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Thread: Trivial (or not so trivial) stuff that makes you happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    On a whim, I decided to fry an egg for breakfast. And for once, DIDN'T BREAK THE YOLK!
    No such luck this morning. But it was good scrambled, with a bit of shredded parmesan and a dash of Tabasco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    The Minimoog is super easy to maintain. I haven't had to tune mine in years (one of the advantages of the later voice board). All components are discrete and available. THe only rare part inside is a uA726 double transistor, and I've got spares for those. It's a reliable component anyway. The Minimoog is built quite mil-spec in the first place. I've bought all my old synths taking maintainability into account. That's why I've sold the Roland RS-505 and other stuff with unobtainium components inside. OK, the JV80 and 01W/FD might be harder to maintain, but that's ultra reliable nineties electronics and there is very little value in them so you can just buy another if desired.

    The Minimoog being monophonic isn't really an issue; it's a bit on the fat side to use polyphonically anyway. I just use other synths for the polyphonic parts and then blow a hole in the wall with the Minimoog on top of them.
    True about the use for solos.

    Incidentally, when I mentioned the Minimoog reliability I was thinking of this. It says that Rick Wakeman has nine of them and brings two on every tour so that if one fails he can move to the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz View Post
    There's some nice gear in those posts. I mostly have small cheap things... Behringer Neutron, Novation Bass Station II, Moog Sirin, Moog Werkstatt-01, Roland JD-Xi, Arturia Microfreak. The only thing I have with a full keyboard is a Yamaha MODX.
    As I'd mentioned, I also only own pretty cheap things: a Juno Di, a Korg X5D, and a Gaia SH-01. But actually, most of the stuff I do is on iPad synths played with a Midi controller. They're definitely cheaper!
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    It was so nice yesterday I put on shorts for the first time this year. And then had to find a belt, because my weight loss had them falling down.
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    I spent the day with a friend. He's been under a lot of stress lately, and I wish he could afford a place of his own. Even having been alone for the last year would've been better than his current living situation. But we hung out. Took the kids to a park and had lunch. Baked bread together. It was lovely.
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    Well this morning I became a great-uncle well at least a step great uncle, the father is the son of my brother in law from a previous marriage. The happy family live in the states o it might be a while before they come up but the brother in law and sis might try to go down and arrange it around vacation time for 14 day isolation period when the get back.
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    I’ve just finished my Saturday chores, so I’m enjoying an adult beverage. We leave on a 1am flight for Minnesota to meet The Wife’s birth father, “Dickie”, for the first time and I’m so happy for her. She’s nervous as the dickens, of course. She’s a big over-thinker with some self esteem issues...baggage from a bad relationship with her adopted father. She’s had a better telephone relationship with Dickie during the last year then she can remember having any time before, other than with her mom.
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    I've got a friend who's dealing with some of the same stuff with finding her own birth family this year. It's stressful, but she's really happy. I'm glad it's going well for your wife.
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