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Chat with students Ying Lan and Ming from Taiwan, MaggiE from China, and Felix and Roner from Brazil, and teachers Maggi, Michael C, and Vance
This chat was pretty interesting. Maggi and I had just met in the Palace when we detected Ying Lan and MaggiE (with an E) on ICQ. We contacted both, and Ying Lan joined us in the Palace. But MaggiE in China had been unable to download the Palace client, so Vance met her in the voice chat room (Ying Lan was there as well, but Maggi had not yet installed the 4.0+ browser she needs to join us in voice chat). Vance tried to direct Maggie to the Palace website, but she was still unable to connect long enough to download the browser. So Vance sent it to her using ICQ file transfer. At 200-800 bps, it took a couple of hours, but it worked. Meanwhile, conversations were going on in the Palace, and after Michael C and Maggi left, Ming, Felix, and Roner moved over to the voice chat room for a noisy finale.
Connecting to efi.virtualscholar.com:9998
Connected via TCP
*** Welcome to The Virtual School House Vance!
Vance: @64,64 !It's Vance
Vance: Hi. Where's MaggiE. She's around, also YL
Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan
Maggi: Hi guys,..
Maggi: Maggie doesn't know how to get here...
Vance: Hi YL. Nice to "see" you again.
Ying-Lan: Did she download the software of the palace?
Vance: How's your computer? Yeah, I just ICQ'd MaggiE
Ying-Lan: Nice to see you...
Vance: What happened to Maggi I wonder. I'm going to try to talk MaggiE into the Palace.
Vance: Do you have her ICQ number? She just sent it to us today?
Vance: ssshhh (everyone is being very quiet) ...
Maggi: I keep losing the little window to write in...
Ying-Lan: Sorry, I just show Michaelc's voice chat room to my nephew... they want to play game by my computer.
Ying-Lan: Sorry for being quiet.
Vance: There, I just sent MaggiE the instructions.
Ying-Lan: hi, maggi
Maggi: hI Ying...
Maggi: good...I told her you would Vance...
Maggi: old reliable Vance lol
Vance: WHat do you mean OLD reliable ... ???
Ying-Lan: What's the old reliable?
Maggi: something in Yellowstone Park Ying
Maggi: should on scedule...
Maggi: shoots on scedule
Maggi: ahhh schedule
Vance: Now now Maggi, ...
Maggi: i HOPE i DON'T GET THE HICCUPS
Vance: I'm not that reliable any more ...
Vance: We should be more direct. There is a gyser in Yellowstone Park called Old Reliable because it fountains every hour and a half or so.
Ying-Lan: I am sorry for leaving...
Vance: Do you have to go?
Ying-Lan: I am very tired...
Ying-Lan: I need to get some sleep.
Ying-Lan: I have to take shower then go to bed..
Ying-Lan: I can not think anything now.
Ying-Lan: BE TIRED.
Maggi: hope it is not the German Spring tiredness...:-)
Vance: YL, what time is it there now. MaggiE is just starting a Palace download, btw.
Ying-Lan: It's pm 8:00.
Vance: Are you going to bed?
Maggi: and Vance just got out of explaining why he doesn't shoot reliably anymore.
Ying-Lan: But I got up early and I went to another city with my mother... I drove car all day.
Maggi: you will wake up early Ying...:-)
Ying-Lan: I slept late last night.
Vance: Well, if you don't go to bed you could take a nap and come back in an hour or two.
Vance: You went to bed late last night.
Maggi: not a good idea at night Vance
Ying-Lan: You will stay here over 2 hours.
Vance: You go to bed and then you go to sleep.
Maggi: looking at Vance?
Vance: If you "sleep late" it means in the morning .
Ying-Lan: I went to bed late.
Maggi: so did I but i TOOK A LATE NAP
Maggi: not a good idea
Vance: Don't let us keep you up. I did talk to Felix today. He said he'd try to make it but he probably won't come till later
Maggi: but then I am single so no harm done
Maggi: I spke to Felix last night
Maggi: he is burning both ends to the middle
Maggi: speaking of which I better check my potatoes
Ying-Lan: I have to go now... See you next week.
Vance: Maggi means he's burning the candle at both ends.
Ying-Lan: I knew..
Vance: OK, thanks for stopping by. Oh, would you like to visit us next Thursday at this time?
Vance: MIchael and I are at a conference then.
Ying-Lan: The same time as our Sunday class?
Ying-Lan: April 13th ?
Vance: Yes, April 12, and if it were Thu now we would have started 12 minutes ago.
Vance: In other words, around this time Thursday, but a little earlier.
Ying-Lan: 4/12 is Wednesday...
Vance: Thursday, 4/13. Are you in the voice chat? MaggiE is heading there.
Maggi: you can go
Maggi: taqke care yYing
Maggi: sleep well
Vance: I'm in both places. I'm just plugging in my mic. MaggiE is downloading the Palace and I'll get her here.
Vance: YL, can you hear me in the voice chat?
Maggi: there's aman for you...
Ying-Lan: I can not talk to you by voice chat..
Vance: But can you hear me?
Ying-Lan: I can not hear you either
Vance: Maggi has just joined us in the voice chat. Maybe I'll turn up the mic a little.
Maggi: not me
Vance: MaggiE says she can hear me, but she can't talk either.
Ying-Lan: I don't know why I can not hear you..
Maggi: tja...that's life
Ying-Lan: That's terrible.
Maggi: well not really
Vance: Maggie says she can hear me. Do you get sound from other applications?
Maggi: Vance will get to the bottom of this
Ying-Lan: I don't know... but my speaker works.
Vance: Well, I can try turning up the sound now. MaggiE is 26% through a Palace download.
Vance: YL, you can talk to MaggiE in the voice chat if you like. On the other hand, if you're sleepy ...
Ying-Lan: I CAN NOT TALK TO ANYONE by voice chat now.. It doesn't work.
Vance: But can't you type in the text chat area?
Vance: Hi, YL and MaggiE are now chatting in the other chat area.
Vance: She's a bit tired.
Vance: YL I mean.
Vance: hello .. ???
Ying-Lan: Bye Maggi.
Ying-Lan: See you next week.
Vance: OK, bye YL
Ying-Lan: bye Vance.
Maggi: bye yING
Maggi: take care
Vance: HI, I'm talking to MaggiE
Maggi: in the meantime I am getting hit on in icq
Vance: MaggiE says I'm the first person to hear her voice on the Internet.
Maggi: you should feel prveleged then...
Vance: She's in Guandong province. This is wild.
Maggi: go for it
Maggi: she is good for someone still in high school
Vance: I've got to send her the Palace. She got a time out error. I'll try via ICQ. Yeah, she seems pretty cool. She's been online all day. Her parents are gonna kill her.
Maggi: hopefully they are understanding.
Maggi: I just met a woman in Austria and she's as crazy as me
Maggi: has two daughters...
Maggi: one is free
MichaelC: @64,64 !It's MichaelC
MichaelC: Wow - I made it!
Maggi: hi there...so why son't sheep shrink when they are wet?
MichaelC: I've no idea - thought you may know!
Maggi: CRAZY GUY
Vance: Hi. Didn't see you there. Busy doing 4 things at once.
MichaelC: So what's the buzz?
Maggi: I heard it long ago
MichaelC: So what's the answere then Maggi?
Maggi: Vance caqn handle that
Maggi: but he doesn't shoot reliably anymore
Maggi: I canned it out of the short term memory mc
MichaelC: I haven't been able to get here all week so this is great.
Vance: Hi all. Whew, trying to send MaggiE the client for the Palace
MichaelC: What exactly is the client? ( Irealise I should know this...)
Vance: This is the client, the software we are using
MichaelC: So why does Maggi need it if she's already here?
Maggi: maybe because they wea
MichaelC: It looks like your balancing Vance on your finger Maggi.
Maggi: hey it does
Maggi: Maggie he means
Maggi: not me
Maggi: good trick
MichaelC: Then why don't you spell it Maggie on your avatar?
Maggi: having a maqn spinning on my finger tips
Vance: Meanwhile, in deepest darkest Guandong, Maggie is trying to interpret the save as command
MichaelC: Two mwn.
MichaelC: er 2 men
Vance: Hey man, you gotta lose some weight!
Maggi: I aqm Maqggi
MichaelC: I know. That's why I've started at the gym.
Maggi: but there is a student named Maggie
Vance: That's some finger you got there Maggi.
MichaelC: Ok I see (re the spelling)
Vance: Yeah, MaggiE is the student in Guandong
MichaelC: And you're sending HER the client. Der Michael.
Maggi: now you got it
MichaelC: And that's an English 'der' - not German.
Maggi: is there a der in English?
Vance: Yeah, she can't get the palace because her connections always time out.
MichaelC: Yeh - as in der stupid. Or maybe it;s duh!
MichaelC: Is Chinese Maggie trying it via the web?
Maggi: I think it is duh
MichaelC: I saw this neat little scene in a comedy show.....
Vance: Chinese MaggiE is in the voice chat room right now. I've been talking to her.
Maggi: I've discovered like the FAST FOR wORD THAT YOU can REWIRE YOUR BRAIN
MichaelC: Cop stops car and says to motorist< " Do you realise you're travelling 30 k's over the speed limit?"
Vance: You could do with some re-wiring
MichaelC: Motorist says, "Duh!"
MichaelC: Ducks - pidgeons
MichaelC: Where's YL?
Vance: she got sleepy
Maggi: swhe went to bed
MichaelC: Was she OK today?
Maggi: it was a duck
Vance: So, MC, what's the punchline
Maggi: well it is sad when you go into a restaurant and both need glasses to read
Maggi: yeh mc...something about flying
MichaelC: That was for you or Maggie to provide.
Maggi: let us do the work
MichaelC: And if I had been there it would have been 3 needing glasses.
Maggi: well...at least one of had them
Vance: File is on its way to Maggie again.
Maggi: or the blind leading the blind!
Maggi: WE BOTH HAD THEM BUT vANCE WAS A QUICKER DRAWER
MichaelC: I got drunk with a blind guy in Amsterdam once. So i got blind with the blind.
MichaelC: I met him while i was busking and he invited me to bar for a drink.
MichaelC: he turned out to be a good but very depressing poet.
MichaelC: We need a new writing topic - any ideas?
Maggi: so you had a good cry in your beer
MichaelC: For the webheads I mean.
Maggi: sure...favorite drinks and the recipes
Maggi: summer iscomming
MichaelC: Is that a serious suggestion. (Summer's coming for you maybe.)
Maggi: yes...well it is payback time
MichaelC: True. Swings and roundabouts.
Maggi: recipes are good
Maggi: everyone needs to eat and drink
MichaelC: But maybe the next one should be a bit more challenging...the last one...the meaning of your name....was pretty straightforward
Vance: Sorry, I'm in two chats and trying not to disturb the other one.
Vance: The file transfer I mean.
MichaelC: I gathered that.
Vance: hmm, writing topic ... that's been a good feature of webheads
Vance: A good one really draws them out of the woodwork
MichaelC: What about writing on your childhood?
Maggi: I can send a new version of Cinderella and they have to correct it...its fun and they learn the past tense
MichaelC: Sounds interesting. Is it funny? What makes it new?
Maggi: its funny
MichaelC: Sounds good to me. It has a different twist to it.
Vance: send it to us and we'll look at it
Maggi: like inste
MichaelC: Good plan man.
Maggi: instead of glass slippers she drops her football boot
MichaelC: As long as it's not Nike or Adidas or something.
Vance: What about something where they have to get some information off the Internet ..
Maggi: no names
Vance: I've got an idea ... what if they have to find out what they can about each others countries ..
Maggi: yes...like writing letters...at amnesty International
MichaelC: I was thinking about that Vance. Some did that with the names one.
Vance: like I was looking up Guandong today on the Internet ... just to find out something interesting about the other country and maybe ask, "is it true that ... ?"
Maggi: put on your thinking caps guys
MichaelC: About countries - we would have to narrow it down a bit - OK yes - sometjhing interesting...
Vance: How about, find out about one other country and ask the person who lives there, is it true that ... ??
MichaelC: So they simply pose the question and the others answer it?
MichaelC: Or it could be, "Could you tell me more about......?"
Vance: Not exactly. First they have to pick a partner. Next they have to find out something about the partner country. When they get a surprising fact, they say .. Is it true that they wrestle crocodiles
Vance: in Australia?
Maggi: how about a taboo gesture?
MichaelC: And I'd say 'sure. Do it all the time!'
Vance: You'd be no fun.
MichaelC: I am heaps of fun!
MichaelC: What about gestures Maggie?
Maggi: they are interessting
MichaelC: Is there net site with pix of gestures?
Maggi: like thumbs up means something else in Oz
MichaelC: I bet there is....
Vance: Surprising gestures
Maggi: they can get you in trouble too
Vance: It's easy to hitch-hike in Arab countries because you can hold a wrist and hand conversatoin with drivers as they approach
Maggi: like the V for victory
MichaelC: I like that idea. I've tried it in real classes and it stimulates a lot of discussion.
MichaelC: But we need pix..
Maggi: like palm forward has a different meaning for the English
Vance: Don't you have a digital camera (hold it in one hand and photograph the other)
MichaelC: Sure !
Maggi: there are more than hand gestures
MichaelC: If we don't have pix it would take too lonmg to explain and there'd too much room for confusion.
Maggi: take pics then
Vance: True ... in Bulgaria you say no with a raised head. THAT"s confusing.
MichaelC: Yeh but I'd like to send sometjhing to the group like now!
Maggi: send them a msg first to write about a gesture they use the most.
Vance: THis is MaggiE's school in China: http://www.fsyz.com.cn
MichaelC: Well sometime in the next couple of days....
Maggi: well, get the camera out and snap to it!
MichaelC: Yes ma'am.
MichaelC: I'm looking at Maggie's school...
Maggi: I hate being saluted...
MichaelC: ....looks big.
Maggi: getting dizzy Vance?
Vance: Well, here's a topic, look at this school. How does yours compare?
MichaelC: Not a bad idea.
MichaelC: A desrciptive wrting thing.
Vance: Also, get to know each other
Vance: If you click on a pic it comes up bigger
MichaelC: It's pretty slow loading for me. How is it for you Vance?
Maggi: most kids going to school...that is the last thing they want to write about
Maggi: but go ahead and try
MichaelC: You're so cooperative Maggie.
Maggi: Maggi pls
Vance: Yeah, slow ... well, how about, look at this town, how does yours compare? Buildings etc.
Maggi: you want to talk about the buildings where you work?
Vance: OK, how about, show us some pics of where you live ...
MichaelC: Who's igit? boring?
Maggi: you guys
MichaelC: That's not writing!
Maggi: be a little more creative'
Vance: I think it's REALLY interesting to know where others live. I don't see buildings in these pictures. I wonder what it's like to live there.
Maggi: thaqt is different
MichaelC: Well come on then creative one!
Vance: The building on the left is the one MaggiE studies in. It's personal. Show us a picture of your school, write about it.
MichaelC: Or are you sticking with Cinderella?
Vance: That picture Deden sent us, he wrote a LITTLE about it. Enough.
Vance: I mean he wrote enough. I put the description he wrote with the pic on his web page. If you send a pic youcan't help writing about it.
Maggi: I' leave it up to you guys,,,
MichaelC: Just so happens the building on the left is not a link!
Maggi: i'M OUTNUMBERED ANYWAY
Vance: MaggiE is describing the pics now. She says " under the poor picture...there are 2 rows of words ....the left one is introduce our sports meeting and there are some photos in it
Vance: what's the poor picture ???
MichaelC: I like that better. Find a pic on the web and write about it.
Vance: I'll ask ...
Vance: She means the pool picture.
MichaelC: Vance - in fact I really like this idea. Then pic and wrikting can go on website.
Vance: You're starting to run with it, Michael. WHat do you think Maggi. YOu have to come up with a pic where you live.
MichaelC: Meanwhile I'm looking for gesture pix...
Maggi: Griesheim is online...
MichaelC: Maggie - I think you should send us the Cinderella story anyway.
Maggi: I don't think you really like the idea
Vance: Some students have already sent us pics, Deden for one, Nicia, Felix, ... Felix even sent pics of his house ...
Maggi: Cinderella I mean
Vance: Actually, we have 3 ideas ..
MichaelC: I haven't seen it yet - hard to tell.
Vance: here's another pic: http://www.fsyz.com.cn/kwhd/HDYD.htm
Vance: Maggi is about to describe that picture. It's natural. Send a picture and you want to tell everyone about it.
Vance: MaggiEEE I mean.
Vance: we were holding sports meeting...and see the ones wearing white clothes?...not clearly enough..but they are from Tibet
MichaelC: Now that's an intersting picture!
Vance: My question ... from Tibet? Far out ...
MichaelC: So the Tibetans get to wear their own uniform! Freedom!?
MichaelC: I'm convinced. is that OK with you Maggie? It gets people using the web as well.
MichaelC: Is Maggie (from China) in this picture?
Maggi: ok with me?
MichaelC: You have to do it too!
Maggi: then drop the 'e' orwe get conused
Vance: rom Tibet?
Maggie: there are some students studying in my school from Tibet
Maggie: not just jion the sports meeting from Tibet
Vance: oh, so you have students at your school from Tibet. Do they mix
MichaelC: I am confused about the spelling, but never mind. I actually have to go and do stuff for tomorrow.
MichaelC: If we get this (this assignment) up this week we'll have something current for the TCC2000 conference.
Maggi: always an appropriate excuseappeo
MichaelC: Anyway folks. It was great to be able to get in here. I hope I can get back some day soon.
Maggi: never give up
MichaelC: Carpe diem.
Vance: no...we don't get in touch with them frequently...just sometimes like holding a meeting...because we are in different buliding
Maggie: and ..
Maggie: their living conditions is much better than us
Vance: You can read all this in the log. Any it's clearly fertile for writing.
MichaelC: For the Tibetan students? How come?
MichaelC: I guess (Chinese) Maggie's already done her assignment then!
Vance: Speaking of TCC2000, have you got my emails? Esp the last one about whether you registered?
Vance: HI MING
MichaelC: Hi Ming!
Maggi: Hey there!
Maggi: up early or late?
MichaelC: And yes Vance. I got your emails and I've replied.
Ming: I just get up
MichaelC: Ming - nothing personal but I have to go now!
Ming: up early
Ming: um, by mc, I know I am late
Maggi: Felix is coming
Maggi: bye mc
Ming: I just try to go here to see if you guys are here
Maggi: swome of us are
Ming: you have a good time, mc
MichaelC: I'll wait and say hello to Felix.
Felix: @64,64 !It's Felix
Maggi: hI fELIXD
Felix: Hello all
MichaelC: Ah - such a handsome man!
Maggi: MAQDE IT BEFORE MC LEFT
Felix: How I miss you all
Maggi: still have your sense of humor Felix
Vance: Hi everyone. I'm with MaggiE in the Palace, and now all of you here.
Maggi: we miss you too
MichaelC: You improve the tone of the place Felix!
Vance: In the voice chat I mean.
Felix: A question... Why don't you use hearm me anymoe?
Felix: Flattering MC/??/?
Vance: I'm there now with MaggiE if you want to drop in.
Maggi: go for it
MichaelC: We do sometimes - Vance is now! (See!)
Felix: ok I will go there.. but first I'd like some info about hear me.
MichaelC: hearme.com - you can find info there of course. But what do you want to know?
Vance: I'm sending MaggiE the palace client via ICQ file transfer. It's taking forever. 1.19 out of 1.92 megs at 200-400 mbps
Maggi: so Ming...was it hard to get up in the middle of the night?
Vance: sorry, that's bits per second
Felix: MC, the owner of my servidor provider is a student of the course I am working to....
Felix: We plan to make the same thing as you did on your hp
Ming: it's easy if I did not have heavy work i the daytime....
Felix: my question is.... What do we have to do??
MichaelC: If you go to hearme.com and register they send you the code you need via email.
Vance: Do you mean the voice chat Felix?
MichaelC: It's free.
Vance: There are instructions on the webheads pages
Felix: ok.. But is it possible to have a mediator there??? I mean,, like here at the palace.... A wizard..
Maggi: YOU HAVE WORK TO DO ON sUNDAY mING?
MichaelC: Or do what V says - he has ALL bases covered. No - no mediators - you as the owner of the site are the mediator!
MichaelC: Ming looks sleepy.
Vance: It's at the bottom of this web page:
Felix: But can I "log off" a visitor if one becomes nasty or something?
MichaelC: No I don't think so.
Ming: I need to fifnish my heavy reading , btw, I need to go to school to do my math comp. assignment, that software only provided in campus's computers.
Felix: That's what I thought.
Vance: I don't think so either.
Vance: Hey Ming before you leave ...
Vance: MC, do we want to get people to join us Thursday?
Maggi: have a good day Ming...:-)
Felix: Sorry for my impoliteness Ming...... Nice to meet you
Ming: thank you.
Ming: felix, no, prob. ^-6
MichaelC: Yes of course Vance. Other people joining in would be great.
MichaelC: Bye Ming.
Vance: OK, so we're at another conference Thursday at noon GMT.
Ming: ciao, mc!
Felix: MC, I will check the www and if I have any problem I will ask you
Vance: If you'd like to join us, please do. I don't think it can be here though. I recommend the voice chat place.
MichaelC: Here we go again - noon or 1300?
Felix: Gute natch Ming
Maggi: lateer Ming...^^
MichaelC: OK Felix.
Vance: That's because we'll have to direct people there.
Vance: They won't have the Palace client (this software)
Maggi: Nacht Felix...
Vance: Is that a good plan?
Ming: I am not sure that I can show up there; if I can, I will knok your icq. ^-^
Felix: Vance, did you check what time it's going to be for me?
Felix: oops... Gute Nacht
MichaelC: But to do that we need a log in for others to use of course. If we can mange it I think we should do it.
Ming: hi, Maggi, what's lateer?
Vance: The time is exactly 2 hours before now.
Vance: On Thursday
MichaelC: Or can some of the discussion get all heavy and academic?
Ming: how about me, Vance?
Felix: ok.. I can manage that Vance.. How long is it going to be? 30 minutes... one hour?
MichaelC: One hour I think.
Vance: How about you? What do you mean, Ming? the time?
Ming: un, time.
Maggi: sorry...later Ming...:-)
Vance: You're right MC. IT's one hour before now. It's 13:00 GMT, and it's 14:00 GMT now.
Ming: yuo ganna leave, Maggi? T-T
MichaelC: OK - 1300.
Felix: So one or two hours before now Vance?
Maggi: probably Ming
Ming: I would miss you,mad...
Maggi: I have been to TCC and it sledom gets that academic.
Ming: that means I need to get up early...un...try it....
Vance: It's confusing if anything. You can tell the people there to open the chat simultaneously if they want to try it out.
Maggi: ut we will meet ag
Maggi: but we will meet again Ming
Vance: You're right ming. THat's 5 in the morning for you.
inonat: @64,64 !It's inonat
Ming: um, bye! *hug*
MichaelC: People - I must go! Vance - we'll talk more later. nice to see you Felix - sorry I gotta go!
Maggi: hug to you too Ming...now I wil drop Vance...
Vance: I like it ^**^
MichaelC: Good night everyone.
Vance: OK, MC I'll check your email.
Vance: bye then, got a lot done tonight.
Vance: I'm not going anywhere. I'm still sending MaggiE her file.
Vance: You've got a whole collection of emotocons Ming.
Felix: is the online conference going to be in one or two hours from now?
Ming: I like to put expression in sentences. ^-^
Vance: We noticed. The online conference is 13:00 GMT on Thursday. Now it's 14:01 GMT on Sunday.
Ming: that makes words lively
Vance: So 4 days from now, I think at about 10 your time (which you said might be too late ... )
Vance: RIght Ming. It's so cool.
Ming: should we move to maggie's place?
Ming: I am glad you like it. ^-^
Vance: Yeah, we're there now. Come on down.
Felix: Yeah Vance.. But I think I will have to change the time of my classes this week.. So if I did that probably I would be able to participate in the conference...
Vance: That would be great. Do you want to come to the voice chat room?
Felix: of course.
Vance: OK, MaggiEE and I are there.
Vance: Coming Ming? Got time?
Felix: what is the www?
Ming: could yuo please give me again that url? I forgot where I put it in my favorate files....^^;;;
Vance: Felix, try http://www.netword.com/webheads_voicechat
Vance: Drop something?
Ming: no, just make some mistake.
Vance: Just kidding :-)
Vance: Now which of you is Roner?
Felix: None.. Roner is the owner of my provider vance
Ming: q, is that url correct?
Vance: Well, it's the netword. Let me get you a better one ...
Vance: Try this one:
Ming: got it! so, see you there, Vance, bye! ^-^
Ying Lan has joined
Vance has joined
Maggie has joined
Maggie: hello.I can hear
Maggie: not bad..
Maggie: it's 24% already download...
Maggie: 26% now
Maggie: u know what ,your one sentence has been cut into several parts
Ying Lan: Hi, maggie.
Ying Lan: Nice to meet you.
Maggie: nice to meet u too
Ying Lan: It is the first time ... we see each other on internet.
Ying Lan: But I am very tired today.
Ying Lan: I went to another city by car. I drove it all day...
Ying Lan: I exhausted... Need some sleep!
Maggie: I c
Vance: Poor YL ..
Ying Lan: I have to go now.
Vance: (pat pat)
Ying Lan: See you next week. o.k.?
Maggie: what a pity.
Vance: yeah :-((
Vance: But it's great you stopped by!
Ying Lan: That's what I want to say.
Ying Lan: Thanks.
Maggie: Good night
Vance: It's alrways great to see you.
Ying Lan: I try to stay here but...
Ying Lan: Good night.
Ying Lan: bye
Vance: one moment, my phone just rang
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Vance: I understand.
Vance: THe line is busy and you get only a bit of a sentence at a time
Vance: Is it easier this way? YOu can talk to me.
Vance: I can hear you fine.
Vance: wait a minute . phone call
Vance: I tried to send the file but it said you closed the connecton
Vance: did you accept the file transfer?
Vance: I'll try again and see what happnes.
Vance: DO you have to accept? Or is it just coming?
Vance: On my end, it says waiting for you to accept.
Vance: OK, save as means to browse or find a location to place the file on your computer
Vance: So you choose a place you want the file to be put on your computer and then click OK or OPEN
Vance: The the transfer will start here.
Vance: Can't establish connection.
Vance: That's the error message at my end.
Maggie: I can see "establishing filedirect session from Vance"
Vance: hmmm I got an error at my end
Vance: I can try again, no problem ...
Vance: here goes
Maggie: i can see "save"and "save as"...which one should I choose
Vance: save as, and then choose a location for the file
Vance: You can put it where it will go now, just remember the place so you can find it later
Vance: It's starting
Vance: but not doing much
Maggie: but I can see "esblishing filedirect session from Vance "again
Vance: 10 k just went out
Vance: 14, really flying here
Vance: it's moving
Maggie: i c
Vance: Now you can just relax and try not to disturb it.
Maggie: ok...take a deep breath.
Vance: You know a lot about computers. You must like them
Maggie: No..I don't know much about computers...I am a blind people here...u can see that from what I acted
Maggie: I guess..maybe this time will"Time out"
Maggie: but if is fail.I can try to download it from the internet when someday the net is not so busy..
Vance: It's going at 200 to 600 bps, which means it's going to take a while
Maggie: I think so
Vance: It's only 156 k out of 1,920 k
Vance: But if we keep the connection, it will make it.
Maggie: did u speak sth?
Vance: Maye we shouldn't do voice chat ... I can see the line slow down. Text should be ok.
Maggie: maybe that's good for me
Maggie: because my spoken English is not good
Vance: NO WAY YOu're spoken English is great!
Maggie: do u know that I have to take oral test with college entrance exams
Vance: Yeah, so voice chat can help.
Maggie: yes...and our school have two American teachers
Maggie: I talked to them very often
Maggie: at first I was so scared
Vance: So have you told your American teacher friends about webheads?
Vance: We're 400 k there btw
Maggie: the whole class was so interested
Vance: Can we visit your school?
Vance: Any computers there?
Maggie: yes..you can visit my school
Maggie: both it's Chinese
Maggie: u can still see the photos...if u like
Vance: Yeah? On the web?
Vance: what's the url?
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Maggie: it's http://www.fsyz.com.cn/
Maggie: can u get that?
Vance: working on it
Maggie: can u see that?
Maggie: maybe I can go with u and translate for u
Vance: socket error on one computer, trying another
Vance: It's working now
Maggie: can u see?
Vance: Yeah, where can I go for more pics?
Vance: I see 6 or 7 pics across the top ...
Vance: I clicked on the pool
Maggie: the left buliding is the one we study in
Maggie: I mean the left one beside the pool
Vance: Maggi and Michael C are looking at your school too
Maggie: under the poor picture...there are 2 rows of words ....the left one is introduce our sports meeting and there are some photos in it
Vance: what do you mean the poor picture
Vance: oh, the POOL picture. Got it!
Vance: We're 824 k there, one third
Vance: Two rows of words? The left one?
Maggie: just one third...sorry to keep u waiting so long...do u have some other important thing to do..if u have ..please do tell me..let me try to download it next time on the net
Vance: No, actually I'm enjoying chatting with you and Michael and Maggi
Vance: ALso I'm at work and doing some other computer stuff on another computer
Vance: Can you give me the exact url of the other photos?
Maggie: what do u mean?..sorry
Vance: If you go to the page with the otehr pictures, what is the url in the browser
Maggie: what's the meaning of"url"?
Vance: For example: http://www.fsyz.com.cn
Vance: only for the pics there's more after com.cn
Vance: Is is /yqqw/ or /kwhd/
Maggie: u can see one pic on this http://www.fsyz.com.cn/kwhd/HDYD.htm
Maggie: check it out and I will you something when u see it
Vance: I'm looking at people marching in a stadium
Vance: holding a flag
Maggie: yes..we were holding sports meeting...and see the ones wearing white clothes?...not clearly enough..but they are from Tibet
Vance: So you had a sport event with people from Tibet?
Maggie: there are some students studying in my school from Tibet
Maggie: not just jion the sports meeting from Tibet
Vance: oh, so you have students at your school from Tibet. Do they mix with the other students?
Maggie: no...we don't get in touch with them frequently...just sometimes like holding a meeting...because we are in different buliding
Maggie: and ..
Maggie: their living conditions is much better than us
Vance: It's fascinating to meet people from other countries. I've been several times to China but never as far south as Guandong
Maggie: what did u see in China?
Vance: I visited Hong Kong and Kwangchou, and Beijing, and Kashi (Kashgar) and Inner Mongolia, all on different trips.
Vance: Have you been to other countries?
Maggie: what's the thing u remember most about China
Vance: My favorite part was Kashgar, but I liked Beijing a lot too. I loved bicycling around the city.
Maggie: yes..it's more conviniet to travel around city by bike in China
Vance: Also, beer is very cheap there.
Vance: and food
Maggie: there are some photos which are taken by my Chinese teacher on the internet...would u like to check it out..
Vance: Sorry, lots of people in teh Palace. Visiting the url now
Maggie: doesn't matter
Maggie: sounds interesting in Palace
Vance: It is. We're 1.46 meg into the 1.92 meg of the file you need to get you there.
Maggie: what do u mean?
Vance: We have now sent 1.48 meg of the 1.92 meg file that you use to install the Palace.
Maggie: i c. now
Maggie: who are there in the Palace?
Vance: Right now, there are Felix and Ming. Michael C left, as did Maggi.
Vance: I think they're all coming here.
Vance: Yeah, Felix is asking the URL
Vance: less than half a meg to go.
Vance: Let's keep our fingers crossed
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Vance: Hello Roner, can you hear us?
Roner: Yes, I can...
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Maggie: hope so
Ming: I hope so. ^-6
Ming: good luck!
Maggie: i c
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Vance: Maggie, can you hear us ok?
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Vance: You can't hear MIng?
Vance: Ming has a lot of things to do. She was telling us about her homework at the Palace.
Maggie: just wake up?
Vance: And she just wok up. She's in Oregon. She goes to school there.
Maggie: main subject
Vance: I'm being quiet because I started to worry about the file transfer.
Vance: I can hear you clearly.
Maggie: i can't hear clearly..maybe it's my computer's problem i guess
Vance: I just closed the Palace to make the file transfer start again.
Vance: You're welcome
Vance: It's 1.82 of 1.92 now. Almost there.
Ming: my major is CIS--> computer information science.
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Vance: Now that the Palace is closed it's up to 1 kps at times.
Vance: Yep. I hope she's still on ICQ.
Vance: Yeah she is. (whew)
Ming: excuse me, do you think my pronounciation is too chinese style?
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Vance: I'd talk but I don't want to take up bandwidth.
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Vance: Well, pronunciation is impossible to perfect, but I don't think it's too chinese.
Ming: I need to have more conscious of it.
Vance: I could hear you perfectly.
Vance: I mean I could understand you perfectly
Ming: thanks, but I want to improve it, so , please feel free telling me my shortages.
Ming: he said,"how are you!" ^-^
Maggie: I heard too
Maggie: where are you from Roner?
Roner: I don't leassing....
Roner: I'm from Brazil, and you?
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Roner: Ok... Please to meet you...
Ming: what's leassing? I am sorry.
Roner: Excuse my english....
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Ming: Is that Felix's voice
Roner: Hi, Felix.... I'm witch problems....
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Felix: The connection is a SHIT today
Roner: Felix... Help me....
Maggie: don't worry..Roner...I am also not good at it
Ming: uh, you mean suck?
Felix: What is your problem Roner?
Ming: me neither...
Vance: I'm going to close this and come back again.
Vance: The transfer is very close but stalled.
Roner: I don't leassing.
Vance: Never mind. We did it
Felix: You don't what?????
Roner: I don't "escutar"
Roner: I don't listen...
Vance: That' is, yeah you can't hear us.
Vance: Ok, I've got to go anyway.
Vance: I'm supposed to pick someone up and take him to my house. A guest from Hawaii.
Maggie: thanks very much Vance
Vance: Yeah, I hope it works.
Vance: Sorry to leave a party but you guys carry on chatting.
Felix: ohh you are not listening
Ming: ciao, have a beautiful day!
Maggie: hope so..have a good day Vance
Roner: all right...
Vance: You too. ANd if you can come back on Thursday, we can meet at 13:00 Gmt. Now is 14:30
Vance: Michael and I will be at a conference
Felix: Vance, you are the puter expert... Can you please try to help Roner ?
Vance: Roner, can you hear anything else, like a sound file on your computer?
Maggie: Vance u meant here.?
Felix: I think Roner is using a notebook.
Vance: Yes, I think this is a good place. We can get people from the conference to come here. They won't have the Palace.
Vance: So Roner, does your notebook have a soundcard?
Maggie: I will try Thursday.Thanks again
Ming: I think that's the prob. the sound in laptop is so weak...
Felix: I think he is going to reboot his puter Vance
Vance: Guys, I've got to shut down and go. So Felix you can email me about this.
Felix: ok Vance.
Vance: Roner, nice to meet you. Try me again at work tomorrow. We can work on it then.
Vance: OK, see you tomorrow then. Bye all, hope to see you Thursday. We can find each other on ICQ.
Felix: Roner are you there?
Vance: Till then.
Felix: Bye Vance.
Roner: Ok . Thanks
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