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In C[edit]

Greetings! If you'd like I'll copy the differences out for you -- do you have an email address set so the "email this user" link works for you? Computer realization sounds like a fun project; I'd like to hear how you made it. I'm still just getting my feet wet with synthesis myself. Still want to see if I can get together enough people at college to hold an "In C" party. Oh, and welcome again to the 'pedia! Mindspillage (spill your mind?) 05:36, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Hello! That would be so kind of you. Yes, I believe my mail address is set properly: should it turn out that it isn't, I'm reachable at if you wish to mail me. I have a set of implementation notes that I made as I worked on the piece, to which you're entirely welcome if you'd like them. Very briefly, I used Koan Pro to set up the patterns and to make the choices of the number of iterations of each pattern for each voice, and to control some of the other MIDI parameters such as velocity; running that gave me a MIDI output file - one particular random instance of the piece. Because Koan Pro isn't perfect about timing and so on, and because it can't do synchronisation like the rendezvous at pattern 53, I read the MIDI file into Harmony Assistant to quantise and do other postprocessing, and then to make an MP3 output file. It's 40+Mb, but you're welcome to have a copy (I don't think that would breach copyright awfully, would it? I hope not, because I'd like people to be able to hear it.) An In C party would be fun! What I'd like to do is a similar party for Spem in Alium, a 40-part motet by Thomas Tallis - do you know it? And thank you for your welcome!
Sent; let me know if you don't get it. And no, I don't know it, alas! Should get my hands on a score. Closest we got is my counterpoint class singing 8-parters in the stairwells, which was usually the highlight of my day. If you did have a Tallis party, I'd be awfully tempted to show up at your doorstep, which considering your email address is probably a bit far from Florida for a weekend jaunt. Pity. :-) Mindspillage (spill your mind?) 03:48, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Hello again![edit]

Been a long time - glad to see you're still about as well. Going to have to visit your Livejournal and read what's up with you these days. Me, I've never had the patience to keep a journal - instead I work on here when I'm not working for pay. These Americans haven't driven me crazy yet - or at least, no more crazy than I was already. Take care, Matthew Brown (Morven) (T:C) 20:44, 10 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

The Village Sessions[edit]

Hi! I just noticed that you reverted some changes to the John Mayer EP page for The Village Sessions. I've reverted them because there was no explanation of why you'd reverted it other than citing vandalism, but there was no vandalism on the page and you'd reverted to a much earlier version of the page from which much had been changed already. If you wish to make a radical reversion such as this, please note it in the talk page or explain in your edit note.
lincalinca (from pc: 13:51, 12 December 2006 (UTC) )[reply]

New content on TOPS-10 article[edit]

Hi Kay,

I have added quite a bit of content to the TOPS-10 article. Since you were a recent editor on that article, and since you are more experienced at Wiki than I, I'd appreciate your feedback on that new content and style. If you think it's going in the right direction, I can add more of the same: reference to software, notes on installation, pointers to manuals, etc. If there is content you'd want to see on TOPS-10, let me know! If you want to edit style and references, that's OK, I need pointers!

Given that TOPS-10's distribution tapes, manuals, suitable emulators,and DECUS contributions are largely intact, it constitues a sort of living museum of computing from the late 1960's through about 1990. A lot (most!) of the source code for the monitor, utilities and contributions is intact; a lot of the culture is being dumped into alt.sys.pdp10. It's a remarkable feat of preservation by lots of talented people!


Cbmira01 00:42, 16 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

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Thx for bringing the Jared Jackson hoax to BLP, i think it will be deleted, i do not know why it was not speedy deleted first time. I have AFD request and TenPound has another sd. Thx RetroS1mone talk 21:03, 10 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you! Kay Dekker (talk) 21:43, 10 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]


What, you don't consider this a reliable source? Kidding, kidding. Thanks for the edit-summary chuckle.

As an aside, your earlier poster may be correct, for I haven't heard the word "sneaked" used by a New York City news channel for years. :) Best, CliffC (talk) 22:47, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Nice to see this edit. It is the page I have most frequently edited on WP, so I'm basically responsible for the wording. Don't hate me! =) -Shootbamboo (talk) 00:03, 18 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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Food chain[edit]

Hi...noticed your comments from a while back in food chain. I'm working in there - doing some major revisions. If you have a chance - stop by.Thompsma (talk) 02:38, 14 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

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