Category Archives: Archive

Welcome to 2019

We’re into a new year. 2019 is an extension to a new beginning. It’s a year full of anniversaries. New knowledge and skills shall be acquired. Let’s get cracking. Continue reading

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Welcome to 2018

It’s time to turn our back on the past and focus on the future. With a new job there’s also only so much time. Welcome to 2018. Continue reading

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The death of recordable compact discs, part 4

Once upon a time there was a co-worker. He complained bitterly about how much he hated adhesive labels applied onto CD-Rs. This was over a decade ago. The vast majority of my self-burnt music CD-Rs have become near unplayable. And here follows my most recent adventure: ripping those bastards. Continue reading

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Hard drives and sponges

Hard drives are the under-appreciated workhorses of a standard PC configuration. The other day I discovered some old documents and specifications about hard drives as well as a bunch of real hard drives in the basement. Here’s a page of tales and photos about seven workhorses getting slaughtered. Continue reading

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2014: A look ahead

Last year we moved house. While packing you tend to discover a shitload of forgotten items that you didn’t know you (still) had, and then you’re faced with the decision, “do I box it, or do I bin it?” Continue reading

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The Gadget Graveyard

Let the final order of the old year be the announcement that I’ve added a new chapter to the archive.hmvh.net section: The Gadget Graveyard, where old technology goes to die. I’ve obviously got problems, and hoarding old components is just one. Continue reading

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Old text files

In the opinion of this author, mankind’s greatest achievement is the written word. And in its most basic 7-bit ASCII form, the written word is therefore nothing less than a device-independent treasure. Continue reading

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hmvh.de.vu News

I’ve just spawned another website, and compared to that beauty this beast looks like real shit! Continue reading

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