Huzzah, the audio interface arrived! Now to wait for the load box so I can actually, y'know, make full use of said audio interface.
Posted on 10 August 2022, 13:43
It's here! 🤘🏻 And it fits PERFECTLY on the little stand I made!
Posted on 2 August 2022, 14:43
Beanie loves sitting up on the arm of the lounge (for example https://virtualwolf.org/media/posts/1809) but he also happily just jumps straight down from it to the ground even though we got him a dog ramp (https://virtualwolf.org/media/posts/1944). So this weekend Kristina made a little barricade on the lounge and sides for the ramp so he's only got one way to get up and down. 😁
Posted on 31 July 2022, 15:50
Got some more bits and bobs for my new guitar setup. The tuner is going to be immediately useful — saves me having to get the iPad out and plug it in in order to use the tuner in BIAS FX Mobile — but the cables are useless until the load box and audio interface arrive in a few weeks (the guitar amp itself was in stock, but neither of the other items were).
Posted on 31 July 2022, 14:48
I don't really have a decent place to keep the new guitar amp I'm getting because it's about 2cm too deep to fit sideways beside my desk so I did some DIY today and built a little platform for it to sit above the power board in the corner!
Posted on 30 July 2022, 14:54
I don't have a problem, YOU have a problem.
Posted on 29 July 2022, 13:47
This is the snoozy face of someone who's just had his first chemo treatment. His UTI is completely gone, his bloodwork looks perfect, and we've got him booked in for three weeks for his next treatment which is an injection. Crossing fingers he responds well to it all. 🤞🏻
Posted on 29 July 2022, 13:28
Eeeee, I just ordered a guitar amp! And not just any amp, a proper vacuum tube one. Feast your eyes on this orange monstrosity! I think my favourite feature (and a significant part of why I chose this one specifically) is that it has a switch at the back of that goes between "Headroom" and "Bedroom" modes. In Headroom mode, it puts out a full 15W, or 7W if you flick the "half power" switch. In Bedroom mode, that's dropped to 1W and 0.5W at half power, but it doesn't appreciably change the actual sound of the thing, it's just not nearly as loud so you can play it inside without annoying the shit out of your neighbours or significant other. I'm also getting a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Gen 3 USB audio interface and a Two Notes Torpedo Captor load box so I can hook it up to the computer and do some proper recording. (This page has a good description of what a load box is: https://travelingguitarist.com/what-is-a-guitar-load-box/. I only found out about them last night as I was researching how to hook the amp up to the computer since it doesn't have a headphone jack or line out.) EXCITE!
Posted on 28 July 2022, 22:10
We had the oncologist appointment today. They couldn't get anything fully conclusive about the type of cancer, at least not without doing a biopsy which is a bit risky itself, but he's going to go on chemo next week once his UTI is under control. The prognosis for the specific type of cancer that it most likely is is an average of six months, but there's no way to know how well he'll respond to treatment so it might be more, it might be less. 😞
Posted on 22 July 2022, 16:06
He's got a whole nice soft blanket at his disposal, but instead rests his head on the sharp edge of the bookshelf.
Posted on 20 July 2022, 10:57