Current Residence: Sydney, Australia deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL Print preference: A3 Favourite genre of music: Electronic Favourite style of art: Realistic Operating System: Linux MP3 player of choice: Currently ogg123 Shell of choice: bash Wallpaper of choice: Sydney Domain Park Skin of choice: default Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson Personal Quote: Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice
Favourite Visual Artist
Hunt for Red October
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Erasure, Depeche Mode, BT, ...
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Electronics, computers, music, model-making, books, photography, etc.
The reason they call it "hardware" is because it's bloody hard to get it to work.
Last night I decided to finish the preamplifier I started building to use with my new amplifier. The requirements are that it affects the audio signal as little as possible, has three inputs and two of the inputs have remote controlled volume. This is because I opted for it a "Keep It Simple Stupid" approach to building the amplifier and it just has a regular volume knob and a single stereo input. That makes it hard to adjust the volume to be just right for listening on the couch. Besides which, what am I, an olympic athlete? I can't get up off the couch every
Am I wrong?
I'm afraid I'm going slightly insane.
If I may draw an analogy, my intellectual life is more and more resembling a game of chess, where my opponent is playing checkers. That is to say, the consequences of ideas which seem blindingly obvious to me seem totally lost on others.
I know I'm no genius, which either means my perception of reality is sufficiently distorted that things that seem sane to me are actually crazy, or else I'm engaged in a battle of wits with a group of unarmed antagonists.
I'm mulling over the concept of becoming a full blown hermit, as I don't think I can deal with that type of idiocy and retain my sanity.