School, Amps and Other Things

Sunday, November 28 2010 at 19:51 (Anime, Games, Music, Projects, School) (, , , )

Long time, no see (write?) huh?

I’d like to say that a bunch of stuff has changed since I was last writing, but that’d be a lie. Pretty much I got addicted to CoD then had to become a hardcore audiophile to fill the void once I went cold turkey.
At school things have been up and down – I’ve recently dropped Further Maths, meaning that I’m now doing the standard 3 subjects a week and so I have a LOT of free time to spare now. Hopefully I’ll get so bored that I’ll work and get up my grades, which have been a bit craptastic as of late. I’m on an A in Classics (although after the last mock – eurgh), a C in Stats, a C in Physics (1 mark off a B) and a U in both other Mathsy things, one of which is now dropped.
Basically I need to pull my finger out of my arse and do well in the January exams, which I’m hoping I can do with the aforementioned spare time. Oh, I also sent of my UCAS form. I’m applying for engineering at Durham, Sheffield, Nottingham and Herriot-Watt with a Classics course at Royal Holloway.

About the audiophilia (yeah I’m gonna talk about that) I got my second half of moneys from teh scholarshipz so I’m blowing it all on audio equipment… projects. Yeah, I’m actually going to build it myself.
I’ve ordered one of these and one of these to put it in, along with all this stuff too:


Except that’s a lie, the order was more like £50 by the time I was actually finished. Protip: never just leave an order sitting there for four days before ordering it, especially for components. The price is likely to double.
Anyway, I’m going to build this amplifier (it’s called a ‘Panda) and then after that I’m going to build an AMB γ1 DAC. ’cause my current source is wack, yo. I’ll post some progress pictures too! ’cause you guys are really interested, right? Right?

Anyway, enough of that. Here are some things you ought to watch RIGHT NOW (all at once)

  • K-On!(!)
  • Angel Beats!
  • Star Driver: Takuto of the Radiance
  • Panty and Stocking
  • The Social Network
  • Merlin series 3

Also LISTEN to the following music:

  • Rie Fu – Rie Fu (decay, Shine)
  • school food punishment – amp-reflection (4:59, Percentage)
  • Ayana – Last regrets
  • Hitomi Kuroishi – Various Code Geass OSTs (Stories, Sensibility,Masquerade)
  • Hokago Tea Time – Hokago Tea Time II (U&I, Tokimeki Sugar)
  • Jun Maeda/Anant-Garde Eyes – Angel Beats! OST (theme of SSS, kanade, Brave Song)

Play these:

  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale
  • Kanon
  • Fate/stay night


  • Percy Jackson 1-5
  • Chobits (allofit)
  • Kobato 1-3
  • Don’t read Biomega, it’s got bears with guns but is actually shit

Congratulations, you are now a better person.



  1. Chris said,

    Is it bad that whilst skimming that last bit I just went “Blah blah blah” a lot?

    • joethearachnid said,

      Well, it means that you’re not a better person. If you’re asking whether I expected people to take note of any of it, no.

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