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1996-07-06 00:00:00 - Re: My Message - message.zip [01/01] - (alantuck@usa.pipeline.com)


Once again displaying my woeful ignorance of post-1942 technology, can somebody please explain what to do with these 14 or so posts so that I can read them? I have absolutely no idea what they are or what to do with them. I don't even know what an "AVI file" is, let alone know what to do with it. An e-mail or a post from somebody in *extremely* patronizing language would be very much appreciated. Please pretend you are explaining something to your grandmother. Although, quite frankly, if they are naked pictures of Larry, perhaps ignorance is bliss. Alan Tucker

1996-07-06 00:00:00 - Re: My Message - message.zip [01/01] - (hdnagenda3@aol.com)


AVI info/Alan Tucker et.al... Well, it looks like Larry got a brand new toy to play with perhaps, hmmmm? I'm no expert but I know a little bit of everything and not all of something... <?> But please add corrections if I'm wrong... An AVI file is a digitized movie format that plays on a PC. Mac movie files, BTW are of QuickTime format but AVI files can be converted to Quicktime with a shareware conversion program if you happen to have a Mac (which as we know... any sane person would. <----shameless plug) They are uploaded in segments which are UUencoded. If your communication software doesn't automatically put these segments together into one whole file, then you need a program to put it together. (lots of shareware out there to do this.) Looks like Larry maybe got one of those little digital video cameras and is now filming....I know not what. Well... heck. I just took movies of my cats when I got mine. However, if one or more parts (ie: posts) is missing... (which is what is happening on my end) I can't download it, so alas... I can't tell you what it's of. ok Larry... fess up. What have you been up to? I'm missing part six of the first series you posted and other parts of the other series. Are we going to have to hunt you down to get the missing negati... er... files? ;-) Teegan P.

1996-07-06 00:00:00 - Re: My Message - message.zip [01/01] - (larryh@interramp.com)


In article <4rn9f5$bo7@newsbf02.news.aol.com>, hdnagenda3@aol.com says... > ok Larry... fess up. What have you been up to? I'm missing part six of > the first series you posted and other parts of the other series. Are we > going to have to hunt you down to get the missing negati... er... files? > Forget all but the big one-parter and the five parter -- everything else came through in parts. And here I thought the NwM group was a techinically aware one -- hmmm. Larry

1996-07-07 00:00:00 - Re: My Message - message.zip [01/01] - (rcourt@nntp.best.com)


Alan Tucker (alantuck@usa.pipeline.com) wrote: : Once again displaying my woeful ignorance of post-1942 technology, can : somebody please explain what to do with these 14 or so posts so that I can : read them? I have absolutely no idea what they are or what to do with : them. I don't even know what an "AVI file" is, let alone know what to do : with it. An e-mail or a post from somebody in *extremely* patronizing : language would be very much appreciated. Please pretend you are explaining : something to your grandmother. : : Although, quite frankly, if they are naked pictures of Larry, perhaps : ignorance is bliss. : : Alan Tucker Ok, they are uuencoded 'zip' file components of a larger 'avi' file, there, don't you feel better already... Sorry, I could not resist. Ok, Alan, et. al., a zip file is a compressed binary file. To assure proper transmission, the compressed binary file was encoded using uuencode. BTW, encoding the file assures that all the bytes are in the right place. (This is about as simple as I can express it.) Use your newsreader to save the files. You also need a utility to first unencode it and then uncompress it, like Ess-Code and WinZip respectively. An 'avi' file is a little movie which you may view with Microsoft's own multimedia tool. (The underlying presumption is that you are a Windows user, although I believe the Mac and I know UNIX have some tools that will allow you to translate it and view it.) Because of the size of the download and the limitations some news readers impose, Mr. Herzog chose to segment the 'zip' file so that it would be easier to up/download for the end user. Large transmissions sometimes suffer from Murphy's law where the up or download does not complete and you wind up with garbage. Ok, now for the instructions: 1) save each news message marked "larger pieces" to disk and in order (by order, each file is marked 1/5, 2/5, &c., so what you have are five pieces to the puzzle) 2) use a text editor to combine all the files into one. UNIX heads will cat the files and sed out the header and footer information. You will do the same, by cutting out the header above all the coded lines. Now this is critical, the word 'begin' in 1/5 and 'end' in 5/5 must be kept in place. You will end up with a file you ought to name message.uue that looks like this: begin 755 message.zip M4$L#!!0````(`$)TYB">:P+2 (and so forth...) ` ` end 3) Use a tool like Ess-Code to uudecode this file. There are other uuencode tools out on the internet, but I like this piece of shareware: look in ftp.cdrom.com for it and other useful tools. It will produce the 'zip' file 'message.zip.' 4) Almost home, since now you need WinZip or pkunzip to unzip the file into the target file 'nwm.avi.' The 'avi' file is about 1.8 mb. 5) Now use Media Player, which I believe is part of the Windows 95 distribution to see a nice thank you note to the fans of 'Nowhere Man' from Mr. Herzog. Sorry no clues or final revelations about Tom Veil, but it is good to see and here the program's creator express his appreciation. You are welcome, Larry! Be seeing you, ~rcourt

1996-07-07 00:00:00 - Re: My Message - message.zip [01/01] - (vic33@usa.pipeline.com)


On Jul 06, 1996 22:54:45 in article <Re: My Message -message.zip [01/01]>, 'alantuck@usa.pipeline.com(Alan Tucker)' wrote: >Once again displaying my woeful ignorance of post-1942 technology, can somebody please explain what to do with these 14 or so posts so that I can read them? I have absolutely no idea what they are or what to do with them. I don't even know what an "AVI file" is, let alone know what to do with it. -->>> normally, an .AVI file is a video clip of about 500 megs (lasts about 10 seconds) which you just download and then view with a program like VMPEG, which you can download for free off the Internet. A .ZIP file is something different, which first has to be UNZIPPED before you can view it. I think Larry posted something in multi-part PANTOMIME format, which I'm unfamiliar with. You download each file, then unzip them in pantomime. Vic33@usa.pipeline.com http://pwp.usa.pipeline.com/~vic33/ Contact me if you'd like a pay phone for your Portland area business. There is NO CHARGE.

1996-07-07 00:00:00 - message.zip [01/01] - (vic33@usa.pipeline.com)


For anyone who hasn't viewed Larry's video yet, you should be able to by just downloading the really big message.zip (01/01) file, which is 1,290,000 or so bytes; unzipping it, then clicking on the nwm.avi file (which is what message.zip unzips into) in Windows Explorer. If you don't have an unzip utility, download WinZip 95 off the Internet at http://caboose.com/cwsapps/cwsa.html If you don't have an AVI viewer, you can view the file via Netscape 3.0 by opening the file from within the Netscape browser. You can get a free test version of Netscape 3.0 at http://www.netscape.com Vic33@usa.pipeline.com http://pwp.usa.pipeline.com/~vic33/ Contact me if you'd like a pay phone for your Portland area business. There is NO CHARGE.

1996-07-08 00:00:00 - Re: message.zip [01/01] - (hdnagenda3@aol.com)


A big thanks to Jim Bergsten for posting Larry's masterpiece at the ftp site. This made it very easy for those of us lacking a few cells on the left side of the brain. :) And thanks to Larry for his little epic! At least he had complete creative control over this one. <g!> I give it a thumbs up. So, Larry... when is the sequel coming out? Will there be any action figures out by Xmas? Teegan P.\

1996-07-08 00:00:00 - Re: message.zip [01/01] - (larryh@interramp.com)


In article <4rr1kh$e7u@newsbf02.news.aol.com>, hdnagenda3@aol.com says... > And thanks to Larry for his little epic! At least he had complete > creative control over this one. <g!> I give it a thumbs up. > So, Larry... when is the sequel coming out? Will there be any action > figures out by Xmas? > I'm currently negotiating with myself for worldwide rights to the "Thank you" AVIs. We're still quite far apart and it looks as if that might hold up any future chances for merchandising and, yes, even sequels. Will keep you posted. Larry

1996-07-08 00:00:00 - Re: message.zip [01/01] - (hdnagenda3@aol.com)


In article <MPLANET.31e124calarryh989702@usenet.interramp.com>, larryh@interramp.com says in regards to his little AVI which is bound to become a classic ... >I'm currently negotiating with myself for worldwide rights to the "Thank >you" AVIs. We're still quite far apart and it looks as if that might >hold up any future chances for merchandising and, yes, even sequels. .Will keep you posted. ROTFLOL!!!!! Well.... I learned a valuable lesson today. I really shouldn't have read Larry's response with a mouthful of diet soda. It wasn't a pretty picture, let me tell you.... Teegs