There will be no MFC entry from me as a result.
Anyone care to recommend an audio interface? I think I want USB this time. It should support ASIO under Windows, not suck (both the hardware and the Windows driver), have symmetrical outputs (I think 2 is actually enough, but 4 would be nice), possibly an input or two, and get me laid. Suggestions?
FWIW the now defective item had 4 inputs and 8 outputs. I have never used more than 2 inputs and 2 outputs. I never used the SMPTE time code support or the optical input or output. It has 4 MIDI ins and 4 MIDI outs, but I only used 2 each. It supported 96kHz sampling rate, but I never set it above 44.1kHz. What a waste.
My UPS batteries are dead. This 3000 VA UPS contains 16 batteries which I will now have to replace. I have 2 more identical units, and I suppose their batteries will die soon as well. At least it's a Compaq UPS; surfing the web I discovered that APC UPSs are deliberately designed to fuck up batteries after 3 years, whereas the same batteries last for 8 to 10 years in an industrial environment when connected to a charge circuit designed by an EE who doesn't sleep on a urine-soaked mattress in his parents' basement. The Compaq UPS kept these batteries going for 6 years, quite acceptable.
The girl who mans (womans?) the phones at the Yuasa battery dealer has a nice voice. Should I ask her out? The last time I thought a girl had a nice voice on the phone, she turned out to be 50. But I don't think I'm wrong this time...
Python: fuck you. Specifically, what's up with Web frameworks? Turbogears and Django are ok, I suppose, but in alpha and it shows. Are OSS developers robbed of their ability to write comprehensible documentation when they sell their souls to the FSF, or are only programmers who never document drawn to develop Free Software? How about, you know, designing an API, documenting it, and not changing the entire fucking thing on a whim? How about documenting and testing the existing functionality before being distracted by a technology that's existed since last century but only caught your eye now because it's named after a bathroom cleaning product? Fuck you. It's making me want to develop my own web framework (actually I've already started). Apparently it's making everyone want to develop their own web framework, which is why there are hundreds of them in Python. Needless to say, none of them are documented worth a damn. Needless to say, mine is no better in that respect. Or in any other.
It's enough to drive a man to Java.
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