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Post by peac » September 25th, 2012, 4:34 pm

Remarks by Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye (1850 - 1896) .

This project is again complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project, https://librivox.org/remarks-by-bill-nye/

This is an abandoned solo. wib66 is the BC.
"The range of subjects treated in this book is wonderful, even to me. It is a library of universal knowledge, and the facts contained in it are different from any other facts now in use. I have carefully guarded, all the way through, against using hackneyed and moth-eaten facts. As a result, I am able to come before the people with a set of new and attractive statements, so fresh and so crisp that an unkind word would wither them in a moment." (Summary by The Author)
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Post by Carolin » September 27th, 2012, 5:20 am

hi peac, i can mc this for you. ill go get us a magic window...
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Post by Carolin » September 27th, 2012, 5:27 am

alright. i looked at the text and most of the sections seem very short. it makes sense to put two or three of them together into one file. i made a magic window with 99 sections now (it would be 96 if you read two pieces in one file each time). i am happy to give you more sections, but remember that if you have over 100 sections, every file name must have three digits in it -- _001_, _002_, _003_ etc.

let me know if this is ok and if you need anything else!
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Post by HughGil » September 27th, 2012, 5:47 am

Hi Peac,

I'd like to DPL this for you, if the job is still open.

Thanks,

Hugh
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Post by peac » September 27th, 2012, 8:04 am

Wonderful! Carolin and Hugh - glad to have you on board.

I will plan on doing 2 Remarks per file, with a single file for the intro. One note on these - the table of contents is organized alphabetically, not in the order of the Remarks. My intention is to ignore the table of contents and read them in the order they appear in the book. Hope that makes sense to you both.

Also, question for you, Carolin. The author's name is Edgar Wilson Nye, but the book is credited to "Bill Nye" with "Edgar W. Nye" only appearing parenthetically. I started off thinking that I should use his full name, but I'm now thinking I should record his name as he did ("Bill Nye"). I'm wondering, though, whether this should be cataloged both ways? Up to you and a ways off yet, but I thought I'd mention it.

Thanks for helping out! I'll start loading files soon.

-Jeff
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Post by Carolin » September 28th, 2012, 6:01 am

i can change the author name any time before cataloging. i am generally in favor of having the full name though :)

moving us out to going solo!
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Post by peac » September 30th, 2012, 3:44 pm

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Post by HughGil » September 30th, 2012, 4:22 pm

Hi peac

01 and 02 are okay.

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Post by peac » October 15th, 2012, 9:55 pm

Sorry for the delay - I'm fighting off a cold. Here are a couple of sections I did earlier:

Section 03: 10:21 http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/remarks_03_nye.mp3

Section 04: 6:55 http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/remarks_04_nye.mp3
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Post by HughGil » October 16th, 2012, 5:00 pm

HI peac

Glad you're feeling better.

03 and 04 are PL okay.

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Post by Carolin » February 5th, 2013, 1:39 pm

hey jeff, are you still with us? :)
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Post by peac » February 5th, 2013, 2:03 pm

I am still alive, but have been very busy and on the road alot. Sorry for the lengthy disappearance! I expect things to be quieter after March and I'll pick up then. I thought with short pieces I could squeeze them in, but it's proven to be difficult.
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Post by Carolin » February 5th, 2013, 2:36 pm

no problem, i was just checking if you were still working on it :)
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Post by peac » May 6th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Emerging from my long hibernation, in case anyone's still paying attention, here are sections 5 and 6.

Section 5, 7:44: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/remarks_05_nye.mp3
Section 6, 9.07: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/remarks_06_nye.mp3
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Post by Carolin » May 7th, 2013, 6:59 am

glad you are still working on this :thumbs:
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