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Little ceramic trimmer caps that always break... A fix.


Chuck Harris
 

Perhaps, but Dennis is a geezer too, and there is nothing
we have said that he doesn't already know all too well.

I'm done.

-Chuck Harris

pdxareaid wrote:

we are going to get slapped for this geezer fest, but now in my late sixties i exhibit all of the above annoyances when typing with
one addition. i am basically a touch typist but developed some bad habits over the years (coding does that) and tend to look at the keyboard when composing. i find i
will use a word like "composed" or "composing" correctly in my mind but in reading what i typed, i will find "compose".
lately on the fly grammar checking has been flagging some of these.
as far as dexterity, i have the same problem with the guitar. the fingers are not working like they used to.
We're all like old electrolytic caps. If we don't blow our tops, someday we'll eventually leak out. Regular use does stave off
an early demise.
DID vs DIDN'T: yes the sign bit gets a bit sticky at times too.
i have no problem with the shift key, however, as is plainly obvious in this posting :-)




Carsten Bormann
 

On 2020-08-19, at 14:58, Chuck Harris <cfharris@...> wrote:

FG504 can become FG540, Chuck can become CHuck…
WElcome to the clbu.

As was pointed out, it is useful to get model numbers, part numbers, measurements etc. right, so as Barry reminded us, proofreading is king for those.

(And wrt to the measurements, if someone gives a timebase setting in nanosiemens per division, I cringe, but maybe it’s normal that a lot of people simply don’t know how to type measurements and any correction will be seen as nitpicking, so there is no learning either.)

Grüße, Carsten


Chuck Harris
 

Well, the key to good proofreading is to be able to see
the mistakes. And since my retina was damaged by my
vitreous humor pulling away... a present I got for my
53rd birthday..., I can't do that very well anymore.

I see a tiny magnified spot right at the center of vision
on my right (dominant) eye, that darts around as I read,
or inspect things.... So, when I read, I cannot always
tell the difference between a "n" and an "h", or an "i"
and an "l", or an "o" and a "b" or "d", g", ... without
serious study.

It's worse, of course the smaller the print. And, my brain,
and good vocabulary isn't helping me much, as my brain fills
in whatever word it can think of that fits the space.

My retina specialist says not to worry, it will only
get worse... especially if he tries to fix it.

I know you want perfection out of each of us, but I for
one, am not up to it anymore.

I do this gig for fun, and it is becoming less and less
fun as the nits get picked.

I think I'll go play with my tractors...

-Chuck Harris

Carsten Bormann wrote:

On 2020-08-19, at 14:58, Chuck Harris <cfharris@...> wrote:

FG504 can become FG540, Chuck can become CHuck…
WElcome to the clbu.

As was pointed out, it is useful to get model numbers, part numbers, measurements etc. right, so as Barry reminded us, proofreading is king for those.

(And wrt to the measurements, if someone gives a timebase setting in nanosiemens per division, I cringe, but maybe it’s normal that a lot of people simply don’t know how to type measurements and any correction will be seen as nitpicking, so there is no learning either.)

Grüße, Carsten





Carsten Bormann
 

On 2020-08-19, at 17:35, Chuck Harris <cfharris@...> wrote:

my brain fills
in whatever word it can think of that fits the space.
I think that is a problem fundamentally every proofreader has.
Confirmation bias in the small.

My retina specialist says not to worry, it will only
get worse... especially if he tries to fix it.
(Earlier in my life, I experienced the eyesight of my father deteriorate over a span of a decade. Something I wouldn't wish my worst enemies, if I had any to wish something bad onto.)

I know you want perfection out of each of us, but I for
one, am not up to it anymore.
Please don’t take my comments as personal criticism.
They were directed to the list (or I would have sent them personally to you).
And, yes, I do like some attention to detail; perfection is not a very useful goal for informal messages like these...

I do this gig for fun, and it is becoming less and less
fun as the nits get picked.
Let me just say that your posts are highly enjoyable on so many levels.
Any nits don’t distract from that.
(Too bad that telling more about your tractors would be off-topic on this list.)

Grüße, Carsten


Stephen
 

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 04:54 AM, Carsten Bormann wrote:

(Earlier in my life, I experienced the eyesight of my father deteriorate over
a span of a decade. Something I wouldn't wish my worst enemies, if I had any
to wish something bad onto.)
My father has ARMD (81yo), so I should be careful too.

Let me just say that your posts are highly enjoyable on so many levels.
Any nits don’t distract from that.
I concur!