Free Technical Advice: When the Fluke suggests you change its battery, change its battery.
Better: I ordered the REAL BOARDS from China today! I’ll spare you some more pretty gerber files, even though the latest ones are by far the most lovely. Summarily filed under the “breaking some eggs” part of the process. That having been said, my people at PCBCart have so far surprised and pleased me with being fast and friendly. I am now Significantly Monetarily Committed to Not Screwing This Up. I also ordered another set of bare test boards from Advanced Circuits to continue to mess with while I wait for the Mona Lisas to show up.
In other news, my tube amp is on the fritz again. Why I thought tube gear was romantic and cool at some point in my life is beyond me. I swear I’m this close to replacing the chassis bolts with thumbscrews, or better yet replacing the 6L6s with MOSFETs.
Finally, for those of you who haven’t noticed already, there’s a little link above which gives the details about WTPA in a nutshell as the uninitiated had a really hard time figuring out what all this gibberish was about.