Hello! Long time no post, eh? Well.. what’s happened since mid-January… The Canadian women’s hockey team defended their gold medal. Unfortunately, the men just lost the quarter-final game to Russia. We will now have a moment of silence for them.
In other news, I was admitted as a candidate this past weekend at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Saskatoon. From Aaron’s page, candidacy is
“[a] major step in the journey of becoming a priest; candidacy is celebrated when it is clear that the seminarian is committed to the completion of his studies for Holy Orders. The rite includes a public statement, similar to an announcement of the banns of marriage, in which the seminarian presents himself as a candidate for the Holy Orders. The seminarian submits a letter of petition to the bishop, who grants approval of the petition affirming that he has no reservations in the candidate. Candidacy is the final step before a seminarian receives ordination to the deaconate and the priesthood.”
That was a great celebration! Anyone get any photos? Other celebrations during this reading week include Victor’s installation to the ministry of acolyte, Raul and Angelo’s ordinations to the deaconate, and Aaron’s and Lee’s installations to the ministry of reader. Am I missing anybody?
2Ï€f Studios is moving along as well, as I picked up a reasonably cheap mixer board yesterday. It has 2 microphone inputs and 4 stereo line-level inputs. If I were to have a condenser microphone, it can provide phantom power, and if I had an effects panel, the board has auxiliary inputs/outputs. It can also handle tape-level input and output. It’d be cool now to build a simple electret omnidirectional boundary mic. I think I have an electret module kicking around somewhere and simple interface circuits schematics are available online. Also, if anyone wants to give me a nice condenser mic, that’d be cool. And a MacBook Pro, while you’re at it. :-)
BTW, if you want to check out whatever recording I’m working on, I tend to keep files in http://darryldot.org/temp.
Until next time, keep your stick on the ice! Unless you are part of the Canadian men’s hockey team, that is. :-(