rich-c: hey, swe have someone new - from upstate New York, perhaps? rich-c: do I get to say Hi Steve? rich-c: test rich-c: refresh
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: Hey Dad, where is everyone? rich-c: hi daughter - I was getting lonesome Pamela: I'll bet! rich-c: I don't know - we had a visitor on when I signed on but he just vanished Pamela: anyone we know? rich-c: have a good game of free cell going though ; - ) Pamela: well go ahead and finish it - I'll be right back rich-c: if I'm right, he's a former Adam dealer from upstate New York, very near the border in the Lake Champlain area rich-c: OK Pamela: there, that's done -just checking e-mail Pamela: surprised, since I replied to Chris last week, I haven't heard from him rich-c: I tend to refer to it as checking my spam rich-c: really? that is a bit surprising, he must have called you for a reason Pamela: I just wonder where all this stuff comes from - its not like I give out my email addy to just anyone Pamela: well, he may check his email as often as we check ours Pamela: : ) rich-c: well, if anyone sends you an electronic greeting card, they get it that way Pamela: that sentence took me twice the time to write after making all the corrections Pamela: I have fimble ningers, apparently rich-c: given my typing talents I am in no position to criticize Pamela: yes, but I usually admit to being a typist Pamela: not tonite though Pamela: got a bad case of the klutzes rich-c: besides I am still on the laptop, while corresponding swith a nice little girl Isuspect is in Mumbai Pamela: corresponding with who??? where? Why?? rich-c: her name is Lori Cai (officially, anyway) and she works for Microsoft Support Pamela: and what makes her a "nice little girl"?? rich-c: her manner is such that I suspect she is not a North American - more south-east Asian polite Pamela: don't tell me, she's under 30 Pamela: your P.C terminology is slipping, Dad rich-c: I would guess so,and her English is good but likely a second language rich-c: why? what m I saying that isn't PC? "nice little girl"?
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu rich-c: salut, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: good evening... duo! Pamela: yes, Dad Pamela: allo, Daniel Pamela: ca va bien?? rich-c: us old lechers are allowecd an indulgence on that, daughter Daniel Bienvenu: I'm fine. rich-c: how is the job going? Pamela: and Dad, don't you dare pull out the age card. You were never and aren't a lecher Daniel Bienvenu: and you? ça va vous? Pamela: oui, Daniel. C'est un jour miserable Pamela: non, c'est n'est pas vrai. rich-c: yeah, but that's just between us (and your mother) Daniel Bienvenu: well, it's a terrible time for us here... my great-mother is dying.
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!!!
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changed username to BobS rich-c: oh dear, what is the cause, and how old is she? BobS: HEY KIDS rich-c: greetings, Guy Pamela: oh sure, every one is turning up at once Guy B.: HI Bob BobS: Ich bin here !!!!! rich-c: hello Bob, didn' rich-c: t see you sneak in Pamela: is that your great grandmother, Daniel? BobS: so???????? hotel??????? BobS: course ya didn'tsee me....I am in stealth mode Pamela: hey, Bob BobS: oh oh...who's grandma????? rich-c: that explains it all ; - ) Guy B.: I'm going to send another e-mail to inquire. I have Mozilla on Tabs, so I can multitask. Daniel Bienvenu: she's about 80 years old... no cancer Daniel Bienvenu: she's the mother of my mother rich-c: not that many of us live to be 80, Daniel, we wear out first BobS: all good so far Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: she's my last greatmother Pamela: vos grandmere, Daniel rich-c: in English we we call her your "maternal grandmother"" Daniel Bienvenu: soins paliatifs... she's dying. Pamela: palliative care only? What's the cause? rich-c: it is never easy to take, Daniel, espedcially if you have been very close Pamela: allo? Pamela: okay, just quiet rich-c: Guy, I have a little joke to send you - which email address should I use? Pamela: send him Voters, Dad - it was hysterical rich-c: liked that, did you? Pamela: : )))) Pamela: I'll be back shortly, gonna go talk to R for a few minutes before he leaves rich-c: one of the many I picked up on carfnuts - we have a humour section BobS: watching olympics kids????? Daniel Bienvenu: At the beggining, she was at an appartment, then at the hospital but my mother helped her to go to the toilet. the hostipal requested to not to that. so at an high-speed, my grandmother having health problems, then unable to move, then... BobS: canadian skater RIGHT NOW BobS: Groves rich-c: no, the Olympics bore me stiff, and I don't have time anyway rich-c: Daniel, that sounds like a stroke BobS: ih ya....but dey are not too vad BobS: bad Daniel Bienvenu: doctor said it's a consequence of a degenerative problem, probably parkinson. rich-c: yes, our national teams have been doing fairly well in many cases BobS: yes they have richard BobS: coming on STRONG! !!!! Daniel Bienvenu: I know that not moving is bad BobS: \Groves is in gold position rich-c: it is Daniel; you must learn to accept that she will not last much longer Daniel Bienvenu: I accepted... it's not the case for my sister. rich-c: I am sympathetic; over time I lost all my grandparent and parents and a younger brother BobS: Kristina Groves just got the gold, I think..........2+ seconds ahead of everyone else and not too many skaters to go rich-c: I have some idea of what a loss is all about BobS: but it is ALWAYS tough to see your relatives fade out if not that they die suddenly Daniel Bienvenu: she's having important exams for her studies at university. she cannot think of her exams now. rich-c: it is a very hard experience to go through, Daniel - my fatgehr died wshen I was 19 BobS: it is life i guess, but not fair, eh? rich-c: father rich-c: I hope you will be able to offer her some support Daniel Bienvenu: I accepted the situation last year, after knowing that my grandmother needed a special installation to lift her to clean the bed. rich-c: at least she has been there for you for a long time, much longer than most grandparents rich-c: yes, those last years are tough - I will be 80 in five years, if I make it, and know what it means rich-c: Bob, how is our men's hockey team doing? Pamela: sorry, I'm back. Pamela: I think our team lost today, Dad Pamela: was just watching the scroll on CP24 - we're up to 18 medals rich-c: pity, but at least our women got gold - by a hiuge margin BobS: don't know, they just started today......US lost to Finland I know so I think they are out Pamela: won four today, one of which was not men's hockey : ) BobS: but is hockey double elimination????? Daniel Bienvenu: ok, let's talk about something else... @rich : did you received my reply last night rich-c: a lot of those were quite unexpected - some of our folks have quite excelled themselves Pamela: dunno Pamela: what's double elim? rich-c: yes, I gather things are on hold - did you get my answer back? Guy B.: Just read Dr. D won't be here. He's watching 2 hours of Monty Python. BobS: got to lose TWO to be eliminated rich-c: no, these now it's lose and you go home Pamela: yes, Russell is taping it. It's on again next week and the one after that as well. We may not see Rich for a while. rich-c: why, doesn't Rich have a VCR? Pamela: we lost to three teams, Bob Pamela: who knows, Dad rich-c: looking at a VCD - DVD combo last weekend, but then wondered what I'd do with it rich-c: have a VCR, and DVD playersa on both computers, and the laptop is a widescreen BobS: OK, now Klassen is in gold and Groves is in silver medal position Pamela: our VCR is making funny noises recently. I fear for it's lifespan rich-c: Guy, that email address please? Pamela: yes, Cindy Klassen won her fifth medal today rich-c: you can borrow our old beta machine if you like 8 - ) Pamela: and Guy, can you give us an idea of dates? I know you said July but any narrowing down yet? Guy B.: Use email@example.com Pamela: thanks Dad, that would do us a lot of good Pamela: especially since all of our 200 odd tapes are VHS Guy B.: It will be July. I'm eyeing either July 13-18 or 20-23. Pamela: okay, hang on while I get my daytimer Daniel Bienvenu: @rich : I checked twice, and maybe I forgot to click send last night. I asked, in my last email you may not received, if your offer include the rf-switch? BobS: TIS OFFICIAL.........Klassen GOLD and Groves SILVER - 2 fast canadians Pamela: woo and two hoos! Daniel Bienvenu: woohoohoo? Pamela: exactly : ) Guy B.: Annie is asleep. Daniel Bienvenu: goodnight annie Pamela: is she snoring? rich-c: you mean that tv/game thingy? I can gthrow that in if needed Guy B.: No, just looking so cute. Pamela: awwwwww rich-c: guy, check your email rich-c: maybe you should post the options Guy and ask for feedback Pamela: Guy, either weekend is good for us, but the 13th is better rich-c: far as I know it makes no nevermind for us rich-c: you have any feelings on the subject, Bob? Pamela: Bob??? BobS: well BobS: lessee BobS: don't make anyhow to us rich-c: too busy wathcing teh pretty girl skaters BobS: BOB????? ich bin here rich-c: we'll have to tell Judy on him Pamela: better check with Ron though Guy - I know he does a family weekend thing in July sometime BobS: think Ron is busy later in July BobS: but not sure Pamela: hang on, gonna check something BobS: and Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) did you offer include the rf-switch to be able to plug the coleco to the tv set? rich-c: (PRIVATE) if he need them I can throw in the switch and cable, no problem BobS: any connection with hotel yet Guy?? do they have a preference Guy B.: I sent another e-mail and to my second e-mail address. Hopefully I'll hear something, otherwise I'll see about going there during the weekend. rich-c: I am surprised you haven't heard from them - are they that loaded with business? BobS: shouldn't be Richard....but who knows BobS: maybe they are not too computer literate rich-c: I would think with gas prices as they are summer travel will be much curtailed this summer Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) well, he didn't have an rf-swicth... he only have new consoles. Pamela: sorry, guys, I was trying to find the chat where Ron said what weekend is no good for him from last year, but I couldn't find it rich-c: in fact I'd expect anyone in the hospitality business to to doing some sweating these days BobS: gas staying high there too Richard? Pamela: it's come way down in the last couple of weeks, Bob BobS: gets to $2.10 here and then up to $2.40 of .50 rich-c: and if the Nigerian rebels manage to pot a tanker, then - don't even think about what that will do to prices BobS: or Pamela: I bought gas at 80.9 the other day, and saw it as low a 77.5 BobS: still high then Pamela: considering it was up at 97.5 about two weeks ago, believe me, that's an improvement rich-c: well, it got down to 80¢/litre briefly b ut is 85 - 87 now Pamela: Lin said she saw it as low as 70.5 Guy B.: Sorry Rich, didn't get the e-mail. Pamela: timed it right for a change Pamela: bought gas last night BobS: same crap as here, why can'Wed Feb 22 22:18:19 GMT-05:00 2006: rich-c : rich-c: best on Toronto Gas Prices when I looked was 74.5 Pamela: actually got 3/4 of a tank for less than $30.00 BobS: instead I think they are fooling themselves, the consumers are into playing the game BobS: at leawst we are.....buy low cause it will go up rich-c: just a sec Guy, I'll see if it bounced Pamela: Russell tells me that the best time to buy gas in Toronto is Thursday night between 10 p.m. and midnight BobS: we filled up Mon at low $2 price and now it is $2.40-50 rich-c: oh, I haven't bought my gas for this month yet - still enough left from the January fill Pamela: no comment Pamela: although I now go two weeks on a tank Pamela: my 4.9 km commute is a big help that way Guy B.: We are around $2.25. Depending where you get it at. It will vary. Pamela: that would be about 59 cents/litre. That's really good. rich-c: Guy, I don't have a bounce notice - maybe you should look again? Guy B.: I'll look in my trash bin. hang on. rich-c: what, Guy? I'm not on your spam filter whitelist? SHAME! Pamela: speaking of which, I got one of those Mensa International word contests from Lin the other day - where you add/subtract or change one letter in a word to get a word with a different meaning? rich-c: haven't seenthose BobS: and you won????? Pamela: oh, it's hysterical. I'll try to remember to forward it tomorrow Guy B.: Rich, it hasn't come through yet. I'll get it eventually. Pamela: no, this was the results from this year's contest. My favourite: rich-c: unfortunately Thunderbird does not have a "send again" option Pamela: Caterpallor (n): the colour you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating rich-c: the Globe & Mail Books section has something similar evry week rich-c: if it isn't there in a reasonable time tell me and I'll resend it - or want to give me another address to forward it to? Pamela: how about "inoculatte": to take coffee intravenously when you're running late Pamela: here's one for Erin: Arachnoleptic fit (n): the frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web Pamela: there's a cat in here who would like to say hi rich-c: hi Inky (meow, purr, purr) Pamela: he's purring BobS: purrr right on back Pamela: he's much happier now that someone is paying some attention rich-c: oh? usually he seems to want to go off into his own world most of the time Pamela: unless he's being sucky, as right now Pamela: he's got his butt on one arm and is patting the other rich-c: Pam, you plan to drop by here anytime soon? We have a new Quizno's discount flyer Daniel Bienvenu: I answered to the guy (for the colecovision) that you have an rf-switch. I also have an rf-switch but mine accept a coax cable, not uhf-vhf. Daniel Bienvenu: hello :-) Pamela: was thinking that Dad - haven't seen you for a while rich-c: yes, we're here and so are you Pamela: will ahve to get organized and get over there rich-c: wait too long and you'll have two HUBs to pick up rich-c: you still haven't got the election papers Pamela: I know, I know rich-c: never mind, I'm still battling the desktop computer rich-c: ain't every day you can stump Microsoft on their own products! Pamela: it's good for them BobS: will keep them humble rich-c: yes - truth to tell, I suspect I do have a Plan B of my own that will work Pamela: Guy, now that you've been working in XP for a while, what do you think? rich-c: I will tell you I think it stinks - and I dread Vista Pamela: what's Vista? Pamela: oh, the next gen, I assume rich-c: right, and you don't want to meet it rich-c: a couple of our canuts guys are in IT and are even using the beta - they are impressed, but not favourably Guy B.: It's not bad. I'm planning to order my new notebook shortly as my Compaq is still running, but the line problem is worse, plus another break occured and it's on the battery pack. BobS: me don't know anything about XP Pamela: I've been fuzzed rich-c: well, maybe Doug can ease you into it gently rich-c: start now, it's painful if you rush it Guy B.: Got some shortcuts from one of my co-workers who took a course on what's new with WinXP. Right now, my new notebook will be the only one to have WinXP. BobS: why I need it???????? Pamela: I use XP at work and don't have any problems with it rich-c: because MS will be ending support for 98SE soon and you'll be somewhat hung out to dry - no updates or such rich-c: with your own home IT department you might not have too many problems rich-c: but there will be issues of new hardwaree, new drivers and stuff eventually rich-c: I've already flashed teh BIOS and upgraded the USB drivers on my desktop Guy B.: Now all my PC's have OpenOffice 2.0 on them. I took Wordperfect 2000 off my Athlon as it is obsolete and Openoffice will read Word 2003 files. Pamela: I don't know of anyone still using Wordperfect. rich-c: I habe gthe freebie version of Easy Office which is good enough to make the paid version tempting Daniel Bienvenu: Pretty good alternative this OpenOffice 2.0... but need a pentium III to not wait minutes before starting Guy B.: It was free from Lexmark when I bought my Z52 printer. Part of a gift when I bought it. Corel was trying to have me upgrade, but at over $100. Decided no thanks. rich-c: I'd say try Easy Officve, Daniel, but no way you can download it on a dialup connection rich-c: yes, I have the Corel suite, got it as a freebie, but never installed it Daniel Bienvenu: I will keep open office 2.0 Pamela: I still ahve Lotus Smartsuite on mine, haven't used it since I started the new job Pamela: I must admit, I'd probably use it more if I was working with it as well Daniel Bienvenu: I like its integrated option to export to pdf document format Pamela: but we're on MS Office at work Guy B.: Openoffice 2.0 is using the OpenDocument standard and now even Microsoft is thinking about using this for their next version of Office. What this Opendocument is it can be read without the original office suite that it was created in. rich-c: a number of suites have that, Daniel, but if it works for you, count your blessings and enjoy it Pamela: anyway, I'm starting to drift which is a sign it's time for bed rich-c: yes, you have to be up early tomorrow Pamela: ick, unfortunately rich-c: so take it easy, daughter, and sleep tight Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) I got a reply from this guy who want a colecovision. rich-c: goodnight now Pamela: I will. Thanks Daddy. Gnite rich-c: (PRIVATE) and? Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) his address : 6040 des chataigniers montréal\quebec h1m 2j6 Pamela: goodnight, everyone Guy B.: Nite Pam. Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) he is interrested, he want an estimate for the total with shipping. Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you BobS: nite Pam Guy B.: Looks like it's time to go myself. See you all next week. Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too. Pamela: kerpoof
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BobS left chat session rich-c: bye Bob rich-c: looks like just us two lefct, Guy rich-c: anyway, given time and a dictionary I can still commit fairly passable French Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) err. based on his french writing quality in forums, I don't think you will be able to translate, but I can do it for you if you don't understand. I will transmit your email to him. rich-c: well, enough to be understood anyway, though specialized words like joystick might throw me Daniel Bienvenu: he is typing into texto / sms style Daniel Bienvenu: more phonetic rich-c: OK, that I don't think I should challenge - I could get overmatched rich-c: literary French I can cope with, regional slang not so easy
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Guy<undefined> changed username to GuyF GuyF: Yes rich-c: we are thinking of closing down, but can be sociable a little longer GuyF: Just got back from my monthly ham radio meeting... Daniel Bienvenu: easy guess.... GuyB was there earlier GuyF: ah, good! GuyF: it's nice and snowy in montreal tonight. rich-c: ah, it's you, Guy - hi GuyF: well, I'm glad I managed to find a few of you here. rich-c: Daniel hs someone in Montgreal wants a Colecovisin, we ere discussing his needs GuyF: Very nice, finding a good home for a CV is a charitable thing to do! rich-c: you've got snow? they keep threatening us but we hardly see any rich-c: wind, now that's another matter! GuyF: Yes, we've got snow, it's nice and white everywhere tonight... means I'll have to shovel though tonight at work. rich-c: to be honest, I'd rfather it be a profitable thing to do ; - ) GuyF: Rich: Lots of people buy CVs as well if they're nice and in working condition. rich-c: I no longer shovel snow - doctors get real shirty when 75 year olds with heart issues do it GuyF: Rich: Even 40 yrs olds can die from heart attacks shovelling snow!!! GuyF: It's a dangerous activity to do first thing in the morning. rich-c: yes, I just put out half a dozen non-working ones in the garbage but have one or two left OK GuyF: Rich: They can always be salvage for working chips, such as the sound chip, cpu, etc... GuyF: Even the ROM GuyF: But who's go the time to dismantle CVs! rich-c: also have joysitcks, power supplies, some expansion modeules, and stuff GuyF: Best thing would be to ship it off to Daniel and let him take care of the distribution, he's got lots of contacts in the CV world. rich-c: exactly - I offered them on the Adam mailing list some while ago but no takers GuyF: There comes a time in a man's life where he has to get rid of his excess toys. ;) I'm doing the same as well, got rid of many many things recently. Need the space. rich-c: my problem is getting the stuff together, testing it, listing it, and pricing it rich-c: takes time I just don't have GuyF: Rich: I know, I end up just taking everything, putting it into my car and giving it to the Salvation Army. rich-c: oh, our runs have been more to Goodwill, of late GuyF: goodwill is even better! non-profit. Daniel Bienvenu: I have to go sleep now... Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) which email I can give him? GuyF: Daniel: Take care jerky!!! rich-c: there is also a recycling website where evrything must be a free giveaway Daniel Bienvenu: you too! both of you! GuyF: yes, freecycle I think... rich-c: (PRIVATE) oh, let him use the direct one (cleechez) rich-c: that's it, Guy GuyF: I have a problem with old electronic equipment, I find it hard to part with it, and even harder to resist the temptation of buying them. rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel - a la prochaine rich-c: funny you shoud say - er, care to make me an offer on a really neat TI99/4a? ; - ) Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit! GuyF: For example a Mac IIVX I saw at the Goodwill last week. It was complete, super clean and selling for $19.99... I couldn't pass it up, and ended up buying it. Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) ok GuyF: Rich: Found one, mint in a box last year for like $10. I sold it on eBay for $20. GuyF: They were nice computers, ressembled a lot the Adam technically. rich-c: oh dear - you're getting a bad case of archicomputerphilia! GuyF: I know, I tend to buy things that I used to drool over in the 80s and couldn't afford. If I find an Apple 2GS I will buy it immediately, even though I have no use for it... anything AMIGA I will buy, etc... rich-c: maybe you should check with TPUG and see what they have for sale at teh moment rich-c: firstname.lastname@example.org will tell you what's in stock GuyF: I got a really nice Adam computer last summer, and had to give it away because it was taking too much space. Luckily it was a rare R57 version and Dale put it to goo duse. GuyF: TPUG Is the Amiga group? GuyF: ec horny? haha rich-c: Toronto Pet Users Group originally, now anything Commodore including Amiga rich-c: Ernie Chorny is the main Amiga activist
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session GuyF: Actually, I have 6 C-64 I would love to give away for free, maybe they can put it to good use. rich-c: anyway, an R57 Adam is frare because no one could make the damn things run GuyF: haha, that's true. the guy who gave it to me only used it for smartwriter, nothing else. couldn't make the tape drive work or anything. rich-c: maybe you should offer a swap GuyF: anyways, I'm off, have to go to work tonight, my last night and haven't eaten yet!!! GuyF: Thanks for the email, I will get in contact. rich-c: tell Ernie I sent you - he has Adam sympathies too, by the way GuyF: Yes, I will! Thanks again Rich, it's always a pleasure to talk to you, take care of yourself! GuyF: Till next week when we will hopefully meet again. rich-c: right, we'll shut down now and see you next week - take care rich-c: night now GuyF: bye
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