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Fixing whining noise from a DC adapter Oct 30, 2016

I've stumbled upon a cute and convenient DC adapter the other day, with four USB charging ports (up to 4800 mA total), a power socket, and a tablet stand. All of that for less than € 15. USB charger with power socket and tablet stand.

A bit later turned out there's a pitfall, too: it produced annoying whining noise. The noise was quiet but clearly audible in silence, especially while the adapter was unloaded.

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Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba in Brussels Oct 26, 2016

Last weekend, 22-23 October, has been marked by a colossal event in the Belgian Brussels, lead by the Doshu (hereditary head) Moriteru Ueshiba, a grandson of Ōsensei Morihei Ueshiba.

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Sound Switcher Indicator ‣ 2.1.0 Sep 30, 2016

I've been able to pay a bit more attention to the Sound Switcher Indicator and implement some of the long asked-for features.

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Sound Switcher Indicator ‣ 2.0.1 Sep 25, 2016

It's been more than two years since the last release of the Sound Switcher Indicator (1.2.2). During this period I've been bombarded with requests to allow the indicator to switch device profiles, because most sound cards cannot be otherwise switched to their digital ports, like S/PDIF and HDMI.

So today I proudly present Sound Switcher Indicator 2.0.1, which finally supports profile switching:

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yktoo.com switched to HTTPS Sep 22, 2016

The website yktoo.com is permanently switched to using the secure HTTPS protocol (instead of the former HTTP). Your boss won't be able to figure out what exactly you're reading in my blog anymore.

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Russian store experiences Aug 30, 2016

I've recently been to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to help my parents to renovate the apartment they had moved into. Just for your information, Russians recognise Saint Petersburg as the "cultural capital of Russia" due to its rich cultural traditions, heritage and, arguably, population.

But I'd like to touch on another subject now. For the sake of the renovation I had to do a lot of shopping in a big builder's store. Just because it was big, I preferred to ask staff for directions rather than waste my time looking for the thing I needed.

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