Category Archives: Archive

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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#000: Shall we continue?

The HMVHumourList will henceforth continue its intermittently relentless broadcast of humour, satire, top 10 lists, news of the weird and bizarre, and anything else that makes us laugh. Continue reading

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