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Lampshade 3D-print (proof of concept)

We had an old lamp whose lampshade had become brittle, and that broke after a minor incident, which was a pity because I liked that little lamp. So I decided to give it a new lampshade. Really, it seems like I was just looking for an excuse to play with some funny commands in the […]

Neues Taschenmesser [Hinweise / Erfahrungen]

Taschenmesser, oder allgemeiner Klappmesser, scheinen die Urversion (1891: Schweizer Militärmesser) des Konzepts später entwickelter und allgemeiner benannter Multifunktionswerkzeuge (Bauart des Leatherman: 1978) zu sein. Designbedingt stehen sich hier aber Chancen und Risiken in engem Spannungsfeld gegenüber.

Best 3D-printer filament roll [tech tip]

Filament rolls ultimately are mounted cheaply on many 3D printers. The MakerBot Replicator 2, 2X or Replicator+ 5th gen contain plastic mounts that has plastic of filament rolls rub on plastic of mount. The MakerBot SmartExtruder, being smart and all, thus detects subtle filament slip problems, stalls or cancels printing during the 3D print process […]

Installing VMWare on Ubuntu 19.04

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Using AHK (Auto Hot Key) scripts to resize and crop images in Microsoft Powerpoint Professional Plus 2016

Powerpoint may be notoriously difficult to contain, in terms of efficiency and workflow. While it is great, creatively speaking, it is not just as geared towards fast forwarding image cataloging than one would have wished for. Regardless, it has improved over the years. Using VBA for efficient useful macros is still an issue though, and […]

Using ODrive with Ubuntu 18.04 and Caja (file browser)

I wanted to integrate Onedrive into my Linux desktop without having to manually sync files one by one. While it is great to have the option to resort to single handedly syncing files one by one, it may just be more convenient to select a couple of them and tell the computer to sync them. […]

How to swap the battery of an MTM Special Ops Black Rad watch

The MTM Special Ops Black Rad is a great watch featuring a Geiger counter. Official information about the MTM Special Ops Black Rad SPECIFICATIONS MOVEMENT | MTM Proprietary With Swiss Analog CASE & BAND | Solid Titanium BAND | Self Adjustable Links Which Are Individually Connected With Allen Screws, Easily Adjusted With Allen Key Supplied […]

Refurbishing massively slow Lenovo Y50 laptop to run fast [hardware]

I had a Lenovo Y50-70 laptop (16GB RAM, i7 Intel Core 4702HQ CPU) sit around. It had hardly been used because this laptop was always extremely slow. I am not particularly sensitive or critical, but the machine really sucked – the Internet is full of posts, complaints and discussions regarding this issue [link]. There seemed […]

Car GPS in times of solar storms

My car GPS navigation seems to not work well, or, not at all, during some days. Retrospectively, these days seem to correlate well with solar storm.What in essence seems to be a problem is signal strength and correlation of satellites to identify a single location. Solar radio noise can reduce SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) of GPS […]

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