Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part V

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Mar 22, 2008.

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  1. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Greetings all.

    Got up a bit early. Why? It's a bank holiday and it's pouring with rain. It figures.
    Yes, I'm British, but I figure if not for your vets, I'd be writing this in German.

    XSXect: there's nothing wrong with XP. I'm using it right now and it's never given me any pro
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's mostly cloudy here this morning and a wonderful 73 degrees. The high is expected to hit the low 90's and there's a chance of thunderstorms.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/26/2008

    Heat Index: 78°F
    Humidity: 92%
    Dew Point: 71°F

    So Far Today
    High: 75°F
    Low: 73°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 3mph NNE

    Today High: 92 Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. A 20% chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 72 Decreasing clouds. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph.

  3. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Great weathering job on that one, Jeffrey. Oh well, if steamer is dead, then it's good that it has a place of honor anyway.

    Good morning everybody! No sinus this morning, but took meds just in case as the storms are supposed to be back all week. I'll be back a little later.
  4. cnw1995

    cnw1995 Member

    Morning all. Stormy overnight but sunny for now. Glad you're feeling better, Brutus - seems like an allergy-kind of day here. Gotta get going with the bride's honey-do list...
  5. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    I just recently learned there was a pow camp here back in WWII that were captured german soliders. Also there is a small industrail railroad that was named after a civil war prison camp called Camp chase.

    XP is good but for some things Linux work for me better, now windows ME is a real dog of a OS.
  6. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Well, that's your opinion and I'm sticking to it.

    Greetings again, one and all.
  7. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    In all fairness all Os have their pluses and minuses sign1 I still have a Ti-994a and an apple IIc that still function you have not lived untill you have stored a program on a casette tape with a a big 1k of ram:eek: I guess I am a rebel at heart , apple had dos and prodos.
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    CSXect...You and I are of the same breed....I've got two ancient machines. In fact, I learned Basic on the TI 94a....And I play GATO (a sub-hunter game) on a IIe...The good ol' days....
  9. John Baker

    John Baker Member

    Logicman, My family is part Jewish [not practising], no guesses as to where we'd be if not for the Vet's.
    XP is fine with me, but am nibbling at Vista.:-?
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Oh man!!! I learned BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) on the TRS -80 then continued over to the Commodore 64..

    CSX: Yeah - I remember "Burning" programs to and from the cassette tape decks :D :D :D
  11. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    I have a few basic books for the apple, TI, and a generic basic book by Tim Hartenel on creating an adventure game for most forms of basic. been playing around with C and C++ every now and then.

    Steamhead, I have epeyx sub battle simulator and wings of furry both cool games for the apple.
  12. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Good evening:wave:

    Breakfest-optifast,lunch-optifast, dinner- 2 optifast, snack -optifastsign1

    Put together a bench(park bench) for mom this afternoon, planted 6 cabbage plants last night, have 2 mater plants one volenteer and and one from seed only one came up one pepper plant will be buying more tomato and pepper plants:cry:

    Was very windy with 3 drops of rain then it got warm again:confused: Hoping for a dry weekend so I can do my yard sale.

    Hey what channels on cable and dish have the train shows real and model???
    I may be upgrading my wow to include a phone line unsure about the full package I kinda like sat dish tv(do not have it but watched it at my sisters house)
  13. sir james

    sir james Member

    Wow we had a summer day. Tied the old record of 85. My computer says its 86. No rain or storms ,YET.
    CSXect- I have WOW package, The cable is 98% trouble free. the 2% is to reboot the box now and then. Phone and computer only had a few months not quite as good. Oh it works great but the modem, with no apparent reason will shut down. It reboots(except once the phone was off all day and we didn't notice.) It did turn out to be a quiet day without the phone. I had to disconnect the cable and reattach. Then return all the unanswered calls. Another time the phone went dead while I was talking to a friend. Thats my story.
    I did some outdoor things today nothing too exciting. Probably cutting the grass was the highlite of the day and grannys potato salad. I hope all of you had a fun day. TTFN S.J.
  14. Brutus

    Brutus Member

    Wife and kids got back from KC on the Amtrak - it was a little late due to a storm and lightning hit the track! So, the switches ahead had to be certified and the train went about 15 miles per hour for a longish time. I hit a LHS and picked up a model house for the eventual layout. You put together a cardboard form an then glue all these bricks together until you have this little cottage. It looks really cool, can't wait to see how it turns out. I might try to figure out a way to put in actual windows instead of black plaster or whatever they have here.

    Tim Hartenel - I think I met this guy in Columbia, MO a couple times? He was really sick though. I started with a TI99-4A, then had an APPLE IIe with a Dualdisc Drive, Prodos, Appleworks, and an Apple Scribe printer that I later upgraded to their dotmatrix printer. I had that thing souped up with extra ram from Beagle Brothers too! Sold it and bought a Turbo XT computer with a 40MB HDD that I had until 1994, when I bought my first Pentium with Windows 3. Had lots of games on the Apple IIe including Ghostbusters, Strike Eagle (?), The Mist (text-game), Zork I - III, some Chess game, and a bunch more too.
  15. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Evening. Busy day. Hope all had a good one. Working on GP9 upgrade with Electric RR Crusie Commander Combo. Keep getting interrupted.
    I've got all Time Warner. Road Runner, all cable TV teers and digital phone service. Dennis, got new Grandson. Arrived yesterday. Named him Ming. Frankie says he slept all night and no whinning. No accidents on the floor. Seems to be a smart puppy.
  16. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Greetings again, all.:thumb:

    The rain finally stopped, but I haven't had a good day. Nothing done of any great significance.

    The 'logicman' tag comes from my being a linguist and programmer. I have fond memories of the old cassette-based home computers - I wrote an anti-copy routine for one.

    A little-known fact about computers is that they are extremely slow at handling raw ascii text as information - as when analysing text linguistically.
    I can convert an entire VHS tape to DVD in less time than it takes to 100% accurately extract all of the nouns from 'Alice in Wonderland'.wall1

    With what I know about computers, I should be OK when I get around to DCC - which brings me back on track, with apologies for the temporary de-rail and the permanent penchant for puns.

    You all have fun, now.:thumb:
  17. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    You would be amazed at the striking difference in dialect from Canada down to the deep south, heck the difference from one end of town here to another, not all southerners and country folk sound like Jeff foxworthy some are even more deviated from standard english. For they life of me I still have not figured out what the word youfers means:confused: ruent=ruined, wasper= wasp, warsh= wash, rouf=roof, feesh=fish
  18. John Baker

    John Baker Member

    Kent and Yorkshire [my home county] are only 250 miles apart, if we were to use our respective dialects? Conversation would be nigh impossible.
  19. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Greetings, all.

    I've started a new off-topic thread, so as not to hijack this thread:

    CSXect, John Baker - can you copy your replies over there please, and I'll respond.

    Gaugers: my apologies, I seem to have started something here that should be there:
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's cloudy and 74 here in the Sportsman's Paradise. The expected high should be in the low 90's under a partly cloudy sky.

    Gotta go see the doc again this morning. He wants to take another look at my feet.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/27/2008

    Heat Index: 79°F
    Humidity: 95%
    Dew Point: 73°F

    So Far Today
    High: 75°F
    Low: 73°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 8mph S

    Today High: 92 Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Light and variable winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Tonight Low: 72 Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

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