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MoonBlog 52.5 Explanation

Topic raised: “on the fringe and conspiratorial vs. those who are not” & “if the difference here is between individual and tribal circuitry respectively.

To me, it does not seem related to circuitry or even mechanics.

If one has control issues, which is a psychological disorder, then one is doubtful and in ‘against’ mode.

If one is the passenger (again), there is only observation and experience, mind is no longer running the show, and there is no more ‘issue’.

To be in this world but not of it

walking around like a tourist, through lock-downs and Ikea parking lot lines, none of it is personal (anymore).

Whereas the conspiracy theorists, (regardless of whether their particular conspiracy may be factually true!!), still have a (entirely made up) personal stake in outcomes. It’s just ego/mind.

Just like being born tall or short is not personal, but here we are incarnated into this body this time, well, see what it does, how it moves, runs, lays on the couch.

Instead of imposing will and arguments on how and what, life ‘should’ look like. The vanity and intellectual arrogance…

Mind you, I was deeply into conspiracies and anger issues and make-ability syndrome, and much more similar mental illness issues.

That is how I see them now, my mind was running the show and it was sick. Now it’s just crazy but no longer running things. Quite a comfortable/pleasant difference.
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Just another funny guy in a funny hat with yet another funny story

Someone had told me somewhere in 2006 or 2007, to check out this ‘Human Design’, I did not know that one could make a chart, so the only impression I got was ‘Just another funny guy in a funny hat with yet another funny story’. As so many I’ve encountered before, where I just did not find the hook into. All these theories, all these philosophies, these systems.

Some time later, my chart was made, now I had the angle to look at it again. I was told to be a 4/6 Reflector, PLL-DLR, Right Angle Cross of Rulership. In between I had read some things about Human Design, but found it difficult to grasp, but ever since knowing my Type I really dived in and (re)searched anything and everything I could possibly find (online).

That was 12 years ago today 🙂 👍

Thank you sweet baby Jesus… I mean Ra

12th Solar Return of my first HD chart

Drawmer CMC2 – Compact Monitor Controller

The CMC2 is a compact monitor controller that has been designed to provide the same top quality audio, transparency and accuracy of Drawmer’s other monitor controllers, such as the MC2.1 and MC3.1, whilst retaining all the necessary features that the smaller project studio would require without the cost of the advanced features that would seldomly be used.
Can you trust the audio that your current monitor controller is providing? Is it colouring the sound? For all Drawmer monitor controllers it is imperative that what you record is exactly what you hear. The active circuit has been designed to faithfully produce the audio signal whilst removing many of the problems that a passive circuit will bring. There is one thing that should always be absolutely guaranteed – that you can rely on the accuracy of your monitor controller.

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RC4x4 DJI Osmo Action test

testing camera settings, filmed 2k7@30fps, 1/60, RockSteady (after 13sec of no RockSteady), D-Cinelike, 6100K, no filters. Holmes Hobbies Puller Pro brushless motors (2700Kv and 3500Kv)

TC Electronic Mimiq Doubler Pedal

The Mimiq is a precision tone sculptor that imitates the long-used studio method of double tracking. Almost every rock record in the last 50 years has relied upon double tracking to add thickness and character to any instrument under the sun. The Mimiq breathes new life into this technique by giving you the choice of duplicating your original signal up to 3 more times for thick, chewy riffs and sparkling clean tones that will remind you of rock records of yore. The Tightness knob provides a varying degree of spatial separation, from tight, robotic tracking to loose, chorus-like doubling. Dialing in just the right amount of dry signal is a breeze thanks to individual Effect and Dry knobs. The Effect knob controls the amount of doubled signal in the path, while the Dry knob dials in the amount of clean signal. If the Mimiq doesn’t create enough space in mono, it features true stereo ins and outs for an authentic mix-filling doubler experience.

Mimiq Doubler couldn’t be further from the crude artificial double tracking devices of yesteryear. Mimiq is a new breed. It’s AUTHENTIC double tracking! When you’re double tracking in the studio, each take is different. There’ll be slight differences in your timing, your attack and your pitch. All of these random factors are what gives the final recording depth and that larger than life feel. Hence we’ve spent countless hours and consumed countless cups of coffee in order to create an innovative algorithm that perfectly captures all of these beautiful elusive nuances, letting you access the magic of the studio directly through your pedalboard.Mimiq Doubler makes you the master of puppets, letting you pull the strings of up to three clones of yourself. And when you say “ROCK!” they ask “How Hard!?”. Make ’em follow your lead with razor sharp precision, or let them hang back a little for a more loose and groovy feel. Heck, you can even pour some imaginary beer on them for extremely out-of-sync riffin’, just to test your drummer’s sanity.The world of rock simply wouldn’t have been the same without doubling. Metallica’s “Ride The Lightning” would have been a pretty anemic affair without its bone-crushing wall of quad-tracked axes. Dimebag Darrel’s riffs wouldn’t have sounded far beyond driven, and Randy Rhodes’ solos would have lost some serious sizzle if he hadn’t triple-tracked them. With Mimiq Doubler and its stereo I/O capabilities you can easily recreate these huge recorded tones live on stage. But be careful, once you turn it on, you may never want to turn it off again.

Van de AOW-leeftijd tot de winkelstraat, van thuiswerken tot de democratie

Een uitgestorven Rotterdamse winkelstraat. ANP PIETER STAM DE JONG

13 kansrijke winnaars en mogelijke verliezers van de coronacrisis

In oorlog en crisis worden de kaarten opnieuw geschud en dat is in deze crisis niet anders. Na afloop zijn er nieuwe machthebbers, nieuwe technieken, nieuwe gewoonten. We lopen dertien kansrijke winnaars en mogelijke verliezers langs. Van de AOW-leeftijd tot de winkelstraat. Van videovergaderen tot de democratie.

‘Never waste a good crisis’ zei Winston Churchill, en dus zijn er ook altijd bedrijven en belangen die in een crisis een kans zien. Zoals op de ochtend van donderdag 26 maart 2020, toen enkele tientallen Nederlandse multinationals en exporterende branches samen met ondernemerslobby VNO-NCW de koppen bij elkaar staken met de bewindslieden Sigrid Kaag (D66, export) en Hans Vijlbrief (D66, belastingen). De inzet: als de ontwikkeling rond de Corona-pandemie er ook maar enigszins de mogelijkheid voor biedt, moet Nederland qua export als eerste uit de startblokken schieten, om de concurrentie een slag voor te zijn. Anders gezegd: het gaat niet alleen om bestaande exportmarkten. Nee, Corona is ook een kans. Corona leidt niet alleen tot verliezers. Er zijn ook winnaars.
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