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  • Setting up a WordPress with PostgreSQL

    Setting up a WordPress with PostgreSQL

    Thinking about creating an useless blog about all the things I do in my free time, starting with setting up a WordPress. But not setting it up like everyone else does, because I dislike running a mysql server in my infrastructure and therefore it’s patching time! Modifying WordPress so it can talk to my already…

  • Fixing a seemingly dead Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol D2

    Fixing a seemingly dead Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol D2

    I got a really nice deal off of Willhaben: a DJing controller from Native Instruments (Traktor Kontrol D2) with a built-in screen and lots of controls. The only problem: it was sold as defective, description said it won’t turn on. This thing is only compatible with NI’s propritary windows drivers and is not even a…

  • Reducing the inrush current of a power distribution box

    Reducing the inrush current of a power distribution box

    In another post I reported about my shitty fuses in my flat that constantly go off, whenever I turn on my power distribution switch for my main PC. It looks like the initial high current that fills up the capacitors trips the 16A fuse. My idea to solve the situation: Decrease the rush in current…

  • Making dumb wireless power plug smarter with an ESP8266

    Making dumb wireless power plug smarter with an ESP8266

    This time I was adding an ESP8266 devboard and a relais to a dumb power plug, to allows us to control all sorts of loads over the network, for example for standalone lamps. Lessons learned: Don’t forget to add OTA functionality as it will be very hard to update the software on the microcontroller otherwise.…