Kattefjaes
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Robert M. Pirsig dead :( https://tinyurl.com/kdjcmw9 Apr 25, 2017 at 2:49 AM

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    2. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Rediscovering NiN's "Broken" on a better chain. My normally polite tube amp is touching me inappropriately- shocked and secretly delighted.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When you play "Closer" prepare for more...
        Apr 21, 2017
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        True story: I once had NiN on random with my windows down, blasting the tunes. I pulled up to a light and a nun crossed in front of my car just as Closer started playing. Sorry Sister!
        Apr 21, 2017
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Possibly as unfortunate as when my then flatmate and I were driving through the scary ghetto bit of Clapham South (concrete tower blocks and every third street light working) late one Saturday night when "there goes the neighbourhood" by Bodycount started blasting through the open windows..
        Apr 21, 2017
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    3. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      When you find that most couriers refuse to insure amps.. and while you're sulking, get stuck in a faulty lift. Today=cancelled due to fail.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I've always wondered how long it would be before I have to try and piss through the door/floor gap. Worrying about it makes it worse, so I give myself about four minutes.
        Apr 19, 2017
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    4. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      TFW you run your text editor, and it needs multiple restarts and manual intervention to fix cascading dependency issues...
      1. SSL
        SSL
        Do tell us which editor we should avoid.
        Apr 17, 2017
      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Atom!

        To be completely fair, it was the fault of plugin authors releasing major reworks all at once rather than Atom itself. Lots of linter and linter plugin changes hitting at once.

        The upside of having an editor that is a software ecosystem unto itself is also the downside.
        Apr 17, 2017
      3. SSL
        SSL
        Well that's understandable. Atom is solid, I would use it if Vim wasn't around ;)
        Apr 17, 2017
    5. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Syringing your ears is still the best audio tweak available...
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I need it two or three times a year.

        The first thing I notice is that I really do make a lot of noise when typing!
        Apr 16, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Nono, other people make too much noise when typing, you're fine!
        Apr 16, 2017
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Must be about 1988 when I last used a manual typewriter, but my fingers have not forgotten the necessary pressure.

        On the other hand, my wife would have used one much more recently and she doesn't suffer from noisy-keyboard syndrome. And she's a proper touch-typist too.
        Apr 17, 2017
    6. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      I've been making a few of those little tweaks which may not be audible, and my brain is sure that combined, they sound great.. win!
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    7. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Modified square wave UPS isn't the best power source for a Modi Multibit, it seems! Testament to PSU quality that it copes this well.mind.
    8. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Balanced cable to go W1MA->UM Martians has arrived \o/
    9. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Went for a short and somewhat cautious run, after nursing a persistent injury for nearly a year.. Feels great, so far.
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        It's a very zen activity thats for sure :)

        Can't say that i have. Will have to check it out, been meaning to read more but other stuff always happens.

        Btw are you a minimalist runner or a regular kind? Personally i reduced allot of injuries after i went fully minimal, i even wear minimal shoes in daily life for a couple years now.
        Mar 27, 2017
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Oh, then I hope you enjoy it, it's an interesting read :)

        I tend to favour the "natural" end of conventional shoes, like Salming, Newton etc. The mileage-friendly Newton road shoes suit me very well. I do own a pair of Vapor Gloves but use those for walking around in the summer, they're very comfy.
        Mar 27, 2017
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      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Aha, i considered vapor gloves once. But in the end i stayed with Vivobarefoot, those have the widest toe box for my flintstone feet. No insole so maximum ground feel, the padding is in my feet now ;)
        Durability could be better though and also once they start to smell they are done haha. Maybe it's better with insole, i haven't tried.
        Mar 27, 2017
    10. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Ooo, Sonarworks systemwide as an actual product, shiny..
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        But not so useful if you're running more than the Sonarworks VST :(
        Tidal can still feed through JRiver so that's at least a good thing...
        Mar 23, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        @Changeling - sorry, I don't follow (though I am pretty tired, I admit).
        Mar 23, 2017
      5. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Kattefjaes I mean that if you use more than one plugin, for example both Sonarworks and Waves NX - like I do - Sonarworks systemwide will not be a good alternative for me. If it can double as a wrapper for other VST's that would be nice. But until then - it's JRiver forever.
        Mar 24, 2017
    11. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      The UM Martian stock cable died, back on the SE535 while I sort out a replacement. That's some smoothed-over and rolled-off shizzle :(
      1. TRex
        TRex
        At least you can enjoy Nicki Minaj now ;-)
        Mar 20, 2017
      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Only if she pays for the hotel and air fare... (etc.)
        Mar 27, 2017
    12. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Man, this stuff is kind of terrifying when I start thinking about overseas flights. There are so many cheapo lithium-battery-powered devices these days.
        Mar 15, 2017
    13. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Rediscovering "Amber" by Autechre. More obviously "synthy" than their usual sound. Awww yiss...
    14. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      I love the Ford Prefect quote that is your custom title. Oh how it gives me the Douglas Adams feels...
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      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Hah, it just so happens that I'm listening to the orginal mastering of "The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld" (one of my favourite things) right now, specifically "Spanish Castles In Space", which sounds a lot like the first time you hear the Infinite Improbability Drive used.

        Be a perfectly safe penguin, but try not to run out of limbs..
        Mar 9, 2017
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        I will try to not explode. Thank you for that Pythonesque reminder.

        How not to be seen is so explosive. "The larch..."
        Mar 9, 2017
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Nono, not the penguin on top of your TV..!

        More:


        Trillian: Please relax. You are perfectly safe.

        Ford Prefect: That is not the point. The point is I am now a perfectly safe penguin, and my colleague here is rapidly running out of limbs.



        Be sure to report in if you discover a particularly weird bit of music, too.
        Mar 9, 2017
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      Kattefjaes
      Not sure I'm really comfortable with dogpiling people, however preposterous they seem. "Once again we are hungry for a lynching..."
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      2. JoshMorr
        JoshMorr
        You are part of the new school, old school had dick mode, walking the plank, and high S/N
        Mar 9, 2017
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Lynching? We tend to stay polite here. To bad being polite for some randos means you are a door mat.

        When people stop having manners, you have to show them the door with or without boot.
        Mar 9, 2017
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      Kattefjaes
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      3. mawk
        mawk
        I listened to this album twice last year and couldn't bring myself to do it a third time. Just waiting for my vinyl copy to arrive now. And yeah, the whole Hesitation Marks "audiophile" debacle was hilarious :)
        Mar 6, 2017
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Yep, he screwed the DR pooch on this one. Too bad, because I really like his music.
        Mar 9, 2017
      5. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Mar 9, 2017
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      Kattefjaes
      Surprising how many things are broken right now due to the Amazon S3 outage. Yay, someone else's infrastructure!
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      3. Torq
        Torq
        It's days like this when I really appreciate having a turntable in the office ... 14 sides played (5 full albums) so far ... internet be damned!
        Feb 28, 2017
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Ok, I wondered what was going on. I use iPads quite a bit in my classroom and today moreso than usual and there was a lot of issues accessing some our typical stuff.
        Feb 28, 2017
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      Kattefjaes
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      Kattefjaes
      Listening to blues at night.. on a NBM. Raising a glass to John Lee Hooker.
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      2. TRex
        TRex
        Didn't know you own NBM! Lemme know if you get bored of it.
        Feb 18, 2017
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Hmm, aren't you in 120V land, though?
        Feb 25, 2017
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    Icon Audio HP8 Mk.2
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