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  1. Made trip #2 to empty a storage unit for my dad. Good and bad news: Bad - he needed my help, he has had 2 hip surgeries but now has an inner ear "thing" and needs a walker for balance. Was pretty tough to see, but he is quite the trooper Good - what I was cleaning out was about 24 boxes of LP's and acetates....I'll try and see what's there (some are pretty fucking dusty/dirty, and some of the older acetates have broken) Bad - Karen (who is up in our Maine condo, I'll join her Saturday) is gonna be pissed at all these boxes in our dining room Good - there may be a coup
    15 points
  2. Finished getting the headphone system reorganized. Pretty sure I am not adding anything new for a while.
    14 points
  3. i ended up grabbing an Adcom GDA-700. the price was dirt cheap, it has the outputs i wanted, and it has all the old tech and sound i’m familiar with. no regrets.
    13 points
  4. Genetics are not destiny. My Dad was a hardworking, thrifty and abstemious man and my Mom was a pillar of the Catholic church. QED.
    13 points
  5. 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
  6. Pre-made dinner for tomorrow night's pre-ride feast. Certainly appears to be sufficiently juicy, hopefully it'll reheat acceptably.
    11 points
  7. Just got Suzy's DNA results. She is 0% Jack Russel. However she is between 37-74% Parsons Russell. I tend to think it's closer to 74%, as she looks exactly like many of the photos. She's also between 10-20% Border Collie and between 10-20% Bulldog. Who knew? She's a Border Bull Russell.
    11 points
  8. 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
  9. Tonight I had a couple prime ribeyes and I did the reverse sear in the oven at 180 with a probe in the steak. I removed the steaks at 115 degrees and had a cast iron pan very hot and ready. Seared the top, bottom, and two long sides. Came out great for doneness, texture and crust.
    10 points
  10. The haze cleared long enough to get a view of Mt Tam this afternoon.
    10 points
  11. 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.
    9 points
  12. No pics. Did my first tri-tip on Labor Day. Served with smoked mac & cheese for the neighbor ladies. Who knew 3 petite senior ladies could put away so much food. Leftovers were one serving only. The tri-tip was ridiculously easy to make and had incredible flavor. I'll have to do another.
    9 points
  13. Work has been slow today, did the update. There are issues with the dark theme which I'll get to.
    9 points
  14. I didn't feel like starting another new thread, there's a major version update of the forum software that's available. It's nearly a complete redesign so not a simple maintenance release. Currently planning to do this sometime Friday afternoon or evening.
    9 points
  15. It might be a little premature but I think I now have a working T2 using a modified version of joamat's staxt2nc3fdh7 amp files and kgsshv dc supplies.... Initial startup looks good. Channels started up seperately. Heater transformer running at full voltage. High voltage transformer on a variac. virtual batteries within 100mV of 740V before any adjustment. DC balance between + and - sides of a channel <1V without any adjustment, all 3 leds lit on both channels. once my hands stop shaking I will take a few photos... I have been dreading switch on... in the meantime here's a few bu
    9 points
  16. I'm pretty sure that I could do this for you on the Dremel Digilab that I have access to. Give me a dimensioned drawing of what you want and I might have some scrap plexy that we could try out first before. I should warn you, it might take me a while to get to it. I'm like Mikhail-levels of slow these days in getting projects. done. Speaking of project, COVID speaker project #2 is nearly complete.
    9 points
  17. Circa 1996. Sony MDR-CD1700. I modified it recently for a balanced amplification. Stock is single-end only with wiring going into the left earcup. The CD1700 is seriously awesome after the mod. It is super efficient and sound better than ever. Modded with Moon-Audio Black Dragon and Furutech 4.4 mm plug.
    9 points
  18. 2nd vocal lesson Started working on a cover (Goodloe Byron, Wellness Day, in the style of Born Under Punches). Asked permission. He said he’d be honored, so now I have to. Also, not so much did today so much as benchmarked today — lost another 5-10 lbs. over the last month. I am now 40-45 lbs. down from where I was in March. Win! Still have high blood pressure, though. 😕
    9 points
  19. Finished my latest composition.
    8 points
  20. My friends and I did our century yesterday on Cape Cod. The weather was mostly great, 70d and sunny but the wind was strong out of the east and instead of helping as we'd hoped it would on the way back kicked our ass for a solid 10 miles. Still, much fun was had and the two guys who were only planning to do 60 stuck with us for the whole ride. We went a little slower as a result but it was well worth it to have all 6 of us hit the mark.
    8 points
  21. T2 first listening impressions. wow..... erm.... wow..... erm..... wow The first thing that strikes me is marco dynamics are amazing, on recordings that are not that dynamic the amp does not exaggerate the dynamics, but on dynamic recordings like full orchestra the dynamics are so powerful but not overdone. This is backed up with bass is far more defined, less mushy, more full than my other stax amps but the bass is not not dry or hard or overblown Stereo images are more solid and tangible and more precise than any other stax amp I have, its so close to the experience my Qu
    8 points
  22. Adding to the apocalypse documentation. Approaching noon in Mtn View. Was brighter after sunset. Keeping on eye out for boils tomorrow.
    8 points
  23. The current crew. Rufus (black)runs things. Hugo Z Hackenbush (Maine Coon) is the baby and gets into just about everything. Molly (brown tabby) stays out their way
    8 points
  24. It's funny though. The Parsons Russell is said to play fetch until your arm falls off, and they're prone to chewing household items if not kept entertained. Suzy has 0 interest in fetching or even playing with a ball or stick. She prefers to tear the sqeakers out of plush toys. She has never chewed anything in my house, other than her own before mentioned plush toys. She does have the intelligence of the Parsons and the Border Collie. And the sweet disposition of the Bulldog.
    8 points
  25. he's very careful to not post a lot, but when he does, it's not worth reading
    8 points
  26. Another CFA is alive and well. Sorted out the issue with the bias when using the SS/ZF switch by doing the following (board rev 1.2): - Remove the 4 ZF jumpers near the 600pF - Increase R44/R49 to 50K - Increase R50/R51 to 4.2K - Remove C9/C10 Set at 190mA, plays beautifly in both modes. A must-have as reference in the amp collection. Thanks to KG for developing this amazing circuit!
    8 points
  27. And lastly, this one is tuned specifically for Mick Jagger music.
    7 points
  28. Well, that ended up being a lot less painful than I thought. I started the day thinking I was going to buy memory foam but I ended up hating them. I bought the Natural Mattress Stretch recommended. The latex just felt right immediately compared to the 7-8 different brands/types I tried. It was towards the reasonable end of what I had budgeted for too so that didn’t hurt either. Shout out to the tall man. I would never have heard of the company/brand if you hadn’t brought it up in this thread. I also decided to make the switch from queen to cal king. I’ve had a queen since I fi
    7 points
  29. As mandated, for legality purposes...
    7 points
  30. Had a run in with a stick today about 6 miles from home! It was too big to plug, so my friend cut off most of the stick and we road home. It didn't leak at all. I love running tubeless.
    7 points
  31. This thing is fucking hawt, but I forgot to order the $50 windscreen. So far it is behaving even better than I had expected in my shitty space.
    7 points
  32. Successfully solved a ceiling fan long wobble (rubber octopus!) and extracted a broken light bulb from its socket. Why am I feeling this triumphant? #2020
    7 points
  33. RAALstar v0.1 with one of Ray's old test discs raalstar.mov
    7 points
  34. This new editor is kinda weird. More like 3, but who's counting? Raymond Loewy design for Studebaker "Wagonaire" with retractable sliding rear roof section, 1963. Also, Imgur informs me that I've been on the site for 10 years as of yesterday.
    6 points
  35. try not to kill the user until AFTER they have finished paying for it Equal rights for electrons! they should be allowed to travel freely and not be constrained by insulation... If they want to travel through your heart it just their way of being loving and friendly.... they are so misunderstood.
    6 points
  36. Neither do I, so I listen to those who do. I suppose the other approach is to just not care about things you don't understand.
    6 points
  37. Wife tried to get sympathy from the kids by saying "daddy made me go to the gym with him, isn't he mean to mommy" Girl #1 response "but mommy can I tell you something? You need to get stronger" In the parenting competition with the wife I'm pulling a big lead..
    6 points
  38. I would agree that laser is the way to go with cutting paper. Marking, just thinking out loud here, you would need pretty fine control over the laser power level to ensure you didn't also burn through the paper. You could also probably rig up a fine pen to do the lines too. I think a hobby-grade machine could achieve the precision you need. Below is my experiments with a diamond drag bit on brass and that emblem is less than 1.5" tall. There's definitely some artifacts from inaccurate steps but this is straight out of the box, no tuning.
    6 points
  39. There's a HeadAmp Gilmore Lite Mk2 on ebay with 1 day left: https://ebay.us/eabRlp Currently at $200.
    6 points
  40. Preparing for Hurricane Laura. This should be fun. Jeez Brent, stop with the biscuits already!
    6 points
  41. The Creedence have the power to charge my batteries ... and this album much more
    6 points
  42. Decided to have a little fun with the Traeger since it is, in essence, a wood-fired oven. My parent's watched the kids one day this week and picked up some fresh peaches so I figured it was time for cobbler, round 2. lnitial phase Mid Cook Done
    6 points
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