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A brilliant, talented, and kind man with an impressive singing voice.
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I thought someone else might post this at some point, but I haven't seen it.

Posting this for those who remember halfbaker [csea].

half, Mar 08 2020

Obituary https://www.legacy.....aspx?pid=185971908
[half, Mar 08 2020]

A little bit about the man http://www.napavall.../Pages/Welcome.aspx
"I am semi-retired after 17 years with Dolby Laboratories where I led the engineering team that created the Dolby Digital motion picture sound format." [half, Mar 08 2020]

One of his musical ventures https://www.singers...ithout-Instruments/
I once got one of his CD's through a trade with him. Enjoyed every minute of it. [half, Mar 08 2020]

The SF meet-up. https://www.flickr....180/in/photostream/
csea is pictured, in the brilliant sunlight of that day. [blissmiss, Mar 09 2020]

I do worry about what the equivalent Halfbakery graph looks like https://what-if.xkcd.com/69/
[hippo, Mar 09 2020]

csea on the hb https://www.halfbakery.com/user/csea
[half, Mar 10 2020]


calum, Mar 08 2020

       I can't remember the details now, but I remember once getting a chuckle out of another halfbaker treating [csea] as though he were bereft of audio engineering knowledge.
half, Mar 08 2020

       After conversing about it for some time, he sent me one of his inventions once to try out. It was a pretty cool system (called "LASSIE") for visualizing audio nodes in a physical space to help optimize speaker placement. Not sure if it ever was a commercial success, but I thought it could/would/should be.   

       I believe it was intended for home theater designers/installers, but it always brings Charles and LASSIE to mind now when I see the episode of "Big Bang Theory" where Sheldon is trying to find the "sweet spot" in the theater.
half, Mar 08 2020

       I remember him saying he was a sailor, and I believe from a line of nautical types. The coincidence of his surname, Seagrave, had not escaped him. Apparently, I wasn't the first to make the observation. :)
half, Mar 08 2020

neutrinos_shadow, Mar 08 2020

       Oh crap. He was one of the attendees of the San Francisco piss-up at my former residence in Danville. He was a very pleasant man, and he did talk about boating and music quite a bit. I believe I still have a photo somewhere. Or it might be on that idea...A bakers day in SF. What a shame.
blissmiss, Mar 09 2020

hippo, Mar 09 2020

tatterdemalion, Mar 09 2020

xenzag, Mar 09 2020


       Wow, an incredible man. Rest in peace brother.   

doctorremulac3, Mar 09 2020

       Thanks for posting this, half!
jutta, Mar 10 2020

pertinax, Mar 10 2020

xaviergisz, Mar 10 2020

       jutta, you're welcome.   

       I really do hope this is my last post in this category.
half, Mar 10 2020

       thanks [half]   

       GNU [csea]
po, Mar 10 2020

nineteenthly, Mar 10 2020

       Well done for posting this, half.

If life were a movie then I would say that it is generally entertaining, though annoying & frustrating in parts, but the scriptwriters really need to work harder on the ending. Which is crap.

RIP csea.
DrBob, Mar 10 2020

       At least Heaven can get a decent sound system now.
RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2020

21 Quest, Mar 12 2020

reensure, Mar 13 2020

xandram, Mar 13 2020

       He was always the one to keep me honest in my audio-based ideations.   

wagster, Mar 13 2020

notexactly, Mar 15 2020

       His annos were like "Woah, something intelligent. That doesn't belong here."
4and20, Mar 15 2020

       Jesus Christ we had the co-inventor of the Dolby system here. The guy went on to sing in an acapella group and sail big cabin cruisers around the bay.   

       Proving that life properly approached can be glorious.
doctorremulac3, Mar 15 2020

       I still can't believe I sat and had homemade croissants with him, provided by jutta. I couldn't believe it then and now it's even harder to wrap my head around.
blissmiss, Mar 15 2020

       How cool!
doctorremulac3, Mar 15 2020

       I was hoping to get to meet the man again at another half-con.   

       My wife and I bought a place just north of the Seattle border with a 30 room motel and 48 site rv park.
I would like to host an annual or semi annual half-con if there is any interest in such a thing.

       I like to think that maybe Charles wouldn't have minded meeting me again either.
<heavy sigh>

       //My wife and I bought a place just north of the Seattle border with a 30 room motel and 48 site rv park. I would like to host an annual or semi annual half-con if there is any interest in such a thing.//   

       That's crazy, my wife had wanted to do a sightseeing trip up to Seattle. We usually go south on our impromptu trips, she thought going north might be interesting. Postponing this one because we're all going to die of the plague evidently.   

       Are you open to putting up a link?
doctorremulac3, Mar 16 2020

       Sure... but, the entire place was abandoned more than two years ago and I can only link to what it was before it became the zombie-apocalypse movie set that we bought and I'm doing triage on.   

       I feel weird talking about it on this thread. Feels inappropriate. I only mentioned it here because he popped into my head the other day. I debated whether to send a personal invite and decided against it as jumping the gun and now wonder if... well, I just wonder.   

       I will put a link on its own posting. It will be called...   


       ...I've never met a halfbaker I didn't like.
Yes. That'll do.


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