I was browsing zombiesenelghetto and saw his post about an email from Tumblr concerning copyright infringement and the possibility of blog termination. I got worried so I opened gmail and saw the exact same thing:
“We’re writing to let you know that, due to repeated uncontested notifications of copyright infringement against one or more of your blogs, your Tumblraccount is one more uncontested notice away from termination. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS A FINAL WARNING.” (August 19, 2014)
I can’t do anything about it except stop posting pictures. It’s very likely I’ll receive another warning, so in case I suddenly disappear you’ll be able to find me at http://slavesofvenus.tumblr.com/, a Joy Division blog I created earlier this year but haven’t used so much. I’ll still be active reblogging stuff (not the same amount of fun though).
Ian Curtis and his sister during Christmas, 1964
I took a break from building synths to study the theory behind them. If you want to follow this route (which I highly recommend if you want to create things instead of copying from the web), buy or download the book Microelectronic Circuits by Adel Sedra and Kenneth Smith. Chapter 12 is about signal generators and waveform-shaping circuits (aka “synths”). You don’t need to buy the latest edition, I use the third (early 90’s) and it has everything you’ll probably need. It’s really useful.
Post-Punker Mixtape: 80’s Minimal Synth
A week ago I built a simple synth (a basic oscilator) from a 70’s electronics magazine, but when I plugged it in I was only able to hear a buzzing sound like the static noise of a TV. I was 100% sure I followed the instructions correctly so I decided to analyze the circuit based on the theory I learn in college. Turns out it generates signals from 41.92kHz to 601.7kHz. The human hearing range is 20Hz-20kHz.