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Johan Bové

Had a great family weekend! Having an almost four year old tell you he loves you is the best feeling in the world.

Johan Bové

Feel free to "unfollow" or "unfriend" me if you're not vaccinated because I no longer want to follow you or be friends with you anyway.

Johan Bové

De-activated my reddit account in favor of following my RSS feeds more actively instead.

Johan Bové

If you're in town for in Düsseldorf, I can recommend a visit to the new library. It's pretty awesome.

Johan Bové

This is your monthly reminder to delete your browser's cache and cookies.

Johan Bové

Ik vraag me af of iemand Jaron Lanier al gevraagd heeft wat hij van de MetaVerse hype denkt. In mijn tijd heette dat allemaal nog virtual reality of VR.

Johan Bové

Cogito, sic sum

Johan Bové

The mechanical noises of playing and recording minidiscs, including handling the actual discs is part of the charm to me.

Johan Bové

Anyone else also making album / playlists of the week with their MiniDisc recorders?

Johan Bové

New addition to the MiniDisc devices collection: Sony MZ-R70

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New addition to the MiniDisc player/recorder devices: a Sony MZ-R70 in near mint condition!

Sony MZ-R70 front

No remote included, but it's not a big loss since the original remote didn't have the LCD display anyway and all the functionality is also accessible on the device itself.

I went with this non-NetMD device for the following reasons:

  • Nice big LCD screen on the device itself
  • Powered by a single AA battery - no hard-to-find gumstick batteries - Also if you're using rechargeable AA batteries, they will (slowly) recharge within the device when you connect the device using the 3V power adapter
  • Sturdy housing and buttons
  • This one has a mic input
  • Two headphone outputs!
  • I like to record music real-time - call it nostalgia - but it's part of what I like about MiniDisc - it's back to time when things went a little more slowly
  • This one does not do MDLP - but as the point above - it's part of the charm having to deal with media limitations

Some issues:

  • Louder mechanical noises when recording and playing, especially when connected to the power adapter. But it's still acceptable.