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Open Discussion / Re: The importance of failure and the Imposter Syndrome
« Last post by gordo on Today at 10:23:25 AM »
I really like this post.  TBH I cruised thru high school with minimal effort and a lot of opportunities got handed to me just because I was the right person, in the right place, at the right time.  I made a career out of it, and after a 5 year stint on the road I totally switched gears to the "real job" market.  I've always felt a similar guilt in whether or not I deserved to be where I am.  8 years ago I got let go from an electrical contractor I was a PM for (after a corporate buy out) and it shook me to the core.  I've since had a chance to rebuild myself and although I still struggle with personal issues (WFH has sort of exaggerated my hermit tendencies), that perceived failure has added a lot of strength to my perceived success.  It's sometimes a fleeting perception but as I cruise closer to retirement I realize that I've earned everything I have moving forward into retirement (still a good 3 years out), and the teamwork of my wife's insight into how the finances work will get us across the finish line and keep us relatively comfortable.  My plan would have us in a cardboard box and eating cat food.
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Open Discussion / Re: The importance of failure and the Imposter Syndrome
« Last post by davent on Today at 10:12:31 AM »
I grew up believing that Everything Must Be Done Perfectly The First Time And Every Time Thereafter Or Don't Do It At All™. The result is then one who believes this never does anything at all. Now I practice Fuck It Up The First Time So You Can See How Not To Fuck It Up Later™ and it's going pretty good.

I have more hobbies than any one man should. A few years ago, I wanted to learn how to carve wooden spoons, so I bought some tools and with absolutely ZERO idea how to do so, carved my first spoon. It was vaguely spoon-like and pretty rough, but it stirred macaroni and cheese pretty good. Then later I got a chance to take a lesson with a guy who made a living carving spoons. In my house, we refer to initial attempts, especially those that are less than exemplary as "first spoons." I've made a lot of "first spoon" pedals and now I love the process of learning from my mistakes

Yeah I can relate to a lot of this. That feeling of wanting things to be done in a perfect way when that's not really what's important. Throwing yourself in the deep end is a good thing to do for yourself!

Hopefully my word barf last night isn't too over the top for everyone. There might have been a glass or two wine involved! But, sometimes you just gotta get things out of your system.

... not to mention the vaccine hangover...

Thanks for sharing Brian (& others), good stuff! 
dave
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Sounds good Alan!

A quick one, fresh grocery store porcini/chanterelle/asiago ravioli with a jar of our tomato sauce, onions, garlic, celery, button & cremini mushrooms, Arbol pepper flakes, fresh thyme, olive oil and parm.

...and tried a couple different plates.



Have a good weekend!dave
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I grew up believing that Everything Must Be Done Perfectly The First Time And Every Time Thereafter Or Don't Do It At All™. The result is then one who believes this never does anything at all. Now I practice Fuck It Up The First Time So You Can See How Not To Fuck It Up Later™ and it's going pretty good.

I have more hobbies than any one man should. A few years ago, I wanted to learn how to carve wooden spoons, so I bought some tools and with absolutely ZERO idea how to do so, carved my first spoon. It was vaguely spoon-like and pretty rough, but it stirred macaroni and cheese pretty good. Then later I got a chance to take a lesson with a guy who made a living carving spoons. In my house, we refer to initial attempts, especially those that are less than exemplary as "first spoons." I've made a lot of "first spoon" pedals and now I love the process of learning from my mistakes

Yeah I can relate to a lot of this. That feeling of wanting things to be done in a perfect way when that's not really what's important. Throwing yourself in the deep end is a good thing to do for yourself!

Hopefully my word barf last night isn't too over the top for everyone. There might have been a glass or two wine involved! But, sometimes you just gotta get things out of your system.
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Build Reports / Re: Clusterfuzz...again!
« Last post by PapaKev on Today at 10:01:30 AM »
That is a beauty, I am so impressed by your faceplates. It is distinctly Madbean and that is not an easy feat.

Completely agree. Wish he'd let us in on his secret.
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Build Reports / Re: Clusterfuzz...again!
« Last post by gordo on Today at 10:00:26 AM »
Totally diggin this one.  Well played.  And agree with above, you've really hit stride with the faceplates.  A common approach with an individual style.  Oooo, there's a slogan for you.
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Build Reports / Re: Dan Boost
« Last post by jjjimi84 on Today at 09:42:11 AM »
Thank you all for the kind words! This will be used in a vfefriday video in two weeks and eventually will star in its own video.
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Build Reports / Re: Clusterfuzz...again!
« Last post by jjjimi84 on Today at 09:40:18 AM »
That is a beauty, I am so impressed by your faceplates. It is distinctly Madbean and that is not an easy feat.
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Open Discussion / Mn3005
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 09:20:52 AM »
Cabin tech only has about 10. If you bought the new delay PCB, you’ll need to grab one.


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Build Reports / Re: Clusterfuzz...again!
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 09:06:55 AM »
Very cool. I keep thinking I want a cluster fuzz, I just haven’t built one on vero yet.


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