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  1. Finished getting the headphone system reorganized. Pretty sure I am not adding anything new for a while.
    14 points
  2. Got a little over halfway framing my latest project... A 7' tall x 20' long set of monkey bars for a 5 year old boy. It's a former client, and she requested me, and my company just told her to let me have the project. It's a bit small for them to mess with. Of course it's overbuilt and it's kind of a fun little project. I'll snap some pics when it's done.
    12 points
  3. Thanks all. I got to hang with Milo and Otis and Suzy and there were cocktails, fine wines and tender meats. What more can a man ask for?
    12 points
  4. Thank you very much everyone. Maybe I shouldn't have posted that here but frankly I'm very upset. This photo is from last year doing two laps around the island: it's how I want to remember him.
    11 points
  5. Hop harvest 2020 Now they are drying Not sure of the next step, but I am sure I am moments away from beverage.
    10 points
  6. And lastly, this one is tuned specifically for Mick Jagger music.
    7 points
  7. My sainted mother is visiting from Marthas Vineyard, so I've been showing her a few old films. Last night we watched The Black Cat (1934), which stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Both men were at the peak of their careers, coming off the huge success of Dracula and Frankenstein (both 1931) respectively. I saw The Black Cat many years ago because of ...well, me obsessing over electronic music. The Norwegian collective known as Neural Network in this case. Their second album Modernité is an unknown ambient classic. However, their first album Brain-State-In-A-Box is th
    6 points
  8. Here is my T2 power supply, now with Pro Bias Maida regulator style. The small board with three blue filter capacitors is the 21st Century Maida Regulator by Tom Christiansen producing 580 volts after change of resistor. The Maida regulator replaces the 10m90s current source with Zener string and filters. I feed the regulator with unregulated 660 VDC. Only 5.1M resistor on psu board is used. Works great. P.S. still need some wire clean up… will probably never happen
    6 points
  9. Nice! I took leftovers from Thursday's brisket and made brisket tacos.
    6 points
  10. Sick of you bastards not doing the thing, so I had to do it. Sig Sauer P365 XL
    6 points
  11. Went to a Halloween store with Esmé. They seem pretty optimistic this year is going to be like every other Halloween. Except the big costume for the ladies seems to be Sexy Black Death/Plague Doctor.
    6 points
  12. I should really start moonlighting as a barista
    6 points
  13. There is plenty left for day 2 French Dip sandwiches. You know where we are.
    6 points
  14. BBQ ribs. I turned the burners down low and opened the lid on the grill for eight hours and got a free smoke treatment for the ribs. When life gives you brushfires time to smoke some meat.
    6 points
  15. Suzanne Vega - An Evening of New York Songs and Stories Available at several online platforms Her voice doesn't seem to have changed much in this quarter of a century.
    5 points
  16. Another reverse seared Ribeye, this time with homemade creamed spinach. Pulled out the steak at 110 degrees and did a quick sear. Plus I feel like I'm at a steakhouse with the bucket of creamed spinach I made. Fantastic.
    5 points
  17. What didn't you like about BJs? Costco is easily my favorite store ever. I once bought some $0.19 batteries that leaked and destroyed a $2000 mic preamp. Costco had me send them pictures, then the device and they fedexed me a check to buy a new one.
    5 points
  18. Thanks for reporting this, it's now fixed.
    5 points
  19. (far too many) Cadbury Fingers @ Ross Common (Not shown, accompanying Tea) Context / Significance, for the uninitiated. I think I'll have another (or several) for RBG.
    5 points
  20. As a Pink Floyd fan, with my favorites being mostly pre-1972, this is just fantastic (that is really what I think! 😄)
    5 points
  21. Spiritualized - ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space
    5 points
  22. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
    5 points
  23. I did a "recovery ride" with 2 category 4 climbs. So 1.8 miles of what I need to do for 33 miles straight to do maui. I have a long road ahead of me.
    4 points
  24. I think you posted it exactly where you should have.
    4 points
  25. Fuckkkkkkkkkk. RIP to a great woman. I can't wait to read Associate Justice Ted Cruz's nuanced opinions.
    4 points
  26. Amelia Earhart, 1931. Photographed by Edward Steichen.
    4 points
  27. This just aired on PBS about 4 days ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian's_Song
    3 points
  28. I've been a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan since the seventies. He's one of my top 5 lyricists. Right up there with Kristofferson and Dylan.
    3 points
  29. Wow! Thank you all for your thoughtful & extensive responses. They each offered valid perspectives (some I had considered, some not), and expressed in a much more lucid manner than I could have. I promise I will consider them all. Much appreciated, truly.
    3 points
  30. Gordon Lightfoot. Pretty much Gordon 24/7 lately.
    3 points
  31. A matching wireless sub would be a great addition.
    3 points
  32. I'll throw this out and say neither, without first knowing your budget to be able to say whether or not there may be significantly better options for the same dollars. I see almost no value in purchasing a PC locally, haven't done so for over a decade, and given the use case it sure looks like you are way over-buying and if you do decide to go off leash, both will likely have suboptimal battery life because they appear to be gaming focused.
    3 points
  33. I like Nahre Sol's channel on YouTube quite a bit. She has amazing insight on music. This video about pop music is particularly interesting If you like it check others she made about flamenco, jazz, blues and other genres.
    3 points
  34. The one thing I'd chime in with that differs from the advice offered so far is that, having just upgraded to 4k myself a few weeks ago, 4k at 200% scaling in windows looks amazing! Text is razor sharp in office apps, and I'm sure it wouldn't hurt in photo/video apps either. Running a 4k laptop at native resolution is insane, but doing 200% scaling is really nice. Everything is the same size as a "normal" 1080p screen, it just looks better and is rendered with twice the pixels. Good luck with the purchase!
    3 points
  35. Difference between countries. If there was a gun thread on a UK forum, there would be a visit from Special Branch and armed officers beating the door down.
    3 points
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  37. More difficult than I imagined. Three very different acoustic amps, only one of which had a line out, so I ended up recording with my contraption mic around 8 feet back and one line out feed from the lead guitarist. All outside on the island, while major construction was taking place on a rock wall behind the beach. Vocals suck but I think the guitars are okay.
    3 points
  38. Looks like you've lost a few lbs since the last time I saw you Ric (except around the chest maybe?)!
    3 points
  39. Tested the 21st Century Maida Regulator as a Bias 580V regulator. Got 558 V with the components I had at hand. It takes about 15 seconds to reach desired voltage. To be continued (maybe).
    3 points
  40. Draft of BIAS 580V regulator. Works in LTspice. After the voltage doubler is a Maida regulator. Q1 is a to247 mosfet, C1-3 are 27.5 mm film caps and rest of parts are surface mounted. For Maida regulator see: https://www.ti.com/lit/an/snoa648/snoa648.pdf?ts=1600430373786&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/vendor-s-bazaar/209067-21st-century-maida-regulator.html https://neurochrome.com/collections/power-supplies/products/21st-century-maida-http://www.pmillett.com/HV_reg.html
    3 points
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