So not to be negative but...
I found my XMOS board, and went to install the XMOS dev tools... Nope not what they were. Now just a complier (that not longer supports their special code), and no GUI provided. Talk about a let down, and a MASSIVE retrograde step. Not sure I can be bothered. The NXP i.MX rt600 processors look pretty awesome...Happy to ditch the XMOS hardware and move to something better...
So lets start doing some development, using my Bitbucket account with Sourcetree as usual.... Nope, we now only support app passwords. Okay...Lets set up SSH keys....nope doesn't work....okay lets setup an app password and use it... "remote: Bitbucket Cloud recently stopped supporting account passwords for Git authentication." I AM NOT USING MY ACCOUNT PASSWORD YOU............
WTF, I hate this, I really really hate this sh*t.
WHY do companies make dumb stupid decision that make using my own account impossible. I do not mind 2FA and so on, but to not be able to log in at the most basic level..........WTF you a---holes it is MY account and MY data you have NO right to block me from accessing it. W*****s
Microsoft have started doing it on my Windows 10 laptop, the finger print sensors is crap (or faulty), if it doesn't work a couple of times I MUST use my pin, get the pin wrong once and YOU ARE LOCKED OUT FOR 2 HOURS.... won't let me use 2FA or anything to override it, turns out Windows Hello (pile of garbage) removes access to traditional password login by default. Change a setting and you can use a password to login, why disable the password when I have 2FA setup???????????????
At this point I agree with my Dad, it is easier for the hackers to access my accounts than it is for me to access them, WHY!?!?!?!
So is there anything positive at this point? Not really, my DSP box is disconnected following a "degradation in performance". I think I massively overloaded the ADC too many times without protection;. Although it still works fine if plugged in and not turned up too loud, so it's pretty robust even if you try to blow it up. (Call it an endurance test). The passive crossovers I have sound pretty good (not as good), but fine for pretty much everything I need at the moment. The only limitation - my amps get too hot. Benefit for DSP with 8 channels vs passive with 4 channels, DSP setup runs cooler, and can play lounder from longer.
I do want to build some new boards, but a career change has left me with less money, so even though I now have the time to do it, I can't afford it....Hoping that will change soon, but I am not counting my chickens...
On the plus side this new career seems, different, I hope in a good way, but we will see.
An electronics engineer and a long term electronics hobbyist. I like tinkering with stuff and making things.