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Author Topic: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!  (Read 57707 times)

TakeTheActive

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[Either I'm missing something or all the rest of you are. But, this idea seemed so obvious to me from the first day that Dave_x10_L brought it up that I cannot understand why no one else has suggested it...]

  • 1.) Get a Yahoo! ID with the same ID that you use here (i.e. TakeTheActive).
     - Got to www.Yahoo.com and sign up. It's *FREE*!
     - If you already have a Yahoo! account, but with a different ID, create a new one (to avoid confusion as to who's who). It's *FREE*!
     - If your ID is already taken, ADD A NUMBER to the end and try again (i.e. TakeTheActive1).
     - If the NUMBER idea is *TOTALLY* repulsive to you, ADD '_X10' to the end and try again (i.e. TakeTheActive_X10).
    .
  • 2.) Install Yahoo! Messenger.
     - Back on www.Yahoo.com, on the right-hand side, under "Hi, UserID", CLICK on  ;D Messenger.
     - On the next screen, CLICK on Get it now.
     - Yada, Yada, Yada... In Step 2 of 6, CLICK on Custom Install.
     - For a minimal install, CLEAR *ALL* the checkboxes except Desktop shortcut.
    .
  • 3.) Launch Yahoo! Messenger.
     - Sign In, Yada, Yada, Yada... CLICK on: Messenger -> Yahoo! Chat -> Join a Room... -> Computers & Internet -> Electronics:X
    (Where 'X' is usually the HIGHEST Number with the LEAST non-X10 Members).
     - You can CHAT in: Text, Voice or Voice Plus Video (Webcam).
     - POST a message, IN THIS THREAD, announcing that you're Available / Looking For Help In TTA's "Community" Chat *AND* what Timezone you're in.
     - UPDATE the YIM field in your Profile with your new Yahoo! Messenger ID. This will display your YIM Status on the Who's Online screen.
     - SEND an E-Mail from *YOUR* new Yahoo! account to someone who has successfully used the Chat Room so that we can verify that you *DO* have access. [Currently, TakeTheActive, Puck, KDR and tjdavj.]
    .
  • 4.) After a few days, we'll review this post and make any necessary adjustments.
     - Once a few of us play around with it, we should have a better understanding of it's capabilities.
     - As I understand it now, once it's running, you can do other things and IF/WHEN someone wants to CHAT, a POPUP will appear in your Systray.

See you there!
:)

TTA's "Community" Chat Volunteers
X10 Community ID |_Yahoo! Messenger ID |_Timezone |_UTC-X |_TVW |_Availability
TakeTheActiveTakeTheActiveEasternUTC-5TRandom
tjdavjtjdavjPacificUTC-8TRandom
JimCJimC_X10EasternUTC-5TVEvenings
KDRKDR_X10EasternUTC-5TVAlmost 24x7
Dave_x10_LDave_X10_LEasternUTC-5TVMost Evenings
@@xxxMountainUTC-7TRandom
@@xxxPacificUTC-8TRandom
@@xxxAlaskaUTC-9TRandom
@@xxxHawaiiUTC-10TRandom
Note:

  • Text
  • Voice
  • Webcam

[Tuicemen edit: removed my personal info from list]
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 02:47:37 PM by Tuicemen »
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006, 01:11:22 AM »


  • Yahoo Messenger ID: puckx10
  • Timezone: Mountain
  • Text: Y
  • Voice: Y
  • Webcam: N
  • Availability: Evenings/Weekends
  • Yahoo! Messenger Version: 8.1
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 07:19:04 AM »

TTA  this sounds like a good idea. I'll give it a try this weekend.



« Last Edit: November 29, 2006, 01:52:08 PM by JimC »
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006, 08:03:56 AM »

Sounds like a good idea and I will get an account setup this weekend as well. (Watching blue paint dry is more fun then watching yellow paint.)
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 01:05:15 PM »

Puck, JimC and KDR:

Since you fellows are, IMO, technically more proficient than a majority of the "Community", I would like to ask you to 'Take Notes' as you follow my instructions in Post #1 and then report back in this thread with any "Potential Pitfalls" that you discover.

Puck and I spent some time last night getting him setup, so I'd imagine *WITHOUT* a Buddy handy to coach you through it via Instant Messaging, some NEWBIEs might get "stuck".

Thanks! :)
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006, 02:44:53 PM »

TTA I got it set up using your instructions with no problems. I am using X10jimc as jimc was already in use.

Yahoo Messenger ID: X10JIMC
Timezone: EST
Text: Y
Voice: y
Webcam: N
Availability: Evenings /infrequent
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006, 05:03:58 PM »

TTA, your instructions were "Good to Go".  Also, great idea..

Yahoo messenger account: tjdavj

timezone: PST

availability: random

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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2006, 05:47:12 PM »


TTA, your instructions were "Good to Go".

Good!  ;D


...Also, great idea..

Might one say that all of the information in Post #1 is somewhat "Helpful"? 8) ;)


Other Volunteers - please Cut-N-Paste this List into your reply (and, of course, EDIT the variables appropriately! :D ).

Thanks! :)

  • Yahoo Messenger ID: tjdavj
  • Timezone: PST
  • Text: Y
  • Voice: N
  • Webcam: N
  • Availability: Random
« Last Edit: November 17, 2006, 05:52:42 PM by TakeTheActive »
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2006, 05:58:00 PM »

TTA... Piece of cake.   Ummmm CAKE

Yahoo Messenger ID: KDRX10
Timezone: Eastern
Text: Y
Voice: Y
Webcam: N
Availability: Almost 24/7

Your instructions above are on the money. Thanks
« Last Edit: November 17, 2006, 08:41:17 PM by KDR »
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2006, 09:56:43 PM »

Come on Folks...
We need more people to join up on this Yahoo chat thing. Its great and easy to do.
Just follow instructions above.
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2006, 11:03:39 PM »

I am now Dave_X10_L  on yahoo Instant messenger.


Other Volunteers - please Cut-N-Paste this List into your reply (and, of course, EDIT the variables appropriately! :D ).

  • Yahoo Messenger ID: Dave_X10_L
  • Timezone: EST
  • Text: Y
  • Voice: N
  • Webcam: N
  • Availability: Mostly eveings


[TTA Edit: Added LIST Questionaire for missing parameters. ;) ]
« Last Edit: November 20, 2006, 05:54:16 PM by Dave_x10_L »
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2006, 11:25:27 PM »

Hmm... I will join as soon as I can get an X10 interface to watch my paint and or grass for me...  those are important things too you know.  :)

(must sleep... see you soon)

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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2006, 05:02:11 PM »


...I will join as soon as I can get an X10 interface to watch my paint and or grass for me...
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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2006, 07:13:09 PM »

To Whom It May Concern:

*PLEASE* comply with Step #1 in Post #1.
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  • 1.) Get a Yahoo! ID with the same ID that you use here (i.e. TakeTheActive).
    - Got to www.Yahoo.com and sign up. It's *FREE*!
     - If you already have a Yahoo! account, but with a different ID, create a new one (to avoid confusion as to who's who). It's *FREE*!
     - If your ID is already taken, ADD A NUMBER to the end and try again (i.e. TakeTheActive1).
     - If the NUMBER idea is *TOTALLY* repulsive to you, ADD '_X10' to the end and try again (i.e. TakeTheActive_X10).


This is *NOT* meant to come across as an attempt to be difficult or confrontational - I politely asked everyone joining TTA's CHAT to use a certain Yahoo! ID as a "Standard", and for future use as a "Sorting Tool" if/when the list of TTA's CHAT Members grows to ( let's say, > 20) more than can be displayed on the related Yahoo! Messenger screen without scrolling.

Yahoo! IDs are *FREE*, so, you can have as many as you want, with *WHATEVER* names you want. But, for this application, *PLEASE* use your X10 "Community" ID. If it's already taken, try adding a number to the end (as per the original instructions, re-posted above).  If you *REALLY* detest the number suffix, then try "_X10" at the end. As a VOLUNTEER, you want a NEWBIE to be able to find your Yahoo! Messenger ID as easily (and confusion-free) as possible - don't they already have enough problems? ;)

"X10" at the beginning is *REALLY* not a good idea - it creates TWO lists (TakeTheActive-style *AND* X10TakeTheActive-style). In programming, many of us prefix a valid fieldname with a lowercase z in order to get it to sort to the bottom (and, temporarily out of the way). Hopefully, everyone will understand my point and I won't have to harp on this... ;)

Thanks in advance to EVERYONE for their cooperation! :)


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Re: STOP Watching Paint Dry / Grass Grow & JOIN TTA's "Community" Chat Today!
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2006, 07:29:15 PM »

TTA's "Community" Chat Volunteers
*PLEASE*:

  • Copy the included LIST below.
  • Edit it to reflect your personal information.
  • Paste it as a REPLY to this thread if you wish to be added to the VOLUNTEERS Table in Post #1.

Thanks in advance! :)


  • Yahoo Messenger ID: ?
  • Timezone: ?
  • Text: ?
  • Voice: ?
  • Webcam: ?
  • Availability: ?
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