Samsung S3 mini battery X-rays

My original Samsung battery in my S3 mini died after just one year. I’ve had good experience with cheap batteries from eBay before, but the replacement I bought this time made my phone behave rather unstable. That’s why I thought I’d take an X-ray of them to see how different they where.

Samsung i8190 original battery.

Samsung i8190 original battery.

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ASUS TF300T X-ray


ASUS tf300t

In my series x-ra of stuff. This is a X-ray of my Asus TF300t and the keyboard dock.

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Replacing TF300T digitizer

Broken TF300T

My 2-year old recently broke the glass on my TF300T. The tablet is a couple of years old, so it’s a little bit on the expensive side to have it repaired by ASUS, so I decided to have a go at fixing it myself. After googeling a bit I decided to replace my 5158N digitizer with the  G01. This will require rooting the tablet and updating the digitizer firmware. If you don’t want to go through that trouble, find and order the exact same model digitizer you have in your tablet. Here is how I did it, and what I’ve learned.

DISCLAIMER: This is a difficult repair. Don’t blame me if you try this yourself and mess up your tablet even more!

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Enkelt hjemmebakt brød uten elting!


Ingenting er så godt som hjemmebakt brød. Det blir ikke enklere enn denne oppskriften. Tar bare 5 minutter å lage deigen. Perfekt resultat hver gang.
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Runtastic disapointment

Edit: As of version 4.1.1 support for regular bluetooth HR sensors is back and works again!

It’s usually a good thing when I pick up my phone and it has upgraded one of the apps to a new version. However yesterday I was in for a big disappointment when Runtastic had been upgraded to version 4.0.
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Fixing the “visual editor not working” in wordpress.

My visual editor has not worked for sometime. Don’t exactly know from which update. It at least did not work in 3.5.1 and 3.5.2.

Did some googleing and found several posts with many solution, but none of them worked for me.

Tried adding the line to wp-config.php:
define( ‘CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS’, false );

Cleared browser cache and logged in again. Didn’t work.

Next I tried was to delete my wp-includes folder and then copying it back from the tar.gz installation file. Edited a post and did a page refresh. Then the editor worked again.

Not sure excatly what was wrong, but at least now it’s working again and I didn’t have to do a full reinstall of WP.

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My latest gadget is a Nurvo Rockship 3066 Android TV. It essentially turns your TV into a big tablet. It’s very reasonably priced, and I got mine from Dustin. With a dualcore Cortex A9 at 1.6Ghz, 4Gb memory and 1Gb ram it’s a little more powerful than my Samsung S3 mini.


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No more midnight sun

As always northern Norway has shown how beautiful it is. We had many days and nights with sun, but also some rainy days. When we left the sun had started just setting below the mountains, but it still doesn’t get dark.

Midnight sun, almost...

Midnight sun, almost…

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Another lichen wallpaper

From my house there is only a short walk to get into the woods. I love photos with lots of empty space and bokeh as my wallpaper. The lichen is a strange organism that has beauty of it’s own. Lichen is a symbiosis between algae and fungi. Read more about it on wikipedia:

Lichen wallpaper

Lichen wallpaper high resolution

High res: 2640x1760

Feel free to download and use this image under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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Green L Close-up +2 review

I already have a dedicated macro lens. A Canon 100mm F2.8, but I wanted to test close-up lenses on my Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS. The best option is with no doubt Canons own close-up lens 500D, but at $150 it’s a bit over my “just-for-fun” budget.

First I purchased a Fotga +3 close-up lens for $5. The combination with the 70-200 was so bad that cropping and interpolating is much better. (However, it performed much better together with my Tamron 17-50. Guess it’s better on shorter focal lengths )  Then I ordered a Green L close-up +2. At the pricetag of $7 I didn’t expect to much. This lens is as I understand it equivalent to the 500D in terms of magnification. To my suprise this combination also worked much better.

Tulip photographed with 70-200 F2.8 and Green L close-up +2

Tulip photographed with 70-200 F2.8 and Green L close-up +2


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