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also if I hear "if it hurts too much to type why not use voice dictation" one more time I'm going to fucking scream

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All this fucking β€œassistive” technology just makes me more frustrated and I want to throw my goddamn phone against the wall

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I don’t want to die but this isn’t exactly living

Also fuck you autocorrect for making me go back and fix the fucking words you decided to β€œfix” after the right ones already came out

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i'm in so much fucking pain right now and there is so much i want to be able to do but i can't because it hurts so much

and i never seem to be able to get even basic help for fucking anything, i try to reach out to others to get help and i just get empty promises or random "oof" or whatever

looks like Lifelong is open for donations again! So if I don't get any takers by, say, Saturday, it might be gone.

It's nothing fancy, just one of these: amazon.com/gp/product/B000ATUK

I've only used it a few times and it's in good shape.

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Oh btw it turns out audiohijack supports multichannel interfaces just fine.

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On a related note, anyone in Seattle want my old hand-cranked pasta sheeter? It works okay, it’s just annoying to use. If nobody takes it I’m just going to donate it as soon as Lifelong is open again.

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I bought a new pasta sheeter and its manual seems to have been somewhat mangled in the translation. (Fortunately I already know how to make pasta from scratch, why else would I be upgrading my pasta sheeter?)

What is with autocarrot thinking I meant β€œLaing” and not β€œusing”

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@fluffy I can honestly think of more cases where the name on the credit card would differ than cases where it would be the same

Like sometimes people use a different name than what’s on their card and sometimes people buy software for someone else

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Ugh what is with software producers that insist on Laing your name part of the license key AND will only use the name that’s on your purchase credit card?

AudioHijack's built-in equalizer is insufficient but you can run arbitrary AudioUnits, including (of course) AUParametricEQ, so yeah this would be a nice supplement. Of course this has the same problem of Sonarworks where it applies to both speakers AND headphones and I think it also hecks up my multichannel audio output routing (I'm on my laptop at the moment so I'm not sure).

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hmm, rogueamoeba.com/audiohijack/ has some of that functionality now, and it also does a few other things I've been wanting for various purposes. And it's only $60. Worth trying out. It only has a 10-band EQ so I'll still want the dbx on top of this but this might be able to at least tune the resonant nodes of my room.

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hmm I wonder if there's any way of adding an AudioUnit plugin to the output signal on macOS (ideally without adding latency). That's pretty much all that Sonarworks does.

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A very annoying thing about professional audio gear is that it always assumes flat input, flat output. Most "flat" headphones and monitors aren't particularly flat, and no room is acoustically flat unless it's a gigantic anechoic chamber with nothing inside.

Maybe when I get incredibly rich I can build a house with an anechoic chamber for my project studio but I currently live in the real world.

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