Personal Information on Gharr
A special welcome to the blog readers, twitter followers, and the people that surf the internet. You are very important to Gharr, and he’s very interested in you and what you have to say 😀
Gharr is a character, that generally stays in the background, but has a personality that loves music, technical subjects, and writes articles occasionally. The music does not always need to be professional.
Behind the scenes, the material that Gharr produces is a contribution from a number of people (and no single person can take credit for what Gharr does).
Yes, but tell me more about Gharr
Gharr’s details & Personality
- Physical description: Male, otherwise unknown–do you want to suggest one 🙂
- Shy and likes to stay in the background. He adores, or really respects the people he writes or tweets about; preferring to discuss them, and point out their good points; rather than discussing himself.
- Gharr does not often make jokes, or use sarcasm. Working on a world-wide scale means international people don’t generally get the Joke, or understand sarcasm.
- In love with Hatsune Miku, and is totally faithful to her. Being in love with a Vocaloid has serious social consequences: how does he introduce her to his mother?
- Is also interested in UTAU and things like CeVio (similar to the Vocaloids).
- Loves to check out, and share non professional videos of people taking an interest in the music industry.
- Helps new artist out; as a thanks for all the great stuff other artist provide: such as really cool music.
- Interested in the space industry (including the space elevator).
- Likes not only astronomy, but the very small–such as particle physics. Mentions odd things like Artificial Intelligence “AI.”
- Would love for you also to share things you like on your very own favorite social media channel. After all Gharr can’t cover it all and needs backup 😉
- Gharr is also interested in the future of the human race, and would like to see the end of wars, hunger, refugees, poverty, homelessness, things that divide us. It is for that reason that Gharr occasionally likes to write articles, and share things on the social media about The Venus Project.
For those who follow me on twitter:
“Gharr doesn’t base shares on what the haters don’t want you to see; Gharr’s shares are based on what the lovers want you to see.”
Gharr is not just one person, Gharr is made up of a group of people and organizations, that help determine content. However there are some topics that are generally avoided for various reasons. This is because covering everything the world has to offer would result in the audience getting smaller as controversial topics would drive many people away.
Being a group of people means that some people often say to the group: “this should not be featured, these things should not be mentioned, and that style of music is no good.” They are valid points; but for Gharr: it is better to say what you like rather than trying to dictate what other people should not see.
Your point is still valid however, and that’s why people should become a part of Gharr–but not in the way you might think. If you feel strongly about something, then create your own group (or just work on your own) and share your interests with other people. It just may be that you have something really relevant, that people might be quite interested in knowing about.
Gharr is fully described here:
Message from Gharr’s Founder
This article was made in the early stages before Gharr was formed into two organizations; and people became, or already were members of the groups. At the time there was no branding for Gharr–as there is now:
- Branding based on promoting stuff
- Branding as of Business to Business
The temptation is to delete the article about the founder as the contact details for Gharr are all shown above. However this article is historic and possibly a lot of people have read it to find out more about the founder. The founder is not Gharr, although some call that person by that nick name 😉
Quote from the founder of Gharr: lol to the Japanese person who kept on pointing at me and repeating “you are Gharr… Yes… You are, you are!“–that was so sweet, I will always fondly remember that and smile.
To quote Gharr: “I like to promote people by staying in the background and making you the star!”
Gharr has never wanted you to make him the center of attention. The founder is also not seeking to jump in and use the fame, or popularity that Gharr has attained, this article is only here for historic reasons–because it’s the foundations on which Gharr was formed and eventually become two organizations, and a character (called Gharr) in his own right.
The founder wishes to thank all those who like Gharr; and especially those who support and like the dancers, musicians, authors, actors, scientists, programmers, and so on that are mentioned by Gharr–thank you.
The article below is about the founder, and is not about Gharr.
An Article About The Founder of Gharr (Historic Reference)
The article shown below gives away some historic information about the founder of Gharr. It was sourced from a website that no longer exists (it was deleted by the host after they decided that they no longer wanted to support free websites as part of their services–the host is an organization that supplies the resources for the website to exist on the internet).
Gharr and the founder are not the same thing. If you want to read stuff about Gharr, try this article: Gharr’s Short Bio [bio]: http://wp.me/p10Tww-1xM
Previous video here and a discussion of copyright infringement
Please note: The following discussion is just a discussion, it’s not meant to be legal-advice. You should talk to your lawyer if you want to know what exact legal facts apply to your particular area of the world.
This section has been made, because it is hoped that people who produce free education videos will not feel discouraged by things like “Content ID” and the resultant and very possibly incorrect copyright infringement notices.
The previous video that was here of a bloke drawing on a blackboard had been taken down by YouTube. I doubt that YouTube had a right to do that in this case as these equations are repeatable–the definition that science should be able to be verified by other people; including the calculation of mathematical formulas. Even if the guy was not qualified as an engineer for example, it’s hard to see why this person–if they actually knew how to do the calculations–could not tutor people on YouTube.
I took a good look at YouTubes policy, and it’s quite threatening to the person who have to argue that their video was taken down for the wrong reasons–as you have to tick a box saying that you agree that you understand that you may be taken to court.
http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/request.py?&contact_type=copyright_counternotice (accessed 2012, link seems to no longer exist when checked in 2013)
The person who takes down a video has to risk paying costs caused by the copyright infringement notice. If a person provides this information for free, it’s quite likely the costs will be $0. It seems from that point of view that the person who claims copyright infringement will often not be at great risk (other then possibly paying court costs should they lose). The person who makes the copyright claim could also simply back out when a court case might result, since the video was not making a profit, backing out would effectively result in minimal risk, as the person who refutes the claim of copyright infringement will not take action to reclaim $0 of costs from having the site taken down.
Retraction notice reference: http://www.youtube.com/t/retractions (accessed 2012)
There is also another thing that can take down a video, it’s called Content ID and YouTube makes money from this: http://www.youtube.com/t/contentid [accessed 2012].
There have been criticisms about the performance of Content ID and how often it gets it’s classifications of copyrighted material wrong: http://waxy.org/2012/03/youtube_bypasses_the_dmca/[accessed 2012].
Essentially, the criticism of content ID is that you have to take on the YouTube legal team and that team just happened to have forged the legal-agreement that you entered into to make use of YouTube, so things start to get real complex. It’s probably outside the available resources of a single YouTube user to attempt a legal challenge like that.
There have been additional ramifications of content ID such as if you create music for example, then your music will end up owned by the person or group that uses the content ID and having ownership of your video means they can collect advertizing revenue from the video. This might seem irrelevant, but some free videos can get as many as 1 million views and the revenue could be significant, especially if they claim thousands of such accounts. The following reference explains a situation for game review videos that are claimed in huge numbers and this allows for large sums of advertising money to be made by certain companies that may have no rights to claim that money in the first place: http://torrentfreak.com/youtubes-content-id-piracy-filter-wreaks-havoc-110908/ [accessed 2012].
This discussion of legal matters is only a discussion, it is not legal advice. You will need to consult with your lawyers for legal condition in your local area. Even YouTube states the following:
“DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT YOUR ATTORNEYS, AND THE INFORMATION WE PRESENT HERE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. WE PRESENT THESE MATERIALS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.” [accessed 2012]
It is hoped that people who make free educational videos do not get discouraged by this. YouTube essentially depends on people staying on it’s service to run advertising and other activities that make money–that may not be obvious to users. When people stop feeling that they can create content on YouTube, if will have a serious effect on YouTube and it’s current owners who are Google: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youtube [accessed 2012].
Also Google buying YouTube for 1.65 Billion–“even though the popular video sharing site has never seen a profit”–because Google wishes to make money from adverting revenues:
Sample of typical calculations from my studies (this is not me in the video by the way): Circuit Analysis – Bipolar Junction Transistor Model (BJT) – Dependent Sources – The LED
Please note: there is a mistake in this video. The final equation should read as follows:
⇒ VCC-Vγ = -i1((β+1)RE+RB)
⇒ let iβ=-i1 then -i1 = iβ = (VCC-Vγ)/(((β+1)RE+RB))
Continuing the calculations beyond the video
⇒ since i1-i2=-βiβ
⇒ -iβ-i2=-βiβ (by substituting in iβ=-i1)
⇒ i2 = iβ(β+1)
⇒ in the next video we will find out that β is assumed to be 100, so let β=100
⇒ i2 ≈ 100⋅iβ
⇒ in the next video we will also find out that Vγ is assumed to be 0.7V, so let Vγ=0.7
⇒ iβ = (VCC-Vγ)/(((β+1)RE+RB))
⇒ iβ = (VCC-0.7)/(((101)RE+RB))
Another formula you might see associated with transistors is: IE ≈ IC
IE = IC+IB and the model states IC=βIB
⇒ IE = IC+IC/β ⇒ IE = IC(1+1/β)
⇒ IE = IC(β/β+1/β) ⇒ IE = IC((β+1)/β)
Thus IE ≈ IC if β is much larger then 1 (it’s assumed β=100, (100+1)/100=101/100≈1)
There are rules of thumb to calculate the perfect quiescent point of a transistor for signal amplifier circuits. At the moment I can’t recall how that was done, but it did have something to do with very high resistances producing noise if I remember correctly.
There is actually a convention of when to use capitol letters and small letters, but this convention may not be followed in every country or by a particular person who does the calculations. In the next video we will see that this person uses capitols all the way through so the above equation would read as: (β+1)I1RE-Vγ+I1RB+VCC=0 Volts for example.
BJT – Base Biased Circuits
Standard programming exercise (typical design style of OOP and C++)
— I originally learned C, and later learned C++ on my own. The previous language
of formal structure I used was Pascal.
One favorite device–the LED, because it lights people way.
There were lots of stuff covered in engineering that I have not mentioned here such as thermodynamics, fluids, and management.
Currently I have no home area.
I have just got over some serious illnesses and taking the government to
court—all in a days work, or should I say
several years work—and now I am working on
some significant life changing projects that will propel me forward into a new
state of being.
About Me (the founder of Gharr)
I like to present myself in a business like format on this web page. Since
Australia is about non-discrimination I will not mention my race, sexual
orientation, religion, sex, age and so on. According to scant information from
the law courts thus far,
it is okay to discriminate against everything else
though because Australia has no charter of
human rights. Hopefully that will
When I produce web pages I like to discuss various things. On chat sites I
usually find interesting people with something to say rather then just flirting
with people or trying to find a date.
- Engineering degree
- Manager of Cafe
- Cook (not Chef)
- Tram conductor
- Fruit/Vegetable Picking, Harvest Trail Work
After I graduated from university I spent around 4 years trying to get into
the engineering industry.
After that time I tried other industries because there seemed to be a lack of
demand for someone with my qualifications.
I have spent a considerable part of my life unemployed regardless of what
work I tried to do. I wish I could tell you why. I can speculate it is to do
with there being not enough work to go round and that manufacture and
engineering design has gone overseas. Possibly there is discrimination that
prevents me from getting work possibly based on a sort of class based criteria
rather then discrimination based on race (if we assume the not enough work to go
To further support the above paragraph: the Government has issued instructions
to all Australians via Work For The Dole (Mutual Obligation) to deskill professionals
by forcing (non-Voluntary Volunteers) professionals to do tasks like painting, weeding,
fences, and fixing lawn mowers while claiming that there is a skill shortage.
If the government really had a need for the vast number of skills that each graduate has: they would not make such commands to graduates via Work For The Dole (Mutual Obligation) that appear to be based on oxymoron’s.
I have an interest in engineering, science, computer programming, technology,
the future, and many other topics.
Right now I am trying to build on my skill base and prevent myself from
continuing this cycle of unemployment.
I need a break from the government and unemployment (& forced work & harsh
My Other interests
I am rarely bored as I have to many interests and not enough time to do them.
- Spending time with friends and associates
- Watching movies at the cinema
- Going to a cafe and watching life walk by
- Chatting on the internet, Talking to people from all over the world.
In a mixture of art and web page design, I think Miku Hatsune
would make a great character to welcome people to website.
LOVE & JOY – [ Group Dance 😉 ] – Miku Hatsune, xxxayu3, Hizaki19
- Technical Drawing
- Bush Walking
- Problem Solving
- Fixing Things
- Web Page Design
- Blogs and reading others web/blog sites
- Making contact with people with similar interests or aims as myself
- Getting two days or more part time work that makes use of or builds on the
many skills I gained in my engineering degree. This will avoid me having
disputes when I am forced to do mutual obligation activities (work for the
dole and get fired – firing the unemployed is a oxymoron by the way).
- Taking a break from it all and following the harvest trail, while still trying to get the additional two days work in a area of my interests
- Reading books
- Learning and using more of my skills
Closing Remark by the Founder of Gharr
Thanks for taking an interest in me 😀 and thank you to Japan, and the Japanese people for making me smile a lot.
I would also like to thank the many communities all around the world, for making this place more interesting, and a better place to live in.
Lastly, I would like to thank all the people, and world communities who are part of Gharr, or contribute to what Gharr is. Without you, I don’t think Gharr would be as popular as he is.