Monthly Archives: December 2014

Project: Audio Induction Loop Receiver (Part 3: More Sydney Trains)

In the previous part, I had began a small project to collect samples of digital voice announcements from Sydney Trains Millenium and Warratah sets. In fact, I had continued to collect more samples just out of my own interest, but … Continue reading

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Review: Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint

Working with capacitive touch screen devices has often been a compromise of input accuracy. Having previously trodden down the path of capacitive stylii, I have always been impressed by Adonit’s products, which began with their innovative “plastic disc” style design. … Continue reading

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Tip: Upgrading your FLAC collection to FLAC 1.3.1

Music enthusiasts and audiophiles generally view lossy compression as evil. Depending on how it’s done, it can significantly alter the music itself, introducing imperfections and destroying subtle cues. In a world where storage and processing are getting increasingly cheap, the … Continue reading

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Repair: Samsung ARM Chromebook Trackpad that Won’t Click

While most people seem to have a mixed relationship with Google’s Chromebooks, I’ve been a user of the Samsung ARM Chromebook for a while, and it serves quite a few specific purposes. For one, it’s a low-cost, thin, low-power consuming … Continue reading

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Warning: Don’t Stack Blank BD-R DL Discs in Sleeves!

Normally, I do posts reviewing products, random thoughts or experimenting with things. But this time, this is probably one of my first cautionary articles based on what just happened to me. The Story On 25th December 2013, about a year … Continue reading

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Mega Random: Merry Christmas, Site Updates, Transport Updates etc.

Gee, it’s been ages since my last random post. Since then, countless security vulnerabilities, mobile OS updates, world news events, scientific discoveries, scandals and wild weather events have happened – so many that it seems pointless to try and even … Continue reading

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Review, Tested: FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Music Player

I would bet that the latest posts about the Sandisk 128Gb microSDXC card might have got some people thinking – who on Earth would need a 128Gb card, at such a price premium? Well, as it turns out, I decided … Continue reading

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Power Bank Endurance Test – Hillo Power Jin Gangxia (Part 4)

In this ongoing experiment which started back in late September here, I’ve been diligently putting a powerbank through controlled charge-discharge cycling while measuring the effective capacity based on a methodology I developed to measure the real capacity of power banks. … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Sandisk Ultra 128Gb UHS-I microSDXC Card

I was pretty disappointed to have been dudded in my first attempt to get a hold of a 128Gb microSDXC card, but I won’t let an eBay fake stop me. After all, Sandisk products are supposed to be high quality. … Continue reading

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Quick Review: *FAKE* Sandisk Ultra 128Gb UHS-I MicroSDXC Card

The holiday periods around Christmas are a big time for shopping and spending, and one of the hottest items is undoubtedly electronics. Unfortunately, for those who aren’t as wise or careful, it’s also an opportune time to be scammed with … Continue reading

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Teardown: A 9V Carbon Zinc Battery

I suppose this particular post belongs to the “everyone should have done this at one point in their lives” bin, but strangely, they probably haven’t. Just the other day, one of my multimeters decided to let me know that it … Continue reading

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