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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat Wombat View Post
    I had forgotten this, but that video opened with some really cool artwork of Medusa. Well, the artist who created that was the one who filed the claim, so it appears to be legit.
    Live & learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat Wombat View Post
    Thank you for the words of wisdom/warning. Just a quick update, after jumping through all the "Copyright School" hoops, I was finally able to see who requested the video be removed.

    I had forgotten this, but that video opened with some really cool artwork of Medusa. Well, the artist who created that was the one who filed the claim, so it appears to be legit. I guess I'll put my torch and pitchfork away.
    Oh, he probably saw you were calling it original and thought you were claiming both the song and the artwork. I'll have to keep that in mind in the future.
    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat Wombat View Post
    Thank you for the words of wisdom/warning. Just a quick update, after jumping through all the "Copyright School" hoops, I was finally able to see who requested the video be removed.

    I had forgotten this, but that video opened with some really cool artwork of Medusa. Well, the artist who created that was the one who filed the claim, so it appears to be legit. I guess I'll put my torch and pitchfork away.
    you know one time i had a vid taken down because of a clip i used from (new) battlestar galactica... glad you figured out what the problem was, can you re-do the vid and lose the image?


    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    You could load from cassette? Luxury. I remember entering programs from punch cards. The privileged kids could use paper tape. Sometimes I even had to load bootstrap programs by entering assembler through front panel switches. And I hobbled five miles on crutches to school, uphill both ways, toting a wagon of boat anchors.
    man, sounds to me like you had it real easy!

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    In Bristol, where I lived in the late 80s the local commercial radio station, Radio West had a half hour weekly radio show where they would take listener's programs for Sinclair Spectrum computers, and would broadcast the tape on the radio show so other listeners could record them to tape and load them. I did that a few times myself. The programs were usually a bit rubbish and it was a bit hit-and-miss, but those were exciting times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    You could load from cassette? Luxury. I remember entering programs from punch cards. The privileged kids could use paper tape. Sometimes I even had to load bootstrap programs by entering assembler through front panel switches. And I hobbled five miles on crutches to school, uphill both ways, toting a wagon of boat anchors.
    ha ha - you too funny, at least you had the crutches and wagon, some folks had even less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimavery View Post
    In Bristol, where I lived in the late 80s the local commercial radio station, Radio West had a half hour weekly radio show where they would take listener's programs for Sinclair Spectrum computers, and would broadcast the tape on the radio show so other listeners could record them to tape and load them. I did that a few times myself. The programs were usually a bit rubbish and it was a bit hit-and-miss, but those were exciting times!
    That's very cool Jim - the early days of 'downloading' a program, over the air...I missed that since it was just a hair before my time, and if it was available in the USA, I would not have known since I was still very much just a wee lad, but I love hearing how folks got started with computers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    Yep, early Commodore Pet, C64, Atari, IBM, Apple, Acorn, Sinclair, and Radio Shack TRS-80 as well as a few others all booted into ROM and had 4K of RAM if you where lucky, and had the BASIC programming language built-in to the ROM and rudimentary commands to load and save programs from a 'tape drive' (as we called it back then)...

    That's when I started.

    Then later in the 90's, when the Motorola StarTac flip phone came out, it was often compared to the Star Trek 'communicator' (from the original series with Shatner and Nimoy) and some called it 'The Star Trek phone'...

    When the first iPhones and first iPads came out, they were compared to the Star Trek PADD units, and some folks went nuts designing skins and sound for an overlay that made it look like the LCARS computer screens, and as I recall lots of apps for simulating a Tricorder, which now with Apple's HealthKit API's some of that is possible that a medical Tricorder was supposed to do...

    One thing I dont miss are the modem sounds, like the fax sounds that would happen during the handshaking when you would dial-up to some remote BBS or to AOL or other online services...

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    I learned to program basic on a Commador Pet and HPL on a HP-98XXx (CRS) both had tape drives circa 1977-79?
    -- but while I have your attention:
    Gary Country and I are using the "Sunburst Singers" to try to teach kids the Joy of the Ukulele. We need some songs that are simple and would appeal to ~5-15 year olds. We're planning to teach strumming/singing on C, A, & D using I,IV, V7, vi and need some help. Our intent is not to teach all the theory or scales, but to teach basic strumming and chord progressions so the kids can have a foundation to go forth and learn more. I figure that haveing a Uke buddy to play with is the best way to attract kids to playing and hope the YTubes will provide a daily partner and a once a week get together will foster some music rather than video gaming.
    I'm looking for songs with 1-2-3 chords for getting them interested in practicing strumming, chord changing, etc. We intend to put the lessons on You Tube so my granddaughter (5) in Reno and my nephews (5 & 4) in Brentwoood, down on the Delta, can participate, as well as the kids in our neighborhood.

    The reason I ask ya'all is, at 72 and 77 we're a bit long in the tooth to have a clue to what kids would like to play/sing. We recently had a Season of kids songs, however they were not very suitable for beginning players, though we will maybe use some of them for later on??? Linda L. has been a big help and given me her opinions and I hope will give some YT lessons for her own GK's who may make use of our stuff.

    I'm also looking for ideas for one or two finger chord songs that will work for a song with 4/4 & 3/4 strumming. Other ideas would be welcome as I intend to work on the first video lesson next week. It will be an introduction and first fingering lesson. I have it about scripted out and Gary and I will start to produce a draft version.

    You can PM me with any ideas you think might help us.

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    You are welcome to use any of my ditties that have been posted to the Seasons.

    I'm not good enough to do fancy chord work, so they are all easy, I think I've included all the info with the videos, if not, just find a couple of chords that sound about right, it's what I do.
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    Been getting quite a few comments on the 'new' look. It wasn't by choice.
    Hadn't been to the skin doctors for quite a few years and he suggested i shave off the beard to have a good look. i also have a lot of skin cancers to be removed around the face and ears (and back) so I could be looking like a partially dressed mummy in future vids. Already had one done near right ear with lots of stitches but it looks like it may heal pretty well.
    I hate shaving so the beard will be back but the doc suggests I shave for my now mandatory yearly checks.

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