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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2350 on: May 28, 2021, 02:44:37 pm »
Awesome Kobuk! Watched that as well.

With a three day weekend ahead I'm already making plans. Now that I'm vaxed and some local restaurants are open I plan on choosing one a week to visit. There's a restaurant on main street that I'm going to sit down and enjoy a margarita pizza and a glass of craft soda.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2351 on: May 31, 2021, 12:25:34 pm »
Just chillin' at work.
"The coyote is a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is always poor, out of luck, and friendless. The meanest creatures despise him. And even the fleas would dessert him for a velocipide."~Mark Twain
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2352 on: June 01, 2021, 01:45:24 pm »
 After 4 days off, trying to convince myself that I should work. 
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2353 on: June 01, 2021, 01:55:25 pm »
Just got finished mowing the back yard. Now it's time to rest up a bit, make some food and go to work.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2354 on: June 01, 2021, 08:54:09 pm »
Not much.  :P Just browsing the Net.

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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2355 on: June 02, 2021, 06:28:23 pm »
Waiting for a package to arrive.  Working from home 2 hours today after 8 in the office...  :'(
Watching dog, she seems odder than normal.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2356 on: June 04, 2021, 10:10:13 pm »
Neighbor kid drove an ATV through my front yard as I was dragging my lawnmower around the corner. Later moved my good trail cam to the front yard in case he returns. Moments later, he runs out of gas and has to borrow some from a relative. Swapped out the good camera for a dud/decoy. Captured an image of the ATV in the street. Posted it to YouTube with a "complimentary" message. Will take it down tomorrow though.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2357 on: June 09, 2021, 02:18:52 am »
Just got finished doing some guitar wiring repairs for a friend at work. Did my best  to adjust the neck to make the guitar a bit more playable.  Unfortunately the truss rod wont move any farther in the direction I need it to go to make the play as smooth as butter.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2358 on: July 05, 2021, 05:05:30 pm »
Having fun with YouTube. Right now I going through and clicking "Not Interested. Don't recommend channel." on every channel that I don't subscribe to. I have close to thirty channels I follow. Multiple subjects. Everything from science to No Man's Sky. Once i get it down to where YouTube only shows these channels I'll click 'Not interested. Do not recommend channel"on all of them. Just to see what happens. Been doing this for a few months now. YouTube continues to show videos of things I have no interest in. I'm guessing YouTube algorithms sees 'how T cells effect the auto immune system' and 'color theory'. Put these two together and comes up with basket ball.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2359 on: July 05, 2021, 09:31:13 pm »
I've done it!!!! Finally, not a single suggested channel. Only showing the one's I've subscribed to. So here we go. Let's find out what happens when I tell YouTube to not suggest videos from my subscription list as well.

Update. Yes! Now I'm getting random channels. I've said no to the entire first batch. Once they show me something I'm actually interested in I'll keep it.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2360 on: July 06, 2021, 02:24:54 pm »
Finished making an 8 port electronically variable RF attenuation circuit.  It is made on Rogers-Duroid TMM 10 (ceramic circuit board material).  Oh and by the way , no, you can not easily drill through this ceramic!!!
It is part of a much larger project, sadly not much to do with furry.
It is for a pseudo Doppler radio direction finder circuit.  People call this Fox Hunting, aka find the hidden RF transmitter (the Fox), and you can be the hound (I am a working dog!).  So maybe in some tiny way, this is slightly furry-ish?  I was going to call it the Heidi Hound 1 (after my best dog pal Heidi).

It is smaller than the Beastars Manga Volumes


Close up of Surface Mount Soldering.. not my best, but not bad.  Made in one day, soldering was done at 1am.  No I can not see these parts when soldering, I do it by feel at times.  I USED to be able to see everything.


This was all drawn, etched, drilled and soldered by hand, all my own design as well.  It is almost a piece of art. And yes those swept bends are indeed constant 50Ohms impedance! (nerding out over here).  About 250 individual components here!  The PIN diodes cost over $100 for all 32 of them.  Sometimes I think I am insane.

This is the control and readout part... don't laugh too hard please!  All point to point wiring with through hole parts, a mixture of analog, digital, and weird esoteric parts I have collected since about 1997?  Oh boy....memory lane.  Those are Radio Shack perf boards 10 stacked with spacers.  This thing needs to get into a metal enclosure later.  Unfortunately, this circuit has developed a problem after this photo was taken.



And to finish it all off, a lot of RF cable and a huge 8 antenna array for the top of my vehicle!
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I need a life
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2361 on: July 06, 2021, 11:05:01 pm »
I've done it!!!! Finally, not a single suggested channel. Only showing the one's I've subscribed to. So here we go. Let's find out what happens when I tell YouTube to not suggest videos from my subscription list as well.

Update. Yes! Now I'm getting random channels. I've said no to the entire first batch. Once they show me something I'm actually interested in I'll keep it.

Interesting. I just used Ublock Origin to nuke the recommendations from pages I visit. I don't see suggestions, i don't even get the multi-thumbnail thingie that pops up when videos end. Videos end and just black screen. also blocks all ads. I only turn off my adblockers for channels/creators I want to support with ad watching.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2362 on: July 10, 2021, 05:15:59 pm »
Jade, that's AMAZING! I wish I had your soldering and electric skills.

Kay, I don't mind some of the channels YouTube suggests. But they can go overboard quickly. I left a news channel that had Trumps last propaganda speech. Then next time I opened YouTube I had lots of right wing media and propaganda sites. The news channel itself wasn't right wing or propaganda based. I'm finding out that anything you do is a sham. They have continued to suggest some of the very same channels. Despite how many times I've said clicked on 'do not recommend'. Think I'm through with this experiment.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2363 on: July 11, 2021, 09:37:37 pm »
Working on a ship model kit.

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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2364 on: July 12, 2021, 10:53:16 am »
Trying to kick a 3-day migraine, and trying to get dog to stop having "gastric trouble", had to take day off work.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2365 on: July 16, 2021, 02:31:31 pm »
Building a stand up art easel with an 18 by 48 work surface and two small shelves. The frame is all cut and ready for assembly. All out of scrap wood. The table top is part of a failed hydroponic experiment from years ago. Legs and all the plywood is free wood from the trash at work. The easel part itself I made some time ago. Been leaning it against the wall to us it. For now it'll be clamped to the work top. I may have to disassemble part of it to attach it to the base.

Had to scrap my plans on using the dresser as a base for this. Found that When I stand and paint my body shifts around to much. I can sit at the easel I'm putting together now. The part that holds the work is tall enough I'll be able to stand and work at it as well.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2366 on: July 16, 2021, 06:21:06 pm »
Just got a haircut. Also just took the dog for a walk.

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« Reply #2367 on: July 16, 2021, 11:08:52 pm »
Worked on a few rockets. Going fishing tomorrow.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2368 on: July 25, 2021, 08:04:04 am »
Working on my Saturn 1b and Saturn V Skylab models. Photographed some of my ROCO Minitanks to post on FA just to show up some guy in South America posting his model tanks. N'yuck! N'yuck!
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2369 on: July 25, 2021, 11:55:58 pm »
I'm laying in bed, reevaluating my existence on this planet.
Not my finest time.
other than that,  what in doing is struggling to find a way to sleep so I can repeat my ugly work day tomorrow.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2370 on: July 27, 2021, 08:46:06 pm »
Some light gardening--watering tomatoes. Get out the mower and do the last patch out back.
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Re: What Are You Up To?
« Reply #2371 on: Today at 10:18:12 am »
I am still struggling to want to go to work.
About to do a phone meeting in 15 minutes , then walk dog, then head into work.  I have 12 hours overtime already this payperiod, and I do not get paid for it.
But we are in a pandemic...so...
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Invite them in and make them beg for more

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