A Firesign Chat
06/07/2018




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||||||||| Catherwood re-enters the Waiting Room and explains "This is the main discussion room which is logged each night."
||||||||| Catherwood announces, "The time is 4:33 AM - I now declare Thursday's chat log for June 07, 2018 officially open!"... and then, he retires back to the vestibule...
||||||||| Outside, the 3:31 PM uptown bus from Funfun Town pulls away, leaving Rufus_T_Firetween coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
Rufus_T_Firetween: hello
Rufus_T_Firetween: test
||||||||| It's 3:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Rufus_T_Firetween - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood ushers DJTweeny inside, makes a note of the time (6:55 PM), then fades off into the distance going on about the waiting room or the sitting room or something.
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 7 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT **
Sorry, no Firesign Chat Show due to technical difficulties...
but The Firesign Chat will go on as usual :-)
HAVE FUN!!
** Interested in being a fill-in 'live DJ' for the FST chat? **
Contact me and I can set you up with the information you need to do a show.
~ DJ Tweeny aka Kurt Ericson from Austin on Facebook
'
||||||||| "7:01 PM? I'm late!" exclaims DJTweeny, who then rushes out through the french doors and down through the bushes.
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Tweeny into the room, accepts three dimes as a gratuity, mumbles something about 8:07 PM, then departs.
||||||||| Catherwood walks up and announces "Presenting 'Merlyn', just granted probation at 8:07 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Merlyn: Still not working for you, I assume
||||||||| bozo sashays in at 8:22 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
Merlyn: hey bozo
Merlyn: Catherwood, what time is it?
||||||||| Catherwood says "It's 8:28 PM"
Tweeny: Hi bozo
Tweeny: Pretty sure it's something on the server side, Merlyn
Tweeny: something the host is doing
||||||||| Catherwood ushers Uncle Glen into the room, accepts a wooden nickel as a gratuity, mutters something about 8:35 PM, then departs.
Uncle Glen: Well??
Uncle Glen: It's not working. Like ME.
Merlyn: Hmm
Tweeny: Hi Glen, still having the same issue as me?
Uncle Glen: This is the most unheard of thing I ever HEARD of!
Uncle Glen: Yes. Issues. Terrible issues.
Merlyn: He says he doesn't see any text after Catherwood ushers him in
||||||||| Catherwood snubs Merlyn
Tweeny: Meylyn's code hasn't change, so it has to be something with the interpretation on the server side
Merlyn: The server isn't doing any interpretation
Uncle Glen: It's a great disappointment to me, my wife and ALL the Gazatchorn Family.
Tweeny: What OS/browser are you using, Glen?
Merlyn: He's using IE under windows 10
Tweeny: wow
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
Uncle Glen: Internet Explorer
Tweeny: talk about no correlation :(
Tweeny: has to be something the server is doing with your code
Tweeny: I'd want a change lits from the provider for the last couple of months
Merlyn: If you can read comments by manually refreshing the page, but not if you wait, that means the page isn't auto-refreshing, which is just some HTML
Tweeny: *change list
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and announces "Announcing 'EWeston', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 8:49 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the anteroom...
Tweeny: no, refresing the page does no good
Tweeny: the problem is that it _is_ auto-refreshing every 5 seconds, like always
Tweeny: but it's not refreshing
EWeston: Hey howdy good evening Tweeny Merlyn bozo and Uncle Glen
Tweeny: something happening with the data in the buffer?
Merlyn: sounds like a caching problem
EWeston: Ah we's tribbled. Next week then
Tweeny: a problem with the transfer to/from the bufferend data?
Tweeny: yeah, caching problem
Tweeny: but I cleared the browser cache to no avail
||||||||| Bebop Lobo reminds all you hep cats to listen to Firesign’s NEW 24/7 RADIO STATION Click to listen anytime!"
Tweeny: the same in several browsers
Tweeny: I've tried the latest version of FF in a more recent OS
||||||||| The TV flickers on, and Ralph Spoilsport appears: "How can you drive in two places at once when you don't have a genuine Ralph Spoilsport license plate frame? Get one for your car and one for the plate in your head!"
Tweeny: same problem
Merlyn: Glen could see his text, but he said it took a long time to show up. I told him it takes about 10 seconds but he seemed to think it was longer
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "8:55 PM and late as usual, it's llanwydd, just back from Funfun Town."
llanwydd: howdy
Merlyn: It doesn't sound like he's having the same problem as you
Tweeny: tried booting FF in Safe Mode with no extensions
Merlyn: I've got 2 META commands in the header to turn off caching and one to refresh every N seconds
Merlyn: Testing 1 2 3
Tweeny: for it not to work in OS X Snow Leopard and M$ 10 means there must be something fundamental with the script interpretation on the server side
Tweeny: Hi llan
Merlyn: 2 second refresh
Merlyn: seems OK
Merlyn: There's no interpretation going on server side
||||||||| Catherwood strides in with a trumpet, plays a fanfare, and proclaims "Nine PM on Thursday, June 07, 2018 - I now declare alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre's chat officially open!"
Tweeny: so it's not the browser cache
Tweeny: so it's the cache on the server for individual clients?
||||||||| Catherwood enters with Johan Amadeus Myjetski close behind, mumbles something about disrupting his 9:01 PM tree-stunting plans, and runs off to the vestibule.
||||||||| Cat steps in at 9:02 PM carrying an obsidian door knocker.
||||||||| New notice: '** WE'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT **
Sorry, no Firesign Chat Show due to echnical ifficulties...
but The Firesign Chat will go on as usual :-)
HAVE FUN!!
** Interested in being a fill-in 'live DJ' for the FST chat? **
Contact me and I can set you up with the information you need to do a show.
~ DJ Tweeny aka Kurt Ericson from Austin on Facebook
'
Cat: Welcome
Cat: Doc just called me and told me to tell Tween to call him
Johan Amadeus Myjetski : Oh! good? I Thought I Had Gone Deaf Oh Goodness! I thought I had gone deaf for a moment...
Cat: I used to walk into chats like this in the old days.
Tweeny: something obviouly chnaged
Cat: thank grid there are engineer-brains who can solve problems.
||||||||| Ralph Spoilsport drives in through the door and says "Buy a new or used T-shirt from the Firesign Theatre Cafepress store! Hurry before this sentence ends!"
||||||||| Catherwood escorts Deputy Dang in through the front door at 9:04 PM, picks up his cues (only slightly scorched), and heads for the billiard room.
Tweeny: didn't you have to re-write the code for the chat because of some chnages they'd made?
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
Tweeny: Hi Deputy
Deputy Dang: Welcome back!
Tweeny: Maybe ask Doc about what might be happening?
Merlyn: No, I haven't done anything for quite a while
Tweeny: Doc can call me anytime
||||||||| Catherwood tosses another cheese log on the fire and intones, "If you want to keep the cornstarch off your mukluks this season, buy a hoodie or a sweatshirt at the Firesign corner Cafepress store."
Tweeny: but I'll bet Merlyn would be better
Merlyn: tween, are you also logged in on chat2 ?
||||||||| It's 9:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| 9:10 PM: llanwydd jumps out of the hall closet saying "I've been listening to all of you talking about me for the past five minutes!"
Tweeny: I can be, una momento
Tweeny: logged in to 2
Cat: Hi Llan!
Merlyn: hey all
Cat: Hey Merl.
Merlyn: hi cat
Cat: can we all tune our speakers to firesign.com or whatever it's called
Merlyn: I don't know if tween is playing anything tonight, tech problems
Tweeny: Firesigntheatre.com yeah!
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood snorts derisively: "9:21 PM and late as usual, it's Beet, just back from Leesburg."
Tweeny: 24/7 FST radio :)
Beet: Evening all. A little late tonight.
Cat: hi beet
Beet: I'm not getting any audio from the feed.
Beet: Howdy Dr Cat
Cat: no sound from the firesign site either
||||||||| It's 9:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Beet: I'm getting play from firesigntheatre.com
Tweeny: youu get grubs tonight
Tweeny: sorry Beet, problems with the webchat
Tweeny: Merlyn and Doc are working on it
Cat: Thanks to you, Dr. Beet, I am once again listening to the firesign brothers
Tweeny: doesn't get much better than them :)
Cat: true
||||||||| Babe Boomer says “We’re Live On PBS!” in the video WEIRDLY COOL Catch Firesign’s Live TV Studio Performance On DVD!
Beet: Ill be back in a while. Keep my place warm.
Merlyn: cat or tween, is doc not longer at tom@doctechnical.com ?
Merlyn: email just bounced
||||||||| Catherwood trudges in at 9:41 PM, dragging doctecazoid by the hair and asks "Can anyone vouch for this yahoo?"
doctecazoid: hi, i'm just here tonight to run some tests
doctecazoid: i am on a circa 2008 mac laptop, running the chrome browser
doctecazoid: from all appearances, i am able to use chat without issues
doctecazoid: logging out now, i'll be back momentarily
||||||||| doctecazoid rushes off, saying "9:42 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| With a theatrical clearing of his throat, Catherwood pipes up: "9:43 PM and late as usual, it's doctecazoid, just back from Florida."
doctecazoid: okay, i'm now accessing chat on the same 2008 mac, using firefox
Merlyn: does it work for you?
doctecazoid: from appearances, things are working jst fine
Merlyn: Doc, a bug I've seen is that the log takes minutes to refresh to get new data
||||||||| Deputy Dang says "Catherwood, call me a cab." After the obvious joke, Deputy Dang exits at 9:45 PM.
Merlyn: getting it now will show the chat normally, but if you add a few lines I don't see the new ones for a while, even with manual refresh, and I see the page get loaded again, there's just no new text for a while
doctecazoid: on this mac, i am running osx el capital v10.11.6
Merlyn: so it seems to be a caching problem
Merlyn: does the log do that for you?
Merlyn: BTW in_toto at firesign has an old email addr for you (tom@doctechnical.com) which bounces
doctecazoid: interesting, firefox does not seem to be behaving well with chat
doctecazoid: auto-refresh isn't working, and force-refresh isn't working either. switching back to chrome now.
||||||||| Catherwood leads cease into the room, accepts a jar of pennies as a gratuity, mutters something about 9:47 PM, then departs.
||||||||| Outside, the 9:48 PM crosstown bus from Elmertown pulls away, leaving doctecazoid2 coughing in a cloud of diesel fumes.
doctecazoid2: ok, from the looks of things the issue is with firefox
Merlyn: doc, try loading the log, type some text, and see if it shows up in the log after a manual refresh
doctecazoid2: chrome seems to be working fine, firefox was not responding to my chat msgs, and it didn't log me out of chat when i exited out
Merlyn: it takes minutes for me to see the new text, but it otherwise works OK for the chat itself
Merlyn: I'm on a mac 10.13.3 high sierra, safari 11.0.3
Merlyn: test 123
||||||||| Bill Sprawl pokes his head in through the window and shouts "MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH! Click to order!"
doctecazoid2: i see in the log the things i entered via firefox, but while i was in firefox refresh wasn't working at all
doctecazoid2: and as you can see, doctecazoid is still logged in - but i clicked the exit button from firefox
Merlyn: yes, and the log is acting kind of like that for me, even though the chat works
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
doctecazoid2: chrome seems to be working just fine though. and by the way - yes, tom@doctechnical.com is still in use - though note that now i am working full time, i don't get much time to deal wth email in general.
Cat: ok, i'm not here
doctecazoid2: how can i know what you not here?
doctecazoid2: ok, logging out of chrome and switching to safari
||||||||| "Hey doctecazoid2!" ... doctecazoid2 turns, and sees Bradshaw approching with the handcuffs, and is dragged away, screaming "it's only 9:53 PM, I don't have to go yet!"...
Merlyn: well, tom@doctechnical.com bounced for me
||||||||| Merlyn aka 'The Reaper' has killed off doctecazoid at 9:53 PM
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 9:54 PM and doctecazoid-safari waltzes out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
Merlyn: oh, tom@doctechnical.com has a full mailbox, that's why it bounced
doctecazoid-safari: ok, now in safari
Merlyn: I killed your other doc, doc
doctecazoid-safari: damn - is it full again? gotta pare back stuff, i didn't realize.
doctecazoid-safari: thanks merl
doctecazoid-safari: safari is working great, as is chrome - firefox seems to be the culprit
Merlyn: doc, try the log
doctecazoid-safari: i know they've been ramping up security features in firefox, i think they may have broken things with regard to the proper handling of the FT chat client
Merlyn: keep the log open in a tab, type more chat, then try refreshing the log
Merlyn: it will not refresh for minutes
doctecazoid-safari: the log came up instantly and is completely up to date
Merlyn: even though I can see that the text has changed on the website in ssh
Merlyn: you have to type new text and see that refresh does NOT show the new stuff right away
Merlyn: the first time you get the page, it's fine because there's no caching messing things up
doctecazoid-safari: the log is read only right? i can't type anything in there, coorect?
Merlyn: right
doctecazoid-safari: ok typing new text
doctecazoid-safari: this is new text
Merlyn: type in the chat, the log will NOT be updated even though it HAS changed on the website
doctecazoid-safari: as opposed to the old text i've been using since the renaissance
Beet: I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack
Merlyn: That new Italic text the Italians use
doctecazoid-safari: ok, with the log up in another tab, i'll type even newer text
doctecazoid-safari: this is new text - newer thant the newest new can be
Tweeny: of course it's the cache, but _where_?
doctecazoid-safari: going to the log tab now ...
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Tweeny: Merlyn's code hasn't changed
Merlyn: the "no cache" and refresh META stuff in the chat is this:
Merlyn: HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache"> HTTP-EQUIV="Cache-Control" CONTENT="no-cache"> HTTP-EQUIV='Refresh' CONTENT=5 URL='chatmsg.php?
||||||||| Nick Danger sneaks in and whispers "Get the scuttlebutt on Box of Danger here, whatever that means..."
Tweeny: has to be something the changed on the interpreter
doctecazoid-safari: tween: i know that. the server hasn't changed either. and the fact that only you and glen seem to be the only ones having problems does not prove the server is the issue
Merlyn: no tweeny, it's CACHING
doctecazoid-safari: cache as cache can
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 10 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Merlyn: doc, are there any new or obsolete meta tags for caching?
doctecazoid-safari: merl: i'm not sure, i'll look into it
doctecazoid-safari: logging out now, back in a short bit
||||||||| At 10:01 PM, doctecazoid-safari vanishes mysteriously -- just as Nino the Mind Boggler predicted!
Tweeny: good suggestion
Tweeny: how is the cache being referenced?
||||||||| Catherwood sneaks into the room, and intones "Announcing 'doctecazoid-firefox', also known as 'Nancy' -- the time is 10:04 PM" -- then he slowly retires back into the vestibule...
Merlyn: I pasted that earlier
doctecazoid-firefox: ok now i'm back in forefox
Merlyn: dangerous try
Merlyn: I just tried adding an EXPIRE metatag for "0" (immediate)
doctecazoid-firefox: i just found a web page showing how to disable cache in firefox
Tweeny: I'd ask your server company for all changes in the last few months
doctecazoid-firefox: hmm, didn't work - back in a minute
Tweeny: Hwen the latest version of FF doesn't work...
Tweeny: (Quantum)
Tweeny: Win 10
Tweeny: legacy Os X
Tweeny: something's a miss!
doctecazoid-firefox: test 1 2 3
||||||||| Around 10:07 PM, doctecazoid-firefox walks off into the sunset...
Merlyn: well, at least you could log out...
||||||||| Nick Danger sneaks in and whispers "Get the scuttlebutt on Box of Danger here, whatever that means..."
||||||||| A time machine materializes at 10:08 PM and doctecazoid-firefox steps out, carrying a grape from ancient Greece.
doctecazoid-firefox: ok, back in via firefox ... i've disabled both browser disk cache and browser memory cache
doctecazoid-firefox: test 1 2 3
Merlyn: doc, the website isn't serving new text right away
Merlyn: it's not our local cache, the host machine is sending stale pages
doctecazoid-firefox: test 4 5 6
Merlyn: 123
Tweeny: Yeah, I booted FF in Safe Mode
doctecazoid-firefox: test 7 8 9
Tweeny: made no difference
doctecazoid-firefox: ok this is wild...
Merlyn: is chat working for you now doc?
Tweeny: has to do with add-ons
doctecazoid-firefox: after disabling browser cache & memory, i got back into chat on firefox ...
Tweeny: cleared the cache
doctecazoid-firefox: the first thing i typed in shows up, but nothing after that...
doctecazoid-firefox: but:
Tweeny: it only works for me in Safari in OS X 10.9
doctecazoid-firefox: oh, crap never mind
doctecazoid-firefox: i thought i had found a neat trick involving opening a second tab and logging in with the same name - but no love
Tweeny: pretty obviously a change in script interpretation of the latest FF doesn't work
doctecazoid-firefox: honestly, the latest version of firefox is simply not behaving well with chat
doctecazoid-firefox: back momentarily
||||||||| At 10:12 PM, the lights go out! Rocky Rococo's voice pierces the inky darkness: "I've got you now, doctecazoid-firefox!" Shattering glass is heard, and then the lights come back on...
Tweeny: something that Safari can do in Mavericks that the latest version of FF can't
||||||||| Catherwood enters with doctecazoid-chrome close behind, mutters something about disrupting his 10:13 PM tree-stunting plans, and rushes off to the Aviary.
doctecazoid-chrome: back in, via chrome
Merlyn: let me get the latest FF and see if I get the bug
doctecazoid-chrome: even though i never saw any of what i typed in there at the end of my firefox session, i see it made it into the chat regardless
doctecazoid-chrome: chrome is working just fine
Beet: I'm using Firefox and it seems OK.
Merlyn: what version, beet?
doctecazoid-chrome: back in a minute
||||||||| doctecazoid-chrome leaves at 10:14 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Beet: 48.0.2
||||||||| doctecazoid-win10-firefox sneaks in around 10:15 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: ok, i am now on a win10 machine, using firefox
Tweeny: FF Quantum sucks, but that's just my opinion lol
Tweeny: but I did test the chat there
||||||||| Gusts of wind blow in from outside and the thumpa-thumpa-thumpa of helicopter blades is heard as Happy Panditt's chopper lands on the lawn and FFmerlyn plummets into the garden at 10:17 PM.
FFmerlyn: hello all
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: my firefox on win10 is quantum (v60.0.1)
Beet: hi ffm
FFmerlyn: hmm, FF works OK for me.
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: seems to be ok here
FFmerlyn: FF 60.0.2 (64-bit)
FFmerlyn: mine is on a mac
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: no issue w/cache
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: on my mac, i'm also on ff quantum 60.0.1
FFmerlyn: it seems a little slower in refresh, more than 10 seconds it seems
FFmerlyn: I'll try a 2 second refresh
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: i set it to 5, seems ok on win10
FFmerlyn: hmm
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: but on the mac, i don't see what i've typed and submitted to chat, even if i trigger a manual refresh
FFmerlyn: it's weird, it keeps reloading Configure!
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: win10 seems ok though
FFmerlyn: and it's taking longer than 2 seconds
FFmerlyn: log test
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: anecdotally, it seems ff quantum 60.0.1 on the mac is a bust
FFmerlyn: log test works OK for me on FF
FFmerlyn: could be, doc
FFmerlyn: let me see if I can get that version
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: tweeny: i agree, not a fan of quantum so much
Tweeny: just saying... FF Quantum has the same problem
Tweeny: Safari in Mavericks does not
Tweeny: somethings going on with _interpretation_
FFmerlyn: FF 60.0.1 came out mid-May, matches up with Tweeny's problems
Tweeny: has to be on the server side
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: i'm use a personal vpn (privateinternetaccess.com) and i find with firefox, any time i want to google something it throws me into multiple captcha tests (which squares show signs/cars/stores?), and after multiple captcha checks it comes back and says i am blocked...
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: but switch to chrome and google something, it comes right up
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: honestly, i think they went overboard with the security features on quantum
||||||||| Catherwood enters and asks "Is there anythynge you want? By that I mean Anythynge You Want To, Shakespeare's Lost paperback Comedie in pre-electronic book form!"
||||||||| It's 10:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| cease - dead from jaundice
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
FFmerlyn: FF 60.0.2 was just released yesterday
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: tween: if you're the only one having an issue with _interpretation_, why would you say it's a server issue?
Tweeny: I do not envy you guys making a web chat
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: merl did the heavy lifting, i just cheered him on
Tweeny: I have suggested to Merlyn to set up an IRC chat, dual options like Radio Free Dishnuts
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: so tween, you using safari for chat right now?
Tweeny: www.dishnets.net
Tweeny: RFD is IRC, but has a Mibbit web chat
FFmerlyn: I'll log off and see about getting FF 60.0.1
||||||||| FFmerlyn leaves at 10:28 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
Tweeny: maybe want to look into that :)
Cat: here
||||||||| Mayor P'nisnose strides up to the podium and speaks: "My fellow Armenians, if you have questions about exorcism, buy the new book "EXORCISM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE", now on sale. Incidentally, so is my vote."
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: dishnuts.net tween
Cat: phil austin made me do this
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: phil had that effect on people
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: verbal hypnotism - a force that can be used for good ... or for EEEEEEEEvil
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: quantum 60.0.1 on win10 seems to be fine btw - on the mac, it sux
Merlyn: is 60.x quantum or is that something else
Beet: As much fun as this is, I'm gonna leave to you guys. The technical info doesn't relate so I'll see everyone next week. Good Luck!
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: yeah quantum is 60.x afaik
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: sorry for usurping the usual char frivolities, beet - tween's got chat issues and we are trying to resolve them
Tweeny: lol Cat
||||||||| Nick Danger sneaks in and whispers "Get the scuttlebutt on Box of Danger here, whatever that means..."
Merlyn: FF is taking forever to download the last bit
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: i'm going to drop off now myself, i have to go and clear out crap emails from my tom@doctechnical.com addy
Merlyn: ok doc
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: gotta do that before i turn in tonight. check y'all later - thanks for all the bytes
||||||||| Catherwood stops by and announces "While you bozos sit here in the Waiting Room, why not shop at the Firesale store?"
Tweeny: just saying... the people from the server I use offer both IRC and webchat (via Mibbit)
doctecazoid-win10-firefox: ttfn ttyl nytol yada yada yada
Tweeny: may next week be better
Cat: sleep well, newly employed doc
Tweeny: It's not just me, Doc
Tweeny: but if the chat doesn't work, I can't do a show :/
Tweeny: Long Live FST
Merlyn: I'm going to try on the experimental chat so I can try stuff
Tweeny: and their fans :)
Tweeny: I've asked Earl
Tweeny: let's see if we can get Earl to do a show
Tweeny: if his browser works ;)
Tweeny: go get 'em, Merlyn
Merlyn: I get the first line I typed, but not later ones, seems to be the same caching problem
Merlyn: takes a while but it shows up after a couple minutes
Tweeny: or many minutes
Tweeny: definitely a buffer issue
Tweeny: Merlyn, would you like to DJ next week?
Tweeny: I've asked Earl
Tweeny: would be goos to have a couple of backups
Merlyn: don't know if I can
Tweeny: would be really cool if people like you and Ear could do a show on occasion
Tweeny: *would be good
Tweeny: well, hope we get the chat working
Merlyn: tween, FF 60.0.1 is working OK for me on chat2
Tweeny: You can do Pete Moss :)
Tweeny: You can do a show ;)
Merlyn: I'd rather get this fixed
Merlyn: test 123
Cat: Tween i can do lots of shows
Merlyn: I'll send in a ticket to the website hosts and see if they know anything
||||||||| Catherwood strides up and intones "Presenting 'llanwydd', just granted probation at 10:50 PM", then leaves hurriedly.
Tweeny: hi llan
||||||||| Captain Equinox flies in through the transom, landing on the bearskin rug. "Attention, solstice squad! After working a 12-hour day, I like to kick back and swill some juice out of a genuine Firesign coffee mug or Bear Whiz Beer stein!"
Cat: hi llan
llanwydd: hi
Tweeny: the chat is working for some people (me and others)
Tweeny: hope we get it fixed by next week
Merlyn: it's working for you now, tween?
Tweeny: thanks Merlyn
Cat: i have spent the last 3 years making collages for this show
Tweeny: *not working
||||||||| It's 10:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Beet - dead from The Plague
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
Tweeny: pardon the Lone Stars ;) *not working
Tweeny: it is not working
Tweeny: but we'll have it fixed by next week
Tweeny: just some errant code
Tweeny: and I have have played them, Cat
Tweeny: long live Van
Tweeny: there's some serious skuldguuery going on here
Tweeny: and it isn't the fault of Merlyn or Doc
||||||||| Catherwood enters the room, strikes a gong, and bellows "THE TIME IN NEW YORK IS 11 O'CLOCK", then silently exits.
Cat: good
Cat: i will depart
Tweeny: later
||||||||| Tweeny leaves at 11:03 PM, singing "Oh, I'm just a little fishy, floating in the sea, and there ain't no hook that's smart enough to catch the likes of me..."
||||||||| Merlyn rushes off, saying "11:03 PM? Mark Time is almost on! Where's a radio?"
||||||||| Tweeny tiptoes in around 11:06 PM, trying to avoid Catherwood because of last month's "unpleasant incident."
||||||||| It's 11:10 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| doctecazoid-win10-firefox - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:25 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| llanwydd - dead from the yaws
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:40 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Tweeny - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 11:55 PM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| bozo - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood walks in wearing his pyjamas, yawns, and mumbles "It's midnight here in New York city"...then he falls over and starts snoring loudly..
||||||||| It's 12:10 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Cat - dead from pneumonia
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:25 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Uncle Glen - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:40 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| Johan Amadeus Myjetski - dead from the fiddlers
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| It's 12:55 AM, and that means it's time to play BEAT THE REAPER! And here's how our contestants did:
||||||||| EWeston - dead from dengue fever
||||||||| Better luck next time! And now, back to our chatroom, which is already in progress...
||||||||| Catherwood enters, and announces to all and sundry "It's 4:32 AM, time to change the log file and clean out unused rooms; please exit the chat room for a minute or two. Thank you for your patience."


The Evening's Participants:
Beet
Cat
Deputy Dang
doctecazoid-chrome
doctecazoid-firefox
doctecazoid-safari
doctecazoid-win10-firefox
doctecazoid2
doctecazoid
EWeston
FFmerlyn
Johan Amadeus Myjetski
llanwydd
Merlyn
Rufus_T_Firetween
Tweeny
Uncle Glen
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