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US Customs Export Control Says: I’m Screwed

May 8, 2021 Big Mess o' Wires

Help! This is very bad. Since sometime about April 26, nearly every international shipment I’ve sent has been returned by US Customs Export Control, for unknown reasons. The packages come back with an export compliance sticker that says something is “missing”, but doesn’t explain further. I discussed the problem …

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IMPACTFUL MUSIC released today!

May 7, 2021 8 Bit Weapon

This album is focused around the Commodore 64 SID chip’s dynamic sounds combined with live & programmed drum recordings. Tracks 1-3 is made with Commodore 64 SID chips 8580 & 6582, and some drum recording …

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Off to the Fab!

May 4, 2021 Big Mess o' Wires

The Yellowstone 2.0 disk controller PCB has been sent to the fab. Now we wait. It took longer than I planned to finish it, first because I wasted a couple of days trying to shrink the board by 7 mm, then because I was obsessing over tiny layout tweaks. Now …