Something more

Today started with snow in Denver. Yesterday I went ahead and put my rather custom Jackson Kelly guitar back in the basement. It had not been played in some time and needed to go back into storage. At the moment, I’m swapping mostly between the Chapman ML3 Bea and a custom Fender Deluxe stratocaster build. Both of those guitars sit here to my left ready to play at a moment’s notice. Actually turning on the amp and pedalboard is a lot more work. This morning I spent part (over an hour) of my day off watching a video about Klon overdrive pedals from JHS.[1] Right now at the moment my guitar pedal board consists of 8 pedals. None of those pedals is a Klon or a copy of that type of pedal. That works out just fine for me and my random ambient jamming at the moment. I did spend some type looking at Klon type pedals on the internet again. The one pedal that caught my attention some type ago was the Mjolnir from Mythos Pedals. It looked pretty good and people really seemed to like it. 

Footnotes:
[1] From JHS Pedals on YouTube, “LIVE: Everything You Need to Know About the Klon Centaur Overdrive,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ast9xQyTEU

Thinking about new speakers

Well —- I do not really feel like writing today. Even a few episodes of Andromeda on tubi was not enough to kickstart the writing process. It appears this monday is just a slow day. I’m going to work on cleaning up some stuff around the house and maybe even tidy up my office.

All of the furniture in my office was changed out, but I’m still working on the sound setup for my main computer. The Audioengine A5+ speakers are connected to the record player behind me and it would take about twenty feet of audio cable to connect it to a digital audio converter. 

Digital content subscriptions:

  1. Disney+
  2. Netflix
  3. CBS All Access 
  4. Hulu
  5. ESPN+

I’m trying to figure out if I need all 5 of those digital content subscriptions.

A few updates

Somebody called me overly technical the other day. I’m not really sure what to do with that piece of external observation. Perhaps this week I’ll spend some time thinking deeply about the nature of communication and engagement. Being technical and being clear spoken are not mutually exclusive. It is definitely a topic worth more consideration. 

Well my adventures with tubi have been reasonably good so far. I’m on season two of Andromeda and the almost 20 year old show is holding up well enough. It is somewhat peaceful just to let some episodes play in the background. Maybe that is one of those things where the fictional universe with continuity and a known conclusion feel more comfortable than our current pandemic driven reality.

Watching some Andromeda

Apparently, some type of streaming service called tubi exists and has Andromeda (2000) loaded up for streaming with commercials.[1] I had never run into this service before, but it appears to be owned by the Fox Corporation and is a real no subscription required streaming website. My surprise at being able to watch Andromeda with no purchasing or login friction aside, the streaming service seemed to be ok. I was able to watch season 1 episode one “Under the Night” without signing up or really doing anything outside of clicking.  

Footnotes:
[1] Andromeda https://tubitv.com/tv-shows/385390/s01-e01-under-the-night

A bit of weekend coding

This weekend I’m chewing on some of that Microsoft Learn Python coding training.[1] Instead of doing the exercises in Microsoft Visual Studio Code I’m working out of Google’s Colab online notebook system. It adds a little extra mental challenge to do everything, but in a different environment. I’m thinking about restructuring some of the content to be a more weekly look at how somebody could pick up and learn Python with tutorials based on chained lessons in a Jupyter notebook. That could make it a little more interactive for the respondent working through the learning points of emphasis. 

Footnotes:
[1] Learning path: DocsLearnBrowseTake your first steps with Python