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Re: E-books that might be of interest to others

Postby Té Rowan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:09 am

Yeah, they still wrote everything in assembler back then. The first higher programming languages were only just appearing. Now, whether to thank or blame RADM Hopper for that is a wholly different Ella. Maye even Salmon-Ella.

FTR, Salmon-Ella was a real human, and cooked at a salmon anglers’ hotel. There are no records of anyone having ever got sick from her cooking, except maybe from overeating…
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Postby Ellen Kuhfeld » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:49 pm

In Alaska, there is a Curtis C-46 transport named Salmon Ella. You can find a picture here.

And when I'm talking SCA trash, I sometimes mention Salmonella the Fishwife.
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Postby Té Rowan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:02 am

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56550 — The “Popol Vuh”: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America. [1908]
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Postby Té Rowan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:50 am

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56570 — “Breaking into the Movies” (1921) Yep, it’s about how to get a break in the movie industry.
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Re: E-books that might be of interest to others

Postby Spica75 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:36 pm

Té Rowan wrote:http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56570 — “Breaking into the Movies” (1921) Yep, it’s about how to get a break in the movie industry.


Wow, it's amazing how relevant and insightful some of this still is today. The introduction should probably be read by at least half the movie companies of today.
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Postby Té Rowan » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:16 am

The Naval Postgraduate School is famous for lots of things, including having on staff one Gary Kildall, same guy as wrote the CP/M operating system for 8080 and Z80 micros, and founded Intergalactic Digital Research (later just Digital Research).

https://archive.org/details/microcomputersol00kern (A Microcomputer Solution to Maneuvering Board Problems) is one of several theses he was thesis advisor to. In addition, it features CORDIC routines, Intel 4004 assembly code, and Kildall listed as Chief Scrounger.
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Postby Té Rowan » Sat May 19, 2018 7:15 pm

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57179 — “The Flowing Bowl” by Edward Spencer (1903)
Tales of drinking and recipes for drinks. I remain uncertain on the quality of some of these drinks.
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Postby Té Rowan » Wed May 23, 2018 6:30 pm

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57200 — “The Gyroscopic Compass” by T. W. Chalmers. (1920) A bunch of stuff about the gyrocompass and its development.
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Postby Té Rowan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:03 am

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57421 — “Rockets, Missiles, and Spacecraft of the National Air and Space Museum” by Lynne C. Murphy for the Smithsonian Institution. (1976)
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Postby Té Rowan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:18 pm

[URL]http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57434[/URL — “A Primer of The Art of Illumination for the Use of Beginners” by F. Delamotte (1860)
That’s illumination as that in manuscripts, not in lighting.
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Re: E-books that might be of interest to others

Postby Té Rowan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:08 pm

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57630 — “Spons’ Household Manual” by E. and F. N. Spon (1894)
A job lot of stuff on setting up and managing a household. Might still be of use for planning that ‘hut’ near Lake Wayoutthere.

And as a bonus, this link…

https://archive.org/search.php?query=publisher%3A%22Spon+%26+Chamberlain%22

… will rustle up a large bunch of engineering books that just might turn out to be of interest to someone.
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Postby Té Rowan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:09 pm

So I was dipping into the first of five books in the “Workshop Receipts” series and ended up wondering: ‘What the hex is regulus of antimony?’

Here is an answer: http://www.iub.edu/~cedr/omeka-2.5/exhibits/show/regulusnewton
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