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Open Discussion / Re: recovering the past...
« on: Today at 02:28:16 PM »
I pretty much box everything.... then rock it... then to the shelf where it will stay most of the time

same here

I didn't know there was another way

Sounds about right, it's all about the journey... finishing is pretty anti-climatic.
Yes and no. At the end you have a new toy, then you notice something else all shiny, and you need to have it.


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The shiny new distraction usually appears midway through the current project.

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Open Discussion / Re: recovering the past...
« on: Today at 10:54:34 AM »
I pretty much box everything.... then rock it... then to the shelf where it will stay most of the time

same here

I didn't know there was another way

Sounds about right, it's all about the journey... finishing is pretty anti-climatic.

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Open Discussion / Re: This has to end
« on: January 23, 2022, 07:21:01 PM »
This is my visual workbench confession. This image captures the reality of my workbench for about the last year or so. This is one of the reasons why I haven't been building anything. If you are in the same situation, take a pic and post it. It's your "before" pic. Be brave. Let's get these work stations clean and build something dang it!





With the way the interiors of your pedals look, are put together, this is allowed.

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Overlap... a few beginning last Saturday.

Our first pizzas of the year, i can't remember ever making  a 'pepperoni' pizza, the time had come. The others, one with dried garden tomatoes, chevre & fresh basil, last a white garlic with bocconcini, a tangy old gouda & extra old white cheddar.




Leftover pepperoni, chevre and part jar of tomato chunks need a use - shakshuka, eggs poached made from whatever is deemed appropriate, needs to be used up.



Saturday was the coldest day of winter so far, a good day for this. I grew up eating 'chili con carne' made with ground beef, canned tomatoes, kidney beans, chili powder... a concoction deemed as not qualifying as chili it seems by many. This recipe from a guy in Austin is made by the Texas rules, no beans, no tomatoes just a reconstituted mix of dried chili's blended into a paste, cubed blade roast (chuck), onions, garlic, cumin, beef and chicken stock & masa harina. I use tomato paste when i make beef stock so i may not qualify for the club. For the time being any way, ragu type dishes are best served atop polenta, for this one add some grated cheese, diced red onion, cilantro and good to go.




Today according to my sources, a single day record for snow fall. A soup that works as well in the middle of summer as it does for a snow storm. Asian informed chicken noodle. Sesame oil coated chicken breasts broiled , stir fried bok choy, carrots, snow peas & shiitake mushrooms, fresh lo mein noodles, bean sprouts, more sesame oil and a heaping spoonful of Sambel Oelek. edit:Turns out a single day snow fall record for the day, more than double the previous record.



Not so new but my take on Christmas dinner this winter, in place of turkey, butter chicken with all the fixings.



Take care.dave

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Open Discussion / Re: What is everyone doing????
« on: January 10, 2022, 10:46:09 AM »
Cooking,  gardening projects and putting in time playing guitars.

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Really like tofu as an addition to my vegetable stir fries, three nights a week for decades i've cooked vegetable stir fries for my dinner. Tofu is second only to leftover beef as a protein addition, brown it up like Jon does and then flavour it with  Maggi or Braggs, tamari or a light Chinese soy we always have on hand,  add acouple spoons full of Sambal Oelek to give it some heat. Goes over very well with everyone, people are snatching it and eating before it's ever added into the stir fries, lucky to have any left to add into the stir fries.

Have a good year!
dave

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Slowly migrating back into the kitchen, a weekend in Ireland and Italy.

Shrimp pizza with from the garden canned tomatoes, pickled Matchbox & Yellow Biquinho peppers, garlic, two days of dough developing in the fridge and a two stage cook, partially dressed and baked for ~4min then pulled fully dressed and broiled until it looked right.












Guinness Beef Stew







Take care!
dave

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: December 14, 2021, 11:35:24 AM »
I think I must be the only troglodyte left who actually prefers email over social media.

Me too, not that there's much use of email, i do have one friend that by using Instagram i'll get a much more timely response. Have never joined Facebook owned a cell phone of any sort and couldn't tell you the last time i placed a phone call other then to my wife or daughter on the land line here, months & months & months...

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: December 06, 2021, 12:23:40 PM »
Yeah i do, well did club shows, general admission & no seating, get in line for the doors opening, stand for the show and it's 5, 6, 7 hours before you get a chance to sit down again in a restaurant after the show. Last show was July 4 2019, Drive By Truckers, Lee's Palace Toronto. Shows are just slowly starting back up again, nothing to speak of so far.

Thatís pretty much exactly what I was thinking. There are very few shows I have been to in the past decade or two that involved buying tickets in advance.

Always advance tickets or there'd be no chance of getting in,  pay face value for the tickets months in advance, i do get in line at the venue early and end up with no one other then my wife between me and the stage.

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: December 06, 2021, 11:20:57 AM »
Yeah i do, well did club shows, general admission & no seating, get in line for the doors opening, stand for the show and it's 5, 6, 7 hours before you get a chance to sit down again in a restaurant after the show. Last show was July 4 2019, Drive By Truckers, Lee's Palace Toronto. Shows are just slowly starting back up again, nothing to speak of so far.

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General Questions / Re: Storage ideas
« on: November 15, 2021, 11:40:53 AM »
Cut down cardboard, magazine holders from Ikea to hold small labelled ziplocs, pack hundreds of resistors and caps into very little space.

https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=13547.msg124957#msg124957


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Open Discussion / Re: Low noise resistors for EQ
« on: November 14, 2021, 11:48:48 AM »
Last year i used Takman 1/4w metal films for the stepped attenuator i put together for my hifi preamp. Completely happy with the results.

Bought here, they also carry the PRP's, as well as bulk metal films, wire wounds, tantalums, the complete gammit of resistor audio insanity.

https://www.partsconnexion.com/takman-metal-film-rey-series-0-25-watt-resistors.html

Comparing prices with vendors in the UK and USA when i was shopping and they would match if lower but in all cases, for everything i was shopping for they were lowest, that and i can pick up the order.

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: November 12, 2021, 10:33:12 AM »
At the very least try to pick up Mojo & Uncut magazines (monthly) for the included comp cd's, can count on them to introduce me to a couple dozen artists and pieces of music i've never heard before. That'll lead to searching out albums and cd's to add.

Vinyl shopping, record cleaning is a winter activity and i'm still mostly doing outside jobs but that's drawing to a close, so soon, back to the vinyl.

Edit, we have a local college station that provides lots of new ear candy so that's always on in the house except when i'm dj'ing the stereo.


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Ohmite makes some knobs in the size range you're looking for but they are crazy expensive and i haven't found anyone with stock, just 10 piece minimum orders to get them stocked. Maybe someones doing knock-offs of those.

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With my stove at least the control's shafts are a very odd shape, not round, flat on two side with a groove on one side, knob hole shaped to match and just slip on.

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