Friday, August 22, 2008

A Moment Of Peace For The Weary.........

........and All who need a break from life's daily trials, so that they may listen and feel renewed.

~*~ Cherokee Version ~*~

u ne la nv i u we tsi

i ga go yv he i

hna quo tso sv wi yu lo se

i ga gu yv ho nv

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a se no i u ne tse i

i yu no du le nv

ta li ne dv tsi lu tsi li

u dv ne u ne tsv

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e lo ni gv ni li squa di

ga lu tsv he i yu

ni ga di da ye di go i

a ni e lo hi gv

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u na da nv ti a ne hv

do da ya nv hi li

tsa sv hna quo ni go hi lv

do hi wa ne he sdi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~*~ English Version ~*

~Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

That sav'd a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

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T'was grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears reliev'd;

How precious did that grace appear,

The hour I first believ'd!

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Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,

I have already come;

'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

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The Lord has promis'd good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures.

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Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease;

I shall possess, within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.

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The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine;

But God, who call'd me here below,

Will be forever mine.

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We may not all look the same,
think the same,
speak the same,
but we're all Children of The Creator
and part of the Family of Man.
PEACE & Take Care.

Praying For A Better World For All!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Indian Head Test Pattern Update.....

Hi again. Still researching the test pattern history as I'm likely certifiably nuts. I did run across this site which has a bit of historical information: http://www.pharis-video.com/p4788.htm I'd have posted it as a 'click here' link, but laziness seems to be ruling today. More if I find any. Take care.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Somebody Asked.......

A very nice person asked me an 'Indian' question the other day that I had no answer for. What was the reason for the 'Indian Head Test Pattern' on the old over-the-air channels? Since I didn't know either, along with being endlessly curious about everything and wanting to answer my friend's query, I did some checking. Although it doesn't fully explain why an Indian image was utilized, this is the most useful information I found without devoting an entire day to the research. It seems it must've been chosen for its easy recognition factor along with the image clarity.
"Probably the most famous American B&W test pattern is the so-called "Indian Head" monoscope pattern. This pattern was originated by RCA in 1939; it was designed to be generated using a special tube called a monoscope, a CRT which had a metal plate target on which the pattern was printed. The black lines of the pattern would interrupt current flow as the pattern was scanned to provide the desired video output. These tubes could only handle black and white - no shades of gray hence they had to be simulated either with a halftone dot pattern or with patterns of fine lines." (thanks to Darren Meldrum of the UK)

This 'Indian Head' is very familiar to yours truly though. It can be found fashioned by road-building TNT use along our main thoroughfare. Yup! That's the most traveled road through these parts, and the one in best shape overall. It's even a US Route # road. (photo courtesy SWMBO)

Any and all additional information pertaining to either of these images is always welcome. Until next time, stay well and take care.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday Follies

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This is my young friend Caleb A. practicing for his future position as Circus Fire-eater. I believe he's slowly working up to 'flaming torch swallowing'! I plan to send him a supply of 'edible' burn ointment:)