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I Hate Batteries!

     
9:25 pm on Jun 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I was almost finished with a very long script involving a cron and scheduling a few website tasks when my mouse died... the battery that is. It takes one AA size. This was at my office. I saved the unfinished work and started my search...

I usually keep a supply, so looked in the top desk drawer, moving everything around, checking other drawers, no battery. I sometimes keep batteries in the refrigerator, so looked there but nope, no AAs.

I went down the hall to my colleague's office, no answer. I then called down to the lobby and asked for maintenance which resulted in a voice menu with no related choices.

Then it dawned on me; I had at least one AA battery in one of my devices at my home across the street a ways. I left the building, walked several blocks home and started removing AA batteries from remote controls units.

Returned to the office about an hour later & got back to work... voila!

So... what have I learned from this? Not much except I HATE BATTERIES!
7:40 am on June 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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keyplyr's latest hand-coded piano piece
Joplin's Entertainer is a classic, but my taste leans to more straight ahead stuff like Horace Silver's Nica's Dream [apassion4jazz.net]
8:58 am on June 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I step away for a day or two and the thread drift is amazing. As a guitar player I crack walnuts between thumb and index ... so you can imagine how I beat up keyboards .... (would anyway, learned to type on a plateen 1956 Royal 15" typewriter and used it for 22 years) though I do spend the extra for MECHANICAL MILSPEC kayboards and get about eight years or more from each (about seven times the cost of cheapies). But that might not be such a good deal as the cost of these things is dropping in the krapper ... just saw a mouse and keyboard (wireless) for $7. Wonder if there's any encrypted security on those?

And no batteries. :)

Except for that traveling keyboard and mouse for presentations (and even then I travel belt and suspenders with tailed versions of each). ... and a six month reminder countdown on the computer to change all the batteries (smoke and monoxide off the list, those are 10 year batts at the moment) in keyboards, mouse, and music gear. :)
5:09 pm on June 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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keyplyr's latest hand-coded piano piece
I have a thing for music boxes, so player pianos are right up my alley. Itís the same thing only more so. But, ahem, the person who made the piano roll overlooked Scott Joplin's standing directive: not too fast.
8:48 pm on June 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Scott Joplin's standing directive: not too fast
Very good Lucy. Yes, many (most) play ragtime pieces much too fast. Ragtime was essentially march music and should not be played any faster than the average person can take a full stride step on the quarter-note beat.

Even the movie 'The Sting' got it wrong, performing The Entertainer much too fast.

And doncha just hate them batteries?
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