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Happy New Year 2016

PBFComics – RESET

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Insidious back-stabbing planned obsolescence — SNAFU

I needed a new shopping basket. The old one had broken down after many years of abuse. In the process it killed a cheap bottle of red wine, which made a nice big puddle on the floor, much to the … Continue reading

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Some old 3D design — memory lane

Just images and 2 short videos.

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Partial solar eclipse 2015 — very bad photos

I was kinda surprised when I got the info that TODAY a partial solar eclipse was going to happen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_March_20,_2015

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Happy New Year 2015

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Old computer ads — CHIP magazine 2003

Today I got my hands on a couple of ‘old’ computer magazines, which lay dormant at my parents’ place. They must have been forgotten quite some time ago. I ripped out the obligatory CDs (no complimentary DVDs yet) for proper … Continue reading

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And this is why we should wear protective glasses

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Happy New Year 2014!

In case you may ask yourself if I’m a bit “early”, this year I’ve chosen to post when the first country passes into 2014. It is Samoa (UTC+14h).

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Wiggler — How long can you stand it?

The next revision is a bit smaller, just 25×23 mm, and contains an indicator LED. It’s only got 2 frames. Staring at it long enough makes it look better I think. Quite fascinating how much interpolation is done in the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013

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I’m back — Why is buying a new graphics card so difficult?

My good old Nvidia 7600GT started crapping out. It has crashed my computer several times, leaving semi-permanent artifacts on the screen. I discovered that the heatsink doesn’t touch some of the RAM chips, which might explain just that. Why it … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day — Again !

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Name the part

What am I, and where was I used ? Of course I already know what it is, as I’ve used it. One important part has been removed to make it a little bit more challenging. Hint: the magnification factor of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2011

Lets see what this year has in store for us.

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Property Management SUCKS — Rant

Now it’s just 2 days before XMAS, it is cold outside and there is snow and last Monday we were surprised by a hoard of friggin’ painters refurbishing the stairways and doors of our apartment complex. What’s wrong here? Why … Continue reading

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SUGRU — a short adulation

I had been waiting for my pack of SUGRU for quite a while. Fortunately they have successfully tackled the step towards mass production and it is now available through their website. For those of you who might now have heard … Continue reading

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VUVUZELAs take over EEVBLOG — can they be stopped ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ln_rqPpPk”

First of all here’s a link to Dave Jone’s famous EEVBLOG. The live show is broadcast using ustream. Due to the glorious invention of “daylight saving” by a bunch of wackos, 8:00 AM Sydney time equals 00:00 CET. The show … Continue reading

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I.K.E.A. — Ich Kriege Einen Anfall

Sorry for the German title, but it is a perfect fit. And this very sentence might even be regarded as a pun. Here the German sentence “Ich kriege einen Anfall” is equivalent to “I’m getting a fit of rage”. At … Continue reading

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Seeing by not seeing

What fun reading can be. Get yourself a few good books, lots of tea, some chocolate and read! I must have read “Feet of Clay” by Terry Pratchett numerous times, but it seems I hadn’t payed this quote the necessary … Continue reading

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Wasting Energy — Electricity utility business lives on “I’m off, really!”

Yesterday I got another shipment with electronics parts, which is almost better than Xmas. Among other things it contained a remarkably cheap energy meter. They’ve also got a link to a c’t-article about energy meters there. For readers of adafruit … Continue reading

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