Kind of wish I had an exec producer giving me a look-ahead of things in my life.

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This is maybe the first year since 2015 that I haven't been in some way working on the broadcast if Eurovision song contest .
It is very strange knowing what's going on and not having the very calm calculated voice of the directors, PA, and Moritz in my ears.
I miss it. Before all hell breaks loose, a quiet person peeps up, re-organises an intercontinental operation and the ship sails on with viewers none the wiser.

Clean sheets:

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Does err, anyone know of a legitimate source for VL3000 stepper motor drivers (NJM3773FM2)?

Honestly, at this point I don't know who I am, and I'm afraid to ask.

3D printing noises intensify.
Prusa i3 "🍜" is printing some shims for some enc28j60 modules so they sit better on a PCB rather than just scratching on the main board when tied on with cable ties.

New toy day:
Low profile right angles ratcheting screwdriver, tye engineer dr-05, with red fittings in black case.
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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

06:58 Package has arrived at London Heathrow.
...
...
22:13 Package has departed facility in Zhujiang Delta

Package is time travelling or going wrong way.

OH GOD
we are going to broadcast several hours of 3D printer noise as a sustainer.

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Mike: "OK so we are going camping with the geodesic dome at emfcamp, it will be peaceful"
Lloyd : "Cool, let's run an RSL radio station. I've applied for a licence from ofcom for £470, does Ben still have that FM transmitter?"
..
"Also I've acquired this broadcast desk"
"Can you make a numbers station as a sustainer?"

Lloyd: "you can't just point at anything metalband call it a transmitter"
Mike: *points at scaffolding* "transmitter!"
*Lamppost* "transmitter!"
*Traffic light* "Transmittteeeeeeer!"

I wonder...
Tank traps as hammock stand bases?
Two 2m bars, 2 right angle couplers, and 3m bar....
Mmmmmm

You can tell if a stage light was designed in the UK:
Everything that didn't need screws has them.
Everything that didn't need inventing from scratch (e.g. PSU) will have been.
Cooling is ineffective.
It will be heavier than it needed to be.
There will be at least three times the number of required inductors.

The carnal urge to acquire a set of 1.2KW moving heads

I am not a "stable genius", I am a nightly build genius. I should not be deployed in a production environment

So err, was everyone else hoping for a quiet few years, or...

Normalise midnight baths as the pinnacle of day-end relaxation.

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