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changed username to Ronald Ronald: Hi Rich rich-c: well, Ron, you are early! rich-c: cycling in abeyance3 till the back comes back? Ronald: yes, sitting here watching the hockey game. Decided to pass on the biking tonight.. still recuperating Ronald: not the back, the legs Ronald: better now, but I want to make absolutely sure rich-c: oh, right - Ottawa is fighting for survival still, right? Ronald: yes, and they're down 2-0 after 1 period rich-c: that bodes ill when they're 3-1 in games Ronald: yu Ronald: yup rich-c: surprise - got a phone call today from Michael Hurst Ronald: Oh? Ronald: hows he doing? rich-c: he even suggested he might turn up here this evening Ronald: aha rich-c: seems the chemotherapy took the third time round and he's been cancer-free for two years now Ronald: well that's positive for sure rich-c: he phoned from his trailer and sounded very chipper - I couldn't get a word in edgewise Ronald: sounds like Michael rich-c: oh yes - but one gets teh feeling that as much as ever, things have turned his way for the moment Ronald: I think I knew he'd been battling cancer, but hadn't heard in quite a while how it was going Ronald: Well he's had his challenges for sure Ronald: Wonder if Neil is any closer to firm dates
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changed username to FREDK Ronald: Hey Fred FREDK: Hi rich/Ron Ronald: howz it goin? rich-c: yes, I am surprised we didn't have an email this evening rich-c: hi Fred Ronald: need to make airline arrangements pretty soon FREDK: Great and you gentlemen? Ronald: not bad for an old guy Fred rich-c: by now we should have firm place, datees and costs Ronald: he's obviously got other priorities rich-c: my back is telling me I shouldn't have walked so far today Ronald: can relate to that Rich Ronald: It seems to take me longer these days to recover from muscle strains rich-c: yes, and I didn't take my Tylenol after lunch, either Ronald: Welcome to the Golden Age rich-c: yes, if it don't hurt, it don't work Ronald: that's it FREDK: Remember the golden girls? Ronald: yes rich-c: all sorts, Fred - which particular ones? FREDK: they were all funny! Ronald: Bea Arthur, Rue McLanahan, Betty White Ronald: and who was the grandma? FREDK: yup Betty White I guess I remember the most rich-c: sorry, none of those names ring a bell - context? Ronald: Picture it, 1947 Ronald: those are their real names, not the characters the played rich-c: 1947? that I should remember, then - I was a real randy teenager at that time Ronald: I was 2 Ronald: no, 3 rich-c: hell, I was still going to movies then, with much regularity
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changed username to Pamela Ronald: Hey Pamela rich-c: hello daughter FREDK: Hi Pamela Pamela: Hi everyone rich-c: did they give up another goal? Ronald: no, but it's just a matter of time Pamela: sometimes it's just not in the cards, Ron, no matter how much you want it Ronald: I honestly think the Ducks are a better team rich-c: I haven't been to so many movies that I'd likely forget one, Fred Ronald: Which movie Fred? Pamela: what movies are we talking about? rich-c: Picture It - 1947 FREDK: Oh just asking around 47 wich movie Rich remembered seing FREDK: and you Ron? Ronald: by the way, the "Picture it (followed by date)" was the elderly Golden Girl's way of introducing a reminiscence about her good old days. The 1947 was not really significant rich-c: that was teh time the first British comedies were coming out - Tight Little Island, Passport to Pimlico, etc. Ronald: Still trying to remember her name. Pam? the elderly one from the Golden Girls series Pamela: Sophie something, I think Ronald: could be, although that doesn't ring a bell Ronald: anyway Fred, you asked if we remembered the Golden Girls. Was that the show you were referring to? rich-c: Sophie Tucker, maybe? dates to that period FREDK: Yup! Ronald: Be right bac rich-c: who was the yup directed to? Pamela: could always look it up FREDK: sory meant yes for Ron
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changed username to Dr. D. Ronald: Estelly Getty played Sophia Petrillo Dr. D.: Hi folks. Pamela: greetings Rich Ronald: Ottawa Scored!!!! rich-c: well Rich, missed you last week - how goes it? FREDK: your good! Dr. D.: I just got back from a softball practice, and am hot and stinky. FREDK: hi Dr.D Ronald: yea! Pamela: TMI, Rich Dr. D.: Wednesday night is Diana and Gretchen softball practice, so I have been late. Dr. D.: Was just saying that Pam so I can adjourn for 20 minutes to go take a shower. Pamela: alright, you're forgiven Dr. D.: But wanted to let you know that I was here...and am hoping someone can provide firm ADAMcon figures soon... rich-c: how does one get hot and sticky tonight? play indoors? Dr. D.: Rin and I are still trying to figure whether we have a prayer of coming or not. Dr. D.: When I am a coach, Richard, pitching and throwing and fielding... Ronald: Neil, if you're reading this, we need to know firm date and costs, like yesterday rich-c: it was nice enough in the sun this afternoon, but once the sun sank a bit that wind asserted itself
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changed username to BobS FREDK: Hi Bob! Pamela: Hi Bob Ronald: Hi Bob rich-c: hello Robert BobS: Itrs HOWDY DOODY TIME !!!!! BobS: hosdy doody !!!!! Dr. D.: Homeland Security has announced large increases in immigration filing fees to take effect end of July, some of which are like 3X increases... Ronald: welll then,,,,, Howdy Doody BobS: how's ya'll ? Ronald: still nursing knees Ronald: but better thanks Dr. D.: so if they don't hurry up and send us confirmation of processing the I-130, so I can turn in our I-129F at only $170... Pamela: you'll have all your stuff in by then, won't you? BobS: but all around kinda healthy Ron, ......and still biking ? rich-c: that figures, Rich Ronald: yes, but not tonight. sent my regrets Dr. D.: The check for the I-130 was cashed 31 May, but no official paper saying they are processing it yet -- which is a requirement for the I-129F...that is the last form we have to file, then we are totally in HS hands. Ronald: next week Dr. D.: So Ron, how svelte are you now? :-) Ronald: no, actually, next week we're going on a camera club trip to the west coast Ronald: no.... wouldn't say so Dr. D. Have hit a wall in my progress Ronald: still have a way to go Dr. D.: Well, there are always walls, but the climb attempts are the main thing Ronald: Anaheim 3, Ottawa 1 Ronald: yes, exactly. I ain't giving up now rich-c: I know what you mean, but a comment about going to the west coast from someone on Vancouver Island already still looks sorta weird Dr. D.: Okay I am going to bathe...Rin says she will be by "shortly", whatever time that actually means Ronald: well, we're about 150 miles east of the real west coast Ronald: right Dr. D. Go get cleaned up Pamela: go on Rich, we'll be here BobS: one night for healing is ok Ron rich-c: yes, teh west coast of the island - but to us flatlanders anything wet beyond the Rockies rates as west coast Ronald: right Pamela: well, west end of the country, anyway. Coast by any definition means wet Pamela: I need to file my fingernails again BobS: fiddle with a widget on your digits ???????? rich-c: keyboard giving you a hassle, Pam? Pamela: t'aint a widget, it's a gadget : ) Ronald: filing on the tiling while smiling rich-c: you on the laptop or desktop? Pamela: no, my nails are giving me a hassle Pamela: keyboard is fine on the laptop Pamela: it's a good size BobS: oh, ok......not a whichamacallit Pamela: or a dealy rich-c: don't forget the power supply when you come over tomorrow BobS: or a thingy Pamela: where's Erin when I need her? FREDK: and I thought kanji was tough Ronald: emery board for sand of the hand Pamela: I need more contributions to Pamela: Erin-speak BobS: I used that thingamabob on the whichamacallit, and it broke the widget geter all to heck !!!!!!! Pamela: what about the clippy-do? Pamela: Ottawa just scored again BobS: naw that's a clip Ronald: you mean a Wing-Wong for Knudlepom to wind up the sun with collywobbles in his diamical calarium BobS: 3-2 GO TEAM Ronald: O T T A W A BobS: THAT'S IT Pamela: exactly, Ron Ronald: they need to play like there's no tomorrow Ronald: because there isn't BobS: what I was thinking Ronald: 4-1 Ronald: 4-2 BobS: tis about 3 games to 1 as we speak, no ?????? Ronald: we got a barn burner goin here Ronald: still think Anaheim is the better team Ronald: yes Bob. No more for Ottawa if the lose this one FREDK: No two quacks about that! Ronald: hah!!!
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings All! Pamela: hi Guy Ronald: be right back.... need a Diet Coke FREDK: Hi Guy rich-c: evening, GuyB Guy B.: Any word from Neil on the con? rich-c: gather it's a bit chill in Chicago Pamela: I was just going to ask that - I haven't seen e-mail all week rich-c: no, everyone waiting anxiously BobS: kinda chilly here in Michigan too Guy B.: Cool here noe. Tomorrow will hit 92 then storms roll in and a beautiful weekend coming. Pamela: tis a bit cool here as well. 92 is too hot Ronald: We had wet and cool BobS: BUT gonna be HOTTER THAN H...... tomorrow, around 90* F and then storms and down again Guy B.: I have a graduation party this Sunday and next Saturday. Pamela: who's graduating? Dr. D.: I am back, clean Guy B.: Both of my cousin's kids from high school. Both girls Pamela: yay! Ronald: good man Dr. D Ronald: that'll be neat Guy Dr. D.: And heat I don't care about, I got permission from my landlord to buy a portable room A/C today, so I got it at WalMart! Dr. D.: Gretchen had her grade 5 graduation today, Diana will have her grade 8 graduation tomorrow. Guy B.: Wow, already! Pamela: wow, busy, Rich Ronald: ah the joys of being a Dad Dr. D.: Elanor will be grade 12 this fall...Christina a junior in college.
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changed username to Erin Guy B.: HI Erin rich-c: hello Rin, haven't seen you for a while Dr. D.: Friday have to take Christina to Erie, her archaeology group is leaving for field school in Texas, to return 29 July. Ronald: Hey Erin! FREDK: Hi Erin Pamela: Hi Rin Erin: hi all! Dr. D.: Hi Wifey-Woo <kiss> <mushy stuff> rich-c: that will be an adventure for her, though she's easily up to it Ronald: enough of that now! Erin: <kiss> <kiss> Hubby-Hoo Ronald: you'll embarrass me BobS: hi Rin Dr. D.: Not enough by a long shot Ron :-S Dr. D.: It is no fun being apart :-( Ronald: no eh? FREDK: smoopy smoopy! Erin: none at all Pamela: the end is almost in sight you two Pamela: Hang in there Erin: perhaps Guy B.: Some of you will be getting e-mails from me on a program that I'm working on and will need your evaluation on it. It's almost ready. Give a clue, it's with the emulator utilities Erin: not based on what Rich has been sending me Pamela: ?? Ronald: many hoops through which to jump rich-c: well, Rin, you're dealing with a government bureaucracy - what more can one say? Dr. D.: The new immigration bill here is shifting to "economic" criteria for preference. Guy B.: I think some of you remember the Qbasic/batch files I did several yeats back Guy B.: years Dr. D.: "Family" is going to the bottom of the list. rich-c: will it allow for grandfathering? and will it matter to you? Erin: it will it effects those who applied after May 2005 Dr. D.: Since Rin has no university degree, and is not employed in any kind of tech industry, she is not of much "economic" value under the new criteria. FREDK: Qbasic yes! Pamela: Erin told me you had a hassle at the border going home, Rich Dr. D.: Yes. rich-c: and will it get thorough before summer recess? or doesn't Congress do that? Dr. D.: It just meant that they had started to process our I-130 form. Dr. D.: So the system "knows" I am a petitioner for a nonresident alien spouse. Ronald: I hate the terminology Ronald: but I suppose that's about it Dr. D.: Though the border people never so much as mentioned that, only obliquely asked me "If we were to look in your luggage, would we find any of your wife rich-c: did they tear the van apart or just peer under the seats? Pamela: I agree, that's awful Dr. D.: s possessions"? Guy B.: The program I wrote is entirely from Qbasic. Dr. D.: No tear apart, just made me pull off to the side facility and go in Door #2 to wait, then open the van for them. Pamela: and if they did find some of her possessions, what difference would that make? rich-c: I'd have been tempted to say "not this trip" - but that would not be prudent Dr. D.: Moving undeclared possessions across the border etc. Dr. D.: Trying to sneak her or her stuff in, I imagine. Pamela: ?? Dr. D.: Or move $$$. FREDK: interresting Guy. Ronald: guilty until proven innocent BobS: like, what the heck do they care if you bring in clothes, stereo, etc ??????????? Dr. D.: That is how my country has treated me ever since I was coming to Canada. Erin: precisely..follow the rules and you're a criminal rich-c: yes, the Bush effect - won't be ended till Jan. 20, 2009 Ronald: Lord! BobS: oh tis now the US effect,not just Bush.......congress is in on it Dr. D.: Hey, I should be careful, this chat is logged and they can Google for me and find un-American sentiments :-S Dr. D.: Not that I will be any different a public person, no worries there. Pamela: I'm sure you're not the only one,Rich rich-c: oh, I thought Carnivore would be picking it up live anyway BobS: we have MET the enemy....and GUESS WHAT ? it is US as in U.S. Guy B.: It is Fred and Qbasic will NOT be required to run the program. It will be an EXE file. Dr. D.: Don't want to be the low-hanging fruit for an official needing to meet his quota of diligently excluding undesirable petitioners. Ronald: yea Dr. D. tread softly BobS: send them my way......I am squeeky clean and passported and US married to boot Dr. D.: As the lady inside Door #2 said, when I asked her if there was a problem, "Oh, we'll let you know if there is". BobS: JERKS Dr. D.: Well Rin works for a political party that is named after the "L" word, in the country that let the 9/11 terrorists in... BobS: and they will let in some undesireable terrorist type so they don't look prejudised (?) rich-c: oh, they do it with visitors, too - take away the keys to the car Ronald: I don't care which side of the border they're on, they have no right treating you like that BobS: exactly Ron Guy B.: That's not right Dr. D rich-c: so fine, dis-elect those responsiblew Dr. D.: I have my one vote to cast, and I have cast it. Dr. D.: Twice. Dr. D.: That is all I am entitled to. Dr. D.: (Two elections I mean, not twice in one election.) rich-c: yes, and "none of the above" is not an option Pamela: it's frustrating to hear all of this Dr. D.: Xenophobia means votes this election. rich-c: why? you got the equivalent at the airport in Chicago, didn't you? Pamela: no rich-c: can't imagine how you escaped - oh, you were pre-cleared in Toronto, right? Ronald: I don Ronald: I don't recall any treatment like that rich-c: well, don't try visiting Seattle, or such Dr. D.: I don't think any pre-clearing is possible. The US has been insisting on fingerprinting everyone, and Canada won't allow a US customs office on Canadian soil to do that, so no reciprocal customs offices for pre-clearing currently. Pamela: yes. I don't mind the questions, although I'm curious as to why they think it's their business as to how we met our "friend", but I wish they were a little more polite about it rich-c: just be glad Adamcon is in Canada this year - it will make border crossings more comfortable rich-c: except of course for Americans going home Dr. D.: ha, getting there, not going home :-) Pamela: actually, polite isn't the right word but I'm not sure I have the right ones Dr. D.: Well, all I can do is file the papers they want and pay the fees they want and answer the questions as best I can. Pamela: perhaps customer service oriented would be better. Would a please, thank you and a have a nice day kill them? Ronald: So I suppose if one says something critical about the poor treatment, one goes on a list somewhere eh? BobS: how about civil ?????? BobS: WHO tghe heck knows Ron Ronald: exactly Pamela: and God forbid a customs agent might crack a smile rich-c: might get you a nice tropical holiday in Gitmo - they have some vacancies now Dr. D.: This is just not a good time to be trying to get in or out of the US. BobS: like I said before, some of the border people are jerks, and then again, some are totally friendly and awesome to deal with - a pleasure Ronald: yes Bob, it would seem so Pamela: I've found the people at the border to be much more approachable than those at the airport rich-c: it's just that they are harder and harder to find Pamela: however we haven't crossed the US border driving since 2002 BobS: agree with that, airport security people are ALL jerks.......have to be a bonified jerk to even get interviewed for the job Ronald: I find I have less and less patience for things like that. It would be easy for me to put my foot in it rich-c: at a land crossing you can pull out your cell and phone a lawyer on either side Dr. D.: Well, I will know next weekend whether or not my previous border crossing experience was a fluke or else the new standard. rich-c: and likely have time in hand to deal with it Ronald: be right back. Mac wants some house power
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changed username to <undefined> Erin: I'm here...just uploading pics to my facebook Pamela: it will be interesting to see how you fare in Windsor, where you don't cross as often rich-c: he will still be on the hit list Pamela: pardon me, Detroit Erin: maybe after a few goes around they'll leave him alone rich-c: in fact they'll be even more paranoid because he's crossing at an unusual place Dr. D.: Yeah, as soon as the barcode scanner read my passport, the guy called for another officer and handed him my passport and that guy walked away with it, and I was directed to Door #2. Ronald: Anaheim goal BobS: tie ???????? BobS: nope, 4-2 BobS: sorry rich-c: Psssst (air going out) Ronald: now 5-2 Dr. D.: I have legit answers for it all, never transporting alcohol or tobacco or firewood... BobS: ouch Erin: for Anaheim??
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changed username to bair Pamela: hello, Bair Dr. D.: Hi Bob Bair. Erin: Ottawa Senators vs. Anaheim Mighty Ducks bair: hi every one Ronald: Hey Bair rich-c: greetings to teh great bair Erin: Stanley Cup BobS: hiya Bob BobS: how ya doing sir ?????? Ronald: Stanley is going to Anahei Pamela: why are you watching the game in French, Ron? : ) BobS: AND Virginia Guy B.: HI Bob B Erin: Uncle Dalty vs. the Governator Ronald: nah.... just a wild a**sd translation Guy B.: How's Virginia doing? bair: I will be loosing my internet so thought would come and say hi Dr. D.: What, will Dalton have to do 100 crunches or something if the Ducks win? FREDK: ugotit Dr. D.: Losing it? Erin: no....we will have to give like a case of ice wine rich-c: howcome, bob? Pamela: like tonite Bob or permanently? Ronald: something like that Dr. D.: I don't know what ice wine is. Ronald: Harper will have to wear his Ducks sweater into the House of commons bair: virginia is working any where from9 to 13 hours rich-c: $50 a half bottle FREDK: Reijkevik Erin: cold grapes instead of warm :-) Dr. D.: Grape juice is properly served ice-cold, mmm. bair: for ever Dr. D.: Wine is juice gone bad and should be thrown out. Erin: Governator would have had to give us a case of California wine Dr. D.: Why forever Bob? Pamela: well that sucks, Bair rich-c: anyway, icewine is made using grapes that have been frozen solid for a specified number of hours Ronald: 9-13 hours, whatever happened to the 7-1/2 hour work day? Ronald: work..... SHEESH! bair: I don't use it that much any more Dr. D.: Okay, voluntary then. Dr. D.: Just so it's on your terms. Dr. D.: Glad you came to see us, sorry to hear it is the last time :-( rich-c: hey, you could keep dialup - lord knows it's cheap and does the job bair: they don't know what that means any more Guy B.: She must be dead tired by the time she gets home. Pamela: is that per day or per week?? rich-c: oh, Pam is still on dialup Ronald: Bob S knows how I feel about work bair: per day Pamela: ouch BobS: WORK WUCKS Ronald: Oh... now we're going to have a real live penalty shot Ronald: for Ottawa bair: she comes at 4 and gos to bed by 5 or6 FREDK: Al going for it? Ronald: nope..... no goal Ronald: Giguere aced him out Erin: all hope is lost...how much time left? bair: now that I have retired I clean the house now Ronald: um.... 34d period..........12:24 left Ronald: 3rd BobS: AND you could surf the net on dialuyp Erin: sighs Dr. D.: Guess I should leave the Canuckistanis to lament the demise of their national sport and retire for the evening...this practice tonight was hard on me, I am achey :-( rich-c: the way the world is moving to email, you need it more and more these days Ronald: Yes Rich, we'll do that. And you be well sir Pamela: gnite Pamela: Rich Ronald: lament, lament bair: with one pay check got to cut things out Erin: I should probably jet too...contrary to popular belief...we are not on vacation rich-c: OK, take it easy, Rich, and lots of luck on the border crossings Ronald: nite Erin. good ya could make it FREDK: Bye Rich! Pamela: nite Rin Erin: nite Ron Pamela: (PRIVATE) love you rich-c: nite Rin Guy B.: Nite Erin and Dr. D Erin: (PRIVATE) Nitey nite ...love you too <hugs> Erin: Toodles all! Have a good rest of week!
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changed username to Dr.D. rich-c: quite - Frances and I can go "anytime" but for the rest it isn't that simple Dr.D.: Forgot to leave you with a URL. Pamela: whatcah forget Rich? Ronald: yes rich-c: for what? Dr.D.: Some border crossing humour I put together :-) Dr.D.: http://drushel.cwru.edu/agents_r-n-r.jpg Dr.D.: Don't worry, won't get me in trouble with Homeland Security :-) Dr.D.: Just some appropos photos I had. Ronald: got it Pamela: how do I get that again? rich-c: I won't attribute it when I post it on carnuts.us Pamela: control what? rich-c: -c rich-c: -v to "print" Dr.D.: They were photos taken at the wedding we were at in early May, Erin's coworker. Dr.D.: I printed a super hi-res version on 8x10 for Rin and gave it to her, framed. She has it in her office at work. FREDK: Sure have Agent Rin carry the baggage! Dr.D.: She has enough of her own <mrow> Dr.D.: She is definitely the classier agent. Dr.D.: Anyway, thought you folks would enjoy...we are trying to keep the immigration stuff from getting too dark. Dr.D.: So, good night again. Ronald: sounds like a good idea Dr. d Pamela: thx ich Ronald: D Dr.D.: <poof>
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moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: Hi Judy Guy B.: HI Judy Judy: hi, everyone Ronald: evening Judy rich-c: (PRIVATE) Bob: just FYI, found Mage Quest Construction Set" but not Mage Quest, even though inventory shows three copies
left chat session rich-c: evening, Judy bair: hi judy FREDK: Hi Judy Judy: have been working on Word 2003 and kind of forgot what night it is rich-c: (PRIVATE) got into the basement by going out the front and in the side Pamela: how's the word course coming? Judy: Bair, how have you been? Ronald: making any sense yet Judy? rich-c: (PRIVATE) will try to get down tomorrow and check BobS: (PRIVATE) hmmmm......tha sounds strange don't it ? Well he is willing to wait to see what you have or not....... bair: hey i like retirement Pamela: Did you get your marks for the anatomy course Judy? rich-c: (PRIVATE) have RoboThief and the bag of joysticks upstairs now BobS: (PRIVATE) ok, see what ya find and let me know.........AND BTW, is there such an animal as SUPER Zaxxon as opposed to Zaxxon ???? Judy: yes, but they have just certain ways that things have to be done and if you don't do them that way it will not do anything, very frustrating Pamela: tell me about it rich-c: Bair, I've been retired 17 years now and recommend it highly Ronald: Word 2007 is different yet again Judy: no marks for the anatomy just have to complete the class, and I have another month before that one is completed bair: I keep the house done up for virginia and ema Ronald: I concur with Rich Pamela: oh, I thought it was done rich-c: (PRIVATE) yes, Super Zaxxon is a Super Game (i.e. tape or disc, likely around 128K) Judy: but they changed me to the Word now will come back to the other later Ronald: Anaheim Goal Ronald: 6-2 FREDK: Well now! Ronald: we are down to the last 3 minutes of the hockey season BobS: (PRIVATE) ok, ran across a disk labeled Super Zaxxon,........haven't investigated it thoroughly yet, but it appears a little different BobS: BAIR, who's Ema ?????? rich-c: (PRIVATE) I think I still have a couple of them bair: emergency management Judy: don't think they feel that you could take two months of anatomy at one time so they give you a break inbetween the 1 and 2 or as I am taking it 2 and 1 rich-c: (PRIVATE) I don't even recall ever trying the cartridge version Ronald: sounds like a good idea Judy bair: i have been in it for 36 years now FREDK: So Guy what does yr program do? Judy: very good, poor Bob wouldn't have been able to put up with me taking them both at once Pamela: why are you taking them backwards, Judy? BobS: (PRIVATE) the only thing I have found so far (little time) is that the Supergame shows dates on 1982 AND 1984 bair: thats good for bobs BobS: n no kidding Bair Judy: did Bob tell you that we were out with my parents tonight celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary? rich-c: (PRIVATE) likely the original short and final long version, I'd guess Pamela: no! Wow! bair: hey you can help the house like i do for virginia Pamela: final minute of the game Pamela: 20 rich-c: 60th? wow, they're even ahead of us! Pamela: 10 BobS: DONE Ronald: It's party time in Anaheim BobS: ????? Judy: it is a milestone, that is for sure bair: bob it will keep you out of trouble BobS: still trying to find a full time job Bair.........kinda scarce here in Michigan right now though Pamela: well Ottawa fought the good fight bair: ney you may not be tring to hard Ronald: yes Judy: he is getting some calls for interviews now which is a good thing Ronald: well that's progress for sure Judy rich-c: that at least is optimistic news, Judy FREDK: Wish we could say the same politically speaking Pamela! Judy: yes, it is Pamela: so do I Fred BobS: and the prospects only AFTER taking out any dating on previous jobs, so's they don't know how old I am BobS: nobody wants anyone over 40 yrs old rich-c: ah yes - the fringe benefits syndrome Pamela: were you putting in just years or months as well Bob? ie 2002 - 2006? bair: hey bob forgot to tell you that my local paper had a right about me Ronald: Sad but true Bob. and they don't know what they're missing BobS: both Pam rich-c: if you think anyone values competence any more, just go into any retail store... BobS: about your position and standing in the EMA ???? Pamela: interesting FREDK: too much! bair: yeh Judy: and then there are the people that do have jobs that don't do any work and you wonder how in the world they keep them BobS: cool, I am sure you cut it out and framied it, yes?????? BobS: still working with EMA ? bair: yes on both Pamela: they have "connections" Judy - and management is blind BobS: won't they give you internet at home......or at least a dialup # to use ? bair: not any more Judy: so true!!! rich-c: that is dumb of them, bair Pamela: we had someone like that at Somerville - in the entire year she was employed, I don't think she actually put in three full months - I'm certain she only worked one full week in all that time bair: how close to me are you 60 bair: I am 60 Judy: go figure rich-c: I was 60 when I retired Pamela: when she left, the woman who replaced her did more work in the first 8 weeks than she had in the entire time BobS: only 58 Pamela: and worked more hours, too BobS: and have to wait till 62 to get social security cash Ronald: kids, all of you! FREDK: bet she got fired for that! Pamela: all of us wondered why they put up wiht it as long as they did bair: my place that i worked is closing the doors now Pamela: she never did get fired Fred, she resigned Pamela: resigned under pressure, but she did resign FREDK: they let her do that? Judy: how do you get that kind of job? rich-c: just couldn't get by without you, eh? Pamela: this is before I left, Dad - last October rich-c: no, my comment was for bair Pamela: apparently, you apply :) Judy: like that will get us anywhere
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changed username to Daniel Pamela: Hi Daniel Daniel: just saying hello! rich-c: jeez, if they'll take one like that, it isn't very flattering to the real workers BobS: hiya Daniel FREDK: Salut Dan! Judy: hi, Daniel Ronald: Daniel, mon fils rich-c: salut, Daniel! Daniel: is july is definitive for the adamcon?
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Guy B & Annie changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: I'm back rich-c: not yet, Daniel - still no word from Neil Pamela: she told so many whoppers that after a while no one believed anything that came out of her mouth Daniel: at my job, it's going crazy, we reach the deadline, but the system still buggy. we lately change some parts radicaly that makes some improvements but some bugs too. rich-c: anyway, Daniel, we're hoping but that isn't getting us any results Ronald: Oh.... by the way all - I will definately not be here next week. Headed out on a Camera club trip rich-c: unless it rains, Ron? Pamela: physical parts or programming, Daniel? rich-c: unless it rains, Ron? Ronald: rain or shine Daniel: unfortunatly, both hadware and software parts. Pamela: what kind of camera, Ron? rich-c: live with it, Daniel, it comes in the package with software engineering Daniel: we expect some hardware to be defective, but in general it's ok. Ronald: I have a Nikon D50, a Panasonic (little point and shoot) and a Canon Camcorder Pamela: just think of it as job security Daniel : ) Ronald: should be enough to qualify me for membership rich-c: those aren't defects, Daniel, they're undocumented features Daniel: but each hardware seems to react differently. Pamela: I'm assuming all digital? Ronald: yes Pamela: ah Pamela: do you still have a film camera? Daniel: some cases was solve by doing a bios setting Ronald: no Ronald: nobody in our 40 member club does Ronald: all digital Pamela: interesting Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to go here. We'll see you all next week Pamela: gnite Guy rich-c: was the problem only with one BIOS then, Daniel? Or did you have to revise the software? FREDK: Bye Guy! Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you Ronald: nite Guy. see you in a couple of weeks rich-c: goodnight, Guy Judy: night Guy Daniel: and I mean setting, not resetting the bios. it's some things we have to disable and enable to make the whole thing works. Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too and one dog too Guy B.: Ron, it's June. Not July Pamela: who and what is the program for Daniel? Daniel: as for the software part, it's almost ok, was better than last month. bair: nite ALL Ronald: G'nite Bair Ronald: be well rich-c: not every computer has the same bios, or settings - how do you get around that?
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Guy B. left chat session rich-c: nite bair Judy: night Bair BobS: well Bair went fast Daniel: scuse, ... bair BobS: poor guy, after Tim died, I think both he and Virginia's life went in the toilet (so to speak) BobS: feel bad for them both Daniel: anyway, I have to leave ... I'm tired. last week needs a lot of energy, and now it's just crazy to fix every bugs in a rush. rich-c: yes, he was just totally wiped off the map - it really shows - the heart bleeds for him rich-c: glad you came by, Daniel. A la prochaibe! Judy: night Daniel Pamela: get some rest, Daniel Ronald: be well Daniel Ronald: nite FREDK: Dan tu va réussir lache pas! Daniel: merci Daniel: aurevoir! Ronald: c'est quoi <lacher> ?? FREDK: Salut FREDK: Hang in there Pamela: lacher = to hang? Ronald: ah
Daniel left chat session FREDK: brut translation dont let go (let go( rich-c: as in, hang in there? Pamela: gotcha Ronald: ah, I get ya FREDK: yes rich-c: (mental notes made) Ronald: on ne veut pas lacher FREDK: exact mon ami! Ronald: bon FREDK: words of encouragement! Ronald: on apprend quelque chose de nouveau chaque jour Pamela: c'est vrai, Ron FREDK: yes! Ronald: :) Ronald: now we're doing kissy kissy with all the wives on the ice Pamela: and my favourite - plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose Ronald: it's the truth FREDK: oh yeah very commom in the work field! rich-c: I thought the work word was merde FREDK: that too Pamela: please, we use good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon for that rich-c: I'm told, in racing, that's the last thing heard before the radio goes dead FREDK: if you are in Quebec, perhaps several more words follow! rich-c: so be sure to take a scanner to the Grand Prix in Montreal Sunday Ronald: Most swear words in French are based on religion Ronald: whereas we anglos swear in sex rich-c: yes - sacre, hoti, tabernac... Pamela: too true Ron FREDK: Yes but not meant blasfamous but expressing anger forsure. Pamela: chalice Ronald: yeah BobS: Judy went into standby and didn't come back up correctly. so she says........GOOD BYE Ronald: taber-huit BobS: for da evening Ronald: nite Judy Pamela: tell her g'nite Bob Ronald: go straight home now! rich-c: unfortunately it takes too long to look up the accent numbers onm an Anglo keyboard FREDK: You guys sure seem to have heard them! rich-c: goodbye to Judy Pamela: everyone knows where they go anyway : ) Ronald: well, One cannot spend any time at Le College Militaire Royal de St. Jean without hearing at least a few from the officer cadets Ronald: and 14 years a Ottawa Pamela: and acquire them from our french friends FREDK: that ill do it! Ronald: was there for 10 months. Ronald: used a few of them myself BobS: and with that i AM home Ron. but notice taken.....NITE ALL
BobS left chat session FREDK: cant blame you Ron rich-c: nite, Robert Ronald: Nite Bob FREDK: Bye Bob! Pamela: I think I learned some of them from Quebec friends in Katimavik Ronald: no place for a 17 year old with no sense of humor Pamela: nite Bob FREDK: That sounds Nunavitich! FREDK: ..vutich rich-c: well, it is an Inuit-derived word FREDK: Val dor aerea? Pamela: actually, Katimavik is a program for late teens and early 20s FREDK: oops! Pamela: dunno if it's government or not rich-c: yes, it was government - Trudeau-era initiative Ronald: our community net just had 5 Katimavik young people for the past 6 months Ronald: great and fun bunch to work with Ronald: they're so enthusiastic Pamela: you work for a year in three different rotations in various parts of the country with your group of 20 or so, paid a dollar a day plus $1000 at the end rich-c: yes, I forgot it was still going - gather a pale shadow of its former self, though Pamela: or at least that's how much it was in the late 80s Ronald: we've benefited over several years from that program FREDK: interresting Pamela: try www.katimavik.ca (or com, not sure) Ronald: right FREDK: see itt! Pamela: they do volunteer work, effectively Ronald: ya got that right Pamela Pamela: it's for 16 to 25 year olds I believe Ronald: yes Pamela: I was dating a guy who got involved in it, years back Ronald: aha Pamela: because their first rotation was in Niagara falls, I was able to go down and visit Pamela: stayed in the house Ronald: that would be hard to take eh? FREDK: what was done there? Pamela: the project? I believe they were working at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake Pamela: doing repairs, clean up etc in the off season Ronald: i see FREDK: yes Pamela: what was hard to take Ron? Ronald: and they get to put whatever project they're on on their resume Ronald: so it Ronald: so it's win all round Ronald: Niagara Falls Pamela: actually, it was fun Ronald: imagine so Pamela: the house was on River Road, which is the one that runs right along the riverfront, but far enough away from downtown to be fairly quiet Pamela: we could still walk to and from Clifton Hill if so inclined, though Ronald: I need to get back there. Have seen it twice, but that was years and years ago Pamela: I met a lot of great people through that Pamela: and when we went out to Vancouver in '86 for Expo, I looked up one of my friends and we got together for dinner Ronald: cool FREDK: Gotta go sleep, have a great nite everyone! Pamela: don't fuss Ron, we live here and the last time I was down there was in '92 Pamela: gnite Fred Ronald: g'nite FRED. Be well Ronald: Think I'm gonna call it a nite to good people rich-c: nite Fred Ronald: So we'll see ya in a couple of weeks Pamela: yeah, I suppose we should get some sleep too
FREDK left chat session Pamela: have a great trip Ron rich-c: OK Ron, se you in two weeks Ronald: will do, thanks Ronald: see ya's Ronald: poof
Ronald left chat session Pamela: Dad, see you tomorrow around lunchtime rich-c: OK, gather you'll be here after lunch? rich-c: don't forget the laptop and power supply Pamela: if we're gonna be later than 1:00 I'll call Pamela: we won't Pamela: nite, Daddy rich-c: fair enough, though I'll be starting lunch then - no big deal rich-c: see you tomorrow Pamela: kerpoof!
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