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MildredHubble

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  • With some parts from eBay, I've managed to fix up my super old iPod 3rd Generation (nearly 2 decades old) it's nice to have it back. It's going to take a while to get my music back on to it lol! :)
    elgat0verde
    elgat0verde
    That's so cool that you fixed it dude! Kudos for that
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    That's awesome; I never thought people would be restoring classic iPods but I'm glad you got it going. Do you have one of the little docks so you can display it while it plays music?
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    @Gerontius Thanks! :) It feels pretty good to have it back again. It's like I've been reunited with an old friend, which kinda makes sense as I used to be glued to it lol! I think we may still have a dock or two stored somewhere. It's a question of if they will work with such an ancient iPod this one is FireWire only! :)
    Finally got around to fixing my Hi-Fi amplifier! Two 10uF capacitors on the EQ circuit. They were bipolar ones too, very snazzy, but something that I had to order because I rarely need them. I have two records I got ages ago to listen to tomorrow at long last! Too late to play them at a suitable volume unfortunately tonight. :)
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Ooh nice, transistors but vintage enough to repair the chassis. Delightful. I got myself a vintage electric phonograph recently with a small amplifier, plays 4 speeds, the kind they used in classrooms. It plays vinyl bravely but not exquisitely. A high-fidelity set is an art form of its own & more power to you.
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    I miss my old amp and big speakers but I haven't lived anywhere in many years where I could make use of them. @Gerontius my great grandmother had an HMV gramaphone but they were poor people and couldn't afford the proper stylus for it. It ran on sewing machine needles, it works but you have to keep the balance set very fine.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    I've heard that some people used cactus needles on their gramophone! My mother had a gramophone, it came with a pyramid shaped tin with needles in it. She claimed you could put the blunt needles back in and they would become sharp again. Got to be nonsense, but I don't know if the manufacturer made the claim or her.
    I'm clearing out the hallway today! I'm not feeling quite as good as yesterday, but I'm still going to try to get it done! :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Yay! I managed to get a good chunk of the hallway done. There's still a lot of building materials in there but they'll have to stay there until the renovations are finally done. But! It's good to have things looking a lot more organised! :)
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    That's funny, l have two brand new gutters leaning up my kitchen wall.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    There's always something leaning against a wall that belongs somewhere else it seems! In my case it's some bathroom flooring and wire conduits, oh and some ladders :smilecat:
    I took my first dose of Seroquel in 7 years last night and what a huge difference! Of course it still causes some side effects but they are so much more tolerable than the horrid generic I had to take. I really hope this is the start of a much better level of recovery :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    I hate mess too! It has been a constant source of irritation as I just haven't been able to keep on top of it. But I hope if today is anything to go by, I might finally be on a major (and sustained) clean up too! :) It feels possible finally :)
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    I have a tip that has helped me. Just do one thing a day. Sometimes you will end up doing 3 things, so just tackle a little bit. Then you see a opening of it actually happening.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Thanks @Aspychata :) That sounds like a good idea. I think I might clear out the hallway tomorrow as things have been accumulating there. It's one thing I think will be quite therapeutic to get done. Hopefully tomorrow will be at least as good as today! :)
    Almost 7 weeks after a nurse made an "urgent" request to have my meds switched from a generic to the branded version, a prescription has finally been sent. Unfortunately, the pharmacy didn't have it in stock so I have to wait yet another day. I know it's just another day, but I'm at the end of my tether with this generic :-(
    Managed to take a load of rubbish and junk to the local rubbish dump today. Somehow it feels like a major achievement, though it shouldn't be. A good sign I suppose, it does feel quite nice to get something constructive done :)
    Saw this, thought it was super clever! I'm sure lots of people can do this, but I certainly can't!....
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Crochet hook? Pretty nifty. Didn't know that worked so well.
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    Yes, my intentions would be great but it would probably end up looking like this:

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    See what you can accomplish when you give a darn...?
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    Some retro eye candy for you :) Unfortunately, the previous owner fried the ULA on the ZX81, but the cassette recorder works at least!
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    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Oooo nice! :) I hope that you can get a new ULA. I'm pretty sure there are drop in FPGA/CPLD options. Probably more reliable than those toasty Ferranti chips :)
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    From back in the day when you had to wear a suit and tie to be a radio announcer. :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    We made our own fun back then! :)
    I keep seeing this Muller Rice commercial and I can't understand why everyone on it is wearing old timey sports outfits? Am I getting so old I don't understand anything anymore??!
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    Slime_Punk
    I feel this way a lot -- I think it's because everything (more or less) happens in cycles, and what was cool a 'long time ago' becomes cool again to newer generations who never experienced v1.0
    UberScout
    UberScout
    Bruh, i'm 27 yrs old and I still scratch my head at where the beef is.
    Just got finished listening/watching the video posted by an ex trans employee of Zenimax/Bethesda. What she experienced was awful. It's quite triggering having been through bullying and gaslighting in the work place. What I experienced wasn't due to transphobia, but had similar beats. I don't know why some people go out of their way to hurt others.
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    Bullies. More prevalent than you want to know. Especially workplace these days.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Unfortunately very true :disappointed: There's a lot of people out there looking for excuses to "other" people and treat them below civilised standards.
    oregano
    oregano
    I came across an article yesterday about an autistic woman who worked for the Botanical Garden in Montreal. She was bullied by her coworkers until she killed herself at age 47.
    I love the way my cat doesn't seem slightly bothered or confused, or see me as any different despite the fact I applied a face mask (not to his face of course!), I'm just the same big clumsy cat to him, just with some weird mud on my face lol! :)
    Rodafina
    Rodafina
    Rocky is like that too. He’s very non-reactive. As opposed to my previous dog who would run around barking and hiding when I gave myself a haircut.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Awww, that's quite sweet though :) It just goes to show how sensitive and smart our animal companions are :)
    Just found out a Documentary film has been made about a relative of mine. They died a quite few years ago. Can't really go into specifics for privacy reasons, but I find it churns up past trauma and some mixed emotions. It's really weird to be on the other side of this and read the nice sanitised version of things involving your family history. I kinda want to scream and throw things a little bit right now.
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    It's interesting that when I wrote my life story out I was trying to explain things in ways that other people would understand in order to explain them to myself. What I ended up writing is also incredibly sanitised. It did help me to make sense of my life though.
    Well I made it through the party. It was perfectly nice. I'm just not a party person :) Time for a long bath! :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    In the bath now! Wow does it feel nice, particularly now I've figured out how to use the faucet doodad to supply hot water! Much better :)
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    Please don't send a picture. :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Lol! Don't worry definitely no-one needs that image! :) Its bad enough that I have to see, but blindfolded baths can be lethal :smilecat:
    I think I've maybe overdone it today, which for me doesn't take as much effort as it used to. I'm in quite a lot of pain and I haven't slept in 30 hours and the pain isn't helping with that. Sorry just needed to vent a bit :)
    Today has been a bit more productive than usual. I picked up a CRT monitor from someone close by and got it working, or rather it got itself working. I repaired it's 12volt output. Managed to fix a misbehaving floppy disc drive and do some repairs on a second monitor! Just like the good old days! :)
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    Luca
    Awesome! Way to go!! :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Thanks Luca! :) When I got the monitor working I even wrote a "To Do" list using it with a computer :) So hopefully I can keep things rolling and get a few more things done :)
    The great thing about being an adult is that occasionally, you can buy yourself the things you weren't allowed as a child :)
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    Luca
    Omg, how adorable!! :)
    I see almost every day as a time to have a “re-do” of my (deprived) childhood, and I don’t care at all that I’m having these experiences almost in my 30s, or what anyone thinks about it :) Keep being you, Mildred, you’re an inspiration!
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Thanks @Luca :) I'm glad that you are also enjoying opportunities to have a "re-do" of your childhood too! :) You definitely shouldn't allow any mean spirited people to stop you from enjoying what makes you happy! :) Always keep being you too! :)
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Calico critters!
    I did not have these growing up either as I was a boy and did not play with dolls. But they are ADORABLE. Have fun with them!
    Had a review with my Mental Health Specialist on Friday. She upped my dosage of Propranolol to 20mg 3 times a day (thought it was 4 but my new prescription says 3 oh well) and, yup, it's definitely helping a lot more now. I can concentrate much better and I'm starting to find more motivation too. Feels good to be a bit more like my self at long last :)
    oregano
    oregano
    I take propranolol alongside dextroamphetamine (Adderall). The two together really help my ADHD.
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