Harvie: Hi rich rich-c: hey, harvie, it's been a while rich-c: how are you keeping?
moved to room Meeting Place Harvie: Yes, I seem to be busy Wed. nights lately
changed username to BobS rich-c: it happens, though I am able to luckily usually keep it free BobS: Wed Nov 22 21:07:30 GMT-05:00 2006: Harvie : Harvie: In fact can only stay 45 min tonight rich-c: hello Bob - in good time tonight BobS: bummer Harvie Harvie: Hi Bob BobS: si, ich bin here rich-c: OK then, be aware DR. D. is sick - trigger was a gall bladder attack Harvie: Not Good!!! BobS: YIKES rich-c: but before they operated they did an ECG and foud something they don't understand BobS: oops......and when was all this? rich-c: at first they thought silent heart attack but that hass been ruled out Harvie: I don't think I want to hear this BobS: listen anyways Harvie rich-c: so now they don't know if it's relevant to anything or not rich-c: uncertainty frustrates doctors rich-c: anyway they want to check further before carving him up BobS: so he is the hospital??????? and Rin ???? rich-c: and btw Harvie - not all gall bladder removals are that big a deal BobS: she can't come to the states..........right ? rich-c: he's either in hospital or convalesing under his doctor's observation
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: and yes, Rin is very upset for the obvious reason as you mentioned
changed username to Manta Harvie: I have had three friends go in for trivial gall bladder removal and come out dead rich-c: hello manta - hass Guy gone fishing? Manta: hello all rich-c: greetings to you too rich-c: well, mine was in by 10, out by 5 - literally; Pam drove me home BobS: hmmmmmmm....this'd be Sandra ? rich-c: it wzs a laproscopy and apparently very simple, even though they got out enough big stones to build a wall ; - ) rich-c: test Harvie: Well I hope the Doc fares well BobS: no kidding..........I can only assume this problem is why we have not seen the lad recently Harvie: I hope the Doc fares well
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moved to room Meeting Place Manta: i have a quick question not wanting to disrupt the already in progress chat rich-1: did we all go down or just me?
changed username to HarvieAlso rich-1: go ahead Manta, whoever you may be
rich-1 requested to ban rich-c
HarvieAlso confirmed ban
BobS confirmed ban BobS: ok whod I kill off ? Manta: lol. actually it's tom. i just use my cybername usually. this is the adam computer room right? HarvieAlso: I seem to have been dropped too BobS: yes sir it is !!!!!! rich-1: you got it right Manta: great... :) BobS: nice to meet you tom.......... Bob Slopsema here rich-1: and you are welcome to use any name you please BobS: richard and Harvie up in toronto area........I am in Michigan Manta: nice to meet you bob. all the way from southern california rich-1: I'm Rich Clee, almost as notorious as Bob BobS: long time ADAM user ? or recent aquisition ? Manta: lets just say i forced my parents to buy me my adam back in 1984 when i was 11 BobS: oh richard, you are MORE notorious rich-1: OK, you've had yours about as long as we've had ours, then rich-1: modesty forbids ; - ) BobS: well that makes you a longer user than me......1989 when the kids dragged me in screaming and kicking......we need one for schoolwork BobS: AND the guy down the street has one and he can help us Manta: well i wanted everything that came with it. my mom refused to get me a modem after watching War Games Manta: but i got one. and most of the add ons rich-1: yeah, some folks weere a little uninformed about computers back then HarvieAlso: Nowadays they are misinformed :) Manta: lol. yes they are. BobS: so, long story shor, I got one for the kiddies; they are grown.....bought out the guy down the street.....and too many others to count rich-1: lordy, remember 300 baud - we thought Syd Carter's 1200 baud upgrade was huge speed BobS: and have an inventory larger than almsot anyone save adam's house.....and lots of his are pirated Manta: last time i used my adam modem was in 1997. rich-1: surprised you could find anywhre to use it BobS: got some 1200baud externals here,,,,,,,2400baud......original 300baud Manta: was looking at some local newspaper and there was an access number. so i dialed in and it worked rich-1: or even an ISP to give you access - or was it direct dialup point to point? BobS: could still use it today useing text and a 'shell' accoutn Ron Mitchell says rich-1: well, back in 1984 there were lots of Adam BBSs active BobS: too true
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changed username to Ronald rich-1: I'm not sure the lines are there to sustain so low a speed now BobS: think is was probably around 1995 or 1996 when Zonk bailed out Ronald: evening all HarvieAlso: Hi Ron BobS: HEY ronald Manta: well my plan for tomorrow was too hook up the adam and dial into my sisters house and chat with an aquarius computer Ronald: howz everyone Manta: hello rich-1: speaking of Ron - greeting to the west coast BobS: cool Ronald: WET Coast rich-1: has it stopped raining yet? Ronald: NO Ronald: Dammit Manta: dry in so cal. where are you ron
moved to room Meeting Place rich-1: hey, you won the Grey Cup - count your blessings Ronald: d fall Ronald: well yes..... we also broke the Grey Cup
changed username to Guy B. BobS: Tom........any connection with the Inland Empire User Group (southern California group) ? Guy B.: Greetings!!!! Ronald: Hi Guy! Manta: nope. never heard of them... rich-1: I noticed, but the got it fixed, which it likely needed anyway HarvieAlso: Hello Guy Manta: this is my first time on this chat. rich-1: greetings, Guy - how's Chicago? Ronald: @Bob: Working on the card..... usual thrashing about trying to remember how to do the thing BobS: were very active with the screenwriters guild I think Ronald: need to do this more than once a year I think Guy B.: Little warmer than normal right now. rich-1: just don't let it be your last, tom - we are here every week BobS: I know......and I haven't sent you anything have I BobS: SHAME ON ME!!!!!!! Ronald: naw! Ronald: are ya gonna? Manta: i dont think it will be my last. BobS: Tom, do you have PowerPaint by Digital Express ????? Manta: nope. :( rich-1: we will certainly hope not - we have a small but congenial group with new additions very welco e BobS: Ron needs pictures for the annual Christmas card.......Dec ADAM NEWS NETWORK disk Ronald: Any one else who wants to make a contribution to the annual ANN Christmas card..... nowz the time!! BobS: ok Ron, tell Tom what other format you can use BobS: I'll get you one this weekend Ron Ronald: either BMP (which will be converted) or Powerpaint images Ronald: sounds good Bob rich-1: what size, Ron? HarvieAlso: No ASCII art Ron? :) Ronald: if you use BMP images, they should be mostly solid colours, and "cartoonlike" in nature. They are going to lose something in making the transition to ADAM Ronald: Don't think I can process those Harvie rich-1: how about Logo then? Frances has done well with that in the past Ronald: size = 256x160 BobS: remember, ADAM only uses 8 colors Manta: smart logo? Ronald: ie... a Powerpaint screen Ronald: yes LOGO I think I can convert rich-1: huh? sixteen colours you mean, surely? Ronald: yes Ronald: although I have used 256 colours.... loses a lot BobS: ok that is only 100% more rich-1: yes Tom, SmartLogo, one of the best Logo dialects ever written Ronald: that's the screen size Rich... 256x160 Ronald: not the colours. Ronald: 16 colours works best Manta: i loved playing with that program. rich-1: well, that's the default in BASIC and Logo rich-1: my wife still plays with it once in a while
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changed username to Daniel B rich-1: she also uses Amiga Logo and MSN Microsoft Logo Daniel B: finaly...
moved to room Meeting Place Daniel B: hello Guy B.: Greetings Daniel! HarvieAlso: Hi Daniel BobS: can even use HGR from SmartBASIC to make a picture also, correct ???????
changed username to MacFanBoy rich-1: salet, Daniel - comment ca va? BobS: HI Daniel......got your attachments Ronald: also midi files .. 4 k or less..... like real simple.... of Christmas carols MacFanBoy: Greetings to all! BobS: NOW, are the TWO attachments in English = ONE attachment in French ?????? Daniel B: where my powerpoint files will be available on the net? Ronald: are you a Mac Fan, or a Boy? Ronald: or both HarvieAlso: Hello MacFanBoy MacFanBoy: All three. rich-1: whoops! has the "other" Guy arrived there, all but unannounced? Ronald: only Mac Fan I can think of except the the fellow on the other side of the mirror rich-1: so how's Tamara doing? BobS: available for download.........(french only for today) http://ann.hollowdreams.com Guy B.: Hi Guy, how's the family? Ronald: aha.... I know who you are Ronald: yes..... howz the family BobS: you can't fool us bro MacFanBoy: Tamara's doing great!!! Gaining a lot of weight fast. BobS: as in Sandra also ?????? rich-1: and is her mum getting back, too? MacFanBoy: Sandra is losing the weight, fast. BobS: that's good. rich-1: I bet that doesn't bother her in the least 8-) BobS: TOM, Guy in Montreal had a baby girl about 1 month ago (?) MacFanBoy: And I'm slowly depleting all the cash I have in my bank account. Having visited the Apple Store just a few hours ago doesn't help either. BobS: but that is YOUR fault Guy Manta: congrats. :) rich-1: "lead us not into temptation..." MacFanBoy: Thanks! Manta: wait till she wants a car ;) Ronald: Ah, the old depleted cash thing. Yes, I know it well BobS: Guy......meet TOM (manta) from southern California rich-1: but then apples have always been associated with temptation BobS: good one Richard MacFanBoy: Exacto! MacFanBoy: Nice to meet you Tom! Manta: Same here Guy HarvieAlso: And cash depletion BobS: can Apples draw pictures ??????? in 16 colors ?????? BobS: for ANN xmas cards ?????? Ronald: aha...... another west coaster.... I am not alone!! MacFanBoy: Enjoying the rain Ron? Daniel B: Manta... Tom... nice to meet you! Ronald: NO!! Manta: there you go. we're alive and kicking Manta: nice to meet you daniel Ronald: Vancouver Island MacFanBoy: Hey DB.... define byte, Daniel Bienvenu BobS: just cause you live on an unnamed island off Vancouver, don't mean you two have somthing in common Ron Manta: ahh friend from the north.
Daniel B changed username to Daniel Bienvenu rich-1: or the part that hasn't washed away yet? :-? BobS: true.......how much rain in the last month Ron ? Ronald: exactly BobS: Mount Washington still above water????? Ronald: haven't been counting Bob....... some places on the Island worse than others.... MacFanBoy: Hmm, wonder if there is a Coleco/Adam emulator that works on the new Intel Macs. rich-1: by the way, Bob, are you and Guy fogbound at the moment? the weather radar suggests so Ronald: We got "boil water" advisories all over the place HarvieAlso: Mount Washinton is in the East Bob Manta: yikes BobS: no fog here....... BobS: add a g Harvie.....and it si on the island rich-1: take a look at the NOAA radar - you might get a shock Ronald: Guy, I tried to compile it the other night on my Mac Book...... more error messages than I care to sort out at this point BobS: fot them dumb birds on ti and COLD up top in summer Ronald: but it should be possible to do it Daniel Bienvenu: If only I find time to work on sound for AdamEm SDL version... BobS: screw NOAA.......looked out the front door.....no fog Ronald: last time I went up - mid October, had some visitors with me, and the chairlift was closed Ronald: But they got snow up there now BobS: OW rich-1: Daniel, I got dumped at one point last week - did you say your job was winding up?
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changed username to Pamela HarvieAlso: Hello Pam rich-1: hi daughte BobS: greetings Pamela Ronald: Hey Pamela!
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changed username to Annie Manta: hi pam. i'm new here. :)
Annie requested to ban Guy B.
BobS confirmed ban
HarvieAlso confirmed ban
Pamela confirmed ban
rich-1 confirmed ban BobS: got wackedjuh Guy ?????
Ronald confirmed ban Pamela: Hi, Manta - welcome Pamela: Hi Dad Daniel Bienvenu: extended to january 6... after this date, the Quebec office close to keep only the one in Montreal.
Annie changed username to Guy B. BobS: hi daughter Pamela: Hi everyone else - quite a crowd! rich-1: got the pooch on the keyboard now, have you, Guy? Daniel Bienvenu: I hope you understand me... Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. System decided to reboot on me.
(BobS groans loudly)
MacFanBoy confirmed ban rich-1: merde, c'est t4riste - I assume you will not be moving to Montreal
(BobS reboots Pamela's computer remotely.) Guy B.: Annie's asleep and this will be her first Thanksgiving. Pamela: what, join the crowd Bob? BobS: ya my dear.\ Ronald: most unfortunate Daniel Pamela: nope! Daniel Bienvenu: To move to Montreal, they must give me a better salary. BobS: course, yo are Richard's li'l girl Pamela: looks like just about everyone has gotten dumped at one point or another already BobS: naw, not her in Michigan rich-1: well, not so little any more - a bit older than tom, IIRC BobS: stable as a rock BobS: so Tom........tell us about yourself a little......... Manta: what would you all like to know? BobS: got an ADAM onthe eve of civilization BobS: etc rich-1: anyway, Daniel, they would keep you if you'd move? that's a bit of a recommendation Ronald: are you still an ADAM owner? Manta: yes. same one i got as a kid BobS: active along the way ???? or put ADAM to bed for many years ? BobS: what ya got for peripherals ? Pamela: Hi, Ron, didn't see you ! Manta: got the extra tape drive, memory expander, disk drive Ronald: Hi Pam Manta: modem of course. lol Ronald: if you can't see me, get your eyes checked Ronald: :) Pamela: hard to see everyone in the crowd : ) Manta: well and all the coleco game expanders. rich-1: Pam, any word on Rin? BobS: cool........on the scene long enough for hard drives ? HarvieAlso: You were just turned sideways Ron BobS: and 80 column stuff Pamela: Dad, FYI, no word from Erin since before I saw you on Sunday Ronald: oh yeah, right Ronald: have I missed something here? Re Erin? Pamela: (PRIVATE) what's the last that you heard? Daniel Bienvenu: moving to Montreal is in the possibilities, but they always wait the last week to talk about contract extension. rich-1: Cynthia also seems to have gone quiet - no news is good news? BobS: I can only imagine Rin's frustration......Dr D in the states and her stuck in ca rich-1: pretty much same as you, then Pamela: that's putting it mildly, Bob BobS: Dr D is in the hospital with god nows what Ron BobS: knows Ronald: Oh Lord BobS: gall bladder... BobS: and other ??????? Richard says they don't know what rich-1: that's less the issue than a heart noise that may mean nothing or trouble Ronald: gee rich-1: but they don't want to carve him till they know what they are getting into BobS: and he was so proud he was eating right........no meat....only goldfish and lettuce rich-1: well, all we have is an anomalous noise - maybe his halo's too tight and is constricting a blood flow BobS: could be Pamela: Rich was out of the hospital as of last Thursday, last I heard rich-1: gotta give him a major plateload of Wendy's Pamela: Sorry, Tuesday BobS: no man.......STEAKS, not burgers Ronald: stress rich-1: yes, waiting for teh cardiologist to figure out what's happeneing
moved to room Meeting Place HarvieAlso: Well, the timer just gonged, I must go. Goodnight All.
changed username to Annie BobS: nite Harvie rich-1: night Harvie, get back soon BobS: be good Pamela: g'nite Harvie, sorry I didn't get a chance to chat! Ronald: nothing worse than a gonged timer Harvie;. g'nite
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HarvieAlso left chat session Guy B.: Nite Harvie Pamela: Guy, quit hitting the wrong buttons! BobS: darn Guy......what is the problem ???? Guy B.: Good question. BobS: must be that Chicago air......... Ronald: Is there a button there labelled "Don't Touch Me!" BobS: or a passing metro train Pamela: sorry Manda, we got sidetracked a bit : ) Manta: that's ok. i am the newbie here rich-1: there is one of the bottom right buttons on the Windows keyboard that confuses the Java applet when hit accidentallly Guy B.: I don't know what I'm hitting or what's going on, but I hope this will stay. Pamela: speak to it firmly, Guy : ) Ronald: Manta, you'll find the conversation here a little nuts at times. Want you to know that it's all Pam's fault Pamela: (It's always all my fault - just ask Erin) Manta: lol. well i am also a webmaster to an 80's icon, i can understand that Ronald: We talk about the state of the universe, and matters related thereto BobS: hey Tom, you can jump in and say anything you want...or questions to throw at us.......we know ALL (if you ask the right question) rich-1: I sent Dale the error message last week so maybe he can work out a clue Guy B.: I do have three additional buttons on this keyboard, Power, Sleep and Wake and they don't affect Win98, but might when I get WinXP. BobS: SEE ?????/ use a regular keyboard Guy Pamela: Gui, is that you hiding under the Mac? rich-1: it's CNTL, Windows and Alt are the likely culprits BobS: yes, ashamed to admit it is him Guy B.: This came when I bought the computer. Manta: ok, i have a good adam quesiton Ronald: shooy rich-1: which 80s icon do you master to on the web, Tom? Ronald: i mean... shoot BobS: AND you will be happy to know Pam, that Sandra and Tamara are doing GREAT Manta: i remember reading somewhere that i could play apple II/C software on my adam? Pamela: that's great news, Bob - thank you Manta: Dale Bozzio of the band Missing Persons rich-1: no, but the BASICs were similar enough you could rewite with few and minor corrections' Manta: ok. no wonder those games didnt boot up Manta: lol BobS: althouhg most of the Basic programs worked pretty well Guy B.: Nope, you cannot run Apple software on Adam. However, Apple's Basic is similar to SmartBasic on the Adam. Some commands on Apple's Basic don't work with Adam's. rich-1: some Apple programs if typed in did run without mods - depended on the calls used Pamela: so Daniel, does this mean you are seriously considering a move to Montreal if you get a job offer? Ronald: They were a little more than minor....... if the Applesoft program involved peeks pokes and calls, they would likely not work. Screen formatting was another problem BobS: right Richard......there is a list of crossover wording Ronald: since the apple and the adam have different size screens, positioning the cursor had to be done with some thought
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changed username to Dr. D. rich-1: bet by now Daniel could write a conversion program with his eyes shut Ronald: I think that the claim of Applesoft compatibility Ronald: was a bit of a reach rich-1: hello Rich - what's the health word? Guy B.: Somewhere is a Niad newsletter that lists the Pokes on Apple's with Adam's. I should go find that. Pamela: Hi, Rich! BobS: WAY back in some magazine (can't remember the name)....they had Basic programs for ADAM, APPLE, TRS80, etc Dr. D.: Hello all. Ronald: Family Computing Manta: family computing? BobS: DOKTOR !!!!!! Daniel Bienvenu: I'm checking all the possiblities before taking a decision. But yes, I'm thinking of moving to Montreal if it's necessary Guy B.: Hi Dr. D. BobS: that is it !!!! Pamela: (PRIVATE) fair warning, word has gone forth Ronald: Hey..... speak of the devil rich-1: yep, that was it - it was established for Adam users originally Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Dr.D Dr. D.: Back from taking the girls home, they were over this evening. rich-1: make your collaborations with Guy much easier Dr. D.: (PRIVATE) I presume you mean the hospitalization Pamela: (PRIVATE) yup Ronald: State of the health Dr. D?? Guy B.: I got a book called Best of Family Computing. Dr. D.: Well, not in hospital today anyhow. Ronald: ie... how ya doin? rich-1: I have all sorts of books of programs for Adam - some even worth having rich-1: any clues as to what's with the heart? Dr. D.: I am scheduled for a stress test/echcocardiogram next Thursday afternoon. Dr. D.: Best guess Richard is that it was just due to dehydration and 6 hours of continuous vomiting. rich-1: well, you are more than a little familiar with stress Pamela: BTW Manta, this is Rich Drushel, aka Dr. D Daniel Bienvenu: I have modem connection problem... In fact, our phone line here is poor... I think the phone company is modifying the lines somewhere. Dr. D.: But they want to rule out all other possibilities before letting me schedule the gall bladder surgery. Ronald: ummm... that would do ut Ronald: ut Dr. D.: Hi Manta Ronald: IT Manta: Hi there Dr. D. Pamela: sure about that Ron? Ronald: no Pam rich-1: wow, you had a real attack. Will they be able to do a laproscopy? Ronald: fimble ningers Pamela: 'kay, just checking : ) Dr. D.: At least the timing of the test will not interfere with current plans to come to Toronto next Thursday evening so I can take Rin to her oral surgery Friday morning. Dr. D.: Yes Richard. Dr. D.: They told me in the ER that, had the OR not been full that night, they would have done the surgery right then, last Thursday night.
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: Then they did the "routine" EKG, which wasn't routine-looking.
changed username to rich-2 Guy B.: Now Rich is having problems. rich-2: OK, which dumb key did I hit that time? Pamela: dunno, Dad Dr. D.: So, I will just do what the docs say and when they say, and schedule everything else around it. Dr. D.: I hope to get my final exams in, though... rich-2: anyway Rich, my gall bladder was in by ten, out by five, never felt a thing, no grief since
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changed username to Judy Guy B.: HI Judy Pamela: Hi, Judy! Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Judy! Judy: Hi, To ALL Ronald: now ya see it, now ya don't rich-2: hello Judy, keeping an eye on the old man, are you? Dr. D.: It has only just become a problem, so there is no chronic inflammation or anything, they said it would be a breeze to do. Ronald: Hey Judy! Dr. D.: Hi Judy. Pamela: that's good news, Rich Dr. D.: The stone is 2 cm diameter and looks like an ice-cream cone. Judy: yes, I am watching him as we speak rich-2: yes, I had one godawful attack but had to wait a few weeks for surgery Dr. D.: Round dome, tapers to a point. Dr. D.: So it is just like a plug in the drain. rich-2: the hospital was closed because of SARS Ronald: omygosh Pamela: July of 2003 rich-2: I got through the time with no further problems - maybe you wil be equally lucky Dr. D.: It can move around, they dislodged it during the abdominal ultrasound just by having me roll over, but it is longer than wide, so it can't tumble into a different orientation, so it slides back in as soon as upright posture is resumed. rich-2: and they got a real rockpile out of me, not just one Dr. D.: My anatomy students want me to bring it all back in a jar :-S rich-2: well, maybe you should just lie down and catch up on your backlog of rest Dr. D.: Everything else in liver and pancreas are fine, no stones blocking internal ducts, no cancers etc. Pamela: it's not a stone in the true sense of the word, I know - what is it's composition (if that's not too gross)? Dr. D.: Nobody to cover my classes now. rich-2: ah, the hospital pathologist will want them - I suspect they collect them Dr. D.: It *IS* a stone, precipitated bile salts, and they can calcify. Dr. D.: Like a pearl in an oyster, only green BobS: YIKES Pamela: cool BobS: better if it WERE a pearl Dr. D.: hehe I will buy it with great price, if that's what you mean :-S Pamela: we could probably make a necklace of it if you wanted : )
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: Some of the cadavers this year have about 10 luckystone-sized ones apiece. Judy: no, than it would be round
changed username to rich-3 Dr. D.: It obviously took years to get this big. Guy B.: Not again, Rich Dr. D.: So, I am living on Jell-O and ginger ale and white bread. rich-3: yes, again - in fact Firefox itself closed on me Dr. D.: Ramen noodle soup too. Dr. D.: That means no turkey tomorrow Pamela: wow, thrilling diet, Rich BobS: stick to somethin that works Dr. D.: I am very bummed. Pamela: did they tell you to avoid fats? Dr. D.: The girls were over tonight to help prepare the "garbage tray" we are to bring to my Dad's tomorrow...cheese, pickles, all stuff I can't have. BobS: close your eyes......pretend it is turkey andstuffing rich-3: yes, turkey fat, pie, and butter on the veggies would be indiscreet Dr. D.: Yes Pam. Dr. D.: Fat is what apparently precipitated this attack. Pamela: I understand that's usually the case rich-3: actually you'd be surprised (based on my experience) what you can get away with Pamela: cheese I can see, but why pickles? Dr. D.: I had 2 Banquet frozen fried chicken drum sticks for supper late Wednesday night, bought on a whim from the 24/7 store because I had been on campus until 9 PM running the review session for an anatomy exam to be given the next day. rich-3: but I did manage to find a box of fat free fig newtons (raspberry ones as well) Dr. D.: Isn't there oil in the pickling juice? Olives too are oily. rich-3: no, pickle juice is herbs or spices in brine Dr. D.: I usually don't eat stuff like that, I have been eating mostly veggies for about 1.5 years now. Pamela: I don't think so - brine is high in salt and vinegar, but no fat AFAIK Dr. D.: I didn't have *ANYTHING* cooked on a grill this entire summer... Dr. D.: Okay then maybe I can eat the pickles. BobS: see????? you were TOO good !!!!!!!!!!!!! rich-3: just no cheese dip on the veggies - there may be non-fat dips available Dr. D.: Probably true, Bob, I wasn't used to even a little deep-fry oil anymore. Dr. D.: Don't like cheese dips anyway BobS: EVERYTHING is moderation my boy rich-3: look around these days and the most incredible thingsg are fat-free or low fat Dr. D.: It is stuffing and gravy that I will miss, turkey dark meat... Ronald: including moderation Dr. D.: hehehe Ron BobS: :-) Pamela: You can probably find a fairly good variety of non-fat foods out there
(BobS gives Ronald a can of Coke) Ronald: TU Dr. D.: Rin feels bad for me because I eat so much better than her and it happened to me...
(west coast is drifting away from shore)
(Guy B. gives Pamela some poutine.) Dr. D.: From what I can gather she has cleaned up her act here recently, we'll see if it sticks Pamela: and you'd probably be fairly safe with turkey white meat, veggies, even potatoes as long as they're not made with butter or cream
(A dog howls in the distance) Manta: oh poutine is soooo good
(We secretly replaced Dr. D.'s Diet Coke with Folger's Crystals.) Dr. D.: I will see what I can get away with, but I am bringing cherry Jell-O with green grapes in it that I made tonight. Dr. D.: haha rich-3: good for you though, it ain't, Tom Dr. D.: I had it once to humour my wife-to-be, but really see little merit in poutine, but then I am just an uncivilized Yankee. Ronald: you have to be in Quebec to eat poutine Ronald: there is NO merit in poutine Manta: not if you have a french canadian best friend who lives down here Pamela: not true, Ron rich-3: yes, you should be all ready to fill up at the next Adamcon Ronald: but that never stopped Ronald: me Dr. D.: 70% less food than your regular food Daniel Bienvenu: poutine : fries + gouda + sauce Ronald: When it comes to food, I have a Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde thing happening Ronald: never know who's in charge Judy: not my kind of food rich-3: as you may have guessed, Tom, both Guy (MFB) and Daniel are bilingual francophones Dr. D.: Is your diabetes becoming unstabilized Ron? Pamela: as you said, Ron, all things in moderation rich-3: I have never tasted poutine - and do not plan to Dr. D.: I am a MacFanBoy too, typing from a 17" Powerbook... Ronald: well.... I've been doing Weightwatchers since Sept 6, and the blood sugar has come right down to normal limits Manta: it's not that bad. Ronald: down 25 lbs so far Dr. D.: Excellent sir. Pamela: wow, that's great, Ron! rich-3: it does, I admit, smell glorious Dr. D.: I'll hardly know ye at next ADAMcon :-S Ronald: daily hour on aerobics and treadmill rich-3: damn good for you, Ron BobS: GREAT Ron.!!!!!!! keep it up man Ronald: hopefully there'll be some changes Judy: good for you Ron!!!! rich-3: youre well on the way, for sure Pamela: keep it up, Ron - you'll be able to walk to Ottawa : ) rich-3: time for my beer - brb Ronald: some days it's a struggle, 'cause I like all the wrong stuff, but gradually, changes are being made BobS: well...........that is a far piece away Pam Dr. D.: Well, since we want you at ADAMcon 20 hex and beyond, sounds like a good plan Manta: Well i must say good night at this point as i have a lot of family coming over tomorrow and still have a lot to do...nice meeting you all Dr. D.: Always good to see newcomers here Manta, thanks for coming by. Ronald: fer sure. SomethiWed Nov 22 22:20:30 GMT-05:00 2006: BobS : BobS: great to have you visit tom.......come on back !!!!! HAPPY TURKEY DAY Pamela: nice to meet you, Tom - please come back again soon Manta: thanks for having me. night all
Manta left chat session Ronald: come on back Tom, ya hear Guy B.: He left mighty quick Pamela: you forgot the "y'all", Ron Ronald: I know! BobS: oh well......next time sir Dr. D.: I am waiting for Ms. Rin, not sure where she is at this point. Pamela: to call, Rich? rich-3: a great pleasure for us, Tom - come back soon Dr. D.: To call/write me. Dr. D.: She had some function this evening I think, but timing, I dunno. Dr. D.: She has had a bunch of late nights lately. rich-3: is she doing anything vis a vis the feds at the moment? BobS: OH Richard........got together with Luc and am going to send him a good disk drive Dr. D.: Not sure what you mean, Richard. rich-3: OK - I am working on the 3-1/2 for him too BobS: gov'ment functions maybe BobS: you got any ?????? rich-3: wondering if she'd picked up some side obligations for the leadership convention Pamela: don't forget Dad, she can't get overtly involved at the Federal level due to conflict of interest Dr. D.: Yikes, what I just read in the online Toronto Star. rich-3: doesnt apply to her boss, Pam, who might call on her rich-3: yes I have a 3-1/2 Dr. D.: Dead man found in the Humber River at Weston & St. Phillips rich-3: likely fell off the bridge Pamela: big drop up there Ronald: Obviously, he would be unable to explain how he got there BobS: BONSAI !!!!!!!!! Dr. D.: Sounds like it's in the Cruikshank Park where Rin and I walk alot. Pamela: FYI, that's just up the street from us, Ron BobS: hey James is late tonight Dr. D.: Death NOT due to drowning. rich-3: might have been walking on the railroad bridge and not heard a train Ronald: mm BobS: oh oh Dr. D.: "Public's help sought in identifying man's body" says the headline. Pamela: well, we're not missing any neighbours, to my knowledge rich-3: no physical description, of course BobS: like you'd know??????? Guy B.: HI James Dr. D.: At least the cobra didn't get him :-S BobS: male.....between 15 and 75....... rich-3: black or brown? Pamela: they haven't found the snake yet - house is still sealed up BobS: james no here mon BobS: SNAKE ? Ronald: is that the one that was hiding in the walls? BobS: YUCKY Pamela: yup - that's about five doors down from us BobS: don't want one of those here Guy B.: Well, I discovered something with this Compaq Presario I got. It won't work with two separate floppy drives. Ronald: think I heard something about that Ronald: good lord Judy: I would move Pamela: welcome to Weston : ) Dr. D.: With no heat in the building, after a month of winter no reptile will survive. BobS: and idea.....turn off Pam's heat Guy B.: At least Dr. D is still here. Ronald: Dr. D - have you tried compiling AdamEm on a Mac (OS X) ?? rich-3: it won't work with two floppies? that's unheard of Guy B.: Judy left already? Pamela: down the street, Bob, not the hall! BobS: why in heaven's name won't it work with 2 disk drives?????? that's crazy mon rich-3: what does it have instead? eight millioin USB ports? Pamela: problem is, it's part of a semi-detached so some heat will be getting thru from the other side Judy: I am right here, Guy rich-3: well. Apple doesn't even offer disc drives BobS: burn the place down BobS: that sucks Ronald: surely does Guy B.: I did have a cable for both 3 1/2 and 5 1/4. I put that in, setup the BIOS. After I saved it, it came back saying that it updated the diskette drives and both drives became drive A. rich-3: yes, chasing cobras in skinny places is not an appealing job BobS: did you have a single cable with both drives on the ribbon ??? Guy B.: Oh, there you are. Annie is having her first Thanksgiving tomorrow. rich-3: sounds like a BIOS problem - very strange Pamela: as I understand it, the place is a rooming house and one of the tenants was keeping some rather exotic pets in the place Pamela: Cobra got loose and was first spotted by one of the tenants in the kitchen. BobS: well then, make the snake pay rent Ronald: Exotic pets should be kept in Exotica BobS: or a zoo rich-3: just watch your step outside your building, Pam Guy B.: I took out the 5 1/4 and put back in the DVD Rom. I added a second hard drive, that was recognized by the BIOS, but not by Windows. Found out what caused that. Pamela: the snake was reported, but no one realized what kind it was until the landlord got a good look at the hood Dr. D.: If it goes outside, Richard, it will die. Pamela: then animal control was called in and they shut the place down. Ronald: good first step Pamela: came home one night and there were four cop cars around the place. Why they felt they needed eight cops, I don't know BobS: BIG snake Ronald: yeah Ronald: One snake, 8 cops Dr. D.: Too long a line for Timbits? rich-3: but you use an FDD controller for floppies, don't put them on the ATAPI or IDe cables Pamela: (snicker) Ronald: ROTFL Dr. D Dr. D.: hehe Dr. D.: Maybe it's the secret cop religion, snake-handling sect... rich-3: I could believe that... Dr. D.: Cobra is immanent form of J. Edgar Hoover or something Ronald: I would imagine the snake might realize the superiority of its position Ronald: or maybe not Pamela: ("In the land of Oz" plays in the background) rich-3: likely just wandering around looking for snacks of other exotic pets Ronald: right Dr. D.: Only snacks available now are black squirrels. Pamela: I'll bet the place is rodent - free, though : ) Ronald: yes Judy: that is one plus rich-3: well, they are not is short supply around here Ronald: need a robot that can climb around inside the walls -- Ronald: a cambot Pamela: somehow I don't think importing the cobra is quite the answer you're looking for, Dad : ) rich-3: yes, I'll bet teh building is plenty old, with lots of gaps Ronald: a snake-locating cambot Pamela: actually, it's new construction - less than five years old rich-3: oh, a little pepper sauce on the birdsee, and they get discouraged Dr. D.: Rin is home at last. rich-3: and it's a rooming house? unusual Pamela: ah, good Dr. D.: So I think I am going to go talk to my wife for a bit... Ronald: yes... Dr. D. That sounds like a plan rich-3: or get her to join us here Dr. D.: Eat turkey and think of me tomorrow :-( Pamela: yes, one of these places they threw up when the original houses sold and were torn down Dr. D.: I asked, she says no Ronald: be well sir..... and keeep us posted Dr. D.: I shall, fear not. Ronald: is it Thanksgiving this weekend? Judy: say hi to her for us, DR D rich-3: OK - btw, we do not have turkey tomorrow - ours was Oct. 8th Dr. D.: Tomorrow for us, Ron. Pamela: g'nite Rich, Happy Thanksgiving and hi to everyone Dr. D.: I know, I had it with Rin :-) Ronald: ah Pamela: and please say g'nite to Rin Judy: yes, Ron Dr. D.: I meant for Bob and Judy. rich-3: nite then to you and Rin Dr. D.: But Canadians can eat turkey tomorrow if they want. Dr. D.: Bye all. Ronald: That's why my Weight Watchers meeting tonight had a Thanksgiving theme.... Dr. D.: <poof>
Dr. D. left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: bye Dr.D Pamela: actually, turkey is on the menu tomorrow : ) Guy B.: Over and Out Ronald: they must be following the US curriculum rich-3: may, but likely wont - still, l'on ne sait jamais Pamela: strictly by coincidence Judy: yes, we are having turkey tomorrow Ronald: mmmm Judy: bye rich-3: tomorrow and Friday won't count here - waiting for the weekend rich-3: just totally restocked the wine cellar and waiting to raid the riches Ronald: watch out for snakes rich-3: I'm a fair distance from Weston - but spiders, that/s a different matter Pamela: what can I say, we live in an interesting neighbourhood : ) Ronald: well, they're ok... as long as I know they're there Ronald: ya got that right Pamela rich-3: yes, we cultivate them, keeps the other wildlife down Ronald: Now my daughter-in-law freaks out at the sight of a spider Pamela: culturally diverse, architecturally diverse, livestock diverse : ) Ronald: all of that rich-3: I believe she comes from a scene where almost any spider can be very bad news Pamela: I don't mind spiders but I do wish they'd quit spinning in my ceiling fan Ronald: Oh really! BobS: yes Ron, but Jeff is a HERO when he rids the place of the spider rich-3: so spin them right back in the fan Ronald: yes Bob...... he kinda grins at me when that becomes necessary Pamela: c'mon Ron, that's why women get married - for on-site rodent and spider disposal : ) Ronald: :) rich-3: I can believe that Ronald: yes,,, of course, how could I have forgotten Judy: our daughter Sherri doesn't like them either, was bit by a brown recluse Pamela: well, I'm not and never have been an "eek - a mouse!" person rich-3: anyhow, you never told us how your visit to the Western Final was Ronald: well now, she would have reason Judy Ronald: ample and justified Daniel Bienvenu: Chez Asthon ... les assičtes chaudes sont ŕ 5$ Judy: that was a good one Pam rich-3: that could give her pause, Judy - they are nasty Daniel Bienvenu: $12.99 for a trio of xbox games at Burger King rich-3: qu'est que ce Asthon? Daniel Bienvenu: (just writing something to tells you I'm still there) Ronald: Suppose I should acquire an Xbox?? Pamela: snakes give me pause, as do stinging insects such as wasps and hornets, but mice are cute Daniel Bienvenu: "Chez Asthon" is a restaurant name
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left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: fastfood... many poutine, but al,so burger, etc... rich-3: yes, there was quite an article about them and hobo spiders in Discover a few months back - I was reading it today Ronald: Chez Asthon... Ronald: sounds upscale to me Pamela: Dad, you really have to catch up on your reading : ) rich-3: yes, it likely dated back to 2005 Daniel Bienvenu: "Chez Asthon"... in January you got a rebate on poutine based on Celcius degrees. Judy: Ryan will be getting another hamster-(mouse ) for Christmas Pamela: so much for retirement : ) Ronald: awww rich-3: well, I have a computer, remember? Ronald: they're so cute Pamela: anything small and furry is cute Pamela: vaguely : ) rich-3: how do you get anything else done when you have to nursemaid a computer? Judy: they are small but not real furry Pamela: know what else is cute? Hedgehogs rich-3: Chez Asthon sounds vaguelu like a Harveys Ronald: Alas.... Harvey's and I will have to part company Judy: don't think I ever saw one up close and personal rich-3: oh, and is St.Hubert's still around, or has Swiss Chalet picked them off now? Ronald: Don't know Pamela: I had a friend with a menagerie at one point: three cats, two mice, a hedgehog and a guinea pig rich-3: yes, Ron, and they'll miss you more than you'll miss them' Judy: what a bunch Ronald: indeed Pamela: a weekend away was a real event for the substitute care-givers : ) rich-3: oh, re St.Huberts, the Quebecois will have to tell us that Judy: Josh and Michael have bunnies Daniel Bienvenu: ok... it's Ashton, not Asthon... Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.chez-ashton.com/ Ronald: somebody here introduced me to buffalo meat. The burger has half the fat of a beef burger, and the taste is different, but quite good Daniel Bienvenu: anyway, it's poutine time there. Judy: just little ones, some odd kind Pamela: separate houses, or two of the same gender, I hope? : ) rich-3: they are coming on the market here, too - Loblaws has them. Must try Ronald: Go ahead Daniel... STUFF yourself Daniel Bienvenu: St-Hubert bbq... I like this place Ronald: would certainly recommend it Rich. Although I also have some friends who don't like them Pamela: PC has had bison burgers for about a year now Ronald: matter of acquired taste I think rich-3: they tried to enter Ontario but Swiss Chalet seems to have beten them back Judy: separate houses, but they are going to bred when they get old enough Ronald: If nothing else, this plan has me reading nutrition labels more than I ever did Pamela: oh lord, you'll have bunnies galore rich-3: a taste perhaps worth acquiring, for health reasons. What wine goes with them? Judy: Bob had to make them a fancy set of cages Ronald: no idea Rich. Would not be a question I could answer Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to go here. Happy Thanksgiving to All in the USA. rich-3: yes, Ron, I found that out when I was waiting my gall bladder operation Pamela: quote from a book I read recently: "A bunny's a delightful habit, no house is complete without a rabbit" Judy: no they are some small kind they can sell the babies to the pet shop Pamela: Happy Thanksgiving, Guy rich-3: happy Thanksgiving, Guy - see you next week Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you and Annie Ronald: Next time you guys come to the Island I'll have to take you to the University of Victoria grounds..... bunnies are protected there, and they're all over the place Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Same here. Judy: Happy Thanksgiving to you, and good night, Guy Ronald: night Guy... happy Thanksgiving Guy B.: See you next week. Ronald: by the hundreds Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: Bye Guy Ronald: silence Pamela: hey Dad, question for you: ever seen a copy of "Treasure on the Hill" by Marie Killalea? Pamela: are they tame, Ron? Ronald: Hell, why read the copy.... get the original rich-3: whom by which? rings no bells - further info? Pamela: author of "Karen" and "With love from Karen" - story of a CP child born in the 40's Ronald: yes, tame they are..... Got up to about 3 feet of one with my camera one day. It just looked at me as if to say, "are you going to shoot me now?" rich-3: OK, rmember the tiles, but never read any - more teenage girl books IIRC Pamela: no - biographical rich-3: we have a fairly bold bunny around our 'hood, comes out at dusk rich-3: the two aren't mutually exclusive, Pam' Pamela: it's an adult series Dad Ronald: around here we have deer Ronald: who love all the plants I planted Pamela: Wren was the children's version she wrote BobS: we got 'em all guys and gals rich-3: we're more into raccoons and the odd skunk Daniel Bienvenu: Well, it's almost time here too to say "goodbye" Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit ŕ tous! rich-3: OK Daniel, success in the job arrangements, and see you next week Ronald: be well Daniel. Go find a Mac and compile AdamEm on it. Then let me know how you did it BobS: got to leave here also gang Pamela: it's 11:00 already - man, I really need to get a clock in here Daniel Bienvenu: N'oubliez pas, c'est bon manger! ;-) Pamela: gnite, Daniel rich-3: Bob, just so I know, what does an Adam disc drive go for these days? no eBay recently BobS: twill see ya'll next week.......lord willin' and the creek don't rise Judy: yes, it is that time, night all Ronald: yes sir.... I'm gonna go and play with Christmas BMP's Pamela: nite, Bob and Judy, Happy Thanksgiving Ronald: gotta remember how to do it Judy: thanks Ronald: and yes... Happy Thanksgiving to all BobS: $90 plus shippng for original.........3 1/2 should go for a littlel more i would think, haven't seen one for sale
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Daniel Bienvenu left chat session rich-3: OK, gives me an idea at least - about $100 CDN which would make seense BobS: IF youhave a new MI drive, you know what you have in it BobS: as far as cash rich-3: I do and I do Ronald: If you guys are looking for some spares, I have 5 out here - various states, but some do work BobS: so go according ly BobS: after all it IS a newer version than the old ADAM drives rich-3: I plan to - I can wait, I've wait3ed this long BobS: see ya next week gang BYE !!!!!! rich-3: night Bob Ronald: Night Bob Pamela: bye!
BobS left chat session Ronald: ... hopefully will be here next week Ronald: be well all rich-3: so that sort of cuts down on things rich-3: yes, we will be looking for you Ronald: :) Pamela: glad you made it Ron Pamela: we missed ya Ronald: gotta get my Wed priorities straight rich-3: take care Ron, and hold that diet! rich-3: amen Ronald: tend to have a lot of stuff going on around here Ronald: ah yes... will surely try Ronald: night rich-3: niters now Pamela: g'nite
Ronald left chat session Pamela: Dad, what's the name of the online company for used books? rich-3: abebooks, alibris Pamela: abe books, that's it Pamela: will have to check that Pamela: I also want to find a copy of Jean Kerr's books rich-3: amazon have a lot, Powell's Pamela: and Louise Baker rich-3: check the lot, gives you more choice Pamela: sixteen zillion pieces of paper in this place, I can't find anyting to write on rich-3: highlight and hit control-c, open notebook, hit control-v Pamela: there, that's better Pamela: do you recall a conversation about kids books a while back? rich-3: not really - give me a hint Pamela: I was trying to remember the name of a series of books about a Mormon family? Pamela: we were talking about Encyclopedia Brown and I couldn't remember the other set I loved rich-3: min rich-3: ringsa no bells with me or your mom Pamela: It came to me the other day - the series was "The Great Brain" - author Fitzgerald, I think rich-3: still a blank here Pamela: surprises me, as I think you turned me on to them. Pretty sure you had them in your libary Pamela: library rich-3: anyway, remember it;s easy to use the National Library catalog or LC for searches rich-3: entirely possible, but the accessions there were way over 60,000 IIRC Pamela: you know I think the only books you've introduced me to that I wasn't enchanted with were Guy Gavriel Kay's books Pamela: that's pretty good for forty - odd years rich-3: he's an acquired taste but they SHOULD be right up your alley, don't know why he isnt' Pamela: I think it's his writing style - I just can't get into them Pamela: I've been spoiled by Mercedes Lackey rich-3: especially in the earlier ones there is an awkwardness Pamela: just as I can't get into the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Russell loves them but I just don't. rich-3: same is true of the Chronicles of Covenant the Unbeliever Pamela: author? rich-3: and you'll remember I gave up on Lord of the Rings, only came back after reading "The hobbit" Pamela: I never did read anything beyond the Hobbit - can't get into Tolkien Pamela: Russell and I have decided it's because of the magic systems : ) Pamela: he likes stuff that works the way D & D does rich-3: yet you enjoyed the movie, didn't you? Pamela: I like magic systems that are more nature-based Pamela: I've never seen any of the LOTR movies rich-3: anyway can't find the Coveneant books (in the second layer maybe)? rich-3: really? I was under the impressioin you had Pamela: nope - R has all three but watched them when I wasn't around rich-3: interesting to see how you sort thqat out over time Pamela: we have agreed to disagree : ) rich-3: you have one of my LOTR discs, don;t you? Pamela: I'm going to have to make forays into Terry Brooks - i've heard good things rich-3: he does seem to be very popular Pamela: no - we have our own copies Pamela: I think what we may have is one or two of your Star Wars collection rich-3: oh, what is that Malaysian pirate edition you have, then? rich-3: is it a Harry Potter? rich-3: ah, right, ok rich-3: no schedule for watching them again - but may suspend satellite service Dec-Jan Pamela: I gave you the single-disc version of HP and the Goblet of Fire - which you may keep - we bought the two-disc version rich-3: right Pamela: know what else I bought? rich-3: tell me Pamela: the new Disney - Pixar movie "Cars" - animated Pamela: we're going to try and watch it this weekend rich-3: really? the guys on carnuts seem to like it rich-3: I'm sort of planning to wait till it hits the $9.99 shelf at WalMart Pamela: if the clips I've seen on the commercials are any indication, we're going to love it Pamela: once we've seen it, I'll loan it to you rich-3: OK, that will tell me whether to buy it rich-3: anyhow, you going to be calling or coming by this week/end? Pamela: I will try and call, but don't think we'll have time to come by except briefly - I know I still have mom's honey to drop off. We have a busy weekend ahead of us rich-3: ours should with luck be very quiet, now that football is over, and racing Pamela: Barbara's birthday is Friday, and we have to shop for something for Russell to wear to a wedding in a week, and we still have to paint the bathroom rich-3: maybe I will even get some reading caught up on Pamela: : ) rich-3: anyhow bout time to wrap it up, I reckon Pamela: well nothing will get done if we don't get some sleep Pamela: since I still have dishes to do, I'd better scram rich-3: right, and I've been benefitting greatly from some good sleeps lately rich-3: OK, talk to you soon, whenever rich-3: goodnight for now Pamela: we're planning to head to Moore's to look for a suit for R - if we go to the one on Dufferin, we'll drop by with the honey Pamela: will keep you posted rich-3: good idea, call first, but we should be here rich-3: see you then Pamela: okay. Gnite, Daddy rich-3: nite, daughter Pamela: kerpoof!
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