Now that all of my Mac's are starting to have reliability issues, it's time to
lookout for a new workhorse. Not that long ago, that would have simply meant a new
Mac. Unfortunately for Apple, they have nothing to offer that appeals to me.
A couple of months ago I got intrigued by a glowing review of the
Sony DMP Z1 Digital Music Player.
Their conclusion was that the headphone amplifier section seemed to
be worthy of the $8.500 asking price. The article also mentioned
that the headphone amplifier was based around the
Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 chip.
Looking at a few key specs, it certainly seems to be very good:
I got a new set of photos today of Knobbi & Simba in their new home. They're
7 months old already. It's always nice to see they're doing well. Time sure flies.
I got interested lately in the stm32 range of micro-controllers. It's amazing what you can get
these days for only a few Euro's.
The kittens are 4 months old now and had their first peek of the outside world through the windows.
Their mother, Molly, wants to be outside as well and seems to be quite interested in the tomcats
that walk outside. Luckily we finally could sterilize her a few weeks ago otherwise we would end up
with a new nest of kittens in no time. But since she stays very shy we don't know if she will
return back if let her out.