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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 […]

Cool Transistor and ESR meter for tinkerers

July 15th, 2016
Cool ESR tester

I already wrote about choosing budget soldering station in one of my previous posts. I might find some time to write a post on how you can tweak it in order to get a better performance. However this time, I would like to share some experience about another important tool for tinkerers or DIY’ers – […]

Healing Sony Xperia from Trojans

April 24th, 2016
Healing Sony Xperia from Viruses

It’s quite interesting. I would never think that non-rooted Android could become a victim of rooted adware, viruses or Trojans. Well, but the things changed a bit. Some vulnerabilities which might be used for a rooting tool can be used also for another purpose – to infect with viruses and adware. One of my family members managed to […]

DIY re-celling laptop battery

March 7th, 2016
Re-celling laptop battery Panasonic Li-ion cells

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-SR59 laptop, which batteries capacity significantly dropped from ageing 🙁 This laptop is already something like six years old. From the economical point, it is not worth to buy a new genuine Sony battery anymore because they are quite expensive. However the laptop runs still reasonable well for its age. But […]

Making the most of your Brother laser printer

January 28th, 2016
Tweak Brother printer

Recently, I got my Brother mono printer and made a print server from Raspberry Pi. The printer’s quality is quite OK. I mean the black&white prints are really good. But the problem comes when you print something not from your text editor (poor b&w) but let’s say your flight ticket from a pdf file. Challenges of printing grey shades You […]

DIY print server from RPi

December 9th, 2015
DIY print server from RPi for brother printer

I have bought a Brother HL-2300D mono laser printer which has only an USB connection. Before that, I used a printer accessible through the network and I admit it was very convenient 🙂 So, I started to miss this function … What are the options for printer server? At least in my case, one option is […]

Affordable printer for home office

November 8th, 2015
Choose home printer

To be or not be – to buy or not buy Samsung color printer toner At the moment, I am still using my Samsung color laser printer CPL-320N, which works pretty well and has the network interface, however the toner is a bit costly. The genuine set of the toners costs ~120 Eur. The printer produces […]

The same SSID for multiple access points

October 4th, 2015
OpenWRT DD-WRT The same SSID for multiple access points

I have two access points at home connected through the TP-Link powerline adapter. The first one is Belkin F6D6230-4 with DD-WRT on board, while the second is Netgear WNR2000 v2 with OpenWRT firmware. If you are going to put some 3rd party on your wireless access router, you can read a bit about bricking the router […]