Single point of failure

The downside to a two-piece frame is that the connection between the two pieces needs to be at least as strong as the frame itself. Unfortunately, the piece of metal that is used to secure the frame of our crosstrainer was weaker than required, since a 2x4cm piece of it simply snapped off. Since the beast . . . → Read More: Single point of failure

…and that’s how it’s supposed to work

Desire to purchase album. Not available for purchase from iTunes, not available on eMusic and I’ve already used this month’s credits anyway. Available as import CD for ~€16 + shipping (and I used to buy just-released CDs for 20DM!). Album also available for near-instant online purchase from band’s website as 256Kbps MP3 without DRM for < . . . → Read More: …and that’s how it’s supposed to work

The moment of truth…

…for any DIY project is actually switching it on. After a final round of tool shopping I managed to finalize the amp’s real panel, put in the final mounting posts and wire everything up, and flicked the power switch. Nothing exploded, and actually everything . . . → Read More: The moment of truth…

The weirdness factor…

…in stuff I’ve downloaded from eMusic tends to be pretty high (hello, Shpongle!). I think it comes from the Dirk Gently-esque method of picking things I know and then following the “other people who downloaded xyz also downloaded” and “xyz is also on these members’ lists” links until I get somewhere that seems promising. I think . . . → Read More: The weirdness factor…

I foun teh toolz…

…and i maked a hol. The parts for the amp have been here for a while, but I hadn’t really gotten around to doing anything with them until the aluminium case arrived from Italy. Quality is pretty good, not perfect, but this is DIY round one. The solid 1cm front panel is impressive, and I started . . . → Read More: I foun teh toolz…