Decline of an Arcade

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Lesedauer 11 Minuten Who would have thought that in our time another arcade could go down spectacularly? That irretrievable cultural assets would be destroyed? Partly destroyed wantonly? A report on a rescue attempt that was doomed to failure from the start. I’m sorry if my usual sarcasm and irony completely fall by the wayside here. I am still … Weiterlesen

Strollers (Political Disenchantment 2.0)

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Lesedauer 16 Minuten

I am still politically disenchanted(1). I don’t like what Scholz is currently doing, or rather not doing with the arms deliveries(2). In general, this is very reminiscent of Chamberlain’s policy(3). Limits should have been set when Crimea was annexed(4) Should have set limits. People like Putin only understand the language they speak themselves. And then there are the walkers ..

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Hinweise
  1. „Why I am politically disenchanted“, Michael Heßburg, 11/28/2017[]
  2. „Ukraine officially asks German government for weapons“, AFP, 02/04/2022, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung[]
  3. Appeasement policy, Wikipedia[]
  4. Annexation of Crimea, Wikipedia[]

The system of unlimited possibilities

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Lesedauer 24 Minuten In a child’s room these days there is a computing power – in the form of computers, games consoles, MP3 players and mobile phones – that forty years ago all the computers in the world even put together could not match. Everything used to be made of wood Our childhood was more or less much … Weiterlesen

How to load programs?

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Lesedauer 7 Minuten Whether new or returning users, everyone faces the problem of how to load programmes on retro computers. Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to load programmes. Here, everything revolves around the quick start with a „new“ computer – no other file commands are involved here. Of course, all commands also work with the … Weiterlesen

Make electricity meters smart for 25 euros

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Lesedauer 10 Minuten

To read our electricity meter, it doesn’t take much. Above all, it does not need expensive equipment. Who wants to buy „professional“ adapters for the electric meter, gets easily a hysterical laughing fit, because they call up full three-digit buzzers. I cannot financially represent this in front of myself, so a DIY solution comes to use. But is it any good?

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Phoebetria BitFenix Recon Fan Control

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How do you install the ancient Phoebetria software that controls the BitFenix Recon fan controller under a current Ubuntu? This fan controller is still pretty unrivaled even today. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not been interested in its product since shortly after its launch.

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TEFI token – what’s behind it?

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Lesedauer 14 Minuten [GUEST CONTRIBUTION] First: I don’t think much of cryptocurrencies. There are more than enough reasons for that, starting with energy consumption. To be honest, I also don’t believe in speculation of any kind. I have a deep-seated aversion to all actions in which people try to create money out of nothing. I didn’t know TeDeFi … Weiterlesen

China Scammers

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Lesedauer 10 Minuten

Actually, there is no problem when ordering goods from China. As a rule, these companies are very interested in satisfied customers and offer a good service such as splitting the orders so that they remain under the customs limit one by one, or promptly refund the purchase price in case of loss during shipping.

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Bit Corporation Bit90

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Lesedauer 10 Minuten The (too) late competitor The Bit Corporation Bit90 has the disfavour of late birth. When it was launched in 1984 by the Taiwanese company Bit Corporation, the C64 already showed what a successful computer should look like. The ingredients for a million-seller in the Orwellian year were certainly no memory of puny 18 KB and … Weiterlesen

Make water meter smart for 20 euros

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Lesedauer 9 Minuten

I would like to monitor our water consumption, also to be warned in time enough in case of leakage. But… our water meter is stupid! It doesn’t even have a magnet for a reed relay or a holder for a light barrier.

You can buy smart water meters for hundreds of Euros and have the official water meter installed in the back for hundreds of Euros again. Fortunately, there are resourceful tinkerers and geniuses interested in the common good (from my point of view) who have coded something together. So let’s make the water meter smart.

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Cheap trick: renew the headliner

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Lesedauer 6 Minuten The sky is falling on your head? Use contact adhesive rather than a helmet. In the past, skies were stretched. That was time-consuming and a job for a saddler. Then some thrifty guy came up with the idea of making the headliner out of pressboard and just gluing fabric on it. Later, some accountant came … Weiterlesen

Android Car Radio Update Precedure

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Lesedauer 11 Minuten You want to install an update for Android car radio? No idea how to do that? Here I help you to understand the background! MTCB, MCU, HuiFei, Image and Pure Android are bohemian villages for you? But you still want to update your car radio? Great! Then you’ve come to the right place! CAUTION This … Weiterlesen