We had a delayed Burns night, seems a bit of a habit of our band. But with Covid, who knows, maybe we are celebrating Burns Night 2020.
I wanted to make Haggis “bitterballen” (Fried balls) but Irmgard has no frying pan. So I made some Haggis sausage rolls.
The others made also a lot of Scottish/Irish themed food. (Too much again) But i don’t have the recipes.
We played some old tunes, and some new. Talking eating and drinking, time flies!
Irmgard and I played a duet on the Harp and some new tunes on the Concertina.
Wellll the recipes:
I wanted to make this one: https://cookingwithbry.com/haggis-bon-bons-recipe/
Instead I made this:
392g haggis, canned haggis ( Holiday 2022, stuffed a load of cans in our car )
3 Sausages (that is about 200 gr)
Bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
320g ready rolled all-butter puff pastry
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 free-range egg, beaten
Mix haggis, sausagemeat and parsley.
I used square “bladerdeeg” for pastry, made a roll out of one square filled with the haggis. (Takes about of 13 sheets). Brushed on the beaten egg, and put on baking paper. 20 Minutes in a 180 degrees oven. Cut up each roll in 3-4 parts.
A Nelly an chuil chraobhaigh Is a shuil ar dhaith an fheir ghlais Ag eirghe dhon la, O! nach breag dham so a radh, ’S gur [tu] do shliocht na bhfear eifeacht O Ardmacha breige, Fuair sar-chlu o Ghaodhalaidh Le trean-neart a lamh.
O Nelly of the back of the wood With her eye the color of the green grass Waking with the day, O what a lie it is of me to say, And you with your family from a man of import (?) O lying Ard Macha, (Nelly? The man? Ard Macha?) Won great fame from relations With strength of hand
I’ve replaced strings before so that’s no problem. Starting all over again.
Our Folk Band Harp player wants to due some duets. So lets get playin’
UPDATE: 20230119 Replaced the 4 strings yesterday, not fully tuned yet. Gave the string some time to rest. Looking at the harp this morning. G4 was broken .. d*mn
UPDATE: 20230126 Replaced also the G4, all done. Tuning this kind of Harp. (Salvi Lever harp) You have to put all levers down, and tune them from lowest note to highest. The A B and E strings have to be tuned flat! So by using the levers you can play in all kinds of different keys.
Only cards worth mentioning. I will add more information to this page
Hercules ???? – Did a lot of machinecode on this one. (Which?) CGA/EGA Card ??? – Machinecode hacking VGA .. first card also machine code hacking Matrox Some cards i knew a lot about, i did some manipulations using assembly that were very interesting, but only worked on that specific brand.
The Catweasel is a family of enhanced floppy-disk controllers from German company Individual Computers. These controllers are designed to allow more recent computers, such as PCs, to access a wide variety of older or non-native disk formats using standard floppy drives.
You could connect joysticks and there is a socket for a SID chip on the card.
Here is a quick ‘n dirty recording (sound a little distorted)
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I’ve imported the score as an image. Drag a transform effect on the image. Move the image to the bottom of the screen. Add a keyframe. Move to the end of the movie, add another keyframe. Adjust the Y position to 0 Set opacity to a nice position and render
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