Not much of a lockdown here in country Victoria, Australia. There were about half a dozen cases in Ballarat 6 months ago, but nothing since. Greater Melbourne has just come out of many months of lockdown and the rumor is we will be able to get rid of these infernal masks in public from this weekend.
No more lawn mowing for a few months as the grass is dead already. It was 32C today, about 90F, so it is looking like a long hot summer again. Not exactly conducive to any form of serious physical exercise. Will have to settle for watering the plants.
Just finished a project. Built a temperature controlled power supply, with readout, using TH components (so I can fix it easily when and if it ever fails) and put it in a box with all my other soldering iron power supplies. Work bench now looks neat. One grey box with one mains lead and several sockets and LEDs, for Scope, Weller and Hakko soldering irons.
There is nothing quite like glowing LEDs for personal comfort and security. My preference is still the red ones.
Next project to tide me over summer (and maybe well
into next year depending on how long a list SHE makes for me) will be a new lab power supply with all the bells and whistles I can dream up. This should get me very familiar with 5.1.8 and 5.99 and 6 and maybe even 7 or 8…again, that ever present threat of HER list.
Sheesh, this retirement is not easy.