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I'm at A MAZE and I look like my avatar, come talk to me

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Search query: "how to quit my job and just mess around on random things for a living"

Okay, I just ordered a bunch of components from Mouser, here's a quick write-up of the plan so far:

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Well that was a depressing waste of time
I just spent an hour of subway and bus to get to the only electronic components shop in town, and they have none of the essential components for my projects
"We can order some for you"
Yes, I also have the internet and a postal address, thanks

(That it's such a pain to send files, text files in particular, to another device on the same local area network as my laptop is something that will always surprise me)

Cool side effect of having an easily-updatable site
I'm going to the shop tomorrow to get parts for some buzz box projects, it's easier for me to drop my shopping list on my website than it is to find some way of sending it to my phone

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Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

On a more positive note, I wrote about the Olegtron 4060 signal generator, and weird and rowdy device that's a joy to make noise with and patch with friends

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Six months ago I bought an AE Modular synth system
I'm not particularly happy with it
I wrote about my experience with the system:

Unfinished London by Jay Foreman
A look at how cities try, and fail, at design, through the last century of London's development
With a generous serving of absurd humour to keep things lively

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Unexpected synth technique.
I don't have a slew rate limiter on my modular, so I figured I'd see what happens if I use a low-pass filter instead
But then weird stuff happened when i moved the resonance up
This is all "sequenced" from two filters talking to each other with their cutoffs being slowly modulated
The output of one filter drives the VCO and the output of the other triggers an envelope

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Good catch-all policy:

if you're trying to find the line that divides right from wrong, you've already crossed it

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