11:29pm, Thursday 16 February 2006
There is a fundamental law: you don't get anything for nothing. Or, no pain, no gain. I have just mended my XLR-to-2x-jack adapter (for plugging my hurdy-gurdy into a mixing desk) after one of the jack plugs got broken, and I burned myself slightly in the process. This is about par for the course with me soldering, by the way. In a similar vein, last time I took the lid off my computer (to install a USB card) I cut my finger on the edge of the lid. Blood sacrifice?