DIYAPASON-L Digest #894 - Thursday, October 2, 2003
 
Scammers
  by "Dave McClellan" <deep_tremolo@hotmail.com>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Scammers
  by "atos" <atos@stirlingprop.com>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Scammers
  by "L.Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl>
MIDI AND MORE
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net>
 

(back) Subject: Scammers From: "Dave McClellan" <deep_tremolo@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 06:51:36 -0400   I'm sure many of you have encountered this scam. I recently sold my residence pipe organ. But I received no less that SIX emails (Hotmail put =   them all in the JUNK folder) from .co.uk domains offering to buy the organ =   for the asking price but to pay by (fake) cashiers check for (2-5 times asking price) and for me then to send the difference in a (good) cashiers check. Not very imaginative!   But if any of you sell a high value item, BEWARE! These people are obviously watching the Theatreorgan, Church Organ Trader, and Net Instruments for sale lists.   Dave   _________________________________________________________________ Instant message with integrated webcam using MSN Messenger 6.0. Try it now =   FREE! http://msnmessenger-download.com    
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Scammers From: "atos" <atos@stirlingprop.com> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 06:57:24 -0500   This is pretty common. I believe these people are mining our email = addresses off of the website that gives all of our bio's. I also get these same = types of letters, usually some doctor or political figure in Zimbawe or Kenya = who wants to share some big money they found. They all come from the same general area of third world countries judging from the IP addresses of the sending servers. I get these at work on an email address that is also published on our company's website. I have a third private email address that does not appear on any website, and I get none of these and almost no spam. The common denominator is having your address published on a website where the spammers' robots can mine them.   -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Dave McClellan Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 5:52 AM To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Subject: [Residence Organs] Scammers     I'm sure many of you have encountered this scam. I recently sold my residence pipe organ. But I received no less that SIX emails (Hotmail put them all in the JUNK folder) from .co.uk domains offering to buy the organ for the asking price but to pay by (fake) cashiers check for (2-5 times asking price) and for me then to send the difference in a (good) cashiers check. Not very imaginative!   But if any of you sell a high value item, BEWARE! These people are obviously watching the Theatreorgan, Church Organ Trader, and Net Instruments for sale lists.   Dave   _________________________________________________________________ Instant message with integrated webcam using MSN Messenger 6.0. Try it now FREE! http://msnmessenger-download.com   DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org          
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Scammers From: "L.Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl> Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 15:44:11 +0200   Dear List,   I have the same problems. Every day over 80 spam emails about sex, viagra, nigeria or another form africa, I hate it.   Is there not one solution against it????????????????? I'm using Mailwasher for cleaning up first all the email I don't want, = than I open Outlook with the mail I want to receive, but still I have to this with mailwasher. I bounce them, but those folks have so many different emailadresses, it = is dirt.   Louis Huivenaar   Netherlands   -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]Namens atos Verzonden: donderdag 2 oktober 2003 13:57 Aan: Residence Organ List Onderwerp: RE: [Residence Organs] Scammers   This is pretty common. I believe these people are mining our email = addresses off of the website that gives all of our bio's. I also get these same = types of letters, usually some doctor or political figure in Zimbawe or Kenya = who wants to share some big money they found. They all come from the same general area of third world countries judging from the IP addresses of the sending servers. I get these at work on an email address that is also published on our company's website. I have a third private email address that does not appear on any website, and I get none of these and almost no spam. The common denominator is having your address published on a website where the spammers' robots can mine them.   -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Dave McClellan Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 5:52 AM To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Subject: [Residence Organs] Scammers     I'm sure many of you have encountered this scam. I recently sold my residence pipe organ. But I received no less that SIX emails (Hotmail put them all in the JUNK folder) from .co.uk domains offering to buy the organ for the asking price but to pay by (fake) cashiers check for (2-5 times asking price) and for me then to send the difference in a (good) cashiers check. Not very imaginative!   But if any of you sell a high value item, BEWARE! These people are obviously watching the Theatreorgan, Church Organ Trader, and Net Instruments for sale lists.   Dave   _________________________________________________________________ Instant message with integrated webcam using MSN Messenger 6.0. Try it now FREE! http://msnmessenger-download.com   DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org         DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org      
(back) Subject: MIDI AND MORE From: "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 14:03:12 -0500   John Adams' post about his project prompted me to again outline my own project since it is similar. My DIY motives do not fall within the majority of this group in that I am trying to preserve an instrument and return it to its original specification, rather than _build_ a home organ. It is an Aeolian player, 3M/34R.   When I acquired the organ, I also acquired 1,200+ rolls and a separate Duo Art roll player that automatically changes rolls. The organ console contains a roll player which operates with the smaller 116 note Aeolian roll. The paper in both types of rolls is of poor quality, in longevity terms. The paper is becoming brittle and does not stand up well to even gentle use.   To preserve the musical content of the rolls and to continue to use the organ as designed, I embarked on installing a MIDI system. Using additional Aeolian spool box parts, I have built a roll reader that pneumatically reads the rolls. The spool box can read both roll formats. The output of the rolls is fed through a Devtronix MIDI system and into a computer, where the data is stored. The MIDI can also be attached at the organ console to read the output of live playing or the self contained 116 note console roll player.   Reversing the process, the MIDI can be used to drive a keyboard = instrument, an Ahlborn organ module, or the pipe organ. Thus, this system allows me = to meet my goals and not rely on rolls. Of course, most of this doesn't work yet. The console has yet to be rewired, although the great manual is = wired directly to the swell chest. The roll player (changer) is restored and it too can play the swell chest, and so can the MIDI computer system.   There is enough working that I can actually enjoy the fruits of my labor that started when I bought the organ in 1998. As most of you know, this = is a huge task. I am replacing every gasket, valve, and wire. When I become overwhelmed, I just sit down and listen to my 14 rank swell and say, "I'm half way there!"   For those of you who have never the Aeolian rolls, the product was, and = is, truly remarkable. This 90 year old organ has a sweet voice. We plan to have our first concert the early summer of 2004. I'll keep you posted. = And John, we can exchange info if you want.   Bob Taylor