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Eulogy for Adobe PhotoShop 7 ™

Thanks to Microsoft, most likely, PS7 is getting Alzheimer’s. It no longer remembers to stroke the entire path on command, leaving sections undone. Why? Probably because I used Windows Update on Windows 7. I recently upgraded my connection from a … Continue reading

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New U.S. Patent filed & background published

Yesterday, I filed my 3rd Non-Provisional Patent Application, and today published the background theory for it at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323686205_Making_Guitars_with_Multiple_Tonal_Characters   The patent involves matched, single-coil pickups for humbucking circuits with reversible magnetic poles. I have a new area for publications of papers … Continue reading

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Banning Users

The majority of new users who sign up turn out to be listed as spammers on CleanTalk.org.  From now on, those new users will not only be deleted, their domains will be banned.  Why do they even bother?

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On the Topologies of Guitar Pickup Circuits

How do you get 620 potentially unique guitar tones from 4 single-coil pickups, or 310 from 3 humbuckers? Read here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323390784_On_the_Topologies_of_Guitar_Pickup_Circuits Abstract: Many of the U.S. patents involving switching circuits for electric guitar pickups have failed in the marketplace because … Continue reading

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The Walkin Squawkin Patent Examiner Blues – Part 1

I got this in an e-mail from my U.S. Patent Office Patent Examiner on Jan 24th, 2018: “I cannot conceive of any way to generate an “infinite” (your word) table that would accommodate the breadth of claim 28. You mentioned … Continue reading

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ceciliabuckland1473@babau.ml banned

ceciliabuckland1473@babau.ml reported as spam 37 times, discovered Feb 09, 2018, last activity Feb 16, 2018 11:50:54.

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Banned: adammcduffie6743@uk.nut.cc reported as spam

adammcduffie6743@uk.nut.cc reported as spam 38 times, discovered Feb 09, 2018, last activity Feb 16, 2018 18:22:04.

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Why guitar pickup switching patents fail in the marketplace

I’ve reviewed some more guitar pickups switching patents lately, and most if not all of the ones I’ve seen suffer design flaws that generally cause them to fail in the marketplace, for some of the following reasons: They almost never … Continue reading

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Coming Patents for 2018-2019

From simple principles of circuit theory, a patent currently in examination (a Non-Provisional Patent Application, or NPPA) develops and enumerates all possible combinations of pickup circuits, from 1 to infinity, which have potentially unique tones. It claims all such circuits … Continue reading

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Lathe-Turned Wood BIC Pen Holders

The following images show wood Bic pen holders, hand cut on a pen lathe, polished and mostly finished with Rustoleum Specialty clear spray lacquer. The woods are exotic hardwoods, with a small piece of Walnut hidden inside one of them. … Continue reading

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