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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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The thought of Killer Cows fills me with udder terror.

Happy Wednesday, Wheelizens!

Dang it…I missed Harper again! (But was delighted to “see” her.)

Maaaaaaan…yesterday was pretty rugged work-wise for both Brenda and me; sure hope today’s a bit easier.

The kids had power back last evening; hope it stays on for them. And that the aftershocks aren’t too bad.

dv8 --

Watched about half of your video last evening and hope to finish it sometime today / tonight; really enjoyed the fluidity of some of your lines and will -- no doubt -- have some boneheaded, half-baked thoughts after I’ve finished it. 😉

BBL.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

I so appreciate it! I want to make it into a “thing” some kind of thing, but I don’t know what.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

by the way, Fatwa, I remember--or think I remember from long ago, that you said something about “understanding the music” “feeling it” but not having it in your fingers. Some time ago, I started experimenting with (musanim.com, Stephen Malinowski, a sort of autistic savant I became friends with some time ago) his “tapper program” and an associate of his wrote a more full featured commercial (but not very expensive) version of it called “MIDI Tapper:

https://hpi.zentral.zone/miditapper

Now, I don’t know if you would be interested in such a thing, but it pretty much enables anyone to play any piece of music well. depending on the quality of the MIDI they edit and import into it, and their understanding of the piece.

Naturally a well schooled’/educated musician is able to render a better performance by tapping the rhythm and intensity on his keyboard than a novice musician, but practically anyone can perform a piece of piano music using midi tapper without too much practice. The midi file plays the notes as you tap keeps in a natural human rhythm on a midi keyboard. Some dynamics can even be included in the MIDI file (that’s my preference) but you can then accentuate them by tapping harder. If you want to try a free version you can get Stephen’s version at:

http://www.musanim.com/Tapper/

it works similarly to MIDI Tapper, it’s just not quite as polished but still very functional.

Anyway, when I discovered Tapper, at some point Harper and I were talking about what you said about your keyboard skill level, and we were wondering if you have heard of it or would like to try it.

So…. There you are. Sorry I was overly verbose.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  dv8

I personally love it because I can play a very hard piece very well, (If I understand it well enough) but without actually “learning” it on the finger level.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Wednesday -- do the kids today still call it “hump day”?

Hi, Fatwa -- here’s hoping that PR recovers better from quakes than it did from hurricanes.

And off to teh bestest place ever! Poof!!

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I believe “hump day” is still in use.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy first work-week Wednesday of 2020, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, dv8, and Sven!

Fatwa -- I’m glad to hear that power is back on in PR. I join with Sven in hoping this is a quicker recovery.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
1 year ago

Teh Yay for power in PR! Prayers will continue and I will add naps for Fatwa and BrendaK.

I used to try to sell nap credits but everyone caught on to my scam so I’m giving them away to deserving folks. No one as deserving as a Gerbil so all y’all know where to go when you need a nap.

Zzzzzzzz…….(((poof)))

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  ThePlagueFairy

all y’all know where to go when you need a nap.

That explains why I’m not feeling as tired today as I was yesterday! Plaguie has taken a nap for me! Thank you, Gentle Harper! It’s just what I needed!

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy
1 year ago

Oh, manners!

Sven, Paddy, my darling David, so lovely to see you! Seriously, it is a real joy to see you all.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Machinist

Check the lint trap. Or maybe the duct work.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Salutations, Sven, dv8, Paddy, Harper!!1! (cheers for the naps) and Mac!

Thank you for your good wishes and prayers re teh children and puppehs.

Not sanguine about the stability of PR’s power grid for the next little bit; it’s been an unstable, unreliable and horribly corrupt mess since before they got whacked by Maria. That said, I would be glad to be wrong in this instance…

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wasp