Pamela: Whoops, where is everyone? Dale: Hi ya Dale: Chat Server glitch Pamela: hey Dale: I posted to the mailing list that it was resety Pamela: wondered about that : ) Dale: I really have to get that chat archive script automated.
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changed username to rich-c Pamela: is it affecting real-time chat? Dale: Hi Richard. Pamela: Hi Dad
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changed username to Guy B. Dale: But Jeffrey wanted me to finish reading "Shellfish aren't Fish" first. Guy B.: Greetings!!!! BobS: figured it was kaput BobS: HI ALL rich-c: hi daughter, Bob. Guy Dale: I got it, and posted to the list that I fixed it. Pamela: Hi Guy Pamela: Hi Bob Guy B.: Well, I had a monitor die over the weekend BobS: hope Jean finds her way here tonight BobS: fromold age? or electrocution ? BobS: she complained that all she got was an opening screen Dale: Well, I didn't post the URL to the mailing list this time. Guy B.: Old age. 7 years old, that moniputer that I bought from Tigerdirect Dale: But sometimes that is enough to bring out a record crowd. BobS: so I assured her taht Dale was on top of the business and would take care of it Pamela: d'you think maybe we should teach Melanie to save address books while she's here, so the next time Jean gets a new computer, she won't lose all her connections? BobS: good tinkin, HUH ?
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changed username to Judy Guy B.: Hi Judy Pamela: Hi Judy rich-c: yes, then she can just lose everything in crashes instead BobS: Hi Judy
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changed username to Ron rich-c: hello Judy BobS: hi Meeka Pamela: I think your message worked, Dale rich-c: greetings Ron Meeka: helo everyone Guy B.: Hi Meeka Judy: Hi, Guy, Pam, Rich, Dale, Ron and Meeka Guy B.: Hi Ron rich-c: and Meeka
changed username to Ron BobS: MR mitchell, SIR !!!! Pamela: Hi Ron, Hi Meeka Dale: HI RON> BobS: twins he is rich-c: eeryone gets here at once Ron: Hi all Guy B.: We have twin Ron's though Ron: I see double Judy: Meeka, did you hear the storm last night? rich-c: oh, he's like that - happens all the time ; - ) Ron: there's enough of one of me Meeka: ya, I did Dale: cats on my keyboard remaps my keymap Meeka: there were several loud house shaking booms Judy: me too, Dad slept thru it
Ron left chat session Guy B.: Anyway, after losing a 17" monitor just when I was installing Ubuntu on the Athlon and it was almost done when it went out Ron: am I gone? Ron: yes Dale: there i think i have control again> Dale: almost anyway rich-c: yes, it arrived here about 8 a.m. - only one close one, though Meeka: i normally sleep through it too, but it sounded like it was right over the house rich-c: monitor went totally phfft, Guy? No warning? Pamela: what storm - I got sprinkled on at 7:53 or so for about 30 seconds and that's it Judy: here too Meeka: we had a big storm roll through last night Pam Judy: had thunder and lightning last night Ron: Mother Nature flexing her muscles? Pamela: I keep telling everyone, we don't get weather in Weston. No one believes me. Dale: There all fixed. I have punctuation and control of capitals again. Meeka: \yup, it think so Ron Guy B.: Same here. Annie didn't budge when it came through Dale: I don't use that french keymap on purpose that often, but it helps occasionally. Judy: was even a tornado south of here Pamela: ah, spring : ) rich-c: yes, there is actually a fair temperature gap between the two air masses Dale: Sounds like a bad capacitor Guy. Not that I'd really know how to fix it or anything. Ron: That'll do it Pamela: let me tell you, it wasn't all that warm out there today rich-c: we got rained on a bit, but it cleared in time for us to go shopping Judy: here either, was not that warm here Dale: I went on a hike tonight to clear skys. Dale: But there was plenty of rain in the morning. Dale: It's quite windy though today. Ron: Been chilly out here too. Was in Victoria most of last week, and I'd say the blossoms and fleurs are about 3 weeks behind Guy B.: I'm going to send it off to recycling. I have another monitor and going to a swap. Judy: but after the storm passed it left wind, was blowing like crazy rich-c: it's a crt monitor that you lost, Guy? Guy B.: Yep Dale: brb Pamela: left it here too Judy Guy B.: I've been losing the display a lot lately. So I knew it was just a matter of time Pamela: that's part of why it was so chilly rich-c: not worth fixing - time to move to an LCD unit Judy: the finches have turned very yellow, so that is a sign of spring rich-c: yes, I'm waiting for mine to go, especially since I need a new computer anyway rich-c: we don't have finches, but a few migrating kinglets have some through, and the starlings are thickening rich-c: and we have an absolute explosion of crocuses in the back yard BobS: AND, I have thwarted my li'l squirrel rich-c: 48 hours ago nothing, today taking over the world Judy: the starlings have stopped by here also, but they can't get any food so they are not staying Ron: brb....must go get my power supply BobS: DARN starlings Meeka: i dont have starlings, just those dumb squirles rich-c: we have the squirrels thwarted for today, too - moved teh feeder too far away from the shed for them to jump Guy B.: Going to bring it to a recycling fair in Elk Grove Village on the 24th as part of Earth Day rich-c: my guess is that it isn't worth fixing, Guy - it's dead technology with high toxic waste content Pamela: we had someone last night about 10:30 or so just singing their heart out - who's out at that hour??? BobS: I have the suet in a cage that the little sucker can't get into Judy: dad made a cage around the feeders and the squirrel couldn't get in rich-c: the labour cost on fixing it is more than the thing is worth Guy B.: That's why I'm going to recycle it. I have another one, so I'm not out BobS: hopefully forever rich-c: likely a robin, Pam - they are the early and late singers Guy B.: 7 years and I got my money's worth rich-c: we have a wire cage feeder, they cant get in but they shake it and seeds come out Pamela: that reminds me - I need to dig out my flyer and find out when our recycling day is. I have some stuff to get rid of. Pamela: (she says in grand understatement) rich-c: I'm not looking forwardd to teh day my monitor dies - I like the crt picture quality better
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu BobS: can't bring myself to recycle anything that actually works..........my bad! Daniel Bienvenu: hello everybody! Judy: he has the cage around the suet feeder and the sunflower feeder, they can't get any right now Pamela: allo Daniel BobS: Hi Daniel rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel Guy B.: Hi Daniel Meeka: ya, thanks for poassing on that gene to your son :-P Judy: hi, Daniel Meeka: hi Daniel BobS: I am really tryint to tick them sucka's off Daniel Bienvenu: @Dale : are you online? I need to talk with you in private about an email I got this week. BobS: but Meeka, we WILL find a way to sue the stuff SOMEDAY Meeka: i just harass them with bb's BobS: pump it up little higher and KILL the little varments rich-c: try a garden hose, or even a water "pistol", Meeka Meeka: ya, I am sure the old junk will save us one of these days rich-c: I've done that a few times and man, do they run BobS: yes Richard, but they come back Meeka: naw, they bb's more purswasive rich rich-c: do you folks have a Freecycle chapter in GR? rich-c: not for quite a while, Bob Daniel Bienvenu: @Pam : I didn't talk yet with my boss about the adamcon dates, but make sure you will give your address in the next email to us to be able to pay you for this annual meeting. Dale: back Daniel Bienvenu: DALE!!!! BobS: yup we do Daniel Bienvenu: can I talk to you a minute! Pamela: I will, Daniel Dale: On yahoo... Daniel Bienvenu: I'm at work... I can't install anything BobS: OK PAMELA, WE ARE COMING IN ON FRI MORNING.........CLEARED THE CALENDER YESTERDAY !!!! BobS: driving all night just to see ya' rich-c: driving or flying, Bob? BobS: ll BobS: driving Ron: Looks like I have a choice of 2 flights to Hamilton. Late and Later Dale: Does Digital River want to hire you to make some flash games? BobS: can't fly, tried it once, but hit the ground face down.....HARD Pamela: ya, I saw that Ron. What about into Pearson, is that better? rich-c: that's WestJet, Ron? I trust the price is right? Dale: I saw your post on coleco mailing list, but couldn't decide what it meant. Ron: that makes it even worse Ron: haven't checked the prices yet Daniel Bienvenu: I had more details today... I will give you all the details. Ron: but from out here generally, the price is never right rich-c: I think you'll find a redeye to Hamilton is pretty attractive dolarwise, from what I've heard Ron: there is no redeye to Hamilton rich-c: oh, I was jumping to conclusion from your late and later remark Ron: and I dont use attractive and airfares in the same sentence rich-c: Pam, does the hotel have a pickup at the Hamilton airport? Ron: both flights from here arrive in Hamilton after 10 pm Ron: how much of a drive is it from Hamilton to St Kits? Pamela: they do not, unfortunately Pamela: not long Ron, about 1/2 hour Ron: I intend to rent a car at the airport rich-c: I would guess under 30 miles, Ron, almost all on the QEW Ron: well, that wouldn't be so bad. Just need to alert the desk that I'm coming late Pamela: it may be a bit more since I don't know where the airport is in relation to the highway rich-c: haven't been over to the Hamilton airport for years so don't know how things are at the moment Ron: Or maybe I'll come Wed night BobS: like THAT will work Ron rich-c: but the hotel is right at the QEW exit, so to speak, right, Pam? Pamela: well he might get some sleep that way : ) Ron: well at least I wouldn't be missing the meet and greet that way Pamela: yes it is, Dad Ron: Meeka, are you and Doug coming? Meeka: not quite sure yet, we hope to Ron: Wondering if Doug could bring his Compact Flash HD setup if he comes rich-c: we are all hoping you two can make it, Meeka Meeka: k, I will mention it to him Meeka: you ever get yours working Pamela: I really hope you make it too Meeka Ron: No I gave up. Cant get the adam to see the CF card at all BobS: tis easy Ron, jsut get doug to do it........... BobS: mine works great Ron: right. That's why I was hoping y'all would be there BobS: tis the Minnie Winnie I have to kick in the but every week to get it to boot up rich-c: Ron, can the emulator capture a disc image from an external USB floppy? Meeka: that the one he gave you for cmas dad? Ron: yup BobS: yup BobS: yup. yup. sounds like an echo Ron: yup Dale: No competition is fair enough. But you wouldn't be trying to attract the same customers that your current company is for sure, since RWB deals with the public and retailers, not licensed TV things. Dale: Err... Dale: Wrong window. Daniel Bienvenu: heheheh BobS: makes perfect sense to me Dale.......THAT is the scary part !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 rich-c: were you answering me or Bob, Ron? Ron: you Rich....we both were rich-c: so when I get a new computer, it need not have accomodation for any internal floppy drives? Ron: Note for Pamela..... at the con, we will need at least one REAL Adam Computer rich-c: it can be arranged, Ron, just remind us in time Pamela: well you'd better speak to either Dale or the senior Clee, since I do not own one Ron: right Ron: yes Rich, an internal would be better than an external Pamela: oh and Dad, don't forget to look for the projection screen, please Ron: but they probably don't want to include that these days Dale: I plan to have my Adam at AdamCon. rich-c: but none of the new computers have any connectors on the motherboard, Ron - some won't even run Win98 Pamela: Dale, I'm assuming you plan to bring your projector? Ron: Yeah I know, and as far as I'm concerned that's criminal. I won't do business with an outfit selling such a unit rich-c: I have a floppy drive, but it's no use if there's no place to plug it in Ron: So you get you new box, and download a virtual emulator. Then you can run Win 98 rich-c: try and find a motherboard that DOES have a floppy disc connector - no one does Ron: I know. But I'd tear a strip off them anyway rich-c: how do you set it up to run a virtual machine? don't you need to have the a copy of the OS there in order to open it in virtual space? Dale: Well if my projector is a happy camper, I'll gladly bring it. Ron: yeah, don't you? Ron: Got win 98 I mean Dale: I'll probably need a new projector bulb before then. The last projector bulb I bought wasn't much good. Dale: Hopefully the next one will be better. Dale: They are starting to get hard to find. rich-c: sure, I have installation discs for 98SE and XP - even 95, come to that Ron: there ya go rich-c: but how do yuou get it on to a hard disc that's formatted with NTFS? Dale: I'm willing to bring my projector though. So that should be fine. BobS: see? you can do whatever you want Pamela: thank you BobS: welcome...... Dale: Windows 98 on an NTFS drive?
(BobS smiles) Pamela: if we're getting into packing overload, let me know - we can probably make arrangements Dale: Well there 's only one answer I know: use something like VMWare. Ron: the virtualization program will take care of that. It sets up a designated portion of your hard drive as a virtual HD for the guest OS Dale: Even microsoft makes a free vmware-like tool. rich-c: that's my question, Dale - you have to store it somewhere to use it on a virtual machine Ron: The virtualization program will then allow you to format that space in what form is required Dale: The virtual machine harddisk is a file on the NTFS partition Dale: To the virtual PC, it looks just like a whole harddisk. Ron: exactly rich-c: so I should just get a big hard disc, let the OS supplied live where it's put, then partition off space for FAT and Ubuntu and stuff? Dale: 87787878787 Ron: you can do that too Rich rich-c: yes, FAT will allow four roughly 30 gig partitions, and Ubuntu and XP don't see each other Ron: Ubuntu will see XP, but XP won't see Ubuntu rich-c: not sure I havw any lust to possess a Vista computer anyway - wish they had Windows 3.2 Ron: Next time I go for a new machine, I'm half tempted to tell the store, I don't want any operating system at all Ron: but I won't get away with that I suppose Pamela: depends where you get it I suppose Ron rich-c: ask Guy, but I think you can buy from Tiger Direct that way, and certainly the white box shops Ron: Yeah there's a buddy of mine downtown.... he'd do it for me. Island Technologies rich-c: in fact look at Tiger Direct.ca, I think they have quite a selection Ron: Wont be this year. Too many sheckles going out the door for travel hither and yon rich-c: if I could get XP to run on it I'd just upgrade the current machine Meeka: computers always come ""some assembly needed"" to this house LOL Pamela: when do you leave for Italy, Ron? Ron: A woman I know here just tried that with Future Shop. They reluctantly said they'd do it, but for a price. About $350. extra rich-c: well having been grounded by health the last many months, I have enough cash surplus to play with computers Ron: so she backed off and is living with Vista rich-c: especially teh way teh prices are nosediving these days Ron: May 12. Will probably go to Vancouver to the kids' place about May 9 Ron: Back Jun 13 Pamela: nothing like cutting it fine : ) Ron: I know. rich-c: maybe you should reschedule your return flight to June 19th, with a stopover in Hamilton... Ron: unable (unfortunately). It was booked back in Jan rich-c: I gather you will have a non-stop Vancouver to Rome and back? Ron: nope. Vancouver/Frankfurt/Florence Ron: Lufthansa rich-c: right, Firenze Ron: oh yea....I keep forgetting rich-c: yes, the Frankfurt betrays it rich-c: time I went and fetched me a beer - brb Ron: yes, I need to get something liquid too.. brb Guy B.: Got water here Meeka: brb, bandit needs to potty and I need a drink rich-c: looks like I started somethig! Pamela: apparently so Pamela: I'm okay, got my applejuice rich-c: Dale, in the store, how can I tell if a motherboard has a BIOS that will support booting from a USB port? Judy: we just had milk Pamela: oh that reminds me, I haven't had my milk yet Pamela: so I guess I need a drink too : ) rich-c: gee, we're heading to some of the finer wine country around and we have a b8unch of teetotallers! Ron: you don't want me drinking wine Rich Judy: it is night time so you have to have something that will help you sleep, so milk rich-c: agreed Ron - that's going to be a problem too, in Italy Meeka: b Ron: will have to stick with virgin caesar (heavy on the virgin) Ron: Life on TV has turned into more or less one continuous hockey game Pamela: sorry, Dad : ) Ron: first Ottawa vs Pittsburgh, now Calgary and San Jose Dale: I'm not sure about the USB boot, but recent BIOSes seem to all do it (for maybe 2 years now?) rich-c: well, other than Formula 1, I haven't turned on teh tv since the Grey Cup rich-c: in fact we cancelled the satellite service from the Grey Cup to the Daytona 500 Ron: I have an external USB on my Acer laptop which has Ubuntu 7.10 on it. It boots Dale: If you buy the mothboard in a box, you can ask to see the manual, and it usually would enlighten you. Dale: Sometimes they even mark it on the outside of the box. Ron: And the USB floppy will also boot rich-c: I hear that, Dale, but I'm going to need to know for sure, and none of the spec sheets seem to show it Ron: And the young dudes selling this stuff have no idea these days rich-c: odd that they don't mention it on their websites BobS: they will tell you anythying to get you to buy the motherboard Dale: Best bet is to check the return policy. I claim new computers all do it. rich-c: no sure white box vendors are too eager to order stuff in on "if it says OK I'll buy it" terms BobS: the general public would not know HOW to even try such a thing Richard Dale: Well, Logic Computer House would let you return it, if it isn't damaged, and is in original packaging. rich-c: yes, the packagers all put their own OS versions on adn conceal stuff like the BIOS program anyway Dale: But they have deep stock, and usually have anything I want in stock. rich-c: and the way to get into the BIOS is not one you'd expect, like Delete on the POST BobS: why make it easy BobS: and won't tell you either rich-c: are Logic Computer house good people to deal with? Dale: I'm not even sure I've seen that info on a web site, but you could check what BIOS version is available for the motherboard you want, and make sure that it is a supported feature in that version. Ron: the user isn't suppose to mess with stuff like that BobS: exactly Dale: I've bought a lot of stuff from Logic Computer House. But I don't talk to them much. I mostly research what I want on their web site, and go and buy it there. rich-c: oh hell, when XP has it's weekly blowup Microsoft tells you how to switch your boot sequence Pamela: Ron, while you are gone, will you have access to your e-mail? Dale: I bet I've bought $10k-$20k of hardware from them over the years. Pamela: holy cow, Dale Dale: Mostly for work,. but this computer and the one downstairs too for sure. rich-c: their prices always struck me as being a bit on the high side rich-c: did you have them built, Dale, or buy packages? Dale: I find they are a lot cheaper than tigerdirect.ca usually. Tiger has everything though. Ron: Wouldn't count on it Pamela. They have a different internet setup in Italy. If you're online, you pay. I'm taking the Mac with me, but have no idea what there will be Ron: for a connection Dale: I usually buy my computer in componets, and build myself. If you don't like doing that, I'm not sure about their prices. Ron: If I do get online it will probably be from one of the reportedly ubiquitous internet cafes Dale: They have lots of used computers there, and they seem like okay value when I've needed a cheap server for a closet. rich-c: I would be fairly sanguine about assembling components - haven't done it totally before, but know how it's done Ron: There's really no other way Dale rich-c: I have swapped out drives, installed memory, installed an OS, and stuff Dale: So building a computer from scratch isn't much more than that. Ron: And if you put your mind to it Rich, you would have no trouble installing a motherboard into a case, trust me Dale: The only trick is to get a motherboard that matches the case that you buy. rich-c: maybe I should take a run up - you're talking the one up Woodbine? Dale: That's the one near my office, yeah. rich-c: well, with teh form factors standardized, if they match, you're laughing, aren't you? Ron: The only thing you'll be prevented from doing is using a Sony MP3 Player. They won't let you install their software on a box that has been home assembled Ron: No problem.... no Sony Dale: It's very true Richard. rich-c: somehow I think my life is passably complete without any MP3 player, Sony or otherwise Dale: I always set a dollar budget, and max out the hardware for that price, paying close attention to the sweetspot price for each component (ie highest performane/dollar) Ron: well there ya go Ron: Jeff here does pretty much the same Ron: I get too lazy rich-c: I like teh sweetspot theory, but in fact even the bottommost feeder has more power than I can possibly use Dale: I heard that the new Sony MP3 players were quite open. Maybe I misunderstood. Dale: Also how can Sony tell if your computer is self-assembled or self-aware? Ron: well that could be Dale. My experience with that is a couple of years old. Maybe they got the word from their market Dale: So just set your budget low Richard. <grin> rich-c: my problem is trying to find a computer old and feeble enough for my needs Dale: But which boot from USB? Ron: yeah, even the ones being donated to our hospital ECU operation now are 1.1 Gig Athlons rich-c: maybe a bottomline Sempron on a PC Chips mb, or something ; - ) Daniel Bienvenu: well, I'm still at work, I should quit by now... goodnight everybody and thanks dale for your advice. Ron: and we're starting to have the "lack of floppy disk" problem. Can't do our sneakernet the way we used to Dale: no problem Daniel. Pamela: goodnight Daniel Dale: See you later Daniel. Ron: night Daniel. be well rich-c: night for now, Daniel - a la prochaine! Judy: night Daniel Guy B.: Nite Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: I should try one day to build a tiny pc fanless with via c7-m chipset... kind of setup box to be used with a tv set to watch and record tv, play games and go to the internet. Meeka: night Daniel Bienvenu: http://www.minipc.ca/ rich-c: now, you just get a USB external hard disc, or thumb drive, and you're all set Dale: Those are getting to be ultra cheap these days. rich-c: yes, a gig jump drive now is ten bucks if you shop - and the price is dropping
Meeka left chat session rich-c: I hear some places in teh Statees are giving them away as keychains Ron: even here on the left coast they can be had for that Pamela: I love my jump drives Pamela: I'm up to three rich-c: our big problem right now is that HUB and Computer Paper have shut down - no decent listing of the small dealers any more Pamela: Hub has shut down?? Pamela: since when? rich-c: they are online only Pam, checked this evening Pamela: well that sucks Ron: hub? rich-c: big time it sucks Pamela: computer paper Ron Ron: ah Pamela: had a lot of good and useful information rich-c: and George seems to have given up on his computer fairs - sent him an email but no reply Pamela: including ISP listings, all the small dealers, comprehensive articles on all sorts of things, great ads Ron: right, we don't have anything like that at all here rich-c: and dare I guess the price levels show it? Ron: well, last I looked, you could get something fairly passable from our big boxes for under $500. But then you have to take Vista. For anything upgradable and least ways Ron: configurable, you're in at around $1000 to $1100 Ron: The woman I was talking about earlier got a quad processor and 3 Gig of RAM for 1169 Ron: I'm still stumbling along with my Semperon at 1.8 gig BobS: heck we are bvelow 1 gig rich-c: on craiglist I noticed a Thornhill dealer offering a 17" laptop for $700 - but it was Vista BobS: but we are old and slow rich-c: sorry - correction - it was NOT Vista, it was XP Ron: well yea, that be true. I have no idea what a quad would do for me Ron: that I can't do now Ron: this little mac has an Intel core duo at 2.4 Gig rich-c: it would let MS and its friends spy into every corner of your macine and nail you for DRM violations Ron: oh yeah, bigtime rich-c: there's enough spyware in XP, I don't need even more - I like to get a boot in the same day Ron: no point in having a multi-channel processor when you only have a single channel mind Ron: usually helps Rich rich-c: yes, it's like trying to buy the Vespa you need in a market that only offers Hummers Ron: suspect I'll see a Vespa or two where I'm going rich-c: you got any of those Defenestrate Windows" t-shorts left, Ron? Ron: they weren't t-shorts..... there was one button, and yes I still have it rich-c: maybe it's time to have a new production run.... Ron: there's an idea rich-c: with a cute picture of Tux on teh back, mayve? (folks having forgotten CP/M) Pamela: should I be budgeting for those too? rich-c: naw, let Ron offer them as a private venture - he can book mine right now Ron: no Pamela....'tis but a gleam in your daddy's eye rich-c: bet Bob would buy one Ron: I doubt that I have sufficient business acumen to make the proposition pay rich-c: I concede that the market might be rather limited rich-c: either that, or the competition is already there and on the high ground Ron: oh the local supplier could probably do them for around $11, and I could sell them for $15 Ron: If I wan't galavanting all over the countryside (and beyond) just before I might attempt it rich-c: maybe you should give Pam his phone number (or email address) - she needs a good supplier Ron: Fish'nStitches Comox.... and I haven't dealt with them since Adamcon15 Ron: and it would be a her not a him Pamela: why does that sound familiar? I wonder if there's one in rich-c: daughter take note Pamela: Toronto? Ron: could be Pamela: noted Pamela: Dale gave me a good lead last week, and I have another lead to follow as well rich-c: you're making good progress Ron: They do all sorts of embriodery, t-shirts - caps, yada yada Ron: you've probably got several thousand similar down there Pamela: as Dale mentioned last week, everyone and his cousin does promotional stuff rich-c: yes, but finding which does do teh right job at teh right price can be tricky Ron: Basically on the t-shirts Pam you want to be sure that you cover your costs out of what we pay for them Ron: and on a limited quantity like 25 or 35, you're not going to get any quantity discounts rich-c: used to be an outfit over on Orfus Rd. did that sort of thing, but I believe they are long gone BobS: BUT kids....we gotta go becasue it is the bewitching hour Ron: Yes Bob.... time ya's were to bed BobS: AND there is WORK (four letter word) to be ;done tomorrow Judy: night all, until next week Ron: Oh give me a break!!1 Ron: WORK???? BobS: calm down sir rich-c: yep, came quick tonight, didn't it - night to all the Slopsemas, then Ron: niters Bob'n'Judy
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BobS left chat session Pamela: goodnight Bob and Judy rich-c: how many of the rst are rally still around? Ron: of the who? rich-c: rest - sorry Ron: Dale is lurking Dale: lurk lurk Ron: ah there he is rich-c: anyway, Ron - if I can get a computer with an external 3.5 USB floppy I am set for the emulator, right? Ron: yes Dale: I'm going to sign off soon too I think. rich-c: like, I can copy 5.25" stuff to my 3.5" on the Adam, then use that with the DOSbox? Ron: right Dale..... hopefully see ya next week Ron: yep, that you can do Pamela: goodnite Dale Guy B.: Well folks, I'm done for the night too. Will see you all next week Dale: later. rich-c: goodnight Dale, and thnks for the very useful advice Pamela: gnite Guy Ron: nite Guy. be well rich-c: night Guy - till next week, then Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session Ron: have you got an adam 3.5 drive Rich? Dale: I may be buying something from minipc.ca for my robot. Looks really interesting. Pamela: i'd better go to - I have stuff to do before bed rich-c: actually two of them, Ron, and two 5.25 drives Ron: niters Pamela see ya next week, the good Lord willin' rich-c: night Pam, Sunday if not before! Pamela: Dad, we'll see you on Sunday Pamela: nite Ron Ron: good Rich, you should be ok then. rich-c: some of these things take thinking out - gives me much more flexibility Pamela: Gnite Daddy Pamela: kerpoof Ron: there may be some hitches, but they can be taken care of if and when they happen rich-c: nite Pam
Pamela left chat session rich-c: right - now do I start thinking ;aptop as an option? but they come with dedicateD osS... rich-c: OSs Dale: poof Ron: Well, must really confess Rich that I don't use my desktop much any more Ron: You could live on laptop alone
Dale left chat session rich-c: seems to be getting that way - I'll hae to think it out further Ron: exactly Ron: well sir, think I shall away Ron: see ya next week rich-c: so I better go check some suppliers then - time's a-flitting in our zone rich-c: see you, Ron - thanks and good night Ron: nite sir...pooof
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