...to my little corner on the Web 1.0. This is a shortened version of my
home page in German with slightly (sic!) different contents.
I've tried to sort the pages in such a way that the most current ones (or those that are more worth reading) come first, since there are a few outdated ones around as well.
- The Sony 7600 shortwave receiver series page
- Short (and not so short) radio reviews
- Superhets for Dummies – Radio receiver building blocks and what they do
- Common Compact Shortwave Antennas – Loop, whip or dipole?
- Music and Audio Electronics
- Advanced Aspects of Digital Audio – looks at dithering, intersample overs, and finally even the vinyl debate
- Adventures in Pentaxland – notes on DSLRs and lenses
- Epson and Other Scanner Matters – my flatbed scanner page
- Techno-Follies – Select samples of silliness in the modern world
- Compiling Audacity 1.3.12 on Windows 2000 – how I did it
- An Overview of Capacitor Distortion
- Web Page Design Considerations for Amateurs
- Gigabyte GA-686KDX motherboard (including BIOS modification)
- About the author*
- My Windows 3.1x tips (not currently updated, looking for new home)
- The Win32s compatibility list
- My Tandon NB/386sx a.k.a. Compal BC380(/A/B) page
- Survey: The fastest or best equipped computers running Windows 3.1x (no longer updated!)
- The Netscape Communicator 4.08 for Windows 3.1x bug list
- Netscape Communicator 4.08 for Win 3.1x as a Standard mode app
- The Shuttle HOT-409 page – a page about said motherboard (including the new BIOS)
My page about the technology of cassette
recorders in general (Noise reduction and stuff like that,
- The page about my cassette deck (pretty much the first I made back in 1998...)
- My personal link collection*
- b. 1982
- electrical engineer
- audio and radio enthusiast with PC affinity
- quality fanatic
- Finished in 2009: Study of electrical engineering at Ulm University, Germany. Diploma thesis on noise in fractional/integer-N PLLs.
- Currently working in IT support.
- Old-time computer geek with only moderately interesting, fairly outdated hardware, but a keyboard collection largely thanks to geekhack.org. (Look here for some pics.) I cannot deny a penchant for rustic but dependable gear from the business side of things – my main computer is a FSC Celsius W360 office/workstation type PC with some upgrades (SSD, HDD, BD-R, sound), with a nice NEC 1990SXi, a mid-'90s clicky Cherry G80-3000, a Kyocera FS-920 mono laser (no more eternal head cleaning before each use, just fire the thing up and off it goes) and a massive Epson Expression 1640XL scanner (A3 size makes handling schematics and such that much easier). You know, I want stuff to work these days. I even splurged on a little (robust and cool-running) Bintec DSL router recently to replace our 13-year-old rebranded ZyXEL Prestige 310 (which actually is still working, just a bit slow at 5 MBits on the WAN side and with an open DNS resolver – the part that gave us trouble turned out to be the cheapie 5-port switch, or rather its power supply, I presume). WLAN is handled by a standard TP-Link job right now, but I'm looking into 11ac.
- Audio gear worth mentioning: Tascam VL-X5 active monitors, Sennheiser HD590, HD580 (and SoundMAGIC E10s for portable use), Creative Audigy FX soundcard (yes, the ALC898-based job), plus FiiO E11 portable amp where needed; mostly used FM tuners are Grundig T 7500 (recording) and Kenwood KT-80 (bedside listening with HD590s on E11), the KT-1100 probably needs a recap as its sound sucks.
- For a bit of photography, there's a Pentax K-x with some new and a bunch of old "glass", plus my trusty little Olympus SP-310.
- Shortwave rigs: Eton E100 (new version, rubbery finish becoming sticky),
Roadstar TRA-2350P, Sony ICF-SW7600G, AOR AR7030 PLUS w/ homebrew tuned loop,
Redsun RD1220, Sony ICF-7600A, ICF-7601, ICF-SW30, Grundig Concert-Boy 1100,
Grundig Signal 700, Sony ICF-SW12, Sony ICF-SW7600 (recapped), Philips D1835, AE3405, ITC Julia;
Portable FM reception: DE1102 (though the shortwave part is pretty usable, too)