Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:27:35 +0200 
#^Fairphone gewinnt größten europäischen Umweltpreis

Zum ersten Mal wird ein Akteur aus der Elektronik-Branche mit dem Deutschen Umweltpreis ausgezeichnet: Fairphone-Gründer Bas van Abel erhält 250.000 Euro und wird von Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck geehrt.
 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:28:21 +0200 
Another Kickstarter from Kano with new kits.

#^Creative computing for all

Make computers, take control. With simple steps, build and code cameras, speakers, pixels, and sensors. Playful, physical, powerful.

Three years ago, you backed the first computer anyone can make.
Today, tiny connected computers surround us – snapping, tracking, flashing, sensing.
So we’re back, with an end-to-end creative system, to demystify and democratize them for all.
How? Three new kits, a new way to code them. Simple steps, physical computing, and play.

DIY Tiefentladeschutz

 Jakarta, IndonesiaMon, 25 Jul 2016 09:47:45 +0200 
#^Tiefentladeschutz für Akkus

Ohne Schutz droht verbastelten Akkus irreparabler Schaden.
Viele Bastelschaltungen arbeiten mit Akkus zur Stromversorgung. Die dabei eingesetzten Step-Up- oder Step-Down-Regler scheren sich jedoch nicht darum, dass eine Tiefentladung die Akkus zerstört. Abhilfe gelingt mit einer sehr einfachen Schaltung.
 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:46:18 +0200 
Fairphone 2 good vibrations with conflict-free tungsten

Today we’ve got a new reason to celebrate: Conflict-free tungsten is now part of the Fairphone supply chain! With this achievement, Fairphone can finally announce that we set up traceable supply chains for all four internationally-recognized conflict minerals.


 Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:59:35 +0200 
Why are blinking computers so fascinating?

#^MOnSter 6502

A new dis-integrated circuit project to make a complete, working transistor-scale replica of the classic MOS 6502 microprocessor.

How big is the MOnSter 6502 compared to the original 6502 die?
The original device was 153 × 168 mils (3.9 × 4.3 mm) or an area of 16.6 square mm. Given that ours is 12 × 15 inches, that makes it about 7000 times actual size.
How big would a 68000 microprocessor be at the scale of the MOnSter 6502?
Also about 19 square feet (1.7 square meters).
How big would a modern CPU be at this scale?
The Apple A8X, found in the iPad Air 2, contains about 3 billion transistors. (This is comparable to the number of transistors in modern desktop computer CPUs as well.) At the scale of the MOnSter 6502, that would take about 885,000 square feet (82000 square meters) — an area about 940 ft (286 m) square.

#^The Monster 6502 is a gargantuan version of a famous microchip
by Make: on YouTube
 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:16:53 +0100 
Cute, but still looking for a task I would use it for.

#^Ocean Mobile Linux Server | iCracked

Meet Ocean, iCracked's mobile Linux web server with wireless connectivity and power and 2 full days of battery life that fits in your pocket.
 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 01:05:23 +0100 
Why Jolla reaches it's crowd funding tablet goal, but #Vivaldi and #Improv failed. :confused

#^Jolla Tablet - world's first crowdsourced tablet
Be a part of making the world’s first people powered tablet, running Sailfish OS 2.0.


 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:12:38 +0100 
Over one week and I got two fully assembled mainboards, two completely new power supplies and I only have to plug in foolproof connectors according to the instructions, but I still have no working computer. o_O :-!
CPU fan spins up, power LED is on, hdd spins up, no video output, no blip. Have triple checked and replaced every piece to connect peripherals to the board and they are working. There is also no error blips when no RAM is installed at all. The mainboard instructions say I need 500W, I got a 550W power supply.
Can two fully assembled boards be damaged out of factory or is it not really foolproof? This is really depressing not finding out why it is not working.

Only made to break

 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:43:17 +0100 
I fucking hate modern hardware!!! It only breaks and you can do nothing to fix it.

Since two days I have no sound on my #Jolla phone anymore. No music, no alarm, but I can still talk on the phone at least. Had this problem before and a reboot solved it, but not anymore. :-(
Monday I bought a new mainboard for my computer, that broke Saturday. Just to realise I need also a new power supply because the old one has just 2x2 power plug, but I need 2x4 for the new CPU. So the next day I got a power supply finally. After everything was assembled only the CPU fan spins, CD and HDD rotate, but no screen, no keyboard LED, even no error speaker sounds. :-! Today the shop was already closed when I returned from office. Let's see when I will have a working computer again.


 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:55:47 +0200 
Interesting mounting.

#^My Name is Brian and I Build Supercomputers in My Spare Time | Parallella

Brian Guarraci is a software engineer at Twitter and in his spare time he’s building a Parallella cluster with a design that was inspired by two of the most iconic supercomputers ever made. When we saw pictures of Brian’s cluster we were impressed and when we shared these with the community, it became apparent that we were not the only ones! It...
 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:43:05 +0200 
Impressive board.

#^ CubieTech Will Promote A80 High-performance Mini PC

We have always had a dream to spread the open source Linux system to millions of households. Closed Apple system and Windows system have had a dominant position in the market for years, which has seriously impeded the development of computer education. In such circumstances, it is difficult for the enterprises to do customization with depth. “Cub...


 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:38:04 +0200 
Why is this so expensive? #OpenWRT

#^Linksys WRT1900AC
Engineered for Intuitive Use and Ultimate Performance

Get one already!

 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:34:45 +0200 
#^Solid-State Drives: Get One Already! | Linux Journal
I've been building computers since the 1990s, so I've seen a lot of new technologies work their way into the mainstream. Most were the steady, incremental improvements predicted by Moore's law, but others were game-changers, innovations that really rocketed performance forward in a surprising way.

I have ordered my first #SSD today.
Need to test bit with dm-cache and the other ways to use it before setting up my new home virtualisation server.

Shuttle Barebone DS437

 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:06:33 +0200 
#^Shuttle Europe: Overview
Fanless Slim PC with Celeron processor for numerous applications
DS437 is an engineering marvel of integration redesigned in an ultra-small form factor. It is a fanless Slim PC packed into a robust 1.3 litre metal chassis with exceptional connectivity and expansion options: HDMI, DVI, Dual Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0/2.0, serial ports, audio, card reader and plenty of interior space for two memory modules, a 2.5" drive and a mSATA module.

Looks interesting, but how they can still run a site with TYPO3 v4.2? o_O :facepalm