Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by Masterblaster jnr, Jul 1, 2008.
How did you guess?
OK, Do the above put your chord notes in for a long as you need where you need them (you'll need to think carefully about the time sig you've chosen. Then hide those notes and rests (ctrl shift h) and use symbols from the z menu to put mock notes/fermata etc in the appropriate places. You can also add fake barlines if you need them. Any extra barlines can be hidden using invisible barlines from the create barlines menu.
I'lll try it tomorrow.
Well....................I tried to uninstall the sound package which was taking up more memory than the composing program itself. But then there was no sound, not even the default one.
I go back on a couple of hours later to find multiple hundreds of errors and i can't get on the computer. We realise it is broken.
call in a computer specialist who tells us that he can't recover anything on it from the last 5 years and takes the computer away to see what he can do.
He comes back and says that the computer has a memory space of 512 RAM and sibelius takes up 512 RAM exactly. He thankfully has managed to recover everything bar a couple of folders but has ordered more memory for the computer so it will handle the sibelius full package. this with the recovery programs, many hours of labour, complete rebuild of the computer and the memory then sums up to just short of £400. it'd probably have been chepaer buying a new computer than sticking sibelius on it.
Hopefully now if we get the memory sent to us around the weekend time it might be able to work and i can get on with a couple of arrangements i'm doing.
The computer guy saved our lives in a sense. My mum and her multiple thousand of westlife photos from over the years and my (it would come out anyway) various brass bands i have created (around 512 to be exact. entirely made up, uniforms et al). Sad or what! Well when you lose inspiration you turn to the bright side. do you?!!
Well it looks like i've found my unlucky number. 512, what a strange figure.
I'd start panicking here. Not at the fact that you think it's irrecoverable, but at the fact an 'expert' has told you it is.
Yes it would. And it's highly likely that just piggybacking the old drive in the new machine and pulling the data off it would've worked. It's likely that it was just the OS that was laying on it's back kicking it's legs in the air. And you'd have got a new, much faster machine. Incidentally, 4GB of Corsair RAM is about £60 quid. It's cheap at the minute.
Is this the same guy that told you it was irrecoverable? Obviously just took loads of time billed by the hour, no doubt.
You need to, as I think you've been fleeced I'm afraid.
No it's not. it's 8^3.....which relates to bytes....or 2^9 which refers to binary registers....
Oh yeah. i knew that :-?.
It was the same guy. And this would come out in the wash. i lost inspiration more and started doing regional championships, Nationals, Spring festival, wiliinsons and butlins contests with the made up bands . I'll make one up for my Welsh area for ttMp and post it on this thread in a minute or 2!!
Check this out.
Principal Cornet: themusicalrentboy
2nd Man: 2ndmandown
3rd Man: Leisa
4th man: Towse1972
2nd Cornet 1: tpcornet12
2nd Cornet 2: imthemaddude
3rd Cornet 1: WhatSharp
3rd Cornet 2: brass journo
Flugel Horn: Mesmerist
Solo Horn: Dyl
1st Horn: Sandy Smith
2nd Horn: Yorkshire Bloke
Solo Baritone: SoloBaritone
2nd Baritone: Rob
Solo Euphonium: Mark Bousie
2nd Euphonium: Robcav
Solo Trombone: Nuke
2nd Trombone: Ipswich Trom
Bass Trombone: HUDDSBASSBONE
Eb Bass 1: Steve Butler
Eb Bass 2: mikelyons
Bb Bass 1: Chunky
Bb Bass 2: Ali
Percussion 1: Theweetimpanist
Percussion 2: Dave R
Percussion 3: jas drum
Percussion 4: VACANT
Assistant 2nd triangle: Blasterbates
and there is a uniform but it ain't coming up on here
I feel privelidged
proves you don't have to be posh to be priveliged. Sorry KMJ, not sure what you play or i'd have got you in there too.
stick him on 4th perc
No, there always has to be one vacant percussionist
if you get it, well done.
As do I. I would be absoluted to play under Mr B! Wow! What a privilege and to think you included me in this line-up. Thanks.
You know... I saw his post in my email notification, gasped, and DELIBERATELY did not log on for a couple of days to post..... I had no idea how I could have put it as politely as you did!
Incredible, completely incredible :-(
Not incredible, just sad
Given the relative cheapness of external hard drives, if you had backed up your system onto such then all you would have had to do was reformat the original drive and reinstall windows and your backup software then restore from the external drive. After a couple of very messy HD failures I learned this lesson. All my stuff is backed up on a 250G external drive, there are also 2 copies of all my data files and my sib stuff is also on a pen drive. You just can't be too careful!
And it's cheaper than forking out £400 to a rip-off merchant.
Funny though isn't it, since KMJ just reminded my why memory capacity goes up in 8s, how come hardware retailers are allowed to sell hard drives at 1000mb per gig - when it should be 1024?
Which means if you buy a 1 terrabyte hard disk llike the one I had to order for work the other day, you actually get around 920 gig. Where's my other 80 gigs gone?!! Plus a terrabyte should be 1024 gigs, not 1000!
It's flippin highway robbery.
Because, as usual, the computer industry is allowed to short change us outrageously. If I have one regret about going into teaching it is that I didn't go into IT when I had the chance.
Like paying £400 for a 10 minute fix :frown:
But there are examples of this in other areas which involve lack of customer knowledge and 'expert' inspection/sales. Central Heating, car maintenance/repair, private dental/medical work, legal advice etc. etc.
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