First of all, I'm blessed by luck and most artists who have done commission work for me remain really nice acquaintances, this means they are the first ones I go to if I need something, even if sometimes they are not the cheapest.I like them, they like me, there's mutual trust, and trust is very … Continue reading Commissions and the mistakes done by artists and clients.
Looking at my blog statistics I noticed some visits on my now old and very dead Cmoy project. Out of respect for the people who are visiting I wanna give an update on my electronics projects. Since I built that Cmoy headphone amplifier and crossfeed my life changed quite a bit, I don't have the … Continue reading Cmoy headphone amp update.
I really need to dedicate more time to some of my "hands on" hobbies, I love stencil and lettering so these days I watch a lot of streams of painters on Twich just to have some tips and ideas how to deal with my own creative craft. When I started drawing on jackets, it was … Continue reading About my stencil hobby.
Some days ago I wrote that I would build another desktop computer, so today I updated that post to reflect some unforeseen changes, specially the compatibility with the RAM which seems to be an issue with some motherboards, including mine. The update was also necessary because I have purchased most of the base of the … Continue reading And so it begins…update on the desktop.
My current desktop PC is a old horse and needs some rest very soon, it will probably be used later by my kids for school work or something. I did learn a lot with it and it was the entertainment hub for my whole family for a long time. My current setup: CPU: Intel Core2 … Continue reading A new desktop PC for 2018.
When I wrote my first opinions on this blog I did it mostly to vent some criticisms related to the audiophile hobby. I was truly tired of not having a voice in the community. After being quiet for decades I had the need to stand my ground on controversial subjects, even if I had to … Continue reading If you enjoy your hobby write a blog.
So I finally finished my Raspberry pi + Wolfson Audio Card project. Yea, I was lazy….anyway I now can play 24-bit, 192KHz lossless audio on my rig and there’s no need for a power hungry computer. The Pi box is behind the TFT, its a simple black box similar with the one with a … Continue reading Raspberry pi + Wolfson Audio Card project.
I enjoy crafts, they are fun, you can make great gifts and if you need a second income they might at least pay some bills related with your hobby. One thing I don’t enjoy is browsing ebay or etsy just to find really good home made gear for cheap. Most of you must think I’m … Continue reading Don’t make stuff to sell it cheap.
This one I did today and it’s my second attempt at painting denim. Again stencil on denim with 2 shades of red paint and white posca pen. I wanted a vintage look and I think it doesn’t look bad. I don’t enjoy painting letters, not sure why but it’s hard. Anyway I love the … Continue reading Stencil on denim jacket.
My electronics and little project desk on my rainy living room. Not shown are the 4 boxes with drawers I got on the other side of the room, those are where I keep most of my DIY stuff. I can use my attic for storage space but only for power tools and heavy tools I don’t … Continue reading My workbench these days.
My laptop runs hot in the Summer and I mean forge hot, so I had to build this stand for it. IKEA plastic stand, Cooler Master fan I had around and a 12V transformer. It works, I really need to practice my drilling without a drilling stand. XD Little detail you don’t see easily, the … Continue reading Laptop stand.
Yes, there are a lot of names for DIY community spaces so I’ll use my own term avoiding possible misunderstandings. Most DIY community spaces are quite amazing, at least the ones I have the chance to see online. I never actually had the time or the wish to visit the ones in Lisbon so I … Continue reading DIY community spaces
I will put a power switch on the thing for safety reasons, half ass shielding for the wolfson card, 3 RCA output, one for TV and two for audio. The connections I wont use will not be on the back panel, this way I’ll minimize stray interference aka the cable antenna effect. If by any … Continue reading Audio server.
Before wordpress, blogspot , facebook, myspace and livejournal there was a place called Geocities, on that place one could (and still can via mirrors) find lots of audio projects. If you enjoy some nostalgia do search for mirrors of Geocities or just visit the wayback machine. These day I browse the geocities a lot. You guys/gals … Continue reading Geocities and audio projects.
So the other day I gave the raspberry a little spin…still need to test the DAC. The mark on the TFT is just a sticker btw. Stuff I learned from the 1st hands on…Cold power off will corrupt the system so any power switch should be on the back panel. One shouldn’t mess around too … Continue reading Raspberry Pi my future audio server.