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changed username to FyuG rich-c: hi Guy - still snowboubd? FyuG: Yup, more than ever.. just got back a while ago from shovelling my driveway and front entrance... FyuG: And we are expecting more on Saturday, another 15 cms or so. rich-c: did a posting in a carnuts.us discussion tiday, mentioning the 1998 ice storm FyuG: Yes, we will always remember that one... just like we will always remember 2008 for the insane amount of snow. rich-c: well, our contractor came by and dug us out late this afternoon FyuG: My friend's contractor wanted to charge him more because of the increase in work for him. rich-c: we have the book abut the 1998 ice storm - fascinating in a morbid sort of way
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left chat session rich-c: the guy who does ours is our gardener - some days he ends upo overpaid, some days he ends up overworked FyuG: Yes, next year, a lot of contracts will end up being adjusted I'm sure of that. FyuG: I, for one, will be on the lookout for a snowblower. rich-c: well, each time he shows up he gets paid a set amount - but we are very flexible about times, thoroughness, and so on FyuG: Oh OK, my friend pays per year.. something like $250 a year or so.
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changed username to Pamela FyuG: Hi Pam. rich-c: I have no idea what ours would add up to, since it depends on snowfall Pamela: Hi there rich-c: mind you we are pretty loose too as to how much - or little - is a valid excuse to show up FyuG: Yes, his doesn't depend on snowfall. This year, he's spending more energy on his contracts compared to the previous years. Pamela: I think a snow blower might be a good idea, Guy : ) Pamela: Hi Daddy rich-c: hello daughter, what took you so long to check in? Pamela: ?? FyuG: A nice snowblower would be awesome!!!
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changed username to BobS Pamela: wasn't me Pamela: Hi Pamela: bob FyuG: Bob! BobS: HI kiddies BobS: twas I sir
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changed username to Judy rich-c: hello Roberto Pamela: Hi Judy Judy: Hi, everyone BobS: allo Richard, how's the patient???????? rich-c: hello judy BobS: assume it all went well withyour operation FyuG: All this talk about elections, I still have no clue what the difference is between a Democrat and Republican... off to Wikipedia I go. rich-c: pain is not going away teh way it should, Bob Judy: yes, was just going to ask that
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: a Democrat is mistakable for a human being Pamela: think of them as Liberals and Conservatives, Guy
changed username to Guy B. Judy: that is not cool, Rich Guy B.: Yeah, we're back FyuG: Which one is liberal? rich-c: hello Guy2 Pamela: Hi Guy Pamela: democrat Judy: hi, Guy FyuG: OK, will keep that in mind... Guy B.: Greetings Everyone. We missed the last snow storm, but might get a little later tonight. FyuG: Man, if I were an American, I'd have a hard time choosing who to vote for. Judy: we missed the last one too rich-c: we all hate you, Guy - we're up to our eyebrows BobS: we also missed the last storm COMPLETELY FyuG: Guy B: You missed it? We got the full extent of it starting last night and it was no fun. Pamela: I second that rich-c: not really, guy, not if you paid attention FyuG: Yeah, I pass the motion. BobS: you can have it, 'cause we didn't want it...........so the song went FyuG: We're expecting yet another one this Saturday. I hope it's the last one. BobS: we here in Greand Rapids are above 90" for the season.........50% MORE than normal and we are NOT done with winter yet Pamela: Dad, did you get out to get groceries today?
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: yes, it was too late for us to go out shopping tonight after the plows came and the walk was cleared FyuG: I'd have to cehck environment canada to see how we are doing statistic wise, but I'm sure we beat some sort of record. BobS: you got the snow inToronto, eh?
changed username to Dr. D. Pamela: oh yeah Pamela: Hi Rich Guy B.: Well, I guess you should know that we had 21.8 inches of snow for the entire month of February Dr. D.: Hello all BobS: AND most of the snows have been the storms variety......not just steady winter rich-c: in Toronto we had the highest snowfall of any month on record ever in February BobS: HEY doc Dr. D.: and hi to Richard, hope you are recovering okay rich-c: hello Rich FyuG: Winter is BACK! Guy B.: Hi Dr D. Dr. D.: I wrote to you a week ago, hope you saw it FyuG: And I was so sure that the winters of yesteryear were a thing of the past. rich-c: still a lot more sore than I ought to be, Rich, but I reckon I'll live BobS: 2 words.........................GLOBAL WARMING FyuG: One word: WARMING = no snow!!! Dr. D.: I just popped in briefly...I have been up since 3:30 AM, and am kinda fading rich-c: you sent it, I saw it, Rich FyuG: And speaking of WARMING, it also colder than it ever was. Dr. D.: There were problems with the chat last week, so I don't know if you had tried to login or not Judy: hi, Dr D Dr. D.: Hi Judy FyuG: Give me Vancouver-like weather in Quebec and I'll stop complaining. Pamela: how was your trip home, Rich Dr. D.: It was all rain from the 427 to Angola NY. Dr. D.: No sleet though. Dr. D.: High winds. rich-c: well for us global warming should mean increased snowfall - seems we're on teh trend line Pamela: that's good - I was concerned FyuG: I'm off for a bit, have to throw out the garbage. Garbage truck passes tomorrow morning and I don't do it now, I'll miss the garbage day (once per week). rich-c: I finally got on way late Dr. D.: Thursdays and Sundays are good travel days for me this winter. BobS: good to know yo squeeked thru with only rain doc Dr. D.: It seems they dodge the bad weather in the GTA Dr. D.: Last night my car was covered in ice. I was on campus late for an exam review session and it got sleeted on all day. BobS: YUCK Guy B.: Dr. Dr, I guess you know the backup chat server is not up Dr. D.: Took about half an hour to break in and deice enough to drive home. BobS: those times you just have to sit in it and warm it up a LOT Dr. D.: I know it Guy, and it likely will not be again. Guy B.: Thought you had it up before? Dr. D.: That was what I did this morning Bob, when I drove to the house to get the girls ready for school. Let it idle 45 minutes with the defroster on. Dr. D.: That finally thawed out the windows so I could scrape them completely. Dr. D.: Everything is pretty here with the ice on it. Dr. D.: Took an hour to make the 10-minute drive to campus this morning though. rich-c: you can buy eicing fluid you just spray on - pricey, but how often do you use it? BobS: bummer dude Dr. D.: I used 2 cups of hot water to thaw the mirrors :-) Judy: glad we didn;'t get that BobS: while I feel extrememly sorryto hear of your icing problems........better you than ME rich-c: a hair dryer works well too if you have an outside outlet - also helps with frozen locks Pamela: I didn't make it to the funeral this morning Judy: I am sooo ready for spring Dr. D.: I like winter :-) Guy B.: Man, you got it pretty good out your way. That's the storm that missed me Dr. D.: This winter is like what I remember as a kid. rich-c: a pity, but so unsurprising - you were lucky to get out of the house
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: I finaly made it. Good evening! Judy: hi, Daniel Pamela: I didn't get out today - stayed home Pamela: with the GO train woes, it's probably just as well I took the day off BobS: HI Daniel rich-c: ah, bonsoir, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: backward masking guy? Pamela: Hi Daniel Judy: the snow is melting like crazy here, Guy B.: Hi Daniel rich-c: ours isn't, but we have hopes Pamela: we're supposed to get more on Friday - ick Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir Judy, Bob, Pam, Rich, Guy, yuG, Dr.D Judy: they are talking we may get a little tonight BobS: 1" or so rich-c: yes, we're hearing talk of flurries too BobS: we can handle that Daniel Bienvenu: I had a bad morning today because of the snow and wind. simply impossible to walk outside without having snow in my eyes. and it hurts, I think it was more than snow. rich-c: if you were getting what came through here last night, Daniel, I'll bet it hurt Pamela: ice pellets perhaps? Dr. D.: Gotta go lie down now folks. Glad you came through the surgery okay Richard. Stay warm and dry all of you. BobS: be good doc Dr. D.: Bye from scenic Cleveland. Daniel Bienvenu: ice pellets? ... err... gresil? Dr. D.: <poof> Pamela: gnite Rich
Dr. D. left chat session rich-c: and I imagine yuG is out there cussing it out now too Daniel Bienvenu: bye Dr.D Daniel Bienvenu: taht was fast Guy B.: He's quick Pamela: he's pooped rich-c: we'll do that, Rich - you take care Pamela: 3:30 am???
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changed username to Ron-eMac Daniel Bienvenu: hi >Ron! Pamela: Hi Ron BobS: ya I did rich-c: hello Ron Ron-eMac: Evening all you fine looking people! Guy B.: Ron's on the Mac. Hi Ron BobS: and I emailed her to email YOU Judy: hi, Ron Pamela: okay, thanks : ) BobS: yo Ron.....and the entire western contingent Ron-eMac: that would be us all right Ron-eMac: How did the surgery go Rich? Ron-eMac: wasn't that last Thurs? BobS: and HOW is the weather out there? BobS: over here tis not so good, cept for GuyB and us Ron-eMac: absolutely wonderful my son. My daffies are sprouting forth Ron-eMac: we had sunshine all day rich-c: yes, Ron - it was in by 10, out by 5, but I was woozy and hurty through teh evening Judy: we did too, Ron rich-c: in fact that's expected and usual for the first 48 hours Ron-eMac: suspect that your air was a little fresher than ours BobS: kinda like an oil change with resting afterwards Ron-eMac: So it went well enough Rich? rich-c: I'd be happier if the pain faded faster - not cause for concern but on the uncomfy side of normal Ron-eMac: planted 100 daffodils. So far I see about 30 Ron-eMac: no Rich. I detest pain in any form BobS: AND the miles ate the rest BobS: moles Ron-eMac: could be Judy: give them time, Ron, is a little early Ron-eMac: indeed rich-c: not that early by island standards - we'll be seeing ours in a month, I'd guess Judy: they were out in Miss when we were there Ron-eMac: well, it's still chilly out there. (for us at least). FyuG: Allright, back from my wilderness expedition in my backyard... BobS: tell us rich-c: yes, but crocuses come up regularly through the snow for us, as do a couple of others Ron-eMac: did you achieve your objectives FyuG Pamela: not this much snow : ) Judy: they do here also, but have not seen any yet Ron-eMac: lots of those around here Rich, they're up and blooming FyuG: Ron: Yes, the 6 bags of garbage are at the curb. Mission accomplished. Ron-eMac: I have to put up a big sign out back..... "Deer don't like daffodils!" rich-c: we have to get ours out tonight too, but there is very little Pamela: six bags? what did you clean out this weekend? FyuG: Dan: That's why the invented those large hats with fur around, so that the snow and ice pellets avoid your eyes... Ron-eMac: well don FyuG Ron-eMac: done I mean FyuG: Pamela: I tore down a wall and we are a family of 4 with tons of diapers. Pamela: well that would do it : ) Ron-eMac: When I got home from Vancouver there was a Blue Box on my doorstep along with a pamphlet ( which I've yet to read). So we're starting what the rest of the world has had going for years Judy: but they are probably tasty, Ron Pamela: by the way, I love your pics of the girls FyuG: I don't recycle, so everything goes in the garbage. Pamela: Don't recycle anything??? rich-c: we do recycle so garbage is an all but unknown term here FyuG: Pamela: Nope, nothing at all... Pamela: why not??? FyuG: Couldn't be bothered. Ron-eMac: well yes I have been, but I've had to take them to the local shopping centre where they have the big containers to put stuff in Ron-eMac: So now they want to do away with that and get us into the blue box thing Ron-eMac: So I will cooperate FyuG: I have been thinking of starting to recyle though, thus the reason I talked about it. rich-c: we have a new blue bin system coming in that only our crazy mayor could ever get enthusiastic about Ron-eMac: ah Ron-eMac: each week, 7 copies of the Victoria Times Colonist are left at my door. Each week they sit in a pile by my reading table, then get taken to the recycle - mostly unread rich-c: first of all, if you're going to garden, compost all your kitchen veggie waste, makes fine fertilizer Ron-eMac: yep it does indeed rich-c: yes, we have both the Star and the Globe to recycle - they are thick heavy buggers, let me tell you Ron-eMac: then there's two copies each of the Comox Valley Echo and the Comox Valley Record and 10,000 flyers Daniel Bienvenu: I have an annonce to do. I decided to make the Adamcon meeting the official release date for the cartridge Dale, Guy and myself are planning to release since 2006. rich-c: yes, we get two weeklies and flyers to match, too Ron-eMac: oh yes.... I bought a Globe once when coming back from Toronto. Just about weighted down the airplane Ron-eMac: will look forward to that Daniel rich-c: you mean they didn't charge you for overweight luggage? rich-c: hey, that sounds neat, Daniel - assume you will all be there to do it? FyuG: Dan: That's good news! Ron-eMac: tee hee Pamela: it's one of the reasons we don't get a paper - not enough time to read it and a waste of newsprint if it's not read FyuG: Dan: Hopefully I'll have another game brewing before that. Ron-eMac: Yeah, I just got my annual bill from the Colonist. Thinking I might give it up, or only get it on Fridays and Saturdays...or something like that Daniel Bienvenu: I plan to came to the meeting with the cartridges, someone else will came with the labels, and if someone can do the manual and/or the box, it will be complete. Ron-eMac: I should either read the darned thing or quit it rich-c: I understand the thinking, Ron Ron-eMac: right rich-c: Pam, are you ready to put out the official announcement yet? Judy: newspapers are easy to recycle around here Ron-eMac: Oyez! Oyez! rich-c: here we dont bale or sort them, just toss them in the big blue bin Daniel Bienvenu: the cartridge : 4 games plus a joystick test utility. So it's a useful fun pack deal. I don'T know how to explain it better. Pamela: Contract is signed and returned to the hotel Ron-eMac: How much does it cost, I'll buy it. Pamela: The date is confirmed rich-c: that sounds pretty clear to me, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: the cartridge is free for those who worked in the project. Ron-eMac: June 19 - 22?? rich-c: but the confirmation copy isn't back to you yet? Pamela: yes Ron Ron-eMac: good Daniel Bienvenu: is it the adamcon 20 already? Pamela: yes Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: well, special price, 20$, but you have to be at the meeting. Ron-eMac: put me down for 1 Pamela: we'll make sure that gets around Ron-eMac: St Kits Pam? Pamela: Yes, Ron Ron-eMac: k Pamela: I'm working on the announcement e-mail Ron-eMac: Oyez Oyez Pamela: I still have a few things to work out Pamela: but the basics are nailed down rich-c: like the price, and which afternoon off and what do we do? Ron-eMac: soon as you get to presentation subjects Pamela, let me know. I wouldn't mind doing something useful Daniel Bienvenu: And you can add the special annonce I did tonight. The final name of the cartridge is not decided yet, but we sure need a name for that and Dale susggested a lot of names last time. rich-c: the Clees wsill have their cars, as I assume the Drushels will - what about the others? BobS: ya Ron-eMac: I'm likely to rent at YYZ and drive to St. Kits Pamela: Ron, you all are assigned to presentations rich-c: unless you fly into Hamilton? Ron-eMac: with either - still have to check that out. One or the other Pamela: I think WestJet still flies into Hamilton Ron, it's something you'll want to confirm. Daniel Bienvenu: it's possible to take the bus from Quebec to Niagara, I may just need a lift from the bus station like last year. rich-c: hotel does have a jitney van, from what Pam has told me Pamela: 'twould be nice if you could do a direct flight Ron-eMac: yes, will do - thank you for reminding me. I think we talked about that before Pamela: Actually, hotel does not have a van Ron-eMac: Be right back Guy B.: I don't know yet if I'm going to drive or fly out. Depends how the price of gas is by June Pamela: let's not jump the gun on transportation yet - it's one of the things I want to research rich-c: Daniel, Quebec-Toronto then bus direct to St. Catharines would be better Pamela: once I have full information I'll broadcast it rich-c: in fact the Toronto bus stops in St. Catharines on its way to Niagara and Buffalo Daniel Bienvenu: I will need to check this, thanks Rich rich-c: Pam, there is no GO service as far as St. Catharines yet, is there? Pamela: Daniel, if I may suggest - a bus trip that long will be miserable. You might want to consider taking the train instead. Pamela: No, it only goes as far as Burlington. Daniel Bienvenu: But the train cost way more than bus. Guy B.: He's right on that Pamela: Guy and Gui, do you plan to drive? rich-c: I think you would find the train connection awkward, Guy - good easy transfer in Buffalo outbound, but a layover of forever homeward rich-c: but who knows what Amtrak is going to do? Ron-eMac: Probably not even Amtrak knows what Amtrak is going to do Pamela: Daniel you might consider asking Neil if you can ride with him. Then you could take a bus to Gatineau instead. Ron-eMac: not doubt it has something to do with making money and staying afloat Daniel Bienvenu: That's an idea Ron-eMac: Hey, there's a thought Daniel Bienvenu: So I must reserve more than friday to monday for this trip. Pamela: it's up to you Daniel rich-c: depends - if you choose to make your nights Friday through Monday it might work better for you Daniel Bienvenu: Or we can start the adamcon meeting by going all to Neil before the official adamcon dates. He will be surprized! heheheh Ron-eMac: Adamcon20 and 20a Guy B.: Don't know yet Pam. Depends on where the price of gas will head. Word's going that it might $4 a gallon by June Pamela: if that's the case Guy, you might still want to drive because fuel costs for the airlines will increase too rich-c: so leave twenty minutess earlier and use cruise control just under 65 Pamela: I suspect the time factor will influence you too rich-c: just because the signs say 70 - yes doesn't mean you have to do it Judy: stay around 60 that does help Guy B.: That I heard as well. So, I'll keep that in mind. I do have my I-Pass in the car, so tolls shouldn't be a problem rich-c: move to the right, use cruise at 65, and watch your mile go up Guy B.: And I do use the cruise on the highway rich-c: when I use cruise control on open interstate, my mileage is phenomenal - and my 350 V*8 has the aerodynamics of a brick Pamela: Which reminds me in that weird, derailed train of thought way - Dad, do you have Harvie's e-mail address? Ron-eMac: <grin> "the aerodynamics of a brick" rich-c: likely, but if so on the other computer - he's on tamcotec still I think rich-c: speak nicely to John and he might even remember the username for you Ron-eMac: did you get hold of C Murray Pam? Pamela: I did, Ron - he sent me a lovely email and confirmed that both he and Mama plan to attend Ron-eMac: super! Pamela: now if only Jean would get in touch rich-c: yes, us old folks will have someone to hang out with for a change Daniel Bienvenu: I have to go sleep in about one hour because since canada decided to follow I have to adapt my body to wake up more ealier. rich-c: you talking about daylight savings, Daniel? Daniel Bienvenu: yes, it looks like it's this sunday Daniel Bienvenu: I was sure it will be next month rich-c: I think so - won't matter to me, really - will still get up at the crack of noon Pamela: I must say I'm not impressed by 23 hour days Judy: yes, it is daylight savings Sunday Pamela: my days are short enough as it is Daniel Bienvenu: are you saying that because your clock always blink 12:00? Ron-eMac: Takes me about an hour to reset all the clocks around here, so that's 2 hours I really lose Ron-eMac: I'm kinda like the the old prof in Back to the Future rich-c: why Daniel, isn't that what they are supposed to do? ;-) Pamela: no, because we lose the hour we gained in the fall Ron-eMac: Bob S.... a question Ron-eMac: what's Doug's e-mail again? rich-c: now I'll have to reset the vcr again Pamela: doesn't the VCR set itself? Daniel Bienvenu: you realized that the year is more during daylight savings, why not simply decided to make work day an one earlier than now and forgot about this time saving that I don't understand anymore. Judy: it is email@example.com Ron-eMac: tk you Daniel Bienvenu: ... to make days work 8h-16h rather than 9h-17h... Judy: Pam, Bob is emailing Jean now on dates of June 19-22 rich-c: actually, Daniel, what you are saving is daylight hours, by not sleeping through them - evening can take care of itself Judy: wellcome, Ron Ron-eMac: :) rich-c: doesn't matter what number teh clock gives them, they're the same hours every day Ron-eMac: found a 30 Meg CF card at one of the local drug stores. Ron-eMac: But still can't get my ADAM to see it. So need to pick Doug's brain some Daniel Bienvenu: you want time saving, why not decided world wide that this year is 711 days, that makes each month twice the days they have normally. plenty of time to finish every urgent projects. Pamela: Bob, remind her that I sent her that info and will she kindly respond to my e-mail or if she didn't receive it to let me know and I'll resend it rich-c: did they pay you to take it away? They should have Judy: he will cc what he sent Jean, Pam Pamela: cool Ron-eMac: sure would be nice if Jean could come up. I need another afghan rich-c: I gather she was talking about coming up with her daughter Ron-eMac: aha Judy: she is a busy lady, still working at the school and teaching swimming exercise Ron-eMac: Her hubby (name is gone) is not around any more right? Pamela: I certainly hope she comes Judy: maybe more than just daughter rich-c: that's right, Jack Stone died some few months ago now Judy: Jack, yes, he died Ron-eMac: Jack....that's it. tks BobS: SENT Ron-eMac: winging its way toward El Paso, even as we speak Pamela: thanks, Bob rich-c: big problem will be air connections from St. Catharienes to ElPaso - they aren't exactly direct Ron-eMac: El Paso/Dallas/O'Hare/(who knows where) Pamela: it will have to be El Paso to Pearson rich-c: still if she can get to Buffalo I'm sure we can figure out something from there BobS: Jean has no problem using the wheelchair for getting around........unlike Jack - he did NOT want to appear invalid Ron-eMac: good for her rich-c: I understand Jack's feelings - but there comes a time when you have to give in Pamela: How old is Jean? Ron-eMac: yes, went through that with Mom, (God rest her soul) Ron-eMac: she wouldn't hear of it Judy: 85 or 86 Ron-eMac: finally there was no choice Pamela: !!! Ron-eMac: just about 85 Ron-eMac: oh... got the wrong person sorry - disregard my last rich-c: wheelchairs are so damn awkward - it's just a glorified cane, but a walker works really well Ron-eMac: somebody is probably going to have to slap me around a little when the time comes Ron-eMac: I told Jeff....just get a gun! Pamela: I don't think it will come to that Ron Ron-eMac: well..... rich-c: naw, now it's HIS turn to look after you - so tell him to GET WITH IT! Ron-eMac: RIGHT !! Ron-eMac: All he' Ron-eMac: All he's said on the subject so far is that it would be a heck of a lot better if both Leslie and I lived in Vancouver Ron-eMac: now there would be a real source of discussion I tell ya rich-c: and I am sure he is right - bet the medical facilities are a lot better on the mainland, too Ron-eMac: right - yes - pallatable, NO rich-c: some day it will be meaningful to you that UBC and SFU are major teaching hospitals, UBC with a world-class earned reputation Ron-eMac: yes, and a geriatrics ward Ron-eMac: I would just have to suck it up and move Daniel Bienvenu: Did you send the email about adamcon? I didn't receive it yet! rich-c: there are nursing homes too, and some very good ones Pamela: No Daniel, I haven't sent it yet Ron-eMac: maybe I have a few years left yet Pamela: I hope to have it out on the weekend, once I have a few things sorted out rich-c: nothing says if you have decent support systems you can't live on your own, either Ron-eMac: What... in Vancouver? Ron-eMac: speaking of winning lotteries, I must go check my numbers - brb rich-c: sure, find a suitable apartment, then there are integrators that will put your services in place rich-c: when I came home from hospital last April, I had a big open wound on my leg that needed dressing every 48 hours BobS: for airports, a wheelchair is the WAY to go mon ........... usid it and it getws you around fast rich-c: so I had a VON nurse came in and did the dressing every other day - they have services like that and more
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changed username to Ron Pamela: goodnight Daniel rich-c: night Daniel Ron: nite Daniel Ron: Bah! Not even close Judy: night Daniel Ron: so I am not yet a millionaire Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Guy, FyuG, Judy, Ron, Bob, Pam, Rich and all the others who I may miss tonight. Guy B.: Night Daniel Pamela: 6/49 numbers Ron? rich-c: anyway, Ron, I'd hope you won't need any serious support for another ten years or more Ron: ya
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session Pamela: I will check mine in the morning rich-c: prize is too small today to be worth the odds Ron: Well Rich, if I can lose the extra weight I'm carrying, and find some way to beat my deadly eating demon into submission - maybe Pamela: it was 8 million Dad Pamela: that is NOT too small : ) Ron: Oh is that all... glad I didn't win Pamela: all the more for me : ) rich-c: now that it's $2 per play I consider $17 mil the minimum jackpot of interest Ron: you've probably got a point there Rich Ron: I know Jeff has a rule something like that rich-c: better to play Super7 - you get worse odds but three shots at the prize Pamela: I seem to have missed the point Ron: Never played it. I should have a look Pamela: unless you have $16 million floating around that I don't know about?? rich-c: oh, the statisticians will tell you I'm cracked anyway
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changed username to Dale rich-c: and they are probably right Dale: Hi all. Ron: but then, you know what a wise ole fella once said Judy: hi, Dale Ron: gambling is a tax on fools Pamela: Hi Dale Ron: Hey Dale BobS: hi Dale rich-c: hello Dale, you just missed Daniel Dale: I sent a test email to the mailing list on Friday, but I can't tell if anyone got it or not. Guy B.: Hi Dale rich-c: I think I did Pamela: I haven't received anything Dale Ron: to Adamcon.org? Ron: not here BobS: nope rich-c: Frances is checking rich-c: OK - our log shows nothing either - it wasx under your name? Ron: Hi Frances rich-c: she has to check because email is on the computer she is using rich-c: looks like it went to the great bit basket in the sky, Dale BobS: we still here?????????? Ron: yes sir Ron: I can see you BobS: waiting for Frances huh? BobS: do I look good? BobS: or a lilttle harried and hurried? Ron: oh without a doubt Bob rich-c: no, she has already told me no Dale: It must be eating the mail still then. BobS: cool thanks, ya'll looking GOOD too mon Ron: tk you sir Dale: I just sent a test message, and it diapeared Ron: now that we have that out of the way Dale: disapeared* BobS: into cyberspace no doubt BobS: that is why they call it cyberspace............like a giant garbage disposal Ron: orbiting the earth at maximum velocity rich-c: Frances uses the laptop mostly so never appears here Pamela: the great e-mail black hole Ron: I had a laptop once rich-c: I log in using the desktop, when it's working BobS: ggod one Ron BobS: and Judy says. Ron, MORE than once Ron: I have another on the way from Cupertino Ron: hee hee BobS: but all things need upgrading anyways Dale: Well, I do have the mailing list archives up rich-c: what went wrong this time? Dale: And you can subscribe and unsubscribe now. Judy: I told him not to get into that BobS: cool Ron: yes this one has a larger hard drive and faster processor Dale: And the admin interface shows what spam is on the list. BobS: see???? it needed upgrading BobS: dont' ask Richard Dale: So that's progress. I just have to track down where the email messages are actually going. Ron: my little presentation to the Mac Club last night opened with a spilling water bottle and a lot of yelling in the background
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left chat session Pamela: that couldn't have been good Ron: an undefined entity has entered Dale: Water is the least damaging of liquids Dale: If you can seperate the battery quickly. Ron: was meant to get a laugh - had it all done on DVD. worked well rich-c: yes, but upgrade Dale, Frances wants to know when the chat archives will be up Ron: unfortunately Dale, I didn't have that presence of mind. The mother board was fried in 4 places Ron: and the poor macbook died BobS: <taps> ..................................... and R.I.P. rich-c: thought they had protective films under teh keyboard these days? Ron: will remember that for next time Dale: Well, I didn't manage to run them last week, since I spent lots of time fixing as many mailing list issues as I can. Ron: they do, but you have to buy one Dale: I'll work on the archive update again tomorrow. Ron: Think some manufacturers it's standard Ron: It Apple's case, nothing is standard Dale: If I can do it once, I can make it to it every week automatically. rich-c: we will hope for the best, Dale Guy B.: Well folks, going to take Annie out soon. See you all next week Pamela: gnite Guy Ron: Yes Guy. Say Hi to Annie for me Dale: But the new server is organized a little differently, so it requires a clever trick to make the archive update successfully. Ron: niters rich-c: yeah, I gather getting a Mac with an accessory is like finding one with a screen you can read BobS: ite Guy Ron: a clever trick. You've got those eh Dale? Judy: night Guy rich-c: night, Guy - take care Guy B.: Poof
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BobS left chat session rich-c: and I think I may be pushing my luck a bit, so really should pack it it Ron: my clock just struck 8 Ron: so it's 11 for y'all rich-c: so Dale, Ron, Guy and daughter - goodnight all Dale: So it's said. Dale: Goodnight Richard. Ron: nite Rich. see ya next week Pamela: goodnight Dad, I'll talk to you in the next couple days rich-c: OK, don't forget the time change for next week Ron: the group doth quickly shrink Dale: So it seems Ron: or does the group need a shrink? rich-c: Off - off - and AWAY Ron: which is it
rich-c left chat session Pamela: do we have to choose? Dale: Is GuyF actually paying attention tonight? Pamela: I don't think so Ron: not sure he's been quiet Pamela: when he's paying attention he's much more talkative Ron: he was at the beginning.... Ron: So as it turned out, if I'd bought homeowner insurance with a comprehensive package, I would have been allowed one act of stupidity Ron: like pouring water on my Mac book Ron: alas, I was not so covered Ron: I am now Pamela: what's the difference in price Ron? Dale: Well, when Jill dropped my old digital camera in the dish water by accident, it wasn't exactly a good thing. Ron: about 8 dollars a month Pamela: well there you go Ron: so I have one act of stupidity allowable even yet Ron: yeah Dale, that would not have been a good thing Pamela: how pray tell did she manage that?? Ron: But I think you're right Dale, if I'd had the presence of mind to unplug the Mac and take out the battery - perhaps it would not have died Dale: Well, I can tell you that I keep the camera well away from the sink these days. Dale: The memory card still works at least. Ron: And I ain't going near any of my computing devices with water Ron: my Mac Dealer figures the hard drive is still ok and he'll be able to get the data off it Pamela: you might want to consider keeping the cap on the water bottles too : ) Ron: yes, good idea Pam Ron: I've been telling people for years...don't eat or drink near a computer Ron: t Ron: take my advice, I'm not using it Dale: I would think that the harddisk should be the most resillient to spills. Pamela: I've knocked over so many liquids in my time that I don't keep anything but tightly capped bottles on my desk Ron: good plan Pamela: and at home, nothing goes on the table with the computer except the mouse Ron: yup Pamela: well the IT department likes me better now : ) Ron: I'm sure they do Dale: I don't have so much problems with liquids myself. Ron: still on the robotics project Dale? Pamela: after I fried the first keyboard with a can of Coke, they learned to be 'ware Dale: I have spilled the odd thing here and there. Dale: But never was it fatal. Dale: I just let it dry out, and generally it starts up agian. Ron: my Mac Dealer tells me he gets lots of spills. he says some are fatal, some are not Dale: Like that time I tipped the canoe with my cellphone in my pocket. Ron: oh yea Dale: I popped the battery out and let it dry out for 2 days. Dale: And it started working again. Ron: well there ya go Dale: Still on the robotics for sure. Dale: It progresses, if slowly. Ron: any progress? Pamela: I would never be that lucky Ron: No me neither Pam... Dale: We're on our 4th prototype, and I thought it would be all built back in August Dale: Then I thought it would be all built in December. Dale: My engineers are saying end of next week lately. :-) Ron: well when you're out there on the edge... Pamela: first rule Dale - things always take twice as long as you expect them to Ron: never pays to be optimistic Ron: oh at least Dale: Still lots of work to do yet, assuming that the 4th prototype is good enough for what I want. Ron: Are we talking about a walking-talking R2D2 type thingie here? Dale: well it has two arms, and two hands Dale: And it uses lots of cameras. Ron: good start Dale: Should be fun when it's ready. Ron: you'll have to bring it to the Adamcon Pamela: it's shaping up to be an interesting three days if everything makes its way there as planned : ) Ron: Pam, getting back to the adamcon sessions, are you going to assign topics, or do you want us to come up with them? Pamela: You are charged with coming up with topics - I'm the last person to be asking about topics of interest Ron: ok Dale: Is there a special theme? Ron: good question Pamela: Other than "20", not really Pamela: That may crystallize as time goes on Ron: will have to give some thought Pamela: I welcome ideas and suggestions Ron: and soon Pamela: well before June, anyway : ) Ron: 3 months is going to go by quickly Pamela: tell me about it Ron: right Ron: Anyway good people...think I'm gonna call it a night Ron: see ya's next week Pamela: after doing some intense thinking about all of this for the last few weeks I've given myself the week off Pamela: will get back at it for the weekend Ron: been there done that Pam. Pamela: and I know I'm not alone : ) Ron: Think I can remember at 15, remarking to Dale when everyone had arrived that I was still about 2 days behind in the planning Pamela: well building on that Ron, I hope that I won't be : ) Pamela: I remember you remarking on that Ron: right... take a deep breath Pam, and remember that it will all work out Dale: for sure. Ron: anyway.. g'nite all Pamela: well one way or the other, at least we'll have a roof over our heads, and food Dale: bye Ron. Pamela: gnite Ron Ron: see ya next week
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