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HOTM - History of Music Technology (a work-in-progress - articles and timelines)

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Lost Worlds

Explore history timelines and wonder deeply about the past.

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The Merchant Networks Project website (Updated 3-9-2019, now being redesigned, merchant and commercial histories with Dan Byrnes and Ken Cozens) Helm gif from Merchant Networks website

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A major work in Early Modern Australian history

The Blackheath Connection ... a 70+ page website on convict transportation to North America, then to Australia to 1810. Based on The Duncan Campbell Letterbooks 1758-1803++ held by Mitchell Library, Sydney.

Who We Are

Dan Byrnes is now semi-retired, but ... he carries on undeterred ...

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Your webmaster has lately been blogging on history topics at Linked-In History Enthusiasts forum; several times a Top Contributor there in 2014. Revising websites. Has lately been working on finishing two books, one, on Merchant Networks (commercial history 1760-1860), and two, "cultural comment", also blogging ... Pay Pal Prefer gif

What these websites do

Presenting a wide variety of content ... now being redesigned

Some of the crew

People to talk to, to learn from ...

  • Gerry Patterson

    Computer programmer, musician, friend. (Impossible to please, however, eg., in 2019 he wants to know: how good are rhetorical questions? )
  • Joel Byrnes

    Of Brisbane. Graphics, technical help, now adviser for this domain.
  • Lou Farina

    Photographer, webmaster, musician, joke-teller
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    Andrew Clermont

    Musician, multi-instrumentalist, guru, constantly on tour
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    Ed Matzenik

    Rock bass guitarist and video guru who inspired the website HOTM

Misuse complaints: Thankfully there is only one complaint, but it's a real doozy. Re "the web's most comprehensive Christian site" - "God bless America" says the stern eagle graphic. "God bless" for thieving US Protestant clergymen? I don't think so. See the webpage (scroll down a bit): Oddthings.

Watch and Act on Sco Mo

(Poem 973 of 27-12-2019 by Dan Byrnes)

Like any koala hit by a sudden bushfire,
like any decent Christian bloke faced with extinction,
he still believes in miracles,
he still believes in ... resurrection.

He's brave. He gets on TV and utters platitudes,
as if he cares, about thoughts and prayers,
and all sorts of really cheap stuff,
like a huge collection of city mayors; but just how much can one Panda bear?

He went to Hawaii and his department lied about it,
and said, "I know, let's kill the messenger?"
Then he came home and apologised for going away,
and hid in a new category he called "The Hillsong Guessenger".

He played, This is an Act of God, or it's not.
He hoped, this would all go away.
He stayed high in his helicopter and he wouldn't come down,
because he's actually afraid of all the Real Aussies who are burning today.

Oh, Beloved Scott Morrison, Beloved Sir,
we know where you were when we needed you.
At the Taxation Dept, hoping to defend The Take and The Surplus,
while all the rest of Australia is sooooo boohoo ...

About climate change, or is that, Anthropogenic Global Warming?
Using too-little force about a real disaster?
A wimp, a gutless bastard, a shadow of a real man,
a politician, an inadequate person, whose thoughts are all ... after ...

This is government by hindrance,
this is a genuine version of "I'm not going".
This, bigtime, is, "Where the bloody hell are ya?",
where went the CEO of Boeing.

Oh Sco Mo, Sco Mo, we needed you so,
but you were off with the fairies.
Why don't you stay there, then, where they live?
And leave us to stare stupefied at burned-out bushland, now so airy?

Oh ScoMo, ScoMo, let me hate you as I want to,
let me burn you with my scorn.
You espouse a religion that says "Love your enemies."
Try this on for size then, and let me wish you'd never been born.

Item 8 of 28 December, 2019: Our Prime Minister stuck there in the Canberra bubble, Scott Morrison. Does he have a lot to learn about Australia? Or does he still have a lot to learn about Australia?

List of usual contributors: Ken Cozens (UK, history). Peter Dickson (UK, history). Ed Matzenik (Maitland, Australia, music). Brian Robson (Bondi, Sydney, Australia, computers, Australian politics). Larry West (Texas, USA, affairs in general). Joel Byrnes (Brisbane, Australia, affairs in general). Gerry Patterson (Melbourne, Australia, affairs in general) Thanks to Dora Koops for proofreading etc. E-mailers various, inc. Michael Longmire (Virginia, USA, history). Reggie Thomson (history).

Tech update: From early 2019: This website is lately made with open source web editor kit Bluefish and produced with a Linux Mint system V18 ...

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