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One day, someone will invent a way to take the hash of a piece of hardware and see its history log, like software engineers do with version control. Until then, this is as close as you can get.
Ciro one day guessed that hardware would certainly be a slang for something naughty, and yup, here we are: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hardware, drug paraphernelia. Read on!
2020-01 "Heat Gun, SEEKONE Professional 2000W 50℃- 600℃ Variable Temperature Control Hot Air Gun Kit with 2 Temperature Modes 7 Accessories for D" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078S5QMFG Initially for for cell phone repair, but later learnt they are also useful for heat shrink.
2020-11 BOA 13-2612 Strap Wrench, 6-Inch Capacity 8-Inch Long Lever https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00096JDKS Official: https://www.boatoolcorp.com/our-products/boa-constrictor-range/boa-constrictor/
2019-09 "AstroAI Digital Multimeter, TRMS 6000 Counts Multimeters Manual and Auto Ranging; Measures Voltage, Current, Resistance, Continuity, Capacitance, Frequency; Tests Diodes, Transistors, Temperature, Red" https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071JL6LLL (archive). Manual: http://web.archive.org/web/20190904200759/https://static.astroai.com/manual/Astroai-Digital-Multimeter,-Trms-6000-Counts-User-Manual-en.pdf. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGCs1G0Tx8 AstroAI WH5000A Digital Multimeter some basic features
2019-09 "Draper Redline 68001 160 mm Heavy Duty Pliers Set with Soft Grip Handles (3-Piece)" http://web.archive.org/web/20190903191215/https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071JL6LLL (archive)
2019-08: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000LFRYG2 (archive) "Silverline SP1236 Combination Spanner, 8-19 mm - 12 Pieces" 8.48 pounds. Because I needed the 15mm for bike pedal, and the price of 1 and the full set were very close.
6 10/11/12/13/14/17 mm Combination Wrench Set WRENCH SET COMBINATION Open-Ended Spanner/Ring Spanner Set https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BZLVGX8 (archive) But they sent one wrong, 8 instead of 11. Chrome Vanadium Steel. Markings: "DROP FORGED A". Quality feels crappy, not very smooth.
2017: Teng 621011 Double Open Ended Spanner 10x11mm https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0001P0VP8 (archive)
2017: Magnusson AMS49 5M TAPE MEASURE 5m retractable flexible rule. https://www.screwfix.com/p/magnusson-ams49-5m-tape-measure/5315v (archive)
2019-11 https://www.amazon.co.uk/B00I8JC4WC Mr Muscle 5 in 1 Shower Shine, 500 ml
2019-11 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FGOY51A Lakeland Moth Stop Moth Killer Carpet & Fabric Spray, 500ml
2019-10 Mykal Sticky Stuff Remover 250ml. Helped remove sticky tape adhesive from surfaces. Still required a lot of elbow grease, but worked. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000TAT4GM (archive).
Bought: 2018, 2021.
Seems to work OK. But you're fighting the symptom, and it will eventually come back.
2020-12: buying Miele SF AP 50 AirClean Plus filter https://www.miele.co.uk/e/airclean-plus-filter-sf-ap-50-10107860-p. Once it arrived, changed the filter, which fit comes with plastic casing and accordion shaped filter. Also changed bag. But the bag full meter still goes to red on carpet even with everything new while vacuuming. Is it supposed to be checked while not vacuuming?
Bought circa 2017.
Primarily bought to make borlotti beans!!!
ARTISAN 2-SLOT TOASTER 5KMT2204 Onyx Black
Bought: 2017-09
Impossible to open to properly clean.
Bought around: 2017-09.
TEFAL Multicook 8in1 RK302E15 MultiCooker - 4 Portions / 5L.
Markings say: "SERIE R13-B REF: RK302E15 / 79 A - 1017"
How to open videos: can't find any, but the hard part (remove top lid) was the same as the video for joyoung rice cooker (2014), can be done by inserting a thin metal and going around it.
Bottom opens by taking off a single screw on the bottom and pulling it out (not obvious, a little bit of force).
2021-01: while making congee it overflowed without us noticing it, and next time we were going to cook something, it started to burn bits of congee that stuck to the heat plate. Opened it up and tried to clean everything.
2020-03: E01 error, looked up on manual and it is a top wire broken, opened up and confirmed one of the three wires going up broken, exactly like the previous one joyoung rice cooker (2014). Managed to fix easily with heat gun and Solder Seal Heat Shrink, no soldering iron, that thing is amazing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085415G8N Let's see how long it lasts.
2019: broke with sign number 6. Ciro Santilli opened it up a bit destructively.
Fridge: Lamona LAM6800 fridge freezer.
Bedroon door glass pannel dimensions: 36cm x 59.6cm
Middle separator length: 2.5cm.
So total glass area: 36 * 2 + 2.5 x 59.6 * 2 + 2.5 = 74.5 x 121.7
2021-08 bedroom battery out, 7.29V out of 9V duracell duralock. Buying pack of 12 Energizer nine-volt batteries. Measurement on new battery: 9.68V.
2019-12-26: scraped off some of the likely soap scum from standing bathtub with hard plastic rice cooker spoon.
2019-12-26: applied Ronseal mould killer on external north east living room walls, had widespread light brown mould spots, and more localized black mould spots. The water insulation here is bad, possibly due to being on the last floor. Also applied next to window sills on those walls.
Searching by th epart name "GF03FC" leads to other sellers besides Elica however, which could reduce shipping costs: https://www.cookerhoodsupplies.co.uk/filters-and-lamps/188-metal-grease-filter-gf03fc.html
Brand on extractor glass: Elica: https://elica.com
Dimensions: 45.9cm x 17.6cm on the exterior. Too long to fit into any container that we have.
Brand on filter itself: "ARMA Filtre a.s." based on markings: http://www.armafiltre.com.tr/uygulamalar/7/3/en/Home-Appliances.html Cannot find any model on website however... looks like Elica's B2B supplier only.
Marker inside after removing filter: 12NC: 208298104403 Model: CIAK GR/A/56.
2018: noticed that it was unbearably greasy, tried to clean, but even boiling water didn't help.
July 2019 message:
Aluminium extractor filter for 208298104403
Hi there,
I'm trying to buy a spare aluminium extractor filter for an Elica extractor, but I can't find the right size on the website.
My 12NC is : 208298104403
My filter looks a lot like this: https://shop.elica.com/en/accessori/filtro-grassi-in-alluminio-cod-GRI0077330A.html but the dimensions are different: I measured 45.9cm x 17.6cm on my old one.
Do you have that for sale?
Brand according to documents: SMEG.
Most similar models I an find: https://www.smeguk.com/products/UKC8173N1F and https://www.smeguk.com/products/UKC81721F, the keyword are "built-in" and "integrated", other very similar ones: https://www.smeguk.com/refrigerators/built-in
Looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c_LBVnU4ec and that's how to unclog the drain.
2020-11-28: defrost. Some small Styrofoam was broken lose from top, noticed small burn or rust marks on top grid nearby.
SMEG, cannot determine exact model.
2020-11: started sparking by itself once every 5 minutes. Knob controls dirty in hole, but can't find out how to access. Seems slightly glued insulated around edges.
Looks a lot like: Bristan Monza EF Sink Mixer Chrome https://www.bathroomsensations.co.uk/Bristan-Monza-EF-Sink-Mixer-Chrome.html
Kitchen: 2021-04: nine-volt battery battery at 8.79V. Not sounding.
2021-01: kitchen extractor right lamp burnt. Replaced with another Eveready.
2021-01: left back bulb burnt, put in another LE GU10 LED Bulbs
2020-11: kitchen extractor left lamp burnt again. Did I forget to report a right side burn earlier, or is there something wrong with the left one? Also can't find the second bulb that was likely bought last time, so likely the right one burnt and the other bulb was used for it. Buying https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LOBUDSS "4 x Eveready 20 W 12 V G4 Dimmable Halogen Capsule Light Bulbs Pack of 4" for 3.66 pounds. Worked, felt a bit more yellow than the previous one. Packet documents 2000 hours, 2800K color, 8000+ switches.
2020-08: kitchen right back had been out for a while, bought: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LN0RPA4 LE GU10 LED Bulbs, Warm White 2700K, 50W Halogen Lamp Equivalent, 4W 350lm, 120° Wide Beam Angle, Recessed or Track Light Bulb, Pack of 5 (Energy Class A++), 5 for 10 pounds.
2019-11: front right kitchen lamp burnt, Sylvania GU10 50W. 50W was likely some useless "incandescent equivalent" measure. Replaced: GE LED 5W 345 lumens 2700K Warm 15k hours, which looks exactly the same.
2019-05: kitchen extractor left lamp burnt. Was: DURA G4 12V20W: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Halogen-Light-Bulbs-Lamps-5watt/dp/B003IVP12A Replaced: Sainsbury's halogen G4 20W12V.
When I came, two Bell GU4 (MR11) 20W 12v.
One burnt. Put in an ASDA halogen one.
ASDA burnt, put in TopLux on right, old Bell left.
2019-01-24, right one burnt a few days ago, old Bell still works. Inner part black, and black dot on the wire. Putting new TopLux again, but this time on the left, old bell on right.
2019-01-24 toilet top lamp also burnt a few days ago, but not at the same time as mirror. Diall, 240V 40W, GU10. Putting in IKEA 240V 35W.
2019-02-02 toilet mirror lamp left (TopLux) burnt. Don't know what to do anymore. Only the magic Bell lamp works.
2019-03-06 toilet top lamp left burnt, IKEA 240V 35W GU10. Putting in another one.
2019-03-28 toilet top lamp right burnt, IKEA 240V 35W GU10. Waiting for people to come to look at transformer, there is definitely something wrong.
2019-04-03 top lamps: replaced with LED (LAP GU10 3W) since lower power, transformer not changed. Mirror lamps: transformer changed, left one replaced with Homebase Halogen 20W 12V. When I came back lamps flickering badly and sometimes not turning on, recalled technician.
2019-04-12 mirror lamp: it was just he connector that was bad, it was changed, also put LEDs there to make it less warm and hopefully have less tear on connector.
2021-04 clogged
Bought: January 2020 from https://store.google.com/ for 350 pounds.
Front camera video on android 11: about 100MiB / minute. The encoding is however super inefficient, a FFmpeg re-encode without any options reduces it by 1/3.
This is crap, became slow very fast. The battery is IMPOSSIBLE to remove!!! https://youtu.be/kO-RwIQ_i1w?t=162 Battery was 4.163V when thing wouldn't turn on anymore. But https://topbattery.co.uk/product/original-battery-for-tablet-lenovo-yoga-tab-3-yt3-x50fyt3-x50m-sl20076-2/ says it is 3.6V. What?
Machines used extensively while developing the Linux Kernel Module Cheat will be documented there for reference performance.
Takes two AAA rechargeable batteries.
2021-08: rechargeable battery charges were in, nominal marked 1.2V nickel metal hydride, measured as 1.38V and 1.42V.
Bought: 2017 for approximately 2400 pounds to be Ciro Santilli's main personal laptop.
  • 2022-01-04 updated firmward after noticing that ubuntu 21.10 does not wake up from suspend seemed to happen every time when not connected to external power. dmidecode diff excerpt:
     BIOS Information
            Vendor: LENOVO
    -       Version: N1UET40W (1.14 )
    -       Release Date: 09/28/2017
    +       Version: N1UET71W (1.45 )
    +       Release Date: 07/18/2018
    used the "Ubuntu Software" GUI as mentioned at: https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht510810-how-to-do-software-updates-linux. Kudos for making this accessible to newbs.
    After doing that, another update became available to: 0.1.56, clicked it and was much faster than the previous one, and didn't auto reboot. After manual reboot, dmidecode diffed again:
     BIOS Information
            Vendor: LENOVO
    -       Version: N1UET71W (1.45 )
    -       Release Date: 07/18/2018
    +       Version: N1UET82W (1.56 )
    +       Release Date: 08/12/2021
    plus a bunch of other lines.
  • 2021-06-05 upgraded to Ubuntu 21.04 with a clean install from an ISO. Selected
    • "Minimal installation"
    • "Erase disk and install Ubuntu". Notably, this erased the Microsoft Windows that came with the computer and was never used not even once
    • "Erase disk ans use ZFS"
    • Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security
    After this, the GUI felt fast, who would have thought that erasing a bunch of stuff would make the system faster!
    lsblk contains:
    zd0               230:0    0   500M  0 disk
    └─keystore-rpool  253:0    0   484M  0 crypt /run/keystore/rpool
    nvme0n1           259:0    0 476.9G  0 disk
    ├─nvme0n1p1       259:1    0   512M  0 part  /boot/efi
    ├─nvme0n1p2       259:2    0     2G  0 part
    │ └─cryptoswap    253:1    0     2G  0 crypt
    ├─nvme0n1p3       259:3    0     2G  0 part
    └─nvme0n1p4       259:4    0 472.4G  0 part
    and lsblk -f:
    zd0               crypto_LUKS 2
    └─keystore-rpool  ext4        1.0   keystore-rpool
    nvme0n1
    ├─nvme0n1p1       vfat        FAT32
    ├─nvme0n1p2       crypto_LUKS 2
    │ └─cryptoswap
    ├─nvme0n1p3       zfs_member  5000  bpool
    └─nvme0n1p4       zfs_member  5000  rpoo
    Then:
    grep '[rb]pool' /proc/mounts
    contains:
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq / zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/USERDATA/ciro_czngbg /home/ciro zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/USERDATA/root_czngbg /root zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/srv /srv zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/usr/local /usr/local zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/games /var/games zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/log /var/log zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/lib /var/lib zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/mail /var/mail zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/snap /var/snap zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/www /var/www zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/spool /var/spool zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/lib/AccountsService /var/lib/AccountsService zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/lib/NetworkManager /var/lib/NetworkManager zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/lib/apt /var/lib/apt zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    rpool/ROOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq/var/lib/dpkg /var/lib/dpkg zfs rw,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    bpool/BOOT/ubuntu_uvs1fq /boot zfs rw,nodev,relatime,xattr,posixacl 0 0
    which gives an idea of how the above map to mountpoints.
    Had two GUI freezes since installation, a fixed images shows no matter what I do, possibly graphics only, but impossible to tell (next time I'll try SSH access). No Nvidia drivers installed yet.
2020-06-06: dropped some lemon juice on the bottom left of touchpad. Bottom left button not working anymore... I'm an idiot. There are many other alternatives, but very aggravating, I'll replace it for sure. Can't find the exact replacement part or any videos showing its replacement online easliy, dang. For the T430: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3lzV9uXRjU Asked at: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile-Workstations/P51-left-bottom-button-below-trackpad-mouse-left-click-stopped-working-possible-to-replace/m-p/5019903 Also I could not access it because you need to remove the HDD first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Klawxc7T_Y and I can't pull it out even with considerable force, unlike in the video... And OMG, those button caps are impossible to re-install once removed!!! Then when I put the whole thing back together, the upper buttons were not working anymore. FUUUUUUUUCK. When first opening I pulled on it without properly removing the cap and it came off, but it didn't look broken in any way and I put it back in. Keyboard works thank God, so right black connector is fine, left white one oppears to be the one for upper keys and trackpoint, both of which stopped working. The hardware manual confirms that they are both part of the same device, so basically a mouse :-) TODO can it be bought separately from te keyboard? Doesn't look like it, photo of keyboard part includes those buttons. The manual also confirms that the bottom buttons are one device with the trackpad "trackpad with buttons", thus forming the second entire mouse.
2019-04-17: popup asking about "ThinkPad P51 Management Engine Update" from from 182.29.3287 to 184.60.3561, said yes.
Ubuntu 17.10 setup after buying it:
Battery life shown by Ubuntu battery app after installation:
  • before NVIDIA driver setup: 8h
  • after: 6.5h
Board LED does not turn on (turned on on first plug, Ethernet always turns on):
Now just HDMI does not work. Possibly a monitor vs television problem:
About the brand: Raspberry Pi
Linux kernel logs don't show, but do show with the exact same components on the Pi 3 (SD card with enable_uart=1 + image Raspbian Lite 2018-11-03 and UART cables).
Serial from cat /proc/cpuinfo: 00000000a50c1f69
Datasheets: Raspberry Pi 2.
As of 2018-12, I believe that I might have fried the UART on this board when I burnt my last UART to USB converter by connecting ground to 5V.
Linux on SSH and bare metal blinker both work on this board, so the rest of the board seems alive.
Serial from cat /proc/cpuinfo: 00000000c77ddb77
Datasheets: Raspberry Pi 3.
Home 2017 TalkTalk 38Mbps nominal, Google M-lab speed test:
  • 36.4 Mbps download
  • 9.15 Mbps up
  • 58 ms latency over 80km of first world
~1TB.
Internal hard drive likely removed from some old computer I lost track of, kept in a crappy case, incredible stuff.
Ubuntu 20.04 gnome-disks benchmark, NTFS partition: 40MB/s.
~1TB.
Has a separate power cord, not USB powered. Unbelievable.
Disk label: wd1t.
Ubuntu 20.04 gnome-disks benchmark, ext4 partition: 37MB/s.
~8GB, lsblk reports 7796176 * 1KB = 7983284224 bytes.
We got a handful of those from École Polytechnique at the end of studies I think.
They are shaped like bicornes, which is super cool, but also super impractical!
Markings: "AX ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE PROMOTION X2009"
20.04 gnome-disks program reports it as: "SMI USB DISK".
From Ubuntu 20.04 on an ext4 formatted one:
/dev/sdb:
 Timing cached reads:   28656 MB in  1.99 seconds = 14421.31 MB/sec
SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]:  70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
 Timing buffered disk reads:  42 MB in  3.03 seconds =  13.88 MB/sec
With Linux Unified Key Setup + ext4 the results are similar, maybe hdparam bypasses it?
/dev/sdb:
 Timing cached reads:   28326 MB in  1.99 seconds = 14251.55 MB/sec
SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]:  70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
 Timing buffered disk reads:  38 MB in  3.11 seconds =  12.23 MB/sec
gnome-disks LUKS + ext4 benchmark with default params also gives about 14 MB/s.
Skullcandy earphones, first one circa. 2016 most likely. Used them a lot, these are good.
2021-07: wire half broke near connector, only works in some positions. The funny thing is: only voices seem to be blocked out! Rebuying.
2021-06: a small bottom piece of the left earpiece broke. Wire seems find, that is like a little extension to protect wire. Let's see for how long.
2020-20: wires at one of ears broke, not sure how.
Tech specs:
Weight: 4g
Connection Type: 3.5mm AUX Cable
Impedence: 32 ohms
Driver Diameter: 9mm
THD: <0.1% (1mW/500Hz) (0.0234)
Sound Pressure Level: 95 dB (1mW/500Hz)
Frequency Response: 20kHz - 20Hz
Headphone Type: In-Ear
For sizing see also: ciro Santilli's body.
Bought 2021-11, light brown, size EUR 44.5, 190$, waterproof: https://www.timberland.co.uk/shop/en/tbl-uk/larchmont-chukka-for-men-in-brown-a12es210
Made four blisters on back of foot on first two days after walking a few hours on them, but then put on some tape on foot, and stopped hurting after that, so the shoe broke quickly.
Bought 2021-11, grey, size EUR 44.5, 80$ (later found cheaper online): https://www.sportsdirect.com/nike-run-swift-2-running-shoes-mens-121052
Amazing shoes! Wore them to their destruction.
Shoestring length: 1.185m
Replaced with after bicycle ate it: 1.0m, also worked but at limit.
Size: EUR 45.

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