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Off Topic / Re: Other Hobbies?
« Last post by Orange on December 08, 2019, 10:55:03 AM »
I guess Iím a bit of a jack-of-all trades as well.   During my young adult phase I also worked at a TV and stereo repair shop - fixing, well, TVs and stereos.  Actually, there were VCRs in the mix as well.  I fixed many blown solid state amplifiers during those years.   Good times!   

After graduating college I moved to the city where I started my new life.   I got into a band within a couple of years of landing, and made many friends.   

I eventually bought a house in 2010- beginning the next phase.   Home repair.   My very first job was fixing the fence that blew over during a storm during my first year in my house.   Lucky for me, my neighbor provided much guidance on rebuilding the fence.    Invaluable!   

As for coding - Iíve done quite a lot of firmware with Microchip mostly using their c compiler (and sometimes assembler).  Iíve done a fair amount of front-end and backend code for webpages - including SQL and mySQL. I like using Python (already installed on macOS!).   Recently, I took a job coding some automated test equipment (ATE) - mainly creating the user interface to control and test product.   

Oh, yeah, how can I forget this - I designed a point to point radio system using Excel for the frequency planning.  This worked extremely well.   I started off using Excelís conditional formatting and quickly moved to their built-in VBA.     I wrote the VBA to perform an exhaustive search for the best frequencies to use with the radios I was designing.   I needed to meet ETSI specifications (stringent) yet keep cost low.    The details are mind numbing at times (why we use computers).   

These days - after work - I like to focus on playing out somewhere and/or listening to new songs and chart the piece only using my own ears - that is, without looking at the internet for the answers (or perhaps not so correct answers).   Stay agile!   
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Off Topic / Re: Other Hobbies?
« Last post by Les Paul Lover on December 07, 2019, 03:31:26 AM »
My hobbies really revolve around the guitar in the main, but there's a life theme to it.

I like to do things myself.
I started doing my own pedals, and have built 5 or 6 clones / pedals to date, some modded, some not.

When my AD15 valve heater circuit failed, I fixed it myself.

So..... DIY.....We're in our 2nd home and about to move on to our 3rd home.... each home has been worse I  condition on purchase....

The 1st home was an apprenticeship.
The 2 home made me develop on those skills, be it repointing, or rebuilding boundary walls, minor plumbing (I won't mess with the boiler) or electrical jobs.

The 3rd home will test me to the limits.... no heating, electrics dating back to the 50s, last decorated in the 70s, unoccupied for the last 2 years. And just to make it more challenging, we now have 2 kids........

And again, even in my professional life, this mindset has served me well. I work in accounts and finance. I've had to learn how to produce reports, clearer, more reliable, faster than we could before. That has led me into Excel Macro and generally VBA coding. Again learnt on a DIY basis, and can now code some fairly advamced and complex stuff that's been make the life of people around much easier.
Learning new programming languages too these days.

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General Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Orange Amp Forum
« Last post by Les Paul Lover on December 04, 2019, 03:51:19 AM »
Don't pretend, we know you.  ;D

Glad to see you here!!! I was afraid you wouldn't appear around here. Did you get your 1st avalanche of the year started yet with your TH100?

I suppose you would just need to crank it and open your front door...... :D

I did not want to let you as the only frenchy there  :) .  The mountains around are already covered in white.
Good idea, I could hire myself as avalanche trigger :D

I appreciate the support.  ;)

Not everyone can trigger avalanches.... I'm sure a cranked clean channel open A should do it......  8)
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General Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Orange Amp Forum
« Last post by Hubaxe on December 04, 2019, 01:45:47 AM »
Don't pretend, we know you.  ;D

Glad to see you here!!! I was afraid you wouldn't appear around here. Did you get your 1st avalanche of the year started yet with your TH100?

I suppose you would just need to crank it and open your front door...... :D

I did not want to let you as the only frenchy there  :) .  The mountains around are already covered in white.
Good idea, I could hire myself as avalanche trigger :D

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General Discussion / Re: If you have Orange xmas wishes you should check this out!
« Last post by Orange on December 03, 2019, 10:18:55 PM »
No, sorry, Iím not registered at the original Orange forum.   
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So Orange, we're you ever registered to the original Orange forum? What was your user name there?
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General Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Orange Amp Forum
« Last post by Les Paul Lover on December 03, 2019, 01:16:06 PM »
If you own an Orange, you're already pretty cool...

Probably why I had to buy 4 of them, hoping it would compensate somewhere along the way!!!!
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General Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Orange Amp Forum
« Last post by Les Paul Lover on December 03, 2019, 01:14:14 PM »
Don't pretend, we know you.  ;D

Glad to see you here!!! I was afraid you wouldn't appear around here. Did you get your 1st avalanche of the year started yet with your TH100?

I suppose you would just need to crank it and open your front door...... :D
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General Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Orange Amp Forum
« Last post by BillyClaire on December 03, 2019, 11:09:03 AM »
If you own an Orange, you're already pretty cool...
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General Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Orange Amp Forum
« Last post by Hubaxe on December 03, 2019, 03:33:59 AM »
Don't pretend, we know you.  ;D
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