finally got my one electronics project of 2018 ordered. wanted to do something a bit old-fashioned and firmwareless so I'm not taking my job home. it's a headphone amplifier for my favorite set, which is a bit too low-impedance for a lot of stuff to drive well. high part count but not all that overbuilt really — design method was to build using modern blocks, then translate into discretes. it's a dual HW rectifier, two linear regs, then 2x(opamp, buffer) with no global feedback
before this ridiculous excuse for a government decides the constitution says nothing about indulging the whims of mentally ill soyboys like me, at least
I resent that my computer, the most complex and powerful machine I'll likely ever use, is turned on by some pissant little five-cent plastic button like it's a shitty VCR from the 90's. I want a massive ornate copper knife switch, as long as my forearm, with the lower position hand-lettered "HALT" and the engaged position labelled "COMPUTE." When I go to use my computer, I want it to know I MEAN it.
folks i'm gonna be real honest with you...
i NEED this Mastodon thing to take off because i just ordered 80,000 of these bumper stickers from the printer, and i can't afford to be caught holdin' my junk if this whole thing fizzles.
please consider my personal commercial interests when choosing a social media platform, thk u!
quinary realization: I had to look up what came after quaternary
quaternary realization: still feel a strong draw to this aesthetic, and this draw is very much surrounded by tinges of nostalgia. which is always a touchy topic for me as I'm pretty repulsed by most of my past
tertiary realization: my decision that this is something worth mentioning here is the result of a drunken pointless wikipedia rabbit hole excursion and really isn't important in any way
sudden realization: my draw to goth aesthetics in the past, starting around high school, was very very very much tied to their embrace of androgyny and sometimes outright femininity in men
secondary realization: my admiration thereof mostly from a distance was very much tied to my discomfort with my own gender expression
I look like I let a 6-year-old do them. welp, time for some cleanup
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