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The first part of the chat log is from just the text portion of the voice chat log, so you have to understand that participants are talking a lot in the background; in fact the text chat part IS just background. Later on we drift over to the Palace ...
Moral has joined
Michael: Bridgett and Moral - can you hear me?
Ying Lanhas joined
Michael:Moral - can you hear us?
Moral:I cann't hear you.
Michael:Moral - you have speakers on your pc?
Ying Lan: Hi, Moral.
Moral: Hi Yinglan
Moral: nice to meet you all here
Michael:Bridgett - can you turn up your microphone?
Ying Lan:What a pity! you can not hear us.
Ying Lan: link what?
Moral has joined
Ying Lan has joined
Ying Lan:Sorry for the connection problem.
Michael:Moral - do you have speakers on your pc?
Ying Lan:I have the tape of "The cat in the hat".
Moral: Yes, I have Michael
Moral: I mean I have it, Michael
Ying Lan: policy what?
Michael:But you can't hear us Moral?
Michael:are your speakers working?
Moral:No I can't. I'll check it
Ying Lan: Moral, Do you check you speaker?
Moral: can you here me Michael?
Ying Lan: Or you just forgot to turn it on?
Moral: I am doing
Vance: Only one problem. My mic isn't working
Vance: But this is great to have Moral here as well.
Vance: HI Moral
Vance: Hi YL
Vance: Yeah, this computer needs reinstallation of software
Moral: Hi Vance , nice to meet you
Vance: Yeah, we can't get it working
Vance: I can hear YL and MC
Vance: what about Maggi, where did she go?
Vance: No problem Moral, I know how it feels
Ying Lan: She is still in our virtual classroom in the Palace.
Vance: Thanks to Michael and I
Vance: It would be interesting
Vance: We have other conferences coming up
Vance: I feel like a juggler
Vance: Yes, that's right
Vance: Hi Bridgett, do you have the Palace software installed?
Vance: Bridgett asked for the link for the Palace chat
Vance: Maybe it's downloading the graphics
Vance: You click on FILE then Connect to a Palace
Michael:Moral - any luck with your speakers?
Vance:In there you type in efi.virtualscholar.com
Vance: and then port 9998
Moral: NO I don't think so, Michael
Michael:Do your speakers normally work?
Moral:Sorry, I'll leave for a while.
Ying Lan: I got a question.. I don't understand the word.
Moral: Yes, it does
Ying Lan: JUGGLE
Vance: can you hear us Moral?
Michael:Maybe a firewall problem from China....?
Moral:NO, I can't Vance
Ying Lan: How to pronounce the word.
Vance: Maggi is having a problem getting in
Vance: Michal, say "juggle" for YL
Vance: I think so. We'll get there.
Bridgett has left
Vance: I'm a juggler at conferences
Vance: It means, I have several computers going and several windows open
Vance: and I have to move from one to the other
Vance: I have to show people in one hour the Palace
Vance: The voice chat, ICQ, text chat
Ying Lan: You played computers on the stage at the same time.
Vance: My powerpoint presentation
Vance: The url where I keep my handout
Vance: Yeah, we had a room full of computer
Michael:But it's a buzz though - right Vance?
Michael: Welcome back Moral!
Vance:About 12 in the room
Ying Lan: Moral, any lucky?
Vance: in this conference, a few hundred
Vance:Mostly, also Arabic teachers of English, University teachers
Moral: I havn't yet mike and yl
Vance: At least you can text chat. But no sound?
Vance: Maggi is rebooting to try again.
Michael:Such a shame Moral. Have you used voice chat with other people before?
Moral:No Michael, I haven't yet
Ying Lan: Can you hear CDs by the same speaker now?
Moral: Michael, It there anything with Java?
Moral: Yes Yinglan, I tried the mic and the speaker with purevoice
Ying Lan: It is strange.
Michael:I think this uses Java - is that right Vance? Vance knows more about the technical stuff than I do.
Ying Lan:Jave language
Vance: It appears to be a cgi at the host computer perhaps written in java
Michael:Moral - what version browser do you use?
Vance: That should work
Moral: It might be the browser ?
Vance: Yeah, it says in the code you can use ie 4.0
Ying Lan: I use the I.E. %
Vance: YL wants to know if you have netscape 4.5 or 4.7
Ying Lan: I.E.5
Vance: I think it's a firewall problem too
Moral: Ok, thank you all. I think I should leave and check. when will you leave here?
Vance: But there's a firewall problem, that means the Chinese authorities are blocking certain sites or protocols
Vance: Should be go to the Palace?
Moral: I haven't try the palace
Vance: the bloody palace !!!
Vance: Michael said that
Moral: Ok, I leave for a while to check again
Michael:Sorry it's not working Moral. Thanks for coming.
Vance:No MICHAEL said that.
Vance: Thanks a lot michael
Michael:What did you say Ying?
Ying Lan:The bloody palace... Vance doesn't want to go there.
Ying Lan:Or he'd love to.
Vance: You can go to campus com?
Vance: Bridgett is at the palace
Vance: Bridgett is very silent at the Palace
Vance: Michael is a very naughty boy
Michael:Do you swear in Chinese Ying?
Vance:That mean, use bad words
Vance: that means (I mean)
Vance: Michael says I'm perfect. Thank you Michael.
Vance: Actually, to an American words like bloody and shit are not all that bad
Michael: or kidding?
Vance:I'm talking to Maggi and Bridgett at the Palace
Ying Lan: kidding
Michael:That is a practical joke.
Vance:I understand you thought there was a holiday
Vance: but there wasn't one
Vance: and you will be alone at your office tomorrow
Vance: No one else will be there
Vance:Hi Moral. the rest of us are at the Palace. Can you reach there?
Moral: I'll try Vance.
Vance: I understand you pretty well too
Vance: efi.virtualscholar.com on port 9998
Michael:Hi again Moral.
Ying Lan: Hi moral.
Moral: Hi yinglan
Vance:Bridgett is looking for the party
Michael:A schizophrenic chat class!
Ying Lan:I bought a book from the Taipei International Book Exhibition.
Vance: She wants to be where the action is.
Ying Lan: The cat in the hat.
Vance: And now the action is here.
Vance: Dr. Seuss?
Vance: The most activity
Ying Lan: Exactly
Michael:back in a minute.......
Vance:Moral, are you able to reach the Palace?
Vance: The palace is rather quiet
Vance: so .. what?
Moral:I haven't tried it yet, Vance , need plalace software?
Ying Lan: Do you want to hear the cat in the hat?
Vance: Yeah, from http://www.thepalace.com
Vance:You could just try to set it up for next week
Moral: Thank you vance. I 'll try here again.
Vance: That's because I'm speaking v e r y c l e a r l y
Ying Lan: Micahel, your voice is broken.
Vance:this bloody microphone!!
Vance: My problem is we've had a problem with our sound card
Vance: And they need to reinstall all the software
Vance: it looks like we have to back up our data from the computer first
Vance: and reinstall windows , the whole bit
Vance: should we try for campus.??
Vance: I just conveyed your message to Maggi
Vance: so did Bridgett
Vance: Maggi is rolling on the floor laughing out loud
Michael: It's 11.30 pm here.
Vance:Actually, I lied. She didn't say that in reply to your message. She said it earlier
Vance: It was a practical joke.
Vance: she says she misses you too
Vance: (not kidding)
Vance: I thought I was perfect!! Now it's bloody Vance?
Vance: He's a madman
Michael:Sorry if I confused you all!
Vance:We should go say hi to Maggi
Vance: shame on you, Michael, confusing us all like that
Vance: He keeps is a secret
Vance: mad = angry? or mad = crazy
Vance: It helps if you're a little mad
Vance: maggi said she can push up the daisies while she waits for us
Vance: to Vance
Vance: We tell a lot of jokes, and they are hard to understand
Vance: we are always playing practical jokes
Michael:Ok - time for me to go - really!
Vance:Yeah, really, nice to see you
This part is the Palace portion. During the first part of the log, participants are partly in the Palace chat but more engrossed in the voice chat. Eventually, we join Maggi in the Palace chat ...
Connecting to efi.virtualscholar.com:9998
Connected via TCP
*** Welcome to The Virtual School House Vance!
Vance: @64,64 !It's Vance
Bridgett: @64,64 !It's Bridgett
Vance: Good bridget. Got you here!
Vance: Hi Bridgett. I'll get Maggi in here.
Ying-Lan: I am here.
Vance: Bridgett, you there?
Bridgett: hello again
Bridgett: can we voice chat too
Bridgett: ying-lan are you there I can see you but /
Vance: Ying Lan is preocupied at the voice chat
Bridgett: hi vance
Vance: We can't voice chat here
Bridgett: where is meggie
Vance: I think she is coming
Vance: Bridgett we're thinking to go to another Palace that Michael can go to.
Maggi: @64,64 !It's Maggi
Maggi: @64,64 !It's Maggi
Bridgett: okay what is the link
Vance: OK, we're all here except for Moral.
Bridgett: Hi maggi please to meet you
Vance: Hi. I was just telling Bridgett, MC can get to campus.thecampus.com but he can't come here.
Vance: There is one problem however
Maggi: Hi Bridgett
Vance: Bridgett, are you a guest or registered user of the Palace?
Maggi: we all see to have one problem or the other
Bridgett: I think so I have the soafware running ,
Bridgett: I dont now
Vance: To get to campus.thecampus.com you have to be a registered Palace user
Vance: You can register if you can run a browser right now. http://www.thepalace.com
Vance: You are doing very well, by the way, Bridgett.
Maggi: is that where mc is?
Vance: No MC is LISTENING to YL in the Palace. She talks more than you do Maggi !!
Maggi: gee...another chateerbox...:-)
Vance: She's great!
Vance: hello ( I mean)
Bridgett: vance what was the link again
Maggi: Mc said shit he said!
Maggi: oooo...that sounded Shakespearian
Vance: I think we'd better wait here for a while.
Maggi: for what/
Vance: Michael is completely tied down with Ying Lan
Vance: I'm not a good moderator. I'm in 2 places at once.
Maggi: kewl...she has him tied up...:-)
Bridgett: okay I just tap into a bad site ,
Vance: This is our usual site.
Maggi: divide yoursel Vance
Vance: Bridgett has rejoined us at the voice chat.
Maggi: welll...my sin gave up
Vance: It's ok. I'm here.
Maggi: wel...wiping the tears...that's a relief
Maggi: now everyone iss quiet
Vance: Yep, here you are (to bridget)
Bridgett: I am
Maggi: she iss
Bridgett: tell me maggi how are you
Vance: Bridgett is a juggler too
Vance: She's in both places
Bridgett: yes I am
Vance: So Moral has left now as well
Maggi: I can't see where I am typing
Maggi: messed up my screen and the laptop is so small
Vance: Michael is going to be leaving in a moment.
Maggi: I'm fine Bridgett
Maggi: time to make like a tree and leave...
Vance: Michael's leaving, so we'll all be back here in a moment.
Vance: Michael says he misses you Maggi
Bridgett: hay maggi mc miss you
Maggi: I miss hi8m too...:
Maggi: him too :-)
Vance: Conversatoin seems to be at the voice chat at the moment
Maggi: guess so
Vance: We'll be here in a moment.
Maggi: take your time...-)
Maggi: I can push up the daisey's
Ying-Lan: Maggi, we miss you.
Maggi: well...I tried
Bridgett: are you gardening there maggie
Vance: Youre message has been conveyed to the other room
Maggi: yes...let me see if I can find some more flowers
Vance: You can decorate the place while we make our way over
Bridgett: how can I help
Maggi: I haven't found any flowers
Vance: I think Michael has gone to bed but Bridgett and Ying Lan are still talking
Maggi: Mc is still there...:-)
Vance: no, he's gone
Bridgett: yes he is gone
Maggi: not on icq
Vance: YL and Bridgett are coming here.
Vance: You guys can stay in the voice chat and talk to Maggi at the Palace too.
Vance: I think I'll take my conversation here.
Bridgett: that is what I am telling ying-lan
Vance: We had Moral tonight.
Ying-Lan: Vance are you at home?
Vance: Bridgett is asking Ying Lan what holiday she is celebrating in her country.
Maggi: I would hae liked to meet him
Vance: Moral didn't say much. He couldn't hear anyone.
Vance: YL says it's not a celebration, but a memorial
Maggi: memorial to what?
Vance: YL says it's the 228 accident
Bridgett: so do you garden maggi
Vance: Has is been a year?
Bridgett: I am trying to grow my lawn grass but is is so dry ,
Vance: YL: Some Taiwaneses died by the misunderstand between Taiwaness and Chinese under KMT policy 30 or 40 years ago.
Maggi: I wish I had one Bridgett...I love to grow things
Vance: Ying Lan: It was a big problem in Taiwan 10 years ago.
Maggi: oh...that is in the news again...they are making noise at each other again
Vance: Ying Lan: We caill it is 228 accident.
Vance: Ying Lan: Because it happened on Feb. 28.
Maggi: what happened?
Vance: Ying Lan: I forgot the correct year when it happened.
Ying-Lan: I am here.
Vance: Ying Lan: It is a big day in Taiwan's history.
Ying-Lan: Maybe maggi knew the 228 accident in Taiwan.
Maggi: the important thing is what happened?
Ying-Lan: There are so many stories about the 228.
Ying-Lan: I really do not know which is correct.
Vance: I don't know about it, or can't remember
Ying-Lan: I just know so many Taiwaneses passed away in the 228 accident.
Maggi: accident...what happened?
Ying-Lan: A lot of good Taiwaneses went to jail and went to U.S.A. until today.
Vance: What happened?
Bridgett: what was it for ?
Maggi: incident then
Maggi: accident is when cars crash
Ying-Lan: I have to read books before I tell you the story.
Maggi: well tell us what you know
Ying-Lan: It is very important for Taiwanese.
Bridgett: maggi where did your duck seat
Ying-Lan: I don't want to say a wrong story to you.
Maggi: it is safer than most seats...I cqn always fly away!!
Ying-Lan: I promise that I will let you know...
Maggi: well what do you know now?
Maggi: no need to be sorry
Maggi: but if it is so important what do you feel is important for you?
Vance: Guys, I've got to go. My son wants to use the computer :-(
Ying-Lan: It is very important for my Dad.
Bridgett: okay vance
Vance: YL, you can email us the story.
Maggi: hy is it important for him Ying?
Bridgett: maggi you did not tell me how do you get your duck seat?
Ying-Lan: My Dad hates KMT because of the 228 accident.
Maggi: some nice little guy that Ying and I met at the campus
Maggi: well...what is this accident tht he hates?
Ying-Lan: He hided his feeling for 20 years.
Maggi: what is the KMT?
Bridgett: he give you your duck seat
Ying-Lan: It is a party in Taiwan.
Maggi: yes...he had lots of really nice avatars Bridgett
Ying-Lan: It is a political party.
Vance: The national party that's been in power al these years
Vance: The party of Chaing kai Chek
Maggi: well like most politicians corrupt
Ying-Lan: Vance, you knew so many things about Taiwan... great!!
Maggi: we keep up
Bridgett: vance I need to sand you a photo of me where do I sand it
Maggi: have to being outside the Us
Maggi: SEND IT bRIGETT
Vance: A printed photo or an email photo?
Vance: email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maggi: sand is to make it smaller by grinding off part
Bridgett: an email photo to put on the site
Maggi: don't make it too sexy Bridgett...:-)
Ying-Lan: one more thing.
Vance: Bridgett must be near sighted
Maggi: yes Ying?
Maggi: why Vance?
Ying-Lan: Maybe I can not be here one or two times
Bridgett: vance no I am not , I can se very well
Vance: Oh, the photo !!! not too sexy. I thought you meant because she ame over here.
Maggi: well...we can't always be here either...
Ying-Lan: When do you go to Vancouver?
Vance: btw, watch the windows and doors. Some of them take you to other rooms
Ying-Lan: I mean I will be in Taipei for taking the test.
Vance: If you go to another room, you need to use Options / Go Back.
Vance: Keep that in mind.
Bridgett: no it wont its just a old me ,
Maggi: good luck Ying...just relax...:-)
Ying-Lan: I found I need to format my computer again...
Bridgett: vane can I sand it Icq
Vance: Men!! You started it Maggi.
Maggi: Want to fight Vaqnce...I knoiw you are ticklish...:-)
Vance: You could Bridgett, do you wan tto send it now?
Bridgett: its comming
Maggi: he is paanting whie he waits
Maggi: oops ...panting
Maggi: while he waits
Maggi: with anticipation
Maggi: because it is another beautiful photo to add to the webheads collection
Ying-Lan: That's right.
Vance: .. on it's way
Maggi: see...you are on your way Bridgett!
Bridgett: do you have icq ying and maggi
Vance: Very nice. Came through perfectly.
Vance: I'll put it up today some time.
Bridgett: yes maggi I do wang my #
Vance: All the icq numbers are on our students page
Vance: in case you need one.
Maggi: well...dodo...it is easieer if she just gives it to me
Vance: I LIKE the ear rings, by the way. Are you wearing them now?
Bridgett: no I am not but I still have them ,
Vance: OK, I've got to run everyone
Bridgett: and my hair is not the same
Bridgett: see you vance
Ying-Lan: I want to go now.
Bridgett: you too ying
Vance: Well, still, it's nice picture, and it's good to see what everyone looks like
Maggi: bye Vace slaap zacht...say Brigett what did you do with your hair?
Ying-Lan: I will be abesent several times in March.
Vance: Me too actually, since I'll be in Vancouver.
Maggi: we wil miss you Ying
Maggi: I guess we wil miss Vance tooo...:-)
Maggi: I guess we wil miss Vance tooo...:-)
Bridgett: yah we will
Vance: I;ll be here next week.
Maggi: I need to eat something
Bridgett: where are you maggi?
Ying-Lan: But Vance let me know the conference's time
Maggi: in Germany Bridgett
Ying-Lan: Maybe I will be there on line.
Vance: Yeah, I'll have to sort that out. I won't have an internet connection for all the presentations.
Maggi: I will try
Bridgett: okay what is the weather like there
Maggi: only if he wants a crzy there
Ying-Lan: What a pity!
Ying-Lan: See you guys.
Maggi: well the sun is shining today and the birds are singing!!
Vance: That would be great if you can be there. I think in one of my talks I can have the Internet. I'll find out when it is.
Ying-Lan: Thank you so much to talk to me.
Vance: bye everyone ... our PLEASURE Ying Lan.
Vance: And you too Bridgett
Maggi: you're welcome...
Vance: (not to mention Maggi) (bows)
Ying-Lan: That's great to be here.
Maggi: bye guys
Bridgett: yah vance sleep tight
Bridgett: and dont let the bed bugs bite
Maggi: good one Bridgett!
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