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Berliner, III |
Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
"changing materials with high-intensity sound"
[consultation is on a fee basis]
Here's (and at broken links) why: (27 Jul 2017)
AT&T shut down WorldNet services on 15 Mar 2010 and my
URLs on that site (and my e-mail address@) had to change;
check here and on my Home Page (if e-mail bounces) for the latest developments.
@ - On 10 Jun 2011, I discovered to my horror that, when AT&T
discontinued my old <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mail address,
they did NOT refuse all subsequent messages but accepted them and stored them without my knowledge.
I have now (15 Jun 2011) accessed all 2,601 of them, killed all the endless spam and phishes,
and have attempted to answer the remainder as appropriate.
(27 Jun 2013)
If you do not read (and abide by) the following caveats, you might not get a response.
On the other hand, I had to tone down this diatribe a bit; I
have scared off perfectly decent folks,
so, if you play the game my way, with courtesy and thought, the odds are good you will hear from me.
FURTHER CAVEAT re SOCIAL MEDIA! - I mentioned this below but I'll emphasize it further here - please do NOT ask me to "friend" you or to join Google or Facebook or Twitter or the like. Do I Yahoo? HELL NO! (11 Mar 2015)
WAIT! - before you start telling me about all the broken links to images from home.light.att.net, I know, I know (oh, do I EVER know)! AT&T WorldNet scrapped some 2,200 files (~126Mb) ca. 30 Jul - 08 Aug 2002, without a by-your-leave, just as my hard drive failed and overwrote many of my backups! A few image-intensive pages were especially hard hit. I am still struggling to recover as best I can; please bear with me. On the other hand, I am having a hard time keeping up with all the many internal link changes inherent in this changeover and will very much appreciate notification of any broken internal links. If you find regular text links broken, please tell me specifically where and what.
In addition, Google has an Image Search capability (I use their Advanced Image Search function).
I regret to advise that I am always bombarded with spam and even malicious virus-laden messages and had finally been caught by a pernicious virus and will not normally open any incoming messages that do not bear a full sender's name (given AND family) and a subject (and the subject better not be "Hi!").
With over 500 pages up on these sites (as of 27 Jun 2013), many other storage sites, and several other private domains in the works, the volume of incoming e-mail is far more than I can handle, and I'm not even talking about spam or phishes (of which there is an ever-increasing flood!).
For example, I get requests to explain cavitation, to tell everything I know about ultrasonics or about the Long Island Rail Road or Motor Parkway or about boxcab oil-electric locomotives (early diesels); such inquiries come from people who haven't even taken the trouble to look at all the many pages I have put up (and indexed and even cross-indexed) with all that information and far more.
On the light side, I attended a college that ceased to exist in 1953 (!!!) and so state on that page, calling the school "DEFUNCT", and yet I keep getting serious applications to attend!
I may or may not be a gentleman (however crusty and cantankerous, especially now that I have to wait for a virus-checker to do its thing), but I am of the old school; to me, the Web/Net is like the telephone. My sites (and e-mail) are a service, a utility, even a luxury, for which I pay, for my own benefit, and for which I set the rules of use.
I have taken the trouble to put up a master Table of Contents on my home page and another on personal and hobby interests in more detail on a separate index page, Home Page 2, and even put up a Semi-Alphabetical Index - A-B, C-F, G-N, and O-Z, with cross-referencing, and still the silly inquiries come in (29 Oct 2012).
So, be advised; I will either ignore, or make short shrift of, ill-formulated inquiries or those that show a basic lack of courtesy.
Please exercise the courtesy of telling me to what page (by URL, preferably) you refer (and even where on the page) when making a specific comment; sometimes I have a really bad time figuring out to which of the 500+ pages people refer.
In spite of these caveats, I really DO appreciate corrections, however.
I do not do valuations; don't even ask.
I also do not do genealogical research! Please do NOT ask about your great-great-grandfather who worked on some unspecified railroad somewhere in the east sometime between the Civil War and the Great War; I do NOT know (or care) what the engraving in the lid of his Ingersoll watch might have read!
Under NO circumstances will I answer UNSIGNED e-mail! You know who I am; tell me who you are! It is a basic courtesy. You have my name; please sign yours (in FULL)!
Do NOT send me jokes or other puerile babble or off-color material, thank you.
Above all, I beg you, please, PLEASE, PLEASE do NOT send me back my own message in full when responding to my outgoing messages! I know what I wrote! Few e-mail discourtesies irk me more (i.e. - if you want a friendly response, don't push your luck!).
Dec 2006 - new gripe! If you send me a message requesting a reply and I do reply and get your automatic anti-spam response, there is no way in HELL that I am going to register with you or otherwise exert myself to defeat your defenses! If you write to me, please let your mail server recognise that!
Also, please exercise the most basic courtesy of NOT sending images or other large files without first arranging with me to do so.
FORWARDING - please do NOT ever, EVER, EVER, EVER forward anything to me, especially not virus warnings! That's the best way to spread a virus or worm ever invented! If it's so important, and you KNOW what you're talking about, copy the text and send that, only, please.
You might also exercise the basic courtesy of editing out all the many levels of forwarding, and of duplications, before you send other people's texts.
One more caveat while I'm at it - I do NOT do "social media" (YAHOO!, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) so please do NOT invite me to "friend" you (not that way, anyway). (27 Jun 2013)
I have been taken severely to task for all these caveats; all I'm asking is basic courtesy. Normally, I answer all reasonably formulated incoming requests. The only major exception is that I am so inundated with e-messages that I miss a few now and then; please feel free to nag me if I miss yours (but be sure to give the subject and date of the original message!).
Having ranted on so, I will continue to give out my normal snail-mail address and telephone number and my e-mail address (nothing anonymous for me!), all noted below, and beg that you not abuse this openness.
S. Berliner, III
P. O. Box 560087
West Medford, Massachusetts 02156
[Just so that there is absolutely no misunderstanding or
misrepresentation, my title,
in spite of all my years, schooling and training, and experience, is simply "Mister" (Mr.).]
[Incoming FAX is temporarily out of service.]
(Junk and unsigned e-mail and blind telephone messages will NOT be answered)
(Neither will messages without a FULL sender's name
because they will automatically be deleted)
The e-mail addresses are also NOT case sensitive; you can use upper or lower case.I would also point out that if you have been in contact with me about a shared interest and change your e-address without notifying me, I can not very well continue the interchange, can I? You might well be surprised at the number of good folks who have (in effect) simply dropped off the face of "my" earth.
This is ESPECIALLY true for those on my mailing lists; I can not play detective!
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