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Post by soupy » May 23rd, 2020, 2:28 pm

Thanks for the information about the Hudson Tunnel - risky business for the workers :(

A few errors noted:

3:35 The plates were of quarter inch iron, 2 ½ feet in width and 3 ½ feet in length – you said 2 and 3

5:18 a timber caisson 48 by 29 ½ feet - you said 29 feet

At the end say – end of … you didn’t say end of


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Post by Wick45 » May 23rd, 2020, 5:10 pm

Hello soupy,


Thank you for bringing those errors to my attention. I saved the text as a word document and then checked the entire chapter for flaws. I did not realize that numbers contained an additional one half because in both instances, the one half made it through as an exclamation mark and I deleted them thinking that they were simply an artifact of saving as a word document. Thank you for catching those details. Here is the corrected file.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_subwaysofnewyork_gilbert_ces_128kb.mp3



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Post by soupy » May 23rd, 2020, 5:42 pm

Hi Chad :D

Strange things happen when text is converted from books to Word.

Your corrections were very well made and the reading is PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Wick45 » May 23rd, 2020, 6:28 pm

I would like to read the entirety of chapter XLI which attempts to describe the various types of domestic servant and the services performed by the domestic in minute detail. This book was indispensable to the upper class of English society and especially indispensable to the matrons of wealthy households in England.

Title: The Book of Household Management, chapter XLI, pp. 587 – pp. 621
Author: Mrs. Beeton
URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10136
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Post by Sue Anderson » May 24th, 2020, 5:30 am

Wick45 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 6:28 pm
I would like to read the entirety of chapter XLI which attempts to describe the various types of domestic servant and the services performed by the domestic in minute detail. This book was indispensable to the upper class of English society and especially indispensable to the matrons of wealthy households in England.

Title: The Book of Household Management, chapter XLI, pp. 587 – pp. 621
Author: Mrs. Beeton
URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10136
Hi Chad, A selection from Mrs. Beeton would be fine for the SNF. I think, however, that Chapter LXI in it's entirety would be too long to read all at once. The chapter is about 36,000 words. It would be a good idea for you to figure out how many words you generally read per minute. You could do this by taking the word count of your reading on the Hudson tunnel, divided by how long it took you to read it. Once you have that figure in mind, you can always gauge how long it would take you to read something you are considering. In my case, I read slowly, so I use 140 wpm as my gauge, and by my calculations, it would take me over 4 hours to read Chapter LXI of Mrs. Beeton. If I were attempting Mrs. Beeton, I would break the chapter LXI into chunks of 20 or 30 minutes...


So, why not start with a section of the chapter? Sometimes, I find it's easier to envision the length of a text by looking at (a copy of) the original book in archive.org (or similar) than it is by looking at the flow of text in Gutenberg. Here is a link to an original of Mrs. Beeton on archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/b20392758/page/n7/mode/1up. The chapter is 44 pages long, small print...

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 24th, 2020, 8:38 am

ColleenMc wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 7:11 am
Here's one:

The Pleasures of Friendship by Samuel Johnson


https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_pleasuresoffriendship_johnson_cm_128kb.mp3

05:40

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/57837/57837-h/57837-h.htm

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Hi Colleen, Thanks for this (somewhat acerbic) look at friendship, and what can go wrong with it! :) Johnson's list of things that can end friendship is probably "right on." I particularly enjoyed the bit about differences of opinion about what to do on vacation: "Lonelove and Ranger retired into the country to enjoy the company of each other, and returned in six weeks cold and petulant; Ranger’s pleasure was to walk in the fields, and Lonelove’s to sit in a bower; each had complied with the other in his turn, and each was angry that compliance had been exacted."

By the way, congratulations on your first BCing project! :clap: We'll give you a plug here: Chateau and Coutry Life in France by Mary King Waddington, BC'd by Colleen! viewtopic.php?f=2&t=79386


Why not put an "ad" for your project in your signature?

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Post by soupy » May 24th, 2020, 8:55 am

Thanks Colleen :D

Friendship is PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by ColleenMc » May 24th, 2020, 9:26 am

Thanks Sue! Yes Johnson's list of "Pleasures" is more a list of pitfalls!

I have been planning to put an ad for my BC project in my sig, just haven't gotten around to it yet, it's a great idea!

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Post by Availle » May 27th, 2020, 4:13 am

Just a quick heads-up: I have recorded the corrections, but will need a couple more days for the edit. Thanks for your patience! :D
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Post by soupy » May 27th, 2020, 6:14 am

Thanks for letting us know Availle :D

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Post by Wick45 » May 27th, 2020, 6:33 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 5:30 am
Wick45 wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 6:28 pm
I would like to read the entirety of chapter XLI which attempts to describe the various types of domestic servant and the services performed by the domestic in minute detail. This book was indispensable to the upper class of English society and especially indispensable to the matrons of wealthy households in England.

Title: The Book of Household Management, chapter XLI, pp. 587 – pp. 621
Author: Mrs. Beeton
URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10136
Hi Chad, A selection from Mrs. Beeton would be fine for the SNF. I think, however, that Chapter LXI in it's entirety would be too long to read all at once. The chapter is about 36,000 words. It would be a good idea for you to figure out how many words you generally read per minute. You could do this by taking the word count of your reading on the Hudson tunnel, divided by how long it took you to read it. Once you have that figure in mind, you can always gauge how long it would take you to read something you are considering. In my case, I read slowly, so I use 140 wpm as my gauge, and by my calculations, it would take me over 4 hours to read Chapter LXI of Mrs. Beeton. If I were attempting Mrs. Beeton, I would break the chapter LXI into chunks of 20 or 30 minutes...


So, why not start with a section of the chapter? Sometimes, I find it's easier to envision the length of a text by looking at (a copy of) the original book in archive.org (or similar) than it is by looking at the flow of text in Gutenberg. Here is a link to an original of Mrs. Beeton on archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/b20392758/page/n7/mode/1up. The chapter is 44 pages long, small print...
Hello Sue,
Thank you for the candid and super instructive response! After taking your advice and checking my words per minute, I found that I was reading about 190 WPM. Using 190 WPM as my baseline, I would not stand a chance of finishing Chapter LXI of Mrs. Beeton much sooner than you would. I would likely have multiple errors and I would certainly have a file that was way to long. If smaller 20 to 30 minute blocks of Chapter LXI are acceptable, I would still enjoy reading what I could of it.

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 28th, 2020, 3:42 am

Wick45 wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 6:33 pm


Hello Sue,
Thank you for the candid and super instructive response! After taking your advice and checking my words per minute, I found that I was reading about 190 WPM. Using 190 WPM as my baseline, I would not stand a chance of finishing Chapter LXI of Mrs. Beeton much sooner than you would. I would likely have multiple errors and I would certainly have a file that was way to long. If smaller 20 to 30 minute blocks of Chapter LXI are acceptable, I would still enjoy reading what I could of it.

Regards,
Hi, A shorter selection from Mrs. Beeton would be a great addition to the SNF! :D

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Post by Availle » Yesterday, 5:02 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 8:54 am
Hi Availle, thanks for this! :) Actually, I like it! I'm going to paste a copy next to my computer, and next time a web site asks me to "please change my password," I'm going to consult the table! :mrgreen:
soupy wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 8:02 am
Thanks Availle :thumbs:

Not boring - but now I know why Kierkegaard wrote his earlier books while in science class :D

two errors if you want to fix them

4:48 126 seconds you said 122 seconds

8:59 it looks like 47,327 – you said 727

Craig
Thank you ladies and gents for that ... vote of confidence (?) in my choices... :?

File fixed and reuploaded.
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_velocities_jackson_ava_128kb.mp3
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Post by soupy » Yesterday, 6:15 am

Thank you ladies and gents for that ... vote of confidence (?) in my choices...
I like all your choices Availle :D

PLOK :thumbs:

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