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About lachenal74693

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    Traditional music & Morris, Sailing, Shogi (Japanese Chess),
    postcard collecting, 'N' gauge model railways.
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    Urmston, S-W Manchester, U.K.

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    streamlined ASCII TAB for Anglo

    Can't see it. I think you need to attach the file directly to your post?
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    inking on Buttons

    This sounds a little like the technique used on high quality Japanese chess pieces. to 'fill-in' the engraved kanji. The point being that the Japanese use 'lacquer' for this - perhaps the OP should look at 'lacquer' for this application? Roger
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    ABC - Problem with Q: field

    Heh, heh, no - I just set it to 150 as an example which was >128... Problem solved - I have version installed, but the problem was with abcm2ps in version (https://sourceforge.net/p/easyabc/tickets/12/), and I had foolishly got the file settings pointing to the old copies of abcm2ps, etc. Correcting the file settings fixed the problem. What a dolt 😬 - I'm normally a bit more careful than that! Thank you for the responses folks. Roger
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    ABC - Problem with Q: field

    I am using EasyABC on a HP machine running Windoze 10. I have a problem with correct representation of numeric values in the Q: field. Briefly, any value above 127 produces an incorrect value both in the display, and in the generated PDF file. Here's an example: X:1 T:Newcastle M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=150 K:G |: A2 | "G" B2 d2 "D7" G2 A2 | "G" G3 A G2 D2 | "G" B2 d2 G2 d2 | "C" e2 g4 fe | "G" d2 B2 A2 G2 | "C" E2 e4 dc | "G" d2 B2 "D7" A3 G |1 "G" G4 G2 :|2 "G" G6 |] |: ef | "G" gfed g3 B | "Am" A2 g4 A2 | "Em" G3 A "Bm" B2 F2 | "Em" E2 e4 f2 | "G" gfed g3 B | "Am" A2 A2 c3 d | "C" e2 B2 "D7" A3 G | "G" G6 :| I've attached the PDF generated by this ABC code - the metronome marking which should be 150 is shown as -106. A value of 127 works fine; a value of 128, yields -128; a value of 129 yields -127; and so on... (*) I'm baffled by this - particularly as on my other W10 machine, it all works fine. Any ideas? Thank you. (I thought I had already asked this question, but I can't find any trace...) Roger (*) It hasn't escaped my attention that 127=(2**7)-1, and that the value produced is a discontinuous function of the input Q: value: f(x)1:127=x; f(x)128:256=x-256 which just shows that I'm a right smarty-knickers, but which doesn't get me much forrader... 😖 Newcastle.pdf
  5. Thanks for that. I have a couple of non-concertina projects in hand which require a lot of cutting of card, and beveled (skived) edges might be an option for some of the large(and thicker) components (*). I have a cutter which cuts 'square', and had been wondering about buying something which would allow me to do beveling of thicker card stock - maybe I should reconsider, in view of your comments. I had tried doing it (beveling) 'by hand', but the risk of getting chopped-off finger-ends mixed up with the card was too much for my delicate nature! Thanks again. (*) Fortunately, smaller (and thinner) components can be managed with a pair of sharp scissors. I don't imagine that would do for bellows card...
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    For Folk's Sake: Morris Dancing and Me

    I think it was the late, great A.J.P. Taylor who said in one of his books something to the effect of (I paraphrase): "In Scotland, there are three (*) words used to describe things pertaining to Scotland: Scotch, Scots and Scottish. In England, there is only one word used to describe things pertaining to Scotland: Scotch." I always did like AJPT - he was controversial in a friendly sort of way 😉 Whatever, make sure you watch the film tonight - preferably with a glass of Scotch at your elbow...😈 Roger (*) Scotch (whisky); Scots (the people), Scottish (everything else).
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    For Folk's Sake: Morris Dancing and Me

    Don't despair. One of our local Morris sides had decided to shut up shop last year, and sometime in the autumn about six blokes turned up out of the blue saying 'Right, what about this bloody Morris dancing then - let us at it!', and said side is now revitalised and continuing to function. Fingers crossed...
  8. Would it be possible to carry out this operation using one of the cutters used by picture-frame makers to bevel the inner edges of photograph mounts? Just wondering...
  9. True!!! I was able to get my hands on a couple of his hybrids for a few minutes a while back - very, very responsive indeed.
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    For Folk's Sake: Morris Dancing and Me

    Two sides based up here in God's Country: Fidler's Fancy Poynton Jemmers There's probably more, and many Border sides are co-ed in any case: Boggart's Breakfast
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    For Folk's Sake: Morris Dancing and Me

    Don, good morning. (1) No, I'm not in any of the pictures. In the main picture, we have: George, ?, Malcolm, Richard, (the presenter), Bruce, Marjorie (plays the whistle in the closing titles), David, Tony (our ace melodeon player), t'other Roger, Richard and t'other George. I'm not sure which are the other pictures you are looking at, but I am (usually) the blurred figure on the right in those pictures where you can see the massed band performing... (2) I wasn't sure where in the world this would be viewable, but thought it was worth posting so that folks can look, if possible. Isn't there a television equivalent of US NPR which you can access? We had a private showing on Thursday (my very first world premiere!!!). Very interesting, and (I thought) a sympathetic view of an activity which is in some danger of slowly withering on the vine unless summat is done. No spoilers here - not till after the transmission date, but t'aint just about Manchester Morris, though that's a central theme on which the whole thing is hung... Roger PS: Oh, aye in case it hasn't been posted here before, here is a link to the world-famous Badger Morris: https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-quarantine-2018-online PPS: 'Ladies go Dancing at Whitsun' - 'False Bride' innit?
  12. Dunno if this is the right place to post this... For Folk's Sake: Morris Dancing and Me A documentary about Morris. BBC 4, Monday 1 April, 2100.(*) Details and preview clips at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003vh (*)Also Sunday 31 March, 0255, signed version, I believe...
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    Indian concertina ?

    Quite right! My excuse is that it was ~0500 and I hadn't had my first caffeine fix of the day, and hadn't put my brains in yet! Roger
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    Indian concertina ?

    I guess that from some of the the angles shown, it looks quite a lot like the 'Indian concertina' you are referring to, which I suppose is a Shruti box? Here's Olivia Chaney using a Shruti box to accompany 'Aupres de ma blonde': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY2izR3fN_U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evp-clThEaY
  15. This: https://github.com/PierreBanwarth/MIDI-concertina may be of interest to some readers here?