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Mandolin Picker

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  1. "...but I'm not asking who's on first!"
  2. Started with a Commodore 64 then upgraded to a Commodore 128 (like the one below). It was a really nice computer. Used it until I did a home-built 486DX-33 (had to have the math chip) with 8MB of RAM and 330MB hard drive. About a year later bought the 'media upgrade kit' that had a CD-ROM, a sound card and a bunch of CDs with games that no body ever played!!
  3. That's it! Worked like a champ and simple. Thanks.
  4. Is there a method of turning off the metronome at a specific measure? What I am looking at is a way to turn off the metronome near the end of the song (the last 2-3 measures), where things slow down and there is a bit more wavering in exact tempo. I have looked and found methods to adjust tempo (speed up/slow down) once the track is recorded, but nothing while doing the actual recording. Trying to slow down while the metronome continues its steady beat is a distraction.
  5. A "CHM" file is just a modified "ZIP" file. You can see everything in a CHM file by making a copy (so you don't mess up your original CHM file!), change the extension from CHM to ZIP and use a program such as WinZip or 7-Zip to open it up. Here is a CHM help file opened in 7-zip I have been working on for a database I am writing. The folder you are probably most interested in is HTML (CHM help files are really just small, self-contained web sites made from HTML files). Here is what my HTML file looks like. The file labeled "Table of Contents.hhc" is also just an HTML file. It provides the table of contents that is displayed on the left side of the CHM file. Also, forgot to mention, you can still download the HTML Help Workshop from Microsoft at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21138 Hope that helps
  6. We pull out the trains every year at Christmas. We set up a Christmas Village under the tree. This year we used the Mickey Mouse engine and cars from wife's set (it was her dad's back in the late 70s). Most everything train related we have is at least 25 years old. The transformer is over 50 years old (still have the train set that went with the transformer that my father got for me in 1966 - and it still runs). I must admit I do prefer the Fastrack over the older stuff. Although it is way too expensive for what you get. Its the main reason we only have one loop running. Here's a few shots from our village this year
  7. Sometimes its not just the song and the instrument, but the association. Have been to many a fire department funeral. Always bagpipes. Always Amazing Grace. Always the ringing of the bell. It breaks you down every time.
  8. And now there's this (Reuters is all over this): Second hacking team was targeting SolarWinds at time of big breach A second hacking group, different from the suspected Russian team now associated with the major SolarWinds data breach, also targeted the company’s products earlier this year, according to a security research blog by Microsoft. “The investigation of the whole SolarWinds compromise led to the discovery of an additional malware that also affects the SolarWinds Orion product but has been determined to be likely unrelated to this compromise and used by a different threat actor,” the blog said. Security experts told Reuters this second effort is known as “SUPERNOVA.” It is a piece of malware that imitates SolarWinds’ Orion product but it is not “digitally signed” like the other attack, suggesting this second group of hackers did not share access to the network management company’s internal systems. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-solarwinds/second-hacking-team-was-targeting-solarwinds-at-time-of-big-breach-idUSKBN28T0U1
  9. And then there's this from TechDirt and Reuters "No doubt the company [SolarWinds] claims to take security seriously. But while users are being subjected to password requirements that demand them to utilize most of the alphabet and multiple shift key presses, internal security isn't nearly as restrictive. Here's the "OMFG are you ***** kidding me" news via Reuters, which first broke the news of the malicious hacking. Security researcher Vinoth Kumar told Reuters that, last year, he alerted the company that anyone could access SolarWinds’ update server by using the password “solarwinds123”. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201215/13203045893/security-researcher-reveals-solarwinds-update-server-was-secured-with-password-solarwinds123.shtml https://www.reuters.com/article/global-cyber-solarwinds/hackers-at-center-of-sprawling-spy-campaign-turned-solarwinds-dominance-against-it-idUSKBN28P2N8
  10. But if I provide an override, you might use it all the time, and then I wouldn't get the surveillance data on you so that I can sell more advertising!
  11. "Saving Grace" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  12. One other thing I'll throw out in this discussion. But let me preface this first by saying I love Cakewalk, have been using it close to 20 years, was one of those who originally paid cold hard cash for the program. I think its very good and use it almost everyday. However, Cakewalk (like most other Windows based software) is moving more and more to Windows 10 and compatibility with Windows 7 and 8 is no longer guaranteed. I understand the reasons and advantages of doing this. However, for me I will not be moving to Windows 10. I have too many issues with Windows 10. Instead I currently use Linux Mint for most everything I do on the computer (except audio). Have been using Linux for nearly 10 years now. Why do I bring this up? One thing that REAPER has that Cakewalk does not have is a Linux version. Cakewalk is very much a Windows product. REAPER can be used on Windows, Mac and Linux. If I create a template in Windows it transfers just fine to the Linux version, and vice-versa. One thing to be aware of is that REAPER for Linux is still considered experimental. But they do have versions for i686, x86-64, AARCH64 and ARM v71. Just something else to think about.
  13. Here's a bit of uplifting news about the fires. A 5 year old sent a baby Yoda doll to the local fire fighters donation center. "A 5-year-old Oregon boy and his grandmother delivered a toy version of the pointy-eared Force user to a donation center for firefighters on Sept. 12 along with a note that read: “Here is a friend for you in case you get lonely.” Since then, Baby Yoda has been to four wildfires in two states, ridden in helicopters, checked people’s temperatures for COVID-19 symptoms, and even used “the Force” to move a firefighting tool known as a pulaski." Full article at https://www.registerguard.com/story/news/2020/10/01/spreading-force-baby-yoda-provides-boost-western-firefighters/5881512002/ There is a Facebook page to see all the places Baby Yoda has been "helping out". https://www.facebook.com/Baby-yoda-fights-fires-105042248019357/
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