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Webheads chat logs from September 23, 2001

Meet the people in the chat today

Vance Maggi Michael John Ying Lan Felix
UAE Germany Australia Puerto Rico Taiwan Brazil

and BJB (lives in Enchanted Forest at TappedIn), and Lian (from Wuhan)

Find where everyone first joined the chat: Vance | Felix | John | BJB | Lian | Ying Lan | Maggi | Michael

The chat was the usual spontaneous Webheads adventure in global communication through various chat clients and modalities. As I wrapped up my work at my office at noon GMT (4 p.m. in Abu Dhabi) I saw Felix appear on ICQ so I said hello before joining the others at Tapped In. I told him we were planning to experiment with Groove from Michael and I had connected using Groove a few days earlier. It lets you do in one single space what we do now using a mix of programs such as TappedIn, Groupboard, and Yahoo voice chat. In Groove, you can communicate with others using microphone and text, you can show pictures or urls instantly on each others 'Groovy' browsers, and you can share a drawing tool without having to multi-task in many different windows. At least that's how it would work if everyone was on Groove and in the same shared space. John and BJB had both downloaded Groove but none of us could figure out how to connect with each other, so we waited for Michael to appear and invite us to the Webheads shared space. But when Michael arrived, we had confusion over Groove user names (two Vances, and BJB in Groove was not our BJB) and then it took so long to download the Webheads shared space.that Michael had to leave before it was done. Maybe we'll try again later

Meanwhile Ying Lan appeared. She had two serious problems. First, the typhoon that had just pelted Taiwan for 2 days had flooded the Taipei metro and seriously disrupted train services on the island. Her second serious problem was that she had to clean her room (many people say, "So many books, so little time," but for Ying Lan, it's " ... so little space."). She had to get rid of some books so she could make a place to sleep.

Lian appeared and asked to start a voice chat. Felix had rejoined us by then, and he decided to try and project his web cam over Yahoo. It worked, as you can see in the graphic below. So in typical Webheads fashion, some of us were at various times, and with varying success, chatting in text at Tapped In, talking in Yahoo voice chat, distractedly trying to get Groove running, and at one point watching Felix talk to us from his place in Brazil. The latter was indeed an interesting success (I'm thinking of getting a web cam now for my laptop!).

Click here for logs from: Felix on ICQ | TappedIn | Michael on ICQ | Text from Yahoo voice chat

Felix on ICQ

Vance: Felix, how nice to see you. You just getting to bed, or what?

Grisham: its 8:41 am now.... Just getting up

Vance: oh, early for a Sunday. How are you? Joining us for class?

Grisham: I'm fine.. Just a hangovering hovering here. hehehe
where are you?

Vance: office, work, Abu Dhabi

Grisham: LOL.. I meant on what www you are

Vance: I'll be at Tapped In momentarily. We're going to play with as well, so if you want to download it you're in for a treat.

Grisham: will try to....If my jurrasic computer allows me hehe

Vance: off the the little boy's room, and then to tapped in. brb

Vance: feel better now ..

Grisham: ??????/

Vance: just back from the little boy's room

Grisham: awwwwwwwwwww

Vance: I'm at tapped in now

Grisham: will be there soon.. Just trying to find a www


Grisham: going to now

Grisham: which one??? Groove Preview????

Vance: Just keep clicking on get groove and it give you the right one.

Grisham: WOW.. That's a huge file

Vance: Yeah, is that a problem?

Grisham: it will take ages to download heheh About 3 hours here

Vance: I guess I got mine in 15 min

Grisham: My connection is a shit

Vance: You're going to be online anyway. Might as well get it going

Grisham: right

Vance: you have to say: it's shit
or: it's a piece of shit
(count, noncount)

Grisham: awwwwwww thanks a lot

Vance: Well, we've got 4 of us in Tapped In now <Jump to where the 4th person joins Tapped In>

Vance: Still there? Some of us are in Yahoo voice chat.

ICQ message: (user is away) noon 30 GMT
After a while, Felix returns to ICQ. By now, several of us are talking in the the Yahoo voice chat ...

Grisham: how do I get there????

Vance: Are you on Yahoo?

Grisham: i am at and now?

Vance: Download the messenger

Grisham: I have it already

Vance: ok what's your id then?


Vance: I'll add you

Grisham: ok.. i'm waiting

Vance: awating permission

Grisham: nothing arrived here

Vance: It's on yahoo messenger. You have to be running messenger.

Vance: It's like ICQ

Grisham: I know... my messenger is on... Just waiting for the authorization.....
Give yours...... I will try to add from here

Vance: vance_stevens

Vance: YOu're in my list but not active

Grisham: just sent you the request

Vance: Felix. you're not on Yahoo?
Message was sent. User is Offline.
The message will be delivered when user goes Online.

At about this time, Snbr appeared on my buddy list in Yahoo and I invited him (Felix) to a voice-enabled conference in Yahoo, along with Lian and John. Then Felix decided to broadcast his web cam, and while we chatted, this is what we saw:

Click here for logs from: Felix on ICQ | TappedIn | Michael on ICQ | Text from Yahoo voice chat

Tapped In chat logs

Connected to TAPPED IN on Sun Sep 23 04:56:50 2001 PDT.

VanceS teleports to the reception.

Stopped recording in VanceS's Office (#12249) at Sun Sep 23 04:57:16 2001 PDT.

Started recording in Reception (#268)[TappedIn] at Sun Sep 23 04:57:16 2001 PDT.

JohnSte . o O ( I wish my coffee would warm up. )

JohnSte says, "Hi Vance."

BJB [HelpDesk] waves hi to Vance.

VanceS [Webhead] picks self up, shakes off cyberdust

VanceS [Webhead] waves /all

JohnSte [Webhead] nods off.

VanceS says, "I forget how to wave"

BJB [HelpDesk] sneezes. That cyberdust gets me every time!

BJB . o O ( :waves )

VanceS [Webhead] waves /all

VanceS [Webhead] waves to /all

VanceS says, "hmmmm"

BJB [HelpDesk] waves to JohnSte [Webhead] and VanceS [Webhead].

BJB says, "type .wave to /all"

JohnSte [Webhead] wave to all

BJB . o O ( .wave to /all )

VanceS [Webhead] consults cybermanual ... ahh, here it is

VanceS [Webhead] waves to JohnSte [Webhead] and BJB [HelpDesk].

BJB [HelpDesk] cheers

JohnSte [Webhead] applauds.

VanceS [Webhead] bows

BJB . o O ( I had to consult my cybermanual also )

JohnSte . o O ( Let's see if the coffee is ready. )

VanceS says, "It's a good thing we carry our cybermanuals here in our cyberpacks"

JohnSte [Webhead] thkinks Nice, hot day old coffee.

BJB [HelpDesk] nods

VanceS asks, "So how is everyone? You guys are nearby at the moment aren't you?"

VanceS says, "I mean near each other"

JohnSte says, "Fairly close, yes."

BJB [HelpDesk] waves out her window to John

JohnSte [Webhead] waves back.

BJB . o O ( about 200 miles )

VanceS asks, "What are the two cities?"

BJB says, "Pittsburgh and Harrisburg"

JohnSte says, "Mine is Indiana (about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh)"

BJB . o O ( and I'm 20 miles west of we're only 120 miles apart )

JohnSte says, "I'll be in St. Louis next Sunday."

JohnSte says, "That's about 1000 miles."

BJB asks, "business or pleasure?"

JohnSte says, "Neither, actually."

VanceS asks, "plane or bus?"

JohnSte says, "I'll be visiting a brother who is on his death bed."

JohnSte says, "Plane."

BJB says, "Oh, dear...I'm so sorry, John"

JohnSte says, "It's been coming for a while. It'll be a relief for the family."

VanceS asks, "sorry to hear it ... an older brother?"

JohnSte says, "Yep."

BJB [HelpDesk] understands, but it's never easy.

JohnSte says, "He's in the terminal stages of Parkinsons"

BJB [HelpDesk] hugs John

JohnSte says, "Thanks, BJ"

BJB [to VanceS]: "I downloaded groove"

JohnSte says, "I downloaded it, but I still have to install it."

BJB says, "when I logged in, I couldn't find the place to build space"

BJB . o O ( but I added Vance to my contact list, I think )

VanceS says, "I just installed it on my laptop. Installation is pretty fast and straightforward"

VanceS asks, "I've only used it once. Shall we crank it up?"

JohnSte asks, "Can you install it while working?"

JohnSte asks, "or do you have to shut down everything?"

BJB says, "I think you can, John"

VanceS says, "I don't see why not"

LianA arrives from nowhere.

LianA's personal recorder follows LianA to here.

JohnSte says, "Let me check then."

BJB . o O ( It doesn't tell you to shut down )

BJB [HelpDesk] bows to Lian

VanceS says, "Hi Lian"

LianA says, "hi, bjb how are you."

LianA says, "hi, vance"

LianA asks, "what are you talking today?"

VanceS says, "We talk about anything and everything"

VanceS says, "We're thinking of playing around with"

LianA asks, "why don't you talk on yahoo voice chat this time?"

VanceS says, "I could do that because I'm at two computers" <Vance sees Lian on Yahoo, starts a chat, and clicks on the Voice button ... >

LianA asks, "you mean you can chat on yahoo?"

VanceS says, "But if you're at one you have to choose between Groove and Yahoo"

JohnSte says, "OK, I've installed it and am launching it."

BJB [to VanceS]: "I'm logged in"

VanceS says, "Lian and I are talking on Yahoo"

VanceS says, "good thinking"

BJB [to VanceS]: "type /drop webhead"

VanceS says, "I have to get my recorder from my office. I'll do it later."

ying has connected.

ying [guest] says, "ying"

BJB [to VanceS]: "type /move #56712 to me"

BJB says, "hi, Ying"

VanceS says, "Hi Ying Lan"

ying [guest] says, "hi... everyone"

JohnSte says, "Hi, Ying."

ying [guest] says, "I just drop in to say hello to you."

JohnSte asks, "Aren't you gong to stay?"

ying [guest] says, "I have been cleaning my bedroom ... I have not done."

ying [guest] says, "By the way, I live in the mess."

JohnSte says, "Ugh. That's fun."

JohnSte says, "I have to clean my apartment today."

ying [guest] says, "Totally mess, my weakneess is I bought to many books."

ying [guest] says, "books and magazines are everywhere...."

ying [guest] says, "No place to sleep now"

JohnSte says, "You can never have too many books."

VanceS says, "Hi ying lan. I'm talking to Lian now."

LianA asks, "hi, ying, would you like to join us?"

ying [guest] says, "That's what I thought... but I just make a decsion .. no more book and magazine in this year.. I probably break it in next week."

ying [guest] says, "I wish I could.."

VanceS asks, "break what in???"

JohnSte says, "I could never keep that promise."

ying [guest] says, "In my bedroom... I leave a lot of mess in this room."

ying [guest] says, "No book and magazine in this year."

Maggi has connected.

BJB [HelpDesk] waves hi to Maggi

VanceS says, "Hi Maggi."

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_160 [guest] has lost its link.

ying [guest] says, "Hi maggi."

JohnSte says, "Hi, Maggi."

BJB . o O ( oops..lost Maggi )

ying [guest] says, "hi maggi."

You hear a quiet popping sound; LianA has disconnected.

ying [guest] says, "There was a tragedy here ..."

BJB [HelpDesk] listens to Ying

ying [guest] says, "flood in Taipei city very serious."

LianA has connected.

ying [guest] says, "We lost our MRT because of floody."

You hear a quiet popping sound; LianA has disconnected.

VanceS asks, "what's MRT?"

BJB asks, "from the typhoon?"

ying [guest] says, "yes"

LianA has connected.

BJB says, "welcome back, Lian"

JohnSte says, "Hi, Liana"

LianA says, "hi, back again"

JohnSte says, "I'm sorry to hear that, Ying Lan."

LianA says, "just now i lost the connection"

VanceS says, "Ying Lan, I don't understand what happened in Taiwan"

ying [guest] says, "i don't know what to say..."

BJB [to Ying [guest]]: "what is MRT?"

ying [guest] says, "It took ten years to build sub way in Taipei"

VanceS asks, "oh, the subway system flooded?"

ying [guest] says, "a kind of sub way system in Taipei city."

LianA asks, "ying why not join us on yahoo voice chat?"

JohnSte says, "Metropolitan Rapid Transit."

BJB asks, "was there loss of life?"

ying [guest] says, "Not today."

You hear a quiet popping sound; JohnSte [Webhead] has disconnected.

MargaretD arrives from nowhere.

MargaretD's personal recorder follows MargaretD to here.

BJB [HelpDesk] waves hi to Maggi

BJB . o O ( we lost John )

ying [guest] says, "We lost a lot of thing here ... becasue typhoon."

MargaretD says, "Hi"

JohnSte has connected.

VanceS asks, "Is your home ok, Ying Lan?"

BJB says, "welcome back, John"

ying [guest] says, "It was the first time, I have seen typhoon stayed Taiwan for over 40 hours or longer here."

MargaretD says, "I got bumped twice"

JohnSte says, "Thanks. I accidently logged off."

ying [guest] says, "in my life."

VanceS asks, "Is your family ok?"

MargaretD says, "Hi Ying..."

ying [guest] says, "When I read the newspaper and understood what happened to Taiwan.. I felt so depression."

ying [guest] says, "My family was o.k."

ying [guest] says, "The county where I live was fine at that time."

ying [guest] says, "But it was a disaster for Taiwaness."

MargaretD says, "Hi Lian"

VanceS says, "Lian is talking on the phone. We can hear her on Yahoo in the background."

ying [guest] says, "Until today, people have been cleaning the mess in Taipei city and Taipei county."

VanceS says, "She's telling someone very excitedly that she's on Yahoo right now."

JohnSte says, "It can take a while to clean up."

MargaretD says, "ok"

ying [guest] says, "I felt that... it sounds like God wanted to destroyed Taiwan recently."

MargaretD says, "look at the mess with the WTC...that will take 6 months they estimate"

VanceS says, "You've had a lot of disasters there. Typhoons this year already, recent earthquake"

ying [guest] says, "It also take 6 moths to rebuild our MRT in Taipei..."

MargaretD says, "lives lost cannot be replaced"

ying [guest] says, "Not only MRT... all the train system has been destroyed by the flood."

ying [guest] says, "People don't trust our government anymore."

MargaretD asks, "why?"

ying [guest] says, "it is another tragedy..."

MargaretD says, "they didn't cause the typhoon"

ying [guest] says, "People don't think the Government will do their job well."

BJB . o O ( my turn to lose my connection )

ying [guest] says, "A lot of things...."

MargaretD says, "waves to BJB"

ying [guest] says, "I feel so frustrated...."

MargaretD asks, "why Ying?"

ying [guest] says, "I don't complain... because I can not the office to file my complain."

ying [guest] says, "I don't know."

VanceS asks, "So you think the government has let you down as well?"

MargaretD says, "then why be frustrated..."

ying [guest] says, "It takes time to rebuild our country.. after earthquake..."

ying [guest] says, "In summer time, we have a lot of typhoons coming."

MargaretD says, "that is nature"

ying [guest] says, "Getting worse now, Typhoon bring in a lot rain..."

MargaretD says, "some places are too dry..."

ying [guest] says, "In mountain, we had mud flood when it was heavy rainy."

JohnSte says, "She asked me about it on Yahoo, BJ."

BJB [HelpDesk] nods to John

JohnSte says, "My Groove ID is John Steele"

VanceS says, "looks like mine might be vance s"

ying [guest] says, "The mud flood make a lot of people homelss .. some people died in the flood mud."

JohnSte says, "I found you as Vance_Stevens"

Michael_C has connected.

MargaretD says, "Hi mc"

JohnSte says, "Hi, Michael."

BJB says, "I found you as vance stevens also"

Michael_C [guest] says, "Hi everyone."

BJB [HelpDesk] waves hi to Michael

VanceS says, "Hi Michael, let's talk here" <See what Michael and Vance had been talking about>

MargaretD says, "lots died in India and Turkey too"

JohnSte says, "The Purple People"

JohnSte says, "Eater just came on the radio."

Michael_C [guest] asks, "Purple people???"

JohnSte says, "Purple People Eater"

JohnSte says, "It's an old old old song."

BJB . o O ( an oldie but goodie song, Michael )

Michael_C [guest] says, "Oh! Great song..."

MargaretD says, "I've got a purple gorilla now"

Michael_C [guest] asks, "you boast?"

VanceS says, "I remember it"

MargaretD says, "I saw the movie"

VanceS says, "I think Michael is going to invite us to join him at Groove"

JohnSte says, "I hadn't heard it in years."

VanceS says, "He's in the Webheads space"

JohnSte asks, "How do you get there?"

VanceS says, "Ying Lan, we're using if you want to join us"

BJB [HelpDesk] ditto's John's q

VanceS says, "But you have to download it."

VanceS says, "I'm really sorry you're feeling frustrated at all the misfortunes you're having."

VanceS says, "Maybe we can read the taiwan newspapers to learn more. I think links are on your web page."

JohnSte says, "So am I. I remember the frustrations when we were hit by a hurricane a few years ago."

Michael_C [guest] asks, "What's happened in Taiwan?"

VanceS says, "Lian would like to talk with you in Yahoo as well (but she's not back yet)"

LianA says, "no, i am back"

MargaretD says, "typhoon mc"

ying [guest] says, "We had a flood last week."

Michael_C [guest] says, "OK"

ying [guest] says, "it was very serious ..."

ying [guest] says, "I just read the news.. there is another typhoon coming.."

Michael_C [guest] says, "I didn't hear anything about it...."

ying [guest] says, "terrible."

Michael_C [guest] it guess all the other news is 'bigger'

ying [guest] says, "I am sorry, I got to go.."

ying [guest] says, "To clean my bedroom."

BJB [HelpDesk] hugs ying. Take care.

JohnSte says, "I'm sorry to hear that, Ying."

VanceS says, "OK Ying Lan. Thanks for coming."

ying [guest] says, "Thanks. guy."

Michael_C [guest] says, "Byhe Ying"

VanceS says, "Hope things improve."

JohnSte says, "I do, too, Ying."

ying [guest] asks, "Is there any wars happening in the middle east?"

VanceS says, "No, pretty quiet here"

MargaretD says, "not et"

VanceS says, "Arabs in their own culture are kind and hospitable"

ying [guest] asks, "USA got the killer?"

MargaretD asks, "why do you think that Ying?"

ying [guest] says, "Because I read the paper... maybe they want to let the guy leave the county..."

ying [guest] says, "I forget how to spell the country name... and person's name."

MargaretD asks, "so why would that cause or not cause a war?"

ying [guest] says, "sorry."

VanceS says, "Osama Bin Laden, Afghanistan"

ying [guest] says, "got..."

MargaretD says, "bin Laden"

ying [guest] says, "I love this.. " No victim anywhere""

MargaretD says, "they won't turn him over to the US"

ying [guest] says, "If Osama Bin Laden has a lot of money, why he doesn't want to help people to get the education to help people having a good life."

VanceS says, "That's a very good question YL. I wonder that myself."

ying [guest] says, "Why let a lot of people live in hopeless."

MargaretD says, "he doesn't have so much money and you need to read how he came to hate the US"

VanceS says, "They are talking about refugees and starvation in Afghanistan and these people are training terorists"

ying [guest] says, "I know that he hates USa."

ying [guest] says, "But hate someone else.. can not solve the problem."

ying [guest] says, "Destroy USA can not solve the Arab-Isral Conflict."

MargaretD says, "the CIA and the US supported him to overthrow the Russians in Afganistan"

ying [guest] says, "Even in Arab .. they still have their own problems."

ying [guest] says, "That's USA government's problem."

ying [guest] asks, "Have you seen the movies "peace maker"?"

JohnSte says, "Not, yet I haven't, Ying."

MargaretD says, "he also didn't appreciate 5,000 US troops staying behind in Saudia Arabia after the Gulf War"

ying [guest] says, "I love the script... one soldier said... Terroist always get education in USA."

MargaretD says, "one got his in #ermany"

MargaretD says, "Germany"

ying [guest] says, "John, in my opinion, it is a good movie."

JohnSte says, "I would like to see it."

ying [guest] says, "In real world, we don't have that kind of hero to fight with Terroist."

ying [guest] says, "I got to go now."

MargaretD says, "bye #Ying"

ying [guest] says, "Nice to talk to you..."

JohnSte says, "Bye, Ying."

Michael_C [guest] says, "Bye (again!)"

MargaretD exclaims, "happy cleaning!"

ying [guest] says, "I love your opinion maggi."

MargaretD says, "lol"

ying [guest] says, "I hope Bush understand it."

MargaretD says, "he does"

ying [guest] says, "Really. I was so surprise that when I saw the pic... he visited the temple of muslem."

ying [guest] says, "I got to go."

ying [guest] says, "see you."

VanceS says, "Bye YL"

MargaretD exclaims, "next time then!"

VanceS [Webhead] hugs YL

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_156 [guest] has disconnected.

VanceS says, "I've got Felix and Lian and John in Yahoo voice chat"

JohnSte says, "But now I can't hear anybody."

VanceS says, "Michael is trying to invite me to groove"

VanceS says, "But it's not succeeding"

MargaretD says, "keeps you all busy at least"

JohnSte says, "Yep."

JohnSte says, "sure does."

You hear a quiet popping sound; LianA has disconnected.

Michael_C [guest] says, "Yes Maggi it does. But tapped in is interfering with Groove so I'' exit for a bit."

Michael_C [guest] says, "Maybe back later......"

VanceS says, "ok"

MargaretD says, "ok"

JohnSte says, "ok, Michael"

BJB says, "I'm connected to TI with a text client"

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_174 [guest] has disconnected. <Follow Michael to ICQ, where he continutes to invite Vance to the shared Webheads space on Groove.>

BJB says, "still haven't figured out how to go anywhere in groove"

JohnSte says, "Neither have I."

VanceS says, "Michael has managed to invite me to Groove"

BJB asks, "how did he do that?"

VanceS says, "Sorry BJB, in so many places at once again"

BJB says, "no problem, Vance...I'm multitasking also"

JohnSte asks, "How do you get to Webheads shared space?"

JohnSte says, "I'm multitasking too."

BJB [HelpDesk] waits to hear the answer to John's q

VanceS says, "I don't know what's wrong with Groove"

VanceS says, "To start we have to create a shared space. Michael already has one."

VanceS says, "Maybe I can start one."

BJB asks, "can't we join Michael in his shared space?"

BJB [HelpDesk] doesn't understand 'shared space'?

VanceS asks, "Do you know your Groove id name?"

BJB says, "My name is BJB in groove"

BJB asks, "what is Michael's last name?"

BJB . o O ( several michael c's )

VanceS says, "were you able to search for Michael C"

VanceS says, "ok, here's what's happening with Groove."

BJB says, "yes, I got several results. And the search for bjb isn't me"

VanceS says, "I'm downloading the shared space now"

VanceS says, "You set up a shared space and then invite others to join it."

VanceS says, "So that's the problem. Just now, I'm 45% downloading the webheads space"

VanceS says, "And we've been working on that for thepast 15 minutes."

BJB asks, "so we are each in our own space?"

BJB [HelpDesk] wonders how you download a shared space

VanceS says, "Meanwhile I tried to create a vance's space but can't get search results"

VanceS says, "You are invited to join a shared space nd then you download it"

BJB says, "i was invited when I first downloaded, but didn't do it i don't see the option"

JohnSte says, "Neither do I."

VanceS says, "So Michael invited me (hi Venny) and he could invite you and then you would at least be set up for next week."

VanceS asks, "You were invited by michael?"

JohnSte says, "Michael, I am John Steele at Groove."

VanceS says, "I had to wait for some time before the download would start"

VanceS says, "ok, something else cool is happening in Yahoo"

VanceS says, "Felix has started a web cam and we're watching him smoke and smile and sip a drink"

VanceS says, "Michael is in ICQ. HE had to quit tapped in to invite me to groove."

VanceS says, "So he is going to log on Yahoo now."

MargaretD asks, "are you telling me all this?"

JohnSte says, "Sorry, I lost my connection to Yahoo."

BJB [to Maggi]: "and me...I'm not on Yahoo either"

JohnSte says, "I had an error Message and got knocked off."

VanceS says, "Ok, the problem with Yahoo is to bring anotehr person in you have to close the chat"

VanceS says, "oh, sorry john. (He's back)"

VanceS says, "Lian says that she misses BJB very much"

BJB [HelpDesk] smiles and sends regards to Lian

VanceS says, "She can't get here and Yahoo at once unfortunately"

You hear a quiet popping sound; JohnSte [Webhead] has lost his link.

JohnSte has connected.

JohnSte says, "Sorry, my connection froze up"

BJB says, "time to go run some errands..."

BJB [HelpDesk] waves bye

BJB looks away.

VanceS says, "ok bjb"

JohnSte says, "OK. See ya."

JohnSte asks, "Did everybody disappear?"

JohnSte says, "My connection froze and I had to reboot."

VanceS says, "Hi. Not sure"

VanceS asks, "Can you not hear us in Yahoo?"

JohnSte says, "I'm not connected to Yahoo right now."

MargaretD says, "I'm reading the paper"

VanceS says, "Michael has gone off to get some work done he said"

JohnSte says, "When I had to reboot I lost all my connections."

JohnSte says, "I should be getting some work done, too."

VanceS says, "Lian is still at Yahoo voice"

JohnSte says, "I also have to get a load off my . . ."

VanceS asks, "mind?"

JohnSte says, "You might say that."

JohnSte says, "It's a bit lower, though."

MargaretD says, "hmmmmmmmmmmm"

VanceS says, "gotcha John. This will be in our logs, you know."

MargaretD says, "they say we have a brain in our digestive tract too"

JohnSte says, "Yeah, I forgot about those."

VanceS says, "Too bad about Groove. That was kind of a wash."

MargaretD says, "I thought logs were only kept when students were around"

JohnSte says, "I could never find michael or BJ there"

MargaretD says, "he was also on ICQ"

JohnSte says, "Well, I better get going. If I'm able to connect from St. Louis Sunday, I'll see you then."

JohnSte says, "Otherwise, I'll see you the following week."

JohnSte says, "bye, all"

MargaretD says, "ok"

You hear a quiet popping sound; JohnSte [Webhead] has disconnected.

MargaretD says, "take care"

VanceS says, "ok JOhn"

MargaretD says, "better late than never"

VanceS asks, "??"

MargaretD says, "he was already gone"

VanceS says, "yep, I get it now"

VanceS says, "Lian will probably join Webheads. She really likes talking to us."

VanceS says, "Her English is excellent"

MargaretD says, "you"

MargaretD asks, "she teaches it or?"

VanceS says, "She teachers and also studies"

VanceS says, "She's applying to schools in the USA"

VanceS says, "She's been in several Tapped In sessions"

VanceS says, "oh, it's us, btw. We had 8 in Yahoo chat last week. about 5 tonight."

MargaretD says, "ok"

VanceS says, "The students really enjoy the voice chat. And they wish you were there. They say that."

MargaretD asks, "yes, well how many are in Webheads last count?"

VanceS asks, "I just put up the logs from last week so I can tell you that. Do you want me to project or shall I just do a count?"

MargaretD says, "count"

VanceS says, "found it: Much of the chat cannot be recorded here because it took place in the Yahoo voice chat area. The connection was good for a change, voices were clear, and we had as many as 8 people in the voice chat: Sue and Peter in Japan, Ying Lan in Taiwan, Vance in the UAE, Michael in Australia, and Moral and Lian both in China. We were also joined there by Hoang from Vietnam, whom Ying Lan had met online and invited."

MargaretD asks, "how many in Webheads alltogether?"

LianA arrives from nowhere.

LianA's personal recorder follows LianA to here.

VanceS says, "YOu can find that at our Webheads students page"

VanceS says, "(She asked how many students in Webheads)"

LianA says, "yes."

MargaretD says, "so those that weren't there couldn't even read about what was said..."

VanceS says, "In the yahoogroups list there are about 50, but if you look at the students page you can see who is active"

LianA says, "yes."

VanceS says, "Yes, that's true. We can't record a voice chat."

MargaretD says, "5-8 of 50 then"

VanceS says, "You've been with us for 3 years. You know it's always an active core and many lurkers."

MargaretD says, "many are left out of even lurking"

VanceS says, "They lurk on our yahoogroup mainly."

MargaretD says, "I know that I've said it many times, but not everyone has the technology"

VanceS says, "Now if you take the small subset who come to the chat ..."

VanceS asks, "Yes, well, why not start another evening class for people who want only to text chat?"

MargaretD says, "ichael and I may do that"

MargaretD says, "MC"

VanceS says, "That would be fine. It would expand options for the students and would be fine with me."

MargaretD says, "good"

MargaretD says, "it has been suggested before"

VanceS says, "I'm not preventing anything. If you want to take the initiative that would be welcome."

MargaretD says, "I wouldn't want you to be offended"

VanceS says, "I would not be offended. I just suggested it myself. If you are willing to put in the effort I will support it (like on the website if you want it to be part of webheads)"

MargaretD says, "I asked you once not to be offended and you were..."

MargaretD says, "it should be part of webheads"

VanceS says, "That's great. It's a positive development. If you want to do it, that's fine."

Click here for logs from: Felix on ICQ | TappedIn | Michael on ICQ | Text from Yahoo voice chat

Michael on ICQ

Vance: Michael are you online? Are you on groove? Several others have it. I was thinking to start it up.

michaelc: OK! I'm not there yet - but yes let's...I'l open it.

Vance: doing so now. Wondering if my computer will crash ..

michaelc: OK I'm in the groove - webheads space....

Vance: How do we get there?

michaelc: I guess I have to invite you - so i will...oh wait see your message in Tapped in

Vance: Michael, we're not in the goove??

michaelc: No I'm waiting for the word - did you get my invite?

Vance: no, no invite

michaelc: OK.....

michaelc: Do you have Groove open? Says waiting for delivery...but do you actually have to wait for an invite I wonder.....can't you just go there like you doid the other day......?

Vance: The other day I had a message above my task bar. I'm on a different computer

Vance: Who did you invite exactly?

michaelc: A message from me? I invited Vance Stevens - as per my list of contacts...

michaelc: Maybe the groove server is slow today - says my message is awaiting delivery....maybe you try inviting me?

Vance: I'm showing vance s on my interface; invite you to where?

michaelc: Hang on then - I'll try and invite Vance S

michaelc: Just did - you exist twice - Vance Stevens and Vance S

michaelc: My messages don't seem to be getting through...try inviting me (michaelc) to the Webheads space...or I wonder if you have to invite me to your own webheads space?

michaelc: I wonder if Tapped In interfering with Groove??? I'll exit and see it that affects anyhting...

michaelc: You got the message.....Tapped In was interfering

Vance: ok

Vance: I'm waiting for webheads to download on this computer

michaelc: mmm. I see it's downloading it all over again so you would have to create your own webheads space to have it every time...curious

Vance: I'm on a different computer

michaelc: Of course! That's why... der!

Vance: still downloading ..

michaelc: Says it's finished at my end.

Vance: still says waiting here

michaelc: By the time you get it it will be time for me to go!

Vance: I will invite you now to Vance's space

michaelc: Kewl.

Vance: what is your id?

michaelc: michaelc

Vance: no matches again, very hard to set up. Webheads is 7% complete. 11 now

Vance: coming in now

michaelc: How did you find me the other day? michaelc or Michael Coghlan?

michaelc: I do have to go actually Vance. Sorry to put you through this and leave. I've got to do some stuff for tomorrow.

michaelc: But if you have the space at least we should be able to find each other quickly next time....

michaelc: Sorry man gotta go! Don't kill me!

michaelc: I'll leave Groove open for a while and come back in a while

Vance: MC, we're watching Felix on Webcam at Yahoo. Too much fun.

michaelc: Why didn't you tell me you bastards!!!

michaelc: Leave me out oin the cold like that...and there I was feeling sorry for you!

Vance: Are you on Yahoo? It's not too late. He can show you his Webcam.

michaelc: I'll give it a go...

michaelc: What;s Felix's Yahoo name? How do I find you?

Vance: snbr

Click here for logs from: Felix on ICQ | TappedIn | Michael on ICQ | Text from Yahoo voice chat

Text from Yahoo voice chat

Vance is not yet able to find this on his computer. Still looking.

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