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Technology

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I just deleted 200 “friends” on my Facebook account. Yes, I felt a bit guilty, but these were largely past students: students who have never written me, emailed me called me or spoken to me since the class was over. Are those really “friends?” Well, they are in a sense, but do I really want […]

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Home page amnesia

January 19, 2011

Don’t you find that you go to your computer with the intention of doing something, buying something on Amazon.com or making a To Do list or researching something, and you wake up your computer to your browser’s homepage, which, of course, you have programmed to be what you are most interested in, and WHAMMO, you’ve […]

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I imported a file from Finale (music notation file [XML]) into Sibelius where I prefer to work. After a half hour of cleaning up, I returned to the opening measure only to find CHAOS! (see screenshot below–I know it kinda looks cool, but it’s really NOT supposed to look like that) The performing indication says […]

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The Martin Backpacker guitar

September 14, 2010

I am not in the habit of advertising commercial products, but I have something to recommend to anyone with the slightest inclination of playing the guitar, or wants to take a guitar on a vacation or camping, not wanting to take your GOOD guitar. Before I make my recommendation, know that there are an incredible […]

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I posted the piece below and decided to see how quickly things “show up” on the internet. Thirty seconds later I entered “Yahara River Valley Boys” into a Google search engine and BAM! it was there. I went to PIPL and put in my name: the picture and my name, along with everyone else’s in […]

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The good news about texting

August 25, 2010

It is common for men my age to start losing their hearing, especially the upper range. It is also common for men my age to deny that they have a problem. Part of my problem [these days] is that people have a tendency to slur their words. Some portions of words project more easily than […]

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Psychic blogging

August 10, 2010

I’ve seen a lot of articles about the joy and limitations of a new generation of toys built on one’s brain waves contolling some parameter in the game. For the last two months, I have been blogging psychically, having a running post, for you, as I go through my life. It’s almost turning into The […]

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An inspiration to us all. Imagine trying to live someplace this small. I don’t think it would work for families, especially one with small kids who need a certain amount of space to expend their energy. But still, for single people who don’t have or want a lot of stuff, or a retired couple who […]

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