1:00 – Late Evening, Sun 29 June 2014
25 Front Street
25 Front Street
Gmail can get very sniffy about sending out an email to a bunch of people at the same time. . . . “Are you a spammer?” . . . NO! . . . “Well we think you are! Petition us, you wretch, plea for mercy, or we will continue to block you . . . and maybe worse!”
Mailchimp, clever monkey, speaks no such evil!
So now I can send an email update “newsletter” to the folks who have booked on the Manitoba Hal Blues Uke Workshop in Newcastle on 4 June:
The 1st email update has already gone out to everyone who has reserved tickets for the workshop and the Newsletter is on the web is here: http://eepurl.com/UWZSj
UPDATE 30 MAY: ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD for Manitoba Hal’s Newcastle Blues Uke Workshop and Performance, Newcastle upon Tyne, 4 June 2014!
THE BEAMISH MARY INN
No Place Village
(just off A603 at Beamish Museum Roundabout)
Download UK Tour Poster + Ukes4Fun Details (pdf )
UPDATE 3rd May: Download info about Hal’s Workshops (pdf )
James Place Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
(toilets not officially wheelchair accessible)
Hal has updated his Blues Uke Method book for the UK Tour.
There will be copies for sale immediately after the Workshop – £10 for anyone who wants one (not just workshop participants).
You can also order digital copies from Hal’s Store on Etsy
You know those “secure” websites, like banks and eBay, where there is a little padlock in the address bar next to the URL? Well, apparently, in 2011 somebody sneezed when they were writing the security code that most of the banks and other “secure” websites use – and a bug landed in the code.
On Monday, someone in Finland and someone else at Google spotted that there was something wrong. They found the bug and realised that it is very. very easy for anyone to get your username, password and loads of other stuff when you log in to one of these “secure” sites. Not just that, but anyone can easily get these “secure” sites to tell them the user names and passwords of people who have logged in at some time in the past.
When I say “anyone” I mean, of course, that nerd next door and anyone else who understands the techie jokes in “Big Bang Theory”.
What is happening now is that all the nerds and “Big Bang Theory” fans are just playing around, testing different “secure” sites and seeing how much info they can download. Just for a larf. I’ve seen them at it on Nerd Forums!
Luckily, most nerds are not nasty but there will be other people out there who are not doing this for a larf.
Hackers can use this information several ways. For example:
There is a lot of lengthy technical information about this on the internet – this article is short and intelligible to mere humans like you and me: Lifehacker Heartbleed Info
Great news, isn’t it?!
The easy way:
Use the LastPass Security Check – this is being updated to accommodate people who do not already store their usernames and passwords with LastPass.
The more tedious ways:
Use a site like this one to check each site individually http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/
That was the first site on the internet offering site security checks for Heartbleed. There are more and more just like it popping up all over the place. Be wary and only use a security checking site if you are sure it is legit.
UPDATE: The first and last pages of this reader-friendly article from Mac Observer sum it up nicely – the middle pages explain the situation in more detail: “Dealing with Heartbleed – What you need to know“
You can download Songbook 9 by selecting the image above or by going to main “Songsheets” page (there is lots of other info about the Songbooks on that page, so have a look if you haven’t visited it before).
As with Songbook 8, I am trying to share out the uke-lurve by including as many different singers as possible in each song book. Apologies to those who have not yet been included in Songbooks 8 or 9 – your time will come as soon as you have sent or approved the song files.
Many thanks to Andy, Brian, Denis and Jazzy for providing copies of some of these arrangements – it makes my job much easier!
If you spot any typo’s or errors, eg. in terms of deviating from the way we play these songs, they will be of my doing – and please do let me know so that I can correct them.
This is the updated alphabetical index of Songbooks 1 – 9 (pdf download)
All the Ukes4Fun Songbooks are in “Landscape” format. If you prefer “Portrait” format, here are a couple of free, easy online tools to make song sheets for printing in portrait format:
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