Category Archives: Dear Diary.

Mostly rants, but that’s just a guesstimation ;-)

Relocating…

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

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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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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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2015 — What a year!

The year twenty-fifteen has had a lot in stock for me and my family, both near and far. There was death, illness, strenuous recovery, unexpected relapse, and much other crap nobody really wants nor needs. “A bit much” you could … Continue reading

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Looking for a new job…

Just to be on the safe side, not being guilty of lack of initiative, I post this on here as well ;-) I seek permanent employment in Germany, willing to move almost anywhere (*). By education I’m a physicist, dealt … Continue reading

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A long long time ago I can still remember…

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To all the still young whippersnappers, this was before the internet became ‘en vogue’ and easily accessible. Unless you wanted to pay 20$ per hour for a dialup connection using an analog modem with a 9600-link, maybe even 19200. http://www.windytan.com/2012/11/the-sound-of-dialup-pictured.html … Continue reading

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Digging deeper — MRIed

Today I’ll post about something not directly related to my electronics projects. I’m an avid biker, the pedal driven thing, not the one for lazy folk – or at least I used to be. For quite some time I’ve been … Continue reading

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Energy consumption rant — again!

With Canada having recently CHICKENED OUT of the Kyoto treaty, I’ve had a look at my various little power supplies again. I’m talking about ‘wall warts’ / laptop power supplies and the likes. The ones I have are 100% switch-mode … Continue reading

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Riding a bicycle at night — Most bikers are braindead…

… or will be ! It was at night, it was raining, ice rain at times, the roads were covered with slippery leaves. I met a lot of bikers – some of them had their lights on. I was still … Continue reading

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It is time — to really start thinking about conserving energy

Dear Diary, it has happened again… For the younger ones, it was 1986. No, I’m not talking about the Space Shuttle accident, but of Chernobyl, Russia. Some idiot thought it was a good idea to run some out of the … Continue reading

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