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Pioneer SE-MS7BT – new ear pads

I bought the Pioneer SE-MS7BT headset a little over five years ago and it has worked well the whole time. But now the surface of the ear pads has peeled off. Fortunately, these pads are available as replacements from various manufacturers.

Attaching the new pads is a bit cumbersome because the headphones do not have a flat surface, but are slightly curved in one place. But the result is convincing – the headset is now like new and the new cushions also fit very well.

PhotoSwipe 5

PhotoSwipe version 5 is now available. This version has a modular structure and has been fundamentally revised to also work reliably with current browsers and smartphones.

My WordPress plugin Lightbox with PhotoSwipe will also use PhotoSwipe 5 in the near future. Since any previous adjustments regarding styling are not compatible with PhotoSwipe 5, the older version will initially continue to be available as a selection.

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Power saving plugs are a scam

A device is advertised on that supposedly helps save electricity. Similar devices are also available from other providers and in other forms.

What all devices of this type have in common: it is a scam. From a purely technical point of view, what is promised there is not possible!

See also the videos from bigclivedotcom:

Power saver plugs just got a bit darker

Worst fake “power saver” plug yet

And EEVblog :

EEVblog #848 – Home Energy Savers BUSTED!

War in Europe

On February 24, 2022, a state of war was declared in Ukraine after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine on the night of February 23-24, 2022.

On February 25, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ordered general mobilization. The order includes the drafting of conscripts and reservists, and men between the ages of 18 and 60 can no longer leave the country.

Two people I’ve been working closely together over the last few months are software developers from the Ukraine. My thoughts are with you and your families and friends and I wish all the people there that they get through these difficult times without much suffering.