I suppose I could also just try spending some time to repair the JP PS2 slim. I don't know if it's *dead* or if I just need to give it a good cleaning or something. I haven't used it in a few years, and it worked fine last time I did.
All the HOWTOs I'm seeing on using FreeMCBoot to play an import involve "Step 1. Rip/burn it to a DVD-R."
All I wanted was an easy way to play Beatmania without risking destroying my old fat PS2...
Well, I"m assuming I can play burned discs with it. I don't actually have any burned PS2 games to try. I think I have a burned PS1 game around here somewhere, which I got only to test my PS1 modchip back in the day (back before my first imported Beatmania game arrived).
So my FreeMcBoot memory card arrived today and it turns out that, bafflingly enough, it lets me play burned games but not imports. How annoying!
At least now I have an easy way to do HD Loader but I suspect I'm still going to want to install a proper mod chip, which would have given me that functionality anyway. Oh well.
And meanwhile I suppose I could try ripping and burning my legal imports so that I can then HDLoader them.
Would have never gone down this path if my JP PS2 didn't die :(
Mother, I am ready to say hello to him, and yet he cowers in fear whenever I approach, and acts so surprised when I sniff him from behind. How dare he not quickly befriend me now that I am ready? I haven’t even swatted at him in at least six hours!
I believe he is defective.
This clumsy lout is raising such a ruckus, chasing the red dot around like a fool. Clearly he should be chasing the dot with grace and poise as I do. What a philistine.
although I'm also kind of hoping that this theoretical Next Mac I Buy will have built-in NVMe expansion or reasonably-priced factory storage and therefore not need an expensive external enclosure
I know the chance of either thing is approximately 0 but I can still hope, right?
This setup is theoretically temporary anyway though. Waiting to find out what Apple's next hardware revisions will be before I decide what to put in my studio long-term.
Also I'd just add some NVMe-over-thunderbolt drives to the mix but they're friggin' expensive right now, and hopefully the price goes down when supply chains become less fucky
Today's discovery: I get better throughput to my NAS over gigabit Ethernet than I do to a local 6TB HDD over local USB 3
(the NAS has an SSD cache, which helps immensely, and its limiting factor is the network interface; the HDD is just slow and crappy)
Unfortunately, Native Instruments doesn't support running off of a NAS, so I'm stuck with the crappy local drive.
@scanlime This is, of course, all to work around a sync issue in my Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 that stacks badly with a UX issue with a used Behringer ADA8200 I just picked up
@scanlime well. using a really fast Arduino. 48KHz S/PDIF means needing a 3MHz sampling frequency on the S/PDIF input, probably, although wordclock is AFAICT just doing a needle pulse at the time of the S/PDIF preamble? or something? and presumably the recipient only looks at the rising edge
@scanlime Oh hey I was just looking up S/PDIF and wordclock stuff and I found your article that you wrote on S/PDIF. https://scanlime.org/2011/04/spdif-digital-audio-on-a-microcontroller/
Right now I'm trying to figure out the best way to generate a wordclock signal from an S/PDIF signal... any ideas? There used to be a company that produced a device to do that but I'm finding no details on pricing/construction and the company is now defunct.
It *seems* like it should be pretty simple to wire up an Arduino to do it.
oh god I also failed to realize that Beast Boy is the same voice as Michaelangelo in the 2012 TMNT series
although at least those voices are different enough that it's a bit more reasonable to miss
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