very subversive, teaching robotics over the web. rich-c: definite breah of security, Rich Dr.D.: It was raining when I got here, but cleared off, hence the walkabout tour imprompteau rich-c: you never know who might be listening Dr.D.: <not spelled right> erin: impromptu? erin: I think Dr.D.: We went to National Archives, had to empty pockets and get wanded rich-c: yes Dr.D.: That's it, Erin. erin: good for somethings :-) rich-c: that is SOP in Washington these days, part of the pretense they are doing something useful Dr.D.: I want my democracy back rich-c: like demanding you take off a one-year-old's shoes for inspection, then putting an unchecked container in teh cargo compartment BobS: no stuff Doc !!!!!!!!! Dr.D.: Flight was 45 minutes late Dr.D.: only 10 on it though rich-c: you aren't the only one, Rich - it's teh subject of much talk on my "car" board BobS: "please take you computer out of the case, we aren't going to look at it ir turn it on.....just look stupid" Dr.D.: They didn't open my suitcase this time though BobS: a miracle !!!!!! rich-c: likely x-rayed it while you wre distracted erin: aw, no note :-(
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changed username to Judy Dr.D.: I got a nice hologram sticker from Homeland Security though rich-c: hello Judy, feeling better? Harvie: Hello Judy
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changed username to Pamela erin: hi Judy Dr.D.: Hi Judy rich-c: hi daughteer Pamela: Greetings, everyone erin: hi Pam Pamela: sorry, later than I planned to be BobS: hey Pam !!!!! Pamela: cleaning up my e-mail Harvie: Hello Pam Judy: no, not that great yet rich-c: well, they do x-ray stuff that goes into teh luggage compartment Pamela: welcome back, Slopsemas - how was the trip? Dr.D.: The laptop was carried on. Dr.D.: Hi Pamela. Judy: the trip was great but the health isn Pamela: Hi Rich - are you wiggling your whiskers yet? Judy: t Pamela: er? Dr.D.: Wiggling whiskers? erin: rat bite Pamela: well, with rat bites, you never know : ) Dr.D.: I see Dr.D.: It is healed up mostly Judy: we got sick on the ship and can Judy: not get better Pamela: sick how, like colds? Judy: the typing isn't going so well for me tonight either Dr.D.: I guess you should rest then, Judy. rich-c: the illness or the hand, Judy? Judy: strep throat and something else Pamela: oh, ick Pamela: poor Judy : ( BobS: NO poor Bob !!!!!!! BobS: I am dying here Judy: we went to the doctor Monday and was put on meds starting to get better rich-c: strep throut rarely comes without some companionship, usually in the plumbing Pamela: poor Bob too : ( Pamela: poor Rich : ( Judy: Bob got is worse than I did rich-c: something routine picked up on the ship, or tropical? Pamela: well, somehow I managed to avoid getting Russell's cold Judy: but it has been the pits, had to watch Ryan, now he is also sick rich-c: in short, highly contaigous - rough Pamela: it's going around, and it's nasty. Half my office has been out too. BobS: need masks and gloves, I guess Dr.D.: have avoided respiratory stuff so far <fingers crossed> rich-c: sounds like it Judy: that is what I hear, went to the grocery store this afternoon and everyone in there was under the weather Pamela: I can just see it - Welcome to Somerville, have a mask Judy: great place to pick up new germs Pamela: cross the toes and eyeballs too Rich, just for good measure : ) rich-c: don't forget the alcohol bottle to wash your hands Judy: I started with a cold and I just can't seem to throw it off rich-c: been there, done that, suffered severly too Judy: the first thing i did when I got home was wash my hands rich-c: you're quiet tonight, Harvie Harvie: It makes some people think I'm a deep thinker rich-c: Rich, you flew to Washington today, registered, returned home, fly again tomorrow? Dr.D.: No, Friday I go home. Dr.D.: Conference is all day tomorrow, and until noon Friday. Pamela: I spend a great deal of time at work disinfecting my workspace since I have to share it. Anyone who even hints that they might be sick gets cleaned up after. rich-c: what do they say, Harvie - better to say nothing and be thought dumb than open your mouth and prove it? Harvie: You got it
(Pamela snickers evilly) rich-c: well are you in Washington now, then? Dr.D.: Agenda for conference is http://www.edjassociates.com/eec05/agenda.asp Judy: we spent time with Bob's parents, I think that is where this came from
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: so how's Washington, Rich? Have you never been there before? Dr.D.: I was there in 1979, spring, band trip. BobS: heck, Dr D is gtonna run for president in eight years Dr.D.: Marched in a parade. rich-c: but not since? sheesh, I've seen more of Washington than you have! Dr.D.: Not me, nobody will vote for me.
changed username to Daniel B Pamela: hello Daniel BobS: HJi Daniel Daniel B: hello! Pamela: whyever not? rich-c: bonjour, Daniel erin: hi Danieal Harvie: Hello Daniel rich-c: ou peut-etre bonsoir Daniel B: bonsoir! :) BobS: ya that too !!!!! Judy: hi, Daniel Daniel B: hello Bob, Judy, 'Rin, Harvie, Dr.Doolittle, Pam and Rich ;-) rich-c: ah, he's one of these pansy, tree-huggimng, Volvo-driving liberal types rich-c: totally unelectable, right, Rich? Pamela: I beg to differ - he drives a minivan rich-c: in principle it wil class as a Volvo rich-c: as an red-stater will tell you Pamela: well there you go - no principles in Washington Dr.D.: I am unelectable Daniel B: Based on an old chat session, someone talks about a bug with complex objects. I need details about that to continue the objects routines specs section in the coleco coding guide i'm writting. rich-c: yep - forget your morals when you cross the Beltway Pamela: someone please explain to me how I got meatloaf under my nails! rich-c: sure you want to know, daughter? Pamela: not really : ) rich-c: Rich, can you cope with Daniel's question? I doubt anyone else can BobS: as Ryan says Pam....."BAD mental picture !!!!!!!" Pamela: ah, but the meatloaf was delicious Judy: Bob is having trouble with that one, Pam Pamela: sorry : ) Daniel B: ... Daniel B: Tell me if I'm wrong, the main difference betweeen semi-mobile objects and mobile objects is because semi-mobile objects are made with characters (patterns) already set in the character set. Daniel B: So patterns for mobile objects are generated by the mobile routine. Daniel B: that's why it use so much ram space Pamela: you know what's really scary, I actually follow that question a bit Daniel B: Sorry Pam to ask my technical questions. rich-c: basically it's a discussion of sprites, right? Pamela: it's alright Daniel, after all that's what we're technically here for, isn't it? BobS: yup rich-c: like, it is an Adam chat even if we wander a little Daniel B: well, semi-mobile and mobile objects are characters BobS: an IF yo listen long enough some rubs off on you Pam Daniel B: there are 2 sprites routines Pamela: that's even scarier, Bob Daniel B: a part Pamela: is this in LOGO, Daniel? Daniel B: here it's snowing... but it was raining morning rich-c: you can either create tehem from scratch or overlay them on a letter of the display alphabet Daniel B: it's in Coleco bios Pamela: alright, then you've lost me Daniel Pamela: everything is back to normal Daniel B: I based my document "coleco coding guide" on the coleco bios. rich-c: yes we had snow this morning, clearing and temp over freezing, then temp dropping rapidly rich-c: tomorrow will be no fun at all : - ( Pamela: actually Dad, most of the roads are dry Daniel B: result for tomorrow : ice under snow. rich-c: yes, but I believe they are threatening snow overnight and tomorrow rich-c: makes for interesting driving, Daniel - let it be a challenge to you Pamela: <sigh> more white stuff Dr.D.: back sorry Harvie: It's probably all that Grand Rapids snow Judy: it is all white here tonight rich-c: did you catch Daniel's qauestion, then? Daniel B: Hello Doctor, my coleco coding document need your advise about complex, semi-mobile and mobile objects. Dr.D.: I know the names, Daniel, but nothing about them in detail. rich-c: yeah, I suspect now that the Slopsemas are back, they're manufacturing it again ; - ) Daniel B: I talked in the adamcon mailing list about this document in work in progress. I sent a copy of it to some of you Pamela: it has something to do with small woodland creatures, Rich Judy: has been raining the last couple of days here but tonight has turned to snow Dr.D.: I haven't looked at anything you might have sent. Daniel B: Well, based on an old adamcon chat session, someone said there is a bug with complex object in the coleco bios. rich-c: going to be fun driving for you too, Judy Judy: they didn''t have any snow here while we were gone Dr.D.: I remember reading a technical report that there was a bug in ACTIVATE. Daniel B: what is this bug rich-c: yeah, what's the use of going if you don't escape a blizzard? Judy: not going anywhere tomorrow, we are not supposed to get much tonight just a dusting rich-c: don't be too sanguine; a dusting can grease the road just fine Dr.D.: I don't know Daniel. Daniel B: do you think you can retrace the technical report you are talking about? Judy: that isn't a problem here erin: well folks I need to be up early so I'm heading out .....to all a good night rich-c: night erin Dr.D.: I can look through my docs pile... BobS: nit rin Daniel B: bonne nuit Erin. Judy: night erin Dr.D.: Bye Erin. Harvie: Goodnight Erin
erin left chat session rich-c: OK - deep breath - am I still on? BobS: yup Dr.D.: You are here. Pamela: still here Dad Daniel B: yes rich rich-c: how about that? I survived an exit! Daniel B: congratulations! rich-c: btw Harvie I got on the Sun site and verified I have the latest Java and it's in good working order Pamela: Inky is in here complaining about the state of his food bowl rich-c: but just for luck I'm using Firefox here rich-c: how is Inky taking the absence of Willow? Pamela: seems to have just started to notice recently. I catch him nosing around from time to time, like "alright, where did you hide him?" rich-c: don't tell - what do yu plan to do with him, bury him at teh trailer? Pamela: probably, though we're still discussing that rich-c: yes, the management may not be too keen on the idea Pamela: who plans to tell the management? rich-c: sometimes they notice things Dr.D.: Go to a provincial park or something... Pamela: well, the idea is to create a stone of sorts by making a mosaic tile of him curled in a ball sleeping rich-c: wasn't there a book a while ago - 101 things to do with a dead cat? Dr.D.: That is not nice, Richard... Pamela: DADDY! BobS: well created the cat, and the n put the container IN the mosaic sotne BobS: cremate Daniel B: is that what you talked about when I was not online? Pamela: since stepping stones are not uncommon at the park I don't think anyone will take it amiss BobS: our little snicker dog is in the back yard (ashes) BobS: yup rich-c: I never read it so don't know what it says Judy: in a stepping stone Pamela: I just have to learn how to do a mosaic, and find a pattern BobS: don't think the kmosaic thign is hard BobS: jsut find a pattern rich-c: cremation is good; urns are easy to cope with Dr.D.: Collecting the colored stones to use for mosaic would take longer than making it. Pamela: I hope I've watched enough home makeover shows to have learned something BobS: yup Pamela: you can buy stones in bags at the craft store rich-c: any craft shop should have the mosaic tiles Dr.D.: Ah Pamela: or actually, as Dad says, tiles Pamela: I wanted to put him under the cedar tree, but Russell thought that was a bad idea Dr.D.: Under trees are good. BobS: why, dust to dust........whevert the hole is rich-c: too much obvious digging, earth disturbance - and very wet Pamela: since the tree has had about 25 years to establish the root system, I think he has a point BobS: could be Pamela: ah, but we'd be digging in the garden : ) BobS: dig for "worms" BobS: then yo will kow rich-c: the marker might look odd there though, Pam Pamela: one point in our favour, the soil is very sandy and relatively easy to dig in Dr.D.: I think I'm going to sign off for tonight...breakfast is at 7:30 AM, first session at 8 AM. And I was up at 5 AM. rich-c: quick and easy - very helpful Pamela: probably a good idea, Rich Daniel B: goodbye Dr.D. Judy: night Dr D rich-c: enjoy Washington Pamela: g'nite - have a good time Harvie: Goodnight doc Pamela: we want a full report next week Daniel B: If you have any clue about the technical report, write an email Dr.D.: Too many 4-hour-of-sleep nights the last few weeks. Dr.D.: I will, Daniel. BobS: nite doc rich-c: nite Rich Dr.D.: I will be in the hotel at the conference the rest of the time I'm here, Richard. rich-c: OK - at least it will keep you out of sight of Homeland Security Dr.D.: haha Richard Pamela: always a good thing Dad Dr.D.: bye rich-c: quite Dr.D.: <poof>
Dr.D. left chat session Harvie: I think I'll check out too, got a wifi card to setup rich-c: OK, did I survive another? Pamela: yes you did Dad rich-c: going wireless are you Harvie? Pamela: I think that's a record Harvie: On the laptop, yes rich-c: you looking at home network or finding hotspots? BobS: be good Harvie Pamela: g'nite Harvie. Keep up the deep thinking : ) BobS: wireless the ONLY way to go Harvie: Just on home network BobS: luv it Harvie: Bye rich-c: let us know how it works out
Harvie left chat session BobS: can visit the little room, get stuff to eat, change into jammies......all kinds of stuff and stull be online Pamela: hey Dad, since I still have your drill, do you know if you have a hole saw? rich-c: I'm still trying to figure out how to network my laptop to my desktop rich-c: I think I am going to have to read the directions Pamela: good thing you're not on camera, Bob : ) Pamela: or use a bigger hammer, Dad BobS: need to have a card in your desktop........set up internet connecitn sharing on deksotp rich-c: I think we have hole saws in a couple of sizes - why? BobS: desktop.,,,,,, Pamela: need to drill a hole, of course : ) rich-c: don't be difficult, daughter Pamela: aw, but it's soooo much fun Pamela: but seriously, I want to drill a hole in the back of my desk so I can put the CPU on the floor and run the wires through the back of the desk. rich-c: I have a LAN card in my desktop for the DSL line, via a router BobS: then set it to get onine normally thru phone line. set laptop to computer to coputer (ad-hoc ????) and let the laptop tlk to the dekstop which is online Pamela: would love to get rid of the spaghetti on top of the desk (as well as most of the desktop contents) BobS: other than speelng, that make ANY sense rich-c: nolt sure I follow that, Bob Daniel B: Excuse me but I can't stay and talk with you during another hour. Sorry, but I have to go now. Pamela: good night, Daniel rich-c: I can get the laptop online via teh RJ-45 LAN line, while teh desktop is also on line Pamela: good luck with the programming BobS: desktop. wifi card which will talk to laptop- setup internet connection sharing on desktop - now in hteory, laptop can convberse w/ desktop Judy: night Daniel rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel - a la prochaine Daniel B: it's not programming, it's building a reference manual to avoid future technical questions. ;-) Pamela: alright, I stand corrected : ) BobS: set wifi connection on laptop to talk computer to computer. Daniel B: *poof*
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: don't have wifi and don't trust it Guy B.: Greetings! Pamela: let's see if Dad survives this one Daniel B: bonne nuit! Pamela: Hi Guy! Daniel B: bye Guy! rich-c: hello Guy
Daniel B left chat session Judy: hi, Guy Pamela: still here, Pop? Guy B.: Daniel leaving already. rich-c: yes, I think that Dale fixed the bug, actually Pamela: yay BobS: anybody hear from Dale?????? convention dates?????? Pamela: <music plays in the background> "Strangers in the night" . . . rich-c: I haven't had problems with Firefox or Exporer last few nights rich-c: yes, Whitby, ON, July 14-17 Guy B.: Dale was on here last week. It is July 14th through the 17th and it's going to be in Whitby. Pamela: last week Bob - dates July 14 to 17th in Whitby Pamela: I must say I protest the Whitby part BobS: COOL where is Whtby???????/ toronto suburb, yes???? Pamela: yes Bob Guy B.: East of Toronto. BobS: Buy when did ya sneka in ???? HI BobS: Guy rich-c: why? it's an easy drive for you - though I guess you won't be staying in the hotel BobS: ys we do hotel thing now Pamela: it's fifty km or more one way Dad - it'll be cheaper to stay in the hotel than spend gas driving all the way across the city twice a day Judy: it is now on the calendar rich-c: Dale's new house is in teh north end of Whitby, formerly his home town of Brooklin rich-c: you could very well be right, Pam Guy B.: He might give us the grand tour. Pamela: it just doesn't make a lot of sense to me Dad BobS: Broolin= Whitby now? Judy: are they moved in the house yet? rich-c: have to see if there's a Mandarin in the neighbourhood ; - ) BobS: I wnat a tour !!!!!!!! rich-c: yes, they have moved in Pamela: btw, Dale says money will still be $300 US BobS: ok Judy: thats good Pamela: that man had better get organized soon though rich-c: his address is on Ipswich Place - number 66 Guy B.: Still hasn't nailed down a hotel yet, but he says he has one in mind. rich-c: frankly, if we have the date set and group known, we could likely get it done on two weeks notice Pamela: as long as the hotel isn't booked for something else Pamela: since July is prime wedding time rich-c: I suspect a motel that far out of TOrnto won't attract much meeting trade Guy B.: Just hope he gets one before everyone decides to book all the rooms for that. rich-c: people get married in motels now? Pamela: exactly Pamela: no, they have receptions in hotels BobS: yup, the room is not far away !!!!!!!!! Pamela: and, often, rehearsals BobS: oh rich-c: true, don't know how much of a factor that might be rich-c: depends really on what they have in the way of public rooms Pamela: and sometimes weddings Guy B.: And some hotels do give discounts for those that book a reception there. Pamela: and sometimes they put their relatives up in them too
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changed username to Ron Pamela: greetings Ron BobS: ronald!!!!!!!!!11 Ron: hello rich-c: hi Ron, figurted it would be you Guy B.: Hi Ron BobS: HI Pamela: so Dale had better get cracking Ron: You guys look great on my new 19 in monitor Judy: hi, Ron BobS: how thign our west? Pamela: why thank you kind sir rich-c: CRT or LCD? BobS: whoa!!!!! Guy B.: 19". Wow! Ron: CRT Ron: decided the LCD's are still a little pricy BobS: they are rich-c: ah - yesterday's technology (nose in air) Guy B.: They still are and I use one at work. Ron: yeah, I know.... some dya Ron: day Judy: at least we look good even if we don't feel good Pamela: get your nose out of the air, Mr. old style monitor rich-c: I am waiting for my 17" CRT to die so I can replace it with an LCD Ron: well there ya go Pamela: now I'm picturing Bob in jammies rich-c: I have this funny conscience that wont let me toss something that still works Pamela: cute knees : ) Ron: I looked at the LCD's, and I paced up and down in front of them, and I hummed and hawed Guy B.: I have one 15", one 17" and two 14" monitors here and they all work fine. Pamela: does that explain the basement Dad? rich-c: sorta, yeah - we'll be getting rid of teh snowblower tomorrow BobS: yup you right Pam Judy: he hasn't been off the couch or the bed much in the last week Pamela: good - you found someone to take it? Ron: troubles Bob? rich-c: I ended up with sokmething over 30 requests - had a hard time deciding Pamela: sorry Bob : ) it was that earlier comment about wireless that got me going Judy: no knees showing it is too cold for that BobS: strep and other issues for last 10 days and just now seeing light Pamela: go with the first request Dad, always the fairest way Ron: not good, my son rich-c: we tried for teh most useful - had a guy in Bradford need a replacement of his one of teh same model Pamela: apparently I need to dig around and find you some stuff to give away for me BobS: nno kidding Ron rich-c: do it yourself, daughter - email@example.com Ron: I need a sweater down here in the snakepit BobS: don't rtemember last timeI was this sick rich-c: you do hCE TO REGISTER WITH THEM FIRST (NOT yAHOO, THOUGH) rich-c: hit the damn caps lock again Ron: there...that's better...(with the sweater) Pamela: every once in a while Bob, something comes along that knocks you for a loop Ron: yup, Ron: 'tis the truth you speak Pamela Pamela: naw, I'll let you do the work Dad rich-c: know what you mean, Ron - my meds make me very sensitive to even slight cold Pamela: actually it's not too bad in here tonite - only my fingers are a little chilly BobS: I know pam, but it does NOT have to happen to me !!!!!! Ron: I always know something is up when I don't want to go near the fridge Pamela: I think it's one of those unavoidable things Bob BobS: nno, no no....please no Pamela: yeah, that's how I knew Russell was feeling really poorly Ron: :) Pamela: he WASN'T HUNGRY! Pamela: Russell is never not hungry Ron: that's it
(rich-c gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness)
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Pamela: thanks Guy Ron: I heard today they're going to soon have Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda Judy: it wasn' t the hungruy that was the problem, he couldn't keep anything down Ron: reprieved again! Pamela: have you tried C2 yet Ron? Judy: and runnint a fever and coughing and sore throat Ron: C2 ? ? Obviously not Judy: was not a pretty sight rich-c: what is Splenda and why does anyone care? Pamela: low cal, low carb Coke Guy B.: That's right. Coke is going to add a yellow streak to the label. Diet Rite already has Splenda in theres. Ron: Ah really? Pamela: I'll bet Judy Ron: Felt like he'd been hit by a truck and looked even worse Pamela: Splenda is a sweetener made from sugar but is low cal Dad Guy B.: Splenda is a no calorie sweetner that's made from sugar. rich-c: yes, all of us have been around that block and can sympathize very sincerely Ron: I've been living on Aspartame Pamela: looks like sugar, and comes in the same form and can be used like sugar Ron: and that is not good Judy: the doctor looked at him, then at Ryan and said he waould just give me med and not bother to check on me save us a little money Pamela: I like your doctor Judy : ) Guy B.: So have I, but Splenda tastes so much like sugar. Ron: Are you and Ryan surviving, Judy? rich-c: why? you never have to pay your dioctor anyway Guy B.: And there is a Splenda for baking that uses half the sugar. Pamela: ah yes, socialized medicine is wonderful Ron: agreed Judy: we are getting beter, but we were not as sick as Bob Ron: oh you both had it then? Ron: I mean the three of you? Pamela: when did you all come down with this Judy? While you were aboard ship? Judy: good thing too, someone had to go get food meds and such Guy B.: Seems I might have a sinus infection and now it hits me after I saw the allergist last week. Pamela: send Meeka : ) rich-c: you had better believe it, Pam - we have a state medicine thread in teh discussion forum at carnuts.ws Pamela: oh joy, Guy Judy: yes, I started on Thursday but Bob didn 't start until Sun, off the ship rich-c: I posted a Jane Brody report I found shocking - and one of our guys topped it in 24 hours Guy B.: Now I wish that appointment was for this week. Pamela: Jane Brody? Ron: You know, I don't think I'm ever going to take a cruise. Have heard horror stories about people coming down with this and that rich-c: health reporter for teh New York Times Pamela: Kimberly came back from her last one with the chicken pox. Ron: there ya go rich-c: real encouraging, Pam Pamela: however, you can't blame the ship, she was exposed before she left Judy: Meeka works Pamela: thinks she got it at teh Jays game she went to the day before the cruise Guy B.: Anyone remember when Jeanene and I went to Salt Lake City back in 1993. Jeanene got sick and it was from the mountain air. Pamela: at least she's had it now, so if Jessica gets them, she'll not have to worry Judy: we have been on many cruises Ron and don' Judy: t usually have this Pamela: of course I'll have to stay away . . . rich-c: Guy, many things could do it but not the mountain air, unless she has drastic respiratory problems Ron: yes, that's true Judy. Don't suppose it would be fair to tar and feather them all Judy: b;ut Bob's dad wasn't feeling well right away Ron: Lots of people go on cruises and return whole and healthy Judy: think that is what started it Pamela: and ten pounds heavier rich-c: I have COPD and still am OK up to 8000 feet - in fact teh doctor says I can safely fly Guy B.: She does Rich. Off and on. I developed bronchitis after I came back. Judy: we were in a car with them for three days Pamela: that would do it Judy Ron: aha rich-c: still, Salt Lake City is in a valley - still high but not that high Pamela: I don't remember having any breathing trouble in the mountains Guy B.: But, when I went to Comox. I didn't have any problems at all. BobS: dont' actually gain anything BobS: Ron BobS: get exercise walling all over Ron: ? rich-c: Comox is at sea level, way lower than Chicago BobS: walkking ron BobS: walking Ron: about as close to sea level as you can get without getting wet rich-c: keep trying Bob, you'll get it eventually ; - ) Guy B.: I didn't tell you the news on Abby. She turned 11 on Monday and her left hind leg is getting stronger. BobS: 2 lobsters, lots of shrimp.......steaks...desserts........all low cal and small portions Pamela: isn't low cal lobster a contradiction in terms? Ron: Sometimes a change of water will do me in rich-c: that's good news, Guy Ron: about like Diet chocolate Judy: it was small rich-c: they leave off the Newburg sauce, Pam Pamela: I lost one of my cats last weekend Guy Guy B.: Sorry to hear that Pam. How old was it? Pamela: 15.5 Ron: that sad Pam Pamela: but not in good shape. He went to sleep and didn't wake up. Pamela: Actually, it's a relief. Judy: how old it your other one , Pam? Pamela: he was nothing but skin and bones, and getting sicker. BobS: good way to depart too Pamela: same age Judy, they are brothers Guy B.: Wow. My sister's dog is 17, but he is not doing very well. Pamela: absolutely, Bob rich-c: at 119 in dog years, that's no surprise Pamela: actually, I should say littermates Judy: oh Pamela: we got them from Russell's cousin who was working at a racetrack barn one year. Her barncat had her first litter and our guys were the result. Pamela: His cousin was sneaky. She brought both, said we could pick. Pamela: Now how were we supposed to pick one over the other? Ron: yeah, under those circumstances, you don't pick Guy B.: I'm glad of one thing. Abby went through a lot of unnecessary tests only to find out that it was her thyroid and not Cushings Disease. And she is back to her old self again. Judy: are you going to get another one, Pam rich-c: just be glad she didn't bring the lot Ron: been there, done that, took 'em both Pamela: there were only the two in the litter Dad rich-c: count your blessings Pamela: first litter, after the vet examined her and said she didn't need fixing yet because she was too young to get pregnant : ) Ron: famous last words rich-c: figgers Pamela: yeah, that's what Bev said Pamela: anyway Judy, no, we'll let Inky go on by himself until we lose him too, then take a break from pets for a while Ron: brb (time for another dose of aspartame) rich-c: htere's always an emotional shcok involved that it takes a while to recover from Guy B.: You want to keep your pets around for as long as you can. I think Abby will be around for awhile and she just loves walking. rich-c: and that is good for you, Guy Pamela: actually, it's been fairly okay. he was very sick, literally a skeleton covered in fur. You could see every rib and every piece of his backbone. Judy: and it is hard to loose them BobS: no matter when it happens, expected or not, if the pet has been w/ you for even for a few months, they are fiamily Guy B.: Yes, it is. I need to get the weight down again. I've lost 5 in the past month after the holidays were over. Pamela: it's always hard Judy, but this was easier than our first one. We had to put her down, and the hardest thing I've ever done is come home with that empty carrier. Ron: there (slurp) Pamela: With Willow, he just went to sleep. I found him a week ago Sunday, curled up on the floor. Very peaceful. Judy: they are a part of the family BobS: how are jeff & Francesca dong on the condo Ron?????? Guy B.: Had to do that for Jeanene's cat back in 1998. And he was the only male cat that liked me and no other males. Pamela: we discussed having the vet put him to sleep the night before, but decided that since he wasn't in pain that he was better off at home. Pamela: My cats would like you Guy. Ron: I was sent a picture not long ago Bob. There were no boxes on the floor. they'd just added a new dining room set, and wanted to send me a picture of it rich-c: good decision I'd say, daughter Ron: I gather things are now under control Pamela: Thanks, Dad. BobS: thas good Ron: Am going to Vancouver next week, so I'll have a chance to see for myself Guy B.: Jeanene's new cat. Zoe, likes both me and Abby. rich-c: pity you dom BobS: cool !!!!! excitment in seeing what the kids are doing Ron: sponge of my son and daughter-in-law to be for a few days rich-c: t have a digital camera Ron: yup rich-c: sorry - pity you dont have a digital camera Ron: Actually, I'm going to a 3 day meeting of the BC Community Networks Association Pamela: we'll see Guy - we'll bring you over in July and you can suck up to Inky as long as you want : ). Ron: should be interesting Guy B.: What color is your cat Pam? Pamela: Inky is black, Willow was a ginger Pamela: however, contrary to popular belief, he didn't get his name from his colour Ron: those are good names. All we could come up with was Brother and Sister Pamela: Actually, it's short for Mr. Inquisitive Guy B.: Inky is a cute name. Pamela: he's the nosiest cat! rich-c: he's sort of lost that characteristic as he's gained weight Ron: I love cats. They tolerate me rich-c: does he remain fond of empty boxes? Pamela: not true - bring in a new anything, even if it's just a grocery bag, and he's right over there with his nose in it, investigating Guy B.: My new vet told me that Abby's weight is ideal for her age. I don't give her a lot to eat. Guy B.: She is around 41 pounds. Pamela: Willow was more into the empty boxes than Inky. Ron: good Lord rich-c: that's a pretty hefty piece of dog Pamela: however, his favourite spot to sleep is in Grammy's chair. Ron: I was going to say Pamela: isn't she a Lab, Guy? Pamela: hallo? Guy B.: Abby is part sheperd and whippet. She has a stomach of one. Hopefully you will get to meet her next year. Ron: I was told that having a dog was a good way to meet single women rich-c: some of us are here Pamela: sorry, just got awfully quiet for a second Ron: don't know if I want to meet single women, but suppose if I ever did rich-c: it happens but it's always disconcerting Pamela: dogs are magnets for women, Ron Ron: yes, that's what I was told Pamela: if you can stand the "oh, isn't he cute" that goes with it Ron: :) BobS: specially the lil cute ones ron Guy B.: And my dog is no exception. She loves anyone that she wants to greet. Ron: aww Pamela: what are you going to do with her while you're here Guy?
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<undefined> changed username to David Pamela: ah good, she'll be in good hands rich-c: oh, then it's hello David David: Well, I'll be a ..... Ron: David .... hello David BobS: HI David Pamela: Hi, David David: Dave Hill ex-MTAG rich-c: welcome aboard Ron: Aha! Pamela: you sound astonished, David BobS: how are ya mon?????? David: HI Richard how are you? Guy B.: Well folks, hate to run. But, I'm going to turn in. Going to work again this Saturday. So, I'll see you all next week. rich-c: oh gor crying out loaud - Dave, how are you? Judy: time for me to call it a night, night all BobS: be gogod Guy Pamela: Night, Guy, until next week BobS: good Ron: nite Guy rich-c: see you Guy David: Sorry I am late..nite all for those leaving Pamela: night Judy - feel better
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Guy B. left chat session Ron: I'm here because I'm not all there BobS: well YA, you are in the EST zone we been waiting for yo for 2 hours rich-c: yes, we tend to sort of start to fold around 11 rich-c: the working stiffs need their shuteye and teh old folks run out of poop David: I am both working and an old folk Ron: there's still 3 hours before 11 Ron: out here, that is rich-c: still at Air Canada? David: Hah ! No, lets just say we parted ways Pamela: your name rings a bell Dave, and I was much younger in the M-TAG era Ron: there's a story there from the sounds of it rich-c: I am not surprised; that was brewing at Adamcon II David: You are Richard's daughter Pam? Pamela: that's correct rich-c: she is, David Pamela: we've started on the next generation around here rich-c: not sure if you two met at Adamcon 2 or not, or in the preparations David: At some point, breifly ... Pamela: I don't know Dad, I was not much involved in that, but possibly rich-c: it's been a while - what brings you by? rich-c: yes, Pam, but Dave was our treasurer so he was by teh house too David: I keep a lurkers eye on some of the web sites and happened here... rich-c: good man - we are delighted to have you rich-c: the group is getting a bit thin these days David: What interested me was talk of yet another ADAMCON and local? rich-c: be lucky to have 15 - 20 at Adamcon this year Ron: there are a few of us left Pamela: we were just discussing AC17 David: 17... wow BobS: yup July Ron: do we have a date yet? David: Toronto or did I hear Whitby? Pamela: July 14 to 17 in Whitby, hotel yet to be determined rich-c: Dale Wick is organizing it, we'll use a hotel out in Whitby (near his new house) David: There is only one isnt there :-> Pamela: : ) Ron: Whitby. How does one get to Whitby? David: Dale was from Brooklyn wasnt he? BobS: July 14-17, 2005 Pamela: by driving through Toronto, Ron BobS: go to Toront and then beyond Ronald Pamela: wow, pretty good memory David rich-c: Whitby is east of Toronto - by airport pickup, or GO train would be best, I'd imagine Pamela: he hails from Brooklin, and has bought a house there just this year Ron: July's gonna be a blur. July 2, my son's wedding, July 8, 9 Musicfest here, July 14-17. Adamcon Ron: ain't life grand BobS: keep your mind of retirement ron !!!!!!! David: I'll make it a point to come BobS: off rich-c: hey, you old retirees never have anything to do with your time, anyway Ron: I'm gonna retire from retirement Ron: yeah, right David: Ron we met at CON 2, didnt we? Pamela: Dale is married now, David, and has a son David: Is Neil still about? Ron: Yes sir, I believe so. That was the first one I attended. Lived in Ottawa then rich-c: David, do join us a lot more Wednesday nights, and if you ever need info give me a holler - my number hasn't changed Pamela: yes, Neil is still around but we hear from him very seldom BobS: Pam it is JEFFY David: "The only Richard Clee in the book" right? Pamela: I beg your pardon, Bob : ) rich-c: yes, Neil has his own preoccupations but keeps an eye on our goings-on too BobS: you can beg all ya want....but it is JEFFY rich-c: right, David - 7830316 Pamela: LOL Ron: If I call my son JEFFY, I get something hard thrown at me Pamela: gee, I wonder why Ron? Ron: yeah, right BobS: ya but Dales is only 3 David: I'l l give you a shout and we can catch up, rich Pamela: like giving in to the temptation to call me Pammie - only Erin gets away with it Ron: I think we finally got rid of RONNIE last August when all the family was duly gathered. I read the riot act rich-c: I'll look forward to hearing from you, David David: I cut the DAVEY nonsense real quick Pamela: I don't blame you David Ron: yes BobS: Pam, youa re gonna be SURPRISED at li'l Jeffy this year, Judy and Meeka loved him and he loved them back in El Paso Pamela: I won't be surprised Bob - I have two friends with young kids and they're all adorable rich-c: Catharine has two kids Pamela: I like them before they can talk back, and after they can have a conversation rich-c: yes, that's teh cutest time Pamela: Megan is turning out just like her mother. I'm having fun riding Katherine about it, comparing Megan to her at the same age Pamela: hard to believe that I've known her long enough for that Ron: In our family, my sister is more like her Dad, and us two brothers take after Mom Ron: in mannerisms at least BobS: well gang, time for bed and healing powers here.....wish me LUCK rich-c: yes, the Katzs didnt buy teh house till when - you were in school? Pamela: I am, alas, my father's child BobS: Judy is ready and i am bushed Ron: yes Bob, drink hot rums till you can't see the end of the bed Pamela: I was eight, and Katherine was four BobS: nice for yo to drop in David, come BACK mon !!!!!!! Pamela: drown the germs in alcohol rich-c: right Bob, keep us posted on that - well, whatever it is - and get well quick David: Thanks Bob, will do BobS: ONLY after the tummy feels some better Ron Pamela: see you next week Bob BobS: NITE
BobS left chat session Ron: yeah, I guess eh? Ron: be well David: Was that Bob Slopsema? Ron: the one, the only rich-c: right on, David Pamela: that's some memory you have David rich-c: Judy is his wife, Meeka his daughter-in-law rich-c: Rich Drushel is also a regular here Ron: how many of us are left Rich? 20 or so Ron: ?? rich-c: and you may recall Guy Bona, from Chicago Pamela: I counted 16 to 20 including Erin and Murray for the con, Ron Ron: ok rich-c: hard to say - we've got teh new ones like Daniel and Eric and Jeff David: Recall many of the names from the past Pamela: assuming of course that Zonker will not attend, nor Scott, nor James Ron: speaking of which, David Cobley phoned me last night Ron: he's doing ok - frail, but ok, so is Midge rich-c: what did he have to say? Ron: he was asking about the exchange of e-mails from the gent in Burnaby Ron: wondered if the problem wasn't the microswitch on the left hand side of the printer rich-c: that's reassuring - he is by far teh oldest survivor in our group Ron: for sure rich-c: oh, is that where teh Lindholms are? Pamela: anyway gentlemen, it's time for me to get to bed. Ron: yes.... thank you.... had forgotten the name.....you know.. memory is the second thing to go Pamela: what's the first thing? David: Nite, Pam Ron: um.... can't remember Ron: nite Pamela rich-c: my read was that it was not teh microswitch - I think the poster who talked about teh platen advance motor may have been onto something Pamela: sorry Ron, I had to feed you the line : ) rich-c: sleep tight, Pam, and drive crefully tomorrow Pamela: David, it's good to see you. Pamela: I will Dad, you too. David: U 2 Ron: the microswitch usually causes the printhead to want to go further than the outer edge of the printer... by banging its way through Pamela: g'nite Ron Ron: sleep well dear Pamela: thank you. Kerpoof!
Pamela left chat session rich-c: yes, we';re far to familiar with that Ron: And then there were three rich-c: anyway Ron I have printer parts coming out my ears Ron: Hell, if he wants another printer, I'll take him one Ron: when I go down next week Ron: My son lives in Burnaby anyway rich-c: right, since you're going to the mainland anyway Ron: I'll have to mention that to him rich-c: though I get a hunch he may want to fix it himself David: Rich, one name I dont remember, the big guy...CON2 organizer with us. rich-c: he seems like that type Ron: yes, I think you might be right Ron: from Hamilton? rich-c: you're not thinking of Ken? Ron: Ken Butcher David: Ken Batcher...hah rich-c: Batcher Ron: right David: Ever talk to him or (gulp) Terry Cairns? rich-c: in fact I bought out his Adam business, such as it was Ron: you know, you guys, that was 15 years ago Ron: was it 1990 or 1989? rich-c: Cazirns was totally useless David: Mine too, I remember u leaving my place, trunk, back seat, front seat full... rich-c: saw him once when he crashed the dinner at Adamcon 07 David: Cairns was an ass.. Ron: seem to recall that discussion rich-c: left his wife when teh kid got too old to be eleigible for child support rich-c: hooked up with anohter woman last I'd heard David: Wife 2 or #3 ? rich-c: lives up in teh public housing in north Rexdale rich-c: doubr he bothered to marry David: I sold him a monitor up just off of Martin Grove about 15 years ago. rich-c: yes, far as I know he's still there rich-c: but I haven't heard from or about him for years David: Called me back 2 years later because it wasnt SUPER VGA or some such sh*t rich-c: that sounds like our boy Terry David: Yup Ron: Do you still have an ADAM David? David: No, you lugged it all off, I did pick up a colecovision though. Ron: right Ron: you know there's an emulator eh? Ron: damned good one rich-c: we all have operating Adams and actually use them sometimes David: Love that Spyhunter Ron: could never get onto that game Ron: but then I'm not really a gamer David: Up to a gig of ram yet? rich-c: on what, the Adam? no, only 64K but have a 256 card Ron: me, no. Have 512Meg in the duron here, and 256 meg in the eMac. I'm going to a Gig for the eMac when my dealer gets back Ron: from holiday David: Oh, Syd Carter, is he still in contact? Ron: oh... on the ADAM. ... no I have one with a Meg rich-c: you planning a lot of graphics with teh eMac, Ron? Ron: would you believe, that there is Virtual PC and Apple's own Garage Band where a Gig is recommended Ron: I use both rich-c: no, he bought a big house way out in the copuntry and fade4d from sight Ron: Garage Band is a pig Ron: but it's a pretty pig rich-c: didn't know there was a virtual PC program available for teh Motorola chips Ron: yup. It's now bad, but it's memory intensive David: Gonna drop off, will give you a shout, rich, good to see ya, Ron Ron: actually there are two ways to do it....hardware and software rich-c: pretty hard disc intensive too, I'd suspect Ron: Good to talk with you David Ron: drop by again. we're here Wednesday nights rich-c: David, terrific to have you by - do call spoon David: Will do, nite rich-c: nite
David left chat session Ron: we talk about all things under the sun Ron: and some things that aren't rich-c: Ron, time I took off too - you take care, OK Ron: yup.... it gets late there.... see ya next week rich-c: night now Ron: nite
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