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Low-Fi for the living room II

Low-Fi for the living room II

The last weeks the speaker box has been in use and proved to do quite well, with a notable exception. While the speakers were able to produce actual bass, they started to distort quite early. Too early for some kinds of music to be listened at a normal volume. So, as there is enough space and volume for a subwoofer, …..

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Low-Fi for the living room

Low-Fi for the living room

Yes, I have been absent for quite some time. Besides a bit of stress related to the usual triple of university, work and private life there’s been a lot of death and illness. Death is most notable for one of our cats, that passed away at the biblical age of 21. A week after that my GF took a leap …..

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Getting up the hard way

Getting up the hard way

Nothing is easy for me with sleep. I don’t fall asleep easily, at least not in bed, and getting up is even worse. Very often even this old, purely mechanical and two decades old companion does not do the job properly:

Biggest problem here is the limited ringtime. You just know it’s going to be over after half a minute, hold …..

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Renew the wiring and up the speed

Renew the wiring and up the speed

When I moved in with my GF in this house, I wasn’t fully aware of the the luck we had with the house’s wiring. It’s rather common that all sorts of wiring can only be replaced by literally braking open the walls. While that’s the case for the electrical wiring, which I don’t mind, luck would have it that not …..

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Hack the heating and your usage! For the environment AND the purse.

Hack the heating and your usage! For the environment AND the purse.

It is indeed surprising how many people here have never spent a minute thinking about their heating system. It is a logical consequence, though, as renting houses and flats is the common way to get a home here. Technically the heating is the possession of the landlord and so is the responsibility for it. Of course I don’t care when …..

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