The smelliest farts

I want to inject apple juice directly into my bloodstream.

Nobody But Me

Don't go makin' potato pies without my company


The little metal piece that acts as a child-deterrent on a BiC lighter is called a crotch

Horses are stupid

I think the word "horse" should be spelled "whorse," because they are a bunch of stupid spoiled whores.

My aura

If I ever see a burning building, I will enter it, and anyone trapped inside will see me walking towards them with a protective aura around me protecting me from the fire. My clothes won't even burn.

DAC Build Beginnings

I started designing a DAC to go inside of a 5.25" drive along with my spectrum analyzer.

Parts list

Bottlehead Crack build log: Completed

Bottlehead Crack build log: Started building

I got sick of trying to figure out a powder coater and trying to find a mill, so I just started assembling last night.  I spent about 6 hours putting it together.  I was so tired when I was finished I could barely keep my eyes open or even mentally focus to find a power cord.  The only thing I didn't finish was wiring in the power button.  When I fired it up the tubes glowed, but no LEDs lit up.  I looked at the schematic and figured that there was no high voltage being supplied to the tubes, so I tested the supply.  Nothing.  I traced my wiring and noticed that I forgot to solder the wirewound resistor lead to 13L.  I soldered it up, fired it back up, and everything lit up like it should.  I plugged in my headphones and there was a pretty loud hiss going on, but after a minute it quieted down completely.  It sounds slightly better than before due to the Speedball.  It's been months since I've heard it, so it's impossible to be certain what difference it made.  I only got to snap one picture of a bunch of stuff mounted to the top plate.  I ran out of #4-40 torx screws, so I am going to wait until I receive the rest of them to take the final pictures.  I regret going with this silver-plated stranded wire.  Even tinned, it was a pain in the ass to wrap around terminals.

Bottlehead Crack build log: PCB mounting

I went ahead and made an order to McMaster-Carr yesterday and I got my hardware today.  Part of the order was to replace the standoffs that came with the Speedball to hex-shaped jawns.  The ones from the Speedball I drilled out and turned into the short spacers you see between the PCB and transformer bracket.  Now all that awaits is trying to find a powder coater with the color I want and someone who will let me use a mill with my bit for a few minutes.

Bottlehead Crack build log: End mill

7mm end mill for the Neutrik indent.  7mm is the exact radius of the corners.

Bottlehead Crack build log: 9-pin CNCed bracket

I got the tube socket bracket from the machinist and polished it a little.  It was machined by Accurate CNC Services in Idaho.

Bottlehead Crack build log: Speedball assembly complete

I got the board in the mail yesterday.  I really enjoyed putting this together, and I was skeptical of the posts for the heat sinks being able to be soldered.  I also took a picture of the on/off circuit PCB and the Alps PCB I made.

Bottlehead Crack build log: Speedball ½ built

The Speedball is half built.  They accidentally sent me two small boards and a small board before it's split apart.  Just waiting on the proper board to arrive.  I'm glad for the error because I didn't care for how they split the board.  It looks like it was cut with something that incises instead of something like a saw, so I was able to split my own and I used a hack saw to get a nice edge.  I still need to buy a powder coating kit, a toaster oven, and all of the Torx hardware from McMaster-Carr.  A company is CNCing the bracket I designed for the 9-pin socket.  The only other thing I need to do before I can sit down and start assembling is to machine (find someone to let me use a mill) an indent into the top plate for the headphone jack.

Bottlehead Crack build log: On/off PCB assembled

I got the PCBs made.  They sent me 10 instead of 1.  If anyone wants to buy one or more, contact me.

Bottlehead Crack build log: Laser-cut top plate

I got the top plate from the laser cutter today.  This is it after some wet sanding.

I got the plate cut at Smucker Laser Cutting & Metal Fabrication, located in Lancaster, PA.