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A Lady's Prerogative For Hallow's Eve: What Superstition Wields (Finished First Draft: Artwork to come)

This is my yearly Halloween story, though last year I kind of wove the Halloween and Santa Claus story into one if you remember and came up with a funny bit involving Barris and Sato early on in their friendship as they have guests for the seasonal holiday. This year I'm bringing Halloween and A Lady's Prerogative home to my country of Canada and my home province of Ontario. This story takes place in Ontario, though far north up into territory occupied by far fewer than in the Great Lakes region of Canada (and the United States). I hope that you enjoy it. As a side note, I recently did a rant post (the Rant-zilla post if you recall as it was the last one) really attacking the problem of harassment, as it has been plaguing me for years in both the online world (very covertly) and the offline world very overtly. Everything I stated in that post I meant with all of my heart and being, and I will not apologize for any of it. This has already gone way too far, and a post of that nat

M-Audio Update For The KeyRig 49 Keyboard

I recently had to setup and install my own M-Audio KeyRig MIDI controller (just the 49 key one as it was the best I could afford though if someone wants to donate a full 88 key MIDI keyboard to me, I'd be very grateful and would give you a plug here).

The software that comes with some of the Legacy series of MIDI controllers from M-Audio requires online certification in order to use as one of the VST instruments included is protected and serialized.

At some point beyond the release of these keyboards, M-Audio must have procured a full license from the developers as they later released an update that does away with the need for certification and updates the software dramatically.

One of the things I noticed having installed this a few times over the past 7 years is that every time I go to install it, it gets more difficult to find the update online

So I thought to myself, why don't I host the update file myself from here?

Low and behold, that's exactly what I'm doing now. So if you're an M-Audio owner of one of the legacy series keyboards that comes with this software, you don't have to run around for hours to find the update. It's right here.

You can download it from my Music page. It will be one of the first links at the top of the page.

I'll be sure to give this particular post some meaningful metatags so that others can find it through their favourite search engine.

So fellow keyboard players and MIDI enthusiasts, enjoy, and make some great tunes!

Brian Joseph Johns