Well no new subscribers this month as I have temporarily suspended new subscriptions. A lot of bounced emails from free email addresses though. Hotmail and Yahoo really stand out here. If you continue to use a free email address and bounce all I can do is delete you and that is time consuming. After the last issue I had 12 unsubscribes versus 47 bounced.
2. MY APOLOGY?
After I sent out the March Newsletter I realised I had mentioned book sales through https://www.electronics-tutorials.com/book-shop.htm were not particularly stunning. What I had failed to mention, was my profound thanks to those people who have made purchases. Thank you ladies and gentlemen and please accept my apologies.
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2. MY QUESTIONS?
Thanks to all who have responded to my https://www.electronics-tutorials.com/sponsorship.htm page. Where possible talk to your employer.
I will most certainly reply individually to everybody when time permits.
Someone made a very sensible suggestion for US residents who care to make
a small voluntary donation of $US 27.00.
3. VINTAGE RADIO
Interest in old valve radios, receivers in particular never declines. My
friend Ken Gordon W7EKB has put up a whole site devoted to "glowbugs":
Toroids are very useful in constructing fixed inductors. In fact I have a tutorial on toroids https://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/toroids.htm and these are used quite often in electronic filters https://www.electronics-tutorials.com/filters/filters.htm
My "flying pig" mate Dieter (DIZ) Gentzow - W8DIZ of Loveland, Ohio has
decided to start selling toroids (I have no connection here, just giving
a mate a kick along). Diz reckons his toroids are as cheap as anywhere.
Check him out.
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5. NEW PAGES
None this month - school holidays here and being by the seaside I'm busy entertaining grand-children.
6. DAMN LIES AND "STATISTICS" -
This month appears to be that growth has again flattened out. Subscription to this newsletter has been temporarily suspended.
7. REAL COOL AND SOMETIMES FREE! DOWNLOADS -
See 6 above. Anybody with anything useful they would like to share with us?.
8. HUMOUR OR WHATEVER (by ever popular demand) -
An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that the "accident of evolution" had created. "What beautiful animals!" he said to himself.
As he walked alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charging toward him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing.
He ran even faster, so scared that tears were coming to his eyes. He looked over his shoulder again and the bear was even closer. His heart was pumping frantically and he tried to run even faster. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw the bear, right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike.
At that instant the atheist cried out, without thinking, "Oh my God!..."
Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. Even the river stopped moving.
As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky, "You deny my existence for all of these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to now count you as a believer?"
The atheist looked directly into the light and answered, "It would be hypocritical for me to be a Christian after all these years; but, perhaps, you could make the bear a Christian?"
"Very well," said the voice.
The light went out. The river ran again. The sounds of the forest resumed.
And then the bear dropped his right paw... brought both paws together... bowed his head and spoke: "Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am truly thankful."
The Perfect Worker
1. Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
2. hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
3. wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
4. thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
5. finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended
6. measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
7. breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
8. vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9. knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
10. classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
11. dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
12. promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
13. executed as soon as possible.
That idiot was standing over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly re-read only the odd numbered lines.
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