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Global Annoucements / Update: January Releases now available.
« on: January 18, 2019, 06:25:18 PM »
The Rustbucket2019 and Harbinger Two are out. Snack Shack boards included with all orders placed as of today (while supplies last).
There are only 25 Rustbuckets and 30 HB2 available right now. Obviously I will get more. This limitation was due to spending extra funds on the included parts.

The Glitchee is postponed until I can figure out what's gone wrong with it. Bummed, but I will get it solved.

Global Annoucements / Re: Releases pushed back to Jan 14th
« on: January 17, 2019, 07:43:27 PM »
Project docs are up except for the Glitchee. I'll be working on that all tomorrow morning to see if I can pull it off.

VFE Projects / Re: VFE switchboard bypass looper
« on: January 17, 2019, 07:38:05 AM »
I would just ask the man himself. He's a long standing member here and Benoit might be able to accommodate your request. Or contact through his website:

As far as an A/B switcher, you don't need to modify the code at all. A bypass switcher is already an A/B switcher. The only difference might be if you need to ground the unused channel for both A and B. In the Etcher's Paradise layout for the Coda, I did it with the effect input grounded on bypass. But, obviously you don't ground your guitar input ever :) Still, there might be a way to optimize for A/B - ask Benoit. He's probably thought about it already.

Global Annoucements / Re: Releases pushed back to Jan 14th
« on: January 16, 2019, 07:00:52 PM »
Oh man that looks awesome! Great build, warp speedy face plate!

TY. Apropos of nothing, I might be the only guy that liked the Solo movie. I hated the Last Jedi and Rouge One (and I actually liked TFA quite a bit). Solo was the first Star Wars movie since 1977 that I did not see in the theater. But, I liked it nonetheless. I don't know if the lead actor was the right choice but it was pretty enjoyable otherwise.

PS "Warp Speed"? I mean...c'mon. You know I love Star Trek.

Global Annoucements / Re: Releases pushed back to Jan 14th
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:50:50 PM »
Update on releases: Friday for sure, 50/50 for tomorrow. Progress being made!

General Questions / Re: FV1 shortest delay time?
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:27:52 PM »
Oh, I see. Yeah I can understand how you could use that as a

If anything is capable of it it's the FV-1, I guess. I don;t have time to look right now but you could always open up SpinCAD and check the delay block. Or ask on the Holy City forum.

General Questions / Re: FV1 shortest delay time?
« on: January 16, 2019, 04:18:08 PM »
Just curious if the FV1 can do 10ms down to sub-millisecond repeats?

10ms is pretty much the max a human ear can distinguish (although with successive repeats I guess it can produce more of a continuous sound). IIRC, you can set the FV-1 down into 10 or 15mS range for delay.

Open Discussion / Re: Shaving
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:20:46 AM »
Just grow a beard.

Yup! Men should have beards. Women, not so much.

I saw that ad, too. I thought it was a mostly positive message but in a completey inappropriate format. Companies exploiting social engineeering in order to sell unrelated products is really distasteful, IMO.

General Questions / Re: labelling on a dark background
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:18:07 PM »
An idea:

Print on color paper and laminate it. Then spray adhesive the back, affix to a drilled enclosure, put a heavy book on it while it dries. Then cut out the holes with an Xacto knife. Finish with spray clear.

Global Annoucements / Re: Releases pushed back to Jan 14th
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:31:37 PM »
I'll remember your little jab, Jimi.


HB2 - much success. So univibe!

Open Discussion / Re: Going for broke (healthy eating thread)
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:03:31 PM »
Something I discovered tonight: baked potato with just Habenero-based hot sauce is god-tier food!

Open Discussion / Never Forget
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:26:05 PM »
I will be posting a reminder every year to let people know this is a thing that actually happened. Today is the 2019 reminder.

Global Annoucements / Re: Releases pushed back to Jan 14th
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:59:35 PM »
So obviously the new releases are not new releasing today. I hit a major roadblock with my Glitchee verification build and a minor one with the HB2 (that one appears to be builder error which I think I sorted out today). I'm not sure what's going on with the Glitchee because that circuit (well both of them) have been prototyped, vetted, breadboarded to death. Actually, I got so pissed off about the whole thing on Friday I took two days off which put me even further behind.

Anyway, it's looking more like Wednesday. If I can't get the Glitchee sorted by then I'll cut bait and get the other stuff released. I really hope that doesn't happen b/c when the Glitchee works it sounds absolutely badass.

Open Discussion / Re: Going for broke (healthy eating thread)
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:44:29 PM »
I'm a firm believer in cutting out the carbs/sugar.

Whether it's Paleo, Keto, Primitive, Atkins, etc.

It's just what makes sense, it's what's natural. These processed foods and refined carbs are what has made us fat, lazy, and disease prone. All you have to do is quit sugar/carbs for a a day to realize how addicted you are to them. It's insane.

...and of course these desk jobs and lack of exercise doesnt help.

Wait, wait. Are you, lemme see if I have this're saying the SuperSonicChocolateRectumBlaster I have every day before bed is the problem? It's got milk in it and shit. I thought it was like, health food.

Open Discussion / Re: Going for broke (healthy eating thread)
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:29:41 AM »
So, this brings me to a brief but blunt commentary on ethics of diet... Iíll apologize in advance for sounding like an asshole.  Iíd say your highest ethical obligation is to choose a diet that is healthy for yourself and your family. Personal choices here will not affect global change and martyring your health isnít worth it. Unfortunately, your personal choices affect nothing other than your personal health. I know youíll probably disagree, but I see no changes that result from such choices beyond the growth of the vegan processed foods section in my grocery store.

Iíll also add my personal interpretation for why vegetarian and vegan diets fail. These diets would only have been adopted, historically, in times of hardship. Hell, farming grew out of the hardship of supporting and feeding large groups of people. Anyway, as a result, one can sustain on such a diet, but will not thrive. And before anyone starts pointing to a healthy vegan or vegetarian they know, take your own survey of the unhealthy ones and measure your odds. Iíd say itís more likely theyíre healthy despite their dietary choice, not because of it.

Nah, there's absolutely nothing bad about anything you've stated. Of course, you are right that making a personal "ethical" decision does not change society as a whole. They never do. But, I disagree that it isn't a good enough reason. For me it's the best reason because I finally accepted that I have a choice and it was a very easy one to make. And, there are good reasons beyond just my personal feelings about eating animal meat. There is a large environmental factor to consider as well. Back to the point: if it compromised my health it would be a bad choice but it hasn't. My own health problems come from bad habits and a sedentary lifestyle. 

Anyway, I think you are right-on about processed foods. I avoid those as much as possible too. Everything is loaded with sugar.

Really, my intention here isn't to evangelize like I said. I only mentioned the vegetarian thing since it is relevant to my endeavor (which is all about me, haha). Trying a mostly vegan diet is more of an experiment right now with the intention of seeing if works for me to lose some weight and still feel healthy. Definitely not a cause celebre. I agree that fad diets are a waste of time, too. For me, it's always been about making permanent changes in my eating habits every couple of years to see how I do.

Also, you know that joke about economists? Ask four economists about the economy and you'll get six different opinions. I think the whole diet industry is even worse!

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