Month: August 2019

Driving a Tesla Model S and visiting tech museums in Sinsheim and Speyer (#E11)

This week I was on vacation, actually one of the first days of annual leave in 2019. Technically it was only four out of the five days and I visited the company once (for personal gain of myself and others), but I finally got away for significant amount of time. And to make it a fun experience, in additional to figuring out which car to buy, I rented a Tesla Model S 85, 12/2014, equipped with AP1 and Tech Package only. Booked via Turo for an amazing 58€ per day (three days minimum).

Enjoy an incoherent assortment of photos from those three days, in which I visited Technikmuseum Sinsheim and Technikmuseum Speyer (same association, pretty close to each other – 6h+ required each), did some 200km/h on the Autobahn to and from those locations, and generally had a good time. […]


HP 6644A refurbishment – front panel, back protector (#P14F)

Time to finish the HP 6644A revamp!

tl;dr for the last post: Here’s where I stopped refurbishment after cleaning and replacing caps and fan:

First off, those leads stick out quite a bit at the back as well. I can’t really say which diameter I used, judging from the yellow cable lugs these were 4mm² for the power lines and 1.5mm² (red lugs) for the sense lines. Apart from not fitting the old protector, that one already has seen some damage. Probably because it is so tiny…

So: Redesign. Twice, as the first version that closely resembled the original design had really flimsy legs that suffered the very same fate. […]


AliExpress order list aggregator script and more (#R8)

Things you might already know: AliExpress is a shitty website.

Don’t get me wrong, I shop a lot at AE. But the page is extremely slow due to massive amounts of JavaScript bloat, and aside from JS, it’s hacked together like I would do for a quick proof of concept. That shit would never fly with me, but for AE, it just does the job. When adding bling and JS spinners has priority over code quality…

It also annoys the fuck out of me for resetting to German translation pretty frequently. I. DO. NOT. WANT. YOUR. FUCKING. TRANSLATION. DC-DC buck modules are not money modules. […]