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    Quote Originally Posted by NW 2156 View Post
    OpenRails is in the midst of changing platforms from XNA to Monogame. There is a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't seen by everyone. The real problem though is the active code writers at this point is down to just a couple. ORTS needs new blood and desperately.
    These days, most volunteer coders use Git for their source code control (rather than the older SVN, CVS etc.), find projects to work on through GitHub or websites like www.firsttimersonly.com and www.up-for-grabs.net

    You have to be using Git nowadays to attract new coders else the barriers are just too high.

    The good news is that the Open Rails project has just moved from the old SVN onto Git source code control and is now hosted at GitHub, so this should make a significant difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    I can read and send CW (Morse Code, to the uninitiated) at 40 wpm, if that's any good.
    . . . - - - . . .

    About the extent of my Morse - LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottb613 View Post
    . . . - - - . . .

    About the extent of my Morse - LOL.
    Aaaah! A Heisler 3-0-3, Scott. (Keeping it on topic ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    Aaaah! A Heisler 3-0-3, Scott. (Keeping it on topic ).
    LOL...

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    As long as we're off topic and talking code...

    Who can tell me about this one... "diddi-dum-dum-diddi"?

    Or perhaps... "di-dah-di-dah-dit"?
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    Dale....

    I'm unsure as to what the first one might mean....could be two dots (diddi), two dashes (dum dum) and two dots (diddi), which would be IMI.

    The second is AR.
    Di-dah = A
    Di-dah-dit = R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmrick View Post
    As long as we're off topic and talking code...

    Who can tell me about this one... "diddi-dum-dum-diddi"?

    Or perhaps... "di-dah-di-dah-dit"?
    Manfred Mann, "Doo-Wah-Ditty", 1964.


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    Andre, it's actually "diddy-diddy", mate.

    A great song....used in an equally good movie, "Stripes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjakeman View Post
    The Contact Us form is working again and I received a message this morning about Blender and Open Rails.


    One more item about the website, the weekly "Friday Builds" in the downloads section, where I usually went to get updated copies of the manual when they came out, are still back at X4334 with a Jan 11 2019 date. That hasn't updated since the cutover to Git.

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    Part of my fun in the past was running around the jungles of Vietnam with a PRC-25 on my back.
    MOS: RTO (Radio/Teletype operator. 4 months of learning morse code.

    The "diddi-dum-dum-diddi"? is indeed • • — — • • or "IMI" It was written with an overscore above it meaning it was sent as one character. Saves a lot of keying. It means "Say again"

    The "di-dah-di-dah-dit" is • — • — • or "AR" and it too was written with an overscore above it. More saving keying... It means, Roger Out.

    Back in radio school (Ft Dix, NJ) us guys were always going around using these shortcuts when we talked to one another. You also had to learn a lot of Q and Z signals... QSA QRK... What is the strength of my signal?... What is the intelligibility of my signal?

    I guess private ham guys use Q signals but I think the Z ones were primarily military.

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