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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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    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!
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    It would have made more sense if Carl wrote that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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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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    Am I just reading this wrong?
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    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.
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    Homemade French Onion Soup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Um hello PNW, I moved here for the rain not the snow. First time my car has ever been snowed on... poor thing.
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    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.
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    Previously in West Marin: Not our mothers Brussel Sprouts (deep fried in pork lard, topped with aioli and parmesan) Dry Age Beef Burger (gruyere, mushrooms, pork bacon) Lamburger (manchego cheese, lamb bacon, chimichurri) Chips! (deep fried in pork lard)
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    Mini Dynalo After running the amp for over an hour, bias was 14+mA, so right where I want it to be. I thought it might be interesting to create a table or spreadsheet showing different users biasing and results, so I made a Google sheet, here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D5LDuRdupZRoWR-GfAd03fkFSBAMY4-E_VcYfCAI1Z0/edit?usp=sharing Go ahead and fill in your info if you like so this is available for all to see. Note: this is the first time I've created a Google sheet, so let me know if you can't edit it and I'll try to figure it out Heatsinks: I've been looking for some. The ones that @mypasswordis mentioned from ebay don't seem to be available any more, and I'm having a hard time finding any that appear to be suitable size. There are some I almost pulled the trigger on that were 50mm x 25mm, but the 25mm would leave the end transistors half covered. I could get the Fischer SK81/37.5/SA from TME and cut them in half, but I'm trying to avoid that if possible. I'd need enough for 3 amps. EDIT: Found these, 45 x 35 x 18mm on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/263051780518?var=562054192200
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    So much stuff I can’t remember it all, but I’ll try! Local Wisconsin blue cheese Mixed salad with Brussels sprouts and a bunch of other good stuff Seared sea scallops with house made Kimchee and some sort of great sauce Roasted duck breast with buttermilk biscuit, local country ham, etc etc Deep fried oyster mushroom, sprouts, sauce ... Poached pear, almond semi-freddo, chocolate cookie, chocolate truffle ... funny how I remember the dessert ...
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    We got 6-8" overnight. It's supposed to hit 70 by Wednesday so we took advantage and went snowshoeing this afternoon.
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    2nd DAM1021 build close to being complete, waiting for a 1-foot USB cable. This one is with the DAM1021-12 board, the one the uses .01% and .02% resistors which can be visually identified by the blue resistors in the R-2R ladder. The TPA Cronus/Hermes re-clocking and isolator is probably an overkill here given the DAM1021 already provides both functions on the board. The power supply for the DAM1021 is based on TPS7A3301 set for 9.3VDC rails. Based on my experience I would not skimp on the PS for the DAM1021. The extra power supply is needed for the Cronus/Hermes.
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    We're going on a cruise in Steve's honor!
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    we will only use pure, original STAX wording as the artist intended
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    Not now, but next month and it's got my name all over it
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    Since David Byrne will be on tour again, it's time to go with this:
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    just wait till you hear it with "upgraded glass"
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    Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan (for really obvious reasons)... I've been meaning to read it for years.
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    Remember: waffles are just pancakes ribbed for your pleasure
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    Last night had Coq au Vin This morning had muffin tips with orange infused butter And Liège Waffles and berries
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    Hi Vinh, I have some of those. Let me know how many you need. Wachara C.
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    Last night, Me: Papardelle with wild boar, mushrooms in a Chianti sauce Anne: Seafood risotto
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    Ribeye, potatoes and creamed spinach.
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    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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    I'll get mine from Justin.
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    I will not post here again until until Easter as I am giving up pork rinds and malt liquor for lent...see you then.
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    Yeah. Because winter is coming. Ali
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    so the options for the new woo amp 1) plate resistors, they already said its not this 2) inductors, they already said its not this 3) center tapped inductor, you get about 6db of gain with this. 3a) push pull output transformer. all sorts of issues with gain and power with this 4) solid state current source maximum voltage gain of 6sn7 is about 20, maximum voltage gain of 300b is less than 4 somewhere there are likely to be input/interstage transformers and then you are still going to have trouble getting to a voltage gain of 500 or more if you want some feedback to reduce the distortion. the viva evidently is also low on gain, and uses and output transformer. why people produce shit like this I do not know
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    Happy Birthday, Colin!!! Stay safe
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    ¡Feliz cumpleaños, bish! Have a good skate! [emoji84] Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
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    Happy Birthday! Gorge yourself while you still have the magic metabolism!
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    Justin case anyone is interested
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    It's a defensive measure, whether futile or not.
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    On the contrary, I rather think one would need to relax it!
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    Happy birthday, Steve! (party favour noise) Yeah yeah, I stuck something in my mouth and blew on it for you, don't get too excited.
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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
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    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.