Monday, February 22, 2010

Busy penguin

Well, I was trying to record a new video for you last night and then my EMU0404 halfway through the third take (the one that was going well) decided to crash with a big SCRRRRRRRSSSHHHH! sound in my monitors.GAHHH! I bought a Mac so I wouldn't have to deal with crap like that! It's not the first time that the EMU0404 crashed on me either, its drivers don't work well under Snow Leopard and Creative shows no inclination to fix it. So today I packed it up and sent it back to Musician's Friend (under their 45-day Satisfaction Guarantee), and ordered a Presonus Firebox, which is class-compliant and thus doesn't need any drivers to work under MacOS. It has one known flaw (weak microphone preamps), but I have a preamp and/or mixer that can take care of that.

In other news, I'm looking for a new dentist in the South San Francisco Bay area. If you know a good dentist in the area, one who is experienced at dealing with significant problems and who isn't a sadist in disguise, please drop me a line in email.

And now for a little more pleasant topic, The Mighty Fang is a hard working cat. Here he is making sure that my dirty clothes are properly furred prior to going into the washing machine:

He has such big beautiful eyes... alas, I have to turn off the flash to capture them, thus why the photo is a bit blurred. Sigh!

-- Badtux the Purring-cat-owned Penguin

Bonus: The second take of the video. The third take was the one I did right -- and which the friggin EMU0404 died on, grrr!


  1. Yep, I've got a two-in-one Furrer and Laundry Press, too. Your Might Fang photographs better in a basket of whites than she does, though.


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