User talk:MAD

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Anne Lockhart

Nice additions to the Anne Lockhart page. Are you a big fan to know all that information? --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 11:35, 24 July 2006 (CDT)

I'm webmaster of Anne Lockhart's official website. I just copied the biography I typed there. I can do the same for Terry Carter and Noah Hathaway. I don't have any Wiki knowledge, I barely know how to copy/paste stuff within Wiki. I'll leave it up to others to add the right Wiki links/tags in my text. --MAD 12:29, 24 July 2006 (CDT)

Welcome aboard! :-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 12:56, 24 July 2006 (CDT)
Welcome! --Shane (T - C - E) 13:08, 24 July 2006 (CDT)
Just be sure what what you are copy and pasting is allowed and not copywrited. You cant just copy and paste any old text from any website without either permission or the correct license. --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 03:08, 25 July 2006 (CDT)

I know, but I'm webmaster of Terry Carter's, Anne Lockhart's and Noah Hathaway's official site (and even Felix Silla's, Maren Jensen's and Herb Jefferson's but I haven't written biographies for them yet), plus me or my friend Mike wrote this ourselves. Mike and I are building a Galactica site for all series where we'll publish all our interviews. We're in contact with 150+ cast and crew of the orignal 1978 series. I'm good friends with most of the main cast (hence the fact I'm doing their websites). Some even stayed at my home. Of Galactica 1980 I'm in good contact with Robyn Douglass (Jamie Hamilton) by e-mail and she has family here in the Netherlands as well. I'm working on my contacts in the Galactica 2003 series, but the new gang is very different. Younger, life in the fast lane (always busy!), millions of fans and therefor far more private and herder to reach. But I do have good contact with some. We're e-mailing and calling with Aaron Douglass and just interviewed him 1.5 hours over the phone for our new website. Next week we're interviewing several others (Kandyse McClure, Nicki Clyne). I do appreciate websites like these very much. They're a good source of information (which is growing and not dead like most Galactica sites!), just like our website will be of course. I don't see it as competition, we're focussing very much on the people involved in all series and publishing interviews we did, it will be completely different. Some of the gueststars we've interviewed of the original 1978 series never told their Galactica adventure before to anyone. We think fans will be interested to hear/read this. Wouldn't you like to know how it was to work with Fred Astaire? Or what the Borellian Nomen are up to nowadays? Well, we know! :) --MAD 04:56, 25 July 2006 (CDT)

Thats great! I dont have any problems with you copying stuff from your own sites. I was merely making sure that you dont just take stuff willy nilly from other places :) I look forward to seeing your additions --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 05:33, 25 July 2006 (CDT)
I've add a "small" piece of text for Terry Carter (I tried not to destroy too much of the links/images that were already there), doing Noah Hathaway next.--MAD 07:16, 25 July 2006 (CDT)
Everything looks great. I just have one problem. Headings. I added an example of a few headings on Anne's page. I don't know where to "cut" it so I'll leave it up to you. Also, we have {{subst:Star Skeleton|FIRENAME|LASTNAME|SERIES CODE}} for use to create the prefect outline. You can upload images also and you can tag them by looking at the BW:ITP page too. --Shane (T - C - E) 09:38, 25 July 2006 (CDT)

Adding some minor pieces in the past was easy, because the page was already there. But starting from scratch... this Wiki is completely different from normal webdesign and I have to get used to it. Even something as easy as "italic" you have to add later because it doesn't pick it up from a Word file. And all this internal and external linking I also haven't figured yet. I did look how to add an image, but gave up. I still have to design a couple of more webpages and I'm trying to figure out designing in Joomla for my own site as well (plus I do have a normal dayjob and family). The harddisc in my head is a bit full right now. :) I truely will try to make an effort to add some stuff and devide by headers, but I'm too busy to figure out all there is to Wiki. Maybe later... But that's the great thing about this site/program, isn't it? What you leave open others can pick up. ;) --MAD 09:58, 25 July 2006 (CDT)

aye. A few pages we have to help. BW:TUT and BW:MARK. You can try things on the BW:SAND without messing anything up also. :) --Shane (T - C - E) 10:04, 25 July 2006 (CDT)
"she has family here in the Netherlands as well" Does that mean you're a Dutchman, like me? If so, you're the third one I've seen around here, which is 3 times as much as I expected ;) --Catrope 08:27, 25 January 2007 (CST)
Dat klopt. Ik kom uit Rotterdam. Oh, ik ken heel veel Nederlandse fans hoor... Maar misschien zijn die niet allemaal even actief hier. :) --MAD 08:31, 25 January 2007 (CST)
Ik ken er ook genoeg (maar ik ben de enige die hier uberhaupt een account heeft), we zijn alleen niet oud genoeg (16-17) om TOS te kunnen kennen :P --Catrope 09:20, 25 January 2007 (CST)
Nou voel ik mij gelijk oud! :P Ik kan werkelijk niet zeggen welke van de 2 series ik beter vind. TOS is vooral nostalgie voor mij en ik vindt het nog steeds geweldig om naar te kijken. TNS is iets wat ik nu graag kijk en zie het ook niet als rip-off van TOS zoals vele TOS het zien. Ik bekijk het gewoon zoals het nu is en ga niet op zoek naar de overeenkomsten en verschillen. Maar goed: Leuk weer eens een nieuwe fan te ontmoeten (bezoek ook onze GALACTICA.TV site eens, we kunnen altijd wat hulp gebruiken... moet wel je Engels perfect zijn). Wie weet ontmoeten we elkaar nog eens IRL, want ik ben met de Utopia conventie weer bezig om cast van de nieuwe serie naar NL te halen. ;) --MAD 09:48, 25 January 2007 (CST)
Of we elkaar IRL gaan ontmoeten weet ik niet, ik woon namelijk in Harlingen :P En waar, wanneer en hoe etc. is die Utopia conventie dan? --Catrope 10:23, 25 January 2007 (CST)
Harlingen, ja, das wel ver (en natuurlijk nog geen OV kaart met 16). Utopia is in October pas, dus nog een paar maandjes weg. De conventie is in een hotel in Scheveningen. Vorig jaar hadden we Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) en Matthew Bennett (Aaron Doral/Cylon#5) geregeld, maar die zeiden beiden een week voor de conventie zelf af vanwege hun filmschema. Was HEEL wel erg jammer. Nu ik er over nadenk: ze zeggen trouwens allemaal wel heel veel af. Ben ooit naar Londen gegaan omdat er 4 main cast kwam en uiteindelijk kwamen er maar 2. Gelukkig waren dat Katee Sackhoff en Jamie Bamber dus dan ga je iig niet voor niets (maar toch blijft het ook hier erg jammer als je er speciaal voor gaat, dat er dan gasten gaan afzeggen). --MAD 11:03, 25 January 2007 (CST):)
Ik heb al wel een Voordeelurenkaart, scheelt 40%, maar dan nog is het dokken. Utopia lijkt me niet iets wat me geweldig aanspreekt trouwens... Ik zag wel dat er Q&A sessions e.d. waren, misschien kunnen jullie tegen die tijd transcripts regelen voor op de wiki? --Catrope 11:31, 25 January 2007 (CST)

Just to double check...

On the websites, you are the author of the information correct? Shane (T - C - E) 08:03, 25 January 2007 (CST)

Yes, all the info I always add is written by me. I'm the webmaster of several actor's websites (Anne Lockhart, Terry Carter, Noah Hathaway, Leah Cairns which are all good friends as well) and often add information on many websites on all the BSG (new and original series) actors (or crew). So if you find the same info here as anywhere else it will be me who wrote it (really, trust me!). I know how it works with the copyright. :)
For my GALACTICA.TV website, which focuses on all people in front of and behind the camera of all Battlestar Galactica series, I'm now in regular contact with 150+ cast/crew of TOS and about 50+ of TNS.
But how about editting the filename for Alastair Thorne like I asked on your Talk page? :) --MAD 08:18, 25 January 2007 (CST)
Roger that. Filenames are a bit harder. I havn't developed a script to do that. I been meaning to code that. :-) Shane (T - C - E) 08:24, 25 January 2007 (CST)
Could we copy all to a new page with the correct name and delete the other then? --MAD 08:27, 25 January 2007 (CST)
The article has been moved to the correct name. Shane is talking about the filename of the image file, which is still wrong, but all the links to that article and the the actual article should now all point to Alastair Thorne now. --Steelviper 08:37, 25 January 2007 (CST)
Great! Nobody reads the filename of the image anyway, the image says it all. :) --MAD 08:41, 25 January 2007 (CST)

Geboortedatum Leah Cairns

Ik zag dat je Leah Cairns' geboortedatum zonet toegevoegd hebt, weet je toevallig haar geboortejaar ook? --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 09:25, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Ik heb het Leah al twee keer gevraagd, maar ze ontloopt de vraag steeds. Ik weet alleen dat ze op 2 juni jarig is. Ik ben bezig aan haar website en zelf in haar biografie vond ze het niet nodig om het jaartal toe te voegen. :)
Kom hier weinig NL-ers tegen en was dan ook verbaasd een vraag te krijgen in het Nederlands. Ben je toevallig ook een fan van Leah Cairns of was het puur vanuit administratief oogpunt? Ik ben namelijk bezig om Leah naar NL te halen voor de Utopia conventie in Scheveningen. Ze heeft alleen een conflict met haar filmschema (dat hopelijk volgende week wordt opgelost, anders moet ik op zoek naar een ander BSG castlid. :)) --MAD 09:40, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
EDIT: zie net dat we in het verleden ook al eens gebabbeld hebben. Tsja, ik word oud. :)
Andere vraag: Zag in je profiel dat jij regelmatig podcasts transcribed. Is dat het pure handwerk of gebruik je een programma als basis opzet? Ik zoek al jaren iets dat gesprekken om kan zetten naar tekst. Al is het maar een basis. Mijn interview met Leah was bijna 2 uur en het uittypen hiervan kostte mij bijna 20 uur. Bovendien heb ik zo nog 10-15 interviews liggen waar ik nagenoeg niet aan toe kom. Ik zou voor onze website 3 interviews per week kunnen doen, maar door het uittypen ben ik al blij als ik er 3 per maand af krijg. Ik vroeg mij gewoon af of jij een truc had of zo. --MAD 09:51, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
Nee, gewoon handwerk xD. Ik gebruik wel ExpressScribe, een afspeelprogramma waarmee je met de F-toetsen kunt stoppen, verdergaan en de snelheid regelen terwijl je gewoon in je browservenster zit te typen, erg handig. Heb het al een tijd niet meer gedaan, trouwens, en de lijst van podcasts die nog moeten wordt er niet korter op. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 10:14, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
Gee whiz, I wish there was a program that could handle that. We briefly experimented with piping the podcasts through speech recognition software (Dragon Naturally Speaking being the most established one), but the biggest obstacle was the lack of a "baseline" sample of RDM doing the "training" phrases the program needs to calibrate itself. I imagine even if we got that going there'd still be a lot of manual corrections anyway, but if somebody could figure that out I know that I'd be personally very grateful. (At least there is only one more season of podcasts remaining to transcribe.) --Steelviper 11:21, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
The bonus podcast for "The Son Also Rises" is still missing...and it's referenced in a few articles. --Serenity 11:27, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
Yep. Not only a multi-person podcast (by far the hardest), but also no RDM (who I've got the best "feel" for having transcribed a few that he's in). It all adds up to me not being too motivated to transcribe it. (Honestly, that and the fact that there's a huge stack of unverified transcripts anyway). If you REALLY wanted the cites, I'd be happy to transcribe the cited material if you can assemble the timestamps and what references need transcribing. ==Steelviper 12:14, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
It's not just TSAR bonus, but also CR1 bonus, CR2 bonus, A Day in the Life Bonus (first 10 mins done, plus it's only three people of which one is RDM) and Frak Party Q&A (half-done). Personally, I think the Frak Party podcast is the most valuable one, but I can't seem to get myself to transcribing lately. Maybe when I have more time :P. BTW, MAD, good luck on getting Leah to Scheveningen, and if anything notable happens or is said there, please let us know ;) --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 15:54, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
Nah, don't bother. It would be nice of course, but it's not so important that we need at any cost. Some of the references have timestamps, so people can check it out if they have the file. --Serenity 16:00, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
I've heard Wondiws Vista has voice transcribing. Did any of you ever treid that? I tried Dragon, but it didn't even transcribed my voice well, even after reading the long learning sessions. I had hoped it would have at least picked up my voice and did the other voice badly, but this didn't work either. I'd love to find a tool to do the transcribing though. I now type like 15-20 hours on each interview I do. I have heard the most fantastic stories from cast and crew but I simply can't find the time to type it all out (or find a person cleaning up the audio and make a decent podcast out of it). I did try though. I get many people who'd love to join my crew and work on the interview. Sure, talking to the actors and doing the fun stuff! But when it comes to typing out I always find them backing out. It takes them months to get less thsan half finished and in the end I often decide to pick it up and finish it. And they wonder why I don't help others in getting interviews for us! I have so many contacts, I can talk to just about anybody on the cast or crew, but I simply don't have the time to work it all out in publishable interviews. The other day we did Edward Olmos. Since Olmos wanted to call in with his cell phone I had to give it up to an American. The guy swore he'd work on it and really do his best. First of all he butchered the interview and was so starstruck and overruled by Olmos he lost half of the good stuff and second he came with excuse after excuse why he couldn't transcribe it. If you have Olmos on tape for an hour, you defintely want to publish it straight away. In the end I worked nights to get it done. Never heard from the guy again, while he promised to make us podcast and do audio for us (he did 2 or 3, got Olmos and never heard from him again). It's really sad. I know it's a shitty job, but now I end up doing all, so if there's some program, I'd love to know about it. --MAD 16:30, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Galacticruise

Kende je vast al, misschien weet je er meer van en kun je wat je weet toevoegen? Kende je het niet, dan ken je het nu ;) --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 13:25, 19 February 2008 (CST)

Hier is nog een artikel wat je kunt gebruiken en/of verbeteren. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 08:54, 13 March 2008 (CDT)
Cool! Nee, kon ik beiden nog niet. Die Galacticruise pagina had Joe wel even mogen melden in de groep (Joe Beaudoin is tegenwoordig volwaardig crewlid van Galacticruise) Aan de Galacticruise heb ik nu eigenlijk weinig toe te voegen (met name omdat ik weet dat het programma volgende week gaat wijzigen, wacht ik liever nog even). De andere pagina heb ik geupdate met de laatste informatie van Leah Cairns en een paar anderen die op FedCon gaan komen in Duitsland op 18-20 April. Ga je daar ook heen? Is in Bonn en momenteel staan daar McDonnell, Bamber, Hatch, Clyne, Cairns, Sheppard and Bacic als BSG gasten. Is de grootste new series BSG bijeenkomst die je de komende tijd zult zien die voor ons (redelijk) bereikbaar is. Ik heb op deze con ervoor gezorgd dat Nicki Clyne en Leah Cairns komen (en heb ook bemiddeld bij alle andere BSG gasten). :) --MAD 10:27, 18 March 2008 (CDT)
Mooi werk. Bonn is alleen wel wat ver (en duur) om even een weekendje erheen. Misschien heeft Serenity er wat aan, hij is Duitser (geen idee waar in Duitsland hij woont, misschien woont ie wel in Kiel ofzo). --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 10:34, 18 March 2008 (CDT)
Ken hem niet. Weet wel dat veel van mijn Duitse vrienden van Caprica City zeker gaan. Ach, wat is ver. Ik woon in Rotterdam en het is voor mij iets van 2,5 uur rijden of zo.--MAD 10:46, 18 March 2008 (CDT)
Ik woon in Harlingen, en heb geen auto en belangrijker geen rijbewijs xD --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 12:31, 18 March 2008 (CDT)