Jean Stone: Am I too early?
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: hello! Jean Stone: Do the others come late? Daniel Bienvenu: it usually starts slowly
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changed username to BobS Pamela: good evening everyone BobS: hello ALL Jean Stone: I am excited about the convention this year..it loois as though my daughter will come with me. BobS: and I mean YOU Ms Stone ! Pamela: special welcome, Jean BobS: COOL BobS: NOW just get Pam to tell you when and where Jean Stone: Since when am I Ms Stone?
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changed username to rich-c Pamela: when, yet to be determined BobS: here he is now Pamela: now he's here. Hi Daddy rich-c: oh, he's around, Bob BobS: morning Richard rich-c: good evening everyone, hi Jean!!! Jean Stone: Please let me know asap as my daughter will have to make her plans Pamela: I hope to have a date shortly after the new year, Jean
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changed username to Judy Pamela: Hi Judy BobS: should be cooling down some by now rich-c: latest talk is maybe June - that could make a stay in Niagara Falls itself thinkable Judy: Hello, All!!!! Jean Stone: I will make some things to be raffled as I used to do.
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changed username to Dale Pamela: hi Dale Dale: Hi all. rich-c: hello Judy BobS: Hi Dale rich-c: and Dale Dale: How's it going? rich-c: wow - the gang's all here tonight Pamela: Jean, your items are the belle of the ball every year Dale: Good to see you Jean? Jean Stone: We have been 86 almost everyday BUT I think that is going to change Dale: That's good to hear. Judy: but you don't have to make things to come, we just need to see you BobS: cahnge Up or DOWN? BobS: change rich-c: we actually have had our first frost now, but it was 59 today Jean Stone: I'm sure it will get colder Pamela: that would be quite a coup for me - I'll be able to say Jean Stone attended my convention! BobS: we'uns are getting cold up here......... Dale: warm times around here. Judy: it has been up and down in temps here rich-c: that's OK Dale, Bob is sending their stuff at us tomorrow Judy: but tomorrow is going down Dale: Well the frost killed my tomatoes around halloween. Jean Stone: Our trees have not lost their leaves yet and my flowers are still blooming Daniel Bienvenu: Can someone introduce me to Jean Stone? I'm pretty sure we didn't meet before. Jean Stone: I am the oldest lady alive BobS: you ahven't Daniel rich-c: we have some bare trees and others still with some leaf left - depends on the species Dale: Jean is most known when she doesn't attend AdamCon for her excellent afgans used as raffle prizes. BobS: Jean Stone, meet Daniel Bienvenu...............Danile meet jean rich-c: Jean and her husband attended Adamcons for many years till health problems made them back off Jean Stone: thanks, I'll look you up when I am there Judy: ours are the same here Richard some are bare but there are a lot of others that still have most of them BobS: Jean is down in El Paso Texas, Daniel is in Quebec, Canada
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changed username to Meeka Pamela: Hi Harvie! Daniel Bienvenu: nice to meet you, Jean Pamela: Hi Meeka Judy: Hi, Harvie rich-c: hello Harvie, long time no see Harvie: Howdy Dale: A picture of jean from AC 16: http://www.adamcon.org/16/fri/medP9170003.JPG BobS: both ends of the continent you tow are........ Meeka: hello everyone :-) Jean Stone: Nice to meet you,too Judy: hi, Meeka Dale: AdamCon 16 was held on her home turf. rich-c: welcome in, Meeka - lots of Slopsemas tonight! Dale: Hi ya Harvie. Harvie: I'm only here till 9:30, wanted to say hello Dale: Jean with Rich Drushel: http://www.adamcon.org/16/fri/medP9170024.JPG Daniel Bienvenu: I have to admit that I was confused first by seeing "Jean"... because it's for me the french word for "John". Pamela: what happens at 9:30 Harvie? Dale: Hard J for her. Pamela: <boy, I can't type tonite> Dale: jean (gean) rich-c: quite, Daniel, though it isn't pronounced the same way Harvie: My connection to Tamco usually only lasts 15 to 20 minutes Jean Stone: My spanish name is Juana Piedra Pamela: oh?? rich-c: fairly literal translation, I gather BobS: (PRIVATE) DANIEL, go here aminute and you can see the Stones - both of them Pamela: have you talked to John about this Harvie? Judy: she speaks great Spanish, Daniel Jean Stone: Ustests no hable espaņol? Pamela: hablo un poco Jean Stone: Good for you Harvie: Yes I have Pam, he says the telco vault gets wet in this weather. rich-c: Harvie, your connection to Tamco should be rock solid - mine has never been anything but dialup or DSL Pamela: need to speak to the telco about that Harvie BobS: so like.......after 15 minutes, your connection to Tamco drowns???????? BobS: bummer mon Harvie: John says it's Bells fault and they will do nothing. Pamela: I don't get much practice Jean rich-c: I'd guess that his trouble is local to him in Brampton - we certainly do not see it here Pamela: No one up here speaks Spanish! Pamela: nor we here Jean Stone: we have been using cable for so long I don't know your problems. Pamela: does it affect your phone service? Daniel Bienvenu: unfortunatly, my spannish is ... almost inexistent. rich-c: that also means you can't switch, Harvie, because anyone else will have the same problem BobS: you have cable, Jean? or telephone DSL service? Jean Stone: I"ll bring you a dictionary if you want one Pamela: actually I have one around here somewhere Judy: you could come here, there were a lot of job adds this week needing to be bi-lungual Harvie: It is not my line that is faulty, John acknowledges the problem is at his building BobS: my spanish...........McDonalds for lunch......Dos Numero Uno !!!!! BobS: don't worry, be happy Jean Stone: No, we have had cable from the get go..I even got it for my school for free rich-c: actually, Daniel, Spanish should be easier for you than English, more cognates and derivatives Pamela: I found Pamela: Spanish much easier to learn because I had the grounding in French BobS: you know spanish also then Pam? Pamela: biggest problem for me was switching from one to the other - the classes followed one another on my timetable BobS: you are on sweet girl Harvie: "Dos cevezas Por Favor" rich-c: that's weird, Harvie, because our lines go through there too and we see no problems Jean Stone: you left out an r Pamela: 4 anos, Bob Pamela: en la escuela Harvie: So I did Jean Stone: do you kno whow to do the accents? rich-c: yes, deux bieres is understood in every language ; - ) BobS: nope Jean Stone: I'll bring some copies just in case you need them Pamela: I've lost vocab and grammar through lack of practice Pamela: I used to be able to conjugate anything thru the pluperfect Pamela: that's long gone rich-c: Pam: for your gossip at work - Speedy filed for bankruptcy protection today Jean Stone: I'm glad that I got to speak to you all but my beauty sleep is coming on. since iget up at 4:30 to teach my water aerobics Pamela: I know BobS: OUCH Pamela: there;s a 4:30 am? Jean Stone: and then I go to work at the school Judy: why so early, Jean? rich-c: sheesh! that's just after I go to bed BobS: but as always Jean, It is a PLEASURE to see you again BobS: you WILL keep coming, yes??????? Pamela: I'm glad you popped in Jean rich-c: anyway great to have you with us, Jean BobS: mark it onyour calender for Wednesdays Pamela: and I'm looking forward to meeting you in person Jean Stone: love to all...I'll do my best to remember next week Meeka: night Jean
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Harvie left chat session Pamela: Re Speedy, it's really sad to see. The company has been in business for 41 years. Pamela: and it's Canadian. BobS: one remarkable lady kids Daniel Bienvenu: goodnight jean Daniel Bienvenu: too late... BobS: did you not just leave Speedy????? Judy: she sure got off fast Pamela: March of 2004, Bob rich-c: I get the feeling that they could never find a management that cared enough to give the company the attention it deserved BobS: and see what happened????? they could not get along without ya Pamela: they got in over their heads and got too ambitious Pamela: they should never have gone public rich-c: good idea, good product, bad management is my assessment Pamela: they expanded way too fast and too far rich-c: yes, they were paying 19.5% interest on their borrowings rich-c: how do you run a company and do that? Pamela: the stock never again hit the same value after the IPO BobS: good lord, that would put them into bankruptcy for sure Pamela: they got way overextended rich-c: it's why a lot of companies are going down the tubes now, Bob, on both sides of the border rich-c: guess what the subprime lenders are paying for the money they loan out BobS: and they are falling by the wayside, at least stateside here Pamela: it's sad to see. The last round of layoffs came at the beginning of September, and I think there are only six people left in the office now. I don't know what they'll do. Pamela: Nevertheless, I'm proud to have been a part of it. BobS: the housing market, financially and physically is WAY ndown rich-c: I wonder if there will be a core to salvage Pamela: the co. that bought them out will franchise the rest of the remaining stores and hopefully at least the brand will remain. rich-c: we don't have any subprimes here and our housing market it strong - overheated in places Pamela: Like Toronto. : ) rich-c: they are talking of selling some remaining company stores to Meinike Pamela: doesn't surprise me. They sold some 20 odd stores to Active Green and Ross not too long. Pamela: ago. rich-c: wonder what their franchise holders will do? Pamela: Of course, it doesn't hurt that I have a direct line to what's happening in the form of Bev. She's still in touch with a number of people, including the former CFO. rich-c: Daniel, saw your posting on the mailing list today Pamela: that I don't know - yet. rich-c: yes, Pam, that does help keep you au fait rich-c: or perhaps au courant rich-c: if you went to Reading how would you get there? Pamela: Reading PA? rich-c: yes, did you see his message? Pamela: yes but I didn't go to the link Pamela: Dale, you're awfully quiet rich-c: anyway it's a show May 4th in Reading Daniel Bienvenu: yes, Rich... so what do you think about this gaming event that offer a space to expose-sell homebrew games? Judy: so is Meeka Meeka: lol :-P BobS: think it is a great idea, as long as you can trust the promoters to not be 'stealing' your game idea Pamela: yes Meeka: I really good at watchin BobS: ahos BobS: shso BobS: ahso rich-c: I know nothing about such things, Daniel, though years ago I used to represent MTAG at computer fairs BobS: got it right that time mate Judy: tonight I ripped apart my mink coat,Meek Judy: mEEKAQ Meeka: aghhh Meeka: for why? BobS: tis dinger night on the puter Meeka: it fit me just fine lol Pamela: not literally I hope Judy Judy: SORRY ABOUT THAT Daniel Bienvenu: well, that's why I still thinking of it... I can't go there but maybe someone we know can be there. BobS: yup literally Judy: yes, went to see what it would cost to have it remade, they quoted me 750 Pamela: I assume that's took it apart, not ripped
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changed username to wet coast Meeka: lol Pamela: so, what are you going to do with the pieces, Judy? wet coast: yo! Pamela: Hi Ron Judy: is mostly all sown by hand wet coast: anybody got a towel? Daniel Bienvenu: hi Ron, long time no see. ;-) Meeka: hi ron Pamela: <tosses towel at Ron> rich-c: depends on how commercial your activities are - need a lot of sales to cover the expense of the trip wet coast: yeah, I missed last wek didn't I wet coast: thanks Pamela Judy: try to remake it to fit me Judy: hi, Ron Pamela: can you machine sew it? Meeka: but if you remake it then it wont fit when i inhearet it rich-c: hello Ron wet coast: Hi Judy wet coast: Rich Judy: sorry about that, Meeka Meeka: be better by hand Meeka: would prob get caught in the machine Pamela: I just wondered if it was possible Judy: so that will be our project on Thanksgiving Meeka: lol, np, i just givin you greaf rich-c: been biking in the rain, Ron? wet coast: No, that was yesterday and it was sunny. BobS: how's my weather coming Ron??????? wet coast: Had a community net Board meeting, then had to stop and get groceries (excuses excuses) Pamela: ya, ya wet coast: have moisture to send east wet coast: lots of moisture Pamela: as long as it's not frozen, please rich-c: that's ok, it was our shopping day too wet coast: it won't be when it leaves here rich-c: and there was a substitute nurse who hadnt been told I needed for her to come in the morning Pamela: you STILL have a nurse coming?? Daniel Bienvenu: I think Dale should make a big release during a gaming event like this one. He did so many games for the colecovision and many are great. What about Warm Fuzzy (with the rabbits) and the new one about a vampire? rich-c: yes, although the leison is down now to about 1/2 x 1 cm, from 4 x 6 Pamela: well that's good news Pamela: I didn't realize you still had a nurse coming in. What else don't I know? rich-c: latyely it has been shrinking quite noticable BobS: can't you just keep it the wet variety Ron rich-c: I think you're pretty current, Pam BobS: I don't like the sound of the white variety wet coast: There's more than enough to go around Bob Pamela: I'm with you Bob rich-c: no, the white stuff does not win any popularity contests here Pamela: I'm gonna have to learn to drive in snow all over again. wet coast: Was without power all day Monday rich-c: thugh if you want to ship it 50 miles north to the ski country, they'll take al you can give as soon as you can get it here wet coast: computer withdrawl Pamela: what, no UPS, Ron? wet coast: had a real windstorm Sun Night/Mon Morning Pamela: generator? Pamela: car battery? wet coast: No, I don't have a UPS - if this keeps up I'll have to get one. More on the way tonight. wet coast: expecting hydro outages BobS: Whistler needs it, for practise hills, NOT US wet coast: Our own Mt Washington had 2 feet at the end of October. Went away, now it's back again rich-c: right - we walk around with it up to our armpits, and the ski resorts are complaining they didnt get enough BobS: 2 FEET wet coast: yep Pamela: well, I'm not sure walk is the right term : ) wet coast: it was way early for them Meeka: ok kiddies, i gots a bad headache tonight so I am gonna go wet coast: camera club went up there for a shoot, and I had totally the wrong footwear on Meeka: tty next week Pamela: night Meeka rich-c: I think our locals generally get to open just before Christmas Pamela: feel better wet coast: drink hot rums Meeka BobS: nite Meeka wet coast: niters rich-c: night Meeka
Meeka left chat session Judy: hope you feel better soon, Meeka, and good night talk to you soon Pamela: btw Dad, please tell Mom that Russell's birthday card arrived yesterday Pamela: and he says, thank you very much rich-c: will do BobS: how is Frances feeling Richard???????? rich-c: oh, she's on the laptopo when not leaning over my shoulder Daniel Bienvenu: shit... I forgot to send you the christmas powerpaint picture... it still time for it? wet coast: Hi Frances BobS: no wnow Daniel BobS: I have to do one............. rich-c: but she is having a hard time with her back, and has sleep problems wet coast: yes Daniel there is... I haven't really started working yet..... must get with it BobS: this weekend......... wet coast: that'll do just fine rich-c: Pam, we have put your old chair out for disposal - couldn't give it away BobS: been so busy here also, and tomorrow night and Fri night is not good..............\ Pamela: good, thank you BobS: THREW out Pama's FAVORITE chair??????? wet coast: I hear ya Bob. got the same thing goin' here Pamela: shoulda put a price on it rich-c: they tossed one last week next door and we think it got recycled Pamela: that would have had someone "stealing" it rich-c: yes, that's what we encourage - get it reused however you can Pamela: nothing wrong with them that a little carpentry won't fix Pamela: however you have to have the time and the place to fix them wet coast: carpentry=damaged thumbs wet coast: and swearing rich-c: and to be blunt about it, a prettier replacement comes seriously cheap Pamela: actually that's one of the few times when I don't trash my hands Pamela: they are very comfy, I must say wet coast: well hey..... ya got me beat Pamela: very '80s Pamela: but comfy wet coast: Was looking at office chairs in Staples the other day Pamela: ouch wet coast: didn't buy, but might rich-c: if only some matching units had survived... ; - ) Pamela: I have the other busted chair here Pamela: Barbara took the other two Pamela: so I may yet end up fixing the fourth one Pamela: when it finally cracks wet coast: be right back - Aspartame level needs improvement rich-c: we have two office chairs for Staples, one for each computer Pamela: oddly enough, we got ours from Sears rich-c: yeah, Dale, when are you going to replace the Diet Coke optiom in the actions? rich-c: we find the higher seating position can be more comfortable given our bad backs rich-c: sort of like the seating in the van compared with a car Pamela: remarked to Erin the other day that Lindsay's car seems really low now Judy: brb have to make Bob a lunch for tomorrow
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changed username to GuyXP GuyXP: Greetings!!!! Pamela: hi Guy! wet coast: what's he gettin? What's for lunch? rich-c: looks like Montreal has just checked in Pamela: Pork tenderloin, carrots and potatoes for us tomorrow wet coast: Hey Guy Pamela: nope, that's Chicago GuyXP: Yep and it's getting cold here Pamela: M. Foster has a Mac, remember? rich-c: oh right, GuyF wouldn't be caught dead using XP Pamela: Boy this is funny GuyXP: I'm getting the last computer ready for XP rich-c: anyway, Guy, as long as it is not Vista Pamela: I have the TV on mute on CP 24 and the weather guy is on Daniel Bienvenu: Guy Foster? really? Pamela: his name is Chris Potter, and he's tall, thin, dark haired and wearing Harry Potter glasses Judy: Hi, Guy rich-c: nope, Daniel, Guy Bona at the moment Daniel Bienvenu: that explain Pamela: how cold Guy? Daniel Bienvenu: Guy Bona, ubuntu xp... next time beos? Daniel Bienvenu: os/2 warp? Judy: that would be hard for Bob to fix while working Pamela: TG for microwaves at work wet coast: never tried BEOS Judy: not while building a house rich-c: likely didn't miss much, either Pamela: details : ) Judy: no microwaves there GuyXP: In the 40's Daniel Bienvenu: I tried BeOS, well they did some "new versions" after BeOS 5 that are "unofficial" and later some groups still working on BeOS clones. GuyXP: Going to drop down close to freezing and 40's for the high the next few days. rich-c: we darn near hit 60 briefly today - don't ask about the probs for tomorrow Pamela: yes our high for Friday is supposed to be 3 C GuyXP: You're going to get that cold blast Rich Pamela: I can cope with the cold, it's the snow I don't want rich-c: yep, I think the whole Great Lakes gang is going to get it, and our Quebecers too Pamela: or freezing rain wet coast: shut down the 49th parallel. No air moves north or south rich-c: I find coping easy - I just stay home Judy: I don BobS: lgood plan Richard Judy: t think we are supposed to get that Judy: that is don't Pamela: we've had some pretty cold mornings recently BobS: you can have it, because we don't want it............ BobS: as the song goes Pamela: 'twas -3 when I got up one day last week Daniel Bienvenu: Haiku OS operating system in progress, to be almost compatible with BeOS but for today computers... Daniel Bienvenu: http://haiku-os.org/ rich-c: haven't seen that low, but I get up a little later, too ; - ) Pamela: just a tad : ) Daniel Bienvenu: There is also ReactOS... a Windows NT clone project, started as an educational project. Pamela: and at 6:00 am it's DARK! icky rich-c: my gut feeling is that the alternative future lies with the various distributions of Linux rich-c: most of the time, at 9 AM our porch light is still on (it's on a photocell) rich-c: time for my beer - off to La fin du monde Pamela: wow, they've already drawn the 6/49 numbers. Thought that didn't happen till 11:00 pm or so wet coast: and did you win? Pamela: no ticket this week wet coast: me neither Pamela: we've bought every week for the last six and not so much as a free ticket BobS: see?????? lotteries are awaste of cash Pamela: I tell you, if you want to win, let Russell and I pick our numbers then work around them BobS: told you taht before Daniel Bienvenu: I win a freee ticket wet coast: true GuyXP: I was reading about the ReactOS at their website Pamela: I look on it as a $3 contribution to charity wet coast: What is ReactOS?? Pamela: the OLG does good things with the $ Daniel Bienvenu: ReactOS still in too early stage to be used on a real computer. the development of this OS can be done by using vmware. BobS: is it deductable?????? rich-c: my understanding is that it's a tax on idiots BobS: if NOT, it is not a charitable contribution wet coast: I want one of my computers to give me the winning numbers, then I will buy a ticket rich-c: you're not suggesting that the Ontario government would be scamming us, surely, Robert? wet coast: so the computer must move forward in time about 2 days and then come back Judy: I don't think that will work, Ron wet coast: Dale, write that up will you rich-c: sorry, the quantum models aren't out at retail yet wet coast: awww Pamela: how can you tell? BobS: THAT I am Pam Pamela: they could be co-existing in time and space and you might not know it wet coast: ah yes, the theory of the parallel universe Daniel Bienvenu: There is also the OS named Menuet... written all in assembler. wet coast: The OS of today has to be capable of so much more wet coast: not enough any more just to control the hardware rich-c: well, is capable, but has to be? I'd be happier with less capability and matching less inclination to crash wet coast: agreed Rich Daniel Bienvenu: If ReactOS ends to be compatible NT, it will be an alternative of useing PC software without paying for NT liscence. rich-c: what Windows needs to make is Windows basic - supports the hardware and that's that Daniel Bienvenu: of course, it will be used for school, by recycling our future old computers. rich-c: anything else comes in add-on utility packages, buy what you need wet coast: Hell, schools don't want old computers any more Pamela: brb wet coast: ya can't give 'em away Daniel Bienvenu: it depends which school. rich-c: I can tell you that there is always a group of people on Freecycle looking for old computers Daniel Bienvenu: I saw a video on googletech about "beautiful code" and they talked only about quicksort. wet coast: true. We have that here too Dale: Time travel OS? rich-c: you may even have a freecycle group on the Island, Ron Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Dale! wet coast: thank you Dale.... is it out yet? Dale: Sounds good. But you need at least 300 terrabytes of disk space to install. wet coast: is that all? Daniel Bienvenu: :-) rich-c: smatass Dale: And 8192 petabytes to run the installer. But you can just borrow that from a friend. Pamela: better be a darn good friend Dale: It actually runs in 1 megabyte, since it can always swap into the future memory, when you aren't using it. wet coast: ok, now you've left my universe. What's a petabyte? Daniel Bienvenu: who is again the software designer of this Time Travel OS ? rich-c: subscribe to gmail - you can park pretty well all the data you want there wet coast: I can only count as high as a trillion Dale: 1024 terrabytes = 1 petabyte. wet coast: ah Daniel Bienvenu: it still a small amount of bytes Daniel Bienvenu: it's probably the "lite" version. Dale: I hear they'll rewrite the installer later. :-) Pamela: and remember, you can always thank the friend with a small gift from your lottery winnings : ) rich-c: next beyond a terabyte (though you'd never ask) Pamela: just how many zeros is that??? Dale: 1 000 000 000 000 wet coast: If I add all my external USB drives together, I might have 3/4 of a terrabyte Pamela: oh Dale: not that many. wet coast: 10^8 >> Pamela: hardly any at all wet coast: no, 10^9 Dale: Hi Daniel. rich-c: there is a terabyte drive out now, I believe, but it's a little pricey Dale: 10^12. wet coast: ok wet coast: its been a while Pamela: what, a terabuck? Daniel Bienvenu: I was very happy to see you again in person saturday, Dale. Dale: Right, Rich. So just put 300 of those in a big USB raid cage, and you're all set. wet coast: a cool trillion Dale: Daniel, it was fun to see you. wet coast: did you guys get together? Dale: I got the cartridge home, but my computer is at work at the moment, so I need to take it there. rich-c: you only have one computer? Dale: We usually play video games at lunch time, so maybe I'll get them to try Jeepers Creepers tomorrow. BobS: poor guy Dale: I only have one Adam monitor. Pamela: are you working Dale? rich-c: I thought you'd have more than Ron Dale: I started a robotics company last summer. Daniel Bienvenu: I hope you will explain they can use both fire buttons. wet coast: If that monitor is the one I think it is Dale, it's not even one ADAM monitor - I'd say 75% Pamela: I meant outside your co. Dale: We're still doing research, but in about 2 years we'll have our first product. Pamela: does it do dishes? wet coast: you got a robot that can say "megageek" Dale? or Technodork? Dale: Well, my spare Adam monitor is actually a TV, and it is in our family room, far from the computer room. rich-c: where did you find backers with that much patience? Dale: It will Pam. Pamela: I'm in Dale: We are inching our way to that goal. wet coast: Ram Lover! Dale: So far we've been funded out of pocket. wet coast: I love that commercial rich-c: most seem to want their investment back in the first 90 days Dale: My robot doesn't talk at the moment, but I'm adding a speaker to the next prototype. Pamela: me too Ron wet coast: now there - a Time travelling robot wet coast: it can go get the winning numbers Daniel Bienvenu: before I forgot, did you try the minigames, it's time to vote for them... rich-c: oh, are you two talking about that Future Shop commercial? I always watch commercials with the sound off Dale: A time travelling robot? Well, I have a good design for a do-it-yourself one, but it can only go back in time 5 minutes. Dale: Just enough time to find your keys. Pamela: So Dale, your assignment, should you choose to accept it . . . : ) Dale: Daniel, when is the voting due? wet coast: Damn! I know I'd forgotten something Dale: We are looking for angel investors, who would sell the product through their existing sales channels. They can be more patient since Dale: their internal product development cycle is probably closer to 2 or 3 years. rich-c: so Ron, who are you picking for the Grey Cup? Daniel Bienvenu: end vote time is november 30th Pamela: geez Dad we gotta get thru the semi finals first Dale: Did I ever post my minigame to the coladam mailing list? wet coast: well..... let me say this about that. I was there when BC beat Sask last year. I think this year's Sask is going to beat BC, and it will be the Argo's and Sask in the Grey Cup. rich-c: I don't recall seeing one from you, Dale, but I could be wrong Dale: I need to test more of them. I'll try to find some time tomorrow to do a few more. wet coast: 34-12 for Sas wet coast: sask wet coast: that's my story and I'm sticking to it Pamela: we'll see how accurate you were in a couple of weeks, Ron wet coast: indeed rich-c: I think Saskatchewan can take BC but it will be a squeaker, same for Argos over Winnipeg Daniel Bienvenu: And if you want to play Vic-20 minigames with VICE, set first the memory to "unexpended" before trying to load the games. Dale: I will. wet coast: I think this weekend, BC is going to come up with one of those patented games where they can do nothing right. None of their QB's will be effective Judy: well, all, I am taking my cough and going to bed, soo night all until next week wet coast: Not that I want that to happen mind wet coast: but I think it will Pamela: gnite Judy rich-c: and I'll risk Argos 24 - 21 on a last-minute field goal unless Prefontaine bangs his head again Pamela: let us know how the coat reconstruction goes wet coast: Nite Judy....be well
Judy left chat session rich-c: OK Judy, take care and see you next week wet coast: Can't see Sask being completely embarrassed the way they were last year Pamela: Dale, are you familiar with the program "History Bites"? rich-c: I think we were lucky to get Winnipeg - they seem easier to predict and plan against Dale: I've watched it lots. wet coast: right Pamela: do you have any idea if it's available on DVD? rich-c: what sort of program is that, Pam? Pamela: TV progam, Dad rich-c: well yeah, I figured that, just wondered what it was about Dale: I haven't seen it Dale: but the best place to check might be bestbuy.ca or amazon.ca Pamela: sorry was getting there. It's a humourous take on what might have happened if TV had been around for some of history's pivotal moments Dale: It was made for the History Channel, but I think it is only seen in Canada. Pamela: Ok, I'll look there. Thanks. rich-c: oh, ok. there has been a rather amusing joke going arund the internet on that Pamela: It was still in production as of last summer Pamela: by the way, you had me rolling with the words list Dad BobS: time to go to bed kids...... Pamela: gnite Bob BobS: will see you next week, yes?????? rich-c: glad you enjoyed it - I have another to go out in a few days Pamela: yes rich-c: we'll be here to join you, Bob Dale: Seeing Barbra Walter's type interview of Attila the Hun was halarious. BobS: cool nite
BobS left chat session Pamela: snuggle up! Pamela: yes, Janet Van de Graff does an excellent Barbara Walters Pamela: I've only seen a few of them but Russell is a big fan rich-c: well, I've canned our satellite service for the next three months - figure why pay for it if I won't be turning it on? wet coast: Obviously I must check this out Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) Is there still time to send you christmas PowerPaint files? Pamela: History Channel, at noonish, Ron wet coast: ah Pamela: on Saturdays, I think rich-c: I'll try to send you a funny, Ron, derived from the same idea rich-c: stills of "How Fox News would have covered...." but just stills wet coast: (PRIVATE) Yes Daniel, no problem Pamela: My favourite from that list Dad is "lymph" rich-c: don't have it onscreen at the moment, Pam Pamela: "to walk with a lisp" rich-c: OK - it's on my jump drive which is on the other computer - Barry posted another one today - hilarious GuyXP: Well folks, going to call it the night. Will see you all next week Pamela: gnite Guy Dale: See you then, Guy. Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you wet coast: G'nite Guy. See ya next week GuyXP: (PRIVATE) Me too rich-c: OK Guy, give Aniie her bone and take care - till next week GuyXP: Poof
GuyXP left chat session Dale: I have a build of my Dracula game that I was working on last week. rich-c: Dale, is that event in Reading within your scope? Pamela: have you perfected the Maid of the Mist game Dale? Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Guy Daniel Bienvenu: too late again... rich-c: yep, gotta be quicker, Daniel ; - ) wet coast: yeah, it's comin onto 11 Pamela: I notice we don't have Guy Foster tonite - wonder what that means? wet coast: in your neck of the world wet coast: that he's not here Dale: I have released the Maid of the Mist game: http://www.adamcon.org/~dmwick/minigames/mistma4k.zip Pamela: to quote Dad - "smartass" wet coast: tee hee Pamela: Just wondering if that means Sandra might be in labour wet coast: oh yes, good point Pamela: he's usually pretty good about showing up for at least a short time rich-c: well, sooner or later she will be and this is a high probability time wet coast: right Pamela: her due date is the beginning of December I think Pamela: so any time now wet coast: indeed rich-c: and we're getting closer and closer to that rich-c: by the way, anyone looked at computer prices lately? Dale: Have they been going down, like you'd hope? rich-c: well, MDG were offering a laptop with Vista for $400 in the Star today rich-c: mind you, it only has a 14.1" screen Dale: Pam, it is easy, but not too easy. Pamela: you'll have to give me the link again after I get DSL, Dale rich-c: I can download it for you, Pam - though it's only 4K so even on dialup it should only take seconds Pamela: if worse comes to worst I'll try it at the convention but I don't think it will come to that Dale: It is only 40k Pam. You should be able to download it in under 1 minute. Pamela: hmm rich-c: in fact since you have the emulator and don't have a disc drive, direct download should be your answer Pamela: alright, I'll try it and see Pamela: I don't have the emulator, Dad rich-c: 40K? for a Colecovision game? man, that's Sup[ergame territory! rich-c: OK, remind me and I'll download or copy that for you, Pam Daniel Bienvenu: heh heh.... you forgot to convert into US K... it's only 4K. lol Pamela: do I need that to play the game? Dale: The game is 4k, but there are instructions, a screenshot and a tar ball of the source code included. Pamela: LOL Daniel rich-c: I doubt Pam needs the source code, Sale Dale: Well, I don't give out the instructions without the source code. rich-c: Pam, next time you're by, bring that CD I made for you and I'll add the emulator and anything else you want Pamela: just put in on my thumb drive, Dad rich-c: oh, I'm not questioning your policy, Dale, just her need wet coast: I Dale: If she doesn't want the instructions then get can grab just the rom: http://www.adamcon.org/~dmwick/minigames/mistma4k.rom wet coast: Im falling asleep wet coast: need to extracate myself from this chair Pamela: Ron, it's 8:00 pm you can't be falling asleep wet coast: I know rich-c: why are you falling asleep? Young guy like you, and only 8 PM? Pamela: I on the other hand have good reason to be dozing wet coast: this is the chair from Hell rich-c: so go see Staples and get a decent one - they are surel;y cheap enough Pamela: too comfy for your own good? wet coast: yeah, I'm in the recliner wet coast: so it's my own fault rich-c: then why not turn on the heating pad and really cork off? Pamela: I'm tucked into a corner of the couch so I know what you mean. I keep losing vertical hold. wet coast: then I'll be wide awake at 2am Pamela: I suppose I should be heading for bed. 6:15 comes earlier and earlier wet coast: oh yeah, you're a working stiff wet coast: bummer rich-c: yes, especially with the time change ; - ) Daniel Bienvenu: c'est lā? ... bonne nuit, Pam. Pamela: oui. Bonne nuit, Daniel. Daniel Bienvenu: yes, I got one in time! rich-c: so daughter, do you have any weekend plans? anything to pick up here? Pamela: dinner with Barbara and Lindsay, other than that no plans. I may be by, I'll check in with you soon. rich-c: OK, think about software you may need downloaded or copied, and we'll lay something on Pamela: thanks Dad. wet coast: so it is written, so let it be done Pamela: Alright gentlemen, I'm for bed. Until next week. rich-c: still have last week's Champ Car race to watch but other than that, no obligations wet coast: Niters Pamela be well Pamela: nite Ron Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) Did you take the zip file from the link I gave here for the printable game I did based on video games history? Pamela: Nite, Dale. thanks for the tip rich-c: goodnight daughter - keep us posted Pamela: g'nite Daddy Pamela: will do Pamela: kerpoof!
Pamela left chat session Dale: night pam Dale: missed. Daniel Bienvenu: hmmm... who will be next to leave? wet coast: (PRIVATE) Sorry Daniel. I recall getting the e-mail, but I'm absolutely terrible at opening things up. I get so much e-mail. Will have a look for that tonight Dale: So Ron, are you going to try my mist maid game? rich-c: anyway Ron I will try and find those pseudo-history clips and pass them on to you Dale: Maid of the Mist. Dale: Pilot a boat to Niagra Falls. wet coast: I'm not really a gamer Dale, but yes I'll go have a look Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) It wasn't by email. I give the link here in one of the adamcon chat session... rich-c: I actually gave it a very brief shot at one point but had a problem with fire buttons or something rich-c: mind you, I tend not to read directions excessively thoroughly rich-c: anyway, Dale, I gather REading is not your sort of thing? wet coast: (PRIVATE) Yeah, I think I took note of the link, but then it fell by the wayside. Have it on the other machine I think Dale: Well, there is always the you tube video. The sensation of playing Mist Maid, without playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zCeAwKt5wU rich-c: I think Porter hope to have srvice to Philadelphia by May Dale: Richard, reading? wet coast: I guess I need to update myself. Was talking earlier with my Board about Facebook and youtube. I have never been on either one Dale: I read to my son for up to an hour every night. wet coast: Makes me feel very old indeed rich-c: Didn't you see Daniel's post about the show? wet coast: no Dale: Reading PA you mean? Dale: Well, I'm thinking of going. rich-c: Reading is around an hour more or less west from Philadelphia wet coast: Problem is that each day I get more e-mail than I'm willing to read
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BrianW moved to room Meeting Place Daniel Bienvenu: Brian....? rich-c: you have to have read the log last week, Daniel Dale: Hi Brian. rich-c: he wants to give away some Adam stuff to someone around Ottawa, iirc wet coast: Hi Brian, I'm Ron and I'm on the wet coast rich-c: I gather, ron, that more of those anecdotes aren't really welcome, then? BrianW: Hello to all. I was looking for someone who might be interested in a few pieces of adam equipment. Dale: Have you been in contact with Neil, in Ottawa? BrianW: Is that Ron Mitchel Dale: It is for sure. rich-c: and Ron. do you still have useful contacts in Ottawa for such things? wet coast: well Rich, it's not that they're not welcome, but I tend to give them lower priority - and it depends on how much time I have when i open the email box Dale: You are talking to the Mighty Mitchell. Dale: Did you know him from the Adam User Friendly Group? wet coast: Brian, were you a member of AUFG when I was there? wet coast: circa 1994? rich-c: OK - it's just that we have a new guy on carnuts with one of those wicked Jewish senses of humour rich-c: I have another, I'll hold it for a couple of days, heading will be "affairs" wet coast: re contacts in Ottawa, no not really. I know a couple, but neither is active ADAM any more BrianW: Yes. Its Brian Wooster. I ended up with a majority of the clubs equipment and manuals. wet coast: well I'll be go ta hell rich-c: so Brian is stuck with Neil or nothing, from the sound wet coast: yeah, so far as I know Rich BrianW: Plus I've been given so much since then i am running out of space around the house. rich-c: wonder if this could be worht a followup for Daniel in cooperation with Fred and GuyF? wet coast: the fellow who passed away a little while ago (Doug Paterson) --- his wife phoned me to see if there was any one who wanted Doug's adam stuff wet coast: I put her onto Neil Dale: GuyF is interested in an Adam I think anyway. wet coast: sounds familiar Brian. You remember my apartment in ottawa? Daniel Bienvenu: I have too many Adam parts and pieces... I have tons of Coleco Adam "motherboards" and stuff like that. rich-c: I think Daniel and Fred lack sufficient Adam equipment to support their game building wet coast: What have you got Brian? Daniel Bienvenu: well, my diskdrive still dead, and with my new PC I can't use anymore 5"1/4 floppies to hope using it properly. BrianW: Yes Ron. The apartment was the clubs headquarters. wet coast: yep rich-c: Daniel, if your new PC is a desktop, it may well support a 5-1/4" floppy disc drive, and they are easy to come by wet coast: You want another disk drive Daniel? rich-c: I have never seen an external 5-1/4" floppy, though BrianW: After you moved west a few of us continued to meet for awhile. Then the childs came along a time was hard to find. wet coast: My son has two of mine over at his place that were supposed to be picked up by a guy over there. He never turned up Daniel Bienvenu: I don't know if I want another one since I can't use my PC to dump my game projects on floppies to try them by using the disk drive and maybe work on bigger games specially for adam. wet coast: Right Brian. Think I heard about that. Louis Fauteux kept in touch for a while wet coast: Right Daniel. I have an old 386 here that I do that with, but I don't use it very often rich-c: not sure what you're saying, Daniel, but first - is your PC a desktop or laptop? BrianW: Would it be ok to leave you my email address. Just in case you think of anyone that might be interested in some supplies. wet coast: sure thing Brian wet coast: Send me a list of what you've got wet coast: I'm <email@example.com> BrianW: Thanks Email firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel Bienvenu: well, I never had a laptop with a 5"1/4 floppy drive wet coast: Got it Brian rich-c: no, but if you have a desktop you can install a 5-1/4 floppy wet coast: having a 3-1/2 inch drive for the ADAM sure helps wet coast: I thank David Cobley for that rich-c: I am looking at new computers and apparently even the newest desktops will support the 5-1/4" floppy wet coast: Brian, Louis passed away did he not? rich-c: well of course external USB 3.5" floppies are easy to come by and cheap Dale: My Pentium 4 had support for a 5 1/4" drive. BrianW: Is there anyone in this room from the Ottawa area? Dale: My brother Neil is there, but he only comes to the chats occasionall. Dale: occasionally. wet coast: not directly Brian. But Dale's brother Neil is over in Gatineau rich-c: nope - my wife used to live there, but that was decades ago Dale: He hosted the last AdamCon, which was held in Hull this past summer. Dale: You can email him at: email@example.com wet coast: there's also John Krzyzanowski still in Ottawa, but I don't think he's into ADAM any more. Dale: We're getting to be a rare breed I think. wet coast: I'd offer to take some of the stuff, but I've already got 5 Adams, and related stuff, and no place to keep any more BrianW: Yes the AdamCon. Is was being held at the time i went in for my back operation. I'd intended to visit but that along with other plans hasn't happened. Dale: Maybe some of that hardware could find it's way to Guy Foster in Montreal. wet coast: there's a thought Dale: He's at least interested. wet coast: I would sure hate to see it fall by the wayside rich-c: pity he isn't on tonight - maybe Brian could contact him directly rich-c: with due regard for the fact that he has other things on his mind right now (expecting any day, Brian) Daniel Bienvenu: Well, last time I tried, if I pluged my 5"1/4 floppy drive on my PC, the 3"1/2 floppy drive wasn't detected by the bios or windows for unknow reason wet coast: sounds like a jumper issue Daniel Dale: Who wants a 3 1/2" floppy? Dale: I use 5 1/4" on my machines, if any. wet coast: the old 5-1/4 inch drives, there were jumpers inside that had to be set so that it identified itself as drive B rich-c: I have one, thanks BrianW: There is no concern of the gear going to the wayside. I will make room until i find someone who curious or in need of spare parts. rich-c: and Frances has enough for her Amigas, too wet coast: that would sure improve Daniel's life Dale Dale: I use USB keys for things that I used to use floppies for. wet coast: brb.... my Mac wants to be plugged in rich-c: yes, but if you're in possession of historic stuff on floppies, you have to transfer it first Daniel Bienvenu: My 3"1/2 floppy drive have multiple utilities. First the 3"1/2 floppies that I will use certainly to boot spinrite, and it's a memory card reader. wet coast: oh yea.... forgot about that BrianW: Doreen tells me its time for bed. I will keep in touch. Goodnight. wet coast: Nite Brian.... I'll e-mail you Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Brain! rich-c: night Brian - thanks for coming by wet coast: you got a USB flash for your Adam Dale? rich-c: time for me to pack it in too rich-c: Daniel, a la prochaine; Ron and Dale, see you next week wet coast: see you next week Rich - although I'll have to drop in early and leave early - Heart and Stroke meeting at 7pm rich-c: OK - colour me gone
rich-c left chat session wet coast: just been listening to Leo Laporte on podcast....apparently there's an SD card that will allow any digital cam to do Wifi wet coast: that would be neat Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Rich... too late again wet coast: well people, I think I shall be away wet coast: see you all next week wet coast: poooffff
wet coast left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit, Ron... too late again. Daniel Bienvenu: I know... I will leave now so I will not be late again. Daniel Bienvenu: talk to you later! Daniel Bienvenu: bye! Dale: goodnight,.
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