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  1. No, but I used uk.music.folk for years. About a dozen posts a year still in those two, and rec.music.folk, mainly people talking to themselves but the occasional genuine enquiry. There are still active groups, some with hundreds of posts a week. Web forums killed usenet. Facebook is killing web forums -and ordinary websites to some extent: folk clubs and artists often don't bother to maintain their websites.
  2. OK. But SUMO answers are not 'Mozilla's own instructions'. I've been a contributor there myself. Anyway, vanilla Firefox works OK with concertina.net, that's the main thing. If you know usenet you might like to discuss browser fingerprinting on alt.comp.software.firefox
  3. Hello It's interesting to see some pictures inside your workshop on Instagam. When I bought my Hayden 46 in 2021 I couldn't find any. I suggest you put some on the website for us older folk who don't use Instagram Please note that the link to the Hayden 46 on this page is wrong https://www.concertineitalia.it/en/concertinas-concertine-italia/ The instrument is here: https://www.concertineitalia.it/en/concertinas-concertine-italia/hayden-duet-46-concertina-concertine-italia/
  4. I'm not recommending that addon - I know nothing about it. I was trying to understand your reference to 'webcanvas'. Where exactly are these instructions? If you turn things off in about:config, it will often break something!
  5. Are you using this addon? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/web-canvas/ If so it sounds like it's breaking Firefox.
  6. When I took the end off my recently-acquired secondhand Peacock I found a toothpick. It was still in it's cellophane packet. Too short for button-jiggling - I too used a meat skewer for that.
  7. That documentation mentions bookmarklets, which are bookmarks containing javascript, and I suspect it was written some years ago. Some browsers no longer support bokmarklets. Firefox mobile doesn't, and ISTR last time I tried one on iOS safari it didn't work. I suspect browser-makers regard them as a security risk. But it should be possible to embed the abc2svg (scalable vector graphics) code using a browser addon - maybe somebody has? I do something similar with my mudcat addon - embed a module to convert non-Roman letters into html codes. PM me if you want to try it - using Firefox.
  8. 650UKP (about 820USD) or make an offer. I bought it 18 months ago. It has a hard case as shown. I started on this and have now got a Peacock. I posted some close-up pictures of it in this thread. I'm in Kent in SE England. The buyer will have to pay for shipping, or I can hand it over in London. PM or email dave AT daveroyal DOT com
  9. I'm not sure this page of Dick Miles' website is current* http://www.dickmiles.com/p/my-shop.html?m=0 I would contact him. Edited to add: * The home page is dated 2012 in the mobile version, but Dick has posted to it in 2019 and there is a contact page. He seems mainly to post on FaceBook - see Daniel's post below.
  10. This would fill the gap left by the end of Morse Beaumont production. I want to upgrade from a Stagi 46. (Without a 3-4 year wait!) Any news?
  11. Only for the Céilí, according to their website.
  12. As I suspect you know, the advantage is you can build it once and run it in any capable browser. And, sometimes, in an 'app' which looks like a native app but is actually a browser window. The disadvantage is usally performance and intefacing with other apps. Web apps can be built to run offline once they have been downloaded and cached. I don't know if the Axure tool Luke is using can do that, but it does require extra programming work. Then you could avoid the long load time I see, even on wifi, and use it where there is no internet. As it is this app doesn't appear to access the internet once it's loaded. Web apps, now called Progressive Web Apps, have been an undercurrent for years. Device makers, particularly Apple, are dead against because they make their money from hosting apps. Developers periodically try them, or threaten to, to break that hold. But performance, once loaded, is key. On this newish Android tablet (and even on my i7-extreme desktop) it's quite laggy, particularly before a note sounds. But I think that's caused mainly by Axure; I have a calculator web app developed 11 years ago that's as fast as the Android calculator app. (I'm learning to play a Hayden, and last played piano 60 years ago, so my interest is purely technical.)
  13. Thanks, I didn't know there was such a feature. Not often used, then. Clicking through from the feed to the website I see it's described as a 'Status update', which puzzled me. I didn't get gtotani's reply in 'Activity', which is good - probably. Overall RSS works very well.
  14. I follow the site on RSS - both the New Threads and the Activity feeds. Recently I got, in both feeds, a PM, from Simon gabrielo to gtotani asking about a reaction to one of Simon's posts. This shouldn't be in the feeds, should it? It seems like eavesdropping. Ive not seen it before.
  15. As Luke said, you may need to clear the webapp's caches for a new versions to work. Android, both Chrome & Firefox: Settings, Privacy & Security, Delete Browsing Data Tick(check) Cached images & files (untick the rest) Press Delete iPad, Safari, in the Settings app: Safari, Clear Website History and Data Press Clear (Which seems a bit brutal. What if I don't want to clear History and Cookies? Maybe somebody knows a more precise way.)
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