Now *this* is kinda interesting…

Zoom has a new multieffects pedal just for us bass players:

Zoom B6 Multi Effects Processor (Image via No Treble)

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…

Wilma on the sofa in 3:2

While my last photo of her was in 16:9 (I was making a video first), I’ve slightly cropped this one into a 3:2 format like in the old Kleinbildfilm days:

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Wilma, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Hope you’ll like it – and thanks for viewing as always 🙂

Wilma, sleeping

Took this today with the camera in video mode – thus, 16:9, and in sRGB, pretty much like out of camera:

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Wilma sleeping on the heated floor, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

As always, thanks for viewing. Ssshh… 🙂

Snapshot from today’s meeting

Had a business meeting today, and here’s some kind of “selfie” taken with the webcam in 4:3 format:

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Wolfgang, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

They said: “this looks like studio gear”, so I had to explain a bit… 🙂

As always, thanks for viewing & reading.

Wilma in low light

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:

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Wilma in low light, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

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.

As always, thanks for reading.

Happy New Year 2022

Hello all, and a happy (although belated) new year 2022 to everyone. Our Sunday has been a quiet one so far, as you can see on my first photo from this year:

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Wilma between chopsticks 😉
(first photo of the year 2022),
Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

And as always, thanks for reading.

Webcam”selfie”

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):

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Logitech C920s

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:

Webcam”selfie” with artificial (room) light

As always, thanks for viewing.

Two photos of Wilma

Both with my camera set to black & white:

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The second before the attack, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2021
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Holding still for a second, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2021

As always, thanks for viewing. Not easy to catch that small whirlwind of a neighbours’ cat…

Dear Honda company,

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.