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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).

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Monsieur Hercule Purrrot >^..^<

“The meowderer is here in this room. Meow.”

I was really really happy with my lighting design on this Romeo & Juliet. The original production from 2019 holds a special place in my heart as my first real professional gig, and bringing it back to life in a large theatre was a joy. #theatrelighting

Found a setting that makes the car go DING when you go over a certain speed. Nice.

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!

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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: travelingguitarist.com/what-is. 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!

Well, that's not shit. Two emails from Aussie Broadband:

"We're pleased to advise that NBN has provided a rebate of $115.50 for your service fault."

"We're pleased to advise that NBN has provided a rebate of $247.50 for your service fault."

This was for February and March last year when our internet connection was just having _endless_ problems.

Start a blog. Don't amplify stuff you disagree with. Mute stuff that bugs you. Focus; veer occasionally. Add context to links. Consider waiting a day after writing something before posting it. Write for yourself first. Expect to not know what you have to say until you've written.

start pronouncing testosterone with five syllables, like it's a type of pasta

Wordle 402 (spoilers) 

SON OF A BITCH. My first failure, RIP 198 day streak. 😭

Wordle 402 X/6*

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ARISE, INPUT, KINKY, BINGO, FINCH, WINCH

In retrospect, KINKY was a shit choice, but I didn't think of BINGO until after I'd already put that one in. I was left with the choice between CINCH and WINCH and went the wrong way.

Every time I do a repair to fix some sort of audio issue I leave the volume set at 69% at the end when it's all fixed. I'm a professional child

Please help me get stable while I am in a bit of a financial bind

"As I work to complete my program, I realize I cannot work any kind of “regular” job. Since I am trained as and enjoy working as a photographer, I intend to freelance to sustain myself as I study. These last couple of months have been particularly difficult as I’ve tried to maintain."

You can read the story and share and donate pls
#mutualaid #GFM

gofundme.com/f/help-marcia-get

Doing a demographic survey which, to its credit, offers a bunch of different genders. The second question is worded "Are you of the transgender experience?" and now I feel like I'm missing out on something.

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