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changed username to Daniel B Daniel B: hello rich! Daniel B: wow... I miss something? rich-c: salut, Daniel rich-c: no, you didnt miss a thing - everyone is late tonight I guess Daniel B: I had a good news to tell, I don't know if it's too earlier for that... rich-c: don't know where they are - touch of spring fever, maybe? ;-) Daniel B: Well, my 4 months contract will be extended rich-c: I rather thought it would be - from your reports you have been doing good work and are needed
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changed username to BobS BobS: helLO kiddies rich-c: it is quite common too for companies to hire people on a term contract and just "happen" to discover they need them to stay on
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changed username to Dale Dale: Hi all. rich-c: hello Robert, wondering when you'd arrive BobS: hi Dale rich-c: well, Dale, good to see you BobS: almsot forgot man Dale: Anyone heard any news of AdamCon? BobS: prolly gonna be July mid month rich-c: no but when GuyB appears I'm sure we will - he is usually late though BobS: no hotel yet I guess BobS: he mentioned dates last week, but had no hotel yet rich-c: he did have a named one in mind but hadn't talked to them seriously Dale: What's the date? BobS: SMACK that boy rich-c: don't think he's the world's most effective negotiator anyway BobS: July 13-16 i think, but DO NOT QUOTE ME Dale: Earlier than he had said previously. rich-c: is July 13th a Thursday? if so I think that's the start date BobS: maybe I should offer to holler at the hotel?????? BobS: yes thursday rich-c: by all means do; you've had moe experience rich-c: just after the Champ Car race here BobS: well maybe have to approach it tonight when yhe shows up rich-c: tactfully, of course... BobS: ya Dale: Daniel, are you online too? rich-c: but considering the difficulty he has been having, sone strong suggestion thst he accept assistance is I think in order rich-c: yes he is, and celebrating a contract extension rich-c: whoops! have I fallen off? rich-c: no, jut everyone else BobS: COOL congratulations DANIEL BobS: Im here mon Dale: You're here Rich. rich-c: I'm sure that he earned it Dale: Just Daniel isn't talking. Dale: Maybe surfing at the same time. Daniel B: sorry, was away rich-c: he often goes wandering off checking email or stuff Daniel B: hello Dale, Dale: Hi Daniel. Daniel B: Hello Bob Dale: I haven't heard from you lately, so I resolved to join in the chat to see what you were up to. BobS: Hi Daniel Dale: Did you ever get time to do SDL reading? Daniel B: received emails asking me to release more cartridges... but I need pcbs for that. BobS: well CONGRATULATIONS Dale: I think I'll be brave and take the plunge and make a prototype before the end of the month. Daniel B: I saved the tutorial on my computer, I didn't check it yet. I have stuff to prepare for this week-end... ccjvq meeting Dale: I've desk checked it and I think it is correct, but I have to take a big breath and try one. Dale: Just one tiny thing to change first (the pads on the card edge connector aren't the right shape yet). Daniel B: I checked the source code of vice (commodore emulator) but they use SDL only for graphics. Daniel B: I give my advice for sound emulation for bluemsx emulator... I will check the source code of this emulator to see if they use SDL for sound emulation Daniel B: ... given... Daniel B: for the minigame multicart, micheal is waiting for a test rom with software menu. Dale: I think bluemsx is purely DirectX, if I remember correctly. Dale: You were writing the menu? Daniel B: well, the software menu I did before for another multicart project need to be modified for this project Dale: Quiet night. BobS: yes very quiet
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changed username to Geoff Daniel B: Did you tried to make a 8K version of Get Booty? Daniel B: hello Goeff! Geoff: Hey dude. :) Dale: I've done some fairly significant enhancements to Get Booty but still bugs. Daniel B: oops Daniel B: Geoff! Daniel B: sorry Geoff: whaaats happenin'? Dale: Geoff! BobS: Hi Geoff BobS: not much mon BobS: Daniel got hsi job EXTENDED BobS: for how long Daniel Daniel B: 4 months. Daniel B: it's like stpe of 4 months rich-c: well hello geoff - don't have our folks with the disc drive problems yet Geoff: Rich... any new info on their problem?
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changed username to Pamela Daniel B: hello Pam! BobS: HEY Pam Pamela: hi there BobS: hello der rich-c: nope, just what you've seen on here - I'm not the guru after all rich-c: hi daughter Dale: Hi Pam Pamela: hey, Dad Geoff: I just got a non-working drive in the mail from Dave Sands to play with... got it working mostly. rich-c: go for it BobS: what brand of drive Geoff? Pamela: what's new, folks Geoff: it was a coleco drive rich-c: well if you've got a hope, we'll encourage them to gamble postage on you Geoff: heheheh... I'm game if they are. BobS: and what did you do to get it working??? rich-c: good news and bad news here Geoff: You know... I'm not quite certain. ;) Geoff: I fiddled with the read pulse width control, but then I put it right back where it was. Geoff: and it still works mostly. BobS: :-) Geoff: It's still a little flakey, but before I started it wouldn't work at all. Pamela: (PRIVATE) what does that mean, Dad? rich-c: sounds like you're on the right track then Dale: Here is my latest build: http://www.adamcon.org/~dmwick/minigames/game.rom Geoff: I suspect that it might have to do with the power supply. Gonna stick it on the oscilloscope at work and see what the supply looks like. rich-c: (PRIVATE) respirologist was very enthusiastic about my progress yesterday, cut back on the medication Dale: I've added 4 skill levels. Level 1 is the old one. Level 2 works and adds the ship moving horizontally. Level 3 and 4 have bugs still. Daniel B: message to James, if you look at the log right now... "hello! how are you? your wife? Case? and Aiden?" Dale: Also it adds a map screen as intro, and a score summary screen when you get a ship. Pamela: (PRIVATE) less prednisone? That's good rich-c: (PRIVATE) but Dr. Santo tells me I have GERD - gastro-esophageal reflux disease Pamela: (PRIVATE) is that relatively easy to deal with at least? rich-c: (PRIVATE) howeever Zantec should control it adequately, just that it won't ever go away Daniel B: what is the time date of this game.rom file? Pamela: (PRIVATE) good Dale: Feb 2 Pamela: (PRIVATE) how's Mom? Daniel B: ok Daniel B: it' 02-02 rich-c: (PRIVATE) growing square eyes on the laptop, as usual Daniel B: of year 2006 Pamela: (PRIVATE) : ) Daniel B: 2+2+2 = 6 Daniel B: :-) rich-c: (PRIVATE) got a new version of Logo to play with so she's well occupied Dale: Level 3 is supposed to add variable number of masts on the opposing ship. Level 4 is supposed to add an attack round where you need to sink the other ship before it sinks you. Geoff: Lookin' good, Dale!
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changed username to Guy B. Daniel B: Hi Guy! Dale: Thanks Geoff. rich-c: hello Guy, everyone is waiting for the Adamcon word Pamela: (PRIVATE) so did I miss anyone earlier? Pamela: Hi, Guy Dale: Hi Guy. Guy B.: Greetings!!!! Sorry I'm late, had to take a pup out before I even got online. rich-c: (PRIVATE) other than Daniel's contract extension, no Pamela: (PRIVATE) extension?? woo hoo! rich-c: yes, when they need walkies, they need walkies - or else Guy B.: The person at the hotel will be getting back to me this week, so I'll let you all know soon. Pamela: s'alright, Guy, I just got here myself Dale: I'v tried playing the old Get Booty, and in comparison I don't like it at all. The map screen and the score summary add a lot IMHO. rich-c: which hotel, and how enthusiastic is he about negotiations? Daniel B: Did you check the minigame compo web site this year? Daniel B: the contest is already started rich-c: "I'll get back to you" isn't the sound of someone eager for our trade Dale: I've been working on the ever elusive 1k game category. Geoff: Dan, Dale... have you guys done anything with the emulator this past week? Daniel B: there is a difference this year for the cathegories Daniel B: I didn't write a line of code on adamemsdl project Geoff: haven't done anything in the past couple of weeks myself. Dale: The submission dates are staggered, so that you'll have time to enter each category. Daniel B: and an "experimental 8k section contest" Dale: Well, Geoff, I've been prototyping an on screen keyboard for the PSP version. Probably not useful for the Windows version. Daniel B: knowing that Q*Bert on CV is 8K... Dale: 8k really leaves the realm of minigame, in many ways I think. Dale: I have to finish the launch menu screen, then I'll be ready to publicly release the PSP version of the emulator. Pamela: Bob, how is the employment search progressing? Dale: Most Atari 2600 games are 8k AFAIK. BobS: sucks Pam.....working 3 days this week. that is HARD work !!! Pamela: you're right, that sucks BobS: and maybe a few days next week Geoff: Cool. :) BobS: NO that is too much work....... Pamela: did I miss something, Bob? Did you find another job in addition? BobS: I want to use unemplyment for awhile BobS: noe still same job BobS: just more hours for temproary BobS: temorary BobS: oh well farn dingers Pamela: I got the gist, don't worry : ) Dale: I did my annual review yesterday. I turned out okay. Dale: Who knows, I may even get a raise. Pamela: was that a surprise, Dale? rich-c: now where has Guy got to? BobS: checkin mailo no doubt Guy B.: Your right! rich-c: so where is tis hotel, Guy? Dale: Well, I suppose I got "Outstanding" last year. But before the eval I was a little morose about my role in the company. The review boosted my spirits a little. Guy B.: I'm looking at the Holiday Inn in Oakbrook Terrace. Pamela: well it's nice to hear of a review that boosts the spirits : ) rich-c: well, they have full broadband internet anyway Dale: Jeffrey wants a drink before bed. brb rich-c: don't know how they are on the price scale - many are high for what they deliver rich-c: you will have to do some hard-nosed negotiating I suspect Guy B.: Yes they do and wireless Internet as well. The hotel is in-between two shopping centers and scores of restaurants. Some within walking distance. rich-c: yes, but do they throw in a continetal breakfast so we don't have to leave before we're awake? Pamela: have you given any thought to things other than the hotel Guy, such as the banquet location, or a Saturday outing? rich-c: and can they give us a light lunch at a decent price? Dale: Back. Pamela: which shopping centers, Guy? rich-c: there is some interesting Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the area, and downtown the Field Museum is justly famous Guy B.: I'm looking at all what they have, so I don't want to keep you all in suspense. Guy B.: Oakbrook Center and Yorktown Mall. Dale: Being Mr non-sequitor tonight, I was thinking about ox last night, and why I don't see any anymore. BobS: WHOA dude, all the ones I can find are expensive!!!! Dale: But some reading on Wikipedia made it all clear. rich-c: when we went to Chicago for the art exhibit we stayed right on the extreme south edge Guy B.: Oakbrook Center has Marshall Fields, Sears, Crate and Barrell. Yorktown has Carson's, Von Mour, Penneys and a standalone Target. rich-c: and at one point found a Polish restaurant just down the outbound road that had a terrific buffet Pamela: Oakbrook Centre also has a Coldwater Creek - woo and two hoos! rich-c: big deal, is that, daughter? Pamela: Dad, FYI, I'm taking Mom and going shopping Pamela: Coldwater Creek is the clothing company I keep getting the wonderful catalogues from
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changed username to Russ Russ: hello all rich-c: hello Russ, how goes it tonight? Guy B.: Hi Russ Pamela: they're on the 'net, but I want to be able to try on clothes - they have so much gorgeous stuff, I could probably spend all my customs allotment and Russell's too Pamela: Hi, Russ rich-c: Geoff is on and scored some success on reviving a Coleco drive Russ: cool Pamela: I'll bet Mom would like their stuff, too rich-c: thought you had other objectives for that money Russ: i haven't done anything this week Russ: except work Dale: Hi ya Russ. Pamela: make my day, Guy - tell me there's a Lane Bryant, too Geoff: Hey Russ. BobS: Hey Russ rich-c: story of our lives, basically, though some are out of it Pamela: no, I have objectives for other money : ) (Don't ask what other money, I don't know!) Guy B.: Yes, there is a Lane Bryant in Oakbrook. Jeanene's favorite place. Pamela: Yes! Yes! Yes! Well, I'm a happy camper : ) Pamela: or convention goer, as the case may be Pamela: FYI, I'm stealing Jeanene too : )
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changed username to Mitch Mitch: evening all Pamela: well, if it isn't Mr. Mitchell Mitch: indeed BobS: RON !!!!! Dale: Hey hey Ron. Pamela: hi, stranger - nice to see you : ) Daniel B: Hi Ron! rich-c: hey, Ron - wheer have you been? Daniel B: Hi Russ! Daniel B: Hi Mitch BobS: was just thinkin of ya today and missin ya also Daniel B: sorry .. was away again Geoff: brb Pamela: Ron, I was wondering - what's being cooked up for the Mighty Mitchell Award, or is that Dale's responsibility this year? rich-c: so how's about a report from the left coast - had any good ferry sinkings lately? Russ: just curious..would a light pen work on an ADAM? BobS: oops lost Mitch BobS: for sure Russ, with the correct interface rich-c: must have gfone down with the boat BobS: andother ferry sinking??????? rich-c: yes, this adft3ernoon I believe Pamela: yeah, they sunk a ferry yesterday in the Queen Charlotte Islands Dale: It's all up to me to come up with the MMMM Award BobS: oh oh Pamela: is it going to be diabolical, Dale? rich-c: fortunately they got eeryone off OK Dale: (much maligned [but highly coveted] mighty mitchell award) Dale: I'm not sure yet. Dale: I've been reading a lot of books on games and such. We'll see. Pamela: remember us poor, computer illiterate people when you cook it up Dale: I'll try to remember. Dale: :-) Pamela: (Pamela tries to look suitably dazed and confused) rich-c: oh, Dale, you still using your JamCam? Dale: Hmmm...calculating Pi is sounding less appealing than it once was. ;-) rich-c: or more to the point, know of any website that would have an XP driver for it? Dale: Not really, I gave it to Jeffrey. Dale: There is a site that had good historical archive of drivers, I think it is called drivers.com or some variation. Daniel B: it looks like DGen/SDL (Genesis Emulator) use SDL audio facilities... Daniel B: http://www.pknet.com/~joe/dgen-sdl.html Dale: I can always find it if I really want to. rich-c: probably the appropriate useage, but I hate to chuck it because the driver doesn't fit my OS
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changed username to Ronald Pamela: round two, Ron rich-c: welcome back, Ron - going to stay a while this time? Ronald: having my problems tonight Pamela: speak firmly to the computer, Ron Ronald: can't seem to find an alley between the blue screen of death, and the beachball of death rich-c: I'll give it a try, Dale, and maybe make Google sweat a little Ronald: I know eh Pamela: what?? No Mac tonite? Ronald: It's the Mac that's working (for the moment) Daniel B: ... hmmm will need to clean up the source code to write an os independant audio sriver for adamemsdl. rich-c: a beachball is cheating - that's for Amigas Dale: Did you look at http://www.thejamcam.com/modules.php?name=Top Ronald: Anyway, really must apologize for my absence of late....... bound up in some community stuff on Wednesday nights Ronald: and it ain't done yet Pamela: we miss you, Ron rich-c: no, I got something out of the program that was "jamonline" but the site's been sold Ronald: Yes, and that works both ways rich-c: now has nothing to do with the camera in any way Pamela: what does it have to do with now, peanut butter? :: ) Dale: Daniel, I'm willing to help with the audio driver, but I want you to take the lead on it. Assuming you're up to the task. rich-c: an only electronics retailer - somewhat shady, it feels like Pamela: Ron, how are the newlyweds doing? Geoff: bak.... I can help with the sound too if you guys need any help... Ronald: hell they'll be coming up on the first anniversary soon Dale: The URL I gave has directions and a downloads section for XP and JamCam 3.0 Ronald: well.....July 2 Ronald: was over to see them about a month ago Pamela: time flies - believe me, I know Ronald: They're headed off to Italy at the beginning of June Daniel B: ok, I will try something during the next month... I can't promise to start coding before that. rich-c: OK got it copied Dale - large size thanks Pamela: wow, colour me green Daniel B: green? Ronald: I know..... keep threatening to go with them..... one of these years Pamela: for envy, Daniel : ) rich-c: jealoussy, Daniel Pamela: how long are they gone, and does Francesca (is that right?) have family over there? Ronald: yes... and yes, her father is in Florence. The visit about every other year Daniel B: ok! :) it's not green sick, it's green jealoussy rich-c: green sick is what they had on the ferry rich-c: seems the lifeboats were small and teh sea was big Ronald: Hell of a place to put a rock eh? We seem to have devised a new variation of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Ronald: and so far we're not good at it Pamela: Rock always wins : ) Ronald: indeed it does Daniel B: Ok, if I play againts you, I have to choose paper then Ronald: if you're a ferry boat, you have no chance Ronald: I've been on that one dammit Ronald: was a while ago, but I was there Pamela: just be glad it was then and not now, Ron rich-c: having ridden them on the Victoria - Tswassan run, they seemed pretty adept at rock dodging Ronald: yes Geoff: BC Ferries? rich-c: there's one place there that's the only time I've seen a boat make a skid turn rich-c: yes, they sank one today up Ron's way Pamela: just kick out the back end, and turn right : ) rich-c: got to theStar.com and it's the first thing you'll see, I reckon' Geoff: heh.... they sank one of the ones that I was on shortly after I left from Vancouver last year. Geoff: or beached it or something... can't remember. Pamela: well then you have excellent timing, Geoff : ) Geoff: heheheh rich-c: beahing they are very experienced at Geoff: I think it was the "Queen of Saanitch" Pamela: Ron, have you been reading the archives? Guy has set a date for the con Daniel B: rock ... paper ... scissors ... Pamela: scissors Daniel B: give me time to type ! Pamela: fooled ya! Daniel B: to tape my answer... Daniel B: r.. p.. s... Daniel B: r Pamela: paper Dale: Just put your answer on a digital data pack and send it online. Daniel B: ok, you win! Pamela: I think I cheated : ) Dale: Daniel are you going to make a rps game for the gamecompo?\ Dale: Have the computer outthink the human player? Daniel B: I have no idea which mingame I will do this year. but I will certainly do one Daniel B: Ron is gone? Pamela: darn, looks like we lost Ron again Dale: There is an annual RPS game competition for computer players, and another one for people held in Toronto. Pamela: it occurs to me that there are some people out there who take their games waaay too seriously Dale: I still hope to finish my choplifter game for the 4k category. Pamela: me, I'll stick to Donkey Kong Jr. Daniel B: ho... I know how to play R-P-S here... we need to send private message with our answer to a third person Dale: Just think though. You could hold the title of "International Rock Paper Scissors Champion".
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changed username to Mitch-again Guy B.: HI Ron Daniel B: hi Mitch-again! rich-c: Heeee's baaaack! Mitch-again: I want to do harm to both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Pamela: join the lineup, Ron : ) Mitch-again: :) Geoff: Mitch.... what sort of internet connection do you use? rich-c: be my guest - I've been harassing Gates' minions since the last time you were on here Mitch-again: cable Pamela: great, now I have the theme to Welcom Back Kotter running around in my head : ) rich-c: did you know they have Escalation Engineers? Mitch-again: have a wireless router that's my gateway Dale: I hear that Fry electronics sells a sub $200US desktop machine which comes with "Linspire" (formerly Lindows). rich-c: yes, and it gets more tempting every day Daniel B: it's gettin' late... it's time to say goodbye Pamela: Ron, did you see that Guy's set a date for the convention? Dale: It's a Athalon 2400+ too Daniel B: bonne nuit tout le monde! Daniel B: goodnight! Pamela: bonsoir, Daniel, and congratulations on your contract extension Dale: I'll see you later Daniel. Mitch-again: July 13 ?? Pamela: Yes rich-c: right, now you're a long term working man - bonsoir et bonne chance, Daniel! Daniel B: talk to you later Dale! Geoff: see ya Daniel. Mitch-again: right.... nite Daniel Daniel B: Don't hesitate to send me an email Pamela: now all we have to do is find Montreal Guy a job, and boost Bob's hours, and we're laughin' Mitch-again: always remember, work is a 4 letter word Daniel B: Guy Foster? Pamela: ah yes, but so is food - and rent rich-c: you got that right, Ron Dale: I will Daniel. I'd like your opinion on my 1k game entry idea. Pamela: oui, Daniel Mitch-again: I know Mitch-again: will be in Chicago, the Good Lord willin Daniel B: ah... I was sure he got a new job last time we talked. Pamela: the timing's good for you, right Ron? Daniel B: well Daniel B: bye! Mitch-again: yup. I'm ok with that Pamela: I can't remember, Daniel - we'll have to ask Pamela: yay
Daniel B left chat session Pamela: ya did good, Guy BobS: now to get the hotel groupies to return Guy's call rich-c: yes, Guy Foster got a job with the Montreal Metro and was hugely enthusiastic about it, IIRC Pamela: oh, yeah, I forgot about that Mitch-again: nothing like being employed eh? Pamela: okay, time to work on Bob then BobS: I can take retirement.....it's just ....the money aspect Mitch-again: speaking of Bob, had a message about a week ago from Bob Sebelist Pamela: heck, I'd retire too, if someone would pay me to do it : ) rich-c: really? how's the Maine Adam Group? BobS: what did he have to say? Dale: Jill says Hi. BobS: haven't heard form bob in a LONG time Mitch-again: I gather - not active any more - but he did ask if I'd received some compilation disks he'd prepared rich-c: sorry, Pam, Super 7 remains most uncooperative Pamela: Hi Jillian! Mitch-again: for Adamcon 15. Apparently Herman was supposed to bring them Pamela: we're goin shopping in Chicago - save the date! Geoff: guess it's time for me to take off.... later guys! BobS: last I heard from him, he was working again.......running some comapany or other Mitch-again: told him I hadn't seen them rich-c: see you Geoff - take care! BobS: and not doin hardly ANTHING with computers at the mometn Pamela: night, Geoff Mitch-again: Night Geoff Mitch-again: right Geoff: don't stay up too late. ;)
Geoff left chat session BobS: nite Geoof Russ: night Geoff BobS: Geoff Dale: Jill says that her contract is supposed to be done by July 13, so she should be avialable to come. Yea! Pamela: who us (innocently looks at ceiling)? Never rich-c: motorcycle taking up too much of his time? Mitch-again: is that Russ as in Russ and Pamela? Pamela: nope, different Russ Mitch-again: aha Pamela: mine goes by Russell Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to call the night. I will let you all know via e-mail and the web page on the progress on the hotel. Pamela: only his mother calls him Russ rich-c: that's Russ as in Wisconsin with a busted floppy drive Mitch-again: you got a website Guy for the 'con/ Pamela: keep pushing, Guy Pamela: (PRIVATE) hug to you - I'm excited already rich-c: OK, we'll be waiting breasthlessly, Guy BobS: puahsin HARD Russ: sorry i wasn't paying attention Mitch-again: Hi Russ in Wisconsin Guy B.: Ron, I have tentatively set July 13-16 as the dates. Pamela: s'okay, Russ, we're taking your name in vain rich-c: and if you need help, call Bobn - he has free time and experience Russ: my floppy isn't floppying Mitch-again: right Guy, I got that ok. BobS: course you weren't, we were not talking important stuff either !!!! :-) Guy B.: OK folks. I'm gone. See you all next week.
Guy B. left chat session BobS: can holler at eh hotel or do whatever Guy Dale: See you then Guy. Mitch-again: Night Guy BobS: GONE Russ: nite Guy Mitch-again: I need to get a passport..... and this year I'm gonna actually do it BobS: I HOPE he gets it in gear.......or there will be no convention this year Dale: Mine expired last week. :-( Pamela: yeah, they're on my to-do list too BobS: supposedly you don't need them yet....but Dale: Gotta get new pictures and get them signed. BobS: we got ours last fall Mitch-again: I have the forms.... all I gotta do is get butt in gear rich-c: go to the shop with your papers in order - it gets things done much faster Mitch-again: that's the conventional wisdom here too..... take it, don't mail it. That means a trip to Victoria for me Mitch-again: no big deal Pamela: little difficult to do when you work 8:30 to five, Dad rich-c: get the application form off the web or even better from Tonks' office, Pam - expedites matters no end Dale: The time for needing it is coming sooner rather than later. Mitch-again: exactly Pamela: I've got the apps already - just gotta do the paperwork, get the photos, and then take a morning off to go into the office Mitch-again: last time I was thinking about this was just prior to El Paso, but then that wouldn't have worked out anyway Mitch-again: me too Pam Pamela: at least, I have the apps somewhere . . . Pamela: I really have to clean up this back room : ) rich-c: get the photos is easy but a nuisance, but it's key to the rest Mitch-again: certainly shouldn't leave home without one rich-c: yes, the Yanks seem to find them very amusing Pamela: I would probably be alright, as I have a photo drivers licence, but Russell doesn't have any photo ID rich-c: they looked at Fran's and mine, said, "Oh, you're Americans" and waved us on BobS: the whole thing is a pain in the backside...... Mitch-again: exactly Bob Pamela: ya got that right rich-c: yes, that's the real reason Frances got one too - it's her only photo ID Dale: There is still a chance for a repeal before the deadline I think. Pamela: my real problem is going to be getting Russell in for a photo
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changed username to Russ Russ: oops Mitch-again: out here you can get a photo ID from the gov't. Mom had one.... she never drove, so when the airlines started asking for ID, she had to do something rich-c: I think Staples has started doing them now, Pam, or maybe it was Shoppers - one or t'other, not sure Pamela: The only photo ID you can get in Ontario is a health card, or a bar card Dale: In Ontario it is called an "Age of Majority Card" rich-c: yes, can't you see Frances with her card? yes, she got one! Dale: A health card works for border guards, but not at bars is my experience. :-) Pamela: I haven't needed ID at a bar or a liquor store in ten years Mitch-again: I don't go to bars no more. Got tired of ending up on the floor rich-c: unfortunately they won't give us old folks the cards with our pictures on them - costs too much they claim Pamela: which I suppose is pretty good for a forty-year old Dale: Well, some dance clubs seem to id most every one. Either that or I hang out with a young crowd. Pamela: the last time I was carded was just after my 30th birthday. I laughed. Dale: I may have to plunge into a photo health card. I think I lost mine. rich-c: somehow they never seem to ask me Mitch-again: no comment Rich rich-c: yes, that's the only way to get a new one - lose the old Pamela: The woman said "well, I guess you're over 19 then" but I showed her anyway Mitch-again: Oh by the way, y'all might be saddened to know that my Duron died rich-c: then they really make you jump thorouhg hoops to get the replacement, I'm told Pamela: not true, but don't get a new one unless you have to - the old ones don't expire Dale: Power cube? Dale: Or magic smoke? Mitch-again: 2nd CD Rom drive was too close to the mother board..... killed a capacitor which led to grief Pamela: the new ones are like drivers licences - expire every five years rich-c: your Duron died? what happened, were you overclocking it? habe a power surge? BobS: must be the local electric company surges Mitch-again: so now I've got a 1.8 Gig Sempron on a new Mother of Boards BobS: oops BobS: smoke got out Mitch-again: yep.... Mitch-again: then there was dead silence Pamela: (funeral dirge plays in the background) rich-c: I have a Sempron 2800 in my laptop, seems very nice Dale: Should have had one of Guy's magic smoke collectors. Then you could have repaired it. Mitch-again: 1 Gig RAM and a new updated DVD/CD burner combo Mitch-again: that's right.... I've still got one around here somewheree Dale: Sounds like a nice machine. Pamela: desktop or laptop, Ron? Mitch-again: desktop.... but I've also got an Acer laptop with the same processor BobS: well lkids, time to go....got to do that 4 letter word tomorrow.....not too stenusously you understand........ BobS: it would HURT me rich-c: long as you have a high-end motherboard, Ron Russ: nite Bob Pamela: g'nite Bob - tell Judy Hi for us Mitch-again: Bob... one of these days you have to stop that BobS: so.....see you next week ...... YOU TOO RONALD !!!!! BobS: I know Mitch-again: sure hope so Bob, but i'm not sure BobS: bye all
BobS left chat session Dale: Yeah...I've been low grade sick for like 2 weeks. I have to get my beauty rest. Dale: Goodnight all. rich-c: night Bob - take care, take it easy, and see you next week Pamela: night, Dale Mitch-again: be well all.... you're watches are faster than mine rich-c: night Dale, see you next Wednesday
Dale left chat session rich-c: you're watch is OK, it's just that the sun runs slow out there, Ron Mitch-again: Rich, are you guys still chatting on Saturday ?? Mitch-again: oh... that's it Mitch-again: ok rich-c: no, that went away for lack of interest rich-c: now that the CFL season is upon us, there's a conflict, too rich-c: not to mentin the racing season Mitch-again: sort of thought so.... it's just that with Wednesdays going the way they seem to have, I don't want to lose touch Pamela: gimme a break Dad, that doesn't start till June Pamela: says the football widow rich-c: June is only about five weeks away, daughter Mitch-again: I'll be finished this nonsense on the 24th of May weekend Mitch-again: but till then, it's going to be hit and miss Pamela: excuse me, what calendar are you reading? rich-c: OK, if anything happend, shoot out an email to the list and invite everyone to show up rich-c: you never know who might be able to arrange some free time Pamela: try thirteen weeks, Dad rich-c: just over a week left in March, four in April, then into May Mitch-again: you're confusing me, both of you....stop it!! Pamela: I like Dad's world - I want to go live there : ) Mitch-again: your time will come Pamela rich-c: then you'd never catch time to do anything, it whips by so fast Mitch-again: true Pamela: no patience, that's my problem, Ron : ) Mitch-again: Lord grant me patience, and I want it now Pamela: oh yeah Mitch-again: :) rich-c: speaking of whch, it's getting away from us again Pamela: and on that note, I'd better head for bed rich-c: ditto and likewise, I'm afraid Pamela: it is getting away from me Dad - I meant to call you this weekend but forgot Mitch-again: right.... been good to touch base with y'all again...... too long between visits Mitch-again: night to all Pamela: y'all come back real soon, hear? Pamela: night, Ron Mitch-again: sure will try rich-c: glad you got back, Ron - hope you'll get more openings soon Mitch-again: I'm just gonna have to re-arrange things, that's all rich-c: anyway, Pam, call when you can Mitch-again: sleep tight rich-c: the rst - goodnight all! Pamela: will try for tomorrow or Friday night, Dad
Mitch-again left chat session rich-c: OK Pamela: in the meantime, goodnite, Daddy Pamela: say g'nite to Mom rich-c: consider it did rich-c: night all round Pamela: g'nite, Russ Pamela: kerpoof! rich-c: poof
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