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Oh wow...

Who would have thought, that there will ever be another posting at this blog after such a long time of silence. Well, now the silence is broken again, at least for this post and hopefully some more in the future again.

So what was the main reason for the long silence? To make it short: the Repair Café in Graz. After the initial successes it really took of like no one of us expected. By end of Jan 2017 we held our 22nd Repair Café event in Graz. I'm pretty that our location organizes the biggest events in Austria with 145 repair attempts during the last event alone. While this keeps being exciting all the time it also takes quite a lot of time to organize one event and do all the behind-the-scenes stuff in between. And that's mainly the reason for my reduced online presence. We also helped several other locations in Styria to start their own Repair Café events and I'm always trying to be present at as many as my tight schedule permits. Furthermore we got in contact with officials and many other initiatives working on social and environmental topics.

Were there any other major changes apart from the Repair Café? Sure, too many to count. But for a glimpse and completely unsorted:

  • focus changed from computer/programming to repairing and hardware tinkering.
  • blog webserver has been migrated to new hardware and hosting platform, backend engine updated and upgraded to HTTPS
  • home heating system upgraded to include a proper buffer tank and access to the underlying control logic (squeezing out another ~30% efficiency compared to the state when the plumbers considered it finished)
  • at daily job: changed positions and project assignments at my employer a few times, always trying to not let loose on quality and security issues on each assignment

Well, that's it for now again. I hope I find the time to post more regularly in the future. Some interesting topics are already circling in the back of my head.

Update: I just realized that the last activity on this blog had been EXACTLY 3 years ago, almost to the hour. This was not planned but is a nice coincidence :)


It took quite a long time since the last major progress but now there has been another milestone reached. Yesterday I finally decided, after lots of thinking and measuring, which washing basin combination I'll take to finish off the last missing piece for a 100% functional bathroom.

A sample picture of the combo and how I ordered it (I hope this link lasts):

Pelipal Roulette 09

One catch still, it takes about six weeks until I receive it, the delivery is scheduled for July 5th. But then it'll be great :)


I just got noticed, that the tilers have finished with my new toilet and bathroom. I'm quite excited, that after some slow times finally a major step in the construction of my own personal living space concluded.

There are still some big steps ahead but the bathroom and toilet were the largest part of leftover work which has been open for the foreseeable future.

Altough I haven't seen the final result myself yet, I saw the tilers results of yesterdays work. Awesome.

Bathroom - tiles

Toilet wall - tiles

Toilet floor - tiles


Just came back from making a 100km shopping tour. And all for one single item, the Dyson DC11 Telescope Allergy.

I know it's a bit expensive but I got a great discount on it, almost one third of its price. The reason why I bought this sucker is that until now our family only used vacuums with bags and besides having running costs for the bags they often broke after one or two years, began to loose suction when the bag were not even filled 20 percent and were often built in a slacky way.

We decided to end this torture for more than 2 years this time and looked around for bagless cleaners which are robust and have good reviews. Most of the Dyson cleaners fulfill these requirements according the reviews and so the search for a cheap retailer began. It endet when I found a store about 50km from home which offered the DC08 and DC11 at a price much cheaper than I found them anywhere else.

And so the deal was set.

Now I'm already curious for trying it out the first time and comparing it to our previous suckers... ;)