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  1. Headphone repair

    For listening to music and watching movies on a PC, I prefer headphones. Years ago, I bought a Sennheiser HD 280 PRO, which I like very much. It sounds good and really attenuates external noise well (32 dB).

    Sadly though, the earpieces were disintegrating after years of service. As soon ...

  2. Windows 8: the infinite yak-shaving

    So I got a call from a friend who’s ms-windows 8 laptop was wedged.

    Having set the machine up for him, I felt obliged to help, even though troubleshooting ms-windows ranks pretty on the bottom my list of favorite activities.

  3. Making my first EPUB

    Now that I got an EPUB reader, I started looking for a way to make EPUB documents.

    In principle, an EPUB file is a zipfile with a certain layout, as can be seen on the wikipedia page linked above.

    The actual contents are just XHTML, while the metadata files are ...

  4. Me at work

    It occurred to me that I only rarely have a picture taken with me in it. Usually I’m the one holding the camera. So here are a couple of “action shots”. :-)

    R.F. Smith performing a flamability test R.F. Smith during infusion of a first prototype

    The first picture is me doing an informal test to see if a material that we made is ...

  5. Switch to pelican website generator

    If this website looks different, it is probably because I switched to the pelican website generator to create it.

    When I started my website, I edited the html files by hand in emacs. I kept that up for a long time, even after blogging software became available.

    Relatively recently, I ...


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