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My R-core transformer arrived!

February 8th, 2018
R-Core transformers ... are they worth?

After waiting for a month+ , my R-core transformer finally arrived  🙂 It was well packed to survive a long trip from China. The declared parameters of the R26-09 R-core transformer’s (via eBay) were supposed to be: Primary: 0-115VAC x2; Secondary: 0-220VAC x2 with max total output current of 50mA and and 6.3VAC x2 with the total […]

USB flash drive no medium found

December 17th, 2016
Transcend Usb flash drive no medium found Format failed (0x1901)

I have ended with such error “Usb flash drive no medium found” too after writing different bootable Linux versions multiple times to my Transcend JetFlash 300 16GB USB flash drive. First, I got this error message in Windows OS. Initially, I thought that the issue was only only on Windows OS. So, I just booted to […]

Crontab format

November 17th, 2016
Linux crontab format

Once you learn basic Linux commands and at least a bit Linux shell (e.g. Bash) scripting, crontab (scheduler) in Linux becomes another major step forward, as it allows you to automate your shell scripts. This post is about crontab and its format. Before using crontab Just make sure that your bash scripts are executable. You […]

Loudspeaker repair

October 18th, 2016
upgrade loudspeakers repair mordaunt short ms35ti crossover

At the moment, I have two audio systems at home. About one of them, I have written in my previous post on building a vintage stereo system. The loudspeakers, which are used in that system, are two-way Mordaunt Short MS35Ti speakers. They sound really nice and produce very accurate sound. I was quite lucky when I bought them […]