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  1. Just before they pulled the patch off of my eye, they told me that more times than not, your vision won't be fully matured for about a week. Then they took off the patch and immediately tested my vision. Right out of the gate I could easily read the 20/20 line of the chart. I could read all but two of the letters on the 20/15 line. The Dr. told me that at my appointment next Thursday, she wouldn't be at all surprised if my vision was 20/15. She said that happens in about the top 10% of patients. I couldn't be happier. It's so nice to be able to see in stereo vision once again. It's been about
    17 points
  2. Surgery went well. I'll have a patch on until tomorrow, so can't really assess my vision just yet.
    12 points
  3. For our first real outing in a very long time, we spent the afternoon in Northampton. Ate falafel on the street, listened to a church choir, who were dressed in their 1830's best, performing on the city hall steps, (which, @recstar24, was unpredictably lovely and a reminder of the importance of singing and performance) saw some jazz further down the street, and generally saw lots of people out and about. A nice reminder than not every place is Hartford.
    10 points
  4. Just got driven into the city. Sitting at UCSF waiting for cataract surgery. I only have a cataract in my right eye, but it's gotten bad. I can't see anything but a blury light out of that eye. I was scheduled for surgery last April, but Covid changed all that. It's going to be absolutely amazing to be able to see out of that eye again, and have my depth perception back.
    10 points
  5. took my daughters kayaking for the first time yesterday.
    7 points
  6. Having a great time so far. My granddaughter is coming soon. Can’t wait
    5 points
  7. #ducttape Knucks, the risk of visiting the Dr (even the eye one) with even the most basic of precautions is extremely minimal. If you're two weeks post the first jab you've got ~80% immunity and the Dr's office is probably fully vax'd.
    5 points
  8. Man, I haven't been in NoHo in what feels like 2 year (pre-covid) and I live like 25 minutes from it. I kind of miss the place, in spite of the fact that I spent what feels like half my life there doing lights in nightclubs. I wish I could go there right now, TBH. There's a marijuana distro there called Canna Care and I could really go for some low dose edibles. I got my second dose of Moderna yesterday and it is really kicking the shit out of me. Last night was an endless series of fever dreams (including one where I was trapped in my own Steam profile while I was in a Discord call where
    4 points
  9. Break an eyeball? In any case, good luck!
    4 points
  10. The Police – Outlandos d'Amour Wiki: "Contemporary reviews of the album were largely unfavourable." Not terrible 😎
    4 points
  11. ML Aerius. I had a pair of those. The electrostatic panel disconnected itself on both. I contacted ML, who said if I was in the US they could supply new panels cheaply (ish), but because I was in the UK I'd have to go through Absolute Sounds who had a vicious mark up. So I popped the wooden side panels off, fed small pieces of antistatic foam in each hole, and trapped a connection wire under some kapton tape. Soldered the wire into the HV feed. Put the wooden panels back on. Problem sorted, and totally invisible. I later sold them on eBay, and made it clear that the panel had been re
    4 points
  12. Swapped a ref102 from the positive rail PSU while turning it off. Now measuring -259.27 for the -260V rail and confirming the problem was a malfunctioning ref102, so the PSU is now fully operational. Will let it run for several hours. Any procedure for load testing it? Kerry, JoaMat, James, Craig - thank you very much! Now off to making the umbilicals and finishing the amp 🙂 soldering the LEDs next - anything special about testing and matching them?
    3 points
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  14. Familiar with the diode test method? See this post. Seems the regulator isn’t doing anything but passing all unregulated voltage through. My bet is on a faulty mosfet... or something else.
    3 points
  15. Glad to hear it, Doug, and hope you bounce back soon, KD. Second shot hit me hard also but the side-effects were gone after a day or two. Our mask mandate in California lifted on Tuesday and most people here in Marin County don’t seem ready to take them off. I went out for coffee and bagels this morning and I think I was the only person without a mask. I am sorry, folks, get used to it! We are maybe the single most vaccinated region of the entire country. Don’t look at me like I’m some kind of “republican.”
    3 points
  16. World On The Ground Sarah Jarosz 2020 Example:
    3 points
  17. Well, I'll always be a butt pirate!
    3 points
  18. Meanwhile ... https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/17/roger_waters_says_zuck_off/
    3 points
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  20. Still a fun listen after all these years.
    3 points
  21. I have to say that even though some of their ideas were overlooked due to other formats, that doesn't mean that they were inferior. I had a Sony ES HiFi betamax deck in the 80's. It cost me an astronomical $1,100.00 at the time. But with it's ability to record and play in beta 1 speed and it's jog/shuttle dial, that machine kicked some serious VHS ass! I had a JVC HiFi VHS deck too. I'd rent movies in VHS, because there weren't any betamax movies to be found. But I'd record those movies onto the betamax. I'd also record music onto betamax tapes, then use it like a real to real to play h
    3 points
  22. Sony MiniDisc: The (Not) Forgotten Audio Format That (Never) Failed. I learned a few things.
    3 points
  23. Oh for that much space! super-jealous! My bench, bandsaw, jointer/planer, router table and radial arm saw are squeezed into a single width garage. It needs real discipline to use every machine safely.
    3 points
  24. This is a new series premiering Sunday on AMC. It's staring Anne Frances Murphy, who played Alexis on Schitt's Creek. Looks to be a Black comedy. Certainly looks to be worth a try.
    2 points
  25. That’s great news, though I’m a little disappointed we won’t have a full time pirate as part of the crew.
    2 points
  26. Lully: Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques 2021
    2 points
  27. Home made Scone with Strawberries and Cream, home made Lemon Curd, proper Tea and added Tea Cosy.
    2 points
  28. Volume 1 (of 10!) Edit: Add Volume 2 to that. Good stuff.
    2 points
  29. Yesterday Enjoyable for the first few songs, but it's basically the same song 12 times. It's too bad because they've got that grimy groove thing working.
    2 points
  30. When I was in fifth grade, my class took a field trip to the George Eastman Museum, in Rochester, New York, as the fifth graders at my rural elementary school, 30 minutes south of the city, did every year. Housed in a Colonial Revival mansion built for the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company in 1905, the museum is home to one of the most significant photography and film collections in the world. But our job there was to stare at old cameras the size of our bodies, marvel at the luxury of having a pipe organ in your house, and write down what a daguerreotype is to prove that we’d been paying a
    2 points
  31. Full face helmet for bike parks and other primarily downhill trail systems which are served by chairlifts or lift shuttles, open face helmets for almost everything else.
    2 points
  32. I don’t wear my Japanese market Seiko “cocktail” watch often but every time I do I am pleasantly surprised by the craftsmanship, especially given the humble price… The image understates the bluish hue of the face. HS
    2 points
  33. I saw Apogee and immediately thought But then I clicked the link, and it wasn't *that* Apogee! Equally interesting though.
    2 points
  34. Fair point, I've admittedly not stayed current on some of that having been jabbed twice. I still think and believe that with a mask and basic precautions you can lead a relatively unencumbered essential-task life (like going to the eye doctor) without much fear of COVID.
    2 points
  35. Every time I hear "Delta Variant" I think of a bunch of Mississippi rednecks spreading the virus by having incestuous sex. Is that bolstering stereotypes?
    2 points
  36. "Sony shipped a Celine Dion CD with a copy-protection mechanism that kept it from being played on Sony PCs." Genius 😈
    2 points
  37. Same here. Had a couple ATRAC players, both shown in the video. Loved the size, sound, and physicality of it. Strangely rejected someone giving me their MD player about a decade ago. That was a mistake. Still miss my MZ-R70. Moved to the 6GB Creative NOMAD Jukebox. Then seemingly downgraded to a shiny 5GB Apple iPod. I've never wanted anything as quickly as I did that 1G iPod. Even switched my operating system to support it. Nothing seemed as... is beautiful the right word?...until the 1G iPhone. But the Sony MDs were no doubt beautiful too. I won't comment on the Nomad. Anyway, So
    2 points
  38. Interesting. I was an early adoptor of the format. I could carry 5 or so discs with me and have 10 times the volume that my friend had on his Rio mp3 player. I also liked the "mix tape" capabilities. I had a nice Sony portable MD deck as well as a top end Sony ES home deck.
    2 points
  39. Another one in blue this time,
    2 points
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