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Old 06-10-20, 07:09 AM
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Not being able to eat all of the delicious, delicious food.
Exactly.
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Not being able to eat all of the delicious, delicious food.
Speaking of which, I'm currently back in active loss mode, tracking input and output. It's really not fun the first week or so, but gets to be normal thereafter. Seeing results is nice, though. Currently at ~187, I'd like to get down to/stay consistently under 180 for the season.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Speaking of which, I'm currently back in active loss mode, tracking input and output. It's really not fun the first week or so, but gets to be normal thereafter. Seeing results is nice, though. Currently at ~187, I'd like to get down to/stay consistently under 180 for the season.
I'm shooting for 170, from 185. Actually I'm shooting for 165, but I haven't experienced that weight in maybe 30 years.
Keep us posted on your progress. I can feel like I'm in competition with you.

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But at what cost?
Not much.
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So my responsibilities at my job are changing a little bit and I'll be using Solidworks a lot more. My old laptop would just barely run the software so I switched to a different one.

The good news is that the computer runs the program quite well.

The bad news is that for some reason the 3.5mm audio output sounds like absolute garbage, so I have to figure out another solution. Maybe it is finally time to get some bluetooth headphones and hope that whatever terrible thing happens at the 3.5mm output is isolated there.
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Old 06-10-20, 07:56 AM
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So my responsibilities at my job are changing a little bit and I'll be using Solidworks a lot more. My old laptop would just barely run the software so I switched to a different one.

The good news is that the computer runs the program quite well.

The bad news is that for some reason the 3.5mm audio output sounds like absolute garbage, so I have to figure out another solution. Maybe it is finally time to get some bluetooth headphones and hope that whatever terrible thing happens at the 3.5mm output is isolated there.
Analog outputs are often ****ty. In addition to bluetooth, you could look at a USB dongle DAC/headphone amp
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Not much.
Most food is gross when you really think about it.
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Last night was hell. Was scheduled to land at 930, I didn’t get home til 2 am. It has kind of soured the day for me.
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Most food is gross when you really think about it.
I had some raspberry cider, and it was delicious.




Most food isn't gross. Even though all I am is a processor at this point, it still tastes good.
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Analog outputs are often ****ty. In addition to bluetooth, you could look at a USB dongle DAC/headphone amp
I'm not expecting perfection, but it's really unlistenable. Thankfully I figured out that audio is being sent to my main monitor over HDMI and there's a 3.5mm jack on the back of the monitor. Need to bring an extension from home to really make it usable in a non-annoying way. The headphone cable running across my keyboard isn't a sustainable solution

I've got a Focusrite recording interface at the house that I use as a DAC for my desktop, running into one of those cheap class D amps that drive a set of bookshelf speakers. I rarely use that setup but it's definitely a treat whenever I do. I'm sure some audiophiles would listen in disgust but it sounds great to me.
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Old 06-10-20, 08:16 AM
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Not being able to eat all of the delicious, delicious food.
I was slowly losing a little weight until Mrs John was suddenly inspired to start sabotaging me with pasta salads, fried rice dishes, and banana breads. If it's there I'll eat it.
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I had some raspberry cider
You proved my point!
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I'm not expecting perfection, but it's really unlistenable. Thankfully I figured out that audio is being sent to my main monitor over HDMI and there's a 3.5mm jack on the back of the monitor. Need to bring an extension from home to really make it usable in a non-annoying way. The headphone cable running across my keyboard isn't a sustainable solution

I've got a Focusrite recording interface at the house that I use as a DAC for my desktop, running into one of those cheap class D amps that drive a set of bookshelf speakers. I rarely use that setup but it's definitely a treat whenever I do. I'm sure some audiophiles would listen in disgust but it sounds great to me.
I'm currently running a AudioQuest Dragonfly USB DAC/preamp in to a little Parasound amp... and in to some $4000 speakers. Yeah, I didn't have anything better to do with them and I can't bear to get rid of them.
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Most food is gross when you really think about it.
Incorrect.
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I was slowly losing a little weight until Mrs John was suddenly inspired to start sabotaging me with pasta salads, fried rice dishes, and banana breads. If it's there I'll eat it.
My biggest challenge is when there's a whole cake or pie in the house. A slice is one thing - if I don't have the deficit to eat it one day, I can wait until the next. When there's a multiple slices to be had, my mind goes flips flops over not letting it go to waste and not wanting to indulge.
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My biggest challenge is when there's a whole cake or pie in the house. A slice is one thing - if I don't have the deficit to eat it one day, I can wait until the next. When there's a multiple slices to be had, my mind goes flips flops over not letting it go to waste and not wanting to indulge.
Yep to the second part. When she makes a pasta salad, it's a big bowl so we have it for days...or until I start worrying it might get old.
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The biggest factor in my current state of weight control is that fruit pie does not exist in this part of the world.
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I eat anything.
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Shockingly low temps this morning, but wow are those new tires (Michelin Power Protection+ before WhyFi gets excited) slow. Which actually works fine for me, Since they’re just for training.






Yes the first one is overprocessed, but I enjoy that every once in a while.
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Shockingly low temps this morning
<==Not shocked
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I'm currently running a AudioQuest Dragonfly USB DAC/preamp in to a little Parasound amp... and in to some $4000 speakers. Yeah, I didn't have anything better to do with them and I can't bear to get rid of them.
Looks like I confused my amplifier classes, I've got the Topping TP22 class T amp driving a pair of Pioneer SP-BS22-LR with the companion SW-10 powered sub helping the little 4" mains along.

It's been fine for nearfield office use but I've never really had a chance to push the speakers to see what they can really do since I've been living in a condo the whole time I've owned them.
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Did a socially distanced ride with 2 friends. It was very hot and humid. By the end of the ride it was 85F. A taste of summer.
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<==Not shocked
I put that in precisely for you. We had a heat advisory yesterday though, which has shifted the COTA sessions later to avoid it. Sadly, that means no COTA for me this year.

So not really #yearwithoutasummer .
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Did a socially distanced ride with 2 friends. It was very hot and humid. By the end of the ride it was 85F. A taste of summer.
Looks like one of the local clubs is starting group rides. Judging by some pictures they posted there's no pacelining involved. Also limiting riding groups to no more than 10.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Looks like I confused my amplifier classes, I've got the Topping TP22 class T amp driving a pair of Pioneer SP-BS22-LR with the companion SW-10 powered sub helping the little 4" mains along.

It's been fine for nearfield office use but I've never really had a chance to push the speakers to see what they can really do since I've been living in a condo the whole time I've owned them.
Nice. I've been tempted to pick up some of the Andrew Jones Pioneers, such awesome BftB, but I've got more speakers than I know what to do with, at this point.
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