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This is just an area I can blab on about stuff without it using up bandwidth in the threads Hopefully someone will find it interesting or useful.


Now for the boringness...

Posted 29th August 2009 at 01:33 PM by wintermute (Wintermutes Rantings)
Updated 25th November 2009 at 11:21 AM by wintermute (categorised)

Last night I built an earth loop breaker for my trusty old Series 200 100W mosfet amp. It's been annoying me with Hum ever since I moved to the new place. Combination of having the mythtv HTPC and also cable like TV antena that is shared through multiple units. Well it cut it down but it didn't cure it.. The gainclone is dead quiet... the differece? I used an 12 Ohm resistor on the gainclone, and it is running without a pre, the series 200 one I used a 10 ohm as per Rod Elliot's article (and the connection is through the preamp built into the amp. Tomorrow I plan set up a switch and some new "direct" RCA jacks so I can run the HTPC direct bypassing the integrated pre.... hopefully that'll do the trick. If not I'll probably try bumping the resistor up to 12 ohms...

Today I was going to glue the back baffle on my second MTM but it got very gusty and I thought it would rain (my work space is on the balcony, so not good for gluing if looking like rain). So I only...
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Well I guess it had to happen sooner or later....

Posted 29th August 2009 at 01:27 PM by wintermute (Wintermutes Rantings)
Updated 25th November 2009 at 11:05 AM by wintermute (added to category misc)

I've never had a blog before. I've always regarded them as a bit like a non-private (in the extreme) diary that any one with an internet connection can read. What possible attraction could that have!!! (I guess if your a complete extrovert/exhibitionist then there could be some attraction).

I've never really been keen on diarys, I used to keep one for work to keep track of what I was doing, but at some point just got plain lazy and haven't used one for probably more than 10 years. I've never kept a personal one, though now that I'm getting older I do sometimes regret that. When I was 25 I could remember just about everything I'd done in my life (from about the age of 12)... Now that I'm over 40 It's a bit more of a challenge

Anyway I guess I'm going to treat this blog as a kind of diary of what I've been doing with my DIY Stuff. I always think that blogs are supposed to be witty and interesting and lots of people are supposed to like to subscribe to them...
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