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changed username to LucMiron BobS: good day Luc rich-c: well, not quite, she is cleared to go to the border, give them an envelope, and ask to get in BobS: I see rich-c: salut, Luc LucMiron: Yo guys and... well, no gals yet.! :) BobS: right o!!!! rich-c: then apparently they will question her for an hour and if they like the answers, she is a US permanent resident LucMiron: No sign of Guy F. tonight either, huh? BobS: can she keep her canadian citizenship also?????? rich-c: people tend to drift in early, late, whatever rich-c: we were up very late watching the election results so the Canadians may well be late LucMiron: I've been testing Pac-Man Collection tonight. Very nice so far. rich-c: she remains a Canadian citizen, she can apply for American citizens ship, and if accepted will be allowed both LucMiron: @rich: No problem, I've got an e-mail all ready for him. He cannot escape me. ;P
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings! BobS: hi Guy rich-c: hello Mr. B LucMiron: Salut Dan. Daniel Bienvenu: salut Luc rich-c: why are you so joyful then, Daniel? Daniel Bienvenu: Well, Luc gives me something today to help me with a game project I still have to modify. And things are getting in place for other projects. so, I'm happy! rich-c: and well you should be - glad to hear it, Daniel BobS: GREAT Daniel rich-c: I am greatly relieved by our election results so am feeling pretty cheerful too LucMiron: Well, I'm glad I could help, you I have to wonder why you didn't just do this yourself. I did use the same font from the original game... rich-c: tired, but cheerful LucMiron: I didn't even bother to vote this year. Nothing good to vote for. rich-c: but some very objectionable stuff to vote against, Luc - ask M. Duceppe! LucMiron: Well, I guess I would have voted for the Bloc Quebecois, if I had bothered. I ended up going to the gym instead. That's a more productive use of my tmie. :) LucMiron: tmie=time Daniel Bienvenu: Luc, to answer this question, I have to say it's because of the first suggestion you did earlier which was a reduced and colorful logo which needed more characters than the actual code can support... that's why I had a bad time and didn't wanted to disappoint you by making something similar like your last suggestion. I know, I should tell people when something is not exactly possible to do, but at least this problem is solve and I can go forward with the project. rich-c: this was a good election in which to vote for teh Bloc, Luc Daniel Bienvenu: I did vote, but the candidate had not enough vote to win, but it's ok, I'm happy that people did vote here for there favorite candidate. rich-c: yes, the higher the vote the more valid the election Daniel Bienvenu: the bad thing about this election was having the result before counting the votes from the west coast... it's like it was not important for the final result. rich-c: well, when you have a nation with five time zones, Daniel, it's pretty hard to get around it rich-c: besides, the western votes can reverse the results, so there is always a lot of suspense rich-c: wait till you watch the US election - the state with the most votes is the last to report LucMiron: @Daniel: I'm planning to encode the JP title screen with ICVGM starting tomorrow (on my lunch break). Is that okay with you? BobS: i thought that the canadian newspeople had the good sense to not report reuslts until the last time zone voted BobS: results LucMiron: @BobS: Nope. No such respect. :) BobS: bummer rich-c: no, but there is a blackout in each zone until the polls have closed Daniel Bienvenu: JP title screen? Daniel Bienvenu: with ICVM? LucMiron: @Daniel: Yeah, the one I did for you, with the guy stuck under a pile of jewels. Daniel Bienvenu: well, the screen is too big and complex to fit in ICVGM, no? LucMiron: I was thinking of doing three different DAT files, on for each screen third. rich-c: I thought you had a rolling blackout like ours, Bob LucMiron: on=one Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I was thinking of using cv paint to convert the picture without the sprites and then use icvgm for the sprites and try to fit them on screen. LucMiron: Yeah, I guess that could work too... LucMiron: So CV-Paint can export this directly as an RLE bitmap, right? rich-c: that's going to need some pretty trricky calculation, isn't it, Daniel? LucMiron: calculations? Daniel Bienvenu: well, Dither can convert to PowerPaint 40K file and then I can use CV Paint to convert into data. rich-c: getting the sprite overlay in place - or do I misunderstand? Daniel Bienvenu: the algorithme RLE is done when converting into data. LucMiron: I already have the list of X/Y coordinates for each sprite. Daniel just needs to use this list in his code. BobS: no rolling blackouts, they just take off at 8pm EST and start prerdicting as the results come in Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I will try it tonight. Just need to find back the folder. rich-c: in this year of satellite tv and the internet, blackouts are incrasingly futile BobS: true LucMiron: If you're not sure you have the last version (with the color change in certain jewels), let me know, I've got it right here. rich-c: I could have simply tuned in CBC Halifax on my satellite and had results an hour earlier Daniel Bienvenu: You know what, Put your signature at the bottom of the newest version and send it to me at my yahoo or hotmail address. rich-c: but in fact I didn't start watching till 10 pm - our polls closed at 9.30 BobS: just wait until the next morning and let them hash it out all night and tell you in the morning rich-c: ah, I'm too nosy for that - besides, there were highly significant issues this time BobS: and they were going to happen anyway.........
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changed username to Judy Guy B.: Hi Judy' Judy: Hi, All!!! rich-c: true, but even so, no point in spending the night fretting about what might be rich-c: hello, Judy! BobS: ok will give you that LucMiron: @Daniel: My signature? The 'PIXELBOY 2007' is already placed under the picture. I guess I should change it to 2008... rich-c: I reckon you'll be watching pretty hard on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November... LucMiron: Hi Judy. LucMiron: . o O (Who is this "All" she said hello to...?) rich-c: that's teh big guy in the crowd, Luc ;-) Judy: everyone that is on the chat right now LucMiron: LOL!!!!! Judy: there is not much talking going on LucMiron: @Daniel and Dale: Well, anyway, you gentlemen may like to know that I now have the CV casing mould in my possession. rich-c: hey, you made teh trip and got the goods! rich-c: any problems with les Douaniers? rich-c: Dale is off somewhere else, Judy, as is GuyB rich-c: and I don't know whre Pam is but she needed computer assistance today LucMiron: @rish: Yep. I had to pay almost 300$ in customs fees. BobS: yes Luc, did you get any problems at the airport? BobS: OUCH BobS: tell them you were just renting it? LucMiron: It was past midnight, and I didn't feel like arguing with the customs officer. I just answered his questions, paid the money, and left. rich-c: that's huige, Luc - I'd have expected you to get it in free. What happened? BobS: gov't jerks Daniel Bienvenu: 300$ in custom fees? LucMiron: As far as he was concerned, it was commercial material, and I was going to sell stuff made with it, so duties applied, I guess. rich-c: how much is the thing worth if you bought it? LucMiron: Yeah, 300$. I told them the mould was worth 2000$. LucMiron: Eduardo was originally willing to sell it to me for 3000$ (2700$ if I paid it all in one payment). BobS: kindayou hsould get a return amount when you leave canada with it rich-c: usually manufacturing tools tend to be duty free, to encourage business Daniel Bienvenu: I hope you will use the mold a lot to justify all the troubles. rich-c: I have teh feeling you got shafted, Luc LucMiron: Anyhow, now I'm trying to find a plastic company to get some casings done. A collegue at my company has already hooked me up with a potential company. LucMiron: @rich: Like I said, it was past midnight. I was too tired to get into an argument. rich-c: you aren't losing any time then, Luc LucMiron: Yep. Time is money. :) rich-c: I understand and it wouldn't get you anywhere anyway rich-c: the only way to argue is to know the rules before you approach the border rich-c: then if they try to screw you you tell them no and demand to see the supervisor LucMiron: @Daniel: It all depends on how many people order casings from me. I hope to go over 1000... LucMiron: You wanted to order some from me, IIRC? Daniel Bienvenu: Actually, I can't buy any, and I will let Dale deal with the casings part this time. LucMiron: Okay. LucMiron: What's Dale up to anyhow? He's been pretty silent... rich-c: often he sort of checks in here, then wanders off to work on a project and loses track of time BobS: probably dell asleep BobS: fell rich-c: that wouldn't be a surprise - he works some pretty long hours rich-c: and it wasn't till 1 a.m. that we had a fairly good handle on the election last night (ask me how I know)
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: hi folks rich-c: hi daughter, wondering when you would show up Guy B.: HI Pam Daniel Bienvenu: hi Pam Guy B.: Brb, reading e-mails Daniel Bienvenu: how is your headack? Pamela: I'm here but not talking until I finish eating Judy: Hi, Pam BobS: PAM rich-c: OK, I'm curious as to what that conference call was about this morning BobS: guten tag!!!! BobS: Richard. who knows!!!! BobS: all the channels are over the top......................so to speak rich-c: John (our ISP) knows - he was talking to me when she called in LucMiron: @Daniel: Got your updated title screen ready. Your e-mail is newcoleco at the server of yahoo, right? rich-c: oh - OK, Bob - I watched CBC Newsworls last night and not a single ad all night rich-c: the French language one I think, Luc Daniel Bienvenu: don't forget the dot fr, luc... because dot com is not a valid email BobS: you got to be kidding.........NO commercials ???????? wont' happen here LucMiron: @Daniel: E-mail sent. Please check your inbox. :) rich-c: guess the CBC considered it too important to interrupt - I believe they usually have commercials rich-c: and I don't know what they did on the over the air channels Daniel Bienvenu: got no email yet... it's slow tonight rich-c: generally speaking, I believe Canada allows fewer commercials per hour than the FTC does BobS: "maybe"CNBC or MSNBC might stay on tract, but dont' watch them much rich-c: don't believe I have those; I only buy the most basic package LucMiron: I almost never watch TV...
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changed username to LucMiron rich-c: meme aussi ici, Luc - only CFL football and F1 racing Daniel Bienvenu: October 14... they lunch OpenOffice 3 (final version)... and there was so much request to download it that the web page was down during awhile, and I think they did a temporary web page to help downloading the version you need in one click. LucMiron: Note to self: Do not close the parent window to the Spaniel Chat window... Daniel Bienvenu: OpenOffice 3 + PDF import plugin (beta) = fun to extract text, but can't edit pdf (or I don't know how to do so). rich-c: why do I suspect version 3 won't last more than 18 months before someone wants to build a version 4? rich-c: no, it definitely does not work well, does it, Luc? ;-) Daniel Bienvenu: last night, I talked with Dale, he was helping making some progress into PSP version of his AdamStreet game project.
(goes to fetch his beer) Daniel Bienvenu: Version 3 is native for MacOS, no more X11 window emulation thing. LucMiron: AdamStreet? Is that a cousin of Sesame Street? :) Pamela: okay, I'm full now Daniel Bienvenu: @Luc : still got no new mail... are you sure you send to newcoleco at yahoo server dot fr? Pamela: Daniel, my headache is better thank you Pamela: we had a glitch earlier which caused delays in dinner and accordingly, logging on LucMiron: @Daniel: Just checked, and the e-mail address is correct. Is there a limit on attachments? LucMiron: My attached picture is a 34K PNG file... rich-c: don't fuss it, Luc, sometimes emails are very slow to get through LucMiron: @rich: Don't I know it... Stupid spam checkers... ;) Pamela: Dad, in answer to your question, we had to conference because our internet wasn't working properly last night rich-c: 34K??? likely too small for Windows to even see 8-) LucMiron: Yeah, it probably fell in a cyber-crack. ;P rich-c: did you figure out what was wrong? Pamela: yes we did - static DNS numbers, I think Daniel Bienvenu: I have mail... finaly Daniel Bienvenu: png file rich-c: yes, I changed to automatic from hard-coded this morning rich-c: did John tell you he's closing his office? Pamela: no - why? rich-c: he's moving down to Front St. where the Big Pipe is, get the speed and volume capacity rich-c: your service may suddenly get a lot faster Pamela: it's not too shabby now rich-c: and the mail service is moving to a contractor in London rich-c: did you know John was in Orillia when he talked to you? Pamela: yes Pamela: he has VOIP Pamela: I don't know if he even staffs the office in North York anymore rich-c: seems he has a VOIP connection from his Toronto phone number Pamela: unless someone has to come in to pick something up rich-c: he doesn't but then he never did, except with himself LucMiron: @Daniel: Quick reminder: The sprites are already designed and placed so that there are never more than 4 sprites on ant scanline, so just place the sprites as listed in the PNG file, and everything will come out as expected. :) rich-c: we had a real puzzle at one point - teh desktop could get on line, the laptop couldn't LucMiron: ant=any Pamela: so he said Guy B.: My new Freedom Speech Processor was shipped out today, so it's on the way Pamela: that's good news Guy rich-c: hey, that's neat, Guy - I know you are really eagerly awaiting that Guy B.: Boy, am I. I don't know how much longer this external mic on the old one will hold rich-c: what's the weather doing over on your side of Lake Michigan, btw? Guy B.: Still have to get it programmed yet Pamela: who does the programming? Guy B.: We had rain, but that's ended and it's cool rich-c: that's going to be a challenge, Guy Pamela: and what sort of programming does it require? rich-c: yes, there has been quite a cold air mass out of the west - they had snow in Saskatchewan Monday Guy B.: My audiologist. It involves hearing certain low and high sounds and I try to see if they match for each electrode on my implant rich-c: in fact I believe it was 20 cm, or about 8 inches LucMiron: Yeah I saw some pictures of that online. Quite a snowfall! Guy B.: Since there are four modes, this will take longer than my current processor rich-c: luckily the Roughie were playing in Calgary - though seeing the result, maybe not... Daniel Bienvenu: @Luc : Based on what I see, why the thumb sprite is having so much data on it, rather then letting some parts already in place with characters? if it's a way to optimize compression, I don't see it. Pamela: isn't that rather subjective, Guy? Pamela: by the way Dad, I wanted to thank you for bringing the wine on Sunday - it was a nice wine and I don't think I ever commented on it or said thank you LucMiron: @Daniel: Let me have a look at that.. BRB... rich-c: I always try to make them nice, Pam - glad everyone liked it rich-c: just looked at the weather radar, Bob - looks like you're out of the rain and it's headed for us LucMiron: @Daniel: Just had a look at it, and I don't know that to tell you. It just came out that way, I guess. You can modify the sprite and associate tiles, if you want. BobS: yup that's what I told ya BobS: fast moving front rich-c: looks like light rain mostly BobS: started here about 3:30pm BobS: 1/4 to 1/3 of an iunch Pamela: was sprinkling when I went out at 7:45, stopped by 8:45 BobS: inch Daniel Bienvenu: I'm editing the picture and convert it right after rich-c: here it looks patchy on the radar, in and out, but a big mass coming in hard Pamela: I just hope that Russell gets home before it starts in earnest rich-c: but not that much moisture in it overall rich-c: I doubt it will be much more than a sprinkle anyway, Pam Pamela: poor guy, he's come home in the rain more these past few months than in years past Guy B.: Ok back. Pamela: brb Pamela: see my question,Guy rich-c: yes, it's likely an illusion, but it seems all our rain has been at night lately rich-c: oh before I forget - someone is impersonating Microsoft and sending out malware rich-c: has a message claiming since you're on auto upgrade this critical update is being send direct - very urgent Guy B.: Well, there are 4 program modes Pam. One for noisy situations, the phone, normal. So I don't know how my audiologist is going to do this yet, but I'll find out when I go see her rich-c: OE won't open teh attachment anyway, don't know how an antivirus will react rich-c: anyway if Bill Gates emails you, don't open it ;-) Daniel Bienvenu: editing... done Pamela: are you supposed to tell her if they appear to match ore will they balance it on the computer? Pamela: Yes, Daddy Guy B.: Just upgraded the Compaq to XP Service Pack 3. The notebook is waiting for me to install it next Guy B.: I will let her know, when I hear the sounds rich-c: yes, I have SP3 installed - it has not caused any glitches for me so far, and seems safe for most folks LucMiron: @Daniel: I wonder if processing the image will be a hassle for CV-Paint. Does it optimize the tile placements for maximum color byte compression? Guy B.: To be on the safe side, I'm backing up My Documents folder, so I won't lose anything rich-c: smart move - Microsoft upgrades are notorious for causing problems, even if SP3 is easier than most LucMiron: Thanks Guy, you just reminded me to do a backup of my own next Saturday morning. :) LucMiron: Not related to SP3, just haven't made a backup in a while... rich-c: you'll never need it unless you don't do it - then your need will be critical Guy B.: I just formatted and partition a 30GB hard drive using GParted on my hard drive enclosure and it worked out great. Couldn't do this with XP rich-c: why only 30 gigs on the hard drive and given that, why partition it? Guy B.: It wasn't, since this is a used hard drive I got for free from work Judy: I think it is the time for me to say good night, too tired LucMiron: Okay, gotta go shave, and then hop into bed. If Guy Foster shows up later, please tell him to check up on his e-mail. Pamela: goodnite Judy Pamela: nice chatting with you : ) Guy B.: Night Judy rich-c: right Judy - take good care there and see you next week
Judy left chat session Pamela: g'nite Luc LucMiron: G'night Judy, and All. ;) rich-c: Luc, bonsoir - will tell Guy if he appears LucMiron: @Daniel: Let's keep in touch about Jewel Panic. I'm looking forward to seing the title screen on my TV! Daniel Bienvenu: converting... done rich-c: Guy, why not just format it as a single maximum FAT partition and use it like that? Daniel Bienvenu: still have sprites to draw in icvgm LucMiron: @Daniel: Want me to do those for you? I've got some free time tomorrow, during lunch... Guy B.: I couldn't since it was unallocated, so I had no choice LucMiron: Okay, too late. Gone now!
LucMiron left chat session Guy B.: And it is one partition Guy B.: FAT32 rich-c: if it's already a single maximum partition, which it is, and formatted, why do anything more? Daniel Bienvenu: 6 sprites done... Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit! Daniel Bienvenu: goodnite! Daniel Bienvenu: I'm leaving for tonight too BobS: nite Daniel rich-c: bonne nuit, Daniel BobS: time for me to hit the road also kids rich-c: right Bob - good night and take care Daniel Bienvenu: what the road did to you to make you want to hit it? Pamela: nite Bob BobS: another day of work tomorrow.........hopefully NOT with rain Pamela: bonsoir Daniel rich-c: yes, we wish you a dry one BobS: figure of speech Daniel......meaing got to leave BobS: and literally, go on up the road and away....... BobS: nite all Daniel Bienvenu: I knew it... just wanted to make a funny question with it. ho well
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