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Open Discussion / Re: Long term memory - WTF
« on: November 10, 2018, 05:34:35 PM »
Interesting. Iím awful with names and faces myself. Seems like a trend here. However Iím also awful when it comes to long term personal event memory. I retain a lot of information related to engineering (Iím an engineer) and other technical things. However, I live in what I refer to as a short term window. Basically I can recall events of the past year or two but before that itís very sparse or non-existent. My memory pre-high school is basically zero. High school, almost nothing. College, very little. First 10 years of work just a bit more than college. Itís odd. And the window moves with time. Iím two to four years Iím unlikely to be able to recall any real memories of my life today. For example, I hardly remember the early parts of my relationship with my now fiancťe and we started dating less than 5 years ago. It kind of sucks, honestly.

Oh and for reference Iím only 33. So I donít think itís age related, especially as itís been ongoing for as long as I can remember... which of course isnít that long. :)

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Open Discussion / Re: Considering giving up on the DIY pedal hobby...
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:26:52 PM »
^glaf itís treating you well. Iím using an MS3 and awaiting a Skreddy echo. Those two will have me covered for sure.

I think my main problem is allowing too many projects to build up. The back of my mind pull to make progress and finish them is quite distracting. I donít like leaving things unfinished. Once Iím through the handful of unobtanium partial builds I have going Iíll probably quit for a bit and focus on playing. I will probably also get rid of much of my parts inventory as well to clear my mind and squash the temptation to accumulate more projects. Then Iíll just keep an eye on things and get one project at a time when something comes out that piques my interest and is not readily available.

Oh and if I could build like some of you guys who make beautiful pedals inside and out (pretty much everyone but me here at this point) I may give even more time to the hobby it than I do. As it stands I canít bring myself to do anything but plain enclosures... graphic design, etching, etc. are fortunately beyond my capabilities and limited attention.

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Open Discussion / Re: Considering giving up on the DIY pedal hobby...
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:50:19 AM »
I guess to clarify ^ this is more what Iím considering. Giving up except for very specific cases where something isnít easily obtainable or available. And then, just purchase the parts for that one project, complete it in a relatively short amount of time and donít accumulate other projects or inventory in the process.

This years PIF season will most likely be filled with all kinds of parts from me...

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Open Discussion / Considering giving up on the DIY pedal hobby...
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:25:56 AM »
This has been on my mind for a while now. I donít mean this to be dramatic or anything. I just figured Iíd share my thoughts after doing this for about 7 to 8 years or so building effects for myself and occasionally for others.

I started this for two reasons. First was for fun. Because itís fun and rewarding to build something yourself. I also did it figuring Iíd save some money and could possibly make some if I developed enough skill. This second reason quickly travelled itself to be impossible. You definitely donít save much money building for yourself, and if you factor in the cost of your time and the requirements for space, part inventory, etc. it quickly becomes clear itís not going to be worth it for the cash savings. And I could share stories about the sad state of trying to sell these things but Iím sure youíve all heard them before and likely experience them first hand as well.

So, more recently, Iíve grown up a bit, got engaged, moved further in my career, got a few dogs (3), working to finish my dissertation, trying to keep up with health and fitness, etc. And Iíve found thereís little ďfreeĒ time left after all of the necessities. Iíd like to spend that free time doing something I enjoy but I feel and I do enjoy building, but my time spent on building means a sacrifice of time playing guitar and learning to be a better musician. But the backlog of partial builds keeps calling me back... so I am giving serious thought to calling it quits... after I clear out a few large projects that are unobtainable pedals (PLL, some interesting fuzzes, etc.). Iím sure Iíll miss it but with the low cost of gear and the huge range of stuff out there, Iím thinking Iíll come out financially ahead and with more available time for other pursuits if I give it up.

Anyway, thatís where Iím at. Thanks for letting me share madbeaners.

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Open Discussion / Re: Can you tell me what this is called?
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:28:35 AM »
Tag board?

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Open Discussion / Re: Desoldering station suggestions anyone?
« on: October 25, 2018, 06:35:27 PM »
Not to hijack, but why separate irons for different solders?

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General Questions / Re: DeadEndFX Build Docs?
« on: October 21, 2018, 02:52:02 PM »
thanks all!

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General Questions / DeadEndFX Build Docs?
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:22:14 PM »
I have several DeadEndFX PCBs that just arrived after moving and wanted to pull together build docs.  Can anyone send me the build docs for...

-- Fuzzimile
-- Laika Fuzz
-- PLL One
-- Skyripper

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:24:47 PM »
Seems like a disproportionate representation of grad degree holders on this forum. I like it.

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Global Annoucements / Re: Shop Tour...part1 !
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:16:55 AM »
Thanks for sharing this. I finally got through it all last night. I canít believe how many boards youíve built up. Although I think you convinved me, now, to knock out all my backlog in parallel instead of series. That way Iíll actually get through them (I hope). First populate all PCBs, then giant pot order and populate all those, and finally only box at the end. That way Iíll end up with less half finished things and Iíll be less tempted to buy more before I finish what I have to build now.

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Any extra boards?

I hadn't thought of selling any, but I guess I could as there are a few extras. I have the footswitch boards, ribbon cable, and SMT parts as well. I could do a package of all that, I suppose. Send me a PM.

Email sent. Accidentally clicked the wrong link and didnít realize it until after it fired off.

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Any extra boards? The temple of giants was a shockingly awesome one knob fuzz. Iíd love to pick up a couple of the tweaked update if you have them available.

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Hobby is not dead for me. Just dormant. I took a job in Portland and had to pack up, sell my home in Austin and move here. Iíve been here since early March. Still living in a temporary 400sf apartment with my fiancť and 3 dogs. Still have all my things in storage. Still looking for a house thatís affordable, located in N Portland and isnít a delapidated mess. Itís a slow process.

Glad to see that there is some cool stuff in the works. Iím hoping to get back to my simple hack work soon  8) although Iím not sure I should post photos anymore. People have really upped their game and Iím still using plain boxes with no designs. Iím living in the past but I just canít bring myself to figure out how to etch or do some other finishing method. Itís just so much work!

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Open Discussion / Re: Farndurk Stamping
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:00:34 PM »
Personally I canít stand reading his thoughts. He comes off incredibly condescending. He did nice work though.

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Build Reports / Re: BOSS CE1
« on: March 15, 2018, 04:55:40 PM »
Cool project. Would also be down for a PCB if you make them available in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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