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Making copper SPDIF in VIA chipset-based sound card

June 9th, 2017
Making copper SPDIF from VIA chipset-based sound card

When I got my VIA Tremor (Envy24DT) chipset based sound card from eBay, one of the firsts ideas was to convert existing optical (Toslink) SPDIF output into copper one. But at the beginning, I made few tweaks related to the power supply and output capacitors of this sound card. Just before we start – one […]

Modifying solid state amp Fender Frontman 10G

January 29th, 2017
Fender Frontman 10G tweaking

Fender Frontman 10G amp comes together with the Fender guitar as a kit. It sounded quite flat. I have to admit that I did not like the sound. So, I opened the amp to look around 🙂 only four screws needed to be unscrewed. The power stage of Frontman 10G The amp’s power stage is built on […]

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 […]

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 […]