I was surprised to discover that on my Blackstar HT-20R valve amp there are "no user serviceable parts" - which includes replacing the valves 🤦♀️ Valves, like filament bulbs, will just go over time.
Thankfully, having built a valve amp from scratch in the past, I understand the dangers in playing with these things, but it is annoying that they've gone all Apple about it.
And yes, to replace the valves on this amp is not a safe thing to do for the inexperienced. Such terrible product design.
I'm enjoying Signal From Tölva, which is fairly chill as FPSs go, and is very pretty.
It's yet another game that has gone for the "60s sci-f book cover art" style, but because it doesn't try to go for detail and is quite a slow game, I suspect I appreciate the art better whilst playing than I did Destiny or NMS.
Corvette Catchup: an update on the corvette guitar build, with a deep dive on the custom build bridge I've made for it:
And now I've defined the formats which can be used to send form data to a webservice, which concludes the normative parts of the HTMLite spec I've been drafting!
O.K., I haven't defined multipart/form-data. I'm tempted to leave that for someone else...
Let's see how many appendices I can get through tomorrow?
How about a motorcycle race across the US, with the caveat that all bikes need to be made before 1929?
Figured some people here might be interested:
The Maintainers are funding 4x $10k fellowships next year for people "whose maintenance, repair, and care work has substantial and practical engagements with the environment, and who are passionate about cross-disciplinary and interprofessional collaboration."
Applications due Nov. 4
One thing I find difficult about learning in the open, as encouraged by @amcewen, is that whilst I'm learning I just grab ideas from any old which place as I throw together code just to explore the problem. But as I learn about the problem I can't share that "Learning In Progress" (due to licensing) until afterwards I go back and do a clean rewrite of what I've learned, and that will necessarily end up being a lesser collection of ideas as it'll not have all the branches I went down to learn.
Updates on my Älgen guitar design: getting some actual wood, experiments in dying 3D prints, and designing some hopefully correctly complicated jigs:
Yesterday I wanted to create a git repository called "stövelrem".
My personal gitea server refused, as apparently ö isn't an alphanumedic according to it 🤦♀️
Github accepted it but then gave my repo the name "-st-velre" 🤦♀️
Even Make copes with unicode characters, why can't these repository tools cope with a character from the extended ASCII set?!
Drawing a mess of words onto a large virtual whiteboard as I try and straighten a bunch of ideas in my head around minimal computational environments, which I’ve been failing to find a way to write up for a few weeks now, and cursing @trellick for nudging me down this path :)
TIL that the phono jack is almost 150 years old 🤯
A week in the shop: swapping theory back for practice to remind myself why I build guitars.