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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2008, 09:55:22 PM »

Is everyone on this forum a fucking writer apart from me?

I write random b.s. from time to time, but mostly I write correspondence. I like letter writing. Wish I could write like Jefferson, or Adams. And by Adams, I'm talking about Abigail, not John. He was a bit pompous and quote-happy.
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2008, 10:03:26 PM »

Ugh, my dad is watching the Presidential debate. I really wish my computer wasn't in the family room.
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2008, 10:06:17 PM »

Ran through a red light on my way home... (Well, more like crept...) 'twas fun, but I felt sorry for the other traffic that stayed there.

Aside, I'm downloading mst3k DVD 17. Not to try to stay on one topic...
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2008, 10:22:47 PM »

I am. Well, my back is to it. I'm listening. Kinda.

I need to try and fix the convergence on my Donkey Kong monitor. It's not off by much, but I want it perfect, if I can do it. I may make it worse.

http://personalpages.tds.net/~rcarlsen/cbm/converge.txt
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    There are three pairs of rings, each designed for a specific
adjustment. The ones closest to the yoke (the large deflection coil
assembly, mounted near the bell of the tube) are the two pole purity rings.
Purity adjustments are necessary only if a blank white screen shows
"blotches" of color. The next pair of rings are a four pole type that
controls the RED and BLUE static convergence (horizontal and vertical lines
in the center of the screen). The last pair of rings are 6 pole to control
the static alignment of MAGENTA (RED + BLUE) with GREEN. Behind that pair
of rings there is often a locking device. Note: not all makes and model use
a locking ring.
     Manufacturers usually put a line of glue across the assembly, and/or
there is an ink line drawn across all the rings to indicate their position
after factory alignment. Mark your own line if there is none. That's useful
in case you get "lost" when attempting realignment so you can put them all
back in order again. Each ring has two tabs that stick out to allow for
adjustment with your fingers, a rounded end and a square end. The rounded
ends are usually pretty close together in normal use and are generally the
ones accessible with your fingers.
     A picture tube is said to be in convergence when all three beams
(primary colors of RED, GREEN and BLUE) overlap in all places on the
screen. Misconvergence shows up as color "fringing" around the edges of
objects anywhere on the screen. The convergence adjustments are normally
"roughed in" before purity is adjusted because they interact with each
other somewhat. Unless someone has been "diddling" and has it completely
out of alignment, coarse settings will not change and you can just "tweek"
the convergence to optimise it.
          All ring pairs share one thing in common: when the rounded
adjustment tabs are set together (aligned directly over each other), the
magnetic fields of the two rings cancel each other out. If they are then
rotated together, nothing happens. If a picture tube and yoke were perfect
from the factory, they would need no correction, but that never happens.
When pairs of rings are offset with respect to each other, magnetic fields
are generated in specific directions relative to the tabs. One convergence
adjustment is done by splitting or separating the tabs of a pair of rings
in the necessary direction. That moves the beams in a horizontal direction
and so affects vertical lines on the screen. The other adjustment is done
by rotating both rings together, and that moves the beams in a vertical
direction, affecting horizontal lines. Of course these adjustments interact
with each other, so you must go back and forth between the two settings for
optimal convergence. It takes very little movement of the rings to affect
the image you see on the screen. All this may seem confusing at first, but
it becomes clear when you see for yourself how movement of the rings
changes the screen.
     To be able to see the effect adjustments are having on the tube face,
test patterns are recommended, the most common being a "crosshatch" pattern
of a dozen or so horizontal and vertical white lines on a black background.
Some techs are more comfortable with a white dot pattern, but it doesn't
really matter. A screenful of zeros or + signs on the monitor will work as
well. The front panel color level control must be turned down so there is
no residual color on the screen to confuse the readings.

                    IMPORTANT FIRST STEPS!!!

     If a lock is used on the convergence ring assembly, it needs to be
unscrewed (rotated counter-clockwise, looking at it from the rear of the
tube) to unlock it. Otherwise you will break the rings attempting to move
them. A locking ring will be similar in appearance to the adjustment rings
and will have tabs for "adjustment", but it will be thicker than the others
and will be the last one on the stack towards the rear of the tube. Back
off the lock ring about one-half a turn. If it is left too loose, the
adjustment rings will slip out of adjustment easily while you are
working... too tight and they might break. If there are any wires around
the assembly, they must be moved out of the way so they don't snag on any
of the ring tabs underneath.
     The glue (if it was used) on the rings holds them even if the lock is
released, so you need to break the glue bonds between rings to be able to
make adjustments. Use a sharp knife or flat blade screwdriver to gently pry
between rings to free them from the assembly and from each other. Don't
scrape the glue off. It's useful as a marker to see where the adjustments
were... just in case. If there is no glue or marks of any kind, draw one
with a magic marker or felt tip pen across the entire assembly before you
begin. Glue or not, it's a good idea to make your own mark anyway. That
way, if you get totally confused and mess up the adjustments, you can
always put it back the way it was if you line up all the rings on your
mark.
     Since you will be working on a live chassis, it is assumed you already
know your way around inside electronic equipment and will observe the proper
safeguards.
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2008, 10:50:11 PM »

No.  The Red/Blue/Green pixels don't line up exactly right on some parts of the screen. The color on thin lines (ladders on the rivet board) looks off on the lower left of the screen, and you can see what looks like an outline of the wrong color on one side of white letters. Maybe I'll post a pic. It was OK when I first got it. I just noticed the issue about a week ago, and it seems to be getting worse.
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2008, 11:19:49 PM »

Why the hell would anybody label, date, and sign a bald eagle?  :P

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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2008, 11:20:44 PM »

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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2008, 11:21:20 PM »

I've recently started the show Californication.  It's actually very witty, I'm liking it a lot. 

Also, yes...I write.  I don't write fiction or stories or anything.  Generally it's kind of like blogging, except that I usually don't put it in a blog. 

On a slightly stranger note...

I hate it when nothing sounds good to eat.  Really, not one thing.  If I didn't have to eat to survive, I think I would stop altogether. 
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2008, 11:35:11 PM »

I'm contemplating the creation of a Television show about people who blog/participate in forums on the topic of what television show they are watching.
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2008, 11:36:30 PM »

I'm contemplating the creation of a Television show about people who blog/participate in forums on the topic of what television show they are watching.

If they eat strange shit while blogging, you'd have a sure winner!
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2008, 12:27:26 AM »

I need to get laid.
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2008, 12:28:12 AM »

I need to get laid.

I totally lost the desire.  It's a real relief, actually. 
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2008, 02:09:27 AM »

Neat, this thread is interesting. The title brought me in, but the content kept me coming.
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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2008, 03:11:26 AM »

I've been watching Firefly through Netflix for the last couple of months. I have to slip the disks in among family movies and stuff my wife will like. I should get disk 3 in a couple of days.

I really do love the relationships between the characters.

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Re: A thread not created by NHAT
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2008, 05:01:35 AM »

I've been watching Firefly through Netflix for the last couple of months. I have to slip the disks in among family movies and stuff my wife will like. I should get disk 3 in a couple of days.

I really do love the relationships between the characters.

Yay.  I love finding out about a good TV series after it's all over, and then getting the entire thing on DVD and watching it.  Boyfriend and I did that a few weeks ago with Deadwood, although we were bitterly disappointed with the ending.  Next time I'm in town we might try The Wire. 
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