Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 15:34:23 -0300 From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org> Subject: Re: OT: Test Hamster Request..
Salutations: Well - things are looking good here so far.. The 'Golden Pellet' award goes to brother J Harris/MH for finding and reporting a very sour Flash Actionscript object - but with my great thanks to everyone else who made the time to participate and provide feedback. I had no idea how far flung this NG actually is.. In answer to several questions - my prototype site is always online and you are welcome back anytime you want - there is no need to stay at the site or even keep your browser open once a stream is launched - and I always appreciate any feedback or suggestions if they come to mind.. I operate my hobby bitcaster to test and help develop open source new media server technology and thusly, meet Canadian DCMA/CRTC regulations in this regard - there are no plans to change the site or the stream to include advertising or demand subscriptions. It's a .org and I'm proud of that. On the other hand - the playlist and bandwidth is funded out of my own pocket so the actual playbank only gets updated as I have extra cash and time.. I do not support or offer 'downloading' or 'sharing' personally and use .rm codex specifically to discourage music pirating. I figure that's a fair trade - if you are getting bored, try the site search engine and kick up something you don't recognize. It belts out the good stuff pretty quick and doesn't suck up all your bandwidth doing it. On a more personal note - I also set up Radio Free Dexterdyne for the 'love of good tunes' and if you hear something you like in the stream - I heartily recommend you head down to your local record store to see if there is anything else from that Artist you like. Many of the recent remasters of the old stuff and all the new stuff I have online are exceptional in terms of audio quality on CD and well worth a listen at your fav record shop. You know - actually voting with our wallets and buying *better* music just might get the message through that there is only so much junk any industry can foist on the buying public before before everyone starts to give up. Thanks again - I have to say that I think this is the best NG on the net.. - J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Louis Prima Keely Smith - Hey Boy Hey Girl http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/146.RAM