rich-c: hi meeka, shaming us all again!
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: hi there rich-c: hello daughter Meeka: guess so rich Pamela: i'm early for a change rich-c: not only that, I've just been told I'll be called away in a minute Pamela: oh? rich-c: your mother has decided it's time to put the fan in the kitchen window Pamela: i'll be uiet for a bit yet, stuffing my face Pamela: oops missed the q rich-c: well, it's 78 in here and opening the windows unassisted isn't hacking it Pamela: whats new Meeka? Pamela: i get that dad
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changed username to LucMiron LucMiron: Yellow! Meeka: not a whole lot, been hot aroung here this week Meeka: hello Luc Pamela: hi luc LucMiron: Hi. 'm hoping GuyF will drop by tonight. :) Pamela: been raining alot here : )
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changed username to rich-c Pamela: your twins dad rich-c: heavens, a new arrival Pamela: (one hand typing Pamela: if he's on luc it will be soon rich-c: yes, fell off when Luc came on Pamela: he's usually on early
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LucMiron confirmed ban 1rich-c: good, we're rid of my clone Pamela: haven't done that for a while dad 1rich-c: usually I'm the one doing it 1rich-c: I'm getting spoiled, it's so long since I have fallen off 1rich-c: Luc, comment ca va? Pamela: is that actually thunder? 1rich-c: there is another new revision of Java out - anyone installed it yet? 1rich-c: and more to the point, does it work on this chat? 1rich-c: yes, Pam, it's thunder - again Pamela: shazbot 1rich-c: luc, Meeka, Toronto has now officially set a new record for July rainfall Meeka: not sure rich, i only do updates that the server (meaning doug) says are ready for me to install :-P Pamela: and the power flickers so often we've given up on resetting the VCR LucMiron: @rich-c: I'm fine thank you (I'm multitasking right now, so please forgive the lag) Meeka: awww, poor pam Pamela: ah the joys of two hands for typing 1rich-c: that's the prudent method, meeka - fortunately I am not dependent on my computer for my living 1rich-c: so I can affordd to be a bit more adventurous if I choose Pamela: the VCR is supposed to have an auto set feature 1rich-c: the operative word is supposed Pamela: however, it takes so darn long it's not worth it - the power goes down again before it makes up it's mind Meeka: i can be adventours if I want, but then the concquences would be i would have to fix it myself and seeing hows i dont do fixing i leave it to him Pamela: good call Meeka Pamela: I've noticed it (the 1rich-c: as in, you do it, you clean it up? Pamela: VCR) has a tendency to gain time recently too 1rich-c: I am planning to get one of these mini-ups backups for mine - hope Staples has one Pamela: for the vcr? LOL LucMiron: BRB
LucMiron left chat session 1rich-c: yes, I do not like setting a program at night and finding a power bump killed it before it got recorded 1rich-c: or during, for that matter Pamela: I know what you mean - many is the time we've set up to tape before heading to the trailer Pamela: only to find we lost the recording due to power failure upon our return 1rich-c: a "real" ups is overkill of course, but mini ones exist that will carry a small device through a power bump Pamela: it doesn't take much of a bump that's for sure Pamela: hey papa have you renewed your stickers yet? Pamela: for the cars I mean 1rich-c: I looked to see if Home Depot or Source had one but no dice Pamela: try best buy maybe?
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changed username to LucMiron Pamela: that was quick Luc 1rich-c: no - went up for teh emissions test yesterday and the brake line broke 1rich-c: spent all afternoon getting a towtruck and getting down to John"s Pamela: can't John do the emissions? LucMiron: Yeah, just wanted to check up on some stuff. 1rich-c: no, he uses the Petro- LucMiron: I hope Guy comes on soon, 'cause I can't stay on for much longer...
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Anonymous left chat session 1rich-c: well, they're a more or less independent business, franchised but still human Pamela: we can always ask him to e-mail you Luc
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changed username to Foster G. 1rich-c: if Pam and/or I vanish, we're having a thunderstorm at the moment Pamela: ah, there he is Luc Pamela: Hi Guy LucMiron: Well, speaketh of the devileth! Foster G.: Hello everyone... Judy: we had that this morning LucMiron: Salut Guy! 1rich-c: hello Guy Foster G.: Hi Luc! Meeka: hello guy Judy: Bob was driving to work, was something else Pamela: did you ever get your gate built Guy? Judy: hi, Guy LucMiron: @Guy: Can't stay on for very long. Did you get my e-mail about the boxes? Foster G.: Yes, the gate is done and finished with.... Meeka: ya, daniel drove through that this morning too Pamela: we had one about 10:30 this morning and are having another right now 1rich-c: we also had some weather here this morning Pamela: was very dark and scary for a while there Foster G.: Yes Luc, I did... but didn't have any free time to reply, sorry. Been working on Gulkave, did a good 4-5 hrs on it this week. It's advancing, but not to the point that I can say I have good results yet. 1rich-c: it cleared long enough for me to go fetch the van Judy: we had one about 3:30 this morning and again at 6:30 LucMiron: Well, you're working on it, and that's good news in itself. :) Pamela: you're sending us your weather again, aren't you Judy? Foster G.: Yes, it's actually relaxing, and very challenging to try and find the solution! Judy: we had an inch of rain but it seemed like a lot more LucMiron: You asked me to give you some boxes so you could check with your STM contacts. Do you intend to do this before you-know-what, or do it later? Pamela: brb, gotta getta drink 1rich-c: we have now officially had more rain this July than in any other July before LucMiron: . o O (Ontarians... Always complaining about the weather...) 1rich-c: the city is turning into a rain forest - theere's never been such green Foster G.: Luc: If you could, just take a picture of the boxes at different angles and send that to me, that'll be much easier. It should be enough to get the idea across to the printers. Foster G.: Quebecers... always complaining about Ontarians. :) Judy: it was really hot the last couple of days and no change in sight LucMiron: You could get such pictures from my second blog entry at opcodegames.com, but the site is down right now. LucMiron: LOL!!! Foster G.: when will the site be back up? 1rich-c: actually, it wasn't a complaint - we're ejopying the garden and the slightly rewstrained heat LucMiron: Eduardo renewed the subscription today, so it shouldn't take long. I can just e-mail you the same pics from my own records. Judy: it has been in the high 80's and has been humid, not much rain except this morning Foster G.: Good, I'll check to see if the site is back up tomorrow or in the week-end. 1rich-c: we have been quite high 70s to mid-80s most of the time lately Pamela: with much humidity 1rich-c: remember too us old folks like it a little warmer than the younger generations Pamela: I swear it's warmer and more humid out there now than it was when I got home Judy: that is what they said we were going to be, but they were wrong again Pamela: I just keep telling myself the humidity is good for my skin Judy: it is very pleasant right now with fans running 1rich-c: your mother said it was 18 when she went out for her walk Pamela: just went into the bathroom - warmer and stickier now than earlier Pamela: probably due to the storm 1rich-c: that's only mid-60s F Judy: that is how it got in the night last night 1rich-c: well I think they have us into the 90s later in the week, but that tends to sink a bit as it approaches LucMiron: @Guy: I've got an e-mail all ready with some attached pics. I just need to press the 'send' button. Can I? :) Judy: we are due for 90's for Friday and Saturday Pamela: looks like tomorrow is gonna be a nice day Judy: but we will be leaving Friday morning for up north to go camping Meeka: ya, but you wont be home for thouse temps mom :-P Pamela: we have a long weekend coming up (or at least, I do) Judy: that is the plan Pamela: so I'm hoping for decent weather 1rich-c: should be a good weekend for it, Judy. Crossing the Bridge? Judy: got a little fried this afternoon playing at the pool Pamela: a little fried?? Meeka: ouchie LucMiron: I hope the weather will be good on Saturday or Sunday, because I'd like to do something I've been wanting to do for years: Cross the Champlain bridge on my bike. Well, actually, it's the secondary bridge next to the Champlain bridge (how do you say 'estacade' in english...?) Judy: no, staying on this side of the bridge, just about 30 minutes southof Meeka: sunburned pam Pamela: my mother would say tch tch, Judy Pamela: I made sure I was wearing sunscreen at Wonderland last week Judy: I did have 30 sunscreen on but still got a little red Pamela: I'm not too old to be scared of my mother : ) 1rich-c: I've never heard that term, Luc have to Google it or something Judy: that is what my skin doctor says I must wear Pamela: I actually broke out the spf 50 for Wonderland and did very well 1rich-c: he'd probably be happier if you used 50 factor, Judy Judy: in the pool for an extended amount of time you get a little more sun than you should Foster G.: Luc: Yes, send it! Crossing the Champlain bridge is lots of fun, I did it last year a good 4-5 times... Pamela: 'twas not even pink, just a little tan Judy: I have a tan Pamela: tis true - and I didn't spend as much time in or around the water as I usually do because it was so chilly that day 1rich-c: you have to try and find a balance between your need for vitamin D and the daqnger of cancer Judy: was a great day for the pool today LucMiron: Message sent. :) 1rich-c: believe it or not I have quite a fine tan now Pamela: I try to get my D dose every day by perching on the front steps at work in the sun at lunch for 20 minutes or so Judy: is good for you, the D, I mean 1rich-c: I have no idea whether that is adequate or not, Pam - nor I gather does anyone else LucMiron: I'm planning to take my bike into the subway, get off at LaSalle station, and take the bike trails to Ile-Des-Soeurs. I'm not sure where I'm supposed to go once I cross the estacade though. Pamela: well I go out in the morning and afternoon for breaks but try to find the shade 1rich-c: current medical opinion is that none of us are getting enough D Foster G.: Luc: You'll end up in Ile St-Helene... Pamela: at lunch I'm usually well chilled enough to enjoy full sun for a little while 1rich-c: and if you don't get enough, it leads to osteoporosis, which leads to broken bones Pamela: it's darn chilly in our office LucMiron: What? Ile St-Helene? No, that would be if I used the Jacques-Cartier bridge. Foster G.: Well, I hope I never get old then. Pamela: where does the Champlain bridge lead, Luc? LucMiron: @Pam: It's a bridge between Montreal and the South Shore (Brossard, to be exact).
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changed username to BobS 1rich-c: well, Bob, finally made it I see Foster G.: Luc: You'll end up crossing the bridge, and arriving in an area with lots of gravel. One side brings you to Ile St-Helene, the other to St-Lambert I believe BobS: ya sure Meeka: hi dad LucMiron: I live in Laval (on the North Shore of Montreal), and it's too far to go from my home to the South Shore on a bike. That's why I have to take my bike with me in the subway. Judy: we will see how long he stays awake tonight BobS: hi Meeka 1rich-c: just avoid the day when they have the NASCAR race on Ile St-Helene - the roads and subways will be jammed Foster G.: Luc: It's not far... Easily doable, especially in the morning... I used to do the old port of montreal (south of montreal) to Henri-Bourassa metro (north of Montreal) daily last year. Judy: he is sleepy already LucMiron: @Guy: Well, I'm hoping there's a way to cross into the mainland near the Victoria Bridge. Foster G.: Luc: Where exactly do you want to go though??? Foster G.: Rich: Actually, durign the Nascar event, it's nice and quiet in Montreal... it's before, and especially after where everyone leaves at the exact same time. Pamela: estacade is pier in English, Luc LucMiron: At the point where the gravel road encounters the Victoria Bridge. Pamela: Hi bob Foster G.: Yes, next to the victoria bridge, there is a bridge that takes you into Brossard. LucMiron: Yeah, bike are not allowed in the subway during those busy days. LucMiron: Well, I have to go now. Let's keep in touch, Guy! Pamela: Oh I want to come and play in Montreal 1rich-c: it's likely all for the better, Luc, as far as your health is concerned Foster G.: Luc: Ok, Luc, we will, take care, have fun. Pamela: gnite, Luc Judy: night, Luc 1rich-c: good to have you, Luc LucMiron: Bye guys and gals!
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!! 1rich-c: hello Other Guy Pamela: hi Guy Meeka: hello guy Pamela: and where the heck has Ron disappeared to? He fell off the face of the earth after the convention Judy: hi, Guy 1rich-c: what's the word from Chicago? 1rich-c: he hass a new friend, Pam Guy B.: Were going to get HOT this weekend Pamela: I know that 1rich-c: so then why do you have to ask? Pamela: because that doesn't usually prevent him from at least popping in once in a while Guy B.: Be back going to check on the Cubs BobS: we are goint NORTH to the cool and/or water this weekend 1rich-c: anyone here installed to new revision of Java yet? Pamela: it looks like the whole continent is going to be warm this weekend BobS: whic is????? 1rich-c: don't know, just that they distributed it to users last week 1rich-c: I waited to install it to see if it causes problems on the chat here 1rich-c: if no one knows I'll install it tomorrow, try it, and leave it or take it out Guy B.: Cubs winning 4-1. We beat 2 of Milwaukee's best pitchers the past two nights Pamela: will someone please explain to me how my glasses get so filthy when they're on my face??? Judy: dirt in the air 1rich-c: yiou've heard of air pollution? Pamela: it's the smears that puzzle me - I don't touch my glasses 1rich-c: you mean you're not aware of doing so - but you do do it unconsciosly, everyone does Pamela: it's gremlins, I swear Pamela: um, by a roundabout route, that reminds me Dad 1rich-c: btw, we heard from David Cobley yesterday - I was out but Frances took the call and chatted with him Pamela: do you have any of our HP movies, the Indiana Jones trilogy or Master and Commander? 1rich-c: he's got a VOIP connection now and was trying it out 1rich-c: Master and Commander yes - still unopened I blush to report Pamela: so what did he have to say for himself? Pamela: don't blush, after all Russell got it for Pamela: Christmas two years ago and hadn't opened it when we loaned it to you : ) 1rich-c: he's a great-grandpa now, been in touch with his kids, carrying on in good fettle it seems 1rich-c: I do have plans for it but only now am finding days with a little free time in them 1rich-c: but things keep going wrong, like yesterday - should have been routine, get the test, get the sticker Pamela: what happened to teh brake line btw? Guy B.: 5-1 Cubs bottom of the 6th Pamela: woohoo Pamela: Guy 1rich-c: instead lost the whole afternoon, lose the van till lunchtime today, everything messed up Guy B.: We're up 3 games on Milwaukee Pamela: better than the Jays, I think : ) Pamela: not that I'm paying attention 1rich-c: it corroded and sprung a leak - the emission guy was moving it into the test bay 1rich-c: checked underneath for leaking fluids and oh-oh Pamela: well at least you weren't driving at the time
Foster G. left chat session 1rich-c: not only that, John found a pinhole in the rearward line too 1rich-c: no, left a big hole in my wallet, but no corner knocked off or anything Pamela: I'll bet, brake repairs are expensive Pamela: those are the things I regret losing my 50 Pamela: % discount over at Speedy 1rich-c: well the labour kills you because it's fiddly on and off, then they have to bleed the whole system Pamela: which reminds me, I was going to check and see if the shop on Rexdale was still open 1rich-c: yes, I had little change left from half a kilobuck Pamela: that's all? You got away cheap 1rich-c: but stopping six feet further on than you were aiming to can get really, really expensive Pamela: tha'ts very true : ) 1rich-c: brakes tend to be a cheaper area to have work done, Pam 1rich-c: anyway, I need to go fetch a beer - brb 1rich-c: back Pamela: i'm back to one hand Meeka: wb
1rich-c changed username to rich-c Pamela: ice cream on a stcik rich-c: eating again? BobS: ah a cold one....so to speak rich-c: shame on you (says he after a couple of Eskimo pies this evening rich-c: well, my beer is cold too Pamela: I had it after dinner! rich-c: it's quite unusual - apricot flavoured wheat beer Judy: stop talking about food, me thinks I should eat but just finished supper rich-c: strange - bitter when gulped, sweet when sipped Pamela: sorry Judy rich-c: OK if I talk about beer? Judy: I guess Judy: I have a diet 7-up Pamela: I have some of that darned sparkling lemonade rich-c: it's been so long since I had a drink of pop, I can't remember what it was or when Pamela: gonna kill Jillian Pamela: got me hooked Pamela: that's okay Dad, I can't remember the last time I had a coffee Pamela: so we're even Judy: I see rich-c: yes and my coffee is diet-sinful, I do take milk in it, even if only a dash of 2% rich-c: at least I take my tea clear Pamela: it's gotta be warmer and more humid - my ice has already melted rich-c: but the government store has a big feature on imported and specialty beers this week - have to go try some exotica Judy: bummer Pamela: I'm going to have to remember to make more - we're down to three cubes and that will never do Pamela: I go through a lot of ice in the summer Judy: that is why I love my ice maker, you never have to remember to make it, does it on its own rich-c: Bob, know of anyone who has a big stash of old Buck Rogers tapes? Pamela: well since I have the worlds second oldest fridge, I must do it the old fashioned way rich-c: Erin has teh oldest? Pamela: having replaced the oldest fridge with it : ) Pamela: no, both Lindsay and Erin were lucky enough to have newer fridges Pamela: Lin had hers replaced a couple of years ago Meeka: ok gang, i am off for the night Meeka: tty next week BobS: NOPE, got a few, but not a stash Pamela: goodnite Meeka rich-c: to think of it, our fridge isn't that new any more BobS: why, you got someone who wants lots??????
Meeka left chat session rich-c: OK Meeka, catch you next week - sl;eep tight Judy: guess I won't say goodnigt to her rich-c: justy a query from a guy who wants to make backups of his game tapes Pamela: well ours has to date back to at least 1989 because it's exactly the same as the one at the trailer, and the one at the trailer was new when the original owners bought it Pamela: it's an '89 model year Pamela: still, better than 1969 I suppose rich-c: IIRC, File Manager will copy game tapes in block copy mode, won't it? BobS: make them on a cassette dual tape player......works great BobS: made lots of them back when Pamela: I tell you Judy, I'm really looking forward to a time when I can have some mod cons in my life BobS: YES, FileManager will copy blocks rich-c: but that isn't how you copy Dragon's Lair over BR Pamela: little things like a fridge from this millenium, possibly a dishwasher, ensuite washer and dryer BobS: copy anything..........BUT you need right directory tapes to start with................ Judy: what are mod cons? Pamela: modern conveniences Judy: I now understand rich-c: hence the inquiry about BR, there's a million of them around and the surplus was sold off cheap Judy: it was a long time before we got an ice maker but it is one thing I don't want to give up BobS: drill holes in both tape and data pack to record in tape player and use tape in data drive.......copy both sides of data pack in tape drive, and VOILA a copyh Pamela: it would be nice, but I'd settle for a fridge that doesn't go THUNK every time it switches off BobS: Terry Fowler has some rich-c: to each his own - we hav e a very nice modern fridge but did not want and don't have an icemaker BobS: be careful what you wish for Pamela.....some of the newer fridges are noisier than the old ones Pamela: well the fridge at the trailer doesn't do that Bob Judy: I use a lot of ice, just chew it up Pamela: I know it's not supposed to make that noise Pamela: sounds like the compressor is loose or something rich-c: why not just use File Manager and a single tape drive? Takes patience but works fine Pamela: as for running noise I'm used to that rich-c: and you don't get those weird and unreliable results you get with a tape recorder either Pamela: between the fridge, the deep freeze and the bar fridge, seldom is it completely quiet in here Pamela: not to mention the a/c in the summer : ) BobS: the deal is......witha tape player you can use no ADAM formatted media, and format and copy at the same time BobS: nonADAM formatted rich-c: I've encountered tapes made that way, some worked, few kept working :-( BobS: i have had great luck with Sony in particular - 60 minute rich-c: yes, although again there were length issues, Adam and Sony didn't quite match BobS: but close rich-c: I had Syd Carter's copying thing but even that wasn't that good - still have it I think BobS: the trick is too listen to the ending, stop the tapes, then flip them both over and copy the back side; thus lining up the sides to each other very closely rich-c: but even Megacopy had problems with the blocks (63, 127) at the ends of segments BobS: those 2 block changes are a big problem when copying any data pack rich-c: by that time why not just use File Manager and copy away? BobS: could, but you still have to deal with block 63 and 127 rich-c: not necessarily, FM reads into memory, copies from memory, and uses already Adam formatted tapes rich-c: do you recall any othre copy programs besides FM that will do the job, btw? Pamela: I think I'm going to pack it in a bit early tonite folks BobS: QuickCopy Pamela: still have things to do before I can find the bed rich-c: smart idea, daughter - take care Judy: night Pam, see you in two weeks BobS: well then........be neat and find the bed pam Judy: well, not really see BobS: EZcopy Pamela: have fun camping - stay cool : ) rich-c: you won't be on next week, judy? Pamela: well, it's about the path, Bob . . . : ) Judy: no, we will be camping BobS: we will be incognito until August 12th rich-c: OK Bob, I'll look at those - Practical Programs suite has a unit too I think Pamela: goodnight all Pamela: goodnight Daddy rich-c: night, Pamela BobS: be looking at the stars whilst sitting at a campfire next wed Guy B.: Night Pam Pamela: kerpoof
Pamela left chat session rich-c: no wireless network? the Yoopers all have them BobS: probably, but the state of Mi parks prolly want about !40 per day to access , so the heck with 'em BobS: $40 rich-c: oh, the private campgrouds generally offer it gratis - not always a good signal but there Judy: going to be out of touch, so to speak, need to get away Judy: and just have some fun rich-c: yes, I can understand that urge - since I can't do it I make the best of what I can do around home Judy: not the State Parks, they want money for everything and give very little rich-c: who knows? with the gas panic maybe Sprinter-based class B's will come down into our price range Guy B.: Well folks, I'll see you all next week rich-c: Frances and I could likely handle a class B with the right layout rich-c: night, Guy Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session Judy: in two weeks we will be back, night Guy rich-c: as usual, he vanished rather abruptly Judy: yes he did rich-c: maybe I should look for a class B while gas prices are still stratospheric and everyone has panicked rich-c: they won't be nearly as good when the market stabilizes BobS: true rich-c: not that I expect that big a drop, but I do see a very substantial one coming Judy: guess i am going to sign off at this point, so night Rich talk at you in a couple of weeks rich-c: the problem is how long the motorhomeers will stay scared
Judy left chat session rich-c: night judy, enjoy your trip BobS: I am going to bed too kids BobS: so be happy without us, tell Ronald HI if you see him, and we will return to ya'll in two weeks time !!!!!! rich-c: right, Roberto - see you on your return - drive safe and take care BobS: thanks, bye ya'll HAPPY August !!!!
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