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    I've thought a lot, today. My wife is genderqueer (she is very open so I don't feel uncomfortable mentioning that) and much more plugged in to things than I am, me at the grand ol' age of 37. She told me the other day that she considers me to be part of the queer community. Some of my friends here, I don't really remember which beyond Shell and Steve, have known for years that I have been, and am, sexually attracted to men. Not every man. Some men. I think I've mentioned it on occasion. I've never acted on it, for a lot of reasons. I'm generally more attracted to women, and I just think that I wasn't part of the right generation to act on a bisexual tendency in a casual way. I don't know if my time has passed, or what. I know that Colie would support me exploring that aspect of my personality, but honestly I don't really feel that strong of an urge. I'm very happily married, and, even when accepted, I would consider that to be cheating, and I'm not real big on infidelity. It's still there, though. I think it has informed other parts of my life, parts that I have acted on in non-sexual ways. I'm not sure I feel comfortable claiming that I'm part of the queer community. I "pass." That's not even the right word. How can you "pass" when nobody even thinks that you aren't whatever you are "passing" for? I'm certainly a fellow traveler, but that's not the same thing. I really don't care what I'm called or considered. I don't really consider this a coming out. It would be a shitty one, if it were. I also know that this is in a public forum, so don't worry that I've put this in the wrong place. I just kinda feel like I should do something, just for myself. Talking openly feels like doing something for myself.
  3. 14 points
    Bonnie traded the Honda she's had for twenty two years for new new one. Blue, this time
  4. 13 points
    OK boys steady yourselves.... Oh Yeah! It’s my new toy, I haven't got my grubby hands on it yet, it’s making it’s way from Portugal.
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    Maybe not Speaker Porn these days, but back In the day these were pretty hawt. Altec Model 19. Woofer: 15” 416 , Mid/high compression driver: 802 , Sectoral horn: 811 Very efficient: rated 104dB @ 4 foot sensitivity. Sound great with single watt SETs, but will still take 175 watts continuous. Too large for my current living room, been stored in my garage for years. Fired them up today....my neighbors were not amused.
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    We had a post match team dinner there and I must say the food was awful. The ribs,brisket and chicken tasted like regional airport food. I would not recommend this place to anyone. But on a somewhat brighter note, Lance with his team mate Ilya.
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    Sorry to all injured HCers, and glad you didn't get injured in the fender bender CD44hi! I guess I am at home for a week or so following a strange week and sucky weekend in the hospital. It started out with me noticing double vision when looking left. Woke up on Saturday with double vision everywhere. Went to urgent care, who ran a CT scan which showed nothing. Then to the hospital where I spent Saturday and most of Sunday. Full head MRI there, again, clean. Diagnosed as 3rd cranial nerve palsy by neurologist, confirmed by ophthalmologist today. Should take care of itself in a couple of weeks, maybe less. I guess at my age, what they find in the scans, etc. could always be bad, so counting my blessings there. Heal up HC!
  10. 8 points
    Ribeye, potatoes and creamed spinach.
  11. 8 points
    Earlier - poutine and duck confit - french fries, fresh curd, duck gravy.
  12. 8 points
    Got the first of the 3 minis finished more or less (less case, etc.). Had it running on AC for about 5 mins or so. 255R bias resistors, +/-20V PSU... I'm only seeing around 170mV across the 20R resistors. Low, and seems strange with others getting 18mA with 220R, etc. As for adjustment (offset), I used the pots by the LEDs to get the offset between +/- for that channel centered around ground, then had dialed the individual offsets in using the other 2 pots. Anyone have a different adjustment method? I may play with the pot by the LEDs and see if that does anything to the bias current or not.
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    Watched two soccer games today with this guy ... He in fact hung around all day. I thought he had left when we packed up to leave but when I got in the car and took off my jacket he popped out and jumped into the door handle cutout. Rode all the way home with us so when we arrived home I scooped him up and put him in the garage to feast on the insects living there.
  14. 8 points
    Just another rendering with the transistor and screw mounting in...
  15. 7 points
    Thanks all! House/dog sitting at the Mayberry compound. Me and three bitches celebrating hard! Salad, chips and dip, ice cream and cake! Worked outside today on the router table project. All in all, the best birthday in many years!
  16. 7 points
    It would have made more sense if Carl wrote that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 7 points
    She doesn’t think it’s broken, probably just bruised. I’m to come back if it stops getting better.
  18. 7 points
    Life goal: Have equivalent garage consisting of rally car for actual racing and something ridiculous for during the week.
  19. 7 points
    Not today, but very soon my buddy Milo (some of you may remember him from my trip to Lake Michigan recently, and he looks remarkably similar to Al) and I will be building this configurable router table together... Should be a really fun project, and quite useful for our little shop we're assembling. Milo is a handy guy!
  20. 7 points
    Pregame meal should be acceptable.
  21. 7 points
    What a gentleman SL is! I went over to his house on my lunch break and had a listen with him. Very impressive! I think I have a hard buying decision ahead of me!
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    Well, that was fascinating. There were people there who had indeterminate but massive wealth. Founders of hedge funds, international road and infrastructure construction, bankers and so forth. The Countess Wessex was both charming (she was in PR before she married Edward) and disarming. I had the whole "Your Royal Highness" thing worked out in my head, but she totally threw me by coming into an entrance behind me, and I was the first person she saw in a full room - put her hand out for a handshake and said "Hello - delighted you could come". You could almost hear me brain rattling around wondering what had just happened; I think I babbled something. Carole said "Yes - that is absolutely typical of her. She is completely not up herself, unlike Prince Charles who gets really upset if you don't follow protocol" The house was built in the 1880's for Queen Victoria's youngest son, who died in the 1940's, after which the house spend long periods unoccupied, and of course progressively degraded. Took several million to restore. We had dinner in The India Room, which is lined with carved paneling in the Indian style. Actually everyone was really good company. Had a chat with Susan Hampshire, who has aged really well (no facial work), and still has the glorious honey-like voice from TV and film. Impossible to think she's now 80. It was only afterwards that it was found that five of the ultra-wealthy had chipped in £25k each, and two substantially more. Sort of as loose change. One guy, a self made man from Mauritius, has pledged to become a philanthropic fund raiser for Brendoncare. Quite an evening!
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    Finished building the first one of the DAM1021. This is the .05% resistor version. Runs on +/- 9VDC rails. Amanero USB/i2s receiver. It's hard to beat for the money.
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    Sous Vide Black Angus Tenderloin finished on cast iron and mushrooms and onions. I know the cast iron was not nearly hot enough. Bad timing on my part. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 6 points
    Everyone will feel much better when I find the security footage of you skating into the side of your car. I wish Colin would carry thorn bushes around to throw at you when you crash out.
  30. 6 points
    If it makes anyone feel better, I skated into a parked car (mine) 10 days ago and dropped a few hundred on a splint and peace of mind (no break on the x-rays of my thumb) Just after crash Just after doc Just after I told Jeff Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  31. 6 points
    Story of my life, and probably most DIYers... casework is the worst which 3d printer do you have? Here is version 1 of the hamster cage, needs a few more improvements before I'm willing to try to machine everything
  32. 6 points
    Not just today, but an all-around fantastic weekend. Beautiful weather, fantastic food, fantastic friends and a great nature walk. Then today I got to top it all off by watching Tom Brady go down in flames. It doesn't get much better!
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    Here's one for Joachim It a low voltage version of the GR78xx Micro. It's only .45"(W) x .8"(H). It can run from 5V to 20V (with the right parts). I still need to do the negative. Here's what it looks like... I also re-did the layout of the larger version that can support up to 50V now. I can also do a supply that accepts these regulators, but pretty much any board designed for the LM78xx/LM79xx should support them.
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  36. 5 points
    Am I just reading this wrong?
  37. 5 points
    Did a little "baking" yesterday, using the Kester EP256 paste I got. Still had to preheat the boards with a hot-air gun before applying the paste, but I like this paste a lot better than the Chip Kwik I had gotten. I think it turned out pretty well.
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    This is actually for tomorrow. My wife runs https://www.brendoncare.org.uk/ as CEO. Their patron is HRH The Countess Wessex, wife of Prince Edward, youngest son of the Queen. So tomorrow we're off to Bagshot Park (their home) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagshot_Park as a fundraiser for my better half's latest project https://www.brendoncare.org.uk/care/our-care-homes/otterbourne-hill . Dinner for 42, with five great and good expected to fork out UKP150k. The ones that could not make it, chipped in UKP10k. Should be interesting! I'll let y'all know what it is like.
  39. 5 points
    Homemade French Onion Soup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. 5 points
    Um hello PNW, I moved here for the rain not the snow. First time my car has ever been snowed on... poor thing.
  41. 5 points
    Thanks all. Did get my first skate in since the crash today, felt ok. All slides worked out as expected. Had a couple of good meals, which each were the size of a couple good meals, with a couple of good friends.
  42. 5 points
    Milo and I bought the wood and got all the pieces cut to size for our router table project.
  43. 5 points
    Bone In Prime Ribeye, Rack of Lamb and horseradish mashed at Morton’s. I was hungry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dropped off Mary and Lance at the airport for a flight to Arizona for a fencing tournament. I hope tomorrow goes well.
  46. 5 points
    Stax mafia boards linked to in the stax mafia boards thread i highly recommend you doing a diy-t2 as your first amplifier. More than one person has done this. If you survive you will learn a lot less dangerous is the supersymmetry dynalo with the golden reference power supply then the current feedback amp balanced or single ended with the golden reference power supply more challenging is the uber2 amp
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    same size board, up to 35mm caps, had to move the pass transistors, needs checking silicon carbide rectifiers 100mm x 109mm goldenreferencelargecap.zip
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    After endless tweaking, the dipoles were sounding truly great - super natural and lifelike, with midrange and highs to die for... But still, i wanted more dynamics, more punch, MORE POWER!!!11!! So this happened: still just trying out different crossover points and targets in AL, but so far it's quite fun! lots of energy and punch, and a surprisingly good phantom centre. gonna try out the waveguided RAAL tweeters as well, and see if it matches the dispersion of the tractrix 200, as i really loved them on the dipoles. (sorry for the lack of headphone posts, but my headphone life is quite dull at the moment)