Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The wind is howling

Wind and rain, rain and wind. Nice weather we're having on the Wet Coast right now. I wonder if it has anything to do with my recent spate of bad luck gear-wise... my Lexicon Lambda died, my Behrenger Eurorack mixer died, and now my gigabit network switch died. The network switch was easy to replace -- just a trip to Fry's -- waiting on replacements for the other gear to come in. Siiiigh! But probably it was just old, the mixer was ten years old and had been abused (I took it apart to see where the magic smoke had come out of it a few years back when someone plugged their PA into it the wrong way, and was amused to see input #6's EQ resistor chain for the RC network to damp out various frequencies had turned into a resistor non-chain), the Lambda was four years old and wasn't all that good to start with, and the network switch... shrug. It was a $45 D-Link. Not much you can expect from that kind of cheap gear, it's disposable, I replaced it with a $45 Fry's-store-brand switch.

I have up to March 11th programmed for music because there's nothing else to do right now but listen to music. Well, that and clean house, but I can't do that after 10pm or so because it disturbs the neighbors, me moving things around. I guess I ought to start looking for a new place to live where I don't have to worry about that, but I hate moving, which is why I've been in this apartment for 5 1/2 years now despite every spring saying, "I need to move to someplace bigger and quieter". Siiiiigh!

-- Badtux the Bored Penguin


  1. I don't even remember the last time I was bored.


  2. I will be carried out of my place toes-up: I refuse to move again.




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