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Chat with students Ying-Lan from Taiwan, Gosia from Poland, Roy and Alan from Switzerland, Gloria from Paraguay, Gold10 from China, Medo and a few other passersby, and teachers Michael C, MAD Maggi, and Vance

May 30, 1999


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*** Welcome to Virtual School House Vance!

Vance: @64,64 !It's Vance

Maggi: And here comes Vance...!

Vance: Oops, Sorry Gosia. Was I standing on your foot?

Maggi: men can be klutzes sometimes...:-)

Vance: Women can be so diplomatic!

Gosia: no problem

Maggi: :-) LOL

Vance: Hi Gosia, Hi Roy, Hi Maggi

Maggi: Hi handsome

Gosia: Hi !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vance: Glad you could make it

Roy: hi

Gosia: a long time

Vance: Have you all been able to hear the Pure Voice files people have been sending?

Maggi: I need your ICQ number again Gosnia....

Gosia: I am not able to download it I don't know how to do it

Vance: Oh, Maggi, you can get the students' ICQ numbers off the webheads pages.

Maggi: Oh...thanks

Maggi: great idea

Maggi: Do you have ICQ Roy?

Roy: yes

Maggi: number?

Roy: one moment

Vance: Gosia, I think I've got a copy of Pure Voice I can send you. Do you want me to do that now?

Gosia: Yes

Maggi: I would like to hear your voice Gosia.

Gosia: But do I have to do something else now?

Vance: OK. I'll have to find it. It's a version that Michael sent me that doesn't expire.

Gosia: Thanks a lot

Maggi: send it to me too then...

Roy: my ICQ number is 34892116

Gosia: Computers are not my good side

Vance: OK, I've got two computers here. I'll start em working.

Gosia: Maggi how the weather in German ?

Gosia: In Poland hot hot and hot


Maggi: Hot is hot in Switzerland too!

Maggi: Must be hot all over Europe...:-)

Vance: It's getting up to 44 here in Abu Dhabi these days.

Gosia: I don't like such weather

Maggi: Don't worry about the computers...they are only machines Gosia.

Gosia: Yes I know but you should see what I have in mine - mess

Vance: Is this the right email address Gosia:

Maggi: me either...I told Roy I don't like sweating so much.

Gosia: yes Vance

Vance: coming right up

Maggi: I have a mess too Gosia...:-)

Maggi: You have airconditioning Vance...we don't.

Gosia: I don't have some files and for example I have to wait about to 5 min to download windows

Maggi: I bet Roy doesn't have a mess in his computer...:-)

Maggi: How fast is your computer Gosia?

Gosia: You ask to many qeustions :-) )) - I don't know those deatails but I know that I have Pentium and that the end of my knowledge about computers

Maggi: ok...I am famous for asking too many questions...:-)

Roy: my is pentium 133mhz

Roy: have You Roger Wilco?

Vance: Why is your computer a mess, Gosia? What's the problem?

Maggi: I have Pentium II with 233...that is slow

Gosia: What that?

Vance: What is Roger Wilco?

Maggi: Roger Wilco?

Roy: is a progra to talk with other person using the microphone

Maggi: oh

Maggi: in realtime?

Roy: yes

Vance: You can do that with PowWow. Have you ever used that?

Maggi: hmm...can you tell me where to find it?

Roy: no

Maggi: I have PowWow

Vance: PowWow from

Gosia: Vance I have a mess because I don't know how to use computers good but I do many things - I like to check what will happen if I delete something :-)))

Maggi: watch it might just delete something you need.

Maggi: If it works leave it alone!

Vance: Trial and error. That's a good way to learn!

Maggi: I did this week.

Vance: That was error and error.

Maggi: Yes...and listening to a man who said it would be no problem.

Maggi: :-)

Gosia: I know - once I deleted everything !!!!!!!!1 and I thought that my father would kill me because he has some programms

Maggi: oh dear...a hard lesson.

Vance: Everything? How old were you?

Princessa: @64,64 !It's Princessa

Roy: I must close!

Gosia: I think I was 13

Maggi: What does age have to do with it Vance?

Roy: bye

Maggi: bye Roy!

Gosia: Bye

Maggi: Hi Princess...

Gosia: Hi Princessa

Princessa: @64,64 !It's Princessa

Vance: Hi Princessa

Princessa: @64,64 !It's Princessa

Gosia: I am going to check my email -

Princessa: @64,64 !It's Princessa

Vance: Wait, the program is still downloading.

Princessa: @64,64 !It's Princessa

Vance: almost finished

Gosia: I haven't received it yet

Maggi: Are you here then Princessa?

Vance: There, it's done. You can check your email.

Maggi: Say hi if you are...

Gosia: Ok I am going

Vance: Coming back?

Vance: Anyway Gosia, nice talking to you. Hope to see you again soon

Gosia: Still nothing

Gosia: Where is Princcesa

Maggi: If she goes I'll stay awhile if you need to get some work done Vance.

Vance: You might check again. It's definitely been sent.

Gosia: Okay

Maggi: It takes time...

Maggi: depends on the route it took...

Gosia: Still nothing

Vance: We do a lot of communication with email robots, and email can be almost instantaneous. Hotmail takes a little longer.

Gosia: Perhapse later

Gosia: What are yours plans on holiday

Maggi: I read there are only 13 root name servers in the world for 150 million people.

Maggi: only 3 of them are not in the US

Vance: Me, I haven't made any yet. I think my son is coming here. WHat about you? I was just in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, tired of traveling.

Maggi: stay home and unwind...

Vance: Going anywhere? Anyone want to come to Abu Dhabi?

Maggi: I would but it is too hot...:-)

Vance: It is hot. We're used to it.

Maggi: I'm not...although I handled the heat wave in the US last summer well.

Gosia: First I have to pass my exams I have four in June than I know that I will not go anywhere with my parents because my mother cannot . I think I will go to mountains and for while at the seaside

Maggi: alone or with friends Gosia?

Gosia: I hope with my friends but I can say that it is really difficult to get all together

Maggi: Actually I'd love to dress up and ride an Arabian through the desert...

Maggi: seaside in Poland

Gosia: My draem is to go to Chile

Maggi: why?

Vance: I was a few years ago in the moutains above Zakopane. I think I mentioned that to Gosia once before. I've also walked in the lower Tatrys.

Maggi: Vance, you have been everywhere...

Vance: I've got a travel story about Chile. Let me find the url.

Maggi: Vance has more stories than me!

Gosia: I like Zakopane I am there twice a year

gold10: @64,64 !It's gold10

Gosia: And I haven't got any story

Gosia: Hey

Maggi: Oh, I bet you do Gosia...

Vance: I was on the Slovak Republic side, but it looked like I could walk right down to Zakopane.

Maggi: Hi Gold 10...please get off of Gosia

Gosia: Have you been in Chata Terycho ?

Gosia: Oh .... better

Gosia: Again ????

gold10: hello

Maggi: Hello Gold 10...who are you?

Gosia: Hi !!!!!!

gold10: i am a new man

Maggi: a new man...oh...cosmetic surgery? :-)

Maggi: just a joke...

Gosia: Vance I am going to check again

Vance: Where's Chata Terycho?

Maggi: where are you from Gold 10?

Maggi: do you have a name?

Vance: Hi Gold, are you joining us?

gold10: @64,64 !It's gold10

gold10: just now i drop

Maggi: hi again Gold...

Vance: Hi again Gold.

Maggi: drop what?

gold10: hi

gold10: offline

Vance: Dropped the connection?

Maggi: ok...

gold10: yeah

Maggi: so where are you from?

Gosia: I think I have it

gold10: china

gold10: lanzhou

gold10: and u?

Maggi: have a name?

Maggi: I live in Germany.

gold10: oh,Is that true?

Vance: Good. Your copy is on the way, Maggi.

Maggi: Vance lives in UAE.

Maggi: Gosia is in Poland

gold10: nice to meet u

Maggi: nice to meet hao?

Vance: I'm an American living in the UAE. Welcome.

gold10: yeah

gold10: hello,vance and gdsia

gold10: is here a lesson?

Maggi: should we call you Gold then?

Vance: Yes. Maggi and I are teachers.

gold10: yes

Maggi: yes... Vance and I are teachers.

Vance: Have you visited our website?

gold10: yes

Maggi: there is an echo here

gold10: what means?


gold10: No

Maggi: An echo is when your voice comes back to you in a canyon.

Vance: On that website you can find out who we are and see our pictures.

Maggi: Here it means that Vance and I said the same thing at the same time.

gold10: oh...

Maggi: How is the weather where you live Gold?




gold10: here I found it

Maggi: good place to start.

gold10: yeah

gold10: I'm very glad to find it

Maggi: we are happy yp

Maggi: you found us:-)

gold10: :0

Vance: Yes, you can see who we are and visit our websites. If you like you can join us.

gold10: I will

Maggi: good...welcome to the group!

Gosia: Vance the Pure Voice is like Qtalk ?

Vance: To join us, send blank email to

gold10: and I'm sure that I will improve my english ability

Maggi: yes Gosia...only easier

Maggi: you sure will Gold.

gold10: why only two student?

Gosia: I have too have microphone /

Vance: Pure Voice is like Real Audio, except you can use it to record and playback also.

Maggi: two others left already and others will come later.

gold10: can I here u?

Vance: Do you want a copy of Pure Voice, Gold? I can send it to you, a little over a megabyte.

Vance: Yours is delivered, Maggi.

Maggi: a good way to practice pronunciation.

gold10: ok

Gosia: I got phones and microphone to my modem can I use them?

gold10: Thank u

Vance: OK, what's your email address?

Maggi: oh...thanks Vance...:-)


Maggi: 1.9 MB

Gosia: I 've got it too thanks Vance

gold10: yes

gold10: my box is 8M

gold10: that's enough

gold10: hehe..

Vance: A copy of pure voce is on its way, Gold. It will take 5 minutes.

gold10: Thanks again

Vance: (so I lied)

Maggi: no...ypo

gold10: what means ypo?

Maggi: you didn't just weren't exact...:-)

Maggi: typing error Gold

Vance: I was just kidding. Maggi and I like to kid around a lot.

gold10: haha

Vance: Do you know what that means?

Maggi: we sure do!

Vance: Yes, you know.

Vance: Have you seen Gosia's web page, Gold?

gold10: No

Maggi: that's because we were hippies:-)

Gosia: So don't look

gold10: where it is?

Maggi: sure Gosia...he should look!

gold10: I will go to see it if I know the http

Gosia: I wll not tell you because it is too long to remember

Maggi: got it Vance...thanks...

gold10: not at all,u can tell me

gold10: or email me

Gosia: Vance How many people are at your list?

Vance: Here it is:

gold10: why can't I copy it?

Vance: Here's the travel tale from Chile:



Maggi: use the right click

Vance: There are about 26 people in the eclass (egroups list).

Gosia: I am not able to rember it or write it down how I can save it

Vance: Gosia, if the url is too long, create a netword for it.

Vance: Visit this site:

Gosia: okay

Vance: Everyone can remember "netword"

Gosia: Yes :-))))))))

gold10: type it and print screen

alan: @64,64 !It's alan

gold10: hi

Gosia: Hi Alan

alan: hi

gold10: type it again

Maggi: Hi Aalan..what were you reading?

Vance: Hi Alan

gold10: your http

alan: kinesiology

alan: hi Maggi

Maggi: oh...interesting...I guess that is why Roy didn't know...


Vance: Did you get it that time?

gold10: yes, I got it

Vance: What is kinesiology?

Maggi: nice to see you and your son take turns online.

Maggi: :-)

Vance: Gold, Pure Voice has just been delivered to your mailbox.

Gosia: I am sorry it's time for me my parents are coming back from walk and I have to help in dinner so Have a nice Sunday !!!!!!!!!!

alan: for me it's a new physical therpy

alan: therapy

Maggi: bye Gosia...have a wonderful hot Sunday :-)

Vance: Did your mom go for a walk? She must be better.

Gosia: See you next Sunday

alan: see you Gosia

Vance: bye say hi to your parents

Maggi: an interesting one

Gosia: Yes She can walk but no too much

MEDO: @64,64 !It's MEDO

Vance: getting better?

Gosia: BYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vance: Hi medo

Maggi: Hi Medo

MEDO: hi

Vance: Medo, you just missed Gosia from Poland.

gold10: wa

Maggi: it is the the study of anatomy in relation to movement in humans I think

alan: Maggi,how is the weather by you todaday?

gold10: but when the lesson begin?

Maggi: hot

Vance: better?

alan: by us too

Maggi: that is what Roy is hot all over Europe...

[All this talk of hot weather! Vance starts getting beer icons from his suitcase and handing them out; someone has put two birds on the roof of the schoolhouse - they each get a beer too. Vance spills a beer by accident]

Vance: oops

Maggi: thanks for the beer

Vance: That helps.

alan: the beer is refreshing!

Maggi: nice and cold...

Maggi: Gold the lesson is talking to people all over the world.

Maggi: communicating...not learning grammar.

Vance: The class has many goals.

gold10: oh....

Vance: Did you see Gosia's web page?

gold10: I can'

Maggi: so talk to us Gold...:-)

gold10: I can't connect

Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan


Ying-Lan: hi

Vance: hmmm .. Were you able to reach the webheads page?

Maggi: who brought all the birds?

Ying-Lan: Hello , every one.

Maggi: hi ying

Vance: Hi YL!

alan: hi Ying-Lan

gold10: hi

MEDO: hi

gold10: She is teacher,isn't she?

Maggi: Medo...where are you?

Vance: Medo drank his already.

Maggi: I need a refill...

Maggi: where did Medo go?

[More virtual beer appears]



Vance: So, besides kidding around a lot ...

Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan

Vance: We also help students make their own web pages.

Maggi: since when do birds drink beer?

Maggi: does Garfield drink beer?

Ying-Lan: ^I am not a teacher.... hi, I am back.

Vance: We meet here in person once a week, but students send email all the time to the eclass.

Ying-Lan: ^ I am a student of EFI.

Maggi: Alan drinks his underwater...:-)

Vance: YL is one of our STAR students.

Vance: She's got a great web page.

Maggi: Ok Medo...where are you from?

Ying-Lan: ^STAR! ....

Vance: Gold, were you able to get the webheads web page at Geocities?

Ying-Lan: ^Nice to meet you... guys.

Maggi: they are all male Ying...:-)

Vance: A star is like the star of a movie, but you are a star of this class.

Ying-Lan: ^OOO, I see these lovey icon... I just image to talk to cut boys.

Maggi: the beer is not loosening the lips yet...

Ying-Lan: ^cute

Maggi: cujt

Maggi: cute

gold10: I'm not try

gold10: I will try

Maggi: try what gold?

Ying-Lan: ^It could be a cup of tea....

Vance: The reason I asked, another student from China said that Geocities was blocked there.

Maggi: Ginseng tea

gold10: try to the head of geocities


Ying-Lan: ^How long have you been here?

Maggi: who?

Ying-Lan: ...

Ying-Lan: you

Vance: We've been here for about an hour. Gosia was here earlier, and so was Roy, Alan's son.

Maggi: I was the first one here...than Alan's son Roy...

Maggi: then...

Ying-Lan: ohhhh I am late ...

alan: I go to see,see u later

Vance: Not really. The others were earlier than usual.

Ying-Lan: ^alan... Roy's father.

Maggi: he left .. Gosia came and went...Felix can't come tod

Vance: OK Alan.

Maggi: oops today

Vance: see you

Ying-Lan: see you, alan

Vance: go easy on the beer Maggi

gold10: I can't go to geocities

Vance: terrible!

Maggi: one...too many...hic...

Ying-Lan: ^Where are you from? gold10

gold10: maybe just tonight

Vance: Really, we have sites blocked in the UAE too. I know how it feels.

gold10: china

gold10: lanzhou

Maggi: I have PowWow too Alan

Vance: Gold, can you visit this site:

Ying-Lan: ^But Elieen has been there, I remember she told us in her last email.

Vance: Yes, that's right. Moral can't get to Geocities, and neither can Gold.

Maggi: maybe she was lucky Ying

Ying-Lan: ^Did you meet Michale today?

Vance: Medo, where are you from?

gold10: @64,64 !It's gold10

Vance: Michael hasn't been here today.

Maggi: Medo needs to drink his beer so he will talk...:-)

Vance: He's on artinis.

Ying-Lan: right

Maggi: Michael is sleeping...

Vance: oops martinis (hic)


Ying-Lan: ^Medo, do you know MEDO?

gold10: Is that your website?

Ying-Lan: ^Medo, do you know MICHALEC?

Vance: No, ours is at Geocities. That's the website for the EFI. We are one class in the EFI.

Ying-Lan: ^sorry

Maggi: I think Medo went to sleep too.

Vance: Can you reach Gold?

gold10: I have

Ying-Lan: ^maggi, do you open your icq?

gold10: I get

Maggi: yes...but I lost your number Ying...

Vance: OK. Maybe I could move the website there. I've been thinking about doing that.

Ying-Lan: ^I send you the authorization now.

Maggi: thanks

gold10: why not a website in china ?

Vance: Oops, lost Medo.

gold10: there will be a lot people visit it

Vance: Well, you can start a website at

gold10: I have

Ying-Lan: ^It's done.

gold10: then do what?

Vance: What's your url?



Ying-Lan: nice

Vance: I mean, at that website, you can start your own web site.

Maggi: thank you Ying!

Ying-Lan: Where is other guy?

Maggi: he went poof!

Ying-Lan: My pleasure.

Vance: What was all that shouting about?

gold10: yes,but I'm not familiar with it

Maggi: slip of the finger Vance

Ying-Lan: ^I don't understand what you said. Vance.

Vance: is very easy. Just try it.

Vance: (Maggi was shouting)

Ying-Lan: Have you read my email.

Maggi: I wrote in all CAPS ying ... that means shouting.

Vance: Yes. I saw many questions. Let's answer them.

Ying-Lan: oh...

Maggi: My finger slipped...

gold10: what's the comment of each section?

Vance: Watch it, you almost spilled your beer.

Vance: The comment? Are you at the website now?

gold10: what will be taught at each section?

gold10: section 1 to 8?

gold10: just like now is the time of section 3,

gold10: and the lesson is talk

Vance: Are you at

gold10: yes

Maggi: so talk Gold...:-)

Vance: And what did you click to get where you are?

Vance: Maggi, you should try this. This is an easy place to start a website.

Maggi: ok is the weather in Taiwan?

Ying-Lan: ^It is rainy...

Vance: Did you click Sign Up?

Maggi: I fought enough tech battles this week thank you.

gold10: do what?creat a website?

Maggi: rainy...well here is a little heat wave.

Vance: Yes, you want to create a website.

Maggi: it should rain again tonight.

Ying-Lan: ^I went to go to class this afternoo.The traffic was heavy and it was getting worse because it rained at the that time.

Maggi: last night we had a thunder and lightening storm.

Ying-Lan: ^Was it terrible?

Maggi: best to go pofg

Maggi: offline then

Maggi: I have a special plug for my computer.

Maggi: But some people have had to reinstall everything.

Ying-Lan: so.

Maggi: I was at a company a few weeks ago and there were two hits with lightening.

Ying-Lan: ^You mean the thunder hit your computer?

Maggi: they have emergency electricity for their computers.

Maggi: not mine...

Maggi: and it is the lightening that hits...

Maggi: ...the thunder just makes noise.

Ying-Lan: ^My modeam was out of work last year, because of the thunder.

Vance: We don't get that kind of weather here. I miss dramatic weather.

Maggi: no, because of the lightening...

Ying-Lan: bceause of the lighting?

Maggi: well this was really dramatic Vance.

Vance: lightning ... lightNing

Maggi: thunder won't knock anything out...

Maggi: oops

Maggi: Vance is right...

Maggi: I was thinking in German#

Vance: I hadn't noticed yours actually. YL said lighting, which is something else.

Maggi: boogers

Vance: Lighting is the way you illuminate a room. Lightening is the act of making lighter. And lightning is electricity in a storm. I was only pointing this out as a matter of interest.

Ying-Lan: ^I have seen some movies talking about the white man fighted with Blacks.. It is a big problem in USA, isn't it? Actually, I don't understand which one hit my computer. thunder or light

Maggi: all the electricity went out in Darmstadt...but it hit only meters away from where we were sitting.

Vance: lightning hit your computer.

Maggi: yep...thunder only makes noise.

Vance: Really. Lightning struck meters from where you were sitting?

Maggi: yes#

Ying-Lan: lightning

Vance: NOT

Vance: For real?

Ying-Lan: not what?

Maggi: jes

Maggi: eee...yes

Vance: That's just a funny way of disagreeing, to say NOT!

Maggi: and then it hit again a few

Maggi: minutes later

Ying-Lan: ^You mean it is not a problem.

Ying-Lan: ^How about the 3k party... it exists now.

Maggi: knocked out the lightning rods on the roof.

Vance: So Gold, what are we going to do about getting you access to our website? Should I move to

Vance: 3k party? What's that?

Maggi: I won't live that long Ying!

Ying-Lan: I don't know.

Vance: ahh, Y3K

gold10: @64,64 !It's gold10

Ying-Lan: ^I just saw a movie talking about it.

Vance: I read a joke the other day about terrible disruptions caused by Y1K. Plague and all that stuff.

Maggi: let's just get throught the Y2K oner

Maggi: onre

Maggi: one first

Ying-Lan: Not Y2k?

Maggi: who ate the bird and drank his beer?

Vance: It's a joke. Imagine that people in the year 999 were worried about the new millenium.

Ying-Lan: what is the joke? Y2K plus one ...

Maggi: no one in this case meant what about the Y2K

gold10: @64,64 !It's gold10

Maggi: Gold is back

gold10: Is here a lession about reading or writing?

Ying-Lan: They were worry about the world,,, we will be worry about the computer.

Ying-Lan: ^not will be... we are worry about the computer.

Maggi: which do you prefer?

Ying-Lan: prefer what?

Maggi: no, we are worrying about the computer

gold10: what will be taught at section 7?

Maggi: I meant Gold Ying...

Vance: Apparently Y2K is a serious problem, and no one can solve it. There are too many microchips in appliances that run cities.

Michael C: @64,64 !It's Michael C

Vance: Ah, are you at, gold?

gold10: yes

Maggi: HI Michael

Michael C: Hi everyone.

gold10: hello

Ying-Lan: ^Hi,,,, Welcome Michalec. Ladies and Gentleman.. Michalel is here.

Vance: Hi Michael. Michael, meet Gold10 from China.

Michael C: Thanks for the introduction Ying!


Maggi: take a bow Michael

gold10: are u the teacher of section7?

Vance: Gold, Michael C is a teacher from Australia.

gold10: Oh

Michael C: Hello Gold10.

Maggi: give it to him Michael...

gold10: hello,teacher

Michael C: Section 7 on the Palace timetable?

gold10: glad to meet u

gold10: yes

gold10: I look that

Ying-Lan: ^Michale, I have been your web site? What is your chatting schedule?

Michael C: I guess so. I can't remember which section exactly.

Maggi: been to Ying

Ying-Lan: ^I mean What time is you talk to your students on your chat room.

Michael C: I don't have a schedule there Ying. I just have it ton use in case people don't have Palace or ICQ.

Ying-Lan: ^But how to connect to your student without schedult.

Maggi: I lost something...

Ying-Lan: schedule.

Ying-Lan: ^Wear it again, maggi

Michael C: I can contact everyone via email.

Michael C: And it's not just for students. I can use it with friends as well.

Ying-Lan: ^You tell your students you will be your chat room.. then you meet there, right?

Michael C: That's right Ying.

Vance: Gold, I finally found where you are. We're Section 2. We teach writing via this class, email at the eclass, and web page development.

Ying-Lan: ^How much do you pay for this service?

Maggi: I THINK it is free.

gold10: oh...

Vance: If you join the eclass you can write more.

Ying-Lan: Really?

Maggi: we tried it

gold10: yes

Vance: To do that, send blank email to

Vance: NO, sorry, its ...


gold10: ok

Ying-Lan: ^There are five chinese in our eclass now.

Michael C: Hey - MY bird's here!

Vance: Then you'll get email from the other class members and also voice recordings which you can listen to in Pure Voice.

gloria: @64,64 !It's gloria

Ying-Lan: yes...

Vance: Hi Gloria

gloria: Hi

Michael C: So you did it Ying...thanks!

gloria: How are you today?

Vance: Gloria, meet Gold from China.

Ying-Lan: ^When I saw it, I just guess you were here,,

Vance: How are things in Paraguay?

Ying-Lan: ^When I saw it, I just guessed you were here,,

Michael C: Hi Gloria.

gloria: Welcome Gold

gloria: Hi Michael

Maggi: Your bird is drunk Miīchaiel...:ä-)

Ying-Lan: ^Hi gloria

Vance: Guess, what, I went to a restaurant the other day and there were some very good musicians there.

Maggi: Vance was giving out too many mugs

Vance: They were from Paraguay!

Michael C: This is surprising?

gloria: Yes?

Michael C: Oh that is surprising...

gloria: Did you like them?

Ying-Lan: ^Is it Latin Music?

Vance: I was surprised. Yes, they were very good. The songs were in Spanish, and yes, Latin music, but different, more mellow it seemed.

Maggi: Hi gloria

Michael C: Are you a musician Gloria?

Ying-Lan: mellow

gloria: Iīm not a musician but I do like singing

Ying-Lan: Perfect...

Maggi: I like listening

Vance: Michael has promised to send us a recording of a song he wrote.

Michael C: And i bet you dance.

Maggi: Michael is good...

Vance: Right, Michael?

Maggi: :-)

gloria: Of course

Ying-Lan: ^Vance, you could listent it from Michael's web site.

Michael C: Thannks Maggi. Did I promise Vance?

Vance: Oh, I'll go there now.

Maggi: I don't know...did you?

Ying-Lan: what

Maggi: It wasn't my turn to watch...LOL

Michael C: The song here is mine.

gold10: @64,64 !It's gold10

Vance: Hi Gold. In case you missed it, Michael is a musician and he has a recording of one of his songs at:


Michael C: Are you listening to it Vance?

Ying-Lan: I am trying to find your web site ...

Ying-Lan: line is busy.

Michael C: You don't have it bookmarked!

Maggi: I've heard it already.

gloria: I have read/heard your introduction Michael and I know you like music and gardening

Michael C: This is true Gloria. And I did a lot of gardening today.

Vance: I'm listening to commonman.ra now.

Maggi: it is a beautiful song...

Michael C: Thanks Maggi. Hey Maggi - remember that silly recording we did with David?

Maggi: I love gardening too... but I don't have one...I miss it.

Maggi: yes I do!

Maggi: I cant sing worth beans.

Maggi: I was just the pretty fac3e :-)

gold10: vance,I have got purevoice and setup it

Maggi: face

Michael C: I found it by accident the other day. I didn't recognsie the file name clicked and there we were!

Vance: Now I'm listening to fearsong

Ying-Lan: accident!

Vance: Fear of being too good.

Maggi: I just mouthed the words.

gold10: and what can I do with it?

Michael C: "Fear' is actually the same song Vance. But a much better recording.

Vance: Yes, I couldn't tell they were the same. What is the difference, technically?

Ying-Lan: ^It is a big file to download it.

gold10: I have send mail to

Michael C: I thnk from memory 'commonman.ra' is not streamed. Yes, and 'fear is a much bigger file.

Vance: Good. You'll be able to meet the other classmates now.

Maggi: good...then we look forward to hearing from you Gold

Ying-Lan: Weclome to join us.

Vance: Now, Gold, you should write a message to the eclass to introduce yourself.

Michael C: Yes Gold. Welcome to webheads.

Vance: You send the messages to

Vance: Has anyone visited the website at

Maggi: and I will correct it and Vance will start a web page for you.

Ying-Lan: ^Vance, Have you heard the whole song of "Open up"?

gloria: I did

Vance: Yes, I did listen to it. That's a good theme song for our group (until Michael writes one for us).

Maggi: You have a beautiful voice Ying

Vance: I will try to get it on the web page.

Ying-Lan: yes.

gold10: sent a mail to in which introduce myself,isn't it?

Vance: One reason I was thinking to move to, well two reasons:

Michael C: Well I've already got a song called "Happy Online"...

Maggi: but maybe you need to speak louder and a little slower.-

Ying-Lan: ^I am listening your song now, Michalec.. nice voice.

Maggi: yes Gold

Michael C: Thanks Ying.

gloria: Is that your voice Ying?

Ying-Lan: ^What kind of instrument you played? only guitar?

gold10: I will

Maggi: he took it with him around the world...:-)

Vance: Sorry, phone rang

Maggi: no problem Vance

Vance: I used to hitchhike with a guitar. I could write destinations in chalk on the case.

Michael C: Guitar (x2) and mandolin.

Maggi: madolin too...I had one

Ying-Lan: what?

Michael C: Mandolin?

Maggi: yes...from Russia

gloria: Vance, are you a kind of Saint today?

Maggi: Vance is always a saint....:-)

Michael C: Vance is a virtual saint every day.

Vance: Maggi should know

Ying-Lan: ^You played them at the same time, didn't you?

gloria: Saint Vance from U.S.A

Maggi: now how would I know?

Michael C: No. I have a recording deck at home which allows me do tape 8 different tracks.

Maggi: Michael seems to know too:-)

Ying-Lan: ^It is great!

Maggi: There is an incredible echo here among the teache4rs...

Ying-Lan: ^What is the title of the song you sung.

Michael C: What do you mean Maggie?

Michael C: Ying - the title is "Fear of being too Good."

Maggi: Everytime I write something you or Vance echos it...or vice versus

Michael C: Great minds think alike as they say.

Ying-Lan: ^I was reminded of DAVE... have you met him these days?

Maggi: seems so :-)

Michael C: I spoke to Dave last week.

Maggi: Last time I saw Dave he said he had no time...

Michael C: I think he's now busy with the new teachers.

Ying-Lan: ^He is always busy...

Maggi: ...but initiated a chat with me and then schimpfed when I replied

Ying-Lan: ^Say hello to him...

Ying-Lan: ^Plus my best wishes...

gloria: Do you know Brian Robinson?

Ying-Lan: No, I don't.

Ying-Lan: who?

Maggi: Who is he Gloria?

Vance: I know Brian. Long story.

Vance: What about him?

gloria: Now he is my teacher at TOEFL preparation

Maggi: Is this the teacher Vance in the UAae?

Vance: Oh, how is he doing. He was here at the Palace the last two weeks.

Vance: He's been a teacher for a very long time, but he's just getting into online teaching.

Maggi: I wonder if we are related?

gloria: He is at UAE too

Vance: Yes, he's in Ajman, about 3 hours from where I live.

gloria: I told him about webheads

Ying-Lan: ^He is from British.

Maggi: He is b

Maggi: Bristish

gloria: He is american too

Maggi: British

Vance: No, he's British.

Ying-Lan: ^NO,,, he is a Englishman.

Ying-Lan: ^He was born in English.

Vance: Get him to send you a voice recording.

Maggi: England

Ying-Lan: ^He is also a British.

Vance: He's VERY British.

Maggi: British means anyone from the UK

Ying-Lan: ^His accent is different from Vance. I guessed.

Maggi: he is a Brit Ying

Maggi: Oh yes...

Vance: You're right, Ying. Did you hear him?

Ying-Lan: ^no...

gloria: I though he was american

Maggi: even Vance and I have different accents and we are both American.

(big dogs clan)SHER: @64,64 !It's (big dogs clan)SHER

Vance: Hello big dogs clan sher

Maggi: big dogs?

Maggi: what kind of dogs?

Ying-Lan: ^Last week, I talked to someone in English by phone.. he wanted me to guess where he is from by his accent.

(big dogs clan)SHER: YEA YEA

Maggi: forget it Ying...

gloria: even australians have different accent

Maggi: true göoria

Maggi: oops Gloria

Maggi: I have a friend from Yorkshire who lives in Austria

(big dogs clan)SHER: @64,64 !It's (big dogs clan)SHER

Michael C: Australians have a terrible accent!

Ying-Lan: Really?

(big dogs clan)SHER: yeayesa

Maggi: not necessarily Michare

(big dogs clan)SHER: sup??

gloria: I can recognize australians, britishes and americans from their accents

Maggi: Michael

Ying-Lan: ^Really, gloria.

Maggi: <Oh

Ying-Lan: ^I could not do it...

Vance: That's good, Gloria. People here in the UAE often can't tell British from Americans.

Maggi: yxou might have a hard time with me Gloria

gloria: yes sure thanks in part to the tv

Michael C: My face to face students have big trouble hearing diffferent accents.

Vance: I can't tell where a Spanish person is from unless he or she is from Castillian Spain.

Michael C: My students cannot hear what to me is a VERY obvious American accent.

Ying-Lan: ^me, too. But Michael , your voice is nice to understand.

Vance: Also, I can't really tell an Austrian from a German.

Michael C: You're saying nice things about me tonight Ying!

Ying-Lan: It is true.

gloria: I like american accent the most (sorry Michael)

Michael C: I'll send you more Pure Voice messages!

Ying-Lan: Thanks...

Michael C: Gloria that's terrible!

Maggi: I can tell an Austrian from a German...and Arnold is Austrian!!

Ying-Lan: I hope I will send you more.

Vance: Gloria is perfectly correct there. :-)

Michael C: British accents (or South African) are best by far!

Maggi: i guess it is time I sent a pure voice message.#

Ying-Lan: ^i am desire to listen you, maggi.

Michael C: You're biased Vance. At least I'm objective!

Ying-Lan: ^i desire to listen you, maggi.

gloria: Maybe itīs true Michael but I like american accent..

Maggi: I don't agree Vance...I like Michael's accent.

Maggi: Dave complained I was starting to sound like him!

Maggi: I CAN't take that monotonous rrrrr of some Aamericans

Michael C: All accents sound good!

gloria: Betweenus (latin american people) there are many different accents

Michael C: Are there any Spanish accents you don't like Gloria"?

Vance: I was just joking. I think Michael has a great VOICE, and I'm indifferent to his accent.

gloria: Maybe caribean spanish accents

gold10: can you here each other?

Michael C: So you don't care about my accent Vance. I'm offended!

Maggi: it is a matter of preference

Vance: Yes Gold, we use Pure Voice, which I sent you earlier.

Michael C: So what's wrong with Carribean accents?

Maggi: ...the more I teach the more I like the accents my students have.

gloria: They pronounce r as l

Maggi: so do the Japanese

gold10: @64,64 !It's gold10

gloria: exactly

gold10: can you here each other?

Vance: Guys, I'm going to have to run. I'm taking my family to a play tonight.

Ying-Lan: gold, I don't understand your words/

Maggi: we can through Pure voice Gold.

gloria: bye

Vance: Gold, you didn't hear my reply. Yes, we use Pure Voice, which I sent you earlier.

Maggi: bye Gloria

gloria: I have to go too

gloria: bye bye

Maggi: bye Vanc4

gold10: I have install it

gold10: bye

Michael C: Bye folks.

Ying-Lan: ^VAnce, tell me why my G2 producer does not work.

Vance: It was nice to see you. (well, she'll read it in the logs)

gold10: good night

Maggi: You are leaving too?

Vance: Good night. Install Pure Voice and send us a voice message.

Vance: Oh, ok, let me read your email. Hold on ...

Michael C: That sounds like a hard thing to explain Ying.

gold10: I will try

Ying-Lan: ^reply me by email. right?

MEDO: @64,64 !It's MEDO

Vance: I suggest you download the program again. Maybe there was corruption in the file.

Michael C: Hi Medo. Are you an EFI student?

Ying-Lan: I did it twice.

Vance: Or maybe you got the wrong one by mistake.

Ying-Lan: ^ I did it twice.

gold10: I'm in a public place,so I will do it later

Vance: Oh ... can you tell me the filesize?

Ying-Lan: I forgot it.

Vance: The size of the installation file? Can you email that to me (cause I gotta run).

Ying-Lan: o.k.

Michael C: It should be about 5 MB.

Maggi: The guys say goodbye and are still here...hmmm

Ying-Lan: Sorry.

Ying-Lan: It is time to say bye-bye now.

gold10: oh....

Vance: I'll compare your rprodg2602.exe with the one we've got.

Maggi: go Vance!

Michael C: I didn't say goodbye (but I will soon!)

gold10: bye

Vance: OK. Nice to meet you Gold.

Maggi: by3e Gold!

Michael C: See you Gold. Nice to meet you.

Vance: bye

Maggi: Nice to meet you...:-)

gold10: Nice to meet you, vance

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