[=x-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-] [<<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>] [=x-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-] Stardate: 20210502.1806 Location: SBUX Input Device: Gemini PDA Audio: Muffled SBUX Muzak Visual: City intersection, pedestrians Emotional State: Grounded +5 Coffee Booster [=x-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-] I was thinking m0ar about the xiled rumination concentrator (xrc) and what it is. The reason I am writing about it is because cat had tooted on mastodon about thinking of acquiring some kind of shipping crate and putting in some sound proofing. I saw this and had to post a link to the xrc project page  that I had been working on but had not phosted yet under my projects. I'm pretty slow with the "documentation." It is mostly just a collection of ramblings about the damn thing that I have phosted about in the past, kinda like my other project "documentation." I keep working on the thing with no real goal in mind. It just keeps evolving. Last week, I "unlocked" another function. SDF Open Mic karaoke booth. This past week, I participated in Open Mic, played some guitar and sang, and hooked up my karaoke machine to the mixer. I'm not sure how the quality was or how my levels were, but it seemed to work out pretty good. Sorry if anybody that was tuned in was offended by my gawd-awful karaoke skills. I know that the machine didn't think highly of it, with scores in the 30's. I'll just have to keep practicing ;) What I have been thinkin is that the xrc is basically my attempts to satiate my inner child and maybe further attempts at not taking myself so seriously...or even much of life. This past year+ of COVID living, furloughs, layoffs, all of the half-truths, the coercion, the political agendas, the constructed narratives, the Karening, the TP hording, the mean people, all of it, is just total bananas! Maybe the child in me is smarter than my adult-self and distracted me enough to help him build a bunker of sanctuary to protect us from becoming the fodder that fuels the dumpster fire. Well, whatever it is, it is good to keep close to your inner child. If you have lost touch, try to reconnect and stay connected. If you have children, go play LEGOs with them or take them to the park and play. If you don't have kids, gift yourself with some LEGOs or build something in Minecraft or even draw a silly picture in ASCII characters. I highly recommend that everybody do something to reconnect with your inner child and play. I know that those activities with mine are really beneficial to my well-being. Another thought...maybe I am also going through this because my kids are teenagers and my inner child does not get to play with them as much anym0ar. My children have outgrown my inner child. *sad face* So he gets to be stuck with me! And how! :D Look, shiny object!  cat's toot  xrc project page [=x-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-=x=-] .:[ HOME ]:.