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Webheads chat logs from December 30, 2001

Meet the people in the chat today

Vance Dan BJB John Susanne Arthur Ying Lan Maggi Michael Bridget Yaodong
UAE Wisconsin Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Denmark Ireland Taiwan Germany Australia Jamaica Liuzhou, PRC
and Webheads and visitors to Tapped In Kemal, MdA in Hyderabad, and ...

Find where everyone first joined the chat: Vance | DanB | DavidW | BJB | JohnSte | Susanne | Arthur | Ying Lan | Maggi | Michael | Bridget | Kemal | MdA | Yaodong

Find our webcam shots: Vance broadcasting in Yahoo while in Tapped In, here | and here

Webhead gathered in Tapped In and started talking about each other and about the weather. All the snow about got them reaching for their virtual hot toddies. Talk soon turned seasonal, to fireworks and what we're doing New Years. Ying Lan started telling us about a barbeque she had where she built an igloo of clay and cooked sweet potatoes inside. This made her flatulent, and she had to release gas in an important meeting. This got us on the topic of farting, and Vance told a fart story that Michael read out loud on Yahoo voice chat and everyone seemed to appreciate. Integral to Vance's story was cassava, or tapioca, which BJB seemed to know something about, as she sent around urls relating to cassava poisoning and cassava-related diseases.

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Started recording in Reception (#268)[TappedIn] at Sun Dec 30 03:24:41 2001 PST.

DanB has arrived.
Seeing Eye follows DanB to here.

VanceS says, "Hi there. I'm doing a few multithings here"

VanceS says, "digging out my mic being one of those"

DanB exclaims, "No problem. I'm eager to see how this ICM works for me!"

VanceS says, "I'm still at work and there are people in my office (sorry)"

DavidW has connected.

DavidW waves.

DavidW says, "Hi"

DanB says, "Hi, David."

DavidW says, "Morning, Dan"

DavidW says, "Big almost full moon out htis morning"

DanB says, "Yes, I saw it last night as I was driving home."

VanceS says, "hi there. Yeah, I saw a great full moon over the water when I woke up this morning."

DavidW nods.

DavidW says, "I think it is actually full tonight, but it's pretty close."

VanceS says, "It was really beautiful, very bright. I didn't have to turn on any lights in the house. Then came the dawn."

DanB [to VanceS]: "It's after 3 PM where you are, isn't it?"

DavidW [to VanceS]: "How long hav eyou been living where you live?"

VanceS says, "yep, almost 4"

VanceS says, "me? 5 years in Abu Dhabi, ten years in Oman before that (next door)"

DavidW asks, "So, what brought you to the Arabian peninsula in the first palce?"

DavidW . o O ( place )

VanceS says, "2 years in California in between (too weird, had to get back to the normal side of the globe)"

DavidW . o O ( Normal being Arabia? )

VanceS says, "I went to Saudi Arabia in 1976 because it was one of the last bastions of decent pay for youngsters with bachelor's degrees"

BJB has arrived.
BJ's Shadow follows BJB to here.

DavidW says, "When I lived in Oakland, the first place I stayed was a house-sitting arrangement with some friends for people who worked for Bechtel and had lived in Saudi Arabia for some time."

BJB [HelpDesk] waves good day

DavidW waves to BJB [HelpDesk].

DavidW says, "MOrning"

DanB waves to BJ

VanceS [Webhead] greetses DanB, DavidW, and BJB [HelpDesk].

BJB drops 2001/12/30 WebHeads (recording).

DavidW greetsesses VanceS [Webhead] right back.

VanceS says, "This software is not great for conjugation"

DavidW says, "THey had interesting experiences living in the Middle East, but pretty much in an American enclave."

DanB asks, "Isn't Bechtel the huge construction company?"

DavidW . o O ( Hmm, conjugation software...where can we go with that. )

DavidW [to DanB]: "Yes, They build airports, refineries, San Francisco, lots of big projects."

DavidW . o O ( LA Metro system )

DanB says, "I recall reading a Wall Streeet Journal article about them."

DavidW nods.

VanceS says, "I've heard of them. I think they were big in '76"

VanceS asks, "Guess what Dan's got?"

DavidW [to BJB]: "Where did the guy yesterday come from?"

DavidW asks, "What?"

BJB says, "from Abha"

DavidW [to BJB]: "Where in the Middle East?"

BJB . o O ( Saudi Arabia )

DavidW nods.

BJB says, "new member AdamBS"

DanB says, "My son gave me a microphone for Christmas."

DavidW . o O ( Karaoke? )

BJB [HelpDesk] cheers for!

BJB asks, "have you tried it out yet?"

DavidW waits to hear what song DanB will sing.

DanB says, "No, David. Yes, BJ."

DavidW . o O ( Rats. )

DanB says, "Hello, John."

JohnSte has arrived.
White Book of Tarkin Ru follows JohnSte to here.

BJB [HelpDesk] waves hi to John

JohnSte says, "Hi, Ya'll."

DavidW waves to JohnSte [Webhead].

DanB [to DavidW]: "I enjoyed your Elvis concert last week."

DavidW says, "Well, it wasn't really MY Elvis concert..."

DavidW says, "But thanks"

DavidW grins.

VanceS says, "I've got to help someone here at the office for a minute"

DavidW nods.

VanceS looks busy.

DavidW [to DanB]: "I'm out of Philadelphia radio range so I won't get the 3 hour Elvis spectacular this morning"

DanB [to JohnSte]: "How's your vacation going?"

DanB [to DavidW]: "Too bad."

DavidW [to DanB]: "Do you have snow on the ground?"

JohnSte says, "It's going fine - or would if my wife would let me rest instead of dragging me all over the island."

DanB exclaims, "Just a trace. We've been fortunate so far. Nothing like Buffalo!"

DavidW wishes JohnSte [Webhead] a restful New Year's.

DavidW says, "AMazing, in Buffalo"

DanB exclaims, "Well, John, she's anxious to show you off!"

JohnSte says, "Thank you, David. Bufalo was realy amazing."

DavidW says, "I was looking at snow shovels yesterday and thinking we should send them, like blankets, to Buffalo"

DanB says, "Last I heard, Buffalo had over 7' and expecting more."

JohnSte says, "Yeah, she does want to show me off - and we'll be leaving again in a little over an hour."

DavidW says, "Yes, that's what the forecast is saying."

JohnSte says, "Glad I'm in the tropics right now."

DavidW says, "Additional 6-10 inches today, just a light touch"

DanB [to JohnSte]: "Face it, John--when you've got it, you've got it!"

JohnSte says, "Too true."

DavidW smiles.

DanB asks, "Does she drag your White Book of Tarkin Ru along?"

DavidW exclaims, "Wow! What a man!"

JohnSte says, "And right now, I've got it -- a splitting headache."

DanB hands Ibuprofrin to John

DavidW offers JohnSte [Webhead] aspirin, ibuprofen, acetominophen.

DavidW takes back the ibuprofen.

JohnSte says, "I was just notified that they have again cancelled the time-mangement seminar I'm supposed to go to next week. It's the 20th time they've had to cancel it in the past two years."

DanB adds brandy to hot water and lemon juice

JohnSte asks, "What, no rum?"

DavidW says, "I know that BJ has some beer."

DanB asks, "Poor time management?"

JohnSte says, "Sure is, Dan."

DavidW grins.

BJB . o O ( is that like the procrastinators club postponing a meeting? )

DavidW nods and smile.

JohnSte says, "I think so, BJ."

BJB [HelpDesk] thinks it's a little early for beer...rum might be nice though

DanB Digs rum from desk drawer and adds it to Coke

SusanneN has arrived.
DiaLog follows SusanneN to here.
TimeLog follows SusanneN to here.

SusanneN [helpdesk too] waves helo

BJB [HelpDesk] hugs Susanne good day

JohnSte says, "Hello, Susanne."

DavidW says, "I can't hang with you all, I've got to get some lighter beverage like tea or coffee"

DanB Hands rum-laced Coke to all Webheads

SusanneN says, "I had login troubles"

DavidW hugs SusanneN [helpdesk too].

SusanneN [helpdesk too] hugs David and BJ

JohnSte says, "Hmmmm. That tastes good."

DavidW commiserates with SusanneN [helpdesk too]'s login troubles.

SusanneN [helpdesk too] accepts the coke from Dan

SusanneN looks webhead.

DavidW says, "Well, I'm just looking for some boiling water"

DavidW smiles.

DavidW says, "I'll be back."

SusanneN [webhead] drinks and burps

ArthurM has connected.

SusanneN exclaims, "Sorry!"

DavidW looks up'n'down.

DavidW [up'n'down] excuses SusanneN [webhead].

DanB says, "No problem, Susanne"

DavidW [up'n'down] waves to ArthurM.

BJB says, "hi, Arthur"

DanB says, "Hello, Arthur."

ArthurM exclaims, "Happy nearly New Year, folks!"

DanB exclaims, "And the same to you!"

JohnSte says, "Thannks, Arthur, same to you."

SusanneN says, "Hello, Arthur, welcome to the last Webhead Sunday Class of this year"

ArthurM exclaims, "I hope Santa was good to everyone!"

SusanneN says, "Dan is serving the first drink"

JohnSte says, "Yep."

DanB . o O ( Hope no one says "See you next year" )

JohnSte says, "My son-in-law gave me the best present possible."

DanB mixes batch of pina coladas

JohnSte says, "He washed and waxed my car."

SusanneN says, "My best present was a box with 24 little bottles of extra strong Ginseng; I really feel rejuvenated"

DanB says, "Cool. He must have some affection for you, John."

JohnSte says, "Sound delicious, Susanne."

SusanneN says, "Offers a shot of Ginseng to all of you"

SusanneN says, "tastes good, too"

DanB [to Susanne]: "Did you use all 24 bottles already?"

SusanneN says, "Oh no! Just one a day :-))"

JohnSte says, "My wife gave me a DVD of Cats."

ArthurM says, "I got a PDA - my first - A Sony Clie 770"

SusanneN exclaims, "An even better surprise was a phone call from my daughter Clara who is still in Mexico, we all talked to her and it was so emotional to hear her voice; I did not know how much I miss her!"

DavidW says, "Oooh. Nice."

JohnSte says, "Congrats, Arthur."

DavidW [to SusanneN]: "That's great."

DavidW [to SusanneN]: "She doing okay?"

JohnSte says, "Phone calls from loved ones are so nice."

DanB asks, "Did I read that Clara is studying art in Mexico?"

DavidW [to JohnSte]: "Do you like "Cats" and/or cats"

DavidW [up'n'down] asks.

SusanneN exclaims, "Oh, well, yes, she is doing fine, due to circumstances; to be away from your home country can be a very good school of life!"

JohnSte says, "Both, David."

DavidW [up'n'down] grins at JohnSte [Webhead].

DavidW . o O ( Hmmm, Memory... )

DanB asks, "Does that include herding cats, John?"

JohnSte says, "I picked it out, and she bought it for me."

DavidW says, "Ooh, yes."

DavidW [to DanB]: "Good question."

JohnSte says, "Of course it includes herding cats."

SusanneN says, "Yes, she is studying the practical art of metallurgy and silversmithery in Taxco."

DavidW [up'n'down] needs to look up Taxco on the map.

SusanneN says, "It is about 150 km from Mexico City"

DavidW [up'n'down] nods.

DanB . o O ( Still wondering about David's up'n'down )

ArthurM says, "I got to Merida a couple of years ago"

SusanneN [webhead] reaches out to see the personal digital assistant; did you train it well, Arthur?

DavidW says, "I'm getting dressed/going out for a bagel/making tea - requires getting up'n'down"

SusanneN asks, "Up from your chair, and down in the street?"

DanB . o O ( Why did I ask? )

DavidW [to DanB]: "Well, you were curious, I assume."

DavidW [up'n'down] grins.

ArthurM says, "Susanne, I have put a site together for it at , si it can gradually get house trained ... :-)"

SusanneN [webhead] wonders how it would be to go OUT just to have your breakfast???

DavidW [to ArthurM]: "That's great."

DavidW grins.

VanceS looks webheaded again.

VanceS says, "phew"

ArthurM exclaims, "Thanks!"

DanB exclaims, "Tough to be in so much demand, Vance!"

ying has connected.

SusanneN [webhead] likes the idea of Arthur's personal assistant having a training site already, Dad's Little Helper?

VanceS says, "how's everyone"

BJB [HelpDesk] bows to Ying

JohnSte says, "Hi, Ying."

ying [guest] says, "hi"

DanB says, "Hello, Ying."

VanceS asks, "did we ever work out what Dan has that is new?"

VanceS says, "and hi everyone"

DavidW [to ArthurM]: "What color/pattern is it?"

VanceS [webheaded again] waves DanB, DavidW, BJB [HelpDesk], JohnSte [Webhead], SusanneN [webhead], ArthurM, and ying [guest].

DanB says, "I told them, Vance."

SusanneN says, "Hi, Vance and Ying! Where did you two hide out? Nice to meet you again :-)"

VanceS asks, "ok, has anyone tried it out with you yet, Dan?"

JohnSte asks, "Welcome back, Vance. Ain't it great being in such demand?"

DavidW waves to ying [guest].

DanB says, "Not yet."

VanceS asks, "ok, anyone else want to join a voice chat?"

ArthurM says, "Yes, please"

DavidW looks up'n'down.

JohnSte says, "Sorry, I'm on my daughter's computer, and it doesn't have Yahoo."

SusanneN [webhead] looks so sad, no voice chat for me, I am afraid I have not found the right channel to do so yet.

VanceS asks, "ok, do we have your Yahoo id arthur?"

ArthurM says, "arthur_mckeown"

VanceS asks, "Yahoo doesn't work on Mac, Susanne, or is it the kind of mac you have?"

SusanneN says, "It is because of an elderly system version for mac."

VanceS asks, "otherwise it would work, do you think?"

SusanneN says, "Later on I will probably be able to join you."

SusanneN says, "Yes, I have checked all possible formalities, should be working."

DavidW [to VanceS]: "I believe that Yahoo Mesenger works on a Mac. I don't know about the voice part."

DanB says, "When I tested my mic last night, there were instructions for Mac users."

SusanneN says, "Once there was an old system for video and voice called CUseeMe working fine on both platforms, but it has gone commercial lately."

VanceS says, "ok, Dan, can you send me a Yahoo message? You're not showing in my lists."

SusanneN says, "Mac users just need a newer system, 8.5 or later."

DanB says, "OK, Vance."

SusanneN says, "Enjoy your vioces; we will have to do with our imaginary ears"

DanB [to VanceS]: "A special message?"

VanceS says, "We have all these conferences coming up. One is a virtual appearance at CALICO this year."

SusanneN [webhead] flips out her earlobes

John2 has connected.

VanceS says, "No, just any message, Dan."

VanceS says, "on Yahoo"

BJB [to John]: "did you lose your connection?"

John2 [guest] says, "Sorry, My server went down. I had to login as guest to get back in."

BJB [HelpDesk] nods

SusanneN [webhead] waves to John's clone

John2 [guest] says, "(I also had to change to my daughter's other ISO."

John2 [guest] says, "ISP)"

VanceS asks, "ok, Dan and I have voice going. Anyone want to join us?" <Follow us to Yahoo voice and web cam chat -->

VanceS says, "Arthur, hang on ..."

ying [guest] says, "me"

ying [guest] says, "I am here, just surfing some pages."

DanB [to SusanneN]: "When do I get my ICM certificate?"

VanceS says, "ok, I've invited you"

ArthurM asks, "Sorry, Vance - where should I be, what should I be doing?"

John2 [guest] says, "My daughter has never installed Yahoo, and I don't like to install programs on a computer that is not mine."

MargaretD arrives from nowhere.

MargaretD's personal recorder follows MargaretD to here.

VanceS says, "now, have to add Arthur"

John2 [guest] says, "Hi, Maggi."

DavidW [up'n'down] waves to MargaretD.

ArthurM says, "Margaret, hello"

DavidW [to MargaretD]: "Wie gehts?"

MargaretD says, "Hi everyone"

SusanneN exclaims, "Hello, Maggi!"

DavidW [up'n'down] grins.

DanB says, "Hi, Margaret"

VanceS says, "Hi Maggi, just starting a voice chat"

SusanneN says, "The Yahoo Webheads are multitasking"

MargaretD asks, "mir geht es gut David..und Dir?"

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

DavidW says, "Sehr gut, danke"

SusanneN [webhead] looks away for a while

SusanneN looks away.

BJB [HelpDesk] waves to Maggi.

VanceS says, "ok Arthur, I have to get your authorization now to join my friends list"

MargaretD says, "waves back to BJB"

ArthurM says, "OK, Vance"

ying [guest] says, "helloo ... maggi."

BJB [to Maggie]: "Happy new year. Are you planning anything special?"

MargaretD asks, "Hi Ying..feeling better?"

ying [guest] says, "I made some chili souce today, my mother said "it is too hot.""

ying [guest] says, "I am fine."

MargaretD says, "we shoot off firworks with everyone else here outside BJB."

ying [guest] asks, "why, becasue of new year?"

ying [guest] says, "New year coming."

John2 [guest] says, "I'll be going to my daughter's house, again, this year."

MargaretD says, "yes Ying...traditional here"

John2 [guest] says, "They're illegal here."

VanceS says, "it says arthur is not available"

SusanneN [away] loves to see the others making fireworks here in our neighborhood. We stay at home, just the two of us, and have a great big meal!

VanceS says, "I'll try again"

MargaretD says, "it's wet enough here"

ying [guest] asks, "It is illegal to set up fire works?"

John2 [guest] says, "It's been a wet December here."

ying [guest] asks, "why?"

SusanneN says, "We still have a lot of snow, our street is closed and nobody drives today"

MargaretD says, "snowed all day yesterday and is alol whit"

John2 [guest] says, "Yes, Ying, it is illegal to have fireworks in Puerto Rico."

MichaelAC has connected.

VanceS says, "Hi Michael"

ying [guest] asks, "You go back to Puerto Rico?"

John2 [guest] says, "Hi, Michael."

SusanneN [to Jongste]: "But would there not be some illegal fireworks, then?"

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

BJB [HelpDesk] waves hi to Michael.

MichaelAC exclaims, "Hi everyone. I remembered it was Sunday!"

John2 [guest] says, "Yes. I am here for vacation, Ying."

SusanneN says, "Hello, Michael, nice to see you have opened your calendar today :-)"

MichaelAC exclaims, "Wow - big group today!"

ArthurM asks, "Vance, I have started up my Yahoo Chat - is that OK?"

MargaretD says, "and your grey cells thank you mc...:-)"

John2 [guest] says, "There are some illegal fireworks, but my daughter lives between two police officers."

VanceS says, "ok, I'll try again"

MichaelAC exclaims, "Nice to see you here Maggi!"

VanceS asks, "it still says arthur unavailable ???"

John2 [guest] says, "So she and her husband don't dare have any."

ying [guest] says, "you could have some fireworks in your office in your house"

SusanneN [away] still remembers one year when we had a party for the New Year where the neighbour had a shop selling fireworks...

MargaretD says, "smart idea John"

SusanneN exclaims, "he went on and on for three hours, because he wanted to use all the remains!"

John2 [guest] says, "That's what I think, too, Maggi."

MargaretD says, "Nice to see you Michael..."

ArthurM says, "Vance - i will check my profile, etc."

SusanneN says, "A beautiful night, we had to get more champagne and warmer clothes for the outdoor show"

DanB says, "Hello, Michael."

SusanneN [away] sends up a brilliant red and green chrysantemum bomb sparkling high up in the sky

ying [guest] says, "Finally, I had a greaty outdoor Taiwanese BBQ yesterday."

ying [guest] says, "I like fireworks..."

DanB asks, "What kinds of food did you have, Ying?"

SusanneN [to Ying [guest]]: "I guess the extra hot chili sauce was for the BBQ party?"

MargaretD says, "Bridgett in Jamaca is on ICQ"

VanceS says, "hey, invite her here"

MargaretD says, "mmm...sounds yummy Ying"

SusanneN [to Maggi]: "Say hi to Bridget from all of us!"

ying [guest] says, "First, We had to built a small Eskimo house by ground..."

MargaretD says, "Taiwan is a vegetarian's paradise"

VanceS asks, "Arthur, are you receiving me in Yahoo?"

ying [guest] says, "Then, put a lot of woods to be fuel to burn the ground house.. for 3 hours."

MargaretD says, "they build their igloos out of blocks of ice Ying..."

VanceS says, "We just had Ying Lan, Dan, Yaodong, BJB, and me in Yahoo chat. Now we're trying to include Arthur."

ying [guest] says, "I know.. but we built it look like Eskimo's house by dust... just forget the word"

VanceS [webheaded again] Let'ses see if Arthur's here ..s DanB, DavidW [up'n'down], BJB [HelpDesk], SusanneN, ArthurM, ying [guest], John2 [guest], MargaretD, and MichaelAC.

MichaelAC says, "I might come along to Yahoo too." <Follow Michael along to Yahoo too -->

SusanneN asks, "Sounds like a well done party, Vance?"

MargaretD says, "ah..ok Ying"

SusanneN . o O ( the Webhead in Yahoo party I mean )

VanceS says, "I'm listening to Ying Lan here too :-)"

VanceS says, "but Arthur seems to have multitasked elsewhere"

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_173 [guest] has disconnected.

VanceS says, "I show him here and I've also got him on Yahoo, but no response"

SusanneN says, "Thiks Arthur might be bust training his PDA"

John2 [guest] says, "I'm wondering how I'm going to have the energy to drive to Ponce this morning."

BJB . o O ( lost Ying )

DanB asks, "Did we just lose Ying?"

SusanneN Think Arthur might be busy training his PDA

VanceS says, "oh well, I'll invite everyone to his conference then ..."

VanceS says, "let's see if we can get her in Yahoo"

MargaretD asks, "how far is it John?"

SusanneN [to John]: "Ponce, is that very far away?"

John2 [guest] says, "About 2 1/2 hours from here."

ArthurM says, "Sorry, I was away trying to fire up my Yahoo chat"

SusanneN says, "At least I guess you have no snow on the road to Ponce :-)"

DanB asks, "And then back again today, John?"

MargaretD says, "not so bad John"

SusanneN exclaims, "Sir Arthur and his PDA is back!"

John2 [guest] says, "Yes. We're going to visit some of my wife's family. I've been on the road since vacation started."

ying has connected.

DanB says, "Welcome back, Ying"

SusanneN exclaims, "Christmas week is kind of a road movie for many people!"

BJB says, "Hi, Ying. Welcome back"

MichaelAC asks, "PDA?"

John2 [guest] says, "It wouldn't be so bad (and is really a nice drive) but I am so tiiirrrrd."

kemal has connected.

ying [guest] asks, "Can I talk about my BBQ party?"

BJB says, "HI, Kemal. Welcome"

John2 [guest] says, "Go ahead, Ying."

MichaelAC says, "Of course Ying"

You hear a quiet popping sound; ArthurM has disconnected.

BJB [to Kemal [guest]]: "welcome to TAPPED IN"

MargaretD says, "sure Ying"

SusanneN [to Michael]: "Arthur had a personal digital assistanf from Santa!"

BJB [to Kemal [guest]]: "can we help you with something?"

SusanneN says, "Hi Kemal, welcome"

VanceS asks, "dan, what's your yahoo id?"

kemal [guest] says, "hi"

MichaelAC says, "Thabks Susanne, Now I get it! (PDA)"

VanceS says, "hi Kemal"

John2 [guest] says, "Hello, Kemal."

ying [guest] says, "We built the Eskimo's house by soil in the field, then we put a lot of woods to be fuel in the house to burn it for 3 hours."

DanB [to VanceS]: "dan_bilitz"

kemal [guest] says, "i need some help here"

MargaretD says, "was that what you 7used to cook with Ying"

John2 [guest] says, "Go ahead, Ying."

SusanneN [to Kemal [guest]]: "This is the webheads meeting for a Sunday class - you are welcome to join us if you like"

kemal [guest] says, "i'm using this GMud client"

kemal [guest] says, "don't know how to go"

BJB [to Kemal [guest]]: "Are you here for the webheads discussion or to learn about TAPPED IN?"

kemal [guest] says, "to 9th floor, East Wing, room 913"

SusanneN says, "I am Susanne from Denmark, also using a text client. What is your prroblem; I see you can at least read and write :-)"

BJB [HelpDesk] nods to Kemal...type /el then press return...then /9

ying [guest] says, "When the soil was red, we put some sweet potato and chicken into the house then buried those foods by those red soil...after 3 or 2.5 hours,we digged the small soil to find those foods."

BJB [to Kemal [guest]]: "then /E and finally 913"

kemal [guest] says, "thanks BJB"

John2 [guest] asks, "How were they, Ying?"

John2 [guest] says, "I like baked sweet potatoes."

kemal [guest] leaves for the El.

MargaretD says, " mouth is watering Ying"

ArthurM has connected.

SusanneN [to Ying [guest]]: "Did you wrap the food in something , or was it covered by red soil. like clay?"

MargaretD says, "that is what they do in a Luao in Hawaii"

MargaretD says, "that isn't spelld right" <Jump to this point in the Yahoo chat log -->

ying [guest] says, "It is a tradition winter party here .. we baked the food by burn soil in the field."

MargaretD says, "I used to make potatoes as a kid camping that way Ying"

You hear a quiet popping sound; ArthurM has disconnected.

ying [guest] says, "Children had a lot of fun in the field.."

ying [guest] says, "Oh, really... I thought that's Taiwaness privillege."

MargaretD says, "anyone can I guess"

MargaretD says, "the Hawaiians do it"

John2 [guest] says, "We used to, also, but I never tried sweet potatoes."

SusanneN says, "I also have had lots of fun eating food cooked outdoor in several primitive ways."

MargaretD says, "big party on the beach"

BJB [HelpDesk] thinks there are many cultures that cook that way or have that method in their history

MargaretD says, "I love sweet potoes"

MargaretD says, "potatoes"

SusanneN looks out in her garden

SusanneN exclaims, "Now we have the sun shining for the first time in days! I think I'd better go out in the snow and enjoy the daylight before dusk, insstead of sitting inside for one more hour!"

John2 [guest] says, "I do, too, Maggi, but I never tried baking them that way before."

John2 [guest] says, "I have to leave in about 10 minutes."

SusanneN exclaims, "I wish you all a happy new year, and hope to see you next week!"

John2 [guest] says, "You too, Susanne."

BJB [HelpDesk] hugs Susanne...Happy New Year to you, too

MargaretD . o O ( I believe many cultures did for practical resons )

DanB says, "Happy New Year, John"

BJB [HelpDesk] hopes John travels safely and is feeling better

VanceS says, "John, sorry we almost missed you"

John2 [guest] says, "You, too, Dan. Thank you, Bj."

VanceS says, "drive carefully"

MargaretD exclaims, "Happy New Year!!!"

MichaelAC says, "Happy New Year John"

John2 [guest] says, "Sure will, Vance. Thanks."

VanceS exclaims, "wait, this is a john clone!"

DanB says, "Have fun in the snow, Susanne."

John2 [guest] says, "See you all next week."

SusanneN [to VanceS]: "This time, I promise to edit our script in a hurry :-)"

SusanneN plans a snowman if possible

MargaretD says, "Ciao John"

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_43 [guest] has disconnected.

SusanneN says, "I used to be a professional snowman expert builder :-)"

BJB exclaims, "I think you should build a snow lady, Susanne!"

ying [guest] says, "Wa.. it sounds great to buid a snow lady."

VanceS asks, "Susanne, you're going out in the snow?"

SusanneN exclaims, "#(:--) () Yes!"

ying [guest] says, "AFter eating a lot of sweet potatoes.. I released a lot of gas too."

SusanneN pinches her nose

MargaretD says, "ROTFL"

ying [guest] asks, "Is it impolite to release gas in front of other people?"

ying [guest] exclaims, "but it is natural,.... I could not control it... so bad!!"

MargaretD says, "dependswhere you are Ying....-)"

SusanneN exclaims, "Sure, Ying, never do that in front of someone who is respected - well, I have to get offline, see you all!"

BJB says, "It is the custom to apologize or excuse yourself, Ying"

SusanneN throws her first snowball

MargaretD says, "bye Susanne"

ying [guest] says, "In bath room, it is ok"

SusanneN exclaims, "Bye, Maggi!"

You hear a quiet popping sound; SusanneN has disconnected. <See a screen shot of this point in the Yahoo voice/webcam chat -->

MichaelAC says, "Bye Susanne - Happy New year"

ying [guest] says, "how about it,,, i had a firt in the important meeting."

MargaretD says, "fart...but a slang term"

MargaretD asks, "and did anyone hold their nose Ying?"

VanceS asks, "what are you guys talking about?"

ying [guest] says, "I did not know... if I did it, I would tried to pretend to be normal.."

MargaretD says, "best thing Ying"

ying [guest] says, "First, I had a wonderful baked sweet potatoes by burned soil yesterday... after eaten too much sweet potatoes, I had fart problem."

ying [guest] says, "i just don't understand... it is natural thing."

MargaretD says, "the proper word is flatulence I believe"

ying [guest] says, "But people considers it is very impolite."

MichaelAC exclaims, "That;s because it is!" <Jump to this point in the Yahoo chat logs -->

MargaretD says, "the Dutch call it windje whicH I think sounds nice"

ying [guest] says, "The thing is that I can not control when I have to release it."

MargaretD says, "this is so true Ying"

ying [guest] asks, "When you had a fart in the important meeting or occasion, what can you do?"

ying [guest] says, "Just say "hi, guys. I am sorry. I just had a fart!!""

MargaretD says, "you have to let it out quiet and look at the person next to you and smile"

ying [guest] says, "It is really difficult to control my fart.. even to let it out quiet."

ying [guest] says, "I am doom... in your society."

BJB . o O ( just stay away from sweet pototoes, Ying! )

MargaretD says, "I see..l.and if you don't know when they are coming you can't excuse yourself and leavethe room"

ying [guest] says, "yeah.."

MargaretD asks, "do they look down on women for this in Taiwan Ying?"

ying [guest] says, "When I read some joke or story about the guy had a fart in public.. I always feel so sorry for this guy. It seems like that I will be next one to be laugh by other people."

ying [guest] says, "No... I have not read any joke about woman had a fart in public."

MargaretD says, "this is true"

MargaretD says, "back in a"

VanceS says, "I love your conversation ..."

ying [guest] asks, "Really... how can you control your flatulence?"

DavidW says, "Well..."

DavidW grins.

BJB [to Ying [guest]]: "much depends on your diet"

VanceS asks, "why would you bother?"

DavidW laughs.

VanceS asks, "anally retentive perhaps?"

DavidW . o O ( Mel Brooks )

MichaelAC exclaims, "This is a very important conversation!"

DavidW . o O ( "Blazing Saddles" )

ying [guest] says, "I am the person who can not control the time to had a fart."

DavidW [to MichaelAC]: "Yes."

VanceS asks, "I've got a great fart story, want to hear it?"

ying [guest] says, "sure"

DavidW casn't stop laughing.

DavidW [to VanceS]: "Do we have to?"

DavidW . o O ( I go out for a bagel and look what happens )

VanceS says, "I was on a boat from Tanzania to Zaire, lake Tanganyika"

While Vance types, Michael reads aloud on Yahoo Messenger voice chat, hilarious

ying [guest] says, "go on.."

VanceS says, "There were a group of rich foreigners, and this is a boat full of very poor people"

DavidW starts giggling.

VanceS says, "One of these guys decides to take a picture"

DavidW . o O ( with a Leica )

VanceS says, "his camera is confiscated on the spot"

VanceS says, "the boat continues, we arrive in Zaire, we walk toward customs a km away"

VanceS says, "this takes TIME"

VanceS says, "you have to understand, this is Africa"

BJB . o O ( the suspense is killing me! )

DavidW grins.

VanceS says, "We arrive in an office where we have to show our passports"

VanceS says, "We are told to come back that afternoon"

VanceS says, "after lunch"

VanceS says, "a LOONGGG lunch"

DavidW asks, "When was this?"

VanceS says, "My friend and I eat rice, casava, bananas ..."

VanceS says, "1974 maybe"

DavidW nods - thanks.

VanceS says, "we return to the office after lunch, everyone on the boat is there"

VanceS says, "all the foreigners are inside the office and all the locals are outside craning to look in the window"

VanceS says, "the rich guys want their camera back"

VanceS says, "finally, a BIG african officer walks in"

VanceS says, "ALl the soldiers stand at attention, the room goes quiet"

VanceS says, "The BIG man looks at the passports on his desk, picks a few up"

VanceS says, "Everyone is looking in the window, the rich guys without the camera are very tense"

VanceS says, "you can hear a pin drop ... except ...."

VanceS says, "me .. all the beans and cassava ..."

VanceS says, "a sudden loud FART"

DavidW grins.

DavidW says, "Way to go, Vance"

VanceS says, "the soldiers are trying hard not to laugh"

VanceS says, "the rich guys DON't appreciate the intrusion"

VanceS says, "The people outside the window are in stitches"

VanceS says, "The BIG man looks at me hard"

VanceS says, "he reaches in the pile of passports, extracts mine, hands it to me ..."

VanceS exclaims, "and I'm out the door!"

VanceS says, "I have no idea if they got their cameras back"

DavidW smiles.

ying [guest] asks, "Was it your camera?"

MichaelAC asks, "Did you blush?"

DavidW asks, "Hard to tell. Maybe they had to sing for it?"

ying [guest] says, "got.. it was not you."

BJB [HelpDesk] laughs. Ying, the moral of the story is don't fart in Africa

DavidW says, "He was running to fast to blush"

VanceS says, "not mine, the guy's who got their camera confiscated"

ying [guest] says, "You have been saved by a loud hart."

VanceS says, "I was too poor to have a camera"

DavidW holds up a BIG sign: "Out of Africa"

VanceS says, "that's right Ying Lan"

VanceS says, "The moral is: Don't Hold It"

ying [guest] says, "thanks god, you had a fart."

VanceS says, "seems easy for me"

DavidW says, "Great story"

ying [guest] asks, "maggi, are you hear?"

DavidW says, "I don't think I have ever had casava. Beans, for sure, but not casava"

MargaretD says, "yes"

ying [guest] says, "you can eat cassava in Taiwan.."

ying [guest] says, "We have the powder of make some food."

BJB [to VanceS]: "can you invite David to the IM conference?"

DavidW grins.

MichaelAC exclaims, "Be careful of that cassava!"

ying [guest] asks, "why?"

DavidW [to MichaelAC]: "Exactly. Can you get cassava Down Under?"

VanceS says, "ok, invitation sent"

MichaelAC says, "No David. Not normally"

ying [guest] asks, "posion?"

ying [guest] says, "poision."

MargaretD says, "poison"

DavidW says, "I'll have to look for Cassava in New York City. I'm heading towards Chinatown this morning."

ying [guest] asks, "DavidW , do you live in New York city?"

VanceS asks, "There's another word for cassava, anyone know it?"

ying [guest] asks, "what is it?"

DavidW [to Ying [guest]]: "I'm in New Jersey, about 10 miles from New York City at the moment."

ying [guest] asks, "by car or by subway?"

MargaretD asks, "fart powder?"

MichaelAC asks, "What??????"

VanceS [webheaded again] smiles at Maggi

BJB says, "take a look at"

DavidW [to Ying [guest]]: "I'll drive a car."

ying [guest] says, "I had a dream two days ago.. I got my working visa at that dream..."

VanceS says, "tapioca"

DavidW [to BJB]: "I need a picture in case the Chinese word for it is not translated."

MargaretD says, "in the dream"

DavidW asks, "Is Cassava the same as Tapioca?"

ying [guest] says, "It sounds that I can not be allowed to fly to New York... so frustion."

ying [guest] says, "frustration."

BJB says, "tapioca is made from cassava"

MargaretD says, "frustration"

DavidW [to Ying [guest]]: "A lot of people are flying to New York, although some people are not travelling because it worries them."

DanB says, "Yes, David, they make tapioca from cassava."

DavidW [to BJB]: "Thanks."

BJB says, "the cassava is high in carbohydrates"

DavidW [to DanB]: "Thanks"

DavidW says, "As I'm reading... yes."

DavidW says, "I need to find the Joy of Cooking - be right back"

----------------------------------- BJB -----------------------------------

However, cassava has its problems. It is full of carbohydrate but nothing much else. Since it contains very little protein, people need to eat something in addition to it to ensure they get a balance of protein, vitamins and minerals. On digestion, cyanogenic glucosides present in the root are broken down and cyanide can be released into the body. These have therefore to be removed before cassava can be eaten. This can be done in a variety of ways but is often done by washing the cassava in clean water - if there's any available - or by fermenting it.

Another problem with cassava is that it suffers from postharvest physiological deterioration. Although it can remain in the ground for many months, once it is harvested it deteriorated rapidly. Within 48 hours it is unmarketable.

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<Find apprx. this point in the Yahoo chat logs -->

DavidW says, "That's fascinating how fast it detriorate."

DavidW says, "Good compost, I guess."

MargaretD says, "among other things"

MargaretD -)

VanceS says, "it's an interesting food, the africans prepare it in many forms"

DavidW says, "I'm sure they do."

2001/12/30 WebHeads is full. Stopped recording.

BJB drops 2001/12/30 WebHeads2 (recording).

DavidW says, "No entry under Cassava in THe Joy of COoking nor THe NY Times Cookbook"

MargaretD says, "I ave both of those too"

VanceS says, "One was to wrap it in banana leaf and bake it to the consistence of glue, carry it on trips, and eat it over a period of days"

DavidW says, "I love cookbooks. I ahve a friend who runs a used cookbook store - 3000 cookbooks."

DavidW says, "Yes, I'm sure that cooking it makes it more stable."

DavidW looks to his chemistry background.

MargaretD says, "I have them from all over the world too David"

DavidW . o O ( Sherh Gut! )

DavidW . o O ( Sehr Gut! )

DavidW thinks about German pastry chefs.

MargaretD . o O ( in original languages..... )

DavidW [to MargaretD]: "Which one is from the furthest away, or is the most exotic?"

DavidW exclaims, "Wow!"

MargaretD says, "Chinese..."

ying [guest] says, "which one.. person or.."

ying [guest] says, "I am the exotic one to you."

DavidW [to Ying [guest]]: "Well, less exotic all the time as we get to know you."

MargaretD says, "I have a great baking cookbook in German"

DavidW says, "Yes. I'm sure."

ying [guest] says, "I love cook book too, I have a pile of cook books."

DavidW says, "Alain Ducasse (pretty famous French chef with a restaurant of his own name in a fancy hotel in NYC) is offering the New Year's Eve dinner for $650"

MargaretD asks, "can you use the metric system David?"

ying [guest] says, "only Chinese foods.. I don't how to bake ."

ying [guest] asks, "metric system?"

DavidW [to MargaretD]: "When I multiply by 2.54cm/inch"

DavidW grins.

MargaretD says, "lol"

DavidW says, "The biggest difference often is using weight measures in recipes versus volume measures"

DavidW grins.

ying [guest] says, "Do they have a lot of customer.. the price is so high. .. it is usd650"

MichaelAC exclaims, "Your'e not kidding!"

DavidW says, "I worked in a restaurant in California for close to 2 years."

VanceS asks, "where?"

MargaretD exclaims, " got it David!"

DanB looks away.

DavidW says, "Well, it's one of the elite places, so there are usually people who can afford those prices."

ying [guest] asks, "Are you a chief?"

DavidW [to VanceS]: "In Alamo, near Walnut Creek, east of Oakland/Berkeley"

MargaretD says, "chef"

DavidW . o O ( mid-80s )

DavidW . o O ( Sort of under-chef )

DavidW grins.

DavidW . o O ( Mostly cook, though )

DavidW says, "I'm not a chef."

MargaretD asks, "are you married David?" <See a screen shot of Yahoo voice chat at this point -->

DavidW grins.

DavidW says, "Nein"

MargaretD says, "Hmmmmmm"

DavidW smiles.

DavidW winks.

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

MichaelAC exclaims, "I'm going to bed now. Happy New Year everyone!"

DavidW says, "Happy New Year to the Aussies."

DavidW waves bye to ying [guest].

ying [guest] says, "Have a wonderful New Year. Guys."

BJB holds up a BIG cow: *
~~ - - - - - - - - -~~

Happy New Year!

MichaelAC says, "Thank you David."

MargaretD exclaims, "slaap lekker mc!"

DavidW [to MichaelAC]: "sure thing."

MichaelAC exclaims, "Day wil ik doen!"

DavidW asks, "Dutch?"

MichaelAC says, "Bye."

DavidW says, "Ciao"

MargaretD says, "yep David"

MichaelAC says, "Ja - Nederlands"

ying [guest] says, "SEE you NEXT YEAR. my good friends."

MichaelAC exclaims, "Maggi will uitleggen!"

VanceS says, "See you Ying Lan"

MargaretD exclaims, "bye Ying and take care!"

You hear a quiet popping sound; MichaelAC has disconnected.

DavidW says, "Yikes, it is hard to keep up. But I was a a orange cyber-cafe that's ING Bank, in PHiladelphia"

VanceS says, "I look forward to another year of Webheads"

DavidW says, "Me too. Espeically more African flatulence stories."

DavidW grins.

DavidW says, "Never got the Yahoo invitiation from you."

MargaretD says, "lol"

You hear a quiet popping sound; SRI_169 [guest] has disconnected.

DavidW [to VanceS]: "What's your Yahoo IM id?"

VanceS says, "Your turn to tell a fart story next, David"

DavidW exclaims, "Yikes!"

DavidW grins.

VanceS says, "That will be everyone's assignment each week"

DavidW says, "I'm going to get some beans and cassava and think aobut it."

DavidW asks, "Another assignment?"

DavidW whiens.

DavidW whines.

VanceS says, "If you get beans and cassava you wont' have to think about it"

DavidW smiles.

DavidW says, "Well, there's my story."

MargaretD says, "get some ginseng in Chinatown too then"

DanB says, "If we get a bunch of new students, we'll know the attraction."

DavidW says, "Okay, that's easy, actually you can get Gingseng in a lot of places in the US now. Some of it is grown in Wisconsin."

VanceS says, "if you want to get by on a smile here you need to get a web cam"

DavidW [to VanceS]: "Okay, okay, I'll go buy something. I used to have a COnnectix camera somwehre."

MargaretD says, "They have some big farms in Canada too"

DavidW nods.

DavidW [to MargaretD]: "You may need to assemble a list of your favorite cook books so that I can know what you have."

MargaretD asks, "ok..where is your friend's bookstore again?"

DavidW says, "Bonnie Slotnick, a delightful person, 163 West 10th Street, near 7th Avenue in Greenwich Village"

MargaretD says, "I remember on years ago in Greenwich"

DavidW nods.

MargaretD says, "one"

DavidW says, "How long ago. She's been there not too long, I think."

MargaretD says, "I was living there in 73-74"

DavidW says, "Wow. I was living with my folks during my first year in high school."

MargaretD says, "uh oh...gave away my age"

DavidW says, "No problem. I probably wanted to be your age, then."

MargaretD says, " was a good time"

VanceS says, "same years I was traveling in Africa :-)"

DavidW asks, "I can imagine. What were you doing?"

MargaretD says, "working a saving money to travel"

DavidW [to MargaretD]: ""

DavidW asks, "Where did you live before NYC?"

MargaretD says, "lived with my uncle and then went to Alaska for the summer"

DavidW nods.

DavidW asks, "Where did you go to high school?"

MargaretD says, "before that 2 years in Rome Italy"

MdA has connected.

DavidW waves to MdA.

MargaretD says, "in Arizona and Calif."

DanB says, "Hi, MdA. Welcome back."

DavidW nods.

MargaretD says, "hi mdA"

VanceS says, "Hi MdA"

MdA gets Note_40196 from the vending machine.

VanceS asks, "How are things in Hyderabad?"

MdA says, "hai.RUOK"

MdA says, "good"

MdA [to BJB]: "how RU bjb"

BJB says, "Hi, Md. Good day."

VanceS says, "I guess we're kind of wrapping up here"

MdA says, "same to U"

DanB [away] peruses Membership Directory...

MdA says, "have U taken the breakfast"

MargaretD asks, "has who eaten breakfast MdA?"

DanB [away] peruses Membership Directory...

BJB says, "I haven't eaten breakfast yet, Md...almost time for me to do that."

VanceS [webheaded again] peruses Membership Directory...

DavidW offers a bagel/flagel to BJB [HelpDesk].

DavidW says, "Or a cranberry muffin"

BJB says, "thanks, David"

DavidW grins.

BJB says, "cranberry muffin sounds good today"

MargaretD exclaims, "I have salmon to go with it!"

DavidW says, "Yes, someone should eat it."

DavidW asks, "OOhh, salmon, smoked or otherwise?"

DavidW [to MargaretD]: "Where in the Village did you live?"

DavidW . o O ( with your uncle )

MargaretD says, "smoked"

DavidW says, "Yum."

DanB says, "Sorry to interrupt. I wish you all a Happy New Year. See you next week."

VanceS [webheaded again] peruses Membership Directory...

DavidW says, "I ordered latkes (potato pancakes to some of you) on Friday at the 2nd Avenue Deli, bu they were out."

MargaretD says, "my uncle lives uptown...I worked downtown"

MdA [to BJB]: "i thik today U have holiday"

DavidW [to DanB]: "Happy New Year."

DanB [away] waves bye

You hear a quiet popping sound; DanB [away] has disconnected.

DavidW nods to MargaretD.

DavidW asks, "Where did you work?"

VanceS says, "Not me. I live in Abu Dhabi, so no holiday until maybe Jan 1st"

BJB [to Md]: "the new year is tomorrow night...and the holiday is January 1"

MargaretD says, "I'm going to make latkes with salmon"

DavidW says, "Excellent"

DavidW says, "Apple sauce is the traditional accompaniment"

MargaretD says, "mmmmmm..I think so"

DavidW grins.

MargaretD says, "I worked on 5th Ave and also across from the WTC"

MdA [to VanceS]: "what do U do vances"

VanceS asks, "what about you, MdA, are you celebrating New Year's EVE?"

DavidW nods at MargaretD.

MargaretD says, "I know but I want to try salmon"

VanceS says, "I'm an English language teacher who has started working with computers full time"

DavidW . o O ( conjugation systems engineering )

DavidW grins.

MdA [to DavidW]: "how is the situation at WTC"

MargaretD says, "it is gone MdA"

MdA [to Van]: "yes have to celebrate"

DavidW says, "Well, most of the rubble above ground has been removed. There are 8 stories of the building that extend down to the Subway. That's the next big job."

VanceS says, "wow"

MargaretD says, "I remember it being built"

DavidW says, "I"m sure. I was 11 when it was completed, I guess."

VanceS says, "I went up in it in the early 70's"

DavidW nods.

MargaretD says, "they say the fire is finally out underground"

MargaretD says, "now I know how old you are David"

DavidW says, "Yes, they announced that about 10 days ago. Although they are concerned that there are still hot spots which could ignite when they get exposed to more air."

DavidW says, "I'm 42"

DavidW grins.

MdA [to Marg]: "where from you are"

MargaretD says, "I'm in Germany MdA"

MargaretD says, "but I am not German"

VanceS says, "You can meet us all here MdA:"

VanceS says, "shall I /show it to you? (launch a browser on your computer?)"

MdA [to Marg]: "please tell me your native"

MargaretD says, "7think still within the 7 plus or minus 1"

MargaretD . o O ( ops )

MargaretD says, "I am American MdA"

MdA [to VanceS]: "i dont know how to launch the browser"

BJB [to Md]: "you know about url projections"

BJB . o O ( Vance is going to show you a web page )

MdA [to Marg]: "what do you do there"

VanceS says, "I can do it from here, but it will cause a browser to open on your machine"

MargaretD says, "I teach Business English in companies"

MdA says, "ok bjb"

MdA says, "ok"

DavidW . o O ( Business English - conjugation software might be needed? )

MargaretD says, "David must be munching on those muffins..."

VanceS [webheaded again] shows MdA the URL:

MargaretD . o O ( not a big fan of teaching grammer )

DavidW agrees.

MargaretD says, "grammar"

DavidW says, "Nope, gotta go play soccer fist before bulking up on muffins."

DavidW . o O ( Grandmar? )

MargaretD says, "lol"

DavidW smiles.

DavidW says, "Grandma used to make latkes with apple sauce on 10th street near the Strand."

DavidW sings, ~\ Memories... /~

MargaretD says, "oooooooooo"

MargaretD says, "nice ones"

MdA says, "ok vances i've got your URL"

BJB says, " you're back to food and I'm out of here."

DavidW says, "Hey, I was in the big Steinway show room on 57th Street on Friday, asking questions."

DavidW waves to BJB [HelpDesk].

BJB [HelpDesk] waves to you later

DavidW says, "Happy hunting"

DavidW hugs BJB [HelpDesk].

BJB looks away.

VanceS says, "bye bjb"

MargaretD says, "and"

DavidW says, "Well, the really cool, modern looking piano that I sat down at (sounded just fine to my untrained ear) was only.........ready..........."

DavidW holds up a BIG sign: $204,000

DavidW exclaims, "ouch!"

MargaretD says, "ouxch is right"

DavidW grins.

MdA says, "vances i've got"

MargaretD says, "but then quality has its price"

VanceS asks, "did you find us from"

DavidW says, "The last four numbers of the toll-free number for Steinway

Customer service (my folks piano, that used to live on 10th street with the latke-making Grandmar (sic))"

MdA says, "what to do now"

DavidW says, " 1853 - the year Steinway was founded."

DavidW says, "My folks piano needs some attention and tuning for sure."

MargaretD says, "wow...must be worth a fortune now"

DavidW says, "I'm not sure it is that expensive, it's just a nice grand piano - probably 5' or so."

DavidW says, "Has nice sound, though."

DavidW says, "I took piano lessons"

MargaretD says, "wish I could have"

DavidW looks at the other keyboard.

DavidW says, "I can see the ivories from here. Even the black keys"

MargaretD says, "I just watched people and copied them"

DavidW asks, "I have the sheet music for Cat Stevens' "Morning has Broken" - remember that one?"

You hear a quiet popping sound; MdA has disconnected.

MargaretD says, "play a few keys please"

DavidW says, "I don't think we have the "play" command to augment the "sing" command"

DavidW grins.

MargaretD says, "i saw Cat Stevens live in Rome"

MargaretD says, "someone streaked before he came on and no one was looking at zhim"

MargaretD says, "him"

VanceS says, "I used to play that on my guitar"

DavidW says, "Wow. He has a new muslim name, I believe"

VanceS says, "I think I could do an entire cat stevens album at one point"

DavidW says, "I can play "This Land is Your Land" on the guitar and it stops there."

VanceS says, "My brother used to say he wished he could play, now he says he wished I could"

MargaretD says, "yes he converted years ago"

DavidW nods.

MargaretD says, "lol at David"

DavidW asks, "What?"

DavidW says, "I need to practice, but you couldn't have heard that."

MargaretD says, "Cat Stevens"

DavidW says, "Right."

DavidW smiles.

MargaretD says, "I need a pit stop"

DavidW nods.

DavidW asks, "What number is your car?"

DavidW wonders where his #3, Dale Earnhardt, hat is.

VanceS says, "I'm just wrapping up things here, getting ready for morning"

VanceS says, "just got back from a pit stop myself"

DavidW [to VanceS]: "What number is your car?"

VanceS asks, "whose car, mine?"

DavidW says, "Stock cars, numbers, pit stops...."

VanceS says, "it was a number one, actually"

MargaretD says, "back"

VanceS asks, "speaking of which, how's yours?"

MargaretD says, "mine says MD"

DavidW . o O ( how's yours what? )

VanceS says, "Maggi's back"

DavidW . o O ( Lift with your legs )

DavidW thinks how much clothing to wear for soccer.

MargaretD . o O ( yes, saves your back )

VanceS asks, "I meant, how's maggi's back?"

DavidW understnads.

MargaretD says, "oh...better"

MargaretD says, "just takes time"

VanceS says, "glad to hear it"

VanceS says, "that it's better I mean"

DavidW says, "Yes, give it time"

MargaretD asks, "so have you decided what to wear?"

MargaretD says, "the little pink thing is cute"

VanceS . o O ( she must mean David .. )

MargaretD says, "^^-^^"

DavidW says, "Well, I just found my long sleeve, black Mets shirt."

DavidW . o O ( t-shirt )

VanceS says, "Arthur just invited me for voice chat but must not be able to get it working"

DavidW says, "Long sleeve is good when it's cold."

MargaretD says, "must be cold out then"

VanceS [webheaded again] isses he here? DavidW, BJB [away], and MargaretD.

VanceS says, "no, he isn't. Ok, guys, I gotta run."

DavidW says, "It's below freezing or it was. It should warm up into the mid-30s, I think"

DavidW waves to VanceS [webheaded again].

VanceS [webheaded again] waves back

MargaretD says, "bye Vance"

VanceS says, "I'm outta here ..."

You hear a quiet popping sound; VanceS [webheaded again] has disconnected.

Disconnected from TAPPED IN on Sun Dec 30 06:30:16 2001 PST.

<Top> Tapped In chat logs | Yahoo voice chat and web cam chat logs

Yahoo voice and web cam conference chat logs

<See where this is in the Tapped In conversation -->

Yahoo! Messenger: Conference vance_stevens-42313 started.

Yahoo! Messenger: yinglanliu has joined the conference.

Yahoo! Messenger: dan_bilitz has joined the conference.

Yahoo! Messenger: bj_berquist has joined the conference.

Yahoo! Messenger: jjcyd has joined the conference.

bj_berquist: Hi!

yinglanliu: hi. can you hear me?

jjcyd: Hi

bj_berquist: Ying, I don't hear you.

jjcyd: Hi, YingLan, nice to meet you.

dan_bilitz: I don't hear anyone yet.

jjcyd: Hi, Dan.

yinglanliu: JJcyd ,, may I have your name?

jjcyd: Hi, Vance!

jjcyd: to Yinglan: i am yaodong Chen

jjcyd: Is Arther here,too?

yinglanliu: Who is arthurm here?

jjcyd: hte sound is broken .

jjcyd: Vance ,your voice is the best right now.

bj_berquist: Yaodong, your voice is coming through fine, too.

Yahoo! Messenger: arthur_mckeown is not available.

jjcyd: vance is voice is perfect./oh? i am delighted .

jjcyd: bj , you are quiet.

Yahoo! Messenger: arthur_mckeown is not available.

bj_berquist: I'm listening, Yaodong.

jjcyd: yinglan , are u here.?

jjcyd: Dan, good you have mic!


dan_bilitz: Next year, I'll hit them up for a web cam!

Yahoo! Messenger: arthur_mckeown is not available.

jjcyd: my pc might break down if i install webcam.

dan_bilitz: One thing that scares me about web cams is that I'd have to shave and comb my hair!

Yahoo! Messenger: arthur_mckeown is not available.

yinglanliu: sure

jjcyd: good.

bj_berquist: fine with me

Yahoo! Messenger: bj_berquist has left the conference.

jjcyd: here we go.

Yahoo! Messenger: jjcyd has left the conference.

Yahoo! Messenger: dan_bilitz has left the conference.

<Vance had asked everyone is they would mind if we closed this conference and started another one with Arthur. Sometimes we have to do that in order to include everyone in the chat. Below, we manage to get Arthur on board, but we are never able to hear his Irish lilt!>

Yahoo voice and web cam - second attempt with Arthur

vance_stevens: hi, let's try this

arthur_mckeown: Vance - I will check the profile, etc.

vance_stevens: ok, now maybe it will work

arthur_mckeown: Got it!

arthur_mckeown: Can you hear me?

arthur_mckeown: Which room should i be in?

vance_stevens: can you hear me? Can't hear you yet

vance_stevens: are you there?

Yahoo voice and web cam - third attempt

<See where this is in the Tapped In conversation -->

Yahoo! Messenger: Conference vance_stevens-44017 started.

Yahoo! Messenger: arthur_mckeown is not available.

Yahoo! Messenger: bj_berquist has joined the conference.

bj_berquist: Hello again

Yahoo! Messenger: mikecogh has joined the conference.

bj_berquist: I hear you, Vance

bj_berquist: Hi, Michael

bj_berquist: Yes, I hear you, Michael

Yahoo! Messenger: yinglanliu has joined the conference.

bj_berquist: Hi, Ying..welcome back

Yahoo! Messenger: arthur_mckeown has joined the conference.

bj_berquist: Welcome, Arthur!

Yahoo! Messenger: dan_bilitz has joined the conference.

bj_berquist: Hi, Dan

dan_bilitz: Hi, BJ

mikecogh: When in doubt blame it on the tools.

Yahoo! Messenger: jjcyd has joined the conference.

jjcyd: Hi,all!

bj_berquist: I have a mic...just isn't hooked up yet

mikecogh: I C BJ

jjcyd: hi, Arther, i am yaodong from china.

dan_bilitz: Good, BJ, now I don't have to chip in! <See a screen shot of Yahoo and Tapped In chat logs at this point -->

jjcyd: Vance, i have prob connecting to audio....

mikecogh: That's a shame Yao Dong.

yinglanliu: Can you hear me? I felt that I have been ignored by you guys.

bj_berquist: No, Ying, I don't hear you

mikecogh: Ying - I could not hear you

yinglanliu: all... ok ... I could listen to you.

dan_bilitz: Ying, I could not hear you clearly.

mikecogh: I could see that you were trying to talk but no sound came

yinglanliu: Anyway, I don't have good voice, so it is best way to be silent.

yinglanliu: it is the best way...

mikecogh: Not true Ying!

bj_berquist: and Susanne..she's going to go play in the snow

jjcyd: hi, Mike. nice to meet you.

bj_berquist: yes

mikecogh: And you too Yao Dong


mikecogh: I won't join the web cam because it wil freeze my pc

bj_berquist: Looks at Vance's handsome face<Jump to this place in the Tapped In logs -->

bj_berquist: did I just hear a cat?

jjcyd: who has a cat?

mikecogh: It's not a cat. It's mu ICQ!

vance_stevens: lost my voice server there

mikecogh: Getting better

vance_stevens: what is Maggi talking about in Tapped in there?

yinglanliu: it is ok...

mikecogh: smelly things!

mikecogh: When the webcam is on the quality of the audio gets worse

mikecogh: for me anyway

mikecogh: But I'm on a modem

vance_stevens: true

jjcyd: me on modem,too.

bj_berquist: same problem for me, Michael

vance_stevens: I'll switch off the cam <Have a last look at Vance on webcam and see where we are at tapped in -->

yinglanliu: yes...

yinglanliu: I like them very much' m

vance_stevens: we like you Ying Lan!!

bj_berquist: I'm not sure...I think they did have some plans for it

bj_berquist: they will be moving away from the MOO platform

bj_berquist: and will be using some form of chat as the text

bj_berquist: TAPPED IN will still have the rooms and the navigation, but it will be more easily available to others who don't have telnet or who have filters

yinglanliu: I give up.

mikecogh: OK Ying

jjcyd: Hi, i am back. I have been watching the New Year Eve performance on TV / Two American teachers working in our university sang chinese folks songs.

dan_bilitz: Hi, Don. Welcome back.

bj_berquist: cool, Yaodong.

mikecogh: this is a great typing test for Vance!

bj_berquist: Michael, your inflection is wonderful

mikecogh: thanks BJ

mikecogh: Great story!

jjcyd: I have to leave now. ready to buy something now. good evening to Ling! Good morning to BJ/Michael!

jjcyd: bbye, Vance!

bj_berquist: bye, Yaodong. Nice talking with you.

mikecogh: Bye Yaodong - see you soon.

jjcyd: bbye, Arthur!

dan_bilitz: Good bye, Don. Nice to hear your voice.

vance_stevens: nice to see you again

mikecogh: Are you there Arthur?

bj_berquist: the paste I did in TI explains the poison

yinglanliu: I only have one day off on the first day of Jan.

bj_berquist: Ying, that's the same as here....I go back to school on Jan. 2

yinglanliu: I have to work tomorrow.. it will be a hard day.

yinglanliu: Where are you from bj?

bj_berquist: Ying, I'm in Pennsylvania, USA

yinglanliu: Oh...

yinglanliu: Pheledephia?

yinglanliu: far away..

bj_berquist: Not too far from Philadelphia

bj_berquist: I agree, Michael!

bj_berquist: David travels a lot...but he's in New Jersey right now

bj_berquist: /id davidw

dan_bilitz: Yes, David is up'n'down

bj_berquist: David and I have actually met in real life

bj_berquist: He used to work for the Math Forum in Swarthmore, PA

bj_berquist: He's currently house sitting in NJ for his parents who are in Paris for a year

dan_bilitz: I've got to refill my coffee cup. BRB.

bj_berquist: By, MIchael...happy new year.

yinglanliu: yes.. happy new year..

yinglanliu: It is time to leave...

yinglanliu: I need to go now... thanks for the fart story.

<See where we are in Tapped In at this point -->

Yahoo! Messenger: mikecogh has left the conference.

yinglanliu: Have a wonderful New Year.

dan_bilitz: Bye, Ying. Have a good week.

bj_berquist: by, Ying. Thanks for the smile

yinglanliu: see you.

Yahoo! Messenger: yinglanliu has left the conference.

bj_berquist: ahhh...the importance of enunciation!

bj_berquist: more cassava info at

bj_berquist: I don't think we're at risk of getting Konzo disease

dan_bilitz: No, but evidently when combined with beans, it could be a social problem.

bj_berquist: I agree, Dan!

bj_berquist: Md is so timid <See where MdA has joined Tapped In -->

bj_berquist: you can change your profile two different ways....

bj_berquist: oh...just click on their icon or type /id name

bj_berquist: icons give you the same info as typing /id name

bj_berquist: you can also type /read name in $mdir

dan_bilitz: You can try this: /read VanceS in $mdir

bj_berquist: that will give you some more an email address if the person has made it public

bj_berquist: by, Dan

dan_bilitz: Bye, BJ!

Yahoo! Messenger: dan_bilitz has left the conference.

bj_berquist: bye, Vance.

Yahoo! Messenger: bj_berquist has left the conference.

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