pmeerw's blog

Feb 2008

Thu, 28 Feb 2008

Measuring Power Consumption

Got a energy/power measuring device, Energy Check 3000, from
Here are some results:

Device~ Watt
Linksys NSLU26.5
Asus WL500GP5.3
Sony G520 (21" CRT)80
Sony Vaio VGN-C1S/H26 (idle) / 42 (load)

Accuracy should be +/- 1 W.

posted at: 23:34 | path: /projects | permanent link

Fri, 22 Feb 2008

N810 development links

Java ME Wiki
Java suport (pointers)
Java, getting started
Python for Maemo

May be support Ape@map... :-)

posted at: 01:35 | path: /projects/N810 | permanent link

TIOBE Programming Community index

"The TIOBE Programming Community index gives an indication of the popularity of programming languages."

posted at: 01:24 | path: /programming | permanent link

Replacement battery

Finally, the replacement battery (VGP-BPS2C) for my Vaio VGN-C1S/H arrived (8 month after I reported the defect).
Sony advertises the laptop with full 2 year guarantee; however, the guarantee does not cover consumable material which, in Sony's option, includes rechargeable batteries (as one learns from the guarantee statement inside the package; the Austria Sony website nevertheless has different terms and acknowledges guarantee for the rechargeable battery). Only within the first six month after purchase, the manufacturer is assumed to have supplied a product with manufacturing defects, the onus of proof reverses afterwards. Sony declined to replace the battery under warranty.
Thanks to Verein für Konsumenteninformation (VKI) for intervening successfully!

posted at: 00:52 | path: /rant/Sony | permanent link

Tue, 19 Feb 2008

Nokia N810

Got a new toy, a Nokia N810 internet tablet...
Yes, it runs Linux!

posted at: 22:23 | path: /projects/N810 | permanent link

Aritsugu knife

Angi brought something from Japan, an Aritsugu knife! The deba-style knife is single-sided and for filleting fish mainly.

posted at: 22:18 | path: /fun/japanese | permanent link

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