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SuSE museum — 7.3 to 9.1

SuSE Linux Professional 7.3

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2017

Real fireworks this time.

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A Ghost from 1995 – Good Riddance

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The worst Android tablet — Failed attempts of …

As You can see, there’s nothing of interest here. This post was cancelled due to lack of material & motivation. Please proceed to the next post in this mini-series. If you’re a user of headphones, you may want to turn … Continue reading

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IWATSU LeCroy 9350A — bringing back old memories…

This “beauty” appeared on my desk today. Just testing & playing with it. I used the arb sig-gen of a PicoScope 2204A for generating a unpleasant test-signal. Trying to trigger on it was “interesting” :-)

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ERSA I-Con Nano — A pico review

Well… the device I got at work was a sad case of “dead on arrival”. Temperature regulation was totally crazy, touching the case moved the measured value from about 350°C to 60°C, with a subsequent massive overshoot. So we have … Continue reading

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Attempted Aircraft Spotting — MUC

Since I hear the effing aircrafts all the time, I might as well go and take a closer look at them, no? An impromptu Sunday trip to ‘MUC’ (or FJS).

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Relocating…

Still busy with stuff. BUT, there is a functional dishwasher! What a great device !!!

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Triple Teardown Tardiness — Long Forgotten Boxes Of Stuff

Moving == carrying heavy boxes, lots of them. Suboptimal. Getting rid of stuff is imperative! If You’re so inclined, You’ll find sloppy teardowns of 3 devices below. Mostly images and a bit of video footage at the end.

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“Six Sigma For Dummies” — An attempt of a book review

To make one thing clear, I was looking for a book describing the concept, methodology and application of “Six Sigma”. So you now know my expectations: facts, recipes, some math & statistics primer, NOT a lot of prosa / wall … Continue reading

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The worst Android tablet — A quick teardown

Expectations. When buying a cheap device, I don’t expect a display with “Retina” quality, but it should still be usable and not something the engineers who designed it have to be ashamed about. It shouldn’t be a piece of shit … Continue reading

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Fire… a friggin’ fire — Well, just lots of smoke really.

When I got home today at about 5pm or so, I smelled the characteristic BBQ smell. Burning wood. Quite A LOT of burning wood. Very odd, or at least very unusual for this neighbourhood. Upon entering the staircase the smell … Continue reading

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When it rains it pours…

Shooting in Munich. As of now (2016-07-22 20:12 CET) not much is known about how many were hurt or killed. The media are going crazy. ENOUGH!

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In light of recent events in Nice

Believe whatever you want. But please, make sure it stays inside the head. It’s your own private folly, no need to include everybody else.

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So many catz…

If you hate cats skip the 1st video! “Magic Fly” – Space 1977

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BORG Backup — Deduplicating Archiver

The documentation is very usable, easy to understand. Getting the basic things going is very easy. The code is on github. It’s worth taking a look and having a go at it! You do know that you NEED a backup, … Continue reading

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Metabolic and physiologic improvements from consuming a paleolithic, hunter-gatherer type diet

Some time ago I wrote about said paper. To be more precise, I didn’t write about the science per se (not my area of expertise), but I wrote about having had noticed an error in it. I tried to get … Continue reading

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YOUYUE 858D+ hotair station — Release V1.45

A small but helpful upgrade, if you’re into acquiring your own temperature calibration data. At some undetermined time in the future this might be expanded to a full multi-point calibration mode. The config menu was amended with the parameter ‘display_adc_raw’. … Continue reading

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YOUYUE 858D+ hotair station — Bugfix release V1.44

I’m glad to announce that the annoying watchdog issue has finally been fixed. It was a dumb error on my side, combined with a prevalence in some ATmega chips to have certain binary values in uninitialized registers after a cold … Continue reading

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The day the Twitter died…

I case you haven’t noticed yet, TWITTER IS DOWN, oh no! First I suspected my friggin’ Android-Tablet, as usual (and rightly so). It is slow and crash-happy, I suspect very poor quality FLASH-memory (IOWAIT is insanely high, fstrim doesn’t do … Continue reading

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