2009.02.18 19:00 - Small Talk

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    The Guardian for this meeting was stevenaia Michinaga. The comments are by stevenaia Michinaga.

    I arrived to greet Adams Rubble,  Pila Mulligan, Corvuscorva Nightfire  with Sylectra Darwin following shortly after.

    Adams Rubble: Hello Steve, Corvi :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello adams, Corvi
    Adams Rubble: Hello Pila :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: evening Pila
    stevenaia Michinaga: Corvi, come up front and join us
    Pila Mulligan: greetings
    Adams Rubble glad Corvi is there to catch us by the neck if we start to fall into the fountain :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hiya!
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: ha
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Pila!
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Yay!
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: (are we meditating?)
    Pila Mulligan: we are quiet, so perhaps :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I just got home, it was snowing slush tonight
    Pila Mulligan: will it freeze tonight Steve?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, meting and raining
    Pila Mulligan: ahh, better than ice
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, it;s warming
    Pila Mulligan: I lived in Des Moines for a while before moving here and I remember well those icy roads

    buddha Nirvana arrives with a little friend

    Adams Rubble: Hello buddha
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: hiya, Buddha!
    Pila Mulligan: hi buddha and tinkerbell
    buddha Nirvana: Halo" :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: ice, or volcanic ash, tough choice
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: tinker bell... who brought her?
    buddha Nirvana: ah, she seems to fly around me
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hiya, Sylectra!
    Pila Mulligan: hi Sylectra
    Adams Rubble: Hello Syl. Long time no see :)
    Sylectra Darwin: hiya!
    stevenaia Michinaga: hey Sylectra
    Sylectra Darwin: It's true, good to see you
    Sylectra Darwin: Hey Steven. :)
    Sylectra 2008-02-18.jpg
    Sylectra Darwin's dress was captivating with comments from everyone.

    Pila Mulligan: what an outfit!
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: wow
    Sylectra Darwin: I am very tired and think I am getting a sore throat so I might not be able to stay long.
    Sylectra Darwin: Thanks!
    Sylectra Darwin: This is an Eshi original.
    Sylectra Darwin: She's an SL designer friend.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: itsss.....crazy amazing.
    stevenaia Michinaga: to much shopping?
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: amazing
    Sylectra Darwin: ...sick kids
    Sylectra Darwin: Hello buddha, do you have a fairy?
    buddha Nirvana: Hi :) it would seem so..
    buddha Nirvana: :)
    Pila Mulligan: Tinkerbell no less
    Sylectra Darwin: grins
    Sylectra Darwin: she's cute
    Sylectra Darwin: Wow, Steve, you have such a nice crowd on Wednesdays!
    Adams Rubble: Yes the dress is lovely, Syl :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: feel free to send the pic to the log, whoever took it
    stevenaia Michinaga: well we are just preparing for your session tomorrow
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: that was me..but i don't know how to post pictures.
    Sylectra Darwin: snorts
    Sylectra Darwin: excellent!
    Sylectra Darwin: there will be a pop quiz you know.
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire grins.
    Sylectra Darwin: thank you Corvi!

    Needing a picture on the wiki, Pila Mulligan  wanted to know how that is done, the discussion continues about computers, SL and very new computers and very old computers (if 9 years is a very old computer)

    Pila Mulligan: how do you send a picture to the log?
    stevenaia Michinaga: once you have a picture on your computer, you can load it into any wiki at the bottom there is a picture load button
    Sylectra Darwin: do you have automatic uploads set up to go to Flickr through an e-mail address?
    Sylectra Darwin: Oh, Steve's way is easier.
    Pila Mulligan: ahh me, I'm such a useless geezer in these techie things
    Sylectra Darwin: A cute geezer :)
    Pila Mulligan: I'm still trying to figure out if I am registred n the wiki :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: it works
    Pila Mulligan: than Syl, but no match for those peacock feathers :)
    Sylectra Darwin: Here's what you do: just send it to one of us and we'll do it. :)
    Pila Mulligan: thanks*
    Pila Mulligan: ok
    stevenaia Michinaga: haha
    stevenaia Michinaga: I have it corvi, thank you
    Sylectra Darwin: Eshi's a good cause. She's an immigrant and if she cannot get enough art work she will have to go back.
    stevenaia Michinaga: back to where?
    Sylectra Darwin: She's from Eastern Europe.
    Sylectra Darwin: http://www.eshiotawara.com/
    Sylectra Darwin: In other news, I just bought a Macbook. :)
    Pila Mulligan: are you using it now?
    Pila Mulligan: with SL, I mean
    stevenaia Michinaga: the graphics are much better
    Sylectra Darwin: Actually, I am on my desktop at the moment. But I used it earlier today for note-taking.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: better than what?
    Sylectra Darwin: My Acer laptop died :(
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: mine isn't all that good compared with Ades...
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: my macbook, I mean..
    Sylectra Darwin: Ade, what do you have?
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Adelene has a really nice moniter...among other things.
    stevenaia Michinaga: than my old Powerbook, SL missed a line, I jst bought a MacBook Pro
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods.
    Sylectra Darwin: oh sorry, she's not in the room at the moment, hehe
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Sweetie has one of those...and the Pro is better than my macbook.
    Sylectra Darwin: oooo, Steven!
    Pila Mulligan: don't Macs use a Unix system?
    Sylectra Darwin: Nos has a Macbook pro too.
    stevenaia Michinaga: somewere under the hood
    Pila Mulligan: and they work okay with SL?
    Pila Mulligan: or is that what you meant by better graphics?
    stevenaia Michinaga: well it didn;t yesterday , but it's running fine today
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, better than my old laptop
    Adams Rubble: SL seems to be an equal opportunity crasher
    Pila Mulligan: my old windows 200 machine is actually rusting, it may be time to replace it
    Pila Mulligan: 2000*
    stevenaia Michinaga: SL runs on that?
    Corvuscorva Nightfire pictures a rusting computer...
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: yes.
    Pila Mulligan: yes
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: but not well.
    Pila Mulligan: so true
    Corvuscorva Nightfire first ran it on a 2000
    Sylectra Darwin: wow
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: a looong time ago on another account since destroyed.
    buddha Nirvana: Thank you, nite all :))
    Adams Rubble: night buddha :)
    Pila Mulligan: bye buddha and tinkerbell
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: nite, Buddha
    Pila Mulligan: I may try something daring like XP
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble still has a windows 3.1 machine at work :)
    Pila Mulligan: cool
    stevenaia Michinaga: yikes
    Adams Rubble: It runs a dos program and works fine :)
    Adams Rubble: Frightens the young techies
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: ha!
    Pila Mulligan: I've heard Vista also has some problems, with SL especially
    Adams Rubble: uh oh
    stevenaia Michinaga: my wife's computer can't run it but I suspect it;s the graphics card
    stevenaia Michinaga: it runs VISTA
    Pila Mulligan: and cannot do SL?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no
    Adams Rubble: boooo
    Pila Mulligan: so what is best for SL?
    stevenaia Michinaga: whatever works.. a mac :)
    Adams Rubble: good graphics card
    Pila Mulligan: realizing that is probably a subjective question
    stevenaia Michinaga: a little
    Sylectra Darwin: Mac love is subjective.
    Sylectra Darwin: You would not believe the kudos I received on Facebook for buying that machine.
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire sneaks out of the meeting....
    Adams Rubble: They have an effective ad campaign
    Pila Mulligan: bye Corvi
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: bye all.
    Adams Rubble: by Corvi :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye corvi

    Corvuscorva Nightfire, Adams Rubble and Sylectra Darwin depart and computer talk continues with Pile Mulligan

    Adams Rubble needs to go too. Good night all :)
    Pila Mulligan: bye Adams
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Adams
    Sylectra Darwin: sleepy bunch tonight.
    Sylectra Darwin: me included.
    Sylectra Darwin: I am useless, thus I am off as well.
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Pila Mulligan: bye Sylectra -- nice dress
    stevenaia Michinaga: night, enjoy your computer
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, very nice dress
    Sylectra Darwin: thank you, good night gentlemen. Wish I could enjoy a nice beverage with you some time (especially in Hawaii)
    Pila Mulligan: always welcome :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: wow
    stevenaia Michinaga: great movement
    Sylectra Darwin: yes, I thought Eshi did amazing work. Not bad for $1000 L.
    Sylectra Darwin: It was for a good cause, like I said. :)
    Sylectra Darwin: nighty night
    Pila Mulligan: bye
    Pila Mulligan: a couple of Mac questions Steve ...
    Pila Mulligan: since I am contemplating a new sytstem some day
    Pila Mulligan: 1. does Mac play well with a Wondows netwrok?
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    Pila Mulligan: Windows*
    Pila Mulligan: cool
    stevenaia Michinaga: I ahve a windows puter in my office and reach in and grab files all the time
    Pila Mulligan: I have an even older and rustier W2k system on ethernet as a backup
    stevenaia Michinaga: my officemate has one
    Pila Mulligan: in my home offic
    Pila Mulligan: that helps then
    stevenaia Michinaga: not sure you can reach back that far
    Pila Mulligan: oh?
    Pila Mulligan: hmm
    stevenaia Michinaga: you would have to ask a mac techie somewhere
    Pila Mulligan: ok ... #2:
    stevenaia Michinaga: my last 3 computers were laptops
    Pila Mulligan: do you now if there is a version of WordPerfect for Mac?
    Pila Mulligan: these of course are easy Google questionds
    Pila Mulligan: just wondered of you nkow
    Pila Mulligan: if*
    stevenaia Michinaga: haha, looking on google now
    Pila Mulligan: well, thanks
    stevenaia Michinaga: doesn;t look good, used to be available on a mac but looks like windows only
    Pila Mulligan: ahh, too bad also -- I'm kind of stuck with WordPerfect
    stevenaia Michinaga: there is an opensource "Office" equivalent from Sun Microsystems that runds on mac, it may have a wordperfect translator built-in
    Pila Mulligan: yes, I use it some
    Pila Mulligan: it is good
    Pila Mulligan: but WordPErfect has some especially nice and unique functions for legal breifs
    Pila Mulligan: and although I say i am retired I still get jobs to do
    Pila Mulligan: writing briefs
    stevenaia Michinaga: there may be translators but that would be a pain
    Pila Mulligan: I have yet to find a word processor with equivalent feautres - Word has tried it bt in a very clumsy manner
    Pila Mulligan: MS Word that is
    Pila Mulligan: case citations go at the front of a breif in a table, and Wordperfect has automated the making of that table to such a degree that it is very helpful
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, I don;t see wordperfect format in openoffice
    Pila Mulligan: I've looked high and low, as I'd love to find womething to use besides Windows
    Pila Mulligan: thatks for chekcing
    Pila Mulligan: something
    Pila Mulligan: *
    stevenaia Michinaga: wouldn't we all
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pila Mulligan: funney how the lag put those last three lines I typed out of sequence :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, I was having tha tproblem earlier
    Pila Mulligan: has your flu flown?
    stevenaia Michinaga: it wwas jsut a cold, seems to be mostly gone
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks
    Pila Mulligan: ah, cool
    Pila Mulligan: rememebr: gan mao ling :)
    Pila Mulligan: I'd be happy to mail you a bottle if you cannot find it
    stevenaia Michinaga: I;t on my macphone notes, will always ahve it with me
    Pila Mulligan: little yellow pills
    stevenaia Michinaga: they for flu?
    Pila Mulligan: for flu and colds
    Pila Mulligan: excellent preventative if you catch it at the very beginning and also greatly decreases the symptoms if you do ont start until later
    stevenaia Michinaga: I may stop off at some point and pick some up them
    stevenaia Michinaga: how often do you take then?
    Pila Mulligan: two or three pills two or three times a day when needed
    Pila Mulligan: I only take one or two on a day when I sese the start of a cold
    Pila Mulligan: sense*
    Pila Mulligan: knock on wood -- haven't had a cold for a long time
    Pila Mulligan: I take several if I am going to fly on an airplane, also
    Pila Mulligan: preventative
    stevenaia Michinaga: smart move these days
    Pila Mulligan: that recirculated air is nasty
    Pila Mulligan: along with the airport and TSA :)
    Pila Mulligan: well, i suppose the session is about ended tonite -- thanks for being the host
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks
    Pila Mulligan: anything on your mind?
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, just winding down, unusually hard work out in Thai Chi yesterday
    Pila Mulligan: oh, how is it going?
    stevenaia Michinaga: 21 reps
    Pila Mulligan: cool
    stevenaia Michinaga: good, one more week then another session
    Pila Mulligan: how many movements in a rep?
    stevenaia Michinaga: just one, then another group, snce I don;t know them it;s hard for me to say, probably ome
    Pila Mulligan: there are usually 108 distinct movements in a traditional tai chi set
    Pila Mulligan: it takes 10-20 minutes
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, maybe 8-10
    stevenaia Michinaga: maybe les
    stevenaia Michinaga: less
    Pila Mulligan: yes, that is sensible -- usually the 108 movements are taught i sic sections
    stevenaia Michinaga: it wa a simple warm up move repeated
    Pila Mulligan: yep :0
    Pila Mulligan: six sections*
    Pila Mulligan: 10-15 movements per section
    Pila Mulligan: have you started getting a feeling that the movements are yours, so to speak?
    stevenaia Michinaga: some, but we keep adding to it, much to learn
    Pila Mulligan: yes
    Pila Mulligan: an imitating is always the first and more difficult part
    Pila Mulligan: then it clicks and off you float on your own movements:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    Pila Mulligan: it feels good :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: well I must be off, thanks
    Pila Mulligan: ok, bye Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: take care 
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