Zoom has a new multieffects pedal just for us bass players:
The interesting parts are the nice sounds, the versatility (almost like a Line6), but especially the two inputs on which you can switch the impedance from 1MOhm to 10MOhm which is good for piezo pickups like the ones on double basses. And additional to all the amp and cabinet simulations it also has four simulated DI outputs, two of them tube, the other two solid state.
Found it via No Treble where they also embed a video…
The two neighbours’ cats – Cookie (as we call him) and Wilma (according to a nameplate which she’s lost by now) – come more or less regularly now, which is nice. It’s not easy to take photos of that smaller female one as she’s mostly very agile, but today she first slept beside me on the ground a bit, then on two sofas, and last not least on my chair. By then it was dark outside already, and the only lights in the room were a small LED reading and one indirect light behind the telly, so I had to crank up the ISO to 6400 to even get to 1/10th of a second with my lens fully open at f/1.8 (and a minus correction of -1.3EV because of my black chair). Looks like this:
Shortly after that, she’s had enough, smooched a bit, ate a bit, and then left. And we always hope that they come back, both of them.
Bought a Logitech C920s webcam, and I can recommend it. It has nice colours, works just “plug & play” under Linux, and here’s a “selfie” from a program called “Cheese”, in 960×720 pixel resolution (the camera is FullHD, but this is enough for me):
P.S.: here’s another one from this evening, with artificial (room) light. Not the ideal lighting, but you could work with this if needed:
please consider making an electric version of your Super Cub – and please make it less than 100kg, and with a removable battery which people could charge from within their homes. Could/Should sell a few more million motorcycles… thanks.
P.S.: for those of our readers who haven’t seen a scooter with a removable battery pack yet, look at the Spanish Silence company and its products. You can buy their S01 model rebranded as a “Seat Mó” from Seat car dealers as well.
Oh, and in Germany and some other countries (this German Wikipedia page lists the UK, Spain, Italy, France), you may ride these with your car licence plus – if you’re younger – some additional theory and practice lessons, no tests needed. See or search for EU licence regulations in class B196 if needed, or ask your local driving school.